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Thy Kingdom Come I

The purpose of this study is to analyze and understandĀ YAH's process of ushering in the theocratic age, which will restore mankind and the earth to its original state, a state of paradise and immortality. We will answer the following questions.

  • Our the righteous promised a place in heaven?
  • Will the righteous be raptured before the tribulation period?
  • What do the dragon and beast represent in prophecy?
  • What is the restoration period?
  • What part does the patriarch King David play in end time prophecy?
  • How long is the coming tribulation period?
  • When will the two houses of Yisrael be reunited?
  • What is the second advent?
  • What takes place during the tribulation period?

We will look at the cause of the much awaited tribulation, also called the day of YAH's vengeance, or great tribulation. We will be looking at the prejudgment, second advent, theocratic age, and the heavenly kingdom.

    Pray like this: 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. Let your Kingdom come. LET YOUR WILL BE DONE, AS IN HEAVEN, SO ON EARTH. (Matthew 6:9-10 RNEB)

This is clear, what is in heaven were awaiting to be done on earth. There is no place in scripture where it talks about mankind being raptured and carried off into heaven as many religious leaders teach, this is not going to happen. There are twenty four elders that were received as the first fruits of the resurrection when Yahshua ascended into heaven and everyone else there is part of theĀ divine order. Scripture says, the meek shall inherit the earth, Adam was not created to dwell in heaven, he was specifically created to dwell on earth. We are the sons of Adam and are habitation is here on the earth.

    Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, "MASTER, ARE YOU NOW RESTORING THE KINGDOM TO YISRA'EL?" He said to them, "It isn't for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Yerushalayim, in all Judah and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth." (Acts 1:6-8 RNEB)

The Apostles were not under the impression they would be going to heaven, their question was, are you restoring the kingdom to Yisrael. They were looking for the coming theocratic kingdom that was promised by the prophets.

We are currently awaiting the great tribulation, not the second advent than the great tribulation. First comes the great tribulation, then prejudgment, and finally the second arrival of the Anointed. The Hebrews knew there would be a theocratic kingdom and theocratic age on the earth.

    Then I stood on the sand of the sea. I SAW A BEAST COMING UP OUT OF THE SEA, HAVING TEN HORNS AND SEVEN HEADS. ON HIS HORNS WERE TEN CROWNS, AND ON HIS HEADS, BLASPHEMOUS NAMES. The beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority. One of his heads looked like it had been wounded fatally. His fatal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled at the beast. (Revelation 13:1-3 RNEB)

What Yochanan saw is the four world empires in revelation chapter seven, there was the Babylonian empire represented by the lion with wings, the MedoPersian empire represented by a bear, the Grecian empire represented by the leopard, and the Roman empire represented by a terrible beast. It was the Roman empire that had ten crowns upon his head, these empires fell and one will rise again.

    They worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:4 RNEB)

Satan is fueling this political system, and they are worshipping him.

    A mouth speaking great things and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for FORTY-TWO MONTHS was given to him. He opened his mouth for blasphemy against Elohim, to blaspheme his name, and his dwelling, those who dwell in heaven. It was given to him to make war with the holy ones, and to overcome them. Authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been killed. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone has captivity, he will go. If anyone is with the sword, he must be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the holy ones. I SAW ANOTHER BEAST COMING UP OUT OF THE EARTH. HE HAD TWO HORNS LIKE A LAMB, AND HE SPOKE LIKE A DRAGON. (Revelation 13:5-11 RNEB)

There will be a second beast that rises up, we already have one beast which represents the political structure that rises up and has ten crowns [nations] under his control. Now the second beast appears meek, however he speaks as Satan, lets see who he is.

    He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. He makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. He performs great signs, even making fire come down out of the sky to the earth in the sight of people. He deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast who had the sword wound and lived. It was given to him to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn't worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads; and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. HE WHO HAS UNDERSTANDING, LET HIM CALCULATE THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST, FOR IT IS THE NUMBER OF A MAN. HIS NUMBER IS SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX. (Revelation 13:12-18 RNEB)

We are not given the identity of this beast, however we can use a number of indicators to help us understand who it might be.

Lets look at a few things we know.

  • The City of this power sits on seven hills, as does Rome, the political seat of the Catholic church.
  • She is upon many waters [nations]. Catholicism is in every nation and means universal.
  • She has children (babies), The protestants sprung from Catholicism and maintained her central creeds and doctrines.

We are not specifically describing a person by name, however we are narrowing it to a specific political and ecclesiastical power.

