Our Actions Reveal Truth on Who We Are

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Our actions are the manifestation of what is on the inside of us, which means that our way of doing all things reveal what is true about us: what we believe, who we serve, and who we love.

If we say that we believe in something, our actions can contradict us to reveal what we truly believe. If we say that we love someone more than ourselves, our actions will reveal if it is true. What we do shows who we really serve, who we love the most, and what we really think.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
What We Truly Believe

James says, “So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.” (James 2:17-18; also see James 2:26)

In the context of Titus 1:16, Paul is speaking of false teachers when he says, “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their actions.” These people likely had themselves convinced that they did know God, but by their actions they denied him. Paul is claiming that their actions revealed the truth.

Paul was also someone who thought he was serving God when he initially persecuted Christians, but his actions were actually opposing God.

“[Paul] asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.'” (Acts 9:5) Jesus explains in John 16:2, “Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.”

These people will think they know God and are serving him, but in reality they are opposing God with their actions.

Realizing that our actions reveal the truth about what we truly believe is essential to understanding faith and repentance.

Jesus says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'” (Matthew 7:21-23)

Jesus himself makes it clear that our actions reveal what we truly believe. Jesus claims that the only people who will be saved are those who obey God’s will. There are people who will say “Lord, Lord,” but their evil actions mark them as “evildoers” and reveal that Jesus is not their lord.

They may think they believe in Jesus Christ, but their actions reveal that they do not really believe in him or really know him.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Who We Really Serve

According to Jesus, “No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.” (Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24)

Jesus speaks specifically of God and wealth, but because the Foundation of All Sin is Selfishness, we are really either serving God or ourselves.

James explains that, “No one, when tempted, should say, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one. But one is tempted by one’s own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.” (James 1:13-15)

It is serving ourselves and being “tempted by one’s own desire” that causes us to sin and disobey God.

Paul explains in Romans 6:15-18 that we are either a slave to sin or slaves to righteousness:

“What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted, and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”

Paul compares sin to righteousness, explaining that we “are slaves of the one whom you obey.” As Paul explains earlier in Romans 2:8, we are obeying either ourselves or God, “for those who are self-seeking and who obey not the truth but wickedness, there will be wrath and fury.”

John also makes it clear that the separation between the righteous and unrighteous is by what they do. Our actions reveal the truth about who we serve.

“Little children, let no one deceive you. Everyone who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. Everyone who commits sin is a child of the devil…The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:7-10)

Jesus Christ modeled obeying God over ourselves, as Paul explains in Philippians 2:8, “he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.”

When Jesus was about to be crucified, he is recorded as saying to the Father, “not what I want but what you want.” (Matthew 26:39) Jesus’ actions reveal the truth about who he served: God, not himself.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Who We Truly Love

John explains in 1 John 5:3-4, “For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world.”

If we fail to obey God’s commandments, then we reveal that we do not love God. If we love God above ourselves, then of course his commandments would not be burdensome, because we obey the one we love.

As Jesus says, “for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other.” (Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24)

The two greatest commandments are to love God above all and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-40; Luke 10:27).

This is a commandment to change the hierarchy of our love: replacing loving ourselves first for loving God first, with ourselves and others as a tie for second.

If we sin, it reveals that we love ourselves more than God, since sin is a self-seeking act (James 1:13-15). If our sin is something that could hurt someone else (adultery, murder, stealing, etc.), then it also means that we love ourselves more than that person. Otherwise, if you loved that person more than yourself (or even the same), then you would not be able to commit that sin.

When God first gave his commandments in the Old Testament, it is explained, “You shall not act as we are acting here today, all of us according to our own desires…”(Deuteronomy 12:8)

Also written is, “… observe this entire commandment that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God and walking always in his ways…” (Deuteronomy 19:9)

Loving God first is what causes us to obey him, because disobeying him happens when we love ourselves first. Sin (disobedience to God) is a self-seeking act (Romans 2:8; James 1:13-15).

Therefore, our actions reveal the truth about who we love: ourselves or God.

When Jesus speaks of salvation, he makes it clear that denying ourselves in favor of Jesus is absolutely necessary, “and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:38)

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'” (Matthew 16:24) Jesus bluntly says that if we do not deny ourselves and love him first, then we are not worthy of him.

Whether or not we deny ourselves reveals whether or not we love Jesus first, because the idea of denying ourselves means that we are placing the ‘love of ourselves’ below our ‘love for Jesus Christ.’

John explains in 1 John 2:3-6, “Now by this we may be sure that we know him, if we obey his commandments. Whoever says, ‘I have come to know him,’ but does not obey his commandments, is a liar, and in such a person the truth does not exist; but whoever obeys his word, truly in this person the love of God has reached perfection. By this we may be sure that we are in him: whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.”

When John speaks of obeying God’s commandments, he clears up any confusion there might be by saying “whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.”

In such a person who lives as Jesus modeled for us by obeying God, “in this person the love of God has reached perfection.”

Returning to what John says in 1 John 5, he continues by saying, “And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith. Who is it that conquers the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” (1 John 5:4-5)

Rephrasing what John says in 1 John 5:3-5: believing in Jesus Christ is the faith that gives victory because then we are born of God and able to obey his commandments, which is the love of God.

According to these verses, true faith is what empowers our obedience to God; just as loving God first empowers the same, making obedience or disobedience to God (our actions) the factor that reveals: what we truly believe, who we truly serve, and who we love first.

If we only sin occasionally, it means that we love God until it collides with our own strong desires. Essentially, we love God as long as it does not cause us any serious discomfort, displeasure, or inconvenience.

Truly loving God first means that our love for God trumps all our own selfish desires, like Jesus modeled for us, even “to the point of death— even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:8)

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:
Faith, Obedience, and Love

Even though these three subjects of faith, obedience, and love are examined separately, in reality we can see that these subjects intertwine in scripture. Authors that discuss love also discuss its connection to obedience and faith, while authors that discuss faith also discuss the connection between obedience and love.

Paul makes truth in Hebrews 4:12-13 so very clear, that all true believers should know without question or doubt, there is nothing about them ever hid from Yehovah.

More precise words come through Jeremiah 17:10, because they reveal that believers shall be rewarded according to their works – and not their words.

Additional strong truth can be found in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14, and this scripture requires no Bible scholar to comprehend.

When any Christian examines themselves through commanded obedience in Hebrews 5:9, and then reads “The one who obeys me is the one who loves me; and because he loves me, my Father will love him; and I will too, and I will reveal myself to him.” John 14:21, their answer on how they are seen from above shall come during their great affliction when help from who they claim to love is severely needed through His love and mercy. Psalms 33:17-21

Many of the scriptures quoted can be used to show that our actions reveal the truth about all three subjects: what we believe, who we serve, and who we love.

Our Actions Reveal the Truth:                                                                                                                 What Sacrifice Has Been Made?                                                                

Matthew 25:31-46 clearly reveal judgment upon sheep with love for others, and goats of selfishness.

Proverbs chapter 1 holds a valuable end time message on obedience or disobedience, and when verses 26-27 are reached;

“So I will laugh ·when you are in trouble [L at your calamity]. I will make fun [ridicule you] when disaster strikes you, when ·disaster [dread] comes over you like a storm [tempest], when trouble strikes you like a whirlwind, when ·pain [distress] and ·trouble [oppression] overwhelm you. – Just as all strong and valid end time scripture written for Christians – it has never been taught properly, or just ignored”. (EXB)

Additional warning for all goats of Christianity comes in these words. . .

“Whoever ·ignores [closes their ears to] the poor when they cry for help
will also cry for help [call out] and not be answered”. Proverbs 21:13

All 66 verses in Lamentations chapter 3 give clear destiny for all Christians who talk religious talk – but never walk their commanded walk through being prideful, greedy, and very disobedient. . .

“We have transgressed and rebelled,
You have not pardoned.

Even when I cry out and shout for help,
He shuts out my prayer.

You have covered Yourself with anger
And pursued us;
You have slain [without pity] and have not spared.

You have covered Yourself with a cloud
So that no prayer can pass through”. Lamentations 3:8, 43-44

Purpose of This Message:

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The end of 2006, at 51 years of age, I left America on a one way ticket to the Philippines with very little funds having no income of any kind; and that was my beginning through a decade of experiences on just how Yehovah Elohim wrongly called God views all Christianity. Lazarus at least hoped for crumbs to fall from the rich man’s table, but I lost even that long ago. Yet joyfully run the race set before me just as Paul; because this world of Christianity really knows not what they do, or how they will all be repaid through great suffering with the same measure they did for others in need. Hebrews 12, Luke 23:34, Luke 6:38

My wife and I have greatly needed help for the past ten years, any help at all will be strongly appreciated. Thank you.

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Is Your Life a Blessing or a Curse?

For many, what they think is blessing hides their hidden curse being judgement with punishment en route; and for many with faith, their seemingly curse in life will become a blessing. Psalms 33:17-22

When we have been placed within our spiritual prison for life, all that we can do is seek our daily path through instruction nobody of this world follows — because it’s not of this world. Proverbs 1, 2, 3, John 15, and Colossians 3 tell it like it is.

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With all the hard times in life billions worldwide have to deal with in their own way — whether it be hunger, homeless, surrounded with massive rebel violence, death, chemical genocide, diseases, torture, wrongly in prison, a victim of human trafficking, or brutal rapes with children included – which is in truth just a part of the uncountable atrocities upon innocent human beings everywhere on this planet earth, thus my wife and I have well learned to just accepted our own difficulties for many years while seeing the little we have as more of a blessing when compared to what multitudes scattered worldwide must face each day for years and years upon more years being their entire life of nothing but hardship and survival; therefore we just deal with our own way of existence through faith and prayer going far beyond just words, and beyond our world of false Christianity having words only with nothing more.

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Below is a brief description of what happened to us back in April 2016, and to this day nothing has changed because zero help has ever come our way through loving and righteous Christianity – and sadly the same holds true for those always being tortured in North Korea, and places all over this globe; and it’s all because of the incapable human rule which has always been based on power, greed, and control over our entire civilization being as nothing above worthless human trash which can easily be seen by those few on this earth seeking truth on the way things truly are. So what do politicians do? Ask Killery or even Trump why this world is nothing but lies? Ask them why billions were dumped into their smorgasbord of lies as presidential candidates  rather than the power and control they have in turning billions and trillions towards helping our brutalized soon to fall United States? They won’t answer because it’s the plan of the New World Order to kill and destroy for reducing our world population through the extermination of billions.

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Because of our living situation, we went looking for a place to rent even though we had no funds because; 1) my disability from old head injury long ago, 2) having no pension, social security, employment or income for these past 10 years in a 3rd world country, less 4 months work in 2012 — and 3) has been my wife’s health problems that became so extreme, she had to stop teaching 4th grade so we could move for gaining help to care for her during hard times filled with much pain. And the reason for no money was we put everything we had from the sale of our lot and home into the near unlivable shack where she had been raised, and still the home of her parents in their 80’s with no income – thus not even our own making our life as a prison needing escape with only faith being our hope.

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Even after my own paint job and many repairs through months as little funds allowed, our day did not end well.

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Since meeting in 2007, we have always had very little in this life; therefore having even less just comes as nothing new. By rights, Mylene and I could have easily died because when we went off the road, down into shallow embankment and flipped doing about 40 mph, and because of no seat belts we were as marbles being shaken in a can – yet neither of us was badly hurt because our guardian angel was with us; and given the way our situation in life has been for almost a decade – only those few with spiritual understanding can relate – thus what happened had purpose through more shaping and molding that Yehovah has been doing for years to prepare our faith for the hardest times within the greatest world chaos that has ever been; therefore now it’s our greatest prayer for some help that we have needed for almost a decade comes our way because we really have down to absolutely nothing for so many years with strong and valid reasons why; yet even with all my efforts towards spiritual education, what is coming upon America and this world according to the signs of the times – no help has come since this happened in April 2016.

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Even though all we own is this 1997 Nissan Jeep that I had redone all the brakes, wheel cylinders, pinion seal, lights, still needs a decent radiator, fuel line, recovered the two seats, metal repair in floors, painted and more, but had no funds to rebuild the front end, replace idler arm, shocks or rear tires; thus driving that day – when the lower right control arm came loose, the front left wheel went left by itself taking us quickly off the road with no warning.

Far as our living conditions we accept. . .100_3524 Her parent’s private restroom and shower they prefer, and mine below they chose not to use because it is different even though there is no flush.

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Mylene’s mom and dad behind the empty shack next to us because we have no back yard beyond the outhouse.

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Our only transportation has been like this since April 2016, and being I was a mechanic, welder, body man, and painter with many other hands on trades – I could have easily repaired everything for a thousand dollars, buy some food to eat, and even had a needed good needed nights sleep.

Ever heard of a living Sacrifice? Well, leaving my entire prior life in 2006 was exactly that:

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I am 61 and would love a game of Chess, a drink, good music, and some normal conversations on the way things worldwide truly are. But sadly, I want far too much than this world is willing to supply.

One Big Question: Who are you in The Eyes of our Creator that knows all things with absolutely nothing ever hid?

One of self? Hate? Greed? Self-Righteous? All Knowing? Religious Hypocrite? Or like most all believers living through their words only while having Zero Action For Others In Need?

So what are Christians suppose to do?

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As for my loving wife and I,

this past decade has been nothing beyond a hard, hungry, hurting, and needful life in many ways with Christians showing absolutely zero care or concern — even though the words in the Holy Bible tell exactly their coming destiny through dead faith revealed in Matthew 25:31-46 and James 2:14-17, 1 John 3:17-18 — But do they believe who they claim to love, honor, and worship?

