“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Hab. 2:3)
The vision God gave to the prophet Habakkuk regarding the strife and contention between the righteous and the wicked – between the Philadelphians and the Laodiceans – has a definite time table, and we are now in the last hour of it – even at the very outer edges of it. And even though to a mere observer, it seems, that events in God’s Church, specifically the strife and contention between the righteous and the wicked has come and gone, yet at the end of the last hour something definitely will happen: the final betrayal of the son of perdition. Satan through a very evil man spends the last minutes of the last hour planning to destroy God’s Church one last time in a very subtle way.
“At the end of their rule, when the transgressions have reached their full measure, a king of bold countenance shall arise, skilled in intrigue.” (Dan. 8:23, RSV)
Looking at it spiritually, at the end of the last hour, the son of perdition or an impostor in God’s Church shall arise and create a very intriguing deception which will make God’s people and That Prophet to transgress against God and provoke Him to anger. This son of perdition shall go to the extremes, even going to a strange land to machinate some lies and vanity which is considered to be a treachery against God and His Church.
“See, he is puffed up; his desires are not upright – but the righteous will live by his faith–indeed, wine betrays him; he is arrogant and never at rest. Because he is as greedy as the grave and like death is never satisfied, he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples. Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, ‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion! How long must this go on?’” (Hab. 2:4-6, NIV)
The son of perdition is arrogant and never at rest (as the NIV renders it). His last final act of treachery against God’s Church and That Prophet will signal the beginning of darkness – when “the light of the world” shall be hidden from view and the night comes . In a sense, “he gathers to himself all the nations and takes captive all the peoples.” As God views it, he is responsible for the coming death and captivity of all the people. This son of perdition has been very much involved in the Ezekiel 4 siege inside the Philadelphia Church of God.
“Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.” (verses 7 -10)
Probably some of the Laodiceans will suddenly arise and fight against a very proud and vain man inside the Philadelphia Church of God and the main stimulus that probably prods these group of people to take such a stand could be due to THAT PROPHET’s demise. Now notice that this evil man “coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high” – which indicates that he has deceived the people in God’s Church specifically THAT PROPHET, to put his whole family into the pedestal. This could most likely be related to the Bricket Wood – Ireland work being concocted to push his agenda of “setting his nest on high.” He has also been notorious for “cutting off many people” – with the NO CONTACT POLICY that has been implemented and abused which resulted in “cutting off many of God’s people“?
“And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand (or continue in Strong’s).” (Mark 3:24) –
This could be the reason why the Laodicean era shall come to an end. – In the latter time of their kingdom; they shall be divided into two groups – one group will be the Jacobite Laodiceans and the other, the Edomite Laodiceans – one will become the offspring and the other, the issue – thus ending that era. (Read the Obadiah booklet here.)
Also in Hosea 1:4, it is written that Jezreel (Mr. Gerald Flurry) shall truly die:
“And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.”
And when this happens, the physical (America and Britain) and the spiritual (the Laodiceans) kingdom of the house of Israel will cease, so says God.
Verse 8 of Habakkuk 2 also seems to indicate that because of the son of perdition’s treacherous act, as far as God is concerned, he is then responsible for the death of one man’s blood – the blood of That Prophet. This could be the fulfillment of the Isaiah 22:25 prophecy,
“In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall.”
When “the nail in the sure place is removed”, God reminds His people in verse 20;
“But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.”
When the work of That Prophet is finished, God’s people should remember that “the LORD is in his holy temple.”
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Here is how the New International Version renders verse 3 of Habakkuk chapter 2:
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
So the fulfillment of the prophecy regarding the evil haughty man of Habakkuk 2 shall come to pass even though it seems to linger a bit – “wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” Here is what Barnes Commentary wrote:
For the vision is yet for an (the) appointed time – Not for the present, but to develop itself in the course of time, down to a season which God only knows; as it is subsequently repeated …“for the vision is yet for the days Dan. 8:26…yet it should haste toward the end, toward its fulfillment, so that, if it is not at once fulfilled, it should be surely waited for. … ‘It shall certainly be; not in vain hath it been shewn, but as certainly to be. For whatever hath been shown to come and to be, will come and be.’
But at the end it shall speak – (or it breatheth, hasteth to the end), not simply ‘to its own fulfillment,’ but to that time of the end which should close the period assigned to it, during which it should continually be putting itself forth, it should come true in part or in shadow, gleams of it should here and then part the clouds, which, until the end, should surround and envelop it.
