The Mark of the Righteous and the Mark of the Beast
we begin I strongly feel to say the following: We as believers
need to come to a firm realization of what bible that Christ
and the Apostles used to preach and teach from.
As discussed elsewhere on this website, in the book of
Acts when Paul the Apostle arrived in Thessalonica he came in
upon a group of Jews called “The Bereans” and Luke tells us
that they were more honorable than anyone else that Paul had
come in contact with in that when Paul preached They
searched the scriptures daily to see if the things were so. In other words these Jews did not accept on
face value anything that the Apostle told them and if anything
Paul preached was not found in the Law and the Prophets they
promptly rejected that item that Paul had preached until a proper
clarification or rebuttal with Scripture was made. And Paul
marveled at this and called this behavior: “more honorable.”
He praised these people for doing such and implied that
all believers should follow their example of searching the Law
and the prophets daily to see if what is being preached taught
preacher today would take a challenge to back up their teachings
and doctrines using only the Law and the Prophets? And yet Christ
did, the twelve Apostles did, and Paul the Apostle did.
The Church of today suffers from a series of terrible
spiritual maladies primarily because they have utterly rejected
the Old Testament as being “Old Covenant” which has been taught no longer
applies the to church or believers, or they call it in prejudicial
terms “The Jewish Bible” meaning that this is for the Jews only,
when nothing could be farther from the truth. Christ himself
tells us that the foundation of the entire everything he did
and said aka the Gospels and New Testament is the Old Testament
– the Law and the prophets.
The New Testament needs to be viewed as being synoptic
and containing the names, addresses, and phone numbers, for
many of the spiritual truths located in the Law and the Prophets.
and Peter called the Gospels and their Epistles “milk” and say
they are “for babes,” in Christ. Paul also refers to “strong
meat” for the mature. and for “those that are of full age”.
and for “those who can spiritually discern it.” – Where is that
meat that must be spiritually discerned? It is hidden in the
bible that Paul the Apostle and Christ read, the Law and the
Prophets. It is the corner stone that Church builders have rejected
since the year 330 AD and replaced with their own man made traditions
Case and Point
1 Peter 4:17-18 “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house
of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that
obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved,
where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
In the early Church meetings were held from dawn until
dusk. We see evidence of this in the Book of Acts, and in other
sources on this website under ancient articles. The point
that is that the early believers were immersed in the Law and
the Prophets so that virtually anyone in that day reading the
Gospels and Epistles would have been able to speak out from
memory the scriptures Christ and the Apostles were quoting,
from the parables of Christ to the Epistles of the Apostles
and the book of Revelation, but most of this is completely lost
upon the believers of this day as few with any regularity read
even the New Testament instead accept the regurgitated teachings
and interpretations of others
in Church, books, and videos,
this careless ease concerning the word of truth has brought
about spiritual leanness in the soul of the church, it has brought
about in current a flood of supposed biblical knowledge a famine
for hearing the word of God.
How indeed shall the Holy Spirit . . .bring all things in scripture
to your remembrance, if you have never read God’s word from
cover to cover and meditated thereon?
So when Peter wrote
Judgment must begin at the House of God virtually
any reader of his words in the first century and midway through
second century would have instantly known Peter was speaking
of a passage near the beginning of Ezekiel the prophet, and
probably could have quoted it verbatim as well.
what does Peter say of this quote from Ezekiel:9 Judgment
must begin at the House of God? Peter says:
“The time is come . . . and it shall first begin at us.
may come as a shock to some – Peter is speaking here of the
Great Tribulation. And where does Peter say it will begin? At us! Peter is
plainly saying that the judgment of God in the great tribulation
was coming at him and the other Apostles,
and at the Church that they had built. Christ
spoke of this in the Parable of the house built on the Rock
and the house built on the sand. Paul spoke of all that he had
built on the foundation of Christ being tried in a judgment
of fire. In Matthew
24 Jesus identified that flood of evil and iniquity coming over
the entire earth as the great tribulation.
And in it all churches and believers that are founded
on the sand of human reason and the doctrines and teaching of
men shall be swept away. And anything left standing of the church
will be utterly purged of everything that is unclean. Christ
spoke that before the great and terrible day of the Lord – the
tares will be removed first, that it would be as the days of
Noah when all unrighteousness would be swept away.
