From the shores of the Red Sea, Moses led the people into the Wilderness of Shur, a dry and hot desert. After three days they found water – but it was bitter and now the thirsty people were complaining against Moses, saying “what shall we drink?”
One problem was exchanged for another.
After Moses cried out to God the Lord showed him a tree that he put into the bitter water to make it sweet.
This was a place of testing: “There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:25-26
What have you encountered on your journey?
Losing our business because of the Covid lockdowns has been a bitter experience for me, but I’ll trust God to sweeten what I can’t swallow.
I also had to undergo cancer treatment for 16 months. I chose not to be jabbed because the so-called vaccine had not been approved or tested on cancer patients.
I trusted the Lord and I’ve come through. I’m fine now and am still unvaccinated and unafraid.
This is me a month after cancer treatment ended.
I learned not to fear man with the threats about my health if I didn’t take the “vaccine” or “boosters.” The fear of man will prove to be a snare, but the fear of the Lord keeps us safe from disease and brings healing.
At Marah, God reveals Himself by another name:
“For I am the Lord who heals you.”
How many of us have heard this promise on our wilderness journey?
Who are you going to trust for your health?
Jesus said “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37-38
Living water is better than a getting a heart disease like myocarditis.
We’re to guard our heart, for from it springs the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23)
But let’s go to the next place on the journey.
Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters. Exodus 15:27
The springs must have been such a welcoming place to arrive at.
Elim is still there, in Saudi Arabia it is called ‘Ayun Musa,’ ‘Uyun Musa,’ or ‘Oyun Musa.’ In Arabic it means “the springs or wells of Moses.”
And the springs are still there. This Saudi woman takes us on a journey along the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia and you will see various places including Elim.
Sometimes in life’s journey the only way outis through.
The Israelites learned that in their miraculous journey through the Red Sea. Things weren’t looking good for them at the start.
God had instructed Moses in Exodus 14:2 to get the people to turn back before Migdol and camp by the sea beside Pi Hahiroth.
The trouble is Pharoah and his army were in hot pursuit. God knew Pharoah would think the Israelites were lost; ‘They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.’
But things aren’t always as they seem. God wanted the Egyptian army to pursue his people. The Egyptians were allowed to overtake the Israelites; So the Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and overtook them camping by the sea beside Pi Hahiroth, before Baal Zephon. Exodus 14:9
The Israelites were very afraid and their cries were going up to God.
What did Moses say?
I read a book once by Norman Vincent Peale who said, “Your belief at the begining of an uncertain venture determines its successful outcome.”
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
The Lord put a column of fire between them and the Egyptians which remained that night.
It was going to be a long night and even Moses was worried and crying out! Who wouldn’t be?
And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. Exodus 14:15-16
According to Exodus 14:21 the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.
The children of Israel walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, “and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”
And we all know what happened to the Egyptians; “The waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained.”Exodus 14:28
The Exodus Route
Did you know the route taken by Moses and the Israelites showed up from space? It was discovered during the Gulf War when they were looking for Sadaam’s hidden tanks. How was this trail made and preserved?
A million plus people, with all their livestock, pulverized the desert sand into a fine, flour-like powder. During the desert nights, the humidity rises to levels of near 100%, thus wetting the powdery sand, making a concrete-like substance.
Through the years, this highway was buried by shifting sands, protecting the trail from the elements. During the day it would heat up like the tanks, and being more dense than the surrounding sand, continue holding the heat longer into the cold nights! A coincidence? Not even!
Remember what God told Moses to say to Pharaoh 3,500 years ago, “But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be.”
For me, the Exodus trail revealed by the satellite in the Gulf War is far more important – the highway in the sand and the miracles God did in Exodus. God led His people through the sea, though His footprints were not seen.
Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.
The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed. The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth. Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked.
Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen.
You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Most of us are trying to get on with life after two years of the vaccine mandates and the traffic control system, but my cousin can’t.
She is studying to be a nurse and is stuck with the stark choice of being injected with an unapproved serum or abandoning two years of study.
The NZ government and media are trying to stay in control with vaccine mandates even though they don’t work, they’re still experimental, and people are being harmed.
Are you being asked or forced to do something by the government or your employer that violates your conscience or your bodily autonomy?
Would you, or have you given in to them for the sake of your mortgage or career?
In the face of coercion or a mandate, who or what should you fear?
What if you are in the unenviable position of having to choose between your health and income?
What’s the worst thing that can happen if you lose your income?
