Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
June 4, 2023
Scripture Reading: Revelation 20:1-3:
1) “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his [the angel’s] hand.
2) And he [the angel] laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him [the Devil] a thousand years,
3) And cast him [the Devil] into the bottomless pit, and shut him [the Devil] up, and set a seal upon him [the Devil], that he [the Devil] should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled; and after that he [the Devil] must be loosed a little season.”
When did this happen or when will this happen? The book of Revelation, chapter twenty, is one of the most controversial apocalyptic passages of the whole Bible in Christian theology. Is Daniel’s seventieth week separated from the other sixty-nine weeks by over 2000 years or has the seventy weeks been finished 2000 years ago?
It depends mainly on what four schools of thought you think the Book of Revelation falls under. You either think:
(1) Idealist, (2) Preterist, (3) Historicist, or (4) Futurist. The fourth view, futurist, is by far the most popular of the four different views now in Christendom.
If you believe the fourth view, then all the events from the book of Revelation, chapter 4 to its completion are in the future. Believers with this view say that the none of these events in the last 19 chapters have happened yet.
So, the dispensationalists are of the opinion that an angel of God will do this to Satan at the end of the next Age, the Tribulation Period. At this time, the dispensationalists say that the angel of God will:
- Lay hold on the Devil,
- Bind him with a literal chain,
- Cast him into the abyss,
- Shut him up in prison,
- Set a seal upon him for 1,000 years, then
- Loose him for a little season after the 1,000 years is up.
And while Satan is in prison for a thousand years, both Jews(of the Old Testament and of the Tribulation Period) and the Gentiles (non-Jews), and a few Messianic Jew church members (of the New Testament) will rule with Christ. The church members will be married to Jesus during the seven-year Tribulation period and the Jews will be remarried to God the Father during this Millennial Period.
This is one of the charts depicting Francisco Ribera’s (the Jesuit Jew), strange, concocted futuristic timeline. Francisco and the rest of the dispensationalists say that the church (multi-cultural?) is raptured at the beginning of the Tribulation Period and that they are married with Christ in Heaven during these seven years of punishment that are cast upon the Jews. The Tribulation Period is when the Antichrist appears and makes a covenant with the real antichrists—the Jews. The top Antichrist breaks the covenant that he had made with the Jews in the middle of the week, when he sacrifices a pig on the altar on God’s Temple. Then the Antichrist pours out his wrath upon the Jews and many of them are converted.
At the end of this period, Jesus, the Son, returns with His church, who have already been resurrected, and they join with the converted Jews for the Millennium. At this time, the dispensationalists say, is when Satan is cast into the bottomless pit for a thousand years, to be let loose at the end of this period for one last rebellion. He loses the battle once again and the final judgment occurs with eternity becoming the last and final Age.
Here is what a typical dispensational church believes. It is copied from the website of Anchor Bible Church; Louisville, Kentucky; https://www.anchorbiblechurch.org/doctrinal-statement#last-things:
“The Church Age
We are living in the Church age, a time where God is offering the kingdom primarily to the Gentiles (Matthew 21:43; Romans 11:25-29). The Church age began at Pentecost (Acts 2) and will end at the rapture of the Church.”
[This is dispensationalism. The pastor, Jack Hughes, says that we are living in the sixth dispensation, the Church Age or grace. He mistakenly says that the kingdom was primarily offered to the Gentiles or non-Jews, instead of the House of Israel. He also says that the Church Age will end with the rapture of the Church.]
We believe in the pretribulation rapture of the Church, which is the catching away and instantaneous glorification of believers, both living and dead. We believe the rapture will occur unexpectedly, imminently, and immediately preceding the seven-year tribulation, also called Daniel’s Seventieth Week (Daniel 9:24-27; Matthew 24:21-23). The rapture of the Church will occur at the end of the Church age. All the saints, both dead and alive, will be instantly glorified and caught up to meet the Lord in the air and be with Jesus Christ forever (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52). Christ’s coming to both resurrect and glorify the dead and the living who are in Him can happen at any moment (1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:2; Titus 2:13).”
[Will there be anyone who will be raptured who is not a member of a so-called Christian church? Which churches who identify as Christian are really Christian? For example, is the Jehovah Witness Church included in the rapture? What about the Church of Latter-Day Saints? What about the Methodist Church? What about the Lutheran Church? What about the Roman Catholic Church? What about the Universal-Unitarian Church? Notice that the pastor indicates that the Tribulation is Daniel’s seventh week that was separated from the sixty-nineth week by hundreds of years.
