The Serpent. What does the Serpent signify?
The serpent was the mystery character at the beginning in Eden.
English has a different meaning between "serpent" and "snake". In other languages, there is usually no difference. This helps to confuse the issue of how sin started.
Then serpents were involved with the exodus in Egypt and a brass serpent was made in the wilderness.
There were 12 major events between Moses and Pharaoh in Egypt.
First, there was a struggle between the serpents that Aaron’s serpent won.
Then 10 plagues and finally the death of Egypt’s army in the Red Sea.
Then the brass serpent of healing in the wilderness.
What does this teach us about sin and its judgement?
Sin entered the earth with the serpent. As a result, the serpent will always be associated with sin.
GENESIS 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Before being cursed and turned into a snake, the serpent was the top mammal (a beast not a reptile) that stood between man and ape. The so-called “missing link” that scientists have vainly looked for. The only thing about the missing link that scientists are sure of is the fact that it is still missing. That alone proves that their theory of Evolution is false. No branch of Science can be based on a missing fact.
The serpent could speak and reason with understanding. He was very subtle, very clever.
Besides, the spirit of Satan entered the serpent. Nowhere in the Bible is Satan ever able to make an animal talk. To introduce error, Satan had to enter the only animal that could talk.
Today Satan inspires church pastors to preach his unscriptural ideas.
Eve was out of her depth once she began reasoning with the satanically inspired clever serpent. She should have just stayed with Scripture but she foolishly listened to unscriptural statements that God never said.
The serpent said, “Yea” which means, “Yes”, but he really meant, “No”.
He was mixing truth with error. Consequently, when God cursed him, he gave the snake a forked tongue.
The Americans broke all their treaties with the Native Americans. The Native Americans then claimed that the white man spoke with a forked tongue, the symbol of deception.
A woman symbolizes a church. Satan has inspired clever church pastors with plausible unscriptural errors like Trinity, Christmas, Good Friday, William Branham is the Voice of God, and the seven Thunders have uttered. When the church is prepared to believe some truth and some unscriptural error, then the church is just as deceived as Eve was.
GENESIS 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Satan inspired the serpent to introduce the word “not” to change what God had said. Eve believed this lie.
Pastors introduce doctrines like God the Son, Christmas trees, the mighty Angel of Revelation Chapter 10 has come down, etc. and the church-people, like the foolish or fooled virgins, believe these lies and lack Scriptural light. Many have lost the name of God, which is Jesus Christ and replace God’s name with three titles: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Or they believe that they know the new name of Jesus. That is impossible at this stage.
REVELATION 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Adam and his bride could not bring forth eternal life. They would have to wait until the Holy Spirit overshadowed the woman to conceive the virgin-born Son, Jesus. Jesus would grow up, have no sin to die for, and then He would speak all His saints out of the dust of the earth. Just the right number to populate the earth. No extras to burn in hell. That was spiritual multiplication.
Animals multiplied by sex so the serpent was able to introduce Eve to this technique.
GENESIS 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
God had told them to multiply but God meant spiritual multiplication, about which Eve knew nothing.
In her ignorance of God’s Big Plan, Satan convinced her that God meant physical multiplication as that is the only way that her limited human thinking could understand.
As a result, if she had to multiply by sex, that would take 9 months to produce a baby. Obviously, she could not die in one day. So she was easily convinced that God did not mean literal death in a day.
Today, charming pastors smilingly re-assure their fooled congregations that you cannot just believe every word in the King James Version of the Bible. There are now over 100 versions of the English Bible that enable people to keep changing any words they disagree with. That makes life so much easier. The churches fall for this plausible reasoning just like Eve did.
But Eve did not realize that a day with God is 1000 years. All life born of sex would die within 1000 years.
II PETER 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Methuselah lived the longest, 969 years.
Genesis 5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
The serpent continued with his made-up deception to lure her away from what God had said.
GENESIS 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened,
The serpent re-assured Eve. She had to multiply by sex (since she could think of no other way) so the sooner she started the better. After all, God wanted her to multiply. By having sex, she was serving God. How many church leaders get involved with other women?
Consequently, Eve introduced the single most widespread sin into the human race that would taint us all right from birth. Just because she thought she was being clever.
Satan convinced her that she would just die to her innocence and her eyes would open to the realities of life.
Unfortunately, the realities of sex would include adultery of married people, prostitution, fornication of single people, rape, incest, seduction, teenage pregnancy, abortions, illegitimate children, pornography, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, homosexuality, gay rights, sex slaves, domestic violence, etc.
Human thinking, when we leave God’s Word, just produces a flood tide of error.
“Your eyes shall be opened” said the serpent.
God cursed the serpent and turned him into a snake. The snake has no eyelashes so its eyes are always open, protected by a transparent surface scale. This cannot be comfortable when the snake wants to sleep. Looking at an unblinking snake can be a creepy experience. The snake cannot close its eyes.
GENESIS 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Lucifer, the archangel, was cursed and turned into a much lower species, Satan the Devil.
The serpent was cursed above all mammals and turned into a lower species, a reptile snake.
The snake's body is a long tube which makes the snake a symbol of the pit of hell.
“Dust shall thou eat”.
Snakes eat mice and little creatures. What does “eat dust” mean? It is a spiritual statement.
All humans are physically made from dust and will be swallowed by the pit of hell unless they are born-again of the spirit. The serpent cannot eat born-again people, only natural-born people who never repented nor accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour.
Our flesh is made from the dust. Those who live for the flesh are just a handful of dust and will be swallowed by the pit-of-hell spiritual serpent when they die. Only by being born-again of the Spirit can we avoid being swallowed into the bottomless pit.
GENESIS 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground,
Natural man, born of sex, is made from the dust and headed for the pit of hell.
