Sam Soleyn Current Affairs podcast Sam Soleyn Current Affairs teachings compiled into a single podcast Sun, 19 Jun 2022 23:37:56 -0500 en-us Copyright (c) 2022 Sam Soleyn dirCastv0.4 60 No Current Affairs teachings from 2018-2022 All content was downloaded from All comments are the property of Sam Soleyn. Sam Soleyn Christianity,end-times,eschatology,church Sam Soleyn Current Affairs #001: A Shaking (Recorded on 08 Sep 2018) Today, I wish to speak to you from the book of Ephesians, the first chapter, and in particular verse 5, that says that God has "predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will." In the present time in which we live, it is almost impossible to find footing on which to stand securely. In recent times, we have watched as everything that is considered church in our time-whether it is the Roman Church or the evangelical church or various national churches-has been essentially discredited. It leaves a vacuum, right now, for people to try to understand who they are and who God is in their lives, because of course, what has happened is that people have derived their identity for the longest time from their church membership. So, whenever you talked to a believer, the common question that would be asked is-"What church are you a member of?" or "Where do you go to church?"- ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 001 - A Shaking.pdf"></A> 9E98BA53-C44A-47B6-8C67-9A1CBC9C7250 Sat, 08 Sep 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #002: Spirit of Truth (Recorded on 09 Sep 2018) Well, we are here in the Caribbean, judging from the surroundings and my apparel, and we are on a working vacation-that everyone should be working in the Caribbean. This time we want to continue the discussions that we have been presenting in these very difficult times. Everyone knows at this time that the world is being shaken. Everything that can be shaken is being shaken (cf. Hebrews 12:26-28). But, we are also noticing a unique feature of this shaking: religion has come under ferocious and intense shaking. The world is being shaken, no doubt. Nations are being shaken. But, the most violent tremors seem to be directed toward that which calls itself the church. In the last segment we talked about how the evangelical church, by aligning itself with American politics, has now been isolated and identified as one of the principal causes of the division within the nation. We are also noticing that reports are coming out about investigations into the Roman ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 002 - Spirit of Truth.pdf"></A> CA651817-8E38-4439-A011-FD1686C21725 Sun, 09 Sep 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #003: Image of God (Recorded on 10 Sep 2018) So, we continue this series on the identity of the people of God. We are recording here in Grand Cayman and we are doing that outdoors, so there are many distractions. People will be passing by behind me or you will hear the sound of the surf-you will hear various noises and the like-so you will have to be very attentive. But, I hope also that you enjoy the scenery while you are listening to this message. The prior two messages have addressed the question of the identity of believers in our day and in our time. Now, the typical gospel has been: how God created man; man sinned; Christ came to die for man on the cross, which He accomplished fully and completely; and if we accept this salvation, we will go to heaven when we die. All these things are true, but they are neither the beginning of the gospel nor the end of the gospel. They are a slice of the gospel. In fact, this gospel, being only a partial gospel, has left untended the entire issue of why God created ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 003 - Image of God.pdf"></A> 0992C263-B9D4-4A79-964D-8170F3408DFF Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #004: Majesty (Recorded on 28 Sep 2018) We are continuing this series of messages that we began to tape in Grand Cayman. The purpose for this series is to provide timely commentary on things that are going on in the nation and around the world, specifically as they regard the church. Frankly, it is not my place, nor do I think it is the place of many in the church today, to try to call a nation, a secular nation, back to anything. But what has happened is that the church has become an extension of the political process within the nation, certainly the evangelical church; and the Roman Church, and much of what is called the historic church, is mired in self-destructive behavior. So much so, that there is a clear and obvious vacuum in the leadership of church in the nation, and I think around the world today, because everything seems to be polarized and the church is no exception. In fact, the church has unwittingly allowed itself to become part of this polarization. In the case of the evangelical church in America, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 004 - Majesty.pdf"></A> 66D0DAF1-3FAE-4FF6-B0BD-372BFCF136FF Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #005: Healing the Divisions (Recorded on 30 Sep 2018) We are continuing this series of commentaries on current issues affecting the earth. Quite often, my commentary is to pick up on what is going on in the United States, but we are not limited in the scope of review to what is happening in the United States. It is not about just offering an opinion, a different way of looking at the same thing. The present marketplace abounds with ideas. Everybody has an opinion. The intent of my commentary is to provide healing, to provide understanding, to provide God's way of viewing these things, because the tragic reality is that virtually all the voices in the nation's ecclesiastical church circles have gone silent. In the evangelical church, they have gone silent because they are compromised. They took a position relative to the political divide and have been neutralized. No one particularly wants to hear what the church has to say about current issues, and the church is, frankly, not offering any ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 005 - Healing the Divisions.pdf"></A> 3EE212D3-BF60-4127-A356-4386DEFCAA11 Sun, 30 Sep 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #006: A New Year's Message, Part 1 (Recorded on 30 Dec 2018) We are continuing this series entitled, Current Affairs, and we are recording at the very end of 2018, looking to 2019. Obviously, the topic that everyone is interested in is: What is the Lord saying for 2019? Before we get to that, I want to just briefly look back at 2018, but not in terms of events so much as it is what the Lord spoke in 2018. I remember on this very broadcast and in other messages spoken publicly, I explained why there is such a state of conflict among the peoples of the earth right now. These things are not related purely to America; all over the world people are fighting ferociously for position and place. They want to be sure that their voice is heard. That is a known fact, but the more important question is: Why? Why are people so determined to be heard, even if it means that an environment of conflict and chaos is generated in the process? The answer is quite simply that people are afraid. Over time, you see, people have lost any sense ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 006 - A New Years Message Part 1.pdf"></A> D8C70E8E-8D8C-44ED-957C-337949D3C9AE Sun, 30 Dec 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #007: A New Year's Message, Part 2 (Recorded on 30 Dec 2018) I would like to continue part two of the New Year's message for 2019, and the emphasis in this section is on what God is doing. Let's begin with the understanding that God knows the end of every matter from the beginning. So when He launches something, there is no uncertainty as to the success of that thing. When God created man, humankind, He set in motion a thing regarding which He knew the end from the beginning. So it begs the question: Why did God create man? Because that is what is going to be unfolding in a unique fashion in 2019. In 2018 what we saw was God cleaning off the dross-things that had arisen and asserted itself as if it is the truth (and had done so for decades, one might even say for more than a millennium); false notions of God; things that shocked the conscience and distorted in an unrecognizable fashion what God intended to do. There is no coming back from that abyss. God is actually, by turning up ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 007 - A New Years Message Part 2.pdf"></A> CB980C68-699F-4A5E-A84B-713596050D84 Sun, 30 Dec 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #008: A New Year's Message, Part 3 (Recorded on 30 Dec 2018) In continuing to talk about God developing a holy people in the earth, the 2019 will see a continuation of that development. Almost anyone who has been seeking God has experienced a turbulent 2018, in one form or another. It seems like 2018 was the shakedown year, also for those who are seeking God. I do not wish to present a picture that says, in effect, that people who are not seeking God are being brought to their ends and that is really as far as it goes. No. People who are seeking God are also being brought to their ends, because what God is doing in the earth is affecting everyone. But, the way it affects us depends on how we are positioned. If you are seeking God, the thing that obscures the vision and prevents you from finding that level of God revealed is your perception-the filters through which you view these things; the lenses through which you spy into the nature of God. Now, you would think that we would be just very ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 008 - A New Years Message Part 3.pdf"></A> 72A53A2E-EC66-4A5B-9E34-2FE66D13CECD Sun, 30 Dec 2018 10:00:00 -0400 #009: Reflections on the Orphan Culture (Recorded on 03 Feb 2019) In these times of great uncertainty, the obvious question that occupies all of our minds is: Of what may we be certain? We live in an era described as the post-truth era, and we hear public figures speaking all the time about truth being personalized, namely, my truth or your truth. What is happening is a real jostling for a position in the minds of people to be able to say what you want to, and yet be immune from the social, political, and financial costs associated with people saying whatever they want to say. A very interesting and rather subtle development has come about as people try to position themselves to both influence society, as well as to avoid the usual financial costs associated with taking a position that alienates large groups of people. We are watching the development of an interesting phenomenon, and that is how the market that popular figures depend upon is being ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 009 - Reflections on the Orphan Culture.pdf"></A> 71A68391-EF5B-4A07-9B80-2A408411057D Sun, 03 Feb 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #010: Adoption (Recorded on 04 Feb 2019) I want to continue from the last broadcast in which we hoped to speak about eternal realities that do not fade away, and I want to talk to you about the spirit of adoption. To set this one up, I want to pose a question. For many people the question is: Why has the church, particularly the evangelical church, embedded itself into politics? Why has it become an extension, in the United States, of a political party? The answer is that it does not trust God. In fact, I would go further and I would say, by and large it does not understand the Scriptures. It cites Bible verses as "principles," and it has done so and it continues now to do so with a quickening pace, to cite Bible verses for social action for what it wants to do. In that sense, it is really no different from quoting Shakespeare or Milton, or quoting some current or past philosopher. It has become unconnected from the meaning of Scripture, from the truth. It has very much become part of that thing today that is ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 010 - Adoption.pdf"></A> 1AADA6C3-DC74-4C8F-9606-E5F620E026EA Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #011: Faith Redefined (Recorded on 05 Feb 2019) The people of God have been poorly served by many of their religious leaders. That is why confidence in religion is at an all-time low. Many of the actors saw the opportunity, by focusing on a particular aspect of the Scriptures, to monetize it to their great, substantial, and ongoing gain. Many of these people are by no means schooled in the understanding of the Scriptures, so they have an ordinary, what I choose to call a domestic approach to the Scriptures. Let me explain. The New Testament, in particular, is written in Greek-in the common language of the Greek civilization at the time of the Apostle Paul, at the time certainly of Christ, so the Greek of the time of the first century called Koine Greek or ordinary/common Greek. Now, you must understand that there was an existing language, the Greek language, that was used by the writers of the New Testament under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to present things to the Greek world. It was the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 011 - Faith Redefined.pdf"></A> A12FA1A8-0994-4C64-BA51-215E6E3A661E Tue, 05 Feb 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #012: For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power (Recorded on 11 May 2019) I want to have a discussion of power today, and over several subsequent teachings, because we are watching a church accept and embrace a form of power that is derived from the consent of the governed and trying to live within that power in order to assume a position of relevance. The biggest shift going on today-I would consider this, if not the great falling away, it most certainly is a falling away. The sad truth is that this falling away is not a new thing. God has been constantly trying to restore our understanding and our functionality within the power of God, but what the enemy has continuously attempted to do was to have us bow down and worship him in order to have the powers of the age. This is the same as what he tried with Jesus. In one of the three temptations recorded in Matthew 4, he took Jesus to a high mountain and showed Him what is described as the kingdoms of the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 012 - For Thine is the Kingdom and the Power.pdf"></A> E6D7A8C2-B4CD-4A3A-B5AB-55001008C986 Sat, 11 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #013: Constitutions of Power (Recorded on 12 May 2019) As we continue our discussion of power, I want to take it out of the realm of spontaneous occurrences that may be used by whomever to say whatever. I want to speak about the more orderly understanding of power, because power underlies every culture that exists. Power does not exist to authenticate anybody doing anything they want to or saying anything they want to. Not unless you are the source of that power; then, you can do whatever you want to, say whatever you want to. But whenever power exists, there is the existence of a kingdom. And with that kingdom, there is an entire cultural framework for which power is the calling card. It is impossible to systemically exercise the power of the Kingdom of Heaven without any knowledge of the Kingdom itself. It is impossible to be a representation of a power you do not understand. We saw from the first message that within the Kingdom of Heaven, the delegations of power as between the Father and the Son, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 013 - Constitutions of Power.pdf"></A> 64E3DEA4-C9D6-4C2D-942A-2AFFECCEBE01 Sun, 12 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #014: The Nature of Christ's Power (Recorded on 13 May 2019) In the continuation of the discussion of power, I want to talk about the Kingdom of Heaven in particular. In the last message we focused on the constitution of power, and we used as the primary example, beginning with the notion of sovereignty, how that works within the familiar concept of the United States and its constitution of power. Now, in going forward and looking at this as it relates to the Kingdom of Heaven, again, the first question is sovereignty. That is: What is the source of the authority to govern? By comparison, and only in passing, I will recall that we said that in the United States, sovereignty is said to be in the people-a people possessing the greatest bundle of rights. By comparison-but, of course, it stands on its own without comparison; it stands on its own incomparably-the power by which the Kingdom of Heaven has been established, Jesus described it in such fashion as this. As He gave the great to commission to His disciples at the end ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 014 - The Nature of Christs Power.pdf"></A> 6EB48736-FE8A-423B-B8E3-84FA7A1934E2 Mon, 13 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #015: Introduction: Understanding How Satan Works (Recorded on 28 May 2019) This is an introduction to the next few lessons. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 015 - Introduction - Understanding How Satan Works.pdf"></A> 6EB48736-FE8A-423B-B8E3-84FA7AF934E2 Tue, 28 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #015: Understanding How Satan Works (Recorded on 28 May 2019) Paul prayed that the eyes of the believers in Ephesus would be opened so they would understand three things: 1) That you would understand the greatness of God's calling of you; 2) That you would understand your inheritance as a son of God; 3) That you would understand the greatness of God's power at work in you as a believer. Now, when Paul gets to the final chapter of the book of Ephesians and he is wrapping it all up, he refers again to the power of God. Throughout the book he is talking about all three things that he wishes that they would get: that they would understand the hope to which God called them; that they would understand their inheritance-God's glorious inheritance in His saints; and when Paul finally wraps up the book, he says that he wants them to understand to clothe themselves with the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 015 - Understanding How Satan Works.pdf"></A> DB090323-2ECD-48F1-B213-1AABF8F0989F Tue, 28 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #016: Defeating Satan, Part 1 (Recorded on 29 May 2019) In Current Affairs #15 - Understanding How the Devil Works, I gave you, in a sense, the blueprint for how the enemy takes us captive through the agency or instrumentality of the soul. Before I get any further in this discussion, let me say that this is not the only way the devil works, but this is to reduce what the devil does and how he works on a personal level in your life, in our lives, or in the life of any human being. Now, I do understand and I have taught extensively on the schemes of the devil as they relate to systems-the creation of alternative systems to the Kingdom of Heaven. These systems entrap entire nations and entrap humanity as a whole, because they are systems designed to replace the order of the Kingdom. For example: the legal system that is based in an adversarial posture. If a society based its legal systems on an adversarial basis, so that the persons involved in that system are inherently involved in a process that is designed to produce ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 016 - Defeating Satan Part 1.pdf"></A> 0E0F19D2-05EA-4095-B528-A618B7ECD40B Wed, 29 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #017: Defeating Satan, Part 2 (Recorded on 30 May 2019) In this third installment of the message of "Understanding Satan" [Note: Entire message series includes Current Affairs #s 15-19] I want to focus on defeating Satan-how we defeat him. Before I launch into this portion, however, I want to go a little bit further than I did in the second broadcast [Current Affairs #16]. This is a series of three, so get all three. They are obviously free, and they are created for your benefit, so get all three, listen to them in the sequence in which I am speaking them, and even make notes for yourselves. I will try to have these transcribed so that you can download a written text of these, and you can mark it up and make your own notes. Obviously, the intent is to help prepare the saints. The Apostle Paul writes that he wants us to be aware of the devil's schemes and proposes a way by which we can overcome the schemes of the devil (cf. Ephesians 6:10-18). In fact, as we move ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 017 - Defeating Satan Part 2.pdf"></A> 817F24E2-A797-4B56-83EC-C3C22C93203C Thu, 30 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #018: Defeating Satan, Part 3 (Recorded on 31 May 2019) This is the fourth installment of the message on understanding the devil's schemes. In this fourth installment in defeating, overcoming the enemy, I want to get further into how you actually move forward to overcome, to take back the ground that was lost to you through these various schemes of the enemy, rolled out whether by mega-process (through the systemic order of the kingdom of darkness) all the way down to the personal order of how it affects you-going from the rolling out of these schemes by way of curses coming through families, affecting people while they are still in the womb, all the way up through mature, adult believers who have reached certain thresholds, beyond which they cannot seem to ascend. These schemes, on a personal level, often result in a feeling of entrapment in a lower level than believers know is available to them, and having tried everything that they could-they have confessed every sin they could think of; they live lives that ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 018 - Defeating Satan Part 3.pdf"></A> F43312AF-BF6F-4856-BD81-5C3B6F86DA8F Fri, 31 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #019: Blockage Removal Summary (Recorded on 19 Jul 2019) For many of you, you have been hearing about blockage removal, and I have promised to record a teaching on what I have been experiencing for the last two years. This goes hand in hand with the series on the defeating of Satan-how to defeat the devil. This is more the underlying teaching for removing blockages that are in the soul, that have been there, whether from in the womb or from events that transpired subsequently, but have arrested certain areas of the emotions of persons and brought those emotions under the control of the demonic. So, this recording is to address how this all works and to give you insights, especially into how the human soul works, what access the demonic has to it, and how the demonic co-opts the emotions of the soul to produce blockages to one's soul's ability to listen to and to come back under the rule of one's spirit. Just as a note, in 2017 and 2018, and continuing now in 2019, I have found myself inundated with requests for ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 019 - Blockage Removal Summary.pdf"></A> 81FAA890-FDE9-496A-BC04-399468EA1B02 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #020: You are the Light of the World, Part 1 (Recorded on 01 Nov 2019) We have been speaking over several messages about how to overthrow the schemes of Satan in your life. We now are in a time in the world in which there is a quantum of lawlessness that is shaking the very foundations of human society. Lawlessness is not the absence of the law; lawlessness is the changing of the standard for evaluating what is, in fact, true. When the standard moves from an eternal standard to a personal one, we have moved from the fear of the Lord to lawlessness. It