The END of the last hour could also be the END of the Laodicean era as it seems to indicate in Daniel 8:23; “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.”
The Laodicean antichrists led by that antichrist shall conclude the Laodicean era with the betrayal of Christ – “the transgressors are come to the full.” And notice that at the latter end of their reign will stand up “a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences.”
“And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.” (v.24)
“There is a far greater power here than just a physical being. Satan is behind this man. As we have taught in the past, this verse does refer to a Satan-inspired man leading the great false church to rally a united Europe. In type, this verse applies to that Hitler-type leader. He will be the leader of the Holy Roman Empire.” (Daniel-Unsealed at Last!, p.31)
The former has come on the scene during this latter time of their kingdom – the Laodicean era, (though the physical aspect of this phrase also pertains to the Holy Roman Empire’s latter reign, so this prophecy is dual – physically and spiritually). On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (who became Pope Francis) was elected pope after Pope Benedict XVI. – Thus fulfilling the first part of the prophecy. (This is also the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8).
The latter one, an aggressive leader in Europe shall arise on the world scene at the end of the last hour – shortly before the Great Tribulation. He will be the one to hijack the European Union, together with the 10 leaders (Rev. 17:12). If we take careful notice, there are two personalities being discussed here – a Satan-inspired man leading the great false church and a Hitler-type leader who shall be in charge of the Holy Roman Empire.
“Now as he was speaking with me,” Daniel wrote of Gabriel the archangel, “I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. 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.” (vv. 18-19)
The original Hebrew word for last end is the same as that in verse 23, (“the latter time of their kingdom”) hence the meaning in Strong’s Concordance: (last, latter) end (time), hinder (utter) -most, length,
And the Hebrew word for indignation is za’am, (2195);
STRICTLY FROTH AT THE MOUTH, i.e. (fig.) fury (ESPECIALLY OF GOD’S DISPLEASURE WITH SIN):–angry, indignation, rage.
The “last end of the indignation” refers to a little window of time – the latter time of their kingdom – from the time Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong died on January 16, 1986 up to the final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire culminating in the appearance of this king of fierce countenance standing up to take on the leadership of the 10 EU nations (v. 23) and shall begin to bring great havoc upon “the mighty and the holy people” – physical and spiritual Israel (v. 24).
Let’s read some excerpts from Germany and the Holy Roman Empire:
The Wall Comes Down
Ever since the Communist stranglehold on Eastern Europe loosened, and then finally let go during the late ’80s and early ’90s, fascists have been clamoring to fill the power vacuum. Nothing hastened this power changeover more than when the Berlin Wall fell on November9, 1989, exactly66 years after Hitler was arrested for his famous beer hall putsch. Almost overnight, a neo-Nazi revival was underway in the Fatherland. They had been dwelling underground long enough. The Beast Reawakens, as the title plainly suggests, reveals the insidious details of this sinister revival. The chronology of events, coupled with some alarming statistics since the wall came down in November 1989, should serve as warning enough that Nazi Germany is storming back, and with a vengeance. (p. 4)
The seventh and final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire began in earnest when the Berlin Wall came down – “Almost overnight, a neo-Nazi revival was underway in the Fatherland.” This Berlin Wall episode is indeed a great symbolic event clearly connected to the rise of the “latter time of their kingdom” prophecy discussed by the prophet Daniel.
On the contrary, prior to this unification event in East and West Germany, there has been a wall that was being built – that of the Laodicean wall – to separate the Philadelphians from the Laodiceans: “Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar” (Ezekiel 13:10). From Ezekiel: The End-Time Prophet we read:
Ezekiel 13:10 discusses the building of a wall. …God’s own people are being seduced just before the Great Tribulation. Their spiritual seduction is directly connected to the building of a “wall.” This wall is “without the camp”—which means it is not within the camp in which they have built in the past! These false prophets are building outside of God’s spiritual camp. …God is discussing a spiritual wall that will be rent by a “stormy wind.” …The PCG warning message of truth is breaking through the Laodicean wall. Members are leaving and coming to the PCG. “Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it? Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it” (verses 12-13). God’s destruction of the wall is broken into three parts:1) a strong wind in God’s fury, 2) an overflowing shower in God’s anger, and 3) great hailstones in God’s fury to consume it (p. 68-69)
While the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, the Laodiceans built a wall outside of God’s spiritual camp which could have been completed on March 11, 1989 – the same time God revealed Malachi’s Message to Mr. Flurry (1,150 days from the time Mr. Armstrong died on January 16, 1986). The separation then happened on December 7, 1989 when Mr. Gerald Flurry and his assistant, Mr. John Amos were summoned to Pasadena where they “were summarily fired from the ministry and excommunicated from the Worldwide Church of God because of Malachi’s Message.” (Daniel- Unsealed at Last, p.27)
Notice carefully, that the king of fierce countenance shall only stand up “when the transgressors are come to the full”- the rise of the king of fierce countenance is anchored on the Laodiceans’ final act: It will make God strictly froth at the mouth of His displeasure with the sin of the Laodiceans! GOD IS FOAMING MAD WITH THE LAODICEANS AT THE END OF THE LAST HOUR!
Because 50 percent of the Laodiceans became antichrists – they follow that antichrist in betraying Christ, just like the former son of perdition did – AND THAT BETRAYAL SHALL LEAD TO THE DEATH OF THAT PROPHET!
Again as prophesied in Hosea 1:4, the death of That Prophet (prophetic Jezreel) will signal the end of the Laodicean era (spiritual Israel) and the birthright nations US and Britain (physical Israel). God “will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel” – this is “the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full.” This is the reason why That Prophet is to be a SIGN in this last end. Even physical Israel (led by America) shall not be spared of God’s indignation because of what they shall do to His prophet and His Church. AT THE END OF THE LAST HOUR WHEN THE NAIL IN THE SURE PLACE IS REMOVED AND CUT OFF, AND FALL (Isa. 22:25); THUS, CONCLUDE THE LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION IN DANIEL 8:19!
