What could have been PCG’s Jerusalem Work as a preparation for Christ’s Second Coming should already have been fulfilled, yet something very, very tragic has happened – Satan through his Simon Magus group inside God’s Church has cleverly thwarted God’s plan AGAIN (and so they thought) – they have successfully brought His Church to turn away from the initial intention of preparing Jerusalem for its King. They utter, VICTORY!
Now what do you think will God do? Will He just sit idly by while there is an evil group of 25 men of Ezekiel 8 that does their demolition job by leaving the 3rd and final phase of His Work in Jerusalem undone? Surely God has a backup plan.
“For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. (Romans 9:28)
God will definitely finish His Work and He will cut it short. But notice carefully: God will cut short His Work in RIGHTEOUSNESS. But in whose righteousness is the context being referred to here? Let’s read it in verse 30:
“What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.”
The SHORT WORK will be done by God through the Gentiles. With such a statement, many in God’s Church will say, “It’s insane! It can’t be! Why will God use the Gentiles to finish His Work?” “Only full blooded Israelites have the right to finish God’s Work.”
So read it again with your own eyes – God will finish His Work and cut it short in His RIGHTEOUSNESS through the Gentiles, which is by the FAITH of Jesus Christ. One would surely ask: Why the Gentiles and not Israel this time?
“But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.” (vv. 31-32)
The true blooded Israelites (PCG ministry) have followed God’s law of righteousness yet they were not able to attain that law of righteousness because they sought the WORKS OF THE LAW. While the Gentiles “which followed NOT after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith” – this is the same level of righteousness listed in Hebrews 11:
“By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.” (v. 7)
What happened to the true blooded Israelite PCG ministers who sought the works of the law instead of seeking it by faith?
“For they stumbled at that stumblingstone; As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 9:33)
“(T)hey stumbled at that stumblingstone” – Jesus Christ! Now, Christ became a ROCK OF OFFENSE unto them through the Book of Remembrance!
But how do you think will God do that SHORT WORK OF RIGHTEOUSNESS? Through the duality of the 70 weeks prophecy written by the prophet Daniel:
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” (Dan. 9:25)
To better understand what God shall reveal to us about this verse, which for so many years had been concealed from God’s Church and even from the prophet Daniel. It is only to be revealed at God’s appointed time in this last end. Let us consider the other meanings contained in Strong’s Concordance:
H1697: BOOK, message, work
H7725: CALL TO MIND, RECALL
CALL TO MIND in the dictionary means:
- to remember or cause to be remembered
RECALL in the dictionary means:
- to remember something from the past
- remembrance of what has been learned or experience
- to ask someone to return
- to bring back to mind
- a call to return
What? Did we get it right? God through the prophet Daniel wants us in this last end to know and understand about A BOOK TO REMEMBER SOMETHING FROM THE PAST; about A MESSAGE OF REMEMBRANCE OF WHAT HAS BEEN LEARNED OR EXPERIENCED; about a WORK TO ASK SOMEONE TO RETURN. Is this specifically referring to The Last End – A Book of Remembrance? Without any shadow of a doubt it is!
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Now let us go even further and see with our own eyes the context of this prophecy. Let us again consider the other original Hebrew words in verse 25 for better understanding:
H1129: obtain children
H4161: the rising of the sun (the East)
So it appears that this “commandment to restore” or a book to remember something from the past has been designed by God to OBTAIN CHILDREN in Jerusalem (God’s Church) unto the Messiah the Prince – Jesus Christ! This is a clear indication of the SPIRITUAL PREPARATION being done by God the Father for His Son’s Bride!
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” (Rev. 19:7)
Know therefore and understand that the Book of Remembrance has been written and sent to PREPARE Christ’s Bride unto the Messiah the Prince! And where did it come from? From the EAST! Well, don’t believe me or any man, believe your own Bibles.
God has set a specific COUNTDOWN here to deal with the transgression being perpetrated inside His own Church which we have been caused to be reminded constantly through the death of the wife of that prophet – Mrs. Barbara Jeanne Flurry on September 5.