Notice that he writes that there will be a resurrection of the dead church members at this time. This will be important later.]
We believe the seven-year period of tribulation will occur immediately before Jesus Christ returns to earth in glory (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24; Revelation 6-19). During the tribulation, God will primarily focus His redemptive work on the ethnic nation of Israel, bringing many Jews to faith in their previously rejected Messiah (Romans 11:25-27; Hosea 3:5). The tribulation period will close when Christ bodily returns to earth (Zechariah 14:4, 9; Acts 1:11), separating the Sheep from the Goats (Matthew 25:31-34), binding Satan (Revelation 20:1-2), and setting up His literal, earthly kingdom (Isaiah 2:2-4; Micah 4:1-4).”
[This church believes that the Tribulation Period, in the future, will focus on the Jews. But the pastor called the Jews, the ethnic nation of Israel. This is not true. For the word ethnic is defined as relating to large groups of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background. The Jews do not have a common racial background, as they are all a mixed race; be they Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Hassidic, Mizrahi, Ethiopian or others. They have intermarried with the wicked seed line.
After the Tribulation Period is when the angel of God casts Satan into the bottomless pit for a period of 1,000 years. This is the Millennium, which is when Jesus rules with both His church and with the Jews. The two genetically opposed people who have been fighting a war to eliminate each other will be ruling together. This is a big enormous lie.
No Jews have ever or will ever be believers in the faith! They were called the fig tree that had no fruit. They are not His sheep. As a result of this, they were cut down and cast into the destroying fire. God will, for the second time, be king over His kingdom on earth.]
“The Second Coming
We believe Jesus Christ will return again to earth in great glory, so that all eyes shall see Him. When Jesus comes again a second time in glory, He will slay the wicked and rescue the righteous who believe in Him. Jesus’ Second Coming will occur shortly after the seven-year tribulation period. When Jesus returns, He will return physically, bodily, in plain sight, to the Mount of Olives, to rule and reign from Mount Zion, on the throne of David, over the entire world, for a literal thousand years (Isaiah 2:2-4; Micah 4:1-4; Zechariah 14:3-4; Acts 1:9-12; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-7).”
[This dispensational church believes that Jesus will return to the earth and set up His kingdom and rule for 1,000 years. The author of this statement of faith says that when He comes, He will destroy the wicked. The author does not indicate who that will be. The dispensationalists are confusing their story because the enemy of the Bible is the Jews (descendants of the Kenites, Canaanites and Edomites) and they say that the Jews are one of the people of God. He says that Jesus will rule on the throne of David over the “entire world.”]
“The Thousand Year Reign of Christ
During the millennial or thousand-year reign of Christ, the saints glorified in the rapture will rule and reign with Christ (2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 20:6), the curse will be partially lifted (Isaiah 11), and men will live extended lives like they did before the flood (Isaiah 65:20). At the end of the thousand-year reign of Christ, Satan will be loosed again for a short time to deceive the nations (Revelation 20:3). Jesus Christ will then judge Satan, demons, and all men, both the living and the dead at the Great White Throne judgment (Revelation 20:7-9). After the Great White Throne judgment, the heavens and earth will be recreated, and the eternal state will ensue (Revelation 21-22).”
[The pastor of this church wrote that the raptured church members will reign with Christ. He left out the Jews. He also indicated that men will, once again, live for as long that they did before Noah’s flood—almost 1,000 years. But, does that mean that they will once again die?
He places the time when Satan is loosed from the bottomless pit at the end of the Millennium. He says that this is way in the future from now. But hasn’t Satan deceived the nations now? Hasn’t the world gone after Jewish Communism?]
“Heaven and Hell
All mankind will end up in one of two eternal destinies—heaven or the lake of fire (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29). It is appointed for all men to die once and be judged (Hebrews 9:27). All unbelievers will appear before the Great White Throne to be judged according to their deeds (Revelation 20:11-15). Those who have repented of their sins and placed their faith in Jesus Christ will enjoy perfect happiness in heaven forever and receive rewards in accordance with their faithful service on earth (Matthew 24:45-47; 25:21-23; 1 Corinthians 3:12-15; Romans 8:18; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Revelation 22:5). Those who reject the gospel of Jesus Christ and will not submit to Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior will suffer conscious, eternal torment away from the presence of Christ and His angels in the lake of fire (Matthew 13:42; Mark 9:47-48; Luke 16:24; 12:5; 2 Thessalonians2:8-10; Revelation 14:11, 20:10, 15).”
