How do Edom and Assyria fit into the prophecies of the end-time?

Fred R. Coulter—December 31, 2016

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Here's the very last Sabbath of 2016. Mack was reading something that I did in 2005 and talking about the things that are going on, and he said, 'It sounded just like today.' I was going to give the sermons on 14 things to happen in prophecy so I read over the latest transcript for it and I started reading through them and I thought: That's just like today; just like I turned off the television set and started giving the sermon.

How far back does this battle go? It goes back to Gen. 25, and the battle took place before Jacob and Esau were born. Isn't it interesting, the children of Israel had twelve tribes. Esau—also known as Edom—had twelve tribes. This battle has continued all through the centuries. However, a significant event has happened this year right close to each other.

First of all, the Brexit in England, followed by the election of Trump in the U.S. and by the resolution against the Jews in Palestine.

The Jews claim that they're going to build the temple where the Mosque of Omar is. Never happen! They'll be such a backlash, they could exterminate all the Jews in a couple of days, which the Arabs wouldn't mind doing, by the way.

One key to really watch, you want to know how far away is the end, or how near is the end, anyway you want to phrase it, when the Jews understand the proper place where the temple actually was.

The reason it's difficult to understand the actual location of the temple today is because during the days of John Hyrcanus, they took down the mound, or the hill where the house of David was built, where his palace was.

You have the topographical going from north to south. You have Fort Antonia, then you come down. You have the temple area. Fort Antonia is where the Romans owned that property. Here's a good thing to understand and realize. The Jews will never get it right until God opens their understanding where the temple ought to be! Think about the irony of what the Jews do at the Western Wall.

Jesus said to His disciples, 'You see all these stones, see the wall and everything? There won't be one stone left upon another.' What does the Mosque of Omar sit on? Great slabs of huge stones that have not been disturbed! So, you have Fort Antonia, and that's where the Mosque of Omar is. Then they have the colonnades coming down to where the temple area was. It was about 600 meters from Fort Antonio. Then you had the palace of David on the next mound. Actually the temple was kind of in a saddle. In order to have a platform big enough for the whole temple area, they had to build a great wall with stones coming up. Then they had the area for the temple.

Where David's palace was, during the days of John Hyrcanus, he took and excavated it down to below the level. So, instead of having it come Fort Antonia, down to the temple, up to the palace of David, you have it Fort Antonia, down to where the temple was and then on down with no mound.

When the Jews try and locate where it is today, they read it there had to be a mound. The only mound left is where Fort Antonia remained intact and where the Mosque of Omar is.

The Jews are really becoming more anxious to build a temple. The reason is because they say as soon as the temple is built Messiah will come. 'Therefore, He'll take care of all of our problems to defeat all of our enemies.' They want to build it.

Jack was saying he's getting e-mails from several different sources that are saying the temple is going to built where the Mosque of Omar is. Won't happen!

The way we know we are really, really close to the end is when the Jews discover where the temple actually stood and the Spring of Gihon starts flowing with enough water to take care of the temple services. When that happens, then they will build the temple, not until!

Hezekiah stopped up part of the Spring of Gihon. They found where he stopped it and that's down south of where Fort Antonia is. So, there are some Jews who know where the temple ought to be.

Hyrcanus was in the 160sB.C. On this ridge to the east you have the Kidron Valley with the Kidron stream that would run. On the west there was another valley. On the eastside of that hill of that valley, that's where Solomon put all of the temples and incense burning and so forth, for his wives. That was called the Mount of Abomination.

It's interesting. I forget the names, but there was the high priest, I think it was Tobias, and he was really pagan, but he was of the line of Aaron. He was one of the priests who desecrated the temple and then Antiochus Epiphanes came and finished it. Took a nice big pig, slaughtered it, put it on the altar.

The Jews fought back and won that battle. Dan. 8 of the 1150 morning and evening sacrifices was exact timing from when the sacrifice was cut off to when they got it cleansed and ready to go.

Another thing that is not true: Someone wrote and asked me, 'Should a Christian keep Hanukkah?' A lot of the Churches of God were saying, 'Let's put one foot back into the world and it's okay if you keep Hanukkah. That way your friends won't think you're strange if you say you don't keep Christmas.'

I read in the Books of Maccabees, because that's a history of that time. Guess what? It doesn't mention anything about the candelabra. Doesn't mention anything about the oil, only for one day, but burned for seven. The menorah that they have does not have seven candle slots, it has eight. The eighth one is raised higher. Little do the Jews remember, that was honoring the Queen of Heaven.

They finally got the temple re-dedicated, but there was never anything about Hanukkah in the Books of Maccabees. Nothing. I think it's safe to say that concerning things in the Bible and the end times, the Jews have it all wrong. Protestants don't know.

