Let’s turn to Genesis chapter one. I want to talk about laying the foundation for the heroes of this generation. We have to go back to the seed and in Genesis 1, after God created all the things, He blessed everything that He created. To be blessed means to be able to increase; to have the ability and strength to increase. And so all of creation was blessed in the beginning to increase. And if you don’t have the blessing to increase, you have a curse to decrease, because God blessed what He created. But in the scriptures He cursed those who refused to follow and to bless His creation. And so in Genesis 1:28, And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. In other words, as man increases upon the earth the plants and animals also increase. It says to replenish the earth and subdue it. Satan’s grave was the earth. He was thrown to the earth and when God came down here there was nothing but total blackness and water covered the earth so that satan had no rest and it was dark. And then God said to man, have dominion over everything that is living. And to have dominion is to have authority over that and to care for it so that it will increase and multiply. Anything that you take care of that God created will increase if you take care of it properly. Proof of that is that if you would take a half dozen pigs and put them in woods somewhere or let them loose and five years later catch them again, they will look like wild pigs. And each generation will look more wild. But you could catch those pigs then and care for them and you could soon bring them back to the way they were when you let them loose. Which is one of the signs that God asked us to have dominion over the animals, and not only did He say to have dominion but He gave them to us for food. And so he gave dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And then He gave us the trees and different herbs for meat too. God gave man dominion over all these things, but when Eve fell and when she rebelled against the command of God not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil that was in the middle of the garden, she gave over that dominion to satan. And so the reason Jesus came as a Son through an earth woman was so that He would be qualified to have authority upon the earth.
One of the main subjects that I hope that you will begin to increase and grow in is the ways of God. There are several things. The first thing is God made the earth and everything in it, including us, for fellowship and His pleasure. And He saw that everything He had done was good and that’s why He blessed it. But when satan took the authority and dominion away from the earth people, then the earth became cursed, because satan is a liar and a thief. He comes to kill, steal and destroy. And that’s what he has done to mankind for six thousand years. And one of the things that the Bible speaks of is that God does not change. He is absolute. He doesn’t change anything that He made or created on the earth. That statement refutes evolution; it comes against our present day science. When I was a boy, for something to be scientific it was proved over and over and over again that it was the same. God does not change, so therefore science is always the same. And you can count on it. But if you want to use science for global warming, you have to use political science. The only way you can prove that global warming exists is to have political science and not the science of creation. Political science you can lie and cheat and steal; you can do a lot of things and get away with it. True science doesn’t change. It will always stay the same. When man became so wicked and polluted by having children upon the earth with fallen angels who were doomed for destruction, God had to send a flood. No, He didn’t have to send a flood. He could have spoken and said, All those that have bloodlines of fallen angels in the human beings fall over dead. And what would happen? They would all fall over dead. But He didn’t do that. Because He can’t change and He gave dominion to man. So what He had to do was to take back the earth. satan wasn’t going to give it to Him, and God gave the authority to mankind. I was tested years ago when I made the mistake of giving a partner all authority in the business. I said, You are now going to be in authority. And God tested me to see whether I would take that authority back. But I didn’t. And I lost thousands of dollars because I gave that authority away, and I had to let it go. Because God works through man on the earth, Noah spent one hundred years of his life centered around redeeming the earth. And the children that Noah had before he started building the ark never got on the ark. We don’t know how many there were, it doesn’t even mention them. But he was married for four hundred years and I imagine they had children, because when they began to build the ark he had three more boys. The boys grew up helping build the ark, and they were the only sons that made it on the ark. Just the three sons and their wives. When it was built all eight of them got on the ark. And that is a perfect example of how God works. That’s the way He is. He doesn’t come down and say, Ok, get out of the way, I’m taking over. No, He always works through somebody because they are the ones that are in authority on the earth, even though the earth is the Lord’s. In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul said that when all the kingdoms of this world are brought back then we are going to hand back all of this creation to the Father that He might be Lord of all things. And so in doing that, we see that God won’t take something back even though He could. He has to work through who He gave it to. Jesus came because His Father wanted back the earth that His Son created. And so He sent His Son in the form of human flesh to redeem the earth.
