Revelation 9 - The horrors of the Tribulation
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7 Trumpets call the Jews back to Israel in the Tribulation. The unleashing of anti-Jewish demonology. Ruled by the Pope.
Is the coronavirus (or crowned virus) of 2020 a sign of the times?
After all, eye specialists regarded 20:20 vision as being a perfect vision.
So God will enable us to see deeper and more clearly into His plan in 2020.
The coronavirus pestilence sweeping westwards from China in the East as the year 2020 began, while swarms of locusts devastated East Africa.
Is God warning us by giving us a preview of future Tribulation events?
The 5th Trumpet has crowned demons that look like destructive locusts.
The 6th Trumpet has 200 million demons that look like horse riders and come from the East.
Our preview is the coronavirus. A crowned virus that came from the East, from China, to threaten us all.
A wake-up call for the ten virgins who are all, both wise and foolish, fast asleep. A woman symbolizes the church.
All ten women were asleep. That means the entire church world is asleep.
MATTHEW 25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
REVELATION CHAPTERS 8 and 9 describe the seven Trumpets.
The seven Trumpets are supernatural events that will drive the Jews back to Israel during the Tribulation.
These Trumpets will not affect the Bride as the true church is caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the Tribulation starts.
These seven Trumpets were represented as the Feast of the Trumpets, which is the 5th of the 7 Jewish religious feasts.
The Trumpets refer to God turning back to the Jews again, after the church ages which began with the Day of Pentecost, are over.
LEVITICUS 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
The seventh Jewish month is our Gentile month of October.
The Jews had a special day for blowing trumpets which symbolized the seven supernatural Trumpets that interrupt the laws of Nature in the Tribulation.
Two prophets, Moses and Elijah, with their incredible supernatural power will take the Gospel to Israel to pull out the 144000 Jews.
Their main enemy will be the final Gentile antichrist Pope who will rule the world. He will usurp the position of Pope without being elected by the cardinals.
DANIEL 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
The final Pope, perhaps called Pope Peter 2, will use the Roman Catholic church for its spiritual power over its 1.4 billion Catholics that are spread worldwide, as well as the vast wealth of this religious organization.
His military power will come from ten dictators.
DANIEL 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
The final Pope has no military power of his own. So, he will use the military power of these ten dictators and finally conquer Israel and kill the born-again 144000 Jews and their two prophets.
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.
“Power as kings”. They have the power of a king but not a crown. They are dictators.
REVELATION 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
These ten dictators will rule their own countries with all the supreme power of a king. But they will submit their power to Satan’s superman, the final Pope.
When the Vatican has served its purpose in his quest for world power, it will be destroyed by the final Pope with a nuclear bomb. With Rome destroyed, the antichrist Pope will move to Jerusalem as he imitates God.
REVELATION 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
This evil woman is the Vatican City which is the nerve centre of the Roman Catholic church.
REVELATION 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
People would rush in to put out an ordinary fire. But they stand afar off because of the deadly radiation of a nuclear fire.
Satan uses the Vatican City and then destroys it in order to transfer his seat to Jerusalem. Satan is an imitator who then tries to be like God. The Devil knows that Jerusalem is God’s city.
II KINGS 21:4 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
Two-thirds of the Jews will be killed in the Tribulation.
Then Jesus steps in to save the remnant of the last third and refine them so that they can be the Jewish tribes that will be established at the start of the Millennium or 1000 years of peace.
That is when the Jews will finally occupy the full territory that God promised to Abram.
That territory extended all the way from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates river.
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
This third of the Jews survive the Tribulation and go into the 1000 years of peace.
GENESIS 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
REVELATION 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
The final Pope will take over and crush Jerusalem, using it as the headquarters of his One World Religion and One World Government.
During the devastating years of the Tribulation, God has to provide protection for Israel.
REVELATION 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
A score is twenty. Threescore is sixty.
1260 days will be 42 months if a Bible month is 30 days.
42 months is 3½ years, the time of the Tribulation.
The two witnesses are Moses and Elijah.
Elias in Greek is Elijah in Hebrew. He produced a 3½ year drought.
JAMES 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
REVELATION 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Elijah will be back on earth to produce another 3½ year drought.
Moses turned water to blood in Egypt almost 3600 years ago. He will repeat this in the Tribulation.
EXODUS 20:7 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
These two prophets act as the two trumpets that were required to call an assembly of the Jews.
NUMBERS 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.
These two prophets with their supernatural power over nature will summon the Jews to Israel and protect the 144000 Jews until they meet Christ and receive the Holy Ghost.
The Old Testament feast of the trumpets symbolized this gathering of the Jews in Israel.
This was followed by their holy day of atonement which symbolized the remorse of the Jews when they recognize that the Christ Who they rejected is actually their crucified Messiah.
LEVITICUS 23:27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
The numbers are 10:7 when their eyes open to the truth.
Revelation 10:7 is the verse that describes William Branham’s ministry that opened our eyes to the mystery of the written Word, which is God.
We needed a messenger or angel in the seventh and last church age to reveal the Bible truth.
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.
The alternative offered by the church systems is 45000 different types of denominations and churches. There are also over 100 different versions of the English Bible. A real spiritual swamp for anyone who is seeking the truth.
