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NOTE:  If you have not yet read "The Fall From Perfection", or "The Restoration of ALL Things", you might do so before reading this article.  These will better prepare you for what you are about to read here.

 

The Book of Revelation

 PAST, PRESENT, OR FUTURE?

 

Most say that the Prophecies in the Book of Revelation cover matters past, present, and future.  Is this so?  Does it make a difference?  Oh boy, does it ever.  Read and Learn.  There is a great deception concerning this very subject.  A deception produced by Satan to blind Jah's people to their ULTIMATE COMMISSION!

 

       There are those, myself included, that believe both by world circumstances fitted together and compared with Bible prophecy, and by direct or personal revelation from Yahweh, that we are fast approaching the end of the age and the return of Jahshuah. The Bible clearly teaches us through prophetic scripture, as we shall see, that at this time in history there will be two "Super Powers" in existence on the earth. One of those super powers is to destroy the other super power by "FIRE", in "ONE HOUR"! A very sudden destruction, and a destruction so devastating, that it will leave much of the land desolate.

               By these prophetic scriptures I will show you in future articles that it is no accident that at present, there are two such super powers, even though one appears to be "dead".   Neither is it just a coincidence one can destroy the other with a sudden desolating fire, and not only can . . . BUT WILL!!!

               Because of so many commonly held beliefs concerning this day, and the Book of Revelation in relation to it's events, I feel it necessary to adequately preface this future treatise with some facts of which the general believer is not aware.

               There are those that believe and preach the whole Book of Revelation covers matters that are past, present, and future from the day of John, the Apostle who wrote the Book. This is not so.

               In Rev 1:1, we see the purpose of this book is to lay out for us what the future holds. The point from which the future is seen is from the day the Apostle John received this revelation. This was around 95 A.D., and therefore the events shown, were events that were to transpire AFTER that date. (Throughout this writing, I will add emphasis to words and clauses of which I am quoting for clarifying and identifying the thought of the context that I want you to see.) 

               "The revelation of Jahshuah, which Jah gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS."

This scripture clearly defines the purpose of the visions John was about to be given. By these visions, Yahweh's servants are to learn of things to happen in John's future, "which must shortly come to pass".

Rev 1:4 . . .

               "John to the seven churches which ARE in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven spirits which are before his throne."

Rev 1:8 . . .

               "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith Jah, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."

 

               Some want to use the statements in the above passages, "Which is, and which was, and which is to come", as a basis for saying the Book of Revelation covers things past, present, and future. This statement in each verse is NOT referring to the visions, or to anything else that may be said in this book. It is referring to Jahshuah Himself, and ONLY to Him. Read these two verses again for yourself, and you too will wonder why there are those that insist otherwise. 

Rev 1:19 . . .

               "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter." 

               Here again, men use this verse to back their theory that the entire Book of Revelation covers the past, present, and future. This conclusion is entirely out of context. The phrase, "and the things which shall be hereafter", stands for itself. It is the original purpose of the book. That leaves us with the other two phrases, "things which thou HAST SEEN", and "things WHICH ARE". This is before he has seen the visions in the rest of the book. He has NOT as yet SEEN THEM. Therefore, the "hast seen" cannot be referring to them.

               To find the context in which these statements, "things thou hast seen", and "the things which are", are made, let us go back and begin with verse 10, of Rev 1. 

               "I was in the spirit on Jah's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last; and what thou SEEST (present tense), write in a book and send it unto the seven churches which ARE in Asia . ."

John is told by Jahshuah, to write what he sees. What does John now see???

Rev 1:12 . . .

               "And I turned to SEE the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I SAW seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle."

Verses 14 and 15 continue to describe Jahshuah as he, John, was SEEING Him.  Then, in verse 16 John writes . .

               "And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his  countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength."

 

               John, at this moment of his experience, is presently seeing something. Jahshuah tells John to write in a book what he is seeing, and send it to the seven churches which "ARE" in Asia.

               He is seeing Jahshuah, which he thoroughly describes. He sees Him standing in the midst of seven golden candlesticks, seven stars in His right hand, and a sharp two edged sword proceeding from his mouth.

               This is what John is presently SEEING, and ALL that he is seeing, and is the present subject matter. The OTHER visions that are to come have NOT YET been in this experience of John's receiving revelation from Jahshuah. He knows nothing of them as yet. Nothing is being referred to at this point, but what is now taking place, what he is seeing right now.

