Ronald Weinland

Nov 15

Chapter 1, Part 3 (of 3)

Chapter 1: Who Will Listen? – Part 3 (of 3)

The False Doctrine of an Immortal Soul
Before addressing this doctrine of the immortality of the soul, it should already be quite obvious that such a doctrine is not true. We have already covered verses in Revelation that speak of “the rest of the dead,” which consists of billions of people who had lived during some period within that previous 6,000 years.

It was stated, “But the rest of the dead did not live again [because they had remained dead] until the thousand years were finished” (Rev. 20:5). It really cannot get any clearer than that. These people who had died were not only going to remain dead for another 1,000 years, many had already been dead for several thousand years before this. Should one question God and not listen to Him as to whether or not mankind was given an immortal soul?

Clearly, mankind was not given any such thing. Although this has already been adequately covered, it is important to grasp more fully how such beliefs have come about, and then to see even more clearly what is actually true.

The word that is translated into scripture as “soul” is from the Hebrew word “nephesh.” It simply has the meaning of a “breathing body, being, or creature.” This term is even used of animals in Genesis as being a “nephesh.” If it had been translated consistently the same, as it was consistently with mankind, it would have said of animals that they were living souls as well. Even when being used of human life, the context is one of being a living soul and not one of having a living soul.

An example of this word “nephesh” being used when referring to animals is when Adam gave them names. “Out of the ground the Eternal God formed every animal of the field and every fowl of the air, and He brought them to Adam to see what he would call them, and whatsoever Adam called every living ‘creature’ [nephesh], that was the name thereof” (Gen. 2:19).

Not only is a soul not immortal, it is shown that it can die. All physical life ends in death. But there is more to this than just a physical death of a living, breathing being.

It states in Ezekiel 18:20, “The soul that sins, it shall die.” This is in reference to judgment for sin when one will not repent of committing it. This is not about the fact that all human life simply ends in the death of a physical living being, for all die, but it is about a punishment that is a sentence lasting for eternity. It is death from which there will not be life again—no resurrection from the dead. Truly, the soul is not immortal.

There are several verses in the New Testament that speak of God raising Jesus Christ from the dead. Many scriptures make it a very specific point to establish that Christ was resurrected from the dead after a prophetic period of being in the grave for exactly three days and three nights. A good example of this states, “Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise the third day from the dead” (Luke 24:46). Other verses speak of those who came to the sepulcher on Sunday morning and who made comment themselves or were told by others that he had risen from the dead.

These clear statements about Jesus Christ being dead in the grave for exactly three days and three nights are problematic for a lot of people. It contradicts their long held beliefs concerning Jesus Christ, which involves yet another doctrine that will be covered more in-depth in another chapter. That doctrine is about the Trinity. Some believe Jesus Christ has eternally existed just like Yahweh Elohim, who describes Himself as the only One Eternal God. Yet in many verses it states that Jesus Christ was dead for three days in the grave within the sepulcher. Those who believe in this doctrine are challenged deeply, because if Jesus Christ were eternal and had the same self-sustaining inherent life as God Almighty, then how could he have been dead for three days and three nights? Furthermore, why would he then have the need for God to raise him from the dead? The truth of all this is a most fascinating and awesome story that is yet to be covered.

Again, the teaching of the Trinity includes the belief that Jesus Christ has eternally existed. However, God makes it clear who has always existed and who alone is God.

“I am the Eternal, and there is no one else, there is no God beside [Heb.- except] me.” (Isaiah 45:5). “For thus says the Eternal who created the heavens, God Himself who formed the earth and made it; He has established it. He did not create it in vain [Heb.- without purpose, to be desolate, or in a state of confusion], but formed it to be inhabited. ‘I am the Eternal, and there is no one else’” (Is. 45:18).

If mankind had an immortal soul, then surely Jesus Christ would have gone directly to heaven after death. However, not even Jesus Christ went to heaven upon his death. It is actually made clear by Christ himself that he did not ascend to be received by God until after three days in the grave. It was only after he had revealed himself to a few after he had been resurrected by God that he went to heaven to be received by Him, and then he returned later that same day.

Indeed, the teaching of an immortal soul is false. It is simply a lie and God states that no lie is of the truth. We should already grasp that, but even in this, people will not listen to God. Not only is this doctrine false, but it is actually blasphemous against God. That is because immortality, self-sustaining eternal life is only inherent in one, and that is the One Eternal Self-Existing God—Yahweh Elohim. He is the Creator and the only one “true giver” of all life that exists, which is either physical or spiritual. Only the Eternal God has the power to give age-lasting life to anyone, and He is the only one who sustains it.

This is yet another example of those in medieval times concocting a means by which they could begin to distort and change scripture to fit their false doctrines, and that was enhanced by the opportunity of mistranslating a good amount of scripture from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.

As translators worked to insert false doctrine into scripture by camouflaging the true meaning with certain words, such as the few examples like “soul” and “hell” that have been covered, followers were being led further and further away from the truths of God. The proliferation of such teachings over the past 100 years has become so great that it just adds mightily to another important reason why God’s judgment is now beginning to be executed upon those who promote and those who embrace such false beliefs.

The greater the acceptance and stubborn insistence to continue in belief of so many false doctrines, the greater the lengths some will go to keep the truths of God out of their lives. The refusal to listen to God is exceedingly strong in today’s world. Again, this is exactly why judgment has now come at this time.

God is now bringing the world to a time of great judgment where people will have to begin to truly decide once and for all whether or not they are going to begin to “listen” to Him or if they are going to continue to insist upon and hold onto their own ways.

The False Doctrine of Heaven
The belief of those who hold to the doctrine of the immortality of the soul has already been partially covered. This doctrine teaches that upon death a person will then immediately go to heaven or to hell. As with the false doctrine of a hell that constantly gives great torment to those who are in it, the notion of going to heaven immediately after death is yet another false doctrine. Although there is no actual place where a hell of continual torment exists, there is a place called heaven which consists of a spirit realm where angels exist and where God is, however, it has never been God’s teaching, or His purpose, that anyone at death should go there, except one—Jesus Christ.

In the following example, Peter’s discussion of scriptures concerning David and Jesus Christ make it clear that only Jesus Christ has ascended to heaven.

David was not only a king, but was also called a prophet through whom God inspired much prophecy to be written in the Psalms. God even said of David, “He is a man after my own heart.” As it has already been stated, David is one of those who will be in the first resurrection, who died several hundred years before Christ.

When the Church of God began on Pentecost in 31 A.D., Peter revealed insight that he was given regarding what David had prophesied concerning the Messiah. Again, it is important to note that David had died several hundred years prior to this, and he was still highly esteemed among the Jews. Peter was inspired through the power of God’s spirit to tell those Jews the true meaning of some of those prophetic verses in the Psalms. While Peter was explaining to them what God had just fulfilled in prophecy concerning His Son, Jesus Christ, part of what he said also plainly reveals what is true about life after death, whether mankind goes to heaven after death, and the fact that mankind does not have an immortal soul.

Breaking into the story flow, Peter is telling the crowd that God had now raised to life again the one whom the Jews had just killed, Jesus Christ. Then he went on to tell what David as a prophet had written in the Psalms concerning Jesus’ death and what God had promised concerning his death and resurrection.