We would be more than thankful for any help no matter how small, because just a little is far better than nothing.

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Our Individual Existence Is Not Measured By Great Achievements. . .

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But rather by an infinite number of small ones spread through our life equaling the kind of righteousness which our human race almost totally lacks. Each and every time you do a kind act for someone to ease their burdens, which brings a needed smile to their face, it gives your own life a very great meaning in the sight of our creator. Never doubt your value, because without your type of positive genuine actions for others in need within our civilization, the world would be a dismal place without you in it.

“My soul yearns for You [O Lord] in the night, yes, my spirit within me seeks You earnestly; for [only] when Your judgments are in the earth will the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God). Isaiah 26:9 AMPC

Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by. For behold, the Lord is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain. Isaiah 26:20-21 ESV                                                                                        

The three verses just read give all of Christianity such a strong and clear warning of what is coming upon them all with reason why that none can see or hear; why is that according to scripture all Christians have been commanded to live by.

Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected? 2 Corinthians 13:5 AMPC

 “But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. Romans 8:10 ESV

But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. James 1:22 AMPC

“For it is not merely hearing the Law [read] that makes one righteous before God, but it is the doers of the Law who will be held guiltless and acquitted and justified.  Romans 2:13 AMPC

“What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]? If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day, And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do? So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead). But someone will say [to you then], You [say you] have faith, and I have [good] works. Now you show me your [alleged] faith apart from any [good] works [if you can], and I by [good] works [of obedience] will show you my faith. You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe and shudder [in terror and horror such as make a man’s hair stand on end and contract the surface of his skin]! Are you willing to be shown [proof], you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from [good] works is inactive and ineffective and worthless? James 2:14-20 AMPC

But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 AMP

“But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 AMPC

“Even when I cry and shout for help, He shuts out my prayer. You have covered Yourself with wrath and pursued and afflicted us; You have slain without pity. You have covered Yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through. Lamentations 3:8, 43-44 AMPC

Just who does this world of Christianity think is being spoken to in these words? Atheists? Agnostics? Jews that don’t even believe in Yeshua our Messiah? Sadly this entire civilization of worldly Christians living their worldly selfish and prideful ways will not learn these words directed at them – until they find themselves in the worst timesoftrouble ever before on this planet earth with no God to bail them from suffering and death until the resurrection when their judgment comes – and for many will be as goats rather than sheep.

“For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion and mercy I will gather you [to Me] again. In a little burst of wrath I hid My face from you for a moment, but with age-enduring love and kindness I will have compassion and mercy on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:7-8 AMPC

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

Jeremiah 29:12-14 speaks of the millennial kingdom, and not the coming signs of the times in Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 bringing death and destruction worldwide; and all these facts can be found in my links for any diligently seeking truth from our Father.

From Yehovah and Yeshua whom Christians claim to love, what instruction directly from the Bible have you followed? In December of 2006, after leaving the USA on a one way ticket to the Philippines was the beginning of a totally new way of life for me while not having anything in any way when compared to my prior 51 years in America that I had became used to; therefore, now going on a decade of lacking very many basic needs such as good regular meals — all that I have experienced is this world of Christianity that will be forsaken through their dead faith by YHVH through His anger and wrath for a short period being the affliction upon all humanity for 31/2 years followed with 31/2 years great tribulation.

My wife and I have needed help since 2007, but do Christians care in any way whatsoever about fellow believers? Do any churches or pastors, ministers, priests, or any religious title ever show kindness with deed out of their own pocket as an example for their congregations to follow? Never, so their reward according to actions is en route to receive from our Father the same measure (Luke 5:38) they did for others when they all find themselves in need during famine, wars, disease, disasters, and total world chaos.

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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN NYC FIFTEEN YEARS AGO WHEN THE TOWERS FELL? THE BIBLE REVEALS

FOR WHAT WELL PLANNED INTENTIONAL PURPOSE THIS HAPPENED BEING ANOTHER WAY TO DRAIN TRILLIONS FROM THE U.S. FOR FALSE WARS TERRORISM AND ANY OTHER LIES PRESIDENTS COULD TELL TO KEEP CITIZENS FROM KNOWING AMERICA WILL COLLAPSE AS PLANNED BY THE NEW WORLD ORDER; AND THE WILL OF GOD TO ALLOW AS PUNISHMENT.

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Whenever a massive lie against humanity has been told over and over enough times through many years, decades, and centuries, most all hearing those lies, [being over seven billion this day] will believe them even if there exists no proof to make them true; and this exact same fact about corrupt lying governments “worldwide” also holds true regarding all religions, beliefs, and false God’s in the same way.

Or does our entire civilization realize they have always been lied to and misled? Thus fully prepared for the worst timesoftrouble ever before on this planet earth which shall not take life from thousands, not hundreds of thousands, and not millions – but billions of lives in many gruesome ways?

Do you consider yourself prepared to receive YHVH’s protection when massive calamities come upon this earth? Have you been following His Book of Instruction known to genuine believers in Yehovah and Yeshua as the Holy Bible?

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I only ask because YHVH shows His mercy to only those He chooses as written in Psalms 33:17-22 and Romans 9:18. So what have you ever done for someone else that would please Him? What in your entire life have you sacrificed, or passed by just for means or a way to help another with simple basic needs like a good meal? Who are the few and who are the many in Isaiah 26:20-21? Our entire worldly civilization has been deceived exactly as written in Revelation 12:9 which include over two billion Christians saying that is not true because they have been saved, forgiven, and not deceived – being the greatest lie they all believe. I have over 25 years of private studies, and have never been a church member or part of any organization on this globe; therefore was called out of this world (John 15:19) ten years ago not only to learn directly from our eternal creator – but also what it truly means to live on faith through a decade of nothingness through becoming as a living sacrifice in day to day existence while experiencing this world of Christianity through their disobedience, greed, and selfish actions they shall be greatly punished for and judged by. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Is there even one person wanting to know why our human race was created? Who Israel really is? Who the Jews are? Why evil? Where humanity has been, is now, and what lies ahead for our entire population with reason why?

This writing with links at the end carry much information all need to know, yet very few will take interest because there is a way which seems right to all humans – until the uncountable different ways of death come upon all. Proverbs 16:25

Don’t want what the Bible says? Then just scroll down to read how the United States Government has always brought much death upon the innocent worldwide through telling lies most all Americans have always believed – just like the Pope telling lies billions of Catholics believe along with the frauds and hypocrites in Christianity accompanied with all religions and beliefs leading our blind human race into their own bath of bloodshed.

What more can be said? Who wants truth? Who believes truth? Whose God is not themselves? Who has no selfish greed like this world of Christians that can’t even supply some Kraft dinners or peanut butter for another Christian in need through ten years of seeing and experiencing them just as YHVH through their dead faith as not doers of the word? James 1:22-25, 2:14-17

Truth is not liked or believed; therefore those that deliver what is not wanted become hated and despised just as Ezekiel and all men of YHVH with unsmooth words, yet regardless we run the race set before us. Hebrews 12

https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/RJP16w/how-christians-lacking-spiritual-knowledge-hate-god  – This link gives some understanding for what was written in John 15:18-21.

THE SEALS OF REVELATION 6 AS DEFINED BY MATTHEW 24

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Revelation, the final book of the Bible, is arguably one of the most difficult to understand.  There have been countless expositions written and numerous sermons preached in an attempt to identify the colorful symbols which populate this prophetic book.  But despite its name, the book of Revelation remains sealed to most who read and study it.  To many, the so-called “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are as enigmatic today as they were when the apostle John first recorded the visions he received while on the isle of Patmos about 95 CE.

Yet there is a proven way to understand many of the symbols found in Revelation.  That method is to use parallel Scriptures that speak of the same events.  In this article, I will compare the symbolic “seals” opened in the 6th chapter of Revelation to the prophetic words of Messiah Yeshua recorded in Matthew 24.  As you will see, there is an undeniable link between the two passages.

Let’s start by setting the scene for the prophecy found in Revelation 6.  In Revelation 4, John is transported in vision to heaven and sees the very throne of God the Father.  In Revelation 5, John notices that God is holding a scroll in His right hand which is sealed with seven seals (Rev. 5:1).  At first, no one in heaven above or on the earth or under the earth is found worthy to open and read the scroll (Rev. 5:2-4).  But then the Messiah Yeshua appears on the scene, and he is declared worthy to break the seals and open the scroll (Rev. 5:5-7).

After receiving the praises of the heavenly host (Rev. 5:8-14), Messiah begins opening the seals on the scroll in chapter 6:

REVELATION 6:1 Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.”  2 I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. (NASU)

The opening of the 1st seal presents a symbolic white horse ridden by one who has a bow and a crown.  Using his weapon and his authority, he went forth warring against and defeating his enemies.  The phrase “conquering and to conquer” alludes to a continual state of warfare on the part of this entity.

REVELATION 6:3 When he broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.”  4 And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. (NASU)

When the 2nd seal was opened, John saw a fiery red horse mounted by a rider carrying a huge sword.  This rider was allowed to initiate widespread warfare on the earth.

REVELATION 6:5 When he broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.”  I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.  6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” (NASU)

The opening of the 3rd seal revealed a black horse ridden by a man carrying a pair of scales.  The scales were used to weigh out small quantities of very expensive food (a denarius was about a day’s wages in the 1st century).  The command to avoid damaging the oil and wine shows that these, along with food, would be in scarce supply.

REVELATION 6:7 When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature call out, “Come!”  8 I looked and there was a pale green horse!  Its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed with him; they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, famine, and pestilence, and by the wild animals of the earth. (NRSV)

The breaking of the 4th seal revealed the last of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.”  The horse was the pale green color of decaying flesh, and the rider of this horse was Death himself!  The grave followed after Death, and he was given power to kill 25% of the earth’s population.  This widespread destruction of life was caused by the cumulative effects of all four horsemen.

REVELATION 6:9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; 10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”  11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. (NASU)

The opening of the 5th seal symbolically showed the slain martyrs from ages past crying out to God for justice.  However, they were told that the time for justice had not yet come.  There were still a certain number of believers who had to be martyred (as they had been) before God’s wrath would be poured out on those responsible.

REVELATION 6:12 I looked when he broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.  14 The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.  15 Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; 16 and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (NASU)

The opening of the 6th seal brings about a great earthquake, which is accompanied by signs in the heavens above.  All of mankind will realize from this awesome spectacle that God is about to execute His wrath through the Messiah upon the wicked.

Now that we’ve looked at the symbolic opening of all six seals in Revelation 6, let’s look at the introduction to Yeshua’s parallel prophecy recorded in Matthew 24:

MATTHEW 24:1 Then Jesus went out and departed from the Temple, and his disciples came up to show him the buildings of the Temple.  2 And Jesus said to them, “Do you not see all these things?  Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”  3 Now as he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be?  And what will be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?” (NKJV)

Understandably, Yeshua’s statement about the coming destruction of the Temple caused great concern among his disciples.  After pondering his words, they came to him and asked for additional information on the calamity he had prophesied for the Temple.  Although they likely assumed that the destruction of the Temple and the end of the age would occur at the same time, in fact they asked two separate questions:

  1. WHEN would the Temple be destroyed?
  2. WHAT would be the sign of the Messiah’s coming and the end of the age?

Some of the ensuing prophecy given by Yeshua in response to their questions pertained to the coming destruction of the Temple by the Romans in 70 CE.  However, those 1st-century events did not completely fulfill the prophecy found in Matthew 24.  Another fulfillment, this one at the end of the age of man which will lead to his return, was the ultimate focus of Messiah Yeshua.

Multiple fulfillments of the same prophecy present one of the greatest difficulties in properly understanding the Bible.  Many times in the Scriptures, we see a prophecy that fits more than one person or event.  The guiding principle for understanding these prophecies was stated by King Solomon in Ecclesiastes.  He tells us “that which has been is what will be, that which has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecc. 1:9).

In such cases, preliminary fulfillment does not completely satisfy or extinguish the prophecy.  In fact, there are two general types of dual prophecies found in the Bible:

  1. Prophecies that are substantially fulfilled by initial events, where subsequent fulfillments are an echo of the first occurrence; and
  2. Prophecies where the initial fulfillment is incomplete, and the comprehensive fulfillment of the prophecy is yet future.

The prophecy found in Matthew 24 is of the second type.  Although some of the information there related to the Roman conquest that would occur 40 years later, the ultimate fulfillment of these events will take place at the time of the end.  This is the same time period covered by the book of Revelation.

Now let’s look at the specifics from Matthew 24:

MATTHEW 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them:  “Take heed that no one deceives you.  5 For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many.  6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.  And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.  9 Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.  10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” (NKJV)

Contained within this passage are events that closely match the symbolic seals found in Revelation 6 (as shown below).  The next passage (Matt. 24:13-28) includes information about an event that is not specifically mentioned in Revelation 6, but is addressed in Old Testament prophecy:  The siege and capture of Jerusalem by the nations of the world (Zec. 12:2-3; 14:1-2).

While there are many fanciful theories about the nature of the “abomination of desolation” mentioned by Messiah (Matt. 24:15), the primary understanding of it is given in the parallel passage found in Luke’s Gospel.  Luke states that when armies surround Jerusalem, we will know that its desolation is near (Luke 21:20).  Just as Titus and the Roman army surrounded and destroyed Jerusalem in 70 CE (40 years after this prophecy was given), the city will again be subjected to capture in the future, this time by the armies of the world.

