THE SEVENTH TRUMPET
Jeffrey Brackeen's E-Mail Newsletter

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The Seventh Trumpet is at once an Intelligence Report and a Spiritual
Commentary upon the Events and Affairs of our Times.It is intended
to be an ongoing Educational Curriculum based on the subterranean
streams of economic, social, political, spiritual and historical facts,
little known to the general population.

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"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM, SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME, without sin unto salvation."
- Heb. 9:28

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THE WORDS OF A PROPHET ARE WRITTEN ON A SUBWAY WALL
Part 9 ©

EVANGELICALS PROMOTE ETHNIC CLEANSING & GENOCIDE

Who would ever believe that we would come to a place and time, where we have prominent Evangelical groups springing up, with the stated, sole objective of having the Israelis seize and occupy land, homes, water wells and farms that have been in the possession of Palestinian Christians and Muslims for hundreds of years.

These are supposedly followers (???) of the Master, who taught his disciples to "turn the other cheek", when smitten, because it is the "meek, who shall inherit the earth", whereas "those who take the sword, shall perish with the sword".

Yet, we have groups springing up, who are not only pro-Israel, they are in fact militantly anti-Palestinian.

Not only are they opposed to Israel giving back one square inch of land, they want to put words in the mouth and a sword in the hand of the Master, who had no place to lay his head. In this manner, they make him a a land divider and estate settler.

One such group is Unity Coalition for Israel (about 85% American Jews and Israeli militarists, including several Rabbis.

but whose members are prominent Christians - like Gary Bauer). This Congressional lobby organization calls for a militant, no compromise solution to its Arab problem.

They are quite forward in stating their goals. They want to see all the Palestinian people loaded up and sent to camps in other Arab countries.

They want to replace all the Middle East Arab governments and bring those lands under the control of ‘Greater Israel’.

The Jerusalem Post on April 8, 2004, referring to the Unity Coalition for Israel, the Post states with some surprise: A Jerusalem Post article on April 8th:

"One of the largest grassroots pro-Israel groups in the United States has launched a nationwide effort to lobby the Bush Administration against offering support for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to evacuate Gaza."

Even Reform Judaism Magazine senses the unbelievableness of this trend.

"More than a century after William Hechler paid his first visit to Theodore Herzl in Vienna, Christian Zionists are still zealous supporters of Israel.

The stakes of this evangelical-Jewish alliance are high, as Christians who want to hasten the Apocalypse have mobilized to support policies that are likely to exacerbate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the point of possibly bringing Jews and Arabs closer to a smaller-scale version of Armageddon."
- Reform Judaism Magazine

It is said by those who work the halls of Congress, that Unity Coalition for Israel is a very powerful Jewish lobby, but certainly not as powerful as American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Congressmen whisper under their breath, that out of about one-hundred Israeli PACs, American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the most powerful lobby in Washington.

As I was gathering my thoughts for this part of our series, the largest Presbyterian denomination has just withdrawn its financial support from those organizations and financial institutions that have become notorious for their one-sided support for Israel.

Leaders of Christian Presbyterian USA have officially equated Israel with apartheid-era South Africa and voted to divest from Israel, according to a report in the New York Forward.

The decision by the Presbyterian Church was approved 431 to 62 in a vote at the 216th annual General Assembly of the church, which has a membership of 3 million and a foundation and pension fund of $7 billion.!!!

According to the Forward, this Protestant group is the largest organization or institution to join the divestment campaign against Israel.

We have to congratulate the truly Christian stance taken by these Presbyterians.

There was a time, when all we had to put up with, were cults, like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who were willing to sell their own homes and businesses, put on their ascension robes and wait or the Battle of Armageddon to begin, depending upon the date set by their Watchtower Society.

Over the years, they have been quite vociferous in their predictions for Armageddon: 1914, 1915, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975, and 1994. So, they fooled a few people, so what? At least they didn’t harm their fellow citizens.

Now, sad to say, we have Pentecostal PACs like Apostolic Congress, who are passing themselves off as the ‘Christian Voice’ operating in the nations capitol, twisting the arms of everyone from the President on down.