“Because you [speaking of God] will not leave my soul [Gk.- a body, with the purpose of breathing life] in hell [Gk.- hades—the grave], neither will you allow your Holy One to see corruption [Gk.- decay]” (Acts 2:27). This is a quote from the Psalms (Ps. 16:8-10), which David wrote. It is written in prophetic terms as though Jesus Christ is speaking about what God had foretold about him. God said that He not only would not leave Christ (His holy one) in the grave, but He would not allow his body (a body that had breathed life before death) to see decay in the grave, which normally begins to happen not long after death.

Peter went on to say, “Men and brothers, let me freely speak to you about the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher [tomb] is with us to this day” (Acts 2:29).

Peter was making a point to the Jews that this Psalm, written by David, was not about David, as most thought it was, but was prophetic about the promise of the Messiah and what would be fulfilled in him. At the same time, it is evidence that David is not in heaven, but that he is dead and buried. Of all people, one would think David, who was a man after God’s heart, would be in heaven (if this was where faithful individuals went after death).

“Therefore being a prophet [speaking of David], and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him [to David], that out of his loins [of David’s lineage], according to the flesh [that the Messiah would be born in physical life], He [God] would raise up Christ [the Messiah] to sit on his throne” (Acts 2:30).

That which Peter quoted from the Psalms revealed that the Messiah was prophesied to come first as a physical human being, as a result of being born of the lineage of King David. Further, the Messiah would die, his body put in a grave, and then God would raise him up—resurrect him from the dead. Then in time, which will be at the start of the Millennium, Christ would then be established as not only the King over Israel, but over the whole world.

“He [David] seeing this before [God revealing it to him as a prophet] spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul [body] was not left in hell [Gk.- hades—the grave], neither did it see corruption. This Jesus has God raised up [resurrected after those three days in the grave], whereof you are all witnesses” (Acts 2:31-32).

When speaking with Nicodemus, even Jesus Christ spoke in prophetic terms concerning himself. He told him that he, Christ, must die and be resurrected. He told these things in terms of what could only happen to him and could not pertain to any other man.

Jesus Christ said, “No man has ascended up to heaven, but he who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man who is in heaven” (John 3:13).

Christ spoke in these and other verses of those things that were prophetic about himself that could apply to no other man. These things could only be fulfilled in him because as it states, he came down from heaven. No other man has, and the reason is that only Jesus Christ would have a Father who was God, as God placed within the womb of Mary of His own being to form the embryo that would lead to the life of the only Son of God to be born of mankind, who would become the Messiah, the Christ. He would die and then be raised up from the dead to then ascend into heaven, where no other man has or will ever ascend, and he would sit in power and authority at the right hand of God Almighty—His Father.

Rather than anyone going to heaven upon death, people are simply meant to return to the dust of the earth. Then, in God’s time, within His plan of salvation, people will then be resurrected to life once again. That is according to God’s set time in the future. The story of that life to follow, for all who are resurrected, is most incredible, inspiring, and filled with peace.

It was never God’s purpose that mankind should be given eternal life in order to dwell in heaven. It was God’s purpose that only one, the Messiah, should die and be resurrected as a spirit being to then ascend into heaven and dwell there for nearly 2,000 years before returning to meet the 144,000 whom God will resurrect as spirit beings at Christ’s coming—the first resurrection. Those resurrected at the first resurrection are not going to heaven, but they are coming to this earth to rule and reign with Christ over the earth in the Millennium. For nearly 2,000 years now, Christ and God the Father have been working within God’s Church to prepare a larger body of people for the first resurrection (the majority of the 144,000), more than all who had been prepared in the previous 4,000 years.

There is much more concerning the false doctrines that have been addressed to this point, such as the immortality of the soul, a hell of fire and torment, and mankind going to heaven after death, but by now it should be clear how false such doctrines are.

Why haven’t you known about these false doctrines? Or better, why haven’t you been taught the truth of these things? Although scholars know the definition of these words, they would still have you to believe in these doctrines that have been passed down through traditional Christianity for centuries. When considering the twisted and perverted doctrine of an ever-burning place of fire and torment as being a place of judgment and punishment upon the unfaithful, what kind of a loving God would have people tormented in such a fashion for the rest of eternity? He wouldn’t! This simply comes from the mindset of those from medieval times who were so perverted in thinking, since they themselves tortured people, supposedly in the name of God, to force them to confess. That was not of God, and these false doctrines are not either.

Now is the time in which God is bringing mankind to have to address these false things that have been promoted in His name. The time has come that God is beginning to execute His judgment on this earth.

Returning to Noah
In Noah’s day, the corruption of mankind had become so great that God had to intervene to stop it, just as it is happening once again. Society has become deeply corrupted. To see this corruption, one only has to look at the news, television programming, movies, music, economic and business practice, judicial practice, advertising, clothing and styles, common conversation with cursing and foul language, crime, and the government over it all.

However, there is one area that many would not likely think of or admit as having become deeply corrupt, yet it is the worst and most evil of all, for it has helped foster the very mindset of all the rest of this corruption just mentioned. It is the practice of religion. Religion has become the most corrupted of all, especially that which claims to be of God.

The true history of mankind is that by its very nature, it does not want God and His ways of life; instead, it wants its own way.

Earlier in this chapter, it was mentioned that this story of Noah helps to illustrate mankind’s true attitude and deep spirit toward God and His great power and might. The point was made, that if people have such a difficult time believing this story of what God did concerning Noah’s life, the ark, and the flood, then how much more difficult is it for the human mind to grasp all the other truths, feats, and prophecies recorded by Him? To believe that He is the Creator of the entire universe is then all-together another matter that is even more difficult to believe.

Who believes that when God told Noah to build an ark, “Noah was five hundred years old” (Genesis 5:32)? What about the verse that follows later? “Behold, I, even I [the Eternal God] will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh from under the heaven, where in is the breath of life, and everything in the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant. You shall come into the ark, you and your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. Everything of all flesh, with two of every kind shall you bring into the ark to keep alive with you, and they shall be male and female” (Gen. 6:17-19).

Then there is the covenant that God made with Noah and all mankind to follow, and He gave a sign to confirm that covenant. The vast majority of people have never even heard of this, let alone have believed it when they did hear.

“I will establish my covenant with you, and never again will all flesh be cut-off by waters from a flood and neither shall there be another flood to destroy the earth. This is a token [sign of that covenant], which I will make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations. I will set my bow [rainbow] in the cloud, and it shall be for a token between me and the earth. It shall come to pass when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow [rainbow] shall be in the cloud” (Gen. 9:11-14).

No one fully knows what God changed on the earth, but before the flood the rainbow did not exist. There are things within the atmosphere itself that changed, including the way God had originally created the earth to be watered. But who can simply just believe what God said?

This story also records, “Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters were upon the earth” (Gen. 7:6). This means that it took just over 100 years to build the ark. Further it says, “And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years, and he died” (Gen. 9:29). So Noah lived 350 years beyond the flood. This means that ten generations later, Abram (Abraham) was born and lived to know his very-great grandfather. It wasn’t until Abram was in his mid-fifties that Noah died.

Who truly and genuinely believes these things? Very few! If these things are so difficult for mankind to accept, how much less will prophecy be believed? Then to compound matters further, who would believe it if one were to come along in these end-times and say they were sent by God—that they were God’s prophet for this end-time?

This book contains and explains much prophecy, and it gives additional prophecy never recorded in scripture. You are now living in the midst of times where you are able to begin to witness these things come to pass. The fulfillment of prophecy will increase and accelerate in fulfillment, and end-time events will grow far more catastrophic. You and the rest of mankind will increasingly be challenged to address whether you will begin to truly listen to God and turn to Him and begin to change your life.