After warning those in Jerusalem, Yeshua returns to the events outlined in Revelation 6:

MATTHEW 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days 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.” (NKJV)

Here we see Yeshua state that immediately after the capture of Jerusalem, signs will appear in the heavens.  These same signs are mentioned in conjunction with the sixth seal (Rev. 6:12-14).

At this point (Matt. 24:30-31) the Messiah skips the first six trumpet judgments detailed in Revelation (Rev. 8:1-11:14) and goes to the final part of the 7th seal, which is the 7th trumpet (Rev. 11:15-19).  An exposition of this part of the prophecy is outside the scope of this article.

Now that we have covered the Scriptures in question, let’s compare the two prophecies to see if any additional understanding can be obtained.  For ease of comparison, let’s look at a side-by-side list of the seals found in Revelation 6 with the corresponding explanatory Scriptures from Matthew 24:

REVELATION 6 MATTHEW 24
1st Seal = ???
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. 6:2) “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4-5)
2nd Seal = Widespread Warfare
Another, a fiery red horse, went out.  And it was granted to 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. 6:4) “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matt. 24:6-7)
3rd Seal = Famine
There was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.  Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Rev. 6:5-6) “There will be famines . . .” (Matt. 24:7)
4th Seal = Death of 1/4 of Mankind from First Four Seals
There before me was a pale green horse!  Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him.  He was given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and pestilence, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6:8) “There will be . . . pestilences and earthquakes in various places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matt. 24:7-8)
5th Seal = Martyrdom of Believers
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 would be killed as they were, was completed. (Rev. 6:9-11) “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation 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.” (Matt. 24:9-10)
6th Seal = Heavenly Signs
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.  Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.(Rev. 6:12-14) “Immediately after the tribulation of those days 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.” (Matt. 24:29)

With the apparent exception of the 1st seal, a comparison of the two sets of related Scriptures clearly shows that the symbols revealed in the seals match up with the details of the Olivet prophecy given by Yeshua.  It is obvious that the sword-wielding rider of the fiery red horse (2nd seal) represents widespread warfare between nations, alliances, and even ethnic groups.  The black horse and its scale-carrying rider (3rd seal) symbolizes the scarcity of food that occurs during famine.  The pale green horse and its rider, Death (4th seal), represent the various ways that humans will die from the effects of the “Four Horsemen.”  The souls crying out from under the altar (5th seal) are used to symbolically introduce an end-time martyrdom of believers.  Finally, the signs in the heavens (6th seal) indicate that God is about to punish a sinning and unrepentant humanity.

Since there is such an obvious relationship between most of the elements in these two passages, it’s easy to conclude that they are both referring to the same prophesied events.  But if this is the case, why does the symbolism of the first seal (Rev. 6:2) appear so different from the first event spoken of by Yeshua (Matt. 24:4-5)?  John’s vision seems to imply conquest by a righteous ruler, while Yeshua’s words appear to indicate religious deception.

A hint at why the initial clue is unclear is found in the proverbs of King Solomon:

PROVERBS 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. (NIV)

It is to God’s glory to hide things from mankind, but it is to our glory if we put forth the effort and time to seek out those things that He has concealed.  If the two passages of Scripture in question were easily reconcilable, the beginning of the end of this age and the coming of Messiah would be plainly laid out for all to see.  There would be no need to truly search for understanding.  But due to the apparent differences, many have missed the relationship between these two passages.

Assuming that the first seal IS the same as the warning given by Yeshua, how then do we arrive at a correct understanding of the symbolism?

There is a biblical principle that will guide our understanding in this matter:

ISAIAH 28:10 “For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” (ESV)

Most who recognize a connection between Revelation 6:2 and Matthew 24:4-5 usually draw their interpretation primarily from one passage or the other, and then try to harmonize the remaining one.  But using the guidance found in Isaiah 28:10, let’s combine one prophecy with the other and see the total picture that emerges.

First, we have to define the symbols from Revelation 6:2 to grasp what we are being told.  The first symbol is that of a WHITE HORSE.  In the Bible (and especially in the book of Revelation, the color white represents “righteousness,” “goodness,” or “purity” (Rev. 3:4-5, 18; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9, 13-14; 19:11, 14).  So the color of the horse is designed to convey to us that, in some sense, the rider is considered good or righteous.

Next, we note that the rider has a BOW for a weapon.  The bow represents “military strength,” especially military strength that can be projected from a great distance.  With the bow, the rider has the ability to strike from long range while being relatively safe from counterattack.

We also see that the rider is given a CROWN.  In the Bible, a crown represents governmental power and the authority to rule.  Therefore, the rider represents a government or ruling entity.

Lastly, we are told that this “good” governmental power uses its military might to successfully wage war.  In fact, the implication of the statement that the rider “went out CONQUERING and TO CONQUER” suggests a continual state of aggressive warfare by this power.

In summary, we have the following symbols and their meaning in the 1st seal:

SYMBOL/ACTION MEANING
White Horse Righteousness, Goodness, Purity
Bow Military Strength (Long-Range)
Crown Rulership, Power, Government
“Went Out Conquering and to Conquer” State of Continual/Perpetual Warfare

Now that we’ve defined the Revelation 6 part of the prophecy, let’s add the factors disclosed by Yeshua from Matthew 24:4-5 to it.  He tells his followers to beware of being DECEIVED.  He states that many would COME IN HIS NAME, claiming that he was the Messiah, and would deceive many.

Without the context of Revelation 6:2, it would be almost impossible to assign this deception to anything other than a strictly religious arena.  However, when all the factors from the two passages are combined, we are left with the following description:

INTERPRETATION SYMBOL/WARNING
A governmental power… Crown
That appears good/righteous… White Horse
Initiates extended warfare… “Went out conquering and to conquer”
Using long range weapons and tactics… Bow
Yet they are deceiving many people… “Take heed that no one deceives you”
While proclaiming the name of Christ. “Many will come in my name”

Does any world power in this modern age fit that description?  Yes!  With the apparent exception of the “widespread deception” attribute, a better question would be “can this prophecy be about any modern nation other than the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?”

Most Americans think that our country represents all that is good and right in the world.  We think of ourselves as the “good guys.”  Many of us dislike the fact that the US government is intruding more and more into our everyday lives.  However, as a nation we are prosperous and wealthy, and we want to believe that the people running our government have our best interests at heart

In response to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, the leaders of our government have initiated a series of initiatives to protect our “Homeland.”  Shortly after those attacks, President George W. Bush announced his intention to begin a “War on Terrorism.”  On September 18, 2001, the US Congress authorized President Bush to:

Use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons. (Public Law 107-40, S.J. Res. 23)

On September 20, 2001, President Bush presented his response to the attacks in an address to a joint session of the US Congress (and via television and radio to the American people).  In this address, he stated:

Our war on terror begins with al-Qaida, but it does not end there.  It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.

President Bush laid out for the American people the foundation for a decades-long struggle against terrorists and the states that support them.  When America invaded Afghanistan in October 2001, the American public was solidly behind the President.  A slimmer majority also supported the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, believing both actions were necessary to defeat “terrorism.”

However, this “War on Terrorism” is turning out to be exactly what President Bush promised at the onset – a perpetual war allegedly against terrorist groups and the nations that harbor and supply them.  In fact, members of the Bush administration referred to their anti-terrorist policy as the “Long War.”  President Bush used this new name in his 2006 State of the Union speech, when he said:

“Our own generation is in a long war against a determined enemy.” (January 31, 2006)

During his 2007 State of the Union address a year later, the president made this telling statement:

“The evil that inspired and rejoiced in 9/11 is still at work in the world.  And so long as that’s the case, America is still a nation at war.” (January 23, 2007)

Even though the presidential administration has changed since these wars started, America still has tens of thousands of troops on the ground in the Middle East.  However, our military might is not primarily composed of men, but rather of advanced technology.  Just as the bow was the long-range weapon of choice in ancient times, unmanned drones, cruise missiles, jet planes, and “smart” bombs are the modern equivalent.  For instance, some of the bombing missions flown by the US Air Force in the campaign against Iraq originated from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.  The round trip time for these flights was generally over 30 hours.  Additionally, other combat sorties were flown from the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and off of aircraft carriers stationed in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere.  America has lost relatively few men in their conquests of Afghanistan and Iraq because we were able to attack from a distance that did not allow our adversaries to respond effectively.

But, most will object, this is where the similarities to the prophecies we are studying end.  Certainly our government isn’t perfect, but it’s the best form of human government in our modern world.  How can one say that our government is “deceiving many” people in the name of Christ?

As most Americans would readily admit, the US is predominantly perceived as a Christian nation (although not nearly as much so as 50 years ago).  The American leader at the time of the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush, was a member of the Methodist Christian denomination.  He said on several occasions that he recommitted himself to Jesus Christ in 1986 in the process of conquering alcoholism.  When asked what political philosopher he most identified with in a 1999 presidential campaign debate, Bush named Christ, “because he changed my heart.”  Former Vice President Cheney was also a Methodist.  The Republican party these leaders belong to is generally perceived as representing Christian values and ideals.  Many Democrats, especially those from the middle of the country, also identify themselves as Christians.  For the most part, our government appears to be run by people who proclaim themselves to be followers (in one fashion or another) of Jesus Christ.

However, these same leaders who espouse Christ are involved in a massive deception that has already cost thousands of lives and, according to biblical prophecy, is leading to a global war that will claim the lives of well over a billion people.  What is this deception?

It is the very same event that allowed the rider of the white horse to initiate perpetual warfare against terrorists — the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Any unbiased, logical and thorough evaluation of the evidence pertaining to the events of 9/11/01 will quickly reveal a plethora of problems with the official story.  In fact, there are so many holes in the government’s version of what happened on 9/11/01 that it would be amazing for anyone who has taken a detailed looked into this event to NOT have questions.  Some of the problems with the official story are listed below:

EVENTS BEFORE THE ATTACK INDICATED FOREKNOWLEDGE

Financial Market Transactions

In the days before the attacks, significantly higher than average numbers of stock put options (essentially, bets that a company’s stock will decline in value) were placed on several companies greatly impacted by the events of 9/11/01.  These companies included:

  • United Airlines and American Airlines, two of the airlines used in the attacks.
  • Munich Re and the AXA Group, two reinsurance companies that had to cover billions of dollars worth of insurance claims because of the attacks.
  • Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America, financial services companies hurt by the attacks.

There was also a huge increase in the number of stock call options (essentially, bets that a company’s stock will increase in value) purchased on Raytheon on the day before the attacks (Raytheon is the maker of Patriot and Tomahawk missiles).

Additionally, there was an abnormally large increase in the purchase of 5-year US Treasury notes (considered to be very safe investments in times of uncertainty) before the attacks.

All of these financial transactions were extremely rewarding after the attacks took place.

Avoidance of the Targets

Just before 9/11/01, high government officials began avoiding the targets of the attacks:

  • Attorney General John Ashcroft stopped flying commercial airlines in July 2001.
  • Pentagon officials canceled travel plans on 9/10/01.
  • San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown received a warning on 9/10/01 not to fly from National Security Advisor (now Secretary of State) Condoleezza Rice.
  • Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, canceled plans to address Israeli support groups in New York City (NYC) on 9/11/01.

Additionally, some business leaders and others avoided the targets:

  • Silverstein Properties, the lead company in a consortium that had just obtained a 99-year lease on the World Trade Center in July 2001, was supposed to meet on the 88th floor of one of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers to “discuss what to do in the event of a terrorist attack”; however, this meeting was canceled on the night of 9/10/01.
  • Jim Pierce, President Bush’s cousin, was scheduled to attend a conference on 9/11/01 at his company’s office on the 105th floor of the WTC South Tower.  But the conference was moved to the nearby Millennium Hotel, allegedly because the group was too large.
  • Business executives, some of whom worked in the WTC, were in Nebraska attending a meeting hosted by billionaire Warren Buffett at Offutt Air Force Base on the morning of 9/11/01 (interestingly, President Bush visited that same base later in the day).
  • At a cost of $50,000, Zim American Israeli Shipping Co. broke a lease that extended through the end of the year in order to vacate the World Trade Center just days before the attack.
  • Two employees of Odigo, an Israeli instant messaging service with offices in the World Trade Center, received e-mail warnings of the attack two hours before it occurred.
  • Scotland Yard prohibited Muslim author Salman Rushdie from flying on 9/11/01.

THE HIJACKING SCENARIO

Although the FBI named 19 Arab hijackers responsible for the events of 9/11/01 within two days of the attacks, there is little tangible evidence to support this assertion.

Fatal Flaws in the Hijackers’ Plan of Attack

The entire hijack plan was ill conceived and suffered from numerous logistical problems that should have caused it to fail had the US air defense system been operating normally on 9/11/01:

  • The originating airport for the flights that struck the World Trade Center towers (American Flight 11 and United Flight 175) was Boston Logan instead of any of several airports nearer to NYC.  This created a 40-minute window of exposure for interception of each flight.
  • The flight that reportedly struck the Pentagon (American Flight 77) flew from Dulles Airport in eastern Virginia to the western border of West Virginia before returning to Washington DC.  It was in the air for an hour and 23 minutes before allegedly attacking the Pentagon.  The impact was 83 minutes after the first hijacked flight went off course, 58 minutes after the WTC North Tower impact, and 40 minutes after the WTC South Tower impact.  Yet this jet was not intercepted as it flew over what is normally the most heavily protected airspace in the United States (if not the world).  Even under circumstances of severely reduced US air defenses, there was still ample opportunity to intercept this flight.
  • The flight that reportedly crashed in Pennsylvania (United Flight 93) flew from Newark, New Jersey almost to Cleveland, Ohio before turning around to fly toward Washington DC.  Had it reached its alleged destination, it would have been airborne for over an hour and a half.

