Coronavirus is a Wakeup Call in 2020.

In Revelation Chapter 4, the fourth beast around the throne of God is an eagle, with its penetrating eyesight which represents a deep insight into the mysteries of the Bible.

This symbolizes the end-time prophet to the Gentiles who prepares the Bride for the rapture or catching up of the church as well as the two prophets to Israel in the Tribulation.

20-20 eyesight is called perfect vision.

Eagle vision is the best as they have the most remarkable eyes.

Their eyes keep the whole scene, the Big Picture, in view while they simultaneously are able to magnify any detail of that view.

God is intending to use the year 2020 to show us clearly what is going on in the spiritual world as well as giving us a preview of future events.

In the Big Picture, God is turning back to Israel and closing down the churches.

The churches can get people saved from hell when they focus on Jesus as God, which is good.

But they cannot save their people from the Tribulation as their vision blurs to see three People when they start teaching, and they cannot find one name for three People. So their Triune God has no name.

When we woke up in January 2020 what did we suddenly become aware of?

Lockdown. God is calling us to a totally different lifestyle.

Spiritually, that means that God wants us to believe very differently, because our church leaders have misled us.

Churches are good at getting people saved from hell, but are woefully inadequate when it comes to saving them from the coming Tribulation.

PHILIPPIANS 2:12   Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

"Your own salvation". An individual responsibility. No "group think" involved. The church saves nobody.

You cannot, by works, save yourself from hell. This verse is referring to the fact that you have to save yourself from the Tribulation, by believing what the early church believed.

MATTHEW 10:22   And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Salvation from hell is the start of your Christian walk when you have repented, not the end.

Once saved, if you dare say that Jesus is Lord God Almighty -- and thus there is no Trinity -- then you will be hated.

Once we are saved from hell, we have to learn enough Bible truth to guide us down the path that leads us to the catching up of the church to meet the Lord in the air. This is often called the rapture. Being part of that event is the only way to be saved from the Tribulation. But it is not an easy path.

If you are not already saved from hell, then please repent and accept Jesus as your personal Saviour.

That makes you part of the foolish virgins.

A woman symbolizes the church. A virgin is a clean woman, symbolizing saved Christians.

But they lack oil which burns to give light so that they can read and understand the mysteries of the Bible.

 

The rest of this study is aimed at people who are already saved, but need to know the revealed mysteries of Scripture in order that they are not deceived by the many errors that are rampant in our 45,000 different kinds of churches and denominations.

All these churches are different, yet each claims to have the truth. So a lot of people are being fooled by their church leaders. Hence the term "foolish" or "fooled" virgins.

Churches provide a nice community spirit and they can get people to sing nice songs of praise and worship as well as providing a time of prayer.

But when it comes to understanding the mysteries of Scripture, churches have either ignored the teachings of William Branham or distorted his teachings. Claiming that his quotes take preference over the Bible verses is a huge error.

Churches should be run by a group of elders, not a pastor. ("Pastor" is only mentioned once in the New Testament).

Brother Branham's quotes should be proven by comparing them to relevant Bible verses until the doctrine can be proven just by referring to the Bible. Then we are starting to learn Bible truth.

But churches do not do this.

God, the Great Physician, thus made a dramatic intervention. God used the coronavirus to close the churches down and put them on sick leave.

Sitting at home as individuals we have a chance to search the internet and discover deeper Bible truths that we will not find in our churches.

Churches have long been considered by people as essential for salvation and survival in our world yet God considers them a stumbling block in terms of finding deeper truth. The truths that we need to know to be ready for the Second Coming of Jesus.

Believing 45,000 different things, as taught in 45,000 different types of churches, is no preparation for the Coming of the Lord.

There is not a single prophecy or parable concerning the end-time church where God says anything complimentary about the church.

The seventh or last church age of the Laodiceans is described as blind and so lukewarm that we make God want to vomit. And we are so selfishly materialistic and greedy for gain that the church is Christless because Christ stands outside the church door. This applies to all the churches including the so-called message-churches that claim to follow William Branham because no exceptions are mentioned. So where have message-churches gone wrong?

2020 was the year that Coronavirus swept the world like sudden shock therapy.

God cannot clean up this church-world spiritual swamp. The pastors clamp down the people until they can only say what the pastor says. So God closed the churches down.

This is most significant.

For a short while, God can speak to individuals without having to go through the pastor.

But church-goers are so obsessed with personal survival that they fail to consider the deeper significance of this calamity. They fail to search for a deeper truth.

God has used a massive "health and wealth" shock to try to force the people to become aware that their churches are in error. But end-time church-goers are blind and cannot see.

So God is trying to use the interNET to glean some individuals into believing the revealed mysteries of the written Bible as they sit at home.

A strange fact. People hardly recall the swine flu H1N1 panic of 2009-2010. In one year 60 million Americans were infected, with 274,304 hospitalized and 12,469 deaths. Worldwide there were 203,000 deaths.

But there was no great hype in the Media, and most people struggle to recall that pandemic.

But with the coronavirus, the fear factor is much bigger as it has created lockdowns, job losses, and an economic slump.

These emotional and economic effects of the virus may cause more damage than the virus itself.

Mental torment is the product of fear and uncertainty in the face of this very infectious disease. And yet 80% of the infections are very mild. But the serious cases capture the news headlines, generating intense anxiety.

The DOW Jones  Stock Market Index was at its highest at 29,000 points in February 2020. But by 16 March 2020, it had dropped to  20,000.

Investors had just lost one-third of their money in a very steep and rapid loss. No wonder they were running scared. Banks and governments were struggling to combat these steep losses.

Then an oil-price-war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Russia in March 2020 as they were locked in a struggle for a bigger share of the world oil market. Human greed never rests.

This was also a deliberate and devastating attempt to bankrupt the successful American shale oil companies by dropping the price of Brent crude to $30 per barrel or less.

Fear of the virus makes people focus on their own survival rather than God's Kingdom. The churches actually have no clue what God's Kingdom is in our days. They just think as long as they go to church then they are fine.

We are supposed to put the interests and plan of God first and die to self, leaving God to supply our needs.

MATTHEW 6:33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

I CORINTHIANS 15:31   ... I die daily.

But the oil-price-war has made us all aware of oil.

Oil represents the Holy Spirit.

The parable of the ten virgins in Matthew Chapter 25 has an oil crisis right at the time of the coming of the Bridegroom, Jesus.

With oil back in the news, at a time of world crisis, this is obviously a sign of the times pointing to the soon coming of the Lord. Time for us to focus more on spiritual matters.

Oil burns to produce light.

Light enables us to read and understand the Bible.

JOHN 16:13   Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

The evidence of the Holy Spirit baptism is the ability to understand the Word of God.

 

Do we have enough light to link current events to some Scriptural patterns?

Money and health are two issues that we cannot ignore. When these are threatened then we grow scared.

Fear makes us search for deeper Bible truth in order to learn about the days that we are living in.

God is certainly catching our attention. Trying to get us to take our eyes off human leaders.

Threatening our health and wealth, as the economy falls, are two ways to knock complacency out of Christians and make them pay attention to what the Bible says about today.

 

Containment means to stop it from spreading. That means we are to stay at home.

This is called social distancing. Stay away from other people.

Why does God want this done?

You will not like the answer.

God is forcing you to distance yourself from your pastor or self-appointed apostle and his partly true, partly false lukewarm teachings.

Churches grow big when they tell people what they want to hear and entertain them with lovely music and singing.

People love a cozy, complacent, holy huddle as they “go to church” (an unscriptural expression).

People love saying, "My pastor".  Another unscriptural expression.

So how can God get individuals out of these self-satisfied churches?

He is using the coronavirus to close down the church buildings and force people to stay at home.

We are in the last church age of the Laodiceans, the people who make up their own beliefs.

REVELATION 3:14   And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; …

:15   I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

“Cold” means believing unscriptural church traditions.

“Hot” is being strictly Scriptural.

REVELATION 3:16   So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Every church of this last age of the Laodiceans is a mixture of truth (hot) and error (cold). Human opinion, pagan ideas, and some Scripture all mixed together. This hybrid mess makes God sick.

This last church is a compromised church that draws no distinct boundary between truth and error because they defend unscriptural error very cleverly.

In addition, they do not hesitate to change or contradict Scripture and condemn those who want to be Scriptural.

Just ask a Trinitarian to get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ according to Acts 2:38.

ACTS 2:38   Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ

They have no interest in obeying that Scripture.

They simply reject that specific Scripture and call it a mistake.

The last church is thus eating from the tree of both good and evil.

Church-goers believe what the church says, not what the Bible says.

The pastors have become the final authority, not the Bible.

Many followers of William Branham, the end-time prophet, have elevated him to the Godhead by putting his quotes above Scripture and claiming, wrongly, that he is infallible.

They call themselves "Message people" and imagine that they are so clever that they have interpreted the seven Thunders of Revelation chapter 10.

But nothing is written about what the seven Thunders utter. So their guesses are just fantasy because there is no written Scripture on this topic.

A brief timeline of events looks like this.

William Branham revealed the mysteries of Scripture that we need to know for the rapture between 1947 and 1965.

His revelation of 6 of the 7 Seals unwrapped the many written mysteries of Scripture which should make it possible for us to understand the Bible. Since he left the scene God has given us more than fifty years to learn the mysteries of the written Word. Sadly, most of this time has been wasted by many of his followers with their fruitless speculations on the unwritten mysteries.

For those churches who ignored brother Branham, they have made a mess of the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation. They have totally misunderstood the Godhead and original sin as well as the seven church ages.

The crucial event will be the resurrection of the New Testament saints. That will trigger the 7 unknown Thunders which prepare the way for the rapture. Then the Tribulation starts as the Gospel goes to Israel.

63-0324  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL
When will it be, Brother Branham?" I cannot tell you. I do not know.

.... One of the mystery of that Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written.

But each assembly is brow-beaten until they believe their pastor's interpretation of the unwritten Thunders. All based on the manipulation of certain cherry-picked quotes that cannot be proven from Scripture because nothing is written in the Bible about what the Thunders are and what they say.

And different pastors obviously have different opinions on this topic. So what you believe depends on where you live. This is not a great foundation for truth.

God has to break down this church system.
63-0623  STANDING  IN  THE  GAP
And at the sounding of the seventh angel's Message, all the mysteries of God would be made known. Then come seven mysterious thunders.

Brother Branham had to complete his revelation of Scriptural mysteries before the 7 Thunders can utter.

They will be very mysterious. They will catch us by surprise. We will have to be expecting the unexpected.

The coronavirus is a preview for the seven Thunders. Sudden, earth-shattering events that will completely change our lives.