Christ’s Own Words
When Jesus Christ walked this earth, he personally taught several thousand people, and he performed many miracles of healing, and even raising the dead. Yet the vast populace did not turn to him, although many had their hopes that he might be the promised prophesied Messiah who would come to free them from being under Roman rule. Yet once he died, many fled from following him and wanted nothing to do with his teachings or that of the apostles that followed. Only a few hundred actually continued with the disciples after Christ’s death of those who had been holding on to Jesus Christ’s teaching.

The vast populace did not like what he taught. Most everyone who saw themselves religious and faithful followers of God not only rejected Jesus Christ’s teaching, but also hated it. Worse, they came to hate him and preferred that he be dead than to continue his teaching.

It is no different today. People do not like to be told that what they believe about God and Christ is in grave error and that most of all the doctrines they have believed are false. The examples that have been covered already concerning simple doctrines are challenging enough, but there is so much more to come that is far more serious than those basic, but important beliefs.

Why address all this? Why is it so important? Because it is important to God! It is also important for our welfare, peace, and happiness if we can only grasp that. God’s desire for us is that we choose His ways because then our lives can be blessed. If we refuse, we will only suffer, and others around us will suffer. No parent wants to see their own children suffer for living a wrong way of life, and God has far greater love for us than any physical parent.

Living contrary to God’s ways and in disobedience to His laws only brings great sorrow, suffering, and curses in life. However, when a person chooses to live in such a manner, it doesn’t just hurt oneself, it has a rippling effect that hurts those close to them in family, job, and society. The world is at the point where that ripple has turned into a tsunami of destruction, corruption, extreme suffering, and evil that simply permeates this world, and to the point that mankind is about to annihilate itself. Either mankind will be destroyed or God will intervene. Which do you choose? It is as God told the Israelites when He stated that He had placed before them life and death, and He said to them to choose life. They did not!

Mankind is now living in a period of time where God is giving them the ability to “see” His truth, and now people must begin to choose whether or not they want to live by it. He is now intervening in the affairs of this world to bring 6,000 years of the oppressive self-rule of mankind to an end. It has grown beyond the evil and corruption that existed in the days of Noah. Mankind now has the power to destroy itself and all life on earth.

Indeed, it is just as Christ said about this end-time. The disciples had come to Christ and asked him when all these things should be and what would be the sign of his coming and the end of the world (Mat 24:3). This word “world” is speaking of an “age,” the end of this “age” of mankind’s self-rule and the time of his coming to establish his rule. It is not about the end of the world, but the end of one age, as mankind moves into another, the Millennium.

Christ told them, “But as in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of man be [the Messiah’s coming]. For until the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and they did not know until the flood came, and took them all away. So shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:37-39).

This is not saying that eating, drinking, and getting married is wrong. It is simply saying that life was going on as it always had for them and that they had no concern or belief that their world was about to change—to be destroyed. However, there are reasons why they were like this because they could have responded differently, just as people could have been for more than 50 years now, but have not.

In other words, just like people’s response over this past half-century as the warning of this end-time has gone throughout the world, those of Noah’s day ignored, ridiculed, and mocked Noah and his 100-year project of building the ark. That ark was being built on dry land. No one had remotely seen anything of such an undertaking as this. The news of this spread throughout the known world at that time. It was a massive undertaking and people all around knew what he was building and why, and they did not believe him in the slightest. They did not believe him that God would destroy them by a flood. That was ludicrous to them. They would not listen to him, just like today.

Due to the warning becoming stronger in 2008 about what is coming in this catastrophic end-time, some few were sobered for a time, but as time went on they began to mock, ridicule, twist and distort, hate, and even threaten that which was true. However, now things will begin to change as during the time of the flood. But for those in that time period it was too late when they realized that Noah was right. When the waters came and continued to build, growing deeper over the many days that followed, people began to drown and die. By that time, it was too late, and it only became worse until there was no more life.

The flood continued to rise for 40 days and the ark was lifted and began to move upon the waters of the flood. Many tried to survive the waters, but by this time, all life had died. During this end-time, as catastrophic events become worse and worse, people will be given time within a period of 3 ½ years to begin to change their course of life from “their own way” to God’s ways.

Yes, these days are very much like the days of Noah when the mind of mankind had become so very corrupted. However, it is now much worse, and God is intervening to bring in a new age for mankind. It will be an age of rest, prosperity, family, and great peace that this world has never come remotely close to ever experiencing.

Nov 15

Chapter 1, Part 2 (of 3)

Chapter 1: Who Will Listen? – Part 2 (of 3)

Noah and the Ark
Before continuing to look at such human nature that so easily sets itself up to judge and even condemn God, and that will not listen to His guidance and instruction, let’s now begin looking at the story of Noah and the ark. It illustrates the struggle within the human mind to accept the most basic works of God.

In order to properly review this story, it is simply best to do so by reading what God Himself recorded for us. Before giving what is recorded in that account in Genesis, there is the need to examine a Hebrew word used in that story. It is translated poorly into other languages, therefore, when read in context it does not adequately convey the intent it is to contain. The word is simply translated into English as “corrupted,” which is fine if you understand the intent in context. A couple of examples will help give better understanding.

An account in Hosea illustrates quite well the meaning and right usage of this word.

“They have become deeply ‘corrupted,’ as in the days of Gibeah. He [God] will remember their iniquity and He will visit their sins” (Hosea 9:9).

This is speaking in a context of how Israel had turned from God’s ways as they turned to their own ways of iniquity—living contrary to God’s ways—and were filled with sin, where sin is defined scripturally as “the transgression of God’s law” (1 John 3:4).

Another account concerns the archangel Lucifer and what he did to become known as Satan. God had created the angels to be free moral agents, and therefore, able to make decisions and choices on their own. Otherwise, they would have only been robotic in nature and programmed similar to the animal kingdom that functions on instinct and not by individual thought and reasoning. This is also how God created mankind to be, as free moral agents with the ability to think and reason.

However, with the angelic creation, the mind that God gave them was one that was filled with knowledge and understanding of only God’s ways. This was all they knew and all that they experienced in life around them until Lucifer, and others who followed his reasoning, began to make choices in life that were contrary to the ways of God.

In an account of what Lucifer did, it reveals to us how those wrong choices affected his very mind, corrupting it. “You were the anointed cherub that covers [identified as Lucifer in Is. 14:12], and I had set you so. You were upon the holy mountain of God [in the upper administration of God’s government]. You have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire [among those throughout the angelic realm]. You were perfect in ‘your ways’ [because at this time, those ways were in unity and harmony with God] from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you” (Ezekiel 28:14-15).

“Your heart was lifted up [pride, haughtiness] because of your beauty [in the excellence and power that God had created in him]. You have ‘corrupted’ your wisdom by reason of your brightness” (Ez. 28:17).

Lucifer began to be lifted up in self-importance and began to view his way of thinking and ideas above that of God. He then began to live contrary to God’s ways as he turned to his own. God told him that by thinking in such a manner and acting upon such choices, to live differently than God’s one true way of life, he had “corrupted” his very mind and thinking, which was the result of sin.

With more insight into the use of this word “corrupt,” it is easier to better understand what God addressed concerning those living in Noah’s day. This word implies a state of mind and thinking that is not concerned with God’s ways but its own ways, which results in sin. This is important to understand because this is exactly where the world is once again in our time.