 

Under standard air defense operating procedures, the odds of these “hijacked” planes escaping interception with this plan would have been exceedingly small.

Lack of Evidence

There is no solid evidence that any of the alleged hijackers were on any of the hijacked flights.  In fact, there is substantial evidence that some of the identified hijackers definitely were NOT involved:

  • Except for a video allegedly showing the hijackers of Flight 77 released by a third party, no other security video footage of any of the hijackers boarding their flights has been made public.
  • None of the alleged hijackers’ names appeared on the airlines’ passenger lists.
  • At least seven of the alleged hijackers have turned up alive since the attack, and one listed as involved was proven to have died in a small plane crash in Florida in 2000.
  • None of the four flight crews radioed Air Traffic Control to notify them of hijackings in progress.
  • None of the four flight crews took the few seconds necessary to punch in the four-digit hijacking code.
  • No public evidence indicates that the remains of any of the hijackers were identified at any of the crash sites.
  • None of the contents of any of the black boxes from the hijacked planes have been made public.
  • Four and a half minutes of a phone call from Flight 11 Attendant Betty Ong was made public; it describes some stabbings but does not provide any details indicating that Arab hijackers were on board.

Odd Behavior of the Hijackers

The behavior of the alleged hijackers preceding the attack does not exhibit the skill and discipline needed to pull off such an ambitious plan:

  • The alleged hijackers are reported to have visited topless bars and drank alcohol, despite being portrayed as fundamentalist Muslims motivated by religious fervor to carry out the attacks.
  • Allegedly, Mohammed Atta just barely made it to Flight 11 in time to board, although he had supposedly been planning this event for years.

Success of the Hijackers

The proposition that the alleged hijackers were successful using their crude methods and poor skills is difficult to believe:

  • The hijackers supposedly took over four jets using only box cutters.
  • None of the four flight crews were able to stop the alleged hijackers, in spite of several of the pilots being war veterans.
  • None of the alleged hijackers were good pilots, yet three of the four successfully piloted these technologically advanced planes to relatively small targets and hit them with extreme precision.

 LACK OF US AIR DEFENSE RESPONSE

Several elements are involved in domestic air defense of the continental United States.  The air traffic control system continuously monitors air traffic and notifies the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) of any deviations by aircraft from their designated flight paths or loss of radio contact.  NORAD regularly monitors air (and space) traffic and is prepared to react immediately to any threats or emergencies that arise.  It has the authority to order units from the Air Force, the Air National Guard, or any other branch of the armed services to scramble fighters in pursuit of jetliners in trouble.  This is standard operating procedure for the US air defense system.  In the year 2000, interceptors were dispatched a total of 129 times.  Between September 2000 and June 2001, jet fighters were scrambled 67 times.

Despite normal intercept times of between 10 and 20 minutes for domestic flights that go off course or lose radio contact, on 9/11/01 the hijacked planes seemingly roamed the skies at will without interference from the US air defense system.  For some reason, routine interception procedures were not followed on that day.

Reporting Failures

FAA response times for reporting the deviating aircraft were much longer than the prescribed guidelines:

  • According to the official timeline from NORAD, the FAA took 18 minutes to report Flight 11’s loss of communication and deviation from its flight plan.
  • According to the official timeline from NORAD, the FAA took 39 minutes to report Flight 77’s deviation from its flight plan.

Failure to Scramble Interceptors

Interceptors were only scrambled from distant bases after long delays:

  • Despite the fact that Flights 11 and 175 were headed for NYC, no interceptors were scrambled from New York’s La Guardia Airport or from Langley AFB in Virginia.
  • Despite NORAD having received formal notification of the first hijacking at 8:38 am, no interceptors were scrambled from nearby Andrews AFB to protect the Pentagon until after it was hit at 9:37 am.

Failures to Intercept

Once they finally got in the air, interceptors flew at only small fractions of their top speeds, ensuring that they would be unable to intercept the airliners:

  • The two F-15s scrambled from Otis AFB in Massachusetts at 8:52 am flew to Manhattan at an average speed of 483 mph, less than 26% of their top speed of 1,875 mph; they arrived about 8 minutes after Flight 175 had hit the WTC South Tower.
  • The two F-16s scrambled from Langley AFB at 9:30 am to protect the capital flew at an average speed of about 411 mph, just over 27% of their top speed of 1,500 mph; they arrived about 12 minutes after the Pentagon was hit.

Failures to Redeploy

Nearby fighters on routine patrol duty were not redeployed to intercept the airliners, nor were fighters that reached Manhattan too late sent south to defend the capital:

  • Two F-15s flying off the coast of Long Island were not redeployed to Manhattan until after the second WTC tower was hit.
  • The two F-15s scrambled from Otis AFB to protect Manhattan could have reached the capital in under 10 minutes once they arrived over NYC. At that time, there were still 26 minutes remaining before the Pentagon would be hit.

War Games

Several different war game exercises were in process on the morning 9/11/01 as the attack unfolded.  Although there has been only limited information released to the public about these exercises, they reportedly included:

  • Operation Northern Vigilance– This exercise, planned months in advance of 9/11/01, redeployed jets that normally patrolled the northeast sector of the United States to northern Canada and Alaska.  It was allegedly in response to a Russian exercise in which long-range bombers were dispatched to their northern territory.
  • Operations Vigilant Warrior and Vigilant Guardian– These were apparently a pair of war games (attacker versus defender) which involved live-fly simulations of hijackings.  Both this pair of operations and Northern Vigilance probably involved the use of “injects” into actual screens to simulate aircraft.  These games apparently resembled the real attack sufficiently to confuse military officers.
  • The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Plane Crash Drill– The NRO provides our nation its eyes and ears in space.  It operates a system of reconnaissance satellites to provide real-time monitoring of objects in the skies.  On 9/11/01, NRO headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia were evacuated as part of a drill simulating a small corporate jet crashing into one of the campus’ four towers.
  • The Tripod II Biowarfare Exercise– FEMA had deployed to NYC on 9/10/01 to set up a command post at Pier 29 in preparation for a biowarfare exercise scheduled for 9/12/01.

Interestingly, these exercises closely resembled the actual events of the 9/11/01 attacks (four alleged hijackings, three jetliner crashes into buildings, and the toxic calamity at Ground Zero caused by the building collapses).

WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDING COLLAPSES

On 9/11/01, three skyscrapers (WTC 1-North Tower, WTC 2-South Tower, and WTC 7-Salomon Brothers Building) totally collapsed, with fire given as the primary cause.  Fires have never before or since caused steel-frame buildings to collapse.  One of these buildings, WTC 7, was over 300 feet away from the North Tower and was not hit by a plane.

WTC Twin Towers

Both the Twin Towers fell straight down, through themselves, following the path of maximum resistance, a behavior never before observed in spontaneous collapses of any type of vertical structure.  The towers also exploded outward into concrete dust and shattered steel, a result inconsistent with the known behavior of steel structures outside of explosive demolition.  Although the pattern of destruction was much more complete than normal controlled demolitions, the collapses of both WTC 1 and WTC 2 exhibited features seen only in intentional demolitions:

  • Sudden onset accompanied by thunderous bangs.
  • Visible explosions ringing the perimeters of the buildings.
  • Energetic ejections of dust (called squibs) at regular intervals.
  • The production of a huge amount of dust.

Both towers started to disintegrate both above and below the crash zones in the first few seconds of their falls.  The South Tower collapsed 29 minutes before the North Tower (although it was struck 17 minutes after the North Tower and the damage done to the building was less substantial):

  • Unlike the North Tower, the South Tower’s core structure was largely undamaged by the off-centered jet impact.
  • The South Tower had much less severe fires than the North Tower.
  • Smoke from the fires in the South Tower became progressively darker up to the time it collapsed, indicating that they were dying down.
  • Audio recordings of NYC firefighters indicate that they reached the crash zone of the South Tower; in fact, they described their plan for using two hoses to control the fires found there.

Amazing video footage and photographs of the South Tower just minutes before its collapse reveals yellow-to-white hot molten metal dripping downward.  Additionally, numerous witnesses describe molten metal underneath all three WTC buildings for several weeks after their collapses.  The problem is that the hydrocarbon-fueled fires burning in the WTC buildings were not nearly hot enough to produce the approximately 2,750°F temperatures needed to melt structural steel.  Additionally, the color of the molten metal rules out that it was aluminum from the buildings or planes, since liquefied aluminum is a silvery color.  So how did jet fuel fires which were never hot enough to melt steel cause the steel in these buildings to melt?  Why did this steel remain in a molten state under the WTC rubble for several weeks after 9/11/01?

WTC Building 7

WTC 7 imploded at 5:20 pm on 9/11/01 (approximately 20 minutes AFTER its collapse was announced live on British television by the BBC news crew covering the events of 9/11/01 from New York).  As mentioned earlier, it was not hit by a jet.  WTC 7 experienced total collapse, allegedly because of fires; however, no steel-frame building before or since has ever totally collapsed due to fire.  This building was a 47-story steel-frame skyscraper.  Only small fires were visible in it on 9/11/01.  Yet this building also collapsed in an almost perfectly vertical fall into a remarkably small pile of mostly pulverized rubble.  Buildings only 60 feet on either side of WTC 7 were virtually unscathed from its collapse.

A close observation of the collapse of WTC Building 7 shows that it had all of the features of an implosion engineered by controlled demolition:

  • The collapse of the main structure commenced suddenly (several seconds after the penthouse fell).
  • The building sank precisely into its footprint in a vertical manner.
  • Puffs of dust (squibs) emerged from the building’s facade early in the collapse, moving up the side of the building instead of downward (as would normally be expected in an unaided top-down collapse).
  • The collapse was total, producing a rubble pile only about three stories high.
  • The main structure totally collapsed in under 7 seconds, essentially at the speed of free fall; for comparison, WTC 7 collapsed only about a second slower than it would have taken a brick dropped from the building’s roof to reach the ground in a vacuum.

WTC Building 7 was home to quite a few interesting tenants:

  • NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management had a bomb-hardened command bunker located on the 23rd floor (interestingly, he evacuated his emergency management team to a makeshift command center just as soon as the 9/11/01 attacks began).
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had offices on the 11th, 12th, and 13th floors.  Reportedly, the SEC’s offices housed a large amount of evidence for 3,000-4,000 ongoing insider trading cases that was lost when WTC 7 collapsed.
  • The US Secret Service had offices on the 9th and 10th floors.
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had offices on the 24th and 25th floors.
  • Reports later surfaced that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) also had secret offices located in WTC 7.

Suppression of Physical Evidence

The physical evidence from the World Trade Center buildings, as well as the attacking jets, was suppressed or systematically destroyed:

  • Controlled Demolition, Inc. submitted a plan for recycling the WTC steel only 11 days after the attack and received approval.
  • Most of the steel was quickly shipped to Asia for recycling.
  • Investigators were barred from the crime scene and had little or no chance to examine the steel.
  • None of the contents of the four black boxes from the hijacked jetliners has been released.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board was not allowed to investigate the jet airliner crashes.

 PENTAGON ATTACK

In many ways, the Pentagon attack is the most difficult to accept.  It defies logic that this home to the military establishment of the world’s mightiest superpower and prime terrorist target would NOT have been defended.  It also seems very unlikely that a terrorist using a plane as a weapon would have targeted the back side of the Pentagon in an extremely precise aerobatic maneuver, instead of just hitting the front side in a simple head-on collision.

Unprotected Target

The Pentagon was hit after ample warning was given that hijacked planes were being used to attack high profile buildings.  The 9:37 am impact occurred well over an hour after the first signs of a hijacking and 34 minutes after the South Tower strike confirmed that an attack was underway.  Even though the Pentagon is only about 10 miles from Andrews Air Force Base, where two combat-ready fighter wings were stationed on 9/11/01, no meaningful defensive action was undertaken to protect the Pentagon.  The inbound aircraft was monitored on radar as it approached Washington DC.  In addition, a military C-130 (seen over the Pentagon immediately after the impact) was reportedly dispatched to observe the aircraft.  But no interceptors were sent to stop the incoming plane.

Unqualified Hijacker/Pilot

None of the alleged hijackers were good pilots; none had ever flown jets, let alone large technologically advanced commercial jetliners.  However, probably the most ill-equipped of them was the alleged hijacker/pilot of Flight 77, Hani Hanjour:

  • Hanjour attended a flight school in Scottsdale, Arizona for four months in 1996 and 1997, but he never completed the coursework for a single-engine aircraft license.
  • Failing his courses at the Arizona flight school he was attending didn’t seem to bother Hanjour.  According to an employee there, “He didn’t care about the fact that he couldn’t get through the course.”
  • In August 2001, Hanjour attempted to rent a small plane from an airport in Bowie, Maryland.  After taking Hanjour on three test runs to ensure that he could actually fly, his request to rent the plane was declined.  The flight instructors who flew with him noted that he had trouble controlling and landing the small single engine Cessna 172.

It is questionable that even a well-trained fighter pilot could have executed the maneuver that supposedly crashed a Boeing 757 into the Pentagon. It required making a tight 320-degree turn while descending 7,000 feet in about three minutes, then leveling out so as to fly low enough over the highway west of the Pentagon to knock down 40-foot tall lamp posts.  After crossing the highway, the pilot had to take the plane to within mere feet of the ground in order to crash into the Pentagon at the first-floor level while managing to avoid impacting the lawn.  To top it all off, he had to do all of this while flying at a speed exceeding 520 mph by the time the plane crashed.