GENESIS 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Being cast down to the ground is a symbol of death that returns us to the cheap and dirty dust, just like our unsaved human nature.
GENESIS 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
A woman has no seed. She must be given a Seed by God that comes from no man. Only the virgin-born Son can be the woman's Seed.
The great battle between the virgin-born Man Who is opposed by the host of sex-born men.
The serpent's seed was the male sex cell or sperm cell, which looks like a snake.
The great battle would be between Jesus, the Word of God, and the quotes of religious leaders that are unscriptural. Pastors demand to be the head of the church. But Jesus will bruise the head.
When Peter tried to disagree with Jesus. Look what Jesus said:
MATTHEW 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan:
Lucifer was the greatest angel in Heaven. He stood behind God’s throne and his glory covered God’s throne. But he got ambitious and did not want to stay behind God. As a result, he fell.
Satan’s place is behind Jesus as he tries to destroy the pagan Gentile kingdoms by biting and destroying the Achilles heel of the Gentile image that Nebuchadnezzar saw.
The Achilles heel is a weak point. Break that and a person cannot walk.
Satan must always get behind Jesus. The “spiritual serpent” attacked the heel and bruised it. For three days Jesus could not walk and His Body lay in the tomb.
But the spiritual serpent's attack allowed salvation to "cross-over" from the Jews to the Gentiles.
Salvation entered the feet which represent the 7 church ages.
In those three days, Jesus had carried our sins down to hell, dumped them on the Devil, and defeated Satan and his demonic hordes. Thus, the Devil had shed the Blood that would defeat him. Satan was totally outwitted. This Blood would then cleanse the repentant believers and the Holy Spirit, the Life in the Blood, would take away the desire to sin from the born-again believers.
Salvation crossed over from the Jews who killed Jesus to the Gentile church which is represented by the clay in the feet of the Gentile image. Only clay can germinate seed life. No metal can do that.
Calvary was the crucial junction in time, where the Jewish nation rejected Christ and shed His Blood.
LEVITICUS 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
It looked like it was only the Blood of one Man, but this Blood contained Eternal Life, the great Holy Spirit.
The combination of sinless Blood and the great Holy Spirit became the River of Life.
The heel of Jesus was bruised. But He recovered on the third day and rose from the dead where His Blood would cleanse the future church while His Holy Spirit inspired them to be Scriptural.
The serpent’s head was bruised. A hard blow causes a pool of blood to form under the skull. This blood grows until it touches the brain. The damage to the brain will finally kill the serpent. The brain represents man’s cleverness. The Blood of Jesus will destroy unscriptural church leaders' cleverness and the brilliance of godless scientific theories like the Big Bang and Evolution.
This process will end at Armageddon, where all the nations reject Christ as the revealed Word of God. But at that time, it will be the blood of the nations that is shed.
REVELATION 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
Eight furlongs in a mile. Consequently, this blood is about 2 metres deep flowing for 200 miles. A real River of Death. 320 kilometers long.
Their blood will fertilize the desert areas and make the desert bloom like a rose. That will be the contribution of the unsaved to the welfare of the surviving Jews in the Millennium of 1000 years of peace.
GENESIS 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Our choice is between accepting the Blood of one Man on the cross or being part of the river of blood at Armageddon.
The husband must rule the wife. Christ, the Word, must rule the church.
In Genesis Chapter 1, God said “multiply” when Adam and his bride were a spirit being, in the image of God. Because God is a Spirit.
GENESIS 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
GENESIS 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
There would have been one conception. The Holy Spirit would overshadow Eve to produce the virgin-born Son. Jesus would then speak His saints from the dust. Just the right number to occupy the earth.
After Eve sinned, God says “greatly multiply thy conception”.
GENESIS 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception;
One conception was God’s original plan.
Thanks to sex there now has to be many more conceptions. All the righteous that would have been created from the dust have to be born from women. But besides, there will be all the unsaved that are born because mankind has free-will regarding sex. There will be a multitude in this group. And for them, there is no place in God’s future home.
Masses will die at Armageddon defying Jesus, and then be cast into hell fire.
This will be the ultimate disaster associated with sex and free-will.
The next illustration of a serpent comes from the Exodus.
When it was time for the first Exodus to get the Jews out of Egypt, God sent Moses as a one-man army to attack Egypt, the superpower of that age.
EXODUS 4:2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, A rod.
God was saying, “You do not need sophisticated weapons. Just use what you have got. Your shepherd’s rod”.
EXODUS 4:3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
A snake has poison in its mouth. That makes humans scared of a snake. The serpent is the symbol of sin. Sin has frightening consequences. Dealing with sin is scary.
The mouth of a preacher who preaches unscriptural doctrines is the serpent's mouth, spewing out spiritual poison.
Truth and error mix in modern-day churches, symbolized by the forked tongue of the snake.
Both forks, true and false, are in the same mouth. Man-made doctrines are the spirit or tree of good and evil as they combine certain Bible truths with certain pagan and unscriptural ideas, as well as the love of money.
Moses, wanting to serve God, fled away from such a ministry.
EXODUS 4:4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
The “tail” symbolizes the “tale” or “story” that the serpent-preacher tells. Check what he says by trying to find Scripture verses that will run his ideas through the Bible. No false doctrine can survive the check of trying to prove it, just by joining up Bible verses.
Making sure that we stay with Scripture is the only process that effectively rejects all the false ideas, however plausible. Only then will the truth that the first church age originally believed re-emerge.
The serpent’s unscriptural beliefs have to be eliminated before we again have a restored rod of Scripture. The Bible is thus the rod of correction. Anything that cannot be proven just from Scripture has to be wrong.
The original rod was the apostolic truth of the first church age.