63-0320 THE  THIRD  SEAL

And then goes on and said, in the day just before these seven thunders, all the mysteries here are revealed.

His ministry ended in December 1965.

The seven Thunders could only utter after that date.

63-0728 CHRIST  IS  THE  MYSTERY  OF  GOD  REVEALED

See, God has this all to Himself. It's a secret. And that's the reason there was silence in Heaven for a space of a half hour, and seven thunders utter their voices, and John was even forbidden to write it, see, the Coming of the Lord. That's one thing He hasn't revealed yet, of how He will come, and when He will come. It's a good thing that He doesn't. No.

63-0324  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

Now, what this great secret is that lays beneath this [Seventh] Seal, I do not know. I don't know it. I couldn't make it out. I couldn't tell it, just what it, and, just what it said. But I know that it was them seven thunders uttering themselves right close together, just banging seven different times, and it unfolded into something else that I seen.
Then when I seen that, I looked for the interpretation that flew across there, and I couldn't make it out. That's exactly right, friend. See? The hour isn't quite yet for it, but it's moving into that cycle. See? It's coming up close. So the thing for you to do is to remember that I speak to you in the Name of the Lord: Be prepared, for you don't know what time something can happen.

Brother Branham saw the seven Thunders in a vision but could not interpret what they said.

63-0324 THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

One of the mystery of that [seventh] Seal, the reason it wasn't revealed, it was seven thunders that uttered their voices, and there it is perfectly, because nothing knows anything about it; wasn't even written.

63-0324  THE  SEVENTH  SEAL

The seven thunders in heaven will unfold this mystery. It will be right at the coming of Christ, because Christ said no one knew when He would return.

 

The seven Thunders is a future event that will only happen right at the Coming of Christ.

The seven Thunders will be seven mysterious supernatural events that will show the Bride how to receive a new immortal body.

We will have to be able to understand the written Bible mysteries before we can grasp the unwritten Thunders mysteries.

REVELATION 5:1   And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

That which is "written within" the Bible is sealed by Seven Seals that are written in the Bible.

Written "on the backside" means not written inside the Bible. It will be revealed after everything that is written within is finished. Somehow these mysteries are hidden in the Bible without being explicitly written.

Which are the mysteries that are not written?  The mystery of the Second Coming of the Lord, the mystery of His new name, and the mystery of how to get our bodies changed into eternal bodies. These unwritten mysteries are sealed up by the seven Thunders that are also not written in the Bible. But somehow, these Thunders will be hidden in the Scripture.

Thus, there are two sets of seven Seals.

The Seven Seals that are written as described by Revelation Chapter 6. These were revealed by William Branham (six were revealed while the seventh is still a mystery as it refers to the Second Coming).

Then there are the Seven Thunders that are not written which are referred to in Revelation Chapter 10. We will have to be able to recognize these from some hidden Bible pattern when they happen.

John wrote about the first Six Seals that are written in the Bible in Revelation Chapter 6. But he did not describe the Seventh Seal which remains a mystery.

1964-0719  THE  FEAST  OF  THE  TRUMPETS

The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.

But when John began to write about the other seven Seals (namely the unwritten Seals known as the seven Thunders) that are on the backside of the Bible, as if they were on the cover of the Bible, God told him not to write. In other words, these 7 Thunders that Seal up the unwritten mysteries, are not written inside the Bible but are somehow hidden in the Bible.

63-0318  THE  FIRST  SEAL

But think, now he wrote this, but when he started to write those other seven thunders, he said, "Don't write it." He'd been commissioned to write everything he seen. But when these seven thunders over in Revelations 10 uttered, he said, "Don't write them at all." They're mysteries. We don't know what they are yet; but my opinion they'll be revealed right away. And when it do, it'll give faith for that rapturing grace for that Church to move out. We just move through everything that we know of; through all the dispensations we've watched everything. We've seen the mysteries of God. We've seen the appearing of the great gathering together of the Bride in the last days, but yet there's something in there that we just can't lighten ourself with. There's something another. But I imagine when them mysteries begins to come forth... God said, "Hold it back now. Wait a minute. I'll reveal it in that day. Don't write it at all, John, 'cause they'll stagger over it. Just let it go. (See?) But I'll reveal it in that day when it has need to done."

 

The seven Thunders will be staggering. They will blow our minds. They are the preparation for the rapture.

 

God is trying to train us to get used to totally unexpected events happening.

People were staggered by Trump’s election as President. All the polls said that he would lose. Why did God use such a controversial man?

Because he wanted to move the embassy to Jerusalem and make Jerusalem the capital of Israel. The last church age is almost over and God is turning back to the Jews. That is the Big Picture. That is where we are in time.

God is trying to get us used to unforeseen circumstances and having to react quickly.

Very unusual things lie ahead.

God has to fool the Devil so that the Devil cannot wreck God's plans.

The coronavirus is helping us to rapidly adjust to completely new and turbulent events.

It should train us to think differently to the church pastors. So that we stop following them.

But despite all the tragedy and fear, this coronavirus is just a warm-up.

More turbulent events lie ahead.

A quick overview.

There are 7 Seals, 7 Thunders,  7 Trumpets, and 7 Vials.

William Branham as the end-time prophet in the spirit of Elijah revealed 6 of the seven Seals so that the Bride could understand the mysteries of God. These written mysteries would prepare the Bride for the unwritten seven Thunders that are hidden somehow in the Bible. These unwritten mysteries will show the Bride how to get raptured.

The trigger that will set off the 7 Thunders is the resurrection of the New Testament saints. The 7 Thunders will show the Bride how to get new bodies so that they can be raptured.

The 7th Seal is the rapture which remains a total secret. After that, the Tribulation starts.

Then 7 Trumpets, or supernatural events, will sound to summon the Jews back to Israel where Moses and Elijah will guide the 144000 Jews to Messiah.

In addition, during the Tribulation, seven Vials of wrath will be poured out on the world as judgments because they rejected the revelation of the Bible mysteries.

The Tribulation ends when Jesus and His Bride return for Armageddon.

After that, the 1000 year Kingdom of peace often called the Millennium, is set up with Jerusalem as the world capital.

Let us return to our present-day events.

The next definite event is the resurrection of the dead saints from the seven church ages. Only then will we know that the Coming of the Lord is about to happen. There were 40 days between the resurrection of the Old Testament saints and their ascension to Heaven with Jesus. There will probably be a similar time period between the resurrection of the New Testament saints and the rapture.

The resurrection of the dead is followed by the seven Thunders which prepare the Bride for the rapture.

The seven Thunders are a series of staggering events that will rattle the world but will somehow follow a Scriptural pattern, previously hidden in the Word in some way.

Only those who understand the deeper mysteries of Scripture will be able to follow these hidden truths.

The purpose of the seven Thunders is to show the living Bride how to change their bodies into eternal bodies. Only when you are in a new, eternal body can you be raptured.

 

When the Seven Thunders do utter, then the pace of events will be much faster and far more hectic as well as being far more unexpected and mysterious.

Our only safety is knowing the Scripture and getting modern events to line up with the written Scripture. That will be our guide.

What is needed today is to be able to prove your beliefs by joining various Bible verses together to establish your revelation.

Those who place the seven Thunders in the past are just fooling themselves because they are the foolish or fooled virgins. Saved but fooled, and following their elevated leaders into the Tribulation.

The seven Thunders can only utter at the time of the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

1964-0119 SHALOM

But, remember, if it goes plumb into the shadows of death, "I am the resurrection and Life; I'll raise him up again." And when the great Director comes down and beats that stick down, then, "time shall be no more." When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more." When that time comes, you will rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you will go in.

Stay in the Symphony. Stay in God's Word. No matter how hard it is, stay right with It, wherever God is beating.

This is future tense.

The Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 is Jesus as the Archangel Who raises the dead. Sometime in the future the voice of the Archangel will produce the resurrection.

REVELATION 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
REVELATION 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
The Book was open. The living Bride could read and understand the written Bible mysteries.

Please remember. In 1965 brother Branham understood the revealed mysteries which he had recorded but many of the Bride were not even born then. From 1966 onwards we have had the "voice of the 7th angel" to guide us on how to interpret the Bible verses. The Bride must now come to the place where they can interpret the Bible verses for themselves.

A little book.  Fear not little flock. There will be few in the end-time Bride. We must focus on Scriptural quality, not popular quantity.

Land and sea are where all the saints from the seven church ages have been buried.
REVELATION 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
"Cried with a loud voice" is what Jesus did at the resurrection of Lazarus.

The triumphant roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah as he raises the dead.
"when He had cried" refers to Jesus on the cross and is linked to an earthquake and the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

JOHN 11:43   And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

MATTHEW 27:50   Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

:51   And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

:52   And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

:53   And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

"When He had cried" is linked to an earthquake and the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

The seven Thunders only uttered after the loud cry of the resurrection.

The parable of the 10 virgins describes a cry at midnight that wakes them all up and tells them to go out. Obviously, the church that they are in just lulled them to sleep and was actually of no further use to them. They needed to get out.

MATTHEW 25:5   While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

:6   And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

:7   Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

You trim a lamp by cutting the soot off the wick. They had to cut a lot of messy soot (sin and unbelief that the church had taught them) out of their lives in order to see properly.

End-time prophecies condemn the end-time church.

God is literally sick of our church world.

Apostasy makes God angry.

But what is worse, is the indifference towards revealed Bible truth of the last church.

Indifference makes God sick.

He wants every sincere individual to get out of the ignorance and error of the church.

REVELATION 18:4   And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

People are scared to argue with the pastor and superstitiously keep on huddling together in their church for safety.

Most Christians believe that their salvation depends on them going to church every Sunday and believing whatever the pastor preaches.

Thus, God is now closing down the churches as big meetings are banned and people are forced to stay at home.

This starts taking us back to the early church of the New Testament.

The early church met in homes. They were not big groups.

The people are the church. No building is a church.

In the first church age, they had no buildings that they called churches.

The church, which was the people, met in houses.

This kept the groups small.

ROMANS 16:3   Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

:5   Likewise greet the church that is in their house.

We see this pattern repeated when Saul of Tarsus persecuted Christians.

ACTS 8:3   As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.

To arrest the people who were the church, Saul had to enter many houses where they met.

The word “pastor” is only mentioned once in the New Testament and condemned prophetically six times in the Old Testament. Not a good track record.

JEREMIAH 23:1   Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

:2   Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

Thus, there is no Bible authority for a pastor being in charge of a church or assembly.

I CORINTHIANS 12:28   And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Only three ministries are mentioned in the running of the church.

There is no mention of a pastor.

Thus, he has no right to be in charge.

