January 8,2001  


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Truth You Can't Deny about End Time Prophecy

Chapter 1
Introduction

Chapter 2
The Church at End Times

Chapter 3
Substance & Shadow

Chapter 4
The Feasts of the Jews Become the Promises of God to the Church

Chapter 5
The Rapture of the Church

Chapter 6
God Always Warns His People

 

Rapture Series

Preface
Tabernacle In the Wilderness

Class I
Shadows of things to come

Class II
Old man Moses had a feast
part1

Class III
Old man Moses had a feast
part 2

Class IV
Substance and shadow

Class V
God Set the time
Paul sets us straight

Class VI
Giving as an Object of Faith

 

The End Time Awareness Bible Study 

 Part I
The Prophecy of Daniel
 

Part  II
The Book of Revelation
 

Part  III
The Rapture of the Church

 

THE PRECISION OF PAUL
 ON THE RAPTURE.

THEN, WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN"
part I

PAUL ALWAYS SPOKE WITH PRECISION
part II

PAUL AND HIS PRECISION
PART III

PAUL AND HIS PRECISION
PART IV

PAUL AND HIS PRECISION
PART V

PAUL AND HIS PRECISION
PART VI

 

THE TIME AND THE PLACE

part I

part II

part III

The Apostle Paul and the Seven Churches

PRAYER AND THE ORDER IN GOD’S HOUSE

The Apostle Paul on the the table of the Lord part 1

The Apostle Paul on the the table of the Lord part 2

53 Days of Promises

Letter to P

The Truth You Can't Deny

Mathew 24

It was All for the Jews

Follow the Yellow Brick Road


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Daniel part 1
Daniel part 2
Daniel part 3

Prophecy fulfilled at the Waldorf

Just Thinking Out Loud
Still Thinking Out Loud

2nd Esdras Part 1
2nd Esdras Part 2

Revelation Part I
Revelation Part II 
Revelation Part III part 1
Revelation Part III part 2

Thessalonian Springtime

The Silence of the Church

Time Marches On

Clearing Away The Doubts

Tis the Season to be Raptured

A Shmita Year

Adequate Witness

I'm Back

Victims of Tradition

God’s Plan Is To Share The Land

Christianity a Lifestyle?

 "SECRET PLOT" IS  MORE APT DESCRIPTION

Outline of Christianity

The Beginning of the End

Question from a watcher

Conversation with J

Can You Dig It?

The Unfolding of Peace

Meaning of Life

Why There is Dancing in the Streets

The Time We Live In

Roadmap To The Rapture

Letter to Colin

When is First Fruits

Update on the Uprooting

Questions Questions Questions

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

The Hashemite Connection

Happy New Year

The Blind Lead the Blind

Wake Up Watchers!  Spring is just around the corner

Blind or Refusing to See?

Stuck in the Glue of Time!

The apostle Paul On the Restraining Force

THE FEAST OF THE JEWS AND THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

THE RAPTURE IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE

QUESTION ON THE RESTRAINING FORCE

LETTER FROM A PASTOR EVERYONE SHOULD READ

Letter to a Watcher

SPRING IS COMING!

DO ALL THE DEAD RISE ON FIRST FRUITS?

BACKGROUND STUDY - THE HASHEMITE KING

LETTER TO A WATCHER ABOUT THE RAPTURE

WHY YOU CAN KNOW THE DAY OF THE RAPTURE

SPRINGTIME ALERT!

TESTIMONIAL

NEWS UPDATE ON THE MIDEAST!

AN INTERESTING QUESTION

ANOTHER INTERESTING QUESTION

THE SAUDI PRINCE

NEWS UPDATE

UPDATE ON THE LAST DAYS

A WORD ON GOD'S PLAN

RESURRECTION MESSAGE & QUESTION ANSWERED

UPDATE FROM BROTHER SAL

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY DEFINED

UPDATE ON WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

UPDATE AND COMMENTARY

CHN Commentary
World Stage Update
end of spring 2002

WHILE BUSH BEATS THE DRUMS OF
WAR

Numerology part 1

Numerology part 2

Time for Peace

The True Voice of Islam

Comments on the King's Letter

How I see it

  How I see it Follow up

Letter to Stan

Mathew's Account

THE VIEW FROM AFAR

War war with Saddam

Preterism

On the Iraqi Front

A Post Saddam Iraq

Letter to C

More great questions!