The rod was thrown down when human leadership became the head of the church, and Trinity began the destruction of Bible truth at the Nicean Council of AD 325. The rod had become an awful serpent of corruption in the Dark Ages. Then a long process of restoration until finally, the end-time Gentile prophet could enable us to pick up the full truth once again, that the first church had believed. Eliminating all the errors would turn the serpent back into a rod of truth.
The restored truth produced by the revealed mysteries represents the rod that was picked up.
The rod of truth became a serpent of evil and was then restored to being a rod of truth again.
This indicates the death of truth followed by a resurrection of truth out of evil and darkness. This happened in the Reformation where truth emerged from the error of the Dark Ages. It also refers to the last church age where the truth will finally emerge from the corruption of the church of the Laodiceans.
This also describes the history of the Jews. They had the truth in the Old Testament and also had their Messiah.
Then they allowed their religious leaders to convince them to condemn the fulfillment of the Old Testament truth, Jesus Christ. Just like church leaders today condemn Jesus as the revealed Word of God.
God rejected the Jews for the next 2000 years but now we see evidence of a restoration of the Jews back to Israel. In the Great Tribulation, the two prophets Moses and Elijah, will restore the 144000 Jews back to the truth of God’s Word.
EXODUS 7:9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.
God has His Big Plan and He wants events on earth to be symbolic of His Heavenly Plan.
MATTHEW 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
God gives a preview on earth, using people and events, to outline His future Salvation Plan.
God wants to defeat Satan.
God gives His power to His prophets so that they can defeat Satan’s followers.
EXODUS 7:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
Moses will take the place of God. Pharaoh then takes the place of Satan.
Aaron then acts as the prophet of Moses to defeat the followers of Satan, the wise men who were magicians. Religious leaders are always considered to be wise men. That is what fools people.
Wise men, like scientists and church leaders, easily fall for Satan’s falsehoods. Their ego is boosted by people who regard them as wise and clever. But we are not saved by being clever. Our cleverness can impress people, but it saves nobody.
Our safety lies in being Scriptural, not in being clever.
PSALM 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
The Bible is our rod of correction as well as our staff of support in bad times and our protection against evil.
A shepherd’s staff or stick gives him a support to lean on and acts as protection against wild beasts. The same staff can hit a person and thus act as a rod of correction. We all need correction.
A big evil of the Laodicean church age is the idea that we “have need of nothing”. We feel that we need no correction.
EXODUS 7:10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
The staff, representing the Word of God, was cast down to the dust. This represents the death of Jesus.
The staff which symbolized the Word of God was handled by prophets in the Old Testament.
The rod became a serpent. The Messiah that the prophets spoke about had to die for our sins.
Jesus became sin (the rod turned into a serpent) when He took our sins on Himself in the Garden of Gethsemane.
II CORINTHIANS 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Turning a staff into a snake was possible for the wise men.
EXODUS 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
Human wisdom is good at taking the rod of Scripture and then changing, contradicting, and corrupting the truth. Thereby producing sin and unbelief.
Wise scientists take Science knowledge which can be useful and turn it into the sin of unbelief by claiming that the universe created itself in the Big Bang. Then they say that we evolved from something like bacteria or slime. Professors teach our children that they come from animals and then complain when our children behave like animals.
EXODUS 7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
The rods were made of good wood, symbolic of truth. But that truth was cast down to the ground in order to become perverted into an evil snake. So, the wise men, like church leaders today, were good at opposing truth and casting truth to the ground.
Creating a Trinity of three Persons so that God lost His Name because it is impossible to find one name for three People.
DANIEL 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
“A host”. If a large number of people believe an error, then they think it must be the truth.
“Everybody does it” is the justification for believing error.
II TIMOTHY 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth:
Three rods were cast down by Aaron, Jannes, and Jambres. There were three snakes on the ground. The three Persons of the Trinity.
But the snake of Aaron ate up the other two snakes, leaving only one snake.
The Trinity of 3 Persons disappeared, leaving one Person. Jesus is both Father and Holy Spirit. One Person only. God became a Man.
COLOSSIANS 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
I TIMOTHY 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,
EXODUS 7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
Jesus became sin for us. But in the process, He destroyed all the power of sin that the Devil had produced by paying the price on Calvary. Then He carried, as the Scapegoat, all our sins down to hell to dump them on the Devil.
Jannes and Jambres could not restore their serpents back into rods.
Cast down to the ground symbolized death. They could produce sin by turning wood into snakes. They could die. But they could not reverse the process. They could not perform a resurrection from death back to life.
But Aaron could turn the serpent back into a rod.
Jesus could resurrect from death back to life again.
REVELATION 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace;
Jesus had walked over the fires of hell to dump our sins onto the Devil. He came back from the dead because He alone, being sinless, could walk over hellfire without being burned up.
The Messiah that the prophets prophesied about could transform himself from death into life on the third day when the resurrection took place.
The resurrection from the dead would be the big difference between Aaron and the wise men who were magicians. Human wisdom can produce death (scientists make atom bombs, climate change, pollutions, poisons, germ warfare) but they cannot restore life to the dead.
Scientists are wise men and magicians. They say that a bacteria evolved and eventually turned into an elephant. Now that is real magic.
There was a titanic clash between God and Satan for the minds of men.
God wanted to free them in an Exodus. Satan wanted them to stay slaves in his mud-pits of error and Bible-ignorance. (Denominational and non-denominational churches want their people to remain in Bible-ignorance, by being unable to understand the Bible mysteries for themselves).
Earthly Empires are built up on the blood and sweat of slaves.
The Heavenly Kingdom is built up on the Blood and Sweat of Jesus.
The first Exodus was the Jews leaving Egypt (symbolic of the world).
The Second Exodus was the church leaving the Jews.
