END TIMES TEACHING
Prophecy by Numbers
Written by Pastor Marcos Marrero
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it.”
We are told in the letter to the Hebrews 7:25 that Jesus saves us to the uttermost; that is that our spirit, soul and body will all be gathered up together at His soon return. There is a spiritual principle at work here that if we understand it, will reveal to us how everything in life follows a carefully numbered and prescribed prophetic pattern.
For example: the human spirit is saved instantly at the moment of the new birth, during what is commonly known as the born-again experience. After responding to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and accepting Jesus as our Savior and Lord, our spirit-man is instantly made alive to God—been previously dead or separated from God, for in sin we were conceived—during the new birth experience our spirit-man is immediately transported into the very presence of God’s throne to wait for the completion of the salvation of the soul and of the body. That is why there is joy in the presence of the angels of God in heaven over one sinner who repents. Luke 15:10
Ephesians 2:6 “And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
This already happened to the spirit of all who have accepted Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Our spirit-man was raised and sitted with Jesus at the moment of our salvation.
1 John 3:9 “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed (Jesus’ spiritual down payment) remains in him (the sinner who repents); and he (the spirit of the person who repented) cannot sin, because he has been born of God.” Italics added for emphasis.
The born-again experience can only be applied to our spirit-man who at the moment of our salvation is taken up to the heavenly places and made to sit with Christ Jesus where he—our spirit-man—who has been born of God does not sin.
1 Peter 1:9 “Receiving the END (goal) of your faith—the salvation of your souls.”
On the other hand, the goal of our faith is the salvation of our soul or personality, which is a life-long process which ends at the time of our death, when our soul must appear before the judgment seat of Christ to give an account for the things that we did after our salvation be it good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that EACH ONE MAY RECEIVE (a reward or lack of it) the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” Italics added for emphasis.
So that while we are here on this earth we still have to fight the battle between good and evil.
1 John 1:8 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
JUSTIFICATION then is for the spirit-man and can only be received by faith in the blood of Jesus and by trust in the grace of God.
Romans 3:24-25 “Being JUSTIFIED freely by HIS GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by HIS BLOOD, through FAITH…”
SANCTIFICATION is for the human soul and it is attained by daily obedience to the truthfulness of the Word of God.
John 17:17 “SANCTIFY them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
GLORIFICATION which is the transformation of the physical body that goes from glory to glory here on earth until it dies and then waits for that blessed hope, at the return of Jesus Christ to the earth, when it is resurrected a glorified body that will never die: saved to the uttermost.
1 Corinthians 15:54-55 “So when this corruptible has put incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’ ”
Proverbs 30:21 “For THREE things the earth is perturbed, yes, for FOUR it cannot bear up.”
In this proverb the Lord reveals to us a powerful spiritual principle that applies to the inner workings of prophecy itself.
Revelation 19:10 “…For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
As I study the Scriptures I find that there are always three spirits at work in whatever situation we are looking at, and the matter is completed when the forth spiritual force comes into play. The testimony of Jesus always completes what the Bible refers to as the four winds.
Ezekiel 37:9 “Also He said to me, ‘Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath’, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Come from the FOUR WINDS, O breath, and breathe on these slain that they may live.’ ”
We see the progression of the four winds played out in the foundational doctrine of salvation: The process of Justification, Sanctification and Glorification which can only be completed when Jesus returns to the earth and sets up His kingdom here on earth. Jesus Himself being the fourth which the earth cannot bear up, that is why Armageddon takes place before His kingdom begins.
Zechariah 6:1, 5 “Then I turned and raised my eyes and looked, and behold, FOUR chariots were coming from between two mountains, and the mountains were mountains of bronze…And the angel answered and said to me, ‘These are FOUR spirits of heaven, who go out from their station before the Lord of all the earth.”
The FOUR winds of heaven are FOUR spirits that sometimes are portrayed as chariots that are led by different color horses, or as riders riding on the different colored horses themselves.
Revelation 6:1 “Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the FOUR living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, ‘Come and see.’ ”
The first FOUR seals of Revelation chapter six follow the same pattern of three winds or spirits fomenting a matter and then followed by a forth, which when it is introduced it brings to a full completion the matter that it is dealing with.
2 Corinthians 4:18 “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
For clarification purposes we need to understand how this principle of things which are seen and not seen works. Everything that is seen falls under the law of entropy; eventually all things that are visible will come to an unavoidable end and thereby accomplish an unseen or spiritual purpose for-ordained by God who sends the four winds to begin with.
Revelation 1:2 “Who bore WITNESS (testified) to the WORD OF GOD, and to the TESTIMONY of JESUS CHRIST, to all things that he saw.”
As we read the Bible we will find that when describing those things which are seen or visible God uses a lineal formula: He created everything in six days and then rested in the seventh. We see that in the physical TESTIMONY of JESUS CHRIST in the letters to the SEVEN churches; The sixth letter to the sixth church completes the purpose—He opened a door of escape—for the church age, while the seventh church is left behind not part of His work of grace any more.
While describing those things which are invisible or spiritual, God uses the three plus one formula revealed to us in Proverbs 30:21. The TESTIMONY of the WORD OF GOD to the seven churches is a spiritual testimony, so that the four horsemen revealed at the opening of the first four seals completes the church age. While the last three seals deals with the consequences.
