Prophesied future events, part 2
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The First Coming of the Lord gives us some clues as to what we can expect to happen just before the Second Coming.First published on the 14th of October 2019 — Last updated on the 30th of November 2019
Let us apply the clues from the First Coming of Jesus to form an idea of what will happen soon.
The focus of the Lord today is shifting to Israel.
Thanks to President Trump, Jerusalem is now recognized as the capital of Israel. The Golan Heights have also been returned to Israel.
When God turns back to the Jews it means He will have finished His plan with the Gentile church. Then it is time for the next big event, the resurrection of the dead.
Revelation Chapter 10 gives a description of the events at the time of the resurrection.
1963-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
It is the angel's message of the seventh church.
All right, reveals all the mysteries that's been in the past, all the things in the past:
Revelations 10:1-7. That's to be.
Brother Branham places Revelation 10:1-7 in the future. How is that possible?
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.
From 1947 – 1965 were the days of the seventh angel when he was on earth. He did finish the mysteries of God in so far that he understood what he was talking about.
But the same cannot be said of the Bride.
Most of us, by 1965, were either not saved or else not even born. So we certainly did not understand the mysteries.
Now we come to a critical point.
The emphasis is not on William Branham the man, but rather on what he taught when they recorded and typed out his sermons.
54-0515 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Just the same thing He said when I baptized right down here on the Ohio River, many of you was standing there, twenty-three years ago, right on the Ohio River that Light, Angel, come right down to where we was at, and said, "As John the Baptist was sent for a forerunner of the first coming of Jesus Christ, your Message will bring the second coming of Jesus Christ."
REVELATION 10:7 “In the days of the voice of the seventh angel”.
From 1966 onwards the prophet had left the scene and we rely now on his “voice” from the tapes, or books, or internet to get an understanding of the truth from the King James Version of the Bible.
“The mystery of God should be finished”.
Message preachers have focused on quotes and in the process have split up the message-believers into numerous different groups that all claim that they are right. Fierce arguments separate many groups. They obviously cannot all be right.
Notice how in Laodicea Jesus is appealing to individuals in a church, not to the whole church.
We must remember that brother Branham insisted that his teachings had to come from the Bible.
1965-0725M THE ANOINTED ONES AT THE END TIME
So we'll know, to prove this, back and forth, by the Word; not by some man's idea, some theory.
I don't care who he is; any other man, myself or anybody else, "If he speaks not according to the law and the prophets, there is no Light in him." See? That's what the Bible said. "Let every man's word be a lie, and Mine be true," regardless who it is.
1963-1110 HE THAT IS IN YOU
Believe all the Message. Believe That. If it isn't, if it isn't written in the Bible, then don't you believe it.
1965-0801 THE GOD OF THIS EVIL AGE
I want you to feel at liberty to set and study. And you might disagree, which is all right. But I'm only speaking this across the nation this morning, so that the peoples that has believed the Message that the Lord Jesus has given me for this hour, might know what's taking place, and placing it in the Scripture.
This is the heart of the message.
Each individual must be able to place their beliefs into the Scriptures.
If you cannot do that, then you have failed to understand what the message was all about.
MATTHEW 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Deception will always be a problem.
Look at the influence that John the Baptist had on two of his disciples.
JOHN 1:35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
Those who heard and understood what John was saying, then followed Jesus Who is the Word.
So if you have understood the preaching of William Branham you will follow these revelations through the Bible.
One of these two was Andrew.
He was the only disciple of John the Baptist who became an apostle of Jesus.
For the other eleven apostles, Jesus had to choose men who were not disciples of John.
So being a disciple of William Branham will not necessarily make you a follower of the Word of God.
Look what Jesus said about the followers of John who stayed with John instead of following Jesus, the Word.
JOHN 5:35 He (John) was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
The followers of John the Baptist were so blinded by John’s light that they rejoiced in John’s light and failed to see the greater Light of Jesus.
The disciples of William Branham rejoice in the light of their interpretation of his quotes and end up moving away from Scripture.
Yet it was Scripture that told them that brother Branham was the end time prophet.
They put their focus on him as a man instead of focusing on using his quotes to link up the Scriptures into a clear revelation that can be proven from Scripture only.
There were also disciples who stayed with John and never followed Jesus.