The Third Exodus will be the Bride leaving the church and then leaving the world in the rapture as they are caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
For the first Exodus, there were 12 great miracles of which 10 were plagues.
The first miracle was Aaron’s rod becoming a snake to destroy the Egyptian snakes.
After that, there were 10 serious miracle-plagues.
Then Pharaoh’s army was wiped out in the Red Sea.
God used the rod of Aaron four times.
- The first time was when his serpent ate up the serpents of Jannes and Jambres illustrating how Jesus would overcome all the forces of evil, both in the Old and New Testaments. He died to pay for our sins and then defeated Satan down in hell.
- Secondly, Aaron used his staff to turn the River Nile, Egypt’s river of life, into blood. The Nile became a river of death.
This was the first of the ten plagues.
Egypt’s wise men and magicians could duplicate this turning of water into blood because they are good at turning life into death. They, like church leaders and scientists, excel at turning Bible truth into man-made error.
This turning of a river into blood symbolized the final clash between good and evil at the battle of Armageddon. A river of blood will flow for 200 miles up to the bridles of the horses.
REVELATION 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.
One mile is eight furlongs.
But what was the actual cause of the unbelief that drove mankind into their disastrous decision to oppose Jesus at Armageddon?
The Trinity doctrine that was accepted by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325.
So the next miracle-plague from Aaron’s rod illustrates the Trinity-frogs that have played the major role in destroying people’s faith in the written King James Version of the Bible.
- The third time Aaron used his rod was when frogs were created.
Frogs represent the Trinity spirits that gather all the churches together to agree with the mother Catholic church.
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.
The dragon is Satan. The beast is the spirit of pagan Rome that resurrected back to life as the Roman Catholic church. The Pope is the false prophet because he is the prophet of a false religion.
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 miracles that Satan is performing is the uniting of the churches, despite their many differences. They unite by ignoring those Scriptures that produce doctrinal differences. They unite by having over 100 different versions of the English Bible so that truth is blurred into a grey, misty, landscape of changing shadows. Now gay rights take over the churches. Differences between male and female are blurred over.
In the end, the church will rule the earth with the final antichrist Pope as the head of everyone.
This is the final result of each church being obsessed with having a human head.
The Trinity spirits rule the churches. Trinity was invented by the Roman Catholics and forced onto the church in AD 325 at the Council of Nicaea.
The Devil has used Trinity to get the churches used to believing unscriptural doctrines. The churches will unite under the Pope in the Great Tribulation.
So, the plague of frogs was God showing what actually caused the river of blood at Armageddon. So many people who could not believe in Bible truth because church leaders had prepared the way for unbelief to spread. They had fooled the churches into believing in a nameless Trinity God.
Try finding one name for three people?
Then the churches were fooled into thinking that the three titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are a name.
The Holy Spirit has no name in Scripture.
God created man in His own image.
Are two people, a man and a woman, on earth supposed to be the image of three Men in Heaven?
That would really require magic.
Consequently, church leaders have trapped the church-goers into being fooled, which makes the church-goers part of the foolish (or fooled) virgins. Virgins. Clean women. Saved church-goers but lacking sufficient light to read and understand the Scriptures.
The wise men and church leaders created a Trinity, represented by three evil spirits. Thus, Pharaoh’s wise men were able to create frogs.
Unscriptural Trinity made church-goers able to believe unscriptural things. This was the starting point of unbelief and Bible-ignorance. Believing things that are not written in the Bible. This unbelief in what is written in the Bible will finally end at Armageddon.
The time had then arrived for God to put the wise men of Egypt in their place.
The so-called theory of Evolution begins with small creatures being changed somehow into big creatures.
- God began with the very small, lice. Aaron hit the dust with his rod and lice appeared.
The magicians of Egypt were helpless. They could not duplicate this creative act and lost the competition.
Scientists believe in evolution but they cannot create the tiniest living creatures just by using dead chemicals.
In 2020 we saw the whole world struck down by the tiny COVID-19 virus.
God uses tiny things to undermine our human cleverness. The whole world struggled in the face of a very small virus.
It is the small details in the Bible that reveal the big ignorance of the church pastors.
Why did Elisha curse 42 children in the name of the Lord?
In Matthew, Mary held the feet of the resurrected Jesus. In John, Jesus told Mary not to touch Him. Explain.
Why does Luke not mention that Jesus walked on water?
Why was no pastor ever put in charge as head of a church in the New Testament?
What is the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost?
Pastors dismiss small details like this because they have no answers.
These little details are beyond their knowledge. So, they enslave their church-followers to their own ignorance. And get well paid for doing that. Daylight robbery. No wonder COVID-19 forced them to wear masks.
Not understanding the little details is just an indication of widespread Bible ignorance. The blind lead the blind and fall into the ditch. The ditch is the Tribulation.
At that point, God stopped using Aaron.
- Using insect life, God then created flies. Flies are useful to some extent but are really a big pest and nuisance. That is how God sees church pastors. They teach the foolish virgins certain basics (which is good) but then stop them from understanding the revealed mysteries. That condemns the foolish virgins to their brutal deaths in the Great Tribulation.
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
Church leaders do a mixture of good and harm. They preach salvation and holiness and help people to be positive about their problems and thereby start them believing in God.
But, after these basics, they do much harm as separate Jesus from the King James Version of the Bible, (KJV). How do they do that? The teach that Jesus is perfect and without error. Then they stress that it is impossible to find a perfect translation of the Bible. Consequently, they believe that the Bible is flawed, has contradictions, myths, and wrong translations in places.
But they forget that Jesus is the Word of God. As a result, the Bible tells us how Jesus thinks. If Jesus came on earth now, He would not disagree anywhere with the KJV of the Bible.
Praising Jesus as a Person and then criticizing Him as the Word of God is a mixture of good and evil.