Does this mean that we are to literally count the days from the time the Book of Remembrance has been sent to spiritual Jerusalem (i.e., Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Edmond, Oklahoma)? There are actually several dates in which the book was sent to the PCG ministry in Edmond:
- September 5, 2013 (through email – death anniversary of Mrs. Barbara Flurry)
- September 25, 2013 (CD copy – 7th day of the PCG’s Feast of Tabernacles as written in Haggai 2:1)
- October 5, 2013 (through emails – ADD YE YEAR TO YEAR of Isaiah 29)
- October 25, 2013 (through emails – 7th day of God’s Feast of Tabernacles)
- June 18, 2014 (printed copies – the first printed copies were out of the publishing house exactly on Father’s Day, June 15, 2014)
Paraphrasing what the prophet Daniel wrote in verse 25: “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the BOOK TO REMEMBER SOMETHING FROM THE PAST and to OBTAIN CHILDREN in God’s Church in preparation for Christ’s Second Coming…” – we can literally count the days to it, although there shall be some troubles around before that awesome event happens, yet God’s Church ought to make themselves ready by reading the Book of Remembrance.
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:11). Don’t let any man take your crown. How can we secure that crown? By following what the apostle Paul said:
“Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)
What good thing will the NEW WORK in Edstone, Warwickshire, England do to God? Will it add to God’s glory? Will it prepare God’s Church for Christ’s imminent return? The impostors inside God’s Church cannot even support their claim about the Edstone work with solid biblical proof. God is so FURIOUS that He attempts to communicate with us through severe natural phenomena which are IMPOSSIBLE TO IGNORE. Look at what is currently happening around you. Read the headlines:
November 20, 2014
The United States is preparing for further waves of snowfall after a huge snowstorm killed at least seven people in New York State.
Further deaths in relation to the hazardous weather conditions were reported in New Hampshire and Michigan. Since the extreme weather hit the US at the weekend, 20 people have died across the country…
Governor Andrew Cuomo deployed the New York State National Guard to the worst-hit areas to assist residents with the severe weather conditions.
The state has dispatched 526 ploughs, 74 large loaders and approximately 24 large snow blowers to move mounds of snow blocking residences.
“This is a historic event,” he said. “When all is said and done, this snowstorm will break all sorts of records, and that’s saying something in Buffalo.”
November 19, 2014
BRITAIN is on heightened alert for a catastrophic big freeze to grind the country to a halt with the first blast from the North Pole due NEXT WEEK.
Forecasters have in the past few hours rallied to warn a freeze is now ALMOST CERTAIN with snow blizzards, arctic gales, and record low temperatures just around the corner.
After weeks of speculation they now agree a major and potentially unprecedented whiteout capable of crippling Britain for four months could arrive in just TEN DAYS.
Airports and local authorities are being urged to prepare as the mercury threatens to plunge to -7C next week.
Even the currently mild south is braced for chaos with widespread ice and frost on the cards from Monday when thermometers are set to plummet by an almost unheard of 24C in 72 hours.
The Washington Post
November 19, 2014
JERUSALEM — Israelis and Palestinians expressed fear Wednesday that their decades-old conflict was moving beyond the traditional nationalist struggle between two peoples fighting for their homelands and spiraling into a raw and far-reaching religious confrontation between Jews and Muslims.
Blistering heat across Australia but frigid conditions across much of the continental US – what’s going on?
As Sydney braces for 38-degree heat and a total fire ban on Friday and some inland towns of NSW face their sixth heatwave since October, regions of north-eastern United States are digging themselves out of two metres of snow or more.
What is actually happening to America, Britain (and its commonwealth nation Australia) and the Middle east Jews is connected to the prophet Isaiah’s prophecy:
“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… Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.” (Isaiah 29:1-6)
God is distressing spiritual and physical Ariel, i.e., the spiritual Jews in the Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Edmond, Oklahoma and the Middle East Jews in Jerusalem. One may ask: Why was Britain (and even Australia) included in the picture? Actually those are the two places where the drunkards of Ephraim who esteemed God as a clay in their hands can be located.
In Edmond, Oklahoma, up to now, their local residents are still seeking for answers on the the multiple seemingly endless earthquakes in their area which actually started to increase since 2010.