I'm going to mention once again The Christian Passover book. When you write for it you will get the two CDs of reading The Christian Passover book, because there is a movement within one of the major Churches of God to accept the Jewish claim that the Old Testament Passover was on the 15th.

When you come to the New Testament, they say that Jesus kept the 15th Passover until His last one. We know Lev. 23 says, 'On the 14th day of the 1st month,' not the 15th. In this book I show you Scriptural proof from Exo. 16 that 'ben ha arbayim,' between the two evenings, occurs after sunset as God designated time.

God is the One to designate time. Didn't He create the heavens and the earth and the universe, solar system and everything? Doesn't He know how it's run? That's why we have the Hebrew Calculated Calendar.

Men come along and try and change that. All of those things come because Satan the devil wants to get Christians removed. You can't do it all at once, but a step at a time. Remember, Satan works with incrementalism.

Sidebar on incrementalism: The legislature in California just voted to eliminate the laws concerning girls 16 and under acting as prostitutes. Now it's no longer a crime. Perfect example of incrementalism: take it down, take it down, take it down! What is the goal? Prostitute your daughters that causes violence in the land! That's Satan's goal!

Also he is carrying it out because there is very little, to no repentance. That's how it comes. Passover starts. 'The Jews keep the 15th.' The reason they do is because they're all in exile. When they were in exile, they couldn't keep the 14th because you have to be in the land to keep the Passover.

Let's finish this little discussion on the Passover this way: If Jesus kept a 15th Passover, He would be sinning by following the tradition of men. Compound that: if He kept the pre-Passover Passover on the 14th in the year that He was crucified, He would likewise be sinning, if the 15th were the authentic day. So, the Jews never want to admit they're wrong, especially since they say, 'We have the Old Testament.' They call it Torah and that includes all their traditions.

What did Jesus say in Matt. 28 to all the apostles? 'Go into all the world, preach the Gospel to all nations, teaching them everything I have taught you.' In the Gospels one-third of it is devoted to everything that took place concerning Jesus' last Passover, crucifixion and resurrection.

  • What did He say concerning foot-washing?
  • 'If you don't do this, you don't have a part with Me.'

It's mandatory. He said we are duty-bound.

  • What did Jesus say concerning the bread?
  • 'This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.'

Likewise with the wine! 'Do this in remembrance of Me.'

  • Is that a teaching of Jesus Christ to His apostles? Yes!
  • What should they teach? What He said!

Deuteronomy 13:1: "If a prophet rises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder which he foretold to you comes to pass, saying…" (vs 1-2).

Remember Matthew 7:22[transcriber's correction]: "Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy through Your name? And did we not cast out demons through Your name? And did we not perform many works of power through Your name?'"

Jesus will say, 'Hallelujah, you're really great people.' NO! He'll say, 'Depart from Me, you that work iniquity or lawlessness.'

Deuteronomy 13:2: "…'Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them,' you shall not hearken to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you…" (vs 2-3).

That's what's happening with the Passover, the key test. Satan knows if he can remove you from the Passover, you're going to be out of covenant with God in a short time.

"…is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul" (v 3). That's quite a test! That's why doctrine's important. Doctrine means teaching and that's why it's important. That's why God has it written down.

Verse 4: "You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him." Notice there are six parts of what we need to do:

  • walk after the Lord your God, not your own way or the gods of the world
  • fear him
  • keep His commandments
  • obey His voice
  • serve Him
  • hold fast to Him

Why can we not apply v 5?: "And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death because he has spoken to turn you against the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slaves, to thrust you out of the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall put the evil away from the midst of you."

Now then He says, even if it's one of your relatives. Why can we not carry out this command? Because the Church does not have the administration of death! The administration of death belongs to the sovereign nations. A key important thing to always remember is—and this is what we have discussed regarding Islam—you cannot have two sovereign laws or two sovereign leaders within one geographical area!

Why? Because as Jesus said, 'You'll either love one, hate the other.' Isn't that what we have today?

When Israel was called as a nation, they had the administration of death, which God gave to all nations in Gen. 9. When it came time for the Church, it's like we said, we have to go into all nations. He did not carry the administration of death as authority within the Church, because we would be in many, many different geographical locations. If we tried to carry it out, we would be operating on the same basis that Islam is operating today.

'We'll go to this country and we're going to carry out our laws and we're going to have our honor killings and we're going to kill all the infidels until we conquer them.'
That tells you the fate of all of those. What would be the ultimate test for Donald Trump to give to all the Muslims with extreme vetting? Will you renounce all Sharia Law as it pertains to civil justice? If you don't, you can't come in. If you want to still worship Allah—since we say freedom of religion in America—you can do that without any of the civil penalties of killing people, starting with honor killing, killing the infidel! Unless you agree to that, go home and keep killing your people at home. Maybe you'll get tired of it.'