Church-goers are now happy to criticize the Bible but do not dare to criticize their own church.
LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.9
Yes sir. The church is no longer the "mouthpiece" of God. It is its own mouthpiece.
… The Word has been put aside, so God says, "I am going against you all. I will spue you out of My mouth. This is the end. For seven out of seven ages, I have seen nothing but men esteeming their own word above Mine. So, at the end of this age I am spuing you out of My mouth. It is all over.
We have to believe that the KJV is Perfect, our Absolute.
From the beginning to the end of his ministry, brother Branham emphasized the Word of God.
1950-0200 HERE WE HAVE NO CONTINUING CITY
My word will fail, everybody else's word will fail, but God's Word will never fail.
1965 A RESUME OF THE AGES - CHURCH.AGE.BOOK CPT.10
… for it is in the preaching and teaching of the Word that the sheep hear the voice of God and follow Him.
This combination of praise for Jesus and criticism of the King James Version of the Bible by the churches reminds God of flies.
Flies play an essential role in that they eat up animal waste and rotting organic material. Just like churches get rid of sin by encouraging people to repent and live holy lives.
Houseflies are unhygienic and transmit bacteria, viruses, and parasite worms. They can spread typhoid and cholera.
Their usefulness is counteracted by the harm that they also do.
The churches do much harm as they teach people to ignore Scriptures that contradict church beliefs. They easily persuade people to believe unscriptural things like Trinity. Then they get church-people to condemn and reject the revealed truth of Scripture.
Faulty church wisdom is like a swarm of flies. They clean up some rubbish but also spread the disease of wrong doctrines and unbelief in written Scripture.
- Cattle, that are useful, hardworking animals, were killed by disease.
EXODUS 9:6 And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.
Thus, their valuable meat was not available for eating.
Cattle include cows that yield milk for beginner Christians and strong meat (doctrine) for seasoned Christians.
Hard work is not enough to make us ready for the Coming of the Lord. We have to know the revealed Truth of Scripture.
No strong meat was available because of the disease. This represents the churches at the end that reject the revealed mysteries of the Word that would restore them back to the beliefs of the first church age. Thus they will be unable to recognize and respond to the 7 Thunders which are to prepare us for the rapture or catching up of the church. The 7 Thunders follow the resurrection of the New Testament saints.
Similarly, the hard-work of many keen church-goers is wasted as they have been taught wrong doctrines and then they energetically spread this error around. New converts are brought to the Lord, which is good, and are quickly turned into Trinitarians, which is bad because that knocks them out of the Bride. Much of their hard work is just building up church traditions. They also learn to admire and elevate church leaders. They get saved and live holy but they cannot ignite enough oil to produce enough light to read and understand the Bible mysteries. This dooms them to be killed in the Tribulation.
Many church-goers work hard and sacrifice much for their church. But never realized that the church had fooled them into error.
I SAMUEL 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,…
To obey the truth of the Bible is far more important than any church-works, however much it cost.
7. BOILS. With so many sincere Christian people wasting their time because they are on the wrong doctrinal path, God finally decides that it is time to punish the leaders.
EXODUS 9:10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
Then it was time to settle the score with the magicians who are also called wise men.
Church leaders love the power and money of their positions as it gives them an easy life. The lust of the flesh. But when the flesh suffers, they may change their tune. Boils are painful sores.
Error creeps into the church when the fire of the Holy Ghost is lost because Bible truth is cast to the ground and clever man-made ideas are regarded as truth.
When the fire is over, only ash is left.
Consequently, the prophet Moses stepped in with a handful of ash and threw it into the air. The particles became boils that are very sore on the wise men/magicians and others. A painful reminder that they should never have corrupted God’s Word.
But sore boils remind us of the first of the seven Judgement Vials in the Great Tribulation.
That is where God begins to punish the world for rejecting the revealed mysteries of Scripture. The Great Tribulation starts.
REVELATION 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
The mark of the beast is to be brainwashed by church traditions that are unscriptural.
The image of the Roman beast is the uniting of the Protestant and non-Catholic churches.
After the resurrection, the 7 Thunders will briefly show the living Bride how to change their bodies so that they can get rapturing faith. We cannot get raptured in these bodies.
The 7 Judgement Vials pour out onto the earth during the Great Tribulation.
At the same time, 7 Trumpets will force the Jews to return to Israel during the Tribulation.
8. Then the rod of Moses produces hail and fire. But this is the first of the seven Trumpets that summon the Jews back to Israel in the Great Tribulation.
This connects the Moses of the first Exodus with the Moses of the Great Tribulation.
EXODUS 9:23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
:24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Fire and hail were a sign of the first Exodus.
In the future, when the Great Tribulation starts, the Jews will see or hear of fire and hail. That will convince many that it is time for another exodus back to the nation of Israel.
President Donald Trump had the courage to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. His brave move means that the Jewish state is all set up and ready for the seven supernatural Trumpets to sound and force the remaining Jews back to Israel. The Feast of the Trumpets.
There are about 18 million Jews on earth and about 9 million are back in Israel.
Now look what happens in the Tribulation.
REVELATION 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
:7 The first [trumpet] angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Hail and fire. This is such an obvious sign to begin an Exodus of the remaining Jews back to their Promised Land.
The trumpets always called a gathering of the Jews, which is why the Jews have regained Israel. Now they have somewhere to re-gather.
NUMBERS 10:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
: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.
[Two trumpets. Two prophets, Moses and Elijah]
:3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
End-time events: the resurrection of the saints from 7 church ages. Then the 7 Thunders prepare the Bride or wise virgins for the rapture when they are caught up to Heaven. After that, the Great Tribulation. The 7 Vials are the judgements on the world and the foolish-virgin churches for rejecting the deep revelations of the Word.