 

Verse 20 explains the mystery, the hidden truth of what John has  just seen:

               "The mystery, of the seven stars which thou SAWEST in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars ARE the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou SAWEST ARE the seven churches." 

               Jahshuah is getting ready to show John what is to be "hereafter", but BEFORE He does that, He is taking care of the first items of business.  Messages to the seven churches, WHICH ARE, about the mysteries he has JUST SEEN.

               Chapters 2 and 3, then give us a discourse of those messages to be delivered to those seven churches, which are actually matters that still pertain to us today. This takes care of the first item of business. Jahshuah is the boss, John the secretary. Jahshuah is telling John the secretary, "I am going to show you what is to come to pass in the future so that you can tell my servants about it. But first, I want to get some letters dictated that you are to send to each of the seven churches in Asia". AFTER THIS, after they have gotten this order of business taken care of, they then get into the primary purpose of this book, "the things HEREAFTER". This primary purpose of the Book begins with chapter four. It starts out identifying this to us by saying ... 

Rev 4:1-2:

               "AFTER THIS, I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was, as it were, of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which MUST BE HEREAFTER. And IMMEDIATELY I was in the spirit . . ." 

               From here and on, John is into the primary purpose of this book, and not until now COULD he have been, for ONLY NOW had he been caught up into the spirit to be ABLE to see them. Only NOW has he come to the place that he can see the things which MUST BE HEREAFTER, so that he can write it and give it to Yahweh's servants, which were a whole lot more people than just seven churches in Asia. He has already written concerning the things that he had seen and which are. He now begins writing about the things which must be hereafter.

   A "door" is opened up to him so that he can pass from this earthly realm into the heavenly,  spirit, or supernatural realm. This door is allowing John to pass from one dimension into another to receive his heavenly visions that describe what shall come to pass "hereafter". As soon as he passes through this door at the command of the trumpet like voice,  he is immediately in the spirit, and he remains there throughout the rest of the book. For what reason? I reduntantly repeat, to see the things which must be hereafter, meaning AFTER the day of John.

               Preaching anything from beyond this point as being something past or present to John and his day, is NOT in line with what Jahshuah said, but against it!!! That kind of preaching comes from out of the carnal mind, which is hostile, or opposed to and opposite of what the Word says, and in fact calls Jahshuah A LIAR! Jahshuah says quite plainly that what He is now going to show John what MUST BE HEREAFTER!!!  

NOTE:  If you are one that has believed differently, do not feel like that I am trying to condemn you.  I once believed as most are on this matter.  I speak rather strongly on some issues.  Perhaps too strongly.  We are entering the "coming out", and in this we must be ready for correction.  My intent is to correct the false presuppositions concerning this matter in regard to the Book of Revelation.  And, not to condemn all who have been in error.  We are all suffering from error, and we are in the time of the "coming out of error".  This is just one of the many which we need to come out.

               Because Jahshuah said it, we should believe it. Who are we going to listen to and follow, man, or the one who died for us??? We should not care if a million ministers, or a thousand thousand angels say otherwise, we should NOT BELIEVE THEM. Jahshuah should be our only Master and King, and it is to Him we should listen to and follow, NOT MAN! "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. HEAR YE HIM."

               We should have a reject program in our computer brain. In that program should be a phase that immediately rejects that which is opposed to Jah's Word. The problem is, we haven't enough of Jah's Word in our computer, to even know what IS opposite of the truth.

               This should no longer be the case concerning the Book of Revelation, and whether or not it is covering past, present, or future events to John and his day. From the fourth chapter and ON, it is ALL FUTURE to John. Trying to see his revealing visions in any other manner will confuse your mind; will contradict and confuse the Word; will rob you of seeing what is happening NOW; and will keep you from seeing what YOUR RESPONSIBILITY IS BEFORE Jah!

 

 A CASE IN POINT

 

Rev 12:7-9 . . .

               "And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was THEIR PLACE found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was CAST OUT, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: HE WAS CAST OUT INTO THE EARTH, and his angels with him."

 

               For the most part, "preachers" are preaching, and "believers" are believing this event took place in the beginning at the time Satan first rebelled against Jah. If you did not have a general knowledge of the Word; the context and setting in which these very scriptures appear; or what Jahshuah said at the beginning of this Book of Revelation, it might sound like a credible claim.