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.
LUKE 10:18 And he [Jesus] said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
The seven Trumpets sound in the Tribulation time.
Thus, the true Bride will never see them in action.
But in order to understand what is happening in the days leading up to the Tribulation, God gives us a preview of certain of the Tribulation events.
MATTHEW 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
"The tribulation of those days" is not the Great Tribulation.
This is the preview of the Tribulation which historians called the Holocaust of the Jews from 1939-1945.
MATTHEW 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
This was the supernatural Cloud formed by angels that were photographed on 28 February 1963 near Flagstaff in Arizona.
This was the sign that God was going to reveal the mysteries of 6 of the 7 Seals of Revelation Chapter 6.
The 7th Seal remains a mystery as it refers to the Second Coming of Jesus. This is the biggest mystery in the universe.
Brother Branham revealed an astonishing fact.
Matthew 24:29 speaks of the Jewish Holocaust which saw Nazi Germany kill 6 million Jews during World War 2. This was an amateur Tribulation or pre-Tribulation unleashed on natural Israel by natural dictators, mainly Hitler. This pre-Tribulation was to give the Bride a type or a preview of the actual horrors of the future Tribulation.
63-0323 THE SIXTH SEAL
And we took that, and there's nothing in the world, I don't believe, but that bunch of the Jews has went through a pre-tribulation period. When during the time of this last wars, they were--they're got to be hated by everybody. And Eichmann killed millions of them in Germany (You just heard the trial.), millions of innocent people slain, Jews, just because they were Jews, no other reason.
… Now, the martyrs in the tribulation of the pre-tribulation of Eichmann. Now, they only type the martyrs of the hundred and forty-four thousand, which we're entering into between the Sixth and Seventh Seal
63-0323 THE SIXTH SEAL
Now, listen at this. Now, it's what Jesus said in Matthew 29--24:29 and 30.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days... (When this tribulation, this amateur tribulation they've went through here. See?)... the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of... heaven shall be shaken:
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall be 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.
Let us look at the Scripture in Matthew 24.
63-0323 THE SIXTH SEAL
… It's perfectly. Turned right back over--see what Jesus said here now in Matthew 24:29. Listen. After this Eichmann case and so forth.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened,... the moon shall not--shall not give her light,... stars shall fall from heaven,... the powers of heaven shall be shaken: (Now, watch.)
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:
The next quote is brother Branham speaking about the Tucson observatory which photographed the supernatural Cloud that was 42 kilometers high on 28 February 1963, just north of the city of Flagstaff in Arizona.
The Cloud was too high to form naturally. As such it shook the laws or powers of atmospheric Science. The atmosphere is called heaven.
1965-0718 TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE WITHOUT BEING THE WILL OF GOD
And then in that great observatory, so that the world will be without, they're still wondering what happened. In Tucson, them big observatories took the picture of it up there; still wondering what happened. What is it? They still put in the paper, "Does anybody know anything about what, how it could have happen?" There is no fog up there, there's no air, there's no moisture; thirty miles high in the air. Oh, my!
"There shall be signs in the heaven above. And when these things take place, earthquakes in divers places, then shall appear the sign in the heaven, of the Son of man."
This was five months before his death and he called the supernatural Cloud the "sign of the Son of Man in the heaven". It was much too high to be a naturally formed cloud. There is not enough water vapour in the air to form a cloud above 20 kilometres in height.
54-0513 THE MARK OF THE BEAST
Now, this is the third Angel's message to the world. And you know what the third Angel's message; it's going forth now in this day. This is the flying of the third Angel message, if you're a Bible reader.
There was three woes followed it. The first one happened in World War One.
The second one happened in World War Two.
You see what we're going in now. All right. We're at the end of the road.
At the end of the fifth trumpet, the first Tribulation Woe is passed.
REVELATION 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
Our preview of the first Tribulation Woe was the First World War 1914 - 1918.
The sixth Trumpet describes the second Woe in the Tribulation.
Our preview of the second Woe was the Second World War 1939 - 1945.
REVELATION 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
There were 21 years between 1918 and 1939, from the end of the First War to the start of the Second War.
So, the preview of the third Woe had to come quickly, within 21 years of the end of the Second World War.
Before 1945 + 21 = 1966.
The world Council of Churches began in the prisoner of war camps in World War 2. Locked up together, prisoners from various denominations began to co-operate with each other.
In 1948 the World Council of Churches officially started. This was the same year that Israel declared its independence.
The persecuting demons from the old pagan Roman empire were unleashed on the Jews during the Holocaust. Just like they were unleashed by the pagan Roman general Titus when he destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70, killing 1100000 Jews.
Then in 1948 these deadly spirits, that were forced to stop killing Jews when Word War 2 ended, entered the World Council of Churches so that they could oppose the ministry of William Branham who was the seventh and last church age messenger. They could only keep the church in partial ignorance if they stopped church members from hearing his inspired revelations.
By rejecting his revelations of the end-time Bible mysteries, these ruthless spirits kept the churches in bondage to error and human leadership. As a result, they made sure that modern-day Christians would not return as spiritual children to the apostolic beliefs of the New Testament fathers who established the early church.
