ONE GOD ONE PEOPLE - AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS
|JEHOVAH-ELOHIM||= The Self-existent Creator (Genesis 1:1)|
|JEHOVAH-JIREH||= The LORD will provide or see (Genesis 22:14)|
|JEHOVAH-ADONAI||= The LORD our Sovereign Master (Exodus 15:17)|
|JEHOVAH-EL SHADDAY||= The LORD Almighty (Genesis 17:1)|
|JEHOVAH-RAPHA||= The LORD is the Healer (Exodus 15:26)|
|JEHOVAH-MEKADDISHKEM||= The LORD our Sanctifier (Exodus 31:13)|
|JEHOVAH-NISSI||= The LORD is my Banner (Exodus 17:15)|
|JEHOVAH-SABAOTH||= The LORD of Hosts (I Samuel 1:3)|
|JEHOVAH-SHALOM||= The LORD is Peace (Judges 6:24)|
|JEHOVAH-ELYOWN||= The LORD Most High (Psalm 83:18)|
|= The LORD our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6)|
|JEHOVAH-HOSEENU||= The LORD our Maker (Psalm 95:6)|
|JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH||= The LORD is There (Ezekiel 48:35)|
|JEHOVAH-RAAH OR ROHI||= The LORD my Shepherd (Psalm 23:1)|
|JEHOVAH-ELOHEENU||= The LORD our GOD (Psalm 99:5, 8, 9)|
|JEHOVAH-ELOHEKA||= The LORD thy GOD (Exodus 20:2)|
|JEHOVAH-ELOHAY||= The LORD my GOD (Zechariah 14:5)|
JEHOVAH or YAHWEH or YHWH, the LORD is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD and HE is the fulfilment of the covenant and redemptive names. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!2.1 WHO IS MESSIAH ?
“He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the MESSIAS (the MESSIAH), which is, being interpreted, the CHRIST.”
St. John 1:41
“The woman saith unto him, I know that MESSIAS (MESSIAH) cometh, which is called CHRIST: when HE is come, HE will tell us all things. JESUS saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am HE. And many more believed because of HIS own word; And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard HIM ourselves, and know that this is indeed the CHRIST, the Saviour of the world.”
St. John 4:25-26, 41-42
'The MESSIAH or MESSIAS' means 'the CHRIST'. 'The MESSIAH' or 'the CHRIST' means 'the Anointed One'. MESSIAH is the Hebrew word. CHRISTOS is the Greek word. CHRIST is derived from the Greek word CHRISTOS. Another name for CHRIST is JESUS. JESUS CHRIST is the title most often used of the Saviour.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST openly said to a Samaritan woman that HE who spoke to her was MESSIAH, the CHRIST. Because of HIS words, many more believed HIM. They believed that HE really is the Saviour of the world.
Daniel explained the crucifixion of MESSIAH, the CHRIST. HE was crucified not for HIMSELF but for others, the sinners of the whole world.
“And after threescore and two weeks shall MESSIAH be cut off, but not for HIMSELF: ...”
‘Be cut off’ means ‘Suffer the death penalty’.
Now, Moses explained MESSIAH as a Prophet. He said to the Israelites,
“The LORD thy GOD will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken.”
Therefore, everyone should heed what our LORD GOD says as a Prophet in the Scriptures. The LORD has said unto Moses,
“I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put MY words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto MY words which he shall speak in MY name, I will require it of him.”
'Like unto thee' means 'like unto Moses'. How was Moses? Moses was faithful in all HIS house (Hebrews 3:2). He was full of compassion and love for his people, the Israelites (Numbers 27:15-17). He was a revealer of GOD's commandments, statutes and ordinances (Leviticus 26:46; II Chronicles 33:8). He was a mediator of the old covenant (Deuteronomy 29:1). He was a leader and commander for the people of Israel (Exodus 14:13-16). He was a powerful intercessor for his people (Deuteronomy 9:18-20). He knew GOD face to face (Deuteronomy 34:10). GOD's divine glory reflected on his face (Exodus 34:29-30). He was a mediator between GOD and men, the Israelites (Deuteronomy 18:16). He was a mighty prophet in word and deed before the Israelites (Deuteronomy 18:15). The Law was given to Israelites through Moses (St. John 1:17).