Then came the test when John made a big mistake and doubted if Jesus was the Messiah. These two followers of John were too scared to correct the prophet.
They believed every word that John said.
And they believed John, as the prophet, could not make a mistake.
So much so that they carried his wrong quote to Jesus.
MATTHEW 11:2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
:3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
These two disciples were happy to contradict Jesus because they regarded the wrong quote of the prophet John so highly.
To agree with what John had said, they were even prepared to doubt that Jesus was the Messiah.
Their obsession with a wrong quote from the great forerunner of Jesus shows the folly of just following a man without thinking for themselves.
John had made a mistake. John’s disciples were not honest enough or were too ignorant, or too scared of John, to admit it.
But Jesus did not criticize John the Baptist because of the mistake that he made.
MATTHEW 11:7 And as they (John's disciples) departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:
To compound their error, John’s disciples walked away from Jesus as he preached.
They basically departed from the Word.
They had so little interest in the Word of God.
Such unwise behavior.
They just hung onto John’s quotes without thinking for themselves.
When Jesus the Word exposed the error of John’s quote, the two disciples of John quickly walked away from Jesus, the Word.
We never hear of those two disciples of John again.
So being a disciple of William Branham does not help you if you doubt or contradict or walk away from the Bible.
Brother Branham’s teachings are supposed to unlock the Holy Spirit’s ability to reveal the Bible truths to each individual.
Not because brother Branham said so, but because what he said was in the Bible.
So it is the Bible saying so.
REVELATION 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Brother Branham revealed the mysteries of Scripture which unfolded the Light of truth. He exposed and condemned the denominational church system.
But his quotes were not the only issue that was involved in this revelation of church error.
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.
This is another voice.
This is not the voice of the seventh angel.
This is the inner conviction of the Holy Spirit.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
The Holy Spirit will take brother Branham’s quotes and show us that they are reflected in the Bible.
Realizing that brother Branham’s teachings are based on Scripture, enables God to convict us to get out of the man-made church doctrines.
It is God, as the Bible, speaking to the individual that produces the third exodus where the Scripture quoting Bride comes out of the churches that are based on their human leadership and man-made beliefs.
I THESSALONIANS 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
We know that for the “shout, voice, and trump”, the “shout” is the message.
1965-1204 THE RAPTURE
The first thing comes, when He starts descending from the Heaven, there's a shout. What is it? Is a Message, to get the people together. A Message comes forth, first. Now, lamp-trimming time, "Rise and trim your lamps.
But one month before he died, brother Branham was still looking for the single Thunder of Revelation 6:1 as well as for the shout, voice, and trump to announce the resurrection.
Thus these are all future events.
1965-1127 I HAVE HEARD BUT NOW I SEE
Dear God, in this solemn moment, it's going to be a time like this when there really will be a clap of thunder someday, and the Son of God shall descend from the heavens with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and the trump of God, the dead in Christ shall rise.
If his preaching or message from 1947-1965 is the “shout” then how can he say that the “shout” still be in the future, when he got to the end of his life?
It was not enough for the mighty seventh angel to powerfully preach and expose the church corruption.
Each individual has to hear another voice from Heaven. An inner conviction from Scripture.
Remember the still small, voice that Elijah heard.
I KINGS 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
That inner conviction to each individual that the message can be established in Scripture and revealed from the Bible alone.
The "shout" happens when what brother Branham preached reflects in the Bible so as to change the hearts of the end time children.
Then the children will finally see eye-to-eye with the apostolic fathers as we build our faith on the same Scriptures that they did.
The “shout” will finally come from the Bride when each individual is able to prove the revelations taught by brother Branham from Scripture.
He did his part well. Now we have to do our part.
63-0630M THE THIRD EXODUS
Listen to the Bible, the Voice of God calling to you in this day.
The quotes do not call you into the third exodus.
The quotes reveal the Bible so that the Bible is "another voice", the voice of God, calling you out of the church systems.1965-0801 THE GOD OF THIS EVIL AGE
But I'm only speaking this across the nation this morning, so that the peoples that has believed the Message that the Lord Jesus has given me for this hour, might know what's taking place, and placing it in the Scripture.
1964-0823 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
But those who can accept the Word in Its fullness, not me preaching It, because It's the Bible says so. Those who accept that is free, because they--the Word's already been judged.