Now, on the seventh day of creation God hallowed it, or He made it holy. Man’s number in the scriptures is the number six. That represents that mankind will labor upon the earth six days, or six thousand years, like God did in creating. And those six days, one day is to God like a thousand years, and that’s exactly what He did. For each day that He labored, He let man labor one thousand years. So we have a total of six thousand years; four thousand from the time of creation until Christ came, and two thousand years after Christ. And in that period of time we have roughly two thousand years before the flood, and then the last half of the four thousand years He worked with Abraham and the children of Israel to bring forth Jesus through their lineage so that there would be a base on the earth for God to work through; a people who would listen and help Him, or help mankind take back the earth. Jesus came and broke the power of sin and rebellion. Rebellion is what destroys God’s kingdom, so when satan was trying to destroy God’s kingdom he was kicked out. Because satan wanted to always be god, everything that God did, satan had a counterfeit for, one that acted like it was God but wasn’t God. And so we find that in this whole process, God, from the time that man fell, began to build authority upon the earth once again, little by little, until at the very end He would have a people that would be able to take back the earth. And in Revelation chapter 11 there is a verse that says, the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior. That’s at the end. Now when is the end of the end? Well that’s what we’re going to look at.
Exodus 20:8, Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. God gave mankind six thousand years, or six days of labor, and it says, Six days shall you labor, but the seventh day is holy. We know that. But we have to understand that it’s not holy today like it was when I was a boy. When I was a boy, if the car was low on gas on Saturday evening, you didn’t wait until Sunday morning to go get it filled up, because there wasn’t a gas station open. There were no stores open on Sunday. Everything was shut down. And so whatever you wanted to get and use for Sunday you better go get it Saturday. So Dad would always take the car to the gas station and get it filled before Sunday so we could go to church. Because if he didn’t do that and it was low we would either run out of gas on the way there or back, or we wouldn’t go. That was all there was to it because there weren’t any gas stations open. So it says in verse 9-11, Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. He made it holy. And we’ve lost track of that in our society today. If you go to Israel, on their Sabbath, which is Saturday, you won’t buy anything because everything is shut down on that day. Friday evening through Saturday evening is their Sabbath. But after sun goes down Saturday, you can go out and everything will be lit up and the stores will all be open and they go right on. But on their Sabbath they do not have anything open. What does it mean then, for the Sabbath day, to make it holy? It means that Sunday, or our Sabbath day, is God’s day. And you will do no work. Six days mankind labors, the seventh day, God is in charge. Now what does that mean? The earth is going to last seven thousand years. We have completed six thousand years. That means that we should be in the process of the transfer, if not completed, that God is in charge for the next thousand years. If we knew exactly when the six thousand years are up we could say, this is the day that it is now the Sabbath day and man’s work will not count anymore. Only what the Lord does. Six days shall you labor, and I’ve hallowed the seventh day, and you will not work. Man’s work was six days, I rested on the seventh day, and you’re going to rest too. So at least I’ll have one day, or, one thousand years so that no one will work and I don’t have to put up with the works of man for one thousand years.
I want to show you something in Exodus 20:24, An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burn offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: God required them, because of their sin, to give to offerings. One is a burnt offering, which is, you die to yourself because your self is wicked. When you want things, you become like satan. That’s why David in the 23rd Psalm said, The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. What David was saying here is that when I go before the Lord and the priest offers a burnt offering, then I will not want, so that I keep the sin out of my life. When we want, we begin to become crafty and find ways to get what we want, which brings us into the realm of sin and separation between God and us. After you make a burnt offering, which is a death to ourselves and life in God, then you make a peace offering. When you come to the place that you submit to the living God, the Creator, and you don’t want, then you’re at peace with God and then you can have fellowship with Him. Most people pray their wants to God and there’s no peace between them. And then it says in the end of Exodus 20:24, in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. So God will meet you in that place. Verse 25, And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. What is hewn stone? It is stone that is shaped by man. If you lift up one tool upon it you’ve polluted that stone. That’s how wicked our labor is before God. If you make an altar, take that stone and all you do is set it up on top of one another to make an altar, but don’t you touch it as far as trying to shape it. God doesn’t accept our labor, because it’s wicked. It’s polluted. And so, when we try to help God, we pollute it. In the beginning it wasn’t, but when man fell they became rebellious. God does not accept anything that is rebellious. I remember asking the Lord one time, Lord, take this thing from me. And he spoke to me almost as soon as the words were out of my mouth, I can’t because I created you that way. But what He can do is give me power to overcome it. And that’s what He does. That’s why He doesn’t change, and you don’t change unless it’s done by His power. You can’t change yourself, because your ways are evil and corrupt. And so, the heroes in Hebrews chapter 11 that we often look at are those who were qualified by allowing God to change them. That is, they realized that their own labor was not accepted by God. Only what He initiated and what He said needs to be done is accepted by God.
