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The War to Come

The War to Come

 

By Michael Rodriguez

 

Published by Michael Rodriguez at Shakespir

Copyright © 2017 Michael Rodriguez

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Introduction

 

In the Revelation to John, an angel tells him, “Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.” (Revelation 22:10), but if the book was not sealed, meaning hidden in mystery as the book of Daniel was until the end of days, then why is it still a mystery today though it was written thousands of years ago?

 

The answer is simple. Yeshua prophesied that deception would be the more prominent aspect of what is to come. Deception is an act of war and if we are not alert we will be caught off guard. In particular, let’s examine the deception that would come through false Christ’s.

 

The False Christ Identity

 

Matthew 7: ^21 ^Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. ^22 ^Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? ^23 ^And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

 

We know who the workers of iniquity that Yeshua is referring to are according to the following descriptions:

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. prophesied in thy name? (“thy name” refers to Jesus, not Moses, and therefore referring to Christians)

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. and in thy name have cast out devils? (Known as exorcism from Catholicism throughout Protestantism).

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. and in thy name done many wonderful works? (Performing miracles and charities are all favored works throughout Christianity).

 

There is a misconception that Christianity does not refer to Catholicism but only Protestantism, but throughout this study you will see that Christianity is a religion that can represent anyone who believes in Jesus Christ.

 

Matthew 24: ^3 ^As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” ^4 ^Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. ^5 ^For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many.

 

Verse 5 gives us enough information to understand the false Christ identity:

 

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. For many will come in my name, (In the name of Jesus)

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ (Christian is a combination of the word “Christ”, meaning Savior, anointed, messiah, and the suffix “ian”, which means “to resemble or impersonate” and therefore, to call oneself Christian is to say “I resemble or impersonate Christ”. Yeshua taught against this when he said in Matthew 23:10^ ^Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. and will deceive many. (Christianity, is a religion that is divided by thousands of different denominations with conflicting doctrines and belief systems and Catholicism includes traditions and doctrines and practices that conflict with the teachings of the Bible. Many people who go into Christianity ends up confused and mislead while believing to possess a pure truth).

 

Yeshua warned us of Catholics and Christians or any other “Jesus” cult when prophesying of the false Christs to come after him. Christianity was born years after the passing of Yeshua under the doctrine of Paul (aka Saul of Tarsus), see Acts 11:25-26.

 

^25 ^Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: ^26 ^And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

 

Before the term Christian started the followers of Yeshua were called followers of the Way, because Yeshua said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

 

Church leaders have taken a stance of middle person between the people and Yeshua just as Yeshua is a mediator between us and the heavenly Father and many treat the church as the entity that will ensure our salvation, but many scriptures testify to this. But there is one scripture misused by the churches to secure their authority over people

 

Cephas, the Rock

John 1: 35Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; 36And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 37And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? 39He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. 40One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Yeshua spoke in parables to prophesy to people. Why did Yeshua choose to surname Simon with Cephas: Let’s look at the definition of a rock (stone), which has a noun and a verb definition:

Rock, noun: a solid mineral material also used in similes and metaphors to refer to someone or something that is extremely strong, reliable, or hard.

Rock, verb: move gently to and fro or from side to side or cause great shock or distress to (someone or something), especially so as to weaken or destabilize them or it.

Given biblically history concerning Peter, the fisherman who cried of fear because he fell off his boat under the storm and denying Yeshua three times because of social pressure, indicates that Yeshua handed him the keys of the kingdom of God by warning Peter of what would be his downfall. This is the secret to entering heaven, to find that which would weaken us and steal our salvation. On the other hand, following Yeshua would make Peter solid in his way and therefore exemplifying the noun use of the surname Cephas or stone (rock). The use of the word stone has a double meaning and it is up to Peter to determine which will suit him best.

Now the following passage inspires the church to take on the authority as a form of next Christ on earth, which is why the definition of Pope is defined as (in the Roman Catholic Church) a representative or deputy of a Christ in charge of all his adherents.

