A LETTER TO HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG'S FLOCK... AND WHO AM I....
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Revelations means to reveal... Here you will find the mysteries and the wisdom of God that have been sealed for over 6,000 years... Here you will find what... when.... how... and most importantly WHY.... Click on the pictures or links to learn more...
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"... Revelation 12:9
Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie 2Thessalonians 2:10-11
For God hath concluded them all in unbelief,
that he might have mercy upon all.
The LAST STRAW...
Just as the days of Noah...
Matthew 24:37 But as the
days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The first things you need to know to begin to understand the truth and prophecy are who the nations of today are and where they are mentioned in the scriptures.... The Beast and his mark... Where God's only True Church is... and what's prophesied for your immediate future... So you may want to start with these first four links...
The Bible Story (Written for children)
The United States, Great Britain, Israel, Russia, Middle East... etc...
Mark of the Beast
The True Church and The Abomination Of Desolation
God, Man, Angels and Satan
Found in America
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11
The Incredible Human Potential
Mystery Of The Ages
The Seven Mysteries
Herbert W. Armstrong
How do you know there is a God….Each race has it's own religion. If you’ll notice by the map you can see how the world is divided by their religions…The blue indicates mostly Catholic Religion... While the Green indicates Islamic, The red represents mostly Protestant and so on...
There are over 250,000 different denominations of Christianity that have sprouted out of the Catholic Church, including protestant and Orthodox.... And they all teach different doctrines… With all these different choices how do you know what's the truth... By proving it... As it is written in I Thessalonians 5:21 .... "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."…. No one ever questions anything…. They just follow blindly… I encourage everyone to pull out their Bibles and see for youself…
Have you ever wondered why Jesus spoke in parables.... When they asked him why his reply is recorded in Mark 4:11-12 ... ''And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand" ....
And again in Matthew 13:13... "Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand".
That's amazing Jesus did not want the world to know the truth so he spoke in Parables and then when he was alone with the apostles he explained to them the meanings as it is recorded in Mark 4:34 ... "But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples".
.... That's just like today... .the truth continues to be hidden from the world...
In John 12:40 it is recorded that "He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and healed."
The Romans were the rulers of the world when Jesus walked the earth and they did not understand..... Only Jesus' 12 Apostles understood and the world went on blindly just as today.
The Bible was also SEALED... So no one but the elected few could understand it until the end when God was ready for it to be revealed.
If you'll notice in the book of Daniel.... Daniel said he didn't understand.... And God told him to close the book and seal it to the time of the end when knowledge is increased...... In Daniel 12:8-10 it is recorded... "And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
I'm a witness to this no one does understand... Continue reading and you'll see.... And in Daniel 12:4 it is recorded .... "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
And here we are at the time of the end and ....knowledge has increased .... and it's at your fingertips with the computers
If you'll also notice the book of Revelations was sealed to everyone but Jesus.... As it is recorded in Revelation chapter 5…. Notice verse 3…. "And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon."
Then notice verse 5…. "Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."
These two books .. .the book of Daniel and the Book of Revelations are sealed.... Only Jesus could open the Book of Revelations and only the word which is Jesus can interpret it to you.... So we find these interpretations throughout the Bible ... ..The Bible which is the word of God as it is written in John 1:14 "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
You can't understand the book of Revelations without the book of Daniel as you'll soon see.... It's the only books of the Bible that mentions the Beast and the Mark of the Beast which you'll see as you continue to read this page.
In Isaiah 29:11-12 it is recorded ... "And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned."
People understand that they do not understand how to perform brain surgery or rocket science... They do not have the knowledge... Yet they believe their human minds holds the knowledge of God... They have been deceived....
There is a mysterious vail over the old testament, that man cannot unlock without the keys from God..... And I'm giving you those keys now.... It is recorded in 2 Corinthians 3:14... "But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ."
So the truth was intended to be hidden in this most mysterious book we call the Bible .... cloaked under a mysterious vail ..... And the reason why is recorded in Romans chapter 11…. Check out verse 11..... "I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy." As you will see through Israel's fall salvation has come to the Gentiles... in other words the Gentiles can be saved now... because of their jealousy.... Also if you'll notice in this verse.... it says "Have they stumbled that they should fall?"... If you'll continue reading you will also see what the stumblingblock is that caused Israel to fall.....