During that time the 7 Trumpets force all the Jews back to Israel.
The Jews must assemble back in Israel to meet the Messiah.
David brought the ark and the Tabernacle back to Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is where it will all end.
The six-pointed Star of David indicates the six main periods in Jewish history.
- The Jews were called out of Egypt under Moses and headed for the Promised Land.
- They had Judges
- They had kings
- They had prophets
- Messiah came and was rejected
- They spent almost 2000 years in exile as they were dispersed around the world
So, to complete the cycle, the 7 must be the same as the 1. It has to be Moses again in the Great Tribulation.
At the start, Moses grabbed the serpent by the tail. In the end, in the Tribulation, he will meet the antichrist Pope, the spiritual serpent, face to face.
This duplicates the pattern of the end of the Gentile church ages, where the seventh church age has to be the same as the first church age.
The seed that is harvested in church age 7 has to be the same as the seed that was planted in the first church age. That is why Jesus calls Himself the First (the planting) and the Last (the harvest).
9. The plague of locusts covered the land of Egypt.
This was a preview of the spiritual, crowned-locust-demons let loose in the 5th Trumpet.
The 5th Trumpet is the unleashing of the dictatorship spirit. Ten dictators give their military power to the final antichrist Pope to enable him to rule the world. They will play a key role in driving the Jews back to Israel.
The dictator Hitler killed six million Jews but that briefly made the world sorry for them and the United Nations offered them a homeland in Israel, thanks to the help of the dictator Stalin of Russia. So, dictators played a role in creating a homeland for the Jews.
Dictators will drive the Jews back to Israel in the Tribulation.
The churches moved away from small groups run by elders. They wanted big churches ruled by a pastor. This attitude at the end leads to the rise of the dictatorial spirit.
REVELATION 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
This will happen in the Great Tribulation.
But we have seen previews of these events.
A preview of the first Woe was let loose in the First World War that saw the unleashing of the spirit of dictatorship, starting in 1917 with Lenin who only took about 5 months to set up his dictatorship in Russia. By 1927 the murderous Stalin had taken over Russia. In 1933 Hitler had taken over Germany as Chancellor and again, in about 5 months, had set himself up as dictator.
The preview of the second Woe was let loose in the Second World War when the dictators began persecuting the Jews. Hitler killed 6 million Jews during the war. Hitler, as a natural dictator, unleashed the demonic and murderous pagan Roman spirit onto natural Israel, the Jews. Pagan Roman General Titus killed 1100000 Jews in AD 70. Pagan Roman emperor Hadrian killed about 580000 Jews in AD 132-136 and scattered all the surviving Jews into exile. This ancient Roman hatred of the Jews has been revived in our modern world.
When the killing stopped at the end of the war in 1945, these murderous spirits then entered the World Council of Churches in 1948 to spiritually kill the spiritual children of the last church age. These spiritual children must be stopped from being restored back to the apostolic fathers. These are the children that Elijah (William Branham) tried to turn back to the apostolic fathers of the first church age. Modern-day Christians have failed spiritually as far as being Bride members because the spirits taught them to reject the King James Version of the Bible. Then they rejected William Branham’s end-time revelations of the Bible mysteries. They could still get saved but as foolish or fooled virgins they are doomed to be killed in the Great Tribulation. The ancient pagan Roman killing-spirits are just patiently waiting for their time.
Meanwhile, they inspire 50 million abortions a year. The killing of unborn children on a worldwide scale. This is a sign of the times that there must be another Exodus happening. The Bride coming out of the church.
The first Exodus had Pharaoh killing Jewish children.
The second Exodus had Herod killing Jewish children.
In addition, in 1948 these murderous Roman spirits inspired seven Arab armies and Palestinians to attack Israel and try to exterminate the newly declared nation of Israel. Only God allowed Israel to survive. But many Jews died.
In 2020 Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon were facing very difficult times. They were four of those attacking nations. Attacking Israel was obviously not a good idea. God had a score to settle with them.
COVID-19 was best handled in China which is ruled by a dictator. Democratically elected leaders had to impose dictatorial rules to try to contain the virus in 2020. This was an obvious warning about the future rise of dictatorships when the world hits a severe crisis. The 1929 Depression was a severe financial crisis that saw the evil dictator Hitler come to supreme power soon afterward.
What future crisis awaits us?
What countries will flip the switch from democracy to dictatorship in the future?
REVELATION 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
“As kings”. They have a king’s power but are not crowned kings.
They are dictators.
REVELATION 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Their military “power and strength”.
The Pope is the figurehead of the beast system, the pagan Roman Empire spirit that the barbarians crushed but then it managed to resurrect as the Roman Catholic Church on the ruins of the pagan Roman Empire.
The Pope has spiritual power from the Church. The Pope has a pre-eminent position in the political world. The Vatican is the world’s wealthiest organization. Religion has become Big Business with its glitzy drum-beat musical entertainment. All the Pope lacks is military power, and then he can take over the world. Ten military dictators will submit their military forces to his control.
Watch out for a future rise of dictatorships.
Why will dictators rise? Why will the world rush to Armageddon?
Because of spiritual darkness, the absence of Scripture.
This darkness or lack of Bible Light is the final product of the unscriptural doctrine of having a pastor as the one-man-leader of the church. Pastors effectively taught more and more unscriptural doctrines that blinded the people.
10.The plague of darkness.
Darkness is the symbol of the Great Tribulation. Bible truth is blotted out during the Tribulation. The spirit of unbelief will flood the earth. Brutal evil will be rampant and the foolish-virgin Christians will be eliminated.
GENESIS 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Darkness is just the absence of light.
“Evening and morning”. There is no reference to darkness. Why not?
“Light” means “Day”. “Day” was the name that God gave to light.
So, the first “day” can only be light. The Scripture is the Light.