“And the Eternal saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [the intent, purpose, desire, and thinking] was daily on evil” (Genesis 6:5).

Because of mankind’s state of corruption as a result of it drifting so very far from God’s ways and becoming so vile, He responded, “I will destroy mankind whom I have created from the face of the earth” (Gen. 6:7).

“But Noah found grace [favor] in the eyes of the Eternal” (Gen. 6:8).

This means that there was only one person on earth at that time who was of a right heart and mind toward God, with whom God could work and lead in His ways. He was literally the last one who was of a true mind and of a willing spirit to follow God. Although Noah was a servant of God and the only one who would yield to Him, God extended favor (grace) to his immediate family to the degree that they would be saved from death and delivered to the other side of the flood. It was through this that God would begin to have mankind repopulate the earth.

It is further recorded, “The earth was also ‘corrupt’ before God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked upon the earth, and behold, it was ‘corrupt,’ for all flesh had ‘corrupted’ his way upon the earth. So God said unto Noah, ‘The end of all flesh has come before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them from the earth’” (Gen. 6:11-13).

As explained earlier, the word “corrupt” used here and throughout scripture is one that implies the state of mind and thinking of those who had, as it says here of mankind, “corrupted his way upon the earth.” People were not concerned with living God’s way, but only their own way, which means they walked contrary to God’s ways, which is to live in sin.

God said that the earth had become “filled with violence.” This aptly describes the condition that this world has been experiencing far more fully over this past decade. Mankind has now come full circle once again. It has become just like the days of Noah.

This is the state of the world once again as far as the corruption in mankind, which has been increasingly turning further and further away from God. The statement that is about to be made will be rather shocking, but nevertheless, it is true. Although Noah was the only one with whom God could work, lead, and teach His ways during that time, the world is proportionally far worse off today.

Today, there are over 7 billion people on earth, and although you will have difficulty believing what is about to be said, it is true, and will be explained far more thoroughly. As of right now, there are less than 500 adults with whom God is currently working through with the power of His spirit, who are servants to Him as Noah was, and who are being led, guided, and currently being instructed in His ways. The rest of the world has rejected God’s warnings, instruction, and truths that He has been revealing to the world for over 80 years now. With the earth’s current population, the equivalent ratio of those with whom God is working is 1 in every 14 million people.

Mankind, due to the misuse of science and technology, has sped up the pace whereby it has been moving further and further away from God. People and nations have become filled with greater pride than ever, and modern technology has made the dissemination of evil easier and faster to spread. Evil in the world has accelerated over the past few decades through television programming, movies, music, social media, the Internet, advertising, and so much more. Murder, terrorism, drugs, war, government oppression, corporate oppression, sexual immorality and promiscuity, ad infinitum, has mushroomed throughout the world. Due to this, mankind is equal to, and has even surpassed, the level of corruption that existed in Noah’s day.

Not only has mankind come to a point where self-extermination is at the door, the level of corruption is so great that God’s judgment must once again be executed against mankind. Yet this time, God will not destroy the earth by a flood, as He has a plan to deliver multiple millions into a new age for mankind. However, millions will be directly dealt with by God as He is going to destroy those who are set on destroying the earth and bent on living corruptly.

Noah’s Day and Ours
As the focus on this story of Noah continues, it will be important to begin understanding that there are important parallels between the state of mankind during that time and now.

Once again, before continuing with this story, it is needful to focus on another word that needs more clarity, which has not only been very poorly translated from Hebrew into other languages, but this time, it has been translated completely incorrectly. It is the word that is sometimes translated into English as “repent.” There is another Hebrew word that describes the act of repentance, but this one does not.

In the King James Version, the word is translated as “comfort” nearly twice as often as “repent.” The word “comfort” is closer to the true meaning, but there is more contained in the complete meaning and intent of the word. This Hebrew word comes from a root word that means, “to sigh, as to breathe strongly.” It carries a meaning of “comfort from sorrow.” This comfort can come from the simple act of sighing (as in breathing outward in a strong fashion) in a manner that releases an outward expression of the pain of sorrow that is felt internally. This can also be used to express “comfort from sorrow” that can be received from others who often come to one’s aide, to one’s side, to comfort them when they are in anguish and sorrow.

As this story of Noah continues, God addresses the state of mankind as it existed in that moment in time. Previously, only part of this section of scripture was quoted, but now there will be a closer focus of the full content.

“And the Eternal saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [the intent, purpose, desire, and thinking] was daily on evil. And it ‘repented’ [caused sorrow and the desire to be comforted] the Eternal that He had made mankind on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart. Then the Eternal said, ‘I will destroy mankind whom I have created from the face of the earth, of even mankind, animals, things that creep, and fowl in the air, for it ‘repents’ me that I have made them [mankind]’” (Gen. 6:5-7).

This last verse would be more correctly translated to say, “Then the Eternal said, ‘I will destroy mankind whom I have created from the face of the earth, of even mankind, animals, things that creep, and fowl in the air. Thereby I will have comfort from my sorrow.’”

God said that mankind had become so wicked, so far from His way of life, that it grieved Him to His inner being, and as a result, He determined—judged—that He would be comforted from such sorrow over the state of what mankind was doing to itself by bringing the life of mankind to an end, except for one family.

God’s desire is to deliver mankind as a matter of salvation and much of that deliverance will come at a future time. This is an awesomely exciting and inspiring phase of God’s plan to be fulfilled in the future, yet religious teachers and leaders are fully ignorant of what God has taught throughout the ages and of what is fully revealed in His word through scripture.

During the days of Noah, if mankind had continued to grow in and exercise more wickedness, then their mind and the spirit in them would have become far more corrupt. The longer that condition continued, the ability and likelihood of saving them in a future time would be lessened greatly. It had come to a point where mankind was so damaging the very spirit in the mind that it was better that they be temporarily stopped by death itself.

God has the power to resurrect to life, which is part of His great plan, and their next waking moment will be at a future time when God will give them opportunity to then be saved, within an environment that God will provide for them. At that time, the ability to receive salvation will be multiplied many times over what it has been in this world, or what existed in the world during Noah’s day. That period of time in the future when all those who died in the flood will be resurrected back to life once again for the purpose of salvation is after the 1,000-year reign of God’s government over all nations.

Establishment of the Millennium
At this juncture, before continuing with this story that covers the days of Noah, it would be good to introduce some of what is spoken of concerning the 1,000-year rule of God’s government on earth—the Millennium. It is after this period of time that all those who have not yet had an opportunity for salvation will be resurrected back to life for that very purpose and opportunity in life.

Some of what is being covered may sound strange or even far-fetched, but it is not, and the farther you progress in reading, the more all this will become much clearer. God loves His creation, and mankind is the pinnacle of that physical creation. He extends a level of mercy to mankind that most have never remotely imagined nor been taught. It is an exceedingly merciful God who intervened in the days of Noah in order to stop mankind from going beyond the point that would prevent them from being able to attain true salvation. God mercifully reserved for them to be resurrected into a future time where they will have far greater potential for that salvation. This knowledge has literally been lost and mostly hidden from nearly all mankind for the past 6,000 years.

Mankind is once again faced with judgment that God is going to fully execute upon this earth, but it is vastly different than from the flood in the days of Noah. Although most of mankind will die in this end-time and be resurrected to life at a future time, many are going to be blessed to live on into a new millennial age for this earth, one in which God will establish His government to reign over the nations.