[The pastor then indicates that all men have just two destinies. They must choose (Arminianism) which one they want. If they repent of their sins (what sins are they?) and place their faith in Jesus Christ (how does one do that?), they will receive the destiny of eternal life and if they reject the gospel of Jesus Christ and will not submit to Him as both Lord and Savior they will receive the destiny of eternal damnation. The pastor also notes that those [of any race] who repent will enjoy perfect happiness in heaven…not the earth. Who will live on the earth then?
The wicked seed line has only one destiny—the lake of fire. They do not have the choice of which destiny they will participate in.
Question: If the church members are in heaven forever, and the wicked seed line are in in hell forever, then who is living on the earth?
SHORT HISTORY OF CHRISTENDOM AND THE JEWS
Who would the church say is the eighth beast mentioned in Revelation 17:11?
Revelation 17:11: “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is one of seven, and goeth into perdition.”
The eighth beast mentioned in Revelation 17:11 is Mystery Babylon. It has already happened. The eighth beast is already here. We are getting close to the end of this Age. There were seven kingdoms that have come and gone. We are living in the eighth.
It is called Mystery Babylon because Babylon is where it started. Many of the Idumeans [Edomite] Judeans, when they were taken captive to Babylon, wrote their Pharisaical ideas down in their “unholy” books. One of which is even called the Babylonian Talmud. The followers of this book are called Mystery Babylon.
Satan was loosed from the pit for what purpose? When he was freed from the prison, he would go out and deceive the goat nations. Has that already happened or is it going to happen in the future? It has already happened and is the reason why all the nations are deceived and under the control of the globalist international Jew today!
MY YEARS AND BIBLICAL PROPHECY
For most of my years, I ignored these Scriptures in Revelation and most of the ones that dealt with prophecy. To be honest with you, I didn’t understand them enough to teach them. I read many different views, none of which satisfied my view on prophecy. I didn’t understand them for many decades.
But I now believe that I have arrived at a level where I can teach this portion of Scripture. I don’t know all the answers, but I know what is wrong, and I know enough of what is correct.
First, there was a mistranslation of Revelation 20:5-7.
5) “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priest of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.”
This familiar passage of the resurrection has been quoted for years and used as a basis for many religious doctrines. However, this translation, given by the King James’s Versionis not found in the Bible’s oldest Greek manuscript of the book of Revelation, the Codex Sinaiticus. Nor is this translation found in the oldest Aramaic manuscript, the Khabouris Codex.
Therefore, what is in the King James’ Version of the Bible, appears to be a later, spurious addition to the Bible.Thus, when we verify the manuscripts, we find that this portion that says,“the rest of the dead did not rise to life until the end of the thousand years”, was not really part of the original Bible. This would imply that someone inserted this part in later manuscripts with potentially ulterior motives.
This portion of Scripture is found only in a minority of manuscripts which were derived and preserved from a commentary on the Revelation made by a medieval monk named Andreas (Andrew) of Caesarea. But this represented only a minor portion of Majority Text manuscripts of the Revelation, and the words are not in any of the much earlier manuscripts of the Revelation which we now possess – such as the Codex Sinaiticus.
The early seventh-century Roman Empire saw plague, civil war, famine, and catastrophic barbarian invasions. Eschatological fervor ran high, as people were convinced that the end of the world was near. In this climate, a Greek commentary on the Apocalypse was composed by Andreas, Archbishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia.
In 611 AD, Andreas of Caesarea concluded that the end was not near, despite the crises that the empire was facing. Striking a balance between the symbolic language of the book and its literal, prophetic fulfillment, Andreas’ interpretation shows a love for the god of humanity.
Andreas wove together pre-existing written and oral interpretations of Revelation passages by earlier Fathers and anonymous teachers, drawing together various interpretive strands and pointing to a previously unknown rich tradition of Apocalypse interpretation in the Greek East. His commentary also influenced the textual transmission of the Apocalypse and created a unique text type. Andreas’ commentary quickly eclipsed that of Oikoumenios to become the predominant and standard commentary for the Greek East as well as the Slavic, Armenian, and Georgian Churches. Andreas influenced Eastern Christian eschatology and is responsible for the eventual acceptance of Revelation into the canon of the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches—taken from the overview of the book, Andrew of Caesarea, Commentary of the Apocalypse.
But if you don’t believe what was just said, or you don’t understand it, it doesn’t make much difference. For there are major reasons for the rejection of this first sentence of verse five of the 20th chapter of the book of Revelation, because it stands in contradiction with the rest of the Bible.