Let’s look in 1 Corinthians 3. It would be good to read the whole chapter if you’re not familiar with it, but we’ll start in verse11, For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. You can’t build the hope of having eternal life on anything other than the foundation which is Jesus Christ. There is no other god, there is no other way to make it to heaven, there is no other way to be eternally with the Creator except that foundation. Today the church thinks there are many ways to make it to heaven. There isn’t. There is only one, and that foundation is Jesus Christ. Verse 12, Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Alright, the foundation that we are to build on is eternal values and promises. To get and to be able to experience eternal life someday with the hope of it, the only way you can have that is to build on the premise that God is going to show you how and what to do, and those things you do that He says will be eternal and will last. It’s like gold, and it’s like silver and precious stones; if you put them in the fire they can withstand the fire. If you heat up gold, there is something that the dross brings to the top out of that gold. What is it? It’s arsenic. They have a little saying, don’t drink the kool-aid. Well, back years ago there was a cult that saw their time was done and the leader made them all drink kool-aid with that arsenic in it and they all died except those that acted like they drank it but didn’t. They’re the ones that made it through. And so fire purifies the gold and takes out the poison, one of the deadliest poisons to man. So we have silver, gold, and precious stones. Now the wood, the hay and the stubble can all be burned up. The reason they have these six different things, verse 13 says, Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. So when God comes to you and tests your works, if you have works that are eternal, things like gold, silver and precious stones, they’ve gone through the fire and they’ve been purified. But for wood, hay and stubble, what happens to that if you put it in the fire? It burns up and it’s gone. Now this wood hay and stubble is labor from your fallen state that is polluted. God doesn’t like pollution. If I would come to your house and back up my manure spreader to your patio door that was open, and just spread a little bit of pollution in your house, before I would get done the police would be there and you would be trying to have me hauled off to jail. That’s the way it is with God. He doesn’t want pollution in His premises. So He’s made a way for us to get rid of the pollution. Verse 14, If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. And that reward is the promises of eternal life. Verse 15, If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Well now, how is that going to happen? If he just does physical carnal work, and all that stuff is going to be burned up, but the one that labored can be saved by fire. How would you get saved by fire? If you allow the wood, hay and stubble in you, that is the works of man to be burned up in you, so that you no longer have a desire to do the works of man’s polluted wantings, then you would have the pollution gone so that you could enter into God’s kingdom. Now, that opens a whole can of worms because most people that are saved just say a little something and think they’re saved. No, unless the fire of God comes and burns up your wood, hay or stubble, the works that you have done in the past, and you change to do the works of God, you haven’t had anything happen to you. You can’t be saved until that revival fire hits your being and burns up your works of the past. We used to call it having a revival; a revival of fire that will burn up the works that are in me so that I might receive the works of God so that it’s not polluted. If the fire doesn’t come the pollution stays. But if the fire comes and burns up all the pollution it purifies you so that the presence of God can come in you and not be polluted. But that doesn’t happen today very often. There were two disciples who walked with Jesus after He was raised from the dead but they didn’t recognize Jesus in His new state. They were talking and as they walked along they talked about this Jesus. And then Jesus disappeared and it says their eyes were opened and they said, that was Jesus. Did not our hearts burn within us? Yes! That’s because He defeated sin and death and then because God is a consuming fire Jesus now has the blessing of the Father to have that fire released to burn within us. Now, it also says in the last days, that Elijah will come. What is Elijah known for? Fire that burns up the wicked. And so in the last days there’s going to be a people who have revival fire in them to burn up the works of man that they might be saved. Without that revival fire they are still polluted. That’s why in Revelation chapter 1 when John describes Jesus, He has fire in His eyes, He has fire in His feet, He has fire all around Him. And it was fearful for John to see Jesus with all this fire. But that’s who He is now. He’s not sweet baby Jesus in the manger. He’s Jesus that walks with fire in His eyes and He’s ready to burn up your sin within you so that you can be saved. And then you won’t have the desires of this world, but have the desires of heavenly things because you are going to be born into the heavenly things. And he doesn’t want you polluted, going from this world into His heavenly places without being purified. And the purification, that’s what Paul is saying right here, you will be saved even though all your works are burned up. You can be saved by fire. God has a lot of work to do in this nation.