Now to continue in Romans chapter 11:25….. "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this MYSTERY, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in."
And verse 26…. "And so ALL Israel shall be saved: as it is written.... and verse 32… For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all."
THERE IS THE REASON... The first great mystery ...... God allowed the whole world to be deceived ..... so the whole world can be saved... So you see then everyone would be on even ground…. The whole world does not believe and the whole world has been deceived as it is written in Revelations 12:9… "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world..."
The whole world believes a lie as God says in II Thessalonians 2:11… "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie"
God says prove all things
"Prove all things; hold fast to that which is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
"He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him." (Proverbs 18:13)
"Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation." (2 Peter 1:20 )
"Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken." (Isaiah 28:9-13)
"At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes." (Matthew 11:25)
"As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction."(2 Peter 3:16 )
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever." (Psalms 111:10)
"Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness." (2 Peter 3:17)
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)
"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." (Acts 17:11)
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... " (Hosea 4:6 )
"What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it." (Deuteronomy 12:32)
"For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill." (James 2:10-11)
"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:14)
"Surely the Lord GOD will do NOTHING, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7 )
"For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:" (1 Corinthians 1:26-28 )
"Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day." (Deuteronomy 29:4 )
"For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." (Matthew 13:15)
"But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear." (Matthew 13:16)
"Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?" (Mark 8:18)
"For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." (Acts 28:27)
"(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day." (Romans 11:8)
"And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee; for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel." (Ezekiel 40:4)
"Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears." (Isaiah 43:8)
"Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:" (Jeremiah 5:21)
"Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house." (Ezekiel 12:2)
"And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them." (Mark 4:11-12)
"Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:" (Matthew 13:13-14)
"That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world." (Matthew 13:35)
"He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given." (Matthew 13:11)
"Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it." (Eccl. 8:17)
"Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures," (Luke 24:45)
"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
"And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:" (Isaiah 29:11)
"And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned." (Isaiah 29:12)
"And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness." (Isaiah 29:18)
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." (Daniel 12:4)
"And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." (Daniel 12:8-10)
"And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof." (Revelation 5:1-5)
Mark 4:22 "For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad."
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:9 )
" For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." (Matthew 5:18 )
" For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3:6 )
" Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines." (Hebrews 13:8-9)
Three years after Jesus started church Paul writes of a false gospel being preached
"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Galatians 1:6-9)
"Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. 4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." (Jude 1:3-4)
"He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Mark 7:6-7 )
"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way." (2 Thessalonians 2:7 )
"Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake." (Isaiah 54:15)
"For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." (2 Corinthians 11:2-4 )
"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." (Matthew 23:13)
"Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD." (Isaiah 54:1 )
"But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Matthew 15:9)
"Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." (Mark 7:13)
" Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." (Matthew 15:14)
"They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." (1 John 2:19)
"And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." (Mark 13:5-6 )
"And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." (Matthew 24:11)
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 16:25 )
"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of." (Peter 2:1)
"Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." (Matthew 23:28 )
"He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." (1 John 2:4)
"And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 )
"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" (Romans 6:16 )
" No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24 )
"Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve." (Matthew 4:10 )
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;" (2 Timothy 4:3)
"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." (2 Timothy 4:4)
"For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears." (Acts 20:29-31)
"That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 15:6 )
"Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you." (2 Corinthians 13:11 )
"Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;" (Philippians 1:27 )
"Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind." (Philippians 2:2 )
"Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:" (1 Peter 3:8 )
"That they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord." (Joshua 9:2 )
"These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." (Acts 1:14)
"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart," (Acts 2:1 )
"And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:" (Acts 4:24 )
"And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch." (Acts 5:12 )
"Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord," (Acts 7:57 )
"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." (Proverbs 16:25 )
" (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day." (Romans 11:8 )
"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:10 )
"Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. 23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always. 24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: 25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: 26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household," (Deuteronomy 14:22-26)
" If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God..." (John 7:17 )
" Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
Lamb – Jesus – John 1:29, Rev. 17:14
Woman – Church II Cor.11:2, Rev. 19:7 Eph. 5:22-27,
Serpent - Satan
Beast – Daniel 7:17,23
Cross – I Corinthians 1:23-24
Stone –Jesus (Acts 4:10-11)
Dragon – Satan Rev 12:9, 20:2
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