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This transcript is given in three parts: First, a transcription of the original address with commentary in postscript; second, a parallel two-column presentation, with transcript on the left, and more detailed commentary on the right; third, a comparison is made between the actual comments and the altered transcript which was broadcast over the national newswire. [Koresh 3-02-93] My name is Dave Koresh. I'm Speaking to you from Mount Carmel center. The first thing that I would like to introduce, in our subject, is the reasons for the revelation of Jesus Christ. In the Book of Revelation, commentary states, that what John has written in Scripture, is nothing other than the revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to him, to show to his servants things which must shortly come to pass. And he sent and signified it, signified it, by his angel unto his servant John. Now, John bear the record of God, and the word of Christ, and of all things that he saw. In the first chapter of Revelation it says, "Blessed is the man, blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and those who `keep' the things that are written therein, for the time is at hand." The Scripture states John writes this of the seven churches which are in Asia: Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, so forth. Naturally, we must understand that we're not in Asia. These churches once existed long ago, being beneficiaries of the power and the gifts of the gospel. It was originally introduced by The Man himself. Some knew him as Jesus Christ; others knew him by the name Yeshua. What we're trying to present today may in somewise shed a better light in regards to my situation and my predicament here at Mount Carmel. One point I'd like to bring out before we continue, is that if we take a look at Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, we see the burden of these ancient writers: the burden of heart, the burden of mind and spirit, to put in a scriptural record, their personal experience with Christ. A record that is to be received by men, all men, who will receive it. The point is true that not all have seen Christ, but it has been in the wisdom of God that certain men who were witnesses of his life, and death, and resurrection, that they would bear witness by the written word, and testify to the generations to come, of the terrible happening that took place, when the men of that generation would not believe in the man who through so many obvious evidences -- proved beyond shadows of doubt, that he was the Son of God. But sad to say, if we take a look of the record of John, the gospel writer of John, say Chapter 7, we see in Scripture John writes that after certain events, after these things, Jesus walked in Galilee; he would not walk openly, he would not walk in Jewry, he would not walk amongst the Jews, because the Jews sought to kill him. We might wonder why? Wasn't Christ a such a good man? Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, "depart hence and go into Judea that thy disciples also may see thy works that thou doeth. For there is no man that doeth anything in secret and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, show thyself to the world." For neither did his brethren believe in him. Strange statement, isn't it? It's funny how that the men live and had to deal with the realities of life. That even a man like Christ can have to meet with unbelief even from his own brethren. Then Jesus said unto them, "My time is not yet come, but your time is always ready." And I'm sure most of all bible students will agree the time referred to, is the time of his crucifixion. They wanted to kill him, and he didn't want to show himself openly. Then Jesus said unto them, (Verse 7)... , "The world can not hate you, but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works there are evil. Go ye up into this feast. I go not yet up into this feast, for my time is not yet full come." When he said these words to them while he abode still in Galilee. But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up into the feast, not openly, but as it were, in secret. You would wonder why a man like Christ would have something to hide. I mean surely, the angels would protect him, obviously. A person would think a lot of things about this strange character, and disposition of character. But we're sure -- being Christians -- that Christ knew what he was doing. And the Jews saw him at the feast and said, "Where is he?" And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him, but some said, "He is a good man." Others said, "Nay, but he deceiveth the people." Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews. Now we understand the Jews at that time had their own religious-political network, didn't they? They were pretty strong in the religious spectrum, although they had no actual political power. They were subject to the Roman government, and not to the Roman [Jewish?] judicial/levitical laws. Now about the vista of the feast. Jesus went up to the temple and taught. The Jews marvelled saying, "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?" Now in the days of Israel, most scholars and teachers will agree, that the schools of Israel, ordained by the Sanhedrin, and also the Pharisees, were schools similar to the uh... ones of our own theological schools of today. Of which the careful student of Scripture observes, that nowhere is it written in the gospel that Christ ever attended these schools. But at the age of 12, he did enter into the temple, and had a most unique and interesting discussion with the religious leaders, of which they were quite amazed that such a young lad's knowledge of Scripture. Now this man was teaching something -- no doubt. (Christ that is) that inspired the people to say, (you know), "how knoweth this man (you know) letters having never learned?" They marveled. Jesus answered them and says, "My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me." Now, what does that mean? "My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me." "If any man will do the will, do his will, he shall know the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." - - - Now friends, people that love the Lord, this is where we begin to uhh... talk about some serious things. I'm sure you're all aware of how.. how I'm involved in a very serious thing right now, and I'm sure that a lot of you realize that I should be possibly scared... concerned. There's women, children and men involved in our situation here at Mount Carmel. But I am really concerned about the lives of my brethren here, and also would be concerned even greater, about the lives of all those in this world. You know, without Christ, without Jesus, we have no hope. Why? Well, because we know that the standard of God's righteousness is law, a law of the Ten Commandments, a law of statutes and judgments. And which God gave unto Moses on Sinai saying, "This is thy righteousness O Israel." But you know, God also gave another law. A law revolving around a system of shedding a poor and innocent lamb's blood. So that all who would break the Law of God, who would seek God for forgiveness and pardon, had to bring a lamb, something innocent, and slay it -- although, Israel themselves never really knew the real meaning of this. Nonetheless, they were commanded to do it. Also there were other sacrifices such as: turtle-doves, goats, oxen, red heifers. But, it was a very sophisticated and very prolific type system of worship. Of course, God had to give these people their own country. He had to give them blessings and things, to be able to perform these rituals. And naturally of course having to slay a lamb for your sins, (or such sacrifices), it would definitely keep a man on guard not to sin too much, because otherwise he could lose the livestock pretty quick, couldn't he? Well anyway, "thanks be unto God," from as far back as Deuteronomy 32, all the way through to Malachi, there has been other writings, writings of the prophets. Writings who do not usurp the authority of Moses, but actually exalt The Law of Moses. But yet there's an additional testimony. For the same God of Heaven -- Who's rich in mercy -- has not only given to men a law, but also a way of escape, for those repentant souls who might fall short of the glory of God's law. Which some scholars will agree, that the glory of God's law is that it's a divine precept of His own character. God's character is revealed in the law. Now, Christ is the only hope for a world that sins. Now, how do we know? Well -- The Prophets -- have prophesied? But what if we're not familiar with the prophets? Well, were the Jews familiar with the prophets when this Word-of-God was made flesh? When Mary, The Virgin, had a baby boy, did everyone believe that she was really a virgin when Christ was conceived? If we search the Scriptures, we'll find in certain arguments the Pharisees confronted Christ -- and said to him, "We be not sons born of fornication." So obviously, not everyone believed that he was a child of a virgin birth. If they hadn't looked back to Isaiah chapter 8, and learned the mystery of Immanuel -- that a virgin would conceive and bear a son -- then they might not really put too much ahhm... [con]sistency into the fact that Christ at that day claimed to be born of a virgin. I mean, if Isaiah the prophet was a false prophet, well then naturally they would conclude that anyone claiming to have these things fulfilled would be false, too. But of course, Christ, he did something more than to just fulfill prophecy. He did miracles. Miracles of mercy such as: healing the sick, feeding the hungry, raising the dead. And if we study we'll see that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John gives us in somewhat a full view of the oppositions, (and also the confidements), that he had in doing these miracles. He gathered many unto him through the means of these miracles. But sad to say, even though he had done so many miracles, Scripture says, yet when it came right down to it, they did not believe in him. It's amazing to think that even his own disciples forsook him -- except Mary Magdalene. She stayed with him to the very end, didn't she? Last to leave The Cross, first to come to the sepulchre. Now, we need to sit here and we need to ask ourselves the question. How come the men of that generation did not believe in Christ? In Matthew 23, Christ had to say to the Jews, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often I would have gathered you, but you would not." Why? He tells them that they have forsaken The Prophets. "Thou that killest the prophets, how often I would have gathered you." How does the subject of gathering Israel, and the prophets, combine together? Then he tells them that their houses, their temple, is left to them desolate. And that in Matthew 24, as Christ said on the Mount of Olives, his disciples came to him secretively to ask him concerning these things. What should be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? Well, Christ begins to tell them, "Let no man deceive you, for many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ, and shall deceive many." A lot of bible students think that verse refers to the people coming, and saying that they themselves are Christ. Well naturally, if someone came claiming to be Christ, Christ covers that subject by saying, that "If any shall say, Lo he's in the desert believe him not, go not forth. If he has a secret chamber, believe him not." But he goes on to say that as lightning shines in the east, even to the west, so also shall his coming be." He goes on to add, "But wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together." Now unless we knew what was on the mind of Christ, the day he sat with his disciples on the Mount of Olives, and gave the instruction to them according to Matthew 24; unless we could look into his mind, we would only have to speculate, it would only be an opinion to try to figure out what it means, "wheresoever the carcase is, the eagles..." What carcass? Whose carcass? What eagles? What are the eagles? Well, Christ tells you of many signs in Matthew 24. He says, "when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy Place, (Of course, it says ye that readeth, let him understand), those who are in Judea are supposed to flee into the mountains. Now, what kind of points are these? What is in the mind of Christ? Is Christ trying to tell us that we need to go back and study the prophet Daniel, to see if maybe Daniel had some insight, in regards to an abomination that maketh desolate? Now, an abomination is something nobody wants, especially if it makes us desolate. Now, what do these things mean? Well, we learned earlier in the Book of John, Christ stated, "My doctrine is not mine, but he who sent me." Now, we've got Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and everybody in the Christian world who's free, to hear these men reveal Christ. The Christ they lived with. The Christ they loved. The Christ that they didn't understand sometimes. The Christ they had to see cruelly mocked, and beaten, and ridiculed, and rejected, and killed. But thanks be unto God on the cross, their Jesus stated, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." And he also said, which is the point that we're fixin' to get into quite heavily, "Father, into thine hands, I commend my spirit." - - - Taking from Psalms 31, we begin to see that Christ is quite well-versed in the Scriptures, just like the Gospels tell us, when he confronted the devil. Always referring against the temptation by stating, "It is written, it is written, it is written." Now what is this spirit of Christ? Well, they pierced his side, and out his side came blood and water. Again another mystery. Which became something to do with eating his body and drinking his blood, (some implements for The Church). But what does these things really mean? Well, after we've read Acts and learned of the Power on Pentecost -- the "cloven tongues of fire" that came upon the apostles who by mercy through Christ, were given another chance to recover from their falling. We learned through Romans that there is a righteousness of God in Christ, "Declare his righteousness." We learn in Corinthians 1st & 2nd; we learn in Ephesians, Galatians, and Phillipians... Ohh! We have such a wealth of information of such intelligent men, who speak sometimes very deep, mystical things about a God, who is in the form of humanity, who is the Son of God, who sits at the right hand of God in the highest courts of the universe. Who promises that one day He will come again. Well, the last living Apostle, through this great controversy, (and I might add, those who persecuted Christ), who would not hear him no matter what sign was given, also persecuted his disciples. - - - And finally, we end up in the Book of Revelation, where John, the last living disciple, on the isle of Patmos, being a prisoner for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ, (which no doubt is a thing Jesus has to say). Which would probably be quite controversial to the things that the Pharisees and Sanhedrin of the day had to say, we're sure. He, (being on this isle of Patmos a prisoner on the Lord's day), had a vision. And it states in this vision, (we should all be familiar with it hopefully, or get familiar with it), he has a messenger, The Angel Lord, come to him, who identifies himself as the Spirit. And he is told to write to the seven churches of Asia. Of which we can see clearly in the Scriptures, that they were given specific and direct messages from Christ. And in each one of these messages, Christ specifically told to the churches what he would have them to do. {Now we know that Christ is the only man in Scripture who ever kept The Law of God perfectly. We know that because we've heard the writings of the apostles. But, sad to say, the religious leaders of his days, and the majority of the populace of his days, didn't think so. It's funny how that is. It's kind of like people always like to build the sepulchres of the dead prophets, and garnish their tombs, but yet they hate and kill living prophets. Only God knows why that is.} But nonetheless -- the church of Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyratira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea -- the churches thus involved, (for anyone to read), direct counsel given, beginning with "To the Angel of the church of Ephesus write these things, then... blah-blah," and what happens is this message is given. And then the decision is up to those who profess Christ. Each counsel ends with, "he that has an ear to hear, (`only if you want to know'), let him hear what the Spirit sayeth unto the churches. " - - - Finally, we get to the fourth chapter of Revelation, (and the student of Scriptures becomes interested in the subject), which according to John says, "After these things...", ( of course he was referring to the last part of the 3rd chapter of the message to Laodicea). He says, after these things, "I fall... and behold a door was open into heaven. And the first voice which spake to me as it were a of a trumpet, talked with me." Which says, "come up hither and I will show you that which must be hereafter." Now, the question to every true Christian is this: Is John telling it as a truth, or is John lying to us? We know he just gave counsels to the 7 churches of Asia, (which were alive and hopefully in good health when he first gave these letters to them). But nonetheless, they being of Asia are no wise the same people of us today, or even of the oncoming years thereafter. So the events of Chapter 4 clearly explained by John, that his messenger as sent to him stated that he'd be taken up hither, (therefore a door opened into heaven, the Bible records), and he would be shown things which must be hereafter, sometimes after John's day. Now what does he behold? In chapter 4 of Revelation, he says that he was in the spirit, "immediately I was in the spirit, and behold a throne was set in heaven." And he states the throne was occupied. "One sat on the throne." He sat upon a throne which was lined with jasper and sardonyx stone. (A careful student of Scripture knows all the way through prophecy, all the way through the Bible, as far back as the days of Genesis, even to the prophecy of Deuteronomy 32, where it says, "God is a rock; he is a rock." And his work is done in truth and righteousness. All the prophets refer to God as a rock. Now here we see in Revelation John likewise witnesses God has the appearance of a Jasper and Sardonyx Stone. He claims that there was a rainbow round about the throne ... like an Emerald. He carefully saw that there were living creatures around the throne saying that God is holy, holy, holy -- which was, and is, and is-to-come. A God, who created all things, "for His pleasure they were and are created." Now this instruction emphasizes that there is a God, a kingdom, a judiciary. (In the respect that John witnesses that there are "24 elders sitting on 24 thrones" seems to imply a judgment.) But uniquely enough in this judgment, or in this throne. (Or "in this heavenly sanctuary," as we see from the writings of Paul the Apostle. Paul talks about the heavenly sanctuary, the heavenly Zion.) In this sanctuary we see a God, a rainbow, a throne; living creatures stating that God is holy, which was, and is, and is to come (God of the past, present, and future). And that this God, who is the creator of all things, is holy and deserves to be worshipped. We continue on in chapter 5 to see, that "I beheld," John says, "in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book, or a scroll -- sealed with seven seals." (Notice it's written on the inside and the backside.) Well, the meaning of these things can only be speculated, until we have solid proof. (In other words, unless we were there ourselves to see it in detail.) Then what we are allowed to see in the Scripture, as John also beholds, is a mighty angel. In this throne room were all these angels: "thousands times ten-thousands and thousands" are called together. And this mighty angel questions all those in heaven, "Who is worthy to open this book, and to loose the seven seals thereof?" Clearly Scripture states "no man in heaven, neither on earth, neither under the earth," (of course `buried,' we do have dead in this world, you know), "was worthy to open, neither to look thereon." So hey, God says in Scripture, at least John testifies in Scripture, that the Mystery of God -- His Book -- is sealed. Well, what happens is, as we continue on, we see in Chapter 5, that John begins to weep until one of the elders says, "Weep not John; behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the Book, and to loose the seal thereof." (Of which we know the Lamb, being a symbol of Christ, is brought to view.) And John beheld a Lamb that had been slain (in the midst of the throne and the 4 beasts and the Elders) with 7 eyes and 7 horns. Well, what's the meaning of these things? If God does have a revelation of Jesus Christ, which he gives to him to show to his servants, then here we begin to see the meaning of these things. We see that God has a Book, which must be hereafter. (Sometime after John's day; can-not be before John's day.) The event is clearly identified as one which must be in the hereafter, and in this event there's a judgment that takes place. The Question -- "Who is worthy?" (The answer, "No man.") The Answer to this -- "Only the Lamb." So in Scripture the Lamb comes to the One on the Throne and takes the Book out of his right hand, and all of heaven bows before Him and gives him glory and honor. And then John beheld the Lamb in Chapter 6, beginning to OPEN THE SEALS. - - - Now, I've heard a lot of statements the past couple of days, from people that are versed in Scripture, from people that are students of the Bible, saying this and saying that about the meaning of these seals. But remember, we already see that in heaven, Christ, when he reveals the seals -- He is the only one that can do so. And remember it's already been said it's a revelation of him, so there's a mystery between God the Father, His Book, and Christ, and what He is to reveal. What Scripture does tell us though, is that John beheld The Lamb open the 1st seal in chapter 6, "There was a noise of thunder, and one of the 4 beast said come and see." John witnessed . John witnessed that when he opened the 1st seal, there was "behold a white horse, and he that sat up on him had a crown, a bow was given to him, and he went forth conquering and to conquer." Well, how does this reveal Christ? Oh, well, a lot of people will tell you this was the early christian church. The white horse is a symbol of purity. Some even say this is the anti-christ. But now wait a minute. A lot of opinions have been given on this subject. So also on the 2nd seal. The man on the red horse has a great sword, going forth (you know) killing one another... I mean come on! Is this a revelation of Jesus Christ? o "One who has a bow ... conquering and to conquer." Sounds like war. o And the 2nd seal -- "A great sword ... that they should kill one another." Sounds terrible. o The 3rd seal -- "man on a black horse," has balances. You know. What's this wheat & barley stuff? "Hurt not the oil and the wine." o The 4th seal -- "a pale horse," the name of the one who sits on there is Death, and Hell follows him. How can these things reveal Christ? o The 5th seal -- Souls under altar, crying to God to avenge their blood which was shed upon the earth. I mean, what is this? o The 6th seal -- Suns and stars being darkened. The heavens depart as a scroll. The sons of men crying to the rocks and mountains to hide them from the face of the One who sets upon the Throne. I mean "The One who sets upon the Throne," that's The Father. That's The Rock isn't it? What can these things mean? o The 7th seal is opened. And all of a sudden "the angel at the altar." Then we begin to see the opening of the trumpets. Remember now, the 7th seal contains all the information from that point -- to the rest of the Bible. The trumpets contain a very interesting and unique story, but remember, we've got to understand "how to find the key" to interpret these things -- not with our opinions, but with the mind of God. And no one can do that, unless we have the Spirit of God. And no one can have that unless God gives it to us. - - - Now let me review. Notice how during the 6th seal, the question is asked in the time of God's apparent wrath, "Who shall be able to stand?" "For the day of his wrath is come and who shall be able to stand?" Notice how that in the next chapter, chapter 7, NOT an additional seal is opened, but an answer. John sees that he beheld 4 angels standing on the 4 corners of the earth, holding the 4 winds of the earth; if the winds should not blow on the earth, nor on the tree, or sea. And he saw an angel ascending from the east having the seal of The Living God. What could that seal be? Who is The Living God? Is the Living God the One on the Throne? Does the Living God have something we need to know? Does the Living God have some kind of seal? What could the SEAL be? We know there's 7 seals, but that's sealed. No one can know that but Christ. Well, who is that angel from the east? Yes, in Matthew 24, a lot of ministers confront me and say, "there will be many false prophets in the latter days." For remember, Christ told his disciples then, that when they see the "abomination of desolation," as spoken of by the Prophet Daniel, they would understand something. And he also said, that when they shall say in the desert, go not forth ... he's in the secret chamber, believe it not. "For as lightning in the east shall shine unto the west, so also shall the Son of Man be." When the 7th seal opens -- there's silence. An 7 angels and 7 trumpets prepare themselves to sound. And it appears that some terrible plagues take place. What could these things mean? Well, just as there was an interruption under the 6th seal, so is there an interruption under the 6th trumpet. Under the 6th trumpet we learn about a mighty of 200 million. What are they doing? Well, we see that during the break of this, in chapter 10, a mighty angel comes down from heaven -- clothed with a cloud, his face as it were the sun, his feet are pillars of fire, and he has in his hand a little book opened. He puts his right foot on the earth, left foot on the sea, and cries and a lion roars. When he cried, 7 Thunders uttered their voices. Now what are these 7 Thunders? What do these things mean? How do we categorize this book? What are we really looking at? Remember, it is a revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him, and remember the most fearful warning ever given to man is the warning found in Revelation 22, where Christ says, "For I testify to every man that hears the word of this prophecy: If any man should add to the words of this prophecy, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this prophecy. And if any man shall take away from the words of this prophecy, God shall take away his name OUT of the Lamb's Book of Life, and from the things in prophecy." Now that's fearful. That means the book is not to be messed with or pranked with by anybody who would dare think that they can by speculation, or private opinions, unlock the mystery of the seals and what they contain. Remember the events of the 7th seal. Contained from the 7th chapter on, the trumpets and the information thereof, just as the 6th seal contains information thereof. Well then, what must be hereafter, after John's day? A revelation of who? Who gave it to him? Who only can reveal it, (Revelation 22). Who's going to come? What's he going to bring, his reward? What is his reward? Is it true in Isaiah 40 & 41 that He's going to come with a strong hand? Who is the "Behold my servant, whom I uphold?" What do these things mean? Well, we know in the 1st seal, that Christ opens it and we hear the noise of thunder. One of the four beasts says, "come and see ... and behold a white horse." He that sat upon him had a bow. A crown was given to him and he went forth conquering to conquer. Well, in order to understand this seal, we have to find out a secret about Christ. In the counsel to the church of Philadelphia, we see Christ addresses that church in chapter 3 of Revelation, with this message: "And to the angel of the church of Philadelphia write, these things sayeth he that is holy, He that hath the key of David. He that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth." Well, what does he mean to this church -- "I set before thee an open door and no man can shut it, for thy hath but a little strength?" What could this mean? What is the Key-of- David? Isaiah 22 talks about the Key-of-David, but it refers to "Eliakim." But still, what is the Key-of-David? Well, of ancient times, Christ being the root and offspring of David. David was a great king in Israel. And David was anointed of God, being a shepherd lad. But through the power of God he was able to overthrow the