We have seen two beasts, and they were given forty two months, three and a half years. They are pushing a name, number, and mark, which is a religious system with most of its elements already in place today. This will bring about tribulation, and because we have this tribulation we are going to see prejudgment.

    I heard a loud voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels, "GO AND POUR OUT THE SEVEN BOWLS OF THE WRATH OF ELOHIM ON THE EARTH!" (Revelation 16:1 RNEB)

At this point the mark of the beast is being pushed out and two powers are being raised. One power comes to push the mark, and people are receiving it. The first trumpet is blown, and the angels are pouring out wrath.

    THE FIRST WENT, AND POURED OUT HIS BOWL INTO THE EARTH, AND IT BECAME A HARMFUL AND EVIL SORE ON THE PEOPLE WHO HAD THE MARK OF THE BEAST, AND WHO WORSHIPED HIS IMAGE. THE SECOND ANGEL POURED OUT HIS BOWL INTO THE SEA, AND IT BECAME BLOOD AS OF A DEAD MAN. Every living thing in the sea died. The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. (Revelation 16:2-4 RNEB)

All the waters have now become polluted, this is important to understand and remember.

    I heard the angel of the waters saying, "You are righteous, who are and who were, you Holy One, because you have judged these things. For they poured out the blood of the holy ones and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this." I heard the altar saying, "Yes, Master Elohim, the Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments." THE FOURTH POURED OUT HIS BOWL ON THE SUN, AND IT WAS GIVEN TO HIM TO SCORCH MEN WITH FIRE. People were scorched with great heat, and people blasphemed the name of Elohim who has the power over these plagues. They didn't repent and give him glory. THE FIFTH POURED OUT HIS BOWL ON THE THRONE OF THE BEAST, AND HIS KINGDOM WAS DARKENED. They gnawed their tongues because of the pain, and they blasphemed the Elohim of heaven because of their pains and their sores. They didn't repent of their works. (Revelation 16:5-11 RNEB)

Will come back to this, for now it's just important to know this is prejudgment, the judgment that takes place on those who had received the mark.

    A great sign was seen in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Revelation 12:1 RNEB)
    SHE GAVE BIRTH TO A SON, A MALE CHILD, WHO IS TO RULE ALL THE NATIONS WITH A ROD OF IRON. Her child was caught up to Elohim, and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Elohim, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days [3 1/2 years]. (Revelation 12:5-6 RNEB)

She, in the verse is referring to Yisrael the women, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, and her child was caught up to Elohim and his throne. The woman Yisrael fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by Elohim, who fed her there for three and a half years. During the same period, the political and ecclesiastical beasts wreak havoc on the rest of the world.

    Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, so that she might be nourished for a time, AND TIMES, AND HALF A TIME [3 1/2 years], from the face of the serpent. (Revelation 12:14 RNEB)

The woman is still fleeing to the wilderness for three and a half years during the great tribulation when the ecclesiastical and political beast arise pushing their system throughout the world. This is already in progress today, it's just going to get worse as we approach the three and a half year period.

    The word that came to Yirmeyahu from YAH, saying, Thus speaks YAH, the Elohim of Yisra'el, saying, Write you all the words that I have spoken to you in a book. For, behold, the days come, says YAH, that I will turn again the captivity of my people Yisra'el and Judah, says YAH; and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. These are the words that YAH spoke concerning Yisra'el and concerning Judah. For thus says YAH: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see whether a man does travail with child: why do I see every man with his hands on his waist, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. It shall come to pass in that day, says YAH of Armies, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds; and strangers shall no more make him their bondservant; but they shall serve YAH their Elohim, and David their king, whom I will raise up to them. (Jeremiah 30:1-9 RNEB)

David is mentioned who has been dead at this time for 400 years. Remember this because we will see him mentioned again.

    Therefore don't you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says YAH; neither be dismayed, Yisra'el: for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with you, says YAH, to save you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished. For thus says YAH, Your hurt is incurable, and your wound grievous. There is none to plead your cause, that you may be bound up: you have no healing medicines. All your lovers have forgotten you; they don't seek you: for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the greatness of your lawlessness, because your sins were increased. Why cry you for your hurt? your pain is incurable: for the greatness of your lawlessness, because your sins were increased, I have done these things to you. (Jeremiah 30:10-15 RNEB)

There in this predicament on account of disobedience, there are no excuses and no one else is to blame for this situation. When we transgress the law and get ourselves into all sorts of problems it's no ones fault but our own. We should consider changing our process of worship and aligning it with what YAH has commanded in his laws.

    Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, everyone of them, shall go into captivity; and those who despoil you shall be a spoil, and all who prey on you will I give for a prey. For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says YAH; because they have called you an outcast, [saying], It is Tziyon, whom no man seeks after. Thus says YAH: Behold, I will turn again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have compassion on his dwelling places; and the city shall be built on its own hill, and the palace shall be inhabited after its own manner. Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children also shall be as before, and their congregation shall be established before me; and I will punish all who oppress them. (Jeremiah 30:16-20 RNEB)

We are first laying the ground work of the tribulation period before moving to the restoration.

    As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom shall ten kings arise: and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the former, and he shall put down three kings. He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the holy ones of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until A TIME AND TIMES AND HALF A TIME [3 1/2 years].But the judgment shall be set, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it to the end. The kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole sky, shall be given to the people of the holy ones of the Most High: his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniyel, my thoughts much troubled me, and my face was changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart. (Daniel 7:24-28 RNEB)

This is one of the reasons the Apostles asked Yahshua if it was time for the kingdom of Yisrael to be restored, they understood the books of the law and prophets, and knew it was prophesied. Nowhere do we find the prophets foretelling about a rapture that would catch up "the Church" and bring them to heaven, verse twenty seven represents what happens during the millennial reign on earth.

    "At that time shall Mikha'el stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of your people; and THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who shall be found written in the book. (Daniel 12:1 RNEB)

Remember Jeremiah also told us there was a time of trouble like never before seen on the face of the earth. He said it was even the time of Jacobs trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

    Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2 RNEB)

This is the second resurrection, also known as the great white throne judgment. We also know there is a first resurrection where no one is raised in shame or contempt, there all raised in glory.

    Those who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. But you, Daniyel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run back and forth, and knowledge shall be increased." (Daniel 12:3-4 RNEB)

This is the time of the end, many shall go back and forth and knowledge will increase. One of our identifiers starts at the time Adam rose up in 4004 BC and goes until the eighteenth century where technological developments by man were very limited, however in the last 200 years great advances have been made in all areas, like nothing that has happened in the past. We are in the time of increased knowledge.

    Then I, Daniyel, looked, and behold, there stood two others, the one on the brink of the river on this side, and the other on the brink of the river on that side. One said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by him who lives forever that it shall be for A TIME, TIMES, AND A HALF [3 1/2 years]; and when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. I heard, but I didn't understand: then said I, my master, what shall be the issue of these things? He said, Go your way, Daniyel; for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. (Daniel 12:5-9 RNEB)

Daniyel after documenting all the messengers had said was told the rest of the matter should be hidden and sealed to the end. In other words, this is all that needs to be known at this time.

The book of Revelation in chapter twelve talked about Yisrael going into the wilderness for three and a half years, Jeremiah said that David would be raised and during this time a great tribulation would be occurring on the earth. We are also told about two authorities that have power for forty two months. At this point the keys we want to keep in mind are the tribulation, David, wilderness, and three and a half years.

    The wilderness and the dry land will be glad. The desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose. (Isaiah 35:1 RNEB)

We have already established in the book of Revelation that Yisrael will flee into the wilderness for three and a half years, and if we follow the basic rule that there is nothing new in the new testament, that means anything we find in the new testament must be able to be substantiated in the old testament. There is also wisdom in seeking prophecy out of the old testament because there is generally much more detail available. Lets see what the prophet Isaiah says about the three and a half year period.

    It will blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing. Levanon's glory Levanon will be given to it, the excellence of Karmel and Sharon. They will see YAH's glory, the excellence of our Elohim. Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Tell those who have a fearful heart, "Be strong. Don't be afraid. Behold, your Elohim will come with vengeance, Elohim's retribution. He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame man will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing; for waters will break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water. Grass with reeds and rushes will be in the habitation of jackals, where they lay. A highway will be there, a road, and it will be called The Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it will be for those who walk in the Way. Wicked fools will not go there. No lion will be there, nor will any ravenous animal go up on it. They will not be found there; but the redeemed will walk there. The YAH's ransomed ones will return, and come with singing to Tziyon; and everlasting joy will be on their heads. They will obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." (Isaiah 35:2-10 RNEB)

This is also talking about the wilderness and solitary place Yisrael will flee to.

    Ho, everyone who thirsts, come you to the waters, and he who has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which doesn't satisfy? listen diligently to me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Turn your ear, and come to me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander to the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you don't know; and a nation that didn't know you shall run to you, because of YAH your Elohim, and for the Holy One of Yisra'el; for he has glorified you. Seek you YAH while he may be found; call you on him while he is near: let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and LET HIM RETURN TO YAH, AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY ON HIM; AND TO OUR ELOHIM, FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON. (Isaiah 55:1-7 RNEB)

They are told to return to YAH, this is referring to the laws and ordinances that were established in the beginning.