MATTHEW 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
Elias is the Greek name for the Hebrew Elijah.
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 fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
A curse lingers for a long time. This curse is the lingering radioactivity of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. A chilling warning and preview of the future Tribulation.
By rejecting brother Branham's ministry from 1947-1965, the modern-day church leaders guarantee that the saved foolish virgins or church members will go into the Tribulation and be killed.
This will be the killing of the children during the third exodus as the Bride comes out of the church.
When Moses led the first exodus of the Jews out of Egypt, Pharaoh gave the order to kill the children.
When Jesus led the second exodus of the church out of Judaism, Herod killed the children.
Thus, in order to get some insight into the Tribulation, the Bride will see a preview of certain of the prophecies in the Book of Revelation.
The three Woes.
Woe 1 was the unleashing of the dictator spirits generated by the effects of the mass slaughter of millions in World War 1 followed by between 65 million to 100 million deaths due to the Spanish flu that swept the world in 1918 -1919. The dictators Lenin, Mussolini, Stalin, and Hitler led the way.
Woe 2 was the Holocaust demons that Hitler unleashed as a natural dictator on natural Israel.
Woe 3 is the ongoing amalgamation or gathering together of the denominations and churches into a One World Church system. These persecuting spirits are well hidden in the church system as they reject the King James Version of the Bible and promote humans as the head of each church. Notice how aggressive church leaders become when people oppose their opinions with Scripture. The dissenters are ruthlessly rejected. Character assassination prevails.
Thus, all too many message-believers ignore, reject, or twist up the message of brother Branham and thus fail to prove their beliefs just by using the Bible. Unable to explain the truths of Scripture, just by linking up Bible verses, they cannot be saved from the coming Tribulation.
65-0429 THE CHOOSING OF A BRIDE
And we find today, that, the modern church, a modern world church. The modern world church and also that the spiritual Church are both pregnated, to give birth to sons.
One of them, a denominational birth, is going to be give, one day to these days, at the World Council of Churches, which will produce to the world the antichrist, through a denomination. That's exactly the Truth. I may not live to see it. I believe I will. But, you young people, remember that you heard a minister say that. That'll finally wind up. And that is the mark of the beast, when she forms that World Council of Churches. And she'll give birth to her son, the antichrist.
The other is pregnated by the Word of God and will bring forth the Body, the finished Body of Jesus Christ, which is the Bride. The Body of Christ isn't finished yet. How many knows that? A man and woman is one. And Christ is one Body, the Word. The Bride will have to be the rest of that Body. And the two, together, makes the one Body again. Like Adam was at the beginning: man, his wife, are one.
Now, She, the true Bride, so sold out to Him, that She use no mind of Her own.
His mind, of course, is His will, and His will is His Word.
Church-goers meet every Sunday but are woefully ignorant of Scripture as church-beliefs move further away from the written Word of the King James Bible.
In the Tribulation, the very pit of hell will be opened.
We have already begun to see a preview of that.
For instance, how can the world be destroyed by hellish fire in the Tribulation?
II PETER 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
God destroyed the world by water in Noah's day.
II PETER 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
The world is kept in store until it will be destroyed by fire as the nuclear bombs and missiles explode and volcanoes erupt.
The invention of the atomic bomb in 1945 was followed by the hydrogen nuclear bomb in 1952 that was 1000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb.
Peter brilliantly describes a nuclear explosion that is now possible.
II PETER 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Albert Einstein, a Jew, developed the formula E = mc2 which ultimately led to the atomic bomb.
The 1960s hippy generation that wrecked moral standards. People living together outside of marriage. Abortions. Divorce and re-marriage. Gay rights. Same-sex marriage. Rock-and-roll drumbeat music that encouraged teenage rebellion against their parents.
Influential Jewish psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud succeeded in undermining morality and sexual standards.
Beat music starting as rock-n-roll and degenerating into Heavy Metal and worse.
Way 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 him. But, you see, they're not Americans like Pat Boone, and Elvis Presley, and Ricky Nelson, and them guys are. They're not Judases of that type, but they're... 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. They act like that, whether they are... Whatever nation they come from, Africa, India, wherever it is, that vulgar and stuff has spread all over the earth, by just one man starting it.
This drum-beat music opened the door to teenage defiance against their parents, drinking alcohol, drugs, smoking, and premarital sex.
We are unconcerned about the spread of beat-music world-wide. Spreading that wrong spirit does not worry us.
The Bible never mentions a drum. But all churches today build their worship around drum beats. Something that God never wanted.
Eastern mysticism and their gurus invading the west with the "cancer" of their ideas.
Women’s dress becomes more and more stripped down and revealing with slits and see-through material. Women now dominate their husbands and insist on wearing pants.
The ongoing collapse of morality undermines the fabric of society and the family.
Karl Marx, a Jew, established the theory of Communism which grew into the incredibly violent empires of Russia and China. This broke the world into two cold war camps. Capitalism and Communism. The arms race was on and nuclear missiles have been stored up, waiting for the fire of the Tribulation.
We stupid humans now have enough nuclear missiles to destroy ourselves.
ISAIAH 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
Satan fell from heaven.