Matthew 16: 13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

Let’s examine three elements carefully:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Verse 18 reads: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church. (Yeshua separates Peter from “this” rock, referring to himself as Yeshua is also called the cornerstone from the followers of the Way will build. Yeshua did not say that he would build His church upon Peter)

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p<>{color:#000;}. and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (This refers to salvation, a defense against hell. Yeshua took the keys of Hell and Death and bound Satan, Revelation 1: I (Yeshua) am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.)

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p<>{color:#000;}. 19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (What Yeshua clearly indicates to give Peter is the keys of the kingdom of heaven, which means, a way to enter through its gates. Yeshua did this by surnaming Simon as Cephas. It takes wisdom to discover that Cephas refers to stone or rock and that rock has a double meaning which both relate to Simon’s personality. This is proved by many passages, including Matthew 13:

44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

It would be up to Peter realize his weakness of being moved by social pressure and losing his stability in Yeshua, but he was reminded one last time in John 21:14-19):

John 21:14^[* *]^This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

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p<>{color:#000;}. ^[*15 *]^So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

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p<>{color:#000;}. ^[*16 *]^He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

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p<>{color:#000;}. ^[*17 *]^He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

Yeshua reminds Peter three times to indirectly remind him that he betrayed him three times: 31Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. _]But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. _][_33+]Peter answered and said unto him, Though all _][_men _][_shall be offended because of thee, _][_yet _][_will I never be offended. _]Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. _][_35+]Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

 

John 21:18^[* *]^Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. ^[*19 *]^This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

In verse we see the interpretation of Yeshua’s prophesy concerning the falling away of Peter by the writer of the book of Matthew: This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. This interpretation is a basic assumption of correlating old to death following an arrest before that time came. Let’s examine the elements more carefully:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, (in love. We can see through the book of Acts that Peter’s heart grew more accepting of people as he testified among the gentiles.)

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p<>{color:#000;}. and another shall gird thee, (a dominating person would take control of Peter)

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p<>{color:#000;}. and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. (Peter would have no disagreements about being carried to physical death in the name of Yeshua, although Peter betrayed that oath before. Where Peter would not want to go is away from Yeshua, which would be accomplished through false teachings. Here, Yeshua prophesies to Peter to be watchful of fasle doctrines. Who is this person? To understand this let’s examine the last passage carefully:

 

^[*20 *]^Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

 

This disciple is clearly the beloved John. ( what’s also important is what John will do)

 

John 21:21^[* *]^Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? ^[*22 *]^Jesus saith unto him, “If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.”

 

They way that John “tarry’s or remains until the second coming of Christ” is through the book of Revelation (Apocalypse). It is in this book that we will understand who the dominant person is who will teach many to resemble Christ and lead many away. The following passage shows us that people weren’t ready to interpret what Yeshua prophesied at that time. However, there was one incident where a man subdued Peter’s brotherly affection with rebuke, in Galatians 2:11-21

 

Galatians 2:11^[* *]^But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

 

Antioch was the place where Paul first indoctrinated the followers of the Way to be called Christians and adhere to his doctrine of Christ is the end of the law.

 

Galatians 2:12^[* *]^For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

 

Here we can see that Peter still struggled with “rocking” away in face of social troubles, which is why Yeshua surnamed him “rock”.

 

Galatians 2:13^[* *]^And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. ^[*14 *]^But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? ^[*15 *]^We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, ^[*16 *]^Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. ^[*17 *]^But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

^[*18 *]^For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor. ^[*19 *]^For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. ^[*20 *]^I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

^[*21 *]^I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

 

The question lingers here, who is right and who is wrong, Peter or Paul? To understand this, we should look further in the testimony which is true and will remains, the Revelation to John.