    For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says YAH. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn't return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing I sent it to do. For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to YAH for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. (Isaiah 55:8-13 RNEB)
    and I will bring you out from the peoples, and will gather you out of the countries in which you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out; and I WILL BRING YOU INTO THE WILDERNESS OF THE PEOPLES, AND THERE WILL I ENTER INTO JUDGMENT WITH YOU FACE TO FACE. LIKE AS I ENTERED INTO JUDGMENT WITH YOUR FATHERS IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, so will I enter into judgment with you, says YAH Elohim. I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant; and I will purge out from among you the rebels, and those who disobey against me; I will bring them forth out of the land where they sojourn, but they shall not enter into Eretz-Yisra'el: and you shall know that I am YAH. (Ezekiel 20:34-38 RNEB)

YAH told us in Isaiah that David would be sent as a commander, leader, and witness. David will be the one speaking the words of YAH to the people in the wilderness.

    As for you, O my flock, thus says YAH Elohim: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, the rams and the male goats. Seems it a small thing to you to have fed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the clear waters, but you must foul the residue with your feet? As for my sheep, they eat that which you have trodden with your feet, and they drink that which you have fouled with your feet. Therefore thus says YAH Elohim to them: Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you thrust with side and with shoulder, and push all the diseased with your horns, until you have scattered them abroad; therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. I, YAH, will be their Elohim, and my servant David prince among them; I, YAH, have spoken it. (Ezekiel 34:17-24 RNEB)

Again we see David is mentioned, notice he's called a prince rather than king by Ezekiel, this means it cannot be referring to the time David ruled Yisrael.

    I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause evil animals to cease out of the land; and they shall dwell securely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. (Ezekiel 34:25 RNEB)

We now have both David and the wilderness being brought together. Revelation chapter twelve says, the woman fled to the wilderness, then in Isaiah chapter thirty five it spoke about the children of Yisrael being in the wilderness in a solitary place where it would be joyful for them, then in Isaiah chapter fifty five it says David shall be a commander, leader, and witness to the people. These events all take place in the wilderness.

    I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing. The tree of the field shall yield its fruit, and the earth shall yield its increase, and they shall be secure in their land; and they shall know that I am YAH, when I have broken the bars of their yoke, and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them. (Ezekiel 34:26-27 RNEB)

YAH is saying the best opportunity for him to deliver his people is when these powers rise up, and he gives them three and a half years to push forth their mark which will bring in prejudgment, the wrath. YAH promised that everyone called by his name would dwell safely in the wilderness while all this is taking place.

    They shall no more be a prey to the nations, neither shall the animals of the earth devour them; but they shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid. I will raise up to them a plantation for renown, and they shall be no more consumed with famine in the land, neither bear the shame of the nations any more. They shall know that I, YAH, their Elohim am with them, and that they, the house of Yisra'el, are my people, says YAH Elohim. You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your Elohim, says YAH Elohim. (Ezekiel 34:28-31 RNEB)
    "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her. I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of `Akhor for a door of hope; and she will respond there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt. It will be in that day," says YAH, "that you will call me 'my husband,' and no longer call me 'my master.' For I will take away the names of the Ba`alim out of her mouth, and they will no longer be mentioned by name. (Hosea 2:14-17 RNEB)

A cleansing is taking place in the wilderness, and those among the righteous still calling him "Baalim" which is Hebrew for the English word Lord will be corrected, and his true name will be glorified.

    In that day I will make a covenant for them with the animals of the field, and with the birds of the sky, and with the creeping things of the ground. I will break the bow, the sword, and the battle out of the land, and will make them lie down safely. I will betroth you to me forever. Yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, in justice, in loving kindness, and in compassion. I will even betroth you to me in faithfulness; and you shall know YAH. It will happen in that day, I will respond," says YAH, "I will respond to the heavens, and they will respond to the earth; and the earth will respond to the grain, and the new wine, and the oil; and they will respond to Yizre`el. I will sow her to me in the earth; and I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; and I will tell those who were not my people, 'You are my people;' and they will say, 'My Elohim!'" (Hosea 2:18-23 RNEB)

In this time we will know how to serve him.