The conflict carries all the time. Let's look at several things that have taken place here, starting with Europe and Germany two years ago when all the hordes of the refugees supposedly came into Europe.

They weren't running into Russia. The Turks didn't want them. They helped them get on rafts and go over to Greece. They're not running to Egypt. Maybe they should run to Afghanistan, get them all in one place. Who knows? They're not running to China or to South Africa; they're coming to Europe. Who is in Europe? The children of Israel!

The comment was made that they came into where the children of Israel are in Europe, as well as Germany. Then on their way, they passed through Serbia, which was a small little Muslim country. They could have stayed there and enjoyed each other, but they didn't. They went to Germany so they could kill more people.

What is this setting up? What is this setting everything up to do? In Germany there are some Israelites, because they were exiled to Assyria. But Craig White has written a great book about Germany is Assyria. So, you send the refugees there for what? How are you going to bring it about that Germany is going to revert back to being militaristic and hard-nosed? By sending the refugees there!

They will all be expelled. It won't start in Germany. I think it will start in Holland. This is setting things up for the end-time.

Let's fast forward to Brexit. What do you know! England or Ephraim now is separated from Europe. Then the election of Donald Trump! Then last week the resolution against the Jews! Stop and think for a minute: Does this not cover all the end-time descendants of Jacob, all twelve tribes? Think of that. So, there's something big that is going to happen.

If what Trump has proposed and the people who voted for him, and he does what he does, then this is a type of repentance and return to law and order, truth, less abortion, let's stop killing each other. This may give the Churches of God an opportunity to preach more of the Gospel.

It's interesting that Trump has said he was only a messenger. So, we will see. We'll keep our eyes open. But you see, everything will turn out as God has said in His time. We will have to see what this is going to do. Let's see that, yes, it is against all Israel.

Psalm 83:1: "Keep not silent, O God; do not be quiet, and do not be still, O God, for lo, Your enemies are in an uproar; and those who hate You have lifted up their head" (vs 1-2).

What's that for? To test you! Do you love God? What's going to happen with the Protestants? Remember there are two categories of Protestants:

  • those who are for Jesus
  • those who are against Jesus

Most of those who are for Jesus were the ones who voted for Trump. Something's going to have to happen.

Sidebar: Have you heard some of the latest instruction to the lone-wolf terrorists? Go blow up the churches. What's going to happen when that occurs? How is that going to be? Thankfully, we have church at home. God is not interested in numbers; He is interested in conversion.

The comment was made it's still true that they're going back to a more disciplined Protestantism, rather than a repentance and returning to God. That's what I brought out in Psa. 78 that when God slew them, then they repented, but their repentance was flattery. It wasn't deep repentance. That's what we're seeing here. But let's see what happens when the first terrorist attack comes against a church.

The problem with those Protestants who are for Jesus is that they think they are so right, because there are certain blessings for partially keeping the laws of God. The burden for the Churches of God is to call them to repentance. How long we have with Donald Trump, we don't know. So, they have to be called to repentance. That's our job.

Notice, all of them, all from the Middle East. The Middle East is on fire from the Mediterranean Sea to the Chinese border.

Verse 3: "They take crafty counsel against Your people, and plot together against Your hidden ones. They have said, 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, so that the name Israel may be remembered no more.' For with one heart they have plotted together; they have made a covenant against You" (vs 3-5)—against God.

Verse 6: "The tabernacles of Edom…" I want to stop here and bring out Edom. The fight was in the womb with Jacob. Esau is Edom.

"…and the Ishmaelites…" (v 6). Those are the two leading nations of what we call the Arab community or the Islamic nations. They are the ones who are against us.

Could it be—and we'll look at some other Scriptures here concerning Edom or the Edomeans, as it is in Isaiah—that they're going to amalgamate? I suspect that the way God has configured everything and the things we discussed up to this point, what is the best solution for the Middle East without sending western troops?

You going to have to do it militarily. You're going to have to do with some force, but there's got to be agreement. What agreement took place this week that everyone is all concerned about? Turkey and Russia!

Russia doesn't have enough money to continue to war very long. Russia is actually a B+ third-world country. Doesn't have the finances. Isn't it interesting that Putin said, 'We will wait until Donald Trump gets into office and then you're welcome to be in on the peace talks.' Interesting, isn't it?