Sitting at home will give individuals a new chance to search the internet for Scriptural truth.

A chance to think for themselves away from the relentless self-praising propaganda of the churches.

Social distancing.

Away from the pastor’s dominating opinions.

Pastor’s say, “Although that is my opinion, I know I am right”.

Then the members cannot argue and they end up believing something that is not written in the Bible.

South Korea had the first megachurch.

When the virus left China it first hit South Korea by means of a megachurch which had to close down.

That megachurch brought death to South Korea.

God was telling us something about big churches.

God showing us that His end-time plan is for individuals to believe the Bible, not megachurches.

LUKE 12:32   Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

MATTHEW 7:14   Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Countries are closing borders to stop the virus from spreading. But this is playing havoc with the transportation of goods. So there are no simple solutions in sight.

Spiritually it is very difficult for people to close the borders of their beliefs by confining themselves only to what is written in Scripture. They are totally unused to that discipline.

That is why almost every Christian says that the Bible is not perfect and has mistakes.

That justifies them in their own eyes for those places where they contradict or ignore Scripture.

 

Towards the end of April 2020, China seemed to be getting the upper hand in their struggle against the virus.

It paid them to have a dictatorship where the dictator could just close down the cities and close down their industries.

The West is coming to the same conclusions.

Democratically elected leaders are being forced to issue very dictatorial commands in order to combat the disease.

Stay home.

No gatherings.

No travel unless for work or health reasons.

The people have no more rights. We must just do as we are told.

It is almost as if we are being trained to adjust to being ruled by dictators.

This gives us a glimpse into the future.

Ten dictators will give their military power to the beast in the Tribulation.

REVELATION 17:12   And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

“As kings”. They have a king’s power but no crown. They are dictators.

The Pope is the only dictator in Europe.

REVELATION 17:13   These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Ten dictators give their military power and their financial strength to the final Pope.

This is the ominous future of the world in the Tribulation.

Crushed into obedience by these 10 dictators, or else.

Our only escape is to know the Bible truth and believe and obey what is written.

 

God wants to shake Christians up to adopt a very different attitude to Scripture.

 

Church-goers see the virus only as a test of their personal faith. All they think that they have to do is survive. Most of them obviously will. As such, it is a test of their faith.

But the virus is also intended as a wake-up call to get Christians to seriously change how they serve God in terms of being Scriptural.

It is an unexpected jolt to shake up Christians so that they only believe what is written in the Bible.

We all need to remove the unscriptural parts of our belief. That is like cutting out cancer. It is painful for us.

Nobody likes surgery, so the church-goers prefer to be lulled to sleep by their pastors.

The mid-night cry will be a huge worldwide disaster that will wake up all the saved, self-satisfied Christians. This will make them sadly aware of how little they actually know of the Scripture, thanks to the limits of their church system.

At present they believe in a Triune God Who has no name. What ignorance.

In the disaster, reality will hit them and make them realize that their churches have left them totally unprepared for the Coming of the Lord.

 

The disaster will be so serious that all saved Christians will suddenly want to believe and obey Scripture.

They will frantically strive to give up worldly habits and worldly dress.

They will attempt to purge their beliefs of human opinions, church traditions, and pagan ideas and festivals like Christmas, Lent, Easter eggs, and bunnies.

 

God says that the last church is blind and lukewarm. A mixture of right and wrong.

Obsessed with material welfare.

REVELATION 3:17   Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art... blind, ...

God says that the end-time church is blind yet each church claims to be right.

Thus, every church happily contradicts God's Word.

Consequently, there must be a lot of error circulating in the church world to justify all the differences.

Remember there are 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations.

Nevertheless, each church-goer is totally convinced that his or her church is the one with the Bible truth.

Christians today do not even contemplate the possibility that their church could be wrong.

When they wake up and get out of the church, then they will realize that they had much error in their lifestyle and many wrong beliefs that needed changing.

The coronavirus is producing a radical change of lifestyle in us all.

This is a warm-up to train us for that drastic wake-up cry that happens just before the Lord comes.

Previous dreams of how we thought we would live will have to change.

God is trying to show us that we need to change how we think about the Bible and our church.

MATTHEW 25:8   And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

It will take a huge disaster to make this change of attitude.

Today, the foolish virgins desperately defend the errors of their church.

But a big enough disaster will be a brutal shock that will change their thinking and actually make them want to learn Bible truth.

 

For something to manage to wake up the foolish virgins who lack the oil of the Holy Spirit, that something will have to be a very drastic, worldwide disaster.

Everybody will be shocked out of their unscriptural church beliefs.

This coronavirus gives us an outline or preview of how a worldwide disaster can shake up and change our thinking.

 

The coronavirus has shown how quickly a disaster can lead to democracies becoming dictatorships.

Hungary has granted its elected leader incredibly dictatorial powers to fight this disease.

Consider the potential disaster of the San Andreas fault on the west coast of America.

That massive earthquake could sink Los Angeles into the sea at any time.

The death rate would be horrific, and the financial implications are terrifying.

It will certainly make church-goers wake up and pay attention to God's Word.

America would happily demand a strong dictator to try to re-establish the economy.

A Republican democracy would turn into a dictatorship overnight if a big enough disaster occurred.

The Catholic church is the world's wealthiest organization. The Americans would be happy to become slaves of the Catholic church if that is what is required for their financial survival.

 

The green area is at risk as that lies between the ocean and the fault line.

 

The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to guide us into all truth of the Scripture.

Christ is the Light of the world. But He is also the Word of God.

So His Holy Spirit (the oil-burning within us) illuminates the Word (the Bible) to us in a way that makes us able to explain and understand the verses. That way we worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

Those who lack oil have no light to illuminate the deeper mysteries of Scripture.

When that day happens, with the world falling apart, the foolish virgins realize that their church leaders cannot understand the deeper mysteries of the Bible. They realize that their leaders have fooled them.

They do not know what the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is.

They do not know what the “little horn” of Daniel is.

They do not know why Pergamos is the only one of the 7 churches in Revelation which has a Greek ending, -os.

It is usually called Pergamum.

After His resurrection, in John 20:17 Jesus says to Mary, “Touch me not”.

JOHN 20:17    Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not;

Yet in Matthew 28:9 Mary Magdalene held Him by the feet.

MATTHEW 28:9   And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

Why this difference? What is God trying to tell us?

We need the Light of the indwelling Spirit if we are to read these Scriptures and understand them.

Pastors dismiss these questions as unimportant. But that is just an excuse to justify their own ignorance.

They have dumbed down the people until they are scared to disagree with the pastor and even fear to ask the pastor difficult questions. So they remain in ignorance as if that is a virtue. They fear the pastor, not the Bible.

Back to the parable of the 1o virgins.

MATTHEW 25:9   But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

But there is a price to be paid for the Holy Spirit.

Rejection and condemnation. And a lot of hard work.

A casual reading of Scripture will not reveal any deeper truths.

A good understanding of church history is essential if one is to understand the Bible.

But church-goers are too lazy to study the history of the church.

To the last church, the end-time “church of the Laodiceans” who have made up their own church beliefs, God says that He is not impressed with us.

REVELATION 3:19   As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

We do and believe many things that are wrong.

We are much in need of a stern rebuking and have deserved a good hiding for our defense of pagan beliefs like Trinity and Christmas. As well as thinking that we can interpret the unwritten seven Thunders. We are only supposed to believe what is written.

It is not enough to just repent. We need to be zealous to repent.

That means we need to do a lot of repenting. A lot of changing.

Obviously, there is much unscriptural error in our church world with its multitudes of different opinions.

Yet each church, however wrong it is, insists that it is perfectly right.

But we are so far off course that we have actually chased Jesus out of our church door.

REVELATION 3:20   Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

From outside the church, Jesus appeals to the individual, not to the group.

So, if we want to find Jesus then we have to get out of the church because He is outside the church.

Thus, God sends this coronavirus to break up our church gatherings where we have learned so much error.

Social distancing.

We are forced to keep away from church leaders, away from our church, and thus have a chance to start thinking for ourselves.

As individuals, staying at home, we have a chance to search the internet and learn Bible truth by examining other sources, not just what the pastor says.

ISAIAH 26:20   Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.

Getting alone with God’s Word will do us good.

Thereby we can benefit from this troubled time.

This is a window of opportunity to look beyond the restricted limits and blinkers of our church vision.

The virus will come and go.

But how much can we draw closer to Scripture in this time period?

From the internet, we can all discover a deeper truth.

 

Matthew Chapter 13 has seven parables that describe the seven church ages of church history.

These are the seven different sets of circumstances that the church had to go through.

The seventh parable is our present church age, which is the last church age.

The church of the Laodiceans.  Laodicea means people's rights.

Today, the churches have demanded the right to make up their own beliefs to suit themselves.

The parable describes a NET sweeping through the sea.

The sea represents the restless crowds of people.

REVELATION 17:15   And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

But certain sites on the internet have the truth that sweeps through individual computers and smartphones.

Thanks to the coronavirus, for a few months of self-isolation, individuals can sit at home where they are free from the influence and dictates of their church and self-elevated church leader and can begin to find a deeper and more accurate insight into Scripture.

The internet becomes the main way that isolated individuals can be in contact when a lockdown is imposed.

 

At the end of the church ages, the emphasis is on the interNET and individuals searching for the revealed truth.

 

In Lombardy in Northern Italy, the medical services were being overwhelmed in March 2020.

The medical staff was being run off their feet and yet the disaster kept growing.

There was not enough staff nor enough time to cope with all the patients who needed intensive care.

Not everyone could get the help they needed.

The military was called in because there are so many coffins that have to be removed.

This established an interesting link between the church, the medical world, and the military.

A preview of Revelation Chapter 17 where 10 dictators give military power to the harlot church of Rome.

Russia, which is effectively a dictatorship under Putin for 20 years, has sent medical help to Italy and to America to combat the virus. The dictators seem to handle the crisis better than democracies.

When a disaster gets out of control, the people will be happy to serve under a dictator if that is what it takes to survive.

The overwhelming of the medical services is a warning about the coming time when the foolish virgins, who have been fooled by their church leaders, will not be able to get all the help that they need from the wise virgins.

There will not be time enough. Nor enough wise virgins.

The amount of Bible information that the foolish virgins need to know, will simply overwhelm the available time they have just before the Lord comes.

God is giving them a chance to wake up now and learn the truth before it is too late. But they will foolishly ignore the opportunity.

When the foolish virgins do finally wake up and try to buy oil, they will find that they have left it too late.

Just before the Coming of the Lord, there will be an information crisis.

We have a preview of this as we watch the nations desperately searching for more information about the coronavirus. The more they know, the better they can cope.