Now, how was our LORD JESUS CHRIST ? He was also faithful in all HIS house (Hebrews 3:2). HE was full of compassion and love for all people (St. Matthew 9:36). HE was the great revealer of GOD's Will and purpose (St. Matthew 7:21-23). HE was the Mediator of the new covenant (Hebrews 8:6-8). HE was the great leader and commander for the people (Isaiah 55:4). HE was also the King (St. John 18:37). HE was the most powerful intercessor for the people (St. Luke 22:44; 23:34). HE (GOD the SON) spoke with GOD the FATHER face to face (St. Luke 23:34). Now, GOD the FATHER and GOD the SON are the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. GOD's divine glory reflected on HIS divine face (St. Matthew 17:1-8). HE was the divine Mediator between GOD and mankind (I Timothy 2:5). HE was the mighty Prophet in word and deed before all the people (St. Luke 24:19). Grace and truth came to all people by HIM (St. John 1:17).
Hence, all Jews (Israelites) and others (the Gentiles) should believe that the promised Prophet, the MESSIAH is the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
As a Prophet, our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the MESSIAH declared the most complete revelation of GOD, the FATHER.
“No man hath seen GOD at any time; the only begotten SON, which is in the bosom of the FATHER, HE hath declared HIM.”
St. John 1:18
Again, our LORD JESUS, the MESSIAH or the CHRIST is our anointed Prophet, our anointed high priest and our anointed king.
“But CHRIST being come an high priest of good things to come, ...”
“Pilate therefore said unto HIM, Art thou a king then? JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. ...”
St. John 18:37
As an anointed high priest, our LORD JESUS CHRIST offered the ultimate sacrifice, the sacrifice of HIMSELF. See Hebrews 9:14. So everyone should come in prayer to HIM with great humility. As an anointed King, our LORD JESUS CHRIST is not only in ultimate control now, but HE will also reign a thousand years in HIS own Kingdom on earth. See St. Matthew 28:18; Revelation 20:1-6. So everyone should serve HIM with fear and trembling, as HE is the King for ever and ever. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“The LORD is King for ever and ever: ...”
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD is called by three names, viz., GOD the FATHER; GOD the SON; and GOD the Holy Spirit. GOD the FATHER came into this world as Saviour with the name JESUS CHRIST to save sinners of the world.
“...Thou art the CHRIST, the SON of the living GOD.”
St. Matthew 16:16
Thus, GOD the FATHER came into this world as the SON. HE HIMSELF is the GOD the SON. HE suffered terribly for sinners and died on the cross and was buried. JESUS CHRIST resurrected HIMSELF on the third day and appeared alive to many for forty days. On the 40th day after HIS resurrection, JESUS CHRIST went up to heaven before the eyes of HIS disciples.
After our LORD JESUS CHRIST had gone up to heaven, HE sent the Holy Spirit, the holy power or the holy strength to live a holy life, into the world on the day of Pentecost, the 50th day of HIS resurrection, as HE had promised HIS disciples. Thus, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF came into this world as the Holy Spirit. HE HIMSELF is the GOD, the Holy Spirit. Thus the FATHER, the SON, and the Holy Spirit are together and ONE. So the LORD JESUS CHRIST is called the 'GOD of the Holy Trinity'. Therefore, it is a great truth that the GOD who is called by the names the FATHER, the SON and the Holy Spirit is ONE GOD only.
It is said in the Holy Bible,
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon HIS shoulder: and HIS name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty GOD, The everlasting FATHER, The Prince of Peace.”
From the above verse, anyone can understand that the mighty and wonderful GOD, the SON is the everlasting FATHER; and the GOD, the everlasting FATHER is the SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who came into this world as a child to save and redeem sinners from their sins.
When our LORD JESUS CHRIST was in the world, HE said with HIS most holy mouth,
“...He that hath seen ME hath seen the FATHER; ...”
St. John 14:9
“I and MY FATHER are one.”
