Friday, September 29, 2023

Commentary: Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged!

by Guy C. LaMar

I work with Sunday-go-to-meeting church people – of the Baptist and the Church of Christ. And I have to listen to them every day.

As they talk about everybody. As they judge everybody. As they judge each other.

It’s dawned on me – these church-going people of the Baptists and the Church of Christ are a type of modern-day Pharisees and Sadducees! At least here in the Bible Belt of the southern US.

Personally, they are two of the most unpleasant groups of Sunday-go-to-meeting church people to be around.

It truly boggles my mind how they both belittle, attack and judge people.

The Church of Christ thinks that anyone who drinks an alcoholic drink is a sinner. And, the Baptists think that anyone who drinks an alcoholic drink is a drunkard.

It reminds us of how our Lord Jesus Christ was looked upon and called a glutton and a drunkard!  Because He drank fermented wine.

The Pharisees and Sadducees magnified everything so intensely and so extremely – everything became a sin.

The people from the Church of Christ – in their grievous misunderstanding of Romans 14:23 – announce that if it’s a sin unto you, then it’s a sin. And, I explain to them, yes it is – because you have made it so! But that does not mean that it’s necessarily a sin to the LORD God.

They have called me a legalistic. Because I explain to them what the definition of sin is according to the living word of God.

“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” – 1 John 3:4.

Sin is defined as the breaking of God’s Law. Not Jewish law.

Our Lord Jesus was accused of breaking the Jewish law. But, He did not break God’s Law.

The judgmental Jews had entwined their laws with the living Law of God – thus making their laws on the same level as the Law of God.

Sadly, this is the same manner within the Baptists and the Church of Christ.

This world’s so-called Christian churches are but daughter churches to the Roman Catholic Church – the “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” – Revelation 17:5. They are all under the spiritual influence of Satan the devil.

Whether you agree or not – that is a fact.

Baptist and Church of Christ churches are but man-made churches with man-made ideologies and traditions. They are false churches. They preach and teach a false Christ. And, being a part of those church groups is the same as going to a “’ synagogue of Satan, who say they are [the chosen people] and are not, but lie ─ ’” – Revelation 3:9. And, Satan the devil is the father of lies.

Sadly, these groups are biblically illiterate and base their ideologies and doctrines upon the ideologies and doctrines of men. They reject the living truth of God for the fluffy religiosity that they teach and promote as “feel good” stuff. Which has no basis in the living truth of the Eternal One.

As a servant and minister of God’s Church, I refuse to accept or brush away without rebuke such utter works of darkness, nor accept their followers as “Christians.” Because they are certainly not true Christians.

It is the likes of these same types of people in the time of our Lord Jesus Christ that had our Lord Jesus falsely arrested, illegally tried, and ultimately murdered!

They cast judgment stones on the living truth of God! To accept and follow them is the same as accepting and following our physical and spiritual enemy – Satan the devil.

Strong words – but truth.

Accepting and following such false religions is the same as breaking the FIRST and SECOND of the Ten Commandments – “’ You shall have no other gods before Me’” and “’ You shall not make for yourself a carved image ─ any likeness of anything … you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, …’”

And we are told by the Apostle James – through the Spirit of God – “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.” □

Additional things to think about...

Commentary: X-MasI've been told by many people that I interpret the Bible one way, and they interpret the Bible another way.
Commentary: The Anointing of ClothsJust after the New Testament Church of God was built, the apostles and the evangelists continued the HEALING OF THE SICK, as well as preaching the true gospel!
Commentary: A Silent ExterminationWe all NEED to recognize the evil works of Satan the Devil within our own nation!

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Letter to our Friends - September 27, 2023

The Word of God, The Truth of God, and the Plan of God

P.O. BOX 6458

Leonard V Johnson

Dear Brethren and Friends in Christ Jesus:

Greetings from Spring Hill, Florida.

We pray that you had a most spiritually uplifting Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement. For this Feast of Trumpets, I traveled with our brethren to High Point, North Carolina, and heard a wonderful message ─ our spiritual growth and how to prepare for the kingdom of God.

Here are some notes I took from that message –

What do God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ see in us when They look down upon us!? We went over why we had gathered together – from the Book of Numbers 29 –

“’ And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work. For you it is a day of blowing the trumpets.’” – vs. 1.

Kingdom Parables

Our spiritual growth process – Matthew 25 – ’ Then the kingdom [from] heaven shall be likened to …’ We all hope and pray that we hear the glorious words from the LORD God, ’ Well done, good and faithful servant.’ Reminding us to always be ready!

Reading from 2 Peter 3 – “Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.” – vs. 14. Without spot and blameless - meaning repentance.

We covered multiple Scriptures reminding us to hold fast and repent –

The words of our Lord Jesus – ’ Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.’ – Revelation 3:3.

Reading from the New Jerusalem Translation he covered Luke 12 –

“’ See that you have your belts done up and your lamps lit. Be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks. Blessed those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. In truth I tell you, he will do up his belt, sit them down at table and wait on them. It may be in the second watch that he comes, or in the third, but blessed are those servants if he finds them ready. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time the burglar would come, he would not have let anyone break through the wall of his house. You too must stand ready, because the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.’” – vs. 35-40.

And, in conjunction – Matthew 24:42-51.

Turning to Matthew 8 – “ … ‘Assuredly, I say to you [speaking to the crowd that was following], I have not found such great faith [the faith of this Roman centurion], not even in Israel! And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom [from] heaven. But the sons of the kingdom [speaking of the kingdom of Satan the devil] will be cast out into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ – vs. 10 - 12.

Matthew 8:11 is proof – from the living words of Jesus Christ – that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob will be – someday – in the kingdom of God! The kingdom of God! But right now, they aren’t.

He covered with us that fact that the kingdom of God can be compared to a mustard seed, ’ which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, …’ – Luke 13:18-21.

He again stressed the point to be ready, to hold fast and repent – covering 1 Thessalonians 5 –

“For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ …” – and certainly as Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain proclaimed, “Peace for our time!” – “ … then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day [the Day of the Lord] should overtake you as a thief. You are all [children] of the light and [children] of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.

Therefore LET US NOT SLEEP, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk [surely speaking of spiritual drunkenness, as in Revelation 17:5-6; 18:3] are drunk at night.

But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the BREASTPLATE OF FAITH AND LOVE, and as A HELMET THE HOPE OF SALVATION. For God did not appoint us to wrath [and certainly not to protest with signs in the streets of our cities], but to obtain salvation THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, who died for us, that whether we wake [wake from this spiritual darkness] or sleep [continue to sleep in spiritual darkness], we should live together [someday] with Him.

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.” – vs. 3-11.

Asking the question – “Are you offering support – even if you’re not receiving support?”