               To back up this position that Satan was cast out of heaven in the beginning and is now supposedly no longer in heaven, but on the earth, they use scriptures such as 2nd Peter 2:4, Luke 10:18, Isa 14 and Ezekiel 28. 

Isa 14 is not telling us of something that has already transpired. Verse 12 tells us that his fall, his being cast from heaven, comes after he weakens the nations. There weren't any nations when Satan first rebelled. We see other statements such as... "I WILL ascend"... "Yet thou SHALT BE brought down"... "They that see thee SHALL narrowly look upon thee"... "Thou shalt not BE joined with them in burial". These are all statements that put these verses into a future context. Read them for yourself.

               It is the same for Ez 28. In particular, verses 16 and 17 say things such as, " . . . I WILL cast thee out of the MOUNTAIN OF Jah [the heavenly realm] . . . I WILL destroy thee . . . I WILL cast thee to the ground [the earth]". All of this is again presented to us in future tense. It does not contain what Jah HAS DONE, but what He WILL DO to Satan, and WILL DO long after he first rebelled.

               Read Luke 10:17-18. Jahshuah at this time is not illogically throwing in a statement about some past event. He was seeing a vision concerning a future one, stirred by what was taking place among His disciples. Jahshuah, a prophet, does not prophesy in hindsight. He saw people beginning to overcome the devil, and He knew that it was the overcoming that would cause the casting of Satan out of heaven, just as Rev 12 that we are considering says.

               Second Peter 2:4 is not talking of the beginning either, but of the time of the flood. Read verse 5 with verse 4, and then compare to some other scriptures such as Gen 6:2 and Jude 6.

               We have just seen there ARE NOT ANY scriptures to collaborate with the premise this war between Michael and Satan, and the resulting casting down to earth took place at the beginning. So now let us read these events in their total context. 

Rev 12:17-22 . . .

               "And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; . And the great dragon was CAST OUT, that old serpent, called the DEVIL, and Satan, which DECEIVETH the whole world: he was cast out into THE EARTH, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, NOW is come salvation, and strength, and THE KINGDOM of our Elohim, and the POWER of His Messiah: for the accuser of our brethren is CAST DOWN, which accused them before our Elohim day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the Word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore REJOICE, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. WOE to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil IS come down unto you, having GREAT WRATH, because he knoweth that he hath but a SHORT TIME."  (Yes, about three and one half years.) 

               First of all, allow me to point out to you a pertinent fact.  From the time of this war, and the casting down to earth of Satan and his angels and ON, they will NEVER AGAIN be seen in heaven. There will never again be ANY PLACE for them in that realm "neither was their place FOUND ANY MORE IN HEAVEN"!!!  If this had happened at the beginning, then NO WHERE in the Bible could we find Satan or his angels in heaven before the throne of Jah. Yet here in verse 10, we see they are there right now, and are there DAY AND NIGHT, "which accused them before our Elohim day and night".   Obviously, Satan is there every day RIGHT NOW and will be until he is OVERCOME and overcome by people ON THIS EARTH, that have overcome him by establishing the KINGDOM OF Jah through the authority and power of Jahshuah the King.  If you did not catch that when you read through this scripture the first time, go back and read it again.

               Can we identify what time period this overcoming takes place? We certainly can, and quite easily too. First of all it happens when the KINGDOM of Jah finally manifests on this earth, and manifests through the Overcomers who are anointed with the POWER OF HIS messiah, and His authority as He is the Name above ALL names unto which every knee shall have to bow.

               Secondly, we can identify it as the "great tribulation" time period. Verse 12 warns WOE to the inhabiters of the earth, for now Satan is coming with great wrath to destroy everything that opposes him and his "anti-Christ" son's rule. From here unto the end there will be a reign of terror on the earth worse than anyone's nightmare. All those that will not submit to the "anti-Christ's" dominion will be slaughtered, including whole entire nations. Truly it will be the time of the "great tribulation", the worst time this earth has ever seen. This all by itself conclusively proves to us that the Kingdom of Jah is established BEFORE the great tribulation.  Go back and read the sequence of events once again.  There is an overcoming of Satan which brings forth the Kingdom of Jah, which causes the casting of Satan out of heaven, which then brings his wrath upon this earth.  We already know the "anti-Christ" kingdom will be in full swing during this time, for this is what is bringing such destruction to the earth.

