Sabbath 18/6/36/120

Dear Friends

Christ issued a warning concerning the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE when Jerusalem was to be surrounded by armies and destroyed.  This timing was identified by the 70 weeks of years spoken of by the prophet Daniel.  The sequence is identified in the paper The Sign of Jonah and the History of the Reconstruction of the Temple (No. 013). It was at the end of the 69 weeks of years that James, brother of Christ and bishop of Jerusalem, was killed; which was in the sacred year of 63/4 CE. They then knew that in seven years, i.e. at the end the 70th week of years, they would be surrounded by armies if they remained in Judah and at Jerusalem. The church was placed under Clophas, husband of Maria, sister to Christ’s mother Mariam, who died shortly after also. The church was then handed to Simeon his son and cousin of Christ as bishop.  Simeon took the church to Pella which had requested a Roman garrison and was then in safety while Judah and Jerusalem were destroyed from 1 Abib 70 CE (see also the paper War with Rome and the Fall of the Temple (No. 298)). Christ said:

Luke 21:20-24 "but when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21  then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it; 22  for these are days of vengeance, to fulfil all that is written. 23  alas for those who are with child and for those who give suck in those days! for great distress shall be upon the earth and wrath upon this people; 24  they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Note that he spoke of the destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of Judah until the Times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. The end of the Times of the Gentiles was in 1996. From 1997 the last thirty years of the end commenced under what was to be termed the Empire of the Beast. Over that time Jerusalem and Judah will be dealt with and converted and the Messiah will take over Jerusalem. Prior to that return the King of the North and this northern power will take over Jerusalem and also the area from the Mediterranean to Jerusalem including Gaza. Judah will have no say in that matter. However, it will only be for 42 months and in that time the Witnesses will stand against them at the Temple Mount and Judah will be converted. From that time Jerusalem will then be cleansed of these idols and the Talmudic rabbis and the entire surrounding areas will be dealt with one after another.

From the First Resurrection and the re-establishment of Jerusalem as the City of God under Messiah the nations will be systematically brought to repentance and their armed forces destroyed. This war will last until 2025 at the Treble harvest before the Sabbath and the Jubilee years.

The long term nature of the OT prophecies concerning the destruction and restoration of Jerusalem and the nations or gentiles is found among the majority of the Bible prophets.
The conquest of Jerusalem was foretold by the prophet Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 1:14-15  then the LORD said to me, "out of the north evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. 15  for, lo, I am calling all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north, says the LORD; and they shall come and every one shall set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all its walls round about, and against all the cities of Judah.

He proceeded to tell of the Warnings of the Last Days before the coming of the Messiah. Jeremiah chapter 4 is important in this regard. It is explained in the paper The Warning of the Last Days (No. 044).

Jeremiah 4:6-8  raise a standard toward Zion, flee for safety, stay not, for I bring evil from the north, and great destruction. 7  A lion has gone up from his thicket, a destroyer of nations has set out; he has gone forth from his place to make your land a waste; your cities will be ruins without inhabitant. 8  for this gird you with sackcloth, lament and wail; for the fierce anger of the LORD has not turned back from us."

This text sets the stage. The Warning of the Last days (No. 044) deals with the final warning before the destruction of the nations.

Reference was made in this paper to the passage in Jeremiah 4:15ff. Jeremiah 4:15-16 contains a rather enigmatic statement.

Jeremiah 4:15-16  For a voice declares from Dan and proclaims evil from Mount E'phraim. 16  Warn the nations that he is coming; announce to Jerusalem, "Besiegers (watchers) come from a distant land; they shout against the cities of Judah. (RSV)

The footnote to the New Oxford Annotated Bible says of this and the subsequent passages.

13-18: Swiftly, like the eagle and the stormwind, the chariotry and cavalry of the enemy approach. Communiques trace this advance from Dan (8.16), through Mount Ephraim (central Palestine), Benjamin (6.1) into Judah's heartland.
19-22: Though the people are foolish and stupid (5.2-3), the prophet laments the sudden disaster which has destroyed his beloved land like the striking of a tent (10.19-21).
23-28: In a vision, the prophet sees the terrifying results of God's irrevocable judgement (7.16; 15.1-4). As if struck by a mighty nuclear bomb, the earth has been returned to its primeval state: waste and void (Gen. 1.2).
29-31: Like a rejected prostitute (3.2-3), like a woman in the anguish of childbirth, like a victim helpless before her murderer, Jerusalem, the daughter of Zion, stretches out her hands in futile appeal and suffers her death throes- alone.