All the nations admit that they needed to have been better prepared.

So each individual needs to be better prepared with Bible knowledge in order to cope with future events.

Now is the time to search the Scriptures for yourself.

When a future crisis hits, we will become sadly aware of our ignorance of Scripture. We will suddenly realize that we need to understand what is written in the Bible in order to understand what is happening.

Too few Christians will understand the real truth of the Bible mysteries.

The wise virgins will have to cope with trying to understand the unwritten seven Thunders when they utter.

This will tax our ability to think Scripturally to the maximum.

The wise virgins will thus not have enough time to also straighten out the numerous basic mistakes that the foolish virgins believe.

The foolish virgins will be on their own and their church leaders who taught them the wrong ideas will be unable to help them. The Tribulation will be needed to purge them from their unbelief.

 

Is there any Scripture that can refer to the coronavirus in some way?

 

The 7 Trumpets call the Jews back to Israel during the Tribulation in order to get them to follow their two prophets, Moses and Elijah, who will introduce them to Messiah.

Let us look specifically at the 5th Trumpet.

Perhaps the coronavirus, the crowned virus, is a preview of these crowned locust-demons.

REVELATION 9:1   And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Satan falls from Heaven when the Bride is caught up to Heaven by the Holy Spirit.

Life goes up and Death comes down.

At present Satan has access to Heaven as the accuser of the brethren.

 

REVELATION 9:2   And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

We see a preview of this today as the dark smoke of human opinions blot out the Scriptures from people’s minds. Over 100 different versions of the English Bible make it almost impossible to find the truth.

The furnace of hellfire puts out clouds of unscriptural ideas. This darkens the Word of God which is our spiritual sunlight. The air or atmosphere of discussion becomes toxic as truth is condemned and error is praised. Church-goers easily learn to hate those who contradict them with Scripture.

The 45000 different kinds of churches today just spread a suffocating cloud of doctrinal errors.

During the Tribulation, there will be an actual unleashing of a horde of demons.

We are seeing a preview in the unleashing of the coronavirus.

REVELATION 9:3   And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

How do we see the preview of this?

The Bible is pushed aside by man-made beliefs like Christmas, Trinity, the pastor is the head of the church, worldly drumbeat music in the church, and the so-called interpretations of unwritten mysteries like the seven Thunders.

These unscriptural teachings are like thick smoke that blot out the written Word. Out of that smoke emerge destructive demons that remind John of a swarm of destructive locusts.

Any unscriptural doctrines become a breeding ground for harmful demonology.

REVELATION 9:4   And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

The seal of God is the Holy Ghost baptism.

This refers to the 144000 Jews in the Tribulation. They alone will be able to find the truth during that time.

Not eating anything green just means that they are not natural locusts because locusts have to eat.

These locusts are just John’s description of demons.

REVELATION 9:5   And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

A demon is a tormentor.

Mental anguish can be far worse than physical pain.

This is an interesting time interval of five months during the 3½ years of the Tribulation.

 

REVELATION 9:6   And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

In the Tribulation, people will go mad. Demonology produces severe and suicidal depression.

The coronavirus, by collapsing the financial stock markets, is causing untold anguish to people who are tormented by all the uncertainty. It is a sad mixture of health and financial difficulties.

But now comes a fascinating link to the coronavirus or crowned virus.

REVELATION 9:7   And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

“Crowns” of gold.  The Latin word for crown is corona.

That is where the word coronation comes from.

In the Tribulation, there will be corona-demons.

“Faces of men” implies that the spread of demonology comes from the mouths of preachers as they deliver false teachings.

Coronavirus is also spread from people's mouths. Tiny specks of saliva can spread out, especially if a person coughs.

So today we are seeing a preview of these crowned-demons or corona-demons in the form of the corona-virus.

Each virus, under the microscope, seems to have crown shapes on it.

Natural locusts have no king or leader to rule them. They just go in swarms.

PROVERBS 30:27   The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;

Yet these spiritual demon-locusts in the Tribulation have a king, the angel or messenger of the bottomless pit. That is the Pope because he has no Bible foundation for his doctrines.

REVELATION 9:11   And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

This proves that these are not natural locusts. They are religious demons that will be able to operate when the unscriptural doctrines of the final Pope unleash them on the Jews. Their effect will be to drive the Jews back to Israel. The final Pope has to produce a certain level of unbelief amongst the people, by being sufficiently unscriptural, before these religious demons can be unbound and inflicted on the Jews.

 

Cain went East when he left Adam and Eve and took his lying and murderous spirits with him.

GENESIS 4:16   And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

From the East, these demons return to conquer the West.

Cain’s spirit was happy to dwell in the land of Nod. Nodding off to sleep like the ten virgins, who represent all our churches.

The East is a virus-source.

Then this coronavirus can possibly be taken as a wakeup call to warn us that the Tribulation is close at hand.

If that is so, we must think carefully about what the lessons are that God wants us to learn from this pandemic.

PSALM 55:19  God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

Lack of change breeds complacency.

Inaction and cover-up damaged China's response to the pandemic.

Inertia. People are so reluctant to change their beliefs and accept the truth when it is different from their ideas.

China effectively killed the first doctor who tried to expose the truth of the pandemic. He was silenced and could not wear protective clothing. So he died of the virus. Churches silence anyone who tries to preach Bible truths. Pastors behave like dictators when challenged over their beliefs. They want no opposition in their churches. Dissenters are made to leave.

We take for granted what we believe and what our comfortable lifestyle is, and are too lazy or scared to check it with Scripture.

But we need to wake up.

Coronavirus is changing everyday life. Stay home. Adapt your lifestyle to cope in a dramatically changing world as countermeasures are forced on us by governments that have to behave like dictators.

This coronavirus is teaching us that drastic new circumstances can turn democracies into dictatorships very quickly. When the situation gets bad enough, people will accept any type of leadership that allows them to survive.

I THESSALONIANS 5:3   For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

The scale and speed of both the virus spread and the government responses around the world are astonishing. It has all happened so fast.

The disease accelerates far more quickly than anticipated.

Christmas 2019 was fine, with the usual complacent and nice pagan festival that worshipped the pagan Roman sun god, Sol Invictus (the unconquerable sun) on 25 December.

Church-goers overlooked that the Bible never asked us to celebrate Christ's birth.

They overlooked that “Christmas” and “25 December” are unscriptural.

They also overlooked that by saying that the wise men saw a baby in a stable they actually contradicted Matthew 2:11.

MATTHEW 2:11   And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:

25 December is mid-winter which is cold and raining, often snowing in Palestine.

There is very little grass for sheep to eat. Shepherds would not be outside with their sheep at night as it is just too cold. Saying that shepherds were out at night in mid-winter is another contradiction of the Bible, this time of Luke 2:8

LUKE 2:8   And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

The shepherds were outside at night. Thus it was not wintertime.

Christmas trees decorated with gold and silver baubles contradict Jeremiah Chapter 10.

JEREMIAH 10:2   Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

:3   For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

:4   They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Happily content to end the year 2019 by celebrating a pagan festival, the church-goers thought all was well.

Suddenly disaster struck early in 2020.

At first, the coronavirus exploded fastest in China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran.

People were told to self-isolate to reduce the number of infections so that healthcare could cope without being overwhelmed.

In the parable, the wise virgins do not have enough oil for foolish virgins. Capacity is overwhelmed.

 

We must learn to think differently. Not just carry on with life as usual. We have to be able to cope with big, unexpected events.

We must rethink what we thought was important.  How much are we living in an alternate reality?

We have to restrict travel and gatherings.

We need to build up our knowledge of Scripture. This happens best if we stay at home.

DANIEL 12:4   But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

When brother Branham revealed the first six Seals in 1963 then the knowledge of the Bible mysteries began to increase.

But people focused too much on human knowledge and worldwide travel.

So, God is stopping the travel.

Now we must focus on using brother Branham’s quotes to line up the Bible verses in order to prove our beliefs just from the Bible.

We slowly gain an uncompromising assessment of reality, not the news that we want to hear.

The early church met in homes.

That was a lifestyle that enables survival. Big groups are prone to be closed down by a dramatic sickness.

The Chinese church went underground into houses when the Communists persecuted it.

A dark reality of hidden fear at present sweeps over the world like an ominous cloud.

The feeling of being powerless in the face of an invisible threat.

People who could work from home were fine but those involved in production lines and the hospitality service would be without pay when they had to stay home. How long could small companies survive having to pay their workers when no work was being done?

The mental torment of financial insecurity added to the physical fear of a very infectious disease.

Stock market losses were a bleak forecast.

Humanity will accept any human leader who can provide work in bankrupt times.

A sane and sensible country like Germany fell for Hitler’s propaganda just because the 1929 depression further aggravated Germany’s soaring inflation and unemployment. We grab at straws when the economy collapses.

1929 was the year that the Great Depression started. The world went bankrupt.

It was also the year that Mussolini, the Italian dictator, recognized the Vatican City as an independent state.

Recognizing the Pope and Vatican City is spiritual bankruptcy.

But have we learned that lesson?

The Popes introduced Christmas, Trinity, and a man being the head of the church.

The Protestants stole these ideas from the Catholics.

The shocking Stock Market losses after 28 February 2020 are a wakeup call. A preview or warning against the future collapse of our globalized economic system that will enable the final antichrist Pope to take over. A reminder of how fragile our worldwide economy actually is. How rapidly it can implode. A few months can change everything. A frightening rate of collapse.

This reminds us of the Gentile image or civilization seen by Nebuchadnezzar in a dream.

Salvation was of the Jews in the Old Testament. At Calvary salvation crossed over into the feet of the Gentile image.

The solid iron of the pagan Roman empire became the bits of iron of Roman Catholicism in the feet.

The true church was the wet or miry clay. The only part of the Gentile image that can grow seeds of life.

So the feet represent the seven church ages.

Suddenly, a stone struck the image in the feet and the whole structure just collapsed.

We thus know that rapid destruction lies ahead when human wisdom will be demolished and reduced to a useless jumble of discarded debris.

That is what God thinks of our modern civilization and human wisdom. Our technological knowledge has increased. But that has not made us better people.

We have split the atom and split our marriages.

But we have allowed unscriptural doctrines to dominate our thinking.

The wind blew all the Gentile rubble away and a Scriptural mountain established the Kingdom of God in the Millennium of a thousand years of peace.

Only what is written in Scripture will go into the 1000-year Kingdom.

So, God is warning us to search the Scriptures so that we know how to find His Will in our day.

The Word of God stands as a solid mountain. Our Absolute. Make sure that you stay Scriptural.

 

Italy got hammered hard by the virus in Europe.

Why? What is God trying to show us?