greatest obstacle in his day, Goliath, the Philistine. Using 5 smooth stones, he chose one, and it sunk deep into the forehead of the giant. Well, what happens is this. We see that this David wrote 150 Psalms that are published in most Bibles of today's modern world. Now I say that because some scholars will agree that there are other psalms, too. But as far as the King James, and the books of that caliber, we have 150 psalms. Well, our subject is the 1st seal. We don't want to have any opinions, though. We just want to simply... see if we can find the mystery of God in the prophets. - - - Well, let's turn in our Bible to Psalm 45, and let's see if we can't get some kind of hint in regards to what the 1st seal is. It states here (this is the King James Version), "my heart is inditing a good matter. I speak of the things which I have made touching the king." What could it possibly mean? What does it mean, "my heart is inditing a good matter?" Does that mean "my heart is inditing a good matter?" Is somebody's heart inditing a good matter? "I speak of things I have made touching the king." Does that mean by interpretation "I speak of the things I have made touching the king?" Is our subject about a king? Is our subject about somebody's heart? Is our subject about "my tongue is the pen of a ready writer?" Now, who is talking here? Well, naturally David of Old is talking here, correct? Well, who is the king he's talking about? Solomon? Well, let's see. "Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God has blessed thee for ever." Well, Solomon was a wise man wasn't he? Ok, it says here, "gird thy sword upon thy thigh O most mighty, and with thy glory and thy majesty." "And in thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth. (I wonder what Solomon rides? Probably, rides a horse, doesn't he?) "And in meekness and righteousness, and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things." Huh? I guess with a sword in you right hand, you could learn a lot of terrible things! Whoa. In verse 5, "Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies, whereby the people fall under thee." Hmmm. Solomon doesn't seem really like too nice of a guy. That is if he's your enemy. But anyway, "Thy throne, O God, is for ..." Huh? wait a minute! "Thy throne O God is for ever and..." Now, wait a minute. Is David saying that Solomon is God? No -- he's probably just saying that God is God. Well, why would a prophecy about Solomon have to do with God's throne? "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Though lovest righteousness and hateth wickedness: therefore God, thy God..." Wait a minute, "therefore God, thy God," what could this possibly mean? Who is what God? "Thy God has anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." This is very strange, or is it? Well, let's look at it again a little closer. Scripture says that David was a man after God's own heart. Although David transgres- sed, and that in no wise is like God's heart. But nonetheless, David was a prophet, and he was inspired. Could it be that David was used by God to write down God's messages that would one day be revealed by Christ? If Christ does have the Key-of-David, would he not be able to reveal the heart of God? God in heaven looks to be a rock, doesn't he? "Oh hard rock God, right. God's long, God's hard..." But wait a minute, through Christ we can see that God is not as hard as you think he is. Look at God. Come up hither, in the light of judgment, and see the Father on the throne. See the book in his right hand, and watch him give it to Christ, and watch him open the 1st seal. And let's see about this man on the white horse who has a crown and a bow. Now, God is the one who is ridden. "My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of things which I have made..." Is God a maker? Is he Creator? What does he want to talk about? The things he's made touching the king. Who is the king? Could it be Christ? "My tongue is the pen of a ready writer." Did God write a book? Does God want to talk about His Son according to a Book? Well, what does God then think about His Son? "Thou art favored of the children of men." Well, if that's what God thinks? Although, Isaiah 53 says, that they will see in him no beauty or desire him; God, nevertheless says, "He is fairer than the children of men." Why?! "Grace, is poured into thy lips." Huh? I guess whatever Christ says, those who hear it, will find grace, won't they. Therefore, "God has blessed thee for ever." Well. "Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty." Is Christ the most mighty? "With thy glory and thy majesty," I mean it seems like in Revelation all of Heaven bowed before the Lamb, did they not? That's a lot of glory. "For thou were slain to receive power, honour, glory, riches, wisdom, kingdom, might," Oooh! That's a lot of inheritance there. Especially in the Gospel when it says, "I have received all things from my Father. "And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth." So what could this truth be? What truth in the Bible talks about riding a horse prosperously and its truth? Could it be Revelation? Could it be the 1st seal? Maybe a truth about Christ? Maybe a truth about him being a king, (which is a crown)? Could it be a truth about him having a horse, riding conquering and to conqueror? Huh. So because of truth, the truth of God's Book, the heart intention of He's indited. His tongue is the pen of a ready writer. And he doesn't say nothing in the judgement. You see, He just gives it to the Lamb. And, you know the Lamb: rides prosperously; writes in truth, in meekness and righteousness, "And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things." Oooh. Well, what's that in his right hand -- a sword or a book? Well, what does this book teach? My arrows are sharp in the heart of the kings enemies. Surely, Solomon... was he a killer? Did he kill for God? Christ, is he a killer? Did he kill for God? Will Christ ever destroy the wicked, "whereby the people fall under thee?" What kind of gospel is this? "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever," Is Christ God? "The sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre." I mean, does he deserve to rule? Why? Does he love righteousness and hate wickedness? Therefore God is not Christ, God... thy God? Is not his God -- the Father? Is he not going to anoint him above (with oil of gladness) above his fellows? What is this oil of gladness? "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces," what about it made thee glad? I mean, should Christ ever be made glad? Where's this at? When's this take place? "King's daughters were among the honourable women." What's that? "Upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. "How can this be Christ? Christ is God. What would he be doing with a woman? Well, maybe she's the church. Maybe she's the spiritual church. Well, who's the king's daughters then? Hmmm. Maybe there's more than one church. Well, whatever it may be, we know in verse 10, whether it's a spiritual church, or a literal woman, there's one thing required. "Hearken, O daughter, and consider..." Consider what? Consider God's heart inditing in good matter. Consider Who the King is. Consider who's going to be the Powerful One. Who's going to win. Consider about the Throne of God. Considering maybe Revelation -- Who the Father gives The Book to. "Incline thine ear; forget also thine own people and thy father's house." Well, if this was a spiritual church, it would seem kind of funny, for God to tell the spiritual church, to forget her own people, (which would be her denomination of the Father's house), which would be..., well I thought her father would be God, if it were spiritual? Now, if it were a literal girl, "Hearken, O daughter, consider, incline thine ear;" then we can understand naturally, if a girl is going to marry a man, she has to uproot the one family, and join to another. Not completely, but we understand what we're saying. So if she wants to listen and learn -- "so should the king greatly desire thy beauty, for he is thy lord, and worship thou him." "And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift." Who's Tyre? Wonder what that is? "Even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favor." Rich people want to intreat the favor of this queen? "The king's daughter is all glorious within." How did she become the king's daughter? "Within?" Why is she glorious within? Does she have a truth, or somethin'? Is there some kind of light she has within her? Her clothes are of "wrought gold." She is to be brought to the king in raiment of needlework. "The virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought. They should enter into the king's palace." Instead of thy fathers, it shall be thy children." Now, what does that mean? Well, let's break this down. If Christ is the Son of God, if that's the case, and if we all are sons of God, if we believe in Christ; then naturally every girl would be a daughter of God, wouldn't she? Well, we look up to the Father on the Throne, of which we want to exalt. We know that He is greater than all. And He's Christ's Father, and He's also everyones' Father. And Psalms 83 said, God says, "I say, you are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High." [should be, Psalms 82:6] Hosea teaches us that we're to say, "You're not my people." There should be said, "You're the sons of the living God." So Christ says in the Gospels, "if he calls him God, to whom the word of God came, the law can not be broken." Well, we're ruining God's Word -- it's God's Spirit. This is what makes us become born again, born by the Spirit, the knowledge of God. Well, so, a girl believes in God, and so does everybody else that believes in God. So therefore God the Father has many children, doesn't he? Christ being the firstborn, and ... all thereafter that believe. But instead of thy fathers, it should be thy children, "whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth." - - - To the person that really doesn't understand Scripture, this would seem to be a very controversial subject. I mean, Christ never had any wife, has to be Spiritual. "I'll make thy name remembered in all generations, therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever." Well even if it is Spiritual, we know one thing; We know that are the servants of God, know that Psalm 45 is the very prophecy which must be hereafter according to the 1st seal. But just to make sure we know it's going to be fulfilled, let's turn in our Bible to REVELATION 19. (Just so we can get a better caption of what we are really looking at.) Now remember, in the 18th chapter of Revelation, we know that Babylon the Great falls. She made all nations drink of some kind of wine of the wrath of her fornication. Now, we find that something very bad happens, and then in verse 23 of Chapter 18, "no more light of the candles shall shine there, nor the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride." Well, the merchants, who are the great men of the earth, it says in verse 23, "And for by their sorceries were all the nations deceived." We all know about capitalization. We know about advertisement selling something, making it better than what it really is. "For here is found the blood of prophets, and saints, and of all that were slain upon the Earth." You see, just because people don't accept the truth from God's Word does not mean it's not Truth? And some truth that we might teach can get us in trouble. But anyway, in 1st verse, Chapter 19, it says, "And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven saying Alleluia, salvation, and glory, and honour, and power unto the Lord our God." Why? "For true and righteous are his judgments." I wonder what his judgments were? Isaiah 51 talked about judgments of God. Says something about, "HEARKEN to me, ye that seek after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whereby you're hewn." Again, remember in Revelation, God the rock? If God is a rock, he's the only one who can make us new, right? And it says, "look to the pit from which you're dug," in Isaiah 51. It talks about Abraham and promises of God. Then it says, "Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light to the people." Now, we know that what the Law of God commands is the 10 Commandments, but we know when God sent His Son into the world, he was the Law made flesh. And although he kept the law perfectly; nonetheless, he also forgave, based on men's ignorance. "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." But he also commended his Spirit into the hands of God so that none would be without excuse. We all know on the right hand of God there's more light..., more light(!), to be known. So if God's judgments, (which are the 7 seals), are righteous and true, 'cause he judges the great whore. (Which no doubt a whore is not a very faithful bride, is she? Absolutely not!) "Which did corrupt the earth with her fornication and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand?" It seems like this great whore doesn't commit itself to God, herself to God, does she? And she probably will be responsible for the blood of God's servants, because she probably won't know where they're coming from. "And again they said, Alleluia, and he smoke rose up for ever and ever." So we know Babylon the great is a big whore, right? I mean, she's not really very faithful, when it comes to God's Word, when it comes to knowing God's Truth. And I betcha she's the kind of person that'll claim to be with a guy, and love a guy, and not even know where he's coming from -- that's how most whores are, isn't it? Just think of how many people claim they love Jesus Christ, and that there is... they don't even know where the seals are found in the prophecies. Huhhh. I wonder what that could mean? "And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God who sat upon the Throne." "And a voice came in heaven," verse 5 says, "Praise our God." How many? "All ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great." "Heard the word, of the voice of a great multitude, and the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth." (All powerful reigns!) "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb", (which we learned about in Psalm 45), "is come." So here we see that in Psalm 45, the Lamb only has to destroy his enemies. And who are his enemies? Those who do not believe the word of God. Now if a person never had a chance to know -- you've got to forgive 'em -- for they don't know what they do. But should anybody dare, try to go against the Truth of God, and try to hurt Christ, because they know not, and refuse to know, well then, we're talking somethin' serious. "Let us be glad ... and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready." How do you think that girl in Psalms 45 made herself ready? Do you think she made herself ready by denying God on the throne? By denying the importance of the Lamb opening the 1st seal? Do you think she made herself ready by denying that Christ had a Key-of-David? Well, if so then Psalms 45 wouldn't mean nothing to her, would it? But anyway, it says, "To her it was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints." - - - My friends, are you right? Are you right? Don't worry about me Are you right? Does your Father sit on a throne? Does He have a Book in his hand? Did he give it to the One you say you love? Was the promise that I come, and my reward is with me, was that not true? "For someone that so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son," do you not believe God's Heart indites a good matter? The question of the judgment is not who's done wrong, or who's done evil. The question is, "Who is Worthy?" Now, Christ doesn't come to be worthy above you. Christ comes to give you his knowledge, his righteousness. And is it not right that Psalms 45 is the same as the 1st seal? Is not Revelation 19 confirming this? Well, if she has the righteousness of saints, we as saints, should we not know rightly how to divide the Word of God... (line upon line, precept on precept; is he here, there; and a little here, and there a little.) ...the Truth of God? He said, "Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me, these are the true sayings of God." Well, some people may not think so. But now notice how John wanted to fall down and worship before the feet of the angel which showed him these things? He said, "See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy. What do yo want to do? Do you want to learn about the wrath of Christ by him riding a white horse into heaven and destroying the unbelievers? Or would you rather him just come, and teach you these things ahead of time? "And John saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war." He doesn't do it out of unrighteousness. There's a truth that's almost 2,000 years old called the Revelation. And men have built up empires and churches, all in the name of Christ. But have they given to their people the knowledge of which only the Lamb can give? No. "His eyes were as a flame of fire," the way he sees, with 7 eyes, really burns. "And on his head were many crowns," He takes those from the kings of the Earth, you know. "And had a name written that no man knew, but he himself." - - - People don't understand what the name Koresh means. No one knows. Scholars can not tell you. Look at all the concordances, and they don't know. But it's found in Isaiah 45. It was originally a name given to a Persian king, who overthrew ancient Babylon. But there's a mystery to the name Koresh. He was clothed in a vesture dipped in blood, because people don't like to learn the truth that's not out of their own head. And his name is called the Word of God. That's why so many times Christ has to be rejected. For people know not the Word of God, and without knowing the Word of God, The Book, they'll not know the seals. Without knowing the seals, they'll do unto Christ, fulfilling (Isaiah.. excuse me) Matthew 24, "where the carcass is, there will be eagles gathered together." Why? Because Isaiah says, he'll come with a strong hand, and what's stronger than that book of seven seals -- that's the Word of God -- fulfilling what it says in John. "He that believeth me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. For my doctrine is not my own, but his that sent me." And the armies which are in Heaven followed him upon white horses. There. That's the Armageddon here. Clothed in fine linen, white and clean. Now, Isaiah 13 will tell you more detail. Just like in Joel 2. You'll also learn in Joel 2, as well as Zephaniah, and Amos, and Hosea, all the different prophecies referring to these seals. Now let me emphasize something to you again, when you read Psalms 1, always keep your mind up hither -- and remember --I'm giving you a Key-of-David now. I'll share with you. Every time you read a psalm, like in Psalms 1, the judgment is the one spoken of in Revelation 4 and 5. When you read Psalms 2, the heathen that rage, that imagine vain things, they're the ones whose thoughts are contrary to the thoughts of God. "Against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, "Let us break their bands asunder and cast their cords from us." You see, when the Lamb comes again, there's only one way to know who he is: He has to reveal the 7 seals. "That men may not be judged by the law, for all have broken the law and come short of glory of God." That they be might be judged by nothing more than Truth. 'Cause notice in Psalms 2, , the heathen rage, and they imagine a vain thing -- they want to stop this anointed one. "Let us break his bands asunder." What do you think that is? How many bands are there on the book? There are seven bands on the book. Why this is happening today. He that sits in heaven, that's the Father you know, sits on the throne. He laughs! He laughs while men begin to make the worst mistake they've ever made. All the nations, from Babylon, to Persia, Greece, and Rome, were judged by a judgment, and they fell when it became time for God to make them fall. Now, yes, in Psalms 2 it says, "I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee." Well, aren't we all sons of God if we hear the words of God? Now the Psalms are not written because Christ is desiring to destroy mankind. On the contrary. The warnings of Psalms 1, in the light of the judgment is so that men might fear, and receive redemption. The same is Psalms 2. Absolute terrible warnings are given, such as, "I will dash them to pieces with a rod of iron," right? We know that Christ would never want to do that. But finally, it comes to a time when judgment must begin. Clearly it says [Psalms 2:10-12] "Now therefore be ye wise, ye kings of the earth, be instructed ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him." - - - Now, ministers should show you where the seals are. I have just given you a small little taste. Is Psalms 45 the same as Revelation? Doesn't that make it plain? It's the subject of Christ getting married. A subject of Christ having to deal with the enemies, who believe not God's Word. Does not Psalms 1 teach us to stand in the judgment, don't sit in the seat of the scornful, or of the sinners? Only God's thoughts are holy. And when God's thoughts be revealed in the seven seals, all true Christians should make that their first and foremost interest. In Psalms 2, why do the heathen have to rage, why do they have to fight the guy that's got the seals? In Psalms 3, who's the person there that says, "Many say of my soul there's no help for him in God." How come people have to judge according to appearances of things, but they won't open their eyes and ears and hear where a person's coming from? In Psalms 4, who is the one speaking there where it says, "O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? How long will you seek after leasing, and love vanity? But know that the Lord has set apart him that is Godly for himself: the Lord will hear when I call unto him." Who in the heavens has God separated from all of heaven -- a part -- that is Godly for himself. The Lamb who wishes to judge no man after the flesh, but gives to all men a truth in fulfillment of the testimony of John: "That if you continue in my doctrine, then you are my disciples indeed, and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." In Zechariah, who is the man on the red horse? Doesn't Revelation talk about a man on a red horse? How does it apply? In the 3rd seal, the Book of Hosea, who is that merchant man with "the balances of deceit," that Hosea speaks of? Could it be that man who has balances -- who's trying to sell? I mean, what are we dealing with here? Where is the 4th seal found in the prophecies? The 5th seal? The 6th seal? The importance of the seals is that if you do not listen, you are going to end up making the worst mistake, you've ever made, in all of your lives. - - - We made an agreement, with the ATF agents, that if they would allow me to have national coverage with this tape: that I might give to the world a small minute.. a small minute bit, of the information that I have tried so hard to share with people; that if I would do this, that all the people here at the facility (compound here, as y'all call it) will give ourselves over to the world, give ourselves out to you. And this is what I promised. And this is what we're going to keep. Now remember, Revelation Chapter 13 tells us, very clearly what our ideology should be toward that beast, and all the world that wonders after that beast. Who do they worship? Remember, before I said it to you, God said it. They worship the dragon. And will Christ give up on anybody for worshipping the dragon unwillingly? No. Just like the woman at the well. "Woman, you know not whom you worship," Christ told her. But now in Spirit and in Truth, let's come up hither to where I come from. Let's believe in a God on the Throne now. All churches. Papacy, Lutherans, we're all brethren. But let's get into unity with one God, one Truth, one Lamb, one Spirit -- and let's receive the reward of righteousness. Thank you very much. God Bless. [Commentary by Stephen Tice:] If you kept a media transcript from the original broadcast -- you may be stunned at how badly butchered, mishandled, or intentionally altered the press copies were -- compared to this one. I found in listening to tape dubbed from one of the original tapes for broadcast, that not only is the message cogent, rather than rambling and disorganized, but it expresses some deeply insightful points. Of course, it helps to be Biblically well-versed, or at least to use a dictionary. {Such as for "inditing."} Several curious points are evident in working from the tape: o twiced a cellular phone rings (I noted the second occurence in the transcript, and will probably do a more detailed analysis noting background details.) o though the content of the message is fairly consistent throughout, either Koresh or others, seem to have inserted material from a prior "sermon" (This is even more apparent on the tape, comparing the halting presentation intitially -- as in pain -- with the more robust presentation later, returning to halting remarks near the end.) o Koresh is obviously very much Christian, and upholds Christian doctrine, though older, and novel, material has been brought in. In short -- there's a message worthy of consideration, not only for the mastery of the subject demonstrated -- but because of the inspired and novel "harmonizing" of the entire Bible. I agree with the bulk, if not all of the message presented. Whether or not Koresh himself believes in some special role for himself, beyond that of "watchman" or "prophet" remains to be seen. What little indication there is of some unique calling, is hardly different than that of any of us who profess that we are "One in Christ," and the "Living Stones" of God's Church for whom Christ is the Cornerstone. {If you're not familiar with these "messages" from Christ's followers, I'll point out the references on request.