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Revelation Chapter 14

The Revelation of Yahshua Christ

Chapter 14

XIV 1 And I looked, and behold! The Lamb stood upon Mount Sion, and with Him a hundred forty-four thousand having His Name and the Name of His Father written upon their foreheads. 2 And I heard a sound from out of heaven like a sound of many waters and like a sound of great thunder, and the sound which I heard like lyre-players playing on their lyres. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, and no one was able to learn the song except the hundred forty-four thousand, those having been purchased from the earth. 4 These are they who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are they who follow the Lamb wherever He should go. These have been purchased from among men, a first-fruit for Yahweh and for the Lamb, 5 and in their mouths a lie is not found: they are blameless.

Here we see a vision of the 144,000 that were first mentioned in Revelation Chapter 7. These were those men who men were sealed by Yahweh – kept from the troubles and pollutions of this world and from the wrath that was to come upon the Roman empire, which was the context of Chapter 7, and we see them again here. Some commentators have claimed that these will be the government of the Kingdom of God, however that idea is not found in the text. Others have claimed that these are the Kingdom of God, however it is clear in the text that these are only the first-fruits of those whom He has purchased – the first-fruits of the children Israel and, as it is evident in Chapter 7 at verse 9, they are followed by an innumerable multitude who were clothed in white garments. The promise to Abraham was that his descendants would be an innumerable multitude, as the stars of heaven and as the sand of the seashore, and not a mere hundred and forty-four thousand (Genesis 22:17, 32:12 et al).

In the Book of Job, at 19:25, Job is said to have proclaimed “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth”. Psalm 74:2 is a plea to Yahweh to “Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.” Yahweh is described as the Redeemer of the children of Israel quite often in the prophecy of Isaiah, and also at Psalms 25:22, 49:15, 78:35 and at Jeremiah 50:34 and elsewhere. It is explained in Isaiah Chapter 50 that the Children of Israel, the “peculiar treasure” of God and His possession since the days of the Exodus, had sold themselves into sin, where it says “for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother [meaning the nation as a whole – the wife of Yahweh] put away”.

The meaning of redemption in the New Testament is that God – through Christ – would purchase His people back from their transgression, for which He had long ago put them away Therefore at Luke 1:68 Zacharias is recorded as having said: “Blessed is Yahweh the God of Israel, that He has visited and brought about redemption for His people.” This is the fulfillment of the law of the Kinsman Redeemer, found at Leviticus 25:48-49 and elsewhere in the Old Testament. At Galatians 4:5 Paul states that Yahshua's purpose was “that he would redeem those subject to law, that we would recover the position of sons”, we meaning the children of Israel, whom the Galatians were indeed descended from. Here in the Revelation, although the Greek word used is purchased and not redeemed, that same purpose of the New Covenant is stated once more. In this same manner, Paul told the Corinthians – descendants of Dorian Greeks, the Dorians having also emigrated from ancient Israel – that “ye are bought with a price”, at 1 Corinthians 6:20 and 7:23.

6 And I saw another messenger flying in mid-air, having an eternal good message [or gospel] to announce before those sitting upon the earth and before every nation and tribe and tongue and people, 7 saying with a great voice: “You must fear Yahweh and you must give honor to Him, because the hour of His judgment has come, and you must worship He who has made the heaven and the earth and the sea and springs of water!”

Revelation chapters 14 and 15 are a warning for our present time, this era of self-government and the loosing of Satan from the pit, which we have endured since the French Revolution. This shall be discussed at length with Revelation chapter 20. The Reformation, the diminishing of the papacy, and the decentralization of power in Europe invited all of the social revolutions of the nineteenth century, from the first French Revolution to the Bolshevik, and even into America the social revolutions of more recent decades were orchestrated by the same peoples, the anti-Christ jews, who have been at the root of every single one of them, and conceal as much through the media which they have come to control.

Chapter 14 begins to set the stage for the time of Jacob's trouble, that last period of world history before the Kingdom of Yahweh is finally established. Ever since the missionaries of the post-Reformation period, where there was witnessed the return to the Word of God by a significant number of His people, has the eternal gospel gone out into the entire world, chastising people to repent and to return to the God of the Bible. The time of great trouble which this passage introduces is mentioned in Jeremiah chapter 30, especially verse 7 which says “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”, and again in Daniel chapter 12:1 where it says: “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.” This is the day of judgement, it has already been going on for many decades now, and true Israel shall be delivered. In the 19th and 20th centuries there were several Michaels, among whom were Tsar Nicholas II and Adolf Hitler, and their taking a stand against the beast and against the international merchants of world jewry did indeed cause such a time of trouble.