Realize that Peter is not spaking this in and of himself,
– he had heard all of this first from Christ as it is recorded
in the Gospels over and over again.
us now examine the main text in Ezekiel knowing now that it
is in fact speaking of the purging a sinful and corrupt Church.
Ezekiel 9:1-11 He cried also in mine ears with
a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.
begin with an angry God calls in an angelic force that has been
given charge to protect the people of God.
Matthew 21:33-41 Hear another parable: There was
a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged
it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower,
and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And
when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to
the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And
the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another,
and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than
the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all
he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves,
This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on
his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the
vineyard, and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard
cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably
destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto
other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their
early Church lost the rights to the vineyard – the Glory of
the Lord lifted up and vacated the vineyard, and the glory and
power of God was given to others. And of these servants that
which called itself the church in utter contempt and jealousy
beat them, killed them, stoned them, burnt them at the stake,
and tortured them in every manner . . . The grievous sins that
our father’s have committed against God in not vacating the
vineyard and persecuting those whom He sent did not and will
not simply go away .
Revelation we read of an angry Christ who calls for the destruction
and blotting out of more than one church.
Hebrews we are given the sternest warnings,
Hebrews 2:1-3 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things
which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall
we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first
began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by
them that heard him;
Hebrews 10:26-28 For if we sin willfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more
sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment
and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful
thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which
lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in
his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with
a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood
beside the brazen altar.
So God’s anointed
vessels of destruction now appear as men brandish their weapons
and a man clothed in white linen – not a priest with a writers
inkhorn appears with them at the empty altar of God where cleansing
was to be performed.
the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub,
whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house.
And the Manifest Presence of God departs from the holy
of Holies to outside the threshold of the door of the temple.
This is as if to say God turns his back on the church as he
did to Israel.
He called (From out of the Shekina)
to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn
by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go
through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem,
and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that
cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
So God sets a mark upon “His” people. Is this a unilateral marking
of all that call upon his name? No it is not.
Matthew 7:21-23 Not
every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which
is in heaven. 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? And then
will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.
The mark is not given for works, it is not given for knowing
or confessing his name. It is given to those who not only
are hearers of His words, but doers. And in this passage in Ezekiel 9 we see that
these doers: sigh and cry about all the abominations that
are done in the midst of the church. It doesn’t matter whether
the sin was a Catholic sin or a Lutheran sin a Baptist sin or
a sin in your church and congregation you sigh and cry because
Christ’s name was defamed, when one member is debased all members
9:5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through
the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye
pity: 6Slay utterly old and young, both maids,
and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.
They are told to have no
pity to thoroughly purge this cancer in the church no matter
who it is on – In revelation we see that they are slaying all
those who have the mark of the beast in order to conduct trade
and pay their tithes and offerings. But in Ezekiel we only see
those who have the Mark of the Lord upon them. And the Lord
says: “Begin at the house of the Lord” Which Peter tells us begins at him
and the other Apostles and at the Church that they have built.
Ezekiel 9:6 And then they began at the ancient
men which were before the house (of the Lord).
then begin their slaughter with the oldest and most revered
of men of early Church. When we read the history of the early church
we see that the Roman Empire the forerunner of the forth beast
of Daniel slaughtered all of the elders and leaders of the movement,
stripping away from the early church it’s most knowledgeable
and able teachers and leaving the reigns of the church in the
hands of novices who led the church of their day into greater
and greater darkness,
God revealed to me it that there is a connection between this
passage, the book of revelation and the vision of Daniel concerning
the 4th beast. So that these men of Ezekiel 9: are in fact
the great and terrible fourth beast with Iron teeth that shall
stamp out the RESIDUE. And
it is when these passages in Daniel and Ezekiel are combined
that we see that these men shall begin their murderous onslaught
with not the oldest and most revered men in the Church but with
the oldest and most revered denomination of the Church “The
Roman Catholic Church and the fourth beast shall bring an end
to their false oblation and shall utterly plunder and destroy
with fire the Vatican. As an interesting aside Roman Catholics Prophets
have prophesied of this coming demise of their church since
the Middle Ages.