Although it will be covered in greater detail, it would be good to take a quick glimpse into what God reveals is about to happen on earth when He brings an end to 6,000 years of mankind’s self-rule and establishes a 1,000-year reign of His government.

A section of scripture is going to be quoted that is out of the Book of Revelation, which is found in the New Testament. Now there are those of Judaism who may choose to stop reading at this point, since this does not come from any writing of the law or prophets. However, it would truly be a shame to stop because there is much for those who are Jewish to glean from what it written here, for it is from Yahweh Elohim—the only One Eternal Self-Existing God. Perhaps it would be good to let those readers know that this book is written in agreement with the fact that there are not two or three in the Godhead with the Eternal God, but that only He is God—Yahweh Elohim.

The following verses that will be covered will be taken from their story flow in Revelation in order to make this easier to follow, and at this stage to help give a clearer grasp of the government of God that is to reign during that 1,000 years that follows the end of WWIII.

“I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse, and he who sat upon it was called faithful and true, and in righteousness he judges and makes war [a war to end WWIII, to stop those who are destroying the earth]. His eyes are as flaming fire, and on his head were many crowns [symbolic of rulership over nations], and he had a name that no man knew, except Himself. He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God. Armies in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with a rod of iron [with great power against those who resist], and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. He has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:11-16).

This is an account of what will happen on June 9, 2019. The long prophesied Messiah, the Christ (both words, Messiah and Christ, have the same meaning), will be sent by God to take control of this earth and to establish His government to rule over the nations. The self-rule of mankind will be brought to an end as the Messiah and his army will take control of all government over all nations. He will do so with great power—a level of power never before witnessed by mankind.

For simplicity and the ability to better grasp what is recorded next, the following verses will be quoted in a manner that make the actual flow easier to follow:

“I saw thrones, and they who sat upon them, and judgment was given to them” (Rev. 20:4).

This is referring to those who come with Christ (the Messiah) in his army, who are also being given rule within God’s government, to reign over the nations under Christ. These are those who have been resurrected to everlasting life, and who will then be spirit in composition, but able to manifest as physical human beings. This is in a similar manner as the times that God manifested himself in physical human form when he visited and had a meal with Abraham and who also later wrestled with Jacob.

Those who will be resurrected and will reign with the Messiah, with Jesus Christ, are people like Abel, Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Deborah, David, Elijah, prophets of old, apostles of the Church, along with many other faithful throughout time. The same verse goes on to say, “and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” (Rev. 20:4). Why has most all of traditional Christianity completely ignored and failed to teach about this 1,000-year period of Christ’s reign and that which is clearly stated about it here in Revelation?

This speaks of those who are coming with Christ to reign as being those who are in this “first resurrection.” It states, “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection,” and further, they “shall reign with him [Christ] a thousand years” (Rev. 20:6).

How many have ever heard of this 1,000-year period that is better known as the Millennium, in which those who have been resurrected to everlasting spirit life will come with the Messiah to reign on earth during that period? Why are these verses and what they say ignored by traditional Christianity, teachers, and religious scholars? The entire story of how and why such things have happened is astoundingly incredible as it unfolds.

A Future Resurrection
It has just been covered that there is a 1,000-year reign of God’s government that is going to be established on earth once God puts an end to WWIII. It is at this same moment in time that Jesus Christ is going to return with those whom God has resurrected in that first great resurrection, those who have lived and died throughout the previous 6,000 years. These are those with whom God has worked within their lifetime. Those in this resurrection will rule under Jesus Christ over all nations throughout those 1,000 years.

During that millennial period, people will continue to live and then die, as in the previous 6,000 years, except all will live under God’s government and no longer under mankind’s. They will live in a world where justice is swift (not drug out for years), righteous in judgment, and simply just and fair.

There will be no prosecutors or investigators who can twist, distort, and redefine fact in a manner they desire that is often with the sole purpose of winning a conviction, establishing a record to advance oneself, making their own personal judgment of guilt or innocence, and/or from an unjust bias of personal prejudice. There will be no lawyers who defend clients they know to be guilty. There will be no need for the legal system as it exists today. There will be no need for such things because those who come with Christ will know what has happened in all cases requiring matters that need to be judged. Nothing can be hidden from them. No one will be able to get by with lies, cons, deceit, false witnessing, or twisting the truth in any way.

Since all nations will be under God’s government, there will be no dictatorships and no forms of government as exist today. There will be no democracies that are “of the people” who govern by “their own” established laws. The way of politics, lying, lobbying, voting, compromise, judicial inequality and opinion, and other abuses of power will not exist in God’s government.

Also in today’s world, there exists only massive division, disagreement, confusion, and opposition among those who “practice” religion. In the Millennium, there will be no more mass confusion about God and religion. Only the truth of God’s ways will be taught. There will be no more false religions nor the deception that permeates them as it does throughout the world’s religions today. The factions and vastly varying beliefs within Judaism, Islam, and traditional Christianity will no longer exist, as God will establish only one true way and belief, which will be accomplished through His one true Church on earth. It is the Church of God that will continue as it is today—preparing for the Kingdom of God.

Finally, mankind will begin to experience real peace—true peace.

Earlier, it was mentioned about those who died during the flood and how it was through death that God stopped the process whereby they were corrupting the spirit of their mind. God did this as part of an overall plan and purpose He has for mankind, which is to offer salvation to as many as possible in a future time. During this time, they will have a far greater potential for salvation—to be saved. During the time of the flood, the mind of some had become so corrupted that they could never be saved.

The inability to be saved can only occur if one’s mind becomes so corrupted that it cannot be reversed under any circumstance or condition. That can happen if a person comes to a point in thinking, reasoning, and personal choice that they fully reject God and His ways and will not change—will in no way repent of their own ways. They have concluded that they do not want to be a part of anything to do with God, not even salvation. They have come to a point of unpardonable sin because they refuse to repent and only want their own way.

However, through death a vast number of those who died in that flood were prevented from becoming corrupted to the point of no return. They still have the potential to receive salvation in a future time when they are resurrected back to life by God.

A brief glimpse of that future time for salvation is contained within the context of what was just covered concerning the 1,000-year reign of Christ and those who were resurrected to come with him. The translation of these verses is rather sloppy and not well-ordered, punctuated, or structured. It is difficult to follow what is actually being covered in a proper context. The later addition of numbered verses has created some confusion as to the actual order of specific subject matter that quickly moves back and forth. So the flow will be covered in a similar manner as before with explanation along the way.

Speaking of those who were resurrected in this first resurrection, of those who would reign with Christ, it said, “they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years” (Rev. 20:4).

The very next verse continues by saying, “But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished” (Rev. 20:5). Then the last of that verse goes on to refer back to those who lived and reigned with Christ for 1,000 years as it states, “This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection, for on such the ‘second death’ has no power, for they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years” (Rev. 20:5-6).

These two verses have absolutely no real meaning whatsoever to those in traditional Christianity. It does not fit into their doctrine of heaven or hell nor with the belief of an immortal soul. This is all really quite clear if you know the truth—if you can simply listen to what God is saying and accept it as with all other scripture that is from God, and therefore, true.