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.
The bottomless pit is the source of any belief that is not based on the foundation of the written Word.
I CORINTHIANS 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Smoke obscures your vision.
Once you start defending an idea like Christmas or Trinity or what the unwritten seven Thunders say, then you have to use more and more unscriptural statements. This just adds more smoke to the confusion.
The furnace of hellfire keeps throwing out more unscriptural ideas as clouds of smoke. These blot out people’s ability to see the written Word which is our light.
The sun symbolizes the Bible. Church errors prevail over Scripture. The Bible is darkened as more and more Scripture is ignored, contradicted, or changed. The atmosphere of faith and obedience to Scripture is darkened as church-goers become more and more ignorant of Scripture.
This is all a preview of what will happen in a far worse manner in the Tribulation.
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.
Concealed by the smoke of unscriptural ideas, there lurks a plague of spiritual locusts. These are not natural locusts as they have the stings of scorpions.
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.
Natural locusts eat green things. These are not natural locusts. These are demonic spirits.
The seal of God is the Holy Ghost baptism.
EPHESIANS 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
The evidence of the Holy Ghost baptism is your ability to understand the written Word of God.
JOHN 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
Anyone who does not understand the written Bible lacks the Holy Spirit and is thus subject to the deceptions of demonology.
When asked about the end time, Jesus gave a chilling reply.
MATTHEW 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Today, church-goers are smugly content as they complacently bask in the self-admiration of themselves, their church, and their pastor.
The following Scripture no longer worries church-goers.
They think that they are safe in their holy huddle and have nothing to fear. After all, they go to church regularly and believe everything that their pastor says. Such is the depth of their self-deception.
PHILIPPIANS 2:12 … work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
They fail to realize that since there are 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations that are all different and also all claiming to be right, there must obviously be a lot of error in the church world.
These demons from the pit have instructions.
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 cannot kill a person. But demonology torments the minds of people. The stinging pain of a person realizing that they are on the wrong path.
In December 2019 the coronavirus began in a wild animal food market in China.
Revelation 13 speaks of two beasts. “Pheron” in the Greek means wild, savage, or untamed. They cannot stay within the limits of Scripture.
Demonology will always take us outside of Scripture.
The coronavirus is a preview of these demon locusts who will have a five-month reign of terror in 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.
Depression has become a major social problem in today’s world. Involvement in demonology always leads to depression and depressed people easily contemplate the false solution of suicide.
Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds.
For every person who commits suicide, there are at least 20 who attempted suicide and fortunately failed in their attempt.
Suicide is the second-highest cause of death of people between 15 and 29 years old.
The coronavirus lockdown of 2020 caused a big increase in mental health problems. Mental torment about an uncertain financial future plagued people, especially those who lost jobs and loved ones.
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.
This is a very revealing verse.
Demons wearing crowns. Corona-demons.
The coronavirus is a preview of them.
John is trying to describe evil spirits in terms of physical things that we can see. He chooses locusts because of their destructive power. In 2019 and 2020 there existed huge and terribly destructive swarms of locusts in East Africa. People face starvation as their food crops are eaten up. So we get the idea. Demonology destroys our ability to believe the written Bible and thus we have no proper food to feed our souls. Our souls starve as we believe in unscriptural ideas.
Unscriptural beliefs are basically just superstitions.
Coronavirus or crowned virus was spreading from China in the East at the same time as locusts devastated East Africa.
An obvious warning from God.
"Faces like men". The pastor claims to be the head of the church. This is an unscriptural statement.
These faces like men describe the human preachers who distort Scripture and preach error thanks to these demonic influences.
Only Christ is the Head of the church.
EPHESIANS 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Unbelief in the Bible spreads like a virus from the mouths of preachers and church leaders. In the same way, the coronavirus spreads from the mouths of people in fine drops of spit as they speak, or cough, or sneeze.
The locusts look like horses. But Revelation Chapter 6 represents the antichrist rider on a white, then a red, and then a black horse before they merge into a pale horse of Death.
God is not impressed with horses.
PSALM 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse:
The horses in the first four Seals carried the antichrist rider, the Pope, who wore a crown for about 1000 years from about AD 860 to 1963, the year that the first six Seals were revealed by William Branham.
The First Seal:
REVELATION 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
He had a bow but no arrow. That is a deception.
Revelation 9:7 speaks of the locust-like demons and says, “And on their heads were as it were crowns like gold”,
This is fascinating.
Demon-locusts wearing crowns. In the preview of this plague today we see CORONA-virus. “Corona” is the Latin for a crown.
“And their faces were as the faces of men”. Why the faces of men? Men calling themselves the head of the church.
The demons have to have an arrow somewhere in order to conquer.
JEREMIAH 9:8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit:
The mouths of unscriptural preachers are the gates of hell.
Their lies are the arrows that they shoot with.
These stick in the minds of men and make them unable to understand Bible truth.
Thus, these listeners readily ignore, reject, contradict, change, or modify the King James Version of the Bible.
Changing the Bible in any way is a mutation.
The coronavirus mutates and changes, making it very infectious. It is mainly spread from the saliva from the mouths of people. Person-to-person contamination.
