By Steven Merten
All biblical quotes are from the New American Bible.
All bolding, color and underlining of scriptural quotes have been added.
Jesus' words are in red. Bible Abbreviations
Moses encourages Christ's Soldiers who stand behind Jesus on the battle line at our future Battle of Armageddon. Though Moses was physically standing on the Promised Land I battle line of the river edge Jordan three thousand years ago, his words were to Archangel Michael at Armageddon. Wow! The way we know this is because Moses words talk about Israel's exile into Babylon. Why would Moses be giving counsel to those preparing to enter the Promised Land II, while they had not even battled their way into the Promised Land I? It is because entering into the Promised Land II, the Restored Kingdom Israel, is just that much far greater an event than entering into the Promised Land I.
With Jesus ruling the world after Armageddon, the whole world will be the Restored Kingdom Israel. When God originally rescued Israel from the Pharaoh in Egypt and brought them to the border of the Promised Land I, they then refused to go in. Israel was afraid of the giant inhabitants that they would have to fight to enter the Promised Land I. They did not trust that God would be their fighting for them. Present Apostolic Successors are the ones in possession of the sword of Christ's mouth, the weapon which defeats Satan/Babylon at Armageddon. It is Apostolic Successors, who, no doubt, will be the Angels of the Apocalypse to defeat Satan and lead the Church into the Restored Kingdom of Israel which is the Promised Land II. They have to trust that Jesus will be there leading, fighting and guarding us on all sides, when we battle our way into the Promised Land II.
Due to the coded nature of apocalyptic scriptures, Armageddon could easily be transformed into Doomsday. This is especially true when considering the human free will wild card. Church leaders have free will and, like Israel, they can refuse Jesus' will for them to fight Satan. Satan is the whole of evil human pride in secular world dominant power. Satan is a formidable enemy. Joshua and the Israelites entering into the Promised Land I was a joint combat effort between the Israelites and God. If Apostolic Successors refuse God and choose not to fight, then we just stay here and let Satan and Babylon drag the whole body of the Church into hell. With no fruit of love for God, through obedience to God being produced on earth, God will destroy the earth. In this case, where our present state of immorality is worse than Sodom or the flood, doomsday will come soon. (NAB DAN 12:1, "At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time.) (NAB LUK 13:6 Jesus spoke this parable: "A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he came out looking for fruit on it but did not find any. He said to the vinedresser, Look here! For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree and found none. Cut it down. Why should it clutter up the ground? "). DAN 7:11 tells us that there will be a "prolongation of life" only after Church leaders engage and defeat Satan at Armageddon. When love for God from His Church and free will are involved, there is always a choice.
Sister Lucia gave the Church the "Third Secret of Fatima". She seems to think, as do I, that the 'Third Secret' is talking about Armageddon. Sister Lucia emphasized the importance to the Pope that the 'Third Secret' must be released on or by 1960. Popes refused to do this. In the year 2000 Pope John Paul II finally released the "Third Secret of Fatima". There seems to be some thinking by Church leaders that what ever 'God was going to do' is now, after forty years, in the past. Am I the only one who sees a huge symbolic message we have received in the Church's forty year delay in releasing the message from God about Armageddon? God sent a message to us through King Nebuchadnezzer's dream. King Nebuchadnezzer had the humility to ask others to help him interpert his dream. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, prophet Daniel had the wisdom to interpert King Nebuchadnezzer's dream. The Holy Spirit of understanding messages from God flows where ever God wills it to flow.
From the year 1960 to the year 2000, Popes kept this joyous message from the Blessed Mother, of the third secret of Fatima, from us. The Blessed Mother specified that this news must be released to the world no later than 1960. Popes from 1960 to 2000, kept the Blessed Mother's message from us because they feared all the death and martyrdom which Christ's Church will suffer at the Battle of Armageddon, where Jesus is enthroned as King over the world. When I read about Moses going into Promised Land I, it is God who makes the Pharoah stuborn in releasing Israel. It is God who made the Pharoah send his army after Israel. Why would God Himself 'harden' the heart of the Pharoah to go after Israel to do her harm? I thought. Now, recongnizing the forty year delay for us going into the Promised Land II of Zion, I realize that God has made Israel, entering the Promised Land I, mirror us. It is the Restoration of Israel, not the first entrance into the Promised Land of Moses day, which is the big event. If the foes of the New Jerusalem of Zion want to know how the future will fare for them, they simply have to look at Zion's reflection, which is Israel in Moses day, entering the Promised Land I. It is actually Pope John Paul II who decided how long the Israelites of Moses day would spend lost in the desert. It is they who mirror us. It is the forty years in the desert, whic mirrors the forty year delay in revealling the third secret of Fatima, which dictated Christ's forty days fasting in the desert.