1963-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
What about the hour has come that when His Bride must be taken away? What, that the hour has come that time shall be no more? The Angel is ready to set one foot on land and the other on the sea with a rainbow over Him, with feet, and say, "Time's run out."
When the Angel comes down in Revelation Chapter 10, the resurrection of the Bride from the seven church ages occurs. The resurrected dead will be on earth for about 40 days. The living Bride will have their bodies changed. Then all these saints will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. The great Tribulation then starts.
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:
When does this event happen?
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'll rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you'll go in.
This mighty Angel is the Archangel Who comes to raise the dead saints from the seven church ages.
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 is open.
He does not come down to open the revelation of the mysteries.
He comes down because the revelation of the mysteries have been opened.
62-1230 IS THIS THE SIGN OF THE END SIR
But, this One didn't come from the earth. He come down from Heaven, because the mystery is all finished. And when the mystery is finished, the Angel said, "Time shall be no more," and Seven Thunders throwed their voices out.
The Angel does not come down to open the Book.
The Angel comes down because the revelation of the mysteries of the Book has been opened.
The mysteries of the Bible have been revealed, not just to brother Branham but also to each member of the Bride.
1963 03-18 THE FIRST SEAL
Now, we saw the same thing, which was Christ. And we know Christ is always the Messenger to the Church. All right. He's called a Pillar of Fire, the Angel of the covenant and so forth.
And he had in his hand a little book opened:... (Now, the Seals had done been broke here. We're breaking them now; but this, the thing's opened.)... and he set his right foot on the sea, and his left... on the earth,
Brother Branham was revealing the opening of the first Seal.
But the open book means that the Angel only comes down after the revelation of the opening of all the Seals.
63-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
Now, the mystery of the Book are revealed when the Seals are broken.
And when the Seals completely are broken, the time of redemption is over, because the Lamb left the intercession post to walk out to take His claims.
63-0320 THE THIRD SEAL
… the seventh angel, when he sounds, all the mysteries of God should be finished up by his sounding.
Then after it's revealed, the Angel come down from heaven, which was Christ (Now remember, this angel and is on earth, a messenger). Down comes Christ (You see Him in the 10th chapter of Revelations.), puts one foot upon the land and the other one on the sea,
The mysteries of Scripture were revealed between 1947 and December 1965.
The Angel will only come down after the mysteries are revealed.
Thus the Angel can only come down after 1965.
63-0317 THE BREACH BETWEEN THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES AND THE SEVEN SEALS
And here He returns back in the 10th chapter after the coming time, that all the mysteries is to be finished, and the Seals are to be broke, and proclaiming that its time is no more. And he said, "When the seventh angel has begin to sound, then the mysteries should be finished and time for the Angel to appear. We're close, somewhere
The Angel will only come down after the mysteries are revealed.
So the 7th angel on earth has to reveal the mysteries before the mighty Angel can come down.
1963-0318 THE FIRST SEAL
... for this alone, the mysteries of God, is the ministry of the seventh angel.
This has two stages.
First brother Branham had to receive the revelation of the mysteries.
Then the Bride has to receive the revelation of the mysteries from Scripture.
The mysteries will only be complete when the Bride understands the mysteries.
Then the Angel will come down to raise the dead “with a loud voice”.
REVELATION 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Raising the dead saints from the seven church ages will be His triumphal roar of power over Satan.
Then seven mysterious Thunders will utter.
JOHN 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
The purpose of these 7 Thunders will be to show the Bride how to change their bodies into glorified bodies so that they can be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
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.
The Bible mysteries are revealed by brother Branham BEFORE the seven Thunders can utter.
63-0320 THE THIRD SEAL
… the seventh angel, when he sounds, all the mysteries of God should be finished up by his sounding. Then after it's revealed, the Angel come down from heaven,
The Angel only comes down from Heaven AFTER the Bible mysteries are revealed.
1963-0321 THE FOURTH SEAL
And then after these Seven Seals are completed, we find in Revelations 10 there was seven mysterious thunders that John was commissioned to write but then forbidden to write those. And at the time of those thunders, we find Christ, or the Angel come down with a rainbow, and put His feet on the land and sea and swore that time had run out at that time.
The Seven Seals were not completed because brother Branham never got a revelation of the 7th Seal.
It is a symbol of the Coming of the Lord which is a total mystery.
1964-0719M THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.