Every church-goer who hears error then spreads that error by word-of-mouth to the next unfortunate victim.
REVELATION 9:8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
In the Tribulation, these demons will be seen with long hair to torment the women who cut their hair short.
The Devil is symbolized as a roaring lion. Once you are in the jaws of a lion his teeth will destroy you. Stay away and keep separate from a wild lion. Aggressive church leaders beat down those who want to be Scriptural until the congregation just becomes docile and submissive to their opinions. Dissenters are rejected.
I PETER 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Those who fool around with sin and unbelief are bound into the Devil’s errors.
In the Tribulation, the Devil will be unleashed in his full power. There will be no Holy Spirit to keep him in check.
REVELATION 9:9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
Iron. The symbol of pagan Rome. Daniel interpreted a dream which showed an image with iron legs representing the pagan Roman Empire that split up into East and West in AD 395. It ended with ten toes which represent the ten dictators who give their military power to the beast (the final Pope) in the Tribulation.
Church error declares war on the King James Version of the Bible. This battle will culminate in Armageddon.
REVELATION 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
The “tail” in the vision is the “tale” or story that they tell.
When a saved Christian believes church error, then he heads towards a horror death in the Tribulation. That is the final sting of false doctrine.
Plus, the horrific realization, when the Tribulation starts, that the church leaders who he trusted have betrayed him and lied to him.
And then there is also no help. Just a lonely and awful death. The Holy Spirit is not on earth for the Gentile church during the Tribulation.
This vision will be fulfilled in the 3½ years of the Tribulation.
We are just seeing a preview of this vision in terms of the unfolding events since the First World War.
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.
A king wears a crown.
The main religious ruler to wear a crown is the Pope.
The first crowned Pope was Nicholas I, about 860 AD.
A crown, which became a triple crown by 1315, was worn for 1100 years.
The Pope wore a crown from about AD 860 to 1963 when the new Pope, Paul 6, took it off.
In 1963 William Branham revealed the first six Seals and this intense spiritual Light saw the death of the Pope as well as the death of the Catholic President of America, John Kennedy. Light destroys darkness.
The new Pope, Paul 6, was crowned with a triple crown but then took off the crown.
REVELATION 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
A “Woe” is bad news.
Few things upset people more than death and economic collapse. Losing a loved one or money is like having a knife being twisted in your heart. It is a time of intense pain, anger, helplessness, and sorrow.
The unleashing of a dictatorship spirit in the horror of the trench warfare between 1914 and 1918 was compounded by the worldwide spread of the Spanish flu that may have killed up to 100 million people.
God was angry that Pentecost had denominated by 1917. Thus, they would later reject his seventh messenger, William Branham, with his revelations of Scripture.
Consequently, the church systems remain in error, especially concerning the Books of Genesis, Daniel, and Revelation.
Then, to make it worse, the Italian dictator Mussolini recognized the independence of the Vatican City in 1929. It only has about 150 members with Vatican passports and about 650 overseas people who have dual passports. The size of the Vatican is about one square kilometre.
As such, the Vatican is the world’s smallest state or country.
The Vatican’s independence brought into being the “little horn” of the prophet Daniel.
That is why God told Daniel to seal up his visions until the time of the end.
Only after 1929 could we begin to understand his prophecies.
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.
Then William Branham, preaching from 1947 to 1965, increased our knowledge of Scripture with his revelations of six of the seven Seals in Chapter 6 of the Book of Revelation. Those truths enabled us to open the mysteries of the written Word which had baffled the church world.
The coronavirus has now cut down on traveling to and fro. Time for us to stay at home and start focusing on what Daniel was trying to teach us. Keeping people at home gives them a chance to discover truth for themselves. The churches rejected the truth that brother Branham brought. So by stopping people from running to and fro, God can get them to search the web and interNET and thereby increase their knowledge of the truth.
In 1929 Mussolini granted independence to Vatican City and gave the Pope a huge amount of money and tax concessions. Invested in many illegal ways, this money has made the Vatican into the world’s richest organization.
What was God’s response?
The world went bankrupt in 1929. The Great Depression.
This symbolizes the bankruptcy of looking up to the Vatican as a source of independent Christian truth.
The Vatican is the centre of denominational error that has spread around the world.
So, the coronavirus spreads in 2020 similar to the spread of the Spanish flu (but not as deadly, thankfully). In addition, the coronavirus produced a Stock Market crash in March 2020 with a global fear of bankruptcy.
Italy looks like a leg. What does this remind us of?
A woman wearing pants and high heels. The fashion that has swept the earth.
A woman symbolizes the church. An imitation of the dominating Roman Catholic church.
MATTHEW 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
By wearing high heels women think that they add to their height.
By wearing pants they indicate a desire to dominate their husbands.
But consider the island of Sicily just to the left of the toe of the Italian foot.
This looks like the stone that smote the image in the feet of Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a Gentile image.
God is drawing attention to Italy which is a geographic symbol of the leg of Daniel’s Gentile image, about to be destroyed by the rock hitting it in the feet.
A distinct warning.
Vatican City. The Roman Catholic Church as the dominating woman (wearing pants) who is elevated (high heels) to ride on the 7-headed beast of Revelation Chapter 17. All this is about to be destroyed.