The removal of the nail in a sure place is to be done in a manner least expected by the people inside the Philadelphia Church of God. The word “remove” means to get rid of something by using force, as a carpenter would do to remove a nail from a wood.
Let us consider briefly this LAST END OF INDIGNATION and its connection to IRELAND:
Some sources say that the name of IRELAND came from the name of their Gaelic goddess mother ERIN or EIRE
“Erin” or “Éire” conjures up the magical Queen of the Tuatha de Danann. “Dana” or “Brigid” was the Goddess/Mother of childbirth, poetry, music, creative endeavors, smithing, crafting, metallurgy, animal husbandry, and agriculture.
Article 4 of the Constitution of Ireland, gives the state its two official names, Éire in Irish and Ireland in English. Each name is a direct translation of the other. From 1937, the name Éire was often used even in the English language.
The name IRELAND could also be arranged as the LAND OF IRE. And the word IRE in the dictionary means:
intense and usually openly displayed anger
Could it be that the LAND OF IRE would also mean the LAND OF INDIGNATION? Would it be possible that God is connecting IRELAND to His LAST END OF INDIGNATION against His own people inside the Philadelphia Church of God in the context of a BETRAYAL?
God’s prophet would most probably be removed by FORCE! Do you think it sounds a bit odd and a remote possibility to happen? Well, consider the fate of God’s prophets ever since, and this is what Christ has to say to those who have killed His prophets:
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous bloodshed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” (Matt. 23:33-37)
“For we know the one who said, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay.’ And again, ‘The Lord will judge his people.’” (Heb. 10:30, RSV) Would such a scene not generate God’s indignation?
(Indignation in the dictionary means; ANGER AT UNFAIRNESS: ANGER BECAUSE SOMETHING SEEMS UNFAIR OR UNREASONABLE).
Mr. Gerald Flurry has become the clay in the hands of the 25 men inside the Philadelphia Church of God! God’s Prophet would suffer another INJUSTICE which is the direct result of the son of perdition’s treachery and lies. The removal of That Prophet would trigger and unleash God’s wrath against physical and spiritual Israel – “the mighty and the holy people.”
The prophet Jeremiah vividly described “the last end of the indignation” against physical and spiritual Israel in the book of Lamentations:
“How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!… And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest” (Lam. 2:1, 6).
The king and the priest being mentioned here could be the same king and the same priest that will betray God’s prophet (Amos 7:10). This is a tandem to watch for in this last end. Could this king be in any way connected to a spiritual king of fierce countenance inside the Philadelphia Church of God who shall stand up in Daniel 8:23? In all possibility, this spiritual king is already STANDING ON THE HOUSETOP ready to fulfill his desolation job! He has even been planning to wipe out a Church congregation under his command, which he previously suggested to his Regional Director. And since he assumed the very office of the Regional Director vacated after the death of Mr. Max Rumler, he will try once again to suggest and even convince Mr. Gerald Flurry to approve of such a sinister act – i.e., during the June 18 to 24 Ministerial Conference in Edmond, Oklahoma.
We must remember that God’s punishment to the Edomite Laodiceans will be greater than that of the sin of Sodom (Lam. 4:6)
In the end, the power of that antichrist and the other 50 percent of the Laodiceans will be completely shattered by the Satan-inspired man leading the Holy Roman Empire (v. 24, 12:7). God shall use the beast power to fulfill the last end of the indignation by destroying “the mighty and the holy people.”
“O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets” (Isa. 10:5-6).
(For further understanding about God’s worst anger, read the Lamentations booklet by Mr. Gerald Flurry.) Now, let us consider a very recent turn of events. According to Stephen Flurry, on May 14, 2014 the contract has been signed on the acquisition of an estate in Britain which he noted signifying “it’s already a done deal.”
But notice that 12 days after that contract signing, a fierce looking leader who openly praised Hitler as a “great statesman” STOOD UP:
Germany’s first far-right MEP has praised Hitler as a “great statesman” and suggested that Rudolf Hess should win the Nobel peace prize. Voigt, 61, is a former head of the NPD, an organisation that Germany’s interior intelligence service classifies as a far-right extremist party. During his leadership from 1996 to 2011, Voigt took the party into a more aggressively nationalist direction, prompting a failed attempt to outlaw the party by Germany’s federal court in 2003. A renewed attempt, arguing that its ideology is identical to that of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi party, is ongoing.
The son of a former Wehrmacht officer, Voigt joined the NPD aged 16, and held on to his membership even when it cost him his job in the military services. After he took over the NPD leadership in 1996, he openly recruited younger neo-nazis to the organisation, against the will of other party members.
In a 2004 interview with the rightwing newspaper Junge Freiheit, Voigt described Hitler as “a great German statesman”, and the current democratic German republic as “an illegitimate system”.
The name Udo means UNIVERSAL RULER. It is the old form of the name OTTO which means KING. Could this man be the prophesied KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE of Daniel 8:23 or is it really Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg? It looks like that THE LAST HOUR BETRAYAL has already come to pass with the purchase of land in Britain, which means, the transgressors are now come to the full! We can now expect this king of fierce countenance to stand up!
“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… 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.” (Daniel 8:19, 23)
Then what comes next?
Watch the NAIL IN THE SURE PLACE to be removed forcibly in this last end. A precursor has just happened last January 4, 2014.
“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; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the Lord hath spoken it.” (Isaiah 22:25)