The members of this outfit, vigioursly oppose the idea of a Palestinian state. They fear an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza might enable just that, and they object on the grounds that all of Old Testament Israel belongs to the Jews.

Until Israel is intact and Solomon's temple rebuilt, they believe, Christ won't come back to earth.

They want the beautiful mosque on the Temple Mount destroyed, as quickly as possible and replaced with a Jewish Temple.

Does not the Bible teach? "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
-Isaiah.5:20

Those who control most of our News Media have greatly clouded the issues. They laud the genocidal deeds done in the Gaza strip, exchanging the bitter for the sweet.

SO ? YOU THINK YOU ARE WAITING FOR THE SECOND COMING??

"WOE TO YOU WHO DESIRE THE DAY OF THE LORD!

For what good is the Day of the LORD to you?

It will be darkness, and not light. It will be as though a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or as though he went into the house, leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Is not the day of the LORD darkness, and not light?

Is it not very dark, with no brightness in it?
- Amos 5:18-20

This condition is coming about because of the lies and deception that God is permitting to be be purveyed - confusing even those who are called to be part of His Elect. The Truth is mixed with lies.

We are seeing a repeat of what happened 2,000 years ago, with this exception: It was Jerusalem which experienced the wrath of God, in what can rightly be called ‘the Day of the Lord’, because it ended the Mosaic Age.

Today, however, it will be the Gentiles (many of whom profess to be Christians), who will experience the anger of the Lord.

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF WITH A CHANGE IN CAST OF CHARACTERS

"Behold, THE DAY OF THE LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. . . ."

[Under the Assyrian and Babylonian invasions,‘All the Nations’ certainly did not gather against Israel.

The closest fulfillment to this, was when Rome brought up it’s legions, which were drawn from several countries.]

See, the Lord is COMING WITH FIRE, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with FLAMES OF FIRE. . . .

. . . For with FIRE and with his sword the Lord will execute judgment upon all men, and many will be those slain by the Lord.
- Joel 2:1, 3, & 11

Thus, fire was to be part of the Jews’ judgement, as Peter described it. It was so preached in his first gospel sermon in Ac. 2.17ff, where Peter quotes from Joel: "blood, fire, and columns of smoke." John the Baptist spoke of it (Mt. 3.10-11).

Jesus himself said, "I came to bring fire on the earth (land)," Lk. 12.49. James 5.3 and I Thess. 2.16 say the same thing. Last, the fiery fate of Sodom was also a type of Jerusalem’s fate, Lk. 17.29f.

History confirms that Jerusalem was burned to the ground. Now we have certain ‘Christian Zionists’ who think they want to see the Day of the Lord. I fear it will be far, far more devastating than anything they have imagined.

"Blow the Trumpet IN ZION, and sound an alarm in my Holy Mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land TREMBLE: for the DAY OF the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand . . .

. . ."And the Lord shall utter His voice before His Army: for his camp is VERY GREAT: for he is strong that EXECUTETH HIS WORD: for the DAY of LORD is GREAT, and very terrible; and who can abide it?"

"Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is REVEALED from heaven with His mighty angels,

in FLAMING FIRE taking vengeance on those who do not know God, [Gentiles] and on those, who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. [Jews]

These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the GLORY OF HIS POWER, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed."
- 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

We’ll return to some very overlooked aspects of this coming in just a moment, but first there is something of great importance, that we need to acquaint ourselves with.

THE MOUNTAIN & THE VALLEY

"And his feet shall stand IN THAT DAY upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the North, and half of it toward the South.

And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee And it shall come to pass in that day, that THE LIGHT SHALL NOT BE CLEAR, NOR DARK :

As we saw elsewhere, this great ‘division in Israel’ occurred during the ministry of Jesus.

Consequently, within forty years of his crucifixion, two/thirds of the people in Jerusalem perished and half those in the country side died and the survivors were sold into slavery, all over the empire. Again we need to remind ourselves that ‘north’ in the Hebrew canotes ‘darkness’, whereas ‘south’ conveys the meaning of ‘light’.

