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EVENTS LEADING TO THE DAY OF GOD
2477ad to 4969ad
This now is the last in this series which have described many of the events which are leading to The Day of God. The period covered by this article runs from the year 2477, when the kingdoms of this world order will have become the kingdoms of Our Lord [Rev 11:15], to the opening of that Great Day in 4969ad when there will be a New Heavens and a New Earth. [Rev 21:1]
Immediately following God’s authority being imposed upon the world, the Scripture tells us that
· Seven Seals are opened. [Rev 6:1]
· Seven vials are poured out upon the earth. [Rev 15:7]
· The nations are gathered and defeated at Armageddon. [Rev 16:14-16]
· The Sun shall be darkened and the Moon shall not give her light.
· The Great City Babylon is throne down with violence. [Jer 50:2-5 Rev 18:2]
This is in preparation for firstly
· The marriage supper of the Lamb. [Rev 19:7-9]
followed immediately by the personal return of The Lord Jesus Christ Himself to assume His throne over the world;
· And I 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. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. [Rev 19:11]
These events follow the encouragement given by Christ to the Seven Churches and lead to His enthronement during the 2499years of The Day of The Lord
A THE DAY OF THE LORD This opens with a description of The One whose authority prevails over the whole Day. His first concern is to guide and admonish all the Christians who dwell in Asia during the time of the mediatory Kingdom of The Heavens. This 'day' is 2499 yrs [3 x 17 x 49] from 2470ad to 4969ad
3. solid, real, substantial, complete and entire. It signifies The perfection of Spiritual order. divine fullness, completeness, or perfection.
17 The character of the period is illustrated by: the seventeenth time Abraham is mentioned in connection with the final victory and purpose of His calling: since Abraham will surely become a great and mighty nation, and in him shall all the nations of the earth be blessed’. [Genesis 18:18]
49 is the perfect consummation of time leading to deliverance and rest. It is God’s standard measure for His major prophetic periods, e.g. The years from Jubilee to Jubilee.
C THE KINGDOM OF GOD 2793 yrs [3 x 19 x 49] Three has the meaning of being glorified or elevated to a position of authority. It is the number of divine fullness, completeness, or perfection. God’s Kingdom would be lacking if the meaning of 19 was not included: the perfection of Divine order connected with judgement. The authority of this Kingdom is to bring all opposition to an end by ruling with a rod of iron [Rev 2:27]. Again it is stamped with 49 as the perfect consummation of time leading to deliverance and rest
 These two periods, The Kingdom and The Day of The Lord do not close at the same time. There is a difference of 140 years [7 x 20] [See item 14 below]
 Messiah must reign until He has put all enemies under His feet, and when all things have been subdued unto Him, then shall The son also be subject unto Him who put all things under Him, that God may be All in All.. [Cor 15:25]
W THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF THE LORD [Rev 11:15] This important and very positive statement is made in 2477AD at the fulfilment of
Israel’s mediatory Kingdom of The Heavens together with the help and warnings given in the seven letters from Christ to the seven angels of those churches
The 520 years of Israel’s Last Days of their 4500years existence since the birth of Jacob. No longer will they be subject to any other power other than their Messiah.
Those two periods of 70weeks described by Gabriel the Archangel to Daniel the prophet. 490 years to train Daniel’s people, The House of Judah. 490years to establish the holiness of Jerusalem.
Z THE APOCALYPSE OF WEEKS. Enoch would have written his record of the pre-flood events in the original language of the patriarchs. As far as is known, no such record is available to-day. When God was first present upon earth with his disciples, this book was accepted as God inspired. The proof of this lies in the fact that there are abundant quotations from this record in both the Old and New Testaments. To-day Greek fragments of the Septuagint version have enabled scholars to translate these into English, the principle version of which is that by C.H.Charles. In the most reliable section, that of Enoch’s dream visions, The Apocalypse of Weeks [By Grace No:22, 23, 24], contains a dating from the time that Adam sinned to The Day of God,
Enoch ensures that his record will not be confused with any other person named ENOCH by telling us that he is the ‘seventh from Adam’. This is confirmed in the Generations of Adam through the line of Seth in the the Book of Genesis.