    For the children of Yisra'el shall abide many days without king, and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without sacred stone, and without efod or idols. Afterward the children of Yisra'el shall return, and seek YAH their Elohim, and David their king, and shall come with trembling to YAH and to his blessings in the last days. (Hosea 3:4-5 RNEB)
    The word of YAH came again to me, saying, You, son of man, take one stick, and write on it, For Judah, and for the children of Yisra'el his companions: then take another stick, and write on it, For Yosef, the stick of Efrayim, and [for] all the house of Yisra'el his companions: and join them for you one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand. When the children of your people shall speak to you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these? tell them, Thus says Master YAH: Behold, I will take the stick of Yosef, which is in the hand of Efrayim, and the tribes of Yisra'el his companions; and I will put them with it, [even] with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand. (Ezekiel 37:15-19 RNEB)

This prophecy deals with the reuniting of the houses of Yisrael. The houses were split into two, there was Samaria that was occupied by the northern tribes of Yisrael called the house of Ephrayim, and then there was the southern realm of Yisrael called the house of Judah. When David was king the entire nation, both houses were under his authority, this also continued under Solomon's reign until his death, then they separated. Now we have this prophecy spoken through Ezekiel to explain to the children of Yisrael that the houses will be reunited.

    The sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes. Say to them, Thus says Master YAH: Behold, I will take the children of Yisra'el from among the nations, where they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: (Ezekiel 37:20-21 RNEB)

This is another reference as to why the Apostles would ask Yahshua if it's the time when the kingdom would be restored, they were aware that the northern and southern houses would be joined again under one kingdom on earth ruled by Yahshua who will be the king over all kings of the earth. It's only the Christians that believe they will go to heaven in a great catching away. Our promise has always been to inherit the earth.

    and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Yisra'el; and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all; neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their Elohim. MY SERVANT DAVID SHALL BE KING OVER THEM; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my ordinances, and observe my statutes, and do them. They shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, in which your fathers lived; and they shall dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children's children, forever: and DAVID MY SERVANT SHALL BE THEIR PRINCE FOR EVER. (Ezekiel 37:22-25 RNEB)

We have seen many scriptures at this point showing that David the former king of Yisrael will be in the wilderness during the coming tribulation, and he will rule as prince, commander, and bear witness to the people. During the wilderness period after the houses are reunited the tribes will be re-established so the people will know which they belong to.

    Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore. My tent also shall be with them; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be my people. The nations shall know that I am YAH who sanctifies Yisra'el, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore. (Ezekiel 37:26-28 RNEB)

We will see the verification of this is in the book of Ezekiel chapters forty four through forty seven, and reveal more details on this later in the study. The things we need to remember are David as prince and the reuniting of the houses of Yisrael.

Were now going to look at what takes place outside of the wilderness during the three and a half year tribulation period.

    A reed like a rod was given to me. Someone said, "Rise, and measure Elohim's temple, and the altar, and those who worship in it. Leave out the court which is outside of the temple, and don't measure it, for it has been given to the nations. They will tread the holy city under foot for forty-two months. I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." (Revelation 11:1-3 RNEB)

Lets review what's taking place, throughout the world the mark is being pushed, a prejudgment is occurring, which is the wrath of Elohim through the bowl judgments. Yisrael is in the wilderness being cloaked from the events going on in the rest of the world. Finally, we have the two witnesses which will bear witness to all the nations giving everyone an opportunity to receive and hear the oracles of Elohim and turn to righteousness.

    These are the two olive trees and the two menorot, standing before YAH of the earth. If anyone desires to harm them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. If anyone desires to harm them, he must be killed in this way. These have the power to shut up the sky, that it may not rain during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them. (Revelation 11:4-7 RNEB)

During the three and a half year period, the witnesses cannot be touched, it's not until they are finished that the beast is allowed to overcome them. This is because they have been given a mandate to Sound the trumpet to all mankind that this is their last opportunity to turn to righteousness. There will not be any other teachers to bear witness of the word to the nations during this period, and they will be teaching the laws and precepts of Elohim, defining the process and making it understandable. YAH has increased knowledge in this time for two primary reasons that will close this age, mass communication to get his word out, and for war.

    Their dead bodies will be in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sedom and Egypt, where also their Master was crucified. FROM AMONG THE PEOPLES, TRIBES, LANGUAGES, AND NATIONS PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT THEIR DEAD BODIES FOR THREE AND A HALF DAYS, and will not allow their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb. (Revelation 11:8-9 RNEB)

The entire world will see their dead bodies for three and a half days. They didn't bury the witnesses but left them to be viewed by the entire world, it will be Headline news, most of the people hated their message because they are not interested in worshipping YAH, mankind has always wanted to serve their own desires.

    Those who dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and they will be glad. They will give gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. (Revelation 11:10 RNEB)

The prophets tormented the people by speaking the word of Elohim. When you want to do it your way and not be held to any standards, the laws and precepts of Elohim cause anguish, because they reveal how guilty we our.