} Which is not to say that crimes and foolish mistakes weren't committed by certain members of the Davidians and the ATF. What I am most impressed by, is that Koresh could have offered the message he did to the world, considering the previous events of the few days leading up to it. Assuming this is what he intended, even if only partial. It's clear to me that some of his followers responded, rightly or wrongly, as though an assassination attempt were being carried out on their Religious "leader." Considering X, King, Ghandi, Pope Paul II, and similar religious leaders throughout the ages, I can't say I'm surprised at the response of the erring knee-jerk "pro-" or "anti-" factions. Just like in the Rodney King affair, it always takes at least two groups of trouble-makers wielding force, or coercion, to really foul things up for the rest. But I've yet to see repentance or regret on any side. Including the spectators giving thumbs-up or thumbs-down to the games. For all too many this is just another "cop-show." It was no different in Rome, or Nazi Germany, I reckon. A thought for those still troubled. If you're trying to figure out who and what is right and wrong in this whole affair -- look to GOD -- otherwise it will forever be a black-hole drawing you ever deeper into doubt. Neither group is entirely right, nor entirely wrong. One of the problems of being human, or should I say -- one of the lessons. | -- J -- | | stephen From: b645zaw@utarlg.uta.edu (stephen) Subject: Biblical Backing of Koresh's 3-02 Tape (Cites enclosed) For those who think David Koresh didn't have a solid structure, or sound Biblical backing for his hour long tape broadcast, I've enclosed a partial list of the sources he cites or quotes he exactly used. As a Christian sermon, it's pretty good, if not inspired. Though I differ in part on some of his conclusions, the argument he presents is well backed -- which is why it's taken me this long to work through -- still ongoing. If you thought it was rambling -- that says far more about you than it does Koresh. There is a very definite relationship between the First Seal in Revelation 6, the entirety of Psalms 45, and the most of Revelation 19 -- which demonstrated one of his major points about how the writings in the Prophets (including David), and in the Psalms, and in Revelation are all telling the same story when you understand how they're related (ie have the key). The largely explain each other. The sequence following is keyed to the Koresh tape, should you care to check it out. You can almost see the note cards he used when doing the analysis. Rev. 1:3 Rev. 1:11 John 7:1 John 7:2 John 7:3 John 7:4 John 7:5 John 7:6 John 7:7 John 7:8 John 7:9 John 7:10 John 7:11 John 7:12 John 7:13 John 7:14 John 7:15 John 7:16 Lev. 12:6 Num. 19:2 Heb. 9:12 John 8:41 Isa. 7:14 Mat. 23:37 Mat. 23:38 Mat. 24:1-2 Mat. 24:3 Mat. 24:4 Mat. 24:5 Mat. 24:26 Mat. 24:27 Mat. 24:28 Mat. 24:15 Mat. 24:16 John 7:16 John 17:25 Mat. 27:55-56 Mark 15:37-40 Luke 24:10 Mark 16:1,9 John 20:11-18 Luke 23:34 Luke 23:46 Mat. 4:1-11 Luke 4:2-22 Mark 1:12,13 1 Joh. 5:6-8 John 19:34 Mat. 26:26-29 Heb. 9:18-23 1 Cor. 10:16-17 1 Cor. 11:23-27 Acts 2:3 Rom. 3:21-28 Rom. 3:25 Acts 17:27-31 1 Cor. 9:1,2 & 15:9 Acts 9:4 & 22:6-8 1 Cor. 9:20-22 Acts 9:1,13 Mat. 12:38 & 16:1 Mar. 8:11 Rev. 1:9 Rev. 1:10 Rev. 1:11 Rev. 1:19 Mat. 23:27-34 Rev. 2:1 Rev. 2:7,11,17,29 Rev. 3:6,13,22 Rev. 3:20 Rev. 4:1 Rev. 4:2 Rev. 4:3 Rev. 4:6-9 Rev. 4:8 Rev. 4:11 Rev. 4:4 Deu. 4:48 Rev. 4:7-8 (cf. Eze. 1:10) Rev. 4:11 Rev. 5:1 Rev. 5:2 Rev. 5:11 Rev. 5:2 Rev. 5:3 Rev. 5:4 Rev. 5:5 Rev. 5:6 Rev. 5:7 Rev. 5:8,14 Rev. 6:1 Rev. 6:2 Rev. 6:4 Rev. 6:2 Rev. 6:4 (cf. 1:16) Rev. 6:5-6 (cf. 9:4) Heb. 12:16 Rev. 6:8 (cf. 1:17,18) Rev. 6:9 (cf. 3:10) Rev. 6:12 Joel 2:31 Rev. 6:14 Isa. 34:4 Rev. 6:16 (cf. 1:16) Rev. 8:3 Rev. 6:17 Rev. 7:1 Rev. 7:2 Mat. 24:3,11 Mat. 24:15 Mat. 24:23,26 Mat. 24:27 Rev. 8:1 Rev. 8:2,6 Rev. 8:7-13 Rev. 9:1-12 Rev. 9:13 Rev. 9:16 Rev. 10:1 Rev. 10:2 Rev. 10:3 Rev. 22:18 Rev. 22:19 Rev. 22:10 Rev. 22:12 Rev. 6:1-2 Rev. 3:7 Rev. 3:8 Psa. 45:1 Psa. 45:2 Psa. 45:3 Psa. 45:4 Psa. 45:5 Psa. 45:6 Psa. 45:7 Psa. 45:1 Psa. 45:2 Psa. 45:3 Rev. 5:12,13 Rev. 7:9-12 Rev. 6:2 ?? Rev. 19:11 Rev. 19:12 Rev. 5:1 Psa. 45:6 Psa. 45:7 Psa. 45:8 Psa. 45:9 Psa. 45:10 Psa. 45:11 Psa. 45:12 Psa. 45:13 Psa. 45:14 Psa. 45:15 Psa. 45:16 Psa. 45:17 Rev. 18:23 Rev. 19:1 Rev. 19:2 Rev. 4:3 Rev. 16:19 Rev. 19:2 Rev. 19:3 Rev. 19:4 Rev. 19:5 Rev. 19:6 Rev. 19:7 Rev. 19:8 John 3:16 Rev. 19:9 Rev. 22:8 Rev. 22:9 Rev. 19:11 Rev. 19:12 Mat. 24:28 John 7 12:44-49 Rev. 19:14 Psa. 1:5 Psa. 2:1 Psa. 2:3 Psa. 2:7 Psa. 2:10-12 Psa. 1:1 Psa. 2:1-3 Psa. 4:2 Psa. 4:3 Seems to me Koresh is yet another messenger that got killed for the message he carried. (Which says nothing about the character of the messenger.) I reckon we'll have to find out the rest the hard way. In the mean time, we sure learned a lot about evil and corruption. Are you surprised things have gotten that rotten? Oh yeah, one last point for the believers -- Philippian 2:14-19. | -- J -- | | stephen Koresh Text from 3-02 (part 1 of 4) Analysts' Notes jst/sdt ======================================== | ================================== March 2nd, 1993. | | My name is Dave Koresh. I'm Speaking to | I. Introduction to the Revelation you from Mount Carmel center. The first | of Jesus Christ. thing that I would like to introduce, in | our subject, is the reasons for the reve-| lation of Jesus Christ. | | A. The Reasons for | In the Book of Revelation, commentary | 1. To Show What Must Come. states, that what John has written in | Scripture, is nothing other than the | revelation of Jesus Christ which God | gave to him, to show to his servants | things which must shortly come to pass. | And he sent and signified it, signified | it, by his angel unto his servant John. | | Now, John bear the Record of God, and | 2. To Bless the Reader. the Word of Christ, and of all things | that he saw. In the first chapter of | Revelation it says, "Blessed is the man, | Rev. 1:3 .. blessed is he that readeth, and they | that hear the words of this prophecy, | and those who "keep" the things that are | written therein, for the time is at | hand." | | The Scripture states John writes this to | 3. To Address the Churches. the seven churches which are in Asia: | Rev. 1:11 Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardis, Phil- | adelphia, Laodicea, so forth. Naturally, | also Pergamos we must understand that we're not in | Asia. These churches once existed long | ago, being beneficiaries of the power | and the gifts of the gospel. It was ori- | ginally introduced by, The Man himself. | Some knew him as Jesus Christ; others | knew him by the name -- Yeshua. | | What we're trying to present today may | 4. To Impart the Burden of in somewise shed a better light in re- | Heart, Mind, and Spirit. gards to my situation and my predicament | here at Mount Carmel. One point I'd like | a. Record of Christ's life. to bring out before we continue, is that | if we take a look at Matthew, Mark, Luke | The Gospel Writers. and John, we see the "burden of these | ancient writers:" the burden of heart, | the burden of mind and spirit, to put in | a scriptural record, their personal ex- | perience with Christ. A record that is | b. For anyone to read. to be received by men, all men, who will | receive it. | | The point is true that not all have seen | 5. Witnesses of the Rejection Christ, but it has been in the wisdom of | of the Son of God. God that certain men who were witnesses | of his life, and death, and resurrection,| that they would bear witness by the writ-| a. Witnesses for Christ ten word, and testify to the generations | ie Apostles & Disciples to come, of the terrible happening that | took place, when the men of that genera- | cf. Prophets, as witnesses tion would not believe in the man who | for God through so many obvious evidences proved | beyond shadows of doubt, that he was the | Son of God. | | B. The Revealer: Jesus Christ. | 1. Jesus Rejected. | But sad to say, if we take a look of the | a. Left Juda under threat of Record of John, the `Gospel Writer' of | death. John, say Chapter 7. We see in Scripture | John writes that after certain events, | John 7:1 after these things "Jesus walked in | Galilee:" he would not walk openly, "he | Koresh is quoting the Bible, would not walk in Jewry," he would not | from the Book of John. walk amongst the Jews, "because the Jews | sought to kill him." We might wonder | why? Wasn't Christ a such a good man?? | | "Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was | b. His own brethren doubt him. at hand. His brethren therefore said un- | John 7:2 to him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, | John 7:3 that thy disciples also may see thy | works that thou doeth. For there is no | John 7:4 man that doeth any thing in secret, and | he himself seeketh to be known openly. | If thou do these things, show thyself to | the world. For neither did his brethren | John 7:5 believe in him." Strange statement isn't | it? It's funny how that, when men live, | and have to deal with realities of life, | that even a man like Christ, can have to | meet with unbelief, even from his own | brethren. | | "Then Jesus said unto them, My time is | c. Hated by the world. not yet come: but your time is alway | John 7:6 ready." And I'm sure most of all, bible | students will agree, the time referred | to, is the time of his crucifixion. They | wanted to kill him, and he didn't want | to show himself openly. | | Then Jesus said unto them... , (Verse 7) "The world can not hate | you; but me it hateth, because I testify | John 7:7 of it, that the works thereof are evil. | John 7:8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up | yet unto this feast; for my time is not | yet full come." When he said these words | John 7:9 to them while he abode still in Galilee. | | "But when his brethren were gone up, | e. Went to feast in secret. then went he also up unto the feast, not | John 7:10 openly, but as it were in secret." You | would wonder why a man like Christ would | have something to hide? I mean surely, | the angels would protect him, obviously. | A person would think a lot of things | about this strange character, and dispo- | sition of character. | | But we're sure -- being Christians -- | f. Caused contention. that Christ knew what he was doing. And | Koresh is Christian?! "the Jews [sought] him at the feast, and | John 7:11 said, Where is he? And there was much | John 7:12 murmuring among the people concerning | him: [for] some said, He is a good man: | Rev. 7:1 others said, Nay; but he deceiveth * the | * people. Howbeit no man spake openly of | John 7:13 him for fear of the Jews." | | Now we understand *the Jews at that time | g. Backdrop: Corrupt leaders. had their own religious-political net- | work, didn't they? They were pretty | strong in the religious spectrum, * al- | * though they had no actual political | power. They were subject to the Roman | government, and not to their own judi- | cial/levitical laws. | | 2. Taught with Authority. | "Now about the midst of the feast Jesus | a. The people marvel. went up into the temple, and taught. | John 7:14 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How | John 7:15 knoweth this man letters, having never | learned?" * Now in the days of Israel, * | * most scholars * and teachers will agree, | * * that the schools of Israel, ordained | * by the Sanhedrin and also the Pharisees, | were schools similar to the uhh, ones | of our own theological schools of today. | | Of which the careful student of Scrip- | b. Insights to Scripture. ture observes, that nowhere is it writ- | ten in the gospel that Christ ever at- | tended these schools. But at the age of | 12, he did enter into the temple, and | Luke 2:41-47 had a most unique and interesting dis- | cussion with the religious leaders, of | which they were quite amazed at, such a | young lad's knowledge of Scripture. | | Now this man was teaching something -- | c. For it was God's teachings. (no doubt Christ that is) that inspired | the people to say, (you know), "How | John 7:15 cont. knoweth this man (you know) letters | having never learned?" They marveled. | "Jesus answered them and [said], My doc- | John 7:16 trine is not mine, but his that sent | me." Now, what does that mean? "My doc- | trine is not mine, but his that sent me. | If any man, will" (do the will) "do his | will, he shall know [of] the doctrine, | whether it be of God, or whether I speak | of myself." | | - - - : * Koresh Tells His Motives * | Now friends, people that love the Lord, | There's a short break this is where we begin to uhhh, talk | from the message about about some serious things. | Christ here. | I'm sure you're all aware of how... how | I'm involved in a very serious thing | right now, and I'm sure that a lot of | you realize that I should be possibly | scared, concerned. There's women, child- | ren, and men involved, in our situation | here at Mount Carmel. But I am really | concerned about the lives of my brethren | <- Concern for family. here, and also, would be concerned even | greater, about the lives of all those in | <- Concern for rest of world. this world. | | - - - : | 3. Jesus is Our Hope. | You know, without Christ, without Jesus, | a. God's law of righteousness. we have no hope. Why? Well, because we | know that the standard of God's righ- | Deu. 4,5,6 teousness is Law, a law of the Ten Com- | mandments, a law of statutes and judg- | ments. And which God gave unto Moses | on Sinai, saying this is thy righteous- | ness, O Israel. | | But you know, God also gave another law. | b. Sacrifice as a shadow of A law revolving around a system of shed- | grace. ding a poor and innocent lamb's blood. | So that all who would break the Law of | God, who would seek God for forgiveness | and pardon, had to bring a lamb, some- | thing innocent, and slay it -- although, | Israel themselves never really knew the | real meaning of this. Nonetheless, they | were commanded to do it. Also there were | Lev. 12:6 other sacrifices, such as: turtle-doves, | Num. 19:2 goats, oxen, red heifers. | Heb. 9:12-14 | But, it was a very sophisticated and | c. Social impacts. (An aside) very prolific type system of worship. Of | course, God had to give these people | their own country. He had to give them | blessings and things, to be able to per- | form these, rituals. And naturally of | course, having to slay a lamb for your | sins or such sacrifices, it would defini-| tely keep a man on guard, not to sin too | much, because otherwise he could lose | the livestock pretty quick, couldn't he? | | Well anyway, (thanks be unto God), from | d. The Law and The Prophets as far back as Deuteronomy 32, all the | highlight God's mercy. way through to Malachi, there has been | other writings, writings of the Proph- | God's writings are His ets. Writings who do not usurp the au- | Word thority of Moses, but actually exalt The | Law of Moses. But yet there's an addi- | God's rock hard law tional testimony. For the same God of | Heaven -- Who's rich in mercy -- has not | God's loving mercy only given to men a Law, but also a way | of escape, for those Repentant Souls who | might fall short of the glory of God's | law. Which some scholars will agree, | that the glory of God's law is that it's | a divine precept of His own character. | God's character is revealed in The Law. | | Now, Christ is the only hope for a world | e. Is Christ the Word of God? that sins. Now, how do we know? Well -- | The Prophets -- have prophesied? But | what if we're not familiar with the | prophets? Well, were the Jews familiar | with the prophets when this Word-of-God | was made flesh? When Mary, The Virgin, | had a baby boy, did everyone believe, | that she was really a virgin when Christ | was conceived? | | If we search the Scriptures, we'll find | f. The Prophet's told. in certain arguments the Pharisees con- | fronted Christ -- and said to him, "We | John 8:41 be not sons born of fornication." So | obviously, not everyone believed that he | was a child of a virgin birth! If they | Prophets were ignored hadn't looked back to Isaiah chapter 8, | and learned the mystery of Immanuel | Isa. 7:14 -- that a virgin would conceive and bear | a son -- then they might not really put | too much ahhm... [con]sistency into the | fact that Christ at that day claimed to | be born of a virgin. I mean, if Isaiah | the prophet was a false prophet, well | then naturally they would conclude that | anyone claiming to have these things | fulfilled would be false, too. | | But of course, Christ, he did something | g. Miracles confirm. more, than to just fulfill prophecy. He | did miracles. Miracles of mercy such as: | healing the sick, feeding the hungry, | raising the dead. And if we study we'll | see that "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John" | gives us in somewhat, a full view of the | oppositions, and also, the confidements, | that he had in doing these miracles. He | gathered many unto him through the means | of these miracles. | | But sad to say, even though he had done | h. Those healed believed. so many miracles, Scripture says, yet | when it came right down to it, they did | not believe in him. It's amazing to | think that even his own disciples for- | sook him -- except Mary Magdalene. She | stayed with him to the very end, didn't | she? Last to leave The Cross, first to | come to the sepulchre. * Now, we need to | * sit here, and we need to ask ourselves | the question, `how come the men of that | generation did not believe in Christ?' | | In Matthew 23, Christ had to say to the | i. Christ confirmed by Prophets Jews "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem" how often | Mat. 23:37 I would have gathered you, but you would | not. Why? He tells them that they have | Not re-gathered, since forsaken The Prophets. "Thou that kill- | they've forsaken the est the prophets," how often I would | Prophets. Has Christ have gathered you. How does the subject | then told plainly how? of `gathering Israel' and `the prophets' | combine together? Then he tells them | that their houses, their temple, is left | Mat. 23:38 to them desolate. | | 4. Christ's Teachings on | Last Things. | And that in Matthew 24, as Christ said | a. What signs of his coming? on the Mount of Olives, his disciples | Mat. 24:1-2 came to him secretively to ask him, con- | Mat. 24:3 cerning these things. What should be the | sign of thy coming and of the end of the | world? Well, Christ begins to tell them, | Mat. 24:4 let no man deceive you, "For many shall | Mat. 24:5 come in my name, saying, I am Christ; | and shall deceive many." | | A lot of bible students think that verse | b. Some willingly deceived? refers to the people coming, and saying | that they themselves are Christ. Well, | naturally, if someone came claiming to | be Christ... Christ covers that subject | by saying that if any shall say, Lo he's | "in the desert;" believe him not "go not | Mat. 24:26 forth." If he is in the secret chambers; | "believe it not." | | But he goes on to say, that as lightning | c. Certain signs. shines in the east, even to the west, | Mat. 24:27 so also shall his coming be. And he goes | on to add, but "wheresoever the carcase | Mat. 24:28 is, there will the eagles be gathered | together." | The carcass of Babylon? | Now, unless we knew what was on the mind | d. Eagle's Nest?? of Christ, the day he sat with his dis- | ciples on the Mount of Olives, and gave | the instruction to them according to | Matthew 24; unless we could look into | his mind, we would only have to specu- | late, it would only be an opinion to try | to figure out what it means, "wheresoev- | Mat. 24:28 er the carcase is, the eagles..." What | carcass? Whose carcass? What eagles? | What are the eagles? | | Well, Christ tells you of many signs in | e. Abomination of Desolation. Matthew 24. He says, "when ye shall see | Mat. 24:15 the abomination of desolation, spoken of | by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy | Place, (of course, it says ye that read- | eth, let him understand), those who are | in Judea are supposed to flee to the | Mat. 24:16 mountains. | | | 5. Christ points to the Prophets | Now, what kind of points are these? What | a. Where to Get Insight. is in the mind of Christ? Is Christ | 1 Cor. 2:16 trying to tell us, that we need to go | back and study the prophet Daniel, to | see if maybe Daniel had some insight, in | regards to an abomination that maketh | Dan. 9:27 & 12:11 desolate? Now, an abomination is some- | A reference to any vileness thing nobody wants; especially, if it | set up in place of God; the makes us desolate. Now, what do these | result, wasted barrenness. things mean? | | Well, we learned earlier in the Book of | b. Not his, but God's Teachings John, Christ stated, "My doctrine is not | John 7:16 mine, but he who sent me." Now, we've | got "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John" (and | The Apostles everybody in the Christian world his- | John 17:25 tory), to hear these men reveal Christ. | Mat. 27:55-56 The Christ they lived with. The Christ | Mark 15:37-40 they loved. The Christ that they didn't | Luke 24:10 understand sometimes. The Christ that | Mark 16:1,9 they had to see cruelly mocked, and | John 20:11-18 beaten, and ridiculed, and rejected, | and killed. | | But, thanks be unto God on the Cross[!], | c. Christ's Expression of Love. their Jesus, stated, "Father, forgive | Luke 23:34 them; for they know not what they do." | And he also said, (which is the point | that we're fixin' to get into quite hea- | vily), "Father, into thy hand I commit | Luke 23:46 Psa. 31:5 my spirit." | Koresh says "commit" for | "commend," same meaning. | Taking from Psalms 31, we begin to see | d. The words of God, Scripture. that Christ is quite well versed in the | Scriptures, just like the Gospels tell | Mat. 4:1-11 us, when he confronted the devil. Always | Luke 4:2-22 referring against the temptation by sta- | Mark 1:12,13 ting, "It is written, It is written, It | is written." | | 6. Is the Spirit Imparted | Through the Written Word? | Now what is this Spirit of Christ? Well, | a. Sharing Blood and Flesh. they pierced his side, and out his side | 1 John 5:6-8 John 19:34 came blood and water. Again another mys- | Mat. 26:26-29 tery. Which became something to do with | Heb. 9:18-23 eating his body, and drinking his blood, | 1 Cor. 10:16-17 some implements for The Church. | 1 Cor. 11:23-27 | But, what does these things really mean? | b. Bathed in Righteousness. Well, after we've read Acts and learned | of the Power on Pentecost -- the "cloven | Acts 2:3 tongues of fire" -- that came upon the | Apostles, who by mercy through Christ, | were given another chance to recover | from their folly; we learned through | Romans that there is a righteousness of | Rom. 3:21-28 God in Christ, "declare his righteous- | Rom. 3:25 ness." | Jer. 23:6 | We learn in Corinthians 1st and 2nd. We | c. Child of God. learn in Ephesians, Galatians, and Phil- | lipians... Ohh! We have such a wealth: | of information, of such intelligent men, | who speak sometimes, very deep mystical | Acts 17:27-31 things about a God -- who is in the form | of humanity -- who is the Son of God who | A God within human hearts sits at the right hand of God in the | and minds?? highest courts of the universe. Who pro- | mises that one day, He will come again. | | | 7. Christ & Disciples Persecuted | Well, the last living Apostle, through | a. Pointing to Paul? this great controversy... (and I might | 1 Cor. 9:1,2 & 15:9 add -- those who persecuted Christ, who | Acts 9:4 & 22:6-8 would not hear him no matter what sign | 1 Cor. 9:20-22 was given) ...also persecuted his disci- | Acts 9:1,13 ples. | Mat. 12:38 & 16:1 | Mark 8:11 | And finally, we end up in the Book of | b. John's controversy -- The Revelation, where John, (the last living | Testimony of Jesus Christ. disciple on the isle of Patmos), being a | prisoner for the Word of God and for the | testimony of Jesus Christ -- which no | Rev. 1:9 doubt is a thing Jesus has to say. Which | Jer. 23:16 would probably be quite controversial to | the things that the Pharisees and Sanhe- | drin of the day had to say, we're sure. | | He, (being on this isle of Patmos a pri- | c. John's Vision. soner, on the Lord's day), had a vision. | Rev. 1:10 And it states in this vision, (we should | all be familiar with it hopefully -- or | get familiar with it), he has a messen- | Rev. 1:11 ger, The Angel Lord come to him, who | identifies himself as the Spirit. And he | is told, to write to the seven churches | Rev. 1:19 of Asia. Of which, we can see clearly | Rev. 2 & 3 in the Scriptures, that they were given | specific and direct * messages from | * Christ. * And in each one of these mes- | * sages, Christ specifically told to the | churches what he would have them to do. | | Now, we know that Christ is the only man | d. Christ also rejected. in Scripture who ever kept The Law of | Heb. 4:15 God perfectly. We know that, because | we've heard the writings of the apostles.| But, sad to say, the religious leaders | of his days, and the majority of the | populace of his days, didn't think so. | It's funny how that is. It's kind of | Mat. 23:27-34 like people always like to build the | sepulchers of the dead prophets, and | garnish their tombs, but yet they hate | and kill living prophets. Only God knows | why that is. But nonetheless... | | To the church (of Ephesus, Smyrna, [Per- | e. Counsel to the Churches. gamos,] Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, | Laodicea -- the churches thus involved, | for anyone to read) direct counsel's gi- | ven. Beginning with, "UNTO the angel | Rev. 2:1 of the church of Ephesus write; These | things," (then... blah - blah), and what | Likely missed in editing. happens is this message is given. | | And then the decision is up to those who | f. Those who overcome. profess Christ. Each counsel ends with, | Rev. 2:7,11,17,29 "he that hath an ear..." -- to hear -- | Rev. 3:6,13,22 (only if you want to know) "let him hear | what the Spirit saith unto the churches."| : II. Book of Seven Seals. | A. John's account. | Finally, we get to the fourth chapter of | 1. Throne Room. Revelation. And the student of Scripture | becomes interested in the subject, which | according to John says, "After..." these | things, (of course, he was referring to | Rev. 3:20 the last part of the 3rd chapter, of the | "I stand at the door message to Laodicea). | and knock..." | He says after these things, | 2. John Enters Heaven. "And, behold, a door was open in heaven: | Rev. 4:1 and the first voice which" spake to me | "as it were of a trumpet," talked with | Col. 4:3 me; which says, "come up hither, and I | will shew" you that "which must be here- | after." | | Now, the question to every true Chris- | 3. Do You Believe? tian is this: Is John telling it as a | truth, or is John lying to us? We know | he just gave counsels to the 7 churches | of Asia, (which were alive and hopefully | in good health, when he first gave these | letters to them). But nonetheless, they | being of Asia, are no wise the same peo- | ple of us today, or even of the oncoming | years thereafter. | | So, the events of Chapter 4, clearly ex- | 4. A Vision of the hereafter. plained by John, that his messenger as | sent to him stated that he'd be taken up | Rev. 4:1 * hither -- therefore a Door opened into | * Heaven (the Bible records), and he would | be shown things which must be hereafter, | * sometimes after John's day. | * | | B. Judgment Room. | Now what does he behold? In chapter 4 of | 1. John in the Spirit. Revelation, he says that he was in the | spirit, "immediately I was in the spirit:| Rev. 4:2 and, behold, a throne was set in heaven."| And h e states that the throne was occu- | pied, "one sat on the throne." | | And, He that sat upon the Throne, which | 2. Is God the throne? [was] "lined" with jasper and sardine | Heb. 1:8 stone. A careful student of Scripture, | The Rock -- symbol of Law knows, all the way through prophecy, all | the way through the Bible, as far back | as the days of Genesis, even to the pro- | Deu. 32:4,15,18 phecy of Deuteronomy 32, where it says, | 2 Sam. 22:32 Psa. 31:2,3 God is a rock -- `He is a Rock.' And his | Isa. 8:14, 17:10, 44:8 work is done in truth and righteousness | 1 Cor. 10:4 -- all the prophets refer to God as a | 1 Pet. 2:6 Rock. | | Now here we see in Revelation John like- | 3. In & Around the Throne. wise witnesses God has the appearance of | Rev. 4:3 a jasper and sardine stone. He claims | Eze. 1:26 that there was a rainbow round about the | throne in sight like an emerald. He care-| fully saw that there were living crea- | Rev. 4:6-9 tures around the throne saying that God | is "holy, holy, holy ... which was, and | Rev. 4:8 is, and is to come." A God, who created | all things, for His pleasure they were | Rev. 4:11 and are created." | | Now, this instruction emphasizes, that | 4. 