The end-time is near. Time for the stone to smite the image in the 10 toes of the feet during the Tribulation.

The 10 toes represent the 10 dictators who fight for the antichrist Pope.

So, what can Italy teach us?

Italy looks just like the leg of Nebuchadnezzar’s image. The island of Sicily (in red) looks just like the stone that is coming to smite the feet of the image.

Thus, geography tells us that the antichrist Pope will come from Italy.

DANIEL 9:26   … and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;

The Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70.

The Romans were thus the people of the antichrist prince that shall come.

So, the final man of sin comes from Rome, the final Pope.

The letters in "Italy" can be re-arranged to make "laity" or congregation.

Nicolaitans, which God hates, means to conquer the laity by elevating a human up to be the head of the church.

The Protestants call this human head the pastor. The Catholics call him the Pope.

REVELATION 2:6    But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

That is why no pastor was made the head of a church in the New Testament days.

The map of Italy shows the spirit of modern women who wear pants and high heels.

High heels elevate the woman (symbolizing the church).

What the church says is elevated above or in place of Scripture.

The words “Trinity” and “Christmas” are not in the Bible. But church-goers believe in them because the church said so.

Wearing the pants speaks of a dominating woman. Thyatira means a dominating woman. The Catholic church has set out to dominate the world.

This medal was made by Pope Leo 12 in 1825 which showed his ambition that the Catholic church should hold out her cup of doctrine wherewith she rules the whole world.

A woman (the church) holding out her cup of doctrine.

The Latin words mean, "She sits upon or above the whole world".

REVELATION 17:3   So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

A woman symbolizes a church. The true church is the Bride of Christ.

REVELATION 17:4   And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

The Roman Catholic church holds out the cup of her doctrine. Just like this prophecy said.

Just as Leo 12 described on his medal.

But her doctrines are an abomination to God.

Remember, the Roman Catholic church was forced by the Roman emperor Constantine to accept the Trinity doctrine in AD 325 at the Council of Nicaea.

They have pushed Trinity onto the world ever since.

The Protestant churches accepted this Trinity even as they broke away from the Catholics. The Protestants also accepted a Mass. Christ’s Mass. Christmas.

Christmas was introduced to the Roman Catholic church by Pope Julius 1 just before he died in AD 352.

Rome cleverly had her hooks in the Protestant break-away. Later the Protestants would be reeled back to the mother church.

REVELATION 17:5   And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

The Protestant churches came out of the mother Roman Catholic church.

Mystery Babylon. Their big mystery is that they say, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” but they have no clue what that name is.

That is why God is focusing attention on Italy. That is where the source of spiritual corruption is that has undermined the church.

 

The Pope arranged to lead all of Christendom in a time of prayer and blessing for all the world on 27 March 2020.

This was to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

 

A confederation of all the churches praying together under his leadership. He is obviously the most influential man in the church world.

He called it an URBI and ORBI blessing. Meaning of the City of Rome and of the World.

But remember 1929 when the Vatican was recognized. The world went bankrupt.

Look what is written above the entrance to the Lateran church (called a basilica) on the Caelian hill. One of the original 7 hills of Rome.

A rough translation of this Latin says, "Sacred Lateran church. Mother and the head of all the churches of the city and of the world".

The Catholic's obsession with being the head church and the Pope's obsession with being the head of the church.

This spirit is picked up by Protestant pastors who want to be the head of their churches. Nicolaitans. The elevation of a holy man above the laity or congregation.

So the worldwide churches united under the Pope to pray for the end of coronavirus.

By accepting the Urbi and Orbi invitation, all the churches thereby acknowledge that the Catholic church is the head and mother of all churches on planet earth.

But on the day of the prayer, Friday 27 March 2020, Italy had by far the biggest death total of all nations.

969 died in Italy on this day. A grim statistic. Italy's deaths totaled  8200. Another grim statistic.

Accepting the Catholic church as the head of all churches was not a good idea.

By this date, America had the most infections, 86000, from the virus.

Italy, with Rome as its capital, and America were leading the coronavirus horror story at that stage.

 

The Roman Catholic church and America are linked together in Revelation Chapter 13.

13 is the number that represents rebellion.

GENESIS 14:4   Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

The Roman Catholic church is the only organization that has existed for all seven church ages as they claim that Peter was the first Pope. In AD 754 Pope Stephen II crowned Pepin as king of the Franks in Paris by claiming to be the successor of Peter who he called Vicarivs Filii Dei, in place of the Son of God.

The Pope claimed that Peter stands in the place of Jesus as Peter has the key to open the door to Heaven for people, only if those people were in subjection to his successor the Pope.

Putting a man in the place of Jesus is total rebellion against God because Jesus took the place of sinners on the cross.

Certain Latin letters represent numbers.

I = 1     V = 5    X = 10     L = 50    C = 100    D = 500

In Latin, they used a V in place of a U.       That is why VV which became W is called "double U"

V   I   C   A   R   I   V   S     F   I   L   I   I       D   E   I

5   1  100            1   5                1  50  1    1     500     1

This adds up to 666.

Peter is nor to blame for this as he never made those claims.

The Pope used the fear of Peter to get Pepin to use his army to conquer the Pope's enemy, the Lombards.

The Pope rose to power by using the military power of the Franks to crush his opponents.

The final Pope will use the military power of 10 dictators to crush all opposition to his world rule.

 

The Roman Catholic church is the beast rising out of the sea in rebellion against God's Word.

REVELATION 13:1  And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

The sea is the restless multitudes of Europe. The seven heads are the seven hills that the original city of Rome was built on. The ten horns are the ten final dictators who give their military power to the last Pope so that he can rule the world through them.

60-1208 THE  THYATIREAN  CHURCH  AGE
And he opened his mouth and blasphemed God,

and "teaching for doctrine the commandments of men; heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure; having a form of godliness, denying the Power thereof"

... and blasphemed his name. Took "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" instead of the "Lord Jesus Christ."

REVELATION 13:2   And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

The Roman Empire absorbed the natures of the Babylonian, Persian, and Greek empires.

The leopard was Greece. Clever Greek philosophy introduced one-God-in-three-Persons and Father-and-Son-are-of-the-same-essence as well as Father-and-Son-are-coequal. This established the Trinity (unscriptural word). Then developed unscriptural expressions like "God the Son", "Second Person of the Godhead", and "Jesus is in the Godhead". Without Greek philosophy, the idea of a Trinity could never be established.

The first worldwide empire was Persia. They developed a crushing bear-like power of an organization to rule this empire. This spirit of an organization led to denomination and man-made rules, unscriptural beliefs, and the need for a human head to be elevated above everyone in the organized church.

The Devil goes around like a roaring lion to preach and deceive the churches with Babylonian mysteries that require a human head of the church. Babylon was the head of gold in Daniel's image. Notice how the pastor calls himself the head of the church and he ends up with all the gold. Judas kept the money bag.

The Roman emperor Constantine gave the Pope the Lateran Palace as his seat of authority over the church.

Then Constantine gave him money to build the Lateran church or basilica next to the Lateran Palace. This still remains the seat of authority as it is the official headquarters of the Roman Catholic church.

The Lateran Treaty was signed by Mussolini to recognize Vatican City as the world's smallest state. The "little horn" of Daniel's prophecies.

REVELATION 13:3   And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

The city of Rome was originally built on seven hills. The centre and headquarters of the pagan Roman empire was the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline hill. This empire was destroyed in AD 476 by the barbarians. But on the ruins of the pagan Roman empire, the Roman Catholic church arose with its headquarters in the Lateran basilica and palace on the Caelian hill. The Pope picked up all the power that the Roman emperor lost.

When the Roman Empire was destroyed, then its spirit infiltrated the Roman Catholic church which became baptized paganism.

Thus the deadly wound was healed when the Pope regained the dictatorial power of the Caesars.

The world wondered and was amazed. The only Roman institution that survived the barbarian invasions was the Roman Catholic church. And it grew to extend its power as a church and a financial power around the earth.

REVELATION 13:4   And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

The Pope is elevated to the official position of Vicarius Christi. In place of Christ.

Sitting on the Chair of St Peter, the Pope is regarded as infallible. Only God is infallible.

With his indulgences, the Pope claims that he can forgive sins. Only God can forgive sins.

The Pope has followers in virtually all countries. There are 1.4 billion Catholics in 2020. So nobody can start a war against him. The Catholic church is simply too big and too widely spread around the world.

REVELATION 13:5   And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

The final Pope will rule the world for the three and a half years of the Great Tribulation.

REVELATION 13:6   And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

63-0321  THE FOURTH SEAL

.. to blaspheme his name,... (give him a title)... his tabernacle... (which is the Holy Spirit's dwelling place, to make it a place in Rome, a Vatican city; you can just go on down)... and them that dwell in heaven. (blasphemed them by saying they were intercessors)

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints... And he did.... and to overcome them:... He did: burned them to the stake, fed them to the lions, and killed them any way he could.... and power was given him over all kindreds,... tongues, and nations.
It never did become that way in Rome until pagan Rome was converted into papal Rome and the Catholic power spread the world; made the universal Catholic church.

The pagan Roman emperor was called Caesar.  He lost his power but his brutal, murderous spirit crept into the Roman Catholic church that is dominated by the Pope, who is a dictator.

Thus they see the Pope as if he is God sitting in the temple of God in the Vatican. They claim the Pope is in the place of Christ. Vicarius Christi. The Roman Catholic church blasphemes the saints in Heaven by calling them intercessors and blasphemes Mary by praying to her.

REVELATION 13:7   And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

The Pope will rise to worldwide power and then rule the world in the Tribulation.

The Popes have already killed millions of people in the Dark Ages as they rose to political power over Europe.

 

Then there was a beast that rose from the land, America.

Revelation Chapter 13.

America was the beast from the land where the indigenous Americans had been devastated by Spanish smallpox and very few of them survived to live on the great plains.

John saw a bison or American buffalo. Curly woolly hair, like a lamb.

13 states fought for independence to form a Republic with an amazing Constitution.

There were 13 stripes in their flag.
REVELATION 13:11   And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

America's great constitution had two key horns: Freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

A church without a Pope and a country without a king.

Great presidents like Washington and Lincoln guided the Republic. Great preachers like Jonathan Edwards,  DL Moody, and William Branham inspired the nation.

But in the end, the standards dropped. Prayer and the Bible were taken out of the schools. Abortions that killed the unborn became standard. Gay rights and living in sin. Beat music and drugs. Pregnancy outside marriage. Hollywood dropped the moral standards.

The churches in America denominated and rejected the revelations of Scripture brought by brother Branham.