And finally, he covered one of the great meanings behind why we celebrate the holy Feast of Trumpets – the resurrection trumpet!

“For this we say to you by the word [and authority] of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep [in other words, dead in Christ]. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven [the atmosphere] with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and WITH THE TRUMPET OF GOD [speaking of the SEVENTH TRUMPET]. And the dead in Christ will rise first. … Therefore comfort one another with these words.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18.

Also, Romans 8:16-25.

“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven [the atmosphere], saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord [God the Father] and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’” – Revelation 11:15.

Let us, dear brethren, go to Him “as to a living Stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, and being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” – 1 Peter 2:4-5.

The Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day

The Feast of Tabernacles will begin at sunset on the 29th of September and continue until sunset ending the Last Great Day which is October 7th in 2023.

Everyone, if you are able, is welcome to attend and observe with us the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Depending on the number of people - Services are planned to be held at the Logsdon Community Center. Its address is 2400 Friendship Dr. Owensboro, Kentucky 42303. Of course, this location could change. Be sure to inquire.

If you have yet to let Minister Michael C. Garrett know you are attending, please do not delay. Please send Minister Michael C. Garrett an email letting him know at

Suggested Sabbath Day Service

Here is our suggested Sabbath day service for our scattered brethren and friends around the world:

• TWO songs of praise. (our songbook, The Bible Hymnal, is suggested, there are some Instrumental Accompaniment to the Bible Hymnal available on our website).
• Opening prayer.
• Announcements – from the deacon or pastor.
• Sermon – from the pastor or guest speaker. The one suggested for this week is “The Feasts of the LORD” which Minister Leonard Johnson gave on the 4th day of the Feast of Tabernacles ’20. (which was one of my first public sermons).
• Closing song.
• Closing prayer.

Here is a suggested 1st day of the Feast of Tabernacles service for our scattered brethren and other interested people:

• TWO songs of praise. (our songbook, The Bible Hymnal, is suggested, there are some Instrumental Accompaniment to the Bible Hymnal available on our website).
• Opening prayer.
• Announcements – from the deacon or pastor.
• Sermon – from the pastor or guest speaker. The one suggested “The Love of God” which Minister Leonard Johnson gave as guest speaker at The Independent Christian Church of God on 1.16.21.
• Closing song.
• Closing prayer.

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Some World News In Relation To Biblical Prophecy

The United Nations – just held a two-day summit that ran through September 26th – encourages world leaders to accelerate their implementation of the UN Agenda 2030! (See: Activist Post - United Nations Marks Halfway Point to Agenda 2030 with Sustainable Development Goals Summit).

Many so-called Christians continue to teach and proclaim that there will be a ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT before the glorious and powerful return of our Lord Jesus Christ! To be frank – they get this from “a series of books which were written about a couple of decades ago called the Left Behind series. They were a series of 16 books – bestselling religious fiction novels from 1995 to 2007. The authors were Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. … And the theory behind these books – and I got this from Wikipedia – ‘is dealing with Christian dispensationalism in the end-times.” And it “is a Christian eschatological [a study of end-time prophecy] interpretation of the Biblical apocalypse.’ And these books appear to reflect the actual worldwide view of millions of Americans, including many prominent conservatives.” 1

There is no prophecy within God’s living word of a prophesied “one-world government” coming together before the return of our Lord Jesus! The only ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT that is coming is the kingdom of God! Be sure to read Minister LaMar’s Commentary – A One Ruling Government Is Coming!

As true Christians, we are to pray always for the kingdom of God to come –

’ Your kingdom come. Your will be done On EARTH as it is in heaven.’ – Matthew 6:10.

However, it is true that the United Nations unknowingly is working towards a world domination agenda. Notice this report from the American Thinker writer E. Jeffrey Ludwig back in 2018 – The UN Wants to be Our World Government By 2030.
“In the 1960s, an informed but naïve undergraduate, I was walking across the campus of the University of Pennsylvania with the Chairman of the Chemistry Department, Prof. Charles C. Price. He told me that he was president of the United World Federalists, and asked if I knew what that organization was. When I said that I did not, he replied that they believed in a one-world government that would grow out of the United Nations. …

How would Prof. Price’s vision of a new world government emerge? Although there was a socialistic thread in its founding document, the United Nations was formed based on a vision of human rights presented in the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (UDHR) which placed the concept of rights at the forefront for the progress of the world body. …

In 2015, seventy years after their original rights-based document, the UN took a giant step towards the global government that was only hinted at in their first organizing document. They issued a document entitled “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” This document has 91 numbered sections of the UN’s program for world government. …

The entire “Transforming Our World” document is cast in a stream of consciousness of pious platitudes for a utopian future. It is an outsize utopian dream. Five of the 17 items pertain to the environment. There are goals for the cities, for women, for the poor, and even for life under the water. Absolutely no sphere of human activity is exempt from control by the UN. …

The one-worlders of the 1950s and early 1960s are now in the UN driver’s seat, and they have made their move.”

Now when I typed “The UN Wants to be Our World Government By 2030” into my Microsoft Bing search engine owned by Microsoft – founded by Bill Gates (need we say more?) the Fact Checker gods and goddesses have posted – “Fact check: U.N. Agenda 21/2030 'New World Order' is not a real document. … The claim that the UNs Agenda 21 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will establish “one world government” is false.” And they tout two sources to back up their claim –the Left-leaning middle-market newspaper USA Today, and their goddess Aswathi in their Fact Check Library!

Multiple hundreds of millions of people worldwide support the United Nations’ goals. The World Economic Forum, whose founder, Klaus Schwab, literally wrote the book “The Great Reset.”

The Roman Catholic Pope - Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has endorsed the United Nations’ 2030 goals! Notice this from the Vatican News
“In 2015 Pope Francis addressed the UN General Assembly in New York shortly before member states unanimously adopted Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. … The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Pope said, “were a great step forward for global dialogue, marking a vitally “new and universal solidarity.” 2
Also, to help accomplish their plans, the UN and the WEF want to suppress and censor any information that they deem false or don’t like. Notice this from The ExposéUN Secretary-General is unfit to be lecturing the world about hate speech and disinformation
“The United Nations (“UN”) is developing a Code of Conduct for information integrity on digital platforms in preparation for the Summit of the Future in 2024.

And, since February, Secretary-General António Guterres has been pushing this particular agenda at every given opportunity. … propaganda …

To get more of a feel for the UN’s appalling use of propaganda, using headings such as “deceitful, dangerous and deadly,” you can read an article published by the UN in June to promote its “information integrity” agenda HERE.”
Concluding Comments: Day of Atonement - ‘You shall afflict your souls’?