Enoch gives a short account of events in every one of the ten weeks, telling us that at the close of the SIXTH week: And in it a man shall ascend; and at its close The House of Dominion shall be burnt with fire, and the whole race of the chosen root shall be dispersed.
The Jewish history of Josephus tells us that the Temple burning and dispersion of the Jews took place in 69/70AD. Thus it is possible to accurately relate Enoch’s Apocalypse to other historical events [See By Grace No: 24]. Seven years before this, in 62ad the apostle Paul talked to the Jews in Rome describing the events which had occurred in The Land of Israel at the coming of their messiah to introduce His Kingdom in Israel.
Some believed the things which were spoken and some believed not. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word. Well spake the Holy Spirit by Isaiah the prophet unto our fathers, saying: Go unto this people and say: Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see and not perceive. [Acts 28:26]
The establishment of the kingdom was therefore withdrawn and was no longer proclaimed, i.e. no longer officially declared. [See By Grace No.5ML] Following Rome’s destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple, the Jews were scattered in the world. [James 1:1]
1 SEVEN FOLD INSTRUCTION FOR THE ELECT RIGHTEOUS. Enoch tells us that this will occur at the end of the 7th week of The Apocalypse of Weeks [Enoch 91:12-17] before the year 2729ad.
1. For who is there of all the children of men that is able to hear the voice of the Holy One without being troubled?
2. And who can think His thoughts?
3. And who is there that can behold all the works of heaven?
4. And how should there be one who could behold the heaven, and who is there that can understand the things of heaven and see a soul or a spirit and could tell thereof, or ascend and see their ends and think them or do like them?
5. and who is there of all men that could know the breadth and the length of the earth, and to whom has been shown the measure of all of them?
6. or is there anyone who can discern the length of the heaven and how great is its height, and upon what it is founded’
7. and how great is the number of the stars, and where all the luminaries rest?
2 THE HOUSE BUILT FOR THE GREAT KING IN GLORY FOR EVERMORE. This will be constructed before the year 3429ad and is probably the fulfilment of all the details given to Ezekiel by The Hand of The Lord in chapters 40 to 47. This includes dwellings for the elect righteous defined exactly by the area measurements given in chapter 48.
3 THE EARTH written down for destruction is noted during Enoch’s 9th week. This would seem to be a warning confirming God’s intention to make all things new, particularly the Heaven and the Earth, after all enemies have been defeated and sin shall no more be mentioned for ever. [Enoch 91:17]
4 SEVEN VIALS ARE POURED OUT UPON THE EARTH
1st there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast and upon them which worshipped his image.
2nd poured out upon the sea and became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.
3rd upon the rivers and upon the springs of waters and they became blood
4th upon the sun and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire
5th upon the seat of the beast, and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain
6th. upon the great river Euphrates’ and the water thereof was dried up to prepare the way of the kings of the East.
7th upon the air and their came a great voice out of the Temple of heaven, from the throne, saying: It is done.
5 THE NATIONS ARE GATHERED AT ARMAGEDDON. Preparations for this event begin immediately after the announcement concerning the kingdoms of the world are become the kingdoms of Our Lord. Three unclean spirits working miracles go forth to the whole world to gather them to the battle of that Great Day of God Almighty at Armageddon…..heaven opened, and behold a white horse and He that sat upon him as called faithful and true and in righteousness He judges and makes war. He has on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords…..and I saw the beast and the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. And the beast was taken and with him the false prophet….both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone…...the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse.