24 Elders. there is a God, a kingdom, a judiciary, | (in the respect that John witnesses that | Rev. 4:4 there are 24 elders, sitting on 24 | thrones, seems to imply a judgment). But | the Prophets & Apostles uniquely enough in this judgment, or in | this throne, (or in `this heavenly sanc- | Heb. 8:1-5 tuary,' as we see from the writings of | Paul, the Apostle), Paul talks about the | Heb. 12:22 (12:18-29) heavenly sanctuary, the heavenly Sion. | Deu. 4:48 | In this sanctuary we see a God, a rain- | 5. Mystery of Christ. bow, a throne; living creatures stating | Eph. 3:4,9 that God is holy; which was, and is, and | Rev. 4:7-8 is-to-come -- God of the past, present, | Eze. 1:10 and future. And that this God, who is | Rev. 4:11 the Creator of all things, is holy and | Col. 1:9-20 deserves to be worshipped. | Col. 1:25-27 | | C. Sealed Book | We continue on in chapter 5, to see that | 1. Scroll. I beheld, John says, "in the right hand | Rev. 5:1 of him that sat on the throne a book" or | a scroll -- "sealed with seven seals." | (Notice, it's written on the inside and | the backside.) Well the meaning of these | things can only be speculated, until we | have solid proof, in other words, unless | we were there ourselves to see it, in | detail. | | But, what we are allowed to see in the | 2. Congregation. Scripture, (as John also beholds) [is] a | mighty angel. In this throne room were | Rev. 5:2 all these angels, "[ten] thousand times | Rev. 5:11 ten thousand, and thousands of thou- | Psa. 68:17-18 sands," are called together. | Dan. 7:10 | And, this mighty angel questions all | 3. Mighty Angel Prosecutes. those in heaven, "Who is worthy to open | Rev. 5:2 this book, and to loose the seven seals | thereof?" Clearly Scripture states, "no | Rev. 5:3 man in heaven, [nor in] earth, neither | under the earth" (of course `buried' in | other words, we do have dead in this | world, you know), was worthy to open | "neither to look thereon." | | So hey! God says in Scripture, at least | a. God's living Book, John testifies, in Scripture, that the | written in our hearts? Mystery of God -- His Book -- is sealed. | | Well, what happens is, as we continue on | 4. One Worthy to Judge. we see in Chapter 5, that John begins to | a. John's sorrow. weep until one of the elders says, "Weep | Rev. 5:4 not" John "behold, the Lion of the Tribe | b. The Lion. of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevail-| Rev. 5:5 ed to open the book, and to loose [the | seven] seals thereof." (Of which we know | the Lamb, being a symbol of Christ, is | c. The Lamb. brought to view.) | | And, John beheld a lamb, that had been | d. Is the Lamb, King? slain "in the midst of the throne and of | Rev. 5:6 the four beasts," and the elders, with | 1 John 5:7 seven eyes and seven horns. Well, what's | Father, Spirit, Word??? the meaning of these things? | | If God, does have a revelation of Jesus | 5. God's Book is the Evidence. Christ, which he gives to him to show to | his servants, then here we begin to see | a. Another pointer to Jesus. the meaning of these things. We see that | God has a Book, which must be hereafter, | (sometime after John's day; can-not be | before John's day). The event is clearly | identified as [one] which must be in the | hereafter. And in this event, there's a | Judgment that takes place. | | The Question -- `Who is worthy?' (The | 6. Innocent Victim. answer, `No man.') The Answer to this -- | `Only the Lamb.' So, [in] Scripture the | Jesus Christ is a man. Lamb comes to the One on the Throne and | Rev. 5:7 takes the Book out of his Right Hand, | Rom. 8:34 and all of heaven bows before Him, and | Rev. 5:8,14 gives Him glory and honor. And then John | Who is the Lamb? beheld the Lamb, in Chapter 6, beginning | to OPEN THE SEALS. | | | D. Overview of the Seals. | Now, I've heard a lot of statements the | 1. Let the Record Show. past couple of days, from people that | are versed in Scripture, from people | that are students of the Bible, saying | this and saying that about the meaning | a. Message or Seal?? of these seals. But remember, we already | see that in heaven, Christ, when he | reveals the seals -- He is the only one | that can do so. And remember, it's al- | ready been said it's a revelation of | b. Father, Holy Spirit, and Son Him, so there's a mystery between God | the Father, His Book, and Christ, and | c. No doubt Koresh is Christian what He is to reveal. | | What Scripture does tell us though, is | 2. First Seal. that John beheld The Lamb open the 1st | a. Thunder? Perhaps a clue. seal in chapter 6, there was a noise of | Rev. 6:1 thunder, and one of the 4 beast said | come and see. John witnessed... . John witnessed that when he opened | the 1st seal, there was "behold a white | b. The rider on the white horse horse:" and he that sat up on him had a | Rev. 6:2 crown, a bow was given to him, "and he | Is this rider good or evil? went forth conquering, and to conquer." | | Well, how does this reveal Christ? Oh, | c. Speculations. well, a lot of people will tell you this | was the early christian church. The | a hint white horse is a symbol of purity. Some | 2 Cor. 4:2,3,12-18 even say this is the anti-christ, but | now wait a minute. A lot of opinions | opinions have been given on this subject. | | 3. Second Seal. So also on the 2nd seal. The man on the | a. The rider on the red horse red horse has a great sword, going forth | Rev. 6:4 (you know) killing one another... I mean | come on! Is this a revelation of Jesus | What is the message from God Christ? | being revealed by Christ? : : : | 4. An Executive Overview: | o [The first seal] | a. Rev. 6:2 (ie The 1st Seal) | One who has "a bow", "conquering and | The march of governments?? to conquer" -- sounds like war. | But we are more than | conqerors. Rom. 8:37 (31-39) | o And the 2nd seal. | b. Rev. 6:4 (cf. 1:16) | "A great sword", "that they should | Truth wielded as a weapon, kill one another" -- sounds terrible. | but not in love -- cuts both | ways. Eph. 4:15 | o The 3rd seal. | c. Rev. 6:5-6 (cf. 9:4) | [The] "man on a black horse," has bal- | Not worth selling your ances. You know. What's this wheat and | birthright or your soul for. barley stuff? "Hurt not the oil and | Mat. 16:26 Mar. 8:36,37 the wine." | Luk. 21:34 Heb. 12:15,16 | Deu. 29:17-20 | o The 4th seal. | d. Rev. 6:7,8 (cf. 1:17,18) | "A pale horse," [and the] name of the | Fear not, the Son of man one who sits on there is Death, and | holds the keys to hell Hell follows him. How can these things | and death. reveal Christ? | 1 John 4:18 | o The 5th seal. | e. Rev. 6:9-11 (cf. 7:14) | Souls under [the] altar crying to God | Rom. 8:35,36 to avenge their blood which was shed | So, so many impatient upon the earth. I mean, what is this? | children under foot. | How many times... | | Rev. 1:9 2:2,3,19 | 3:10 13:10 | 14:12 22:11 | Mat. 18:23-35 | Luke 8:15 21:19 | Rom. 5:3,4 8:25 15:4,5 | 2 Cor. 6:4 12:12 | Col. 1:11 | 1 The. 1:3 | 2 The. 1:4 | 1 Tim. 6:11 | 2 Tim. 3:10 | Heb. 6:12 10:36 12:1 | Jam. 1:3,4 5:7,10,11 | 2 Pet. 1:6 | Tit. 2:2 | o The 6th seal. | f. Rev. 6:12-17 | Suns and stars being darkened. The hea-| Joel 2:31 Psa. 102:26 vens depart as a scroll. The sons of | Rev. 6:14 men crying to the rocks and mountains | Isa. 34:4 Heb. 1:10-12 to hide them from the face of the One | Rev. 6:16 (cf. 1:16) who sets upon the Throne. I mean, The | One who sets upon the Throne -- that's | Perhaps they hide in an The Father, that's The Rock, isn't it? | effort to shield themselves What can these things mean? | from the glory of the Lord. | | Gen. 3:8 | Exo. 3:2-4 19:18 | 24:17 33:20-23 | 34:34,35 | Deu. 4:11,12,24 9:3 | Psa. 37:6 97:3-6 | Isa. 30:26 | Dan. 7:9 | Nah. 1:5,6 | Hab. 3:3-5 | Zec. 14:12 | | Acts 26:13 | Heb. 12:18,25-29 | 2 The. 1:7-10 | 1 Pet. 4:12 | 2 Pet. 3:7-12 | 1 Joh. 1:5 | | Rev. 14:10-12,18 16:7,8 | o The 7th seal is opened. | g. Rev. 8:3 | And all of a sudden `the angel at the | Rev. 6:9 8:3-5 9:2,13 altar.' Then we begin to see the open- | Rev. 11:1 14:18 16:7,8 ing of the trumpets. | | Remember now, the 7th seal, contains all | 5. Key Bestowed by God. the information from that point -- to | the rest of the Bible. The trumpets con- | tain a very interesting and unique story,| but remember, we've got to understand | `how to find the key' to interpret these | things -- not with our opinions, but | with the Mind of God. And no one can do | 1 Cor. 2:16 that, unless we have the Spirit of God. | John 6:63 16:13 And no one can have that, unless God | Psa. 119:50 gives it to us. | 1 The. 3:13 | 2 Cor. 3:3 | Eph. 4:30 | Now let me review. | E. A Short Review. | Notice how during the 6th seal, the | 1. In Seal 6 -- Who Can Stand? question is asked in the time of God's | (note this) apparent wrath, who shall be able to | stand? "For the [great] day of his wrath | Rev. 6:17 is come; and who shall be able to stand?"| Psa. 76:7 | Notice, how that in, the next chapter, | 2. Sealing the 144,000. chapter 7, NOT an additional seal is | the tribulation harvest opened, but an answer. John sees that he | beheld "four angels standing on the four | Rev. 7:1 9:4 corners of the earth, holding the four | winds of the earth, that the wind should | Rev. 9:4 8:7 not blow on the earth, nor on the [sea, | James 1:11 Deu. 29:23 nor on any tree.]" | | And he saw an "angel ascending from the | 3. Seal of the Living God east, having the seal of The Living | Rev. 7:2 9:4 14:1 God:" What could that seal be? Who is | 2 Cor. 1:21,22 3:3 The Living God? Is the Living God the | Eph. 1:13 4:30 One on the Throne? Does the Living God | 2 Tim. 2:19 have something that we need to know? | Exo. 13:9,16 Does the Living God have some kind of | Deu. 6:8 11:18 seal? What could the SEAL be? We know | there's seven seals, but that's sealed. | Son, Spirit, Word ??? No one can know that, but Christ. Well, | Doesn't the sun rise in who is that angel from the east? | the east? | Yes, in Matthew 24, a lot of ministers | 4. Risen Son. confront me and say, there will be many | false prophets in the latter days. For | Mat. 24:3,11 remember, Christ told his disciples | then, that when they see the "abomina- | Mat. 24:15 tion of desolation," as spoken of by the | Dan. 9:27, 12:11 Prophet Daniel, they would understand | something. And he also said, that when | Mat. 24:23,26 they shall say `[he's] in the desert...' | [then] go not forth, `he's in the secret | chamber, believe it not.' For as light- | Mat. 24:27 ning in the east, shall shine unto the | Rev. 10:1 west; so also [shall the ] Son of man be.| Zec. 9:14 | | F. The 7th Seal. | [When the] 7th seal opens -- there's | 1. Trumpets. silence. And 7 angels and 7 trumpets pre-| Rev. 8:1 (7 & 8 cf. 14) pare themselves to sound. And it appears | Rev. 8:2,6 that some terrible plagues takes place. | Rev. 8:7-13 9:1-12 What could these things mean? Well, just | as there was an interruption under the | 6th seal, so is there an interruption | Rev. 9:13 under the 6th trumpet. Under the 6th | trumpet we learn about a mighty army of | Rev. 9:16 200 million. What are they doing? | | Well, we see, that during the break of | 2. 7th Angel(?) this in chapter 10, a Mighty Angel comes | Rev. 10:1 down from heaven, "clothed with a cloud, | Rev. 1:7 14:14 Mat. 26:64 .. his face ... as it were the sun ... | his feet are pillars of fire" and he has | Rev. 10:2 "in his hand a little book opened." He | Rev. 5:7 puts his right foot on the [sea], left | Koresh reversed earth & sea foot on the [earth] and cries and a lion | Rev. 10:3 roars. And when he had cried, "seven | Dan. 12:4,10 thunders uttered their voices." Now what | are these 7 thunders? What do these | things mean? How do we categorize this | book? What are we really looking at? | Well... | | Remember, it is the Revelation of Jesus | 3. "I Do Solemnly Swear." Christ, which God gave to Him, and re- | a. Another pointer to Jesus. member the most fearful warning, ever | given to man in Scripture is the warning | Rev. 22:15 found in Revelation 22, where Christ | Rev. 22:18 says, "For I testify to every man that | hears the word of this prophecy: If any | "Let none of you imagine man should add to the words of this | evil in your hearts against prophecy, God shall ADD unto him the | his neighbor" plagues that are written in this pro- | Rev. 22:19 phecy. And, if any man shall take away | 1 Peter 2:1-25 from the words of this prophecy, God | Zec. 8:16,17 shall take away his name OUT of the | Pro. 3:29,30 Lamb's Book of Life, and from the things | in prophecy." | | Now that's fearful. That means the book | 4. Orderings. is not to be messed with or pranked with | by anybody who would dare, think, that | they, can by speculation, or private | opinions, unlock the mysteries of the | Rev. 22:10... seals and what they contain. Remember | the events of the 7th seal, contained | "Seal not the sayings of from the 7th chapter on -- the trumpets | the prophecy of this book" and the information thereof, just as the | 6th seal contains information thereof. | | Well then, what must be hereafter, after | 5. Hereafter. John's day? A revelation of who? Who | gave it to him? Who only can reveal it, | (Revelation 22)? Who's going to come? | Rev. 22:12,17,20 What's he going to bring, his reward? | Rev. 22:12 What is his reward? Is it true in Isaiah | Isa. 62:11 40:10 40 & 41 that, He's going to come with a | strong hand? Who is the "Behold my ser- | Isa. 42:1 40:10+ vant, whom I uphold?" What do these | things mean? | | G. The First Seal. | Well, we know in the 1st seal, that | 1. Rider on the White Horse. Christ opens it and we hear the noise of | Rev. 6:1-2 thunder. One of the 4 beasts says, "Come | and see." And behold a white horse. "He | that sat upon him had a bow; [and] a | Zec. 9:13 crown was given unto him: and he went | forth conquering, and to conquer." | | Well, in order to understand this seal, | 2. Christ's Secret. we have to find out a secret about | Christ. * In the counsel to the church | * of Philadelphia, we see Christ addresses | that church in chapter 3 of Revelation, | with this message: "And to the angel of | Rev. 3:7 the church of Philadelphia write; These | things saith he that is holy ... he that | hath the key of David, he that openeth, | and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and | no man openeth." | | Well, what does he mean to this church, | 3. Key to the Door. "I ... set before thee an open door, and | Rev. 3:8 no man can shut it: for thou hast a lit- | tle strength?" What could this mean? | What is the Key-of-David? Isaiah 22 | Isa. 22:20 talks about the Key-of-David, but it re- | fers to "Eliakim." But still, what is | the Key-of-David? | | Well, of ancient times, Christ being the | 4. God's Chosen King. root and offspring of David. David was a | 2 Sam. 7 great king in Israel. And David was | (God's covenant with David) anointed of God, being a shepherd lad. | But through the power of God he was able | 1 Sam. 17 to overthrow, the greatest obstacle in | his day, Goliath, the Philistine. sing | 5 smooth stones, he chose one, and it | Zec. 9:15,16 sunk deep into the forehead of the giant.| | Well, what happens is this. We see that | 5. Psalms Record. this David wrote 150 Psalms that are | Luke 24:44... published in most Bibles of today's | establishes correlation modern world. Now I say that because | - Law of Moses some scholars will agree, that there are | - The Prophets other psalms, too. But as far as the | - Psalms King James, and the books of that cali- | ber, we have 150 psalms. | | Well, our subject is the 1st seal. We | 6. Prophet's Account. don't want to have any opinions, though. | Mat. 7:12 We just want to simply... see if we | can't find the mystery of God in the | prophets. | | | H. The 1st Seal in Light of | The 45th Psalm. | Well, let's turn in our Bible to Psalm | 1. God's writing. 45, and let's see if we can't get some | kind of hint in regards to what the 1st | seal is. * It states here (this is the | * King James Version) -- "my heart is | Psa. 45:1 inditing a good matter. I speak of the | things which I have made, touching the | king." What could it possibly mean? What | does it mean, "my heart is inditing a | "indite" (rhet.) -- to write good matter?" Does that mean "my heart | down (a poem, speech, etc.) is inditing a good matter?" Is some- | body's heart inditing a good matter? | Heb. 8:10 10:16 "I speak of things I have made touching | the king." Does that mean by interpre- | Is this about God's Law (His tation "I speak of the things I have | righteousness), written in made touching the king?" Is our subject | our own hearts and minds (as about a king? Is our subject about some- | a new covenant)? Writing as body's heart? Is our subject about "my | in Speaking The Word -- a tongue is the pen of a ready writer?" | new "Living God" being born? | Now, who is talking here? Well, natural- | 2. David Anticipates. ly David of Old is talking here -- cor- | rect? Well, who is the king he's talking | about? Solomon?? Well, let's see. "Thou | Psa. 45:2 art fairer than the children of men: | (also compare Psa. 72) grace is poured into thy lips: therefore | God has blessed thee for ever." Well, | Solomon was a wise man wasn't he? Ok, it | says here, "Gird thy sword upon thy | Psa. 45:3 thigh, O most mighty, [] with thy glory | and thy majesty." "And in thy majesty | Psa. 45:4 ride prosperously because of truth ..." | | I wonder what Solomon rides? Probably, | 3. Rider. rides a horse, doesn't he? "...and meek- | ness and righteousness; and thy right | Rev. 19:11 hand shall teach thee terrible things." | Huh? I guess with a sword in you right | hand, you could learn a lot of terrible | things. Whoa (in verse 5), "Thine arrows | Psa. 45:5 are sharp in the heart of the King's | enemies; whereby the people fall under | thee." Hmmm. Solomon doesn't seem really | like too nice of a guy. That is if | you're enemy. | | But anyway, "Thy throne, O God, is for | 4. Thy Throne, Thy God. .." (Huh? Wait a minute!) "Thy throne, | Psa. 45:6 O God is for ever and..." (Now, wait a | minute.) Is David saying that Solomon is | God? No, he's probably just saying that | God is God. Huh. Well, why would a pro- | phecy about Solomon have to do with | God's throne? "Thy throne, O God, is for | Heb. 1:8 ever and ever: the sceptre of thy king- | dom is a right sceptre. Though lovest | Psa. 45:7 righteousness, and hateth wickedness: | therefore God, thy God..." (Wait a min- | ute.) "...therefore God, thy God," what | could this possibly mean? Who is what | God? "Thy God, hath anointed thee with | Psa. 89:20 the oil of gladness above thy fellows." | Heb. 1:9 This is very strange, or is it? | | Well, let's look at it again a little | 5. Key to God's Heart. closer. Scripture says that David was a | "again" man after God's own heart. (Although | 1 Sam. 13:14 David transgressed, and that in no wise | Acts 13:22 is like God's Heart.) But nonetheless, | David was a prophet, and he was in- | spired. Could it be that David was used | by God to write down God's messages that | would one day be revealed by Christ? If | Recall Psa. 45:1: Christ does have the Key-of-David, would | "My heart is inditing..." he not be able to reveal -- the Heart of | "My tongue is the pen..." God? | | God in heaven looks to be a Rock, does- | 6. The Law yields to Love. n't he? `Oh hard rock God, right. God's | Rev. 4:3 long, God's hard...' but wait a minute. | Song lyrics perhaps?? Through Christ we can see that God is | not as hard as you think he is. Look at | Rev. 4,5,6 God. Come up hither, in the light of | Keeping heart and mind the judgment, and see the Father on the | on high. throne. See the book in his right hand, | and watch him give it to Christ, and | watch him open the 1st seal. And let's | see about this man on the white horse | who has a crown and a bow. | | Now, God is the one who has written, "My | 7. From the Heart. heart is inditing a good matter: I speak | Psa. 45:1 of things which I have made..." Is God a | maker? Is he Creator? What does he want | Isa. 45:6-12,18 to talk about? [The] things he's made | When God talks things touching the king. Who is the king? | happen, as in: Could it be Christ? "My tongue is the | "Let there be light!" pen of a ready writer." Did God write a | Rev. 19:15 book? Does God want to talk about His | Isa. 29:11-12,18 Son according to a Book? Well, what does | Rev. 21:27 God then think about His Son? | | "Thou art fairer than the children of | 8. Living Word. men." Well, if that's what God thinks? | Psa. 45:2 Although, Isaiah 53 says, that they will | Isa. 53:2 see in him no beauty or desire him; God, | nevertheless says, "He is fairer than | Gen. 2:7 the children of men." Why?! "Grace, is | John 1:1-5 poured into thy lips." Huh? I guess | whatever Christ says, those who hear it, | will find grace, won't they. Therefore, | "God has blessed thee for ever." | All ye who heed the Word. | Well. "Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O | 9. Inheritance. most mighty." Is Christ the most mighty? | Psa. 45:3 Eph. 1:17-23 "With thy glory and thy majesty," I mean | Isa. 2:21 it seems like in Revelation all of Heav- | en bowed before the Lamb, did they not? | That's a lot of glory. "For thou were | Rev. 5:12,13 slain to receive power, honour, glory, | Rev. 7:9-12 riches, wisdom, kingdom, might," Oooh! | That's a lot of inheritance there. Espe- | cially in the Gospel when it says, "I | John 3:35 have received all * things from my | * < cell phone rings> Father. | John 13:3 Mark 28:18 | "And in thy majesty ride prosperously | 10. White Horse or Red Herring? because of truth." * So what could this | Psa. 45:4 truth be? What truth, in the Bible talks | * about riding a horse prosperously, and | its truth? Could it be Revelation? Could | Rev. 6:2 ?? it be the 1st seal? Maybe a truth about | Rev. 19:11 Christ? Maybe a truth about him being a | Rev. 19:12 king, (which is a crown)? Could it be a | truth, about him having a horse, riding, | conquering, and to conqueror? Huh. | Christ or anti-christ?? | So because of truth, the truth of God's | 11. God's Spirit Indwelling. Book, the heart intention of He's indit- | 2 Cor. 3:2-3 ed. His tongue is the pen of a ready | writer. And he doesn't say nothing in | God's actions. the judgement. You see, He just gives it | to the Lamb. And, you know the Lamb: | Rev. 19:13-16,21 rides prosperously; writes in truth, in | meekness and righteousness, "And thy | Isa. 35:5,8,16,17 right hand shall teach thee terrible | things." Oooh. Well, what's that in his | Rev. 5:1 right hand -- a sword or a book? | Heb. 4:12-14 | Well, what does this book teach? `My ar- | 12. Raised from the Dead. rows are sharp in the heart of the kings | Psa. 45:5 enemies.' Surely, Solomon... was he a | killer? Did he kill for God? Christ, is | David's heirs. he a killer? Did he kill for God? Will | Eph. 1:17-18,19-23 2:3 Christ ever destroy the wicked, whereby | Which is his body, the the people fall under the ? | Church, of those previ- What kind of gospel is this? | ously dead in sin. | "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:| 13. Throne. Is Christ God? "The sceptre of thy king- | Psa. 45:6 dom is a right sceptre." I mean, does he | Heb. 1:8 deserve to rule? Why? | | Does he love righteousness and hate wick-| 14. Made Glad. edness? Therefore God... is not Christ's | Psa. 45:7 God... thy God? Is not his God -- the | Heb. 1:9 Father? Is he not going to anoint him | above (with oil of gladness) above his | Isa. 61:3 fellows? What is this oil of gladness? | Psa. 89:20 | "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and | 15. Garments. aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory | Psa. 45:8 palaces," what about it made thee glad? | I mean, should Christ ever be made glad? | Eph. 5:24,30-32 Where's this at? When's this take place? | Do you hear wedding bells? | "Kings' daughters were among the honour- | 16. Daughters. able women." What's that? "Upon thy | Psa. 45:9 right hand did stand the queen in gold | def. "Ophir" -- (red dust?) of Ophir. "How can this be Christ? | Solomon's gold from Christ is God. What would he be doing | this region in Arabia? with a woman? Well, maybe she's the | Rev. 12 church. Maybe she's the spiritual | Rev. 1:20 church. Well, who's the king's daughters | Eph. 2:13-22 then? Hmmm. Maybe there's more than one | "Builded together for an church. | habitation of God through | the Spirit." | Well, whatever it may be, we know in | 17. Bride Considers Proposal. verse 10, whether it's a spiritual | Psa. 45:10 church, or a literal woman, there's one | thing required. "Hearken, O daughter, | and consider..." Consider what? Consider | "Think" about it. God's heart inditing in good matter. | Consider Who the King is. Consider who's | going to be the Powerful One. Who's go- | ing to win, considering about the Throne | of God. Considering maybe Revelation -- | Is God's Book a mystery?? who the Father gives The Book to. | Eph. 5:32 | "Incline thine ear; forget also thine | 18. Breaking Ties. own people, and thy father's house." | Psa. 45:10 continued Well, if this was a spiritual church, it | would seem kind of funny, for God to | Eph. 3:1-4,9-11 1 Pet. 3:22 tell the spiritual church, to forget her | own people, (which would be her denomi- | nation of the Father's house), which | would be..., well I thought her father | Eph. 5:6-8 would be God, if it were spiritual? | Col. 3:6 | Now, if it were a literal girl, "Hear- | 19. New Name. ken, O daughter ... consider ... incline | Psa. 45:10 cont. thine ear;" then we can understand na- | "listen" turally. If a girl is going to marry a | Isa. 62:5 man, she has to uproot [from] one family,| Mat. 19:4-6 Mar. 10:7 and join to another. Not completely, but | Mat. 19:29 we understand what we're saying. So if | "learn" she wants to listen and learn; so should | Psa. 45:11 "the king greatly desire thy beauty: for | Eph. 5:23 he is thy Lord, and worship thou him." | | "And the daughter of Tyre shall be there | 20. Radiant Beauty. with a gift." Who's Tyre? Wonder what | Psa. 45:12 (Zep. 2:15) that is? "Even the rich among the people | def. "Tyre" -- (rock) shall intreat thy favour." Rich people | city now Sur, Lebanon want to intreat the favor of this queen? | Eze. 28 (and 26 & 27) "The king's daughter is all glorious | Psa. 45:13 within." How did she become the king's | daughter? "Within?" Why is she glorious | within? Does she have a truth, or some- | Isa. 62:1-2 thin'? Is there some kind of light she | has within her? | | Her clothes are of "wrought gold." She | 21. Prospect of Children. is to be brought to the king in raiment | Psa. 45:14 (cf. Eze. 16:10) of needlework: "the virgins her compan- | Isa. 61:10 ions that follow her shall be brought | Mat. 25:1-13 unto thee." With gladness and rejoicing | Psa. 45:15 shall they be brought. They should enter | into the king's palace." Instead of thy | fathers, it shall be thy children." Now, | Psa. 45:16 what does that mean? | | Well, let's break this down. If Christ | 22. Children for God. is the Son of God, if that's the case, | Heb. 2:1 and if we all are sons of God -- if we | 2 Cor. 6:16-18 believe in Christ, then naturally every | Hos. 1:10 girl would be a daughter of God wouldn't | she? Well, we look up to the Father on | the Throne, of which we want to exalt. | We know that He is greater than all. And | He's Christ's Father, and He's also | everyones Father. And Psalms 83 says, | Psa. 82:6 (should be) God says, I say you are gods, "and all | of you are children of the most High." | | Hosea teaches us, that we're to say, "Ye | 23. King and Law. are not my people." There it should be | Hos. 1:9,10 2:23 said, "Ye are the sons of the living | God." So Christ says in the Gospels, "if | John 10:35 he called them gods, unto whom the word | of God came," the Law can not be broken. | | Well, we're ruining God's Word -- it's | 24. Word and Spirit. God's Spirit. This is what makes us | Eph. 6:17 Rev. 1:16 19:15 become born again, born by the Spirit, | 1 Pet. 1:22-23 the knowledge of God. Well... so, a girl | believes in God, and so does everybody | else that believes in God. So therefore | God the Father has many children doesn't | He. Christ being the firstborn, and ... | Col. 1:18 all thereafter that believe. But instead | of "thy fathers," it should be "thy chil-| Psa. 45:16 dren, whom thou mayest make princes in | all the earth." | | To the person that really doesn't under- | 25. Birth of Human Spirit. stand Scripture, this would seem to be | a very controversial subject. I mean, | Christ never had any wife, [thus it] has | Historically, that is. to be Spiritual. I'll make thy name "re- | Psa. 45:17 Psa. 72:17 membered in all generations: therefore | shall the people praise thee for ever | and ever." | | I. The 1st Seal in the Light | of Revelation 19. | Well even if it is Spiritual we know one | 1. Triangulation. thing. We know -- that the servants of | God know -- that Psalm 45, is the very | prophecy which must be hereafter accord- | ing to the 1st seal. But just to make | sure we know it's going to be fulfilled, | let's turn in our Bible to REVELATION | Yep. It's a sermon. 19. (Just so that we can get a better | caption of what we are really looking | at.) | | Now remember, in the 18th chapter of | 2. Babylon "The Great." Revelation, we know that Babylon the | Rev. 18 Great falls. She made all nations drink | Eze. 26,27,28 of some kind of wine of the wrath of her | Isa. 13:19-20 fornication. Now, we find that something | very bad happens, and then in verse 23 | of Chapter 18 -- no more: light of the | Rev. 18:23 candles shall shine there, nor the voice | Isa. 23:8 of the bridegroom, nor the voice of the | Eze. 26,27,28 bride. | | Well, the merchants, who are the great | 3. "Great Men" of the Earth. men of the earth, it says in verse 23, | Rev. 18:23 cont. and for by their sorceries were all the | Zep. 1:10-11 nations deceived. We all know about -- | capitalization. We know about advertise- | Amos 8:4-7 ment selling something, making it better | than what it really is. For here is | Rev. 18:24 found the blood of prophets, and saints, | Hos. 12:7 "and of all that were slain upon the | earth." You see, just because people | don't accept the truth from God's Word | does not mean it's not Truth? And some | truth that we might teach can get us in | Such as, truth without love. trouble. | | But anyway, in 1st verse, Chapter 19, it | 4. The Gallery Cheers. says, and "after these things I heard a | Rev. 19:1 great voice of much people in heaven, | saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, | and honour, and power, unto the Lord our | God." Why? "For true and righteous are | Rev. 19:2 his judgments." I wonder what his judg- | ments were? | | Isaiah 51 talked about judgments of God. | 5. Righteous Judgment. Says something about, "HEARKEN to me, ye | Isa. 51:1 that seek after righteousness, ye that | seek the LORD: look unto the rock where- | by you're hewn." Again, remember in | Rev. 4:3 Revelation -- God's a rock. If God is a | Deu. 32:31 rock, he's the only one who can make us | 1 Sam. 2:2 new, right? And it says, "look to the | 2 Sam. 22:2,32 [hole of the] pit," from which you're | Psa. 18:2,31 28:1 42:9 dug. | Psa. 62:2,6 71:3 78:35 | 1 Cor. 10:4 | In Isaiah 51, it talks about Abraham and | 6. A Living Law. promises of God. Then it says, "Hearken | Isa. 51:2-3 unto me, my people; and give ear unto me,| Isa. 51:4 O my nation: for a law shall proceed | from me, and I will make my judgment to | rest for a light [of] the people." | Koresh says "to." | Now, we know that [what] the Law of God | 7. Forgive Them. commands is the 10 Commandments, but we | know when God sent His Son into the | world, he was the Law made flesh. And | Gal. 3:17 although he kept the law perfectly; | nonetheless, he also forgave based on | men's ignorance. "Father, forgive them | Luke 23:34 1 Cor. 2:8 for they know not what they do." But he | also committed his Spirit into the hands | Luke 23:46 of God, so that none would be without | Psa. 31:5 1 Pet. 2:23 excuse. | | We all know on the right hand of God | 8. The Whore is Judged. there's more light... more light, to | Not just thunderbolts. be known. So if God's judgments -- which | Rev. 16:all (note :5,7) are the 7 seals -- are righteous and | true... 'cause he judges the great whore.