any squeals of delight among Protestants of the Church of Rome’s
demise will end swiftly when they realize that the slaughtering
beast will not stop there. Because the beast and the Anti-Christ
are programmed to destroy all antichrists so they will move
to the eastern orthodox, the remnants of the Coptic Church,
the Russian Orthodox Church, the Lutherans, the reformed church
of John Calvin the Mennonites, the Baptists the Pentecostals
and they shall stamp all them to powder and shall pity none,
not children, no women, not the elderly, all shall be blotted
out – the only ones they shall not be able to touch are the
eklektos those who walk in the light as He is in the light. Those shall be
persecuted and killed by the Church.
Ezekiel 9:7-8 And he said
unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain:
go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left,
that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD!
wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out
of thy fury upon Jerusalem?
cannot bear the sight of this. And he sighs and cries for the
people being destroyed even though they are corrupt. There is
a Baptist church that I have read of recently; Where they are
rejoicing over the earthquakes, and tornados, and hurricanes.
These misguided believers parade around with signs about
how good it is that there was death, injury, and people maimed.
This pastor and his people speaking the words of the devil.
God does not rejoice when a single man or woman perishes. The
contagion of sin in some is so strong and so virulent that they
must be destroyed to prevent the further contamination of others.
9:9 Then said He unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel
and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness:
want to couple this verse with an earlier verse so that you
can see another passage in the bible
set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh
and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. . . .
See the description
that is highlighted in yellow? Where have you read something
that is described as an abomination, filled with blood, and
filled with sin perverseness or uncleaness?
he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I
saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names
of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman
was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold
and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY,
BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF
THE EARTH. 6And I
saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of
Now Peter never got to see
the book of Revelation while he lived. It was written almost
30 years after Peter’s death. But had it been written while
he yet lived instead of his saying The time is come he would have said The time will come because Peter would have then known that the Church would
eventually kill its own saints and martyr it’s own people like
the people in parable of the vineyard.
Ezekiel 9:9-11 For they say, The LORD hath forsaken
the earth, and the LORD seeth not. And as for me also, mine
eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will
recompense their way upon their head. And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his
side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast
recompensing upon their head is either their having the “Mark
of the Beast” or “The Mark of the Righteous.”
For a few moments we will now turn our focus on
the Mark of the Beast.
my life as a believer, it has been preached that the Mark of
the Beast was a literal mark in the hand or on the forehead.
– Since the 1970’s thousands of articles have been written on
this subject and dozens of books written. These have cited references as far back as
far as 1967 in Business Week Magazine called “The Cashless Society”
When Credit cards first came out Christians who taught about
the Rapture and related doctrines declared they were the Mark
of the Beast. (Yet there is hardly one of this group that does
not have multiple credit cards today. When the electronic scanners
first came out in supermarkets this same crowd declared it was
the mark of the beast and at first they boycotted this technology
yet today who of this crowd does not go through a checkout line
with electronic scanners. Today’s populist take on the mark
of the beast is they will be a biometric device inserted under
the skin, a device that is a combination of a personal ID, medical
history, and credit card. And
adding credence to this belief is the phrase in Revelation that
without no man shall buy or sell with out the Mark
However can “The Mark of the Beast” as has been suggested for decades
be created without the Beast?
Revelation 13:14 And (the false prophet) deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles
which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to
them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image
to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
first point is that the beast and the false prophet are to be
present. The beast is apparently slain by a sword that cut off
his head. How do we know this?
Revelation 13:3 I saw one of his (the beast’s) heads as it were
wounded to death.
only society that uses swords for capital punishment is Muslimism,
and in particular this is done to what they call infidels –
those who depart from their fundamentalist beliefs.
