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The Lamb of God with Seven Horns
The lamb of God Standing on Mount Zion
“Then I saw a Lamb standing in the centre of the throne, Surrounded by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb appeared to have been killed. It had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God that have been sent throughout the whole earth.” (Revelation 5: 6).
The seven horns are the seven greatest mysteries of the world marking the entire history of the world from the time of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to the time of the coming of the Kingdom of God. Five out of the seven horns were the atrocities of the kings of the earth - (Daniel 7: 1 – 8)
The Sixth Mystery of the World
The sixth mystery is God sits on His throne to judge. God’s judgment of the earth manifested real time in the history of the world. The church, headed by the Pope, took her seat; and the spirit of God began to judge the rulers of the earth on behalf of the church. Physical manifestation of He who sat on the throne at judgment was a description of the Pope and the Vatican City – (Daniel 7: 9 – 1).
At the time of judgment the papacy represented the Law and the Pope was Moses judging the earth. The Law, which means punishment, was used to judge the earth because the Catholic Church was at that time at that stage of evolution the twelve tribes of Israel. So, the judgment against the kings of the earth was God punishing the enemies of the Israelites (the Catholics).
Israelites = Catholics when the church was united under the Pope
The Throne of David
When the church evolved to the United Israelite Kingdom, the Pope played the role of a monarch of a sovereign kingdom than a religious head. He acted as the king of the United Israelite Kingdom ruling from Jerusalem, defending the nation founded by the Hebrews.
Fact: the church was founded by the Hebrews
When Christianity was united under the Catholic Church, the kingdom of God was the United Israelite Kingdom. Once the church was divided into two - the Roman Catholic Church and the others, the Roman Catholic Church became the Southern Kingdom of Judah, and the others were united under the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
The United Israelite Kingdom = the Catholic Church
= Twelve Tribes
Roman Catholic Church = Southern Kingdom of Judah
= Two Tribes
Other Churches = Northern Kingdom of Israel
= ISRAEL (Ten Tribes)
England (London) was Samaria, the capital of ISRAEL. And Italy (Rome) was Jerusalem, the capital of the Southern Kingdom of Judah.
The Kingdom of Judah
The church had been an evolving kingdom of God and had been different things at different times. When the Pope led soldiers in war against foreign forces, he was acting as the king in Jerusalem defending his kingdom.
Immediately the church was divided, the Pope became the king of only the kingdom of Judah. There was rebellion in the church and the kingdom of God was divided into two. The Catholics received a tribe as Solomon and the others received ten tribes as Jeroboam. The church had been Solomon, the seat of wisdom.
The Word of God came true:
“I am going to take the kingdom away from Solomon, and I will give you ten tribes. Solomon will keep one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city I have chosen to be my own from the whole land of Israel.” (1King 11: 31 – 32)
Solomon = Wisdom
Solomon will keep one tribe: the papacy was the seat of wisdom allowed to retain only the tribe of Judah.
One Tribe = the Tribe of Judah
It is important to note that the prophecy was about eleven tribes of Israel instead of twelve tribes. This means that this was the time, in the history of the Israelites, immediately after Jesus was betrayed. The missing tribe was Judas Iscariot. This tribe will be replaced by Mathias after the resurrection and ascension of the Lord.
For the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem: the papacy was the throne of David – throne of David – the Pope, and Jerusalem. Jerusalem is where the secrets of the mysteries of God are hidden. If God had completely abolished the Catholic Church, all the mysteries of God hidden there would have been endangered.
Jerusalem, the city I have chosen to be my own from the whole land of Israel: The Catholic Church was Jerusalem, the place where the wisdom of God lived. It was where the Temple of God was built as the knowledge of God.
God’s judgment took place towards the end of the Second World War. The world powers that colonized, oppressed, and brought bloodshed on the whole earth were stripped of their powers; and the world was reformed. The judgment corresponds to events between the time of the Old Testament and the time of the New Testament.
Nations rose against nations: In desperate attempts at subduing and dominating the whole world, nations rose against nations. The Second World War was the high point of the desperation of the world powers to use ruthless force and violence to subdue and rule over the people of the earth.
Kingdoms rose against kingdoms: The kingdoms of Syria, the Kingdom of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Persia and Media where major world powers that struggled desperately and violently to conquer and rule over the whole earth at the time between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.
The Book of the Living
The New Testament
After the Second World War, the church evolved to Palestine. John the Baptist came as emphasis on water baptism and repentance of sin.
Towards the era of water baptism and repentance from dead works, Christ – the wisdom of God – came down from heaven concealed from men. During this period, Christ was riding in a cloud.
Cloud: blanket hiding Christ
Christ was hidden because God must completely destroy the works of the enemy before his revelation. God was destroying the powers of the enemy under Christ. And when God has completely destroyed the works of the enemy under him, he appeared to destroy the enemy under the people of God whose hearts constitute the Temple of God.
Because the identity of Christ was hidden from the people of the earth, he was persecuted and betrayed to death. But death couldn’t get hold of him. He gathered the works of the enemy and set them on fire. Then the glory of God is revealed!
The Seventh Mystery
The seventh mystery was when the Lord Jesus received royal power from the church through the Pope (Peter) whom he placed in charge of the church.
The prophet Daniel, who was one of those raised to life, was there when Jesus was presented to the Pope and given royal power:
“I saw what looked like a human being. He was approaching me, surrounded by clouds, and he went to the one who had been living for ever and was presented to him. He was given authority, honour, and royal power, so that the people of all nations, races, and languages would serve him. His authority would last forever, and his kingdom would never end.” (Daniel 7: 13 – 14)
What looked like a human being = Jesus
= the Spirit Man
= the Second Adam
= the Son of Man
The second Adam was the one who was alone with God, and through him, God created the universe – heaven and earth.
He was approaching me: Daniel was there with Jesus. The second Adam was the one who had been living forever with God. Enoch had been living forever with God since God took him away. Though he was visible in the flesh, he was with God in the spirit.
Surrounded by clouds: His identity was concealed
The second coming of Christ was the crowning of the church, and through Jesus, God’s people received royal power; thus fulfilling the prophecy:
“The power and greatness of all the kingdoms on earth will be given to the people of the Supreme God. Their royal power will never end and all rulers on earth will serve and obey them.” (Daniel 7: 27).