The spiral dive approach to the Pentagon was such an extreme maneuver that experienced air traffic controllers watching on radar thought it was a military jet.  The tree-top final approach skimmed objects in the yard and crashed the plane into the first floor of the building.  Experienced pilots have wondered if any human pilot could have executed the maneuver.  Quite a feat for Hani Hanjour, who couldn’t control a single engine prop plane and who had never sat in the cockpit of a jet.

Attack Hit the Only Hardened Part of the Pentagon

The location of the impact was Wedge One, one of five radial sections of the building.  It was being renovated, and was only five days from completion when the attack occurred.  The renovation program included the following improvements to the building:

  • Exterior walls reinforced with steel.
  • Exterior walls backed with Kevlar.
  • Installation of blast-resistant windows.
  • Installation of fire sprinklers.
  • Installation of automatic fire doors.
  • Creation of a building operations and control center.

The renovated area was the only part of the Pentagon with a sprinkler system, and it had been reconstructed to withstand bomb blasts. Because of the renovation, the stricken portion of the building was sparsely occupied.  While about 4,500 people normally would have been working in the targeted area, because of the renovation work only about 800 were actually there.

More than half of the people listed as missing after the attack worked in the Pentagon’s Naval Command Center.  These personnel were moved into the remodeled areas shortly before the attack.  Of the thousands of people in the building at the time of the attack, only 125 people were killed.  Of those, none were high-level officials.  Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was safe in his office on the opposite side of the building.

The fact that the attack targeted the one portion of the building that was mostly vacant is all the more remarkable considering the approach required by the aircraft blamed for the damage.  According to National Transportation Safety Board information recently acquired via the Freedom of Information Act, American Airlines Flight 77 approached Washington DC from the west northwest on a heading of 99 degrees.  Instead of attacking the huge building in a direct fashion, which would have required simply descending into the Pentagon, the jet executed a 320-degree descending spiral toward the south, losing over 7,000 feet of altitude before leveling out at nearly tree-top height as it made its final approach from the southwest.  Additionally, this spiral approach added approximately three minutes to the flight time of the aircraft (time which COULD have been used to intercept the plane).

Lack of Physical Evidence

Due to a suppression of physical evidence by the government, the truth about what actually hit the Pentagon on 9/11/01 remains shrouded in mystery and is the subject of heated arguments among skeptics of the official account.  Immediately after the attack, authorities systematically set out to confiscate, destroy or suppress the evidence:

  • Video recordings from an adjacent gas station and nearby hotels were seized by the FBI very shortly after the attack.  Additionally, traffic monitoring video cameras along the nearby highways maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation have not been released.
  • Recordings of security video cameras around the Pentagon have not been publically released.  Up until recently, only five frames of security video had been made public (and then only as an unofficial leak) from all the security cameras that monitor the periphery of the Pentagon.  An additional release of video on 5/16/06 due to a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch added nothing of value to what was already available.
  • A photographed scrap of aircraft debris that has markings similar to an American Airlines 757 seemingly corresponds to the forward portion of the right side of the plane, yet the scrap was far to the left of the plane’s path.
  • Few photographs of the Pentagon’s interior prior to removal of debris have been publically released.
  • Investigators were not allowed access to the crash site until well into October 2001.
  • The government has refused to disclose the fate of aircraft debris collected at the Pentagon or disclose the results of any attempts to identify the aircraft parts.
  • The government has implausibly insisted that the black boxes recovered from the crash yielded nothing useful.

The government’s behavior regarding the physical evidence could be due to several reasons.  The military has a penchant for secrecy, which has been heightened by the atmosphere of national emergency produced by the 9/11/01 attack.  However, they also could be attempting to suppress evidence that would disprove the crash of Flight 77.  Finally, it’s worth considering that they are now suppressing evidence that would prove the crash of a Boeing 757 in order to use this information at a later date to derail “conspiracy theorists” who have taken the position that Flight 77 did NOT hit the Pentagon.

CASUALTIES FROM THE ATTACKS

The death toll of the attacks, although horrible, was much lower than it should have been if not for numerous favorable target selection and timing factors.

Flights

All four flights had low occupancy rates:

  • Flight 11 had a capacity of 158, but had only 76 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).
  • Flight 175 had a capacity of 166, but had only 46 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).
  • Flight 77 had a capacity of 188, but only had 50 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).
  • Flight 93 had a capacity of 182, but only had 26 passengers on board (not counting the alleged hijackers).

World Trade Center

The towers were attacked before most people had arrived for work, and were hit high enough to allow most who were there to escape.

  • When Flight 11 hit the North Tower at 8:46 am, the World Trade Center buildings were at less than half the occupancy they would have by mid-day of a typical day.
  • WTC 1 was hit just 15 stories below the top, and most of the people who were trapped were between the 95th and 110th floors.
  • WTC 2 was hit only 30 stories below the top, and the plane missed the core of the building, allowing people to evacuate from above the impact zone.  The 17 minutes that had elapsed from the first hit also allowed many people to escape the South Tower while the elevators were still working.

Pentagon

The portion of the Pentagon that was attacked, the West Block, was in the process of being renovated, and so was at low occupancy.

  • 125 people were killed in a building containing 20,000 people.
  • No high-level Pentagon officials were killed in the attack.

STRANGE COINCIDENCES

Many events and decisions in the days and months preceding the attacks helped to make the incompetence theory more plausible:

Rules Changes

Procedural changes limited the ability of pilots and military commanders to respond to hijackings:

  • A 6/1/01 order stripped field commanders of the autonomy to respond to hijackings.
  • The FAA banned firearm possession by commercial pilots two months before the attack.

Where Were They?

Several top officials, including the President of the United States, were not available until after the attack was over:

  • President Bush remained at the publicized location of Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida until about a half-hour after the news of the attack went on worldwide TV, first listening to second grade students read about a girl and her pet goat, and then holding a press conference.
  • General Richard Myers, Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, allegedly remained in a meeting with Senator Max Cleland until nearly the time the Pentagon was hit.
  • Brigadier General Montague Winfield had Navy Captain Charles J. Leidig, Jr. (a rookie) assume his watch as Deputy Director for Operations for the National Military Command Center (NMCC) at 8:30 am on 9/11/01; he relieved him after the attack was over.

GOVERNMENT RESPONSES

What was the government response to all the alleged incompetence displayed on 9/11/01 that allowed the hijackers to succeed in their attacks?  Did those in positions of authority have to take responsibility for the lapses that left thousands dead?  Were they fired or demoted?

Despite the worst failure in history of the military to protect American civilians, and the worst alleged engineering failures in history, there were no honest investigations and no consequences for the responsible authorities.

Air Defense Failures

No one was held accountable for the numerous unprecedented failures in air defense:

  • General Richard Myers, Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 9/11/01, was confirmed as Chairman two days later despite being unable to provide any meaningful answers to questions regarding the air defense failures.
  • General Richard Eberhard, commander of NORAD on 9/11/01, was promoted to head the newly created US Northern Command (NORTHCOM), which took the homeland defense role from the US Joint Forces Command.
  • NORAD’s official press release contradicted early statements by high-ranking officials that no interceptors had been scrambled on 9/11/01.
  • NORAD’s vague timeline raises far more questions than it answers, yet officials have never been required to give a full account of the discrepancies.
  • The 9/11 Commission later advanced a new timeline which contradicted NORAD’s earlier timeline and the testimony of military officials to the Commission itself.

Building Collapse Inquiry

Based on the official story, the total collapses of WTC 1, WTC 2, and WTC 7 were the three largest engineering failures in history.  How were they investigated?

  • FEMA was given the sole authority to investigate the collapses even though it is not an investigative agency.
  • The investigative team assembled by FEMA consisted of unpaid volunteers.
  • The investigators were not allowed access to Ground Zero.
  • The investigators were not provided with the blueprints of the buildings.
  • The resulting FEMA report states that the causes of the collapse “remain unknown at this time.”  By the time the report was released, disposal of all the WTC steel had been completed.  The fact that WTC 7 supposedly failed in a way that contradicts a century of engineering experience makes it the largest and least understood structural failure in history.
  • The 9/11 Commission Report failed to even mention the existence of WTC Building 7.
  • The 9/11 Commission Report denied the existence of the Twin Towers’ core structures.
  • The report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the collapse of the WTC Towers purports to provide a “probable collapse sequence” for each Tower but truncates its timelines before the collapses even begin.

 

As you can see, there are hundreds of legitimate questions about what actually took place on 9/11/01.  Yet, even given this volume of evidence and uncertainty, many will reject outright the possibility of such an enormous deception by the American government.  They will do so without any investigation of the facts, on the grounds that no one would be audacious enough to try and pull off such a huge lie. 

However, German Nazi leader Adolph Hitler wrote about just such a deception in his defining work, Mein Kampf  (“My Struggle”):

. . . In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.  It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.  Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.  For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.  These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes. . . . (p. 134, James Murphy translation)

Hitler, while Chancellor of Germany, went on to implement his version of the “big lie” when he approved a plan to torch the Reichstag building in Berlin where the elected members of government met daily.  The Reichstag building was burned on the night of 2/27/33, and Hitler was able to blame this act on his rivals, the Communist Party in Germany.  This act, and his response to it, paved the way for Hitler to become the dictator of Nazi Germany.

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda and allegedly one of those involved in the planning of the Reichstag fire, had this to say about his leader’s “big lie” concept:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.  The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.  It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Conclusion

With the understanding of the first seal, we can now complete our outline of Revelation 6:

REVELATION 6 MATTHEW 24
1st Seal = American Empire
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. 6:2) “Take heed that no one deceives you.  For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4-5)
2nd Seal = Widespread Warfare
Another, a fiery red horse, went out.  And it was granted to 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. 6:4) “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.  See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.” (Matt. 24:6-7)
3rd Seal = Famine
There was a black horse, and its rider held a scale in his hand.  Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Rev. 6:5-6) “There will be famines . . .” (Matt. 24:7)
4th Seal = Death of 1/4 of Mankind from First Four Seals
There before me was a pale green horse!  Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him.  He was given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and pestilence, and by the wild beasts of the earth. (Rev. 6:8) “There will be . . . pestilences and earthquakes in various places.  All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (Matt. 24:7-8)
5th Seal = Martyrdom of Believers
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 would be killed as they were, was completed. (Rev. 6:9-11) “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation 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.” (Matt. 24:9-10)
6th Seal = Heavenly Signs
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.  Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.(Rev. 6:12-14) “Immediately after the tribulation of those days 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.” (Matt. 24:29)

If this understanding of prophecy is accurate, the United States of America is currently on a course that will soon lead directly to World War III.  How is it possible that the people of America have been deceived so comprehensively?  The apostle Paul outlines the likely reason in II Thessalonians 2:10-12.  He states that God will send strong delusion upon people at the time of the end, and they will believe the lie because they have no love for the truth and take pleasure in unrighteousness.  Unfortunately, that description fits much of the American population these days.

While we as believers can do nothing but pray about the situation and ask for God’s protection in the great tribulation that lies ahead, it is comforting to understand WHY these prophesied events are going to happen.  May the Eternal Father keep and protect His people as we witness the birth pangs of the coming kingdom of God!

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THE GOAT FOR AZAZEL REPRESENTS THE BEAST IN THESE END TIMES

True education comes only for those wanting, seeking, praying, and repenting from all worldly ways through complete disassociation as “Come Out of Her My People” — and reason is because everything, which includes today’s Christianity worldwide being misled, is under the power of the God of this world being the father of lies all believe.;

“And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. Revelation 17:15-18

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100_3476Revelation 17:8 KJV

Extremely interesting for any wanting to know exactly who The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the Abyss to take billions of lives.

In this article, we are going to examine the ritual that was conducted anciently by the Israelites on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).  I believe this ancient ceremony is significant regarding the fulfillment of end-time prophecy.  First, let’s start by looking at what the Scriptures tell us about this ceremonial observance.

If one does not firmly plant within their mind a want to know through spiritual understanding what others know not — they will not even sacrifice whatever time is required to become spiritually educated for these end times being the worst timesoftrouble to ever come upon all civilization — which includes the fall of America.