In the article “Day of Atonement = End-Time Trauma” Minister Michael C. Garrett –

“Instead of saying, “You shall afflict your souls,” and I don’t know how many times in the old days I heard ministers … almost threaten the congregation with a very serious and almost maniacal intonation - “You shall afflict your souls!”

And they would get so dramatic – and I’ll bet it’s happening today – right now! And I’ve tried to point out – don’t believe me – get out your concordance, get out your word studies, and get out different translations, and you’ll find out that that phrase is supposed to say – “You shall HUMBLE yourself before the LORD.” Now, different people can have different interpretations of what that does or does not entail, but I think just focusing on that one thought – “You shall HUMBLE yourself before the ETERNAL.” It’s the same thing that Jesus taught if you go back to Matthew 5. The “Sermon on the Mount” doesn’t get any more direct about a basic truth than what Jesus said in Matthew 5:3 – “’ Blessed are the poor in spirit, …’” – that means humility. To be humble before God. “ … ‘For theirs is the kingdom [from] Heaven.’” Verse 5 – “’ Blessed are the meek, …’” – the same idea. Humility before God – before Jesus.

And one understanding of that idea – that concept – is being willing to feel and to know in your mind that you are more impressed with what God says than what any human being says – including yourself. And, I’ve met dozens and dozens, and hundreds of people over the decades which I actually believe they thought they knew more than God. They had become so puffed up with a sense of self-righteousness that they were willing to tell people, “Don’t believe what the Bible says, believe what I say.” Well, that’s a mistake!

And continuing with verse 5 – “ … ‘ For they shall …’” – what!? ‘they shall go off to Heaven’!? It’s not what He said. These are the Words of Jesus Christ! ‘Blessed are the meek, For they shall INHERIT THE EARTH.’ The reward of the saints is to have immortal and eternal life in the kingdom of God in New Jerusalem on the earth. Not in some galaxy far away. Which is what almost every church teaches. And it’s just sort of sad.

“you shall humble yourself before God.”

And, if you would turn to 1st Peter 5. … “ … and be clothed with humility, …”

That’s the meaning of the Day of Atonement - internally speaking! To “be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, …” …

End-Time Trauma

Well, I’ve often said – and I alluded to it a few moments ago – that the Day of Atonement is highly linked with prophecy. And never was that concept taught … And I don’t know what everybody teaches in the modern-day remnants of that organization, but I’d be willing to say that probably almost no one understands that the Day of Atonement is – on a personal level getting close to God, repenting, and being humble before God and on a prophetic level is directly linked to the end-time trauma! And you often hear …, “Well, the Day of Atonement is a very somber day. A day filled with heaviness.” And I will admit – you don’t have to know too much about the Bible to sort of get that feel. And I’ve often said that the Day of Atonement is – as far as a feast day – like the old 7 Up commercials from a decade or more ago, “7 Up The Uncola.” Well, the Day of Atonement is the unfeast Day. And it does have a somberness to it. But it’s not because you’re going around “afflicting your soul” as they would intone so dramatically – so over-the-top.

The Day of Atonement is a somber time because it looks forward to a time when on this earth hundreds of millions of human beings will die by the hand of the returning Jesus Christ. … That’s a pretty somber thing.”

In deep gratitude and love, in Jesus' name,

1 Garrett, M.C., The MARK of the BEAST, 2019, pgs. 6, 11.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Holy Day Information & Calendar (Lev. 23, Deut. 16)

 Passover *                                                                                                                                                                                                     Feast of Trumpets 

Unleavened Bread                                                                                                                                                                                        Day of Atonement

Pentecost                                                                                                                                                                                                        Feast of Tabernacles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last Great Day    


Observed the Previous Evening

Please note - Sabbaths and Holy Days begin the previous day at sunset, and end at sunset on the above dates. *Passover is to be held "On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight (evening) is the LORD's Passover." This means that the glorious New Covenant ceremony should begin just after sunset (and just before it is dark outside) at the end of the previous day to the date shown above.

The LORD God's Sacred Calendar

God's sacred calendar goes back to the very first chapter of the living word of God - the Holy Bible - in which the sun and the moon were appointed to be for signs, seasons, days, and years - Genesis 1:14.

This is the very calendar that the children of Israel used when the LORD God (which is the family of God; at this time consisting of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ) led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. This sacred calendar has been in continual use for more than 3,400 years! It is also the very same calendar that was used from the earliest days of our patriarchs to the very exodus from Egypt.

Most call this sacred calendar the "Hebrew Calendar," however, it long antedated the Jewish peoples. It has its very origin in the days of Adam, Seth, and Enosh.

The photo above enlists the LORD God's Holy Days with the dates of the Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian Calendar - the very calendar used in the majority of this world - was issued by the Roman Catholic Pope Gregory XIII which begins a new year in the DEAD OF WINTER! with its months (named after ROMAN gods and terminology) NOT in reference to Genesis 1:14. Instead, all in contrast to the LORD God's sacred calendar.

But, isn't the Gregorian Calendar of "Christian" origin!? Doesn't it have the approval of nearly every so-called Christian denomination and group!? Well, notice this from ThoughtCo. -

"The division of time was further refined (after the Egyptians) by another Alexandrian based philosopher, Claudius Ptolemeus, who divided the equinotical hour into 60 minutes, inspired by the scale of measurement used in ANCIENT BABYLON. Claudius Ptolemaeus also compiled a great catelog of over one thousand stars, in 48 contellations and recorded his concept that the universe revolved around the Earth. Following the [destruction] of the Roman Empire, it was translated into Arabic (in A.D. 827) and later into Latin (in the 12th century A.D.). These star tables provided the astronomical data USED BY GREGORY XIII for his reform of the Julian calendar in 1582."


Of course, further study brings one to the understanding that the entire Gregorian calendar is of pagan origins with the single exception of the original seventh-day-week feature. Interestingly, upon perusing through several Journal of Calendar Reform online books you come to realize that their "World Calendar" that they want adopted worldwide would have all men give up the LORD God's seventh-day-week altogether! Their proposed "World Calendar" contains one day each year (two in leap years) that is not counted as a day of the week! Therefore, the seven-day cycle of the week - which was implemented upon its creation by the CREATOR - would be broken!

the LORD God's Ordained Way

The LORD God ordained that a new sacred year begins in the beginning of SPRING in the northern hemisphere. Notice -

"Now the LORD [the same LORD God that all so-called Christians are supposed to be worshiping and obeying - right!?] spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 'This month [the month of Abib or Nisan] shall be YOUR BEGINNING OF MONTHS; it shall be the first month of the year to you.'" - Exodus 12:2.