Little do the Oklahomans know the real spiritual reason behind such a spike in frequency of earthquake visits which even surpassed that of California:
“As Oklahoma continues to experience more earthquakes than California this year, residents are questioning why regulators haven’t taken any meaningful action to guard against increased seismic activity…
The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased remarkably since October 2013 — by about 50 per cent — significantly increasing the chance for a damaging magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in central Oklahoma,” says the USGS report.
And the real reason? It is because God’s Work in Jerusalem by spiritual Ariel – the Philadelphia Church of God in Edmond, Oklahoma was left undone and turned aside in favor of the work in Edstone in England. Why is God distressing the two Ariels? Because there is actually a familiar spirit who has crept in unaware inside God’s Church – Satan the devil through his Simon Magus group taking charge of God’s Work – esteeming God as a clay in their hands. Yet, he and his minions’ fate is already sealed:
“And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.” (vv. 4-5)
Notice that all of this is going to happen very suddenly because God is sending a STORMY WIND in His fury to expose these possessed impostors inside God’s own Church who has already set up the abomination on top of abomination which fulfilled the prophecy in Daniel 8 – the transgressors are come to the full! The LAST HOUR BETRAYAL has already come to pass (emphasis mine in bold):
Later that week, Mr. Gerald Flurry determined that the door to Bricket Wood was closed and directed Mr. (Brad) Macdonald to search for other estates. Along with regional office manager David Howard and editorial department writer Richard Palmer, Mr. Macdonald spent two weeks parsing dozens of possibilities and visiting more than 20, the last of which was Edstone on May 5. On May 8, Mr. Flurry and his son flew to England and viewed six estates over the next two days. On May 14, the PCG submitted an offer on the estate in Warwickshire, which was quickly accepted and became official in early June.
Notice the timing of when the Edstone property was found? It was on May 5, 2014 – EXACTLY 13 years after Mr. Flurry declared the LAST HOUR prophecy on May 5, 2001! And considering the name of BRAD which means TREASON or TREACHERY, what actually happened on May 5, 2014 is a great indication of the fulfillment of the LAST HOUR BETRAYAL of the antichrist inside the Philadelphia Church of God! His family name tells it all: MACDONALD – SON OF THE WORLD’S RULER. And who is the ruler of this world today? It’s none other than SATAN the devil! (2 Corinthians 4:4). He is the last end SON OF PERDITION just like Judas Iscariot of the 1st century, and he is also the prophesied spiritual king of fierce countenance who shall stand up in Daniel 8 once he assumed his new office in Edstone on January 12, 2015. He shall also fulfill the spiritual king Jeroboam of Amos 7:10-11.
While his father, Regional Director for Africa, Asia and Oceania JOHN MACDONALD who is actually the one running the whole show and orchestrating behind the scenes is the prophesied last end Diotrephes! Another father-and-son tandem has taken hold of God’s Church just like what happened during the Worldwide Church of God through the Tkaches – this is like the Simon Magus / Judas Iscariot father-and-son tandem of the first century. These people are some of the Druids who has crept in unawares in the Philadelphia Church of God (Jude 1:4). Now here is what Mr. Flurry wrote about the book of remembrance in the context of a Judas-like betrayal:
The “book of remembrance” and being “treacherous to the wife [Church] of your youth” are keys to reveal a turning away from what God taught us. The Laodiceans fail to remember. They don’t just lack “drive and energy.” They are treacherous because they are part of a Judas-like betrayal! (2 Thessalonians 2). This is the epitome of what a Laodicean is! “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for YOU… And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you…” (Malachi 2:1, 4). (p. 139, Malachi’s Message)
Returning back to England where the rebellion and betrayal in 1974 took place will obviously generate the same result, that is, without any shadow of a doubt will lead to another Judas-like betrayal. It is also THE LAW OF HISTORY THROUGH THE FORMER PROPHETS which it is sad to say, the PCG has not learned from. As written by Mr. Gerald Flurry in the Former Prophets book – “This is ‘a law of history.’ It’s not about luck or happenstance. It is a law of history. If we break that law, the law breaks us!” Now, the history of the Bricket Wood college campus in England is about to become a fulfilled prophecy before our own eyes through the Edstone college campus – but it will be much, much worse.
