The EDSTONE Work – THE FIRST WOE in the Book of Revelation

The Philadelphia Church of God has written a booklet entitled Russia and China in Prophecy and in it they have speculated about a battle that will involve a European beast power who will make a preemptive strike against the Asiatic hordes which they thought would be the interpretation of THE FIRST WOE in Revelation chapter 9. Here is an excerpt of what they have written:

The fifth trumpet signifies world domination by a European beast power. The Bible also gives the fifth trumpet another name—the first woe. The book of Daniel sets the stage for the first woe. We often quote Daniel 11:40, which speaks of a clash in this end time between the king of the north—that European empire—and the king of the south, a radical Middle Eastern power led by Iran…

Daniel’s prophecy continues, “therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.” Rather than let the Asiatic armies have the advantage of striking first, the beast will turn its full attention to the north and to the east of Jerusalem and launch a furious preemptive strike!

This attack is the first woe—the beginning of all-out war to determine who will rule the world. This first woe is described in Revelation 9:1-11. The language of the book of Revelation is symbolic. In describing this battle, which God showed to him in prophetic vision, John described the events he saw in terminology with which he was familiar. For instance, verses 3 and 7-10 say locusts came upon the Earth with power in their tails like a scorpion. This describes modern military equipment— perhaps thunderous helicopters that fire missiles.

During this first woe, the military beast power is unleashed on the inhabitants of the Earth.

Source: Russia and China in Prophecy, pp. 42-44

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Furthermore, according to that booklet, the FIRST WOE refer to a WAR INSPIRED BY SATAN and this is actually true, but not according to their own private interpretation and we will prove it here. But before that let’s go back to a prior verse where the three woes have been declared:

And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:13)

Inhabiters of the earth – this is referring to members of God’s Church around the world. The focus of the THREE WOES concerns all the members of the Philadelphia Church of God around the world.

Take note also that the whole chapter 9 of the book of Revelations does NOT mention any beast power so the real meaning is totally different from what was previously assumed to be a preemptive strike of a European beast power. To better understand the prophecy in the book of Revelations, we need to know to whom this book is addressed to and what the main theme is. The THEME of the whole book of Revelations is the Day of the Lord whose message is directed to God’s own Church and NOT the people of this world! (For more proof, read our articles, The Day of the Lord – The Day of God’s Judgment and THE SEVENTH SEAL: The History and Prophecy of the Philadelphia Church of God)

A STAR FALL FROM HEAVEN

We have already discussed this FIRST WOE in our booklet, “The Key to the Bottomless Pit” but God is right now giving us additional specific details about this prophecy. Let us begin our analysis with the first verse of Revelation chapter 9:

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And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1)

A STAR is a symbol of a MEMBER while HEAVEN is a symbol of the MINISTRY. So we can visualize here that a MEMBER OF THE MINISTRY is falling away and we have already proven that the KEY to the BOTTOMLESS PIT or the KEY to CONFUSION is VANITY.

Here is what Barne’s Commentary wrote about regarding the vision that the apostle John saw concerning a star who has fallen from heaven (or ministry):

And I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth – This denotes, as was shown in the notes on Revelation 8:10, a leader, a military chieftain, a warrior. In the fulfillment of this, as in the former case, we look for the appearance of some MIGHTY PRINCE AND WARRIOR, TO WHOM IS GIVEN POWER, as it were, to open the bottomless pit, and to summon forth its legions. That some such agent is denoted by the star is further apparent from the fact that it is immediately added, that “to him (the star) was given the key of the bottomless pit.” IT COULD NOT BE MEANT THAT A KEY WOULD BE GIVEN TO A LITERAL STAR, and we naturally suppose, THEREFORE, THAT SOME INTELLIGENT BEING OF EXALTED, and of BALEFUL INFLUENCE, is here referred to Angels, good and bad, are often called stars; but the reference here, as in Revelation 8:10, SEEMS TO ME NOT TO BE TO ANGELS, BUT TO SOME MIGHTY LEADER OF ARMIES, WHO WAS TO COLLECT HIS HOSTS, and to go through the world in the work of destruction.

We have already proven that THE SEVENTH SEAL is all about  the history and prophecy of the Philadelphia Church of God and we have discussed how the FIRST FOUR TRUMPET ANGELS is all about the highlights that happened inside that Church. Continuing from that story flow after the implementation of the NO CONTACT POLICY, what specific event has transpired that perfectly fits this FIFTH TRUMPET ANGEL that sounded? It is the introduction of the work in Ireland and England!

Looking at it in that context, we can now clearly identify who this STAR or MEMBER of the PCG MINISTRY being described in Barne’s Commentary as a MIGHTY PRINCE AND WARRIOR TO WHOM IS GIVEN POWER who has a harmful or destructive influence. Who is this MIGHTY PRINCE of the Philadelphia Church of God being described also as a WARRIOR who became part in the SIX YEAR COURT BATTLE against the Worldwide Church of God that was later GIVEN POWER over the whole Church? Nobody can fit the bill perfectly except Evangelist Stephen Flurry! He is the undisputed leader of the 25 high ranking PCG minister who led the whole Church to leave the Jerusalem work and replace it with the Edstone work in Warwickshire, England. Let’s consider what Lange’s Commentary wrote about this verse:

FIFTH TRUMPET, OR THE FIRST WOE.*

Ch. ix. 1. I saw a star fallen from the Heaven to the Earth. Its fall is done ; it has fallen hither from Heaven to judgment, Luke x. 18; Is. xiv. 12. A star therefore not an Angel (Eichhorn) ; either good (Bengel) or bad (Diisterdieck) ; certainly NOT the devil (Bede, against which view ch. xii. 9 militates). According to Diisterdieck, the ideas of star and Angel are confluent (Ps. ciii. 21 ; Jer. xxxiii. 22).

Lange’s Commentary further noted that this STAR (or MEMBER of the MINISTRY) is NOT referring to the devil and that he has fallen into judgment. In fact, when Stephen Flurry left Jerusalem, God establish the work of His two witnesses TO JUDGE HIM and his fellows that support him in that Edstone work.

And saviours shall come up on mount Zion TO JUDGE THE MOUNT OF ESAU; and the kingdom shall be the Lord‘s. (Obadiah 1:21)

This FIRST WOE or the FIFTH TRUMPET ANGEL actually sounded as early as December 8, 2012 when Mr. Gerald Flurry gave a sermon concerning the now infamous prophecy written Jeremiah 4:15:

During a Bible study, there is one verse that was asked by a PCG minister in Jeremiah 4:15 which reads; “For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.” (From Mr. Flurry’s sermon titled “Revelation 12”, dated December 08, 2012). Dan here according to Mr. Flurry is Southern Ireland.