The Pope is the false prophet who spreads the spiritual virus of unscriptural church religion.
54-0513 THE MARK OF THE BEAST
There was three woes followed it. The first one happened in World War One. Second one happened in World War Two.
REVELATION 9:13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
The second Woe saw natural dictators like Mussolini, Stalin, and especially Hitler unleash the natural demons of the persecuting pagan Roman Empire on natural Israel, the Jews, in the Holocaust. This happened in the Second World War (1939-1945).
REVELATION 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
A trumpet can signify war.
The Euphrates has a spiritual significance as it flowed from Eden. Eden was originally in Egypt, but geography changed tremendously when the earth was cursed by God for Adam’s sin.
65-0829 SATAN'S EDEN
Finally, when He got it all made, and finally arrived with its headquarters, of the earth, in a beautiful spot laying east of Eden, called the garden of Eden. God made the world's headquarters in the garden of Eden, in Egypt, right at the east end of the garden was the headquarters.
GENESIS 13:10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
The Euphrates was the border of the Promised Land that God gave to Abram.
REVELATION 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
This will literally happen in the Tribulation. These demons dominate for about one-third of the time of the Tribulation. The Tribulation is 3½ years long.
The Holocaust was the preview to give us some idea of what the Tribulation will be like.
“The third part of men” is not one-third of the human race in number.
God sees three types of men.
Jews, Gentiles, and Samaritans who are part Jew and part Gentile.
So, the Jews form one-third of mankind in terms of what type of person they are.
These demons, as it is getting closer to the end of the Tribulation, are driven in their hatred of the Jews.
We cannot be sure who the four angels are, but to symbolize them there have been four men who have heavily influenced our last church age and helped to produce destruction on a worldwide scale.
Psychoanalyst Freud dropped human morals just like Eve dropped her morals which justifies the destruction of most of our sinful human race.
Einstein's physics prepared the way for the nuclear bombs which will purge the earth with fire.
Karl Marx and his communism divided the world into two camps of communism and capitalism, like the two legs of Daniel's Gentile image, and this cold war made the nations develop enough nuclear bombs for the final destruction.
Charles Darwin with his godless theory of evolution has allowed atheism to spread so that very few true believers in God are left. Hardly anyone believes anymore that the 1769 King James Version of the Bible is Perfect. The Absolute Truth. The Voice of God. Infallible with no mistakes.
I virtually never meet any Christians, including message-believers who say that the King James Bible is the Absolute.
Sadly they are now claiming that brother Branham's quotes are the Absolute.
62-1007 THE KEY TO THE DOOR
... that I am perfectly infallible. That there's nothing... And, oh, some of the awfullest things you ever heard.
Claiming that brother Branham is infallible is simply awful and undermines his ministry.
REVELATION 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
Actually, two hundred million demons will be on the move.
64-0719 THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
And when Hitler and them persecuted the Jews, and did the things that they done under that; look, they, Stalin, Hitler, and all those dictators had raised up. If we had the time, which, to rehearse it to some newcomers, but we've went through it. Under that same age, that there has been in Germany and all the other nations, Jews has scattered throughout all the land. But there has raised, in the last twenty years, a bitter persecution against the Jews. I've been out there at the old places where they burnt their bodies, and cremated, and used their ashes to fertilize the ground, Jewish children, and women, and everything. Then they try to deny it; take them right out and show them where it was done.
It's been a bitter persecution against Israel, because it's been the time calling him now back to the Atonement. He is still under the atonement of a natural lamb. The real Lamb of God is the Atonement, and he has rejected It, and the Blood has been upon him ever since. Notice, making ready the people! How perfect then the Seventh Trumpet and the Seventh Seal is, perfectly together, the persecution of the Jews.
Note, in Revelation the 9th chapter and the 13th verse, now notice real close, under the Sixth Trumpet. Revelations 9:13, under the Sixth Trumpet, note, there was two hundred thousand [actually, 200 million] horsemen that had been bound in the river of Euphrates, was turned loose under the Sixth Trumpet. Now there's not two hundred thousand [actually, 200 million] horsemen in the world; but there was two hundred thousand [Wrong. 200 million] horsemen. Notice it. I want you to jot it down, so you can read it.
Brother Branham keeps saying 200 thousand but the Bible says 200 thousand thousand, which is 200 million.
They wasn't natural horses. They breathed fire, and they had breastplates of jasper, and they had tails. And the end of the tail looked like a serpent, a snake's head on the end of it, stinging. See? It was spiritual horses, spiritual devils, chargers, that had been bound in Euphrates all these years, supernatural devils. What was it? The old Roman Empire being revived; the persecution of the Jews. They had been bound for nearly two thousand years, at the river Euphrates, can't cross to the promise; a religious sect that was trying to get to the other side. Euphrates, you know, come through Eden. But they were bound there, two hundred thousand [200 million] devils of persecution.
And notice what happens under that Sixth Trumpet. They were turned loose on the Jews; the persecution of the Jews. Supernatural devils, nearly two thousand years, then loosed by Stalin, Hitler, upon the Jews. You say, "Well, that isn't Roman." It's the same spirit. They done the same things they did to the Christians, in the old pagan Roman days. Now watch the natural Israel, and the spiritual Church now, as we separate it here. Turned loose on the Jews.