The beginning of this month and all of our LORD God's months basically correspond with the appearance of the new moon in the west after sunset. The "day" was correctly observed by most of our peoples until only a few hundred years ago. The proper time to end a "day" and begin another "day" is at evening at SUNSET as the light from the sun begins to fade from the land. Notice the living eternal word of the LORD God in relation to the humbling of yourself and the sabbath (rest) of the Day of Atonement ─

"And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 'Also the tenth day of the seventh month [the month of Tishrei] shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall [humble] your souls and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. ... It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall [humble] your souls; on the ninth day of he month AT EVENING [sunset] rom evening to evening, you shal celebrate your sabbath'" - Leviticus 23:26-32.

It was mankind that has changed to beginning a "day" at MIDNIGHT!

The division of "day" and "night" was correctly understood in the days of our Lord Jesus Christ. On one occasion, a holy Sabbath was drawing to a close. Those who wanted healing waited, and - "When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them" - Luke 4:40. Of course, He could also heal on the glorious holy Sabbath!

So, in brief - the LORD God's holy days are to be kept in the following way. On two of them, no work (as in a regular and official activity that you do and receive money - a salary - for your activity) is to be done. The weekly holy Sabbath (the seventh-day of the week; Saturday) and the Day of Atonement ( a day to humble youself before the Lord; many still fast (abstain from food and water in accordance with the Old Covenant). Onthe following six n servile work is to be done (however, food preperation can be) - the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15), the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day (Tishrei 22). The New Covenant Passover, Nisan 14, is to be observed with the ceremony of footwashing (if there are two or more people in attendance), followed by the symbols of unleavened bread and red wine. This is the only holy day not designated a sabbath.

For New Covenant Christians these glorious holy days ARE convocations (holy gatherings) that are commanded assemblies. Our early New Testament brethren recorded that these holy days (which are often misnamed "Jewish holidays") were kept by the true Church of God with the New Covenant understanding.                                                                                     

Friday, September 15, 2023

Personal From... A Coming Invasion!

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As I scrolled down my newsfeed this early morning, I was aghast at just how many news headlines boldly and confidently preach that there are aliens – as in little green men from Mars. And, when I typed into my search engine on the computer – UFO Religion – I was not aware that there is a whole religious subculture of the belief in alien life! Too numerous to list them all! From Aetherius Society of 1955, Heaven’s Gate of 1997, and even Scientology – from the early 1950s onward, Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard has published books, lectures, and other works describing what he termed “space opera.”

Of course, most of us are aware of the great “hoax” which was perpetrated upon a “mass audience”! It was October 30th, 1938 – “hundreds of thousands” of Americans experienced one the greatest scares of their lives. The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series of live radio dramas created and hosted by Orson Welles ─ You know, the Orson Welles of the famous movie from 1941, Citizen Kane ─ with the famous two words, Rosebud. He suddenly interrupted his program with an announcer stating that several explosions of incandescent gas had been observed on the planet Mars. This supposed gas was somehow moving toward Earth with enormous velocity!

Then the regular program resumed without any further report. Listeners remained glued to their radios awaiting further announcements. Not long after, the music was again interrupted by another announcement. A supposed meteorite had fallen on a small farm in Grovers Mill, New Jersey!

“Thousands” were shocked that were listening! “Thousands” were greatly frightened! Well, according to a “Fact Check” by Snopes – Welles’ “War of the Worlds” broadcast was not a “hoax” sprung on an unsuspecting audience. Rather, the show was a regularly scheduled program of The Mercury Theatre on the Air. A radio program dedicated to presenting dramatizations of literary works – i.e. H.G. Wells’s 1897 novel of the same title.

The article goes on to say – the C.E. Hooper ratings service reported that only 2% of national respondents were actually tuned into Welles’ broadcast on the 30th of October 1938. The rest were either listening to something else or nothing at all. 1

Certainly, there was a small percentage of listeners that were frightened, and a few even panicked, by The War of the Worlds broadcast on Halloween night 1938! However, many of those listeners had actually tuned in late and missed the obvious clues that it was but a fictional broadcast (and a large percentage of those actually thought it was Germany attacking us, not aliens from Mars). But, it was not – according to the latest evidence – an instant national hysteria that overtook hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States of America!

A Real Invasion From Outer Space Is Coming!

When the real invasion from outer space comes ─ it will frighten billions!

Friends, there is a term that has developed within the last century among some fundamentalist type churches of this world’s so-called Christians – that term being rapture. But this is simply not a correct theological teaching. Also, many times when people use the word, they say, “the secret rapture.” Well, there won’t be any secrets when our Lord Jesus Christ is returning to the Earth! Notice what He says in Matthew 24 –

’ For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man.’ – verse 27.

Surely, when the throne of God – when New Jerusalem – begins to return to this earth, at some point it will be a tiny light in the night sky. And then the next night it will be a little larger and brighter – like the star Sirius. And then, it becomes more and more obvious in the night sky – “every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him. And all the tribes [all the nations, countries, and provinces] of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen” – Revelation 1:7.

Our Lord Jesus says of this prophesied event – ’ men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, …’ – Luke 21:26.

The greater majority of our peoples will believe ─ and they truly will ─ that this object that is heading for Earth is an invading alien force! Because the Western nations –and returning again to one of the earliest proclamations of aliens from outer space, the 1897 novel The War of the Worlds – has been inundated with “little green men from Mars” for over a century-and-a-half!

Indeed, aliens are coming from outer space, but the aliens will be our Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father and all the holy angels of God! New Jerusalem! 

Let’s give this an honest look!

God’s living word – the Holy Bible – is not a book of fiction. It is a Book of facts! It contains history in advance. It is a volume of revealed knowledge that would be impossible for mankind to know by any conventional means. In fact, it is our Creator’s “Instruction Manual” for all mankind!

And, this glorious and holy Book contains an account of a soon-coming alien invasion from outer space that will far eclipse anything that Isaac Asimov or H.G. Wells could ever write. And, even more amazing – its writing was inspired by this soon-coming Invader!

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” – 2 Timothy 3:16.

Do you know precisely when this invasion will take place!?

No. And, if there is anyone who is telling you that they know precisely when – you should pack up your bags and run! Our Lord Jesus clearly says –

’ But of that day and hour NO ONE KNOWS, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father’ – Mark 13:32.

And, of course, we have to assume that by now Jesus Christ does indeed know. And I do not even presume to know when His second coming will occur – except to say that an astrological age, at least by a great consensus, requires 2,160 years to complete. If indeed this has anything to do with an “age.” No human knows precisely when this prophesied “invasion” will occur.

The Glorious and Powerful Return of Jesus Christ!

One of the earliest known prophets, Enoch, had prophesied – and certainly taken by the Apostle Jude from the real Book of 1st Enoch –

“Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied … ‘Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, …’” – Jude 1:14.

Speaking, of course, of His Second Coming!

