End Times Prophecy 101

Plain Facts from Revelation

by Bob & Suzanne Hamrick

http://torahkingdomliving.com

NOTE: We use the Creator’s original, Self-given Hebrew Name, YHVH (pronounced Y’hu’ah), and the original Hebrew name given by Him through the angel Gabriel (Matthew 1:21) to be the Messiah’s name, Yeshua, which is Hebrew for “he will save”. We also refer to what Christianity calls the “Old Testament” with the original Hebrew name for it, the Tanakh, to “the Law” as Torah, and to the “New Testament” as the Renewed Covenant Scriptures. Details on request.

Introduction

Anyone who is just starting out to study End Times Prophecy as described in the Christian Bible is faced with several truly enormous problems. Perhaps the greatest of these, for most people, will be discovering that the teachings of their own particular denomination on this topic are patently false. We have been at this study independently for about 25 years now, and we have found no “Christian” denomination (or preacher, or TV ministry) to be completely free of provable doctrinal errors, as compared to what is actually taught in the Bible. Ignoring the salvational consequences of many of these these errors (false teachings) for now, we must concentrate here on what the Bible actually says about the prophesied End Times, especially that period known variously to Christianity as “the Tribulation”, and to the Jews as “the time of Jacob’s Trouble”.

Our Lord Yeshua tells us throughout his ministry, that it is not enough to simply know the truth. It is not enough to simply find “a treasure hidden in a field” or “a pearl of great price” (Matthew 13:44-46), we have to “sell all that we have to buy it.” That means our 100% commitment. That means acting on what we discover, regardless of the consequences to our lives, and there will always be unpleasant consequences. Our Lord Yeshua prophesies this, as well:

Mat 10:34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

Mat 10:35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

Mat 10:36 And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household.

Mat 10:37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Mat 10:38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Mat 10:39 Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

As to whom you should believe, “them” or “us”, your ability to make the choice is entirely a matter of having that “love of the truth” that the apostle Sha’ul (“Paul”) says is essential to salvation:

2Th 2:8 And then the lawless one (the AntiChrist) will be revealed, whom the Lord Yeshua will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

2Th 2:9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,

2Th 2:10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.

2Th 2:11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,

2Th 2:12 and that all may be damned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

We ask you, if it is God Almighty who is sending the “strong delusion”, what chance does a “lukewarm Christian” have? We pray that you will take all of this information to heart, and see it for what it is, as a life-ring thrown to you in the midst of a stormy sea. Our prayers are with you.

End-Times Prophecy 101

The following are the bedrock Bible verses (or should be) for an accurate understanding of end time prophecy as it is described in the Bible. Without an understanding of these verses and the way they are connected to each other, the reader will have no chance of understanding end times events.

——————- Daniel Chapter 9 ——————–

Dan 9:24 Seventy weeks (shevuim – sevens: of years, 70 x 7=490 years) are determined upon your people and upon your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Dan 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until the Messiah the Prince shall be seven sevens (shevuim: 7 x 7 = 49 years), and threescore and two sevens (shevuim: 62 x 7 = 434 years): the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (69 “weeks” is therefore 434+49=483 years total.)

[Note: According to both secular history and the Bible “the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem” was issued by the Persian king Artaxerxes in 457 BC (Ezra 6:14-15). Add 483 years to (-)457 BC and you get (+)26AD, for the start of the Messiah’s prophesied public ministry. Figure in his birthday of September 23, 3BC, the first day of the Feast of Succot that year (in fulfilment of another prophecy), and you get an age for Yeshua of 29 years, as the Renewed Covenant Scriptures state (Luke 3:23). Since this prophesied date is well-established by both secular historians as well as the Bible, and since it has long ago come and gone, it should be obvious that no other person may now claim to be the Messiah. If it’s not Yeshua of Nazareth, it’s no one. HalleluYah!]

Dan 9:26 And after threescore and two sevens (shevuim: 62 x 7 = 434 years) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood [Note: “flood” is a figure of speech referring to an invading army of one kind or another.], and until the end of the war desolations are determined.

Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with the many [Note: “The many” is an Hebraic expression which always refers to the Gentiles, “goyim”] for one seven (shevuah; 7 years): and in the midst of the seven (shevuah: 3½ years) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that being determined, it shall be poured upon the desolate.