6 THE SUN SHALL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON SHALL NOT GIVE HER LIGHT. This is another event which occurs between 2477ad and the Second Coming or Second Advent of Christ. It should not be confused with a similar event which occurs just before the resurrected King David is ’cut off’ or crucified in 2470ad
7 THE GREAT CITY BABYLON IS THROWN DOWN WITH VIOLENCE. The Scripture has much to say about this city which is the Adversary’s counterfeit of God’s New Jerusalem, yet to be manifest. It is written that the apostle John when shown this vision ‘wondered with great admiration’ because of its glory and its authority over the kings of the Earth. This city is a harlot who sits as a queen and says of herself; ‘I am no widow and shall see no sorrow. . Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death and mourning and famine: and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
8 THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. The details of this prophesied event are recorded in parabolic form by Matthew the author of the gospel concerning The King and His Kingdom:MAT 22:2
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind
him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen. [MAT 22:3]
Let us give honour to the Lord God omnipotent, for the marriage of the Lamb is come and His wife has made herself ready and to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white…...Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb….These are the true sayings of God. [Rev 19:7]
10 THE DRAGON THAT OLD SERPENT WHICH IS THE DEVIL AND SATAN, BOUND A 1000yrs. His full names and titles in Rev 20:2:
An angel came down from heaven with a key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold on the Dragon, that old Serpent which is The Devil and Satan and bound him for 1000years. He cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal upon him that he should deceive the nations no more, til the thousand years should be fulfilled.
11 JUDGEMENT WAS GIVEN TO THEM THAT SAT UPON THE THRONES. This is the time of the First Resurrection when judgement will be given to those upon the thrones [Rev 20:4] to assess the souls under the alter who were slain for The Word of God and for the testimony which they held [Rev 6:9] and for which they were beheaded. They had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, nor in their hands
12 A GREAT WHITE THRONE AND HE THAT SAT UPON IT FROM WHOSE FACE THE EARTH AND THE HEAVEN FLED AWAY AND WERE FOUND NO MORE. This is the earth and the heaven which were ‘in the beginning’ at the opening statement of the Scripture Record [Gen 1:1] To-day we call this the Solar System, the sun and its planets together with its asteroid belts etc. The Earth of the original system became ‘without form and void’. God then took six days to reform and create the Earth. When finished, He described it as follows: God saw everything that He had made and behold it was very good [Gen 1:31] However, since that time man’s exploration of this system has shown that it is not ‘good’. This corruption would have occurred during the trauma and wars caused by the Sons of God who defected and rebelled against God [Gen ch:6]. These wars were not confined to the Earth as is shown on much of the digital information recorded from exploring satellites. The system needs to be replaced, being a new creation after 4969ad when the New Jerusalem is set down upon the new Earth to become God’s ’centre of operations’ where the Light thereof is The Lamb, for the glory of God. [Rev 21:23]
13 DEATH AND HELL CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. This action of God takes place at the very end of His judgements and follows that of Satan, the deceiver, being cast into the lake of fire with all those of mankind who were not found written in The Book of Life.
14 ADMINISTRATION OF THE FULLNESS OF TIMES [EPH 1:10] This Administration of God will last for 140 YEARS [7 x 20], during which time the apostle Paul tells us that God will gather into one all things in Christ, both which are in Heaven and which are on Earth; even in Him. 20 signifies expectancy with fulfilment..A waiting in hope of the determined outcome. Twenty years Jacob waited to get possession of his wives and property. [Gen 21:38, 41] 7 is the number of spiritual perfection. being inspired by The Holy Spirit. It has the meaning: to be full or satisfied. ‘Seven’ stamps with perfection and completeness that in connection with which it is used.
15THE GREAT EONIAN JUDGEMENT 82 YEARS IN THE 7th PART OF THE LAST WEEK The Great Eonian Judgement which God will execute upon the angels is in Enoch’s 10th week, the seventh part. follows immediately after death and Hades being cast into the lake of fire.
The period for this judgement will last 82 years [factors 2 x 41] The Godly use of these two figures confirms the condition of those beings who are being judged:
2 according to the context It is the first number by which we can divide another, and therefore in all its uses we may trace this fundamental idea of division or difference.