And with such development, God has already hastened the Day of the Lord. Are you prepared for the Day of the Lord that is hastening greatly even as you are reading this? How can we know? Let us consider what Mr. Gerald Flurry said in his Key of David program (emphasis mine in bold):
Look if you want a sign of when this Day of the Lord hastes greatly well you’re gonna see that His own Church turned away and that’s when it’s all began. That’s when this day really began to make haste, and as Revelation 10 says then there was no more delay. God really began to let things move very fast and exceedingly fast toward the Day of the Lord (The Day of the Lord Hastens Greatly, November 23, 2014 air date)
Have you noticed it? The sign of when this Day of the Lord hastes greatly began when His own Church turned away! Has this happened before our own eyes through the NEW WORK being set up in Edstone, Warwickshire, England? Well, a second sign that the Day of the Lord is already at the doors can be found in Zechariah chapter 14, when one half of Jerusalem shall be forcefully taken from the Middle East Jews by the Palestinians through their THIRD and FINAL INTIFADA:
“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.” (vv. 1-2)
And another indication that the Day of the Lord is very, very near – Pope Francis has already said: “We are in World War Three.” We really have to watch Jerusalem very closely as never before because this prophecy in Zechariah 14 is about to be fulfilled with such great haste that it will lead directly to the Day of the Lord.
And as physical Jerusalem is being besieged and about to be cut in half; spiritual Jerusalem (the Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Edmond, Oklahoma) has long been under the Ezekiel 4 siege. And while under that siege, there has been so much violence as well, several grievances, full of strife and contention. Righteous judgment has never gone forth because of the impregnable IRON WALL that separates God (through His prophet, Mr. Gerald Flurry) and the lay members:
“The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth:” (Habakkuk 1:1-4)
The question anyone could ask is WHY? “…for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.” So what has God done to SAVE His people from the Ezekiel 4 siege?
“Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” (v. 5)
Let us consider some original Hebrew words from Strong’s Concordance to better understand verse 5:
H1471: Gentile, a foreign nation
H5027: have respect
Putting all the other meanings together, verse 5 can now be read like this:
“Consider you among the Gentiles, and have respect, and wonder marvelously: for I will ordain a work in your days, which you will not believe, though it be told you”
What?! God shall ordain a work among the Gentiles? Do you think anyone will believe it? No way! In actual fact, whether we believe it or not, it is a very, very strange act done by God Himself. Imagine, ordaining a strange but a marvelous work and a wonder, among the Gentiles? These Gentile spiritual Jews are the same watchers from a far country who give out their voice by reason of Jerusalem because the Eternal has chosen Jerusalem and not any other estate (Isaiah 28:21; Isaiah 29:14; Jeremiah 4:16-17; Zechariah 3:2). They are the same Gentile group from the East who send forth the “commandment to restore” or the “book to remember something from the past” to obtain children in God’s Church unto the Messiah in Daniel 9:25. God through this very short Gentile work wants everyone in His Church to be able to recognize His voice through The Last End – A Book of Remembrance before the Day of the Lord comes.
“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. (Habakkuk 2:1-2)
Here is what E.W. Bullinger Commentary wrote:
that he may run that readeth it – that he that readeth it may flee.
What do you think is that particular book which is being spoken of here in this prophecy? To know the answer to that, let us consider what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about a certain book that will be instrumental for anyone to be spared from the Great Tribulation (emphasis mine in bold):
It is a book of remembrance because they remembered what they were taught! That is why God spares them from the Great Tribulation (Malachi 3:17; Matthew 24:21-22; Revelation 3:10) and gives them a headquarters position in His Kingdom forever (Revelation 3:12).
Got it? You can escape the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord by reading the Book of Remembrance! The vision given to Habakkuk and the prophecies of all the other prophets pertaining to this last end has already been written and made plain in The Last End – A Book of Remembrance.
But before the Day of the Lord, how will God prepare His people?