More Great Questions

An Important day for watchers

BAPTISM & HEAVEN

Iraq war: Strategic choice for Jordan

70 years of captivity

THE CONCEPT OF EMPIRE

Paul's Joyous Spring Time

Dear Mr. Akinbode Akinola

Back from Hana

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2nd Esdras Part 1

Greetings Watchers!

The Mideast continues in it's charade while behind the scenes, it's still peace that they pursue. The only war that will happen in the Mideast will be a local war of uprooting, and since that will be a mostly Moslem conflict, I doubt you will see Israel involved. And, if I understand scripture correctly, it occurs after the peace, not before. Peace is the cessation of againstness. The againstness is so great at this time that they know that the only option is peace - or better yet, to forestall the inevitable, that begins after three and a half years of relative calm. Now, I know that a lot of you disagree, and that's your right. I stand on my understanding of scripture on the subject, and I have stated my case in my teaching. Now, it's time to watch. So, keep watching, but stay far back from it, so you can see it all, and fit the each days occurrences into proper perspective. That's what I'm doing right now, and while doing it, I've been preparing a new teaching. You can be sure that when something of meaning happens, I will be commenting on it.

Now, many of you have requested that I teach on the second book of Esdras, which contains the prophecy of the fourth kingdom of Daniel, Rome. Talk about a faith building study, as well as a historical confirmation of our present day stage of history. This teaching is in three parts.

As you know, Esdras II is not included in the authorized version, but is in the Apocrypha. In my studies, I have used the translation by Dr. Edgar J. Goodspeed.

One of the tragedies of the Apocrypha is that it's not received the continued attention of men of faith and the kind of rebuttal to higher criticism for example as the book of Daniel has received, because it was taken out of the King James and the authorized versions. If the criticism, by critics of Biblical inspiration had been allowed the final word, Daniel would be the product of multiple authors, because of the different languages in it's composition, and would have become history, written long after the events it records, instead of prophecy. Daniel would have been destroyed, but because it was part of the traditionally accepted book, scholars of equal ability countered and overcame the arguments of those critics.

Now, you will read in this Apocrypha that Esdras was composed at some later date. The tragedy is that when the Puritans and The American and British Bible Society took the Apocrypha out of the authorized versions, it ceased to be defended, and scholarship on the side of faith ceased to be applied.

Now, don't send me letters that I'm adding or taking away from scripture by this teaching. That verse that warns of that applies only to the book of Revelation, wherein it's written. Besides Deuteronomy defines the test of a prophet. The only test of a prophet is what he says, comes to pass.

Now, Esdras is but Ezra, with a different spelling, so we are talking about the same person as is already included in the authorized version. This is the second book of Ezra, part of the books that were part of the books from before the time of Jesus. The reason it's not part of scripture anymore is because it isn't proven whether Ezra wrote it, or whether it was written by someone else who used his name. In either case, it is agreed that it was written before the birth of Christ. So the test, of the test of a prophet from Deuteronomy applies, and the test of a prophet is what he say comes to pass.

As usual, the vision afforded by hind sight is 20/20. But, first some commentary.

Ezra: "I slept that night, and the following one, and it came to pass on the second night, that I had a dream. Behold there came up out of the sea, and eagle with 12 feather covered wings and three heads."

There is no similarity between the American Bald Eagle and the eagle that was the ancient symbol of the Hittite's, that in 202 B.C., was grabbed by the Roman forces, and made their symbol, later to become, in their heraldry, the two headed eagle in both the ancient German Empire and the Russian Empire. Some people think that it was the golden eagle that inhabited large parts of middle Asia, but the American Bald Eagle, is an entirely different bird. Don't overdo the symbols, keep the symbols in their context. It's like the parables. Parables illustrate truth, they don't command truth. You don't write your doctrine on parable, the parable illustrates the doctrine.