Unbelief is just the absence of Scripture.
“The evening” refers to the light of the end-time message of William Branham that revealed the deep mysteries of Scripture.
ZECHARIAH 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
“Not day , nor night”. Today’s churches are partly true with salvation and holiness but partly false with Trinity, Christmas, 7-year Tribulation, and the last age not being restored to the first church age.
The "night" refers to the Great Tribulation.
“The morning” refers to the start of the new day, the Millennium or 1000 years of peace.
So, the evening message reveals the Light of the revealed Word. That Light catches the Bride up to Heaven where they miss the Tribulation. (That is why there is no reference to “night”).
Then the Light returns for Armageddon with the full Bride, the Old Testament saints, and the 144000 Jews, and sets up the Millennium Kingdom.
The full Light is manifest after the resurrection when the full Bride is on earth and the living Bride get their new bodies. Then they are taken off the earth and into Heaven. Then the Light only hits the earth again as the Millennium starts for that great day of peace that lasts 1000 years.
The fifth Judgement Vial is darkness. Bible truth is blotted off the earth except for the Jews who receive their two prophets.
Locust-dictatorial-demons help to throw the world into spiritual darkness.
The 5th Trumpet dictatorship spirit leads the world into spiritual darkness.
God does not want one man to be in charge of a group. That eventually leads to one man ruling the world. The antichrist Pope.
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.
This is Satan's chance to rule everyone.
Satan fell from heaven and had the key to open all the demonic influences that are in the furnace of hell so that they can be unleashed on earth during the Great Tribulation.
: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.
Smoke obscures. Satan is always changing the words in the Bible to produce new meanings and obscure the truth. The air is darkened because fewer and fewer people today believe that every word of the 1769 King James Version of the Bible is true. Few people try to run their beliefs through the verses of the Bible.
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.
These are not natural locusts, they are demons. A scorpion has a sting in its “tail”, the unscriptural “tale” or “story” that is told.
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.
Crowned demons, corona-demons. Deadly and disrupting like the coronavirus.
Crowned kings take the lead. These demons will have pre-eminence in driving the Jews back to Israel. The Seven Trumpets drive the Jews back to Israel. These demons hate the Jews. We see today the rise of anti-Semitism around the world.
“The faces of men”. Demons rely on willing men who will preach what the demons want them to say.
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.
The names mean "Destroyer". This religious king has to destroy people's faith in the KJV Bible.
The demons have a king over them. A king is crowned.
The Popes wore a crown from about AD 860 when Pope Nicholas I was crowned until 1963 when William Branham revealed the Seals and exposed this antichrist spirit of religious deception. During those years the Pope conquered as the Roman Catholic Church spread around the world.
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.
A bow without an arrow is bluffing. A deception.
11. The Egyptian firstborn were killed.
The 144000 Jews, the firstfruits, will be killed at the end of the Great Tribulation.
Look at the Jews who were killed for their faith during the seven church ages.
REVELATION 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
The Jews who were killed for their faith during the church ages are given white robes.
But they must wait for another group of fellow servants, the 144000 to be killed in the Tribulation.
The 144000 are the firstfruits. The first group to be resurrected after the Gospel returns to Israel.
I CORINTHIANS 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Christ rose before the Old Testament saints, making Him the firstfruits of the resurrection.
The 144000 are killed at the end of the Tribulation but then resurrect to form the bodyguard that protects Christ’s Bride at the battle of Armageddon. The main resurrection of the dead will happen 1000 years later, after the Millennium or 1000 years of peace.
12. The elimination of the Egyptian army as they drowned in the Red Sea.
PSALM 136:15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea:
The military might of Egypt perished when the men and horses drowned.
This was a preview of the final elimination of the antichrist Pope and most of his armies and people at the battle of Armageddon.
The serpent re-appears in the wilderness.
Brass speaks of judgement.
DEUTERONOMY 28:23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, …
With a blazing hot sun and no rain, the sky can take on the fierce colour of brass. No rain, speaks of the absence of God’s blessings, indicating judgement.
The altar of sacrifice for sin was overlaid with brass. The altar’s vessels were made of brass.
EXODUS 39:39 The brasen altar, and his grate of brass, his staves, and all his vessels …
EXODUS 27:2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.
:3 And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.
Fire is the final judgement of sin. So, where the sacrifices burnt was made of brass.
EXODUS 27:4 And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof.
The Jews were bitten by poisonous snakes in the wilderness.
Symbolizing church-goers poisoned by the unscriptural doctrines that the pastors preach out of their mouths.
Jesus became sin for us. Moses made a serpent and lifted it up on a staff.
That represented Jesus carrying our sins, as he was lifted up on the cross.
This was where sin was judged. And Jesus paid the price. We cannot pay the price.
JOHN 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
JOHN 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
All the Jews had to do was look at the uplifted serpent and believe, and they were healed. All we have to do is look at Calvary and believe and we will be healed of sin and sickness.
REVELATION 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Jesus walked over the fires of hell to dump our sins and unbelief on the Devil. Hellfire is designed to burn up sin. Jesus is sinless, so hellfire could not burn Him.
NUMBERS 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
Brass is a symbol of judgement. The serpent is a symbol of sin.
The brass serpent is a symbol of the judgement of sin.
The brass serpent indicates that sin has already been judged.
This happened at Calvary. Jesus won and Satan lost. If we repent, we can be forgiven of our sins by believing that Jesus paid the price once, for all of us.
Now we must follow the cunning path of the serpent in the Roman Catholic Church.
PROVERBS 30:18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:
:19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; …
An eagle is symbolic of a prophet. An eagle gets high in the heaven and has amazing eyesight. A prophet rises high in the Spirit of God and can see into the future which we ordinary people cannot do. The end-time Gentile prophet William Branham had an amazing insight that revealed the deeper mysteries of the written Bible. A wonderful understanding of Scripture opened up to us.