41 When King Rehoboam the son of King Solomon, began to reign, all the tribes of the whole of The Children of Israel were united He was 41years of age. He acted upon the bad advice of his peers and caused division between the ten tribes of Ephraim-Israel and the two tribes of Judah-Israel. Greed and pride were his motivation. When Rehoboam gathered warriors of the house of Judah to fight against The House of Israel that he might reunite the twelve tribes, Gad said to Shemaiah, the prophet: Speak to Rehoboam and say:, You will not go up and fight against your brethren….for this thing is done of me.
A similar division occurred amongst the angels, probably at the time when The Covering Cherub, Satan, through pride stood against God. The Scripture reveals that one third of them joined Satan in his state of rebellious division. [Rev 12:4]. It is these angels amongst whom God will execute vengeance. There is no redress for them because they were created as God’s Sons..
16 THE LITTLE SEASON IN WHICH SATAN IS RELEASED FOR 3.5 YRS TO DECEIVE THE NATIONS AND FINALLY TO BE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. In the Greek.....The title ‘The little season' of Revelation 20:3 is identical to 'The little while' of John 7.33. It seems that the one period contrasts with the other....If Satan could achieve what Christ did in 3.5 years then there might have been a different outcome The same title is used by God when He addresses those sanctified martyrs beneath the altar who call upon Him asking: ‘How long O Lord….dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ?’ [Rev 6:11]
17 THE BLESSED DEAD WHO DIE ‘IN THE LORD’ after The Great Tribulation. [Rev 14:13] The time of reaping has come when the harvesting of the earth gathers the clusters of the vine, for her grapes are fully ripe. [Rev 14:15]. Christ is the vine [John 15:1] , Israel are the branches which bear the fruit. [John 15:4-5]. In 510ad King David will be ‘cut off’, a term indicating a forced breaking from the Covenant.
18 THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST. known as The Millennium during which the Devil is bound and the Saints live and reign with Christ and the second death has no power over them.
19 THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT OF THE DEAD. THE BOOK OF LIFE IS OPENED. This is for the dead, small and great who now stand before God to be judged out of the books according to their works. The apostle Paul tells the Hebrews in ch.9 that it is given unto men once to die and after that the judgement. He plainly tells the Roman church that God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ.
20 THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH, the details of which complete The Word of God, gives details of the Heavenly City, The New Jerusalem, which is adorned as a bride for her husband. God will then dwell with His people and be their God. He is The Alpha and Omega, making all things new [Rev 21:1-6].
There follow a number of extracts from the last two chapters of The Book of The Revelation of The Lord Jesus Christ. These chapters describe the future inheritance of those who believe. The conditions are very different to those of to-day. So different in fact that it is with difficulty that we perceive those blessings associated with Eternal Life.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.
He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb………….[Rev 21:1-14]
I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. ………..[Rev 21:22-23]
The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
The angel said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.
"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book." [Rev 22:3-7]
"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. "Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the
Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."
The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen [Rev 22:12-21]
God’s work to establish His kingdom amongst mankind, particularly The Whole House of Israel, began in 27ad when The Lord Jesus Christ began His ministry in Palestine and was commissioned at the time when He quoted the prophet Isaiah in the synagogue of His home town of Nazareth
The Spirit of The Lord is on me because He has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has commissioned me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of The Lord’s favour. [Luke 4:18]
This great work will concluded in 4829ad at the end of The Kingdom of God when He Himself will have had full control over the affairs of mankind.
This period of time is 4802 years the factors of which are: 2 x 49 x 49 indicating the accuracy of the character of the God’s work.:
2……affirms that there is a difference——-there is another. number Two takes a twofold colouring, according to the context. It is the first number by which we can divide another, and therefore in all its uses we may trace this fundamental idea of division or difference.
49…. is the number of Jubilee or deliverance. It is the issue of 7x7 (7squared), and points to deliverance and rest following on as the result of the perfect consummation of time.
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