The references to nuclear weapons are not accidental slips of the pen.

The commentators know that Jerusalem was alone at this time because Israel had gone into captivity in 722 BCE. Dan and Ephraim were occupied by foreign vassal peoples who would not, and did not, support or warn Judah of anything. These people were enemies of Judah and remained enemies of Judah after the exile, during the Temple reconstruction mentioned in Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai and Zechariah. This prophecy has a dual application.

The significance of Jeremiah is that it relates to the lead-up to the destruction of the Temple, which has its end-time application in the destruction of the Temple that is the elect. The elect cannot be destroyed as such, they are figuratively scattered, many being killed. This is the activity that Ezekiel takes up from Chapter 34 after the process of the watchmen in Chapter 33. The sequence should then be able to be seen from the end of the Times of the Gentiles, with the last fall of Egypt, to the concentration of Middle East powers we now see coming together as fundamentalist Islam. These are gathered for the release of the four great Angels at the Euphrates River (Rev. 9:15) for the Wars of the Last Days, so that they will kill a third of mankind. This process is explained in the paper The Fall of Egypt (No. 36) The Prophecy of Pharaoh's Broken Arms.

Note that the text in Jeremiah 4:15-16 states that besiegers come from a distant land. The He referred to is Messiah and can only be him. The word translated as Watchers is actually the warlike “besiegers” yet the translators have given them a heavenly identity, as watchers is used of the Host.

This text in Jeremiah refers to the coming of the Messiah with the Host and thus the translators rendered it Watchers. In the same way Isaiah 24:21ff specifically deals with the wars in the heavens in the last days and also those of the Kings of the Earth. It is on the Day of the Lord i.e. That Day that the Lord punishes the Fallen Host and the Kings of the Earth on the earth.  That is over a period of time (see the paper The Day of the Lord and the Last Days (No. 192)).
[21] On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth. [22] They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit; they will be shut up in a prison, and after many days they will be punished. [23] Then the moon will be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem and before his elders he will manifest his glory.

Both groups will go to the pit. The Kings of the Earth will die and await the Second Resurrection at the end of the Millennial reign of Christ. The Fallen Host will be confined to Tartaros for the Millennium when they will be released for the final rebellion and then their destruction and resurrection as androgynous humans at the Second Resurrection and Great White Throne Judgment. Christ will reign as High Priest worshipping The One True God from Jerusalem with his elders. These are initially the 144,000 and also the elders of Revelation 4:4.

This text is specific that the Fallen Host will be dealt with in the heavens and the Kings of the Earth on the earth. It is beyond doubt that the Fallen Host must have the capacity to fly into the heavens and give battle to the Loyal Host when they enter our system to take over the earth. These are the Watchers that come from distant lands. In addition, the Kings of the Earth also mass against Jerusalem. Thus we must assume that the demons are preparing us for a battle in the heavens of which their capacity must be used and our Kings of the Earth must be given technology to assist them. That scenario would explain why we have had continuous reports from WWII onwards of mass large scale unidentified flying objects and alien activity at heights our aircraft could not reach. In order to get us to the level of resisting the Host as an enemy force they would have to convince us of their existence and that they are simply assisting us with their technology.  To do that they must be able to appear as alien species in order to enlist our aid. Also there is a record of a mass conflict in the heavens over Germany in the 1600s ca 1641. This conflict must have been one confining them to the earth and solar system over the Last Days or the last three centuries at least. There is no doubt the flying objects were seen as they were described by a vast number of eye witnesses.

The war in the heavens will give rise also to the heavenly signs of the Sixth Seal. The Kings of the Earth know by that conflict and the destruction of the machines of the Host that the Messiah has come and he is about to deal with the Kings of the Earth. Hence they try to hide in the rocks of the mountains to protect themselves from the wrath of the Lamb, as we see in Revelation.

The first heavenly vehicle to arrive will be the Merkabah chariot of God carrying Elijah and Enoch to Jerusalem in the near future. You will be able to count the days from that day to the Messiah. God says that He will send us Elijah in the last days to turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers lest he strikes the earth with a curse.

Mallachi 4 [1] "For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. [2] But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall. [3] And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the LORD of hosts. [4] "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the statutes and ordinances that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.
[5] "Behold, I will send you Eli'jah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. [6] And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse."

Pray we are accounted worthy.

Wade Cox
Coordinator General