    After the three and a half days, the breath of life from Elohim entered into them, and they stood on their feet. Great fear fell on those who saw them. I heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here!" They went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them. In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the Elohim of heaven. The second woe is past. Behold, the third woe comes quickly. (Revelation 11:11-14 RNEB)
    After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. They cried with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation be to our Elohim, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" All the angels were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before his throne, and worshiped Elohim, saying, "Amein! Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might, be to our Elohim forever and ever! Amein." One of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are arrayed in white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?" I told him, "My master, you know." He said to me, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood. (Revelation 7:9-14 RNEB)

There were a number of people that were converted by the word of the two witnesses during the three and a half year period, then there was a large number that were convinced when the witnesses were raised from the dead. Were not just talking about making a decision as the Christians would say, these were all purified (baptized) in the name of Yahshua the Anointed, which is how they were made white by the blood of the lamb.

    Therefore they are before the throne of Elohim, they serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. (Revelation 7:15 RNEB)

The tabernacle and the temple will be among the people, and David will be Prince. This occurs on earth and not in heaven.

We have seen what occurs in and out of the wilderness during the three and a half year tribulation period. We have also seen a mass conversion occur during this period on account of the two witnesses. There is also a prejudgment occurring because the leaders of the governmental and ecclesiastical institutions were pushing the mark, which brings about this pretribulation as we read in Revelation chapter sixteen. Were in prejudgment at this point, however the judgment we hear the most about is the one that takes place with Yahshua which is the second phase of the prejudgment which is already occurring.

The Second Phase of Prejudgment

    But immediately after the oppression of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken; (Matthew 24:29 RNEB)

The stars falling from the sky at this time are referring to Angels.

    and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky. Then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. HE WILL SEND OUT HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER HIS CHOSEN ONES FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF THE SKY TO THE OTHER. (Matthew 24:30-31 RNEB)
    For the Master himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the chief angel, and with Elohim's trumpet. The dead in the Anointed will rise first, then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Master in the air. So we will be with the Master forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 RNEB)

Were not going to be under the Masters rule in the clouds, the promise was he would rule from the throne of David in Yerushalayim.

We need to understand that YAH always used his ambassadors to make war on his adversaries, such as Moshe, David, Gideon, and many others, and now he's going to use Yahshua to wage war.

    and to give relief to you who are afflicted with us, when the Master Yahshua is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, giving vengeance to those who don't know Elohim, and to those who don't obey the Good News of our Master Yahshua, who will pay the penalty: eternal destruction from the face of YAH and from the glory of his might, when he comes to be glorified in his holy ones, and to be admired among all those who have believed (because our testimony to you was believed) in that day. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 RNEB)

Lets look at the battle that's going to take place. Were at the time of war, the period after the three and a half years have past. Big brother has returned, and he is not happy.

    Sing, barren, you who didn't bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, says YAH. Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of your habitations; don't spare: lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. Don't be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood shall you remember no more. For your Maker is your husband; YAH of Armies is his name: and the Holy One of Yisra'el is your Redeemer; the Elohim of the whole earth shall he be called. For YAH has called you as a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even a wife of youth, when she is cast off, says your Elohim. For a small moment have I forsaken you; but with great mercies will I gather you. In overflowing wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting loving kindness will I have mercy on you, says YAH your Redeemer. For this is [as] the waters of Noah to me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, says YAH who has mercy on you. you afflicted, tossed with storms, and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in beautiful colors, and lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, and your gates of emeralds, and all your border of precious stones. All your children shall be taught of YAH; and great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not be afraid; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Behold, they may gather together, but not by me: whoever shall gather together against you shall fall because of you. Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals, and brings forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of YAH, and their righteousness which is of me, says YAH. (Isaiah 54:1-17 RNEB)

We have moved into the millennial period, we won't go into any detail at this point, however it's important we mention this greatly misrepresented scripture of "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" in its proper scriptural context it's a promise for the period after the tribulation. The verse cannot be applied to any other time period, it's sad how so many build theologies and preach doctrines around verses taking out of their original context and application.

Were at the end of the three and a half year tribulation period and we reviewed Revelation 16:1-11 earlier and stopped because there is a three and a half year gap between where verse eleven stops and verse twelve starts.

    The sixth poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates. Its water was dried up, that the way might be made ready for the kings that come from the sunrise. (Revelation 16:12 RNEB)

Historically we know that Darius and Sirius of the MedoPersian empire dried up the Euphrates by diverting the water, so they could come to the gates of Babylon, where they found the guards had fallen a sleep without locking them. This is why YAH says Babylon the doors shall be open.