Therefore, with the splitting of the mountain, to the north and south, what we have now, is ‘physical Israel, made up of students of the Talmud and a ‘spiritual’ Israel, composed of both believing Jews and Gentiles. What a lot of us do not realize is that God has been ‘reasoning’ and ‘pleading’ with the ‘physical or non-believing Jews.

This period of correction is called ‘Jacob’s Troubles’. What we are about to touch on here, is what I like to call the ‘Unknown Covenant’, which God made with the Patriarchs.

It is a most unusual covenant, in that it contains some mind-boggling promises..

It was not made with Israel because they were good and noble. No! On the contrary, it came into existence because God determined to Sanctify his Name among the Gentiles. Listen to this:

THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET WRITTEN ON A SUBWAY WALL ARE THE UNKNOWN COVENANT!

The reason I call this Covenant ‘the words of a Prophet written on a Subway Wall’ is because it is little known and the words were intended to comfort a very discourage and disheartened people, who had been scattered to the winds and still are being shuffled from country to country.

I used to ride the subway in Chicago and pass by posters, coming and going. Eventually, their messages do seep into one’s subconscious.

It is not a ‘two-way covenant’ - strictly one way.

"And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.

And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.

But I had pity for mine HOLY NAME, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel,

"Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for FOR MY HOLY NAME’S SAKE, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.

And I will sanctify my great NAME, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be SANCTIFIED in you before their eyes.

For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

THEN WILL I SPRINKLE CLEAN WATER UPON YOU AND YOU SHALL BE CLEAN; : from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I WILL GIVE YOU AN HEART OF FLESH.

And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

"I WILL SAVE YOU FROM ALL YOUR UNCLEANNESS: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen." - Ezekiel 36:19-30

I am sure that I can identify with this form of hypocrisy, in that while wearing the name of Christ, I have done things that probably caused some eye-brows to raise and someone to ask, ‘Isn’t he a Christian’ and so bringing shame to that worthy name. May God have mercy.

Now before we examine the peculiar distinctives of this Covenant, we need to keep in mind a couple things: First off, ‘physical’ Israel has continued to persecute ‘spiritual’ Israel, but God has leveled the playing field, by taking away their birth-rights.

GOD HAS INCLUDED THEM ALL IN UNBELIEF?

Paul explains that God took away the Jew's privileged status as natural born members of the Family of God, and converted them all back into Gentiles.

"Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

For God hath concluded them ALL in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon ALL. The first "all" were Jews, as the context clearly shows. The second "all" must therefore be made up of both Jews and Gentiles. Rom. 11: 31 32. So.!

-Jews' are now Gentiles, and have been since the end of A.D.70 (when Israel was sold into slavery.) They should be treated by Christians as fellow Gentiles.

Witness to them, pray for them, but otherwise leave them alone.

"For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance"
- Rom. 11:27-29

Paul, writing to some newly converted believers, says "For this cause also, thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:

Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost."
- I Thess. 2:13-16 [Paul wrote this letter just a short while before the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.]

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. {38} Look, your house is left to you desolate. {39}

For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
- Matt. 23:37-39

My prayer for the unbelieving Jews in our midst is that they might be grafted back into the ‘good Olive Tree’.

"For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this Mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the Fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

And so all Israel shall be saved: [or in other words, ‘in like manner’] as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes."
- Rom. 11: 27-29

"Even so then at this present time also there is a REMNANT according to the election of grace..."
- Rom. 11:15

"Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ."
- Galatians 3:16

TIME FOR GOD’S NAVY SEALS

We left off, in Part 8, right in the middle of our discussion of the work and rewards of the 144,000 Priest/Kings, as illustrated in Chapters 7 and 14 of the book of Revelation.

There are certain mysterious, or perhaps I should say, difficult prophecies in the Old Testament, which have been expanded and rolled forward into the book of Revelation.

It has been said that when times get tough and the morals of the human race decline, that God sends forth his elite core of troops and figuratively speaking, that’s what we have with the 144,000.