8 And another, second messenger followed saying: “Babylon the great has fallen, has fallen! She who has made all the nations drink from the wine of the passion of her fornication!”

One message that the original protestants professed, that men must serve God and not mammon, has been distorted. Now many of the protestant denominations, in their gospel of personal enrichment, encourage people to pursue mammon and consider it godly. Here it is announced that Babylon has fallen, and in discussing chapters 17 through 19 it shall be evident that Babylon is multifaceted, a world system centered upon international trade and the political, social and religious systems which facilitate that trade. While Babylon has not yet fallen, here it is announced that Babylon is indeed fallen, as the Scriptures often announce things prophetically, as having already happened even though it is long before the actual events transpire. In this sense Paul said of Yahweh God at Romans 4:17, that He “calls things not existing as existing”, because they shall indeed exist. It is fully evident in our recent history – that of the past century especially, that the global commercial system – particularly the international banks of London and New York – have “made all the nations drink from the wine of the passion of her fornication” by making war with all of those nations which do not join their system of central banks. All of those nations which have resisted the Rothschild-controlled central banking system have either been made to succumb over time, or outright destroyed – such as Tsarist Russia and Nazi Germany. Unto this day, even the arab nations and all the so-called “third world” nations are being forced into this jewish banking system.

9 And another, third messenger followed them saying with a great voice: “If one worships the beast and its image and receives an engraved mark upon his forehead or upon his hand, 10 then he shall drink from the wine of the wrath of Yahweh which is poured unmixed into the cup of His anger, and he shall be tormented in fire and sulfur before the holy messengers and before the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends for eternal ages, and they who worship the beast and its image and one who receives the engraved mark of its name shall not have rest day and night. 12 Thus is the patience of the saints, they keeping the commandments of Yahweh and the faith of Yahshua!”

The “mark” of the beast is not necessarily a physical mark. The people described in Revelation chapter 13, those who were trapped under the power of the papacy – which describes nearly all of the Children of Israel through the later Medieval period – they had no practical choice but to worship the beast, the papacy at that time, in order that they may survive in their communities. However now the power of the papacy has eclipsed, and the nations of Europe have for the most part entered into a period of self-rule, the monarchical powers being diminished, the ancient feudal system being broken, and the parliamentary democracies being established. As the Scripture says in Jeremiah chapter 31, the children of Israel now choose their governors from among themselves. The new god of the nineteenth century is capitalism. The people are no longer compelled to worship the beast, but rather they have every opportunity to seek the Kingdom of Heaven – to seek to live by the Word of God. For those who choose the beast system over Yahweh God, they shall be punished and the smoke of their torment is everlasting. However that does not necessarily mean that they themselves are going to be eternally tormented. The smoke may only serve as an eternal remembrance of the torment, their lack of rest being attributed to their great feelings of guilt.

Revelation chapters 17 through 19 fully elucidate that the beast is related to the world mercantile system, which is controlled by jews. Likewise, bankers, merchants and criminals (such as the Borgias and the de Medicis) rose to the power of the papacy, and many of them were also jews. Therefore those worshipping the beast can only be those who have forgotten God and who have forsaken His commandments in order that they may worship and pursue the rewards of the mercantile system – the rewards of mammon - in the political, social and religious systems which facilitate the conduct of the beast system. And even more so, worship of the beast may have a greater literal meaning. Here it must be mentioned, that the demise of the papacy as an empirical authority over Europe took place in concert with the French Revolution. The French Revolution saw the jew gain an equal citizenship with the Christian in the polity of France, and with Napoleon that circumstance had been exported to the rest of Western Europe. This is referred to as the Jewish Emancipation. This is the final release of Satan from the pit, a process which had actually started three centuries sooner. With this period, a strange new religion began to gain a foothold in Europe: that which is called Secular Humanism.

Secular Humanism is a rejection of the supernatural or any spiritual authority, and therefore it seems to be a revival of the ancient religion of the Sadducees. The Sadducees, not the Pharisees, were the high priests who crucified the Christ (Acts 5:17). Secular Humanism arose from the deism and anti-clericalism of the Enlightenment, the various so-called secular movements of the 19th century, and the acceptance of science as a discipline which may explain existence, as if that idea could possibly have any merit. Secular Humanism is therefore the rejection of God and the ideal guiding philosophy for the international merchant – and it glorifies man, who without God is little but a beast, and promotes him into the position of being his own god. It is truly the worship of the beast. The word secular is from the Latin saecularis, meaning of an age, and therefore it means worldly. The Christian is told to reject the world (i.e. James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 2:6, 12; 10:11; 11:32) because the whole world lies under the power of the evil one (1 John 5:19). Therefore Secular Humanism is an anti-Christ religion, a religion for satan, and it is also the worship of the beast.