And what fundamentalist Muslims do to infidels? They
chop their heads off with a ceremonial sword. (Last summer the Lord revealed to me that the fourth beast
of Daniel was Muslimism what God spoke to me regarding that
vision of Daniel is on this website for your inspection) And what we now see now is in agreement with what
God previously revealed. So by the Spirit I see that the Anti-Christ
will be a Muslim, he will be part of a venerable ruling Muslim
family, he will subdue three Muslim countries, but he will be
a man of peace and speak of Christians and Hindus and Buddhists
as all being brothers. During his rise in power he will be acclaimed
as the friend of the church and the world, for he will appear
as a greet light of hope and enlightenment in a world that us
increasingly under the sword of Muslimism
Over the three horns that he shall subdue he will declare
peace with Christians Hindus and Muslims. There shall be a coupe
and he shall be taken and tried. During the televised trial
he will eloquently defend the rights of Christianity and other
faiths. The fundamentalists and given a sentence of death with
all prejudice and execute him on television. But a miracle will
occur and this accuses will fall back in fear and worship him
and he will become the head of Muslimism and Christianity and
when he come to Europe he will be hailed as the savior as he
rolls back the forces that have destroyed the Vatican and all
the denomination church and slain hundreds of thousands of nominal
believers. And he shall set up a rule declaring peace and safety
to all who follow him.
And he (the false prophet) had power to give life unto the image
of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak,
and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the
beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich
and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand,
or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save
he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number
of his name. 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.
the false prophet prophesies for them to build a statue of the
beast and this image is given life and all that will not worship
this living and speaking image are slain seemingly by this image
as well. And the False prophet will deceive the world to worship
this image, the dragon and the beast.
And now we come to the Mark of the beast And He (the false prophet)
shall cause all great and small to receive the mark of the beast
on their right hand or forehead – and concerning buying and
selling there is the mark itself, there is the name of the beast
and there is the number of the beast 666. I see that this name,
mark, and number, will be advertised as an act of benevolence
that the beast will offer from the oil revenues of the countries
he has power over the allow all the poor food and basic needs
via the mark his name or his number.
This is actually the devil offering the church
at large the offer he made to Christ in the third temptation.
And many shall be deceived even some of the very elect.
Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors
are come to the full.
Jesus called this the fullness
of the gentiles – This has to do with the Church utterly rejecting
Christ and those whom he has sent.
Dainel 8:24-25 A king of
fierce countenance (the antichrist) , and understanding
dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty,
but not by his own power: (His power
is from the dragon) and he shall destroy (Greek Sept: Corrupt)
wonderfully,(Greek Sept: shall have the power) and shall prosper, and practice, (Greek Sept: devote
himself to) and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy
also he shall cause craft (work) to prosper in his hand; (There will be great prosperity) and he shall magnify
himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many:
With that said we will turn our attention once
more to the image, the mark, the name, and the number.
false prophet is empowered and possessed by Apollyon The Beast
is empowered and possessed by the dragon.
Those who receive the mark of the righteous (the 144,000)
receive an impartation of the Christ of Christ as the 70 elders
did of Moses as the 120 received of Christ on the day of Pentecost.
So also those who receive the mark of the best shall receive
an impartation of the spirit of the beast – that is to say that
they shall also become possessed and shall be taken with madness
to worship the beast and the make war with and utterly slay
the elect believing they are doing service for God.
the mark of the Righteous is the impartation of the Spirit of
Christ to the ek-lektos so the mark of the beast is the impartation of
the spirit of the satan to the klesia and the
1 Peter 4:17-18 “For
the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey
not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely
be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
Now when we look back at the words of Peter we now see a detail
that was not in Ezekiel but was taught by Christ:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father.
then tells echo’s the word’s of Christ: “that in the last days if it were possible that the very elect would
be deceived” or that the righteous (those
of the Klesia that have been made Ek-lektos) are scarcely saved. What (then) will become of ungodly and sinful
believers? This is a rhetorical question
that he has already answered with his quite of Ezekiel 9:1-11
I will now speak in the plainest terms of what God has revealed to
me concerning the 144,000
have seen who among believers the mark given to in Ezekiel
9. In the passage below we will see what the mark is.
And once we know what is it, then we will discus why those
who are marked, have received the mark – that is what these
144,000 marked believers are to accomplished
Revelation 7:1-4 And after
these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners
of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the
wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any
tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels,
to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying,
Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed
the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed:
and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand
of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
I mentioned these 144,000 are the Ek-lektos of God. The
of God” (You can read the word-study on this site about Ek-Lektos) And these
144,000 are to be sealed with the seal or mark of the Living
God -- This is no less than the full restoration
of the all the gifts and operations as they were demonstrated
by Christ and the Apostles. These 144,000 are the overcomers
that were spoken of to the seven churches. These 144,000 are
the manifested sons of God that Paul the Apostle spoke of.
that the mark is placed on the 144,000 before the angels are
sent forth with everyone a destroying weapon in their hand.