An example of this, is when Queen Jezebel had killed all the prophets in Israel, Elijah believed that he was the only one left but God informed him that He still had 7,000 who had not bowed their knees to Baal. Here, I need to ask a question of our ‘literalist’ friends.

Were these 7,000 prophets real? How many of them were married? How many of them were living in caves and hide-outs?

If those 7,000 prophets were real, why can’t the 144,000 Virgin Priests be real? I contend that not only are they real but that there are still a few of them running around.

The CATHAR PRIESTHOOD meet all the criteia. Since I have devoted considerable space to the teaching and practices of the Cathars in my book ‘FORBIDDEN TRUTHS REVELED’, I will encourage my reader to obtain a copy and read it.

One of the names given to this elite cadre and their associates is ‘REMNANT’.

It is a most telling comment upon the moral conditions existing within Israel, when Zephaniah is forced to write: "The REMNANT of Israel shall not do iniquity, NOR SPEAK LIES; neither shall a DECEITFUL TONGUE be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid."
- Zeph. 3:15

We are explicitly told that one of the main criteria for the 144,000, was that "in their mouth was found no guile for they are without fault before the Throne of God".
- Rev. 14:4

The "SIXTH ANGEL" was seen by John in vision as pouring out a vial of substance, which we accept as the WRATH of God.

The seven angels John saw represent seven phases of the "seven last plagues" (Rev. 15:6) which make up the "Day of the LORD," or the day of God's WRATH poured out upon the Gentile nations of the earth."

This is where the New Testament picks up the prophecies of the Old Testament and ‘fleshes them out’.

Much of this language is intended to be understood figuratively , for instance ‘trees’ mean ‘spiritual leaders’; ‘stars’ mean ‘angels’, etc. but at the same time, it refers to literal events!!! (God, through Isaiah, tells the Eunuchs, who serve Him, that they are not ‘dry Trees’ but very blessed - Isa. 65:4)

Notice all the 1/3s and 2/3s in these prophecies.

During this lengthy time, known as Jacob’s Troubles, two things are happening: Satan is being allowed to prosecute his war against the Woman in the Wilderness - to "destroy the power of the holy people" and during the same time frame, God is "pleading" with the still, un-believing Jewish captives scattered throughout the world.

The First Trumpet: "The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up."
- Rev 8:7

Needless to say, the ‘historical’ approach to interpreting this prophecy, is but one of seven levels, that I have used in my book FORBIDDEN TRUTHS REVEALED.

This volume is available to purchase, on line or via hard copy. Go to: http://www.theseventhtrumpet.net/ebook/

The Second Trumpet: "And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood."
- Rev. 8:8 [‘mountain’ represents government or empire]

"And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed."
- Rev. 8:9

The Third Trumpet: "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and

upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."
- Rev. 8: 10, 11

This is a minute prophecy of the rise of Islam and its baneful effects on the Christians of the Eastern Empire (Greek Orthodox), who were bowing to images and icons. Again, see my book FORBIDDEN TRUTHS REVELED for a detailed explanation of those events.

"And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the Sun was smitten, and the third part of the Moon, and the third part of the Stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise."
- Rev. 8:12 (The Sun represents the emperor or king; the moon - lesser government dignitaries, etc.)

The light of the Sun was literally darkened by 1/3 for 18 months in the middle of the 6th Century, (535 A.D.) Not only was there a literal, physical darkness but there was a diminishing of the spiritual light.

"And I looked ,when he opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the Sun became black as a sackcloth of hair, and the Moon became as blood, and the stars of heaven fell upon the earth." This earthquake portrays a real revolution.

The Sun then of which we have been speaking became dark at that time, and suffered an eclipse, and obscuration of his baneful majesty, when the Roman emperors, having abjured him by baptism, with all his angels, pomps, and worship, dedicated themselves to Christ, the Sun of Righteousness.

The Sun being thus darkened and deprived of light, how could the moon, which borrows her light from the sun, be secure? And that very thing, or the office of Pontifex Maximus, Constantine, Constantius, Valentinian, Valens, immediately rejected, as it was fit they should, unwilling from thenceforward to work for the devil.