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophet, and to anoint the most Holy.” (v. 24)
So as part of the SPIRITUAL PREPARATION of Christ’s Bride, God has determined a literal 70 week COUNTDOWN for the people inside His Church to MAKE HERSELF READY to:
- Finish the transgression
- Make an end of sins
- Make reconciliation for iniquity
- Bring in everlasting righteousness
- Seal up the vision and prophet
- Anoint the most Holy
Again, how will God do the things listed above in order to PREPARE the Church for Christ’s Second Coming? God will do it through The Last End – A Book of Remembrance! Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote about this book:
“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name” (Malachi 3:16). Why a book of remembrance? This is not the book of life. It is a special book which concerns a unique group of people who fear the Eternal and fellowship a lot.
These are the Philadelphians who remembered. We are warned to remember what we were taught (Malachi 4:4-6). Many prophecies about the end time discuss a turning away from past instructions (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 15; Revelation 3:7-21). It is a book of remembrance because they remembered what they were taught! That is why God spares them from the Great Tribulation (Malachi 3:17; Matthew 24:21-22; Revelation 3:10) and gives them a headquarters position in His Kingdom forever (Revelation 3:12).
The Laodiceans fail to escape because they forget—and turn to a lukewarm message. God remembers the Philadelphian group because they remembered Him.
“Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not” (Malachi 3:18). If we are going to be able to discern between those who serve God and those who serve Him not, it will be because we remember what we were taught. Without that precious God-inspired knowledge, Satan will deceive us! That is a very serious statement—but it’s biblically based.
This is really more than “a book of remembrance.” It’s a message from Christ to those who remember past instructions. It’s a wonderful message of encouragement. God calls things what they are! It all revolves around remembering—by Philadelphians and by God. Much of our remembering revolves around an “Elijah” and the things God taught us through him. Then God remembers the Philadelphians, and He protects and rewards them in the future. (pp. 1-2, Malachi’s Message 2008 edition)
Is this not what this book, The Last End – A Book of Remembrance is all about? It’s all about REMEMBERING past instructions – “remembering by Philadelphians and by God.” This is the NEW UNDERSTANDING of Daniel 9:25 which concerns spiritual Jerusalem in this last end that we ought to deeply comprehend. God has meticulously planned for the fulfillment of this prophecy precisely timed in this last end for His Son Jesus Christ’s Bride to make herself ready (Revelation 19:7)
Going back to Habakkuk’s plea for an answer for his HOW LONG question (Habakkuk 1:2), here is God’s answer:
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.” (Habakkuk 2:3, NIV)
When is that appointed time? Now, there is even a fulfilled prophecy that “speaks of the end” – The Last End – A Book of Remembrance.
“A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” (vv. 1-2)
Look at how precise God has been in fulfilling this prophecy in Habakkuk chapter 3:
- September 5, 2004 – the day That Prophet’s wife, Mrs. Barbara Jeanne Flurry died. (“revive thy work in the midst of the years”)
- September 5, 2010 – House of God (Armstrong Auditorium) was inaugurated (“in the midst of the years make known”)
- September 5, 2013 – the wrong reckoning of Tishri 1 – Feast of Trumpets (“in wrath remember mercy”)
What is the connection of those dates September 5 to the duality of Daniel 9:26?:
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;”
Messiah (Strong’s Concordance)
H4899: anointed; usually a consecrated person (king, priest, or saint)
The word “Messiah” in verse 26 could also pertain to an anointed king, priest or saint which could refer to the end-time Eliakim who is the nail in a sure place that shall be “removed, and be cut down, and fall.” (Isaiah 22:25). He is also the son of man who is to be a sign in this last end (Ezekiel 24:27)
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,” (Daniel 9:27)
The first time this 70 week prophecy was fulfilled, it was Christ who fulfilled this prophecy, yet in its duality, it will be Christ coming in the flesh through the last end son of man. Through his removal, the spiritual death and sacrifices brought about by the Ezekiel 4 siege will cease, and so does the Laodicean era.