So that when the great destruction – ie the great tribulation
begins it will not come neigh those that are marked or those
that are in their charge.
who read this passage are just are overwhelmed with the great
number of this party of overcomers that receive “The Mark of
the Living God.” But in the day in which we live 144,000 does not represent the many
(the Klesia) 144,000 people are the few (The Ek-klesia or the
Ek-lektos.) As we will
see 144,000 in the body of Christ are not even a minority they
are a rarity. And that makes them precious, more precious
than gold of silver.
19:5-6 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and
keep my covenant, then ye shall be
a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for
all the earth is mine. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests,
and an holy nation.
This is the central issue of the Gospel – the word that
proceedeth from the mouth of the Father – can you hear it and
if you can indeed hear it – do you revel in hearing, do you
proclaim it to others and revel in that or do you hear it and
do (obey) what He says?
hearing of My voice implies that the person is
“a prophet” in the full sense of the word.
Numbers 11:11-16 we have a prayer of Moses, in which he tells God this people is
too much for him -- has comes before God and prays: I can no
longer by myself do as you commanded to “Carry them in my bosom, as a
nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which
thou swarest unto their fathers?”
Numbers 11:16-17 And the
LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders
of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people,
and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of
the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. And I
will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon
them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee,
that thou bear it not thyself alone.
is the day of Pentecost where God took of the Spirit that was
upon Christ and laid it upon the 120 that were gathered in one
place. And the purpose of Pentecost is given here are well “They
shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear
it alone not they self. I
an not into teach the significance of numbers in scripture but
I will point out that 120 is a factor of 144,000.
This is another outpouring, a third outpouring that is beyond
all others pervious in that the participants are gathered in
one place this is an outpouring that will occur in every nation
and tongue all at the once.
And what shall these people that have been imbued with the very spirit
of Christ do? Shall they gather disciples unto themselves and build churches and
denominations unto themselves as their perverse fathers have?
How can 144,000 be the few?
to the World Christian Encyclopedia by David B. Barrett,
George T. Kurian, and Todd M. Johnson (2001 edition). There
are: "Over 33,000 protestant denominations
in 238 countries.
these 144,000 People were divided between these 33,000 denominations
that would be: only about 4 people per denomination.
That is telling us that in today’s corrupt Churches and denominations
all most all that attend are Tares.
And the above statement further tells us of the corruption of
the preachers and teachers of this day because from denomination
to denomination the smallest have dozens and the largest have
tens of thousands and virtually making all preachers and teachers
the corrupt pastors, teachers preachers and evangelists of our
day were prophesied of by Ezekiel
Ezekiel 34:1-10 And the word
of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that
do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them
that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have
ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that
which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was
driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but
with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were
scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat
to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My
sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high
hill (searching for spiritual sustenance where they have found little or
none:) yea, my flock was scattered upon all
the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the
LORD; As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock
became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the
field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds
search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed
not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the
LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am
against the shepherds; and I will
require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from
feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves
any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth (He is calling
them wolves here – greivieous wolves), that they may not be meat for them.
says that: He will cause these corrupt devouring shepherds m
to cease from feeding the flock – how will God accomplish this
when these guys earn their livelihood doing so not war not persecution
nothing will cause them to cease them teaching and devouring
this flock.— The answer is: The fourth beast of Daniel that shall
utterly destroy every denomination and church. The fourth beast
will clean out the vineyard. The forth beast is the great tribulation
and the great tribulation is coming upon the corrupt Church
and its corrupt ministry.
for those that have an ear to hear, Ezekiel in Chapter 34 verses
11-16 is prophesying of the 144,000 that have been imbued with
the mark or seal of the Spirit that is in Christ going out to
the mountains and the hills to preach salvation and the coming
of the kingdom to the lost house of Christ that have been scattered
among every nation and tongue in the world. And these are the
works that the 144,000 shall perform
Ezekiel 34:11-16 For thus
saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep,
and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the
day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I
seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where
they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. And I will
bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries,
and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the
mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited
places of the country. I will feed them in a good pasture, and
upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there
shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they
feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and
I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. I will seek
that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away,
and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen
that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong;
I will feed them with judgment.