is not the absence of law, it is when every man does what is right in his own eyes. With the advent of social media, we are observing an interesting phenomenon: a cultural shift, where society itself is being bifurcated into smaller and smaller units that require no more than how many followers you have on Facebook, or Twitter, or some social media platform to give you credibility. So, anybody can be a credible source to a certain constituency, and with the ability to ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 020 - You are the Light of the World Part 1.pdf"></A> 8C125523-CEB4-49C8-81AB-8DFBB44719B4 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #021: You are the Light of the World, Part 2 (Recorded on 02 Nov 2019) I wish to continue on from the last message, where I spoke about how the people of God are light in the world of darkness. I want to continue on from that, and I would like to begin with a reading from the book of Ephesians, the sixth chapter. I have been working in Ephesians for quite some time, and I have been talking about the armor of God. So, these two messages go with the armor of God. But I want to point out something about how this darkness has come to be, and I even want to talk about what the darkness is. In Ephesians 6, at verse 10, Paul says, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." So, in the lead up to talking about the armor of God, Paul makes it clear that contextually, every aspect of the armor of God is a depiction of some facet of the power of God, or the strength of the Lord, or the might of the Lord. Keep that in mind, because when he talks, for example, about the shield of faith, that has to do in ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 021 - You are the Light of the World Part 2.pdf"></A> 045960E0-B0D9-4031-816F-8D1BBF40FD06 Sat, 02 Nov 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #022: Racism and the Body of Christ, Part 1 (Recorded on 07 Dec 2019) We want to handle the very divisive, controversial, and current topic of racism. Now, we are in the midst in the world of an upsurging of racism as one of the great dividing factors of humanity. Here in the United States there has been an upsurge of racism. Oddly enough, some are attempting to justify racism on the basis of two mantras: one is called Western Civilization, and the other is more of an implication that Western Civilization claims as its foundation the Christian faith- believing in Jesus Christ. And so we have this claim-and I will not at first debunk the claim, I will just lay it out-that God favors certain races over others. This runs so deeply in this nation that there is nowhere where this practice of the dividing of the races is more evident than on Sunday mornings between about 9:30 and noon. That is when this belief, which is a very deeply held and deeply rooted belief, dominates the life of American citizens. America claims, more or less, that ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 022 - Racism and the Body of Christ Part 1.pdf"></A> 9D20E39B-5DD1-477B-85CF-6D66CF943216 Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #023: Racism and the Body of Christ, Part 2 (Recorded on 08 Dec 2019) Now, are you ready for the second installment of this message of the Body of Christ? I have used, intentionally, the framework of racism to address this issue, and to address it forthrightly and unblinkingly. I understand that people will justify whatever they choose to believe. When you justify what you choose to believe, you are self-deceived and you are not actually interested in the truth. Scriptures say people perish because they do not love the truth.1 These messages are not designed to affect the world. I am not preaching these messages to groups that are fully invested in their form of racism. I am not even speaking these messages to individuals who have convinced themselves that their murderous intents"¦ And I use the term "murderous" because that is the term the Bible uses. If you hate your brother without cause, you are guilty of murder.2 I did not say that; Jesus said that. I am happy to say it because He said it. I am not shying ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 023 - Racism and the Body of Christ Part 2.pdf"></A> 3FC05B6A-E327-4467-8784-037E82EBAB0F Sun, 08 Dec 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #024: Racism and the Body of Christ, Part 3 (Recorded on 09 Dec 2019) We will continue on in the discussion, really, of the Body of Christ. I am framing it in the urgency of the topic of racism. And I am saying that racism cannot belong in the Body of Christ because it is a doctrine of demons meant as a last defense against the advancement of the Kingdom of God in the earth. This is not a doctrine that has come from God. This is a way that certain unscrupulous people attempt to establish a choreography for political, social, and economic advantage. It is the doctrine of a harlot who wishes to justify herself and her behavior in the face of the rising of a true bride in the earth. If this is the first of the messages you are listening to, go back and review the first two; this is session 3. We were talking about the prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ and the focus on oneness: "Let them be one."1 I had explained that God gave the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate God, to bring into the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 024 - Racism and the Body of Christ Part 3.pdf"></A> 97DE7D93-0DA3-4D53-AC02-EF00E4B3929F Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:00:00 -0400 #025: Introduction: The End of the Age (Recorded on 27 Mar 2020) I want to present a series of messages that are focused upon the end of the age. Now, it is obvious that we live in a very difficult time, and people are asking questions about this subject. What are we to make of the global pandemic? Some have argued that any message about the end of the age at this time is really adding to the fears of people. I would say that, somewhat like an ostrich that sticks its head in the sand, we have gotten so cultured to a narcissistic gospel, a humanistic gospel even, that we do not want to hear anything that does not confirm where we are, and we hold human life to be of the greatest value. That, I think, is the spawn of the gospel that has been preached for a long time, which is basically that: God created man, man sinned, God sent Jesus to save man from his sins, and if we receive Christ and His salvation that He offers, we will go to heaven when we die. All of those are elements of the gospel, but they are neither the beginning nor the end of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 025 - Introduction - The End of the Age.pdf"></A> A040F2ED-7329-4581-A0D1-BA4F12CB7DDA Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #026: Not as a Thief in the Night (Recorded on 28 Mar 2020) In continuing our discussion regarding the end of the age, let's not start at the end of the age. Let's start at the beginning, because the conflicts at the end of the age represent the culmination of what began when man was first confronted by the devil in the garden of Eden. God knew that such a conflict would occur, and even knew the outcome, so He prepared for the salvation of man so that man would engage the purposes of God as God intended. The gospel is not just how God created man, man sinned, Christ came to die for the sins of mankind, and whoever receives His salvation will go to heaven when they die. I want to insert certain questions. The first question would be: Why go through all of that trouble? If that is your purpose for creating man, to save him, do not create him. Then you will not have to save him. That seems like an abrupt way to speak about these matters, but some then offer the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 026 - Not as a Thief in the Night.pdf"></A> AAAFEA52-B1CB-4BEB-BAD8-077A03BAA14E Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #027: Kingdoms in Conflict (Recorded on 29 Mar 2020) The kingdoms that we spoke about in previous broadcasts were designed to be in conflict. Everything representing the authority and rule of Christ on the earth to support and to display the glory of God's nature in exact representation in His people, from the beginning with Adam and Eve, began to be opposed. With the fall of Adam, authority that God had given to Adam was conceded to Satan. Which is to say, God never has ever given nor ratified the authority of Satan to establish a culture that opposes God in the earth. If God had done so, then God would permit an opposition to rule, and that opposition would be legitimate. But God never has permitted or granted the authority to this kingdom to exist. Its entire foundation, by contrast to the Kingdom of God which is established by divine intentionality before the foundations of the earth, the foundation of this opposing kingdom, referred to as the kingdom of darkness, is on a basis of authority gained ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 027 - Kingdoms in Conflict.pdf"></A> EE2E1A05-654F-476F-BA17-70B5A79B92B7 Sun, 29 Mar 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #028: Signs Concluding the End of the Age, Part 1 (Recorded on 30 Mar 2020) In this progression, I want to come to the sayings of Jesus regarding the clash of these kingdoms and the signs He prophesied that would happen at the time when this conflict between the kingdoms boils over and becomes entirely visible and engaged in the earth. For that, I want to give a set of readings from the prophetic words of Jesus. I will go in chronological order, beginning with Matthew, chapter 24. Then I will read from Mark, from Luke, and from John. In Matthew, chapter 24, beginning at verse 1, Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 028 - Signs Concluding the End of the Age Part 1.pdf"></A> 5E8A56CD-12F2-4A1E-97AB-2BEF4B7D0749 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #029: Signs Concluding the Age, Part 2 (Recorded on 31 Mar 2020) And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, "˜I am the Christ,' and will deceive many" (Matthew 24:4-5 NKJV). We have already touched that: people using the name of Christ to predict, in His name, His return. We have seen an abundance of that, even recent evidence of that. The effect of that, in terms of deceiving the people, is that it will dull their senses and dumb them down so that they do not expect the return of the Lord. They will say, like others, "Oh, we have always heard the Lord was coming, but He has not come yet;" as if to say, "He will not ever come. Those are just empty words." These people who prophesy the return of the Lord do a disservice. We will know the day, but, like Noah, he knew the day seven days ahead. It is highly unlikely we will be told what the day is in enough ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 029 - Signs Concluding the Age Part 2.pdf"></A> 8BC316A3-565A-4375-8CE2-EFD697234201 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #030: We Shall Overcome (Recorded on 07 Apr 2020) I want to continue the discussion I have been engaging on the fourth beast of Daniel, chapter 7. I want to go back and reengage the Scriptures, and come forward into the book of Revelation from the book of Daniel, chapter 7. The importance of this discussion is to provide a framework for understanding how the end of the age is designed by God to culminate. Now, we live in these very, very uncertain times, and they have spawned all manner of wacky, crazy theories: everything from 5G technology causing coronavirus to all manner of stuff. What has happened is that a lot of the old Evangelical, Charismatic, and even Baptist theologies are being brought forth and updated for the current situation. There is no question that we are in a changed world, but none of these changes will take God by surprise. In fact, in the earlier messages of this series, I showed you what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24, in Mark 13, in the gospels, and even what Paul was saying in ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 030 - We Shall Overcome.pdf"></A> 386F740C-EFA6-4023-85E1-050F823D6BEB Tue, 07 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #031: The Kosmos, Part 1 (Recorded on 08 Apr 2020) I have previously referenced the book of Daniel, chapter 7, that describes four beasts arising out of the sea. We have talked about and focused upon the fourth of these beasts before. Now I want to just go back and reiterate or restate this beast as we saw previously. This is from Daniel 7:7. "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it [We have talked about the three previous ones.], and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking pompous words" (Daniel 7:7-8 NKJV, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 031 - The Kosmos Part 1.pdf"></A> B91C2AB3-5AE7-4D57-90FD-E58A9F46E556 Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #032: The Kosmos, Part 2 (Recorded on 09 Apr 2020) This same kingdom, as we have been speaking, is described as the kosmos (Strong's Greek 2889), and it represents the collection of all that opposes God in the earth. There was a time when it was not configured in the finished format that would allow it to be identified as a kingdom, but the spirit of this kingdom has always been against God. Needless to say, when Christ came into the earth, the focus of this kingdom was against Christ. When the idea of this kingdom, of this kosmos, was introduced in the garden of Eden, it focused upon two things: it focused upon provision and identity. When the serpent, when Satan spoke-and this is the ancient serpent.1 You will see again the reference to the ancient serpent who gives his power, his throne, and great authority to this kingdom as it emerges in that level of distinctiveness at the end of the age.2 When he approaches ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 032 - The Kosmos Part 2.pdf"></A> 8056AF64-FF93-4C3A-A598-E9B4A4E9C9AF Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #033: Kingdoms in Conflict (Recorded on 10 Apr 2020) To quickly summarize where we were in the last segment, let's go back to where we were talking again in 1 John 2:15. I just want to read the verses back into the record. Do not love the world or the things in the world [that is the word kosmos (Strong's Greek 2889)]. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world (1 John 2:15-16 NKJV, comments added in brackets). These are all the things that are in the world: "For all that is in the world"¦" All of the systems of the world are based in the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. None of this is from the Father, but is from the world. That is why he is saying to them, "Do not love the world; because if you do, the love of the Father is not in you." And he is defining the kosmos ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 033 - Kingdoms in Conflict.pdf"></A> CD5F4B7D-69B0-4CCA-9E83-4FF50DCC0528 Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #034: Should We Be Going to Church During the Coronavirus, Part 1 (Recorded on 23 Apr 2020) One of the fallouts of the coronavirus has been on how it has affected church meetings, because the tradition is to go to church on Sunday. We have seen certain ones who prefer to be arrested in defying state law. There are documented cases in both Louisiana and Florida. In one case, a fellow named Rodney Howard-Browne has been arrested and charged with various violations. Another fellow in Louisiana has been arrested, as well. Their responses are very interesting to me, because they immediately resort to their legal rights as citizens of a constitutional republic. In specific reference, they refer to the First Amendment provision of religious freedom, which says Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Now, I want to take just a moment and address that in terms of what is a legal right, as such, but that is not the point of this message. I want to address a central question of whether or not meeting ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 034 - Should We Be Going to Church During the Coronavirus Part 1.pdf"></A> F18992CB-68D2-4E14-9BAE-E2A5DFE0CBC9 Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #035: Should We Be Going to Church During the Coronavirus, Part 2 (Recorded on 23 Apr 2020) In the discussion that preceded, we addressed the first issue, which is, does Hebrews 10:25 require us or give us a divine mandate to meet on Sundays. The answer is unequivocally, no. But how did we get to this place? And, why is God overturning these things now? We know from the book of Hebrews that he tells us that everything that can be shaken will be shaken. For we have received a kingdom that cannot be shaken, so we are to worship God acceptably, with reverence and awe, because our God is a consuming fire (cf. Hebrews12:27-29). Now I want to read something to you, and I want to center on this because this is what is happening now. In Hebrews 12:18, I want to read several verses, beginning at verse 18. For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire"¦ (Hebrews 12:18 NKJV). ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 035 - Should We Be Going to Church During the Coronavirus Part 2.pdf"></A> 1A2C7C2B-69CB-4E60-A378-12506F194CAF Thu, 23 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #036: Everything That Can Be Shaken (Recorded on 25 Apr 2020) In Hebrews 12, to continue our discussion"¦ And by the way, these four pieces should be studied together: the first two-Current Affairs #34 and #35; now this is the third-Current Affairs #36; and I will do a fourth in this series-Current Affairs #37, and they should all be studied together. The first two have to do with the question of, should we be going to church during the coronavirus? This present one has to do with everything that can be shaken. Now, I want to go back to the book of Hebrews, chapter 12. He compares Mount Zion with Mount Sinai, and we see "Jehovah Jireh provides" is the meaning behind the name Jerusalem, where he has said in verse 22, "You have not come to Mount Sinai"¦" (cf. verses 18-21) But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 036 - Everything That Can Be Shaken.pdf"></A> 96C03748-85B5-4B27-9DF7-A01260582B9C Sat, 25 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #037: A Man Child (Recorded on 26 Apr 2020) We are in a time of unprecedented happenings all over the world, among governments, in industry, in commerce, in the financial sector, and in society. This virus has disrupted everything. And one might ask, why? In fact, many people are simply looking forward to getting back to normal. You do not have to be particularly insightful to understand, there is no getting back to normal. Things have permanently changed. The question really is, what are they going to be like beyond this? In a previous broadcast, I talked about these times being like birth pangs on a pregnant woman, and I explained that this was a reference from Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 22. Jesus, prophesying about these times, speaks of birth pangs. The nature of birth pangs is that when one set of contractions come, that sequence gives way to the next set. For example, the first set of contractions about the time birth is about to occur happens at twenty minutes apart. The next ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 037 - A Man Child.pdf"></A> 4C2A5F5A-8563-40E2-8F74-B173FF96DFFF Sun, 26 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #038: The Man Above the Water (Recorded on 27 Apr 2020) So if we are in a time of birth pangs-birth pangs on a pregnant woman, not the end yet, but birth pangs-it is where trials come one upon the other, upon both the church and the world. Where the church is concerned, it is purging and cleansing everything that can be shaken to make room for a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. God is not sentimental about things that oppose His purpose, nor is He obligated to prop men up who have strayed away from Him. We talked the last time about various ones who are now the objects of scrutiny, who are being mocked and laughed at as buffoons and false prophets [see Current Affairs #37]. We have had a plethora of those lately. I mentioned many of them, including blood moons, and all of the rest of it. They have played fast and loose with the things of God. With unholy hands they have laid ahold of holy things, and God is repulsing them. He is pushing them back. But He is making room"¦ And these are minor ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 038 - The Man Above the Water.pdf"></A> 12A9EBDD-676D-4647-B0B4-206ECC18FA7D Mon, 27 Apr 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #039: The Archetypal Man, Part 1 (Recorded on 03 May 2020) I want to focus on the end of the matter from the beginning, so that we know what we are working toward before we fully deconstruct the whole issue. What God intends to do is to create His image and likeness in this world.1 The whole purpose of creation was to establish and sustain this result, so that when creation is finished, when the purpose for which God created the heavens and the earth is complete, that which will remain is a man in the image and likeness of God. Every event, including the present distress that has come upon the earth and the progression of distresses that will come following this, they are all directly or indirectly intended to aid in the production of this final result: a man in the image and likeness of God. We have a glimpse of such a man in the prophetic Scriptures, and I want to begin by reading that account of that man. Needless to say, this is a man whose presence in prophetic Scripture is meant ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 039 - The Archetypal Man Part 1.pdf"></A> FBD74D73-8931-485B-8BDF-8680EECDFFBE Sun, 03 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #040: The Archetypal Man, Part 2 (Recorded on 04 May 2020) We have been looking at the man in the image and likeness of God, and I want to jump right in and continue, presuming you have listened to the prior message. This man, then, is a certain man, a particular man, not like every other man. This is a unique man, like Adam was a unique man. We are viewing archetypes. In the case of Adam, he is the archetypal natural man; in the case of Christ, He is the Man from heaven, according to 1 Corinthians, chapter 15.1 And just as we have borne the likeness of the man from earth, Adam, so shall we also bear the likeness of the Man from heaven.2 Now this man from heaven, continuing, this certain man arising out of promise was "clothed in linen, whose waist was girded with the gold of Uphaz" (cf. Daniel 10:5). The use of linen in the clothing immediately calls to mind the fact that God required, in the order of Levi, that the high ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 040 - The Archetypal Man Part 2.pdf"></A> C2F63ABF-2B18-49B1-9561-2CCE49DF2672 Mon, 04 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #041: A Body Like Beryl (Recorded on 05 May 2020) We will continue with the archetypal man, the man above the waters, the spiritual man comprised of the head, who is Christ, and the body being of ourselves. We were talking about how he was wearing linen and gold about his waist. Now the next thing that was said about him is, His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire, (Daniel 10:6a NKJV, emphasis added). Beryl is a mineral that is composed of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate, and I have here the chemical formula: Be3Al2Si6O18. Beryl is a single mineral with many varieties that are distinguished