Dear Brethren and Friends
I have been very busy updating and polishing the studies through the scriptures, and while all of these studies will not be posted in the daily studies by then, I expect to be very close to completing the editing work by Pentecost.
Very soon now, highly likely in just over a year or soon after that, God will reveal his two witnesses. They will be very newsworthy and will preach the Gospel of sincere repentance and warn the nations of approaching events, which warnings will reach a very wide audience through news coverage.
God’s two servants will inform the brethren that the time has arrived and they will act on God’s instructions to ordain a leader to take the faithful to God’s appointed place.
Our Lord tells us in Revelation three that a people will be spared God’s correction while another part of the Spiritual Ekklesia will be cast into severe correction. Therefore there must of necessity be a split between those zealous to live by every Word of God and those who lack zeal for godliness and only pay lip-service to God’s Word.
I have always said that the work of TheShiningLight is to prepare the bride for the advent of God’s two and the coming of our LORD by expounding sound doctrine, explaining prophecy, restoring forgotten things and revealing the increase of understanding promised by God in Daniel 12.
The time is nearly here to begin the next phase of our work. After a careful study and consideration of various media like YouTube, TV and radio and the efforts of the various corporate COG organizations it is obvious that I need to take a different approach towards the goal of preparing the bride.
I intend to eschew lengthy sermons or shallow broadcasts tailored for the general public and instead resurrect the fireside chat format to communicate, inform and encourage the brethren to godliness in an easy to understand, friendly and brotherly format with talks of about 30 minutes duration each Sabbath at TheShiningLight.
These chats will be informative and full of sound doctrine and exhortation for the brethren, but will be more in the nature of informal, friendly, relaxed, heart to heart talks; rather than shallow public presentations, or pompous sermonizing using two hours to say what could be said in fifteen minutes.
The Fireside Chats are intended for the brethren and those who God is calling and have an interest in profoundly biblical matters, they will not be on radio but will be featured at TheShiningLight site. They will be in audio format so as to be light weight, and along with the book transcripts easily downloadable and available for sharing and republishing at other sites to enhance the free spread of the Gospel of Salvation as much as possible. Please see the new Copyright Notice at our Literature page.
Once this project begins next summer I will try to post every Friday so that the brethren in the Asia Pacific region and from there around the world will have access to a new program each Sabbath day.
Once God’s two witnesses begin, then what?
The Two Witnesses
While the faithful embark on a new phase of learning in their refuge, God’s two witnesses will have two separate and distinctly different missions to accomplish:
- To warn the nations and call them to repentance
- To teach godliness to those who made the choice to remain behind and to any that God should call during the final 42 months.
No one could afford to pay for a site receiving a billion visitors, so the job of warning the world will have to be done through the news media; while a website like TheShiningLight could be used by God’s two to teach and encourage the brethren and those who respond positively to the warnings.
TheShiningLight with its solid foundation of studies through every Word of God, could play a very important part in ministering to those turning to God during the tribulation, regardless of who takes it over.
The great tribulation will begin at Jerusalem when the Extremist Jewish Settler Movement sabotages the coming peace deal and the Palestinians and surrounding nations [except Egypt] rise up against a Judah which God has stopped protecting, because the majority of people in today’s Judea and Israel do not live by every Word of God.
The New Federal Europe will be forced to intervene to stop the bloodshed, and they will be looked upon as saviors and peace makers by the whole world including most Jews and Americans. But the leader of the New Europe will think to make Europe great and will make a deal with the Middle East states of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and the Arab nations that will see those nations abandon the Petrodollar for the European currency and turn from the US to embrace Europe. This will bring economic collapse to America and those nations dependent on the US dollar.
Then economic collapse exacerbated by natural disasters and internal strife will bring America and the British down over a period of 42 months.
In the beginning a very few will repent and many in today’s Laodicean Spiritual Ekklesia will be in denial during the initial months of the tribulation because their preconceived false traditions like a new temple have not happened, but as time passes more and more will wake up.
Then when the words of God’s two servants are fulfilled with the opening of the sixth seal, many of the brethren still in denial will take notice.
The Sixth Seal
The sixth seal is the appearance of Jesus Christ in his majestic glory for all people to see. At the presence of Christ in his glory the earth will tremble and shake terribly [probably producing volcanic activity] and the atmospheric dust will obscure the stars and darken the sun making the moon appear red.
6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 6:13 And the stars [space objects in our solar system: many astral objects like meteors and boulders will fall from space doing much damage] of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
The brightness of the appearance of our LORD will outshine the sun and his presence will cause huge earthquakes around the world and the fall of many near earth space objects [Perhaps a comet or two?] which will throw up dust and debris obscuring the light of the stars and sun and making the moon on the opposite side of the earth appear red.
Jesus Christ will appear in his glory in the heavens, heralding the onset of the seventh seal which is the seven trumpets.
When the sixth seal is opened; after the man of sin is set up in the Vatican, after the New Europe and its leader are set up, after the defeat of Judah and the collapse of the Israelite nations, after a period of great suffering in the Israelite nations; the 144,000 will repent and be sealed and many among the nations will take notice with the appearance of our LORD in his glory.
6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Then when they see these things, 144,000 of Israel and many more out of the nations who are in tribulation, will turn to the Eternal with a whole heart and they will be sealed with God’s Holy Spirit. See the 144,000 article
The seven trumpet plagues will fall on the earth and the wicked will continue in wickedness but those that God calls will begin to turn to him, as the personal example witnessing of the 144,000 is added to God’s Two Witnesses.
When the seventh angel BEGINS to sound after somewhat more than three years from the first occupation of Jerusalem, the resurrection of the chosen dead will take place and the people of Judah and Israel will see the dead resurrected (Rev 10:7). Then they will finally be ready to turn to live by every Word of God and they will accept Messiah and rejoice at his coming, calling on him to save them.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Revelation 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant [specifically Judah in Jerusalem and many in the nations of Israel] were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Then after the marriage of the Lamb in heaven before the throne of God the Father (Rev 15) as the seven viols are poured out; Messiah will come with his resurrected bride, and Judah and Israel will receive him and the resurrected king David with rejoicing; and the broken bands between Israel and Judah will be healed and they will be reconciled to God!
Ezekiel 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. 34:24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.
Ezekiel 37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them [Thus showing that the whole law and every Word of God will also be kept forever as per the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31!]. 37:25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.
Brethren, there is a great hope, the brethren after learning to exalt the Eternal above all else will turn to God with all their hearts! God has a plan and everything is working out as Almighty God intends!
Both Spiritual and physical Israel, Will Be Saved; and Salvation will overspread the nations until the whole earth is filled with the knowledge of God and the righteousness of living by every Word of God (Joel 2:28, Hab 2:14)!