    I saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits, something like frogs; (Revelation 16:13 RNEB)

The power of the frog is in his tongue. The Beast spoke great words against YAH, the scriptures say the false prophet spoke as a dragon as well.

    for they are spirits of demons, performing signs; which go forth to the kings of the whole inhabited earth, to gather them together for the war of that great day of Elohim, the Almighty. (Revelation 16:14 RNEB)

These demons are performing miracles for the Adversary as false witnesses to the people. This happens on Sunday mornings across the world in many churches, and in the many so called healing crusades. The reason we know this is not done by a Holy Spirit is because YAH won't endorse anyone who is lawless, if were not keeping the laws and precepts of YAH were serving the Adversary. This was even going on in Moshe's time when Pharaohs magicians were able to replicate a number of the Judgments YAH brought against Egypt. What power do you think the magicians used to turn their rods into serpents after Moshe's rod turned into a serpent?

    "Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn't walk naked, and they see his shame." He gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew, Megiddo. The seventh poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came forth out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" There were lightnings, sounds, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men on the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty. The great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babel the great was remembered in the sight of Elohim, to give to her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. Every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. Great hailstones, about the weight of a talent, came down out of the sky on people. People blasphemed Elohim because of the plague of the hail, for this plague is exceedingly severe. (Revelation 16:15-21 RNEB)
    Behold, a day of YAH comes, when your spoil will be divided in your midst. For I will gather all nations against Yerushalayim to battle; and the city will be taken, the houses rifled, and the women ravished. Half of the city will go out into captivity, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. Then YAH will go out and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. (Zechariah 14:1-3 RNEB)

YAH is not fighting here he always uses his ambassadors, this is Yahshua fighting. Remember we read in Matthew 24:29-31 immediately after the tribulation of those days Yahshua shall come with his angels to gather the elect from the four corners of the earth. Then we went to first Thessalonians chapter four and seen that Yahshua shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel with the trumpet of Elohim. Then we went to second Thessalonians to show that Yahshua shall come with his saints and render judgment against everyone who does not know Elohim and has not obeyed his gospel. This is what were reading now, and we will look at several scriptures to validate this point.

    HIS FEET WILL STAND IN THAT DAY ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES, which is before Yerushalayim on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in two, from east to west, making a very great valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north, and half of it toward the south. (Zechariah 14:4 RNEB)

His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, we have a witness to this in the book of Acts.

    While they were looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing, who also said, "YOU MEN OF THE GALIL, WHY DO YOU STAND LOOKING INTO THE SKY? THIS YAHSHUA, WHO WAS RECEIVED UP FROM YOU INTO THE SKY WILL COME BACK IN THE SAME WAY AS YOU SAW HIM GOING INTO THE SKY." THEN THEY RETURNED TO YERUSHALAYIM FROM THE MOUNTAIN CALLED OLIVET, which is near yerushalayim, a sabbath day's journey away. (Acts 1:10-12 RNEB)

As we can see there is nothing new in the new testament, this was recorded first by the prophets of antiquity.

    You shall flee by the valley of my mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Atzel; yes, you shall flee, just like you fled from before the earthquake in the days of `Uzziyah king of Judah. YAH MY ELOHIM WILL COME, AND ALL THE HOLY ONES WITH YOU. IT WILL HAPPEN IN THAT DAY, THAT THERE WILL NOT BE LIGHT, COLD, OR FROST. (Zechariah 14:5-6 RNEB)

There will be no light - Yahshua said in Matthew 24:29 immediately after the tribulation in those days the moon shall be darkened. We see the old testament prophets confirming everything written in the new testament concerning prophetic events that will soon occur. These things are going to happen, we have to many confirmations to deny them, YAH says his word will not return to him void but accomplish all he has spoken.

    It will be a unique day which is known to YAH; not day, and not night; but it will come to pass, that at evening time there will be light. (Zechariah 14:7 RNEB)
    YAH will be King over all the earth. On that day YAH will be the only one, and his name will be the only name. (Zechariah 14:9 RNEB)
    This will be the plague with which YAH will strike all the peoples who have warred against Yerushalayim: their flesh will consume away while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will consume away in their sockets, and their tongue will consume away in their mouth. It will happen in that day, that a great panic from YAH will be among them; and they will lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand will rise up against the hand of his neighbor. Judah also will fight at Yerushalayim; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered together: gold, and silver, and clothing, in great abundance. (Zechariah 14:12-14 RNEB)

Judah is coming out of the wilderness, and this is occurring after the great tribulation. David is the commander of the people, the houses have been rejoined and divided by family line. Judah now goes into Yerushalayim and takes it with several million people.

