“Stop and wonder [at this prophecy, if you choose, whether you understand it or not; soon you will witness the actual event] and be confounded [reluctantly]! Blind yourselves [now, if you choose; take your pleasure] and then be blinded [at the actual occurrence]. They are drunk, but not from wine; they stagger, but not from strong drink [but from spiritual stupor]. (v. 9 Amplified Bible).
Notice that even though Ariel (PCG HQ) shall be given this message, they will be confounded and blinded from understanding it. Their feelings will be just like a drunken person – they stagger yet not from strong drink but from spiritual stupor or grogginess. Look at what happened to Stephen Flurry after reading this very message – his countenance was comparable to an intoxicated man who drank too much alcohol. Consider the screenshots of his Trumpet Daily presentations:
Why does Stephen Flurry suddenly grow his beard? Why such a sudden change in his clean image? It seems that he was not letting his father, Gerald Flurry know of the very prophecy he has read regarding Isaiah 29’s prophecy.
But will he and the other 24 PCG ministers accept God’s message? It is prophesied that they won’t. What could be the most probable reason why they disregard such fulfilled prophecies?
“For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.” (v. 10)
It seems that God has already allowed them to fall asleep. Just like when Christ allowed His own disciples to sleep during the last hour before He was betrayed by the son of perdition. Consider carefully the account in Matthew chapter 26, and see that it is a prophecy specifically for us now in this last hour:
- “And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep (the first time), and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (vv. 40-41) – Mrs. Barbara Flurry died of congestive heart failure on September 5, 2004 (Ezek. 24:15-27).
- “He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. (vv. 42-43) – Armstrong Auditorium was built and inaugurated on the 6th year death anniversary of Mrs. Barbara Flurry on September 5, 2010 (Zech. 5:9-11).
- And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.” (vv. 44-45) – the date of Tishri 1 (the Feast of Trumpets) by which all of God’s feasts is anchored to be determined, fell on 9th year death anniversary of Mrs. Barbara Flurry on September 5, 2013 (Lam. 2:6, Isa. 29:1)
Remember that it was Christ’s own disciples that have fallen asleep during that last hour and NOT any other group of people.
Now can we say honestly to ourselves: Have we been spiritually awake to discern what God is trying to tell us with that date – September 5? We direly need to see our spiritual condition! Our big problem concerns our HEART! (Ezek. 24:15-27; Jer. 17:1, 5, 9, 10; Zech. 7:8-12). – “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
September 5, 2004 – this very date when the wife of Mr. Flurry died kept on haunting us to remind us of what we need to repent of – she died with a congestive HEART failure. And spiritually speaking, so will we if we don’t repent toward God and let Him heal us of our own spiritual sickness. We need the Sun of Righteousness with healing in his wings to heal us (Malachi 4:2). But first, we ought to WAKE UP!
“Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.” (v. 46, read also verse 47)
But it seems that all of the physical and spiritual shaking seems not to matter to those 25 top leaders of the PCG anymore (Ezek. 8:16-18). They shall just point their fingers to the “Laodiceans” in the outer court AS ALWAYS.
“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:” (v. 11)
We must remember that the context of this prophecy is about the “woe to Ariel”; the “add ye year to year”; and God’s last end siege,” which means, “the vision of all” must then refer to ALL the vision that the apostles and prophets saw pertaining to the last end – Peter, John, Paul, Jude, Daniel, Habakkuk, Haggai, Zechariah, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc. – i.e., all of God’s revelation that has been written in a BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE during His appointed time. Revelation comes only from the Father of lights who has the power to unseal or unlock a prophecy, and if someone who claims to be learned and has not understood this BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE, it is actually God who Himself has prevented such revelation from being understood. God even compares them to those who are not learned.
“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.” (v. 12)
We must always remember that this 29th chapter in Isaiah is still in the context of God besieging spiritual Jerusalem (v. 3) and of adding another set of annual festivals to the existing annual festivals (v. 1) – “Add yet another year; let the feasts run their round [but only one year more]” – (Amplified Bible)
So this means that this prophecy could ONLY be applied specifically this year (2013), when there are two sets of feasts – one set of annual feasts on top of another. The only key to understanding this BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE is of course, by way of remembrance.
“Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth. Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” (2 Pet. 1:12-16)
As the Apostle Peter said that we are not to follow “cunningly devised fables.” – Does the work in Ireland come from CUNNINGLY DEVISED FABLES? Can you REMEMBER a prior work there in Ireland which has been done by Mr. Armstrong before?
Now, what do we mean by “cunningly devised”? Well, it came from the Greek word, “sophizo” which means, “to render wise in a sinister acceptation, to form sophisms, that is continue plausible error.”
Let us define some words for better understanding: the word “sinister” in the dictionary also means, evil, ominous, foreboding, while “acceptation” means, a generally accepted understanding of a concept.
The word “sophism” means, an argument apparently correct in form but actually invalid; especially such an argument used to deceive; a plausible but fallacious argument; a deceptive or fallacious argumentation. While the word “fable” means falsehood or lie.
Putting all the words together, it seems that there is an evil favorable reception of a falsehood that we should be very aware of which requires a great deal of remembering. Let us then further test the spirit.
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