 

LEVITICUS 16:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before the LORD and died;
2 and the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron your brother not to come at all times into the holy place within the veil, before the mercy seat which is upon the ark, lest he die; for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.
3 But thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.
4 He shall put on the holy linen coat, and shall have the linen breeches on his body, be girded with the linen girdle, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy garments. He shall bathe his body in water, and then put them on.
5 And he shall take from the congregation of the people of Israel two male goats for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering.
6 And Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering for himself, and shall make atonement for himself and for his house.
7 Then he shall take the two goats, and set them before the LORD at the door of the tent of meeting;
8 and Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats, one lot for the LORD and the other lot for Azazel.
9 And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the LORD, and offer it as a sin offering;
10 but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the LORD to make atonement over it, that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel.
11 Aaron shall present the bull as a sin offering for himself, and shall make atonement for himself and for his house; he shall kill the bull as a sin offering for himself.
12 And he shall take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the LORD, and two handfuls of sweet incense beaten small; and he shall bring it within the veil
13 and put the incense on the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat which is upon the testimony, lest he die;
14 and he shall take some of the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it with his finger on the front of the mercy seat, and before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle the blood with his finger seven times.
15 Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, and bring its blood within the veil, and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, sprinkling it upon the mercy seat and before the mercy seat;
16 thus he shall make atonement for the holy place, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel, and because of their transgressions, all their sins; and so he shall do for the tent of meeting, which abides with them in the midst of their uncleannesses.
17 There shall be no man in the tent of meeting when he enters to make atonement in the holy place until he comes out and has made atonement for himself and for his house and for all the assembly of Israel.
18 Then he shall go out to the altar which is before the LORD and make atonement for it, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat, and put it on the horns of the altar round about.
19 And he shall sprinkle some of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it and hallow it from the uncleannesses of the people of Israel.
20 And when he has made an end of atoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall present the live goat;
21 and Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat, and send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.
22 The goat shall bear all their iniquities upon him to a solitary land; and he shall let the goat go in the wilderness.
23 Then Aaron shall come into the tent of meeting, and shall put off the linen garments which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there;
24 and he shall bathe his body in water in a holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, and make atonement for himself and for the people.
25 And the fat of the sin offering he shall burn upon the altar.
26 And he who lets the goat go to Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp.
27 And the bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be carried forth outside the camp; their skin and their flesh and their dung shall be burned with fire.
28 And he who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp.
29 And it shall be a statute to you for ever that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict yourselves, and shall do no work, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you;
30 for on this day shall atonement be made for you, to cleanse you; from all your sins you shall be clean before the LORD.
31 It is a sabbath of solemn rest to you, and you shall afflict yourselves; it is a statute for ever.
32 And the priest who is anointed and consecrated as priest in his father’s place shall make atonement, wearing the holy linen garments;
33 he shall make atonement for the sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.
34 And this shall be an everlasting statute for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.” And Moses did as the LORD commanded him. (RSV)

As this passage of Scripture shows, the high priest was to enter into the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle (and later the Temple) only one time per year, on the Day of Atonement (10 Tishri on the Hebrew calendar).  This entry into the Most Holy Place was allowed so atonement could be made for the people, to cleanse them of their sins so that they would be clean before the LORD [YHVH] (Lev. 16:30).

The ceremony with the two goats is the main focus of the rite conducted on the Day of Atonement.  In addition to the information recorded in Leviticus 16, we are given additional details about this observance in the Mishnah, which is the body of Jewish oral law recorded in the 2nd century CE.  The tract Yoma describes this ceremony in detail.

In Yoma we are told that a box was brought to the high priest which contained two lots, one marked “for YHVH” and the other marked “for Azazel.”  The high priest put his hands in the box and brought out a lot in each hand; he held up the hand which contained the lot for YHVH.  The high priest then tied a crimson thread on the head of the goat which was to be sent forth (the goat for Azazel), and another crimson thread around the throat of the goat which would be slain as a sin offering (the goat for YHVH).

After the high priest atoned for his own sins and those of his family by the blood of the bull (Lev. 16:6, 11-14), the goat which had been designated “for YHVH” was brought to him.  The high priest then slaughtered this goat, and its blood was used to purify the Most Holy Place from the uncleanness of the Israelites.  Who or what did this goat represent?  The author of Hebrews clearly shows us the answer:

HEBREWS 9:11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. (NKJV)

Unquestionably the goat chosen “for YHVH” was symbolic of Yeshua the Messiah.  As the High Priest of the New Covenant, he entered the Most Holy Place in the heavenly Tabernacle and cleansed us of our sins with his own blood, not that of a goat:

HEBREWS 9:24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 not that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another.  26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, he has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. (NKJV)

Through our acceptance of the sacrifice of Yeshua, we have access to the Most Holy Place in heaven and can go into the very presence of YHVH our Father:

HEBREWS 10:19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which he consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, his flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.(NKJV)

Now after the goat for the LORD had been slain and its blood sprinkled on the mercy seat, the goat for Azazel was brought to the high priest.  He laid both hands on its head and made the following confession:

“O Lord, your people, the house of Israel, [scattered worldwide] has committed iniquity, transgressed, and sinned before you.  Forgive O Lord, I pray, the iniquities, transgressions, and sins, which your people, the house of Israel, have committed, transgressed, and sinned before you, as it is written in the Torah of Moses, your servant, For on this day shall atonement be made for you to clean you.  From all your sins shall you be clean before the Lord” (Yoma 6:2, The Mishnah, A New Translation)

At that time the high priest gave the goat for Azazel over to the man who was to lead it out into the wilderness.  Anyone could be chosen for this task, but later high priests made it a practice of selecting someone other than an Israelite to lead the goat.  The goat was taken to a ravine, thought by some scholars to be a precipice about 12 miles east of Jerusalem.  At that time, the man leading the goat divided the crimson thread on the head of the goat.  Half of it he tied to a rock, and the other half he tied between the horns of the goat.  He then pushed the goat backwards until it fell into the ravine.  Because of the steep and jagged nature of the chasm, the goat for Azazel was usually dead before it had fallen halfway down the mountain.

Who or What is Azazel?

We’ve seen from the Bible who the goat for YHVH represented, but what about the goat chosen for Azazel?  Who or what did this goat represent?  What is the true meaning of the Hebrew word ‘azazel used in Leviticus 16?

These questions have caused a lot of disagreement among theologians.  Generally, scholars have advanced four different explanations for the etymology and meaning of ‘azazel.  The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (TWOT) outlines these four theories:

Azazel.  This word appears four times in OT, all in Lev 16 (8, 10, 26) where the ritual for the Day of Atonement is described.  After the priest has made atonement for himself and his house, he is to take two goats on behalf of Israel.  One is to be a sacrifice to the Lord, the other is to be the “scape goat,” i.e., the goat for Azazel.  In all four appearances of this word, it has the preposition “to” attached to it.

This word has been variously understood and translated.  The versions (LXX, Symmachus, Theodotian and the Vulgate) have understood it to stand for the “goat that departs,” considering it to be derived from two Hebrew words:  ‘ez “goat” and ‘azal “turn off.”

By associating it with the Arabic word ‘azala “banish,” “remove,” it has been rendered “for entire removal” (IDB loc. cit.).

The rabbinic interpretation has generally considered this word to designate the place to which the goat was sent:  a desert, a solitary place, or the height from which the goat was thrown (cf. Lev 16:22).

The final possibility is to regard this word as designating a personal being so as to balance the “Lord.”  In this way, Azazel could be an evil spirit (Enoch 8:1; 10:4; cf. II Chr 11:15; Isa 34:14; Rev 18:2) . . . standing logically in antithesis to Lord. . . . (pp. 657-658, vol. II)

Regarding the four possible derivations of the word delineated above, the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis says of ‘azazel:

This word appears 4x in the prescriptions governing the Day of Atonement . . . Its undetermined origin and limited use in the OT has resulted in much speculation and uncertainty with regard to its precise and original meaning . . . Four major explanations have been suggested for the word . . .

The fourth position suggests that the Azazel is a reference to a desert demon . . . In support of this position is the book of Enoch, which uses this name for a chief demon (En 8:1; 9:6; 10:4-8; 13:1-2; 54:5; 55:4; 69:2).  The OT also associates the appearance of goats with demons . . . Furthermore, the desert or wilderness is frequently described by both the OT and NT as the abode of evil spirits (Isa 13:1; 34:13; Matt 12:43; Luke 11:24; Rev 18:2).  This interpretation also balances the parallel expression “for the Lord” in 16:8 and makes sense of the remaining grammatical expressions. . . .

The fourth [position] makes the most grammatical sense. (pp. 362, 363, vol. 3)

Regarding the use of ‘azazel in Leviticus 16, The Abingdon Bible Commentary states:

The translation dismissal in the R.V. mg. here (cf. removal in A.S.V. mg.) is inadmissible, being based on false etymology.  What the word meant is unknown, but it should be retained as the proper name of a wilderness demon.(p. 289)

In his Bible dictionary, James Hastings states:

‘Azazel must have been such an [evil] spirit, sufficiently distinguished from the rest, in popular imagination, to receive a special name, and no doubt invested with attributes which, though unknown to us, were perfectly familiar to those for whom the ceremonial of Lev 16 was first designed. (pp. 207-208, vol. 1, A Dictionary of the Bible)

In I Chronicles 5:8, the father of Bela, a Reubenite, is named “Azaz,” which means “strong.”  This name comes from the Hebrew verb ‘azaz, which means “to be strong.”  Regarding this word, TWOT says:

The verb ‘azaz can be predicated of both God and man. . . .  When used of man, this word carries the idea of prevailing as in a war or struggle . . . or as being belligerent, particularly to God. . . . (pp. 659, vol. II)

The Soncino Chumash says that ‘azazel “is a compound of azaz, ‘to be strong,’ and el, ‘mighty'” (p. 706).   The Hebrew word ‘el is often translated as “God” in the Old Testament.  It is frequently used in combination with other words in proper names (i.e.,Daniel – “God is my judge”; Samuel – “name of God”; Penuel – “face of God”; etc.).  Therefore, as a proper name, Azazel could positively mean “strong one of God” or negatively it could imply “belligerent toward God.”

Azazel in the Book of Enoch

The Book of Enoch (also called First Enoch) gives us quite a bit of information about a renegade angel named Azazel.  Regarding the origin of the Book of EnochThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia says:

First Enoch is obviously a composite work, consisting of at least five different parts. . . .  Since Aramaic fragments of ten different MSS, representing four parts of the book, have been found in the Qumran caves, it is quite certain that the book in its several parts was originally written in Aramaic and then translated into Greek at an early date.  Considerable fragments of the Greek version have been found . . .  The Greek version was translated into Ethiopic.  In 1773 a traveller, James Bruce, brought three MSS in Ethiopic from Abyssinia to Britain.  We now possess twenty-nine MSS, but all of them more or less corrupt.  We have no materials to trace the history of the five parts of Enoch as individual books or as a collection.

Few objective criteria exist by which to date the production of these books and their collection.  Most scholars believe they were written between 165 and 64 B.C., but conclusions vary considerably. (p. 156, vol. 1)

Furthermore, The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary says of the Book of Enoch:

Portions of the work were well known in Christian circles.  1 En. 1:9 is quoted explicitly in the Epistle of Jude (vv. 14-15) . . .  The work was accepted as Scripture in various early Christian writings (e.g., Barn. 16:5; cf. 4:3; Clement of Alexandria Ecl. ii; Irenaeus Adv. haer. iv.16.2) . . . (p. 337)

Clearly, the Book of Enoch was widely known and used by early believers.  It’s apparent that Jude considered his quote from Enoch to be genuine.  Because the present version has suffered corruption while coming down to us through the centuries, it is not now considered to be holy Scripture.  However, it is reasonable to assume that the original text did faithfully record the words of Enoch.

Since Jude quotes from the Book of Enoch, we can also do so, if we are careful to ensure that what is used does not contradict or conflict with the Bible.  By combining what we are told about Azazel in the Book of Enoch with what the Bible reveals, we can come to better understand the ceremony performed on the Day of Atonement and also end-time events.

Let’s start with some background information from the Book of Enoch about a very important event that is recorded in Genesis 6:

GENESIS 6:1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. . . .  4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them.  Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.(NKJV)

This same event is addressed in much greater detail in the Book of Enoch:

ENOCH 6:1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto 2 them beautiful and comely daughters.  And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another:  ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men 3 and beget us children.’  And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them:  ‘I fear ye will not 4 indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’  And they all answered him and said:  ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations 5 not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’  Then sware they all together and bound themselves 6 by mutual imprecations upon it.  And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn 7 and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it.  And these are the names of their leaders:  Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, 8 Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqlel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel.  These are their chiefs of tens.  7:1 And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them . . . (The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, R.H. Charles)

The “sons of God” mentioned in Genesis 6:2, 4 are identified as angels in the Book of Enoch.  This was the commonly accepted understanding of this Scripture until at least two centuries after Yeshua.   For additional information on what the Bible teaches about these sons of God, refer to “Genesis 6 – Who Were ‘The Sons Of God’?

As you can see from the list of angelic chiefs named above, Azazel was not one of the angels specified as having come down on Mount Hermon.  An angel named Semjaza is identified as the leader of the small group of angels who lusted after human women.  However, we soon see Azazel appear in the antediluvian world:

ENOCH 8:1 And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all 2 colouring tinctures.  And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they 3 were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. . . . (The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, R.H. Charles)

Although Azazel is not initially listed among the rulers of the 200 angels who came down to earth to mate with human women, he appears soon after this event.  Later in the book (Enoch 54:4), Azazel is shown to be the ruler of this host of rebellious angels.  Azazel, a powerful, high-ranking evil angel, apparently sought to take advantage of the lawless environment in the period of angelic rebellion before the Flood to wreak havoc on humanity.  He accomplished this by teaching mankind how to make weapons and the art of warfare, among other things.  This displeased God greatly, and Enoch shows that He decreed a stiff punishment for Azazel’s sins:

ENOCH 10:1 Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, 2 and said to him:  ‘Go to Noah and tell him in my name “Hide thyself!” and reveal to him the end that is approaching:  that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come 3 upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it.  And now instruct him that he may escape 4 and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.’  And again the Lord said to Raphael:  ‘Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness:  and make an opening 5 in the desert, which is in Dudael, and cast him therein.  And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may 6,7 not see light.  And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. . . . 8 . . . the whole earth has been corrupted 9 through the works that were taught by Azazel: to him ascribe all sin. (The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, R.H. Charles)

We see from the excerpt we just read that Azazel’s punishment was to be bound and cast into an opening made in the desert and sealed up there, covered by rough and jagged stones in darkness.  He was to remain in this place until the time of his judgment, when he would then be cast into the fire.  When we examine the punishment later decreed for the remainder of the angels who sinned before the Flood, we get a little more information about this place where Azazel and the other demons were imprisoned:

ENOCH 54:3 And there mine eyes saw how they made these their instruments, iron chains of immeasurable weight.  4 And I asked the angel of peace who went with me, saying:  “For whom are these chains being prepared?  And he said unto me:  “These are being prepared for the hosts of Azazel, so that they may take them and cast them into the Abyss of complete condemnation, and they shall cover their jaws with rough stones as the Lord of Spirits commanded.  6 And Michael, and Gabriel, and Raphael, and Phanuel shall take hold of them on that great day, and cast them on that day into the burning furnace, that the Lord of Spirits may take vengeance on them for their unrighteousness in becoming subject to Satan and leading astray those who dwell on the earth.” (The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, R.H. Charles)

As the Book of Enoch shows, the hosts of Azazel were bound in chains and cast into the Abyss, to be covered with rough rocks just as Azazel had been.  It’s logical to conclude that this Abyss is the same place into which Azazel was earlier cast.