The name, however, at which you may be surprised, they did not on that account despise, but retained for a short time inscribed among their titles.

Gratian first refused the title, as well as the Pontifical garments, when offered to him; according to custom, by the pontiffs, as unworthy a Christian man; (a good act, which deserves to be recorded)

And this indeed was a change of such importance, that the Holy Spirit will thenceforth consider the Roman Caesar, thus divested of the pontificate, as a new head of the Roman beast and king, as we shall hear inChap. 17.

But still this moon shone with some light, though melancholy and weak, till Theodosius the First, that destroyer of heathenism, took away at length the Pontifical College itself, with the whole remaining crowd of priests, all their revenues being confiscated, by one edict, to the treasury.

Now then was the time when Satan must seek another Pontifex Maximus for himself, and has to look elsewhere.

Justinian I (527-565), greatest of all the rulers of the Eastern Roman Empire, regulated all theological matters by seating the Bishop of Rome as the "Head of all the Holy Churches", thus laying the legal foundation for papal supremacy.

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

But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months" - Rev. 11:1, 2

WHY ARE THE "TWELVE TRIBES SCATTERED ABROAD"??

In Zechariah 13:7-9 the atoning death of Christ is foretold in the words, "Awake, O sword, against My SHEPHERD, and against the Man that is My Fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts.

Smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered" (See Matt. 26:31). And what was to follow as regards the Jewish people is foretold in these words: "And it shall come to pass that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts shall be cut off, and die; but the third part shall be left therein."

And as to these, the prophecy goes on to say: "And I will bring the third part through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined" (See 1 Pet. 1:6 and 4:12); "they shall call on MY NAME and I will hear them. I will say, It is My people; and they shall say, The Lord is My God" (See Rom. 11:1,2).

The historian Josephus, tells us that even as the Romans were laying siege to the city of Jerusalem, three factions waged war on each other, within the walls, killing thousands of pilgrims and citizens.

All the Christians had fled Jerusalem and Judaea, when Vespacian had to temporarily lift his siege, to return to Rome and receive the emperor’s crown. This is the reason why Revelation 16:9 tells us that the city was split into three parts.

So, why all the fractions? Throughout the Trumpet judgements, the fraction 1/3 is mentioned, and 1/3 is the numerical value God uses to depict God’s salvation, while the numeral 2/3s recalls the slaying of the apostates and rebels within Israel, in order to bring forth a 1/3 through these punishments as His REMNANT:

"A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. . . . "
- Ezek. 5:12

The details of this passage do not fit the event of the Babylonian captivity. They can only fit the Roman campaigns in the Jewish Wars.

"For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem.

I WILL GATHER ALL NATIONS, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land."
- Joel 3.1,2

"For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in MEASURE, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished"
- Jeremiah 30:7-11

God is not saying that he will annihilate all the national groups that made war with Israel, although I believe that the Day of the Lord will see entire countries killed off.

Friends, we are running out of space to finish this fascinating study of the 144,000 and the Unknown Covenant, but we will return to it, in the next segment.

At the beginning of this article I asked the question who and what are we looking for and I would like to share my answer to that question with my reader.

RAPTURE TO OCCUR IN 1988

In 1987, I was visiting some friends in Arizona. One of them, who has a knack for attracting ‘interesting’; literature, invited me to read a little book that had been given to him.

It was a string of proofs that guaranteed the Return of Jesus and the Rapture of the believers, in the year 1988.

The year 1988 marked the beginning of dispensationalism's "great tribulation": the Rapture did not take place.

It was supposed to (actually, it should have taken place in 1981:
1988 - 7 = 1981).

The nation of Israel was founded in May of 1948. Forty years constitutes one generation in the Bible, and 1988 was supposed to complete "the 1st generation of the fig tree."

Mr. Whisenant's book gave the world 88 reasons why the Rapture would take place in September, 1988, and (he says) over four million copies were printed. Did people believe it?

It would appear that many did.