When it comes to obeying God, even Popes should do so. If Popes thought there was nothing from God in the "third secret of Fatima" they would have been better to have thrown it in the garbage can. For Popes to acknowledge the spritual significance and then think, Oh but we are certianly not going to obey the secret, is catastophic.
Sister Lucia has said that the 'third secret' is in regard to Armageddon. Armageddon initiates Messianic Reign. Popes have stated that they cannot decifer the meaning of the 'third secret' in regard to Armageddon (Messianic Reign). Can Popes humble themselves to the thought of humbly asking us for help on understanding the 'third secret', seeing that Messianic Reign is indicated in the message? Or Can Popes confirm that they believe that only Popes are capable and allowed to attempt to decifer the 'third secret'. Popes have stated that they cannot decifer the 'third secret' in regard to Armageddon (Messianic Reign). Popes seem to be indicating that they do not want anyoneelse to try to decifer the 'third secret' about Messianic Reign and this is why they kept it secret for forty years. Popes do have the Yea or Nae authority on Church acceptance of a specific understanding to the message, but are they the only ones allowed to attempt to interpert the message? As in the Promised Land I, there is now a 40 year delay to a message from God, which is indicating entrance into Promised Land II. Armageddon, which initiates Messianic Reign, is a joint operation of trust, faith, obedience and humility of Apostolic Successors to our Lord Jesus.
Right before the fall of Israel in 587 BC, God's authorized Church leaders and 'prophets' were telling the people all is well. They were telling the people God will care for them and protect them from Assyria and Babylon. They tried to put God's true prophet Jeramiah to death for preaching God's warnings. Avoid the snare that the false prophets of Israel fell into, at all cost! Scripture indicates that only one world government system succeeds. Let us not use human pride to turn that number into zero. Our present world government systems was never successful (Fallen Angel). The future fate of the whole world is riding on free willed Apostolic Successors who are to fill the shoes of Christ's great Combat Angels of the Apocalypse in obedience to Jesus. Protecting the world from Satan and doomsday is the job of Apostolic Successors who are armed by Jesus for conflict with Satan. God will help them. God will work through them. They have got to subject themselves to God's will. Protecting the world from doomsday is not the job of the secular world. We need confirmation from the Pope that He and the Bishops understand this and take full responsiblity for protecting the world from Satan (with God working through their obedience to God).
God had commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son in holocaust. Abraham turned from the Lord and ordered his son Isaac to help him gather some wood. It took complete faith and trust in God for Abraham to do this. Through Sister Lucia, God indicated He was going to burn the world in the holocaust of Armageddon. Church leaders did not turn from the Lord and say, "I will gather some wood" as Abraham had done. Church leaders let fear over take their total trust in God that they would obey God no matter what God's plans were. This is the identical failure to trust God that caused the Israelites to spend forty years in the destert before entering the Promised Land I. Now we have spent forty years in the desert before entering into the Promised Land II through Armageddon. It is at Armageddon that Jesus is enthroned as King and Ruler over the whole world. Israel is restored at Armageddon. Let us trust God and now enter into Messianic Reign in the Promised Land II.Even Moses did not cross over into the Promised Land over the catastrophe of Israel's refusal to take the Promised Land by force. WOW! Moses is right up there at the top when it comes to God's faithful. Satan is a 'giant' in the Promised Land II to be restored. Satan has evil power beyond imagination. The Beast of Babylon, evil human pride, in the hearts of secular leaders and individuals through out the world, has incredibly deadly weapons with witch to fight us, and the beast is not afraid of committing atrocities on us. The conclusion, Let us go forth to destroy and defeat Christ's great enemy Satan/Babylon. Let us take, by force, our rightful place in the Restored Kingdom of Israel. Let us Go to Zion. Let us exalt and enthrone Jesus as Ruler over the world. With Jesus leading us in battle, into the Promised Land II, whom do we have to fear?