St. John 10:30
It is also said in the Holy Bible,
“But to us there is but one GOD, the FATHER, of whom are all things, and we in HIM; and one LORD JESUS CHRIST, by whom are all things, and we by HIM.”
I Corinthians 8:6
“Now the LORD is that (the) Spirit: and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty.”
II Corinthians 3:17
Moreover GOD, the FATHER, the ONLY TRUE GOD is the Holy Spirit. HE is without form and is invisible. GOD, the SON or the LORD JESUS CHRIST took the human form; GOD, the SON or the LORD JESUS CHRIST was visible. GOD, the Holy Spirit has no form and is invisible. The ONLY TRUE GOD, the FATHER who is the Holy Spirit HIMSELF is GOD, the SON who is with form; and GOD, the Holy Spirit who is without form. GOD the FATHER, the ONLY TRUE GOD works as Saviour to save sinners from their sins, with the name GOD, the SON and Saviour; and with the name the Holy Spirit, HE works to strengthen people to live a holy life. The two immensely glorious works of GOD, the FATHER are the work of salvation and the work of strengthening to live a holy life. These two functions are performed by the ONLY TRUE GOD, GOD the FATHER HIMSELF. Therefore, there is no reason to have any doubt over the fact that GOD is the ONE and the ONLY ONE who involves HIMSELF in various activities.
We know that the one and only sun gives warmth and light. Like the one and the same sun that gives warmth and light, the ONE AND ONLY GOD, the FATHER performs the work of salvation and the work of strengthening people to live a holy life. The work of salvation is being done in the most holy name of JESUS CHRIST and the work of strengthening is being done in the most holy name of the Holy Spirit. The ONE GOD and the ONLY GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, GOD the FATHER HIMSELF is doing these two activities.
Therefore, there is no reason for anyone to have a doubt over the fact that GOD is ONLY ONE and salvation and strengthening people to live a holy life are HIS two glorious works. Salvation means saving of people's souls from sins and their consequences.
The Christian GOD is the Holy Trinity GOD-the unity of GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON and GOD the Holy Spirit as ONE GOD. The Christian GOD is the Holy Triune GOD-three functional Persons, GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON and GOD the Holy Spirit in one GODHEAD (I John 5:7). Mathematically saying, one into one into one = one (1 x 1 x 1 = 1). There is no change in the ONE GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. In LORD JESUS CHRIST resides GOD the FATHER and GOD the holy Spirit.
The facts given above are divine secrets. None but the true servants of GOD can understand them. Anyone who reads the Holy Bible literally cannot understand the divine secrets. Though the holy scripture of the LORD has been written literally, it contains spiritual meanings and divine meanings. Only the true spiritual men can understand its exact meaning. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
3.1 THE SECRET COMING
“For even CHRIST pleased not HIMSELF; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on ME.”
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of JESUS, By a new and living way, which HE hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, HIS flesh.”
The way of CHRIST is the only way of the ONLY GOD, which shows the way to heaven, the kingdom of GOD. The way of CHRIST is the exceedingly glorious way prepared by JESUS CHRIST, by tearing HIS own exceedingly holy flesh, by shedding HIS exceedingly holy blood and by sacrificing HIS exceedingly glorious life on the cross. 'Way' means 'route'. Only the way of CHRIST is the way of the TRUE GOD. This is the way of truth; this is the way of justice; this is the way of wisdom; this is the way of knowledge; this is the way of holiness; this is the way of righteousness; this is the new way of life; this is the living way; this is the way to heaven; this is the good way or good route. This is the only reliable way. The end of this way is the kingdom of heaven or the heavenly world or the kingdom of GOD.
In the way of CHRIST, there are many tribulations, many sufferings, many hardships, many troubles, etc. To enter into the kingdom of GOD, every Christian should go through such tribulations, sufferings, hardships, troubles, etc.
“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of GOD.”
Only the people who obtain true salvation by GOD, and keep the teachings of JESUS CHRIST and live as HIS disciples and those who obtain the Holy Spirit and who are guided by the Holy Spirit are the people of the way of CHRIST. Those who walk in the way of CHRIST are the true Christians. The disciples of the LORD JESUS CHRIST are the true Christians. They have the Spirit of CHRIST, the Holy Spirit.