by their color. The well-known varieties of beryl include emerald and aquamarine. There are six known types of beryl. Each type is known because of its distinctive color. The six different types of beryl, as we said, include: aquamarine, bixbite (red emerald), emerald, goshenite, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 041 - A Body Like Beryl.pdf"></A> 91B03FB5-B70E-49E8-91AE-D411CCAB2D69 Tue, 05 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #042: The Mystery of Incarnation (Recorded on 06 May 2020) Now, we have been speaking in bits and pieces about a mystery. I deliberately referred to the prophetic vision of Daniel regarding the man above the waters to, in a sense, show what the appearing of the glorified Body of Christ will be, here, in a time as we approach the end of the age. But I want to back up and go all the way back to the front of this discussion to show you that this result is not an anomaly, but it is, in fact, what God always intended. And it is as endemic to the intentions of God and the patterns of His revelation as God Himself is. But in doing so, in going back, I warn you ahead of time, once we observe and note this context, it will likely make you uncomfortable because it calls into question things that we have been very settled in as we have looked through those lenses at God. What do I mean? Well, let's start with man as a creation. Whose idea was it to make man? It seems ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 042 - The Mystery of Incarnation.pdf"></A> E56B2B40-C898-425C-96CB-246AB2FCE14A Wed, 06 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #043: A Spiritual Man (Recorded on 07 May 2020) Christ, the Spirit known as Christ, was carried in the body of Jesus of Nazareth. His is probably the only Spirit with that kind of clear and unique designation. Christ is the Greek term, Christos (Strong's Greek 5547), which is the equivalent of the Hebrew term mashiach (Strong's Hebrew 4899). These words refer to a designated One. All the Scriptures speak of One who was to come, because His role was to redeem mankind to God. In the act of redemption, He would accomplish two things. The first would be to pay the required price for man's trespasses and sins against God, by which man had been separated from God since the days of Adam. That was one of the two things that Jesus came to do. But paying the price was not the end of the matter. If the price were not paid, then, of course, all bets were off; there was no way for us to go. But, again, you know, I am exasperated at how shoddy the thinking of both preachers and many ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 043 - A Spiritual Man.pdf"></A> A02F9494-E475-416F-BF04-A31E2E8EA77E Thu, 07 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #044: The One Who Sits on the Throne and the Lamb, Part 1 (Recorded on 12 May 2020) As we continue to unpack the man above the waters, I want to go in a direction that will provide us with context in which we may more fully understand this prophetic vision of the man above the waters. The importance of this is altogether apparent, because in prophetic Scripture we are told that the time of the revelation of such a man is at a time of great distress in the earth. Because this man, you see, is the picture of the original intent of God, which was to create a man in His image and likeness.1 As I have said before, you may properly assume that everything in creation was designed to not only enable the coming forth of this man, because that is the purpose of creation, but to sustain his coming forth. So, I keep insisting on this revelation being understood precisely because it is the knowledge of who this man is, put within the context of what God intended to make, as the focal point of creation. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 044 - The One Who Sits on the Throne and the Lamb Part 1.pdf"></A> E3A17E2A-5B84-4B49-9D54-244594057087 Tue, 12 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #045: The One Who Sits on the Throne and the Lamb, Part 2 (Recorded on 13 May 2020) [Continuing message from Current Affairs #44] Unless we think that it does not matter. But you see, this is where we get into trouble, because these are secrets that God means to reveal. And in the revelation of these secrets, we will come to rest. These are profound mysteries, and yet we come rushing in to great mysteries with unsound minds, attempting to superimpose our historic information, our historic knowledge, the way we have been taught doctrinally, and the way we have been raised doctrinally. We superimpose them at will upon the Scriptures, and that is the blindness that does not allow us to see what we ought to see, what would otherwise be plainly available to us to see. I have found that, if I am going to represent the Lord, in order for me to hear what He has to say, I cannot approach Him with any presupposition. Now, the things that are written are always the same; meaning, they remain as they are written. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 045 - The One Who Sits on the Throne and the Lamb Part 2.pdf"></A> CBE587BC-5EC0-4B39-AD3E-F65DCDDFB671 Wed, 13 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #046: The Pre-Existent Christ, The Obedient Christ (Recorded on 14 May 2020) Revelation 5 begins to set up the appearing of the Lamb by the address that says, "Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David has overcome, and He is worthy to take the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sits upon the throne and to open it."1 So, the descriptor of the Lion of the tribe of Judah and of the Root of David, who has seven eyes which are the seven Spirits of God and seven horns (we have not unpacked quite what that means yet), the reference there that defines the Lamb as the Son of Man, principally the Son of David, is found in the book of Isaiah, chapter 11. Come to verse 1, please. There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots (Isaiah 11:1 NKJV). In your mind, you should also be hearing the Scripture that says, "For I am the Root and the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 046 - The Pre - Existent Christ The Obedient Christ.pdf"></A> B0CF3869-E19C-4AAF-AAD1-AD181D0195F7 Thu, 14 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #047: Father, Son, and Spirit (Recorded on 15 May 2020) In John 16:5, 10, 17, 28, and 30, in all those verses, the word exerchomai (Strong's Greek 1831), which is "˜to come out of' or "˜come forth from' the Father, is presented. And now in John 17:5, here is what Jesus says as He is returning to the glory of the Father, And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was (John 17:5 NKJV). This is so important. I understand that we are plowing into very deep places, and I understand the difficulty of just letting your spirit listen. You know, I never saw this portion of John 17:5 before. I read John 17:5 many, many times, but I never saw, "¢ ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 047 - Father Son and Spirit.pdf"></A> 539AF99F-A814-4DC3-8950-83A1F7A062BB Fri, 15 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #048: Clothed in the Glory of God (Recorded on 16 May 2020) One of the puzzling things to us has always been, how are we to understand God? Because we know that God is variously described as both with a singular reference and also with a plural reference. And as we see Him presented in the book of Genesis, chapter 1, we see the distinct presentations of all within the One. We see the deep, we see the Word, and we see the Spirit. There are other references in time, in the annals of Scripture, in which a similar presentation of God is visible. For example, at the baptism of Jesus, the voice speaking out of the heavens is clearly the Father because of the content of what He says: "This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased." Whoever is calling another "son" is by reference, father. So, the voice of the Father speaks out of heaven, the Son has come up out of the water in the form of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit descends on Him in the form of a dove. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 048 - Clothed in the Glory of God.pdf"></A> 89CF139C-D2C9-42EC-9B15-85B83D59FB43 Sat, 16 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #049: Intro to Hidden Manna Series (Recorded on 26 May 2020) I have been doing a series called The End of the Age. Now, it has come to the point of focus on prophetic utterances. And I have begun this series where the focus is on prophetic utterances. We will be looking at types and shadows. We will be looking at numbers, dreams, and visions-all the ways that God speaks prophetically to people. God laid up these prophetic things in Scripture to be brought out in our time as manna for the day. Now, you cannot know what prophetic things mean until the time has come for the revealing of those things from heaven. So, if we have had traditional prophetic maps, and charts, and arrows and things pointing in every direction, it is time to lay those things aside because they were conceived in a time prior to the appointed time for the revealing of such things. So they will heavily reference historic events within those time periods. For example, in the days of the Soviet Union, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 049 - Intro to Hidden Manna Series.pdf"></A> 64747000-8CA8-43F5-B3CC-6872670E28B6 Tue, 26 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #050: This is That (Recorded on 27 May 2020) I have been saying quite a lot and putting out quite a lot of work recently, as undoubtedly some of you have noticed. Much of it has a distinct prophetic sound to it, and I am engaging the major prophetic works of the Scriptures, primarily the books of Daniel and the Revelation. I have been poring over the prophetic Scriptures of Jesus in the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke concerning the end of the age. I thought that before I went any further, and I have much more to say. In fact, I have really just begun to engage the prophetic Scriptures. In the series to come I will be talking extensively about the prophetic Scriptures in Daniel, the Revelation, and the ones that I have already mentioned. But it occurred to me that people would be thinking by now, "Well, we are just really wanting to get back to normal. We just want to be done with this COVID-19 pandemic and get on with life." And ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 050 - This is That.pdf"></A> CD4B8CBD-09B7-4FDA-93DE-A46934D4AF94 Wed, 27 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #051: The Two Great Prophetic Themes of Scripture (Recorded on 28 May 2020) Prophetic Scriptures are especially designed to illuminate our understanding of what is to come. Often, they refer to things that have passed so that we have a measure by which to calibrate our understanding of what is to come. Prophecy is for edification, to edify us so that we are not walking ignorantly, we are not stumbling blindly through the landscape of humanity. So, it is for edification. It is for exhortation. When our senses are overwhelmed, when we are tempted to stop and not want to go any further, prophecy exhorts us to press on as one running in the race. So, in a sense, prophecy is like your friends on the sidelines cheering you on toward the final finish. And it is for comfort. So, it is for edification, exhortation, and comfort. Comfort is when everything around you is gloomy, the light does not penetrate, and depression, anxiety, worry, fear reach out of the darkness to grab you, prophecy serves to comfort you. It allows you to raise the shield of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 051 - The Two Great Prophetic Themes of Scripture.pdf"></A> E3F0441A-4F27-470D-BCBD-8E1FE47A334D Thu, 28 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #052: The Authority of the Four Living Creatures (Recorded on 29 May 2020) Now, I interrupted the flow of things I had been speaking about before, from the fourth and fifth chapters of the book of Revelation, speaking about heaven-John being taken into heaven, and seeing heaven, and seeing the Lamb being presented with the scroll, or actually, the Lamb coming and taking the scroll out of the hand of the pre-existent Christ. Obviously, once the scroll is taken, one expects that the seven seals are going to be broken, with the intent of revealing everything that had been sealed. This is about as definitive a reference to the declaration of prophetic Scriptures, which in their turn would be the means by which the future of mankind upon the earth would be orchestrated. You will note that this is done in heaven; however, all of the events that are revealed, with the exception of a picture of the Lamb and the ones following the Lamb, by and large, all of the events ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 052 - The Authority of the Four Living Creatures.pdf"></A> 1B468510-35CB-4B34-A876-A6D8CDC55871 Fri, 29 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #053: The Nature of the Four Horsemen (Recorded on 30 May 2020) Now we have begun to open the reference, in the sixth chapter of the book of Revelation, to the four horsemen of the apocalypse. As I have said, all of these signs are meant to tell us where we are in the advancement of human history, which is destined to accommodate the purposes of God to see it through to its ripening fullness, and also to accommodate the advance of the opposition to the Kingdom of God in all of its grotesque perversion. Right after the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals and the four living creatures announced, "Come and see," we are introduced to the rider on the white horse, 1 who is different from the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. So we are attempting to unpack here who or what is the rider on the white horse. We had talked about how he who sat on it had a bow [Refer to Current Affairs #52-The Authority of the Four Living Creatures]. I had set that aside for a ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 053 - The Nature of the Four Horsemen.pdf"></A> A14D5A5B-4EE8-4D18-BCF0-BF7227A35149 Sat, 30 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #054: How the Kingdom of Darkness Enslaves Mankind (Recorded on 31 May 2020) We want to continue to look at these four horsemen. We have looked at the first one: "¢ One whose character is that of a conqueror going out to conquer, who operates by the strength of his own ability to overcome. "¢ He rides a white horse to give the picture of legitimate authority, but he really only has the crown, the stephanos (Strong's Greek 4735), of his own activities. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 054 - How the Kingdom of Darkness Enslaves Mankind.pdf"></A> 82A1F5E4-CCEB-4484-9516-4B1BE4BAEE46 Sun, 31 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #055: The Voice from the Midst of the Four Living Creatures (Recorded on 16 Jun 2020) Since we last spoke, the world has continued to be racked by increased levels of the pandemic, globally, with nations like Brazil coming into absolute desperation. And even here in the United States, more than eighteen states have experienced upticks in new levels of issues with the pandemic. People are getting infected by the disease in increasing levels in eighteen states at the present time. The early promise of a re-opening appears to be faltering as the highest levels of health authorities in the nation are no longer cautiously optimistic about re-opening, but rather are cautioning against moving too fast to re-open for the fear of a resurgence of the disease. Now I am simply talking about what is there presently and what people are experiencing. Obviously, the stock market in the United States continues to be on a wild ride. Some days up by hundreds of points, and some days down by similar amounts. All of this is contributing to a ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 055 - The Voice from the Midst of the Four Living Creatures.pdf"></A> AFA8BEC7-40AB-411D-BB24-CEF6EA7BFF6D Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #056: The Four Living Creatures, Part 1 (Recorded on 17 Jun 2020) The Lamb is the voice in the midst of the four living creatures. So, speaking from inside of the four living creatures-from inside the circle or the semi-circle formed by the four living creatures around the throne-is the Lamb. Now this should stir your interest greatly because, in the picture of heaven, the throne is central. He who sits upon the throne and the Lamb (we have unpacked this previously, so I will not get into that any further) is surrounded by the four living creatures. If you were to imagine what I am speaking about: a court in which there are concentric circles. In the midst of the circle is the throne, and the Lamb, and the One who holds the scroll with seven seals. That would be the epicenter, not only of heaven, but of creation itself, because it suggests that the authority to govern creation is vested in the One who sits upon the throne. Now we know Jesus claimed, "I have all authority in heaven and on earth" (cf. Matthew 28:18). So God, the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 056 - The Four Living Creatures Part 1.pdf"></A> 88BFCEE6-A72C-4BAE-94FB-B04F55CE34D7 Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #057: The Four Living Creatures, Part 2 (Recorded on 18 Jun 2020) We continue to explore the meaning of the four living creatures that we discovered, or that we presented from the book of Revelation, the fourth chapter. We saw them described as one having the face of a lion, the other having the face of an ox, the third having the face of a man, and the fourth having the face of an eagle. They are in heaven. They are around the throne of God. They are the center-most circle encircling the throne of God and the Lamb. We are expanding out now. You might be quite surprised to find that the book of Revelation frequently references other books in the Bible, notably, the books of Daniel, Isaiah, and Ezekiel. And the four living creatures show up again in the book of Ezekiel. This time they are not seen in heaven; they are seen upon the earth. Let us start with verse 1 of Ezekiel, chapter 1. Again, we are pursuing an identity. I have given you enough hints for you to conclude that I am talking about the corporate man, the Body of Christ, a ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 057 - The Four Living Creatures Part 2.pdf"></A> 00ACF4E3-1C6B-4E38-B14B-5AA1D5F1EE73 Thu, 18 Jun 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #058: The Four Living Creatures, Part 3 (Recorded on 19 Jun 2020) So now, let us continue to look at these four living creatures. We have seen their descriptions, so let us move now to their appearance and how they move. Because their appearance, you see, is routinely described in and with the metaphor of light, whether it is lightning, whether it is burning, glowing, and these things stand for something. Indeed, they stand for the glory of God. Verse 13 of Ezekiel 1 says, As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches going back and forth among the living creatures. The fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning. And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning (Ezekiel 1:13-14 NKJV). Again, you see the ease and the power with which they move. Gravity means nothing to them. The ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 058 - The Four Living Creatures Part 3.pdf"></A> 701F52E1-50E4-4194-8F22-92B675399B19 Fri, 19 Jun 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #059: The Four Living Creatures, Part 4 (Recorded on 20 Jun 2020) We left off speaking of the vision of Ezekiel from chapter 1. Now in chapter 10 he said, And I looked, and there in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim, there appeared something like a sapphire stone, having the appearance of the likeness of a throne (Ezekiel 10:1 NKJV). It is an identical resumption of what ended in chapter 1, because we saw the four living creatures moving together, standing at rest under the throne, and the person on the throne being the One clothed in the glory of God. Except that here, when he picks up the reference, he refers to the four living creatures as "the cherubim." An examination of the passage would find that the word "cherubim" is the word kruwb, from which we get the word cherub, kruwb - cherub. That is from Strong's Concordance. For those of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 059 - The Four Living Creatures Part 4.pdf"></A> 6C603E85-3884-4B7F-B9FF-A48D6180CE59 Sat, 20 Jun 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #060: The Glorious Sons of God (Recorded on 20 Jul 2020) Now I want to resume our discussion of the four horsemen of Revelation 6, commonly referred to as the four horsemen of the apocalypse. We had been walking through this section, but as we got to the third of the four horsemen, we began to look at the voice that spoke from in the midst of the four living creatures. We went back into the earlier chapters of Revelation, 4 and 5, and we saw that the Lamb was in the midst of the four living creatures.1 We went back from that to looking at the four living creatures, and that had us in the Book of Ezekiel, the first ten chapters, to deconstruct the four living creatures, who are the same in the Book of Ezekiel as they are in the Book of Revelation, the 4th and 5th chapters.2 We began to understand that in these very difficult times, in a time that great darkness has come and will increase in its intensity upon the earth, that God is lifting the veil of revelation and allowing us to see who we actually are, as the people of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 060 - The Glorious Sons of God.pdf"></A> 5E22DC57-5B83-49A4-8369-5526B436C950 Mon, 20 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #061: Announcement of the Four Horsemen by the Living Creatures (Recorded on 26 May 2020) As we get ready to study the four horsemen, let us begin with a reading from the 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation, verses 7 and 8. The Lamb, of course, is opening the seals, and here is what it says, When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come and see." So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to him over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth (Revelation 6:7-8 NKJV). Now, it is very interesting. He said, "I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "˜Come and see.'" I want to take you back to chapter 4 of the Book of Revelation. Here, he describes the four ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 061 - Announcement of the Four Horsemen by the Living Creatures.pdf"></A> E3D15108-072A-4B19-A3D5-BC4D9C10D46F Tue, 26 May 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #062: A Global Kingdom at the End of the Age (Recorded on 22 Jul 2020) Now we have connected the reading from Daniel 7, regarding beasts (the four beasts of Daniel 7), we very directly connected it to the prophetic vision of John in Revelation 13, which sees the same four beasts rolled into one beast. The beasts of the Book of Daniel are presented separately. The singular beast of Revelation 13 is presented as the incorporation of the characteristics of all of the prior three beasts, so it is essentially an indication of three predecessors in history who now have been amalgamated into a singular expression. Let's go back and establish, with great care, the description of the four beasts from Daniel 7. Then, I will come back and continue the commentary on the reason why John sees them in the reverse order in which they appear in the Book of Daniel. Beginning at verse 2 of Daniel 7, and continuing, Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 062 - A Global Kingdom at the End of the Age.pdf"></A> B2424A9A-4579-4BF2-9535-1CDBAE32B1DF Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #063: The Propaganda War (Recorded on 23 Jul 2020) Now concerning this beast of Daniel 7, it is described in the following terms. Verse 7 of Daniel 7, After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns (Daniel 7:7 NKJV). These are pretty impressive descriptions. "¢ Descriptions like "dreadful," the word dechal,1 which is to slink, sneaky, and by implication, to create fear. It is causatively, to be formidable, to make afraid, fear, terrible, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 063 - The Propaganda War.pdf"></A> 6620FF6D-5B23-4DC3-B8E3-C91A4C970D30 Thu, 23 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #064: The Beast Exploits the Lusts of the Human Soul (Recorded on 24 Jul 2020) It would appear that failing to destroy the child that was being born, the dragon, that old serpent, the devil or Satan, began to pursue the inhabitants of the earth.1 "That great dragon was cast out of the second heavens, the old serpent called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, was cast down to the earth and his angels with him" (cf. Revelation 12:9). Now, he is still in the second of the heavens, but there will come a time when he cannot function out of obscurity. When you come into the earth, you are defined by form. When you are cast out of the heavens, you are no longer afforded invisibility and anonymity. You must then be subject to the creation itself. This was true even of the Son of God. In heaven He was not visible to humans. You cannot look up now and see into the heavens that contain the throne of God. When the Son of God came out of the heavens into the earth, He did so in a body. And when the evil one is thrown out of his ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 064 - The Beast Exploits the Lusts of the Human Soul.pdf"></A> D309CFBC-3F6F-4BF5-BB32-E60C3BE5B744 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #065: War Between the Saints and the Devil (Recorded on 31 Jul 2020) I want to continue our discussion of the great beast, the one with seven heads and ten horns. Now I want to delve into perhaps one of the most difficult series of Scripture passages as they relate to prophetic Scriptures. What I want to do is, here at the beginning of this section, which we have already started, but I am backtracking in order to lay up very precisely, foundations for the understanding of what is otherwise opaque prophetic Scripture that lends itself to much in the way of speculation. But the Scriptures do say that in the time of the end there will arise men of understanding. I must say that understanding is one of the seven characteristics of the Spirit of God. He has a Spirit of lordship, the Spirit of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, counsel, power, and the fear of the Lord-the seven Spirits of God.1 So, there will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days to specifically bring understanding. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 065 - War Between the Saints and the Devil.pdf"></A> C59E339B-E445-4067-816F-DB0ADD95D480 Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #066: The Nature of the War (Recorded on 01 Aug 2020) I have already spoken at length on the Book of Daniel, chapter 7, but there are cutouts that I want to take and highlight because of how consistent they are with other prophetic Scriptures that we have already looked at. I want to pull together three prophetic Scriptures: one from here in Daniel 7; one from the Book of Ezekiel, the 1st chapter; and one from the Book of Revelation, the 1st chapter. These all speak of the final judgments of God against the devil and against the constructs of the devil that wage war against the saints. War is an ongoing thing. Since before the Garden of Eden, there was war in heaven. Jesus referred to that war this way in the Book of Luke, when He sends out His disciples: "I saw Satan fall as lightning from heaven" (cf. Luke 10:18). Now three heavens were created. On the third day, when God created the heavens (in the narrative of Genesis 1), we know the heavens did not exist eternally because it says, "In the beginning God ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 066 - The Nature of the War.pdf"></A> 17C19FED-5BEB-45A9-A364-9CB732B37086 Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #067: Satan is Thrown Out of Heaven (Recorded on 02 Aug 2020) As we continue to pursue the identity of the beast, the way that the enemy opposes the saints, let us continue with the reading from Revelation 12:3. It says, "And another sign appeared in heaven"¦" The first sign was, of course, the woman with child.1 And another sign appeared in heaven: [This sign, of course, is connected to the first sign, or at least it will engage the first sign of the woman with child] behold, a great fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems [crowns] on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of the heaven and threw them to the earth (Revelation 12:34a, comments added in brackets). That would be his influence leading to the deception of other angels, if you understand that this great fiery red dragon is Satan. And, of course, he continues to wage war against the woman and her child. He is positioning himself and ready to devour the child.2 Again, birth pangs to produce ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 067 - Satan is Thrown Out of Heaven.pdf"></A> 63D77875-EC30-40D9-B4E8-D79A713371BE Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #068: The Beast and the World (Recorded on 03 Aug 2020) There are many obvious tie-ins to this fourth beast of Daniel, or the singular beast of Revelation 13 which is the composite of three prior beasts and the fourth and variously described as having seven heads, ten horns, and tens crown upon his head. There is a tie-in between that and the world because the enemy builds that kingdom upon the original discovery that he had about how humans could be deceived. We saw in the Garden, the deception through the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. We went through that. It is highlighted when the enemy comes and tells man, "God knows in the day that you eat of this tree, your eyes will be opened."1 We know that he was not speaking of the ability to see the fruit on the tree, which was pleasing to the eye. We know he was not talking about those set of eyes which would be the physical eyes, the eyes within the human body, because ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 068 - The Beast and the World.pdf"></A> 0F5177CA-9DE3-4951-8D14-B7FD3A07DF4D Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #069: The Systems of the Kosmos (Recorded on 04 Aug 2020) The apostle Paul writes to the Ephesians, in Ephesians, chapter 6, following verses 10 through 13. This is what he says, Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against [the schemes or] the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:10-13 NKJV, comments added in brackets). This war, you see, was predicted. The final war-the final conflict between the sons of God and the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 069 - The Systems of the Kosmos.pdf"></A> FDAD8169-23C9-4E32-81E8-E760B638B285 Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #070: The Glorified Saints, Part 1 (Recorded on 21 Aug 2020) We continue our very painstaking study through the Book of Revelation, which is really the framework in which to understand the prophetic Scriptures regarding the end of the age. As we have been progressing through the Book of Revelation, we have come to chapter 6 and the opening of the fifth seal. That is chapter 6, verse 9. The One who is opening the seals, might I remind you, is the Lamb. No one else in heaven or on earth or under the earth was found worthy to take the scroll and to open the seals (cf. Revelation 5:3). The Lamb was worthy. The Lamb came and took the scroll, and now we have seen the opening of the seals.1 So it is not an angel opening a seal. Such matters are not delegated to anyone else but the person of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, the Lamb who had been slain from the foundations of the world. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 070 - The Glorified Saints Part 1.pdf"></A> 4E34C0FB-5F05-4F59-9084-B69B8E0A7DB1 Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #071: The Glorified Saints, Part 2 (Recorded on 22 Aug 2020) We are continuing to discuss what happened when the Lamb opened the fifth seal. We have observed already that the souls of those who were under the altar-that component of being that goes to heaven when we die was under the provision of grace-in heaven,1 like they were on the earth. Because the things on the earth are the antecedent of the things that are in heaven. The things that are in heaven are the proceeding things (they are the real things), and the things on the earth are the types and shadows. The type and shadow of the altar in heaven was the altar of incense in the tabernacle that symbolized the prayers of the saints being heard. In the Old Testament and in the days of the tabernacle and the temple, there was no clear understanding that this spoke to the prayers of the saints being heard. It more had to do with a symbol that, if the law and the practices of the law ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 071 - The Glorified Saints Part 2.pdf"></A> 84AC7178-60F7-4281-9A43-F197B1FB9E85 Sat, 22 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #072: God's Care in the Midst of Alarm (Recorded on 23 Aug 2020) I want to continue from where we left off before, looking under the sixth seal. We were at the fifth seal just previously. I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 072 - Gods Care in the Midst of Alarm.pdf"></A> 1ED2937E-8D24-47F3-B6AB-31E90EB857A0 Sun, 23 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #073: The 144,000 (Recorded on 24 Aug 2020) We will start this broadcast by referencing what we covered in the last broadcast. We talked about what happened when the sixth seal was opened, how darkness descended upon the earth and there was an absence of the light of Scripture. But to the people of God, a Kingdom was being revealed in greater clarity. The darkness of the earth brings with it, hopelessness, and this hopelessness touches every rank of humanity: the rich, the powerful, the poor, and everything in between those categories. So much so, that they are bereft of power and authority and options. As Jesus said, they ask to be buried alive-that the rocks should fall on them, the caves should collapse on them.1 These are things that symbolize such a time of chaos, when nothing works, when the best laid plans of men produce no result. But for the people of God who are not in that darkness, who are described as children of the light, the Kingdom is ever advancing to them. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 073 - The 144000.pdf"></A> B2091AF2-3727-4F94-8152-2EB3176C697B Mon, 24 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #073: The Sons of God Arise (Recorded on 25 Aug 2020) We decided we would talk about what was meant by the 144,000 of Revelation 7. Now before we plunge into that passage, I want you to backtrack with me and see something of what happens in heaven. Come with me to Revelation 5, and I want to set it up by reading from verse 2. Verse 1 had said, And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?" And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. But one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 073 - The Sons of God Arise.pdf"></A> 271BE918-4E43-40AC-8A06-6C6CF3330BD2 Tue, 25 Aug 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #075: Revelation: The Devil's Challenge of the Son (Recorded on 25 Sep 2020) I thought that we would step back from looking at such things as the number of the beast-the beast itself, its name, its number, and the power associated with the beast-and look at the history of Satan's engagement of human beings, particularly with emphasis on his engagement of Adam and his engagement of Christ-Adam in the early chapters of the Book of Genesis; Christ in the early chapters of the Gospel-because we see this pattern. Whether it is in a Garden as in the case of Adam, or with Christ in the wilderness, the pattern is how the enemy in creation opposes the sons of God, opposes whoever carries the title at the time of the sons of God. Of course, the title began with Adam, according to the genealogy of Jesus as found in the Book of Luke, the 3rd chapter; at the very end of the genealogy going back sixty-two generations, Adam is declared to be the son of God.1 And, of course, I am focusing primarily on the record of Matthew 4, where ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 075 - Revelation - The Devils Challenge of the Son.pdf"></A> 427526A3-1109-4256-B114-7F96556A6AE4 Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #076: Satan's Approach to Adam and Eve (Recorded on 26 Sep 2020) At the end of the last session we were talking about the three occasions that are highlighted in Scripture, there are of course many other examples, but the three occasions when the enemy engages the son. In the case of Adam, the first of these examples, Adam was created as a mature son. He was not created as a little boy in the Garden of Eden; he was created as a man from whom a woman could be taken, a man who was given dominion to rule-"Have dominion," a man who exercised dominion. He named all the animals and established the order of creation, at least with regards to the animal population upon the planet. So, this was a mature son. He is not only given the authority to rule, he is functioning as a ruler. In fact, the rule of Adam is still evident in the earth today. He pursues the known intention of God concerning the animal kingdom, at least, in which every creature produced after its own kind. And ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 076 - Satans Approach to Adam and Eve.pdf"></A> 5CD7CA8A-E926-4BF0-B685-CBE780A4FBD7 Sat, 26 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #077: Jesus' Temptations Reveal Satan's Methodologies (Recorded on 27 Sep 2020) We now come to the second of the two sons of God referenced in Scripture, and we want to apply what we know and have learned from our discussions of the first son, Adam-what we have learned about how the enemy deals with the son. I want to again remind you that all of the prophetic Scriptures, whether we are speaking of Daniel, Ezekiel, Matthew (24 in particular), the Book of Revelation, they all speak of a time in the world where what the enemy has been doing since he engaged Adam and Eve in the Garden reaches its apogee, reaches the fullness. So the theme of Scripture is that God established creation to produce a son in His image and likeness.1 There were models of that son: Adam, Christ, and the fully mature son as described in the Book of Revelation. Along the arc of that process is also the opposition to the thing God established creation to accomplish: the enemy. He is variously described as the devil, Satan, that ancient serpent (and this, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 077 - Jesus Temptations Reveal Satans Methodologies.pdf"></A> A9679BA2-B8F9-469C-A0E8-3A2098C8D298 Sun, 27 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #078: The Dragon's War Against the Son (Recorded on 28 Sep 2020) In this broadcast I want to unpack the temptations of Jesus by the devil in the wilderness, as recorded in Matthew 4, and I want to compare them with what we already know about the methodologies of Satan in his engagement of Adam in the Garden. Then, armed with this understanding, both of how the enemy addresses the son, from Adam and from Christ, as well as how Christ responds, armed with that, we will project that understanding onto the Book of Revelation, where the ultimate forming of the attack against the saints and war against the saints is deployed. Again, if you strip everything down to the barest essentials and you are not so much caught up (even though we will look at these things in detail) with scorpions with stings in their tails, or vials or bowls of the wrath of God, or trumpet blasts that reveal the wrath of God on the earth, and the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 078 - The Dragons War Against the Son.pdf"></A> F482FE24-263F-4A31-8C7D-18DBC8602A20 Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #079: The Son of Man or the Son of God (Recorded on 29 Sep 2020) Now you understand that in these series, I am simply continuing from where I was at the end of the last teaching. We break them up into thirty-minute sections so that it is easy for you to follow. But if I were giving a set of lectures, I would simply take a break, and I would resume right where I was. So, you must keep that in mind as you listen to these messages. The last time I was talking about the temptations of Jesus and what we learn from them regarding the methodologies of the enemy, that he has incorporated and developed to fullness in this beast of his, to whom he gives his power, his throne, and great authority.1 This is the beast that is presented in Daniel 7 as a beast with ten horns, 2 and in Revelation 13 it is presented again as the beast, this time with seven heads and ten horns.3 So the ten horns, or kings, sit on these seven heads. The horns themselves represent the power of the beast; the heads represent the wisdom and the knowledge of the beast. So there ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 079 - The Son of Man or the Son of God.pdf"></A> 66E09C04-371C-4A5A-8468-32DE94916427 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #080: The Attack Upon the Man Child (Recorded on 01 Oct 2020) The attack of Satan is always upon the sonship of the believer. This has been the theme since Adam, who was the first son of God according to the genealogy of Christ recorded in the Book of Luke that concludes, Adam was the son of God.1 In the case of Christ, we saw repeatedly the attack of the enemy, as detailed in His time in the wilderness, in those three temptations recorded in Matthew. In two of the three temptations, the devil says, "If You are the Son of God, command these stones be made into bread," and "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down off the pinnacle of the temple" (cf. Matthew 4:3-6). When the enemy is dispossessed of that guise, the subtlety and the indirection, he is obligated to come full force and to say, as he did in the third temptation of Jesus, "Look, I control all the systems of the kosmos.2" We talked about how the devil showed Jesus the kingdoms of the world, the basileia3 of the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 080 - The Attack Upon the Man Child.pdf"></A> 402A0181-2C18-42D1-B743-021FFCDDCC71 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #081: The Rapture, Part 1 (Recorded on 02 Oct 2020) In summary, we understand that the scheme of the enemy to oppress the son has been as old as the human race itself. We looked at how he came to tempt Adam and Eve, and how he approached them with an attack upon their sonship, beginning with basic things like food and proceeding to some entrapment based upon the attempt to sow confusion as to what their nature truly was and what their relationship to God truly was. That approach was built upon and expanded until Christ came. And then again in the temptations of Jesus, we see essentially the same familiar approach. "Command that these stones be made to bread, because You are hungry."1 This was an appeal to the flesh, an appeal to a legitimate appetite, I might add, because if you have been fasting for forty days, you will be ravenously hungry. It isn't that the temptations are, in and of themselves, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 081 - The Rapture Part 1.pdf"></A> BD92C2B3-6974-4CDC-8A9E-459A72537445 Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #082: The Rapture, Part 2 (Recorded on 03 Oct 2020) This is my second installment, one of two, on the doctrine of the rapture. It is important that you listen to both, for I am deconstructing the false doctrine of the rapture. What I want to do is to begin with this reading, which is a recapitulation of what I ended the last session with, and upon rereading it, what I intend to do is simply point out the highlights of what I have already pointed out by way of setting up, delving into 1 Corinthians 15. So, I am going to read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13 NKJV). So the premise, there is going to be a resurrection of those who have already died in Christ. What is the basis on which we assert that fact? Well, Jesus died and was raised again. That is a fact, and ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 082 - The Rapture Part 2.pdf"></A> 9459CAEF-9132-46B4-B927-72458452BD6B Sat, 03 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #083: The Rapture, Part 3 (Recorded on 04 Oct 2020) So how did this doctrine of the rapture ever come to be? How could the Scriptures that we have looked at, which so plainly speak about the resurrection of the dead and the return of the Lord- and indeed, the first resurrection which is the resurrection of the righteous dead at the time of the return of the Lord; as opposed to the second resurrection which is at the end of the millennium and that is for the purpose of judging the unrighteous dead, where the Scriptures say, "the rest of the dead live not until"¦"1-how did this doctrine of the pre-tribulation rapture, then, come up? Well, it was invented by an Anglo-Irish clergyman, a member of the Church of Ireland, whose name was John Nelson Darby. Before that, there was really no reference to any kind of rapture- pre, mid, post, any kind of that. Frankly, there is no rapture doctrine in the Bible. It talks about how the saints who have died are resurrected-their bodies are resurrected-and they are caught ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 083 - The Rapture Part 3.pdf"></A> 16C0DF74-6E4C-4ECC-83E5-A8C1CF310121 Sun, 04 Oct 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #084: The Great Multitude Out of the Tribulation (Recorded on 03 Nov 2020) I wish to carry on in the discussion of the rapture. This is perhaps the final piece in this series. The rapture and the doctrine of the rapture, as we have talked about, is particularly dangerous as a tool of the enemy because it leaves people entirely unprepared to go through the great tribulation. Now it has been said from time to time that God never allows His people to go through wrath; the wrath of God will not come upon the people. Well, that is certainly true, but what we are looking at is not the wrath of God; we are looking at the rampaging of the beast. The wrath of God will be poured out upon the beast, but until then, the saints must go through the tribulation caused by the beast which opposes the saints. The idea that the people of God do not have to suffer, and do not have to suffer at the hands of wicked rulers and/or wicked systems is nonsense. Beginning with Israel in Egypt-you may begin before that, but if you took that point of view- ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 084 - The Great Multitude Out of the Tribulation.pdf"></A> C5607B4F-D823-4997-9A92-1B5852DA2FBA Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #085: The Overcomers (Recorded on 04 Nov 2020) We are continuing to look at this great multitude, drawn from every tribe, tongue, language, and nation, gathered before the throne, that countless number that is represented by the 144,000. Then one of the elders answered [or asked me the following question], saying to me, "Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?" (Revelation 7:13 NKJV, comments added in brackets] Now, just a word of caution: If the Lord ever asks you any question about any matter, do not pretend you know anything. Humble yourself before the Lord, and He will give you revelation. John is fully apprised of this principle, so he does not offer an answer. He knew that he was about to be shown something, so he said: And I said to him, "Sir, you know" (Revelation 7:14a). ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 085 - The Overcomers.pdf"></A> AA208D7F-B6BC-4264-BDF6-9C4FA8C47887 Wed, 04 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #086: They Serve in His Temple (Recorded on 05 Nov 2020) Now the final piece of Revelation 7, and I understand that I am taking a long time to go through this, but part of it is clearing out the dead wood and re-establishing the ancient paths, filling up the low places and tearing down the high places, making a highway for our King so that His people would rejoice at His coming.1 The Book of Revelation is not a scary book. It is a book of great triumph. It is the culmination of all of the Scriptures. It is where the focus of all that has been spoken, both in prophetic Scripture and in Scripture that is typically considered attainable, it is where it all comes together. The Book of Revelation is the compendium of Scripture, both prophetic and what might be considered non-prophetic Scripture. In fact, the way you interpret the Book of Revelation is to look at all the Scriptures because, inasmuch as it is the summary, the keys to its understanding are found hidden in plain sight in the rest of Scripture, both prophetic and, if ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 086 - They Serve in His Temple.pdf"></A> 5FD28611-80BA-4648-9A69-74D8EB4B3E69 Thu, 05 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #087: Revelation, the Fulfillment of Scripture, Part 1 (Recorded on 06 Nov 2020) Now I want to take the session to somewhat summarize what we have unpacked in the last twelve or so sessions. The Book of Revelation is a summary of all the themes in the Scriptures. I want to take a minute and talk about the themes of the Scriptures, because one of the things you find is that so many things in the Book of Revelation refer to clearly spoken things in the rest of the Scriptures. It should be no surprise at all to us to understand that the Book of Revelation is not just a random book in the Scriptures. We have treated it as such for the most part, and, in that sense, we have done a great disservice to the Book of Revelation, and we have done great violence to the Scriptures. So, what are the themes in the Book of Revelation? Well, number one, you have got the entire theme of Scripture coming to its apogee in the Book of Revelation. What do I mean by the entire theme of Scripture? The entire theme of Scripture is a ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 087 - Revelation the Fulfillment of Scripture Part 1.pdf"></A> C700799E-139C-4C27-817D-D908EB6CF373 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #088: Revelation, the Fulfillment of Scripture, Part 2 (Recorded on 07 Nov 2020) We are continuing our discussions of the great themes of Scripture that are summarized in the Book of Revelation, with the principle being, the Book of Revelation is not entirely an impenetrable mystery if you approach it from the angle that it represents the summary, the summation, of what was established in the beginning of Scripture and maintained all the way throughout Scripture through types, shadows, allegories, and specific references. We talked, then, about the first theme of the man in the image and likeness of God. The second great theme of Scripture, which is also summarized in the Book of Revelation, is the opposition to the man in the image and likeness of God. That opposition is the craft of Satan-that being who, in creation, has taken on the role of opposing the saints. Now, in some of the messages of recent note, we talked about how the enemy opposes the son: ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 088 - Revelation the Fulfillment of Scripture Part 2.pdf"></A> EC97CC21-FBC0-4D9D-BAF2-A3DB7F9E0808 Sat, 07 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #089: Introduction: The Seven Trumpets and the Seventh Seal (Recorded on 17 Nov 2020) This is an introduction to the next few lessons. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 089 - Introduction - The Seven Trumpets and the Seventh Seal.pdf"></A> EC97CC21-FBC0-4D9D-BAF2-A3DB7FFE0808 Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #089: The Angels Before God (Recorded on 17 Nov 2020) We continue now in our studies in the Book of Revelation. The Book of Revelation, as far as it concerns our time, is the motherlode of prophetic Scriptures. And just as a reminder, the purpose of this deep dive into prophetic Scripture is because we live in a time when everything is being shaken, uncontrovertibly so, and only that which is consistent with the Kingdom of God will escape judgments, and therefore will remain. In fact, in the judgments themselves that are coming upon the earth, the point of these judgments and the purpose behind these judgments is to make room for the Kingdom of God to manifest itself in the full scope of what God envisioned, even as He created the heavens and the earth. If we are going to find that safe place on which to stand, it is going to be the understanding of the Kingdom. One of the remarkable things about the Book of Revelation is that it is not a stand-alone book in ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 089 - The Angels Before God.pdf"></A> 66ADD959-8DAC-4D1E-941E-C6D77E141465 Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #090: The Prayers of the Saints (Recorded on 18 Nov 2020) We continue to make our way through the Book of Revelation, and we are at the 8th chapter. To refresh your memory, it says, And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets (Revelation 8:2 NKJV). Again, these are the final things: the number seven implying that it is the time for the wrapping up of things. The seven trumpets are seven announcements. These are the sayings of God, spoken into the earth, that shake not only the heavens, but also the earth, in that they bring forth the things that God always intended to put into the earth, and they announce the coming forth of them in the appointed seasons. That being said, the heavens and the earth would be shaken, and the things God means to bring in will shift and change the entire trajectory of the present form of human enterprise ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 090 - The Prayers of the Saints.pdf"></A> 23F9F0A3-8D88-4436-BFA6-B818AF57C8B2 Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #091: The Seven Trumpets (Recorded on 19 Nov 2020) As we continue to unpack that portion of the Book of Revelation, the 8th chapter, beginning at verse 5, it says, Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth. And there were noises, thunderings, lightnings, and an earthquake (Revelation 8:5 NKJV). Once again, I want to point out that the prayers of the saints were mingled with fire from the altar and incense. I have pointed out, previously, that the fire that was placed upon the altar of incense and upon the censer itself was taken from the bronze altar of sacrifice. So out of a sacrificed life, prayers ascend, and such prayers are pleasing to God. I remind you of the Scripture reference that I cited earlier, Romans 12, where the Romans were cautioned by Paul, "present your bodies living sacrifices,"1 so prayers that emanate from bodies that have given to sacrifice. Your body is a temple ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 091 - The Seven Trumpets.pdf"></A> 770577CD-F165-4BD9-89BE-8CBAEDF6491A Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #092: The Corruption of Knowledge (Recorded on 20 Nov 2020) As we continue to unpack the 8th chapter of the Book of Revelation, we are in the discussion of the sounding of the seven trumpets. We have gotten down to verse 10 of Revelation 8, where the third angel sounded. Then the third angel sounded: And a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood [which, of course, is the term for bitter]. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter (Revelation 8:10-11 NKJV, comments added in brackets). Once again, if we have any kind of domestic understanding of these things, we will look for some great falling star and something in amongst the planets, but it is not that at all. "And a great star ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 092 - The Corruption of Knowledge.pdf"></A> 612D3744-301C-40B6-8850-0FEB70EA4164 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #093: The Dimming of Revelation (Recorded on 21 Nov 2020) In our continuing discussion of the seven trumpets of judgment, where God has authorized His angel to give answer to the earth on the basis of the prayers of the saints, seven trumpets are being sounded.1 The first four trumpets are distinctly different from the latter three. "¢ As I said, the first of the trumpets harks back to the plagues of Egypt. It has to do with those people who belong to the Lord, yet in the earth, being set apart, being protected while the world is being shaken and the Kingdom is advancing at that very time.2 "¢ ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 093 - The Dimming of Revelation.pdf"></A> 0AF362B7-49A6-479E-98EF-598DBFE0658B Sat, 21 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #094: A Fallen Star (Recorded on 01 Dec 2020) When we left off the last time, we had finished the four trumpets of judgment, and then we were about to engage in the discussion of the last three trumpets of judgment, beginning in Revelation 9. So we will simply jump right in. It says, Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. And they were not given authority to kill them, but ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 094 - A Fallen Star.pdf"></A> 12258468-1FB2-4C1C-8D54-1A27A1C5A030 Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #095: The Bottomless Pit (Recorded on 02 Dec 2020) We were talking about the distinction between the realms. The second heavens is where the demonic is located within the created world, within the creations of heaven and earth. When they were removed from their place before the throne of God, these fallen angels, who became the demonic forces, were placed in the second heavens, where they continue to operate to manipulate the affairs of humankind, pursuing the rule they were given through deception and subterfuge in their entrapment of human beings. Then there is, of course, the earth, the dwelling place of man. In the invisible realms there is the highest heavens, which is the location of the throne of God, and the middle or second heavens, which is the location of the spiritual forces of evil. These realms are invisible. The visible world comprises the earth and the surrounding universe. They are visible. But the creatures of the invisible realm are allowed to sometimes come into the realm of mankind, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 095 - The Bottomless Pit.pdf"></A> 1D14334B-BD75-4DA6-A403-7010698C2A25 Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #096: Locusts Out of the Abyss (Recorded on 03 Dec 2020) Now, so much more can be said than I really do have time to say, so I want to keep going. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads (Revelation 9:3-4 NKJV). Let's talk about that for a few moments. So they came up, and they were given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. In the Book of Deuteronomy, chapter 8, verse 15, when Moses recites to Israel their journey up out of Egypt through the wilderness, he cites the words of God. He tells them what God says, and God said to Israel, in Deuteronomy 8:15, "I brought you through this vast and trackless desert, with its scorpions and snakes." He attaches the word "scorpion" to ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 096 - Locusts Out of the Abyss.pdf"></A> C71A1862-FAAC-411A-ADC5-3E5A8B00B08A Thu, 03 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #097: Preparing for Battle (Recorded on 04 Dec 2020) To continue right where we left off in the last broadcast, The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth (Revelation 9:7-8 NKJV). We were talking about the locusts. We do not have the indication as to the size of these locusts, only that they are like locusts. Again, they are not locusts in the strict sense of the term; they are more devourers, like locusts are devourers. But here, the descriptions of them would indicate that they are much more than these small, six inches at the most, insects. For example, they have faces like the face of a man, hair like the hair of women, crowns on their heads, teeth like the teeth of lions. It is more how they are described that is significant. Again, the face of a man, so they do not ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 097 - Preparing for Battle.pdf"></A> 5A0E61D3-F886-4F96-A7AA-84119E977878 Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #098: Four Angels of Judgement (Recorded on 05 Dec 2020) One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things. [That is where we want to continue.] Then the sixth angel sounded: (Revelation 9:12-13a NKJV). These are the seven trumpets sounding judgments: the first four primarily related to human beings and their circumstances; the last three relate to the activities of the demonic. Now, you must understand that all of the activities of the demonic spoken of in these chapters are permitted by God. These are not just the rampaging of demonic forces without purpose, killing and destroying indiscriminately. They are doing what they are doing by the permission of God, because they are serving God. Why? Because the judgment has come upon certain of mankind, and it is summary judgment. This is judgment like what fell on Egypt. It is judgment like what fell on Sodom and ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 098 - Four Angels of Judgement.pdf"></A> 640CE373-6259-464C-B504-9AA05C609ABC Sat, 05 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #099: Understanding Prophetic Scripture (Recorded on 26 Dec 2020) We want to continue with our reading and the interpretation from the 9th chapter of the Book of Revelation. We had already made certain comments about the fact that five angels had sounded trumpets and the forms of these judgments. When the sixth angel had sounded his trumpet-that is where we are in chapter 9, verse 13-it continues now. Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 099 - Understanding Prophetic Scripture.pdf"></A> D7C56A85-3594-4309-99E9-D313EEF923FD Sat, 26 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #100: The Structural Arrangement of Demons (Recorded on 27 Dec 2020) At the command of the voice that came from the golden altar, the sixth angel sounded. When that trumpet was sounded, there was a release of the four angels who were bound at the great river Euphrates.1 This one single statement is very, very insightful to us, because it adds a dimension of understanding that is not typically and normally understood. We have come to understand that in the realm of the demonic there is a certain order to these demonic spirits. For example, when Daniel was in Babylon, the time came for Israel to be released from the captivity in Babylon-the seventy-year period of that captivity that Daniel himself spoke about. When it was time to release Israel, the angel Gabriel was sent to tell Daniel that the time had come for this release. In fact, Daniel was already agreeing with heaven because he was praying at that very time when Gabriel was sent to him. Now he did not pray before that time for the release of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 100 - The Structural Arrangement of Demons.pdf"></A> 533379AD-CD89-4A83-9BCD-8C2B95A44210 Sun, 27 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #101: Fire, Smoke, and Brimstone (Recorded on 28 Dec 2020) We talked about the four angels who were released to kill a third of mankind. Now this is different, of course, from the rider on the red horse, which rider we encountered early on as the first four seals were opened, and there was the revelation of that which had been sealed, which was held in the hand of the Lamb who sat upon the throne-just to go back into some of these teachings that have preceded.1 This is different. That spirit, the rider on the red horse, stirred men up against each other to kill each other.2 But a third of mankind are killed in a combination of things found here, constituting the second woe. We know that because, in verse 16-I left the last broadcast by saying, "We have not looked at how a third of mankind was killed. We want to do that now." And in verse 16, he says, Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 101 - Fire Smoke and Brimstone.pdf"></A> B42F5A5D-D599-4ED0-9B0B-1E3CFDC92DC6 Mon, 28 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #102: Growing Darkness (Recorded on 29 Dec 2020) Continuing and finishing the 9th chapter of the Book of Revelation, it says, But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts (Revelation 9:20-21 NKJV). Now look at this. Power was given to the army of two hundred million, under the rule of these four angels who were bound and specifically prepared and waiting for that hour, in that day, in that month, in that year; and then they were released to kill a third of mankind. So, what was the measure of their authority? What were they permitted to do? They were released to kill a third of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 102 - Growing Darkness.pdf"></A> B0DA8A9A-215D-417F-A086-5EFD6052C8CD Tue, 29 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #103: A Reliable Angelic Messenger (Recorded on 30 Dec 2020) We are moving on from chapter 9 of the Book of Revelation, now to chapter 10. This is very interesting because we are left with four trumpets that reveal the condition of mankind; two of the remaining three trumpets-for a total of seven-have sounded, and we have looked at what happens when they sound; and one trumpet has yet to sound. So, we are inching closer to the completed narrative of what happens when the age is wrapped up. And, of course, the age is wrapped when the thing that God established in the beginning, that He wished to accomplish by the creation of man, is finished. Chapter 10, as an overview, once more reminds us of how absolutely and totally God is in control of these events. He has committed the release of these events into the hands of the Son. The Son has committed these to His body, and the body is making these decrees. And the angels, who are- ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 103 - A Reliable Angelic Messenger.pdf"></A> E3E0A993-A12C-4FCC-92F8-5F9F2796DD1A Wed, 30 Dec 2020 10:00:00 -0400 #104: Measuring the House of God, Part 1 (Recorded on 12 Jan 2021) We are continuing to unpack the prophetic Scriptures using the Book of Revelation as the template. Now there are those who think that the Book of Revelation, by and large, has been fulfilled. I will point out that this is folly beyond ordinary foolishness. Because internal to the book, we have been looking in chapters like Revelation 9 and 10, where the writer, John, is saying, "The mystery of God is about to be fulfilled." Paul, when he speaks of the mysteries of God, included in them such things as, in Ephesians 3, the revelation that God was establishing a Kingdom in the earth comprised of people of every tribe, tongue, language, and nation, and that the fullness of that would reach an apogee which would include both the Gentiles being received into the Kingdom from all the nations of the earth, as well as a remnant of Jews at the very end of the age. This is not the initial remnant of the Jews who ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 104 - Measuring the House of God Part 1.pdf"></A> C7C9F649-E2F6-4EEB-98D2-BE0B3580AB02 Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #105: Measuring the House of God, Part 2 (Recorded on 13 Jan 2021) In the prophetic vision of Ezekiel, he was commissioned to measure the temple that had been destroyed,1 which is to say he was prospectively looking at the restoration, not only of the temple in Jerusalem, but of something else. That something else is, what did the temple represent? If the temple were merely a building for the entertainment of sacrifices, as temples would be, then prophesying the rebuilding of the temple as an end to itself is no great moment. That could have waited for what was remaining of the seventy years that they were supposed to be in Babylonian captivity. It could have waited, and prior to that, when it was time for the first and second waves of refugees to come back from Babylon, at that point a vision of the rebuilt temple could have been given. But it was in the midst of captivity, which also indicates that captivity was a type and shadow as well. In giving measurements for the temple, very complete, very detailed ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 105 - Measuring the House of God Part 2.pdf"></A> 4A78D556-EB42-440C-B5A1-ADC460EC5595 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #106: Show the House to the House (Recorded on 14 Jan 2021) This is the third installment of measuring the temple, and the point of it all is this: Whereas, if you simply read the Book of Revelation as a collection of chapters and symbols, you are lost; you do not see the mind of God in it. But if you see it against the background of all of the rest of Scripture that speaks to these particular themes, then it is rather obvious. God is about to reveal that which He has been working on since the earth was created, because that is what He wanted to put forth: a man in the image and likeness of God, the template, and that which was built upon the foundation of the pattern Son. Now here, let's dive in a bit further. "Rise and measure the temple of God" (Revelation 11:1b). There are two Greek words for the term "temple." Throughout the Book of Acts, when references to the temple are made, it was a reference to the temple in Jerusalem, because the temple in ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 106 - Show the House to the House.pdf"></A> 7D718E3B-7000-47F6-B280-95C7BA78F25D Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #107: The Spirit of the Royal Priesthood (Recorded on 15 Jan 2021) Now what emerges out of the measuring of the House of God-measuring the naos1 of the temple, measuring the altar, measuring those who worship there2-what emerges out of it is a codification of its maturity and ability to represent the Lord. It is depicted as two witnesses. So, what we want to do is to look closely at the compendium of the characteristics of these two witnesses. In other words, God always sends two witnesses: He sent the disciples out two by two; He speaks of the water and the word as bearing witness. But what is the emergent witness? What witness emerges out of the measurement of the House of God? In other words, as He measures the House of God, it is judged to be perfect because God Himself has built the house. What has God built? Instead of thinking about two humans or two personages, one should see that, in the manner of God sending ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 107 - The Spirit of the Royal Priesthood.pdf"></A> 2F9B359E-7CC6-4DBF-977D-2C5731811041 Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #108: The Ministry of the Mature Saints (Recorded on 16 Jan 2021) As we continue, having identified the spirit of the king and the priest associated with the lampstands and with the oil, the light of the word and the Spirit being perfected in a people who are a royal priesthood, we then begin to see that for a period of time (and during the time that they are opposed)-those forty-two months or this time, times, and half a time-they have enormous power and demonstrate great authority and power upon the earth in the midst of that opposition.1 Now, that is very much like Christ who, in the three-and-a-half years of His life once He had been revealed and had confirmation by the Father and by the Spirit and lived upon the earth, was opposed. They tried to trick Him, they sent teachers to try to trap Him, and so on. The gospels are replete with the efforts of those who stood to lose their positions, trying to discredit the Lord. A notable example would be when He had healed the man at the temple.2 The religious leaders of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 108 - The Ministry of the Mature Saints.pdf"></A> 9E2C3135-155A-4FB7-9226-5FCF0B8FD979 Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #109: A Summary (Recorded on 19 Jan 2021) I want to, at the outset, give a little bit of a summary, because things have been moving very quickly throughout the Book of Revelation and our studies. You will recall that there are three things going on: 1. One is that there are seven seals that are being opened, and we are at the point of the breaking of the seventh seal. 2. Then, under the seventh seal there are seven trumpets. 