NAB2 NUM 13:30Caleb, however, to quiet the people toward Moses, said, “We ought to go up and seize the land, for we can certainly do so.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We cannot attack these people; they are too strong for us.” So they spread discouraging reports among the Israelites about the land they had scouted, saying, “The land that we explored is a country that consumes its inhabitants. And all the people we saw there are huge men, veritable giants (the Anakim were a race of giants); we felt like mere grasshoppers, and so we must have seemed to them.”
NAB2 NUM 14:34Forty days you spent in scouting the land; forty years shall you suffer for your crimes: one year for each day. Thus you will realize what it means to oppose me. I, the LORD, have sworn to do this to all this wicked community that conspired against me: here in the desert they shall die to the last man.” And so it happened to the men whom Moses had sent to reconnoiter the land and who on returning had set the whole community grumbling against him by spreading discouraging reports about the land; these men who had given out the bad report about the land were struck down by the LORD and died. Of all the men who had gone to reconnoiter the land, only Joshua, son of Nun, and Caleb, son of Jephunneh, survived.
NAB2 DEU 1:30The LORD, your God, who goes before you, will himself fight for you, just as he took your part before your very eyes in Egypt, as well as in the desert, where you saw how the LORD, your God, carried you, as a man carries his child, all along your journey until you arrived at this place.’ Despite this, you would not trust the LORD, your God, who journeys before you to find you a resting place—by day in the cloud, and by night in the fire, to show the way you must go. When the LORD heard your words, he was angry; and he swore, ‘Not one man of this evil generation shall look upon the good land I swore to give to your fathers, except Caleb, son of Jephunneh; he shall see it. For to him and to his sons I will give the land he trod upon, because he has followed the LORD unreservedly.’ “The LORD was angered against me also on your account, and said, ‘Not even you shall enter there, but your aide Joshua, son of Nun, shall enter. Encourage him, for he is to give Israel its heritage.
Here are a few words from God, through Moses, to His soldiers standing on the future battle line at Armageddon. Moses spoke these words to the Israelites as they first stood to battle their way into the Promised Land I. Moses words to the Israelites, before they first entered the Promised Land I, encompass the whole rise and fall of Israel, into and out of, the Promised Land I. God's, "'I will hide my face from them,” he said, “and see what will then become of them'" happens in 587 BC when Judah takes her fall from the presence of God. It is at this time that God takes Israel back out of the Promised Land I and into exile in Babylon. Though Moses speaks to the Israelites on the battle line to enter the Promised Land I, in 1230ish BC, his words are really to those who stand with Christ on the future battle line at Armageddon. Moses words back then are really to those of our future Apocalypse entering into the Restored Kingdom of Israel in the Promised Land II.
Second only to Christ's death and resurrection, entering into the Restored Kingdom Israel, upon Christ's enthronement on earth, is the main focus of all God's apocalyptic prophets. Entering into the Promised Land I, is pale by comparison, even for Moses in the flesh who was presiding over the entrance into the Promised Land I. Promised Land II, the enthronement of Christ over the world at Armageddon, which the prophets see, as including Christ's salvation, is the shining focus point of all the prophets. We in our time, could live through one of the greatest points in all time. Armageddon. It is at Armageddon that the world enters into the Restoration of Israel and the nation Zion is born. From the battle line of Promised Land I, Moses gives advice to those standing on our future battle line at Armageddon, before entering into the Promised Land II.In the above quoted paragraph, we can see God talking about the Babylonian exile of Israel. The, “How could one man rout a thousand, or two men put ten thousand to flight, Unless it was because their Rock sold them and the LORD delivered them up?” had not happened yet at the time Moses gave this canticle. The Israelites had not done any heavy combat before they crossed the Jordan to battle their way into the Promised Land I. The two men putting ten thousand into flight sounds more like Christ's Combat Angels of the Apocalypse at Armageddon than even Joshua battling his way into the Promised Land I. The "Exult with him, you heavens, glorify him, all you angels of God; For he avenges the blood of his servants and purges his people’s land." sounds more like Angels of the Apocalypse at Armageddon also. What is talked about in the above paragraph from Moses, on the Jordan battle line for Promised Land I, is really given to future Angels of the Apocalypse standing behind Jesus on the battle line at our future Battle at Armageddon. Moses words are to those entering into the Promised Land II, though he speaks them to those entering the Promised Land I.