Church attendance was stressed. Church leaders were uplifted. But the Bible-knowledge of the church-goers declined and Bible-ignorance became a pandemic.

REVELATION 13:12   And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

Rome introduced a worldwide denominational church with a human head, based on the Trinity doctrine.

America had the money to establish many Protestant denominations that all spread around the world. Each church had its own human head and most of them copied the Catholic Trinity as well as the Catholic Christmas.

REVELATION 13:13    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

The American Seal shows an eagle holding arrows (for war) and olive leaves and berries (for peace).

13 arrows in the one claw, for war. 13 olive leaves and 13 berries in the other claw, for peace.

13 red and white stripes.

13 stars in the field of glory.

13 letters in the Latin motto.   E Pluribus Unum.  Out of many, one.  (Or,  Unity in diversity)

13 is America's number.

America in war.

The atom could not be split until the neutron was discovered. This happened in 1932. Exactly 13 years later America exploded the first atomic bomb in 1945.

Then two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. America was the only country that succeeded in tapping the awesome power of the atom's nucleus. The bombs exploded at a height of about 700 metres. A burning fireball then descended out of the sky (what we call heaven) and vaporized, shocked, and burnt much of the cities.

The world stared in shock at the damage but in wonder at the scientific genius that America had produced.

America in peace.

America is the only nation that sent 12 men to the moon.

On their return journey, they hit the earth's atmosphere at about 40000 kilometers per hour. The air friction produced a scorching flame for about three and a half minutes until they slowed down in the denser lower air. The space capsule looked like a fireball as they plunged downwards. Again the world was amazed. Only America had got men to the moon and back. A real scientific wonder.

 

One spacecraft failed to reach the moon. Apollo 13. Carrying the 13th astronaut to the moon during the 13th year of America's space mission. An aluminium coil (element 13 on the Periodic Table of elements) overheated and exploded the liquid oxygen tank.

The explosion occurred at 13:13 military time.  13 minutes past one o'clock in the afternoon.

The explosion occurred on 13 April 1970.

The moon symbolizes the true church.

This was a preview, symbolic of America not making it because of distorting the end-time revelations of brother Branham and then suffering some massive destruction.

America actually becoming a breeding ground of error in the end.

REVELATION 13:14   And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

The miracle of the American churches is getting them to work together. This confederation of churches is also a worldwide group of Trinity-believing churches. Just like a smaller edition of the Catholic church. Thus it forms a denominational image to the Roman Catholic denomination.

American churches, obsessed with money, megachurches, and TV evangelism are slipping into unscriptural beliefs and are dedicated to the Trinity, water baptism in titles, a seven-year tribulation, no idea what original sin was, and no idea who the real antichrist is. Thus they are toothless dogs who cannot bark a warning.

They either ignore Brother Branham's teachings or they promote his quotes to being above Scripture. Then they regard him as being infallible which is the same mistake that the Catholics make with the Pope.

America. The home of deception.

60-1113  CONDEMNATION  BY  REPRESENTATION

Then when these women help elect the wrong person, then I seen a great woman rise up in the United States, well-dressed and beautiful, but cruel in heart. She will either guide or lead this nation to ruination. (I've got in parenthesis "perhaps Catholic church.")

Some financial disaster will see the Catholic church take over America.

Americans will become slaves of the Catholic church.

… Then I seen the United States as one smoldering, burnt-over place. It will be near the end.

The final vision was the nuclear destruction of America that just left burnt-out ruins.

63-0321  THE  FOURTH  SEAL

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

You just watch. Don't you never watch Communism. It's nothing but a tool playing in the hands of God to help you someday to get... revenge the blood

Communist Russia would be anxious to destroy America. But the real enemy is Rome.

63-0317E  THE  BREACH  BETWEEN  THE  SEVEN  CHURCH  AGES  AND  THE  SEVEN  SEALS

Our national spirit is frolic (See?), jokes. You know why? We were founded upon the doctrine of the apostles. We were founding upon leadership of great men like Washington, Lincoln, but we have moved off of that foundation, and we know that we've got it coming. We know that an atomic bomb's got our name wrote on it. We know that slavery lays ahead of us, no need of fooling yourself.

60-1211 THE  LAODICEAN  CHURCH  AGE

... this great nation is going to strike a war that's going to blow it to bits, see

..."Then the three ism: Nazism, Facism, and Communism, would all wind up in Communism." 

... "Watch Russia, the king of the North! See, what he would do, for all those isms will heap up into Russia."

... But there'll be a powerful woman! Now, remember! This is on tape, too. A powerful woman, great woman, she'll either be President, or it'll be a woman representing the Catholic church (which I think it is) will take over here someday and she'll rule this country. This nation is a woman's nation. Flag was made by a woman, it's number thirteen. She started out, thirteen stars, thirteen stripes, thirteen colonies. Everything's thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, right on down. Thirteen stars on her silver dollar now. Everything's a thirteen. It's number thirteen, and appears in the 13th chapter of Revelation. Completely thirteen! Everything is "woman, woman, woman, woman, woman," right on down. And she took over all the offices. She's took over Hollywood. She's took over the nations. She's took over the offices. She's took over everything there is; equal rights with the man, votes with the man, cusses like a man, drinks like a man, anything else. And just bait for the Catholic church, for the worship of a woman! They're already worshipping a woman, anyhow.
She's the best... A immoral woman is the best bait the Devil ever had. She's worse than all the barrooms that ever was. She can send more souls to hell than all the barrooms in the country. That's right.

... Babylon started like that, and ends up with a woman-worship (Mary) in the church.

1965  CHURCH AGE BOOK   CHAPTER 9    THE LAODICEAN AGE

Then in the sixth vision there arose up in America a most beautiful, but cruel woman. She held the people in her complete power. I believed that this was the rise of the Roman Catholic Church, though I knew it could possibly be a vision of some woman rising in great power in America due to a popular vote by women.

The last and seventh vision was wherein I heard a most terrible explosion. As I turned to look I saw nothing but debris, craters, and smoke all over the land of America.

 

REVELATION 13:15   And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, 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.

Money is the lifeblood of this Confederation of non-Catholic churches. America has enough money as they have the world's biggest economy.

American dollars keep the denominational churches going world-wide.

When these churches unite and speak, the united church system has more authority than the Bible. The church system says, Trinity. The people believe Trinity. The church system says celebrate Christ's birth and the people obey, even though the Bible never says that we must celebrate his birth.  The people place the church beliefs above the written Scripture.

The church system in America is also growing in political influence. The power of the church over the people is increasing.

What the churches say is regarded as more important than what the Bible says. Most church-goers today are woefully Bible-ignorant.

As the churches gain political power they will be able to enforce their man-made beliefs and finally be able to kill their opponents.

REVELATION 13:16   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:

American churches with all their religious money raising, glitz, glamour, showmanship, entertainment, and dominating and elevated preachers are driving the world to accept the mark of the beast on their minds.

The belly button is the mark of the beast on our bodies, thanks to Eve's adultery with the serpent before it was cursed and turned into a snake.

Eve never had a name until she sinned. In her sinless state, she was just called Woman.

The churches all have their own blasphemous names like Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal, Message church, and so forth. These names, other than Christian, merely show that they have fallen into sin.

In your forehead is your mind. Brainwashed by unscriptural beliefs. Your right-hand does the work which your brainwashed mind tells it to do.

The combined churches will have power over all types of people when the situation gets desperate enough.

Coronavirus has shown how quickly democracy can turn into a dictatorship. People's rights get trampled on when survival is at stake.

The army is quickly called out to make sure that orders are obeyed. The army suddenly gets great authority to keep the citizens in place.

The collapse of the Stock Exchange gives the government extraordinary powers.

In 1929 the world markets crashed to prepare the way for the dictator Hitler.

The coronavirus market crash is a preview of the more disastrous financial crash that will prepare the way for the final dictator, the antichrist Pope.

REVELATION 13:17   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 name.

The antichrist Pope will control the world's monetary system when he makes a covenant with the Jews for their Stock Exchange money.

Then everybody will be forced into his religious money system by the military might of the ten dictators.

 

The mark of the beast is denominational religion. Brainwashed to believe whatever the church says.  Your brain is in your forehead and then controls your right hand of power to serve your church by putting whatever the church says ahead of what the Bible says.

The mark of the beast is having people's thoughts controlled by the church system to such an extent that they think salvation involves being faithful to whatever the church says.

 

But there is another small group.

MALACHI 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

The Trinity believers cannot think about God’s name because they cannot find one name for three People.

The Triune God has got no name.

So, their conversations dry up and become so scarce that God pays special attention to saints speaking to one another about the name of God.

Very few saints will realize that the name of God is Jesus Christ.

“Make up my jewels” might refer to

1 CORINTHIANS 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

Building on the name Jesus, that is mentioned 942 times in the New Testament.

Jehovah is never mentioned in the New Testament.

Thus, the Jesus of the New Testament is the Jehovah of the Old Testament.

And “spareth“ His son from the Tribulation by catching him away before the Tribulation.

China is in the East where the kings of the East come from. The East is where demonology has been unleashed. Bad demons will come from the East in the Tribulation time.

REVELATION 16:12   And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

Notice who the kings of the East are linked to in the next verse.

REVELATION 16:13   And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

A demonic trinity.

Trinity is the one common belief that all the churches can unite around.

The dragon is the Devil and is also a symbol of Rome.

The beast is the Pope as the figurehead of the Roman Catholic church.

The false prophet is also the Pope. He is the prophet of a false religion.

Can two spirits be in one man? Easily.

We will deal with that issue next.

REVELATION 16:14   For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

The papacy and the Vatican are involved with high-grade demonology.

The Pope is the only Christian leader who can get all the churches to pray together.

The miracles that the devils perform is the uniting of the churches.

Gathering the tares together to burn them at Armageddon.

Demons from the East.

In 1931 while Hitler was still coming to power, far away in the east, Japan invaded Manchuria and declared total war. This was viciously brutal. Then they swept into China with 20 million Chinese being killed by the end of World War 2.

After he took power, Mao Zedong killed about 60 million Chinese to establish his dictatorship over China. Eastern demonology was incredibly cruel and vicious.

Why has China been the source of the coronavirus Covid-19?

This is a distinct warning or preview of the Tribulation of what is to come when the kings of the East, the really bad demons, are unleashed in the Tribulation.

 

The Euphrates flowed out of Eden. So, the name Euphrates has spiritual meanings. Water symbolizes the Word. When we do not believe the Bible then the water of Scripture dries up and demonology moves in.

All this demonology is bound up in a Trinity of unclean spirits.

Frogs are only mentioned at the time of the Exodus as they came out of the Nile River to overrun the land of Egypt. Thus, this Trinity of evil spirits has control over the demons as if they are three kings. They are released when the water dries up.