3. And under the seven trumpets there are the seven bowls of the wrath of God. As the last three of the bowls of the wrath of God are poured out, there are woes that are to come, which bring extreme distress upon the earth. At the end of the seven seals and at the end of the seven trumpets, we are observing the last of the three woes that characterize the judgments of God ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 109 - A Summary.pdf"></A> B3844995-A1A7-465B-BDFB-BFF94D6B4EE4 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #110: The Court of the Gentiles (Recorded on 20 Jan 2021) Carrying on from the last broadcast, where we summarized prophetic Scripture and summarized important elements to be considered as we are deconstructing prophetic Scripture, I want now to add that after the naos1 of God-those who are the dwelling place of God, the collective Body of Christ-after those are judged, a reference is made to not measuring the outer court because it is given to the Gentiles.2 The term "Gentiles," you see, is a standard reference to unbelievers who are numbered amongst the believers at a time of separation. Among those people are those who have not yet decided whether they are in or they are out, and the persecution that will come will result in a further separating out. Some will come in; some will depart. But you notice that there is a reference here to these two distinct groups. Unbelievers are more like a group that represents a compendium of immature believers and outright unbelievers, people who ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 110 - The Court of the Gentiles.pdf"></A> E63D292B-4A64-4350-803C-9DF17BC9FA7E Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #111: The Completed Testimony (Recorded on 21 Jan 2021) We will continue now from the 7th verse of Revelation, chapter 11: "When the testimony is finished."1 When the testimony of those who are measured and approved, tested and approved, who then put on display the finishing work of Christ, they are like Christ. They are clothed with Christ: clothed with His purpose, clothed with His authority, clothed with His identity. Their coming forth is a prelude to the separation between those in the court of the Gentiles and those in the Holy of Holies. Some from the court of the Gentiles, upon seeing the perfect standard, will long for it, and even some from the world will long for it as well. They will say, "Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob."2 There is no indication that the whole earth will do that, nor is there any indication that all of those in the court of the Gentiles will do that, so the separation will occur. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 111 - The Completed Testimony.pdf"></A> B42A0357-0E03-4D1E-8A7A-BBD3214A1E68 Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #112: The Power of the Resurrection (Recorded on 22 Jan 2021) I want to continue in chapter 11. In many ways I have gone over a good bit of this before, but what I did in going through the first pass was to give you the highlights of this chapter. Now I am focusing with precision on different aspects of the chapter, delving a little bit more deeply into what is implied in the passage, or what is being spoken of in the passage, and doing so by copious references to the rest of Scripture, not necessarily only relating to prophetic Scripture. I want to go forward with after they finish their testimony. Verse 7 says, "When they finish their testimony"- when the teleós,1 when the dwellers in the naos2 of God, when those in the image and likeness of Christ finish their testimony. You will note that they are in both the image and likeness of Christ, and in fact, their circumstances are part of the likeness of Christ. They are attended with like circumstances, so that we understand with clarity that they are representational in a directly related ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 112 - The Power of the Resurrection.pdf"></A> 29383B92-CEEF-485B-A42C-2F016223DC62 Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #113: The Saints Inherit the Kingdoms of the Earth (Recorded on 23 Jan 2021) In continuing and concluding our study of Revelation, chapter 11, we talked about how the second woe is past, and now, verse 15, the seventh trumpet sounded. So we are seeing, in this cadence, the seventh seal being broken, the seventh trumpet being sounded, the seventh bowl of God's wrath being poured out. It is one, and then the other, and the other-one on top of the other, as I said earlier-in a kind of parallelism. Now, verse 15, Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 113 - The Saints Inherit the Kingdoms of the Earth.pdf"></A> FB4EA798-2FCF-4954-96DA-A039BD570E52 Sat, 23 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #114: The Cyclical Nature of Prophetic Scriptures (Recorded on 26 Jan 2021) We want to resume our discussion of the prophetic Scriptures, the Book of Revelation. Today we want to wade into Chapter 12. These are the much deeper mysteries recorded in the Book of Revelation. As I am studying and reviewing not only the Book of Revelation, but the rest of the prophetic Scriptures beginning with Genesis, I am observing that the Book of Revelation actually had to be written in the way in which it was written. If you view it as a stand-alone book in the Scriptures, the mysteries are impenetrable because it introduces symbols, and it moves quickly between heaven and earth. Arguably, it has the most comprehensive set of references throughout the Scriptures regarding heaven itself-that invisible realm about which so little is otherwise said in Scripture. So it would be an impenetrable mystery but for the fact of how it is actually constructed. It is "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to make known to His ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 114 - The Cyclical Nature of Prophetic Scriptures.pdf"></A> 85A4275F-5271-402F-AB51-846C13C9B068 Tue, 26 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #115: The Red Dragon (Recorded on 27 Jan 2021) We have spent the last session talking about the cyclical nature of signs and biblical and prophetic references. I want to just summarize here at the front. We ended up talking about this woman, the one symbolized by the crown of twelve stars, out of whom the ruler comes.1 There was an original rendition of this regarding Israel, that carried the promise that God gave Israel; Israel carried the seed of Abraham that produced Christ. Mary is the picture of the woman who carries Christ physically. This same woman in type, out of her will come the final result of that which glorifies God. God was creating a man in His own image. Part of that is an actual creation in a physical sense, like Adam was physically created; but the bulk of it, the main part of it, is a spiritual creation-"For if any man be in Christ, He is a new creation," born of Spirit, not of flesh.2 So the type is how the mother produces the son, and the son is opposed by the enemy. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 115 - The Red Dragon.pdf"></A> AD6BC68A-4FFB-4396-9EF8-6631EB2B2744 Wed, 27 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #116: To God and His Throne (Recorded on 28 Jan 2021) We want to continue in Revelation, chapter 12, and now the discussion will focus on the interaction between the woman and the dragon. For our purposes, this is an end of the age showdown reaching its final chapter in a series of prior occurrences. I have detailed, or at least referenced, some of these prior showdowns between the dragon and the woman. In summary, just to say, the woman is the carrier of that which represents and will become the man in the image and likeness of God. The dragon is the consistent, and one might even say persistent opposition to this man in the image and likeness of God emerging out of creation. God established creation to produce a man in His image and likeness so that, ultimately, in this corporate man God Himself will dwell, and in this corporate man God will put on display who God actually is-His nature, His character, and His power. That is why Paul wrote to the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 116 - To God and His Throne.pdf"></A> 6BED5BDF-FA39-4BAB-A32F-957ADF15EBEC Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #117: The Woman In The Wilderness (Recorded on 29 Jan 2021) I want to continue to focus, here in the 12th chapter of the Book of Revelation, on the Child who is born. The dragon, of course, is opposing the Child at the time when the woman is giving birth to Him.1 The woman we see as the continuing promise-often depicted in Scripture in type and shadow, and because I have addressed it extensively, I will not go any further into that-she bore a male Child. She bore a male Child [or a man Child] who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness"¦ (Revelation 12:5-6a NKJV, comments added in brackets). By way of summary of the two previous messages, just some final thoughts on the man Child before we go on to the woman who flees into the wilderness. There are multiple words for the term ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 117 - The Woman In The Wilderness.pdf"></A> 99278FD6-CC3D-4E2E-91EF-4380EC643D56 Fri, 29 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #118: The Dwelling Place of Angels (Recorded on 30 Jan 2021) We are continuing today from Revelation 12:7. It begins by saying, And war broke out in heaven: [This is not a reference to a chronology, but a simultaneous happening. While these other things were going on, "and war broke out in heaven."] Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer (Revelation 12:78 NKJV, comments added in brackets). Just that piece is so rich-two verses, 7 and 8. "And war broke out in heaven." The war is being fought between the archangel Michael and his angels, and they fought with the dragon and his angels. Let me show you something about the dragon before we go much further. Just the next verse, So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, [Where did we find the serpent of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 118 - The Dwelling Place of Angels.pdf"></A> 91A09C35-F37A-4762-AA71-8F72574A19BA Sat, 30 Jan 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #119: Separation Was Always Anticipated (Recorded on 26 Feb 2021) I want to continue our study of the Book of Revelation, and I believe that this next series is very intentionally focused on the woman of Revelation, chapter 12. I have not really followed this woman through the Scriptures until recently. So I want to do that because I believe it is absolutely a key to understanding critical things in the Scriptures regarding the end of the age. For example, the Lord Jesus Christ said that, because lawlessness will abound, the love of most will become cold,1 and brother will turn against brother;2 there will be a great falling away. The apostle Paul, speaking to the Thessalonians in 1 Thessalonians, chapter 2, also referenced this great falling away, and says that it comes just prior to the revealing of the man of lawlessness.3 So, a great falling away is very key to understanding some of the most significant symbolisms of the Book of Revelation. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 119 - Separation Was Always Anticipated.pdf"></A> F0CC4F5D-2A17-4394-BB4B-BDFE52A02F1A Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #120: Enmity Between the Seed and the Serpent (Recorded on 27 Feb 2021) Now to briefly summarize where we were last time, we were tracing down this woman1 to look at her in prophetic Scripture. Because, as I said, I think that we sort of just lost connection with her after she flees into the wilderness. But much is said in the Scriptures about a great falling away at the end of the age-a separation between those who say they are of Christ and those who exactly are of Christ. In framing this separation, I wanted to begin with showing who the woman of Revelation, chapter 12, was. So we went through and showed that in this woman was the Son, the Son of God, quite frankly. Now, she takes on many forms up until the end of the age. One of the forms was Israel that carried Judah in her as she left Egypt to go to the promised land; and she was cared for-Israel was cared for-in the wilderness, supernaturally by God. Secondly, Mary carried Jesus in her womb, and at the time when she was about to give birth to the Lord, Herod sought to ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 120 - Enmity Between the Seed and the Serpent.pdf"></A> F7EA0977-3D64-4216-B8C1-07E90ED80BE8 Sat, 27 Feb 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #121: The Woman Falls Into Apostasy (Recorded on 28 Feb 2021) We want to continue to track the woman of Revelation, chapter 12, in the wilderness. Let me first talk about what the wilderness is, before we look at how she flees into the wilderness. The word "wilderness" is synonymous with the word "desert." It is the same Greek word. It is the word erémia;1 and a companion rendition is erémos.2 Whereas it typically refers to a deserted place or a dry place or an uninhabited place, those are usually secular references-references to physical conditions. But when they refer, as they do, to spiritual references, then something else is implied. A wilderness or a desert or a desolate place (the same concept) can often be a thriving city or a thriving civilization. Consider Jesus saying in Matthew 23:38, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 121 - The Woman Falls Into Apostasy.pdf"></A> CCB394FF-4805-4FEE-9B92-86FBCD9DF967 Sun, 28 Feb 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #122: How the Woman Is Deceived (Recorded on 01 Mar 2021) We have been pursuing the woman who gave birth to the Son, and we tracked her all the way to her place in the earth where she is about to fall away.1 We see the progression downward toward that. But let's step back for a moment, because after the devil is unsuccessful in drowning her2- carrying her away in a flood of misinformation, false and what has come to be called alternative truths-when he could not destroy her that way, it said, "And the dragon was enraged with the woman"¦" (Revelation 12:17a). So he gave up the chase for a time, because he has another plan. He knows how to trap her. But in the meantime, he refocuses upon her offspring. And the dragon was enraged with the woman and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:17 NKJV). ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 122 - How the Woman Is Deceived.pdf"></A> C19C7AA4-5D82-44E5-9EEE-9CCDF629BE27 Mon, 01 Mar 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #123: Bearing the Testimony of Jesus (Recorded on 02 Mar 2021) Once the enemy stopped pursuing the woman, he went to make war with her offspring. It does not mean he does not pursue the woman after that. It means that he perceives that his efforts at that time to destroy her are not succeeding; so he abates those, and he refocuses on the offspring. At verse 17, it says, And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:17 NKJV). How does the Revelation define "the rest of her offspring"? He cannot pursue the woman anymore, and he now goes to make war with the rest of her offspring. You will notice here that the word is the "rest" of her offspring. In the Greek, that word for "rest" is the word loipoy,1 pronounced (loypoy'). Loipoy means the following: remaining ones, the other, that which remains, a rest, a residue, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 123 - Bearing the Testimony of Jesus.pdf"></A> D9898140-0E9D-4069-B147-C97DA1EBEEAE Tue, 02 Mar 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #124: Timing in the Book of Revelation (Recorded on 26 Mar 2021) We are resuming our discussion of the Book of Revelation, and we are in the 13th chapter. One of the things that has been asked is, "Is there a timeline that might be applied to the events of the Book of Revelation?" There is a clear sense of certain things happening before other things, but what is more the case is that the scene switches back and forth between several happenings at the same time. Two of the parallels are: 1. Things happening in heaven-things being released in heaven; and 2. Their accompanying effects upon the earth. Sometimes there are the accompanying events in heaven, especially if we are talking about the release of things in heaven that are destined to affect the earth. Those are two of the parallelisms of the book. There is also the matter of things that are released with the effect upon the people of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 124 - Timing in the Book of Revelation.pdf"></A> 1975EC1C-D023-4161-B5EC-41C2590C2F19 Fri, 26 Mar 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #125: The Seed of the Serpent (Recorded on 27 Mar 2021) We want to jump right into where we left off from the previous broadcast and dig deeper into the seed of the serpent. 1 We have done extensive work on setting forth the Seed of the woman. This would be, of course, a reference to Christ, the many-membered Son of God who was sent to the earth to collect up all the redeemed of the earth. The Christ is the one in whom all the sons of God reside collectively as a corporate man, and a corporate man who must grow up. He must grow up because the destiny of the corporate man is to destroy the works of the devil. 2 Children are not assigned such a critically important task. What is amazing to me is how far short of the truth the evangelical gospel actually is. Indeed, it did not originate with the evangelicals; it originated with the Romans. It was transferred from the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 125 - The Seed of the Serpent.pdf"></A> D39AB23C-944A-4051-9667-29F0F9F1EA55 Sat, 27 Mar 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #126: The Mortal Wound Was Healed (Recorded on 28 Mar 2021) We are continuing in Revelation, chapter 13, from verse 4. Because the mortal wound appeared to have been healed, everybody thought that the beast had power beyond what he had. 1 Again, the healing of the mortal wound has to do with the fact that God did not intend that the cross be the final execution of the destruction of the enemy. It set it up perfectly, but God always intended to commit this judgment, even of the beast, into the hands of the saints. Daniel makes that point very clearly. If we go back to the Book of Daniel, the 7th chapter, verse 13, when he is speaking about the court of heaven set to give judgment in favor of the sons of God, he speaks about how One like the Son of Man comes with the clouds of heaven. "I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 126 - The Mortal Wound Was Healed.pdf"></A> B7AE4762-E32B-4BC9-BC83-9D9E893FC71B Sun, 28 Mar 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #127: Blasphemous Utterances (Recorded on 29 Mar 2021) The scheme of the enemy is particularly clever, you would have to admit. In healing his mortal wound,1 he has found that removing the threat of Christ and what Christ accomplished on the cross, removing that threat is his way to reboot. The enemy understands this, and he is willing to give a place to the church-he is. In the modern period we see witless characters, ostensibly church leaders or leaders of groups that pretend to speak for the people of God collectively, arguing that we need "a seat at the political table." Let us understand that that is to concede the power that is designed to defeat the enemy-to concede it and to bow down to the enemy. It is to do what Jesus absolutely rejected when it was offered to Him.2 There, the enemy said to Him, "If you will fall down and worship me, I will give you the kingdoms of the world."3 What was he talking about? He was clearly speaking about the systems of the kosmos,4 and the enemy ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 127 - Blasphemous Utterances.pdf"></A> 8D6CBECF-EBF4-4C5B-8A06-27EA7E4C74A2 Mon, 29 Mar 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #128: War Against the Saints (Recorded on 30 Mar 2021) When we left off the last time, I was about to delve into the blasphemy of the mouth, which is one of the ten horns on the seven heads that was given a mouth to speak blasphemous things. 1 Again I say, by the very content of speech we may properly infer that this is the religious head. And here, the goal of the religious head is to practice deception; but in order to do so, it must negate the truth and it must negate those who accurately represent the truth. It must do so in a combination of ways: 1. Perhaps a way, and its anticipated effect, is to assail the truth and those who carry the truth; 2. And it is a calculated effort to secure popular support. If what you say resonates with the world, it will increase support for the beast; but in doing so, you must marginalize those who are not compromised. Let us look at the Scripture. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 128 - War Against the Saints.pdf"></A> 626CE78A-81B0-41DF-8D9A-AFE8F46A6098 Tue, 30 Mar 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #129: Who Can Make War Against the Beast (Recorded on 17 Apr 2021) We now continue our discussion and deconstruction of the Book of Revelation. Last time we spoke about the head that was wounded. We saw that, at the cross, Jesus crushed the head of the serpent; 1 but we saw that in the strategy of Satan, he was able to reboot his influence amongst believers. The first major attempt of this kind was having Constantine approve the church as the church of the Roman Empire. Even when the classic Roman Empire ended, the empire was rebooted as the Holy Roman Empire by the time of Charlemagne, around AD 800-actually, Charlemagne was crowned king of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas day, AD 800. Charlemagne, by the way, was the grandson of Charles Martel and was the second emperor of the Carolingian dynasty that replaced the Merovingian dynasty that had been in existence in France at the time. He, at the invitation of the pope, came to the Vatican on Christmas day, 800, and was crowned emperor of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 129 - Who Can Make War Against the Beast.pdf"></A> C144ACC1-8C59-4FEA-800B-0BE02EC1380C Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #130: The Beast Overcomes the Saints (Recorded on 18 Apr 2021) We want to jump right into the next message in this installment series. We had deconstructed the term "war." We saw that the term used was not strateuó,1 but polemeó2-strateuó being the manner in which armies clash in the field of battle; but polemeó is that of a verbal warfare, hearts and minds warfare. Consider that meaning, polemeó-polemics, arguments, quarrels-within the context in which it occurs. "Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?" (Revelation 13:4b NKJV) Since this is a verbal throwdown, a verbal conflict, look at the rest of it. And he was given a mouth [so the beast, this systemic kingdom was given a mouth] ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 130 - The Beast Overcomes the Saints.pdf"></A> 925DE0FE-6F27-406B-9502-C1BF0EF47441 Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #131: The Mark on the Forehead or the Right Hand (Recorded on 19 Apr 2021) In continuing our discussion of Revelation, chapter 13, we have seen how, once the saints have been, in a sense, neutralized, the rest of the story is that the beast continues his rampage in devouring the whole earth, trampling it down, according to Daniel, chapter 7, and crushing it.1 In what manner does that occur? Well, all of that indicates a certain hegemony, a domination of ideas, a domination of thought, particularly as the opposition has been neutralized. So there will be a hardening of anti-God, anti-Christ sentiments in the earth. I used especially the latter term, anti-Christ, intentionally. Because for those who are wondering, "What is the role of the anti-Christ?" the answer is, he is against Christ. He opposes Christ. But you have to be careful how you oppose Christ because at any moment He may crush the head of ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 131 - The Mark on the Forehead or the Right Hand.pdf"></A> 4A794A5F-486E-4CA9-89A8-18B899D06BD4 Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #132: Anyone Who Has an Ear Let Him Hear (Recorded on 20 Apr 2021) I regret that we are moving so slowly through the Book of Revelation, but overturning false things, poorly thought out, unbiblical perspectives is more difficult than it appears to be. It would actually be a pretty easy matter to speak the truth, to teach what is true and do it in a straightforward fashion if I did not have to overturn, pull down, uproot, overthrow, and destroy false and often quite silly notions. I understand that when we were children, we acted as children, we thought as children, and we understood as children; but when we become mature, it is necessary to update out understanding.1 When I was a little kid, I remember in the schoolyard-you know, I am talking about being 5 or 6 years of age-a group of us would hold hands in recess on the playground, and we would sing the song, "Ring around the rosie, pocket full of posies; ashes, ashes, we all fall down," and we would ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 132 - Anyone Who Has an Ear Let Him Hear.pdf"></A> 00E78062-2D31-48B5-9550-8BF33C29A5FA Tue, 20 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #133: He Who Leads Into Captivity (Recorded on 21 Apr 2021) Now we are continuing to unpack Revelation 13:10 which says, He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints (Revelation 13:10 NKJV). As I have said, we have typically heard and understood this Scripture as a dire warning against mature and faithful saints to say that you are either predisposed to be taken into captivity, which is you are going to be imprisoned for your faith-you know, by the troops in black uniforms who come and kick down your door in the middle of the night and lead you into secret encampments where you are tortured and dealt with in that fashion. So if you are appointed for that, that is what will happen to you. And if you are to be taken from your home and put in concentration camps ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 133 - He Who Leads Into Captivity.pdf"></A> 4BD868B7-9CB9-484F-A2C2-129CB0AEC5AD Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #134: Dwelling in Heaven or on Earth (Recorded on 22 Apr 2021) We want to continue our studies in the Book of Revelation, and we are in probably the most difficult part of this book; it is chapter 13, and this one speaks, of course, of the mark of the beast, and brings into its context passages like 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2, that speak of the man of lawlessness.1 The problem we have typically in the interpretation of the Book of Revelation is that so much has been said that already colors our perceptions. But almost nothing that has been said about the interpretation of the Book of Revelation brings in all of the context of Scripture itself. You do not have to be particularly wise to recognize the fact that, if this is the summation of all prophetic utterances, and indeed, if it is the summation of Scripture, it is impossible for that goal to be arrived at without looking at the entirety of Scripture, particularly at the thematic Scriptures- in other words, the great themes of Scripture. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 134 - Dwelling in Heaven or on Earth.pdf"></A> 319555FD-21CD-4619-8639-78510401153A Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #135: The Man From Earth the Man From Heaven (Recorded on 23 Apr 2021) We will continue to deconstruct Revelation, chapter 13. We talked about those who dwell in the earth versus those who dwell in heaven. The significance of this is we see that the beast has absolute control over those who dwell on the earth, so much so that they eagerly follow the instruction to worship the beast.1 We see further that the war is between the beast and those who dwell in heaven.2 I want to refocus on the word "to dwell" because of the wisdom and the insight in that word as applied to Revelation, chapter 13, speaking about those who dwell on the earth worshipping the beast versus the beast making war against those who dwell in heaven. I want to revisit that for just a moment before we go on. I want to make the point, you see, that there are only two houses, and there are really only ultimately two fathers. Every reference to a house in Scripture is the reference to a father. It is ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 135 - The Man From Earth the Man From Heaven.pdf"></A> A784A6E4-75C8-4010-808F-B56658C506DC Fri, 23 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #136: Lawlessness (Recorded on 25 Apr 2021) We will continue to look at who is in the house of darkness and who is in the House of God. I want to focus on this word, nomos.1 It is the Greek word for "law" or "order." Oikonomia2 is the terms oikos3 and nomos put together-oikonomia: oikos nomos. The word nomos is order or law, and it relates to the structure, the governance, the procedure, and the paradigm of order. So the oikonomia is the order of the house-oikos is house; nomos is order or law. God gives forth an economy which is the order of His House, because the house is ever increasing in glory, the house is ever increasing in maturity. With the increase in maturity, the economy, the weight, the power that is now being available to the house is greater and greater. This principle is established for us in the Book of Galatians, the 4th chapter, which says, "The son, while he is yet a child, is subject to tutors and governors, although he owns the whole house. And he is subject to ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 136 - Lawlessness.pdf"></A> 47434E20-AA20-4CAE-975A-E9AAC42BC1AB Sun, 25 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #137: The Epiphany of Christ (Recorded on 26 Apr 2021) The lawless one-let us continue our conversation on the lawless one. We are reading from 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2, verses 8-11. At verse 8 we saw the revealing of the lawless one: "Then the lawless one will be revealed." We dwelt upon the fact that the lawless one changes the truth into a lie. He knows the Scriptures, and he knows how to quote them; but he is antinomian. He is anomia1-nomos2 being law, anomos3 is like asymmetry-lawless, changes the truth into a lie because he is not concerned about the truth. Truth just serves whatever ends he makes of it, and his ends are to draw you into the worship of Satan. There, we are not talking about witches, and covens, and movies about clandestine meetings, and so on. We are not talking about that. We are talking about, over the whole earth, no one being able to resist the seed of the serpent. So in order to have provision and protection, everyone bows to, or gives in to, or acknowledges, or obeys that ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 137 - The Epiphany of Christ.pdf"></A> B28975D4-1405-499D-AE13-AEA4CAF6E589 Mon, 26 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #138: The Man of Lawlessness (Recorded on 27 Apr 2021) Let us bring all of what we have been studying in the last four sections back into Revelation, chapter 13, starting at verse 11. Prior to this, the beast has arisen-that pompous horn,1 that spokesman speaking blasphemous things against God, in context of the name of God, the dwelling place of God, and those who dwell in heaven-and deceives those who dwell upon the earth. So much so that all those who dwell upon the earth will worship the beast, and those are those whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb who was slain from the foundations of the world.2 As we get into this, let me point out one of the things that genealogies are: they are the names, the records, of those who have descended from a family. Simple enough, is it not? In the books of both Matthew and Luke, there are the genealogies of Jesus. In Matthew His genealogy begins with ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 138 - The Man of Lawlessness.pdf"></A> 8C383196-D4C7-4142-9F68-80EB01273B4F Tue, 27 Apr 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #139: The Beast From the Earth (Recorded on 21 May 2021) As we continue to develop these great themes of the Book of Revelation, at the end of the last set of broadcasts, we had come down to a discussion of three things: 1. The mark of the beast, 2. The name of the beast, 3. And the number of his name.1 Then it goes into verse 18 that says, Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666 (Revelation 13:18 NKJV). It is important that we take these three concepts together. Mostly, people are concerned about the mark of the beast apart from the other two considerations-they are concerned about the number ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 139 - The Beast From the Earth.pdf"></A> 5A262AAD-392C-41BC-8BA8-B41CA49C1E4E Fri, 21 May 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #140: Deceived by the Lawless One (Recorded on 22 May 2021) The seven-headed beast with ten horns had been wounded by the sword,1 which is a reference to the word of God.2 We saw the first wounding of this beast by the death of Christ on the cross, and the subsequent coming of the gospel of the Kingdom and the propagating of the gospel of the Kingdom. The beast managed to reconstitute itself by luring the church that had begun to drift away from the truth early after its formation; the church reconstituted itself around grants of power, primarily from the Roman government. But, historically, churches have sought to align themselves with governments and with kings to obtain certain benefits. Even here and now in the United States, the biggest move in the evangelical church has been, of course, to align itself, first with the Republican Party, and then with Donald Trump in particular, as a way of gaining power. So this principle of harlotry has been generally the pattern of the church. Eventually, of course, the beast ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 140 - Deceived by the Lawless One.pdf"></A> FC85BDE7-5C64-4BFA-BD8B-11B876DCD66A Sat, 22 May 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #141: Forming the Image of the Beast (Recorded on 23 May 2021) Having succeeded in the discussion of what is the truth, having succeeded in painting a different picture of the truth than is the truth, the lawless one-the term "lawless" is anomia,1 which means he operates outside of principles; he is not bound by set principles.2 In the set of teachings on "The Man Above the Waters" [see Current Affairs #38], there is a man above the waters, and there are two on either side of the river, and they said to the man above the waters, "When shall these things be?" The answer included that the enemy, Satan, will "try to change the set times and the laws."3 When you try to change the laws, you are lawless-because the word for "lawless" is the word anomia, which is to operate outside of the law. But the configuration of the language here is quite telling, quite revealing actually: "trying to change the set times and the law." Let me see if I can find it very quickly. In the Book of Daniel, the 12th chapter, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 141 - Forming the Image of the Beast.pdf"></A> 3265501D-9E88-4151-8D28-FB8BFF65728F Sun, 23 May 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #142: Giving Breath to the Image of the Beast (Recorded on 24 May 2021) In the last message we looked at the parallel to Daniel, chapter 3, when Nebuchadnezzar built an image of gold that was very impressive. The image of gold was 60 cubits tall or high by 6 cubits wide. The purpose of this image was to consolidate the rule of Nebuchadnezzar over a very diverse kingdom. He called all the governors, and regional persons, and all of the population together to come and fall down and worship this image, with the pain of death being the penalty for not worshiping. This, of course, is the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. So we saw the purpose of the image. What, then, is the reason that the lawless one makes an image of the beast?1 I want to step back just a moment and show you something that I was trying to find in the last message. I could not pull it up; I thought it was in Daniel, chapter 12, but it was in Daniel, chapter 7, beginning at verse ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 142 - Giving Breath to the Image of the Beast.pdf"></A> 5A7EA47F-7010-4EEF-A429-640A484D2A98 Mon, 24 May 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #143: Receiving the Mark or the Name of the Beast (Recorded on 25 May 2021) In this broadcast I want to address two things: the mark of the beast and the name of the beast. Before we move into deconstructing this, there is a third subject matter, and that is the number of the beast. So there is the mark, the name, and the number of the beast (cf. Revelation 3:16). We will proceed in that fashion to speak about the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. In the context of Revelation 13:16 it says, "He causes all"¦"-this is this man of lawlessness who is the personification of the spirit of the beast, which in turn has been fully empowered by Satan. In many respects, like the church is the compendium of all that represents Christ in the earth and Christ is the head of it, so Satan has his counterfeit. In his counterfeit there is the global kingdom, which is like his church, so to speak, that is the beast-the one with seven heads and ten horns.1 ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 143 - Receiving the Mark or the Name of the Beast.pdf"></A> 9E3917EE-0279-49DB-B192-59DA7800C945 Tue, 25 May 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #144: The Name of the Beast (Recorded on 26 May 2021) In discussing the name of the beast, once again I want to point out that we have been told all sorts of nonsense about the name of the beast. How many times have you heard people wondering if"¦? I remember when I was young, at the time the Secretary of State's name was Henry Kissinger, and he was very famous. The whispers in the evangelical circles were whether or not Henry Kissinger was the name of this antichrist person. Before that I actually heard someone suggest-and these are how things get started in church circles, because you have children leading children, the blind leading the blind-when John Kennedy had been shot in the head in Dallas, conspiracy theories of that time said he really was not dead. That his wife, who subsequently married Aristotle Onassis, had taken him to one of the Greek islands, and he was seen recovering. Because it was sure that John Kennedy was the beast who had been wounded. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 144 - The Name of the Beast.pdf"></A> 0B00D03E-6C59-49CB-824E-70A1203BDF40 Wed, 26 May 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #145: Counting the Number of the Beast (Recorded on 05 Jul 2021) Now, many of you have been held on pause-we brought you to the edge of the cliff, so to speak, in these discussions about: 1. The mark of the beast, 2. The number of the beast, 3. The name of the beast.1 We stopped short of discussing the thing that everyone seems to focus on when we are looking at the Book of Revelation: What is the meaning of the mark of the beast, and what is the number of the beast? What is the significance of the number 666? I will read it and set it up as we plow into this mystery today. This is from the Book of Revelation, the 13th chapter; I am reading from the King James Version, at verse 18. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 145 - Counting the Number of the Beast.pdf"></A> EA75B620-68F3-4981-A924-9A3DF45516F4 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #146: A Marked Man (Recorded on 06 Jul 2021) I have introduced the idea of the first prototype of the beast in Scripture-the first of three-in accordance with the biblical principle of discerning by the mouth of two or three witnesses or by two or three testimonies.1 Because in that, the matter is established. I have introduced Cain as the first of a prototype of three. 1. The first is Cain, 2. The second is Nebuchadnezzar and the spirit of Babylon, and 3. The third is the beast of Revelation, chapter 13, accompanied by and in league with the false prophet. This is allowing the Scripture to interpret itself, and it accounts for the reference of the three sixes-the same thing in three manifestations: 666. We have not talked about what the three sixes ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 146 - A Marked Man.pdf"></A> 0A94FB26-3F8A-404E-98CD-D3FA9768B5FB Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #147: Nebuchadnezzar and the Spirit of Babylon (Recorded on 07 Jul 2021) The jealousy of Cain manifested in the murder of his brother Abel is a spirit that is carried through, throughout the Scriptures. We see the fullness of it reaching its apogee with the harlot-the spirit of Babylon who rides upon the beast and drinks the blood of the saints.1 The harlot is a pretended bride. It does not have the intimacy that is derived from oneness with a husband. The harlot pretends to be a bride by engaging in the same sexual acts as a bride might, but her heart remains separate. It is a monetary transaction. It is very much like offering the fruit of your labor in the hope of being acceptable to God. It is the spirit of religion-it is what it is; it is not anything else. Now, as it moves through history, it takes on mass and weight. As I said, the reason it is three sixes (666) is that the matter is established beyond controversy. When the thing arises three times, you ought to know and recognize it after the first time. When you are discerning, when you are ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 147 - Nebuchadnezzar and the Spirit of Babylon.pdf"></A> CAF6671C-7AC0-4E18-BBEF-CA1F39AC001A Wed, 07 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #148: A Tower to the Heavens (Recorded on 08 Jul 2021) We are discussing number two in the series of three sixes-666. The first is the man from earth whose mother declared, "With the help of Jehovah I have brought forth a man."1 We asked the question, what kind of man? And in summary, one who kills the righteous, unto whom his generations are likened unto a serpent, vipers: "You serpents, you vipers who killed the righteous," Jesus said in Matthew, chapter 23, including spilling the blood of righteous Abel.2 They are identified in a hard and fast way with Cain, as a serpent and a viper carrying on the spirit of the serpent who bites the heel of the Son3-that ancient prophecy in Genesis 3:15 that is finally fulfilled in the Book of Revelation, the 13th chapter, and indeed, in the whole of the Book of Revelation. We are chasing down this spirit of the viper that bites the heel of the righteous, manifesting in Cain for the first clear iteration thereof. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 148 - A Tower to the Heavens.pdf"></A> 4C954D96-A238-4D58-9CF4-108947D0D7BF Thu, 08 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #149: 666: Perfecting the Economy of Toil (Recorded on 09 Jul 2021) Let's dive into the third six.1 Cain is the picture of a man out of rest-the sweat of his brow,2 the tiller of the ground. He is not at rest in his relationship with God because, even though he is shown the path of repentance, instead of choosing that, he elects to murder his brother. Which is to do what? It is to do away with the standard and to establish your own standard. So he establishes the standard by which God might be approached as the standard of the works of your hands. Anyone engaged in this economy of the works of your hands labors outside of God's rest. That is why this fourth beast of Daniel, chapter 7,3 is known for controlling your ability to buy and sell; you cannot buy or sell.4 What is the relevance of the mark, the name, and the number, and the placement of one or more of those on the forehead and on the right hand? What is the forehead? Why are the sons of God given ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 149 - 666 - Perfecting the Economy of Toil.pdf"></A> 90EEA945-FE6C-4CDC-93D0-862CCAAD89CC Fri, 09 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400 #150: Calculating the Number of the Beast (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) As we resume our messages on the Book of Revelation, we want to develop further the economies of two kingdoms. Sometimes, things that are true are so obviously in front of us that we do not see them. What is the mark of the beast about, really? It is about economies that are designed for control. It is significant that we put this principle back into the Scriptures, because if we do not, you see, we will do what we have traditionally done; we will interpret things willy-nilly. The alternative to interpreting the Scriptures from within the context of Scripture is to simply make it up as we go along. The strength of that is its logical appeal to the mindsets of people in any given age. So, if we are pulling things out of thin air, the basic proof that we rely on to sell these ideas to the general population is that it is logical; it makes sense to a population at a particular moment in ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 150 - Calculating the Number of the Beast.pdf"></A> 74F12756-4BAF-4E9F-AA7E-8EE4FC4CF05B Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #151: Enmity Between the Seeds (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) With these two economies that we spoke of the last time, let us go back and look at the foundation of these two economies and how they began to affect mankind. Let us go back to Genesis, the 3rd chapter, where God now calls three persons to account. He calls the serpent to account, He calls Eve to account, and He calls Adam to account.1 Before that, this is what God had said to man. This is from Genesis chapter 2, at verse 15. Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die" (Genesis 2:15-17 NKJV). Then God set them both in the Garden and made the two of them-made the woman out of the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 151 - Enmity Between the Seeds.pdf"></A> 282CD682-28DF-4B44-90B0-AB20F7649CBB Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #152: The Forming of Two Economies (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) In declaring enmity between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent, God defined the outcome. So it is not just that there will be continuing enmity, but there was a victory associated with the outcome. It is important to know these things; otherwise, you will be terrorized. This is why it is so imperative that we ground these things in the ancient Scriptures. These are the most ancient of sayings from God. So what, then, is the outcome that God prophesied, contemporaneous with declaring the enmity between the seeds-the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent? He said, "He shall bruise your head."1 God, speaking of the Seed of the woman-calling Him a "˜He'-"He shall bruise your head." That is a statement of utter, thorough, and complete pacification-a military term. When someone's foot is on the head of his enemy, that is the military reference to pacification. You are ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 152 - The Forming of Two Economies.pdf"></A> 43ADD331-DD6C-4D9B-BA18-FE276A05D0E7 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #153: Cain: The First Six (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) Now as we move into the contrasting and inherently conflicting economies of the sixth and of the seventh day in Genesis 4, we will start with the birth of Cain. It says in verse 1, Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, [this is Eve saying] "I have acquired a man from the Lord" (Genesis 4:1 NKJV, comment added in brackets). That is an interesting word, isn't it? "With the help of the Lord I have acquired a man." Let us delve into that for a moment. The word "Cain" (Qayin1 in Hebrew) is related to Kenite and has an affinity with Qanah.2 That is not so much the thing as, "I have acquired a man." This acquisition is quite similar to the name Cain. It is Qanah. In fact, one may readily conflate the two, so "to acquire" and "Cain" are essentially indistinguishable. It means to attain (as in a buyer); to procure, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 153 - Cain - The First Six.pdf"></A> C81275FD-82F3-42E8-8E45-F87BEACA0C49 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #154: Babylon: The Next Two Sixes (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) The man of the sixth day is a reference to an economy of the sweat of the brow. It is underwritten by the torment of fear, and people are brought into it-they are herded into it-by this fear of not having enough. And even when, as in the case of Israel, they were supplied every day for forty years,1 the apathy of their unwillingness to commit to the truth they had lived in for so long, which was meant to reset their mindsets from the slavery of Egypt-which was, quintessentially, the sweat of your brow-they would not enter into the rest of God,2 which really would have been the curative result of having been set free from a mindset of slaves. You see, it is not possible to embrace a relationship of sonship so long as you have the mind of a slave. And if you cannot embrace the relationship of a son, you cannot be given an inheritance. Galatians tells us, in chapter 4, that you must first be a son in order to be an heir.3 ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 154 - Babylon - The Next Two Sixes.pdf"></A> 03A917B4-BC85-4A64-B6AA-93942631DAF7 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #155: The Expression of Antichrist (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) We are continuing to discuss the three sixes-666-of Revelation 13. We are at the point where I have laid out that the man of the sixth day is Cain, looking back even at his name, where his mother declared, "With the help of the Lord I have got me a man," so to speak, "I have brought forth a man."1 The number of the beast is the number of a man.2 The first one called by this designation is Cain. And we saw, in the tension between the man in the sixth day and the man in the seventh day, God's declaration that the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent will be locked in a struggle that is described as enmity. "I will put enmity between your seed," He said to the serpent, "and the Seed of the woman; and He will crush your head." The designation of this conflict is that it will finally be resolved with the crushing of the head of the serpent; but in the process, the heel of the Seed of the woman will be bruised.3 So we know that wherever the two appear, there is ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 155 - The Expression of Antichrist.pdf"></A> 96F7449C-860D-4135-A006-036EBC4E3709 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #156: 666: The Completed Scheme (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) Now we know that in the progression of sixes, he is not talking about six hundred and sixty-six. He is talking about 6, and then 66, and then 666,1 all having reference to an identifying mark of persons comprising of two essential characteristics: 1. The first characteristic is a false claim to being a son of God without being submitted to God. 2. The second characteristic is carrying out living in the economy of the sweat of the brow and carrying out the false hope that you shall be as gods on your own. One cannot simultaneously claim to be of Christ without submitting to Christ, and also live by his own economy. Because the plan from the ages, when God designated it to be so, was that we should live in Christ, ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 156 - 666 - The Completed Scheme.pdf"></A> 93401700-B588-4406-8DDB-06868BAA7AB2 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #157: A Remnant of Israel, Part 1 (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) It should be no surprise to anyone that the Book of Revelation summarizes all of the great themes of the Scriptures, such as: "¢ The Son of God, the assembled Body of Christ, coming to maturity; "¢ The war between the sons of God and the seed of the serpent being brought to a final resolution; ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 157 - A Remnant of Israel Part 1.pdf"></A> E90A2C1D-DE4F-404B-BED6-B98126EE2404 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #158: A Remnant of Israel, Part 2 (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) I wish to delve further into this remnant that will be saved. Now I want to point out that, in the saving of a remnant, God fulfills the promise that all the nations of the earth will be blessed.1 The Jews were initially invited and given the first benefit of Christ. That happened on the day of Pentecost, even after they had crucified Christ some fifty days earlier. But He had been raised from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God. The first message on the day of Pentecost was Peter establishing the truth from the prophetic Scriptures,2 citing David as prophet declaring that "The Lord said (prophetically) to my Lord"-that the Almighty God said to the Lord Jesus Christ: "Sit at My right hand, Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet"' (Acts 2:34b-35 NASB). And in principle part, he was quoting writings, such as Psalm 2, where God was saying to the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 158 - A Remnant of Israel Part 2.pdf"></A> 8621CE43-D902-4062-9044-7171BB0804EC Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #159: A New Song (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) As we continue our study of the Book of Revelation, the 14th chapter, we wanted to look at certain particulars about the remnant saved out of Israel. We have looked already at the fact that they are a company of twelve times twelve times a thousand.1 The Kingdom of Heaven, of course, has as its territorial domains, both heaven and earth: "¢ In heaven, around the throne of God, there are twenty-four elders,2 signifying that the government of God, referenced in the number twelve, functions in both heaven and earth. "¢ ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 159 - A New Song.pdf"></A> 36964B1D-71F3-41C5-876D-1BE28D406652 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #160: The Urgent Gospel (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) We continue to discuss the 14th chapter of the Book of Revelation. Just as a mention, of course, we talked about the one hundred and forty-four thousand as a remnant of Israel, but also from the 7th chapter, we had seen this remnant before, referring to the broader company of the redeemed, the perfect number as it were.1 Beginning at verse 6 in Revelation 14, we see a time of a shift of things. It is a time of judgment in a way that is different from the great white throne of God and that judgment at the end of the age.2 This is the judgment of ripened fruit. This concept is well-established in the Scriptures. On many occasions, Jesus referred to judgment at the end of the age as a harvest, things being ripened. For example, "¢ ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 160 - The Urgent Gospel.pdf"></A> 4B19B545-D6A4-4CC0-90F3-60F75069A855 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #161: Judgment of the Beast (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) We are now resuming our study of the Book of Revelation, the 14th chapter. We are at the point where three angels had been deployed. The first angel preached the everlasting gospel, the urgency of the gospel at the end of the age in light of the cascading of events in human time and in human circumstances.1 The second angel announces a message, and this is not a prophetic message but a decree. The decree is, "Babylon the great is fallen," and we looked at that in terms of both the beast and the woman who rides on the beast.2 We went forward into Revelation 17 just to secure the reference and bring it back. And then the third of the three angels, Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 161 - Judgment of the Beast.pdf"></A> EF8A3A68-C8D1-41BE-8618-724399004F28 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #162: Reaping the Earth (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) Now continuing in Revelation, chapter 14, at verse 14, John said, Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped (Revelation 14:14-16 NKJV). Let us pause there. This is the time of reaping. It will be followed by a similar action but a different result. Just some comments as we go, "a white cloud" and "One like the Son of Man." We see the cloud featuring very prominently in Scripture. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 162 - Reaping the Earth.pdf"></A> A85B9C2C-41D0-4251-A4B2-60DEBB0992A3 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #163: God's Judgments Are Righteous (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete (Revelation 15:1 NKJV). Creation was established to produce the sons of God, a Man in the image and likeness of Christ. That is the fruit of creation. When the earth is harvested, that is what God intends as His harvest of the earth. What about the rest of the earth? Well, first we must understand that the earth will bring forth-the earth has brought forth-two types of harvest: 1. One is a harvest of righteousness and peace. 2. The other is described as a harvest of blood, where mankind, humankind, is both victim and victimizer. And none of that is harvest for the consumption of the Lord. As we saw in the last message, the winepress of the wrath of God is the place where those grapes ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 163 - Gods Judgments Are Righteous.pdf"></A> 65D093F1-0D44-43CB-97AF-68BD9A8C93AD Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #164: The Wrath of God Is Poured Out, Part 1 (Recorded on 01 Mar 2022) Previously in our studies we have seen the seven trumpets, we have seen the seven plagues, and so on. But now we are looking at the seven bowls of the wrath of God, finalizing the judgments upon the wicked in the earth. As I have said, it is inevitable that that which was begun should be concluded. Whether it is what God began or what Satan began, there is an inevitability to the judgments of both. We know, absolutely, that there were certain designated outcomes that would inevitably occur in the end because of how they were set up in the beginning. For example-I have mentioned this before-the theme of the conflict in the world all had to do with the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. God said, speaking to the serpent, "I am going to put enmity between your seed and the Seed of the woman."1 Enmity would be a continual state of war between the two-until-until the end when things are summarized. One of the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 164 - The Wrath of God Is Poured Out Part 1.pdf"></A> BF1BFBD5-3754-4ACD-8A12-27F63CB16B02 Tue, 01 Mar 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #165: The Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of the Woman (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) Now, as we approach the 16th chapter of the Book of Revelation, I want to set some things before you which really have been trailing throughout the entire Scriptures. When we looked at the Book of Genesis, the 3rd chapter, when God confronts the sin of man, and when He confronts the evil one and his part in seducing man to sin, God said, "I will put enmity between your seed (speaking to Satan) and the Seed of the woman."1 I have covered that before, but I want to pull it back again, because so much of what is going on in the Book of Revelation represents the culmination of all things that have sprung from the initial initiation of things.2 In the Garden of Eden, when God speaks to the serpent and says, "I will put enmity," it means that there will be a perpetual state of enmity between what comes from the activities of Satan, which is classified as "the seed," and what comes from the woman, who is typically a person or even a nation. And we begin to see the ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 165 - The Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of the Woman.pdf"></A> 24FB98BF-F49E-4F93-B538-5C87CF87757D Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #166: The Beginning of the Final Judgements (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) As we come to Revelation, chapter 16, we are entering the final stages of mankind's occupancy upon the earth. And as we have said before, "¢ The seed of the serpent represents the culmination of everything that represents the opposition to God. "¢ And the Seed of the woman represents everything that has grown up to fullness in Christ ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 166 - The Beginning of the Final Judgements.pdf"></A> 8613FC94-64A7-4DBD-B423-B467ADFFB3A4 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #167: Words That Produce Death (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) At the end of the last broadcast, we had just introduced the noisome and grievous sore that fell upon those who had received the mark of the beast and had worshiped his image.1 I wanted to point out that, in that reference, there is a direct correlation between these plagues that are coming upon the earth at the end of the age and the plagues that befell Egypt when Israel was amongst them. I digressed at that point and spoke of the silliness of some of the theology and preaching that we have heard before about batteries that power microchips in people exploding and causing these sores. It is nothing like that. These are both practical and symbolic references. I mean, the symbolism ties it into Israel and Egypt, and specifically ties it into the sixth plague of Egypt, where God sent boils and sores upon the Egyptians. I think this is particularly significant because the magicians of Egypt, by then, had been rendered impotent, and they were admitting, "We cannot ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 167 - Words That Produce Death.pdf"></A> D27EA958-EE99-4CC1-AADB-0C5971B717F6 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #168: The Spirit of Deception (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) Let us continue with the fourth angel. By the way, between the third and fourth judgments, the following is said. And I heard the angel of the waters saying: "You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due." And I heard another from the altar saying, "Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 168 - The Spirit of Deception.pdf"></A> 425D4CEA-26B5-4EF1-B9A7-D58E6A1FC0DE Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #169: Armageddon (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet (Revelation 16:12-13 NKJV). There are a number of things that happen here to lead to a great battle. The first is the drying up of the waters, the drying up of the great river Euphrates. This was one of the great rivers that flowed out of Eden and one of the expressions of God's fullness in sustaining the Garden of Eden and sustaining the earth (Genesis 2:10-14). So the river Euphrates, along with the Tigris, formed the cradle of human civilization. The Euphrates being dried up is an indication of the entropy that has come upon the earth by reason ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 169 - Armageddon.pdf"></A> A6B1DD47-DD76-4D24-85CA-6DDB2DA58BAC Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #170: The Spirit of the Prostitute (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) We continue, in the Book of Revelation at this time, chapter 17, to look at the pouring out of the seven bowls of the wrath of God.1 These are final judgments. In that sense, they represent the summation of things since creation-things that have been working through human civilization from the time of creation onward, and now it is the summation of things. You know, a marvelous thing about the Book of Revelation is it introduces the finality of things. One ought to expect that, if the whole Bible and the concept and reality of God makes sense, things that were spoken in the beginning have to have an ending point. And the ending point is not an abrupt ending point. The ending point is when the thing is full, when it has reached its fullness- when everything that was in seed form in the beginning now reaches the full maturity and bears the fruit of what is intrinsically within that which was in a seed form. You would think that people ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 170 - The Spirit of the Prostitute.pdf"></A> EAB578A1-3ABF-4AB9-B68A-31F144032DE0 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #171: The Woman in the Wilderness (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) We wish to drill down into this phenomenon of a false church referred to as a prostitute. We spoke of the spirit of prostitution that has been here with us since the beginning of time, and it reaches its apogee in the end of the age, as part of the concluding events and judgment coming upon it. Let us backpedal from there and now look at this phenomenon in the Book of Revelation. It is so obvious that we do not think nor do we anticipate or expect to see biblical references to things that are commonplace around us. Everyone knows we would have to be living in a cave, and that in a time warp, not to know that church is not what it appears to be. It is rare that anyone goes to church who does not think, "This is not it." But absent of what it is, they will settle for what they are presented. And then there are groups of people, church groups, that one wonders how in God's name could the people continue to be members of those things when they are so ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 171 - The Woman in the Wilderness.pdf"></A> 6B2D1897-A43A-4B2B-9125-FEFED42B5178 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #172: How the Woman Became the Harlot (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) Now we want to undertake one of the most important inquiries: How does the woman in the wilderness who bore the Child-who was taken to God and to His throne-then end up becoming the prostitute who deceives the nations? Well, we find her again in the wilderness. In Revelation 17, John said, So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, [and describes the beast] having seven heads and ten horns (Revelation 17:3 NKJV, comment added in brackets). This makes it unmistakable that she has a position of power in relationship to the global kingdom that crushes and devours the whole earth, and makes war against the saints. When we left her in the wilderness in Revelation 12, the following was said about her. ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 172 - How the Woman Became the Harlot.pdf"></A> 6462F981-1DCF-4D00-954A-E2A3D5CC410C Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #173: The Separation of the Early Church (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) We were talking about how the Kingdom of God was shut up, closed up, against ordinary people early in the history of the church.1 This thing began to appear early, even when John was still alive, and it became rather dominant throughout church history. And it is what caused the woman, representative of those who followed Christ early on, to be divided into: "¢ The faithful servants of the Lord who would continue throughout time, "¢ ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 173 - The Separation of the Early Church.pdf"></A> 6575DCFB-A5B3-4AEE-B7E3-4FB1CC7816AA Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400 #174: The Language of Babylon (Recorded on 01 Apr 2022) I have entitled this fifth message in the series, The Harlot, looking at this great prostitute, "The Language of Babylon." I have done so for a very good reason. I want to demystify how the harlot maintains an hegemony over the people groups-how it continues to vaunt itself up and look like it is all-important, as if it were puffed up like a frog. And it is in the language it uses. Why do you suppose that historic church groups have insisted for a long time on speaking a dead language, Latin? Why do you suppose they crouch biblical inquiries in these impossible-to-pronounce words? Would you ever see Jesus doing that in His sermons? Like His Sermon on the Mount,1 can you hear Jesus engaging in a discussion about convoluted theological things? Would Jesus, for example, explain His return by using language like "the immanence of the eschaton." Eschatology ... <BR><BR><BR><BR>Transcript at <A HREF=" Affairs 174 - The Language of Babylon.pdf"></A> 98A76F81-D291-4826-AF46-D25759B91FB9 Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:00:00 -0400