    So will be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the donkey, and of all the animals that will be in those camps, as that plague. (Zechariah 14:15 RNEB)

The books of the prophets are written in pieces, Three separate ages can occur in one chapter. That's why we are breaking up some of the verses and moving around, so we can keep things in chronological order.

    Thus says YAH Elohim, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the nations, and set up my banner to the peoples; and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders. Kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am YAH; and those who wait for me shall not be disappointed. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives be delivered? But thus says YAH, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children. I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I, YAH, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. (Isaiah 49:22-26 RNEB)
    Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Botzrah? this who is glorious in his clothing, marching in the greatness of his strength? I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save. (Isaiah 63:1 RNEB)

We have gone past the tribulation, seen YAH provoked to wrath, and big brother has returned now and were looking at the scriptures concerning Yahshua. Before he establishes a theocratic age there is a second tier of judgment taking place.

    Why are you red in your clothing, and your garments like him who treads in the wine vat? I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man with me: yes, I trod them in my anger, and trampled them in my wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled on my garments, and I have stained all my clothing. (Isaiah 63:2-3 RNEB)

Why is YAH so mad? The book of second Thessalonians 1:8 says he will punish those who don't know Elohim, that is, those who don't listen to the Good News of our Master Yahshua and obey it.

    For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore my own arm brought salvation to me; and my wrath, it upheld me. I trod down the peoples in my anger, and made them drunk in my wrath, and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth. (Isaiah 63:4-6 RNEB)
    I looked, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud one sitting like a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. (Revelation 14:14 RNEB)

We have seen Yahshua coming in Zech 14:1-16, Yahshua coming again in Zech 63:1-6, and this is our confirmation.

    Another angel came out from the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, "Send forth your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!" He who sat on the cloud thrust his sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. Another angel came out from the temple which is in heaven. He also had a sharp sickle. Another angel came out from the altar, he who has power over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the earth's grapes are fully ripe!" The angel thrust his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vintage of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of Elohim. The winepress was trodden outside of the city, and blood came out from the winepress, even to the bridles of the horses, as far as one thousand six hundred stadia. (Revelation 14:15-20 RNEB)
    "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Yerushalayim, I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Yehoshafat; and I will execute judgment on them there for my people, and for my heritage, Yisra'el, whom they have scattered among the nations. They have divided my land, (Joel 3:1-2 RNEB)

YAH is very concerned with what has taken place with the oppression and affliction on his wife. Not that she didn't deserve it because he placed this affliction on her, however YAH says whoever devours you shall be devoured. He was the one who sent them throughout all these lands, but the scripture states whoever touches them touches the apple of my eye, and I shall recompense it.

    and have cast lots for my people, and have given a boy for a prostitute, and sold a girl for wine, that they may drink. "Yes, and what are you to me, Tzor, and Tzidon, and all the regions of Peleshet? Will you repay me? And if you repay me, I will swiftly and speedily return your repayment on your own head. Because you have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried my finest treasures into your temples, and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Yerushalayim to the sons of the Greeks, that you may remove them far from their border. (Joel 3:3-6 RNEB)

What took place is Titus, a gentile, came in and took the best men, the tallest and fairest and marched them throughout the Roman provinces as trophies, the rest were sold off as slaves.

    Behold, I will stir them up out of the place where you have sold them, and will return your repayment on your own head; and I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hands of the children of Judah, and they will sell them to the men of Sheva, to a faraway nation, for YAH has spoken it." Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war! Stir up the mighty men. Let all the warriors draw near. Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, 'I am strong.' Hurry and come, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves together." Cause your mighty ones to come down there, YAH. "Let the nations arouse themselves, and come up to the valley of Yehoshafat; for there will I sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle; for the harvest is ripe. Come, tread, for the winepress is full, the vats overflow, for their wickedness is great." Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of YAH is near, in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. YAH will roar from Tziyon, and thunder from Yerushalayim; and the heavens and the earth will shake; but YAH will be a refuge to his people, and a stronghold to the children of Yisra'el. "So you will know that I am YAH, your Elohim, dwelling in Tziyon, my holy mountain. Then Yerushalayim will be holy, and no strangers will pass through her any more. (Joel 3:7-17 RNEB)

We will continue this in part two where we discuss the events that bring us to eternal righteousness, the establishment of a Theocratic Kingdom, the redemption and return of Yisrael, and the imprisonment of the Adversary.

 

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