The millennium, say the dispensationalists, is like a sabbath. It is a day of rest for the earth. At the end of the millennium, God’s design for time will be fulfilled and we will enter eternity. But would it be a rest?
Revelation 20:5: “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Let’s examine this verse. Does this match or contradict the rest of Scripture?
First, is this really the FIRST resurrection? The dispensationalists say that this occurs after the thousand years were finished. But according to the dispensationalist’s other teachings, this should be at least the third resurrection, not the first.
The first resurrection, according to this Biblical end time theory, was when the church was raptured. Both the living and the dead were gathered up to go to heaven. The dead had to be resurrected.
The second resurrection occurred when the Jews were rescued from their tribulation at the end of Daniel’s seventieth week. The dead Jews, who were living in the Old Testament and the ones that were murdered in the Tribulation Period had to be resurrected. This was the second resurrection.
The third resurrection occurred at the end of the 1000-year reign. But there is a very important question if this is true: Who would the Christians and Jews be ruling over?
For if all the people except the church members and Jews who were converted would not come to life and would remain dead UNTIL the thousand-year rule ENDS, then who were the Christian church members and Jews ruling over; themselves?
And it would not be all of them inclusively, either. For many believers in the New Testament are not in the church; there are many unbelievers who are in the church; some are atheists; some are agnostics; many, in the Old Testament, are said not to be in the kingdom; the vast majority of Jews, according to dispensationalists, in both testaments will not be in the kingdom because of their lack of faith; plus there will be no Islam (Muslims), no Hindus, no Sikhism, no spiritualists, no Mormons, no Taoists, no Buddhists, no Paganism, no Baha’i, no Jehovah Witnesses, no Universalists-Unitarians, no Wiccan/Witchcraft, no Jainism, etc. In fact, it would be very few of the world’s population that would survive and be in the 1000-year reign.
So, who, according to dispensationalists, will be in the Millennium? Only two:
- Members of the Christian Church (there are many contradicting churches), and
- Some Jews, who were “saved” in the Old Testament and in the Great Tribulation.
But, according to Christian Identity, that would be a rule by the two opposing forces of the entire Bible—pure-blood Israelites and mixed-seed Kenites, Canaanites, Edomites or Jews. Two groups who have a hatred placed in them toward each other by Almighty God since the Garden. That would be a very interesting time if it were true, wouldn’t it? For one group sings praises unto Him and the other group says that He is now in hell, suffering in a boiling pot, because they say He was not divine at all.
But that isn’t all. The dispensationalists have deceived the church members into believing that they are going to marry Jesus Christ after their rapture when the Jews believe that He is now in Hell! How is He going to marry the church members during the Tribulation Period if He is in Hell? Is Jesus going to be let out of the boiling pot in Hell to go and marry the church? And then the Jews are going to marry His Father?
They are liars and deceivers. None of them have ever been converted and none of them ever will. How could the people who had God as their king, and the antichrists who deny the Savior was God, rule together in His kingdom in the future: the people who have God as their father and the people who have the Devil as their father? What a mismatch that would be! No peace would happen in that false millennium. It was supposed to be a time of rest!
They don’t explain how that the two different peoples with two different fathers would rule together. They are arch enemies of each other. They are enemies that are intent on killing each other. They have different laws given to them by different gods. It’s a Jesuit masterpiece! The Protestant Reformation is dead!
Even some Christian-Identity preachers are confused by Revelation 20. A Christian Identity newsletter recently omitted the rapture of the church and the Tribulation Period but kept the Millennium. It says that the 1000 years will be in the future. The newsletter stated:
“A period of 1000 years is found between the time of Christ’s return and the final judgment. This time is known as the Kingdom Age, followed by the New Heaven and the New Earth as Revelation 21:1 states.”
The newsletter also stated that Christ’s return happens first, then the 1000-year reign, then the final judgment. It says in the next two paragraphs who would be in the kingdom:
“There would be open borders between member nations of the Kingdom. There would be one Law for all the Kingdom nations (Numbers 15:16), and it would be unlawful to oppress an Adamic non-Israelite (Exodus 22:21)….
It would not be long before America would be enjoying peace and prosperity unprecedented in all of history. We would then be a light to the nations, an example to the world, and a testimony to all that faith in our King and obedience to His word is the solution to all their troubles. It would also not be long before other nations would elect Christ to be their King as well”…just like “El Salvador is doing” right now.