The Bible gives us some information about this place of restraint for the demons.  First, let’s look at an incident during the ministry of the Messiah that Luke records:

LUKE 8:26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 And when he stepped out on the land, there met him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me!” 29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. 30 Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged him that he would not command them to go out into the Abyss. 32 Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged him that he would permit them to enter them. And he permitted them. 33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned. (NKJV)

As the passage of Scripture above shows, the demons who inhabited this man were terrified of being banished by Yeshua into the Abyss.  Evidently this is the same place of restraint where Azazel and his host of evil spirits were being kept, and the demons who had possessed this man definitely did not wish to join them there in their prison.

Clearly some demons and fallen angels are free to spawn evil in the physical world.  However, there are Scriptures which confirm that a portion of these evil spirits are currently restrained in darkness and chains, as the Book of Enoch details:

JUDE 6 And the angels who did not keep their own position, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains in deepest darkness for the judgment of the great Day.  7 Likewise, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which, in the same manner as they [the angels], indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. (NRSV)

II PETER 2:4 . . . God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; (NKJV)

I PETER 3:19 . . . He [Messiah] went and preached to the spirits in prison, 20 who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. (NKJV)

The Scriptures above show what we have already seen in the Book of Enoch.  Jude specifically states that it was those angels who committed sexual sins with human women that were being kept in age-lasting chains in darkness.  These same angels are referenced by Peter in his second epistle.  We are even told that the preincarnate Messiah went and preached to these imprisoned angels in the days while Noah was preparing the ark.

Azazel in the Bible

By combining what we have seen from the Book of Enoch with the Bible, we can understand who Azazel is and why he is currently imprisoned.  Now let’s see what the Bible tells us about Azazel and his host of evil spirits at the end of the age.

In the book of Revelation, John gives us a prophecy regarding the unsealing of the Abyss and the release of the evil spirit beings imprisoned there.  This event, symbolized by the sounding of the fifth trumpet, is part of God’s wrath on an unrepentant mankind:

REVELATION 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven fallen unto the earth:  and there was given to him the key of the pit of the Abyss.  2 And he opened the pit of the Abyss; and there went up a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.  3 And out of the smoke came forth locusts upon the earth; and power was given them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.  4 And it was said unto them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only such men as have not the seal of God on their foreheads.  5 And it was given them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months:  and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when it striketh a man.  6 And in those days men shall seek death, and shall in no wise find it; and they shall desire to die, and death fleeth from them.  7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as it were crowns like unto gold, and their faces were as men’s faces.  8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as teeth of lions.  9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to war.  10 And they have tails like unto scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men five months.(ASV)

The “star” which falls from heaven to earth is an angel who has the key to the pit of the Abyss.  This angel opens the Abyss and releases the demons and evil angels imprisoned there to torment humanity.  God uses them for five months as an instrument of His wrath; they are allowed to inflict pain on those on the earth who don’t have God’s seal on their foreheads (Rev. 7:2-8).

REVELATION 9:11 They had for their king the angel of the Abyss, whose name, in Hebrew, is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon, or the Destroyer. (NEB)

In Revelation 9:11, the mysterious angelic “king” of the Abyss is called by the names Abaddon and Apollyon.  Both these names mean “destroyer.”  If you will recall, the primary sin for which Azazel was imprisoned was for teaching men how to create weapons and destroy one another through warfare.  It seems likely that Azazel and Abaddon/Apollyon are the same being.  Although not specifically mentioned by these names elsewhere in the Bible, Azazel plays a major role in the events at the end of this current age.  For additional information on this powerful fallen angel and his activities in the end-time, see my article “Who Is The ‘Destroyer’?

In Revelation 9:11, Azazel is identified as the king of the evil spirits who is released from the Abyss.  This point identifies him throughout the rest of the book of Revelation.  Twice Azazel is specifically referred to as the “beast” who will come up out of the Abyss:

REVELATION 11:7 When they [the two witnesses] have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the Abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. (NASU)

REVELATION 17:8 “The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the Abyss and go to destruction. . . .” (NASU)

Going back to the ceremony performed on the Day of Atonement, we saw that the sins of the people were placed on the head of the goat for Azazel.  Then this goat was led into the wilderness and was eventually pushed over a cliff backward to its death, carrying with it the sins of the people.  The Bible records a very similar fate for Azazel:

REVELATION 19:19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who sits upon the horse and against his army.  20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image.  These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur. (RSV)

This precise destiny for Azazel is confirmed in the Book of Enoch:

ENOCH 10:7 . . . On the day of the great judgement he [Azazel] shall be cast into the fire. . . . (The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament, R.H. Charles)

As both the Bible and the Book of Enoch record, Azazel/Abaddon will be cast into the lake of fire at the end of this age of mankind.  His defeat will inaugurate the reign of the Messiah on the earth for a thousand years.

CONCLUSION

The religious ceremony performed by the high priest on the Day of Atonement had great figurative significance.  The reality of Azazel’s initial banishment and his eventual future vanquishment was portrayed symbolically for centuries through this ritual.  Just as the goat “for YHVH” in this ceremony pictured the sacrifice of Yeshua the Messiah for the cleansing of our sins, the fate of the goat chosen by lot “for Azazel” on the Day of Atonement depicted Yeshua’s soon-coming triumph over Azazel and the forces of evil at the end of this age.

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PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE IS FOR END TIMES

This parable gives good understanding to these signs of the times, and when our Messiah Yeshua will return. Just read Matthew 24:4-14 and Revelation 6:1-8 while viewing this world of unstable kingdoms-nations on the rise against each other; and then world hunger, earthquakes, diseases, and many more world disasters bringing 31/2 years affliction with wrath followed by 31/2 years great tribulation; therefore the studies in this writing revealing the approximate time of Yeshua coming in the clouds are fully in line with what I have learned from Yehovah being my main teacher. Once world wars begin, figure 7 years from that point onward – thus watching the signs reveals the coming end of failed world kingdoms making 2024, 2025 very possible; however, this world of Christianity is in no way spiritually prepared to handle their own coming destiny being the worst times of trouble ever before on this planet earth – because shepherds worldwide have misled them all. Want untaught truth? My links at end reveal much.

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Yeshua spoke the parable of the fig tree just before his crucifixion.  It is found in all of the Synoptic Gospels:

MATTHEW 24:32 “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.  33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near — at the doors!  34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.  35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.” (NKJV)

MARK 13:28 “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.  29 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near — at the doors!  30 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.  31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.” (NKJV)

LUKE 21:29 Then he spoke to them a parable:  “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees.  30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near.  31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.  32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.  33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.”(NKJV)

The modern state of Israel was founded by those from the ancient House of Judah in 1948 CE.  After this momentous event, some Christian teachers began theorizing that this parable was actually a prophecy which revealed that Jesus would return within 40 years of the founding of Israel.  This was based on the assumption that the Bible teaches a generation is 40 years in length:

NUMBERS 32:13 “So the LORD’s anger was aroused against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD was gone.” (NKJV)

PSALM 95:8 Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the desert, 9 where your fathers tested and tried Me, though they had seen what I did.  10 For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known My ways.”  11 So I declared on oath in My anger, “They shall never enter My rest.” (NIV)

Also cited in favor of this view was the 40-year period that elapsed between the crucifixion of the Messiah in 30 CE and the destruction of the Second Temple and Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE.

However, the return of the Messiah obviously did not occur by 1988 CE as had been speculated.  Therefore, some proponents of the theory revised their view.  Instead of the foundation of the state of Israel, they shifted the beginning point of their 40-year count to Israel’s recapture of east Jerusalem and the holy Temple Mount in the Six-Day War during 1967 CE.

But once again 40 years passed and Jesus did not return by 2007 CE.  After another target date had come and gone, some Christian teachers took the position that the parable was not a prophecy detailing the timing of the Messiah’s coming after all (II Pet. 3:4).  They began promoting the idea that the focus of the parable was NOT the fig tree, but rather the sign of the budding leaves, which is an indication of the change of seasons.

Therefore, in this revised view, the parable was not giving believers a time marker for the return of the Messiah.  Instead, it was simply an admonition to WATCH for the signs of the Messiah’s coming.  These teachers supported the revised position by citing the very next statement made by Yeshua after the fig tree parable was spoken:

MATTHEW 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” (NKJV)

MARK 13:32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.” (NKJV)

Has the parable of the fig tree been proven NOT to be a prophecy because of the failed interpretations assigned to it in the past?  How do we understand what this parable is telling us?

There is a related story in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark that also incorporates a fig tree as the central focus:

MARK 11:12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry.  13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, he went to see if perhaps he would find something on it.  When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.  14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.”  And his disciples heard it. (NKJV)

This event took place just before the Passover festival in 30 CE, around the beginning of April.  To understand the true meaning of this event, it is necessary to be familiar with the annual fruit cycle of the Holy Land fig tree:

Two crops are gathered; the first is ripe about June and grows from the midsummer shoots of the previous year, while the second, ripe about August, is produced from the new spring shoots.  By December all figs in the mountainous areas have shed their leaves, and new leaf buds appear only in March (cf. Mt. 24:32 par.), when the tiny figs appear simultaneously in the leaf axils.  The figs grow to about the size of a small cherry, and then the majority fall off . . . In April and May the fig leaves develop and the fruit reaches maturity about June . . . Frequently, ripe winter figs can be found, hidden by leaves, when the summer figs are growing in August and September. (p. 302, vol. 2, “Fig; Fig Tree,” The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

Fig trees in the Holy Land put on figs twice during the year, in early June and at the end of August.  Yeshua, having been raised in this area, would surely have known this.  Why then would he curse a fig tree in late March or early April for not having figs when Mark clearly states that it was NOT the time for edible figs to be found?  Is there more to this story than first meets the eye?

As with many things that Yeshua did during his ministry, this incident was intended to fulfill and explain prophecy.  Most Christian commentators rightly understand that this parable was a symbolic condemnation of the spiritually barren Jewish nation of Yeshua’s day (which was a reflection of the spiritually dead Jewish leadership).  But what remains generally unrecognized is that this event helps explain the meaning of the fig tree parable given shortly thereafter by Yeshua and explains why the Jews as a whole have not accepted him even to this day.

As can be seen in the book of Joel, the fig tree is symbolic of the INHABITED LAND of Israel:

JOEL 1:6 For a nation has come up against My land, strong, and without number; his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a fierce lion.  7 He has laid waste My vine, and ruined My fig tree; he has stripped it bare and thrown it away; its branches are made white.(NKJV)

The Jews in the Holy Land at the time of Yeshua’s ministry were desperate to once again be in control of their own destiny instead of being a vassal state of a pagan empire.  Because of the time period spelled out in Daniel’s prophecy of the “70 weeks” (Dan. 9:24-27), they were expecting their prophesied Messiah to arise at that time and throw off the chains of Roman rule.

When Yeshua arrived on the scene in the fall of 26 CE performing great miracles and preaching about the coming kingdom of God, many Jews began to believe that he might be the messianic King that they were awaiting.  By the time he arrived in Jerusalem in 30 CE just before the spring Feast of Passover, the messianic expectations of the Jews had reached a fever pitch.  He was welcomed into the city by the multitudes and effectively acknowledged as the long-awaited Messiah:

MATTHEW 21:7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set him on them [cf. Zec. 9:9].  8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:  “Hosanna to the Son of David!  ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!‘  Hosanna in the highest!”  10 And when he had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”  11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.” (NKJV)

The word “hosanna” in the above passage is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew hoshi’ah, which literally means “deliver us” or “save us.”  This cry of the Jews upon Yeshua’s entry into Jerusalem is a paraphrase of Psalm 118:

PSALM 118:25 Save [hoshi’ah] now, I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.  26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!  We have blessed you from the house of the LORD. (NKJV)

By their use of the title “Son of David,” the multitude of Jews who welcomed Yeshua into Jerusalem on the back of the donkey colt showed their acceptance of him as the prophesied Messiah.  This was the primary reason why the duplicitous Jewish religious leaders felt it necessary to take him at night before the Feast began, out of sight of the majority of the Jews gathered in Jerusalem for Passover (Matt. 26:5; Mark 14:2).

The morning after his triumphal entry was when Yeshua sought fruit from the out-of-season fig tree and cursed it for having none (Matt. 21:17-19; Mark 11:12-14).  He did not curse the fig tree because he truly expected to find fruit on it.  Rather, he used the barren fig tree to prophesy about the spiritual fate of the Jews and the physical fate of the Holy Land.