The water of God’s Word,  which is when we believe what is written in the Bible, is what keeps the Devil in his place.

As the church becomes more and more unscriptural so that grants the Devil more and more freedom to unleash his demons.

The dragon is Satan. The beast is the Roman Catholic church with the Pope as its figurehead. The false prophet is the prophet of a false denominational religion, the Pope.

The spirit of Satan, the spirit of the Catholic beast, and the spirit of the false prophet with his unscriptural beliefs will all be in the final Pope. Three spirits in one man.

Notice that many spirits dwelt within a man that were collectively called an unclean spirit (singular).

MARK 5:8   For he [Jesus] said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

The unclean spirit is singular. Yet there were many spirits in him.

MARK 5:9   And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

The beast spirit and false prophet spirit are in the Pope.

In the end, the Devil will enter the final Pope just like he entered Judas, an apostle and church leader.

LUKE 22:3   Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

The mouthpiece of the dragon, beast, and the false prophet spirits is the Pope.

Wrong doctrines that people believe take the unsaved to the Tribulation and then to hell.

These same unscriptural beliefs take the saved “foolish virgins” who have been fooled, into the Tribulation.

The open mouths and lips of preachers who preach unscriptural ideas are the gates of hell through which Satan attracts the people.

One miracle of Satan is the sheer size of the Catholic church. It has 1.4 billion people. That is more than the Chinese. That is more than the Muslims. It is a miracle of a worldwide organization. The single wealthiest organization on earth.

It is a miracle because they can boast that, “We are the biggest church”.  “We are the wealthiest church organization”.

Money and numbers are how church-goers judge their success.

Both money and numbers are being hammered by the virus. Indicating that God is interested neither in money nor in numbers.

REVELATION 16:14   For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

The Trinity spirits are dangerous.

They are the main doctrine that unites both Roman Catholic and Protestant or non-Catholic churches. The miracle of Satan today is his ability to unite the various churches together. That gathering together is the final move of the church system.

On 26 March the Pope called for the whole world to pray the Lord's Prayer. Protestants happily obliged.

The Pope performing his miracle of bringing the churches together.

In the face of a big enough disaster, the Protestants accept the leadership of the Pope. This is an ominous preview of the direction that the Protestant churches are taking.

It is interesting that no Protestant religious leader had the authority to call for a worldwide prayer like the Pope was able to do.

Consider the parable of the wheat (the true church) and the tares (false churches).

MATTHEW 13:30   Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

The false churches must first be gathered together so that they eventually all fall under the Pope.

But the wheat seeds have to be hammered to separate them from the stalks.

REVELATION 3:19   As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

On 3/18 (18th of March) the Pope in a public Mass prayed for the dead who had died due to coronavirus. This is unscriptural as your eternal destination can only be settled when you are alive.

Then on 3/19 (19th of March), the Italian death toll overtook the Chinese death toll despite having less than half of the number of Chinese infections.

Praying for the dead simply resulted in Italy having more dead than anyone else on that day.

This is the end result of unscriptural church traditions.

So, the coronavirus represents a time of hammering, worldwide.

The end-time wheat seed that is pulled off the plant and then taken up to meet the Lord in the air has to be identical to the wheat seed that was planted by the original apostles.

Look at a maize plant.

The seed that is harvested is identical to the seed that was planted.

An atmosphere of fear prevails during the coronavirus. This tends to make people more selfish as they seek first to save their own lives. Self-survival dominates our thinking.

Fear results in panic-buying and store shelves being stripped bare of essentials.

Simultaneously there is a deeper worry because jobs are in danger as businesses temporarily close. We have to overcome selfishness and not hoard essentials because health workers need those face masks and hand sanitizers.

The growth of the virus suddenly becomes too fast. You do not have weeks to prepare, just days.

 

Sport and entertainment were so important in people’s lives.

Suddenly in the face of impending disaster, they become irrelevant as they are closed down.

The overpaid sport idols are suddenly brought low. Sport is canceled.

The overpaid pop-singers are suddenly mere mortals who are out of a job.

Schools teach children how to memorize and regurgitate, not how to think. The same happens in churches.

A passive congregation trying to absorb whatever the preacher says. No question and answer interjections.

So, people keep saying, “My church believes…”.

Not what they personally believe and can prove by running their beliefs through the relevant Scriptures.

MATTHEW 16:13   When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

Jesus asked the disciples what other men thought. They answered this enthusiastically. We are always quoting the popular opinions of others.

The ultimate irony of being human:

We love ourselves more than we love others. But we care more about their opinions than our own.

MATTHEW 16:14   And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

But saying what other people said did not impress Jesus. He wanted to know what they thought for themselves.

MATTHEW 16:15   He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

Then their answers rapidly dried up. They were not used to thinking for themselves.

With the exception of Peter.

MATTHEW 16:16   And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Peter had a revelation of Who Jesus was. This revelation came to him personally from God. He was not just repeating what some man had said, like a parrot. It was an inner conviction.

MATTHEW 16:17    And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

:18   And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

The gates of hell are the unscriptural doctrines that come out of the mouths of church or denominational preachers. Every doctrine that we believe, that is not written in Scripture, takes us away from the Bible foundation as we slip towards the bottomless pit of human and demonic error.

We must stay within the borders of Scripture. Believing only what is written.

To combat the coronavirus, the countries are closing their borders. That is obvious. The virus was brought into the country from the outside.

Once it starts in a country it suddenly spreads at an explosive speed unless strictly confined.

This is just like church error.

Poor data leads to incorrect results.

We cannot become what God wants us to be by remaining what we are.

Media headlines have screamed about us changing our lifestyles because of the virus.

What is God trying to tell us?

That we must learn about Him from the Bible, free from the smothering influence of the church majority or the elevated all-knowing pastor. Believing the Bible will radically change our church beliefs.

Social distancing. Do not get too close to another person. This teaches us to not get too dependent on church leaders. They have their good points but they also have their faults. Do not rely on them too much. You have to discover where they are wrong and then distance yourself from those beliefs.

Self-isolation. Learn to serve God on your own. Not trying to imitate another or impress another person. Just tracing the truth through various Scriptures until you can defend your viewpoint purely from Scripture.

MATTHEW 10:22   And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

The churches are so brainwashed by the nameless Trinity God (nobody can find one name for three People) that they condemn those who baptize in the name of Jesus Christ.

They literally hate these people as trouble-makers and heretics.

So, it is almost impossible to find the truth in a Trinity church. Being isolated at home on your own gives you a chance to think clearly for yourself without being strangled by the "group think" of the church.

Sitting at home will allow some individuals to think for themselves. They can take the quotes of man and trace them through the Bible verses. Then they prove their viewpoint by quoting those Scriptures.

Churches hate being contradicted by Scripture.

But searching the internet can uncover sites where truth is proclaimed and questions are answered. Personal revelation grows, based on the written Bible. No need to have to agree with some pastor who regards any opposition as a threat to his place or position and his income.

The chief priests and Jewish religious leaders wanted to kill Jesus because He was a threat, firstly, to their position. Such is the way of religious leaders. Obsessed with their place at the head of the Jews’ religion because that was the key to their power over the people and more especially, their income depended on their position.

JOHN 11:47   Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.

:48   If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

They were concerned with the loss of their place and the money that they gain because of their place or position at the head of the church.

As the Passover Lamb, Christ was chosen by the Jews as their King on Palm Sunday when He rode in on a donkey. Not in a luxury car. This was the 10th day.

EXODUS 12:3  Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

EXODUS 12:6   And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Jesus threw the money changers out of the Temple on Monday 11th which was the day after Palm Sunday, the 10th day of the month, because He was publically chosen as the Passover Lamb. They hated their money-loss so badly that on Thursday, the 14th day of the month, He was killed.

(Caution: never interfere with a church pastor’s money. The reaction can be very nasty.)

Friday was an annual Sabbath or High Day because it was the first day of the 7 days of unleavened bread.

Saturday was the normal Sabbath. Sunday was the Firstfruits when Jesus rose from the dead.

The Pope changed this Thursday to Friday and has fooled the Protestants into following him on this unscriptural “Good Friday”. The Pope just keeps getting it wrong and the Protestants are fooled into following him.

Jesus had to be three nights in the heart of the earth like Jonah was.

If He was killed on Thursday, then he was in the tomb for Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday night.

If He died on Friday then He was only in the tomb for two nights. Friday night and Saturday night.

MATTHEW 12:40   For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Jonas is the Greek name for the Hebrew Jonah.

Returning to the seventh parable of the net.

MATTHEW 13:48   Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

People who study from the internet at home do not belong to a single church. They are individuals from all sorts of churches.

“When it was full”.  In the end, in the fullness of time.

“They drew to the shore”. That is where baptism happens, at the seashore. People get saved from hell just by believing in Jesus and repenting. That makes us part of the sleeping virgins. To qualify as the Bride or wise virgins we need to have the mind of Christ.

JOHN 16:13   When He the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth.

The water baptism starts the path of deeper truth. The Trinity churches hate Acts 2:38 with a passion. They insist on saying, “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” even though they have no clue what that name is.

Thus they reject and actually condemn the baptism that Peter established.

ACTS 2:38   Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

From there on they get into deeper and deeper error. The knowledge of the Godhead is probably the most fundamental mystery in Scripture and the one that Satan most opposes.

To grow in truth, it is most essential to get the Godhead right. The way you get baptized shows whether you have grasped the Godhead or not.

MATTHEW 13:49   So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

The truth is published somewhere on the internet.

Unlike a church where the pastor dominates the converts, no one man can dominate those who study from the net. Especially if the studies are not done in the name of some church or some pastor. Brother Branham was the final messenger, but the Bible speaks of nobody else in our age.

There are of course self-important men who try to rise up as some great man who is to follow William Branham.

MATTHEW 17:11   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

If Elijah restores all things, then there is no need for someone to follow Elijah. The Scripture does not require a second person.

People studying over the internet will have the angels guiding them. Those who subject themselves to the angelic influences will learn to understand the Word of God.

Those who refuse to believe and reject the truth will have the angels forcefully cutting them off from truth so that they remain in bondage to their churches. They never dared to think differently.

Instead of using these months of isolation to re-think their beliefs and discard their unscriptural ideas, they will be even more convinced that their errors are the truth.

For them, the next step is the fire of the Tribulation.

That will demolish their self-confidence that easily leads to arrogance and destroy their hero-worship of their pastor.

MATTHEW 13:50   And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

The Tribulation is coming.