But the Roman Catholic Church did the opposite. A snake’s colours allow it to blend with the colours of a rock until people cannot see the snake. They just see the rock and think they are safe. Their rock of safety becomes their death-zone when the snake injects its poison from its mouth.
Using the word "serpent" means we must give this a spiritual application.
The Rock of Scripture is the personal revelation that an individual gets of Who Jesus is, Almighty God. Faith in Jesus as the revealed Word of God is the only Door that leads to Heaven.
MATTHEW 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Peter is Petros in Greek. Petros means “a stone”, not a rock. The Popes claimed that Peter alone has the keys to open Heaven’s Door.
The Popes have thus moved Peter into the place of Jesus as they claim that Peter alone can open the Door to Heaven for a Person. And Peter will only open Heaven’s Door for you if you are in submission to the Pope.
In AD 754 Pope Stephen II wrote a forged document, the Donation of Constantine, which claimed that Peter was VICARIVS FILII DEI. Peter "stands in the place of the Son of God".
In Latin, certain letters stand for numbers.
I = 1, V = 5, L = 50, C = 100, D = 500.
So, if you add up the numbers of these specific letters:
5 + 1 + 100 + 1 + 5 1 + 50 + 1 + 1 500 + 1 = 666
REVELATION 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
A score is 20.
The man is Peter. But do not blame Peter because he never made this claim.
The Popes claim that you must obey them as they are the successors of Peter.
Only then will you get into Heaven.
The Catholics rely on Peter to save them and thus die unsaved. Bitten by the poison of the serpent that turns the apostle Peter into the man whose number, according to that false made-up title, is the number of the beast.
Thus, the church brainwashes the people into unscriptural beliefs. That is the mark of the beast in their foreheads, because the brain is in the forehead. Once the brain is marked by unbelief, the person can never understand the truth of revealed Scripture.
MATTHEW 16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
On the day of Pentecost, Peter closed or bound the baptism of John the Baptist whose baptism of water that followed the act of repentance, had previously opened a door to heaven. But no name was mentioned.
Then Peter opened the true Door to heaven for all people during the seven church ages, by putting the name of Jesus Christ into the water baptism that followed the act of repentance.
That is the only way that the Bride of Christ can take on His name. A bride must take on the name of her husband.
ACTS 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
The Roman Catholic church then invented the Trinity God Who has no name. You cannot find one name for three People. They then replaced the name of Jesus with the three titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. They successfully blended a nameless God, and a nameless water baptism into the church’s understanding of Who Jesus is, the “second Person of the Godhead”. An unscriptural statement, just like the unscriptural “God the Son”.
The Catholic church made Peter the head of the church at the same time that they removed the name of Jesus Christ from his water baptism. That was really replacing the Rock of truth with the error of the serpent. So subtle was the serpent’s Trinity that it took over both Catholic and Protestant churches. They all seriously believe that the Trinity can be proven from the Bible even though it makes them lose the name of God. The snake of death, to them, is spread out unseen on the rock of truth.
Going through the Red Sea was symbolic of water baptism.
I CORINTHIANS 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
The Jews went through the Red Sea in the name of Moses. They lived.
The Egyptians went through the Red Sea in the title of Pharaoh. They died.
So it is essential to get baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, not the titles of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
REVELATION 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Sin entered with the serpent. So a serpent will always represent the Devil.
REVELATION 12: 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
When life leaves, death enters.
When the Holy Spirit takes the Bride up to Heaven, then Satan gets kicked out of Heaven. So Life goes up and Death comes down for his final ride on the pale horse, during the Great Tribulation.
REVELATION 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
He comes to attack the left-behind foolish virgins and Israel.
Anti-Jewish hatred will reach its peak.
REVELATION 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
An eagle is a prophet. The emphasis on two wings indicates that there will be two prophets, Moses and Elijah. The wings of an eagle are very powerful. The prophets will have great supernatural power.
REVELATION 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
A flood of unscriptural doctrines and a flood of people. A host of unbelievers. People are always impressed by big numbers.
A few Jews against the whole host of the rest of the world.
REVELATION 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
“The earth helped”. Those two prophets will have supernatural power over nature. They can create earthquakes that swallow up armies. They can create dense swarms of flies that will destroy the jet engines of the airplanes that come against them.
They can pull down fire from the skies to destroy tanks and soldiers.
They are able to withstand everything that Satan throws at them.
REVELATION 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
For a while Satan becomes discouraged by the power of the two prophets.
He then decides on an easier target, the foolish or fooled virgins who did not know enough Scripture to prepare for the Coming of the Lord.
There are about 1.2 billion Catholics and about 0.8 billion non-Catholics. So, the total number of Christians or church-goers is about 2 billion. Approximately one quarter of the earth's 8 billion people.
The Lord cut His Bride out of the spiritual material that was available at the end time.
Those who wanted Jesus as Saviour and Lord.
They wanted to know how he thought, as revealed in Scripture.
The left-over material was the remnant. Saved but ignorant of revealed truth.
They wanted the Jesus as Saviour but not as Lord.
They wanted the protection of Jesus but preferred the church ideas to the mysteries of the Scriptures in the King James Version of the Bible.
Not being impressed with the deeper thoughts of God, they stayed with the shallow basics.
Then they will be no match for the Devil when he unleashes his wrath on them. They will die in terror during the Great tribulation.
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,
Finally, during the 1000 years of peace which can be called the Millennium, the Devil will be bound by a chain of circumstances. With Jesus and His sin-hating Bride ruling on earth, the Devil will just not have any freedom to interfere with nor corrupt the survivors of Armageddon who will be alive on earth.