64-0719M THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
Notice, we find now that that natural power under the natural [dictators], to a natural nation, Israel, was loosed there. And what did it? It went and made war, and how it murdered and persecuted.
Now in the ecclesiastical [church] realm of it! I... are you...
I hope that God opens your eyes to this now. Cause, I realize this is just not speaking to this church here. This tape goes world-wide. And I don't mean to hurt anybody's feelings, but just to tell the Truth.
Now the ecclesiastical realm has been opened, from the natural revival of the old pagan Rome, went forth on those Jews, which has always been their enemy. The lion, with teeth and everything, it stomped down and broke out the people. Rome, always been God's enemy! And it was turned loose in the same spirit, by the dictators of the world, because the religious system was still holding. Now it's been loosed.
What has it done? In the "cunningness," as He said, he come in like flatteries. And what has he done? He is bringing the Protestant Ecumenical Council of the World Churches, the spirit of antichrist upon both of them, bringing them to the slaughter, just like they did the other, in the hour to call the Bride. How? Loosed in the ecclesiastical church spirit.
Loosed upon what? Not upon the denominations; upon the Bride!
All the churches, including message churches that focus on quotes, will vigorously oppose the Bible-believing Bride.
But here you'll get it, the Bride will not go through that time. The Bible says not. The church will, but not the Bride. Can't you see? Ministers, can't you see that, brethren?
You say, "The Church has to go through the persecution, for the perfection of It." The Blood of Jesus Christ perfects the Bride.
“bound in the great river Euphrates”.
Pagan Romans were brutal killers. But their spirit could not enter the early church.
The killer spirit of the Dark Ages was also stopped after the Reformation.
Especially when men like John Wesley preached holiness and brotherly love in that great missionary age.
The modern church would obviously not tolerate this spirit that lusted for the mass murder of Jews.
The Pagan Romans under their general Titus destroyed 1100000 Jews in AD 70 and then slaughtered another almost 560000 during the Bar Kochba rebellion that ended in AD 135 under the Roman emperor Hadrian. The pagan Roman Empire conquered the Jews and drove them from Israel in a mass slaughter.
In order to release these deadly spirits on Israel again, the Devil used the natural political dictators.
The Holocaust was thus a preview of this sixth Trumpet that will happen in the Tribulation.
REVELATION 9:17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
The horses symbolize the horses ridden by the antichrist spirit in the first four Seals.
The Devil is the roaring lion that uses unscriptural preachers' mouths to preach doctrines that condemn people to hellfire and brimstone (burning sulfur with its choking and suffocating toxic fumes of sulfur dioxide). The smoke is all the unscriptural doctrines that they cleverly disguise as if they are in the Bible, like Trinity, Christmas, the pastor is the head of the church, and the 7 Seals have opened.
The Seals have to be revealed before they can be opened according to Amos 3:7.
AMOS 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
If brother Branham opened the 7 Seals then they were never first revealed, because he is the only man who ever made sense out of this topic.
Plus, they are only opened in Heaven in Revelation Chapter 6 after the Bride is caught up to Heaven in Revelation Chapter 4.
In Revelation Chapter 5 the Bride is around the throne in Heaven.
63-0324 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON THE SEALS
In Revelations verse 5 to 9, who are these found singing when the Lamb takes the Book out of the-- are these the raptured saints?
... There's something wrong. There's something wrong ....
... But you see Him stop me on that? Glory. I never read the other part of that. See, I got here: "and..." Look here. "And they sang a new song," and I stopped. See? But look here, "the song they sang, saying, You have redeemed us out of every kindred, tongue, and nation."
Sure, that's them.
... But He was so determined that I wouldn't make that error that He called me back to read the rest of that verse.
... "And they sang a new song..." But down here, see what it was? the next, coming on down, "has redeemed us." Sure it was the Bride, the raptured saints.
Brother Branham almost made a serious mistake. But the Holy Spirit corrected him. He thus confirmed that the people in Revelation Chapter 5 who are around the throne of God are the Bride. Thus the Bride is in Heaven when the Lamb opens the Seals in Chapter 6.
1964-0719 THE FEAST OF THE TRUMPETS
The Seventh Seal hasn't opened yet, you know. That's His Coming.
A year and a half after preaching the Seven Seals and the Seventh Seal still had not been opened.
The Seventh Seal is not written in Scripture. It is simply silence. Thus it cannot be revealed before it happens.
It refers to the Coming of the Lord which is the biggest mystery in the Universe.
Those who think they understand it are simply living in a dream which is a delusion.
So, a reality check. The Seventh Seal never opened.
What about opening the Sixth Seal?
63-0323 THE SIXTH SEAL
Now, notice. Don't let it choke you, but watch what opened that Seal: prophets. See? Amen. There you are. Oh, we're living in the eagle day, brother, head up among the clouds. They opened that Sixth Seal. They have power to do it. Amen. There's your Sixth Seal coming open. See?