The Apostle Paul writes that this return will give us “who are troubled [troubled about this present evil age] rest with [them] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven [the atmosphere] with His mighty angels, in FLAMING FIRE taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes in that Day [speaking of the Day of the LORD], to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because of our testimony among you was believed” – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10.

Powerful words that you probably don’t hear in your Sunday-go-to-meeting church!

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be seen by “every eye” in low earth orbit – cf. Revelation 1:7. Within God’s living word there are three distinct “heavens.”

The first heaven is the atmosphere that surrounds the Earth. The second heaven is the known universe – starry space. But, there is a third heaven The Apostle Paul refers to it – 2nd Corinthians 12:2. He explained how he was taken there in vision by the LORD God. It was so vivid that he was unable to discern whether his experience had been actual or merely a vision.

The Third Heaven is the present residence of God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and His holy angels – this Third Heaven is referenced as where Satan the devil tried a coup d'é·tat of the government of the LORD God’s –

“For you [a reference to Lucifer – now called Satan] have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God [a reference to all the holy angels of God]; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation [the government of God] On the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’” – Isaiah 14:13-14.

Even the Preacher – the son of David – King Solomon knew of a Third Heaven – “ … For God is in heaven, and you on earth; …” – Ecclesiastes 5:2.

“What does God need with a starship?”

One of the greatest lines ever uttered by Captain Kirk of the spaceship USS Enterprise comes from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The film features the crew of the USS Enterprise as they journey with Spock’s half-brother, Sybok, to allegedly find God. The quote comes near the end of the film. The USS Enterprise does manage to get to the planet that holds “God.” This seemingly all-powerful being requests to board the starship that brought them to the planet. This is when Captain James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner) delivers the line – “What does God need with a starship?”

Well, a very careful study of the 20th chapter of the Book of John reveals that our Lord Jesus Christ and His angelic host are capable of extremely rapid space travel – surely faster than the speed of light! 2 The USS Enterprise can travel, according to technical consultant Michael Okuda, at some warp 9.995 – whatever that is. 3 According to Hypnosifl of – “warp 9.9 would correspond to 3,053 times light speed.” 4

Our resurrected Savior Jesus Christ had said to Mary of Magdala, ’ Do not touch Me, because I have not yet ascended to My Father. …’ – John 20:17, NET. Yet, on the very same day, our Lord Jesus had been able to travel to our Father and return! “But as they were going to tell His disciples, all at once Jesus Himself met them, saying, ‘Hail!’ And they came to Him, and held His feet, and worshiped Him” – Matthew 28:9, NET.

is not hampered by any material universe.

But, getting back to the question posed by Captain James Tiberius ─ how does the LORD God, the family of God, normally travel throughout Their universe!?

In the Book of Ezekiel, we are given a mind-boggling glimpse of a glorious and amazing vehicle!

Minister Michael C. Garrett speaks of this amazing vehicle in his booklet “Notes Regarding The Day of Atonement – Prophetically the Day of the Lord.”
“And, so here Ezekiel, he’s seeing things also! And it’s really, sort of, out of this world! Because it comes from the throne of God! And he doesn’t quite know what to call it, and he just attempts to describe it from what he knows about life and his world around him. Verse 4 – this has given birth to… and I don’t really suggest you turn on your TV and watch channels that talk about aliens from outer space. I really think that does a person a disservice, it gets your mind off of the return of Jesus Christ and gets it on highly materialistic things, which… if you wanna know, do I think there are such things as UFOs!? No. Do I think there are lights, sounds, and weird things that happen in the sky!? Yes. Because I’ve seen a few. But do I think these are “little green men from Mars”!? No, I don’t. Or any other planet. I’m actually one who believes – and I will believe this until God Almighty or His official representative tells me differently – that the EARTH is the one place in this great big wide universe where God has created life and has created conditions in which life can exist. And often you hear TV shows refer to the events in the first chapter of Ezekiel. And they want to say that Ezekiel saw a spacecraft from outer space. And, in one sense, sort of, he did. Ezekiel describes a “spacecraft” inhabited by “alien” beings which came from deep outer space – yes – it did. But it was from the throne of God! And this is from God!

“Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind …” So, he was beholding quite a scene! “A whirlwind of fire!”

… I must confess, I don’t exactly understand the image that Ezekiel is seeing, but it’s sort of like, whichever direction they went, one of these four faces was facing forward. Verse 10 – “As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion …” We read the same thing in the Book of Revelation. At, or near, the throne of God is a being that also has the face of a cat. Now, again, I don’t quite know if they’ve got one head with four different faces. This verse, sort of, implies maybe they do!? Or, I don’t know if they can change their faces!?

One time appears as a man, another time as an ox, another time as a lion, or as an eagle. Verses 11-12 – So, they are, sort of, a unit. They don’t go off on their own, they’re a unit. The Book of Revelation calls them, unfortunately, the “four beasts.” That’s a very unfortunate translation, should be “living creature.” Just like it says here in Ezekiel. Verse 13 – this was quite a show! If you were to come in contact with this group of living creatures, these angelic beings, it would be startling! It would really take you off your feet! Verse 14 – Again, I don’t know exactly what that means, but I guess if they want to they can move very quickly!? Verse 15 – here we’re talking about wheels, and you’ll hear many of these people who are fascinated by UFOs, they talk about a wheel within a wheel. And I think they get that terminology from reading Ezekiel chapter one. They say that Ezekiel saw a UFO. Like from outer space, like “little green men from Mars.” Now, these are living creatures, and they are from outer space, but they’re from the throne of God, and these are angelic beings. Verse 16 – “…The appearance of their workings was, as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel.” - So, it’s sort of, when they’re all together, looks like some kind of machine!? Verse 17 – they move as a “block”!? Verse 18 – Again, I’m not perfectly sure just what this imagery is supposed to be. This is a very tall structure and dreadful – scary – for Ezekiel to see this! “…and their rims were full of eyes, …” – Now are these eyes as in eyeballs or are these lights!? Again, I don’t know for sure. Someday, those of us that are allowed the opportunity to be part of the Kingdom of God, I’m sure we’ll get to see this – this thing, this structure, this embodiment of four living creatures.”
So, according to God’s own living word, He utilizes some kind of special vehicle to travel with. Be sure to go and read the entire chapter 1 of the Book of Ezekiel for yourself!

This fascinating and mysterious vehicle with its wheels and multicolored precious-stone ornaments is occupied by a being “like” a man. And its crew is made up of spirit beings called “living creatures.”

It is a portable throne that is conducted throughout the universe by spirit power! The last part of the Book of Revelation, which Minister Michael C. made reference to above, pictures our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ coming to this earth – appearing in low earth orbit on a WHITE HORSE. His angelic armies, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on WHITE HORSES. Are these white horses but symbolic language – or will He and His military armies be literally riding a Pegasus-type creature!?