Looking more closely at this, it states that after the first resurrection “the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished.” For some, this clear statement may be challenging. Who are the rest of the dead? Perhaps a way to better grasp that question is to ask, “Why does it say the rest?” Or maybe even better, “Who were the others, who were not part of the rest?” This is about two specific groups of people: (1) “the rest” that did not live again until the thousand years were finished, and (2) those who were not part of this group referred to as “the rest.” Those who are not of “the rest” are those who were mentioned first, who were resurrected to spirit life and who would then reign for 1,000 years. The point of this being stated in this manner is that this group in the first resurrection “had been dead” and still in their graves until they had been resurrected. They were not alive.

It then goes on to speak of “the rest” of those who were dead and that they did not live again until later, after the millennium. So this is about the rest of mankind who had died throughout that same period of 6,000 years, just as those who lived (and died) within that same period who had just been resurrected in the first resurrection, at the beginning of the Millennium.

This is showing that both groups were without life until resurrected from the dead. Those who had died and were resurrected to spirit life (in the first resurrection) will come with Christ at his return. Then, “the rest of the dead” who lived in that same period of time will not be resurrected until the thousand years are finished.

The False Doctrine of Hell
At this point, it is important to state a great truth. There is no hell in which some who have died are tormented for eternity as taught by traditional Christianity.

The word “hell” that appears in scripture in the King James Version of the Bible is translated from four different words, one being from Hebrew and three from Greek. Those with roots in traditional Christianity who translated scripture into different languages from the original Hebrew and Greek misled people by inserting this single word that carried a definition derived from their own wrong doctrine on the subject and not from the actual meaning of the words in their original language.

One word that is translated as “hell” is from the Greek word “tartaroo,” which is only used once and carries the meaning of “a place of temporary restraint.” It is used to describe a period of time when Satan and the demons are restrained from the presence of mankind. It is actually during that 1,000-year period of God’s rule over the earth as previously described.

There are two other words that are translated as “hell,” which have the exact same meaning. One is the Hebrew word “sheol” and the other is the Greek word “hades.” Both simply mean “a hole in the ground.” In scripture, these simply describe what happens to most at death; they are buried in a hole in the ground—a grave.

Finally, there is a word that has been misused, misconstrued, and deliberately clouded so that a new meaning could be attached to it that would match a false doctrine that these same people were attempting to force upon Christianity. That word that is also translated as “hell” is the Greek word “geenna,” which is from the Hebrew word “gehenna.” That word simply means “the valley of the son of Hinnom,” which was a valley by Jerusalem. For a long time that area had been used to dump and then burn refuse. It was also known for its reputation as a place where some who had been sentenced to death were thrown and then burned, along with the refuse.

In the New Testament this word is often coupled with the word “fire.” There are several examples of statements referring to judgment and being cast into hell [geenna] fire. This is where the concept emerged during a medieval age in which some calling themselves “Christian” devised the false teaching of “hell” as being a place of judgment where condemned people would go after death to then be tormented by fire and demonic beings for the rest of eternity. The primary time for this medieval period being referred to fell approximately between the 10th century through the 15th century C.E.

When Jesus Christ preached about God’s judgment for unrepentant people and then used the term of “gehenna” fire, this did not escape the Jews of that time who knew the reputation of this location as a place where refuse, as well as the bodies of those convicted and put to death, were cast and burned. These Jews did not have in their mind any concept of a “hell fire” that was contrived and developed more fully through those medieval times.

Further, when God tells mankind that the punishment for those who ultimately refuse Him and His ways is to be a punishment of death, it is often in the context of an eternal punishment. This concept of an eternal punishment goes hand-in-hand with the false doctrine taught that mankind was created with an immortal soul. By those who believe it, this soul is spoken of as a kind of mysterious part of our being that continues to live on forever after physical human death. Therefore, as the result of having an immortal soul, the teaching continues that upon death one must go immediately to either heaven or hell, with of course heaven being the preferred destination.

But when God speaks of eternal punishment, He is not inferring that one is to be eternally punished. Instead, it is simply a clear statement that if a person is judged to receive death as a penalty for unrepentant sin, it will be a judgment that carries an eternal sentence. In other words, that person can never be resurrected to life again, since that sentence of death is final. It is an eternal sentence or eternal punishment from which one can never be brought back to life again, unlike so many others who will have the opportunity of receiving a resurrection to age-lasting life.

Nov 15

Chapter 1, Part 1 (of 3)

Chapter 1: Who Will Listen? – Part 1 (of 3)

Under normal conditions in this world, due to your own personal beliefs, habits, and daily life, there would be no reason whatsoever that you would be drawn to read this book. However, the vast majority of you who read this do so because, at this very moment, conditions around you are anything but normal. As a matter of fact, they are becoming more threatening, catastrophic, and truly fearful.

You may have been drawn to this book because someone you respect, trust, and/or love has told you that it has real answers to what is currently happening in this world and with a warning that has been given for years about these exact events with uncanny accuracy. This book also continues to tell what is yet to take place in this world before all this comes to an end.

Another possibility as to why you may have been drawn to this book is that you somehow just have a hope, belief, or sense of knowing that this is important for you to read.

Nevertheless, above all, you want answers to what is happening, why it is happening, and what will follow. The only true and meaningful answers to your questions are indeed in this book and in my two previously published books, which foretold precisely that all this would happen. The first, The Prophesied End-Time, was published in 2004, and the second, 2008—God’s Final Witness, was published October of 2006. The only thing that has changed is that the events that were foretold in those books are occurring exactly seven years later than what had first been believed.

True answers to your questions are not, will not, and cannot come from any government, economist, or from any other religious leaders in this world.

Therefore, if you have any genuine concern for the welfare and even survival of yourself, family, and friends, then you owe it to yourself and to them to read all of this with an open mind because their welfare and immediate future may well depend upon what you glean and what you may be able to share with them. This time in human history could best be described as an “end-time” for mankind. Yet do not misunderstand. That does not mean an end to mankind or to this world, but it does involve apocalyptic events that threaten mankind’s existence. Yes, the world is about to dramatically change, with a vastly smaller population that will continue on in a new era for mankind that emerges on the world scene. That which follows all this is actually “good news,” the best news you could ever hope for or imagine once we are through this last war that is to be waged by mankind.

Facing Truth
Regardless of any kind of religious beliefs you may or may not have, the reality is that many of those beliefs will now be challenged as the result of a natural human response to some of the material you read that is so different from what you have always believed. You are now going to be faced with the need to objectively and open-mindedly address everything you think about God. It is the One Almighty, Self-Existing God who is front and center to all that is now taking place. Thankfully, we are very rapidly approaching the most historic moment ever in the entire existence of mankind, when God is now going to intervene to completely change this world from the way we have always known it to be. You need to know why the Great God is allowing mankind to come to the very edge of extinction itself, and why for the most part He has kept hands-off in the affairs of mankind until now.

Nearly everyone who reads this book is going to be confronted by the need to examine long held beliefs about the Great God who created us. As a whole, for the past 6,000 years, God has indeed kept hands-off the general affairs of mankind and has allowed mankind to experiment with every kind of government, economic system, and religion—even religion supposedly based on true belief in Him. However, that is all about to change as God ushers in a new era for this world as He stops mankind from destroying itself and this earth.

For those who are of traditional Christianity, the process of confronting what you have always believed will be just like when you were a child and you learned that there was no Santa Claus and no Easter Bunny. You learned that they were fictitious—simply a lie passed down by parents to their children. Isn’t that a great way to begin grounding children in character and moral values, especially when associated with religious beliefs? Of course not, yet that is exactly what most have done. Such behavior is so easily dismissed as being “okay” and harmless because it is fun, cute, and exciting to participate together in such a manner for family sake and memorable times spent together.