Isa 28:14 Therefore hear the word of YHVH, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Isa 28:15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell Sheol (the place of the dead) are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:

Pro 29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but the wise turn away wrath.

Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the Torah of YHVH; and in his Torah does he meditate day and night. (So, in the Tanakh, what do “scornful men” scorn? The Torah of YHVH!)

Psa 1:3 And he (who obeys Torah) shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

Psa 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

Psa 1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Psa 1:6 For YHVH knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Mat 24:3 And as he (Yeshua) sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age?”

Mat 24:4 And Yeshua answered and said unto them, “Take heed that no man deceive you.

Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying that I am the Messiah, and shall deceive many.

Mat 24:6 And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mat 24:7 For race shall rise against race, and nation against nation: and there shall be famines, and epidemics, and earthquakes, in various places.

Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mat 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name’s sake.

Mat 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

Mat 24:12 And because iniquity (Greek anomia – Lawlessness/Torahlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.

Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations (Revelation 14:9); and then shall the end come.

Mat 24:15 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads this, let him understand:)

Mat 24:16 Then let them which be in Judæa Judah (in the tribe of Yeshua, according to The Hebrew Gospel of Matthew,) flee into the mountains:

Mat 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Mat 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

Mat 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that are nursing infants in those days!

Mat 24:20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Mat 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be again.

Mat 24:22 And unless those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Mat 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Behold, here is Messiah, or there; believe it not.

Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Messiahs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive even the elect.

Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

Mat 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

Mat 24:27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mat 24:28 For wheresoever the carcass (Greek: ptomah, a dead body) is, there will the eagles be gathered together. [eagles: Exodus 19:4; Isaiah 40:31; Luke 17:37; Revelation 12:14]

Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels (eagles) with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his (living) elect from the four winds (on earth), (and the dead in Christ) from one end of heaven to the other.

Mat 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:

Mat 24:33 So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This age shall not pass, until all these things be fulfilled.

Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knows no one, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Mat 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mat 24:38 For as in 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,

Mat 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mat 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Mat 24:41 Two shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Mat 24:42 Watch therefore: for you know not what hour your Lord does come.

Mat 24:43 But know this, that if the owner of the house had known in what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken up.

Mat 24:44 Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.

Gen 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

Gen 6:2 That the sons of God (fallen angels) saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them (human) wives of all which they chose.

Gen 6:3 And YHVH said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Gen 6:4 There were giants [Hebrew: nephilim – fallen ones] in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God (angels) came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Gen 6:5 And YHVH saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 6:6 And it repented YHVH that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Gen 6:7 And YHVH said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of YHVH.

Jud 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their proper habitation, he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Jud 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after different flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

2 Pet 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (Tartarus, the abyss) and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Gen 37:9 And he (Joseph) dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, “Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars paid homage to me.”

Gen 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?

Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven (the fallen angels), and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the Woman which was ready to be delivered, to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Rev 12:6 And the Woman fled into the wilderness*, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days (3½ years).

[*For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, “The voice of one crying, ‘In the wilderness, prepare ye the way of YHVH, make his paths straight.’” Matthew 3:3]

Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Rev 12:8 And (the dragon and his angels) prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven (i.e., in the spirit world).

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out (of the spirit world), that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth (into physical bodies), and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Messiah: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Rev 12:11 And they (the brethren) overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you 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 knows that he has but a short time.”

Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

Rev 12:14 And to the Woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3½ years), from the face of the serpent.

Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood (an army of evil beings) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood [flood = army] which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was furious with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. [ KEY NOTE: It is only a remnant of “the Woman” that Satan can still pursue. The main part of “the Woman” will then already be safe in “her place” on the earth, protected by the “eagles”/angels of YHVH. These are people who, although being otherwise righteous before YHVH and before the Lamb, nevertheless did not obediently FLEE in the very moment that they SAW the evidence of “the Abomination of Desolation” manifesting in front of them, as Yeshua warns us to. ]

The End-Times Players

In general, there are only two distinct categories of people in the Bible: “Jews” (the 12 tribes of the children of Israel) and “Gentiles” (in Hebrew, goyim, “the nations”, “the many”, or non-Jews). What “Christianity” calls itself, “the Church”, is a wholly man-made, extra-Biblical concept which has been created out of thin air by Constantinian (pagan) philosophies injected into the original Hebraic faith of Yeshua of Nazareth and all of his talmidim (disciples), which was and is based on the written Torah of Moses, the Prophets and the Writings, the Tanakh, what Christians disparagingly call the “Old Testament”.