Opening the 6th Seal will be done by the two prophets, Moses and Elijah. It will not be some clever idea that they have. It will be the literal supernatural power to interrupt nature so as to destroy the forces of the antichrist Pope as they attack Israel.
Reality check 2. The 6th Seal will be opened by the two prophets in the Tribulation.
So, the Seven Seals have not yet been opened. That happens after the catching up of the church when the Bride is in Heaven.
When the Bride is in Heaven watching the Seven Seals actually open in full detail, the earth will be in Tribulation. That is why the two prophets will be able to open the sixth Seal. Because the Seals will actually open during the Tribulation time.
REVELATION 9:18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
These demons are great preachers, but unscriptural. What comes out of their mouths is death due to their false doctrines.
“The third part of men” is the Jews.
These demons, as it is getting closer to the end of the Tribulation, are driven in their hatred of the Jews.
Smoke is once again the deceptive obscuring of truth by mixing it with unscriptural errors and traditions.
REVELATION 9:19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.
Preachers do their damage with their preaching.
The “tail” in the vision is the “tale” or story that they tell.
If they can get you to deviate away from the written Scripture, then they have trapped you.
The real hurt is when you wake up in the Tribulation to realize that preachers removed you from the Bride with their errors and made you part of the foolish or fooled virgins. And it will stay that way for all eternity. You will always be known as one who was fooled.
REVELATION 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:
Demonology is focused on man-made things, the “works of their hands”.
They “repented not”. When demons inspire men to believe in false doctrines, then pride makes it impossible for those men to ever repent of their errors.
REVELATION 9:21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
Lots of ugly things happen in the religious world. Character assassination of those who have their reputations killed off because they dared to oppose the preachers of error by insisting on being Scriptural.
But whatever church-goers do wrong in their lust for women, money, and fame the proof of demonology in their church system is their total inability to ever repent of wrongdoing. Error relies on pride.
By never repenting they claim to be always right and thus they think that they are infallible. But that is the claim of the Pope.
As we saw in the 5th Trumpet, the Pope is the king of demonology.
Claiming to be infallible puts a human being into the camp of the Pope.
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.
The Euphrates is mentioned again, linking this Scripture to the sixth Trumpet.
The 200 million demons of the 6th Trumpet are here called the kings of the east.
The coronavirus, acting as a sign of the times, also traveled from China in the East.
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.
While discussing this invasion of eastern demonology, an ungodly trinity appears.
The dragon is the Devil. The dragon was also a symbol of pagan Rome.
The Pope is the figurehead of the Roman Catholic beast system.
The Pope is also the false prophet, the prophet of a false denominational religion.
Can two spirits possess one man?
Jesus spoke to a demon-possessed man.
MARK 5:8 For he [Jesus] said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
"Unclean spirit" is singular.
MARK 5:9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
Notice the interchange between one spirit and many spirits.
So more than one spirit can possess a person.
Thus the final antichrist Pope is possessed by the spirit of the religious beast as well as the spirit of the false prophet.
Then the Devil will go into him, just like the Devil entered Judas.
LUKE 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
Thus all three spirits of the beast, the false prophet, and Satan will be in one man, the antichrist Pope.
He will be a one-man-trinity. And the churches will believe him.
But those same churches today, cannot believe that Jesus is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
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 function of this trinity of spirits is to unite all the churches together for the battle of Armageddon.
The churches unite under a Trinity God. A Trinity God that has no name.
This is the main common belief of both Catholics and Protestants.
Each church bragging that they are the greatest. Each claiming to have most miracles.
MATTHEW 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
If we do not believe all of the King James Version of the Bible, then we are in trouble with God. However much we have seen supernatural things happen.
The Pope is once again the figurehead of an evil demonic system.
The miracles that the devils perform is the uniting of the churches.
The Pope will be at the head of the united churches.
The gathering together of the tares will first happen in order to burn them in the Tribulation.
In the parable of the tares and the wheat.
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.
It is necessary for the churches to first gather themselves together. Then they will be burnt in the Tribulation.
All the great men, as kings, will be gathered into this One World Church or One World Government.
But the whole evil church system ends at Armageddon.
The churches fighting against their Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The way you think about Jesus is the way you think about the Bible. Because Jesus is the Word.
Almost every church is highly critical of the King James Version of the Bible.
They ignore, or contradict, or change certain verses.
They regard many verses as being irrelevant or just a detail.
And that is actually what they think of Jesus.
So church-goers end up fighting against the Scriptures in the same way that the Jews ended up condemning Jesus. Just because their leaders said they must.
MARK 15:11 But the chief priests moved the people, that he [Pontius Pilate] should rather release Barabbas unto them.
The Jewish leaders took the Jews down to hell with them because they persuaded the people to prefer a murderer to Jesus.
Such is the danger of religious leaders.
Church leaders condemn Jesus when they persuade the people to contradict or change or ignore Bible verses.
Because the Bible tells us the thoughts of Jesus.
You cannot separate a person from their thoughts.
MATTHEW 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
The main problem lay with the religious leaders.
The people listened to them and were fooled. They died in AD 70 like slaughtered lambs.
They begged a Roman, Pontius Pilate, to kill Jesus in AD 33.
Then the Romans returned in AD 70 to kill them too.