The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele’s, who says he is not a deeply religious man, has paternal grandparents who were Christian Palestinians from Jerusalem and Bethlehem. His maternal grandparents were also Christian; she a Catholic and he Greek Orthodox. His father later converted to Islam and became an imam (Islamic religious leader); and his wife has Jewish-Sephardic blood. And he, like all our recent presidents, prayed at the wailing wall in Jerusalem in February 2018. Would Christian Identity members call this leader a true Christian?
Nayib Bukele praying at the Wailing Wall in 2018.
Thus, the first sentence in Revelation 20, verse 5, poses significant problems to scriptural harmony-–not only by contradicting a lot of verses but also by essentially nullifying the all-important purpose of the Kingdom of Christ that is to come on the Earth. God was king over the kingdom of Israel. His subjects were Israelites. The future kingdom of Israel would be Israelites, too; not Israelites and the enemy; Edomites or anyone else.
Revelation 20:5: “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.”
OR “This is the first restoration”?
As nouns, the difference between resurrection and restoration is that resurrection is the act of arising from the dead and becoming alive again while restoration is the process of bringing an object back to its original state; the process of restoring something.
THE FIRST RESTORATION
For one thousand years, the kingdom of God, in the past, was without the influence of the dragon, the serpent of old. The Jews did not influence the kingdom of God. This was the first restoration. But who was the dragon, the serpent of old…who is that?
Who is the Adversary that shall be released from the bottomless pit and shall go to deceive the Nations which are in the four corners of the earth? Could it be the rebellious angel who gathered his genetic people to deceive all the nations? Who are his people? Who is he the father of? These people are the Kenite—Canaanite—Edomite Jews whose father, our Savior, said was the devil.
The Edomites or Idumeans infiltrated Judea during the first century B.C. and soon controlled the region. They were defeated in the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D. and became migrants to the rest of the world.
When Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, the Jews were kept separate from the Christians by the laws passed against the Jews. For example, it became illegal for Jews:
- To hold Public office, or
- To hold a Military position, or
- To hold any Christian slaves, or
- To loan money to Christians at usury, or
- Teach Israelites, or
- Run banking, or
- Be a part of the society.
They were simply kept out of white Christian society, and as a result it flourished, i.e.it was restored.
But when Jews were allowed into white Christian society, they destroyed it with their Jewish values which are different from Christian values. Jews have been kicked out of the European countries over 359 times in recorded history for their evilness and degradation. Look at America today (and all the white Israelite nations). Jews own and run it all now, and everyone has become defiled and satanic, except the true Remnant.
Read what the Jews say in their website, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Christian Persecution of Jews over the Centuries”, by Gerard S. Sloyan, Professor Emeritus of Religion, Temple University:
“In the years 500-1500 [1000 years!] the Jews, as a religious and a cultural minority, were often preyed upon by the Christian majority in a familiar sociological pattern. The papal record is consistently mixed. Harsh infringements of Jewish rights are censured at the same time that restrictions are imposed on their full participation in society. The vocabulary of guilt for Jesus’ crucifixion and charges of stubbornness and blindness recur.” [Emphasis by the editor.]
Because of these restrictions made by the Roman Empire against the Jews, many antichrists were persuaded to leave the Roman Empire and migrate to Europe, Khazaria, Arabia and elsewhere. In medieval Europe, the Jews were forced to live in separate communities, called ghettos. In these communities they could make and keep their own laws. They existed as chattel property of the nobles, for the profit of the nobles. And this is what the Jews were forced to do for a thousand years, for their god, the devil, was locked in the bottomless pit.
But when he was loosed from the bottomless pit after the thousand years was over, what was he going to do? He would do something that was missing from world history—he would deceive the goat nations into destroying the white race. But he would do this first from within the white nations, not from without.
It all began with the Jewish de’ Medici popes (ruling when Martin Luther complained about the indulgences) and the acceptance of usury by Christendom. It greatly increased when Napoleon Bonaparte, at the time of the French Revolution, gave the Jews emancipation. This occurred right after (a little over 10 years) the United States began functioning under its Constitution.
What happened? For a thousand years the Jews were kept apart from Christians. Then the Jews became the bankers to the nations of Israel. Soon all the nations of the world became deceived and under the control of international Jewish power? Once the Jews received their emancipation, they were free to go out and deceive the nations with their cries for liberty, equality and fraternity, which have all the world’s goat nations threatening the very existence of the White Christian race.
Already, all the White Christian nations have been and are currently being overrun, looted and pillaged by aliens without a military. In many White nations today, genocide is being disguised merely as criminal behavior, and hidden behind statistics while reports everywhere are distorted by Jewish-controlled media outlets. Christendom is overrun by the aliens and the Israelites are becoming less and less.