What if because Edom is so involved in all the end-time things, that there is an international agreement with the support of Saudi Arabia, the Ishmaelites. Since the Arabs hate the westerners coming in and fighting against them for the past 200 years, how about if the agreement works this way:

Turkey, you have a 400,000 man army and you guys know how to fight. Your reputation in the Korean War was so that even the Chinese were scared to death to be up on the front line with your men, because they could sneak into the foxholes and slit the throats of the Chinese and no one would know it.

So how about if we have an international agreement that you come in, you clean up ISIS, you keep Iran over where it should be. You bring peace to Iraq and work with Egypt and bring peace to Libya?

They would say fine, 'We have the administrative ability and we remember the Ottoman Empire. Besides, you western people took it from us, so we'll be very happy to help you out.'

Does that sound plausible? Another thing, too, Trump has good relations with Turkey. Now then, if that were to come about, everyone would say, 'That's a brilliant solution.' If it is, it's because that's what God wants worked out.

Then it lists all the rest of them: "…of Moab, and the Hagrites; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the people of Tyre; and Assyria has joined with them…" (vs 6-8).

  • Did you know that in WWI Germany and the Arab world were aligned together?
  • Did you know that in WWII Germany and the Arab world were aligned?

So, after they get the refugees out of there, they're going to be very supportive of them. Sooner or later Assyria is going to turn against the modern nations of Israel, as we have in prophecy here. Have you ever looked at a map or globe and contemplated how large Turkey really is? That's quite a nation!

Daniel 11:40: "And at the time of the end, the King of the South shall push at him…"—the King of the North. Some people today are saying that since Russia's involved with this, that's the King of the North. Did the refugees flow into Russia? No!

"…shall push at him…" Stop! We are not told how much time is between that sentence and the next sentence.

"…And the King of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind with chariots and with horsemen and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries and shall overflow and sweep through" (v 40).

That's a real big invasion. All the things we've been talking about now, up to that point, are suddenly going to change again. It has to come in Europe, and the King of the North has to be from Europe. Can't be Russia; that's Gog, Meshach, Tubal and Magog. How's that going to work out? Are they going to have all the refugees from the Middle East go back to the Middle East and rebuild their own countries? 'Since you do not assimilate into western civilization, and you hate us, and you don't like us, why don't you go back where you can love each other in your own land?'

Look at Syria, they are virtually destroyed. Iraq! Yemen! That could very well be. Then later there is another push by the King of the South. The implication is, as we read this, that there will be a caliphate in Egypt, because that's where it was, even with the Ottoman Empire.

The western world to get rid of the problem will help finance the army and everything that they do. Then they're going to have Saudi Arabia, 'Come on, cough up your billions.' And to the other oil countries, 'Come on, you pay for this. This is a restoration of the Arab empire.' They won't call it the Ottoman, but they'll call it the Arab NATO.

When the King of the North comes, v 41: "He shall also enter into the glorious land…" That's not what we're seeing now. There are a few ships there, some Russian ships, a couple of Chinese ships, some American ships, but that's about it. There are no external armies going in there at the present time.

I saw a little interview on the news last night. The man who interviewed Sadam Hussein, name is John Nixon. He wrote a book. He said that Sadam Hussein told him, that 'you're going to lose this war.' He said, 'Why?' He said, 'Because these people are hard to rule and you don't know anything about them.'

People got all mad when Donald Trump said that we'd have been better off if Sadam Hussein stayed. Some people need a dictatorship. They don't think like western people. Everybody was all mad at Donald Trump. Like everything else, I think he's been preparing a long time for this and he knows a whole lot more than anybody ever gave him credit. I think he's got a whole lot of plans already to go that he hasn't told a soul about.

"…and many countries shall be overthrown. But these shall escape out of his hand: Edom…" (v 41). At the beginning of this, Edom will not be involved because they are in league in straightening out the Arab nations. But then the other Arab nations, will they try and get out from underneath Edom, or Turkey? Eventually, yes! What does all of this tell us? Just so you know, a lot of this is speculation.

"…Edom and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. And he shall stretch out his hand also upon the countries. And the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver…'" (vs 41-43).

Listen, most of those countries right now are poor. Egypt lives on borrowed U.S. money all the time. A lot of things are going to have to change. Think about it!

What does this tell us? How much time do we have? We don't know! We're in the same situation that the Church was when the Apostle John died around 100A.D. Even though it was a rumor, how many rumors did we believe in the other churches? 'Jesus said John would live until He returned.' Jesus didn't say that. He said, 'What if I desire to have him remain until I return?' When John died, 'Oh, those prophecies are no good.' A test! That's where we started in Deut. 13, a test.

  • Do you love God?
  • Will you keep His commandments always?
  • Even if the Apostle John dies?

What's going to happen to the Churches of God here in this age? We're all in potentially very difficult circumstances. When the going gets tough and the time extended is very long, who is going to do what? We don't know!