Some of you know I have raised goats. And I’ve had sheep, I’ve had cows, I’ve had horses, I’ve had chickens, I’ve had pigs, I’ve had dogs and cats. It doesn’t matter what it is, there’s a problem. When you go walking in the woods, or in brush or tall weeds, what do you look for when you come out? Ticks. What do ticks do? They stick their head inside your skin and start sucking the blood out and live on your blood. They get fatter than a butterball when they are full grown. I’ve seen them on dogs where they are bigger than a pea. They live off of other living things. What are they called? A parasite. You want to get that tick off because it can give you Lyme disease. Goats can have ticks, lice, mange, or fleas, and then on the inside they can have worms and they can have mites in the blood stream. And then you can have diseases that the body has to fight. And if that animal gets too many parasites internally or externally or both, they rob the nutrition that body needs. That animal can still have flesh on it, not look that bad, but he becomes so anemic that he has no energy and in a few days he dies and you didn’t know what happened. When I first had goats, a goat person told me, I don’t want to discourage you but when you get started raising goats you have to understand something; you’re going to lose goats until you learn how to take care of them. You take care of them by putting poison on the outside to kill all of the parasites, you put poison in their food to kill all of the internal parasites. One of the things they put in the feed that a goat can eat is copper sulfate. It’s poison. But a goat can stand more poison than any other animal. If you would feed that copper sulfate to a lamb they would die because they can’t stand it. But a goat, you look at the feed label and the higher the content of copper sulfate, the better it is because it kills the internal bacteria and the internal parasites. Now any successful farmer knows they have to be aware of external parasites. You have to get the proper remedy to destroy the parasites or they won’t produce and could even die. This summer I saw a fox that had about half its hair off because of the external parasites on it. This fall I saw him and he had less hair yet. It was late fall and he was so anemic that his hind legs wobbled when he trotted. He couldn’t trot very fast but he just wobbled as he went, and I haven’t seen him since. The reason is that he became so anemic that he more than likely died. I don’t expect to see him this spring. He couldn’t make it through the winter. He couldn’t go out and eat, he didn’t have any hair to keep him warm and I’m sure that he froze to death.
Now, why am I talking about a goat and parasites? Our nation has been anemic for several years, in that we have parasites that live off of those who are laboring to produce. A parasite lives on other people. They don’t work, don’t do anything but they suck our economy dry because they are parasites. And if they were on my animals I would take poison and destroy them. Well what is the Lord going to do with all the parasites in our nation? We have hundreds of thousands of parasites in our nation and some of them even call themselves Christians. What is God going to do with them? Will they be in heaven, or won’t they? Well, I can’t answer that, but God can. In Matthew 25:14 Jesus describes the kingdom of heaven when He says, For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, The kingdom of heaven, which is where we want to go, this is what it is like: who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. We’re the servants of God. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. So in other words, he gave one person this job to do, he gave another person another job to do, and he gave another person another job to do, because they had the talents, or the ability, to do it. Verse 16, Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. He doubled his wealth so when his master came back he could say, look, I have twice what I had before that you gave me. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. So this guy had the same thing happen to him. He doubled what God gave him. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. In other words, the one that gave them the money came back, and he was going to deal with the people he gave money to. Verse 20-21, And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. That’s what it’s like in the kingdom of God. Isn’t that great? You labor for Him and He sees you are like what he commissioned, that is, to multiply, increase and expand, and take care of the things he wanted taken care of, and he saw that you not only took care of it but you doubled it. He said, you know what? I’m going to increase you. I’m going to give you many things to take care of so you can really multiply my kingdom. And you have a special place in it. Verse 22, He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. Now, he didn’t have as much gifting as the other one, but he still had gifting. Verse 23, His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Wow. One didn’t have near as much talent as another, but he still doubled what he could do. And guess what happened. His lord was happy with him. He said, you know what, since you’ve been faithful over these few things that I gave you I’m going to give you a lot of things to be in charge of. And then he said, enter into the joy of the Lord. You’re my partner. You are going to labor with me because what I do will bring you joy. That’s why my goal is when the Lord comes back to be able to take His hand and let Him lead me into the promised land, where I can spend all of eternity with my Lord. And that’s what He says He’s going to do. Now verse 24-25, Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. I’m giving you back your talent because I didn’t spend it, I just saved it for you. Verse 26, His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant. What does slothful mean? Lazy. Could you put in there, a parasite? Must be a parasite because he didn’t make any money. How does he live? He lives on someone else. Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. If you don’t do anything with the talents God has given you He’s going to take them away and give them to somebody else, because they will fulfill what He wants done. Even if you can only do a small part, if you’re not doing anything He’s not going to give you anything and what does it say? Verse 30, And cast you out the unprofitable servant into outer darkness where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. That’s what the kingdom of heaven is like. That doesn’t sound like sweet little Jesus to me. But it is. The first two, they worked and they labored, and He said, You did a good job. Enter into the joy, My home, called heaven. And the next one came, and He said, good job, enter into My place in heaven. And the third one came who was fearful, he was afraid he might lose it, so he hid it and brought it back. And Jesus called him wicked because he didn’t have faith that what God gave him would increase. That’s pretty sobering, isn’t it?