NAB2 DEU 32:1Give ear, O heavens, while I speak; let the earth hearken to the words of my mouth! May my instruction soak in like the rain, and my discourse permeate like the dew, Like a downpour upon the grass, like a shower upon the crops. For I will sing the LORD’S renown. Oh, proclaim the greatness of our God! The Rock—how faultless are his deeds, how right all his ways! A faithful God, without deceit, how just and upright he is! Yet basely has he been treated by his degenerate children, a perverse and crooked race! Is the LORD to be thus repaid by you, O stupid and foolish people? Is he not your father who created you? Has he not made you and established you? Think back on the days of old, reflect on the years of age upon age. Ask your father and he will inform you, ask your elders and they will tell you: When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage, when he parceled out the descendants of Adam, He set up the boundaries of the peoples after the number of the sons of God; While the LORD’S own portion was Jacob, His hereditary share was Israel. He found them in a wilderness, a wasteland of howling desert. He shielded them and cared for them, guarding them as the apple of his eye. As an eagle incites its nestlings forth by hovering over its brood, So he spread his wings to receive them and bore them up on his pinions. The LORD alone was their leader, no strange god was with him. He had them ride triumphant over the summits of the land and live off the products of its fields, Giving them honey to suck from its rocks and olive oil from its hard, stony ground; Butter from its cows and milk from its sheep, with the fat of its lambs and rams; Its Bashan bulls and its goats, with the cream of its finest wheat; and the foaming blood of its grapes you drank.
NAB MAT 23:37"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murderess of prophets and stoner of those who were sent to you! How often have I yearned to gather your children, as a mother bird gathers her young under her wings, but you refused me. Recall the saying, You will find your temple deserted. I tell you, you will not see me from this time on until you declare, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"DEU 32:15 Continued: (So Jacob ate his fill,) the darling grew fat and frisky; you became fat and gross and gorged. They spurned the God who made them and scorned their saving Rock. They provoked him with strange gods and angered him with abominable idols. They offered sacrifice to demons, to “no-gods,” to gods whom they had not known before, To newcomers just arrived, of whom their fathers had never stood in awe. You were unmindful of the Rock that begot you, You forgot the God who gave you birth. When the LORD saw this, he was filled with loathing and anger toward his sons and daughters. ‘I will hide my face from them,” he said, “and see what will then become of them. What a fickle race they are, sons with no loyalty in them! “Since they have provoked me with their ‘no-god’ and angered me with their vain idols, I will provoke them with a ‘no-people’; with a foolish nation I will anger them. “For by my wrath a fire is enkindled that shall rage to the depths of the nether world, Consuming the earth with its yield, and licking with flames the roots of the mountains. I will spend on them woe upon woe and exhaust all my arrows against them: “Emaciating hunger and consuming fever and bitter pestilence, And the teeth of wild beasts I will send among them, with the venom of reptiles gliding in the dust. “Snatched away by the sword in the street and by sheer terror at home Shall be the youth and the maiden alike, the nursing babe as well as the hoary old man. “I would have said, ‘I will make an end of them and blot out their name from men’s memories,’ Had I not feared the insolence of their enemies, feared that these foes would mistakenly boast, ‘Our own hand won the victory; the LORD had nothing to do with it.’” For they are a people devoid of reason, having no understanding. If they had insight they would realize what happened, they would understand their future and say,
“How could one man rout a thousand, or two men put ten thousand to flight, Unless it was because their Rock sold them and the LORD delivered them up?” Indeed, their “rock” is not like our Rock, and our foes are under condemnation. They are a branch of Sodom’s vinestock, from the vineyards of Gomorrah.Poisonous are their grapes and bitter their clusters. Their wine is the venom of dragons and the cruel poison of cobras. “Is not this preserved in my treasury, sealed up in my storehouse, Against the day of vengeance and requital, against the time they lose their footing?” Close at hand is the day of their disaster and their doom is rushing upon them! Surely, the LORD shall do justice for his people; on his servants he shall have pity. When he sees their strength failing, and their protected and unprotected alike disappearing, He will say, “Where are their gods whom they relied on as their ‘rock’? Let those who ate the fat of your sacrifices and drank the wine of your libations Rise up now and help you! Let them be your protection! “Learn then that I, I alone, am God, and there is no god besides me. It is I who bring both death and life, I who inflict wounds and heal them, and from my hand there is no rescue. “To the heavens I raise my hand and swear: As surely as I live forever, I will sharpen my flashing sword, and my hand shall lay hold of my quiver. “With vengeance I will repay my foes and requite those who hate me. I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall gorge itself with flesh— With the blood of the slain and the captured, Flesh from the heads of the enemy leaders.” Exult with him, you heavens, glorify him, all you angels of God; For he avenges the blood of his servants and purges his people’s land.Upon Armageddon, 'morning star' King Nebuchadnezzer of Babylon, and his secular power successors, (Satan) will be dethroned as rulers of the world. Upon Armageddon it is Jesus who Rules the world through His Apostolic Successors. It is they who will be the 'morning stars' or 'Angels' to rule over all people on earth.