 

The Revelation to John warns us of the war to come and with it the greatest tool in Satan’s arsenal, deception. Let’s return to finish examining Matthew 24, which reveals another aspect of Christianity:

 

Matthew 24:6^ ^You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. ^7 ^Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. ^8 ^All these are the beginning of birth pains. ^9 ^“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. ^10 ^At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, ^11 ^and many false prophets _][_will appear and deceive many people. _][_^12 ^Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, _][_^13 ^but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 

 

To stand firm is to be like a rock, the noun definition. Let’s continue:

Matthew 24:14^ ^And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. 15 ^“So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[^a^]^ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand— ^16 ^then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. ^17 ^Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. ^18 ^Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak. ^19 ^How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. ^21 ^For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again. ^22 ^“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened. ^23 ^At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. _][_^24 ^For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders _][_to deceive, if possible, even the elect.^25 ^See, I have told you ahead of time. ^26 ^“So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. ^27 ^For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. ^28 ^Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

 

Let’s examine the section above in italics carefully:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. [*23 *]^At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. _][*24 *]_]^For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders _][_to deceive, if possible, even the elect. (This clearly indicates false messiahs and false prophets that come in the name of Yeshua and not limited to few men who claim to be the person Yeshua.

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p<>{color:#000;}. .^[*25 *]^See, I have told you ahead of time. (This tells us that the false christs and false prophets being referred to here did not exist before or even during the life of Christ on earth, but are revealed after.

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p<>{color:#000;}. ^[26 *]^“So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.  (This refers to locations, either outside or within a confined space, like a temple. This is an obvious and defining characteristic of Catholics and Christians or any other “Jesus” cult. This may come in the form of “In this church is where you will find the “Holy Spirit” or the “True Jesus”. Outside church camps are also a common feature of evangelizing. This is motivated by the scripture in Matthew 18: *20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

 

But let’s look at the verse in context with the passage:

 

Matthew 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

This context in this passage speaks on the subject matter of agreement between human relations and reflects that Yeshua will serve as a witness between heaven and earth. Therefore, the interpretation that Yeshua only appears among a group of people and not to a person who is alone is cult thinking.

Now let’s examine the entire book of Revelation, which was written by the beloved disciple of Yeshua, John.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

 

A Messenger Angel Speaks to John

From the first verse above it is clear that this book of Revelations that describes the major events that will occur during the end times is revealed to Jesus, the son of GOD. In chapter five we can see that what GOD has sealed has been given to Jesus, who is also known as the Lion of the tribe of Juda, one of the twelve tribes of Israel which is given the ruling scepter (see Genesis 49:8-11), 5^And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. As a way to demonstrate the authority of Jesus over mankind he is also called the Root of King David of Israel. It is also made clear that the person speaking to John is an angel, who is speaking on behalf of Jesus, even in the first person. This is confirmed in chapter 21:16, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” It is also proven in Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. [^9]Then saith he unto me, “See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship GOD.” This angel will be showing John the things to come through signs.

 

The Testimony of the Apostle John

The person John who is recording the revelations shown to him by the angel is the apostle and beloved disciple of Jesus. This is confirmed in John 21:20, Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? 21Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me.

 

Jesus Reveals Mysteries to John

We can see how Jesus reveals the hidden to John, his beloved disciple, in the following passage of John 13:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 21When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. 25 He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? 26Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

 

1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein:

 

For the time is at hand.

 

1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

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The War to Come

This book identifies the false Christ’s that Yeshua warned would deceive many people and explains the entire book of Revelation as written in the King James Bible Version. Every chapter, passage and significant verse is thoroughly and concisely interpreted for immediate clarification. You will understand the messages to the seven churches in depth, understand the mystery of the seven seals and the function of the trumpets and the bowls of wrath. You will know the identity of the first and second beasts and the true meaning of the mark of the beast. You will learn the mystery of the ten days of tribulation during the apocalypse and more.

  • ISBN: 9781370368150
  • Author: Michael Rodriguez
  • Published: 2017-06-02 02:20:11
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