Prior to that sermon, even during the Feast of Tabernacles in 2012, Mr. Flurry already discussed the possibility of having an archeological dig in Ireland and also of finding the Ark of the Covenant there. He also mentioned the “Annals of the Four Masters.”

Source: The Last End – A Book of Remembrance

This led to Stephen Flurry leaving Jerusalem on August 10, 2013 and later introduced the Edstone work to the PCG membership on October 8, 2014 during the Opening Night Message of the Feast of Tabernacles. (For more information on this subject, read our booklet, THE TRANSGRESSORS ARE COME TO THE FULL)

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Have you noticed that when the FOURTH TRUMPET ANGEL sounded that signals the implementation of the NO CONTACT POLICY on December 10, 2005, it is actually almost exactly SEVEN YEARS before the FIFTH TRUMPET ANGEL sounded his trumpet on December 8, 2012? December 10, 2005 to December 8, 2012 is SEVEN YEARS apart! SEVEN means COMPLETION. This indicates that the PCG ministers have completely made the members’ lives miserable through the implementation of the NO CONTACT POLICY.

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. (Revelation 9:2)

The bottomless pit or confusion was officially opened when the 25 high ranking PCG ministers wanted to OPEN the England campus which the SIGNET, Mr. Herbert Armstrong already CLOSED in 1974. Now what specific date would fit for the opening of the bottomless pit? It was the day when they placed an offer for the Bricket Wood estate on March 2013!

We have already proven that the KEY to the bottomless pit or confusion is VANITY!Because of Stephen’s VANITY, the work in Bricket Wood then later in Edstone opened up a GREAT CONFUSION to the PCG membership around the world. Now the PCG have fallen deeper into this BOTTOMLESS PIT as they introduce the study of COMPARATIVE RELIGION in Armstrong College.

In their COMPARATIVE RELIGION. their college students study other religions of this world and their gods like Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Shintoism, African religion with its BLACK MAGIC and WITCHCRAFT, etc. So it means that the PCG in a sense, is now ENQUIRING AFTER other gods of other religions which Moses warned God’s people not to commit:

When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and THAT THOU ENQUIRE NOT AFTER THEIR GODS, SAYING, HOW DID THESE NATIONS SERVE THEIR GODS? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. (Deuteronomy 12:29-32)

Up to what extent will PCG Evangelist Stephen Flurry lead God’s people away from God? And up to what extent will the PCG members follow their blind leaders?

THE SMOKE OF A GREAT FURNACE

And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; (Revelation 9:2)

What does “smoke of a great furnace” mean?

And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. (Exodus 19:16-18)

The smoke of a furnace is a symbol of God’s presence. But here in Revelation chapter 9, the context of the smoke coming from the bottomless pit is actually God’s way of showing His involvement in what is happening inside the Church. This SMOKE OF A GREAT FURNACE is actually a symbol of HIS PREPARED DECEPTION. Here is what we wrote regarding this subject:

God’s own Church is already listening to A VOICE that declares from Dan (Ireland) and letting an Ephraimite leader to proclaim vanity and wickedness from mount Ephraim (Britain). The ministers are supposedly not to teach false doctrines any longer nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, for these things only promote controversies and mere speculations rather than God’s work which is by faith (1 Tim. 1:3-4, NIV). This is indeed a very strong delusion!

From the Ezekiel The End-Time Prophet, Mr. Flurry wrote:

The Laodiceans have frequently explained how they are building on the foundation laid by Mr. Armstrong. That is false, and God is going to expose them to the whole world! This principle applies to almost any time God’s Church turns away from God. The deceivers routinely say they are building on the foundation laid in the past, when they are actually DESTROYING THE FOUNDATION by building a new, but false, work. This is how they deceive God’s people. Throughout the Bible, GOD WARNS US OF THIS DANGER. (pp. 70-71)

“Then I said, ‘Ah, Lord GOD, how utterly you have deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘It shall be well with you,’ even while the sword is at the throat!’” (Jer. 4:10, RSV) – Notice that God has sent strong delusion to “this people” and He longer calls them “His people.” This could be referring to the false prophets inside His very own Church – the 25 men of Ezekiel 8.

Source: pages 20-21, A PREPARED DECEPTION

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For emphasis, the smoke in verse 2 is symbolic of GOD’S PREPARED DECEPTION which is connected to the PCG’s work in Edstone. As Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in his Ezekiel book, that “the deceivers routinely say they are building on the foundation laid in the past, when they are actually DESTROYING THE FOUNDATION by building a new, but false, work.”

Let’s look at how Stephen Flurry deceived the PCG membership as he was building a new and false work in Edstone and God has allowed him to do so as part of His prepared deception. Let’s enumerate them:

  • Stephen Flurry sent Brent Nagtegaal to Jerusalem as a correspondent while he being its Regional Director opted to stay in Edstone.

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  • The PCG launched the watchJerusalem website to make it appear that they still have a work in Jerusalem.

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  • And as part of God’s prepared deception, God allowed the Hezekiah bullah to be found to further deceive Stephen and the rest of the 25 men of Ezekiel 8.
  • Furthermore, Stephen has planned for his father to go to England and Israel on October 20, 2017. From PCG Twitter: Touchdown! Pastor General Gerald Flurry just landed in Oklahoma City after flying to England and Israel.

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THE LOCUSTS

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9:3)

How did the Philadelphia Church of God ministers interpret the symbolism contained in this verse? Their own private interpretation will astound anyone who reads their booklet (emphasis mine in bold):

Rather than let the Asiatic armies have the advantage of striking first, the beast will turn its full attention to the north and to the east of Jerusalem and launch a furious preemptive strike!

This attack is the first woe—the beginning of all-out war to determine who will rule the world. This first woe is described in Revelation 9:1-11. The language of the book of Revelation is symbolic. In describing this battle, which God showed to him in prophetic vision, John described the events he saw in terminology with which he was familiar. For instance, verses 3 and 7-10 say locusts came upon the Earth with power in their tails like a scorpion. This describes modern military equipment— PERHAPS thunderous helicopters that fire missiles.

During this first woe, the military beast power is unleashed on the inhabitants of the Earth.

Source: Russia and China in Prophecy, pp. 42-44

Whoa! How about that? It is seems very easy for them to just throw in their thoughts and play with their imaginations on how the prophecies in the Bible should be interpreted. Look at how they play with words, the use “PERHAPS,” which in the dictionary is being defined as: “used to express uncertainty or possibility,” so there is indeed UNCERTAINTY in their interpretation of prophecy. But what is God’s view on prophecy?