There’s a proverb that says “Better is little with fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith,” Proverbs 15:16
What’s the worst thing that can happen if you lose your health? My advice is not to conform to the world but to present your body to God as a living sacrifice. He’s given you a state of the art immune system.
Don’t sacrifice yourself for anything else. Don’t let anyone defile your body, no matter how much pressure they put on you.
Those coercing you, bullying you and calling you names are not the ones who will face the consequences if you are harmed. They’re not worth it.
Who or what are you trusting in for safety?
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25
The fear of God blesses our households.
Noah was moved by godly fear and he built an ark that saved his household.
By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith. Hebrews 11:7
Egypt was not a safe place for Hebrew babies who were male. The Egyptian pharaoh wanted them drowned in the Nile.
But the parents of Moses were not afraid of the king’s command.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. Hebrews 11:23
This act saved Moses, a man who God would use to save a nation.
The midwives also disobeyed Pharaoh.
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. Exodus 1:17
Their obedience to God led to babies being saved and their households being blessed.
Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them. Exodus 1:20-21
Who should you obey?
I’ll never judge you for the choice you have to make but I will judge those who forced you into it.
All I hope is I’ve given you something to think about and that you can stand firm.
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.1 Peter 3:13-14
For a thousand years the earth will have peace. The shattered earth took a pounding but now it will be rebuilt, repaired, rejuvenated, reinvigorated and renovated.
The clean-up will begin after Armageddon and will continue for seven months. All the people of the land will be involved in cleaning up the bodies of the army of Gog. They’ll gain a special commendation for this work from Jesus on the day He is glorified; Indeed all the people of the land will be burying, and they will gain renown for it on the day that I am glorified,” says the Lord God.Ezekiel 39:12-13
“It will come to pass in that day that I will give Gog a burial place there in Israel, the valley of those who pass by east of the sea (the former Dead Sea); and it will obstruct travellers because there they will bury Gog and all his multitude. Therefore they will call it the Valley of Hamon Gog.
At the end of seven months, they will make a search. The search party will pass through the land; and when anyone sees a man’s bone, he shall set up a marker by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon Gog. The name of the city will also be Hamonah, (meaning multitude.) Thus they shall cleanse the land.” Ezekiel 39:11-16
The weapons will be burned for seven years; “Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and bucklers, the bows and arrows, the javelins and spears; and they will make fires with them for seven years.
They will not take wood from the field nor cut down any from the forests because they will make fires with the weapons, and they will plunder those who plundered them and pillage those who pillaged them,” says the Lord God. Ezekiel 39:9-10
The clean-up couldn’t have happened before Armageddon because the people would have kept the weapons. Also, there would have been no time for burial during the Tribulation. But now weapons will no longer be needed.
With perfect justice, there’ll be no need for a war to end disputes. Swords will be beaten into ploughshares;
“He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Isaiah 2:4
While the nations are subject to Jesus, they will also receive justice from Him, for God says; “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, my Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.” Isaiah 42:1
The River of Life
In Jerusalem the blood and filth from the Winepress will be cleansed by a river of sparkling clear water that will flow from the sanctuary on Zion.
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1
Jerusalem will be rebuilt on a plain at the base of a very high mountain. The temple will be on the mountain. Water will tumble down the western and eastern slopes of the Mountain of the Lord, casting rainbows on the air as it falls.
Above the mountain of the Lord there will be a covering of cloud by day and fire by night. The cloud will be above every dwelling and place of assembly, a canopy that provides shade from the heat and shelter from the wind and rain.
On the mountain the Tree of Life will be in the middle of the street. Large and bursting with life, it will overhang the street and grow on both sides of the river which will flow from the temple to Jerusalem.
And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, Half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea; In both summer and winter, it shall occur. And the Lord shall be King over all the earth.Zechariah 14:8
Beginning at the Temple compound, the river will flow to Jerusalem and the eastern branch will eventually make its way south to the Dead Sea.
Water will flow from the front of the temple that faces east. Every half a kilometre the water will gradually deepen from ankle-deep to knee-deep. After one kilometre the river will be waist deep and at two kilometres the water will be too deep to wade.
Lush, fruit-laden trees will line the banks. They will bear fruit every month, refreshed by the water flowing from the sanctuary.
The prophet Ezekiel described the river that will flow east to the Dead Sea;
“This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live.There will be a very great multitude of fish because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.
It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi toEn Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.” Ezekiel 47:8-11
The western branch will flow down the mountain to empty into the Mediterranean.