Church-goers have ignored brother Branham’s 1963 revelation of six of the seven Seals in Revelation Chapter 6 that should enable us to understand the Bible verses. Church-goers now condemn people who want to be strictly Scriptural. So, an angry God is beginning to intervene and people are not happy about that.

MATTHEW 13:51   Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

At the end of the seventh parable, Jesus expects the disciples to understand.

At the end of the seventh church age, God is going to expect that all Christians can understand the mysteries of Scripture.

This is the 7th parable. In the days of the 7th angel or messenger, the mystery of God should be finished.

Brother Branham’s revelation of the Scripture (God is the Word) should give us an understanding of the types and patterns of the Bible.

REVELATION 10:7   But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

Top evangelists like Billy Graham and Dr. David Reagan admit that the Trinity is a mystery to them.

Thus, when the mystery of God will be finished, it is obvious that God will not be revealed to be a Trinity.

If God is a Trinity, then that mystery can never be finished or properly explained.

MATTHEW 13:52   Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

The modern new events of today must be blended into the old patterns, types, parables, and prophecies that were laid down by the Bible. The modern church of the seventh church age must be the same as the first church from 2000 years ago.

 

LUKE 13:29   And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.

:30  And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

If the last are first, and the first are last, then there is no difference between the first and the last. Thus the last church age has to be restored to the beliefs of the first church age.

The seed that is harvested is identical to the seed that was planted.

Schools have closed. Children have to learn from the interNET.  This will help them to think for themselves.

Then as they grow up they will not need to be spoon-fed which is what happens to people in the churches.

They will develop as critical thinkers who are able to run the truth through the relevant Bible verses.

We in our modern age are the children that need to be turned back to the beliefs of the early apostolic fathers.

MALACHI 4:5   Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

:6     And he shall turn …  the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

The truth is the information that no-one wants to know.

People delude themselves. They do not want to know the real truth.

Everyone is going back to their original mothers.

The sleeping virgins are fooled by the mother Roman Catholic church, the mother of denominational religion based on human opinion and human leadership.

The wise virgins are going back to their mother church, the early believers who wrote the New Testament.

 

Sport and entertainment have been canceled. They are simply time-wasters for a self-indulgent generation.

The Shincheongi church began the virus in South Korea, causing much death. It is a megachurch. God is trying to tell us that megachurches are dangerous. And were never part of His original plan.

The problem with large churches is that you easily become a ‘number’ (take on the number of the beast which is organized religion). You may not ask questions as it is impersonal and dominated by the leaders.

Big churches have physical style but lack spiritual substance.

Their big structure puts an emphasis on the physical, not the spiritual. Thousands of people listening to one speaker is a very poor way of getting people to grasp the mysteries. Showmanship and entertainment are the attraction of big churches.

Asking questions and discussing answers in small groups is a far more effective method to develop understanding.

Jesus stands outside the church of the Laodiceans and appeals to individuals, not to the group.

Where two or three gather in the name of Jesus.

MATTHEW 18:20   For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Fear not little flock.

LUKE 12:32   Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Narrow is the way and few there be that find it.

 

MATTHEW 7:14   Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Lockdown allows no big gatherings. Thus a big group is a disadvantage.

As the virus exploded, China was forced to allow freedom of information, not just giving out government coverups. Church leaders should be forced to admit Scriptures like Acts 2:38 instead of just covering them up.

Closing down the factories cleaned up the air pollution in China.

The virus was symbolic of spiritual pollution due to man-made doctrines in the churches.

So the virus went from China, the home of eastern demonology.

Doctor Li Wenliang began to reveal the truth and was harassed and silenced. Exactly what happens to anyone who preaches against the Trinity or any other favourite church error. Li was unable to protect himself or his patients because he was not allowed to tell the truth. Unable to protect himself from the virus, he died.

Then the virus moved to the South Korean unscriptural megachurches. Big churches are just a tangle of human organizational structures. These are unscriptural and cause spiritual death.

 

For example, all the following Catholic ideas are not in the Bible. But Protestant churches accept some of them.

Pope, Cardinal, archbishop. Cathedral. Basilica. Rosary. Holy water. Indulgences. Pray to Mary. Idols. Monks. Nuns. Monasteries. Mass. Lent. Ash Wednesday. Purgatory. Penance. Trinity. God the Son.  God the Holy Ghost. First, Second, and Third Person of the Godhead.  Jesus is in the Godhead.  Three-Persons-in-one-God. Father and Son are of the same essence (whatever that means).  Father and Son are co-equal.   None of these expressions are written in the Bible.

 

In China, the top-down authority was determined to silence any independent voices at the start of the pandemic. They were scared to acknowledge that things are not going well and that has hampered an effective response. Thus, it took a while and very strict measures to start getting the virus under control. There are concerns over the accuracy of Chinese information. 21 million cell phones had their accounts stopped. Where are all these people? Dead?

So, churches run more efficiently with a pastor acting like a dictator, who can silence any opposition. That very effectively stops the truth emerging.

This started in the early church, which is why the error was able to grow.

III JOHN 1:9   I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.

Humans love preeminence. Pastors are mentioned only once in the New Testament and they are condemned, prophetically, six times in the Old Testament. Thus they have no Bible authority to be the head of the church. But they love claiming this unscriptural preeminent position.

III JOHN 1:10   Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.

Diotrephes opposed John who wrote the Scripture. So, pastors oppose Scripture when it suits them. And they kick out any church members who wanted to be Scriptural by accepting the apostle John.

Times have not changed.

Another preview in our day comes from locusts in East Africa.

In 2020 a locust plague spread from Yemen to East Africa,  Ethiopia,  Somalia,  Kenya,  Tanzania,  and Uganda. Another link acting as a preview to the locust-demons of the future 5th Trumpet.

 

A person speaking can spread the physical virus as well as a deadly spiritual virus if what he says is unscriptural.

Thus, individuals must be more prepared to ignore what their church leaders and church members say, and prefer to search through the net on their own.

You are safest on your own.

 

Iran is a Muslim terror sponsor that is threatening to annihilate Israel. Now they are stuck fighting a huge coronavirus threat.

Bernie Saunders was winning the Democratic Presidential race. Then he was foolish enough to say that he would move the American embassy back to Tel Aviv. This would reverse the prophecy of the Jews returning to Israel with Jerusalem as the original capital.

Immediately his campaign began to collapse.

Bernie Saunders never recovered and Joe Biden took the Democratic nomination.

Donald Trump had no chance of winning the Presidency in 2016. Then he said he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. Against all odds, he won.

Look what God said to Abram.

GENESIS 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

That is exactly how it worked out for Trump and Saunders.

Pestilences or pandemics are one of signs of end time. Matthew 24:5 - 7

MATTHEW 24:5   For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

The antichrist rider on the white horse of religious deception, because he has a bow but no arrow so he is bluffing. Then he gained a crown. Pope Nicholas 1 was crowned around AD 960. By 1315 this had become a triple crown. Revelation Chapter 6:1-2

The Pope is the only religious leader to wear a triple crown.

MATTHEW 24:6   And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

MATTHEW 24:7   For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

The red horse of political power based on the violence of the sword. Revelation 6:3-4

The Pope rose to political power over Europe in the Dark Ages. Millions of dissenters were killed.

MATTHEW 24:7 and there shall be famines,

The black horse rider selling bread that is a symbol of the Word of Life. Revelation 6:4-5

Big Money demonology enters the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. Selling the Word of God, the Bread of life, has become Big Business. Remember Judas held the moneybag.

MATTHEW 24:7   ... and pestilences,  

The final church age.

An age of plagues and pandemic pestilences started with the Spanish flu of 1918-1919 that killed up to 100 million people. Then there were the AIDS,  SARS, and MERS pandemics. The coronavirus is the latest pandemic to sweep through the earth.

A pale horse which is formed as the white, red, and black horses merge or unite into a pale corpse-colored horse.

Revelation 6:7-8

The antichrist rider finally gets his name, Death, as he rides into the Tribulation to take over the earth.

 

Coronavirus is yet another pestilence or plague but it also threatens to disrupt the whole economic system.

The dictator Hitler took over a bankrupt Germany.

If the world goes bankrupt that will really open the door for the final antichrist Pope to take over as the final dictator.

DEATH is the name of the antichrist rider on the final pale horse as he rides into the Tribulation.

MATTHEW 24:7  ... and earthquakes, in divers places.

Earthquakes. We have seen many.

Will a massive earthquake along the San Andreas fault sink Los Angeles into the sea, collapsing the American and thus the world economy?

Scientists say that this is highly likely. A case of "when" rather than "if".

 

This kind of disaster could be the final wake-up "midnight cry" that shakes the church-goers out of their spiritual slumber and their complacent acceptance of man-made church doctrines.

The coronavirus is thus a preview of this future wakeup cry. Those few who are wise enough to reconsider their beliefs. If we are sufficiently scared to start looking outside the limitations of our churches now, then there is still time to learn the Bible truth.

 

The new ZOOM app enables remote services to be held between separated believers. This might even be a way that God uses to break individuals away from big churches.

Zoom interaction operates between small groups of individuals during lockdowns.

The word Zoom means to enlarge the picture so as to see finer details.

The outer rim of an eagle's eye keeps the whole picture in view. But the central part of the eye can magnify the details up to 8 or 10 times.

The lockdown has boosted the use of the ZOOM video conferencing for interactive Bible teaching. A time when individuals can share their knowledge and focus on magnifying the deeper things of Scripture.

Chinese churches survived persecution when they were small home meetings

ZECHARIAH 4:10   For who hath despised the day of small things?

The largest church in the world was founded by Paul Yonggi Cho (renamed from Paul to David later) in South Korea. Don’t know if it is still the largest church in the world. The fact is that South Korea got infected from a large church gathering. Large church gathering was by secretive sect or cult. (Shincheonji Church of Jesus). According to them, only the leader can interpret the metaphors in the Bible. This is the spirit of the Nicolaitans that elevate a holy man above the laity or congregation and spreads this spiritual infection to all large churches

Shincheonji church members believe that the leader, Lee Man-hee, is the second coming of Jesus. Unfortunately, he brought death and not life. His secretive church caused a massive explosion of the virus.

So churches, by holding public meetings, have helped to spread the virus.

None of those Christians was spiritual enough to know that God was closing down the churches.

The churches are good at getting people saved from hell but are very inadequate when it comes to saving people from the Tribulation. They simply get too many deeper issues wrong.

The Pope calls himself VICARIVS CHRISTI, which is translated as "in place of Christ".

A man putting himself in place of Christ can only be a deceiver.

According to Scripture, we humans are simply unprofitable servants.

LUKE 17:10   So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Let us not elevate ourselves or any other man. Only elevate Jesus.

JOHN 12:32    And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.