Wikipedia under Christian denominations by membership
they have a very incomplete and outdated listing
of 1.75 billion church members.
Estimates from several sources put the number
of Christians in Communist China over 82 million and 14 million
Arab Christians in Arab countries that bumps up Wikipedia’s
numbers to about 2 billion
is to say that one out of every 13889 people who go currently
to church will be one of the 144,000 – That is to say that
99.99 percent of all of those who call themselves believers
Ezekiel does not cease at prophesying the coming judgment against
the Church and its shepherds. In Ezekiel 34:17-22 Ezekiel prophesies
now against the corrupt sheep in the flocks of the coming judgment
Ezekiel 34:17-22 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the
Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between
the rams and the he goats. Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture,
but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures?
and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue
with your feet? And as for my flock, they eat that which ye
have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have
fouled with your feet. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto
them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and
between the lean cattle. Because ye have thrust with side and
with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns,
till ye have scattered them abroad; Therefore will I save my
flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between
cattle and cattle.
This is the separation between the sheep and
the goats; this is the separation between the wheat and the
tares and this separation is unto utter destruction and will
be accomplished by the fourth beast as well.
this doesn’t tell you that the church at large is in crisis
today and has lost its way nothing will.
we examine the remainder of this prophecy in Ezekiel 34, we
need to pause for a moment and review what we have seen so far.
Ezekiel the prophet begins with the corrupt preachers
and Church as an overall corrupt structure, He tells us that
they do not what they have been charged to do and the shepherds
are in fact greivieous wolves. And that he will put a stop to them and their
then prophesies of the equipping of the 144,000 walking in the
full light and power of Christ and describes with some detail
what they are going to do. And it appears that they will begin
at all the most remote places and move in towards Jerusalem
as Christ did in His ministry.
then prophesies of the dividing of the wheat from the tares
and the sheep from the goats and tells the arrogant and haughty
sheep all this will be brought to an end.
now is the final part of the prophecy many have read this as
a reiteration of Ezekiel 34:11-16 but it is not this section
is the Second Coming of Christ and His millennial reign.
Ezekiel 34:23-30 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed
them, even my servant David;
he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And
I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince
among them; (This coming of David among them is the second coming of the Messiah) I the LORD have spoken it. And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil
beasts to cease out of the land: (The Lion shall lay
with the Lamb) and they shall
dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And
I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing;
(The millennium reign of Christ) and I will cause the shower to come down in his
season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of
the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her
increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know
that I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke,
and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves
of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither
shall the beast of the land devour them; but they
shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. And I will raise
up for them a plant of renown, and they shall
be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the
shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall they know that I the
LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord
Jeremiah 31:33-35 But this shall
be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After
those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward
parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God,
and they shall be my people. And
they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every
man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know
me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them,
saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will
remember their sin no more.
Revelation 21:3-4 Behold,
the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them,
and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with
them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall
there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
once again at numbers previously presented of there being 33,000
Protestant denominations (as of 2001) and there being approximately
2 billion church attending believers (No date given.)
And if one were to divide these numbers by 144,000 that
would leave just FOUR overcomers per denomination, and ONE overcomer
for every 13,889 church going Christians.
2 Corinthians 3:14-16 But their
minds were blinded: (The Jews)
for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the
reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ.
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon
their heart. Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the
veil shall be taken away.
When the Church fell from grace
somewhere around 200 AD that the veil that had been removed
by Christ from the Apostles minds, and He had removed for all
that would come unto Him – fell again once upon those (the entire
leadership of the church in those days.) who despised the gift
of salvation and the spiritual birthright of the Holy Ghost
as Esau of old. And
according to the repeated testimony of the church fathers documented
on this website the entire church had been overthrown and had
60:1-3 Arise, shine; for thy light
is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
For, behold, the darkness shall cover
the earth, and gross darkness the people: but
the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen
upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the
brightness of thy rising.