There is a Lion of Judah, but the ancient Lion of Babylon was Satan's counterfeit, as the incarnate Christ is the way in which God would redeem mankind. And the seed of the woman would bruise the head of the serpent, so, immediately Satan began his counterfeit job with Nimrod and Semiramis, who claims that her son Tammuz, was the god Nimrod, reborn from a sunbeam's conception. Satan imitates, and the eagle Ezra is speaking of is not the American bald eagle.

It's important to remember to always view these end time prophecies within their landscape, that time has been passing over, and how hearing what they says will further our understanding of how to recognize when those times arrive, when God returns to complete His covenant with the Jews and Tribes.

Recall also that these prophecies were written to them, wherein lies the benefit to those who were grafted on to their tree. If these be the "End Times", then suddenly, the time is within sight for fulfillment of the promise to the Church. If Ezra is a prophet, and if he is a magnifying glass that zeros us in closer on the time factor, as was Daniel, then we should study what he has to say.

 EZRA: I looked and there came up out of the sea, an eagle, with 12 feather covered wings and three heads.

Now, this is no different than the kind of dreams that Daniel had, and yet generations of the church have grown up listening to Daniel as scripture, and have never even heard of Esdras. In Nebuchadnezzar's vision, the head of gold was followed by arms and breast of silver, was followed by the sides of brass, followed by the legs of iron, and in Daniels vision, there was the Lion followed by the Bear, followed by the Leopard, and then the nondescript beast, not given a name because Daniel saw no way from nature to recognize this beast for it's awesome qualities. Now another prophet, Ezra, has a dream about that kingdom. 

ESDRAS II Part I of III THE PROPHECY

Ezra: I slept that night, and the following one, and it came to pass on the second night, that I had a dream. I looked and there came up out of the sea, an eagle, with 12 feather covered wings and three heads. I looked and behold he spread his wings over the whole earth. And all the winds of heaven blew about him and the clouds gathered about him, and I looked, and out of his wings grew additional wings. They became small, dwarfish wings, but his heads were resting.

The middle head was greater than the other heads, but it was resting like them. And I looked and the eagle flew with his wings to reign over the earth and over those who live on it and I saw that everything under heaven was subject to him, and no one opposed him nor any creature that was on the earth. And I looked, and behold the eagle rose upon his talons and uttered his voice to his wings saying, do not all watch at once, sleep, each in his own place, and watch by turns, but let the heads be reserved for the last.

And I looked and behold the voice did not come from his head, but from the midst of his body. I counted his additional wings and behold there were eight of them. I looked and behold on the right side (looking north - the viewpoint of the vision), one wing arose and it reigned over the whole earth. It came to pass that after it reigned, it disappeared. Even in the place where it had been couldn't be seen, and the second arose and reigned and it ruled a long time. It came to pass after it had reigned it also came to an end, so that it disappeared like the first, and behold a voice was heard saying, listen, you that have ruled the earth so long, I make this proclamation to you before you begin to disappear. No one after you will rule as long as you have ruled, or even half as long. Then the third wing raised itself up and ruled like the former one and it also disappeared. And so it fell to all the wings one by one to be Emperor and then to disappear again.

I looked and behold in due time the additional wings on the right side raised themselves up in order to be Emperor. There were some of them that succeeded, but immediately disappeared. Some of them raised themselves up, but didn't remain Emperor.

I looked and behold the twelve wings and the two little wings disappeared and nothing was left on the eagles body except the three heads that were resting and six little wings. And I looked and behold, from the six little wings, two separated and stayed under the head on the right side. But, four stayed in their place. I looked and behold, these four additional wings planed to raise themselves up and be Emperor. And, I looked and behold, one raised itself up and immediately disappeared. A second raised up and disappeared more quickly than the first. I looked and behold the two that were left also planned to reign. But, while they were planning it, behold, one of the resting heads, the one in the middle awoke. For it was greater than the other two heads. I saw how the two heads were united with it.

Behold the heads turned with the one that were with it and it ate up the additional wings that had planned to reign. Moreover, this head made itself master of the whole earth and ruled very oppressively over it's inhabitants. It had more power over the world than all the wings that had gone before. Afterward I looked and behold, the middle head suddenly disappeared, just as the wings had done. But the two heads remained and they also reigned over the earth and over it's inhabitants. And I looked and behold, the head on the right side ate up the one on the left.