| Rev. 16:19 & Rev. 17 (Which no doubt a whore is not a very | faithful bride, is she? Absolutely not!) | "Which did corrupt the earth with her | Rev. 19:2 17:2 fornication, and hath avenged the blood | of his servants at her hand?" It seems | like this great whore doesn't really com-| mit itself to God, herself to God, does | she? And, she probably will be responsi- | ble for the blood of God's servants, | because she probably won't know where | Or care, preferring vain they're coming from. | imaginings. | "And again they said, Alleluia. And | 9. Do You Care? [her] smoke rose up for ever and ever." | Rev. 19:3 (cf. 14:11) So, we know Babylon-The-Great is a big | Isa. 34:10 whore, right? I mean, she's not really | very faithful, when it comes to God's | Word, when it comes to knowing God's | Truth. And I betcha she's the kind of | person that'll claim to be with a guy, | and love a guy, and not even know where | he's coming from -- that's how most | whores are, isn't it? Just think of how | Isa. 35:16,17 many people claim they love Jesus Christ,| Mal. 3:16 and that there is ... they don't even | know where the seals are found in the | prophecies. Huhhh. I wonder what that | could mean? | | "And the four and twenty elders and the | 10. Prophets and Apostles. four beasts fell down and worshipped God"| Rev. 19:4 who sat upon the Throne. And a voice | Rev. 19:5 came in heaven, verse 5 says, "Praise | our God." How many? "All ye his ser- | vants, and ye that fear him, both small | and great." | | "[And I] heard as it were the voice of a | 11. Alleluia. great multitude, and [as] the voice of | Rev. 19:6 many waters, and as the voice of mighty | thunderings saying, Alleluia: for the | Lord God Omnipotent reigneth." (All Pow- | erful reigns!) | | "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give | 12. The Marriage of the Lamb. honor to him: for the marriage of the | Rev. 19:7 Lamb", (which we learned about in Psalm | Psa. 45:15 45), "is come." So here we see that in | Rom. 7:4 Psalm 45, the Lamb only has to destroy | Hos. 2:18-23 his enemies. And who are his enemies? | Rev. 19:15,21 Those who do not believe the Word of God.| | Now, if a person never had a chance to | 13. Mitigating Circumstances. know -- you've got to forgive 'em -- for | Luke 23:34 they don't know what they do. But should | Mat. 5:44-45 anybody dare try to go against the Truth | of God, and try to hurt Christ, because | Rev. 22:11 they know not, and refuse to know, well | Who of us can judge? then, we're talking somethin' serious. | Who's worthy? | "Let us be glad [and rejoice,] and give | 14. Getting Ready. honour to him: for the marriage of the | Rev. 19:7 Lamb is come, and his wife has made | Rom. 7:4 herself ready." How do you think that | girl in Psalms 45 made herself ready? Do | By putting on the gown? you think she made herself ready by deny-| ing God on the throne? By denying the | importance of the Lamb opening the 1st | seal? Do you think she made herself | ready by denying that Christ had a Key- | of-David? Well, if so then Psalms 45 | wouldn't mean nothing to her, would it? | | But anyway, it says, to her it was gran- | 15. White Bridal Gown. ted "that she should be arrayed in fine | Rev. 19:8 linen, clean and white: for the fine lin-| Psa. 132:9 en is the righteousness of the saints." | Isa. 55:7-9 | My friends, are you right? Are you | 16. Marriage Proposal. right? Don't worry bout me. Are you | right? Does your Father sit on a throne? | Koresh Pops Does He have a Book in his hand? Did He | the Question. give it to the One you say you love? Was | the promise that I come, and my reward | is with me, was that not true? For | John 3:16 someone "that so loved the world, that | Rom. 5:8 he gave his only begotten Son," do you | 1 John 4:7-21 not believe God's Heart indites a good | 1 John 4:1,2 matter? | | The question of the judgment is not | 17. Is Conqueror also Groom?? who's done wrong, or who's done evil. | Koresh's method for The question is, "Who is Worthy?" Now, | examining scripture. Christ doesn't come to be worthy above | you. Christ comes to give you his knowl- | edge, his righteousness. And is it not | Does what you see in the right that Psalms 45 is the same as the | 1st seal depend on whether 1st seal? Is not Revelation 19 confirm- | YOU personally are seeking ing this? | out Christ, or anti-christ? | Well, if she has the righteousness of | 18. Arriving at the Truth. saints, we as saints, should we not know | rightly how to divide the Word of God... | (line upon line, precept on precept; to | Isa. 28:10,13 see here, there; and a little here, and | Isa. 34:16,17 there a little.) ...the Truth of God? | 1 Cor. 2:1-16 | He said, "Write, Blessed are they which | 19. Marriage Supper. are called unto the marriage supper of | Rev. 19:9 the Lamb. And he said unto me, These are | the true sayings of God." Well, some | people may not think so. | | But now notice how John wanted to fall | 20. The Testimony is The Spirit. down and worship before the feet of the | Rev. 19:10 angel which showed him these things? He | said, "See thou do it not" for "I am thy | Same as Rev. 22:8,9 except: fellowservant, and of thy brethren..that | "... the prophets, and of have the testimony of Jesus: worship | them which keep the sayings God: for the testimony of Jesus is the | of book: worship God." spirit of Prophecy." | | What do yo want to do? Do you want to | 21. What are You Looking For? learn about the wrath of Christ by him | riding a white horse into heaven and | Phi. 1:14-19 destroying the unbelievers? Or would you | Are not "bonds" also "seals" rather him just come, and teach you | Phi. 2:1-11 these things ahead of time? | | And John saw, "heaven opened, and behold | 22. Who Gives You Knowledge? a white horse; and he that sat upon him | Rev. 19:11 was called Faithful and True, and in | righteousness he doth judge and make | war." He doesn't do it out of unrigh- | teousness. There's a truth that's almost | 2,000 years old called the Revelation. | And men have built up empires, and chur- | ches, all in the name of Christ. But | have they given to their people the | knowledge of which only the Lamb can | give? No. | | "His eyes were as a flame of fire," the | 23. The Nature of Truth. way he sees with 7 eyes -- really burns. | Rev. 19:12 "And on his head were many crowns." He | takes those from the kings of the Earth, | Rev. 4:10,11 21:24 you know. And he "had a name written, | that no man knew, but he himself." | | People don't understand what the name | 24. The Meaning of Koresh. Koresh means. No one knows. Scholars can | "Cyrus" is the Persian name not tell you. Look at all the concor- | for the sun, and in Hebrew dances, and they don't know. But it's | is "Koresh," which is the found in Isaiah 45. It was originally a | same as the Egyptian "Phrah" name given to a Persian king, who over- | Isa. 45:1+ threw ancient Babylon. But there's a | Rev. 10:1,7 mystery to the name Koresh. He was | "clothed with a vesture dipped in blood,"| Rev. 19:13 because people don't like to learn the | Gen. 37:31 truth that's not out of their own head. | "And his name is called The Word of God."| John 1:1 1 John 5:7 | That's why so many times Christ has to | 25. The Word Paves the Way. be rejected. For people know not the | If the prophets were all killed, Word of God, and without knowing the | their very blood would cry out Word of God -- The Book -- they'll not | from the rocks of earth to give know the seals. Without knowing the | the testimony of the Spirit of seals, they'll do unto Christ, fulfil- | prophecy -- had we not The Word. ling, (Isaiah.. excuse me), Matthew 24, | Mat. 23:34,35 24:28 where the carcass is, "there will the | Heb. 11:4 eagles be gathered together." | Which speaks volumes to | patriots. | Why? Because Isaiah says he'll come with | 26. The Sealed Book is the Word. a strong hand, and what's stronger than | Job 39:27-30 that book of seven seals? That's the | Isa. 11 18 40 Word of God, fulfilling what it says in | John 7:16-18 12:44-49 John: He that believeth on me, believeth | Rev. 5:7 shows the Lamb not on me, but on him that sent me. "For | takes the Book out of my doctrine is not my own, but his that | God's strong right hand sent me." "And the armies" which are "in | -- the hand of power. heaven followed him upon white horses." | Rev. 19:14 There -- that's the Armageddon here -- | clothed in fine linen, white and clean. | And written in black & white | Now, Isaiah 13 will tell you more de- | J. Other Testimony. tail. Just like in Joel 2. You'll also | learn in Joel 2, as well as Zephaniah, | and Amos, and Hosea, all the different | prophecies referring to these seals. | | | K. Unlocking the Psalms. | Now let me emphasize something to you | 1. A Key-of-David. again, when you read Psalms 1, always | Psa. 1:5 keep your mind up-hither -- remember -- | In other words, "on high," I'm giving you a Key-of-David now. | -- look first always for | for God. | I'll share with you. Every time you read | 2. Revelations and Psalms. a psalm, like in Psalms 1, the judgment | is the one spoken of in Revelation 4 and | 5. When you read Psalms 2, `the heathen | Psa. 2:1 that rage, that imagine vain things,' | they're the ones whose thoughts are con- | trary to the thoughts of God. "Against | Psa. 2:2 the Lord, and against his anointed, say- | ing, Let us break their bands asunder | Psa. 2:3 and cast their cords from us." | | You see, when the Lamb comes again, | 3. Breaking the Bands. there's only one way to know who he is, | What's important is that he has to reveal the 7 seals. `That men | the Lamb knows you. may not be judged by the law, for all | Rom. 3:23 have broken the law and come short of | Gal. 3:21-29 glory of God.' That they be might be | judged by nothing more than Truth. | | 'Cause, notice in Psalms 2, `the heathen | 4. God Judges the Nations. rage, and they imagine a vain thing.' | Psa. 2:1-3 They want to stop this anointed one; | `let us break his bands asunder.' What | do you think that is? How many bands are | there on the book? There are seven bands | on the book. Why this is happening today,| A seal is also a vow. and He that sits in heaven, (that's the | Father you know), sitting on the Throne, | He laughs. He laughs while men begin to | Psa. 2:4 make the worst mistake they've ever made.| All the nations, from Babylon, to Persia,| Psa. 2:5 Greece, and Rome, were judged by a judg- | ment, and they fell when it became time | for God to make them fall. | Now, yes, in Psalms 2 it says, "I will | 5. Children of God. declare the decree: the Lord hath said | Psa. 2:7 unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have | I begotten thee." Well, aren't we all | sons of God if we hear the words of God? | | Now, the Psalms are not written because | 6. Warnings of Psalms. Christ is desiring to destroy mankind. | On the contrary. The warnings of Psalms | 1, in the light of the Judgment, is so | that men might fear, and receive redemp- | tion. The same is Psalms 2. Absolute | terrible warnings are given, such as, `I | Psa. 2:8-9 will dash them to pieces with a rod of | iron,' right? We know that Christ would | never want to do that. | | But, finally, it comes to a time when | 7. The Time for Judgment. judgment must begin. Clearly, it says | `Now therefore be ye wise, ye kings of | Psa. 2:10 the earth, be instructed ye judges of | the earth. "Serve the Lord with fear, | Psa. 2:11 rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, | Psa. 2:12 lest he be angry, and ye perish from the | way, when his wrath is kindled but a | little. Blessed are all they that put | their trust in him." | | Now, ministers should show you where the | 8. The High Road. seals are. I have just given you a small | There do seem to be alter- little taste. Is Psalms 45 the same as | nate views of the same Revelation? Doesn't that make it plain? | events; other writings of It's the subject of Christ getting mar- | the Prophets & Apostle's ried [and] a subject of Christ having to | likewise. deal with the enemies, (who believe not | Psa. 1:1-5 God's Word). Does not Psalms 1 teach us | to stand in the Judgment, don't sit in | As in standing the seat of the scornful, or of the sin- | to be married. ners? | | Only God's thoughts are holy. And when | 9. God's Thoughts. God's thoughts be revealed in the seven | "God's thoughts" are only seals, all true Christians should make | a partial aspect of God, that their first and foremost interest. | better is to love God, | (speaking as a child). | In Psalms 2, why do the heathen have to | 10. Heathen Rage. rage, why do they have to fight the guy | Psa. 2:1-3 that's got the seals? | Isn't God's Word more | important than the seals? | In Psalms 3, who's the person there that | 11. Many Say No Hope. says, `Many say of my soul there's no | Psa. 3:2 help for him in God.' | Historically, it's King | David, as he fled from | his son Absalom. | How come people have to judge according | 12. Looking Beyond the Image. to appearances of things, but they won't | There do seem to be mul- open their eyes and ears, and hear where | tiple levels of meaning. a person's coming from? In Psalms 4, who | is the one speaking there where it says, | `O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn | Psa. 4:2 my glory into shame? how long will you | It does seem to be a seek after leasing, and love vanity?' | dialogue between David | and God. | "But know that the LORD has set apart | 13. Set Apart. him that is godly for himself: the LORD | Psa. 4:3 will hear when I call unto him." Who in | the heavens has God separated from all | of heaven, (a part that is godly for him-| How 'bout The Word? self). | | | III. Conclusions. | The Lamb, who wishes to judge no man af- | A. Keep the Word. ter the flesh, but gives to all men a | truth in fulfillment of the testimony of | The passage actually John: that `If you continue in my doc- | says: If you continue trine, then you are my disciples indeed, | in "my word" and ye shall know the truth, and the | John 8:32 truth shall set you free.' | | In Zechariah, who is the man on the red | B. The Rest of the Seals. horse? Doesn't Revelation talk about a | Zec. 1:8 man on a red horse? How does it apply? | Rev. 6:3-4 In the 3rd seal, the Book of Hosea, who | is that merchant man with "the balances | Hos. 10:7 of deceit," that Hosea speaks of? Could | Mic. 6:11 it be that man who has balances -- who's | trying to sell? I mean, what are we | dealing with here? Where is the 4th seal | found in the prophecies? The 5th seal? | The 6th seal? | | The importance of the seals is that if | C. The Importance of the Seals. you do not listen, you are going to end | up making the worst mistake, you've ever | made, in all of your lives. | | We made an agreement, with the ATF | D. ATF Promises agents, that if they would allow me, to | have national coverage with this tape, | that I might give to the world a small | minute... a small minute bit, of the | information that I have tried so hard to | share with people; that if I would do | this, that all the people here at the | facility ("compound" here, as y'all call | it) will give ourselves over to the | world, give ourselves out to you. And | this is what I promised. And this is | what we're going to keep. | | Now remember, Revelation Chapter 13 | E. Those of the Dragon. tells us, very clearly what our ideology | should be toward that beast, and all the | world that wonders after that beast. Who | do they worship? Remember, before I said | it to you, God said it. They worship the | dragon. And will Christ give up on any- | body for worshipping the dragon unwill- | ingly? No. Just like the woman at the | John 4:2 well. `Woman, you know not whom you wor- | The text actually refers ship,' Christ told her. | to "what" -- not "whom. | But now, in Spirit and in Truth, let's | F. Heavenly Perspective. come up hither to where I come from. | Let's believe in a God on the throne | God's not a "what." now. All churches. Papacy, Lutherans, | we're all brethren. But let's get into | unity with one God, one Truth, one Lamb, | 1 Cor. 1:10 one Spirit -- and let's receive the | reward of righteousness. | | Analysts: Stephen Tice Thank you very much. God Bless You. | James Trimm | (Arlington Texas, 4-23-93) This is a *side by side* listing of: (a) the transcript I made from a tape of the broadcast (b) the transcript credited to the Associated Press, as published in one of the local newspapers. More specifically the news service transcription was printed in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Wed. Mar. 3rd, 1993, pp. A16-A17, under "Text of Vernon Howell's Message" and "Text of Vernon Howell's Radio Message Yesterday." It's my opinion that the twisted and mangled news service transcript wrongfully, (and possibly maliciously), exacerbated the confrontation between Davidians and the Law Enforcement Agencies. This is based on o Many phrases were twisted to have almost opposite meaning. o The section about the seven seals was excluded. o Numerous references to Jesus Christ were altered or left out. o Quotes from the Bible book of Revelation were altered. The problem is that Koresh was portrayed as irrational, which is counter to the address he actually presented. He was likely dismissed as being reasonable, and so negotiations degraded from that point on. Most importantly, the considerable Biblical Scriptural content of Koresh's message (a wholly separate issue) was smeared and irresponsibly presented by the news agencies. I've previously posted the Koresh-Text with related Bible passages clearly referenced. Koresh quoted Scripture passages every several lines of the text, and most often correctly and accurately. A cogent message was presented -- all the more amazing considering his injuries, and stress (which suggests he may have had help). However -- the news transcript contorted most of these Scripture quotes quite badly. If you have a copy of a local or national newspaper or magazine transcript of the Koresh-Text, that you'd be willing to send me via US mail, please let me know by email at b645zaw@utarlg.uta.edu (I'd definitely settle for just a note about any transcript or extract that you're aware of, whether mangled or valid). Pondering Points: If you think the news service distortions resulted from simple unfamiliarity with the Biblical material Koresh used in his taped address, then how much more distorted do you think the BATF and FBI "inter- pretations" of Koresh's religious "preachings" might have been?? And, did the Press use people unqualified to do the job??? If so, is this happening constantly? Are situations intentionally polarized and aggravated by the media in order to increase sales? If true -- is this not an alarming threat to our well-being in society -- which requires correction (such as "equal time"). Moreover, the *survivors* of the Davidians who died (such as the children released and those few Davidians remaining) might have a pretty good civil case, as well as, a civil-rights case -- for being intentionally religiously misrepresented. Transcript from Broadcast Tape Transcript from Press Services ========================================= ==================================== March 2nd, 1993. | | My name is Dave Koresh. I'm Speaking to | My name is David Koresh. I'm Speak- you from Mount Carmel center. The first | ing to you from Mount Carmel center. thing that I would like to introduce, in | The first thing I would like to in- our subject, is the reasons for the reve-| troduce in our subject is the reason lation of Jesus Christ. | for the revelation of Jesus Christ. | In the Book of Revelation, commentary | The Book of Revelation doesn't states, that what John has written in | clearly state what John has written Scripture, is nothing other than the | in Scripture, nothing other that the revelation of Jesus Christ which God | revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to him, to show to his servants | gave to him, to show that his ser- things which must shortly come to pass. | vant David must shortly come to And he sent and signified it, signified | pass. And he signified it by his it, by his angel unto his servant John. | angel to his servant John. | Now, John bear the Record of God, and | Now, John bears the record of God as the Word of Christ, and of all things | the word of Christ of all things to that he saw. In the first chapter of | come. In the first chapter of Reve- Revelation it says, "Blessed is the man, | lation it says, 'Blessed is the man, .. blessed is he that readeth, and they | blessed he that readeth and who hear that hear the words of this prophecy, | the words of prophecy, and those who "keep" the things that are | and those keep the things that are written therein, for the time is at | written therein, for the time is at hand." | hand.' | The Scripture states John writes this to | The Scripture says that John writes the seven churches which are in Asia: | this of the seven churches that are Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, Sardis, Phil- | in Asia: Ephesus, Smyrna, Thyatira, adelphia, Laodicea, so forth. Naturally, | Philadelphia, Laodicea, so forth. we must understand that we're not in | Naturally we must understand that Asia. These churches once existed long | we're not in Asia. These churches ago, being beneficiaries of the power | once existed long ago, being benefi- and the gifts of the Gospel. It was ori- | ciaries powered in the gifts of the ginally introduced by, The Man himself. | gospel which was originally intro- Some knew him as Jesus Christ; others | duced by the man himself, people who knew him by the name -- Yeshua. | knew him as J. Christ; others knew | him by Shua. | | What we're trying to present today What we're trying to present today may | may in somewise may shed a better in somewise shed a better light in re- | light in regards to my situation, my gards to my situation and my predicament | predicament here at Mount Carmel. here at Mount Carmel. One point I'd like | One point I'd like to bring out to bring out before we continue, is that | before we continue: that if we take if we take a look at Matthew, Mark, Luke | a look at Matthew, Mark, Luke and and John, we see the "burden of these | John, we see the burden of these ancient writers:" the burden of heart, | ancient writers to learn to part the the burden of mind and spirit, to put in | burden of mind and spirit, to put in a scriptural record, their personal ex- | a scriptural record, their crucial perience with Christ. A record that is | experience with Christ, a record to be received by men, all men, who will | that is to be received by all men receive it. | that will receive it. | The point is true that not all have seen | The point is true that not all have Christ, but it has been in the wisdom of | seen Christ but invented the wisdom God that certain men who were witnesses | of God in certain men who were wit- of his life, and death, and resurrection,| nesses of his life, death and resur- that they would bear witness by the writ-| rection that they would bear witness ten word, and testify to the generations | ... to come, of the terrible happening that | to come of the terrible happenings took place, when the men of that genera- | that took place ... tion would not believe in the man who | through so many obvious evidences proved | beyond shadows of doubt, that he was the | he was challenged now that he was Son of God. | the of God. | But sad to say, if we take a look of the | It's sad to say that if we take a Record of John, the `Gospel Writer' of | look of the record of John ..., say John, say Chapter 7. We see in Scripture | Chapter 7, we see a Scripture John John writes that after certain events, | writes that after certain events, after these things "Jesus walked in | after these things, Jesus walked in Galilee:" he would not walk openly, "he | Galilee; he would not walk amongst would not walk in Jewry," he would not | the Jews walk amongst the Jews, "because the Jews | because the Jews sought to kill him." We might wonder | sought to kill him. You might wonder why? Wasn't Christ a such a good man?? | why? Wasn't Christ a good man? | "Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was | Now the Jews seized the Tabernacle at hand. His brethren therefore said un- | that was at hand ... to him, Depart hence, and go into Judea, | and go into Judea that thy disciples also may see thy | works that thou doeth. For there is no | ... so there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and | man that knows anything ... he himself seeketh to be known openly. | to get to be known openly If thou do these things, show thyself to | if thou do anything, show thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren | the world for neither ... brethren believe in him." Strange statement isn't | believed in him. Strange statement, it? It's funny how that, when men live, | isn't it? It's funny how the man and have to deal with realities of life, | lived with ... the realities of that even a man like Christ, can have to | life, that even a man like Christ meet with unbelief, even from his own | would have to meet with unbelief brethren. | even from his own brethren. | "Then Jesus said unto them, My time is | When Jesus said unto them, "My time not yet come: but your time is alway | is not yet come, but your time is ready." And I'm sure most of all, bible | always ready." And I'm sure most of students will agree, the time referred | my students will agree the time re- to, is the time of his crucifixion. They | ferred to is the time of his cruci- wanted to kill him, and he didn't want | fixion. They wanted to kill him, and to show himself openly. | he didn't want to show himself open- | ly. | Then Jesus said unto them... , (Verse 7) "The world can not hate | "The world can not hate you ... you; but me it hateth, because I testify | It is me that is hated, and I have of it, that the works thereof are evil. | testified that the works of every Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up | evil ... yet unto this feast; for my time is not | My time is not yet full come." When he said these words | yet full come. And he said these to them while he abode still in Galilee. | words while still in Galilee. | "But when his brethren were gone up, | When his brethren had gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not | then went he also up into the fields openly, but as it were in secret." You | not openly, but in secret. You would would wonder why a man like Christ would | wonder why a man like Christ would have something to hide? I mean surely, | have something to hide. I mean sure- the angels would protect him, obviously. | ly, the angels would protect him, A person would think a lot of things | obviously. A person would think a about this strange character, and dispo- | lot of things about this strange cha- sition of character. | racter and disposition of character. | But we're sure -- being Christians -- | But we're sure that Christ knew what that Christ knew what he was doing. And | he was doing. That if you had thought "the Jews [sought] him at the feast, and | he was a theif and said, "Where is said, Where is he? And there was much | he?" there was much ... among the murmuring among the people concerning | people concerning him, but some said, him: [for] some said, He is a good man: | "He is a good man," only today. But others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the | he didn't see what the people, how people. Howbeit no man spake openly of | be it no man say hopefully again for him for fear of the Jews." | fear of the Jews. | Now we understand the Jews at that time | Now we understand that Jews at that had their own religious-political net- | time had their own religious politi- work, didn't they? They were pretty | cal network, didn't they? They were strong in the religious spectrum, al- | pretty strong in the religious sec- though they had no actual political | tor, although they had no actual power. They were subject to the Roman | political power and were subject to government, and not to their own judi- | the Roman government. And that was cial/levitical laws. | traditionally the law. | "Now about the midst of the feast Jesus | Now about the ... of the scene. Je- went up into the temple, and taught. | sus went up to the temple and talked And the Jews marvelled, saying, How | The Jews ... knoweth this man letters, having never | having never learned?" Now in the days of Israel, | learned. Now the days of Israel, most scholars and teachers will agree, | most scholars, teachers will agree that the schools of Israel, ordained | that the schools of Israel ordained by the Sanhedrin and also the Pharisees, | by the king of Egypt and also the were schools similar to the uhh, ones | Pharisees were still subject to the of our own theological schools of today. | ... theological ... of today. | Of which the careful student of Scrip- | I wish they could fulfill the Scrip- ture observes, that nowhere is it writ- | ture that nowhere is it written in ten in the gospel that Christ ever at- | the gospel that Christ ever attended tended these schools. But at the age of | these schools. But at the age of 12, 12, he did enter into the temple, and | he did enter into the temple ... had