Now, we want to get back to the thousand years. Let’s go to Revelation 20:1-3, And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. Now what is that? What does that describe? It describes the seventh day. He’s going to have a thousand years where satan and his wicked people will be bound, and they will do no work. They’ll have no authority upon the earth. They may be alive, they may be having children, because it says that the wicked will continue to do wickedly. I don’t know if they will be there or not, but they won’t have any place of dominion and authority. None. Just look what the devil is doing right now. He’s stirring up all of the parasites that are losing because God said He’s going to pull the mountains down (Isaiah 40:4). Then in verse 4-5, And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. Not everyone in the first resurrection will come out of the ground. Only those that are going to sit on thrones and rule with Christ. And those are the people that got in the stream, the Ezekiel 47 stream, which is the eternal church. Which is Hebrews 11. Those are the heroes of God that obeyed God and forwarded His desire to loosen man from their fallen state. Step by step we come to this end, to where we are today. And there’s going to be more heroes in this time period than all the time periods before. Because there is an army (Joel 2) that there has never been one like it and never will be one like it again, that will move the kingdom of satan to silence. Their work will cease and be bound for a thousand years. What we are seeing in the United States now is the mountain, which represents authorities over nations, being torn down so that those that are wicked on this mountain will be silenced. Their works will be burned up and that’s exactly what’s happening. They’re forfeiting the works of the past eight years just in itself, and the people who are parasites are screaming to high heaven because they’re being removed from living off of other people.
Now, how are we going to remove the parasites today? Well, when Jesus came, John says that He came as a light to man, but that man did not recognize the light, and they won’t recognize the light here except for some, and those who do recognize the light will come out of darkness and come into that light. But satan, who is darkness, must flee when light comes. So if you have Jesus in your heart in this thousand years, those that are wicked have to stay away from you, because there will be no sin activity in that thousand years, because God is going to have a thousand years of rest. So those that have Christ in them, the light of eternity in them, will silence the wicked without doing anything. The parasites will feel that light and run. And in that way, you won’t have to do any work. You will rest too. But the light that is in you will do its work, and that is drive darkness away. Isn’t that neat? Doesn’t the scripture say that? Light drives darkness away? That’s how it’s going to be done. If you have the light of God in you, and you’re anchored, the soul is anchored in faith in God and unmovable, darkness cannot touch you. It’s when you doubt and become fearful that the enemy tries to come in.
Revelation 20:6, Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. The second death is that those that are wicked will be thrown into the bottomless pit and they will be gone and never heard from again. All of their labor will burn up, and because their labor is burned up their soul has no power. Their soul will never be remembered again. Verse 7-8, And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. A lot of people talk about Gog and Magog and having a great war and everything, but that war isn’t going to be for another thousand years. And that’s why people that try to study the Bible without the knowledge of God in their hearts have to write a new book every fifteen years, because it’s so outdated they have to catch up on all the current events and try to put that in perspective again with what they thought they had before. While we’re still looking at the thousand years, let’s look at verse 9, And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. When it’s all over, the saints are together in one spot and the wicked come to wipe them out and Elijah’s fire comes down and burns all the wicked up. That’s it. Verse 10, and the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. All those that have advanced God’s kingdom in this eternal church, the heroes of faith, not of works but of faith, those are the ones that are going to spend a thousand years and the rest are going to have to stay in the grave, and when they get ready to put the wicked in the pit which is the second death, those that are in the thousand year reign won’t be affected because over the course of time they’ve already been judged and proven worthy to walk in great power.