Now you are an adult, but much of the same kind of thing is going to occur again concerning many other things that you have believed about God and Jesus Christ. You will be shown clearly that much of what you have been taught about them has not been true, but simply fictitious and based on lies.

For now, the immediate reality is that the world is about to engage in a final world war—World War III (which may well be underway when you read this). That war is going to end in an all-out full-scale nuclear war.

Before the final phase of that horrific war, vast millions will have died, and some nuclear weapons will have been detonated. But toward the end of that war, God declares that a combined military axis of China and Russia will engage in an all-out nuclear confrontation against a final realignment of exactly ten nations in a United States of Europe. God reveals that one-third of the earth will be destroyed in that final conflict. This means that over 2 billion people will die in that very short space of time. This is the true “Armageddon” spoken of in the pages of the Bible and not the one that the rest of the world or religious leaders have touted that it would be.

This truth and reality about such a war should strike great fear and stark soberness in every person. Indeed, it is a time to be afraid. Although the previous books I have written give these same warnings, less than a thousand people (as of this writing) have truly believed what was written in them. However, this time will be different. Now people do not have to stand by with a skeptical or mocking manner in a “wait and see” mode concerning whether what has been previously written might come to pass. Now it has already begun and the evidence is crushing in on people’s lives.

It is a sad commentary on human nature, but most always people are more willing to listen to God only after everything they have trusted in the past begins to be destroyed around them and they begin to experience events that God told them would come to pass. That is the basis of the primary reason God is allowing mankind to experience the fruit of his own ways. Horrifying events in this world are going to continue to escalate and become far worse than what they are now. All those events that were foretold before in those previous two books are now coming to pass exactly as written!

My predecessor, Herbert W. Armstrong, who died in 1986, foretold of this final world war—World War III. He began warning about it shortly after WW II. He explained fully that it would be a great nuclear war and also proclaimed what God declared about the result of that war. God said that it would be of such magnitude, power, and destruction that mankind would annihilate himself if He did not intervene to stop it. That is mankind’s only true hope—that God intervene in this world’s affairs and stop mankind from such an unimaginable atrocity.

The reality is that there are enough nuclear weapons in the hands of mankind to destroy all life on this earth several times over. Yet it only takes once! This is what the world is ultimately confronted with at this time.

Not only did Herbert W. Armstrong forewarn this world of what was coming in these final end-time events, he also gave the outline of the nations that would be involved and some of the process that would lead to the final group of nations that would emerge and bring Armageddon to our door.

It was revealed to Herbert Armstrong that ten nations would come together in Europe to form a union of nations in a seventh and final revival of the spirit of the old Holy Roman Empire. He taught that these nations would come to a final confrontation with China and Russia in World War III. If my memory serves me correctly, it was in 1950 that staff members of the magazine, The Plain Truth, of which he was the editor, were sent to Europe to report on the meeting of several nations that were organizing the European Common Market at that time, which later became known as the EU (European Union). He did this because of prophecy that God had revealed to him concerning ten nations of Europe at the end-time that would come together in a final great union in this seventh revival. He was given to know that they would become united by a common currency (and the euro emerged after four decades), a common government, and eventually a common military—a military bolstered by all the seized weaponry of NATO, including nuclear weapons.

As of This Writing
At this present time, as this book is just beginning to be written (mid-2015), the world is fast asleep and fully oblivious to what is rapidly coming upon it in the form of a devastating global economic crash and a third world war. Some few are only beginning to be awakened to such a potential reality. Only within the past year have several noted economists and a few leaders begun to cry out and warn of a far greater economic crash than what occurred in 2008, yet even they do not grasp that it will be far worse than they have imagined possible. Again, this will have likely occurred before you read this.

About a month ago, the billionaire investor, George Soros, gave a warning of the potential of a third world war as he was speaking at a Bretton Woods conference at the World Bank. He warned that unless the U.S. makes a “major concession” to allow China’s currency to join the IMF’s basket of currencies, “there is a real danger China will align itself with Russia politically and militarily, and then the threat of world war becomes real.”

Soros concluded his speech by focusing on the fact that military spending is on the rise in both Russia and China as he went on to give an ominous warning that, “If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war.”

A few days after his speech, the nationalist Global Times, which is a newspaper owned by the ruling Communist Party of China’s official newspaper, the People’s Daily, had an editorial that contained another such warning. It stated that war was “inevitable” between China and the United States unless Washington stopped demanding that Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the South China Sea. The article stated, “We do not want a military conflict with the United States, but if it were to come, we have to accept it.”

Since November of 2008, God has taken his protection and favor away from the United States. The United States only became great because God gave this country to a prophesied people who were to establish a nation of mighty wealth that God Himself would make great. In the end-time it was prophesied to become the single wealthiest and most powerful nation the world has ever known. Yet God foretold that it would become lifted up with such pride and haughtiness that it would become responsible for turning the world against it, which in turn would lead to these final end-times.

For some time now, nations of this world have not trusted the United States and have become sickened with how it constantly tries to “strong arm” others into following its own selfish will. Contrary to the President’s comments a few weeks ago that the nations of the world hold the United States in greater respect than ever, the truth is, the United States is disrespected and loathed, more than at any other time in history by nations all around the globe.

Once God removed his favor, intervention, and protection, the government of the United States no longer functions with a sound mind, united purpose, or a meaningful focused will. Instead, it has become filled with political posturing, manipulation, intense lying, and blind, uncaring arrogance. As God describes this people at this time, they are sick from the head to the toe.

Then yesterday, NATO defense ministers were meeting in Brussels and agreed to the enlargement of the organization’s Response Force to 40,000 from its current level of 13,000. A day before the meeting, the U.S. Defense Secretary announced the positioning of hundreds of American tanks, military vehicles and heavy artillery pieces in the Baltic States as well as in Poland, Bulgaria, and Romania.

In reporting on this, a news article commented, “There is only one conclusion the Kremlin can draw from such threatening and aggressive measures: Washington and its European allies are preparing to go to war against Russia, and Moscow is undoubtedly preparing accordingly.” It went on to say, “If the post-World War II period of peace is over, the build-up to World War III has begun.”

In that NATO meeting in Brussels, the Secretary General explained that the expanding deployment of NATO forces in Eastern Europe was purely a defensive response to Russian “aggression” in Ukraine. He stated, “We are carefully assessing the implications of what Russia is doing, including its nuclear activities.”

In testimony given earlier this month, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Robert Scher, told Congress that the Pentagon was considering a variety of options for responding to alleged violations in the INF Treaty, including preemptive missile strikes against Russia.

It Is Time to Listen
As with the first book, this one is being written in a “matter of fact” manner. It is not worried about tiptoeing around people’s sensitivities or being politically correct. There is no concern of what others will adversely think or say in response to what is written.

The primary reason it is written in such a manner is because its content is from God to mankind. God is not concerned with the petty grievances and judgments of mankind toward Himself. The content throughout, concerning catastrophic events that will come to pass and the reasons for them, have been given by revelation from God through the power of His spirit. God is not concerned with political correctness or if we are offended at what He says. Instead, we should want to hear what He tells us. We should desire and strive to do what He instructs us to do—to obey Him. Actually, this has a lot to do with where we now find ourselves in human history. God is beginning to intervene in the affairs of mankind and people are going to be measured and judged by whether they will begin listening to God or not.