There is a Sunday school booklet, Explore the Bible: Adults, August 20, 2000, written by Jim Taulman who earned a Bachelor of Divinity Degree and a Master of Theology Degree from Southern Baptists Theological Seminary and a Clinical Pastoral Education Degree from Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. He also pastored three churches for 25 years in three different states. In this Sunday School booklet, he says on pages 100-101 that:
“Dispensational premillennialism teaches that the thousand years is a literal period of time that occurs after the tribulation. During this time Jesus Christ will rule on the earth with His people, but He will especially rule the world through the Jews.”
[Since when are the Jews His people? Does he mean that the Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Hassidic, Mizrahi, Ethiopian, Conservative, Liberal, Orthodox, etc. Jews are His people? That is the group that Mr. Taulman says the LORD will “rule the world” with?]
The booklet also says on pages 98-99 that:
“Following the destruction of the beast and false prophet, John saw an angel come from heaven who binds Satan with a chain and throws him in the abyss where he remains for a thousand years...Martyrs who refused to worship the beast or his image are resurrected to reign with Christ for a thousand years. They are priests of God and of Christ for a thousand years. Their resurrection is called the first resurrection, and those who share in it are blessed and holy...After the thousand years are completed, Satan is released from his confinement in the abyss. He deceives the nations and gathers them to war against God’s people. The nations surround God’s people, but fire from heaven devours them. Then the devil is thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone where he, the beast, and the false prophet are tormented forever.”
[Who is the devil going to deceive? Who is the fire from heaven going to destroy? He says that the first resurrection occurs after the Tribulation Period. May the LORD God have mercy on our souls.]
But the booklet did have one true statement on page 100. It says:
“Chapter 20 [of the book of Revelation] is one of the most disputed chapters in the Bible.”
Pastor Charles Jennings in his book, “The Book of Revelation; From an Israelite and Historicist Interpretation” gave the historical position over twenty years ago. He says on page 65 of his book, a statement that very few Christians today have ever heard about or even thought about:
“The establishment of the church by the person and work of Jesus Christ, and continued by His apostles, was within the confines of the racial stock of Israel. Therefore, the institution of the church is an Israelite institution under the terms of the New Covenant which was made with the House of Israel and the House of Judah (Hebrew 8:8). During the events that are seen in the Revelation letter, while God is dealing with national Israel, the church is present on the earth, because these are the remnant saints within Israel during any given period of time in the history of the church.”
The Christian church is not multi-racial. It is strictly an Israelite church, which contains the remnant saints.
Most Bible students identify, in Revelation 17, the five kings that were fallen, as the five world empires of:
1) Egypt; 2) Assyria; 3) Babylonia; 4) Media-Persia; and 5) Greece.
And many identify “the one that is” as world empire #6) Imperial Rome;
And fewer identify the other “that is yet to come” as world empire #7) Papal Rome—The Roman Catholic Church.
And now we are living under the eighth beast. The wicked seed line first attacked Christianity from without with violence. Then their god was cast in the pit for a thousand years and then he was let loose and he went to deceive the goat nations to attack the Israelite nations. Now they are destroying the Israelite nations from within by placing their laws in place of God’s. We are coming to the climax.
The next world empire #8) is Mystery Babylon, the globalist international Jew, whose god is the god of Apostate Christianity, Islam and Zionistic Judaism and all other non-true Christian belief systems.
There are several Christian-Identity preachers, like Howard Rand, Bertrand Comparet, William Finck and Charles Jennings who state that the book of Revelation is historic.
But has Revelation 20 already occurred, and Satan been cast into the bottomless pit? Has he been released and is he now, along with his genetic sons and daughters, deceiving the goat nations to eliminate true Israel from the earth under the guise of egalitarianism, sorcery, fornication, race-mixing, deviancy, godlessness and multiculturalism? Only a few agree.
Revelation 20 is the most disputed chapter in the Bible. There are a lot of different views:
1) There is a huge difference between Daniel’s seventieth week being completed at Stephen’s murder or it is still waiting fulfillment with a gap being almost 2000 years.
2) There is a huge difference between Israel ruling with God and the Jew cast into the bottomless pit or the Jew, Israel’s life-time enemy, and Biblical Israel ruling together for 1000 years in the future.
3) There is a huge difference if the devil has already been locked in the bottomless pit for one thousand years or that is not until the future?
To be continued.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.