So let’s go now to Deuteronomy 32:22, God is talking about the wicked here, For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, God is going to destroy every person in hell. And shall consume the earth with her increase, In other words, all of the increase from wickedness will be destroyed in that time when it’s transferred from six years of man working to the seventh year of God doing it by His Spirit. When God speaks to someone regarding the seventh year, He doesn’t say you will do this, He says, you will see this. You will see this happen. That’s because it’s not going to be because of your work. The reason He’s doing that is because then people will see it and they will say this has to be God and not man. …and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. Or the foundation of the wickedness in high places and governmental officials. What are the hills then, if the mountains are going to be burned up and all of their labor? Well the hills are the parasites that live off of the government. Those that are parasites will also be destroyed so that they have no power and no say so to do anything. And right now the battle is hot for the burning up of the wicked that they no longer have any power. Within a year or two you won’t see what you see now, because it will be burned up. Their power to do anything will be totally destroyed and it will be God that’s doing it. Because we have a president that you can’t say is Billy Graham. He is not Billy Graham who was a great evangelist that spread across the country and across the world. No, he’s not, but he is an agent of God doing a work and he’s closer to heaven than most people in the church today. Because God gave him some talents and he’s doing something about it. And those that back him will become stronger and those that oppose him will be burned up so that their power is worthless and nobody will pay any attention to them. They’ll be the poor on the streets because nobody will feed them. Let me tell you another thing. Jesus said, you think I’ve come to bring peace. O yes! Peace, Peace. He said, I didn’t come to bring peace. I came to bring a sword to divide My children from the parasites. I want My children strong therefore the parasites have to go. The internal worms have to be removed. I don’t want anything that drains you from operating in full power and authority so therefore I’m going to take My sword and divide you from your family. Those that want to cause you to not inherit eternal life. Deuteronomy 32:32 then, For their vine is the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: Their vine is the vine of Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus is our vine, and He feeds us with life and when we produce fruit, its fruit that brings life. But for the wicked, their vine is the vine of Sodomites, which is men loving men, women loving women, and the like. The fruit of their works is grapes of gall and bitterness. Verse 33, Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
Let’s go to Daniel 12. Sometimes it’s very difficult for us to understand all the prophesies that are given. Daniel will be one of those who will be in the thousand year reign. He was a man that was loved by God because He just did what God wanted, right in the midst of the heathen and the wickedness that was there. It’s amazing how he was able to do that. But he prayed all of the time. Let’s start with verse 1, And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. So at the end, all those who want God are going to be delivered from the wickedness of satan and his grip. Verse 2, And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; Those that are wise are going to see like the noonday sun. And they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Those that turn many to righteousness are going to be in a place like the stars in heaven. There won’t be the movie stars that are half naked or less than that, they will be the stars who are clothed in the righteousness of the almighty God. Now, they are going to be stars for ever and ever. That’s a long time. Verse 4, But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: So now he’s going to tell us what the time of the end is going to look like. Many shall run to and fro. Last week I was in downtown Chicago and thousands upon thousands were going to and fro. Millions and millions of dollars worth of cars were going down the road everywhere. Five lanes one way. They were going to and fro. And then, not only that, we were driving along and there came the planes, one after another. They were running to and fro. In the air like a bird, on the ground, it’s amazing. And millions of pounds are being held up, tons are being held up by air. Just air. And knowledge shall be increased. When is knowledge going to be increased? Every four years it doubles, something like that I’ve heard. Knowledge is increasing so fast but I’m sorry to say that people are getting dumber. The more knowledge is increased the dumber they become because they think they know everything. They don’t need God. But they do. I’d say then that the end is here. Verse 5, Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. What is that river? That’s the eternal church that flows from the throne of God. It’s the will of God and you have to get in that river. That’s the Ezekiel 47 river. Verse 6, And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, That was you or me maybe, if you’re in that river. There was a man on each side of the river and they spoke to the man on the river and said, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto the heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; Now, those that are in the river know what’s going on. But those on the side of the river want to know when it is. And when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. Alright, when God is able to scatter all across the world the power of God, the end will come. Verse 8, And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. That’s the way it’s always been. Those that are in the will of God know what’s going on, because if they didn’t know what’s going on they couldn’t do what needed to be done. That’s part of when Jesus said that the lord came and told this man, you did a good job. You gained 5 more talents. Now you have ten talents. Enter into the joy of my kingdom, because we’re going to really do a lot of things. And you can’t know joy if you don’t know what’s going to happen. So the wicked are going to do wickedly and they will just keep on, and they’re not going to understand anything. Their hearts are hard and they aren’t going to be able to do anything. But those that are in the presence of God will know what is going on. Now, verse 11, they kept wanting to know, when is this going to happen. When!? Well, he tells them. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away... Now, the daily sacrifice was taken away when the second temple was destroyed, and that was 70 AD. …And, the abomination that maketh desolate set up. So there are two things that have to happen. One is, the temple has to be destroyed, and that was destroyed in 70. And the other one is, the abomination that makes desolate set up. And I always used to wonder, when is the desolation going to be set up? The first time I went to Israel was in the 90’s, and I was on the temple mount and I stood there looking at the dome that was made, the moslim dome that was set upon the rock that the temple was built on. And I said, satan always wants to try to take over what God says is His. And as I was standing there looking at it, I heard the Spirit speak to me and say, that is the abomination of desolation. And I said, You’re right, it is. The Creator, His presence is desolate on this rock and allah has taken it over; the agent of satan has taken it over, and he has made this place desolate. Now, from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolation set up. The set up time, I have two dates. One date states it at 691 and the other one at 690. And one of those two, and I don’t remember which, was scratched on the foundation of the mosque. But we don’t know if that was the foundation when it was put, or whether it was the date of completion. But from the time that it was set up and the sacrifices removed and desolation set up on that spot, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. If you take 690 and add 1290, you have 1980. So we have one figure that is 1980. And then it says, Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. So if you take 1335 days and add it to 690, it comes out 2025. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days. I’ve sat on this for twenty years, what the Lord showed me, and I am several steps closer to believing that those dates are accurate. Look at what has happened to this country in the last eight years alone. And now look at what’s happening from the time that President Trump took office. It’s flying at warp speed, what God is doing. And I guess I’m still like the ones on the side of the river saying, when is all this going to happen? But this very well could be the dates within the error of knowing when the dome was actually put up and I can’t tell you what that is. It could be twenty more years, it could be less. It could be these dates are accurate. But I know that God began in 1980 to stir people to begin to be trained to bring the transition from the six days of labor to the thousandth year of rest. In 1980 it began. I know that. That’s what makes me believe it was 690 and that means that by the year 2025 the end of the world is not. But what is is the end of man laboring and getting anywhere. It will be done by the Spirit, and in fact in Zechariah 4 verse 6 it says that building the house of God will not be done by might, nor power, but by His Spirit. Therefore for you to function in this thousand year reign, you have to function out of the seven eyes, or the seven spirits of God. There isn’t any other choice. Because the only way you can see in heaven is through the seven eyes. If we’re going to rule and reign in the heavens with Christ for a thousand years it will be pretty important to have the seven senses that you need to be able to accomplish what needs to be done. And so, I can’t stand up here and say, I know this is when it is. But my heart is very excited about those dates. I don’t know the day or the hour, but it says right there, the days, and days can be years, and a day can be a thousand years.
So we have a labor not by works of man but by the Spirit of God. And we are in the middle of that process right now, of pulling down the mountain and we are seeing the spirit of the Creator moving in this nation like it’s never happened before. And everybody can say, without any other qualification, that mankind cannot come against the powers of wickedness that we have seen in this nation for the last several years and be able to withstand it except that someone was commissioned by God. The word was put in him to accomplish a particular task, such as draining the swamp and destroying the power of labor so the fire that tests every man can come and burn up your labor of man so that you can be saved. That will be the end time revival that everybody is waiting for. It’s not going to be like they think where they get raptured out. No, the fact is, that God says, let the weeds grow with the righteous, and at the end, it doesn’t say to go in and pluck out the grain, it says, go in and get the weeds out first and then we’ll harvest the crop. God’s going to have a church without spot, wrinkle, or blemish. He doesn’t want a polluted heaven. There will be no manure spreader in heaven. There will be great joy, because the enemy that tries to destroy everything that God wants to do will be done with and over. And all those that thought satan was so great and that allah was so great and that buddah was so great won’t think it’s so great at that time, because the only foundation is Jesus Christ for you to build upon. There is no other foundation.