We have also A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: (2 Peter 1:19)

The apostle Peter has expressed GREAT CONFIDENCE on the CERTAINTY on the interpretation of Bible prophecy and aptly described it as A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY. Why was so confident about it? The answer is in the next verses:

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretationFor the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:20-21)

Interpretation of Bible prophecy is not about how good you are in deciphering the symbolism God has used in the scriptures. It is A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPHECY if it is God the Father who will pour out and reveal the real interpretation of the symbolism into your thoughtsNow let’s understand the symbolism God used in Revelation chapter 9:

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9:3)

What are LOCUSTS in Bible prophecy?

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts. Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away. Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them. (Nahum 3:15-18; See also Deuteronomy 28:38, Deuteronomy 28:42; Psalm 78:46; Amos 7:1. Compare Judges 6:3-6; Judges 7:12; and Joel 1:2.)

From this prophecy in Nahum which is actually addressed to The Assyrianthe LOCUSTS ARE THOSE SHEPHERDS or MINISTERS of God’s own Church that are in a SPIRIT OF DEEP SLEEP who are influenced by The Assyrian or also known as WormwoodLocusts are normally used in Bible prophecy to symbolize warfare.

In the apostle John’s vision of Revelation chapter 9, God is giving us now a very clear understanding that He has allowed The Assyrian (John Macdonald) to influence the rest of the 25 high ranking PCG ministers who are currently in a spirit of deep sleep to fulfill His prepared deception in the context of the Edstone work and they are being symbolized here as LOCUSTS.

AS THE SCORPIONS

As we progress with the history and prophecy of the Philadelphia Church of God, some may be tempted to ask this question: Is God capable of doing such a thing of allowing His own people to be subjected in an evil deception? Let the prophet Isaiah give us the answer to that:

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7)

Mr. Gerald Flurry expounded this principle on why God is allowing His people to be subjected to an A STRONG DELUSION and he wrote about it in the little book, Malachi’s Message (emphasis mine in bold):

GOD SENDS “STRONG DELUSION”

Many of God’s people will be captured by Satan’s deceit, if they don’t WAKE UP! GOD IS ALLOWING AND SENDING ‘THE FULL FORCE OF EVIL’S DELUSION’ (2 Thessalonians 2:11, Phillips) and “powerful heresies among them” (Norlie)…

God is sending “strong delusion” to people who have the truth! His very own people!And most of them are perishing spiritually. Why? Because they don’t love God’s truth! It’s God’s way of testing how much we love His truth. Soon, many will understand that the Laodicean leaders are going in the wrong direction…God says He will send ‘strong delusion’ to test His people. God wants to know if they love Him and His truth more than a man, a church, or even their own lives (Luke14:26). That is what 2 Thessalonians 2 is all about!

Source: pages 88-90, Malachi’s Message

The ministers and members in the Philadelphia Church of God have given their love to the messenger of the Laodicean era, Mr. Gerald Flurry whom God has blinded in this last end (Isaiah 42:19-20). And for what purpose? To test His own people if they will still look to Him or to His human messenger. And God is learning so much from the outcome of the PREPARED DECEPTION He has sent in this last end. Now let’s continue:

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. (Revelation 9:3)

What does the thought “as the scorpions of the earth have power” mean? Let’s have some clue as to what this symbolize. Here’s what Barne’s Commentary said:

As the scorpions of the earth have power – …There are few animals more formidable, and none more IRASCIBLE, than the scorpion. Goldsmith states that Maupertuis put about a hundred of them together in the same glass, and that as soon as they came into contact they began to exert all their rage in MUTUTAL DESTRUCTION, so that in a few days there remained but fourteen, which had killed and devoured all the rest.

irascible                                                                                

  1. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
  2. Characterized by or resulting from anger.
  3. easily angered; irritable
  4. showing irritability: an irascible action.

The symbolism of the scorpion in verse 3 is actually telling us of the characteristic of the LOCUSTS or the MINISTERS being described as prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered and showing irritability. If any member in the PCG ever see their ministers having these characteristics, then SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT; beware of them for they may be in for the shock of their lives as further described in verse 5:

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. (Revelation 9:5)

God is describing here a symbolism concerning “the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.” What does it actually mean? To better understand what that thought meant, let’s consider what happens when a person is stung by a scorpion.

From emedicinehealth.com website:

A person who has been stung by a scorpion may feel a painful, tingling, burning or numbing sensation at the sting site. The reaction at the sting site may appear mild. Rarely, a person experiencing a serious reaction may develop severe symptoms throughout the body.

Severe symptoms include

  • widespread numbness,
  • difficulty swallowing,
  • a thick tongue,
  • blurred vision,
  • roving eye movements,
  • seizures,
  • salivation, and
  • difficulty in breathing.

Source: https://www.emedicinehealth.com/wilderness_scorpion_sting/page2_em.htm

The description above is actually the same as what a demon possessed person is like:

And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. (Matthew 17:14)

The boy was having SEIZURES just like the symptoms mentioned of a scorpion sting. Here the demon possessed boy was described as a lunatic – so he would have roving eye movements, salivation, and widespread numbness as well, since he was not in control of himself.

And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. (Matthew 17:16-18)

How can we be sure that the sting of a scorpion is indeed referring to demon possession? Let’s continue with the apostle John’s description of the LOCUSTS or MINISTERS.

And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. (Revelation 9:8)

From Barne’s Commentary:

And they had hair as the hair of women – Long hair; not such as men commonly wear, but such as women wear. See the notes on 1 Corinthians 11:14. This struck John as a peculiarity, that, though warriors, they should have the appearance of effeminacy indicated by allowing their hair to grow long. It is clear from this, that John regarded their appearance as unusual and remarkable.

Why “unusual and remarkable”?

And they had hair as the hair of women… (Revelation 9:8)

Why would God inspired John to describe the LOCUSTS (PCG ministers) as having hair as women, even though you cannot see those ministers wearing them physically?

Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? (1 Corinthians 11:14)

God is just showing here in symbolism how the PCG ministers should be ashamed of themselves of what they are doing to God and His people in introducing the Edstone work. Look at how these PCG ministers have turned into a SHAMEFUL STATE comparable to what had happened to King Nebuchadnezzar:

And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. (Daniel 4:32-33)

Noticed King Nebuchadnezzar’s description? He had LONG HAIRS. Here are some of the bible commentaries note concerning King Nebuchadnezzar’s fate:

Nevertheless, Abydenus, a Greek historian, wrote in 268 B.C. that Nebuchadnezzar was “possessed by some god” and that he had “immediately disappeared.” (Wood)

Source: http://www.enduringword.com/commentaries/2704.htm

Eusebius (263-339) cites a report from the Greek historian Abydenus that corroborates the Biblical account stating that in Nebuchadnezzar’s latter days he was “possessed by some god or other (Eusebius, Praparatio Evanelica 9:41)

Source: http://trivialdevotion.blogspot.com/2011/08/madness-of-king-nebuchadnezzar.html

King Nebuchadnezzar has been possessed by a demon! It was a torment to be possessed by a demon, much more so by Satan himself! Even King Saul can attest to that.

Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord TORMENTED him. Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is TORMENTING you. (1 Samuel 16:14-15 New International Version)

Is it now becoming clear how God is giving us a clear understanding of His prophecies? Can we find any European beast making war with the Asiatic hordes here? There is none, because this prophecy is being addressed by God to His own Church – the Philadelphia Church of God! Let’s continue with verse 8:

…and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. (Revelation 9:8)

What does this expression “their teeth were as the teeth of lions mean?

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. (Proverbs 28:13-15)

The phrase “teeth of lions” can also mean that ministers (wicked rulers over poor people) inside the PCG will continue to COVER THEIR SINS and HARDEN THEIR HEARTS and are likened to a ROARING LION ruling over God’s people!

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8)

The LOCUSTS or PCG ministers are being described in verse 5 as demon possessed for FIVE MONTHS not comprehending that they are in a shameful state while they cover their sins and harden their hearts to devour God’s people as they rule them. And what is the context of that demon possession for FIVE MONTHS? It’s the work in Edstone. And we will prove that FIVE MONTH time schedule later.

And the shapes of the LOCUSTS were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were CROWNS like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. (Revelations 9:7)

These LOCUSTS or demon possessed PCG ministers were prepared to do battle against anyone who would go against their plan on establishing the Edstone work. And who is influencing the PCG ministry?

Thy CROWNED ARE AS LOCUSTS, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. Thy SHEPHERDS slumber, O king of Assyria… (Nahum 3:17-18; read also Micah 2:8)

God is pointing us to the influence of The Assyrian or also known as Wormwood – John Macdonald. Actually there were several eye witness account during an encounter with this Wormwood that his eyes were all red when he speaks with a member who would dare ask any question about the Edstone work during its early planning stage.

For emphasis, there would be demon possessions for a period of FIVE MONTHS and God has allowed that to happen even inside His own Church. And for what purpose?

That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. (Daniel 4:25)

The PCG will have to “know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will” – in this case, after this FIVE MONTHS, God will give His government to the Gentiles whether the PCG would like it or not. Nebuchadnezzar had to learn a very hard lesson that he went insane because of demon possession for seven years, but as for God’s people in this last end, it will be for FIVE MONTHS. Just like King Nebuchadnezzar, God has allowed His own people to go mad and insane because they are being possessed by Satan and his demons.

But what about Mr. Gerald Flurry? What has happened to him? The prophet Ezekiel has given us a clear picture of his current situation:

And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. (Ezekiel 2:6)

Brier denotes the love of the self or vanity; while a thorn symbolizes the cares of this life. So we can actually paraphrase it this way:

And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though vanity and the cares of this life be with thee, and thou dost dwell among the demon possessed: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

God prophesied in Ezekiel that He is still protecting Mr. Gerald Flurry in the midst of the proliferation of demonic possession inside the PCG as further proven in Revelation chapter 9:

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. (Revelation 9:4)

God commanded these demons who possessed these 25 ministers inside the PCG not to hurt Mr. Gerald Flurry and the general membership who have God’s Holy Spirit, but God has allowed those who are not baptized and those who are not truly converted to be hurt by these demon possessed ministers. Of course, the other Church of God groups are not exempted from this spree of demon possession. The men behind the exitsupportnetwork.com and armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com websites and their supporters are also not exempted from this unrestrained activity of the demons. They have been influenced by these evil spirits long before this FIRST WOE took place. Just look at their attitude toward the idea of God and His true religion. They have become ANTI-CHRISTS! (1 John2:18, 22; 1 John 4:3; 2 John 1:7).

PCG Evangelist Wayne Turgeon announced on September 2013 about the specific number of PCG ministers who were directly involved in the Ireland / England work and he said that there are 25 high ranking ministers who are directly involved in that endeavor. And with that announcement, God is telling us that with His prepared deception through the Edstone work, demons are expected to roam around and inhabit the Philadelphia Church of God. And this is further proven in Revelation chapter 18.

He cried out in a powerful voice, “Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! SHE HAS BECOME A HOME FOR DEMONSShe is a prison for every unclean spirit, a prison for every unclean bird, and a prison for every unclean and hated beast. (Revelation 18:2 International Standard Version)

As what we have read here in verse 2 that the Philadelphia Church of God who became spiritual Babylon HAS BECOME A HOME FOR DEMONS, a prison for every unclean spirit, a prison for every unclean bird, and a prison for every unclean and hated beast.

That is the abominable sight God is showing us today of what the condition is like inside the Philadelphia Church of God – they became a home for demons when they left Jerusalem and started their work in England. Further proof of which is their Edstone estate being located in Warwickshire, the infamous Kingdom of Hwicce or the Witches!

THEY SHOULD BE TORMENTED FIVE MONTHS

God’s Church was made to believe that the terminologies used in chapter 9 of the book of Revelation that the apostle John wrote was all about modern military warfare. Here is what the ministers in any Church of God groups have believed for such a long time:

This first woe is described in Revelation 9:1-11. The language of the book of Revelation is symbolic. In describing this battle, which God showed to him in prophetic vision, John described the events he saw in terminology with which he was familiar. For instance, verses 3 and 7-10 say locusts came upon the Earth with power in their tails like a scorpion. This describes modern military equipment—perhaps thunderous helicopters that fire missiles.

During this first woe, the military beast power is unleashed on the inhabitants of the Earth. For five months, it torments mankind—but it doesn’t kill everyone. Its attack is so cruel that its victims actually seek death in order to escape their misery (verse 6).