               The casting of Satan and his angels out of heaven and to the earth takes place just before the great tribulation starts. This is caused by overcomers establishing the Kingdom of Jah(See the "Restoration of All Things" page.)   Listen up folks.  Satan cannot be cast out of heaven until he has been overcome.  Prove to me otherwise.  In that overcoming is the reversal of the "fall", and in that reversal comes the manifestation of the Kingdom of Jah as He prophecies in Daniel.  (ie "and the Kingdom shall be given unto the saints of the Most High.)  After this "overcoming " has transpired, THEN, and I might say, NOT UNTIL THEN, does the great tribulation start, and then it is when "anti-Christ" sets up his rule on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem, which immediately proceeds from Satan's being  cast out of heaven.

               Daniel tells us in 11:45 and 12:1-2 of his writings, that the standing up of Michael to fight this war to cast out Satan will take place when the "anti-Christ" sets up his world rule from Mount Zion in Jerusalem.  This is the beginning of the period when there shall be trouble on this earth as there never has been before, and  is a clear identification for not only the "great tribulation" time period, but for Satan coming in wrath.  Therefore, the Overcomers establishing the Kingdom which causes Satan's "casting out and down" not only takes place BEFORE the tribulation, but WAY BEFORE THE TIME WHEN Jahshuah RETURNS. This will disappoint a number of readers who are planning on going to heaven before all of this takes place. I guess they do not want to take part in the greatest move of Jah this earth has ever seen or experienced. Does not total scripture clarify itself, and so easily define and pin point time periods???

               Saying that Satan was cast out of heaven in the beginning is a carnal minded doctrine that is totally opposite of the truth.  The more you read the articles on this site, the more you will understand the backward thinking of the "carnal mind".  A mind with which we are all plagued, and is what is used by the Satanic spirits to try and hold us captive to their "Strong Delusion".  It did not happen in the beginning as most people say, BUT exactly the opposite, AT THE END!!! Imagine that, Jahshuah really knew what He was talking about back in Rev 4:1, when He told John He was going to show him things which MUST BE hereafter.

               Satan is the DECEIVER of the whole earth. The Satanic doctrine that says this casting out of heaven and to the earth took place at the beginning, blinds a person to the war that is going on, and going on RIGHT NOW!!! This eliminates a soldier from the battle field. It is not just a little bit of error, it is a damning one.

               Do you see it? The victory in heaven cannot, and WILL NOT be attained, until a people on earth overcome the devil who is a DECEIVER and an ACCUSER. Those who overcome, are DIRECTLY TIED TO, and are participating in, this victory. If no one overcame and established the Kingdom of Yahweh on earth, then the war between Michael and Satan could never take place.   "NOW is come. . .  THE KINGDOM of our God, and the POWER of His Messiah: for the accuser of our brethren is CAST DOWN . . . And they overcame him by . . .".  If you were Satan, wouldn't you want to deceive people so they would not know these things?  And, does not the doctrine that says this war and casting down took place at the beginning do just that; and blind us to our responsibility of establishing Yahweh's Kingdom??? 

             Maybe we have not known these things, but you can believe Satan DOES!!!  By Jah's OWN WORD AND COMMITMENT, Satan KNOWS that he CANNOT be thrown out of heaven UNTIL he is OVERCOME.  By the WORD OF Jah, that overcoming is NOT COMPLETE until the Kingdom IS established. If Satan could keep us blind to this fact, he could win.  If you were Satan, would you not work overtime to ACCOMPLISH THIS??? Would you not do your very best to DELUDE PEOPLE so they would not know about it???  And how would you go about doing that??? Would you not have to send liars and deceivers into the Church to DECEIVE THEM???  Do you see why Jah is calling us out of Babylon's confusion??? By the time you finish reading the pages on this site, you will understand just how strong the "Strong Delusion" is, the damage to us that it is doing, why I mention it so much, and WHY those that preach and believe it WILL BE DAMNED! (2nd Thes 2:11)

               People, there is a war going on, and we are suppose to be prime soldiers on the battle field. One of the main areas of war that we are to overcome is that of DECEPTION. We must become aware of it. Jah has commanded Jahshuah  to sit at His right hand until His enemies are defeated (made His footstool). This is done by the Overcomers who overcome the devil, and his strong delusion deceptions to ESTABLISH THE KINGDOM OF Jah,  just as it is prophesied in the Book of Daniel!!!