Christianity”, as it has been self-defined and practiced for almost two thousand years, is inherently UNrighteous before God. Other than as a means of spreading a corrupted version of the original faith, through which some few may eventually come to the true faith, it has neither place nor function in the Creator’s actual Plan of Salvation as it is described in ALL of Scripture.

In fact, judging by the actual meanings of the Greek words underlying the most popular English Bible translations, what has come to be called “spiritual Israel”, composed of both righteous Jews and “the Church”, is actually:

(a) only a tiny righteous remnant of all those “Jews” who are actually genetically descended from Jacob/Israel, plus those who have converted to Mosaic Judaism and who keep the commandments; PLUS . . .

(b) only a tiny righteous remnant of all those who claim to be disciples of Yeshua of Nazareth (pagan alias, “Jesus Christ”).

According to all of Scripture, both of these remnant groups will prove to be but minuscule portions of the veritable sea of those who believe themselves to be numbered among the righteous of both groups, i.e., the majority, even as our Father YHVH Elohim and our Lord Yeshua prophesy.

Those 144,000’s

Most “Christian prophecy experts” consider that the two references to “144,000” (Revelation Chapters 7 & 14) both refer to the same group of people, despite the fact that their characteristics as described in the Bible make that “private interpretation” (2 Peter 1:20) impossible. It leads to such bizarre teachings as “144,000 Jewish virgin males witnessing for Jesus” during the Tribulation. Yes. We could not make this up.

Praise YHVH, the plain Bible facts make a lot more sense than that. There are actually two entirely separate groups of “144,000” mentioned in Revelation. The first “144,000” (Revelation Chapter 7) is all those genetic descendants of the named tribes of the children of Israel whom the Father knows – according to His foreknowledge of all things -1 Peter 1:2 – are going to accept Yeshua as their Mashiach/Messiah at his return at the end of the seven years of the Tribulation, as prophesied in Zechariah 12:10. This will include both Judah and Ephraim.

Note: Despite specific promises of deliverance by YHVH Elohim to the tribe of Ephraim (Jeremiah 31:20), its name is conspicuously absent from this list, for reasons which we will explain later.

Those living and otherwise righteous (Torah-obedient) members of the listed tribes will be spiritually marked (sealed) in their foreheads at the midpoint of the seven years of the Tribulation, so that they may be (later on) instantly identified and transported by the “eagles”/angels of YHVH to a place of safety on the earth for the last half (3½ years) of the Tribulation, according to Revelation 12. We believe that this has to do with other specific prophecies concerning the repopulation of the Promised Land during the Millennial Reign of our Lord Yeshua.

The second group of “144,000” (Revelation Chapter 14) is all of the newly-resurrected righteous dead in Messiah PLUS all of the “raptured” living righteous talmidim/disciples of Yeshua, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, who will accompany our Lord Yeshua back to Mount Zion right after they are either resurrected or “raptured”, which will be just before the Battle of Armageddon.

NEITHER of these two groups of “144,000” have anything at all to do with the “Two Witnesses”, despite the contrary teachings of most of “Christianity” today.

The following specific groups of people will participate in the events of the Tribulation:

1. The first of TWO different groups of “144,000” (which is a symbolic number), as mentioned in Revelation Chapters 7 and 14) . . .

According to the Father’s foreknowledge of all things (Isaiah 46:9-10; 1 Peter 1:2),

Isa 46:9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

1Pe 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,

Rev 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

Rev 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

Rev 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

[Please note that Ephraim is missing from this list, despite being described by YHVH as “my firstborn” in Jeremiah 31:9, and one “on whom I will surely have mercy” in Jeremiah 31:20, when describing the return of “the Jews” to the Promised Land .]

Rev 7:5 Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.

Rev 7:6 Of the tribe of Asher were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Napthali were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasseh were sealed twelve thousand.