These people are the saints. They are the holy and righteous people. They are worthy of inheriting the kingdom of GOD, the kingdom of justice. They are the only people who enter into heaven. They are the only people who enter into the heavenly world.
The holy children of JESUS CHRIST, the saved ones or the saints who are the believers, are waiting for the secret coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. The living saints are gladly waiting in the world for the secret coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“For our conversation (citizenship) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the LORD JESUS CHRIST: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto HIS glorious body, according to the working whereby HE is able even to subdue all things unto HIMSELF.”
The saints who are dead, are waiting in paradise, the third heaven, where their souls rest, for the secret coming of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. The martyred saints are also waiting in paradise for the secret coming of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. But, the martyrs or the martyred saints are crying out for the coming of the LORD with a loud voice (Revelation 6:9-11).
There are two things, which are beyond human thinking and expectation. (i) No man knows when he will meet his death. (ii) No man knows when JESUS CHRIST will come. So, all the people of the world should keep themselves ready for the secret coming of our
LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.
In HIS secret coming, the souls of all saints or the souls of the saved who slept in CHRIST and rest in paradise will be given glorious immortal bodies and they will be caught up by our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST secretly. Immediately after this most glorious event, the living saints or the holy church of saints or the saved will also be given glorious immortal bodies and they will also be caught up to meet our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST secretly. No other people in this world will know or see this most glorious act of GOD. No unsaved or unrighteous or backslider or sinner in this world will know or see this most glorious act of GOD. And this will be a pitiful day for the unsaved and for the unrighteous and for all backsliders.
No one knows when our LORD JESUS CHRIST will come to gather HIS holy church of saints. Our LORD will come secretly and suddenly on an unexpected day and at an unexpected time, and at an unexpected hour, and at an unexpected minute, and at an unexpected second in the mid-sky (St. Matthew 25:13). At that moment, the last trumpet of GOD will be blown (I Corinthians 15:52).
Now, at that moment, the infinite power of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST that enables HIM to subdue all things to HIMSELF (Philippians 3:21), will instantaneously reach the spots on the earth where the bodies of the saints were buried and consumed by earth or cremated and consumed by earth. At once the tombs (graves) of all the saints who slept in CHRIST and rest in Paradise will be opened (Ezekiel 37:13) by HIS infinite power and HIS infinite power will immediately enter into their tombs and their vile and earthly bodies would be redeemed (Romans 8:23) and changed into divine and incorruptible bodies like that of our LORD JESUS CHRIST (I Corinthians 15:51-53). And at that moment, the infinite power of HIS resurrection (Philippians 3:10), the resurrected Life of the LORD or the SPIRIT of the LORD will mightily enter into their divine and incorruptible redeemed bodies (Ezekiel 37:14) and they will be with HIS ever living and eternal life. And at that moment, the souls of all saints who slept in CHRIST and rest in Paradise will enter into their divine and incorruptible bodies and immediately, the LORD will bring them up from their tombs or graves (Ezekiel 37:13). And at that moment, the vile and earthly bodies of all saints in earth would also be changed and transformed and redeemed into divine and incorruptible and immortal bodies by the infinite power of GOD (Philippians 3:21; I Corinthians 15:51-53). This is the first resurrection of saints who are in CHRIST. Those who have part in the first resurrection are the blessed and the holy and the righteous (Revelation 20:6). No sinner will rise at this first resurrection. No unsaved or unrighteous will rise at this first resurrection. No backslider will rise at this first resurrection.
“And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O MY people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put MY SPIRIT in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.”
And at that moment, all the redeemed saints (the resurrected saints and the transformed saints) will be caught up into the clouds to meet the LORD in the air (mid-sky) by the infinite power of GOD (I Thessalonians 4:14-17). This exceedingly glorious thing will happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet of GOD (I Corinthians 15:51-53). This redemption of the bodies of all saints is called the first resurrection (Revelation 20:6). This is one of the greatest mysteries of GOD. The glorious day of the Secret Coming of CHRIST will be the glorious day of redemption of the souls of all saints (Ephesians 4:30).