1964-0816 PROVING HIS WORD
The seventh angel was to open the six-seal mystery.
We only have a revelation or outline of what happens in the first six Seals.
The seven Thunders are a total mystery because nothing about them was written in the Bible.
63-0324 THE SEVENTH SEAL
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.
We do not know what the seven Thunders uttered because John was not allowed to write them.
REVELATION 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
The content of what the seven Thunders said was not revealed but their function or purpose was revealed to brother Branham.
The Thunders have a two-fold purpose.
The 7 Thunders utter to the Bride and to the two Jewish prophets Moses and Elijah.
63-0320 THE THIRD SEAL
The Bride hasn't had a revival yet. See? There's been no revival there, no manifestation of God to stir the Bride yet. See? We're looking for it. It will take those seven unknown thunders back there to wake her up again. He will send it. He promised it. Now, now, watch. Now, she was--she was dead.
The Thunders will wake up the Bride and give her a revival.
63-03 18 THE FIRST SEAL
Seven thunders of revelation. May He show the Bride how to prepare for the great translation faith.
… And I believe that through those seven thunders will be revealed in the last days in order to get the Bride together for rapturing faith; because what we got right now, we wouldn't be able to do it. There's something we've got to step farther; we can't have enough faith for Divine healing hardly. We've got to have enough faith to be changed in a moment and be swept up out of this earth,
The Thunders will show us how to get faith to have our bodies changed.
We cannot be raptured until we have glorified bodies.
63-03 18 THE FIRST SEAL
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 Thunders will utter in turbulent and confusing times. What they are and say will be totally unexpected. Completely different from what we would have expected. They will radically change our thinking.
65-0822M CHRIST IS REVEALED IN HIS OWN WORD
… pouring out of the Vials, and the Seven Thunders, and those hideous sights that's coming upon the earth.
The judgment vials will be horrible in the Tribulation. Here brother Branham compares the hideous sights of the vials to the Thunders that utter just before the rapture or catching up of the Bride.
Thus the 40 days between the resurrection and the escape to Heaven (the rapture) will be strange and bewildering.
But a deeper Bible pattern will emerge from the events if we search hard enough.
1963 03 24 THE SEVENTH SEAL
Angels don't know it; nobody knows when He's coming. But there'll be a... There'll be seven voices of these thunders that will reveal the great revelation at that time.
64-0830 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.4
Have the seven thunders which equals seven mysteries already been revealed? Were they revealed in the seven Seals, but are yet not known to us as the thunders yet?
No, they were revealed in the seven Seals; that's what the thunders was about.
“What the Thunders are about” means what their function or purpose is, has been revealed.
What is not revealed is what they say, or what they are because they will eventually reveal the Coming of the Lord.
We will only know when it happens. Not beforehand.
63-0728 CHRIST IS THE MYSTERY OF GOD REVEALED
… 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.
A Scriptural pattern will unfold during those last 40 days and that will guide the Bride to achieve rapturing faith while the world gets more and more chaotic.
But in the meanwhile, we must learn to understand the Bible patterns and symbols so that we can grasp what is happening at the end.
The seven Thunders also utter to the two Jewish prophets, Moses and Elijah, to prepare them for their incredible supernatural ministry in the Tribulation.
63-0321 THE FOURTH SEAL
Wait till them seven thunders utter their voices to that group who really can take the Word of God and hand it there. It'll slice and cut. And they can close the heavens; they can shut this or do that, whatever they want to. Glory.
He will be slayed by the Word that proceeds from His mouth; it's sharper than a two-edged sword. They could call for a hundred billion tons of flies if they wanted to. Amen. Whatever they say's going to happen, because it's the Word of God coming from the mouth of God.
1 THESSALONIANS 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 CORINTHIANS 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
LUKE 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
1 CORINTHIANS 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
A test of fire is coming for our beliefs.
Paul laid the foundation so we have to agree with him.
If our beliefs are in any way unscriptural then they will be burned up and we will be thrown into the Tribulation. That will be a brutal wake-up call.
MATTHEW 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
The Tribulation will see the foolish virgins, who were saved from Hell, but who were fooled by the modern-day church preachers, being destroyed by the Roman Catholic church system.
DANIEL 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, …
The prince who was to come in AD 70 was the Roman general Titus.
