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The Second Passover

Rereading Prophecy Revisited
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The Mission:

Delivering the Endtime Gospel of Christ

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The endtime gospel that must be proclaimed to the world as a witness to all nations is, simply, the one who endures to the end shall be saved (Matt 24:13–14). This person who endures to the end shall be saved by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all flesh halfway through seven endtime years of tribulation. Every person who has not been previously born of Spirit will then be so born, and will be born filled with, or empowered by the Holy Spirit so that no longer will sin and death dwell within the fleshly member of the person. Every person will no longer be a son of disobedience but will be free to keep the commandments. And this message that all who endure in faith will be saved is truly good news in our present age of lawlessness.

A message about the personhood of Jesus Christ was delivered to the world by the first disciples. A message about the soon coming kingdom of God was delivered in the twentieth century. But neither of these messages, both good news for humanity, was the “sign” that Jesus gave to His disciples, the sign for which these disciples asked (Matt 24:3).

Jesus told His disciples not to be concerned about physical things: wars, famines, earthquakes, the rise and fall of nations. These physical phenomena were only the beginning of Zion’s labor pains … Zion will bring forth children in a day, and bring forth these children before her hard labor pains come upon her (Isa 66:7–8). As the last Eve, Zion will experience the curse of pain in childbirth (Gen 3:16) when she brings forth two sons in a day, that day being the second Passover liberation of Israel. The seven endtime years of tribulation will be Zion’s hard labor pains, their beginning described in Matthew 24:9–12. A spiritual Cain will murder his righteous brother, a spiritual Abel so that halfway through the seven endtime years, except for a remnant of Abel, Abel will be physically dead and Cain will be spiritually marked by the cross. And as a third son was born to the first Eve after Cain was marked, a spiritual third son will be “born” to Zion when the Holy Spirit is poured out on all flesh as the waters of Noah’s day were poured out on breathing creatures.

The world will be baptized in Spirit when the kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of the Father and His Christ. There will still be 42 months of tribulation, but every person who endures these 1260 days will be saved. They will then all belong to the Father; they will all have been called by God (Rev 18:4).

The Apostle Paul identifies the Church as the Body of Christ, with the glorified Jesus as the Head of this Body. But Jesus is also identified as the Son of Man; thus, the Church as the Body of Christ is also the Body of the Son of Man. So when one like a Son of Man appears in Daniel’s visions (7:13) to receive the kingdom of this world at the time of the end, Christ and the Church are this one who is like a Son of Man. Christ and the Church are the equivalent and successor to the humanoid image Nebuchadnezzar saw in vision. But Jesus told Pilate that His kingdom was not of this world or from this world (John 18:36). And since Jesus’ kingdom is the successor to the humanoid appearing kingdom of gold, silver, bronze, iron and clay, the humanoid image Nebuchadnezzar saw cannot be of this world, but must exist in the same realm or dimension as the kingdom which Jesus receives at the time of the end. Therefore, because the kingdom which Jesus and the Church (these two being one as a man and his body are one) receive as the Son of Man is not received until the end of the age and is not of this world or from this world, the humanoid image Nebuchadnezzar saw is one kingdom that reigns over living entities in and from the heavenly realm from Nebuchadnezzar’s era until the time of the end, not a series of succeeding human kingdoms in this world. And since God has consigned all of humankind to disobedience so that He can have mercy upon all (Rom 11:32), the kingdom that reigns over the sons of disobedience is a kingdom of disobedience, its prince the prince of this world, the prince of the power of the air (Eph 2:2–3). Nebuchadnezzar, now, becomes the lively representation of the spiritual king of Babylon (Isa 14:4), and this spiritual king of Babylon is the Adversary. The humanoid image Nebuchadnezzar saw is the disobedient antetype to the obedient Son of Man, who receives the single kingdom of this world (Rev 11:15) halfway through seven endtime years of tribulation.

A third part of humankind (Zech 13:9) will receive spiritual birth and empowerment when spiritual Babylon falls and that single kingdom of this world is given to the Son of Man (Dan 7:9–14). This third part is spiritual Seth, and it is the proclamation of Seth’s birth to the world before he is born that is the sign Jesus gave His disciples of the end of the age and of His coming. You are presently reading that proclamation. For a longer presentation of this announcement I suggest a person download A Philadelphia Apologetic (or buy the book) and start with it as a primer text. The e-file is about a meg in length.