What if we're in a situation that all of us who are considered leaders of the Churches of God die? And time goes on? What did Jesus say about that? He said, 'When the Son of man returns, will He find the true faith on the earth?'

So, we don't know! There are a lot of different things involved here.

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Let's talk about Jerusalem a little bit. That United Nations resolution takes everything away from the Jews except a little bit on the coast, everything.

Zechariah 12:1: "The burden of the Word of the LORD for Israel. Thus says the LORD, who stretches forth the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him, 'Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people all around, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem'" (vs 1-2).

Right now there is a political siege against Judah and Jerusalem, in addition to all the terrorism going on. Eventually all nations are going to be gathered there. The final battle is going to be up in Armageddon. This is describing exactly what is happening today.

Verse 3: "And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people. All who burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the nations of the earth be gathered together against it." That's quite a verse; think on that! Yes, all nations will (Rev. 16).

Verse 4: "'In that day,' says the LORD, 'I will strike every horse with terror, and his rider with madness. And I will open My eyes upon the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the people with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, 'The people of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.' In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire among the sheaves.…'" (vs 4-6).

When did this actually—as we look for fulfillment—take place? When did this start? Not 1948 but 1967. That's exactly what happened. The Jews wiped out everybody in eight days, totally decimated the Egyptian army in the Sinai. Absolutely an incredible thing.

What happened later with Lebanon and Syria? They went up and bombed it and burned it. So, guess what's going to happen again?

"...And they shall devour all the people all around, on the right hand and on the left hand. And Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her place, even in Jerusalem" (v 6). That's the end of it when Christ returns.

What's going to happen when people come against the two witnesses? One of the witnesses will be a governor of Judea. What happens? Fire shoots out of the mouth and kills the enemy! This is going to be something when the two witnesses come on the scene. I think that's when God really begins to deal with the Jews to open their eyes.

If you have the Daniel/Revelation Series and that big map and chart, how do we know when the two witnesses begin their ministry? We can determine it by the resurrection! Since the resurrection is on Pentecost, you count backward 1,260 days plus three and a half. When is that? That's somewhere just before winter. You get that chart and look at it.

When does the beast go into the temple and say he is God, in defiance of the two witnesses? What sacrifices will be stopped that will cause all the Jews to get in an absolute uproar? The Passover lambs! And he goes into the temple and says, 'I am God.' There's going to be a lot that's going to happen.

A promise that always happens, v 7: "The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first…" What's the first tribe mentioned in Rev. 7 of the 144,000? Judah!

"…so that the glory of the house of David… [all the king line] …and the glory of the people of Jerusalem may not be magnified above Judah…. [that shows there's going to be some repentance] …In that day the LORD shall defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And it shall be, he who is feeble among them at that day shall be like David; and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them" (vs 7-8).

There's going to be a lot going on. You talk about exciting times. But the question is: How far out is it? We don't know!

Verse 9: "And it shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Seven last plagues.

I think this is when the two witnesses come on the scene, v 10: "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the people of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication.…" Who leads us to repentance? God does! He does it with His graciousness, the Spirit of grace and supplication!

"…And they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced… [they will recognize that Jesus truly is the Christ] …and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness over Him, as the bitterness over the firstborn" (v 10)—who has died.

They're going to say to themselves, 'All these centuries we have been fighting God.' Just imagine what that's going to be. They have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. When God grants them repentance, it's going to be a magnificent thing indeed.

Verse 12: "And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart." Why does it mention Nathan? Because Jesus is the son of David through Nathan, not Solomon! They are going to recognize that.

Verse 13: "The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart… [that's the one who is the head of the singers] …and their wives apart; all the families who remain, every family apart and their wives apart" (vs 13-14).

You have to read on because this is going to be something. Everything is going to be built up to it. That's why right now at, this time, the Jews are in a position that the only one who can save them is God. They may have wars and fighting and things like that.

When that happens will there be Americans there as part of the army? I don't know, probably highly doubtful, because we will have been conquered and I don't think our armies will amount to much, but maybe there may be even a regiment or something that could go over there. I don't know; that's why this is speculation.

Zechariah 13:1: "In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David… [the finish of that and Christ coming back to Jerusalem] …and to the people of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and for uncleanness." Will that be the Spring of Gihon, where the 'holy water' always came? Don't know!

Verse 2: "And it shall be in that day,' says the LORD of hosts, 'I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land… [there are more relics and things around the Holy Land that need to be destroyed] …and they shall be remembered no more. And also I will cause the lying prophets and the unclean spirits to pass out of the land.'" That's a very interesting verse there.