a most unique and interesting dis- | the most unique and interesting dis- cussion with the religious leaders, of | cussions with the religious leaders which they were quite amazed at, such a | and they were amazed at the young young lad's knowledge of Scripture. | man's knowledge of the Scriptures. | Now this man was teaching something -- | Now this man was teaching ... (no doubt Christ that is) that inspired | Christ that is, that as far as the the people to say, (you know), "How | teachings go, you know, how low is knoweth this man (you know) letters | man that he having never learned?" They marveled. | never learned. They marveled. "Jesus answered them and [said], My doc- | Jesus went to them and said, "My trine is not mine, but his that sent | doctrine is not mine, but his that me." Now, what does that mean? "My doc- | sent me." What does that mean? My trine is not mine, but his that sent me. | doctrine is not mine, but his that If any man, will" (do the will) "do his | sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know [of] the doctrine, | will, he shall know the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak | whether it be a god or whether I of myself." | speak of myself. | Now friends, people that love the Lord, | But friends, people that love the this is where we begin to uhhh, talk | Lord, this is where we begin to talk about some serious things. | about very serious things. | I'm sure you're all aware of how... how | I'm sure you're all aware of how I'm I'm involved in a very serious thing | involved in a very serious thing right now, and I'm sure that a lot of | right now, and I'm sure that a lot you realize that I should be possibly | of you realize that I should be pos- scared, concerned. There's women, child- | sibly scared, and hurt. There's wo- ren, and men involved, in our situation | men, children and men involved in here at Mount Carmel. But I am really | our situation here at Mount Carmel. concerned about the lives of my brethren | But I am really concerned about the here, and also, would be concerned even | lives of my brethren here, and also greater, about the lives of all those in | would be even greater concerned this world. | about the lives of all those in this | world. | You know, without Christ, without Jesus, | You know, without Christ, without we have no hope. Why? Well, because we | Jesus, we have no hope. Why? Well, know that the standard of God's righ- | because we know that the standard of teousness is Law, a law of the Ten Com- | God's rigteousness is law, a law of mandments, a law of statutes and judg- | the Ten Commandments, a law of ments. And which God gave unto Moses | statutes and judgements that which on Sinai, saying this is thy righteous- | God gave to Moses. This is my righ- ness, O Israel. | teousness and wisdom. | But you know, God also gave another law. | But you know, God also gave another A law revolving around a system of shed- | law. A law revolving on a system ding a poor and innocent lamb's blood. | called shedding of horror and inno- So that all who would break the Law of | cent man's blood. But it all would God, who would seek God for forgiveness | break the law of God who would seek and pardon, had to bring a lamb, some- | God for forgiveness and pardon ... thing innocent, and slay it -- although, | had to bring a lamb, something inno- Israel themselves never really knew the | cent and slay it although ... never real meaning of this. Nonetheless, they | knew the real meaning of this. None- were commanded to do it. Also there were | theless, they were commanded to do other sacrifices, such as: turtle-doves, | it, ... the sacrifice of the turtle goats, oxen, red heifers. | dove, red heifer. | But, it was a very sophisticated and | It was a very sophisticated and very very prolific type system of worship. Of | holistic type of worship. Of course, course, God had to give these people | God had to give these people their their own country. He had to give them | own own country and had to give them blessings and things, to be able to per- | ... things to be able to perform form these, rituals. And naturally of | the rituals and ... course, having to slay a lamb for your | lamb for your sins that they sins or such sacrifices, it would defini-| sacrificed. It would definitely keep tely keep a man on guard, not to sin too | a man on guard not to sin too much, much, because otherwise he could lose | because otherwise he could lose his the livestock pretty quick, couldn't he? | livestock pretty quick in the end. | Well anyway, (thanks be unto God), from | Well anyway, thanksgiving to God as far back as Deuteronomy 32, all the | from as far back as the year 32 all way through to Malachi, there has been | the way to Malachi. There has been other writings, writings of the Proph- | other writing, writing of the proph- ets. Writings who do not usurp the au- | ets, writing to that Utopia ... thority of Moses, but actually exalt The | of Moses, but actually it dealt the Law of Moses. But yet there's an addi- | law of Moses with an additional tional testimony. For the same God of | testimony for the same God Heaven -- Who's rich in mercy -- has not | who ... mercy has not only given us only given to men a Law, but also a way | a law but also a way to escape for of escape, for those Repentant Souls who | those ... souls who might fall short might fall short of the glory of God's | of the glory of God's law. Some law. Which some scholars will agree, | scholars will agree that the glory that the glory of God's law is that it's | of God's law is the divine percep- a divine precept of His own character. | tion of an old character. God's God's character is revealed in The Law. | characters are yet the law. | Now, Christ is the only hope for a world | Now, Christ is the only hope for a that sins. Now, how do we know? Well -- | world to mend now. How do we know? The Prophets -- have prophesied? But | Well, the prophet. The prophet died what if we're not familiar with the | But what if we're not familiar with prophets? Well, were the Jews familiar | the prophet? Well, were the Jews with the prophets when this Word-of-God | familiar with the prophet when this was made flesh? When Mary, The Virgin, | word of God was made flesh? When had a baby boy, did everyone believe, | Mary, the virgin, had a baby boy, that she was really a virgin when Christ | did everyone really believe that was conceived? | she was truly a virgin when Christ | was conceived? | If we search the Scriptures, we'll find | We search the Scriptures and we'll in certain arguments the Pharisees con- | find that certain arguments -- the fronted Christ -- and said to him, "We | Pharisees confronted Christ and said be not sons born of fornication." So | to him, "We be not sons born of for- obviously, not everyone believed that he | nication." So obviously, not every- was a child of a virgin birth! If they | one beleived that he was a child of hadn't looked back to Isaiah chapter 8, | a virgin birth. If they hadn't and learned the mystery of Immanuel | looked back to Isaiah ... and -- that a virgin would conceive and bear | learned the mystery of Immanuel, a son -- then they might not really put | that a virgin was conceived ... then too much ahhm... [con]sistency into the | they might not really put too much fact that Christ at that day claimed to | consistency into the fact that that be born of a virgin. I mean, if Isaiah | day Christ claimed to be born of a the prophet was a false prophet, well | virgin. I mean, if Isaiah he prophet then naturally they would conclude that | was a false prophet, well then anyone claiming to have these things | naturally they would be ... having fulfilled would be false, too. | things before would be false, too. | But of course, Christ, he did something | But Christ, he didn't look ... more, than to just fulfill prophecy. He | to just fulfill prophecy. He did did miracles. Miracles of mercy such as: | miracles. Miracles of mercy such as healing the sick, feeding the hungry, | healing sick, feeding the hungry, raising the dead. And if we study we'll | raising the dead, and we said he was see that "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John" | seen. ... Matthew, Mark, Luke and gives us in somewhat, a full view of the | John gives us a full view of the oppositions, and also, the confidements, | opposition and also the confinement that he had in doing these miracles. He | in doing these miracles. gathered many unto him through the means | of these miracles. | | But sad to say, even though he had done | But sad to say, even though he had so many miracles, Scripture says, yet | done so many miracles in his day, when it came right down to it, they did | yet when it came right down to it, not believe in him. It's amazing to | they did not believe in him. It's think that even his own disciples for- | amazing to think that even his own sook him -- except Mary Magdalene. She | disciples were slipping, except Mary stayed with him to the very end, didn't | Magdalene. She stayed with him to she? Last to leave The Cross, first to | the very end, didn't she? Last ..., come to the sepulchre. Now, we need to | first ... to come to .... But we sit here, and we need to ask ourselves | need to sit here and we need to ask the question, `how come the men of that | ourselves the question, How come the generation did not believe in Christ?' | men of that generation did not | believe in Christ? | In Matthew 23, Christ had to say to the | In Matthews 23, Christ had to say to Jews "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem" how often | the Jews, "All of Jerusalem, Jerusa- I would have gathered you, but you would | lem, how often I would have gathered not. Why? He tells them that they have | you, but you would not." Why? He forsaken The Prophets. "Thou that kill- | tells them that they have forsaken est the prophets," how often I would | the prophet. How does the subject of have gathered you. How does the subject | gathering Israel and the prophet of `gathering Israel' and `the prophets' | combine together? Then he tells them combine together? Then he tells them | that their house, their temple, is that their houses, their temple, is left | left in dust to them desolate. | | And that in Matthew 24, as Christ said | and that in Matthew 24 as Christ ... on the Mount of Olives, his disciples | his disciples came to him secretively to ask him, con- | came to him secretly to ask him con- cerning these things. What should be the | cerning these things, that should be sign of thy coming and of the end of the | the sign of my coming, like the end world? Well, Christ begins to tell them, | of the world. Well, Christ began to let no man deceive you, "For many shall | tell them that no man deceives you, come in my name, saying, I am Christ; | ... and my name, and I am Christ. and shall deceive many." | | A lot of bible students think that verse | A lot of bible students think that refers to the people coming, and saying | the verse refers to the people com- that they themselves are Christ. Well, | ing and saying that they themselves naturally, if someone came claiming to | are Christ. Well, actually if be Christ... Christ covers that subject | someone came claiming to be Christ, by saying that if any shall say, Lo he's | Christ covers that subject by saying "in the desert;" believe him not "go not | ... alone in the desert, believe him forth." If he is in the secret chambers; | not ... if he has a secret chamber, "believe it not." | believe him not. | But he goes on to say, that as lightning | But he goes on to say that as light- shines in the east, even to the west, | ning strikes to the east, even to so also shall his coming be. And he goes | the west, will also show in ... me. on to add, but "wheresoever the carcase | He goes on to add, "But wheresoever is, there will the eagles be gathered | the carcass will end, there wil the together." | eagles be gathered together." | Now, unless we knew what was on the mind | Now unless we knew what was on the of Christ, the day he sat with his dis- | mind of Christ the day he sat with ciples on the Mount of Olives, and gave | his disciples ... and gave instruc- the instruction to them according to | tion to them according to Matthew Matthew 24; unless we could look into | 24. Unless we could look into his his mind, we would only have to specu- | mind, we would only have to specu- late, it would only be an opinion to try | late and it would only be an opinion to figure out what it means, "wheresoev- | to try to figure out what it means, er the carcase is, the eagles..." What | "wheresoever the carcass is, the ea- carcass? Whose carcass? What eagles? | gles." What carcass? Whose carcass? What are the eagles? | What eagle? What are the eagles? | Well, Christ tells you of many signs in | Well, Christ tells you ... in Matthew 24. He says, "when ye shall see | Matthew 24. He says that ye shall the abomination of desolation, spoken of | see the abomination of desolation, by Daniel the prophet, stand in the Holy | spoken of by Daniel the prophet, and Place, (of course, it says ye that read- | the Holy Place. Of course, it says eth, let him understand), those who are | ye that read it may not understand. in Judea are supposed to flee to the | mountains. | | Now, what kind of points are these? What | What kind of points are these? What is in the mind of Christ? Is Christ | is in the mind of Christ? Is Christ trying to tell us, that we need to go | trying to tell us that we need to go back and study the prophet Daniel, to | back and study the prophet Daniel? see if maybe Daniel had some insight, in | That maybe Daniel had the inside regards to an abomination that maketh | story on abomination and desolation? desolate? Now, an abomination is some- | Abomination is something thing nobody wants; especially, if it | nobody wants, especially if it makes us desolate. Now, what do these | makes desolate. What do these things things mean? | mean? | Well, we learned earlier in the Book of | Well, we learned earlier in the Book John, Christ stated, "My doctrine is not | of John. Christ stated, "My doctrine mine, but he who sent me." Now, we've | is not mine, but he who sent me. " got "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John" (and | Now we've got Matthew, Mark, Luke everybody in the Christian world his- | and John and everybody in the Chris- tory), to hear these men reveal Christ. | tian world who's free. To hear these The Christ they lived with. The Christ | men reveal Christ, the Christ they they loved. The Christ that they didn't | lived with, the Christ they loved, understand sometimes. The Christ that | the Christ they didn't understand they had to see cruelly mocked, and | sometimes, the Christ they had to beaten, and ridiculed, and rejected, | see cruelly mocked and beaten and and killed. | ridiculed, and killed. But, thanks be unto God on the Cross[!], | But thanks being to God on the their Jesus, stated, "Father, forgive | cross, their Jesus said, "Father them; for they know not what they do." | forgive them, for they know not what And he also said, (which is the point | they do," He also said, which is the that we're fixin' to get into quite hea- | point ... to get into not quite yet, vily), "Father, into thy hand I commit | that "Father, in thy hand I commit my spirit." | my spirit." | Taking from Psalms 31, we begin to see | ... began to see that that Christ is quite well versed in the | Christ is quite well versed in the Scriptures, just like the Gospels tell | Scriptures. us, when he confronted the devil. Always | Always referring against the temptation by sta- | referring the temptation by saying, ting, "It is written, It is written, It | 'It is written, it is written, it is is written." | written.' | Now what is this Spirit of Christ? Well, | Now, what is this spirit of Christ? they pierced his side, and out his side | Well, they pierced his side and out came blood and water. Again another mys- | his side came blood and water. Again tery. Which became something to do with | another mystery. Which became some- eating his body, and drinking his blood, | thing to do with eating his body some implements for The Church. | and drinking his blood. | But, what does these things really mean? | But what do these things really mean? Well, after we've read Acts and learned | Well, after we've read Acts and of the Power on Pentecost -- the "cloven | learned of the pyro ... and glowing tongues of fire" -- that came upon the | tons of fire that came upon the Apostles, who by mercy through Christ, | apostles who by firstly knew Christ were given another chance to recover | were given another chance to recover from their folly; we learned through | from their falling. We learned Romans that there is a righteousness of | through Romans that there is a God in Christ, "declare his righteous- | righteousness in Christ and through ness." | Corinthians ... | We learn in Corinthians 1st and 2nd. We | learn in Ephesians, Galatians, and Phil- | Oh, we have such lipians... Ohh! We have such a wealth: | a wealth of information from such of information, of such intelligent men, | intelligent men who speak sometimes who speak sometimes, very deep mystical | very deep, mythical sayings about a things about a God -- who is in the form | God who is the form of humanity, who of humanity -- who is the Son of God who | is the son of God, who sits at the sits at the right hand of God in the | right hand of God in the highest highest courts of the universe. Who pro- | court in the universe, who promises mises that one day, He will come again. | that one day he will come again. | Well, the last living Apostle, through | Well, the last move is possible this great controversy... (and I might | through this great controversy, And add -- those who persecuted Christ, who | I might add, those who persecuted would not hear him no matter what sign | Christ, who would not hear him no was given) ...also persecuted his disci- | matter what sign was given, also ples. | persecuted his disciples. | And finally, we end up in the Book of | And finally, we end up in the Book Revelation, where John, (the last living | of Revelation, where John, the last disciple on the isle of Patmos), being a | living disciple on the island of ... prisoner for the Word of God and for the | being a prisoner for the word of God testimony of Jesus Christ -- which no | and for the testimony of Jesus doubt is a thing Jesus has to say. Which | Christ, which would probably be would probably be quite controversial to | quite controversial to the saints the things that the Pharisees and Sanhe- | and the Pharisees of the day would drin of the day had to say, we're sure. | have to say, we're sure, ... | He, (being on this isle of Patmos a pri- | on the soner, on the Lord's day), had a vision. | Lord's day had a vision. It states And it states in this vision, (we should | in this vision -- we should all be all be familiar with it hopefully -- or | familiar with it hopefully, or get familiar with it), he has a messen- | get familiar with it -- he has a ger, The Angel Lord come to him, who | messenger who comes to him and identifies himself as the Spirit. And he | identifies himself as the Spirit, is told, to write to the seven churches | and he is told to write to the of Asia. Of which, we can see clearly | seven churches of Asia of which we in the Scriptures, that they were given | can see clearly in the Scriptures specific and direct messages from | that they were given specific and Christ. And in each one of these mes- | direct messages from Christ ... sages, Christ specifically told to the | specifically told the churches what churches what he would have them to do. | he would help them to do. | Now, we know that Christ is the only man | Now we know that Christ is the only in Scripture who ever kept The Law of | man in the Scripture who ever kept God perfectly. We know that, because | the law of God perfectly. We know we've heard the writings of the apostles.| that because we've heard the rite of But, sad to say, the religious leaders | the apostles. But, sad to say, the of his days, and the majority of the | religious leaders of his day and the populace of his days, didn't think so. | majority of the apostles of his day It's funny how that is. It's kind of | didn't think so. It's funny how that like people always like to build the | is. It's kind of like people always sepulchers of the dead prophets, and | like to build the ... garnish their tombs, but yet they hate | and garnish their ... yet they and kill living prophets. Only God knows | hate to kill living prophets. why that is. But nonetheless... | But nonetheless, | To the church (of Ephesus, Smyrna, [Per- | gamos,] Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, | Laodicea -- the churches thus involved, | the ... churches lived to see it. for anyone to read) direct counsel's gi- | For anyone to read direct counsel ven. Beginning with, "UNTO the angel | given, beginning with a name for of the church of Ephesus write; These | church ... things," (then... blah - blah), and what | happens is this message is given. | the rest is given. | And then the decision is up to those who | profess Christ. Each counsel ends with, | "he that hath an ear..." -- to hear -- | (only if you want to know) "let him hear | what the Spirit saith unto the churches."| | Finally, we get to the fourth chapter of | Finally, we get to the fourth chap- Revelation. And the student of Scripture | ter of Revelation, and the student becomes interested in the subject, which | of Scriptures becomes interested in according to John says, "After..." these | the subject, which according to John things, (of course, he was referring to | says, the last part of the 3rd chapter, of the | message to Laodicea). | | He says after these things, | "After these things I fall "And, behold, a door was open in heaven: | behind the road to go to heaven..." and the first voice which" spake to me | "as it were of a trumpet," talked with | me; which says, "come up hither, and I | will shew" you that "which must be here- | after." | | Now, the question to every true Chris- | The question that every true tian is this: Is John telling it as a | Christian is this: Is John telling truth, or is John lying to us? We know | the truth, or is he lying? He know he just gave counsels to the 7 churches | he just gave ... to the seven of Asia, (which were alive and hopefully | churches of Asia ... in good health, when he first gave these | letters to them). But nonetheless, they | being of Asia, are no wise the same peo- | ple of us today, or even of the oncoming | or even of the years thereafter. | oncoming years thereafter. | So, the events of Chapter 4, clearly ex- | So the events of Chapter 4 clearly plained by John, that his messenger as | explained by John that his messenger sent to him stated that he'd be taken up | as sent to him stated that he be hither -- therefore a Door opened into | taken up hither, which must be Heaven (the Bible records), and he would | hereafter. be shown things which must be hereafter, | sometimes after John's day. | | Now what does he behold? In chapter 4 of | Now what does he behold? He says he Revelation, he says that he was in the | is of the spirit, immediately after spirit, "immediately I was in the spirit:| the spirit was behold that a throne and, behold, a throne was set in heaven."| was set in heaven. And he states the And he states that the throne was occu- | throne was occupied. pied, "one sat on the throne." | | And, He that sat upon the Throne, which | What sat on the throne? ... [was] "lined" with jasper and sardine | stone. A careful student of Scripture, | A careful study of Scripture goes knows, all the way through prophecy, all | all the way through prophecy, to the way through the Bible, as far back | the Bible, as far back as the days as the days of Genesis, even to the pro- | of Genesis ... phecy of Deuteronomy 32, where it says, | where it says God is a rock -- `He is a Rock.' And his | God is a rock; he is our rock. work is done in truth and righteousness | -- all the prophets refer to God as a | All the prophets refer to God as a Rock. | rock. | Now here we see in Revelation John like- | wise witnesses God has the appearance of | a jasper and sardine stone. He claims | He claims that there was a rainbow round about the | that there was a rainbow around the throne in sight like an emerald. He care-| throne, fully saw that there were living crea- | that there were living beings tures around the throne saying that God | around the throne, saying that God is "holy, holy, holy ... which was, and | is holy, holy, holy, which was, is is, and is to come." A God, who created | and is to come, God, who created all things, for His pleasure they were | all things, were and are. and are created." | | Now, this instruction emphasizes, that | Now these instructions emphasized there is a God, a kingdom, a judiciary, | that there is a God, a kingdom, a (in the respect that John witnesses that | judiciary and the respect that John there are 24 elders, sitting on 24 | witnesses that there are 24 elders thrones, seems to imply a judgment). But | sitting on 24 thrones seems to im- uniquely enough in this judgment, or in | ply a judgment that uniquely enough this throne, (or in `this heavenly sanc- | in this judgment or in this throne tuary,' as we see from the writings of | or in this heavenly sanctuary as we Paul, the Apostle), Paul talks about the | see in the rise of Paul the apostle. heavenly sanctuary, the heavenly Sion. | Paul talks about the heavenly | things, the heavenly design. | In this sanctuary we see a God, a rain- | In this sanctuary we see a God, a bow, a throne; living creatures stating | rainbow, a throne, that God is holy; which was, and is, and | is-to-come -- God of the past, present, | and future. And that this God, who is | and this God the Creator of all things, is holy and | created all things, is holy and deserves to be worshipped. | deserves to be worshiped. | We continue on in chapter 5, to see that | I beheld, John says, "in the right hand | .... the idea being this of him that sat on the throne a book" or | is in a book or a scroll, sealed a scroll -- "sealed with seven seals." | with a seal. Notice it's written (Notice, it's written on the inside and | on the inside and the backside .... the backside.) Well the meaning of these | Well, the meaning if these things things can only be speculated, until we | can only be speculated until we have solid proof, in other words, unless | have solid proof -- in other words, we were there ourselves to see it, in | unless we were there ourselves to detail. | see it in detail, | then what we are But, what we are allowed to see in the | allowed to see in the Scripture as Scripture, (as John also beholds) [is] a | John also divulges, is this mighty mighty angel. In this throne room were | angel. This angel is this little all these angels, "[ten] thousand times | room with all these angels, thou- ten thousand, and thousands of thou- | sands and thousands, sands," are called together. | | And, this mighty angel questions all | and this mighty angel those in heaven, "Who is worthy to open | questions all those in heaven: "Who this book, and to loose the seven seals | is the one who owns this book and thereof?" Clearly Scripture states, "no | the ..." Clearly the Scriptures say man in heaven, [nor in] earth, neither | that no man have it, neither on under the earth" (of course `buried' in | earth, neither under the earth. other words, we do have dead in this | world, you know), was worthy to open | "neither to look thereon." | | So hey! God says in Scripture, at least | So hey, God says in his book, at John testifies, in Scripture, that the | least John testified in his book Mystery of God -- His Book -- is sealed. | that the mystery of God is sealed. | Well, what happens is, as we continue on | Well, what happens is as we continue we see in Chapter 5, that John begins to | on in Chapter 5 that John begins to weep until one of the elders says, "Weep | weep until one of the others says, not" John "behold, the Lion of the Tribe | "Please do not John; behold the lion of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevail-| of the trial of Judas. ..." ed to open the book, and to loose [the | ... to open the book and to loose seven] seals thereof." (Of which we know | the seal thereof. We know the lamb the Lamb, being a symbol of Christ, is | is the symbol of Christ is brought. brought to view.) | | And, John beheld a lamb, that had been | John beheld a lamb that had been slain "in the midst of the throne and of | slain in the midst of the throne ... the four beasts," and the elders, with | Well, what's the meaning of these seven eyes and seven horns. Well, what's | things? the meaning of these things? | | If God, does have a revelation of Jesus | Christ, which he gives to him to show to | his servants, then here we begin to see | the meaning of these things. We see that | We see that God does have a book, God has a Book, which must be hereafter, | which must be the