               Do you really think that those who lazily succumb to Satan's deceptions are going to rule and reign with Jahshuah in His Kingdom for eternity???  Hardly! Who would want a person to rule with Him that is a defeated blind coward, that never fought or worked for even a day to defeat the very enemy of His throne? He sure isn't going to have anyone ruling with Him who PREACHED THE DEVIL'S LIES AND DECEPTIONS, is He??? It is time for the dry dead bones to come to life, and to awaken to what not only is going on in this earth, but in heaven as well. We are in a war over which Kingdom will rule the earth whether we realize it, or like it; and our very soul's position for eternity is at stake.

                                                  

WHEN IS BABYLON DESTROYED???!

 

               The destruction of Babylon by the Red Beast and its rulers is to take place after John's day of 95 A.D., but can we clearly identify WHICH DAY? Absolutely! In Mat 24:21-22, Jahshuah tells us the great tribulation time period will be the worst time this earth has ever experienced, and, unless those days were shortened no flesh would be left alive because its destructive force will be so great.  

(NOTE:  The "Great Tribulation" is the time of "Jacob's Trouble".  Jacob's name was changed to Israel.  Because of this, everyone should find out WHO the True descendants of Israel ARE, as this should scare the Babylon out of every Israelite on this earth. For starters, read "So Who Is The House of Israel".)

                In verse 29 of this chapter, Jahshuah gives us some marks of identification for this time period. With those we can then find other scriptures that have to do with this great tribulation. These marks are, " ... shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken".

 

Isa 13 also deals with the destruction of the end day Babylon. Verse 1 identifies Babylon as the subject of the chapter  . . .

               "The burden of BABYLON, which Isaiah the son of Amos did see."

Then it continues by saying what this burden is in verses 6-13, of which I will quote not all, but a few excerpts . . .

               "Howl ye; for the DAY of Jah is at hand; it shall come as a DESTRUCTION from the Almighty . . . Behold, the day of Jah cometh, CRUEL both with WRATH AND FIERCE ANGER, to LAY THE LAND DESOLATE: and He shall destroy the sinners thereof OUT OF IT. For the STARS of heaven and the constellations thereof shall NOT give their light: the SUN SHALL BE DARKENED in his going forth, and the MOON shall NOT cause her light to shine . . . Therefore I will SHAKE THE HEAVENS, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of Jah and in the day of His fierce anger."

 

               Here we see the destruction of Babylon by Jah is done in His fierce anger. At what time does this take place??? When the stars, sun, and moon are darkened and the heavens and earth are shaken. The VERY TIME Jahshuah identifies for us as the end of the great tribulation time period. Therefore, it is vividly clear. The described Babylonian Empire of Rev 17 and 18 that is to be destroyed by a Red Beast and its rulers, will receive that destruction during, or at the end of the great tribulation.   (See "The Coming Destruction of The United States". for who this whore is, and is TO BE DESTROYED by a massive nuclear attack.)

               We just read this day is the "DAY OF JAH" . . . "a destruction from the Almighty". How will he accomplish this? By putting into the hearts of the "anti-Christ" and his ten kings to fulfill His will. What is His will??? Rev 17:16 tells us that it will be the WILL OF Jah for . . . "these shall HATE the whore, and shall make her desolate, and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and BURN HER WITH FIRE!!" A devastating destruction that occurs during the worst time this earth has ever experienced! And . . . it is to happen IN OUR DAY! If Babylon is the United States, and the Red Beast is Red Communism in Russia, wouldn't you want to know it so that you could escape such a destruction?!

 These are the reasons why I am sounding the ALARM!!!   The United States of America,  was suppose to become a NATIONAL ZION, but became The GREAT WHORE instead!!!  Oh, how we exclaim our glory, and how great a "Christian  Nation" we are, when the fact is, we are the WORST NATION this earth has ever seen!!!  Take the blinders off and take a good look around.  Show me a nation in history that has had more wickedness in it than what this nation does.  Our nation's leaders are bringing forth the New World Order, and the "Mark of the Beast" system of buying and selling.  We are in fact, instead of establishing Jah's Kingdom, are establishing the KINGDOM OF "ANTI-CHRIST"!!!  Every deception being preached from the pulpits is designed to blind us to this reality.  That which concerns whether the Book of Revelation is Past, Present, or Future is a major part of that deception.  Especially so when it comes to when the casting of Satan out of heaven takes place, and what it is that causes his being cast out.  

Let him who will understand, understand.  

                  

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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