Wherever the river goes, everything will live. The leaves of the trees will be used by the nations for healing, not that there will be much illness. People will live for hundreds of years, as they did before the flood.
For God promises in Isaiah 65:22, “As the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people.”
The Thousand Years
The LORD promised, “I will return to Zion and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Jerusalem shall be called ‘The City of Truth, The Mountain of the Lord of hosts, The Holy Mountain.'” Zechariah 8:3
Jesus will live in Zion, the city on the mountain above Jerusalem. Zion can’t be accessed by sinners, only the righteous;
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.” Revelation 22:14-15
The land on the plain below the mountain will be safely inhabited. No one will have to watch their back or lock their doors; Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid. Micah 4:4
Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, Each one with his staff in his hand because of great age. The streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. Zechariah 8:3-5
It will be a joyous place where children will laugh and play in the streets. As for the creatures, it will be like a large petting zoo where they live blissful lives.
Peace and harmony between man and the creatures will be restored as the prophet Isaiah foretold;
The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;And a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6
The rule of tooth and claw shall be abolished and the creatures will no longer eat flesh.
That’s inside the city. Outside Jerusalem are the bodies from the judgement at Jehoshaphat. They’re left unburied in Topheth, that evil place outside the city where in ancient times children were sacrificed to Baal.
The bodies will be left in an unburied state to serve as a warning. People don’t fear God when Hell is hidden. Jesus knows that people can be ghoulish, and He wants the children of the survivors to fear God so they’ll pass the Great White Throne judgement at the end of the millennium. The morbidly curious will want to go and have a look.
And they shall go forth and look upon the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, and their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh. Isaiah 66:18-24
Jesus must reign for the 1000 years until He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 1 Corinthians 15:24-28
The Desolate Areas
The renovated world will be replaced at the end of the thousand years, after the war of Gog and Magog, when Jesus hands the kingdom over to God the Father. The old earth will have to be replaced because of the pollution from sin.
Although the world will be returned to the condition it enjoyed in Eden, there will be two desolate areas: Babylon, the former world capital of the Antichrist and Edom, south-east of Israel. These lands will be like Sodom and Gomorrah.
While Satan is locked up in the Abyss this is where his demons will be confined. Here will be dragons, burning pitch and satyrs.
The smoke from these areas will rise and be visible for the entire Millennium.
Babylon shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures, and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged. Isaiah 13:20-22 KJV
As for Edom, God’s judgement will come on southern Jordan because of the way it treated Israel. The land shall become burning hot pitch that burns for the entire thousand years. God will stretch upon it the line of confusion and the stones of emptiness.
And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles, and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be a habitation of dragons, and a court for owls.
The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.Isaiah 34:8-15 KJV
Egypt, Assyria, and Israel Blessed
As for the surrounding nations, for the first forty years of the Millennium Egypt will be desolate and the Egyptians will be dispersed into various countries. But afterwards Egypt will become a kingdom again. Egypt will be at peace with Israel and they will be called “His people.”
Assyria (now Iraq) will be at peace and will be called “the work of His hands.” These three nations shall be a blessing among the lands of the Middle East:
In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.” Isaiah 19:18-25
The Seventh Feast
The LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain; A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, and refined, aged wine. Isaiah 25:6
Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles is the seventh and last feast that the Lord commanded Israel to observe. It marks the Ingathering, the completion of the harvest and the feast begins five days after the Day of Atonement.
Sometimes the Feast of Tabernacles is called ‘the Feast of Ingathering,’ or ‘the Feast to the Lord’ or ‘the Feast of Booths.’
… And the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labours which you have sown in the field; and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labours from the field. Exodus 23:16
You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days when you have gathered from your threshing floor and from your winepress. Deuteronomy 16:13
It’s a time of joyous celebration when the Israelites celebrate God’s continued provision for them in the current harvest, and they will remember His provision and protection during their years in the wilderness.
All nations will have to keep this festival by sending representatives to Jerusalem for it, or they will experience drought;
And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain.Zechariah 14:16-19
The 144,000 will follow the Two Witnesses into Heaven at the end of the Tribulation. In Revelation 11 we see the Two Witnesses depart from Jerusalem, but not their arrival in Heaven and with the 144,000 we see their arrival in Zion the City of God, but not their departure from Earth.
Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. Revelation 14:1-2
This is Zion, the City of God, a vibrant, futuristic world brimming with life. Built on the slopes of a huge mountain are mansions, towers, parks, and structures designed to align perfectly – each reflecting and refracting iridescent light.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.Hebrews 12:18-24
In Zion they’re celebrating. The firstfruits of the earth’s harvest have just come in. A new song is being sung before the throne, the four living creatures and the elders.
And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. Revelation 14:3-4
These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. Revelation 14:4
The time of the Antichrist has ended. In Daniel 7:25 we know that the holy people were delivered into the hands of the Antichrist for a time, times and half a time, otherwise expressed as three and a half years. They can no longer be persecuted as his time was up three and a half days ago.
We have a timeline for the two witnesses. They prophecied for 1260 days, Revelation 11:3. That’s three and a half years. Then they are killed by Apollyon and resurrected after three and a half days.
No time line is given for the 144,000 but they are sealed before the first four trumpets and are protected from the locusts in the fifth trumpet judgement. They won’t have finished going through the towns of Israel before Jesus returns, Matthew 10:23.
By day 1263 and a half, Jesus’ coming is imminent. Therefore being firstfruits of the harvest, the 144,000 have probably followed the two witnesses into Heaven. After their depature, Angels will step into the gap and they will start preaching the gospel.
Now the Seventh Trumpet will blow and the Kingdom will be handed over to the Lord Jesus Christ. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. Daniel 7:14
The holy people of the Most High will receive the kingdom and will possess it forever. Daniel 7:18
After that comes the wheat harvest.
Do you want to see what these disciples will be like?
There are TWO firstfruits; one is to God – But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.1Corinthians 15:20
The other firstfruits are to to God and to the Lamb, the 144,000 “These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.” Revelation 14:4
There are TWO harvests;
Look at the fig tree. It has two fruits. A breba is a fig that develops on a common fig tree in the spring on the previous year’s shoot growth. In contrast, the main fig crop develops on the current year’s shoot growth and ripens in late summer or fall.
The first harvest is the Harpazo when the Lord Himself comes suddenly like a thief in the night. This happens just before the three and a half years of the great Tribulation.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. 1Thessalonians 4:16-17
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 1Corinthians 15:20-23
All born-again believers are included, they are ‘in Christ’ as the Holy Spirit brought about their adoption as children of God. James, the brother of Jesus, wrote: ‘He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.’ James 1:18
And the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:23: ‘Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.’
And he wrote to the church at Thessalonica in 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 (NIV) saying: ‘‘But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.’
And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, “Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!” Revelation 8:13
The four earth judgements were from the heavens being shaken. Now something really bad is about to come, not from space this time but from inside the earth.
Rational, materialistic, scientific man will not be ready for this, any more than they were ready for Apollyon to manifest himself in the fire and smoke of 911. Watch out.
Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Revelation 9:1-3
We have no terms of reference for this – creatures from the pit invading the earth. The closest I can think of is a film called “The Mist,” where residents in a Maine village are trapped by a mist hiding nightmarish creatures. They learn that a government project to discover other dimensions was underway at a nearby base, and the scientists may have opened a doorway into a dimension containing the creatures invading the town.
But that was a movie. This is prophecy.
These creatures from Revelation aren’t ordinary locusts, they sting like scorpions and they’re not interested in the vegetation – only those who don’t have the seal of God to protect them; They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Revelation 9:4-5
The fifth trumpet judgement will last for five months, the lifespan of a locust.
In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.Revelation 9:5
Perhaps men are not able to die because the Mark of the Beast has made them immortal and they’re no longer human.
The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. Revelation 9:7-10
These creatures may have been on the earth in ancient times. Scorpion men are featured in several Akkadian languagemyths, including the Enûma Elish and the Babylonian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. They were also known as aqrabuamelu or girtablilu. The Scorpion Men are described to have the head, torso, and arms of a man and the body of a scorpion.
And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew isAbaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon. Revelation 9:11
Apollyon / Abbadon is known as ‘the Destroyer.’ Here he is captured on 911 an AP image, gloating from the smoke – and the world saw it. Or didn’t see it. That Associated Press image had not been manipulated. It was even seen in the smoke on the news videos.
The locusts can only torment those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Jesus initially sent twelve and then sent seventy or seventy-two workers into the harvest field. Now the 144,000 will complete the work. They will be like lambs among wolves but protected by Jesus.
Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.”
And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
We’re not in the Tribulation yet, but we are being harangued by the our governments to have unapproved gene therapy in the name of a so-called pandemic. This is the start of transhumanism. Don’t fear the wolves in charge of the sheep or their baying media hounds – fear God.
Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
The earth is convulsing, the sky is rolling up like a scroll and the stars are fallling from Heaven. In the midst of this, a Woman is giving birth.
Not just any woman, THE Woman. The one who has been waiting for redemption ever since Eve. But her age-old enemy does not want her to have this baby.
The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. Revelation 12:4-6NIV
Reading this you can you see a child who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. That’s Jesus. But now I am talking about the other children. If you’re wondering, I’m talking about the one snatched up to the throne. Yes there’s more than one child.
Bear with me, I have three points to make. This is from a careful and prayerful study of scripture. I learned this in an imagined conversation with “the Father” in Wisdom’s House, using a concordance and lexicon.
The first point is this: the Woman is plural, she’s a Jewish mother who stands for Jewish believers – those who love God and are waiting for His Messiah. If ‘she’ is plural, then her offspring must be plural too. Right?
The second point is the other children mentioned by the prophet Isaiah. He wrote that the Woman delivered her male child before going into labour. Then he wrote about the other children – a nation who will be born at once;
Before she was in labour, she gave birth; before her pain came, she delivered a male child. Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labour, she gave birth to her children. Isaiah 66:7-9
So who are these children? Are they of the tribes of Israel? No. Israel will be ‘given up’ until the children are born. After that, Elijah will come to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the remnant will return;
Micah 5:2-3; Therefore He shall give them up, until the time that she who is in labour has given birth; Then the remnant of His brethren shall return to the children of Israel.
So, Jesus, the Son who will rule with an iron rod, was born before the travail. Mary giving birth to Jesus foreshadowed this event and Herod tried to kill him.
The rest of the children are born in, or as soon as there is travail.
My third point is about language. The English language has robbed us of meaning. I don’t want this to be all Greek to you, but it is …
You have to go back to the Greek vocabulary which has two words for the offspring of the Woman; Teknon meaning ‘offspring’ or ‘children’ and Huios meaning ‘a descendant’, one of the posterity of the children of Israel.
Huios denotes kinship, a son by birth or adoption; figuratively anyone sharing the same nature as their Father as described in Romans 8:29; ‘For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son [Huios], that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.’
Let me demonstrate this – here we are at the delivery… And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child [Teknon] as soon as it was born. Revelation 12:4
She bore a male Child [Huios] who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, Revelation 12:5.
Here is the Harpazo:‘And her Child [Teknon] was caught up [Harpazo] to God and His throne.’ Revelation 12:5
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
Do you know what the word harpazo is? Rapture is the latin word for it.
The word harpazo means to seize, carry off by force, to claim for oneself eagerly, or to snatch out of harm’s way someone who is in imminent danger. There will be no need to snatch the offspring up to the Throne of God at the end of the Tribulation when Jesus returns, right?
Jesus wasn’t snatched up to the Throne of God, he was born. The Child caught up to God is the Body of Christ.
The children were born not by the will of man but by God. Jesus came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children [Teknon] of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:11-13
All of creation is waiting for this; For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons [Huios] of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children [Teknon] of God.
For we know that the whole creation groans and labours with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:19-23
Do you understand?
Both the Teknon and Huios are the Body of Christ and children of God. So Teknon, Huios, Teknon. Why the two meanings? Other than to make us dig.
The Teknon is a relationship formed by the bonds of love and trust, just as between parents and children. To have that relationship you must be born again. Jesus said in John 3:3 that we must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. Then our names (our DNA) will go into the Book of Life. I wrote in the chapter about the Church of Smyrna that those born once will die twice. Those born twice (born again) will die once.
Huios declares a position as rulers and judges. Their works will be judged before the Judgement Seat of Christ for rewards and the Huios will be granted positions of authority.
Satan, the dragon, wants to devour the offspring as soon as they’re born, and that’s why the children will be snatched out of harm’s way.
Imagine a child that’s been abducted by a wicked guardian. A ransom has been paid but the child has not yet been released because the guardian wants the child’s inheritance. When the guardian realises the time is up and he’s not going to get what he covets, he will want to kill the child. In order to get the child back, the real parent will have to break into the house and snatch the child.
It would have to be done quickly because if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.
Jesus has repeatedly warned that He will come like a thief in the night in verses such as Revelation 3:3 and Matthew 24:36-44. The Church by now should be wide awake and waiting, not sleep walking in the dark.
Jesus specifically warned two groups, the Jews and nominal Christians. The Jewish leaders have in their mind a script that Messiah must follow, but we both know it won’t pan out the way they’re expecting. The only script He’ll fulfil is God’s.