Being God’s truth, he speaks of it as an animate living thing, not a dead letter, but running, hasting on its course, and accomplishing on its way that for which it was sent. The will and purpose of God hasteth on, though to man it seemeth to tarry; it can neither be hurried on, nor doth it linger; before ‘the appointed time’ it cometh not; yet it hasteth toward it, and ‘will not be behindhand’ when the time comes. It does not lie, either by failing to come, or failing, when come, of any jot or tittle. ‘Though it tarry or linger’, continually appearing, giving signs of itself, yet continually delaying its coming, ‘wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not be behindhand’”
Some of the prophecy in Habakkuk 2 has already been fulfilled during the court case but some of it still awaits its ultimate fruition; though its fulfillment seems to linger, it will certainly come and will not tarry or delay longer. Again as the above commentary noted;
“‘Though it tarry or linger’, continually appearing, giving signs of itself, yet continually delaying its coming, ‘wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not be behindhand’”
Could there really be a SIGN which we could really see even with our own eyes? We must remember that this vision of Habakkuk in chapter 2 speaks of the END:
Could this END be in any way related to THE LAST END of the prophet Daniel in chapter 8, and THE LAST HOUR of the Apostle John? They most certainly are related to each other! They all speak of the end – the conclusion of God’s Work before the Great Tribulation – before the night comes when no man can work except the two witnesses. And it will not lie because it is God’s message – it is His prophecies delivered THROUGH Habakkuk, Daniel, John and That Prophet. Christ is coming in the flesh!
For emphasis, let’s read from the book of Daniel when this “end” is going to be fulfilled specifically:
“And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.” (Dan. 8:19)
From Strong’s Concordance:
H4150 properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year, solemn feast, appointed season.
Could this “END” being referred to by the prophet Daniel really have something to do with the four (4) BLOOD RED MOON lunar eclipses of 2014 and 2015 which coincidentally has fallen with four (4) of God’s annual festivals? Could this heavenly SIGN be in any way a fulfillment of verse 19?
“And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the solemn feasts the end shall be.”
Read that again: “for at the solemn feasts the END shall be.” Could there really be a connection between the FOUR BLOOD RED MOON (lunar tetrad) falling precisely on FOUR of God’s annual festivals with the END being prophesied by the prophet Daniel? Remember that the END being discussed here is referring to THE LAST END of indignation:
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.” (Dan. 8:23)
Will the evil haughty man of Habakkuk 2 in God’s Church be able to gain more power for himself through deceit and vanity? Will God finally remove the “nail in the sure place” in the context of a purchase of a land in Bricket Wood or in any county in England? Will a “king of fierce countenance” in Europe together with the 10 nations as prophesied in Revelation 17 finally make a grandiose entrance on the world scene in conjunction with these heavenly phenomenon of 2014 and 2015? Will HALF OF JERUSALEM ABOUT TO BE TAKEN from Jewish custody?
“Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” (Zech. 14:1-2)
Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about this prophecy:
The question is, why does the last half of Zechariah 14:2 talk about only half the city being taken? Consider it: The Day of the Lord and the dispute over one half of Jerusalem are presented in the same context. That is because when half of Jerusalem goes into captivity, that crisis triggers a series of events that leads to the return of Jesus Christ! One half of Jerusalem being taken captive is like the first domino to fall leading to Christ’s return and battle against all nations in Jerusalem! It all begins and ends in Jerusalem.
In other words, the current dispute over East Jerusalem is a strong sign that the Day of the Lord is almost here! We must wake up! Men must heed God’s warning before it is too late! (Jerusalem In Prophecy, p. 30)
Notice very carefully: (read again for emphasis) “The Day of the Lord and the dispute over one half of Jerusalem are presented in the same context. That is because when half of Jerusalem goes into captivity, that crisis triggers a series of events that leads to the return of Jesus Christ!” Now hold that thought for a moment and let’s briefly consider a prophecy in the book of the prophet Joel:
“And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, BEFORE the great and terrible day of the Lord come.” (Joel 2:30-31)
And what do we have? A warning from the heavens that the Day of the Lord is at hand beginning with HALF OF JERUSALEM being taken captive! Notice that the sun turning into darkness (solar eclipse) and the moon into blood (lunar eclipse) is supposed to happen BEFORE the Day of the Lord and NOT DURING the Day of the Lord. (Refer to the schedule of solar and lunar eclipses for 2014 and 2015 from NASA)
These wonders in the heavens spoken of by the prophet Joel precedes the Day of the Lord and so does the prophecy of the prophet Zechariah about HALF OF JERUSALEM being taken captive. (Joel 2:30-31; Zech 14:1-2)
“The Day of the Lord and the dispute over one half of Jerusalem are presented in the same context.That is because when half of Jerusalem goes into captivity, that crisis triggers a series of events that leads to the return of Jesus Christ! One half of Jerusalem being taken captive is like the first domino to fall leading to Christ’s return and battle against all nations in Jerusalem! It all begins and ends in Jerusalem. ” (op. cit)
But to whom is the warning primarily addressed anyhow?
