Br. Brendan leads an open study discussing the dark “night in which no man can work”. The purpose of this study is to show that this time is fast approaching and that we are to be ready for it.
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After the True Christians are put to death by Christendom during the hour of power of the beast. It will be destroyed. Revelation talks about the Harlot and the Beast which persecutes the saints (True Christians) being destroyed, along with the daughter systems (mother of harlots).
Also as far as the Return of Jesus, most Christians don’t understand that either, so I understand why you don’t. Jesus’ Second Coming–is in three stages.
In the previous newsletter we discussed and identified the “beast” that rose out of the sea and was given suppressive power for forty-two months (1260 days). This newsletter is a continuation of the same chapter. We will seek to identify the “Two-horned Beast,” the “Image of the Beast,” the “Mark of the Beast,” and the “Number of a Man.”
We don’t claim to have all the answers, but using dates that we know: 1844, 1914 and 1994, we might be able to account for some of the stops. But the fact is we have not yet gotten to Jordan, we have not yet divided the waters, and Elisha (also pictured by foolish virgins, scapegoat, the group sent back by Gideon, and the other virgin in Song of Solomon, Great Multitude in Rev.) has not yet acknowledged their lack. In other words there is not yet a separation between the two classes of Christians (which we classify as Little Flock–Bride of Christ and the Great Company–multitude)
Zephaniah was a prophet for the 2 tribe Kingdom (Judah and Benjamin) probably during the reign of King Josiah. He was a contemporary of the Prophet Jeremiah. His prophecies had to do with the coming destruction by King Nebuchadnezzar, but those prophecies have a duel application to the End of the Age which we live in. More particularly the fall of Mystic Babylon (Christendom) and the invasion of Israel by Gog and Magog (a.k.a. Armegeddon, Valley of Jehoshaphat, Gog and Magog).
Why was God seeking vengeance against Nineveh—and also against the nominal Church systems, or Christendom, in the antitype? Judgment was merited because of wickedness and the accumulation of guilt in abusing and persecuting the Lord’s true followers. Also, Nineveh was the capital of Assyria, and several Assyrian kings were responsible for taking the ten tribes into captivity. Like a wolf, Assyria stole sheep (the ten tribes) from the flock, and the Lord keeps in memory acts that are committed against His own. While retribution may not be instant, and while it may seem that no punishment is forthcoming, the guilt is stored up.
The Lord through the Apostle calls our attention to the fact that in the end of this age there would be a tendency on the part of the worldly wise to say that there would be no change of dispensation; that all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation and will so continue—that there will be no change. This is brought out as an answer that will be made to some who will claim the presence of the Lord and the change of dispensation—just as we are doing. But in accord with the Word of God, we are not heeding these worldly wise, but are hearkening to the voice of him that speaketh from heaven, which assures us of a great change, and that it is now at the door:
This, then, is the import of the days of Noah. As life continues its hectic pace with its eating and drinking, with its marrying and giving in marriage, it is a temptation for the Christian to be swept along in this current of events. Yet, Paul assures us in 1 Thessalonians 5:4, “But ye brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” Continuing in verse 6, “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others but let us watch and be sober.”
Strong evidences around us of the fulfilling of many of the “end time” scriptures should keep us awake to the righteousness and the service of the Lord, for they indicate the fact of His presence and the imminence of his kingdom. Let us join with others to confirm our faith and let us be ever more alert to the work and activity of the greater-than Noah who is operating amongst us today.