Then I heard a voice say unto me - look before ye and think about what you see. And, I looked, and behold, what seemed to be a lion rose out of the forest roaring and I heard how he uttered a mans voice to the eagle and spoke saying, listen and I will speak to you, the Most High says to you, are you not all that's left of the four animals that I made to reign in My world, so that through them the end of my times might come? And you are the fourth to come. You've conquered all the animals that are past and you've held the world in subjection and great terror and the whole earth with harsh suppression. You've lived so long in the world with deceit. You've not judged the earth with truth. You've persecuted the meek, and hurt the peaceable, you've hated those who tell the truth and love liars, and you've destroyed the dwellings of the fruitful and torn down the walls of those who've done you no harm. Your insolence has reached the Most High, you've tried the Might One, the Most High has looked to his times, and behold has run their course. There ended. His ages are completed. Therefore you will surely disappear you eagles, and your dreadful wings and your wicked additional wings, and your malignant heads and your cruel talons, and your whole worthless body. So that the whole earth may be freed from your violence and be refreshed and relieved in hope for the justice and mercy of Him who made her.

It came to pass that while the lion was saying these words to the eagle that I looked and behold, the head that had been left disappeared. And the two wings which had gone over to it lifted themselves up to reign. Their reign was short and full of uproar. I looked and behold they also disappeared. And the whole body of the eagle was burned, and the earth was panic stricken. Then because of great disturbance of mind and great fear, I awoke and I said to my Spirit, behold you brought this upon me, because you tried to search out the ways of the Most High. (Note: To get the best understanding of this, go back over it and draw on a piece of paper the description, and see what you come out with. It's interesting and fun.)

Behold I'm still weary in mind and very weak in my Spirit. There is not the least strength left in me because of the great fear which I felt this night, so now I will entreat the Most High to strengthen me to the end. And I said, Sovereign Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, and if I am counted upright by you beyond many, and if my prayer has indeed come up before your face, strengthen me and show your slave the meaning and explanation of this dreadful vision so as to comfort my soul fully, for you've thought me worthy to be shown the end of times and the last of them. 

And He said to me, this is the meaning of this vision that you have seen. As for the eagle that you saw rising from the sea, it was the fourth kingdom that appeared in a vision to your brother Daniel.

Through Daniel He paints the landscape of the entire end times, but without regard for time. Ezra now, focuses on a specific part of Daniel's prophecy that telescopes us further into the time when the end will come. This is what happened in between the time of Rome, when John was writing Revelation, and our present day stage of history.

Ezra tells us this is what happens. Here's where we see whether old Ezra can carve his place as a prophet of God, whether in the cannon of God's word or not, who when he says something, it comes to pass.

EZRA: And He said to me, this is the meaning of this vision that you have seen. As for the eagle that you saw rising from the sea, it was the fourth kingdom that appeared in a vision to your brother Daniel. But it was not explained to him as I now explain it to you and have explained it.

Why?!!

Because Daniel was inquiring about Judah, and God was going to reveal to Daniel what was going to happen to Judah, and what would happen from that kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar through the kingdoms that would oppress the Jews.

Ezra has a larger purpose. He fills in some gaps. Ezra: But it was not explained to him as I now explain it to you and have explained it. Behold a day is coming when a kingdom will rise on the earth - (that eagle is Daniel's fourth kingdom - the nondescript beast - the legs of iron - in Nebuchadnezzar's image.) and it will be more terrible that all the kingdoms that were before it. Moreover, twelve kings will reign over it, one after another, but the second who is to reign will rule longer than the twelve. This is the meaning of the twelve wings that you saw.

In the next part, we will bridge the gap that will enable us to use Esdras to give clarification to what is already in God's book, and sort out a lot of nonsense.

My sincerest and humblest thanks to those who are helping me. You know that I know who you are, and how much I love you for it. Keep it up.

Thank you for listening and God bless all of you.

God bless.

Humbly,
Your Brother in Christ
Sal from CHN


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