Source: page 45, Russia and China in Prophecy

Imagine if the above interpretation is true, will thunderous helicopters that fire missiles torment mankind by at shooting them for five months? Is there any sense in that? Will such modern military helicopters shoot at people but not directly aiming at them to kill them, rather subject them only in torment? Sounds very strange, don’t you think? Is that really God’s interpretation of the symbolism in the book of Revelation? We should let the Bible interpret itself and not let our imaginations run wild over Bible prophecy. Let’s continue with verse 5:

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. (Revelation 9:5)

This is God’s real version of the story during THE FIRST WOE: He instructed the demons not to destroy the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 but they should only be possessed to fulfill His PREPARED DECEPTION. Notice in verse 4 the thought, “And it was commanded them” which means that God is really in full control of the situation that He is even commanding the demons what to do and what not to do. We can read of this principle in Matthew chapter 8:

And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? (Matthew 8:28-29)

Notice that the word “torment” in Revelation 9:5 is really associated with demon possession.

And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer (allow) us to go away into the herd of swine. (Matthew 8:30-31)

Notice the complete authority of Jesus Christ over the demons? He can command them at will.

And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. (Matthew 8:32)

Again, who opened Pandora’s box which is full of demons possessing the ministers and members? Let’s read again what Barne’s Commentary wrote regarding this vision which the apostle John saw concerning a star that has fallen from heaven who opened the bottomless pit:

This chapter Revelation 9:1-12. This woe is represented under the figure of calamities brought upon the earth by an immense army of locusts. A star is seen to fall from heaven representing some MIGHTY CHIEFTAIN, and to him is given the key of the bottomless pit. He opens the pit, and then comes forth an INNUMERABLE SWARM OF LOCUSTS that darken the heavens, and they go forth upon the earth. They have a command given them to do A CERTAIN WORK.They are not to hurt the earth, or any green thing, but THEY ARE SENT AGAINST THOSE PEOPLE WHICH HAVE NOT THE SEAL OF GOD ON THEIR FOREHEADS. THEIR MAIN BUSINESS, HOWEVER, WAS NOT TO KILL THEM, BUT TO TORMENT THEM FOR A LIMITED TIME – FOR FIVE MONTHS.

When the MIGHTY CHIEFTAIN (Stephen Flurry) opened the bottomless pit with his VANITY, SWARM OF LOCUSTS (the rest of the 25 wicked ministers who fell into a deep spiritual slumber) have darkened the whole HEAVEN (the PCG ministry) and the EARTH (the general membership around the world). They were commanded to do A CERTAIN WORK which is in the context of demon possession for FIVE MONTHS. That CERTAIN WORK is in Edstone, Warwickshire, England. To know the specific fulfillment of this prophecy concerning this FIVE MONTHS of torment or demon possession, let us read first an article in the pcog.org website:

PCG Gains New Campus in Britain

UK/Europe regional office to expand dramatically

By Grant Turgeon

Nov. 13, 2014

This April, Evangelist Stephen Flurry and his family flew to Britain, and he and Mr. Macdonald spent several days attempting to reconcile with the developer and the town council. On the final evening of their time together in Britain, the Flurry and Macdonald families gathered to discuss the happenings of the trip. During the course of the evening, Mr. Macdonald searched online to see what the £4.5 million the Church had offered could buy elsewhere, and found several estates of similar grandeur and a lower asking price.

“There was a kind of epiphany,” Mr. Macdonald said. “Why not look elsewhere? we thought. We did a quick Internet search, and within minutes we were oohing and aaahing over at least a dozen other magnificent homes, all of which were less expensive and came with greater acreage and more features.”

Later that week, Mr. Gerald Flurry determined that the door to Bricket Wood was closed and directed Mr. 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.

Mr. Gerald Flurry announced the offer during a Bible study in Edmond on May 16 at the beginning of the AC graduation weekend. After nearly FIVE MONTHS of routine inspections, legal paperwork and negotiations, contracts were exchanged and the sale was formalized on September 24At the Feast of Tabernacles on October 8, PCG members at 16 sites around the globe learned the location, name and details of the estate in a taped opening night presentation by Mr. Stephen Flurry.

Source: https://www.pcog.org/articles/986/pcg-gains-new-campus-in-britain

The Remembrancers sent a soft copy of The Last End – A Book of Remembrance on September 5, 2013 through the emails of all the PCG ministers including Stephen Flurry. Stephen obviously was able to read that Book of Remembrance as he hinted in his comments during his October 10, 2013 Trumpet Daily program. (Look at Stephen’s countenance as he presented himself in front of his audience and see how disturbed he was because of what we has read).

Nevertheless, SEVEN MONTHS later, he ignored that book and proceeded to convince his father to go with him in England to visit the Edstone Hall estate on May 8, 2014.

That FIVE MONTHS from May 8, 2014 when his father, Mr. Gerald Flurry flew with him to England to see the Edstone Hall, up to October 8, 2014 when he stood where he ought not during the Opening Night Message of the 2014 Feast of Tabernacles, is directly connected with the prophecy in Daniel chapter 8 regarding A KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE:

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 8:23)

For a thorough explanation of this subject, please read our article, “THE LAST END Vision of the Prophet Daniel (Part 1)” to better understand that the prophesied “KING OF FIERCE COUNTENANCE of Daniel chapter 8 is not Karl Theodore zu Guttenberg as the PCG would like everyone to believe, but it is actually Stephen Flurry who stood in the holy place. He did it last October 8, 2014 in the sight of all the ministers and members of the Philadelphia Church of God around the world during the Opening Night of the Feast of Tabernacles 2014. And as it turned out, Stephen was possessed by Satan himself when he was giving that message about the acquisition of the Edstone Hall, that’s why he is also described as “understanding dark sentences.” Proof of this is that, now they are into the study of WITCHCRAFT in their COMPARATIVE RELIGION classes in Armstrong College. And God has called it THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION.

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, STANDING WHERE IT OUGHT NOT, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: (Mark 13:14; read also Matthew 24:15)

PCG members around the world are not aware that their ministers are being possessed by demons from time to time. They can see these ministers standing in their midst conducting services during their weekly and annual Sabbaths where they ought not, because they are demon-possessed. And that, in God’s eyes, is the abomination of desolation.

One proof we can consider is the photograph below of Grant Turgeon who wrote the article that we quoted from the pcog.org website. Is this not a perfect picture of a demon possessed man?

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IN THOSE DAYS MEN SEEK DEATH

The thought of seeing Stephen accompanying his father to Edstone is a vivid portrayal of the story prophesied in Zechariah chapter 3 wherein this MIGHTY MINISTER OF CONFUSION is being possessed by Satan Himself!