THE SECRET RAPTURE OF SOME BELIEVERS

The Christian believer today, should be looking and watching for the ‘Secret Rapture’ and if he is ready for it, he will automatically be safe on the Great Day of the Lord, which will be primarily aimed at the wicked. Regardless, we will all have to give an account for the things done in the body, whether good or bad.

Paul warns: "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.

It will be revealed with FIRE, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work.

If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames."
- I Cr. 3:11-15

If one is to believe the popular ‘televangelists', Christ is about to come so quietly and secretly, that none but the believers will see him. Those ‘left behind’ will certainly learn about it though, as trains and planes and cars crash and people disappear. (???)

But the world of the unbeliever will go on! The difference between what we believe, and what the ‘televangelists' teach and believe, is that ALL THE CHRISTIANS WILL BE RUPTURED. - a ‘Corporate Rapture’!!

But then, they have them coming back to Earth after 3 &1/2 years or 7 years, as the case may be, to be joined to their new bodies.

I find myself belonging to that group, who believe, first off, in a PROCESS of Divinization.

Yes, certainly, one day, there will be a Great General Resurrection, in which all that are in the graves will come forth to be judged and receive rewards for the things done in the body.

But, the Scriptures also teach a ‘SECRET RAPTURE’, except it is only for those who are ‘watching for him’.

And we do not necessarily disappear but we are changed because to see Him is a transforming experience.

It is a fact of great significance that in the New Testament, the Second Advent has a far narrower scope assigned to it, than is generally realized.

Not the whole world, but only some believers, and only some unbelievers, are described as destined to be primarily, and, at, once, affected by the event.

Within the Christian church, it was only to those who are looking for Him that He was to appear a second time without, sin unto salvation! "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."
- Heb. 9:28

"If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee"
(Rev. iii. 3)

Instead of some kind of ‘General, Corporate Rapture’ that encompasses all Christian believers, Christ makes it more of a private affair, as in the ‘baptism of the Spirit’ administered by the Cathar Perfect.

Listen to what Jesus tells his disciples:

"If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. . . . Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot), Lord, how is it that thou wilt MANIFEST thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will COME unto him, and make our ABODE with him."
- John 14: 15-18, 22, 23

This passage refers to a personal, private Epiphany. There were two ‘baptisms’ of the Holy Spirit: The ‘Jewish Christians were baptized by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, while the ‘Gentile converts’ to Christianity were baptized by the Holy Spirit, a short while later.
-(See Acts 10:42-47)

And from this point on, the Holy Spirit was transmitted by the ‘laying on of hands’.

Then, there were those individuals, who received the Holy Spirit from Jesus Christ, and that ‘Appearing’ was often unexpected. !! "For yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night" (1 Thess. v. 2).

"If the master of the house had known in what watch the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken through"
(Matt. 24:. 43; Luke 12:. 39).

Until next time, I remain, Jeffrey Brackeen.
May God bless you and yours.
jeffreyolen@hotmail.com

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UNBELIEVABLE ??

Unfortunately, the Truth is stranger than Fiction, and that is especially true of what I call ‘The Words of the Prophet Written on a Subway Wall’. I hope to challenge my readers to be good ‘Bereans’ and search to see if these Prophecies are true.

There was a succession of events that occurred some 2,000 years ago, that were witnessed by thousands of people and recorded by competent reporters, yet, so UNBELIEVABLE, that the religious leaders, then and now are terrified, that should the people find out, it would topple their self created empires..

God willing, I hope to share with you and our other subscribers, certain amazing truths, concerning a REAL RAPTURE, that just may very well revolutionize your Hope.

However, at the same time, there is something that frightens me about the false expectation being purveyed by sensation-mongering, pocket-book prophets, who are after our money.

Those who think that they will not have to go through any ‘tribulation’ are about to get a real surprise, because they are not ready.

They believe they are helping the Jews, never mind the Palestinians and the minority Christians living in Israel.

They think that Armageddon will affect everyone else, so go ahead and bomb them back to the stone age.

But the LORD warns us against such thinking.

We may get more than we bargained for.

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