The more you study the Bible, the more you go through it, the more you understand how it all fits together.

1-John 4:1: "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God, because many false prophets… [who are liars] …have gone out into the world."

Who accompanies them or inspires them? The unclean spirits! That agrees exactly with what's going on back here:

Zechariah 13:3: "And it shall be when any shall yet prophesy, his father and his mother who gave birth to him shall say to him then, 'You shall not live… [How about where we began with Deut. 13?] …for you speak lies in the name of the LORD.' And his father and his mother who gave him birth shall thrust him through when he prophesies. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed, each one of his vision, when he prophesies. And they shall not wear a hairy garment in order to deceive. But he shall say, 'I am no prophet; I am a man, a tiller of the ground; for a man taught me to be a servant from my youth'" (vs 3-5)—changed his story.

How many people, even one minister of one church has got a book out, The Last End: A Book of Remembrance. He claims to be the successor of HWA. He has spewed forth more lies than almost anyone and yet people fall for it. It's absolutely amazing! Then we have another one who says that he is the apostle for the 21st century and he's going to be over the two witnesses.

"…cause the lying prophets and the unclean spirits to pass out of the land" (v 2). I think that will start right there in the Holy Land and go to the whole world, because all the false prophets are all going to be taken care of.

What's the first one taken care of? False prophet and the beast! (Rev.). They will have a baptism they will never forget, thrown into the Lake of Fire.

Now we're going to talk about the difference between Jacob and Esau.

Malachi 1:1: "The burden of the Word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi…. [the messenger] …'I have loved you,' says the LORD. 'But you say, "In what way do You love us?" Was not Esau Jacob's brother?' says the LORD. 'Yet I loved Jacob. And I hated Esau and made his mountains a desolation…'" (vs 1-3).

That attitude that is in the whole radical Islamic movement today is the attitude that God hates. They kill people for the sake of killing.

"'…and his inheritance to be for the jackals of the wilderness.' If Edom says, 'We are beaten down, but we will return and build the waste place,'—thus says the LORD of hosts, 'They shall build, but I will throw down…'" (vs 3-4). That shows they will build it.

Look at Turkey today, quite a modern nation. We're going to read some prophecies that even though Edom escapes out of the hand of the King of the North, when Christ returns that's when all the desolation comes upon Edom.

Also remember there are prophecies that are fulfilled first fulfillment, second fulfillment. There are also prophecies that run in cycles, down through time and down through history. So, you have return to God, corruption, correction, exile, return to God, corruption, correction, exile, and so forth.

In Isa. 34 it talks about the destruction of Edom; yet, it says in Dan. 11 that Edom escapes the revenge of the King of the North, but that's only temporary. Now God is going to be dealing with them.

Isaiah 34:1: "Come near, you nations, to hear; and, you people, hearken; let the earth hear, and its fullness; the world, and its offspring… [that's all inclusive] …for the anger of the LORD is upon all nations… [Jer. 25] …And His fury upon all their armies…. [starting with the seven trumpet plagues and ending in the seven last plagues] …He has completely destroyed them, He has delivered them to the slaughter" (vs 1-2).

Right in that timeframe, too, remember that we just read that's happening (Zech 12 & 13). There are many things happening at the same time, different things in different places.

Verse 3: "Also their dead shall be thrown out, and their stink shall come up out of their dead bodies, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of the heavens shall be dissolved… [signs in the heaven (Rev. 6; 8)] …and the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll; and all their host shall fall down, as a leaf falls off from the vine, and as the falling fig from the fig tree. 'For My sword is bathed in the heavens…'" (vs 3-5).

Remember that when the apostles preached the Gospel, they only had the Old Testament until they wrote the epistles and things. They taught out of the Old Testament. What did the Bereans do? They went to the synagogue, got out the scrolls, read them to see if those things were so!

Revelation 19:11: "And I saw heaven open; and behold, a white horse; and He Who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and make war. And His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written that no one knows except Him. And He was clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and His name is The Word of God" (vs 11-13). That agrees with Isa. 34.

Isaiah 34:5: "For My sword is bathed in the heavens. Behold, it shall come down upon Edom… [now they're going to be destroyed] …and upon the people of My curse for judgment."

There are other Scriptures that show that when God was destroying Jerusalem and Judea by the Babylonians and Chaldeans and being taken off into captivity Edom was there cheering them on. Edom was right in there sharing the spoil. God holds that against them. He said He's going to really bring it upon them. They did the same thing with the destruction of Jerusalem the second time.

Verse 6: "'The sword of the LORD is filled with blood; it is made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams; for the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Edom. And the wild oxen shall come down with them, and the young bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust shall be greased with their fat" (vs 6-7). That's quite thing!