The fifth seal deals with the martyr’s from the beginning of the church age who must wait for the number of their fellow servants and their brethren to be killed as they were—when that number is reached the fourth seal will be released. The sixth seal describes the rapture as Jesus returns in the clouds. Remember how the FOUR chariots were coming from between two mountains made of bronze? I believe bronze here symbolizes the martyr’s who had to die during their trials by fire. The sixth seal completes the beginning and the end of the age of God’s grace, which is bookmarked by the blood of the martyr’s. What a beautiful end to God’s glorious church!
The seventh seal introduces a new era, in this case the beginning of God’s Wrath upon all those who rejected the salvation offered to the entire world during the age of God’s Grace.
That means that we are eagerly awaiting the introduction of the fourth seal to usher in the completion of God’s Age of Grace.
Luke 21:8-11 “And He said: Take heed that you not be DECEIVED. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them. But when you hear of WARS and commotions, do not be terrified: for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately. Then He said to them, nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be FEARFUL SIGHTS and great signs from heaven.”
Notice how Jesus connects the opening of the first three seals in Revelation chapter six to His account in Luke: First deception /antichrist, then wars and commotions follow by fearful sights.
DECEPTION comes through the spirit of antichrist who is revealed as riding on a white horse. This spirit was released when the guards who witness the angel telling them about the empty tomb were bribed to denied that Jesus had physically risen from the dead.
1 John 4:3 “And every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ HAS COME IN THE FLESH is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is NOW already in the world.”
You cannot counterfeit something that does not exist. The spirit of Antichrist could not be revealed until after the real Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
Matthew 28:3-6, 12-13 “His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the GUARDS shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for HE IS RISEN, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay’…When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers (guards), saying, ‘Tell them, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.’ ”
The above Scriptures officially confirms the very moment when the spirit of antichrist was released and it was THERE already in the world during the days of John’s writings and it is still here with us today until he is given a body to possess in the middle of the Day of God’s Wrath, only to be taken captive at the end of God’s Wrath, and thrown alive into the Lake of Fire.
The opening of the second seal represents WARS, I think this seal was probably released with the war that led to the destruction of Herod’s temple before the generation of Jesus’ day ended. It is the same spirit of wars that took the world into two world wars. This same spirit will be given power to make war over one fourth of the earth—the Middle East—when the fourth seal is open and the Lord will intervene on behalf of the nation of Israel.
I believe that right now we are smack in the middle of the third seal, which might have been released with the introduction of the atomic age.
Revelation 6:5-6 “When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ‘Come and see.’ So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the living creatures saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.’ ”
Bread, oil and wine are not only the basis of any economic system, but from God’s perspective they represent the wholeness and wellness of all mankind. Which this present world system wants to control and it is using these tragic events like pestilences to attain their goal.
Psalm 104:15 “And wine that makes glad the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengthens man’s heart.”
According to Luke’s Gospel after the wars and during the third seal we will experience: “And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and PESTILENCES; and there will be FEARFUL SIGHTS and great signs from heaven.” The Covid 19 virus is a pestilence.
The next event that will follow the pestilence will be great and fearful sights in the sky.
Luke 21:25-26 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
The powers that be in the world today, know the faithfulness of the Scriptures and use them to prepare themselves against what God’s plan is for the nations. That is what this third seal is all about; the world is getting ready for the one world government united against Almighty God.
Psalm 2:1-3 “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His anointed, saying, ‘Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.’ ”
Malachi 2:17 “You have wearied the Lord with your words; yet you say, ‘In what way have we wearied Him?’ In that you say, ‘Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them,’ Or, ‘Where is the God of justice?’ ”
We are living in the days of the end of the age of God’s Grace, the judgments of God are about to begin and the wicked leaders of the earth are preparing for them. What the wicked leaders of this corrupt world have in mind for the populace is Deception, Division, Corruption, and Total Control over every aspect of our daily lives.
From their demonic perspective we are all expendable; the devil’s goal for all humanity is the total annihilation of the human race.
For those of us who have been Justified by faith in the blood of Jesus and believe that the rapture of the church is a rescue mission for all who are alive and remain after the saints of old are raised from the dead, we will not be disappointed. For in the twinkling of an eye we will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and thus will forever be with the Lord. Do not be left behind!
Malachi 4:1-2 “For behold the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, that will leave them neither root nor branch. But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.”
In order to have a one world government it is imperative to have a one world economy; and a world-wide economic system requires a world-wide monetary system. The key word here is CENTRALITY in order to be governed by one person, and for that you need a world-wide-net system of communications. And to make so many different nations and systems to willingly abandon their sovereignty you need a world-wide-crises. The antichrist spirit masks itself with the mantra of saving the planet, by saving it they mean to take it over and rule it into extinction.
Revelation 13:15-17 “He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
Everything that has been taking place around the world since this Covid 19 pestilence started is nothing more than a big rehearsal for that which is going to be introduced in the world when the FEARFUL SIGHTS appear in the sky. An entire generation of children, now grownup, has been mentally conditioned for such a time as this. As Christians, it is imperative that we teach this new— and mentally different—last generation the truthfulness and certainty of God’s Word. Jesus said that you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
Malachi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Elijah the prophet comes to the earth after the rapture of the church as one of the Two Witnesses, to turn the hearts of the Jewish children who were left behind, to the Lord. They will seal 144,000 of them for they represent the last generation which is the 144th. God receives them as a first-fruit offering on behalf of all the children left in the world. Thereby sparing all the innocent children around the world from His Day of Wrath. Even in Wrath, God remembers His Mercy!