Isaiah here is prophesying of this veil of darkness coming over the entire body of Christ. But he also prophesies that there will come
a day that the Lord (Via the seal of the Living God) would arise
upon the Ek-lektos or the 144,000. And His Glory would be visibly
manifested upon these, and the gentiles or the klesia and their
kings would be drawn to the 144,000’s light and the brightness
of their rising. In the words of Christ about this unfaithful
fruitless tree that we call the Church he will dig up the roots
and fertilize it once more. Christ not satisfied with a 99.99%
failure rate among those who are called by His name is going
to give them one more shot at repentance. He will send in not
70 edlers imbued with His Spirit as in Moses Days, He will not
send in 120 imbued with His Spirit as in the Day of Pentecost
but He will send in 144,000 imbued with His Spirit. The Ek-Lektos
of God, that are marked, empowered, and love NOT their lives,
even unto death.
also prophesied of this veil of darkness overtaking the Church.
John 12:35 Then
Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you.
Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for
he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
John 9:4 I must work the works
of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when
no man can work.
The Book of Revelation then lists 12 tribes.
those who do not know, this list of twelve tribes is different
than the twelve tribes of Israel listed in the Old Testament.
I will let those who are curious compare the two lists
of tribes on their own.
-- In Revelation 7:9 among these people of every nation kindred
and tongue. These vast numbers of people are the fruits
of the 144,000 as well as those of their number who have given
up their lives for the Gospel’s sake.
Revelation 7:9-14 After this
I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number,
of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood
before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes,
and palms in their hands; 10And cried with a loud
voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb. 11And all the angels stood round
about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts,
and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
12Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom,
and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto
our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13And one of the
elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed
in white robes? and whence came they? 14And I said
unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed
their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
out of great tribulation means that once these believers were
converted, in the same manner that the 11 disciples had been
converted after Christ’s death -- that they staggered not at
following in Christ’s footsteps not even when faced by torture
and death. It means that the 144,000 shall have great success.
Even in the face of the 4th beast of Daniel, the
great falling away, the antichrist, and the false prophet.
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.
here two chapters latter we see that those who have been sealed
continue in their ministry but they are no longer called the
144,000 for their number is ever diminishing as they are tortured
and killed for preaching the Gospel, healing the sick, casting
out devils, and raising the dead, and performing other signs
further describe the ministry of the 144,000 we need only open
the Gospels and read of Christ and the 12 disciples taking no
money or script, and to accept no offerings. They traveled in
small groups or two by two. They ate what was provided in a
house that invited them in or what could be picked along the
road or caught with a hook.
They began ministering in outlying towns and villages
and as their ministry grew they headed to larger and larger
will be as the days of Paul the Apostle one who was born out
of due season when he arrived in a town Paul first went to the
lost sheep of Israel that is local synagogue where he preached
salvation at times he was successful and other times he was
beaten, stoned or imprisoned – after he was rejected by the
synagogues he would then preach to the gentiles. So the 144,000
will first go out to the lost sheep of Christ preaching in their
Churches and Cathedrals salvation.
Revelation 14:1-7 And I looked,
and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with
him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's
name written in their foreheads. And I heard
a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the
voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping
with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before
the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and
no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four
thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.
These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.
These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto
God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile:
for they are without fault before the throne of God. And I saw another
angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel
to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and
kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour
of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
some time liberals have been creating concerning hate speech. In Canada in 2003 they successfully passed some laws regarding the
protection of abortion, and homosexuality. Since 2003 the bible
has been declared hate literature, and the preaching against
sin, in particular against Muslims and homosexuality has been
declared a crime in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and
most Muslim countries as well. This hate crime legislation shall
be made the law in all the world and it shall become illegal
to preach the gospel, and proselytize converts of other religions.
In the past 10 years similar legislation has been introduced
in the US senate and house no less than 4 times.
Jeremiah 12:5 If thou hast run
with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst
thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein
thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in
the swelling of Jordan?