You think about what God is saying there. Why is He doing that? Think of all the people they have killed down through time and history, beginning in the womb with Jacob, and carrying down through history, then carried on and magnified with the Muslim religion. It is truly, wherever it is: waste, war, death and destruction. The only thing that stops them is waste, war, death and destruction against them.

Look at all the peace we have in the world. Look at all of the things that these people have that they could enjoy if they weren't taught to kill and hate and draw blood. They love blood. God is going to give it to them.

Verse 8: "For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, the year to repay for the fighting against Zion. And its streams shall be turned into pitch, and its dust to brimstone, and its land shall become burning pitch" (vs 8-9). This is a bloody mess here!

They have that kind of nature and they were fighting in the womb; a prophecy of the destiny of their lineage down to the end. God will give them a chance to repent, like anybody else.

If He made them with that nature, what are they going to say? 'Lord, You made me with this nature.' God will say, 'Okay, I did. Now then, if you repent, I'll give you the power to change that nature.' I'm sure that will apply to other people, other nations.

Look at the armies of Genghis Khan. Look at how many they killed. They were the first ones with biological warfare. What they would do is take the people infected with all of the worst diseases, bubonic plague, put them in a catapult and sling them over the wall into the city they're conquering. Their dead bodies fall all apart and all the germs go everywhere. What are you going to do with people like that?

How easy or how hard it will be to repent, I don't know. Look at the Jews. What did God do to the Jews? He cut them off and made them a hissing and a cursing everywhere in the world because they rejected Him and rejected Christ. So, yes, there are going to be a lot of things that are going to have to change.

Isaiah 35:1: "The wilderness and the desert shall be glad and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD and the majesty of our God. Make the weak hands strong and make the feeble knees sure. Say to those of a fearful heart, 'Be strong, fear not; behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the full recompense of God. He will come and save you.' Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened… [this is physical and spiritual, so there's a change] … and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for in the wilderness waters shall break out, and streams in the desert" (vs 1-6).

Look at the Sahara. What an awful inheritance for those people. Same way with Saudi Arabia, just like Isaac told Esau. 'I have one blessing left. You're going to be far from the fat, far from the dew, far from the pleasant places.' So here they are.

Can you imagine! You watch some of those things on National Geographic, when they give a special on the Sahara Desert. All of those things are going to be changed. When God says He's going to make it blossom and bloom, think what it's going to be for them.

Verse 7: "And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land shall become springs of water in the home of jackals, in its lair, it shall be a place for the reed and rush. And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness…" (vs 7-8). They're going to learn the way of God. Can you imagine what that's going to be like?

Think of what the world's going to be like when we come back with Christ on the Sea of Glass and He says, 'All right, we're going to take over the world. We're going to clean it up and bless it. You are going to administer it and we are going to make this earth like it has never been before. It will remain that way for 1,000 years.' This is all part of it.

Let's see Assyria, because Assyria is involved in this. I see nothing in the Scriptures that tells us that the beast power will not be a German. He may be a mixture of German and Jew, who knows, but basically out of Germany.

A lot of things have to change and we can say: How is that going to change? Just watch the American Heroes channel and see what Hitler did in twelve years.

There's one e-mail I have to send to him though, haven't sent it. I wish they would do a special on how on earth did they have all that ammunition: bombs, bullets, rockets and artillery shells. Where did all of that come from through the war? How did they do it in Germany? It seems as though that they had a lot of ammunition. I know how they made some of the planes. They had a big tunnel right under Berlin. They were putting together these Focke-Wulf fighter planes. The Allies couldn't figure how they were getting planes. I wonder how they got the metal and parts? How did they do all of this?

I forget who I was talking to and I said, 'The Germans had so many underground things that they used for building. Like all the rockets, they couldn't bomb them out of existence, so they built it underground. Do you think they're still using some of those tunnels? Do you think they have more of them?' He said, 'Yes, they have a big one right on the border of Switzerland. It's called the Hadrian Collider, underground.' I think they speak English, but I think their second language is German. That's another thing that we don't know what's going to happen with that.

If you go online and look up Craig White and ask about his book on Germany and prophecy, I'm sure he can send you an e-mail or whatever.

This blends in from Satan, who said he was going to go to the sides of the North and sit in the throne of God. But what does the beast power do in the temple of God? On earth, in Jerusalem, he says, 'I am God.' So, it follows right along.

Isaiah 14:14: "'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.' Yet, you shall be brought down to the grave, to the sides of the pit…. [Lake of Fire] …Those who see you shall stare and watch you closely, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth to tremble; who shook kingdoms; who made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed its cities; who did not allow his prisoners to go free?" All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But you are cast out of your grave like a hateful branch, and like the clothing of those who are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; like a dead body trampled under foot'" (vs 14-19).