The nominal Christians are those who are asleep and attend dead churches. They are humanists, interfaith followers who blend Christianity with other faiths, and cultural Christians who don’t read their Bibles.
Do you remember the warning Jesus gave to the ‘dead’ church of Sardis? “If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.” Revelation 3:3
True believers will see the signs and know the time.
There’s the sign of the pregnant woman; For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-4
The labour pains start with the words “peace and safety;” words that will be said when a covenant for seven years is signed with Israel. The UN has an International Day of Peace on 21 September each year.
Jesus promises the church of Thyatira in Revelation 2:24-28 that he who overcomes, and keeps his works until the end, will be given power over the nations— ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron.’ So right there is the Huios, the male child who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron in Revelation 12:5.
The Huios is not just confined to Thyatira, the church at Laodicea is promised, “To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Paul wrote 1 Corinthians 6:2, “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels?”
In the world to come, those serving in the Millennium government will be the ones who overcame and kept his works. Finally, the terms Teknon and Huios are not confined to males. Paul defines who are sons and heirs in Galatians..
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29
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. 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. Revelation 6:12-13
The black sun and red moon are seen together with the falling stars. Something is causing earthquakes and atmospheric disturbances. It’s affecting the tides as well, and tsunamis could well be following the earthquakes. Many vulnerable cities are built on the coasts.
Jesus said there would be distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring, Luke 21:25-26. I’ll continue with that after we’ve looked at the earthquake.
The whole planet will be shaken. Every mountain and island will be moved out of place.
Living in New Zealand on the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ where earthquakes are common, I know how the land can move. The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake caused the South Island to move two metres closer to the North Island.
In 1931 the Napier earthquake lifted the inland harbour out of the sea by two metres. Years later I grew up on a farm at the edge of the old coastline. The farm next to ours was called ‘Park Island’ – but in my day it was a hill, not an island.
The Sumatra earthquake of 2004 was the first magnitude-nine event to be recorded by the Global Seismographic Network. Their data included some eye-popping facts. At every spot on earth, the ground was raised and lowered at least a full centimetre by the seismic waves from Sumatra. And the earth ‘rang like a bell,’ maintaining a low-frequency monotone as it spread.
Jesus described the events in Luke 21:25-26; And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
What things are men expecting to come upon the earth?
We’ll continue with what John saw when the sixth seal was opened; Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.Revelation 6:14
Those with no knowledge of the Bible will be fainting from terror but those who are prepared will be reading their Bibles and lifting up their heads.
It reminds me of the movie “Deep Impact” where two asteroids hit the earth. People went to shelter in a network of immense caves constructed for just this thing. They called the caves ‘the Ark.’
In the film, they ran a lottery from the electoral rolls to select those who would go into the caves. But we know that wouldn’t happen in real life. Only the so-called elite and their servants would be allowed to go into ‘the Ark.’ Ordinary people would be admitted last – and then only those with the resources and skills needed by those further up the hierarchy.
And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave 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 has come, and who is able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17
The kings, rich men, commanders and those who serve them will be going to ground in their luxury doomsday bunkers and bases like Cheyenne Mountain. They know it’s the wrath of God.
This will be a very dark and bleak time for the world, but remember this; The stars shine brighter in the darkness. According to the prophet Daniel, those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3
The Day of Wrath
It’s possible that the events described here are from a meteorite or meteorites hitting the earth. What would happen if a meteor did manage to get through our atmosphere? It would certainly cause atmospheric and environmental havoc.
The earth is in asteroid alley and asteroids can sneak up on us.
In 2015, a month after Agenda 2030 was launched, a skull shaped asteroid buzzed by Earth just outside the moon’s orbit at a distance of only 486,000 kilometres or 302,000 miles. It was a dead comet, as black as coal. It was unofficially named the ‘Halloween Asteroid’ as its first visit was on October 31st, 2015 in the Year of Lucifer.
Asteroids approach at an angle to the earth, having travelled on an elliptical path which is disturbed by the gravitational pull from every planet they pass. If something were to change the gravitational pull of the object, an asteroid could potentially hit our planet.
The “stars” I am interested in are the Draconids which arrive in the northern hempisphere in early October. The Draconids come from Draco, the dragon. In the ancient Egyptian Draco is named ‘Her-fent,’ which means ‘the serpent accursed.’