The second resurrection will be of the unsaved and of the unrighteous and of the backsliders and of the sinners. The righteous or the saved will resurrect to everlasting life and everlasting joy; and the unrighteous or the unsaved or the backsliders or the sinners will resurrect to shame and everlasting contempt. The second resurrection is a resurrection to death, the second death, the fiery lake of burning sulphur. These two resurrections will be separated by the one-thousand-year blessed reign of CHRIST, the Millennium.
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, ...”
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, ...”
Immediately after the resurrection of the bodies of the saints who died in CHRIST, the bodies of the living saints will also be changed into exceedingly glorious bodies like that of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. At once, they will be caught up in the clouds by the power of the LORD together with the saints already resurrected to meet the LORD in the air. And thus they will always be with the LORD. The sinners living in the world at that time will not see or know this glorious act of GOD. They will be left forsaken in the world.
“For if we believe that JESUS died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in JESUS will GOD bring with HIM. For this we say unto you by the word of the LORD, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the LORD shall not
prevent (precede) them which are asleep (dead). For the LORDHIMSELF shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump (trumpet) of GOD: and the dead in CHRIST shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air: and so shall we ever (always) be with the LORD.”
I Thessalonians 4:14-17
“Who (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned (made) like unto HIS glorious body, according to the working whereby HE is able even to subdue all things unto HIMSELF.”
These are the exceedingly glorious, never-changing, and true events going to happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet of GOD. The living sinners or the unsaved or the unrighteous or the backsliders will not see the LORD in the mid-sky; they will not hear the great shout of GOD; they will not hear the voice of HIS archangel; and they will not hear the great sound of GOD's trumpet. Only the saints in Paradise will hear the great shout of GOD, the voice of HIS archangel and the great sound of GOD's trumpet, but the saints in earth will hear only the great sound of GOD's trumpet. This is one of the greatest mysteries of our LORDGOD, JESUS CHRIST .Praise The LORD! Alleluia!
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
I Corinthians 15:51-53
Then the saints, the children of GOD will be with our LORD JESUS CHRIST for seven years in a heavenly place, specially prepared by the LORD for them to rest before the Millennium. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST has already gone to prepare that place. When our LORD JESUS CHRIST was in this world, HE has said,
“...I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto MYSELF; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
St. John 14:2-3
When the holy church of the LORD is caught up in the clouds by our LORD JESUS CHRIST, a large number of HIS people will disappear all over the world suddenly in a day, in a minute and in a second. HIS people who were sleeping, who were working, who were eating, who were travelling, and officials and ministers, and people belonging to different classes and many other people will suddenly disappear. The world will sense a great shock and there will be a great bustle and excitement throughout the world. The world will not understand this event at once. But the bitter truth that they have been miserably left behind will dawn upon them and they will find themselves drowned in great wretchedness and misery.
“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your LORD doth come. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
St. Matthew 24:37-42, 44
“I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.”
St. Luke 17:34
From these verses of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, anyone can clearly understand, during HIS coming, one part of the world will be day and another part of the world will be night. Usually, we are working in the field during daytime and we are going to bed during night-time. Now, the sudden and secret coming of our LORD will separate HIS people and the sinners.
While the saints of the glorious and holy church of GOD stay with the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST safe and happy, in the place prepared by the LORD for HIS saints; the sinners left behind in the world will be exposed for seven years to a great tribulation, never known to man since the creation of the world. These years will be filled with wrath, judgment, trouble, suffering, desolation, indignation and sorrow. During the Great Tribulation, GOD will pour out HIS terrible wrath on mankind. The church will not go through the Great Tribulation, the terrible time of GOD's wrath (St. John 14:18; I Thessalonians 5:9; 4:13-18; Romans 5:9; Revelation 3:10; Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20-21). The Great Tribulation of seven years will be divided into two halves; the first half will be of the two prophets, Enoch and Elias; and the second half will be of the antichrist or false messiah.