Rev 7:7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.

Rev 7:8 Of the tribe of Zebulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.

This “sealing” takes place right at the midpoint of the seven years of the Tribulation, just as the “Abomination of Desolation” is about to explode upon the earth, and just before Satan and his angels are thrown down into (KJV) the earth. These are living, to-be-righteous Jews who will be sealed by the holy Spirit of YHVH, so that they may be identified by the angels of YHVH in a moment of time, and be transported by them to a place of physical sanctuary on the earth, for the last half (3½ years) of the Tribulation, as part of “the righteous woman” of Revelation 12.

ONLY Father YHVH knows which of “the Jews” alive on the earth at our Lord Yeshua’s return (3½ years later) are going to accept him as Lord and King, and therefore, which of them (the righteous remnant) are going to be righteous before Him and the Lamb. Because of specific promises by YHVH Elohim to “the children of Israel” in the Tanakh concerning their return to the Promised Land after the Tribulation, these to-be-righteous living Jews MUST be preserved alive until that time. If they were to be killed, and then resurrected after their deaths, they could not thereafter have children (as promised), for our Lord Yeshua tells us that those who are resurrected (or raptured) receive glorified bodies, and then have everlasting life, and are asexual (“as the angels” – Matthew 22:30) . . . Mat 22:29 Yeshua answered and said unto them, “You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Mat 22:30 For
in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

. . . and are therefore apparently incapable of sexual reproduction. So, for the promises of YHVH Elohim to be fulfilled concerning the return of these “children of Israel” to the Promised Land, they MUST be able to reproduce sexually, which would not be possible if they were killed first and then resurrected. So, these living – as yet UNrighteous – Jews MUST be preserved alive until Yeshua’s return.

These promises are found in Ezekiel 37:25 and elsewhere . . .

Eze 37:21 And say unto them, Thus says the Lord YHVH; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:

Eze 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:

Eze 37:23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their Elohim.

Eze 37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

Eze 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

Eze 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

Eze 37:27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people.

Eze 37:28 And the heathen shall know that I YHVH do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

. . . these MUST be preserved alive until that time. So this first group of 144,000 of Revelation 7 is only the to-be-righteous remnant of living Jews prophesied in Isaiah 10:20-22 . . .

Isa 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again serve him that smote them; but shall serve YHVH, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

Isa 10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty Elohim.

Isa 10:22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

. . . that is, a mere remnant (small part) of all those who consider themselves to be the “chosen people” who are alive on the earth at the start of the Great Tribulation (“the time of Jacob’s trouble” – Jeremiah 30:7) . . .

Jer 30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from YHVH, saying,

Jer 30:2 Thus speaks YHVH Elohim of Israel, saying, Write all the words that I have spoken unto you in a book.

Jer 30:3 For, behold, the days come, says YHVH, that I will bring again the good captivity of my people Israel and Judah, says YHVH: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.

Jer 30:4 And these are the words that YHVH spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

Jer 30:5 For thus says YHVH; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

Jer 30:6 Ask now, and see whether a man labors with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in labor, and all faces are turned into paleness?

Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

Jer 30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, says YHVH of hosts, that I will break his (the King of Babylon’s – Satan’s) yoke from off your necks, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more be enslaved to him:

Jer 30:9 But they shall serve YHVH their Elohim, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

. . . those who are BOTH genetically descended from the named tribes AND who are ALSO going to accept our Lord Yeshua as their Mashiach/Messiah at his return (Zechariah 12:10).

Zec 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day [the day of YHVH /“the LORD”), that I will seek to destroy all the nations (Hebrew: goyim – Gentiles, non-Jews) that come against Jerusalem.

Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications [Note: The speaker here has to be YHVH Elohim, since it is ONLY His to pour out His Spirit]: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced (through the Father’s Shaliach, Yeshua), and they shall mourn for him (Yeshua, when they realize that they missed him the first time), as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

These are spiritually sealed in their foreheads (apparently, without their prior knowledge or understanding) so that they may be identified in a moment and transported by the “eagles”/angels of YHVH to the same place of sanctuary on the earth (Revelation 12:14) . . .

Rev 12:14 And to “the woman” were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3½ years), from the face of the serpent.