Our Lord Jesus Christ Will Be ATTACKED!

MOST people who profess Jesus Christ will not recognize Him when He returns!

WorldNetDaily founder Joseph Farah expressed in an interview with Paul McGuire –
“Who is Jesus and how is [H]e going to come back?” Farah asked. “You know, a lot of people missed Jesus the first time He came. Most of the Jews did not recognize Him as their Messiah. They had a misunderstanding of how the Messiah was going to come. And they were going a lot by man’s teaching rather than going back to the Scriptures. And I wonder, when Jesus does come back, if many people in the church are going to miss Him too.” …

Farah believes the form of Jesus' return is going to surprise many Christians. And he warned in the interview how believers need to be educated about what to expect so they are not misled into following a disastrous deception. …

Are they going to recognize him? Or are they going to be fooled by an imposter that we call the Antichrist who is going to do all kinds of signs and miracles, et cetera?” …

He mourned the average Christian's lack of knowledge about the Millennial Kingdom and the earthly rule of Jesus. …

"If you ask the average Christian about that, they have no understanding," he explained. …”

Indeed, very few who profess Jesus Christ actually believe in a Millennial Reign of Christ – even though His living word teaches it (cf. Revelation 20:4-6; see also A Book of the Past – And The Future). The majority who are looking for Jesus believe that He will be a “sweet” Jesus. As in “looks like a lamb” - cf. Revelation 13:11. But in fact, He will not be so sweet ─

For ’ He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’! – Revelation 2:27.

Sadly, even fewer people in this world understand the Good News of the soon-coming kingdom of God!

What about the Roman Catholics – with an estimated 1.2 billion worldwide, according to the Vatican figures!

Well, officially, they do not believe in a Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ – in spite of the fact that many of their “saints” taught the millennium. The Vatican strongly condemns this doctrine of the Church of God as blasphemous!
“676 The Antichrist’s deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism, especially the ‘intrinsically perverse’ political form of a secular messianism.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ in John chapter 5 verse 39 said that Scripture itself ’ testify of Me.’ He kept and taught the keeping of the seventh-day Sabbath. He taught against the keeping of idols. He taught and WARNED against receiving a mark on your right hand or on your forehead – which is truly the giving of the sign of the cross across your chest or forehead, along with venerating the symbol and image of the cross with the wearing of crosses or the placing of the image of the cross above your doors or on your shield of armaments. Our Lord Jesus taught that those who held to church tradition (the ‘doctrines of men’) above His living word are but worshiping Him ’ in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men’ – cf Mark 7:6-13. Our Lord Jesus taught the keeping of all the Ten Commandments – ’ Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called the least in the kingdom [from] heaven’ – Matthew 5:19. Which means they will have a degraded and contemptuous position in the kingdom of God. And I like the way the Jamison Fausset and Brown Commentary writes it – “they shall be reduced by the retributive providence that overtakes them, to the same condition of dishonor to which, by their system and their teaching, they have brought down the eternal principles of God’s Law.” 5 Our Lord Jesus was a Jew – cf. Matthew 1:1-16; Revelation 5:5. Our Lord Jesus kept “Jewish practices,” teaching us to teach all nations the things which He commanded, setting us an example – cf. Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 2:21-25. God’s living word does not teach the false concept of a Trinity – cf. John 10:30; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Peter 1:3. God’s living word and our Lord Jesus’ true servants teach of His soon-coming Millennium Reign on Earth! – cf. Revelation 11:15; Revelation 14; Revelation 20:1-6. There truly will be a future opportunity for salvation – cf. Ezekiel 37; Revelation 20:11-13. Truly, just prior to our Lord Jesus’ Second Coming – there will be a great earthquake (surely the likes of which the history of this world has never witnessed) ’ the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light’ – meaning the prophesied Two Witnesses will be prophesying and witnessing for 3½ years, given power from God Almighty to shut the atmosphere so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; “… and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire” – see also Revelation 8:7-12, and End-Time Prophets - a seven-part series.

Our Lord Jesus Christ prophesied that just prior to His Second Coming – the stars of the atmosphere (speaking about Satan the devil and his demons) will fall to the earth. Meaning that Satan and his minions will not even be allowed in the atmosphere of the earth! “Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up” – truly meaning that just prior to our Lord Jesus Christ’s coming the atmosphere of the earth will be cleared of all the volcanic ash clouds and the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following nuclear blasts. ’ Then,’ as our Lord Jesus says, ’ the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven [in outer space], and then all the tribes of the earth [all the nations] will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory’ – Matthew 24:29-30.

Then those dead in Christ will be resurrected, and we who are still alive will be “caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; see also verse 31 of Matthew 24. God’s holy saints are resurrected – the SEVENTH TRUMP HAS BEEN BLOWN!!

Then, “the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every [bond servant] and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains” – Revelation 6:15.

“And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army” – Revelation 19:19.


Because of what our Lord Jesus Christ said, ’ they will see [in outer space] the Son of Man [who they will mistake as an invading alien force] coming’! “Fall on us and hide us,” they will scream, “from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from THE WRATH of the Lamb! For the great day [the Day of the Lord] of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

So, friends, sadly there is a plethora of false prophecies, and false religions (including religions which proclaim that “little green men from Mars” exist) being propagated across the world! Surely this is Satan the devil’s plan! □

2) The speed of light in vacuum, is 186,000 miles per second.
3) Wikipedia contributors. "USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 10 Sep. 2023. Web. 14 Sep. 2023.
4) It is important to note that warp speed is a fictional concept and does not have any correlation with real physics.
5) Jamieson, R., Fausset, A.R., Brown, D., Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary of the Whole Bible, Zondervan Publishing House, 1982, pp. 900.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Trumpets and YOUR FUTURE

This world’s Christians believe that the LORD God’s Holy Days, including the Feast of Trumpets, were “done away” or “fulfilled” or “only for the Jews” ─ but nothing is farther from God’s living truth!

The majority of this world’s so-called Christians are under the impression that the LORD God – the family of God; which at this time consists of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ – uses what is called “planned obsolescence” when it comes to Their holy and immutable Law.

The estimated 2.38 billion so-called Christians worldwide 1 continue to believe that our Lord Jesus’ crucifixion “did away with” the need to keep the LORD God’s holy commandments – including the Holy Days – which picture Their Master Plan for the redemption of all mankind.

Now, it is true that the LORD God no longer requires animal sacrifices, or certain physical rituals – i.e. our Lord Jesus Christ’s ultimate torture and sacrifice eliminated any need for the LORD God’s chosen begotten children to perform animal sacrifices anymore! Notice the Apostle Paul –

“For the law [speaking of the Mosaic law], having a shadow of good things to come, and the very image of things, can NEVER with these sacrifices, which they offer continually year after year, make those who approach perfect.” – Hebrews 10:1.