And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? (Zechariah 3:1-2)

Notice the context of Stephen being possessed by Satan the devil? The context is God choosing Jerusalem! The FIRST WOE in Revelation chapter 9 is actually all about God choosing Jerusalem while this last end Joshua the high priest choosing another estate.

Notice the word “angel” in verse 1, in Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon it is also defined as “messenger”; in Strong’s Concordance, “MESSENGER specifically of God, also A PROPHET”

This “ANGEL” is actually referring to Mr. Gerald Flurry. This last end Joshua the high priest (Stephen Flurry) was seen in verse 1 as standing before the prophet of God (Mr. Gerald Flurry). And Satan is seen here as possessing Joshua who is standing in the right hand of the prophet of God to resist him. Satan the devil is using Stephen Flurry to resist his father in choosing Jerusalem!

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This prophecy in Zechariah chapter 3 was specifically fulfilled on May 8, 2014 when Mr. Gerald Flurry and his son Stephen flew to England to see Edstone Hall. Remember that that date was the beginning of the FIVE MONTHS of demon possession to make sure that the Edstone work will materialize.

God is reminding the reader in verse 2 that this prophet of God was a brand that was plucked out of the fire during the transition from the Philadelphia era to the Laodicean era. God then used Mr. Gerald Flurry as His messenger for the Laodicean era.

And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. (Revelation 9:5)

God instructed Satan the devil and his demons not to kill those whom they possess for five months because God is fulfilling His prophecy concerning His prepared deception known also in Revelation chapter 9 as the FIRST WOE.

Actually right now, the PCG ministers are still being tormented with their thoughts about the prophecies contained in the Book of Remembrance being fulfilled as they left Jerusalem and instead pursued the England campus. Do you think they are not feeling a lot of guilt as they pursue their vain ambition in Edstone? It’s a torment for them. That’s why they wanted to burn the Book of Remembrance because even as they were planning for the work in England, their evil scheme and intention were already written there.

And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. (Revelation 9:6)

To better understand this verse, let us first define some words:

Find – perceive

Perceive – become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.

Synonymous to the word discern

Discern – recognize (something); synonymous “to detect

Flee – run away

From – G575 apo in Greek. In Thayer’s Lexicon it is being defined this way:

  1. Of separation of a part from the whole
  2. Where of a whole some part is taken
  3. Of any kind of separation of one thing from another by which the union or fellowship of the two is destroyed.
  4. Of a state of separation that is of a distance
  5. Physical, of distance of place

Strong’s Concordance a primary particle, “off,” that is away (from something near), in various senses of place.

Paraphrase:

And in those days shall men seek DEATH (Stephen Flurry), and shall not perceive or become aware of it; and shall desire to die for all eternity by following a man like him; and death (Stephen) shall run away from Jerusalem to separate himself on a distant place (in Edstone) that will destroy the union and fellowship of the members’ focus on the PCG Headquarters in Oklahoma.

Since the Opening Night Message of the 2014 Feast of Tabernacles, the PCG members around the world sought the leadership of DEATH, Stephen Flurry while not becoming aware of where the work in Edstone will lead them. It is leading them even deeper into the BOTTOMLESS PIT. Just consider the article written by Ryan Malone in their website:

Just What Do You Mean…New Throne?

Not long ago, Pastor General Gerald Flurry revealed exciting revelation about Herbert W. Armstrong’s prayer rock. God built up the Philadelphia era of His Church through the prayers of Mr. Armstrong…

In 1930, before those “prayer-rock prayers” that changed world history, Mr. Armstrong faced the most serious situation of his life to that point. God used this to begin teaching him how to pray through his trials and tests. It all started at a rock

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For as long as all our teens have been alive, we have taught that the office of God’s end-time apostle and prophet—pastor general of the Philadelphia Church of God—was synonymous with that of a king, based on two verses in Micah (Micah 2:13; 4:9).

That understanding was taken to a new level in 2017. Throughout the first half of the year, God revealed in message after message from the pastor general that He had moved the symbol of David’s throne—and even the throne itself—to the Philadelphia Church of God

God’s revelation that Mr. Armstrong’s prayer rock was the new stone of destiny had far-reaching consequences—as Mr. Flurry indicated it would in that sermon. As he continued to explain, the stone of destiny had been the object God used to represent the throne of David. Therefore, a new stone also meant a new throne was being established. This was further emphasized in a sermon just 14 days later. Mr. Flurry referenced the prophecy in Hosea 3:4 that foretells Israel being without the throne of David. He went to the verse in Micah 2:13 that shows how God rules His end-time Church through a human king and how that verse is about the Church fleeing to a place of safety just before Christ’s return. God reveals to the Church about this king just before the Church flees to the place of safety.

Until 2017, the Church supposed that Jacob’s pillar stone would be present in the place of safety in order to establish the throne of David. But new revelation about the new stone of destiny clarified this verse for God’s Church. With the prayer rock as the coronation stone, the apostle’s office would now stand as that of king—not just symbolically or spiritually as a human leader of God’s “kings and priests”—but as the literal king on this new throne of David.

Understand: This throne is still the throne “of David,” as it is still occupied by a physical descendant of David: Mr. Flurry’s lineage traces back to an Irish king. Even Herbert W. Armstrong was a descendant of the Davidic house through the line of England’s King Edward I. And this throne is the same throne of David on which Christ will soon sit.

As 2017 progressed, God continued to pour out deeper understanding about the various verses and implications of this new revelation in sermons and lectures from the pastor general.

Most of these messages were written and compiled to be published in one issue of the Royal Vision magazine, serving as nearly the entirety of the July-August 2017 issue. The issue shows ample scriptural evidence and basic logic regarding this specific end-time revelation about David’s throne.

Source: pcog.org website

Unfortunately that article by Ryan Malone was already removed from their website because they are not so sure if the so called prophecy that they are declaring is indeed God’s real interpretation of the scriptures. Stephen together with the rest of the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 have just made this story up and presented it to his father, Mr. Gerald Flurry because he knew in himself that he will not be able to acquire the real Stone of Destiny in Scotland. With this decision, he is leading the PCG membership deeper into the BOTTOMLESS PIT, i.e., into CONFUSION.

If the PCG will not repent toward God and continue to follow the leadership of DEATH, Stephen Flurry, it will eventually lead to their eternal death. Sadly, they still desire to do so until now and only 10% is prophesied to come out from them. (Revelation 11:13)

Majority of the members would rather desire to suffer eternal death by SEEKING and following a man called by God as DEATH. Notice that God’s people is now actually looking too much on Stephen Flurry and much less on his father and obviously not on God anymore. What is God’s view about this?

Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:5)

Stephen fled from the PCG members’ hope of the resurrection to eternal life being symbolized by the work in Jerusalem that prepares for the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. He fled Jerusalem to separate himself on a distant place (in Edstone) that led to compete for the members’ attention from Oklahoma to Edstone. In so doing, by following Stephen’s direction and trusting in his lead, the heart of the PCG membership has departed from God.

God the Father is now actually seeing a situation wherein people inside the PCG desire to die for all eternity by looking too much on a man like Stephen Flurry also known as DEATH. (For further proof, read our article, “THY SERVANT” in the Book of Psalms – A Prophecy About Mr. Gerald Flurry)

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with deathand with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: (Isaiah 28:15)

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The ministers in the PCG is prophesied to make an agreement with DEATH (Stephen Flurry) and HELL (Brad Macdonald) in the context of the work in Edstone.

Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! (Isaiah 28:15)

And the 25 ministers identified in scriptures as “the drunkards of Ephraim are leading the membership around the world to focus on their work in Edstone. They are making lies their refuge such as appearing to support Mr. Gerald Flurry in proclaiming the work in Jerusalem during their 2016 Feast of Tabernacles but apparently, there’s no substance to it. They are dead serious about their work in Edstone. As prophesied by Isaiah, they are also hiding in falsehood by concocting their own version of the NEW Stone of Destiny using the supposed prayer rock of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong.

Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? (Isaiah 29:15)

God saw everything that the secret counsel of ministers have planned in the dark and He knows the identity of each and every one them. They cannot hide their evil and vain intentions from Him.

God knows that these ministers have made a secret agreement with Stephen and Brad to re-open the college campus in England which obviously is not agreeable with God as manifested through Mr. Armstrong’s decision to close it permanently in 1974. But someone may argue: Of course it was Mr. Gerald Flurry who made the decision to re-open it, right? Yes, but he is being esteemed as a potter’s clay in the hands of his own son, Stephen.

Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? (Isaiah 29:16)

Now, here is what Lange’s Commentary noted regarding the secret counsel of ministers led by Stephen who acted as THE POTTER:

He (the prophet Isaiah) further reproves those who imagine that they can carry out in the most profound secrecy the plans of their untheocratic policy (verse 15)…

Not merely is the plan secretly concocted, but the execution of it, too, takes place with all secrecy. …verse 16 is an exclamation: O your perverting! That is, how ye pervert things! They act, as if their wisdom were greater than the wisdom of God, as if they could therefore review, determine, and according to their pleasure influence and direct the thoughts of the LORD, while they are but clay in the hand of the potter.

These ministers have made God through His messenger to become the clay and they, through their deceit, become the potterThey molded and shaped Mr. Gerald Flurry’s decision to align according to their pleasure and vanity. They are “turning things upside down” with their secret plan. Notice further what Lange’s Commentary wrote:

If the potter were clay, and the clay were potter, then the clay could determine and direct the potter, could for this purpose lead him astray, deceive him, etc. Either, then, the (Jews) are perverse, or the potter is not clay. If indeed the clay were potter, then the former could justly say: he, the potter made me not, or he understands and observes nothing. This is what (Judah) says in imagining that he is able to lead astray the “Prophet”, that is, the omniscient LORD Himself. While (they) …forge …plans, they think that they knead them, as potters do their vessels, according to their pleasure, and unobserved by the LORD, while they themselves are yet but clay.

Is it really true that Mr. Gerald Flurry was the one who decided to re-open the England college campus? Or was he just led astray by a secret counsel of ministers through their “untheocratic policy” which has no solid Biblical proof?  These ministers inside the PCG have turned things upside down! Mr. Armstrong closed the England campus, yet they re-opened it again through Mr. Gerald Flurry! In actual fact, it was not him but God Himself whom they have turned into clay and they became the potter! What a perversion!

PCG Evangelist Wayne Turgeon announced on September 2013 that he had in his hand the list of the names of the 25 PCG ministers who were directly involved in the secret plan to re-open the college campus in England, to acquire the Stone of Destiny in Scotland and to excavate the Ark of the Covenant in Ireland.

And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. (Revelation 9:7)

From that time on, God has allowed the demons to possess all of those 25 ministers (locusts) who wear crowns like gold which is a symbol that they have power and authority over the Church. And the demons who possessed the 25 PCG ministers are being described here as prepared to do battle against anyone who would oppose them concerning the work that they are introducing to the PCG membership, i.e., the Edstone work.

their faces were as the faces of men” – this thought indicates that the PCG membership may not be able to detect this demon possession because these ministers may appear normal unto them, but God says otherwise.

And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. (Revelation 9:9-10)

Apart from the demon possession in the top echelon of the PCG ministry, it is being described here that the TAILS or the low ranking PCG ministers and deacons would also be demon possessed to make sure that all the PCG lay members around the world would align to the idea of a new work in Edstone during that FIVE MONTH period even when it was still being processed to be bought or else they would hurt them. This is the same abomination of desolationmentioned in Luke chapter 21:

And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. (Luke 21:20)

The armies compassing Jerusalem or the PCG Headquarters are pertaining to the LOCUSTS or the wicked ministers being possessed by demons and they were ready to make to war to any member who would not align with the Edstone work!

Now we have already seen how precise the timing of that FIVE MONTH period was, i.e., from the fulfillment of the Zechariah chapter 3 prophecy on May 8, 2014 up to the fulfillment of Daniel chapter 8 on October 8, 2014, wherein it has been prophesied by God through the apostle John that there would be demon possession that has to take place during that time period.

Now here’s the challenge: Can anyone refute the interpretation being presented here? No one can dare try to offer an alternative explanation because this is God’s real interpretation of His own prophecies!

ABADDON, APOLLYON

We have already proven that the SEVENTH SEAL which consists of the SEVEN TRUMPET ANGELS is directly connected with the history and prophecy of the Philadelphia Church of God. And this FIRST WOE or the FIFTH TRUMPET ANGEL further strengthens that truth. God is judging His own people now. And everyone else in His Church is accountable for all the knowledge we have been given through His servants, Mr. Herbert Armstrong and Mr. Gerald Flurry. The PCG ministers have become so vain that they think they don’t need anything anymore even any corrections because they were so sure of their salvation since we are already in the seventh and last era. That vanity led to confusion and misery to the lives of their members. What has God done to correct the situation inside? He sent His two witnesses to proclaim His judgment on them.

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. (Hebrews 10:30)

God avenges His people through the work of His two witnesses. And through their work, God was able to expose the ministry’s hypocrisy and vain deceit by subjecting them in His prepared deception also known as the first woe. He allowed His people to be led by a prominent minister and son of the pastor general to their own confusion. Knowing all this, we can say that, it is indeed a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31).