. . . which is also what is personally promised by our Lord Yeshua to those members of

the church at Philadelphia” (the “open door which no man can shut” of Revelation 3:7-13): a

guaranteed, sure-fire escape from some future horror unspecified in the Bible…

Rev 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens;

Rev 3:8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.

Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

Rev 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to test them that dwell upon the earth.

Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.

Rev 3:12 Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my Elohim, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my Elohim, and the name of the city of my Elohim, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my Elohim: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 3:13 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

. . . as part of the seed of “the righteous woman” of Revelation 12, who is symbolic of “spiritual

Israel” as foreseen by Joseph in his dream (Genesis 37:9-10; Galatians 4:26). . .

Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, “Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.”

Gen 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to you to the earth?”

Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Thus, these blessed, to-be-righteous Jews will also participate in the prophesied miraculous deliverance of “the righteous woman” by the “eagles”/angels of YHVH to a place of physical sanctuary on the earth for the entirety of the Great Tribulation (3½ years – Revelation 12:14). . .

Rev 12:14 And to “the woman” were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3½ years), from the face of the serpent.

. . . along with those Torah-true talmidim/disciples of our Lord Yeshua who obediently follow his ONLY recorded instruction to his church (Matthew 24:15) . . .

Mat 24:15 When you therefore shall see the Abomination of Desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads this, let him understand:)

Mat 24:16 Then let them which be in Judæa [rather, in Judah, Yeshua’s tribe, and ours, by adoption, no matter where we may be in the world when it happens] flee into the mountains:

Mat 24:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:

Mat 24:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

Mat 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that are nursing infants in those days!

Mat 24:20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

Mat 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

. . . as to what we are supposed to DO in the very moment that we see the Abomination of

Desolation swirling all around us (as he says we will), our Lord has a single word:

FLEE!

Please remember that one of our Lord’s commandments was for us to . . .

pray always that you may be found worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” (Luke 21:36)

For parallels, see also the story of the children of Israel (the “eagles” of Exodus 19:4);

Exo 19:3 And Moses went up unto Elohim, and YHVH called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shall you say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

Exo 19:4 You have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

. . . the account of Lot’s deliverance from Sodom (Genesis 19:16); . . .

Gen 19:15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, “Arise, take your wife, and your two daughters, who are here; lest you be consumed in the iniquity of the city.”

Gen 19:16 And while he lingered, the men (angels) laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; YHVH being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him outside the city.

. . . and our Lord’s description of the future end-times manifestations of “eagles” (Luke 17:37).

Luk 17:32 Remember Lot’s wife. (Don’t look back!)

Luk 17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Luk 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

Luk 17:35 Two shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luk 17:36 Two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luk 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, “To where, Lord?” And he said unto them, Wherever the body is (Greek: soma, a live body, the same word as is used throughout the “New” Testament in the expression, “the body of Christ”), to that place will the eagles be gathered together.” Does this mean that, wherever the members of our Lord’s “body” may be when they are fleeing, to that place will the angels of his Father be gathered, for deliverance and provision? What do you think?

2. The second “144,000” (Revelation 14) – (also a symbolic number, but a completely

different group of people from the first “144,000”) . . .

Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

. . . Those who will be accompanying our Lord Yeshua at his return, the “firstfruits unto YHVH

and the Lamb” (1 Corinthians 15:23) . . .

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive.

1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah’s at his coming.

1Co 15:24 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

. . . which is all resurrected Torah-obedient members of “the dead in Messiah”, along with all

raptured living Torah-obedient members of the Church of Yeshua of Nazareth. (1 Thessalonians

4:13-17) This can only happen at the END of the seven years of the Tribulation, and will surely

NOT include any members of the first group of “144,000”, who will all still be unsaved Jews

at the time of his return, who at that time still will not have accepted our Lord Yeshua as their Mashiach/Messiah.