There was NEVER any promise of eternal life within the Old Covenant!

“For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3) BUT in THOSE SACRIFICES there is A REMINDER OF SINS EVERY YEAR. 4) For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats [and certainly sheep] could take away sins.

5) THEREFORE, when He [our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ] came into the world, He said:

Sacrifice and offering You [God the Father] did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. 6) In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. 7) Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come ─’ – Hebrews 10:2-7.

Sadly, because our Jewish brethren (for the most part) refuse to accept our Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, they continue to believe that the LORD God requires and has pleasure in the sacrifice of bulls, goats, and sheep.

And, mankind has taken it upon themselves to declare obsolete other areas of the LORD God’s instructions and commands that the LORD God has not! Notice our Lord Jesus Christ’s very living words –

“ … ‘Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:

This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. 7) And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

8) For laying aside the COMMANDMENT OF GOD, you hold the tradition of men ─’ – Mark 7:6-8.

He even says to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear –

’ Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18) For assuredly, I say to YOU, till heaven and earth pass away [speaking of Revelation 21:1 and the establishment of His kingdom upon Earth], one jot or one tittle will by no means pass away from the Law till all is fulfilled.’ – Matthew 5:17-18.

The word “fulfill” in this context means to offer the full measure of the perfect example of how to live in accordance with God’s Law.

Let us live by the perfect example of our Lord Jesus Christ. And know your audience in which you share this glorious Truth of God – the gospel of Christ – i.e., – our Lord Jesus “fulfilled” the Law. To “fulfill” means “to fill to the full” or “make complete.” That is quite the opposite of abolishing the Law! Indeed, our Lord Jesus “fulfilled” the Law by revealing its spiritual meaning – in how mankind relates to God as well as to others. The scribes and the Pharisees of Jesus’ day thought for sure that they were adept at keeping the letter of the Law – but in their corrupt hypocrisy, they completely missed the spiritual intent of the Law.

The first four Books of the New Testament – erroneously called “the Gospels” – show us that our Lord Jesus focused solely on the spirit of the Law through His ministry. As evidenced in the Book of Matthew chapters 5 through 7, our Lord Jesus specifically established a new spiritual standard of the application of the Law for the New Testament Church of God. As compared to the letter of the Law under the Old Covenant.

The LORD God’s holy and immutable Law, including the commandments that concern the keeping of the LORD’s feasts – ‘The feasts of the LORD’ see Leviticus 23:1 – is commanded to be kept even in this 21st century!

And one of the LORD’s feasts is the Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23:23-25) – which this year falls on September 16th. Sadly, the majority of so-called Christians have never heard of it. They have been blinded of this MOST IMPORTANT Holy Day of the LORD God’s. The glorious Feast of Trumpets pictures an important part of the LORD God’s Master Plan for all of us in this 21st-century world.

Trumpet’s Origin

The LORD God first introduces Their Feast of Trumpets to the children of Israel after their exodus from the land of Egypt, a perpetual command throughout their generations in all their dwelling places.

“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24) ‘Speak to the children of Israel, …’” – recall that Jacob (the son of Isaac, and the grandson of Abraham) had his name changed by God to ISRAEL (Genesis 32:28). And, we know also from God’s living word that “if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise [the promise of eternal life].” – Galatians 3:29.

So, “’ Speak to the children of Israel [the New Covenant Body of Christ], saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, A HOLY CONVOCATION. 25) You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering …’” – Leviticus 23:23-25.

Blowing of Trumpets Symbolize WARNINGS

God’s living word shows us that for the children of Israel, which anciently were heavily involved with conflicts and rebellion, trumpets (shofars) were used as warning devices to call to arms, or as a prelude to important announcements. As an example – the LORD God’s instruction to the Prophet Isaiah –

“’ Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And THE HOUSE OF JACOB [the children of Israel] their sins.’” – Isaiah 58:1.

Now, portions of the LORD God’s dire prophecy here were fulfilled. In type. By the children of Israel in that age. However, a great many of the LORD God’s prophecies here are dual in nature, having both an ancient and future fulfillment. And, such is the case with the dire prophecy message given by the Prophet Ezekiel.

Notice this from Minister Michael C. Garrett –
“Isaiah 58:1 – speaking again to a prophet of God; and whether it was way back when or in the very near future, God doesn’t change, same mentality, same approach – “’ Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, …’” – and again, are these the physical people of Israel!? In part, ... But I think even more dramatically, these are the spiritual people of Israel. The … churches which are supposed to represent the Way of God. ‘Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet.’ Well, in some small manner, to some small degree, that’s what I am trying to do. And we’re trying to blow the TRUMPET! And you might think, ‘Well, he’s sort of cruel on some of those guys, he’s sort of rough on them.’ Let me say this: There’s a very good possibility that if they do not wake up and hear that Message and hear that WARNING, that they may very well end up dying. I do not want them dead. I do not want them to suffer. And I also do not want their blood upon my head. And so we speak, we speak the truth, whether people like it or not. We speak what God says, from the Book – the Word of God! The Will of God! The Truth of God, the Plan of God! And to the best of our ability, we’re trying to feed the sheep of Jesus Christ!”
He continues –
“Verse 4; Ezekiel 33 – then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.’” – ‘he was told, he was WARNED, and he was too stupid or too stubborn, too rebellious, to listen to It. Too trusting in himself that he was righteous, too trusting in herself that she was righteous, not knowing just how dirty, and decerped.’ Well, how does He say that in Revelation to the one group!? Revelation 3 – to one group He says, Jesus Christ speaking to a portion of His … Church, “’ Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked…’” – a very SERIOUS OBSERVATION! And that’s what’s going on here in Ezekiel. Again Verse 4 – “…’ whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, …’” – because they think they're rich, they think they're increased with goods, they think they have need of nothing, and they do not understand just how miserable and poor and lacking in understanding they are! And one of the reasons they are lacking in understanding is because their religious tentacles are in the soil of the Old Covenant! Their roots are feeding off the Old Covenant! And they do not understand that they need to change and become adherents and practices, believers in the PROMISES OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE NEW COVENANT!”
Now, the Prophet Ezekiel’s dire warning never reached the House of Israel, because they had already been taken captive by this time! Notice that he began to see visions by God on the “thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the River Chebar.” And, “on the fifth day of the month, which was in the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s captivity, the word of the LORD came expressly to Ezekiel.”

As we see in Chapter 3, the Prophet Ezekiel was sent specifically “to the HOUSE OF ISRAEL” – a term which refers ONLY to the people who were of the northern kingdom of Israel – of what would become known as the “lost” ten tribes. They were never referred to as Jews.