Let us consider how God controls everything to fulfill His will on His creations. From Bridgeway Commentary we can read (emphasis mine in bold):

Worse than the destruction by the forces of nature is the suffering brought by the forces of demons (fifth trumpet). These demonic forces are pictured in a strange and terrifying army of locustsThough uncontrollable by any human power, THEY ARE NOT INDEPENDENT OF THE RULE OF GODHe keeps them imprisoned in the abyss (RSV: bottomless pit), and even WHEN HE RELEASES THEM HE DETERMINES THE EXTENT OF THEIR ACTIVITY (9:1-3).

Source: Bridgeway Commentary

Notice again what this commentary noted that God is in full control of the situation inside His own Church. The demons are NOT INDEPENDENT OF THE RULE OF GOD and HE DETERMINES THE EXTENT OF THEIR ACTIVITY.

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Revelation 9:11)

Abaddon – in Thayer’s Lexicon, “ruin, destruction”; Strong’s, “a destroying angel”

An angel can mean, A PASTOR, so this Abaddon can mean A DESTROYING PASTOR.

Apollyon – in Thayer’s Lexicon, destroyer, the angel of the bottomless pit

This AbaddonApollyon is THE PASTOR OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT. He is A DESTROYING PASTOR OF CONFUSION! And this is actually SATAN personified through PCG Evangelist Stephen Flurry!

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)

The way God sees it, Stephen Flurry is a pastor who destroys the spiritual lives of many members in God’s Church through his influence on his father to leave Jerusalem and replacing it with a work of vanity in Edstone. That is why he is called by God with a very appropriate name – DEATH. And the sad thing is, people are seeking his leadership that will lead to their eternal death.

Even though Stephen tried so hard to sway the focus of his father on Jerusalem, look at how he keeps on going back to that vision as indicated in Ryan Malone’s article which unfortunately was removed immediately from their website (emphasis mine in bold):

Looking To Jerusalem

Along with this new revelation about David’s throne, GOD REVEALED THAT SPECTACULAR DEVELOPMENTS ARE AHEAD FOR HIS END-TIME WORK IN JERUSALEMA prophecy in Psalm 102 indicates that significant activity will occur in Jerusalem just before the coming of the Messiah—that He is intimately involved with His Church as it operates there.

The Church has, for some time, been involved in archaeological excavations, in partnership with Dr. Eilat Mazar. These digs have unearthed discoveries that add credence to the biblical record and thunder a powerful message to the citizens of this country. On one of these digs, Herbert W. Armstrong College students worked alongside Jews who used Psalm 102:14 as their slogan. This verse reads: “For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof.”

How can the PCG take pleasure in doing an archaeological work in Jerusalem if God is not allowing them anymore to participate in such since they left it? They can only do that if they repent toward God and join His Remembrancers in Mount Zion. Let’s continue with the article:

Notice the context and time frame of this passage. Verse 13 reads: “Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.” Zion represents the Church, which now has David’s new throne. The “set time” means a properly appointed season or a designated moment.

Verses 15-16 show that this moment is just before the return of Jesus Christ: “So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.”

It is in this context that verse 14 says God’s servants take pleasure in Jerusalem’s stones and “favour the dust thereof.” This is clearly before Christ’s Second Coming since after Christ returns, the Church will not be digging in the dust of Jerusalem. HE IS PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN BUILDING UP ZION AND HELPING THE CHURCH DIG IN JERUSALEM JUST BEFORE HIS RETURN.

Source: Just What Do You Mean… New Throne?

The question that Stephen should provide an answer is this: How can the PCG dig in East Jerusalem again before Christ returns if they have been prevented by a UNESCO resolution? Read their article posted in their Watch Jerusalem website entitled, “UNESCO Wants to Stop Archaeology in Ancient Jerusalem.” Here are some excerpts from that article:

Section five of the October 13 UNESCO resolution reads,

[UNESCO] Deeply deplores the failure of Israel, the occupying Power, to cease the persistent excavations and works in East Jerusalem particularly in and around the Old City, and reiterates its request to Israel, the occupying Power, to prohibit all such works in conformity with its obligations under the provisions of the relevant UNESCO conventions, resolutions and decisions .…

Notice that the resolution is not just for protecting the Haram al-Sharif itself, but for preventing the “persistent excavations and works in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City.”

UNESCO and its Arab sponsors are resolved to shut down all archaeological excavations in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.

Source: https://watchjerusalem.co.il/2016/11/01/unesco-wants-to-stop-archaeology-in-ancient-jerusalem/

The PCG have done their excavation in that part of East Jerusalem with Dr. Eilat Mazar for several years and their last participation was during the period of 2012-2013 in the Ophel mound area. Now, the only available archaeological dig in Jerusalem is the Mount Zion Dig where God’s Remembrancers have participated for three (3) straight years to fulfill a specific prophecy in Obadiah:

And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the Lord‘s. (Obadiah 1:21)

Only the Remembrancers can fulfill the prophecy about an archaeological dig in Jerusalem which the PCG has quoted in their article. God’s Remembrancers are the ones who “take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof” through the Mount Zion Dig that PREPARES JERUSALEM FOR ITS KING:

Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. (Psalm 102:13-14)

There is an added bonus to that archaeological dig in Jerusalem and that is, the restoration of the Children’s Playground in Liberty Bell Park with a KINGDOM THEME play structure to be installed in it. Wow! That is such a jaw dropping favor from God! Indeed, the SET TIME has now come.

As for the PCG, Stephen has fallen so deep into the bottomless pit with the rest of the ministers and members around the world who are now suffering because of his vanity. They are not receiving any new revelation from God since then. People are being spiritually fed during their weekly Sabbath with the same old recycled sermons. Several Church members are spiritually perishing because there is no more new revelation being given to them (Proverbs 29:18). That may be bad news to hear, but there is also good news attached to it:

Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at (MEN OF SIGN): for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch. (Zechariah 3:8)

What has happened inside the PCG concerning the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 and the Edstone work is a SIGN that Christ is about to return because it was already the fulfillment of the FIRST WOE, i.e., the FIFTH TRUMPET ANGEL that sounded on December 8, 2012.

As God promised, “I will bring forth my servant the Branch” – who is this BRANCH? It is Christ coming in the flesh through His TWO WITNESSES, which brings us to the next phase – THE SECOND WOE, i.e, THE SIXTH TRUMPET ANGEL.

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