There is a common misconception among many that the Jews chose of their own free will to reject Yeshua as the Messiah.  Yet the New Testament clearly states that God blinded the majority of Jews and hardened their hearts against Yeshua:

JOHN 12:37 But although he had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in him, 38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:  “Lord, who has believed our report?  And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?”  39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:  40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, lest they should see with their eyes, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.” (NKJV)

ROMANS 11:7 What then?  Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded.  8 Just as it is written:  “God has given them a spirit of stupor, eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, to this very day.” (NKJV)

It was not the appointed time for the fig tree Yeshua encountered to yield its fruit.  In like manner, it was also not the time for the Jews to recognize their Messiah.  Yeshua symbolized this prophesied blinding by God with his curse of the fig tree.

In our English translations, it appears that the fig tree was cursed to NEVER again bring forth fruit:

MATTHEW 21:19 Spotting a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves.  So he said to it, “May you never again [eis ton aiona] bear fruit!” and immediately the fig tree dried up. (CJB)

MARK 11:14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again [eis ton aiona].”  And his disciples heard it. (NKJV)

Yet a closer examination of the Greek phrase eis ton aiona shows that the English translations obscure what Yeshua really said.  The preposition eis is often used regarding time to mean “to” or “until.”  The article ton simply means “the.”  The noun aiona is a form ofaion (transliterated into English as “eon”); this word means “a segment of time,” or an “age.”  Therefore, the phrase eis ton aiona literally means “until the age”:

MARK 11:14 In response Yeshua said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you until the age [eis ton aiona].”  And his disciples heard it. (literal)

Until what “age” was Yeshua symbolically cursing the Jews to unfruitfulness?  Undoubtedly he was speaking of the age which most Jews at that time were imminently expecting:  the age of the Jewish Messiah’s rule over the entire world from Jerusalem.  The fig tree incident was designed to show that the Jews would not produce spiritual fruit until the Messiah comes to usher in the kingdom of God upon the earth.

This messianic age was prophesied by many of the Old Testament prophets.  The writings of Zechariah include numerous revelations about the Messiah during both his first and second comings.  The following prophecy shows that the divine blindness will be lifted and the Jews will recognize their Messiah AFTER he saves them and Jerusalem from an attack by the nations:

ZECHARIAH 12:8 “In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the LORD before them.  9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.  10 And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on me whom they pierced.  Yes, they will mourn for him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for him as one grieves for a firstborn.  11 In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem . . . ” (NKJV)

The Messiah’s revelation to the Jews will come AFTER he has saved Jerusalem from the attack of Gog (i.e., the Antichrist) and his allies (Eze. 38-39).  When they fully realize that the one they have rejected for 2,000 years is in fact the Messiah, there will be a great mourning among the Jews in Jerusalem and Judah over Yeshua.

The parable of the fig tree was designed to show us WHEN these prophesied events will take place.  Since the fig tree cursed by Yeshua represented the Jews in the Holy Land, it stands to reason that the parable of the fig tree given the very next day would also have something to do with the Jews and the Holy Land.  And indeed it does!

The Jewish people were permanently dispersed from Judea by the Romans after their second revolt (132-135 CE), and a distinct Jewish nation ceased to exist.  The Holy Land became as a denuded fig tree during winter, devoid of leaves and fruit (i.e., its people).  Yet this symbolic fig tree began to bud out once again when the modern nation of Israel was revived in 1948 CE.

As we saw earlier with the description of the annual fruit cycle of the fig tree, when the tree begins to put forth leaves, tiny figs appear at the same time in the leaf axils.  This occurs at the beginning of spring, in late March.  The figs are not ready to harvest until early June, about 70 to 80 days later.  This fact is not devoid of meaning, for it confirms the time span of the generation mentioned by Yeshua.

The Scriptures show conclusively that God often employs the “day for a year” principle:

NUMBERS 14:34 “According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My rejection.” (NKJV)

EZEKIEL 4:4 “Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the house of Israel upon yourself.  You are to bear their sin for the number of days you lie on your side.  5 I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin.  So for 390 days you will bear the sin of the house of Israel.  6 After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin of the house of Judah.  I have assigned you 40 days, a day for each year.”(NIV)

If we apply this principle to the fruit cycle of the Holy Land fig tree, we get a corresponding time period of 70 to 80 years.  If the parable of the fig tree budding out represents the land of Israel once again becoming home to a Jewish state, then we have 70 to 80 years before the fruit of this entity will be ripe.  Is it possible that the Messiah intended for us to understand that the culmination of God’s plan would take 70 to 80 years from the reestablishment of modern Israel until the return of the Messiah and his acceptance by the Jews in the Holy Land?

Not only is it possible, but Scripture shows it is very likely that this meaning is the intended one.  As we discussed earlier, initial efforts to discern a time frame from the fig tree parable failed due to the use of a 40-year generation.  But what if that span of time wasn’t the one intended by Yeshua?  Is there another time frame given in the Bible for the length of a generation?  There most certainly is!

PSALM 90:10 The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. (NRSV)

Using a 70-80 year generation, we can see that the specified time frame for the fig tree to produce fruit is in the range of 2016/2017 CE to 2026/2027 CE.  Interestingly, the latter date is exactly 2,000 years from the time that Yeshua the Messiah first began his earthly ministry.

After speaking the parable of the fig tree, Yeshua stated:  “Truly I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.”  Based on the Psalm 90:10 definition of a generation, we should be looking for the return of Messiah Yeshua to defeat the Antichrist by 2027 CE, at the latest.  Accompanying this event, Israel, the symbolic fig tree, will begin to bear spiritual fruit after their acceptance of King Yeshua the Messiah.

However, this event could come even sooner, because we are told that Yeshua must cut the time short at the end of this age in order to save some flesh alive (Matt. 24:22; Mark 13:20).  There is an element of uncertainty in the dating the Yeshua provided (Matt. 24:36; Mark 13:32-33), but we are given a vital clue to the timing, if we understand and accept it.  Come soon, Lord Yeshua!

Bryan T. Huie
September 7, 2010

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Love YAHovah Elohim [Most High GOD] Seeks in Believers: But Cannot Find as Commanded

“If Christianity is a group that doesn’t help each other or the poor, either we have to pretend that Yeshua [Jesus] was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love each other, the poor, and serve the needy without condition –and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”

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What does Yehovah speak regarding love? What does He expect from this world of Christianity? We all need to examine ourselves, and not according to what is preached, but what has been written for our instruction required to make our salvation eternal, and to gain our Fathers love. Hebrews 5:9, John 14:21

Even with 16 free websites, 1000 lengthy blogs, published book, a decade of self sacrifice with no income and one hard road of life for my wife and I — we always pray, keep our faith, and just wait for YHVH to find any genuine brother or sister with love for others as commanded.

Matthew 22:36-40

Teacher, which [is] the great command in the Law?’

And Yeshua said to him, `Thou shalt love the Lord thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding —

this is a first and great command;

and the second [is] like to it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself;

on these — the two commands — all the law and the prophets do hang.’

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to YHVH Elohim [God].

Philippians 2:4

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

1 John 3:17

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does YHVH’s love abide in him?

James 2:14-17

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Galatians 6:2

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Yeshua [Christ].

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Matthew 5:16

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 22:9

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Matthew 5:42

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Romans 15:1

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

Matthew 5:13-16

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Hebrews 6:10

For YHVH is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.

Romans 12:13

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Luke 10:27

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your Elohim [God] with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Mark 10:21

And Yeshua, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Ephesians 4:28

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Luke 3:10-11

And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

James 1:27

Religion that is pure and undefiled before Elohim, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

Acts 20:35

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Yeshua, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

Psalm 41:1-3

Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Matthew 25:31-46

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

James 2:13

For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Matthew 6:24

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve YHVH and money.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

But what have the majority of the rich done for others in need and humanity? Absolutely Nothing!

“The Lord says, “I will bring such disasters on the human race that everyone will grope about like someone blind. They have sinned against me, and now their blood will be poured out like water, and their dead bodies will lie rotting on the ground.” On the day when the Lord YHVH shows his fury, not even all their silver and gold will save them. The whole earth will be destroyed by the fire of his anger. He will put an end—a sudden end—to everyone who lives on earth. (Zephaniah 1:17-18)

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Yeshua HaMashiach for good works, which YHVH prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Luke 10:25-37

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Yeshua, “And who is my neighbor?”

James 2:1-26

The Sin of Partiality

My brothers,[a] show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom,which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court? Are they not the ones who blaspheme the honorable name by which you were called?

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one pointhas become guilty of all of it. For he who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Faith Without Works Is Dead

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good[b] is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not also Rahab the prostitute justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

‘Who am I exactly according to the words of our Lord all believers are to trust, believe and follow? Just a man living as many others on some of life’s difficult roads; yet live on faith with obedience having not worldly possessions just as all true believers are supposed to via having their minds set on things above. Colossians 3.

“He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them. (1 Samuel 2:8)

Matthew 7:21

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

How many believers do the will of our Father? Are pagan holidays worldwide directed through the words of our Lord Yeshua we are to live by? Is putting confidence in this world of habitual-liars claiming truth without the works and actions instructed in the Bible? Is persecution with selfishness and scorn against brethren in Yeshua the will of our Father? Are not we to even feed our enemies? (Romans 12:17-21)

1 John 4:19-21

“We love because YHVH first loved us. If we say we love YHVH, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love YHVH, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen. The command that Yeshua has given us is this: whoever loves YHVH must love others also.

Acts 20:35-38

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Yeshua, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.

Psalm 1:1-6

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Romans 12:10

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:1

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of Elohim, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to Elohim, which is your spiritual worship.

Revelation 3:20-22

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. The one who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Any in this entire world lacking love with a genuine care for others beyond words with no more have been overcome by the god of this world because Satan; and that is because psychological hate, pride, ego, selfishness and anything but love is what keeps a world of believers from knowing YHVH in spirit and truth according to His own words a world of Christian believers refuse to believe, or will say that they do believe in loving others, but in words alone being not doers, but hearers only deceiving their own selves. James 1:22-25 – 2:14-17

Ezekiel 2:1-10

And he said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak with you.” And as he spoke to me, the Spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. And he said to me, “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against me. They and their fathers have transgressed against me to this very day. The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Elohim’. And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them.

‘In this entire world of unshepherded sheep being untaught  believers, there is no true knowledge of who they are, where they are, why they exist or the words of their creator telling all where they have come from. . .

“We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God. (Jeremiah 3:25)

Romans 12:3-5

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that YHVH has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

You must now understand this;

Today the word church has a wide variety of meanings from referring to a building to performing a religion service; therefore it is essential that we understand its original meaning as it was used in New Testament times — thus in order to establish a New Testament church we must first know what the word “church” means in Scripture.

In our English Bible the Greek word, “ekklesia” is translated in most places “church.” The word “ekklesia” is found in one hundred and fifteen places in the New Testament. It is translated in English one hundred and thirteen times “church” and the remaining times it is translated “assembly.” In classical Greek the word “ekklesia” meant “an assembly of citizens summoned by the crier, the legislative assembly.”(2) The word as used in the New Testament is taken from the root of this word, which simply means to “call out.” In New Testament times the word was exclusively used to represent a group of people assembled together for a particular cause or purpose. It was never used exclusively to refer to a religious meeting or group.

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; (1 Peter 2:9)

It’s only those in this world who have been called out of this world (John 15:18-21) that have gained the spiritual knowledge which is understanding of YHVH, and who will reign with Yeshua as part of YHVH’s government for leading all in righteousness according to the laws of God based on love. (Isaiah 9:6-7, Revelation 5:10)

Romans 8:5-10

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to Elohim, for it does not submit to His’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please YHVH Elohim. You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of YHVH dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Yeshua does not belong to him.

Within this entire world of man-made religions with all different doctrines and traditions, there is no truth because there is only one YHVH, His Spirit, and one truth with no division; so how can a world of division have the only true Spirit of Elohim?

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Only Yehovah can choose whom to have mercy upon. Romans 9:15-18

Have you been dying to self? Have you helped your neighbor or any poor homeless on the street? Do you have a genuine concern for people worldwide suffering and dying in situations you have no control over? Does the thought of a woman somewhere being beaten, raped, or tortured bother you? How much? How about a small child being sexually molested this moment, does it hurt your heart and mind? How badly? Enough to begin doing more than just listening to or reading scripture? Enough to stop paying tithes for lies by helping people in need which pleases YHVH? Enough to start actually following YHVH’s book of instruction? Enough to no longer place trust in man, but rather making Proverbs 2:1-6 with 3:5-6 your way of life? Or remain under man’s bull spit through arrogant pride with greed knowing more than their creator while being full of praise and lip love leading billions into their own bloodshed as written in Lamentations 4:13?

Satan dwells in all the buildings of man called churches, (Revelation 2:13-17) so when you give YHVH’s money all you are doing is supporting the devil because YHVH needs not your funds – but the homeless, sick, hungry, abused and poverty stricken do – yet all pay YHVH money never asked for in the New Testament—Why? – To feed preachers bellies is why; and that is because YHVH Elohim Almighty who has always been and can do all things needs not your money – only the greedy liars do while not even telling their believers YHVH is love who can do all things with the only true church being the small group or assembly being the body of Yeshua who follows only their Head Yeshua through faith, obedience and the written words in the Bible which contain no instruction for becoming a part of pagan ways, customs or doctrines.

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Can you just ask yourself one question?

Are you pleasing Elohim according to His written words of instruction for life in the flesh while being spiritually minded to the point of being no longer of this world?

Most all will just say they have been saved and forgiven with no more needed, therefore everything regarding what has been written is up to you; and YHVH is watching to see what you do with truth never before taught, and the time will come when there shall be no more. (Amos 8:11)

Will just one true believer ever be found who will help the life my wife and I that have struggled for over 10 years? Only YHVH knows; therefore has made us strong through weakness just as Paul in 2 Corinthians 11 and 12.

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