Then he says, 'You're going to be cut off,' v 24: "The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, 'Surely as I have thought, so it shall come to pass; and as I have purposed, so it shall stand; that I will break Assyria in My land, and upon My mountains, and trample him under foot. Then his yoke shall be removed from them, and his burden shall be taken off their shoulders. This is the purpose that is purposed upon all the earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations'" (vs 24-26).

We will see there's a dual fulfillment of that. The Assyrians came down in three invasions and took the children of the ten tribes of Israel into captivity. After they sent them off into captivity, they came down and bypassed Judea. King Hezekiah and the Jews went on down into Egypt and got all the treasures and everything from Egypt. They came back over to Judea with the Jews. They conquered some of the cities and the outlying of the area of Judea.

Then they sent the captain of the armies up to tell Hezekiah to surrender. 'Look at what we've done to all these nations. Their gods didn't save them.' Told the people sitting on the wall, 'Don't listen to Hezekiah if he says to trust in the Lord, because we've destroyed all the nations.'

Isaiah 37:23: "Whom have you mocked and blasphemed? And against Whom have you raised your voice and lifted up your eyes on high? Even against the Holy One of Israel. By your servants you have mocked the LORD and have said, 'By my many chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars of it, and its choice fir trees; and I will go to its greatest height, the finest of its forests. I have dug and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet I have dried up all the streams of Egypt' (vs 23-25).

Verse 26: "Have you not heard from long ago how I made it? From ancient times, even how I have formed it? Now, I have brought it to pass that you should lay waste fortified cities into ruinous heaps. And their inhabitants were of little power—dismayed and ashamed. They were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, even grain blasted before it has risen. But I know your dwelling place, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against Me. Because of your raging against Me, and your arrogance has come up into My ears, therefore, I will put My hook in your nose, and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way which you came" (vs 26-29).

That's God's answer to Sennacherib who said, 'We're coming to destroy Jerusalem and Judah.'

Verse 30: "'And this shall be the sign to you: You shall eat self sown grain this year… [He's talking to those of Judea] …and the second year that which springs of the same; and in the third year you shall sow, and reap, and plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. The remnant that has escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward; for out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, and survivors out of Mount Zion; the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall perform this" (vs 30-32).

Verse 33 fulfills Isa. 14: "Therefore, thus says the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, 'He shall not come into this city nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. By the way that he came, by the same way he shall return, and shall not come into this city," says the LORD, 'For I will defend this city to save it, for My own sake and for My servant David's sake'" (vs 33-35).

Verse 36 fulfills the destruction of the army of the Assyrians and just the king and a couple of his servants went back to Assyria:

Verse 36: "Then the angel of the LORD went out and struck a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of Assyria. And they… [the people of Judah] …rose early in the morning, and behold! They were all dead corpses. And Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh" (vs 36-37). Then his two sons killed him.

Quite a thing! That's going to happen again with however it's going to be with Syria joining all of those Islamic nations that we read of at the beginning in Psa. 83. It's going to be quite a thing that's going to take place.

We can cover Russia at a later time because it fits into the overall scenario, but not as a major player.

We covered a lot of ground, a lot of prophecy and we still don't know how far it is to the end. We'll just keep on keeping on until we can no more keep on.

Scriptural References:

  • Deuteronomy 13:1-2
  • Matthew 7:21
  • Deuteronomy 13:2-5
  • Psalm 83:1-8
  • Daniel 11:40-43
  • Zechariah 12:1-10, 12-14
  • Zechariah 13:1-2
  • 1-John 4:1
  • Zechariah 13:3-5
  • Malachi 1:1-4
  • Isaiah 34:1-5
  • Revelation 19:11-13
  • Isaiah 34:5-9
  • Isaiah 35:1-8
  • Isaiah 14:14-19, 24-26
  • Isaiah 37:23-37

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Genesis 25
  • Daniel 8
  • Leviticus 23
  • Exodus 16
  • Matthew 28
  • Deuteronomy 12
  • Genesis 9
  • Psalm 78
  • Revelation 16; 7
  • Daniel 11
  • Jeremiah 25
  • Revelation 6, 8

Also referenced:

Books:

  • The Books of Maccabees by Anonymous Jewish Historians
  • The Christian Passover by Fred R. Coulter
  • The Great German Nation: Origins & Destiny by Craig White
  • Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Sadam Hussein by John Nixon
  • The Last End: A Book of Remembrance by Phinehas Eleazer

Sermon Series: Daniel & Revelation (with chart)

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Transcribed:1-18-17
Formatted: bo-1/19/17

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