Now, can you remember the time when Mr. Gerald Flurry fainted during a Sabbath service while he was giving a sermon about a prophecy in Ezekiel 4 on January 4, 2014? We have been given a very dire warning by God through that incidence and it is no small thing, yet it seems we haven’t learned that lesson, thus history will become prophecy:
“And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the Lord, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.” (Jeremiah 4:9)
To better understand this prophecy, let’s read from the co-worker letter dated May 6, 2014 by Mr. Gerald Flurry:
In August of 1977, Herbert W. Armstrong died at his home in Tucson… “Shortly after they’d told me what had happened,” Mr. Armstrong later wrote, “I felt that if my work in God’s hands were finished and God didn’t have any further use for me in His Work, that I would rather have remained dead. Because if they hadn’t intervened I would have been buried in two or three days” (Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong, Volume 2)…
Mr. Armstrong kept mentioning that incident because the Church did not get the lesson. Just like Christ, Mr. Armstrong was probably weeping for the Laodiceans, and trying to get their minds off the man and onto THE BEING WHO DOES THE RESURRECTING!
I want to relate that history to something that happened to me recently. On January 4, I fainted on stage while giving a sermon. A few weeks before that incident, I told a regional director I believed some of our members looked to me and even the other ministers too much. I wanted to make sure the ministers were helping the people be aware of that. However, before I had a chance to do anything about it, this incident occurred. I think that was God’s way of saying that He agreed with me. I didn’t necessarily like the way He demonstrated that, but it shows me that He motivated what I was thinking.
We need to remember that a minister is just a puny little man. Of course, God works through men, but we are just men. (pp. 1-2)
Mr Flurry was emphatic of this very subject – of people in God’s Church looking too much on him and the other ministers. He said that God agreed with him and even demonstrated their alignment of thinking through his fainting spell on January 4, 2014 while giving a sermon about Ezekiel 4 prophecy.
This co-worker letter has just proven the veracity of the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 4 siege inside the Philadelphia Church of God. This spiritual siege was indeed designed by God to know who among His people will look to Him or to those puny little men. And so far, He has been learning quite a lot about each one of us. We are now in the midst of a COUNTDOWN. Again as the prophet Habakkuk asks, “HOW LONG?” (Habakkuk 1:2):
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophet, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” (Dan. 9:24-25)
In the first fulfillment of the 70 weeks prophecy (a day for a year), it started with the physical restoration of God’s physical temple in Jerusalem in preparation for Christ FIRST COMING as GOD IN THE FLESH in His PHYSICAL TEMPLE, and it culminated with God giving His Holy Spirit to those chosen people who were BORN OF WATER (Acts 1:5, 2:1-4; John 3:5) to become GOD’S SPIRITUAL TEMPLE ON EARTH as GOD’S CHURCH with Christ in their midst. (1 Pet. 2:4-5; 1 Cor. 3:16-17; Rev. 2 and 3)
In the second fulfillment of the 70 weeks prophecy (literal days) in this last end, it started with the spiritual restoration of God’s spiritual temple in spiritual Jerusalem through the Book of Remembrance to prepare for Christ SECOND COMING as the GLORIFIED CHRIST to His SPIRITUAL TEMPLE, and it will culminate with God’s Church to be BORN OF THE SPIRIT (John 3:6; Isa. 66:8) to become GOD’S SPIRITUAL TEMPLE IN HEAVEN as CHRIST’S WIFE to come down to this earth with Him. (Rev. 11:19; 12:1; 19:7-16).
Now if this vision has not stirred you well enough, I don’t know what else can. This vision of the 70 week prophecy has even made Christ stood up from His throne when it was first consummated. Now, what do you think will He do next when He sees the duality of that 70 week prophecy being finally consummated?
Well, this prophecy definitely is quite a dumbfounding, mind-numbing and thought provoking vision that came straight from our loving and ever merciful Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ who eagerly awaits the birth of their most Holy nation! (Isa. 66:1-24) – (Chapter 12: God Remembers)
As already have been proven, the duality of the 70 weeks prophecy in this last end is now upon us. The Last End – A Book of Remembrance has already been SENT FORTH to spiritual Jerusalem in God’s appointed time and He is already OBTAINING CHILDREN. Are you making yourself ready as a Bride for the Messiah the Prince? Well, it’s your choice to make.