hereafter (sometime after John's day; can-not be | somewhere -- cannot be before before John's day). The event is clearly | John's day. identified as [one] which must be in the | hereafter. And in this event, there's a | Judgment that takes place. | | The Question -- `Who is worthy?' (The | answer, `No man.') The Answer to this -- | `Only the Lamb.' So, [in] Scripture the | Lamb comes to the One on the Throne and | takes the Book out of his Right Hand, | and all of heaven bows before Him, and | gives Him glory and honor. And then John | And then John beheld a lamb in beheld the Lamb, in Chapter 6, beginning | Chapter 6, beginning to OPEN THE SEALS. | to open the ... | Now, I've heard a lot of statements the | Now, I've heard a lot of statements past couple of days, from people that | the last couple of days from people are versed in Scripture, from people | that are versed in Scripture saying that are students of the Bible, saying | this and that about the meaning of this and saying that about the meaning | these seals. of these seals. But remember, we already | Now remember, we have already seen see that in heaven, Christ, when he | in heaven when Christ reveals the reveals the seals -- He is the only one | seals, he is the only one that can that can do so. And remember, it's al- | do so, and remember the revelation ready been said it's a revelation of | Him, so there's a mystery between God | between God the Father, His Book, and Christ, and | and Christ and the Father and how what He is to reveal. | he is to reveal the seals. | What Scripture does tell us though, is | that John beheld The Lamb open the 1st | seal in chapter 6, there was a noise of | thunder, and one of the 4 beast said | come and see. John witnessed... . John witnessed that when he opened | the 1st seal, there was "behold a white | horse:" and he that sat up on him had a | crown, a bow was given to him, "and he | went forth conquering, and to conquer." | | Well, how does this reveal Christ? Oh, | well, a lot of people will tell you this | was the early christian church. The | white horse is a symbol of purity. Some | even say this is the anti-christ, but | now wait a minute. A lot of opinions | have been given on this subject. | | So also on the 2nd seal. The man on the | red horse has a great sword, going forth | (you know) killing one another... I mean | come on! Is this a revelation of Jesus | Christ? | | o [The first seal] | | One who has "a bow", "conquering and | to conquer" -- sounds like war. | | o And the 2nd seal. | | "A great sword", "that they should | kill one another" -- sounds terrible. | | o The 3rd seal. | | [The] "man on a black horse," has bal- | ances. You know. What's this wheat and | barley stuff? "Hurt not the oil and | the wine." | | o The 4th seal. | | "A pale horse," [and the] name of the | one who sits on there is Death, and | Hell follows him. How can these things | reveal Christ? | | o The 5th seal. | | Souls under [the] altar crying to God | to avenge their blood which was shed | upon the earth. I mean, what is this? | | o The 6th seal. | | Suns and stars being darkened. The hea-| vens depart as a scroll. The sons of | men crying to the rocks and mountains | to hide them from the face of the One | who sets upon the Throne. I mean, The | One who sets upon the Throne -- that's | The Father, that's The Rock, isn't it? | What can these things mean? | How can these things be -- the seven | seals opened? o The 7th seal is opened. | | And all of a sudden `the angel at the | altar.' Then we begin to see the open- | We will begin to see the opening ing of the trumpets. | of the seventh seal -- | Remember now, the 7th seal, contains all | contains all the information for the the information from that point -- to | Bible. the rest of the Bible. The trumpets con- | tain a very interesting and unique story,| but remember, we've got to understand | `how to find the key' to interpret these | We have to find a key to understand things -- not with our opinions, but | these things. The only way we can do with the Mind of God. And no one can do | that is to have the fear of God. that, unless we have the Spirit of God. | And no one can have that, unless God | gives it to us. | | Now let me review. | | Notice how during the 6th seal, the | question is asked in the time of God's | apparent wrath, who shall be able to | stand? "For the [great] day of his wrath | is come; and who shall be able to stand?"| | Notice, how that in, the next chapter, | chapter 7, NOT an additional seal is | opened, but an answer. John sees that he | John sees that he beheld four angels beheld "four angels standing on the four | scattered to the four corners of the corners of the earth, holding the four | earth. winds of the earth, that the wind should | not blow on the earth, nor on the [sea, | nor on any tree.]" | | And he saw an "angel ascending from the | east, having the seal of The Living | God:" What could that seal be? Who is | The Living God? Is the Living God the | One on the Throne? Does the Living God | The living God has something that have something that we need to know? | we need to know, Does the Living God have some kind of | seal? What could the SEAL be? We know | there's seven seals, but that's sealed. | No one can know that, but Christ. Well, | who is that angel from the east? | | Yes, in Matthew 24, a lot of ministers | confront me and say, there will be many | false prophets in the latter days. For | remember, Christ told his disciples | then, that when they see the "abomina- | tion of desolation," as spoken of by the | Prophet Daniel, they would understand | something. And he also said, that when | they shall say `[he's] in the desert...' | [then] go not forth, `he's in the secret | chamber, believe it not.' For as light- | ning in the east, shall shine unto the | west; so also [shall the ] Son of man be.| | [When the] 7th seal opens -- there's | and the seven seals silence. And 7 angels and 7 trumpets pre-| have seven angels and seven trumpets. pare themselves to sound. And it appears | that some terrible plagues takes place. | What could these things mean? Well, just | as there was an interruption under the | 6th seal, so is there an interruption | under the 6th trumpet. Under the 6th | trumpet we learn about a mighty army of | 200 million. What are they doing? | | Well, we see, that during the break of | In chapter 10, a mighty angel comes this in chapter 10, a Mighty Angel comes | down from heaven and speeds through down from heaven, "clothed with a cloud, | the clouds and the fire, and he has .. his face ... as it were the sun ... | in his hand a little book open. He his feet are pillars of fire" and he has | puts his right foot upon the earth "in his hand a little book opened." He | ... and cries and the lion roars. puts his right foot on the [sea], left | foot on the [earth] and cries and a lion | roars. And when he had cried, "seven | thunders uttered their voices." Now what | are these 7 thunders? What do these | What do these things mean? What are things mean? How do we categorize this | we really looking at? book? What are we really looking at? | Well... | | Remember, it is the Revelation of Jesus | The revelation is the revelation of Christ, which God gave to Him, and re- | Jesus Christ that God gave to him, member the most fearful warning, ever | and remember the most fearful given to man in Scripture is the warning | warning ever given to man is the found in Revelation 22, where Christ | warning found in Revelation 22, says, "For I testify to every man that | where Christ said, "For I testify to hears the word of this prophecy: If any | every man to ever hear the word of man should add to the words of this | this prophecy: If any man should add prophecy, God shall add unto him the | to the words of this prophecy, God plagues that are written in this pro- | shall add unto him the plague that phecy. And, if any man shall take away | reaps this prophecy; if any man from the words of this prophecy, God | shall take away from the words of shall take away his name out of the | this prophecy, God shall take away Lamb's Book of Life, and from the things | ... the glance of life, the things in prophecy." | in life of this prophecy. | Now that's fearful. That means the book | Now that's spiritual. That means the is not to be messed with or pranked with | book is not to be messed with or by anybody who would dare, think, that | pranked with by anybody who would they, can by speculation, or private | dare think that they can make specu- opinions, unlock the mysteries of the | lations or private opinions or seals and what they contain. Remember | unlock the mystery of the seven the events of the 7th seal, contained | seals and what they contain. Remem- from the 7th chapter on -- the trumpets | ber the event of the seventh seal. and the information thereof, just as the | Contained from the seventh chapter 6th seal contains information thereof. | on, the trumpets and the information | thereof, just as the sixth seal | contains information thereof. | Well then, what must be hereafter, after | Well then, what must be hereafter, John's day? A revelation of who? Who | John says? A revelation of who? Who gave it to him? Who only can reveal it, | gave it to him? Who only can reveal (Revelation 22)? Who's going to come? | it -- who can come -- what can one What's he going to bring, his reward? | bring? What is his reward? Is it true in Isaiah | What reward? ... 40 & 41 that, He's going to come with a | Will he come strong hand? Who is the "Behold my ser- | with a strong hand? vant, whom I uphold?" What do these | What do these things mean? | things mean? Well, we know in the 1st seal, that | We know in the first seal that Christ opens it and we hear the noise of | Christ opens it and we hear the thunder. One of the 4 beasts says, "Come | noise of thunder. One of the four and see." And behold a white horse. "He | kings says, come and see and behold that sat upon him had a bow; [and] a | a white horse. He that sat upon him crown was given unto him: and he went | had a bow. A crown was set upon him forth conquering, and to conquer." | and he went forth to conquer. | Well, in order to understand this seal, | Well, in order to understand this we have to find out a secret about | seal, we have to find out a secret Christ. In the counsel to the church | about Christ. And to the aides of of Philadelphia, we see Christ addresses | the church of Philadelphia, we see that church in chapter 3 of Revelation, | Christ addresses them with this with this message: "And to the angel of | message: "Of he that is holy, of he the church of Philadelphia write; These | that has the key of David, he that things saith he that is holy ... he that | open it and no man shut it, and shut hath the key of David, he that openeth, | it and no man open it" -- this from and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and | Chapter 3 of Revelation. no man openeth." | | Well, what does he mean to this church, | Well, what does this door opening "I ... set before thee an open door, and | and shutting mean? no man can shut it: for thou hast a lit- | tle strength?" What could this mean? | What is the Key-of-David? Isaiah 22 | Isaiah 22 talks talks about the Key-of-David, but it re- | about the key of David but refers to fers to "Eliakim." But still, what is | Hilkiah. But still, what is the key the Key-of-David? | of David -- what does this mean? | Well, of ancient times, Christ being the | Well, I think at the time, Christ root and offspring of David. David was a | being the root offspring of David, great king in Israel. And David was | David was a great king in Israel. If anointed of God, being a shepherd lad. | David was an ordant of God, being a But through the power of God he was able | shepherd lad and to the power of God to overthrow, the greatest obstacle in | he was able to overthrow the his day, Goliath, the Philistine. Using | greatest ..., Goliath, in his day. 5 smooth stones, he chose one, and it | ... sunk deep into the forehead of the giant.| | Well, what happens is this. We see that | Well, we see that this David wrote this David wrote 150 Psalms that are | 150 Psalms that are published in published in most Bibles of today's | most Bibles of today's modern world. modern world. Now I say that because | Now I say that because some scholars some scholars will agree, that there are | will agree that there are other other psalms, too. But as far as the | psalms, too. But as far as the King King James, and the books of that cali- | James and the books of that caliber, ber, we have 150 psalms. | we have 150 psalms. | Well, our subject is the 1st seal. We | Well, our subject is the first seal. don't want to have any opinions, though. | We don't want to have any opinions, We just want to simply... see if we | though; we just want to simply the can't find the mystery of God in the | mystery of God in the prophets. prophets. | | Well, let's turn in our Bible to Psalm | Well, let's turn in our Bible to 45, and let's see if we can't get some | Psalm 45, and let's see if we can't kind of hint in regards to what the 1st | get some kind of hint to what the seal is. It states here (this is the | first seal is. It states here -- King James Version) -- "my heart is | this is the King James Version -- inditing a good matter. I speak of the | "My heart invited a good matter. I things which I have made, touching the | speak of the things which I have king." What could it possibly mean? What | made touching the king." What could does it mean, "my heart is inditing a | it possibly mean? What does it mean good matter?" Does that mean "my heart | about the king, about somebody's is inditing a good matter?" Is some- | heart? body's heart inditing a good matter? | "I speak of things I have made touching | the king." Does that mean by interpre- | tation "I speak of the things I have | made touching the king?" Is our subject | Is our subject about a king about a king? Is our subject about some- | or a person's heart? Is he talking body's heart? Is our subject about "my | about Solomon? tongue is the pen of a ready writer?" | | Now, who is talking here? Well, natural- | ly David of Old is talking here -- cor- | rect? Well, who is the king he's talking | about? Solomon?? Well, let's see. "Thou | art fairer than the children of men: | grace is poured into thy lips: therefore | "... therefore God blessed me God has blessed thee for ever." Well, | forever ... Solomon was a wise man wasn't he? Ok, it | says here, "Gird thy sword upon thy | thigh, O most mighty, [] with thy glory | and thy majesty." "And in thy majesty | in thy majesty ride ride prosperously because of truth ..." | prosperously because the truth ... | I wonder what Solomon rides? Probably, | rides a horse, doesn't he? "...and meek- | ness and righteousness; and thy right | and thy right hand shall teach thee hand shall teach thee terrible things." | terrible things ... Huh? I guess with a sword in you right | hand, you could learn a lot of terrible | things. Whoa (in verse 5), "Thine arrows | are sharp in the heart of the King's | enemies; whereby the people fall under | thee." Hmmm. Solomon doesn't seem really | like too nice of a guy. That is if | you're enemy. | | But anyway, "Thy throne, O God, is for | .." (Huh? Wait a minute!) "Thy throne, | thy throne, oh God, is for ever." O God is for ever and..." (Now, wait a | minute.) Is David saying that Solomon is | Is David saying that Solomon is God? God? No, he's probably just saying that | He's probably saying that God is God is God. Huh. Well, why would a pro- | God. Why would a prophecy about phecy about Solomon have to do with | Solomon have to do with God's God's throne? "Thy throne, O God, is for | throne? What could this possibly ever and ever: the sceptre of thy king- | mean? Let's take a look. dom is a right sceptre. Though lovest | righteousness, and hateth wickedness: | therefore God, thy God..." (Wait a min- | ute.) "...therefore God, thy God," what | could this possibly mean? Who is what | God? "Thy God, hath anointed thee with | the oil of gladness above thy fellows." | This is very strange, or is it? | | Well, let's look at it again a little | closer. Scripture says that David was a | Scripture says that David was made man after God's own heart. (Although | for God's own heart. Although David David transgressed, and that in no wise | is like God's Heart.) But nonetheless, | ... by God's heart ... David was a prophet, and he was in- | spired. Could it be that David was used | Could it be that David was used by by God to write down God's messages that | God to write down God's messages would one day be revealed by Christ? If | that would one day be revealed by Christ does have the Key-of-David, would | Christ? If Christ does have the key he not be able to reveal -- the Heart of | of David, would he not be able to God? | reveal the heart of God? | God in heaven looks to be a Rock, does- | God in heaven looks to be a rock, n't he? `Oh hard rock God, right. God's | doesn't he? Oh God, hard rock, but long, God's hard...' but wait a minute. | wait a minute ... through Christ we Through Christ we can see that God is | can see that God is not as hard as not as hard as you think he is. Look at | you think he is. God. Come up hither, in the light of | Come up hither in the light of the judgment, and see the Father on the | judgment and see the Father on the throne. See the book in his right hand, | throne. See the Father on the and watch him give it to Christ, and | throne. See the book in his right watch him open the 1st seal. And let's | hand and watch him give it to Christ see about this man on the white horse | and watch him open the first seal, who has a crown and a bow. | and let's see about the man on the | white horse with a crown and bow. | Now, God is the one who has written, "My | Now God is the one who is ridden. heart is inditing a good matter: I speak | My heart sank in that. ... of things which I have made..." Is God a | Is God a maker? Is he Creator? What does he want | maker or a creator? to talk about? [The] things he's made | touching the king. Who is the king? | Who is the king? Could it be Christ? "My tongue is the | Could it be Christ? pen of a ready writer." Did God write a | Did God write a book? Does God want to talk about His | book? Does God want to talk about Son according to a Book? Well, what does | his son according to the book? What God then think about His Son? | then, does God think about his son? | "Thou art fairer than the children of | men." Well, if that's what God thinks? | ... Although I did decree Although, Isaiah 53 says, that they will | this ... when you see there's no see in him no beauty or desire him; God, | ... desiring, God never left us. nevertheless says, "He is fairer than | He's found the children of men. the children of men." Why?! "Grace, is | One, grace is poured into thy lips. poured into thy lips." Huh? I guess | I guess whatever Christ says those whatever Christ says, those who hear it, | who hear it will find grace, won't will find grace, won't they. Therefore, | they? Therefore God has blessed me "God has blessed thee for ever." | forever. | Well. "Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O | ... Thy sword upon thy most mighty." Is Christ the most mighty? | side, oh most mighty? Is Christ the "With thy glory and thy majesty," I mean | most mighty? With thy glory and thy it seems like in Revelation all of Heav- | majesty? I mean, it seems like in en bowed before the Lamb, did they not? | Revelation like all of heaven bowed | before the Lamb, did they not? | That's a lot of glory. "For thou were | That's a lot of glory ... power, slain to receive power, honour, glory, | honor, glory, riches, kingdom, riches, wisdom, kingdom, might," Oooh! | might. Whoa, that a lot of That's a lot of inheritance there. Espe- | inheritance there. But in the gospel cially in the Gospel when it says, "I | it says I've received all things of have received all things from my | my father ... Father. | | "And in thy majesty ride prosperously | So what could this truth be? What because of truth." So what could this | truth in the Bible talks about truth be? What truth, in the Bible talks | riding a horse prosperously and its about riding a horse prosperously, and | truth? Could it be Revelation? Could its truth? Could it be Revelation? Could | it be the first seal, maybe a truth it be the 1st seal? Maybe a truth about | about Christ, maybe a truth about Christ? Maybe a truth about him being a | him being a king with a crown; could king, (which is a crown)? Could it be a | it be a truth about him having a truth, about him having a horse, riding, | horse, riding conquering as a conquering, and to conqueror? Huh. | conqueror? | So because of truth, the truth of God's | So in the cause of truth, the truth Book, the heart intention of He's indit- | of God took the heart ... and he ed. His tongue is the pen of a ready | doesn't say nothing about the writer. And he doesn't say nothing in | judgement. the judgement. You see, He just gives it | You see he just gives it to the to the Lamb. And, you know the Lamb: | lamb, and you know the lamb ... rides prosperously; writes in truth, in | terrible thing. meekness and righteousness, "And thy | right hand shall teach thee terrible | things." Oooh. Well, what's that in his | Ooh. So in his right right hand -- a sword or a book? | hand, a sword or a book -- | Well, what does this book teach? `My ar- | well what does this book teach? My rows are sharp in the heart of the kings | arrows are sharp in the heart of the enemies.' Surely, Solomon... was he a | kings enemies. Surely, Solomon was killer? Did he kill for God? Christ, is | he a killer? Did he kill for God? he a killer? Did he kill for God? Will | Christ, is he a killer? Did he kill Christ ever destroy the wicked, whereby | for God? Will christ ever destroy the people fall under the ? | the wicked. What kind of gospel is this? | | What kind of gospel is this? My "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:| throne, oh God, is forever and ever. Is Christ God? "The sceptre of thy king- | Is Christ God? The scepter of thy dom is a right sceptre." I mean, does he | king, the right scepter -- does he deserve to rule? Why? | deserve to rule? Why? | Does he love righteousness and hate wick-| Does he love rigteousness and hate edness? Therefore God... is not Christ's | wickedness? Therefore God is not a God... thy God? Is not his God -- the | Christ God. My God is not his God, Father? Is he not going to anoint him | the Father? Is he not going to above (with oil of gladness) above his | ignore him above that ... above his fellows? What is this oil of gladness? | fellows? | "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and | All thy garments .. that made me aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory | glad; I mean, should Christ ever be palaces," what about it made thee glad? | made glad? What is that, where did I mean, should Christ ever be made glad? | that take place? Where's this at? When's this take place? | | "Kings' daughters were among the honour- | The king's daughters were among the able women." What's that? "Upon thy | honorable women? What's that? How right hand did stand the queen in gold | can this be Christ? Christ is God. of Ophir. "How can this be Christ? | What would he be doing with a woman? Christ is God. What would he be doing | Well, maybe she's the church. Maybe with a woman? Well, maybe she's the | she's the spiritual church. church. Maybe she's the spiritual | church. Well, who's the king's daughters | Who's the king's daughters then? then? Hmmm. Maybe there's more than one | Maybe there's more than one church. church. | | Well, whatever it may be, we know in | Well, whatever it may be, we know in verse 10, whether it's a spiritual | verse 10 whether it's a spiritual church, or a literal woman, there's one | church or a literal woman, there's thing required. "Hearken, O daughter, | one thing required. "Harken, oh and consider..." Consider what? Consider | daughter, and consider." Consider God's heart inditing in good matter. | what? Consider God's heart ... ? Consider Who the King is. Consider who's | Consider who the king is? Consider going to be the Powerful One. Who's go- | who's going to be the powerful one, ing to win, considering about the Throne | who's going to win? Consider about of God. Considering maybe Revelation -- | the throne of God? Consider maybe who the Father gives The Book to. | Revelation? Who the Father gives the | book to? | "Incline thine ear; forget also thine | "Incline thine end, forget ... thy own people, and thy father's house." | own people thy father's house." Well, if this was a spiritual church, it | Well, if this was a spiritual would seem kind of funny, for God to | church, it seems kind of funny for tell the spiritual church, to forget her | God to tell the spiritual church to own people, (which would be her denomi- | forget her own people and fear the nation of the Father's house), which | domination of the father's house and would be..., well I thought her father | be -- well, I thought her own would be God, if it were spiritual? | father would be God if it were | spiritual. | Now, if it were a literal girl, "Hear- | Now, if it were a literal girl -- ken, O daughter ... consider ... incline | 'Harken, oh daughter, consider, thine ear;" then we can understand na- | incline thine ends' -- we can turally. If a girl is going to marry a | understand. Now if a ... girl is man, she has to uproot [from] one family,| going to marry a man, she has to and join to another. Not completely, but | uproot the one family and join to we understand what we're saying. So if | another. Not completely, but we she wants to listen and learn; so should | understand what we're saying. So if "the king greatly desire thy beauty: for | she wants to listen and learn "so he is thy Lord, and worship thou him." | should the king greatly desire thy | beauty, for he is thou lord, and | worship thou him. | "And the daughter of Tyre shall be there | And the daughter Tyre shall be with a gift." Who's Tyre? Wonder what | with him again." Who's Tyre? Wonder that is? "Even the rich among the people | what that is "Even the rich among shall intreat thy favour." Rich people | thy people shall entreat thy favor." want to intreat the favor of this queen? | Rich people want to treat the favor "The king's daughter is all glorious | of the queen? "The king's daughter within." How did she become the king's | is all ..." How did she become the daughter? "Within?" Why is she glorious | king's daughter? ... why does she within? Does she have a truth, or some- | grow ... does she have a truth or thin'? Is there some kind of light she | something? Is there some kind of has within her? | light she has within her? | Her clothes are of "wrought gold." She | Her clothes are of raw gold. She is is to be brought to the king in raiment | to be brought to the king in raiment of needlework: "the virgins her compan- | of needlework. The virgins, her ions that follow her shall be brought | companions that follow her should be unto thee." With gladness and rejoicing | brought to thee with gladness; shall they be brought. They should enter | rejoicing they be brought. They into the king's palace." Instead of thy | should enter in the king's palace. fathers, it shall be thy children." Now, | Instead of my father, it shall be what does that mean? | thy children." What does that mean? | Well, let's break this down. If Christ | Well, let's break this down. If is the Son of God, if that's the case, | Christ is the son of God, if that's and if we all are sons of God -- if we | the case, and if we all are sons of believe in Christ, then naturally every | God, if we believe in Christ, then girl would be a daughter of God wouldn't | naturally every girl would be a she? Well, we look up to the Father on | daughter of God, wouldn't she? When the Throne, of which we want to exalt. | we look up to the Father on the We know that He is greater than all. And | throne ... we know that he is He's Christ's Father, and He's also | greater than all. And he's Christ's everyones Father. And Psalms 83 says, | Father and He's also everyone's God says, I say you are gods, "and all | father ... of you are children of the most High." | | Hosea teaches us, that we're to say, "Ye | Hosea teaches us that we're to say, are not my people." There it should be | 'You're not my people"; there should said, "Ye are the sons of the living | be said, 'You're the son of the God." So Christ says in the Gospels, "if | living God." So ... says in in the he called them gods, unto whom the word | Gospels, if he calls him God then of God came," the Law can not be broken. | the word of God of ... will not be | broken. | Well, we're ruining God's Word -- it's | Well, we're ruining God's Word and God's Spirit. This is what makes us | God's Spirit. This is what makes us become born again, born by the Spirit, | become born again, born by the the knowledge of God. Well... so, a girl | Spirit ... Well, so, a girl believes