3. The “Two” Witnesses – (which “Two” is also a symbolic number) which we take to be:

(a) First Witnesses: “The two olive trees” (Revelation 11:4)

Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a

thousand two hundred and threescore days (3½ years), clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:4 These are the two olive trees*, and the two candlesticks** standing before (witnessing against) the god of the earth. [Which is Satan – according to 2 Corinthians 4:3-4: “But if our gospel be hidden, it is hidden to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them who believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Messiah, who is the image of Elohim, should shine unto them.” ]

[* Jer 11:16 YHVH called thy (Judah’s) name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit:]

[** Rev 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks/ menorahs (together, a symbol for the “ekklesia”, the “called out ones”, the congregation (Hebrew qahal) of all believers in Yeshua);]

The two olive trees” Witnesses will be made up of some (not all) of the “Jews” who are alive at the start of the seven years of “the Tribulation”, who will be preaching the Gospel of the imminent return of the Kingdom of YHVH on earth, i.e., witnessing for the unnamed Messiah of Judaism. Because many are to be killed off by the forces of the Anti-Christ after the establishment of the Abomination of Desolation at the midpoint of the seven years of the Tribulation, these will die as martyrs, and so cannot be a part of the “144,000” to-be-righteous Jews of Revelation 7, who are sealed to mark them for preservation (i.e., kept alive) by YHVH Elohim in a physical sanctuary on the earth (Rev. 12:14).

Rev 12:14 And to “the woman” were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3½ years), from the face of the serpent.

Because it is given to “the two olive trees” to die during the last half of the Tribulation (Revelation 11:7-9) . . .

Rev 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Rev 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half [3½ years], and shall not allow their dead bodies to be put in graves.

. . . it may be that these have some kind of a spiritual lack, which can only be remedied by martyrdom, according to Daniel 11:33-35 and 12:8-10:

Daniel 11:33 “Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many (witness); yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.

34 “Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.

35 “Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.

Daniel 12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my lord, what shall be the end of these things?

9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

(b) Second Witnesses: “The two candlesticks/menorahs(Revelation 11:4) . . .

(As before) Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

Rev 11:4 These are the two olive trees*, and the two candlesticks** standing before (witnessing against) the god of the earth. [Which is Satan: “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 ]

[* Jer 11:16 YHVH called thy (Judah’s) name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit:]

[** Rev 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that

holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden

candlesticks/menorah (together, a symbol for the congregation of all believers in Yeshua);]

. . . These witnesses to the coming Kingdom of YHVH and His Son on the earth will be some

(not all) of the righteous disciples of Yeshua of Nazareth (those faithful to the “original faith

which was once handed down to the saints” – Jude 3) who are alive at the start of the Tribulation.

NOTE: The “First-Named Witnesses” (the two olive branches) will be witnessing for the first half of the seven years of The Tribulation, but this first group of “144,000 Jews” will not be sealed until the midpoint of the Tribulation at the end of the first 3½ years, so that those Jews may be kept alive until the return of Mashiach. Since Scripture tells us that many, if not all, of “the two witnesses” will be killed, it remains to be seen how any of them could be included in the “144,000” sealed in Revelation 7.

Also, not all of the living righteous disciples of Yeshua will be called to publicly witness during the first half of the Tribulation, as members of the “Second Witnesses” (the two candlesticks/menorahs). Those who are not themselves witnessing during the first half of the Tribulation will apparently be going about their normal lives as best they can, while giving support to the Two Witnesses [as we are expected to do according to our Lord Yeshua – (Matthew 10:40-42)],

Mat 10:40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives Him who sent me.

Mat 10:41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

Mat 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

. . . and trying to avoid the forces of evil as much as possible. We have not been able to find any Scriptures which would indicate that there will be any special spiritual protection for the non-witnessing saints of Yeshua or for those non-witnessing to-be-righteous Jews during the first half of the Tribulation. So all members of those groups will be well-advised to behave as circumspectly as possible during those perilous times, even as our Lord Yeshua advised his talmidim/disciples (us) in Matthew 10:16-42:

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: therefore be as wise as serpents, and as harmless as doves.

17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.

20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And you shall be hated by all men for My name’s sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into another: for truly I say unto you, you shall not have gone through all the cities of Israel, before the Son of man has come.

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hidden, that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, speak that in the light: and what you hear in your ear, preach that upon the housetops.

28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him Who is able to destroy both soul and body in sheol (the grave).

29 Are not two sparrows sold for pennies? But not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father Who is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father Who is in heaven.

34 Do not think that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I am come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

36 And a man’s enemies shall be them of his own household.

37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.