History has shown that mankind’s record for listening to God is extremely poor. This is one of the main reasons that this end-time is going to be as horrific as it is. When mankind came to the time for great advancement in science and technology, God knew that he would become lifted up with far greater pride and self-reliance than at any other time in human history. The result of mankind having such high levels of pride was that he would also come to resist God and refuse to listen to Him more than any other time in all human history.

Mankind is so arrogant that people tend to believe that we have finally come to be great in the past couple centuries because WE have begun to harness science and technology, and as a result, WE have made great discoveries that make mankind look primitive in the previous 5,800 years by comparison.

In the midst of such human reasoning, adulation, and self-aggrandizement, how many would actually entertain the possibility that it was God who gave us all great advancements in knowledge with discovery in science, mathematics, and technology? Who would entertain the thought that such discovery and knowledge would be impossible for mankind to attain on his own? The true testimony (witness) that mankind cannot attain it on his own is precisely what is evidenced in the first 5,800 years of human life, in which mankind was incapable of such achievement. Yet in that first 5,800 years, the basic makeup of mankind is the same as the past couple of hundred years when the greatest strides in science and technology have catapulted forward.

The very reason such advancement in science and technology was withheld from mankind until closer to the end-time is that mankind would have annihilated itself long before fulfilling the time that God had allotted for mankind’s self-rule. Again, God established 6,000 years for that self-rule as part of His plan and purpose from the beginning of creation. In actuality, if mankind had been given such knowledge from the beginning, he would not have survived to the time of Noah’s flood, which was not long after the first 1,000 years of mankind’s existence.

It is now time—high time—for mankind to begin listening to God, who is our Creator God, and who deeply desires to save us from ourselves, from our own selfish nature, and to deliver us by leading us into a new era of an exceedingly better world for all to live.

On a personal note, it would be my hope that everyone who reads this will profit from what is written and respond in a quick and positive manner to God. In this way they can themselves potentially receive, and then give to their loved ones and others, the kind of information, encouragement, and hope that all will need to embrace in order to better endure and ultimately survive what is yet ahead. That help can come from only one source that can give them such a thing. It can only come from the Almighty God who desires that we listen to Him, and that as His children we respond to Him for who He is—our loving Father. In that manner, He can then begin to bless us and lead us out of the horror and spiritual bondage that is working to consume this world.

It is important to understand that God will not intervene to help those who refuse to listen to Him. Those who do refuse to listen to God will only manage to bring far more hurt, suffering, and greater sorrow upon themselves and others, and very likely, death itself. Yet the sooner one begins to really listen to God, and then act upon what He tells them that they should be doing, the sooner He will begin to intervene on a personal level to bless them.

God is now intervening in this world, with its entire population, in a way that He has not done since the flood of Noah’s day, except this time, it is for the purpose of not just saving one family, but multiple millions. Within His timing, God will allow horrifying events to occur on earth and God Himself will also bring certain destruction and death to come as a matter of Him executing judgment, but the worst of all devastation will be caused by mankind himself. Within the midst of mankind moving toward self-annihilation, God Himself will bring destruction to vast numbers who refuse to listen to Him and who are contributing to the destruction of what He created.

This story of Noah and the ark is an excellent one to help illustrate mankind’s true attitude and deep spirit of unbelief toward God and His great power and might. People have a difficult time believing that such a being could perform what is recorded in the Bible involving the events surrounding that flood. How much more difficult is it for the human mind to believe God is the Creator of the whole universe? Consider this story and see where you stand as to whether you believe these things to be true, and if you do have the slightest difficulty believing it all, then why not simply consider asking God for help so that you can “see” it? Then, as you proceed through this book, in any areas of struggle, it would serve you well to ask God to help you to have the ability to “see” if these things are true.

Some so-called religious scholars now teach that the flood was just a nice kind of children’s story, and that it didn’t really happen. But it did take place, just as written in scripture! All animal life throughout that region and all human life in the world were destroyed by that great flood, except for Noah and his immediate family. As another sad commentary on human nature, after the flood was over, not one in Noah’s family turned to God in thankfulness for being spared and delivered by Him. Instead, due to incredibly selfish and pride-filled human nature, they had bitterness and a condemning judgmental attitude toward God for what He did.

That attitude and spirit underscores much of mankind’s current reaction and response toward God for not only allowing mankind to suffer through such catastrophic end-time events with great devastation, destruction, and death, but for Him also bringing much of it upon the world Himself. This attitude and spirit exercised toward God is one that reflects a very basic flaw in human reasoning and judgment. The attitude is one that does not fear to judge God. It is one that refuses to recognize that only God alone has the perfect righteous character to judge such matters, and that mankind definitely does not.

Noah’s family, even after all that they witnessed of God’s great power to execute His judgment upon mankind, still did not fear to judge God Himself. They made themselves as “God” to be the judge of right and wrong. They took upon themselves the prerogative to judge, and in that judgment, to even condemn God. How twisted can the human mind be? This illustrates quite well that perversion of thinking.

So what is missing here? If God is our Creator and has given us our lives to live upon the earth that He created, then shouldn’t we listen to Him and to how He tells us we should live life? It is like the scriptural example of the “potter and the clay” where the question is asked, “Can the clay cry out to the potter that it does not like how it is being formed?” That example illustrates the foolishness of questioning the God who created us.

However, if God did not create us and there is no God, then we are doomed!

Very often, pride-filled human beings would rather turn to the idea that we somehow came into being by crawling up out of slime, then in time, over millions upon millions of years, we began to walk and develop limbs, digestive systems, and other more complex life-sustaining organs, as well as underwent complete bodily changes in order to finally evolve into human beings. What a crock!

Far too many people would rather believe that story of very subhuman creatures crawling out of slime as they began to evolve, but what kind of laws regulate it in biology and chemistry? And what kind of mind, or ability, is there in something like a shrimp, clam, or fish that it could decide, or somehow just have the insatiable “need” to evolve in order to become something greater? We are to believe that this then requires the ability to engage in very slow changes and struggles over millions of years.

Such things are so ludicrous when looked at in such a manner that it rather makes the scholars who believe it to appear as simpletons and fools. By what laws of nature can such things happen? Man has always wanted to fly, so why did the birds “beat us out” if we are so much better and advanced in complexity? Instead, we had to do it by mechanically engineered means, but perhaps that was because we came to a point when we somehow “sensed” within our makeup that we needed to do it soon because we wouldn’t last the millions of years it would take to evolve and grow our own wings without first destroying ourselves.

Then what about the “big bang” theory that somehow brought the universe into existence? It would seem that it would be good to ask a couple of obvious questions about this before blind acceptance. So when that “big bang” occurred, where did the unfathomable vast volumes of matter come from that were shot out into space to produce billions upon billions of stars and galaxies? For that matter, where did all the space come from that is so many times more vast? What laws existed to enable such a bang? If those laws existed, then where did they come from?

Yet in all of this, you are not to question this in schools or universities, for to do so could bring ridicule, mockery, and the possible disdain of peers. We are expected to believe that not only did a “big bang”—a really “big bang”—bring the universe into existence, we are to also believe that when that happened, incredibly complex and orderly laws also came into existence at the same moment. You are supposed to swallow a “big bang,” but you are expected to disbelieve that there is a great God who actually created the universe instead.


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