Ezekiel was a prisoner. His country, Judah, had been invaded, and he was among the prisoners of war in a prison camp next to the River Chebar in the nation of Babylon when he was writing this.

But the HOUSE OF ISRAEL – the very nation to which he was being sent to – had been taken captive more than a hundred and forty years before in roughly 734-732 BC! The HOUSE OF ISRAEL had been taken captive to Assyria on the southern shore of the Caspian Sea. Yet, here’s a twist – even before the Prophet Ezekiel was taken prisoner, the Assyrians themselves had been taken into captivity – together with the Israelites. Where the Israelites would eventually migrate and be “sifted” into other lands!

The lamentations, mourning’s, and woe of the message to be carried to the “HOUSE OF ISRAEL” never occurred in the Prophet Ezekiel’s lifetime or anytime later! Ezekiel - and not, as they say, “The Men of the Great Assembly” – merely received and wrote this warning message. It truly was a prophecy for this END-TIME!

For more information on who the modern descendants of ancient ISRAEL are, and how they are identified in the LORD God’s living prophecies – be sure to read Minister Michael C. Garrett’s FREE 116-page book, God’s Promises To Abraham. We also have the first six chapters FREE in audio for your convenience.

The LORD God’s dire warning Message is reaching our modern peoples of the children of Israel! According to, the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries’ Website has reached within the last four years – 2.1k! Including our peoples within Belgium (4.9%), Kenya (2.7%), Ireland (2.7%), Canada (1.9%), the United Kingdom (1.0%), and France (0.6%)! We are continuing to be a modern-day watchman for the House of Israel.

The Trumpets Revealed by Jesus Christ

The Book of Revealing – the Book of Revelation – outlines the LORD God’s future use of trumpets. And this dire warning Message is for the entire world, and concerns tribulations which will occur just before the glorious and powerful return of our Savior – Jesus Christ!

“When He [Jesus Christ] opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour” – Revelation 8:1.

Now, we believe that the first four of these trumpets are in conjunction with the prophesied “end time prophets” which are spoken of in the Book of Revelation chapter 11 – which finalizes with the “Two Witnesses.”

This ‘fallen star’ is Satan the devil and his demons being thrown into the ‘bottomless pit’ just before the glorious and powerful return of Jesus Christ, His saints, and His angels! – cf. Revelation 20:1-2. Back in the 1st chapter of the Book of Revealing, our Lord Jesus Christ tells us that “stars” can represent angels – Revelation 1:20.

“And they [these 200 million strong Islamic soldiers, which is spoken of when the sixth angel sounds his trumpet] had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon” – Revelation 9:11.

Of course here referring to Satan the devil.

“One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.”

“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” – Revelation 16:12.

The great river Euphrates – the longest river in southwest Asia, it is 1,740 miles (2,800 km) long, and it is one of the two main constituents of the Tigris-Euphrates river system – will be dried up. The river rises in Turkey and flows southeast across Syria and through Iraq.

“And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon [a reference to Satan the devil], out of the mouth of the beast [a final end time Catholic United States of Europe], and out of the mouth of the false prophet [a final end time great religious leader] – Revelation 16:13.

Notice that these three unclean spirits directly influence the leaders of nations - verse 14.

“For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings [the leaders] of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty [the Day of the LORD] – Revelation 16:14.

Satan the devil and two of his demons will especially work through human leaders. Such as a final end-time “beast,” a political-military leader of the 10-nation revival of the “Holy” Roman Empire. Also, through a final end time “false prophet,” a great religious leader who will have global appeal because “he performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven [the atmosphere] on the earth in the sight of men” – Revelation 13:11-17. They work together and will spiritually influence this world’s political and military leaders to mobilize their forces!


“but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets” – Revelation 10:7.

The LORD God is speaking about a time here when there is NO MORE DELAY.

SEVENTH ANGEL, SEVENTH TRUMP! THIS IS THE RESURRECTION TRUMP! And you can turn to 1st Thessalonians chapter 4 and 1st Corinthians chapter 15, and we can read about this very event! – “the mystery of God would be finished.” In fact, this is the culmination of the event which is depicted by all of God’s prophets down through history. Certainly, all of the prophecies we read about that is yet to be fulfilled, such as in the Book of Isaiah chapter 2, Micah chapter 4, and even in the Book of Habakkuk where it says, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, As the waters cover the sea.” All of God’s prophets have looked to this moment in time! And here it is about to unfold! They have all thought about and meditated and pondered this very moment! There are even some of whom I know – begotten children of God who have since died – that looked for this very moment in time! In the Book of Hebrews, the Apostle Paul speaks of men and women, who lived by faith – some of which were “tortured, … had trial of mocking’s and scourging’s, yes, and of chains and imprisonment … stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented─ of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And ALL THESE, having obtained a good testimony THROUGH FAITH, DID NOT RECEIVE THE PROMISE”! “These all died IN FAITH, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them.” – cf. Hebrews 11:13, 35, 36-39.

“Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven [the atmosphere], saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord [God the Father] and of His Christ [our Lord Jesus Christ], and He shall reign forever and ever!” – Revelation 11:15.

The BLOWING OF THE SEVENTH TRUMP is that event where the saints of God – living and dead – are resurrected and brought into full-time eternal membership in the family of God!

The Meaning of the Feast of Trumpets!

The meaning of the LORD God’s Feasts of Trumpets, therefore, truly pictures terrible and dreadful events that will take place – surely beginning with the (possibly twelve) end-time prophets! See Revelation 11; Matthew 24:9-14.

The children of Israel under the Old Covenant had a limited physical understanding of the Feast of Trumpets. And, the spiritual Church of God in the 20th century, too, had a limited understanding of the Feast of Trumpets. Yet, we are told by the LORD God in the Book of Daniel that in ‘the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge [spiritual understanding from the LORD God] shall increase.’ – See Daniel 12:4.

We as servants of our Lord Jesus Christ – the very God of the Old Testament – are commanded each year to “proclaim” the LORD God’s feasts “at their appointed times.” And we do!

So, the LORD God’s holy Feast of Trumpets is not obsolete! The LORD God has placed great meaning to it! And we need to TRUMPET this dire warning each year and keep and celebrate this holy FEAST!

By doing so, not only are we obeying our beloved Master, Elder Brother, and Savior – Jesus Christ – our ultimate Judge, but we are also WARNING THE WORLD OF THE SOON COMING TRIBULATIONS following this time of the ‘beginning of sorrows’!

We, brethren, have been truly blessed by the LORD our God, our gracious and merciful Eternal God, in being given this glorious Feast of Trumpets! □

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