41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say unto you, he shall in no way lose his reward.

The time of the witnessing of the “Two Witnesses” (those called to do so) will only be for the first 3½ years of the Tribulation, after which point they will lose their supernatural self-defensive capabilities, and be defenseless against the forces of Satan and the Anti-Christ. (Revelation 11:7-12)

Rev 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit (at the midpoint of the 7 years) shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and (start to) kill them.

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

[NOTE: Earthly Jerusalem is NEVER referred to anywhere in the entire Bible as “the great city”, and is NOWHERE ELSE called “Sodom and Egypt”, but “Babylon” IS. And Yeshua was surely NOT crucified IN Jerusalem, but OUTSIDE its walls, in “the street of the great city” Babylon, which IS the name of Satan’s worldwide spiritual kingdom, and has been from the beginning: Isaiah 14:4]

Rev 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and a half (3½ years), and shall not allow their dead bodies to be put in graves.

Rev 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Rev 11:11 And after three days and an half (3½ years) the Spirit of life from Elohim entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

Rev 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, “Come up here.” And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Many, perhaps all, of the Two Witnesses will apparently be martyred when the forces of the Anti-Christ seize as many of them as they can find, imprison them, and kill those who will not accept the Mark of the Beast. Some may escape and be transported to the place of sanctuary, along with those other faithful who obediently flee as our Lord commands us to (Matthew 24:15), but we cannot be sure of this from the Scriptures of which we are aware.

We believe that it is this time of imprisonment by the forces of evil, during which those who are imprisoned will be given time to consider whether to accept the Mark of the Beast, which is referred to as “the hour of temptation ” (Revelation 3:10), from which our Lord promises to shield his faithful disciples, and which may also be what is referred to in Joel 3:14 as “the valley of decision”.

11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all you heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause your mighty ones to come down, O YHVH.

12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the winepress is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for The Day of YHVH is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

16 YHVH also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but YHVH will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

The Jewish Witnesses will also be preaching the Gospel of the imminent Kingdom of God, but

without knowing who their Mashiach will be. The witnesses of Yeshua will be preaching the

same Gospel of the Kingdom message, but naming our Lord Yeshua as HaMashiach/The Messiah.

4. “Gentiles” – for the purpose of our understanding, these are “the nations”, all who do not fall into either of the previous categories, either of the to-be-righteous Jews or the righteous disciples of Yeshua. Some of these “Gentiles” will be the servants of Satan and of his Anti-Christ and of the False Prophet, enemies of all those who will be righteous before the throne of YHVH and of His Son, and will be actively engaged in hunting the righteous down, and imprisoning and killing them. Some of these Gentiles will themselves be killed during the Tribulation, and will die lost.

Other Gentiles will apparently survive the Tribulation and go into the worldwide Millennial Reign as subjects of the King, our Lord Yeshua (Zechariah 14:16). . .

And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations (goyim) which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, YHVH of hosts, and to keep the feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).

According to the entire Bible, many of those who consider themselves to be “Jews” are not “Jews” according to our Father YHVH and His Messiah/Shaliach (Isaiah 28:14; Revelation 2:9 & 3:9). Many who likewise consider themselves to be “Christians” are also self-deceived, and these will fall with those who fall as Gentiles.

Mat 7:13 Enter in at the strait [narrow, hard to find] gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many [Greek: polus, a huge number] there be which go in thereat:

Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few [Greek: oligos, a tiny number] there be that find it.

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets (false teachers), which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Mat 7:16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Mat 7:17 Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.

Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Mat 7:19 Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall recognize them.

Mat 7:21 Not every one that merely calls me Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will [keeps the commandments] of my Father who is in heaven.

Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name have cast out demons? And in your name done many wonderful works?

Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, “I never knew you: depart from me, you who practice iniquity. [Greek: anomia lawlessness; or, refusal to obey the Law, the Torah, which is the commandments of YHVH and of His Son.]