This book is about the Day of the Lord, a day of terrifying darkness. But most people don’t know that the strongest warning in the book of Joel is for Christ’s own bride! The danger facing Christ’s bride is emphasized even more than the destruction of the whole world!…
Joel depicts the greatest wrath God has ever inflicted against mankind! Satan’s strongest wrath is vented in the Great Tribulation (Revelation 12:12). But that is only the introduction to the Day of the Lord and God’s wrath! If ever there was a time for all of us to deeply examine ourselves, it is now. By so doing, we can avoid the wrath of both Satan and God. What a marvelous blessing God offers His very elect.
Satan’s wrath is motivated by hate. God’s wrath is motivated by love. God wants people to repent of their sins. He hopes they repent when the warning goes out—before the disasters! Then He can bless them marvelously.
The Day of the Lord is imminent—it is at hand. But, as fearsome as it is, even this day of thick darkness is still a wonderful sign that Christ is coming very soon. (The Prophet Joel – Christ’s Bride and the Day of the Lord, p.2)
Now let us consider the significance that goes with the upcoming lunar tetrad (moon into blood) as many people has began to believe:
These are the dates for the upcoming tetrad – four successive total lunar eclipses – in these years.
Total lunar eclipse: April 15
Total lunar eclipse: October 8
Total lunar eclipse: April 4
Total lunar eclipse: September 28
…How common is a tetrad of total lunar eclipses? Depending upon the century in which you live, a lunar tetrad (four consecutive total lunar eclipses, spaced at six lunar months apart from one another) may happen fairly frequently – or not at all.
For instance, in our 21st century (2001-2100), there are a total 8 tetrads, but in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, there were none at all. If we include all the centuries from the 1st century (AD 1-100) through the 21st century (2001-2100), inclusive, there are a total of 62 tetrads. The last one occurred in 2003-2004, and the next one after the 2014-2015 tetrad will happen in 2032-2033.
However, if we want to know which tetrads specifically fell on the Jewish feasts of Passover and Tabernacles, there appear to be a total of 8 in these 21 centuries:
1. 162-163 C.E. (Common Era)
2. 795-796 C.E.
3. 842-843 C.E.
4. 860-861 C.E.
5. 1493-1494 C.E.
6. 1949-1950 C.E.
7. 1967-1968 C.E.
8. 2014-2015 C.E.
Here are some of the significant dates in history that was associated with the lunar tetrad which involved the Jewish people:
- 1492 – The Spanish Inquisition
- 1948 – Birth of the nation of Israel
- 1967 – Six Day War – East of Jerusalem was annexed:
Notice that those years were significant in Jewish history. Could the four (4) BLOOD RED MOON lunar eclipses of 2014 and 2015 which coincidentally has fallen with four (4) of God’s annual festivals have something to do with the prophecy of Isaiah:
“Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.” (Isaiah 29:1-3)
Could this “add ye year to year” thought also has something to do with the four (4) BLOOD RED MOON lunar eclipses of 2014 and 2015 and Ariel (Jerusalem) being distressed? (For a full explanation, read the related articles here and here.)
Is it really just a coincidence that the four (4) BLOOD RED MOON lunar eclipses of 2014 and 2015 which will coincide with God’s feasts days does not have any valid significance? Well, let us then further consider another prophecy, this time in Habakkuk 2:3
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time…”
The original Hebrew word for “appointed time” here is the same word used in Daniel 8:19 (“…for at the solemn feasts the end shall be”) –
H4150 properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year, solemn feast, appointed season.
Thus, it can also be read as: “For the vision is yet for a solemn feast…” Is this prophecy have something to do with September 5, 2013 (Tishri 1 – Feast of Trumpets)?
“…but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Now then, we may ask a following question; what then has been the DELAY which the prophet Habakkuk was telling us that we should wait for? That DELAY is very much connected to the death of That Prophet’s wife on September 5, 2004 – in the midst of the crisis years! That date has kept on surfacing until God’s Church finally get His message. Now IT WILL DELAY NO LONGER – “for at the solemn feasts the END shall be…”
“For I am the Lord: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord God. Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying. Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is for many days to come, and he prophesieth of the times that are far off. Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord God.” (Ezek. 12:25-28)
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