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
St. Matthew 24:21
4.1 TWO WITNESSES
During the first half of the seven-year great tribulation period, GOD's two witnesses, viz., Enoch and Elias (Elijah), the two prophets will prophecy and preach in Israel for 1,260 days (three-and-a-half years, based on prophetical years of 360 days each), clothed in sackcloth. Enoch was the seventh from Adam. He was a prophet of GOD. He walked with GOD and HE took him alive. He went to heaven without dying (Genesis 5:24). He prophesied about our LORD's coming with HIS saints to execute judgment on all and to convict all ungodly sinners (Jude 14, 15). Elias (Elijah) was a mighty prophet of GOD. GOD took him alive. He also went to heaven without dying (II Kings 2:11). His prophecies emphasized the great loyalty to GOD required of GOD's people (I Kings 17:22; II Kings 1-2). Along with Moses, he appeared with JESUS on the Mount of Transfiguration (St. Matthew 17:3).
These two witnesses of GOD will perform great and terrible miracles. They will be protected from harm for three-and-a-half years. Their message will reveal that JESUS is the Lamb of GOD or Saviour and JESUS is the Only King or the Only Ruler. Their miracles will show that our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the Only King is coming again to set up HIS kingdom. Therefore, all people must mourn, cry, confess and repent to our LORD JESUS CHRIST to set up HIS kingdom. Now, their miraculous powers will be:
“And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. ”
At the end of the three-and-a-half years of their prophecy and preaching, the two witnesses will finally be killed in the great city, Jerusalem. People will not allow their dead bodies to be buried, because they (the unbelievers) had hated the plagues and the message of the two prophets. Their dead bodies will be seen in the street of the great city for three-and-a-half days. After three-and-a-half days, the spirit of life from GOD or the breath of life from GOD will enter into them, and they will stand on their feet. Their enemies will react in great fear and terror, since the resurrection of these two witnesses will be incontrovertible proof that their message was true and that JESUS is GOD and MESSIAH. Then they will hear a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "COME UP HITHER". And they will go up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies will be looking on. At that very hour, there will be a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city will collapse. Seven thousand people will be killed in the earthquake. The rest will be terrified and they will give glory to the GOD of heaven. See Revelation 11:1-13.4.2 ANTICHRIST
Of these seven years of great tribulation, the last half of three-and-a-half years will be a period of terrible tyranny of the antichrist or false messiah or beast who will rule with the power of Satan, the devil. He will show utter disregard for any god or the desire of the Jewish women for the MESSIAH or the CHRIST, but will exalt and magnify himself above them all and speak against the GOD of gods, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Daniel 11:36-37). He will be a cruel sinner filled with all evils and all uncleanness. He will exalt himself in every way and sit in the temple like GOD. He will show and declare himself GOD. He will perform false wonders and false signs with the evil power and works of Satan. See Revelation 13.
“...And that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called GOD, or that is worshipped; so that he as GOD sitteth in the temple of GOD, shewing himself that he is GOD. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
II Thessalonians 2:3-4, 9-10
The man of sin is the antichrist or false messiah. The son of perdition is also the antichrist or false messiah. He is described as the beast or the first beast (Revelation 13:1-10).
The tyranny of antichrist will be so terrible that only those who received the mark of antichrist or the number of his name on their forehead or on their right hand will be able to buy or sell. But the wise people of GOD, certain Jews or Israelites won't submit themselves to antichrist and they won't receive the mark of his name or the number of his name. They will not be afraid of him. They will not obey and worship him. They will die as martyrs for JESUS CHRIST, in the most holy name of JESUS CHRIST, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. And immediately after their death, the vile and earthly bodies of the wise will be changed by the infinite power of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST into divine and incorruptible bodies like that of JESUS CHRIST and they will be caught up in the place prepared by the LORD for HIS saints to rest, for the period of great tribulation.
“And he (the false prophet) had power to give life unto the image of the beast (antichrist), that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his (antichrist’s) name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his (antichrist’s) number is Six hundred threescore and six (666).”
The false prophet is described as another beast or the second beast (Revelation 13:11-17). The second beast is also a man. He is also a man of sin. He is the spirit of perdition.