As light comes from darkness (Gen 1:4), the sons of light come from sons of disobedience, and the Son of Man comes out from spiritual Babylon through life coming from the death of one man, Christ Jesus.

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In 1959, as a twelve year old high school freshman, I set about trying to prove my stepfather was wrong about the need to keep the Sabbath. But I found that if a person were going to believe the Bible, the person would keep the commandments, all of them, not eight or nine, and this meant keeping the Sabbath. I didn’t, however, believe the Bible. I believed what could be proved through measurement and observation. So I continue hunting and fishing on the Sabbath, but I would no longer eat those meats that were not holy, an odd mingling of obedience and disobedience.

In 1972, around a summer campfire one fellow asked, “Whatever happened to Dave Oleman?” Another fellow said, “He got religion,” as if becoming religious were a terminal disease akin to cancer. The assistant pulpmill superintendent sitting next to me said, “You never know who will fall next.” I knew.  I knew who would be next, and I wasn’t happy about that I’m next thought which had the substance of a “thing” in my mind. I certainly was not looking for God, nor was I seeking a relationship with Christ. I was reasonably satisfied with life. I had a job at Georgia Pacific’s Toledo, Oregon, paper mill, a job that paid very well. I also had a gunshop and built muzzleloading rifles. I shot continually, hunted much of the year. I lived on the Siletz River and caught many steelhead winter and summer. I was, literally, too busy having fun to think about any need or lack in my life. Nevertheless, within six months I was attending services and was baptized within another couple of months.

For most of the next thirty years I lived in rural Alaska, on the margins of society, and beyond easily attended Sabbath services. It was as if I were in cold storage; for on Thursday of the second full week in January 2002, about 10:12 am CST, while turning into the parking lot for Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, I was drafted to reread prophecy in a manner a little less spectacular that how Paul was called. With no leadup other than a heightened sense of awareness for the ten previous miles I had driven, I heard an authoritative voice utter the distinctive words, “It’s time to reread prophecy.” The words had about them the same sort of thinginess that was attached to the I’m next feeling three decades earlier. I sat in the pickup really unable to move for some period of time afterwards, sat trying to make sense of what I heard. I had two sessions of Composition to teach—I barely arrived in time for the first class, such was the impact of the words. And after teaching the two sessions, I went home and started doing the work of which this website is a part.

Making the claim that I was drafted to reread prophecy is not helpful in this age of conmen and skepticism. I would be better off saying nothing, but I didn’t choose me for this job and I’m really not concerned about temporary credibility. I know what’s buried under the blood of Christ. A few others also know in part. And ad hominum attacks make what I write neither more nor less true.

What I didn’t know until late spring 2002 was that forty years earlier to the day and apparently to the minute, in the Advanced Prophecy Seminar being taught at Pasadena’s Ambassador College, despite what his father had said in the first seminar session, Garner Ted Armstrong told the assembled senior evangelists whose attendance was required that prophecy was understood, that there would be no new revelation, that his dad was just having doubts about what he had been teaching. Garner Ted rejected additional biblical understanding at a time when his father knew he had prophecy wrong. And apparently because Herbert W. Armstrong allowed his son’s rejection of revelation to stand, no additional understanding came to the Radio Church of God and later the Worldwide Church of God until after the work being done by the Armstrongs died and was buried in a manner similar to how the nation that left Egypt was slain as if a man in the wilderness (Num 14:21-23). And contrary to much of what Christendom understands about Scripture and what the senior Armstrong understood about his own work, the Worldwide Church of God was the remnant of the Anabaptist remnant that left spiritual Babylon in the sixteenth century, 1200 years (325 to 1525 CE) after God had delivered the Church into the hand of the spiritual king of Babylon as He had deliver Israel into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

The evidence of being drafted to reread prophecy is less in what I have written than in the fact that on a specific date, I started addressing theological issues whereas I had not done so before, and since that date I have not ceased addressing theological issues. So while a person can certainly disagree with anything I write, the person who summarily dismisses what has been revealed does so at his or her own peril. That person had better hope I am wrong, that I have misread Scripture.

Unfortunately, I heard no voice telling me what to write, only that it was time to reread prophecy. Thus, what I have written is a rereading of the long accepted canon using typological exegesis. And as I know more, the rereading of Scripture has been fine tuned, becoming increasingly sharper and more fully developed. There are, however, older pieces of writing that are not as well developed still posted on certain websites and still circulated in books published in 2002.

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