Earth intersects with the orbit of a comet from that constellation and the annual Draconid meteor shower comes from the debris left by that comet.
The comet that causes the Draconids is on a 6.6-year periodic orbit which periodically puts it in Jupiter’s disruptive vicinity.
The Draconids sometimes coincide with Yom Kippur which is also known as the Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
The next time they intersect with earth’s orbit will be in the year 2025.
The Draconid meteors, when traced backward, radiate from Thuban or Alpha Draconis, the tail of the dragon. The meaning of Thuban, the former pole star in Draco, is serpent and it’s sometimes known as “the Dragon’s tail.”
Thuban was the Pole Star some 5,000 years ago, until about 1800 B.C. The earth gradually moves along an elliptical path around the sun, spending about 2150 years in each sign.
The ancient Egyptians worshiped Thuban as sacred to Set, or Typhon. The Pyramids were designed to have one side facing north with the great central passage geometrically aligned so that Thuban would be visible at night.
Draco is a constellation meaning dragon in Latin. It’s one of the 88 constellations and one of three decans (three groups of constellations per sign) in the sign of Sagittarius. The Greek name for Sagittarius is Toxótēs.
You will recall from Chapter 6, the First Seal, that the rider on the white horse held a toxon, the Greek word for ‘bow.’ When Sagittarius is depicted as an archer, then he is classified as human but when represented as a centaur, he is nonhuman (bestial.)
I will write more about Draco when we get to Revelation 12.
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. Revelation 6:1-2
Watch out. The one with the bow on the white horse is not Jesus. He’s an imposter.
The seals of the scroll match the events Jesus described in Matthew 24. The first thing Jesus warns of is false Christs.
In Matthew 24 when Jesus was asked “And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.” Matthew 24:4
Many will be deceived. When Jesus came the first time, he was rejected by Israel because they wanted a conqueror on a white horse, not a saviour on a donkey.
Jesus told the Jews, “I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.”John 5:41-43
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “be careful of what you wish for.” Here comes the guy on the white horse. Can you hear the hoofbeats?
Will this false christ be some sort of Greek or Roman god?
Let’s look at what the rider is wearing and wielding, using the original Greek words.
In Greek the word for bow is toxon. The word is only mentioned once in the Bible. The normal word in the bible for bow is qesheth. Why wasn’t qesheth used here? Because it isn’t that kind of bow.
Toxon has its origins in the Greek “toxikon pharmakon” – the lethal poison that the ancient Greeks would smear on the points of their arrows. Toxicon was the arrow and pharmacon, poison. In today’s usage pharmacon is defined as a medicine or drug; also, a poison.
Do you remember what I wrote in my post The Letter From Jesus to Compromising Pergamos about the merchants from great Babylon who enriched themselves at our expense? “For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.” Revelation 18:23
If you look the word sorcery up in a Greek lexicon you’ll find it means pharmakeia. By their pharmakeia all the nations were deceived.
Pharmakon, in philosophy and critical theory, is a composite of three meanings: remedy, poison, and scapegoat. The first and second senses refer to the everyday meaning of pharmacology (and to its sub-field, toxicology), deriving from the Greek source term φάρμακον (phármakon), denoting any drug, while the third sense refers to the pharmakos ritual of human sacrifice.
Apollo, a god worshiped by both the Greeks and Romans, wore a laurel wreath on his head. In Greek the word for crown is stephanos. In Latin the word for crown is corona. Triumphant Roman emperors wore them but Rome’s use of crowns was unique in that far more than kings could receive and wear crowns. Some Roman uses likely originated with Greek practices and mythology.
Do the great men of the earth worship Apollo?
Here’s exhibits A,B,C and D. You decide.
Exhibit B, the Sun King
Louis XIV ruled with complete control over France and was known as The Sun King. He comissioned the The Fountain of Apollo at the Palace of Versailles, France in 1668. It depicts the Greek god Apollo rising from the sea in a four-horse chariot.
In 2017 the president of France and World Economic Forum member Emmanuel Macron summoned over 900 politicians from both houses of the French parliament to a rare Congress at the palace of Versailles. “I will govern like a Roman God,” he announced, much to France’s derision. He’s a wannabe but someone is going to. At some point in the future ten kings will jostle for power.
Macron is not the only one inspired by Louis XIV.