The beast is the antichrist, the false messiah. The power and authority of the beast and the false prophet will come from Satan, the devil himself. Satan, the devil has his own 'false trinity'. Satan, the devil acts as the father of all evils and lies, the antichrist will act as his own son, and the false prophet will act as his own evil spirit.
Satan, the devil will send his son, antichrist to accomplish his evil purpose and he will also send his evil spirit, the false prophet to carry out the programme of the antichrist.
The number of the beast is 666, the number of a man or the number of the antichrist. This number of the man or the beast or the antichrist will be arrived at only by calculation. A mind with wisdom will be very essential to calculate this number, 666. Knowing Roman numerals will be very useful in the calculation of 666, the number of the beast or the number of the man or the number of the antichrist. This number 666 of the antichrist or the beast must be calculated by adding up of numbers (by addition). Some Roman Numerals and their Arabic Numerals are given below:
I = 1; II = 2; I I I = 3; IV = 4; V = 5; IX = 9; X = 10; L = 50;
C = 100; D = 500; M = 1000. In Roman numerals, A, B, E, F, G, H, J, K, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, W, Y and Z have no numerical value, i.e., they have zero value.
Those who live in their sins, evils, uncleanness and abominations will not strengthen themselves. All hands will be exhausted and all knees would falter like water. Great affliction will engulf them. All faces will be ashamed. All heads will be shaven. People will give up the works of beautifying themselves. They will wear the dress of sorrow. They will find themselves in great distress. Because of their great distress, they would seek death, but death would elude them. In their misery, they would cast their silver into streets. Their gold would be their dislike. They will cast their jewels, precious things and costly dresses and money into streets. They would seek peace by doing these things, but they will not obtain peace. They will suffer distress after distress, misery after misery, grief after grief, trouble after trouble, languishing after languishing and pains after pains. The hearts of people will melt and be exhausted. People will receive terror after terror, panic after panic and grievous message after grievous message.
“And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”
“All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water. They shall also gird themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads. They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels (stomachs): because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity. Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. Mischief (disaster) shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients (elders). The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way (according to their way), and according to their deserts (what they desire) will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
Ezekiel 7:17-19, 25-27
The people who once despised the glorious words of GOD and GOD's servants will now anxiously seek them. There will be no true servants of GOD, because they would have been gathered by the LORD to be with HIM in HIS secret coming. GOD's words, GOD's counsel, GOD's doctrines and GOD's teachings won't be available to them.
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.”
The rulers will be in great grief. The ministers will be in great grief. The great men will be in panic. The hands of all people will become weary. Panic, terror and distress will go on increasing. At last, the nature of men will totally change. People will become brutally violent and they will murder each other in terrible rage. Love and affection will totally disappear from the world. People will become cruel murderers and roam around in terrible rage, mindless of what they do. Terrible events, great misery, distress, agony, trouble and afflictions never known in the world will fall upon them all over the world. Great massacre, great dangers, great destructions, terrible earthquakes, terrible volcanic eruptions, great agonies, great famines and pestilences will occur all over the world. People will rise against people. Nation will rise against nation. There will be devastating wars. This is the period of great tribulation, a period of great horror. It is GOD's will that no one should suffer the great tribulation and great horror, and so the LORD warns the world by revealing all these facts and secrets in advance. The LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD warns the people of the world clearly and certainly through this precious book, to escape this great misery.
Finally, the antichrist and the false prophet will be cast alive into eternal hell-fire and they will become the first inhabitants of hell (Revelation 19:20). The antichrist's henchmen and followers will also be thrown into eternal hell-fire.
When the seven years of great tribulation have passed, the angel of our LORD JESUS CHRIST will capture Satan. Satan, the devil will be bound with a great chain and cast into the bottomless pit or abyss, for a thousand years so that he cannot fool the nations any more. A thousand years is long enough to show GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST's complete authority over Satan, the devil (St. Matthew 28:18).
“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: ...”