believes in God, and so does everybody | in God; so does everybody else that else that believes in God. So therefore | believes in God. So therefore God God the Father has many children doesn't | the Father has many children, He. Christ being the firstborn, and ... | doesn't he? Christ being the all thereafter that believe. But instead | firstborn and all thereafter ... But of "thy fathers," it should be "thy chil-| instead of they father, it should be dren, whom thou mayest make princes in | thy children. "Now man's ... all the earth." | presence on all the earth." | To the person that really doesn't under- | To the person that really doesn't stand Scripture, this would seem to be | understand Scripture, this would a very controversial subject. I mean, | seem to be a very controversial Christ never had any wife, [thus it] has | subject. I mean, Christ never had to be Spiritual. I'll make thy name "re- | any wife. Has to be Spiritual. "I'll membered in all generations: therefore | make thy name remembered in all shall the people praise thee for ever | generations therefore, so the and ever." | people praise thee forever and | ever." | Well even if it is Spiritual we know one | Well even if it is spiritual, we thing. We know -- that the servants of | know one thing: We ... the spirits God know -- that Psalm 45, is the very | of God know that Psalm 45 is the prophecy which must be hereafter accord- | very prophecy which must be ing to the 1st seal. But just to make | hereafter according to the first sure we know it's going to be fulfilled, | seal. But just to make sure that let's turn in our Bible to REVELATION | it's going to be fulfilled, let's 19. (Just so that we can get a better | turn in our Bible to Revelation 19. caption of what we are really looking | Just so we can get a better chapter at.) | of what we are really looking at. | Now remember, in the 18th chapter of | Now remember, in the 18th chapter of Revelation, we know that Babylon the | Revelation we know that was the Great falls. She made all nations drink | great call. He made all nations of some kind of wine of the wrath of her | drink of some wine of the wrath of fornication. Now, we find that something | fornication. Then we find something very bad happens, and then in verse 23 | very bad happens, and then verse 23 of Chapter 18 -- no more: light of the | of Chapter 18, "no more at all candles shall shine there, nor the voice | candles will shine there ... the of the bridegroom, nor the voice of the | voice of the bridegroom and the bride. | voice of the bride." | Well, the merchants, who are the great | Well, the merchants of the earth ... men of the earth, it says in verse 23, | says in verse 23: "And for by thy and for by their sorceries were all the | sorceries were all the nations de- nations deceived. We all know about -- | ceived." We all know about capitali- capitalization. We know about advertise- | zation; we know about advertisement, ment selling something, making it better | selling something, making something than what it really is. For here is | better than it really is. "For here found the blood of prophets, and saints, | is found the blood of prophets, "and of all that were slain upon the | saints of all who were slain upon earth." You see, just because people | the Earth." You see, just because don't accept the truth from God's Word | people don't accept the truth of does not mean it's not Truth? And some | God's word does not mean it's not truth that we might teach can get us in | true. And some truth that we might trouble. | teach can get us in trouble. | But anyway, in 1st verse, Chapter 19, it | But anyway, in ... Chapter 19 it says, and "after these things I heard a | says, "And after these things I great voice of much people in heaven, | heard a great voice ... from heaven. saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, | Halelujah. Salvation, and glory, and and honour, and power, unto the Lord our | honor, and power to the Lord our God." Why? "For true and righteous are | God. Why? ... his judgments." I wonder what his judg- | ments were? | | Isaiah 51 talked about judgments of God. | Isaiah 51 talks about judgments of Says something about, "HEARKEN to me, ye | God. Says something about hard for that seek after righteousness, ye that | me to seek after righteousness, yet seek the LORD: look unto the rock where- | I seek the Lord, look to the rock by you're hewn." Again, remember in | ..." Again, remember in Revelation, Revelation -- God's a rock. If God is a | God the rock? If God is a rock, he's rock, he's the only one who can make us | the only one who can make us new, new, right? And it says, "look to the | right? And it says look to the pit [hole of the] pit," from which you're | for which you've dug in Isaiah 51. dug. | In Isaiah 51, it talks about Abraham and | Talks about Abraham and promises of promises of God. Then it says, "Hearken | God. "Hearken unto me, my people; unto me, my people; and give ear unto me,| and give ear unto me. O my nation. O my nation: for a law shall proceed | For laws are received from me and I from me, and I will make my judgment to | will make my judgments rest, for a rest for a light [of] the people." | light to the people." | Now, we know that [what] the Law of God | Now we know that the Law of God commands is the 10 Commandments, but we | commands. Now we know what God and know when God sent His Son into the | his sons of the world -- he was the world, he was the Law made flesh. And | Law made flesh. And though he kept although he kept the law perfectly; | the law perfectly, nonetheless he nonetheless, he also forgave based on | also forgave based on men's men's ignorance. "Father, forgive them | ignorance. "Father, forgive for for they know not what they do." But he | they know not what they do." ... also committed his Spirit into the hands | of God, so that none would be without | excuse. | | We all know on the right hand of God | We all know on the right hand of God there's more light... more light, to | there's more light, more light to be be known. So if God's judgments -- which | known. So if God's judgment of the are the 7 seals -- are righteous and | seven seals are righteous and true, true... 'cause he judges the great whore.| 'cause he judges the great whore, (Which no doubt a whore is not a very | which no doubt a whore is not a very faithful bride, is she? Absolutely not!) | faithful bride, is she? Absolutely | not: | "Which did corrupt the earth with her | "Which did corrupt the earth with fornication, and hath avenged the blood | her fornication and revenge at the of his servants at her hand?" It seems | blood of his servants at her hand?" like this great whore doesn't really com-| Seems like this great whore doesn't mit itself to God, herself to God, does | commit itself to God, herself to she? And, she probably will be responsi- | God, does she? She probably will be ble for the blood of God's servants, | responsible for the blood of God's because she probably won't know where | servants; she probably won't know they're coming from. | where they're coming from ... | "And again they said, Alleluia. And | [her] smoke rose up for ever and ever." | So, we know Babylon-The-Great is a big | I mean, she's whore, right? I mean, she's not really | not really very faithful when it very faithful, when it comes to God's | comes to God's word, when it comes Word, when it comes to knowing God's | to knowing God's truth. And I think Truth. And I betcha she's the kind of | that the kind of personal thing to person that'll claim to be with a guy, | be with a guy and love a guy and not and love a guy, and not even know where | even know where he's coming from -- he's coming from -- that's how most | that's how most whores are isn't it? whores are, isn't it? Just think of how | Think of how many people claim they many people claim they love Jesus Christ,| love Jesus Christ and that there is and that there is ... they don't even | truth and they don't even know where know where the seals are found in the | the seals are found in the prophecies. Huhhh. I wonder what that | prophecies. Huh, wonder what that could mean? | could mean? | "And the four and twenty elders and the | And the .. elders, the four thieves four beasts fell down and worshipped God"| fell down and worshiped God instead who sat upon the Throne. And a voice | of on a throne, and a voice came in came in heaven, verse 5 says, "Praise | heaven ... verse 5 says, "Praise our our God." How many? "All ye his ser- | God. How many, all of your servants vants, and ye that fear him, both small | ... and great." | | "[And I] heard as it were the voice of a | heard the voice of a great great multitude, and [as] the voice of | multitude, heard the voice of many many waters, and as the voice of mighty | waters, the voice of mighty thunderings saying, Alleluia: for the | thunderings saying, 'Halelujah,' for Lord God Omnipotent reigneth." (All Pow- | the Lord God omnipotent reigneth." erful reigns!) | | "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give | "Let us ... and rejoice and give honor to him: for the marriage of the | honor to him, for the marriage and Lamb", (which we learned about in Psalm | the lamb, which the marriage and 45), "is come." So here we see that in | the lamb" -- which we learned about Psalm 45, the Lamb only has to destroy | in Psalm 45 -- is come." So here we his enemies. And who are his enemies? | see that in Psalm 45 the lamb only Those who do not believe the Word of God.| has to destroy his enemy. And who | are his enemies? Those who do not | believe the word of God. | Now, if a person never had a chance to | Now if a person never had a chance know -- you've got to forgive 'em -- for | to know, you've got to forgive 'em, they don't know what they do. But should | for they don't know what they do. anybody dare try to go against the Truth | But should anybody dare to go of God, and try to hurt Christ, because | against the truth of God and try to they know not, and refuse to know, well | hurt Christ because they know not, then, we're talking somethin' serious. | and refuse to know, then we're talk- | ing something serious. | "Let us be glad [and rejoice,] and give | "Let us be glad and give honor to honour to him: for the marriage of the | him, for the marriage of the lamb Lamb is come, and his wife has made | has come and his wife has made herself ready." How do you think that | herself ready." How do you think girl in Psalms 45 made herself ready? Do | that girl in Psalm 45 made herself you think she made herself ready by deny-| ready? You think she made herself ing God on the throne? By denying the | ready by denying God on the throne? importance of the Lamb opening the 1st | By denying the importance of the seal? Do you think she made herself | lamb on the first seal? Do you think ready by denying that Christ had a Key- | she made herself ready by denying of-David? Well, if so then Psalms 45 | that Christ had a ... of David? wouldn't mean nothing to her, would it? | Well, if so then Psalm 45 wouldn't | mean nothing to her, would it? | But anyway, it says, to her it was gran- | But anyway, it says, "To her it was ted "that she should be arrayed in fine | granted that she should arrayed linen, clean and white: for the fine lin-| in fine linen, clean and white, for en is the righteousness of the saints." | the fine linen is the rigteousness | of the saints." | My friends, are you right? Are you | My friends, are you right? Are you right? Don't worry bout me. Are you | right? Don't worry about me. Are you right? Does your Father sit on a throne? | right? Does your Father sit on a Does He have a Book in his hand? Did He | throne? Does he have a book in his give it to the One you say you love? Was | hands? Did he give it to the one you the promise that I come, and my reward | say you love? Was the promise that I is with me, was that not true? For | come ... with me, was that not true? someone "that so loved the world, that | Was someone that so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son," do you | that gave his only begotten son, do not believe God's Heart indites a good | you not believe ... matter? | | The question of the judgment is not | The question of the judgment is not who's done wrong, or who's done evil. | whether you're doing wrong or you've The question is, "Who is Worthy?" Now, | done evil. The question is, who's Christ doesn't come to be worthy above | worthy. Now, Christ doesn't come to you. Christ comes to give you his knowl- | be worthy of us. Christ comes to edge, his righteousness. And is it not | give you his knowledge, his right- right that Psalms 45 is the same as the | eousness. Is it not right that Psalm 1st seal? Is not Revelation 19 confirm- | 45 is the same as the first seal? Is ing this? | not Revelation 19 that confirms this? | Well, if she has the righteousness of | Well, if she has the righteousness saints, we as saints, should we not know | of saints, we as saints, do we not rightly how to divide the Word of God... | know rightly how to divide the word (line upon line, precept on precept; to | of God, line upon line, ... see here, there; and a little here, and | precepts, is he here, there, and a there a little.) ...the Truth of God? | little here and there a little? The | truth of God? | He said, "Write, Blessed are they which | He said, "Be right; blessed are they are called unto the marriage supper of | which are called to the marriage ... the Lamb. And he said unto me, These are | of the lamb." And he said unto me, the true sayings of God." Well, some | 'Here are the true sayings of God.' people may not think so. | Well, some people may not think so. | But now notice how John wanted to fall | But now notice how John wanted to down and worship before the feet of the | fall down and worship before the angel which showed him these things? He | seat of the angel before some of said, "See thou do it not" for "I am thy | these things? He said, "Heed unto it fellowservant, and of thy brethren..that | not, round thy fellow servants and have the testimony of Jesus: worship | thy brethren at the testimony of God: for the testimony of Jesus is the | Jesus." Worship God. The testimony spirit of Prophecy." | of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. | What do yo want to do? Do you want to | What do you want to do? You want to learn about the wrath of Christ by him | learn the wrath of Christ by him riding a white horse into heaven and | riding a white horse into heaven and destroying the unbelievers? Or would you | destroying the unbeleivers? Or would rather him just come, and teach you | you rather him just come, and teach these things ahead of time? | you these things ahead of time? | And John saw, "heaven opened, and behold | "And John saw him and opened and a white horse; and he that sat upon him | behold, a white horse. And he that was called Faithful and True, and in | sit upon him was called faithful and righteousness he doth judge and make | true. And if right ... judge make war." He doesn't do it out of unrigh- | war." He doesn't do it out of teousness. There's a truth that's almost | unrighteousness. There's a truth 2,000 years old called the Revelation. | almost 2,000 years old called the And men have built up empires, and chur- | Revelation. And men have built ches, all in the name of Christ. But | empires, churches, all in the name have they given to their people the | of Christ. But have they given to knowledge of which only the Lamb can | their people the knowledge of which give? No. | only the lamb can give? No. | "His eyes were as a flame of fire," the | "His eyes were a flame of fire, the way he sees with 7 eyes -- really burns. | way he sees, seven eyes will be "And on his head were many crowns." He | burned, and on his head were many takes those from the kings of the Earth, | crowns." Takes those from the kings you know. And he "had a name written, | of the Earth, you know. And he had that no man knew, but he himself." | a name written that no man knew but | himself. | People don't understand what the name | People don't understand what the Koresh means. No one knows. Scholars can | name Koresh means. No one knows; not tell you. Look at all the concor- | scholars could not tell you; you dances, and they don't know. But it's | look at all the courses they don't found in Isaiah 45. It was originally a | know, but it's found in Isaiah 45. name given to a Persian king, who over- | It was originally a name given to a threw ancient Babylon. But there's a | Persian king ... But there's a mystery to the name Koresh. He was | mystery to the name Koresh. He was "clothed with a vesture dipped in blood,"| clothed in a ... dipped in blood because people don't like to learn the | 'cause people don't like to learn truth that's not out of their own head. | truth that's not out of their own "And his name is called The Word of God."| head, and his name is called the | Word of God. | That's why so many times Christ has to | That's why so many times Christ has be rejected. For people know not the | to be rejected. For people know not Word of God, and without knowing the | the word of God, and without knowing Word of God -- The Book -- they'll not | the word of God, the book, they'll know the seals. Without knowing the | not know the seals. Without knowing seals, they'll do unto Christ, fulfil- | the seals, the ... of Christ, ling, (Isaiah.. excuse me), Matthew 24, | fulfilling Isaiah, should be Matthew where the carcass is, "there will the | 24, where the carcass is, there will eagles be gathered together." | be eagles gathered together. | Why? Because Isaiah says he'll come with | Why, because Isaiah ... strong hand, a strong hand, and what's stronger than | and what's stronger than that book that book of seven seals? That's the | of seven seals, that's the word of Word of God, fulfilling what it says in | God, fulfilling what it says in John: He that believeth on me, believeth | John. "He that believeth ... on me not on me, but on him that sent me. "For | believeth not on me but on him that my doctrine is not my own, but his that | sent me. For my ... is not my own sent me." "And the armies" which are "in | but his that sent me. And the armies heaven followed him upon white horses." | which are in Heaven follow him upon There -- that's the Armageddon here -- | white horses. There. That's the clothed in fine linen, white and clean. | Armageddon here. Clothed in white | linen, fine and clean. | Now, Isaiah 13 will tell you more de- | Now, Isaiah 13 will tell you tail. Just like in Joel 2. You'll also | more detail. Just like in Job 2.... learn in Joel 2, as well as Zephaniah, | and Amos, and Hosea, all the different | prophecies referring to these seals. | | Now let me emphasize something to you | Now let me emphasize something to again, when you read Psalms 1, always | you again ... keep your mind up-hither -- remember -- | Remember, I'm giving you a Key-of-David now. | I'm giving you a key of David now ... | I'll share with you. Every time you read | Every time you read a psalm, like in a psalm, like in Psalms 1, the judgment | Psalm 1, the judge is the one spoke is the one spoken of in Revelation 4 and | of in Revelation 4 and 5. 5. When you read Psalms 2, `the heathen | When you read Psalm 2, the heathens that rage, that imagine vain things,' | that rage, that imagine vain things, they're the ones whose thoughts are con- | they're the ones whose thoughts are trary to the thoughts of God. "Against | contrary to the thoughts of God, the Lord, and against his anointed, say- | against the Lord and against his ing, Let us break their bands asunder | anointed, saying, "Let us break and cast their cords from us." | their bands asunder and cast their | cords from them." | You see, when the Lamb comes again, | You see, when the lamb comes again, there's only one way to know who he is, | there's only one way to know who he he has to reveal the 7 seals. `That men | is: He has to reveal the seven may not be judged by the law, for all | seals. "That man must not be judged have broken the law and come short of | by the law, for all have broke the glory of God.' That they be might be | the law come short of the ... of judged by nothing more than Truth. | God. That they be ... but truth." | 'Cause, notice in Psalms 2, `the heathen | But notice in Psalm 2: The heathen rage, and they imagine a vain thing.' | rage and imagine vain things; they They want to stop this anointed one; | want to stop this anointed one, `let us break his bands asunder.' What | 'cause, to make his bands asunder. do you think that is? How many bands are | What do you think that is, I mean there on the book? There are seven bands | bands ... there are seven bands on on the book. Why this is happening today,| the book. This is happening today. and He that sits in heaven, (that's the | He that sits in heaven -- that's the Father you know), sitting on the Throne, | Father, you know, sitting on the He laughs. He laughs while men begin to | throne. He laughs! He laughs while make the worst mistake they've ever made.| man began to make the the worst mis- All the nations, from Babylon, to Persia,| take they've ever made. All the na- Greece, and Rome, were judged by a judg- | tions ... were judged by a judgment ment, and they fell when it became time | and they fell when it became time for God to make them fall. | for God to make them fall. | Now, yes, in Psalms 2 it says, "I will | Now, yes, in Psalms 2 it says, "I declare the decree: the Lord hath said | will declare the decree the Lord unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have | said unto me: Thou art my Son; this I begotten thee." Well, aren't we all | day have I begotten thee." Well, sons of God if we hear the words of God? | aren't we all sons of God if we hear | the words of God? | Now, the Psalms are not written because | Christ is desiring to destroy mankind. | On the contrary. The warnings of Psalms | 1, in the light of the Judgment, is so | that men might fear, and receive redemp- | tion. The same is Psalms 2. Absolute | ... Absolute terrible warnings are given, such as, `I | terrible warnings are given ... will dash them to pieces with a rod of | iron,' right? We know that Christ would | We know Christ would never want to never want to do that. | do that. | But, finally, it comes to a time when | The ... comes to a time when judgment must begin. Clearly, it says | the judgement when it begins, clear- `Now therefore be ye wise, ye kings of | ly it says, now this will be why he the earth, be instructed ye judges of | came to the earth ... the earth. "Serve the Lord with fear, | rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, | lest he be angry, and ye perish from the | way, when his wrath is kindled but a | little. Blessed are all they that put | their trust in him." | | Now, ministers should show you where the | Now, ministers should show you where seals are. I have just given you a small | the seals are. I have given you a little taste. Is Psalms 45 the same as | small taste. Is Psalm 45 the same as Revelation? Doesn't that make it plain? | Revelation? Doesn't that make it It's the subject of Christ getting mar- | plain? ... Christ getting married ried [and] a subject of Christ having to | ... Christ having to do with the deal with the enemies, (who believe not | enemies who believed not God's Word. God's Word). Does not Psalms 1 teach us | Does not Psalm 1 teach us to stand to stand in the Judgment, don't sit in | in the judgment, don't receive ... the seat of the scornful, or of the sin- | the scorn of the sinners. ners? | | Only God's thoughts are holy. And when | Only God's thoughts are holy. And God's thoughts be revealed in the seven | when God's thoughts be revealed in seals, all true Christians should make | the seven seals, all true Christians that their first and foremost interest. | should make that their foremost | interest. | In Psalms 2, why do the heathen have to | In Psalm 2, why do the rage, why do they have to fight the guy | heathen rage, why do they have to that's got the seals? | fight the guy that's got the seals? | In Psalms 3, who's the person there that | says, `Many say of my soul there's no | help for him in God.' | | How come people have to judge according | ... How come people have to judge to appearances of things, but they won't | according to appearances and say open their eyes and ears, and hear where | that they won't open their eyes and a person's coming from? In Psalms 4, who | ears and hear where a person's com- is the one speaking there where it says, | ing from? In Psalms 4, who is the `O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn | one speaking there when it says, my glory into shame? how long will you | "... sons of man, how long will you seek after leasing, and love vanity?' | turn my glory to shame? How long | will you seek after leasing and love | vanity?" | "But know that the LORD has set apart | him that is godly for himself: the LORD | ... The Lord will hear will hear when I call unto him." Who in | when I call unto him. Who in the the heavens has God separated from all | heavens has God separated from all of heaven, (a part that is godly for him-| of heaven? ... self). | | The Lamb, who wishes to judge no man af- | The lamb wishes to judge no man as ter the flesh, but gives to all men a | to the flesh but gives to all men a truth in fulfillment of the testimony of | truth in fulfillment of the testi- John: that `If you continue in my doc- | mony of John. trine, then you are my disciples indeed, | and ye shall know the truth, and the | "... You shall know the truth, and truth shall set you free.' | the truth shall set you free." | In Zechariah, who is the man on the red | In Zechariah, who is the man on the horse? Doesn't Revelation talk about a | red horse? Does Revelation talk man on a red horse? How does it apply? | about men on a red horse? How does In the 3rd seal, the Book of Hosea, who | it apply? ... In the Book of Hosea is that merchant man with "the balances | who is that merchant man ... of deceit," that Hosea speaks of? Could | that Hosea speaks of? ... it be that man who has balances -- who's | Is he tring to sell? trying to sell? I mean, what are we | I mean, what are we dealing with dealing with here? Where is the 4th seal | here? Where is the fourth seal found found in the prophecies? The 5th seal? | in the prophecies? Where is the The 6th seal? | fifth seal? The sixth seal? | The importance of the seals is that if | The importance of these seals is, if you do not listen, you are going to end | you do not listen, you are going to up making the worst mistake, you've ever | make the worst mistake you've ever made, in all of your lives. | made in all your life. | We made an agreement, with the ATF | We made an agreement with ATF agents agents, that if they would allow me, to | that they would allow me to have na- have national coverage with this tape, | tional coverage of this tape that I that I might give to the world a small | might give to the world all ... of minute... a small minute bit, of the | information that I have tried so information that I have tried so hard to | hard to share with people -- that if share with people; that if I would do | I would do this that all the people this, that all the people here at the | here at the facility, compound here, facility ("compound" here, as y'all call | which y'all call it, will give our- it) will give ourselves over to the | selves over to the world, give our- world, give ourselves out to you. And | selves out to you; this is what I this is what I promised. And this is | promised; this is what we're going what we're going to keep. | to keep. | Now remember, Revelation Chapter 13 | Now, Revelation Chapter 13 tells us tells us, very clearly what our ideology | very clearly what our ideology should be toward that beast, and all the | should be ... and all the world that wonders after that beast. Who | world that wonders that ... who do they worship? Remember, before I said | do they worship? Remember before I it to you, God said it. They worship the | said it to you, God said it. ... dragon. And will Christ give up on any- | body for worshipping the dragon unwill- | ingly? No. Just like the woman at the | well. `Woman, you know not whom you wor- | ship,' Christ told her. | | But now, in Spirit and in Truth, let's | But now in spirit and in Truth, come up hither to where I come from. | let's come up here when I come from. Let's believe in a God on the throne | Let's believe in a God on the throne now. All churches. Papacy, Lutherans, | now, all churches ... we're all we're all brethren. But let's get into | brethren. But let's get into unity unity with one God, one Truth, one Lamb, | with one God, one truth, one lamb, one Spirit -- and let's receive the | one spirit, and let's receive the reward of righteousness. | reward of righteousness. | Thank you very much. God Bless You. | Thank you very much. God Bless. | -- J -- | | stephen (b645zaw@utarlg.uta.edu) Arlington Texas 4-30-93

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