NAB REV 19:11 The King of kings.The heavens were opened, and as I looked on, a white horse appeared; its rider was called "The Faithful and True." Justice is his standard in passing judgment and in waging war. His eyes blazed like fire, and on his head were many diadems. Inscribed on his person was a name known to no one but himself. He wore a cloak that had been dipped in blood, and his name was the Word of God. The armies of heaven were behind him riding white horses and dressed in fine linen, pure and white. Out of his mouth came a sharp sword for striking down the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron rod; it is he who will tread out in the winepress the blazing wrath of God the Almighty. A name was written on the part of the cloak that covered his thigh: "King of kings and Lord of lords." Then I saw an angel standing on the sun. He cried out (in) a loud voice to all the birds flying high overhead, “Come here. Gather for God’s great feast, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of military officers, and the flesh of warriors, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of all, free and slave, small and great.” Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered to fight against the one riding the horse and against his army. The beast was caught and with it the false prophet who had performed in its sight the signs by which he led astray those who had accepted the mark of the beast and those who had worshiped its image. The two were thrown alive into the fiery pool burning with sulfur. The rest were killed by the sword that came out of the mouth of the one riding the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.
NAB LUK 10:16The seventy (-two) returned rejoicing, and said, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.” Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ‘to tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you.DEU 32 Continued. So Moses, together with Joshua, son of Nun, went and recited all the words of this song for the people to hear. When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, he said, “Take to heart all the warning which I have now given you and which you must impress on your children, that you may carry out carefully every word of this law. For this is no trivial matter for you; rather, it means your very life, since it is by this means that you are to enjoy a long life on the land which you will cross the Jordan to occupy.”In Daniel 12, the, "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace." is, no doubt talking about the restoration of Israel upon Armageddon. Scripture uses the concept of Israel, rising from the grave back to life, to describe the restoration of Israel. 'Morning star' King Nebuchadnezzer (Satan) was put into authority over the world by God (secular power), but he chose his own will, and not God's will. Christ's morning stars (Angels of the Apocalypse, and their successors), who lead the many to justice, from Armageddon forward, will shine brightly in heaven. The brightness of these Angels in heaven will be due to their free willed, total, trust, obedience and fidelity to Jesus' will, while ruling over all the nations on earth. A 'shining star' Angel of the Apocalypse says, "What ever You will me to do, Jesus, I will do it. You are my King." If this changes, then it will be doomsday.
NAB2 2SA 23:3The God of Israel spoke; of me the Rock of Israel said, ‘He that rules over men in justice, that rules in the fear of God, Is like the morning light at sunrise on a cloudless morning,...
NAB2 DAN 12:1At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress since nations began until that time. At that time your people shall escape, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake; some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament, And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever. “As for you, Daniel, keep secret the message and seal the book until the end time; many shall fall away and evil shall increase.”
NAB MAT 24:12"Because of the increase of evil, the love of most will grow cold."
NAB REV 22:16"It is I, Jesus, who have sent my angel to give you this testimony about the churches. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the Morning Star shining bright."