5. Non-witnessing, to-be-righteous Jews – Since the “Two Witnesses” start their witnessing at the beginning of the seven years of the Tribulation, and the sealing of the “144,000” does not happen until the mid-point of that period, these are necessarily the “144,000” of Revelation Chapter Seven. These cannot be any of those Jews who are part of the “Two Witnesses”, since the purpose of the sealing of the “144,000” is precisely to keep them from being killed, and the Bible tells us clearly that many, if not all, of the Two Witnesses will be killed by the forces of the Devil and the Anti-Christ, starting at the Abomination of Desolation at the mid-point of the seven years of the Tribulation! Those Jews who are to be preserved alive for the entirety of the Great Tribulation have to be marked for their own preservation, since they are willfully ignorant of the provision for their deliverance contained in the Renewed Covenant Scriptures. These will also be delivered to “the woman’s” place of physical sanctuary on the earth (Revelation 12:14) . . .

Rev 12:14 And to “the woman” were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time (3½ years), from the face of the serpent.

. . . apparently without their prior knowledge, understanding or consent, along with all those

non-witnessing disciples of Yeshua who obediently flee in the very moment that we see the

sign our Lord says we will all see, the Abomination of Desolation.

6. Non-witnessing, un-righteous Jews – These are the ones who consider themselves to be Jews during the end times but who are not, according to YHVH and to His Shaliach, our Lord Yeshua! (Isaiah 28:14-30:33; Revelation 2:9 & 3:9) . . .

Isa 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of YHVH, you scornful men [those who reject the written Torah of YHVH and replace it with their own “oral Torah”/Talmud – “the commandments of men taught as doctrine” Isaiah 29:13, Mark 7:6-7)], that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Isa 28:15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol (the grave) are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:”

Isa 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord YHVH, “Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone*, a sure foundation: he that believes [in our Lord Yeshua] shall not be disturbed. (See Ephesians 2:20 & 1 Peter 2:6, below)

Isa 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the surveyor’s line, and righteousness to the plumbline: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement with the grave shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.

[*Corner stone: Ephesians 2:20 – And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Yeshua Messiah himself being the chief corner stone;

1Pe 2:5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Yeshua Messiah.

1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be disturbed.” ]

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Rev 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

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Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

. . . They will apparently share the same fate as the Gentiles, as above. Since entry into the Promised Land is only prophesied as a reward to a righteous remnant of “the children of Israel” (Isaiah 10:20-23), we do not expect that any of these will survive the Great Tribulation.

Isa 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon YHVH, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

Isa 10:21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

Isa 10:22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet only a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

Isa 10:23 For the Lord YHVH of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.

And the apostle Sha’ul (Paul) says as much in Romans 9:6-8

Rom 9:6 For they are not all “Israel”, which are of Israel:

Rom 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, “In Isaac shall thy seed be called.” (Genesis 21:12)

Rom 9:8 That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

7.Non-witnessing disciples of our Lord Yeshua – Revelation 12 tells us that those who make up “the seed of the woman” who is to be transported to a place of safety at the mid-point of the Tribulation (i.e., at the start of the Great Tribulation) have these things in common: they keep the commandments of YHVH, and have the testimony of Yeshua HaMashiach. (Revelation 12:17)

Rev 12:17 And the dragon (Satan) was furious with “the woman”, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Yeshua Messiah.

It is obvious from this that Satan goes off to make war with the remnant of the seed of the woman precisely because he can’t get at the main part of those who are a part of “her”, who are those individuals to be protected by the “eagles”/angels of Father YHVH in the wilderness, somewhere on earth. From the way that Revelation 12:17 (above) is worded, this could mean that there are either:

(a) two groups, one of which is characterized by their keeping of the commandments/ mitzvot of YHVH Elohim (the Torah-true Jews); and (b) another which has the testimony of our Lord Yeshua, which surely includes the keeping of his Father’s commandments! (the Torah-true talmidim/disciples of our Lord); or

(b) a single group of individuals, which would have to be the disciples of Yeshua, since no Jew who has not previously accepted him as Lord and Savior could possibly “have his testimony”, at least, not according to our understanding!

As far as we know, this accounts for all of the human participants in the events of the Tribulation.

We pray that this study will be a blessing to you, and help you in your understanding of what the Bible says is surely about to come upon the earth.

Shalom Aleichem!

Bob & Suzanne Hamrick

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Authors of Exposing Satan’s ‘Left Behind’ A handbook for surviving the Tribulation.