Then our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, the MESSIAH will come to this world from heaven with HIS glorious and holy church of saints. The saints, the children of GOD will rule the earth with CHRIST as HIS priests for a thousand years. This millennial reign will be an earthly reign for all believers or saints. The Old Testament saints (Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2), the apostles and the church (St. Matthew 19:27-28; I Thessalonians 4:16-17) and the Tribulation saints (Revelation 20:4) will rule the earth with CHRIST for a thousand years. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST will provide the world through HIS saints with a reign of exceeding peace, exceeding righteousness, exceeding justice and exceeding love. Jerusalem will be the headquarters of our LORD JESUS CHRIST's millennial kingdom. The glorious palace of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the blessed and Only Ruler, the KING of kings and the LORD of lords would have been established in Jerusalem. Sitting on HIS exceedingly glorious throne in Jerusalem, our LORD JESUS CHRIST will rule over the world as the blessed Ruler, KING of kings, LORD of lords and the Almighty GOD. The saints, HIS children will rule over the world gloriously with the LORD. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the MESSIAH will be immensely pleased to see HIS children, rule and judge the entire world.
“Then answered Peter and said unto HIM, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And JESUS said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed ME, in the regeneration when the Son of man (the LORD JESUS CHRIST) shall sit in the throne of HIS glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
St. Matthew 19:27-28
“Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?”
I Corinthians 6:2
“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of JESUS, and for the word of GOD, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with CHRIST a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of GOD and of CHRIST, and shall reign with HIM a thousand years.”
‘The second death’ means ‘Hell, the fiery lake of burning sulphur’.
During the thousand years rule, the sinners who live in this world will serve the saints as keepers of flocks and farm workers and ploughmen. During that period, the wolf and the lamb will live together. The leopard will lie down with the young goat. The calf and the young lion and the yearling will be together. A little child will lead them. The cow will graze with the bear. Their young ones will lie down together. The lion will eat straw and grass like the bullocks. Dust will be the food for the snake. Snakes will do no harm to man. Nothing will hurt or destroy. The nursing child will play on the hole of the cobra and the weaned child will put his hand in the viper's den. They will neither hurt nor destroy on all HIS holy mountain. The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of our LORD as the waters cover the sea.
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ (viper's) den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all MY holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”
‘Feed’ means ‘graze’. ‘Asp’ means ‘cobra’.
“And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.”
“And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our GOD: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. For your shame ye shall have double ; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.”
‘Ministers’ means ‘Servants’. ‘Double’ means ‘double honour’.
“The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all MY holy mountain, saith the LORD.”
'Bullock' means 'ox'. 'Meat' means 'food'.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the MESSIAH will rule the entire world in righteousness and peace. HIS peace will extend even to the animal kingdom. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST's most peaceful and righteous millennial kingdom will extend to the whole world for a thousand years. HE will abolish war and battle from the earth; and HE will break all weapons of war from the earth during HIS millennial kingdom.
Like the angels of heaven, the people of our LORD JESUS CHRIST will fly with the power of their glorious bodies to any place they like. Their glorious eyes will see our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the LORD of lords, and the KING of kings, sitting in Jerusalem from any corner of the earth. Nobody can do any harm to them. They are the most blessed people. No other people in the world can be like the people of the LORD. They are the real children of GOD, since they are children of the resurrection. They can no longer die, since they are like the angels.
“Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of GOD, being the children of the resurrection.”
St. Luke 20:36
Our LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST gives this thousand years of joy and peace in the world to HIS children, just to fulfil the purpose for which our LORD created man. The thousand years rule is also a fitting reward by our LORD for the hardships, hungers, thirsts, beatings, scourgings, scoldings, reproaches, mockings, blasphemies, afflictions and tortures to death, suffered by HIS saints for the sake of the LORD. The thousand years rule is to be given for the saints by our LORD JESUS CHRIST, to enjoy and rule the world in the way that pleases GOD. The thousand years rule is to be given to the children of GOD by our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD. The thousand years rule of our LORD JESUS CHRIST is also called the Millennium of CHRIST. When the thousand years rule has passed, our LORD JESUS CHRIST will prepare and give a wonderful feast in this world for HIS children. It will be a feast beyond all imagination and it will be a feast of great joy, great happiness, great rejoicing and great jubilation. It will be a great and immensely glorious feast. No feast in this world can be compared to this great feast. No one in this world can prepare and give a feast like this. See Isaiah 25:6.
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