Napoleon Emanciptes the Jews

This view of Secular Humanism is not new. The Oxford English Dictionary records the use of the word “humanism” by an English clergyman in 1812 to indicate those who believe in the “mere humanity” (as opposed to the divine nature) of Christ (The Oxford English Dictionary. VII [2nd ed.]. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1989. pp. 474–475).According to Wikipedia, “After the French Revolution, the idea that human virtue could be created by human reason alone independently from traditional religious institutions, attributed by opponents of the Revolution to Enlightenment philosophies such as Rousseau, was violently attacked by influential religious and political conservatives, such as Edmund Burke and Joseph de Maistre, as a deification or idolatry of man.” So we see the rise of the religion which deifies man, right at the same time that we see the diminishing of the tyrannical institutions of Europe – by which is meant the papacy and the monarchies – and also the emancipation of the jew. This is indeed the age of Satan.

Also according to Wikipedia, the anarchist Proudhon (best known for declaring that “property is theft” and a leading figure in revolutionary France) used the word “humanism” to describe a “culte, déification de l’humanité” (“cult, deification of humanity”) and Ernest Renan in L’avenir de la science: pensées de 1848 ("The Future of Knowledge: Thoughts on 1848") (1848–49), states: "It is my deep conviction that pure humanism will be the religion of the future, that is, the cult of all that pertains to man — all of life, sanctified and raised to the level of a moral value.“

13 And I heard a voice from out of heaven, saying: “Write: ‘Blessed are those dead among the number of the Prince who are dying from now on! Yeah’, says the Spirit, that ‘they shall have rest from their labors, for their works follow with them!’”

The use of the phrase “from now on” indicates that there is still a lot of history left in this last age, and it also supports the statement made in these comments above at verses 6 and 7, that this chapter is setting the stage for the last period in the history of this present age. If one dies a Christian in this time, one will indeed be rewarded for one's faith – and rewarded whether one is conscious of it or not, since Christianity is much more than a simple profession. It is a way of life which many of us live regardless of our confession – since the laws of our God are written on our hearts. Many of the children of God behave like perfectly good Christians, but turned off from judaized churchianity, they do not profess to be Christians.

14 And I looked, and behold, a white cloud! And he sitting upon the cloud like a son of man, having upon his head a gold crown and in his hand a sharp scythe. 15 And another messenger came out from the temple crying out with a great voice to him sitting upon the cloud: “Swing your scythe and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because parched is the harvest of the earth!” 16 And he sitting upon the cloud cast his scythe upon the earth and harvested the earth.

The King James Version has the exclamation at verse 15 as “for the harvest of the earth is ripe”, just like the second harvest which follows at verses 17-20. Yet there the Greek word for ripe is ἀκμάζω, which does indeed mean ripe when used of growing fruit. But here in verse 15 it is ἐξηράνθη, a Passive form of the verb ξηραίνω which means to be parched. Something that is parched, cannot be considered ripe, but rather describes something which is withered.

The parched grapes seem to represent those same allegorical tares, from the parable of the wheat and the tares told by Yahshua Christ at Matthew chapter 13. The ripe grapes of the harvest which follows seem to represent the wheat. In the parable of the wheat and the tares, the wheat represent the children of God – the true seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15) who are the descendants of Adam. The tares represent the seed of the serpent - children of the devil – who were planted by the enemy and descended through Cain from the serpent.

17 And another messenger came out from the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp scythe. 18 And another messenger came out from the altar, he having authority over the fire, and uttered with a great voice to him having the sharp scythe, saying: “Swing your sharp scythe and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, because ripe are her grapes!” 19 And the messenger cast his scythe to the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and cast it into the great wine-vat of the wrath of Yahweh. 20 And the wine-vat was trampled outside of the city and blood came out from the wine-vat, as high as the bridles of horses for a thousand six hundred stades.

The ripe grapes represent the harvest of the wheat. As it also does in the harvest of the parched grapes described above, the swinging of the scythe represents the wrath of Yahweh which is manifested in the wars and tumults of this age – which have been far greater than those of previous ages. Christians are promised that they will not suffer greatly in these wars and other disasters, so long as they do not worship the beast.

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