His father Vespasian was declared to be emperor in AD 69. That made Titus a prince, the son of the emperor.
Titus destroyed the city of Jerusalem and burned down the Temple.
He killed 1100000 Jews and took 90000 Jewish slaves back to Rome to build the Colosseum where Christians would later be eaten by lions. The cost of building the Colosseum was mainly covered by the Temple's treasure that the Romans looted.
DANIEL 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, …
GALATIANS 3:17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ,
God made a covenant with Abraham and his seed by killing sacrifices.
GENESIS 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram,
Then God confirmed this covenant on Calvary.
The ministry of Christ should have been for seven years (one week, as a day can represent a year), but He was crucified after a ministry of 3½ years.
Thus half of that week still has to be fulfilled to the Jews. That will happen during the 3½ year Tribulation (42 months or 1260 days) when the prophets Moses and Elijah take the Gospel to the Jews.
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.
42 months is 3½ years. Thus the Antichrist Pope will rule on earth during the Tribulation.
The Tribulation will start straight after the church has been caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
To achieve this great miracle, God will use the seven Thunders to transform the Bride into glorified bodies.
These seven Thunders will also grant great supernatural powers to Moses and Elijah which they will need to withstand the attacks on Israel by the final Pope and his demonic armies.
REVELATION 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
The Old and New Testament saints are all dressed in fine white linen which represents righteousness.
MATTHEW 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Once again, those who accompany Jesus are referred to as clouds.
Coming with Jesus for Armageddon will be the Old Testament saints who formed the cloud on the day that Jesus ascended to Heaven.
“Clouds” means more than one group.
In addition, there will be the resurrected New Testament saints who were caught up to Heaven for the 3½ year Wedding Supper.
There are also the 144000 Jews who died at the end of the Tribulation but are referred to as “firstfruits”, meaning that they were resurrected up to protect the New Testament Bride.
REVELATION 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
In their foreheads are their minds.
They know the name of God the Father.
Jehovah is not the correct name as it is actually JHVH or YHWH.
Both of these are unpronounceable and thus cannot be names.
“I AM” is not a name.
Thus in the Old Testament, God never had a name.
El, Elah, and Elohim just mean God.
So, the first time God took on a name was when He was born as Jesus.
Then in Revelation 19, He has a new name when He returns after the Wedding Supper.
REVELATION 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written…
:12 … and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Message people claim to know this name.
There are about a dozen new names in circulation. But all are pointless as the Scripture says “no man knew”.
So we do not know the new name of Jesus.
But whatever this new name is, the 144000 will know it.
REVELATION 14:4 …being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Firstfruits refer to a resurrection.
I CORINTHIANS 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
… back in the jungles of Africa, on safari hunters, they had to take high-powered radios to hear Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, and them guys with that rock-and-roll and twist. And the natives, trying to see them act along, jerking their head and acting like that, the natives stood and looked at them …
See, it’s a spirit. And the spirit is not only in America, it has spread itself out over the world, to bring them to the battle of Armageddon.
Drums are not mentioned in the Bible.
Drums and beat music are the basis of rock-and-roll and disco music.
Disco beat music has infiltrated the church and taken over.
Gay rights have infiltrated the church and are busy taking over.
As it was in the days of Lot down in Sodom.
REVELATION 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
At the end of the Tribulation, the forces of Gog gather for the battle of Armageddon.
Satan will be cast into the bottomless pit and be chained up by circumstances.
The Bride and the Jews will rule the earth with a rod of iron.
This will allow Satan no chance to influence anybody.
That is why there will be 1000 years of peace.
REVELATION 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This [is] the first resurrection.
The New Testament saints who never worshiped the Roman Catholic church system down through the seven church ages, will live and reign over the heathen who never heard the Gospel and who survived Armageddon.
That is where they will learn to judge wisely.
This will equip them to be judges on Judgement Day.
I CORINTHIANS 6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?
REVELATION 20:6 Blessed and holy [is] he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
All the New Testament saints are priests.
No priests in the Old Testament were elevated above other priests.
All priests were equal.
The only person who was higher than a priest was the High Priest.
But Jesus is our High Priest.
All other New Testament saints that are on earth today are thus all equally priests.
Thus God hates the Nicolaitans spirit, the elevation of one man above the people.
REVELATION 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
This is the final eruption of evil, Gog and Magog, before the Day of Judgement.