Exhibit C, Donald Trump
US president Donald Trump’s apartment is furnished in Louis XIV style with Apollo featured in the artwork and on the ceiling. Trump launched Operation Warp Speed, a public–private partnership initiated by the Federal Government of the United States, to facilitate and accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Exhibit D, the WHO and Shiva
Both Shiva and Apollo are known as the Destroyer. In Revelation 9:11 his name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
In 2019 a photo surfaced of World Health Organisation officials meeting with a statue of the Hindu god Shiva in the background. Both Cern and the WHO are based at Geneva. Cern state they’re employing their vast global computing resources and collaborations in the fight against COVID-19. Cern, the Council of European Research Nuclear is the home of particle physics. Cern also has a statue of Shiva doing his dance of destruction. Cern is located at Saint Genis Pouilly, known as Apolliacum in Roman times because it was a place dedicated to Apollo. Coincidence?
I believe this entity will use the United Nations, World Health Organisation, Cern, and the Davos men in the World economic Forum to form a world government. It will be a technocracy, a slave-grid where people are connected to AI, the Internet of Things and Internet of Bodies through 5G. He will exploit the greed of those in the pharaceutical companies for his own ends and will serve Apollo. He will be a dictator like Nimrod, or he may even present himself as Apollo, a messianic figure or god. He will demand worship, just like Caesar.
Jesus has just given the letters to the messengers of the seven churches, and now John is summoned.
“Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this,” John heard.
Accepting the angel’s invitation, John stepped through the open door. Instantly he found himself in the Spirit, before the throne of God.
The scene is described in my book ‘The End, the Wayfarer’s Guide to the Apocalypse’;
God sat on a massive throne in the midst of some kind of electrical storm, His presence generating so much power that the air cracked with flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. A rainbow shining like an emerald encircled the throne, while seven lamps blazed in front of it. The throne overlooked a crystal clear sea of glass.
Kingly men dressed in white, wearing crowns of gold sat on thrones surrounding God. They were the twenty-four elders and they totally worshipped him.
In the centre, around the throne were four living creatures. They were covered with eyes, front and back, even under their wings. The first living creature was like a lion, the second an ox, the third had a face like a man and the fourth was like an eagle. Each had six wings.
They worship God as much as the elders.
Thesevenlamps blazing in front of the throne are the seven spirits of God, the angels that sent their greetings in the first chapter (Rev 1:4). Jesus explains who they are in Rev 1:20. We know they’re before the throne of God but we only get to see them in their symbolic form. They’re messengers.
The twenty-four elders are men, the first to be made kings and priests to God, and they shall reign on the earth. They’ll play a part in the events that unfold.
The four beings with different faces and six wings are Cherubim, a rank of angels. After the fall of man, Cherubim were posted to guard the Tree of Life.
As well as being guards, the Cherubim are used by God for travel; Psalm 18:9-10.
The prophet Ezekiel described them as having human hands under their wings. Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. Ezekiel 10:14
John saw them with a face and Ezekiel saw then with four faces.
They struggled to explain what they saw as their vision was off world and in a different dimension.
If our pets could describe us getting into our cars, what would they say? I can just imagine it! “The humans got into a beast with round legs that moved without walking. It made strange noises and had smoke coming from its tail. It had four eyes, the top two were bigger than the bottom two. And it blinked orange while the eyes flashed white.”
Now imagine if the pets were two dimensional beings trying to describe it, they’d have no concept of width! How would they explain that? It’s the same with John and Ezekiel trying to describe the throne of God.
Signs and Symbols
It’s possible the four living creatures were represented by the lead tribes in Israel’s desert wandering.
Each of the twelve tribes bore a sign on its standard when they were travelling through the wilderness; Numbers 2:2
Four tribes were camped around the tabernacle at the cardinal points with two tribes behind them, forming a square. East was Judah-The Lion (Leo), West was Ephraim-The Bull (Taurus), South was Reuben-The Man (Aquarius) and North was Dan-The Serpent replaced by an Eagle (Scorpio).
The four great signs which thus marked the four sides of the camp, and the four quarters of the Zodiac, are the same four which form the Cherubim (the Eagle, the Scorpion’s enemy, being substituted for the Scorpion / Serpent).
The Witness of the Stars, EW Bullinger
Bullinger believes that if you match the blessings of Jacob and Moses with the signs the connection will be clearly seen. I don’t know, it’s only a two out of four from me as I’m not too sure about Reuben or Dan. Here are the relevant verses. You decide.
Perhaps the four living creatures represent God’s creation.
The number four is an earth number – there are four seasons, four points of the compass, four phases of the moon, four winds, four sides of a square, four elements (earth, wind, fire and water) and four corners of the earth.