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Glory to God. I'm going to read you the Alternate Translation from last week, which is Revelation 8:12. And if you look in your Bible, according to your Bible, chapter 9 s- -- appears to be -- to start the fifth seal. But I'm going to suggest to you that it really starts with verse 13 of chapter 8. And in case I haven't mentioned it before, it's the King James writers that put in the chapter numbers and the verse numbers, so very frequently they have made the separation at the wrong place. And I'm suggesting to you that the fifth seal starts on the 13th verse of chapter 8. And I'm going to give you an overview today of the fifth and possibly the beginning of the sixth seal. And then starting next week, we'll take it apart and teach it. But I'm just going to give you an overview.
Now, there's a difference between the fifth, sixth and seventh seals and the first four seals. And these three seals are distinguished as being called the three woes because we have an angel flying in the midst of heaven saying, woe, woe, woe unto the [UNINTELLIGIBLE] -- because of the voices of the last three trumpets. So we're going to try and find out why these last three trumpets are so much more severe than the earlier ones.
So let me read you the Alternate Translation from verse 12 of chapter 8, and then we'll go on from there. And when the fullness of the first fruits company stood up in spiritual strength and announced the warfare against the living soul and warned the spiritual men dwelling with him in the same vessel and announced the time of his redemption and restoration to the spiritual realm of God, the carnal mind was ruined and no longer reflected the mind of Satan in the realm of appearance. And the pride and emotion of the entire living soul was brought down and placed under the authority of the Christ. And the false doctrine of the carnal mind was smitten also so that the carnal mind, it's pride, emotion and false doctrine might be covered over and hidden from the impressionable minds of young spiritual men. And in the age that the light appeared, the satanic realm of the soul could no longer be seen. And the Adamic soul could not be seen either because it was covered over in the same way.
So what's been happening here? We've seen with the first seal the Sons of God have been raised up. With the second seal, an outpouring went forth, and that outpouring touched the hearts of people that had life. And in the third seal, we saw that the church world was dealt with, those that had the Holy Spirit and had refused, because of their rebellion, to have their human spirits fertilized, that that Holy Spirit was turned to bitter judgment. And in the fourth seal, we saw that the carnal mind, which includes the false doctrines of men, excuse me, have been smitten and cast down.
Now, what I want to suggest to you is that we've talked about literary style. The Bible has a literary style. And what it seems to do is state the whole first, and then in the following verses or the following chapters, it can explain in detail. That's the way it works. In other words, it'll say, well, here we have a man. And then in the next verses, it's say, and that man is made up of spirit, soul and body. And then the next verse will go into detail about the human spirit. And the following verse will go into detail about the human soul, et cetera, et cetera.
And I'm going to suggest to you that this is what we have here, that the first four trumpets -- did I say seals before? If I did, I was mistaken. The first four trumpets are talking about general categories of the ministry of the Sons of God. And the last three trumpets, OK, we're going to find out, is going to start to fall upon the men that were not that receptive to the ministry of the Sons of God. OK.
Let me try and make that c- -- a little clearer. The Sons of God are going to manifest gradually. They're going -- not going to be seen by every member on the face of the Earth at the same time. We've likened the move of God to a wave. He comes in slowly, and there are going to be some men that are spiritual enough to recognize what's happening and repent and receive the ministry of the Sons. And does anybody know what the ministry of the Sons are, anybody remember?
[?And then, to?] slay the souls of men unto what purpose? Unto bring every man on the face of the Earth into the image of Jesus Christ. Amen. They're going to be slaying the souls of men that the image of Christ can appear in them. And what I'm suggesting to you is that certain members of the living soul are going to be more receptive to this than others. And we said that there are some men out there that they know that God's with them. We had a testimony this morning about a young man that's really suffering, and that he knows that God is with him, and he can't seem to stand up in a greater manifestation of the power of God. Why? Because it's just not his time. God is the one who is doing it, brethren. We can't have his Holy Spirit. We can't have his salvation. We can't have his strength or his life until he gives it to us.
And what I'm suggesting to is that some members of the living soul are more resistant than other members of the living soul. Can you hear that? And the ministry of the Sons of God is going to sweep across the Earth over a period of years. I honestly don't know whether -- it could go into the hundreds or thousands of years. I honestly don't know, but there's billions of people on the face of the Earth, brethren, and look at how slowly it's been going for the last 2,000 years. So this wave can take quite a few years to go across the Earth.
And this crossing of the Earth is not geographical. It appears to be falling on spiritual categories of men. The first category was those called to the first fruits company, when this move of God poured out across mankind. If from before the foundation [UNINTELLIGIBLE] of the Earth you have been called to the first fruits company, it's going to touch you, and you're going to come, just like Jesus went walking down the street and he said -- when he called the 12 apostles. He said follow me, and they just followed him. Well, that's a natural example of what's going to happen in the spirit when the Sons of God empowered by the indwelling Jesus Christ moves across the face of the Earth. Those men that were called to the first fruits company from before the foundation of the Earth, that spirit's going to say to them, follow me, and they're going to stand up and follow Christ.
And the second outpouring, the second trumpet, it's going to touch people. Do you know that there are people in this world that want salvation, that cry for salvation and they can't get it? Do you know that there are people that follow the evangelists, and they go up every time there's an altar call. They go up and answer the altar call, and that the conversion never really takes place. Do you know that? There are people like that. They see Christ. They see the move of God, and they can't get it. Well, when this outpouring comes, they're going to get it.
And then the Scripture tells us there are those that have life. There are people that know God, and they're living a very carnal mind, and they're living in sin. Well, you know we're all in sin, but they're living in the obvious sins. They're drinking. They're smoking. They're fornicating. They're cursing. But, you know, we're -- we know that that's very carnal because the true sin is pride and unforgiveness and lack of mercy and hard heartedness. And we know that there are plenty of people in the church that are not fornicating, that are not lying and stealing, you know, and their pride is bigger than all of them put together. OK. But I hope, you know, just for the purposes of this message, you know what I'm saying. There are people out there leading [UNINTELLIGIBLE], but Christ is in their heart. And yet, they're just wanting a place where they go to church every week and give up these external sins. Well, when this outpouring of the Sons come, it's going to quicken them up to a deeper walk with God.
And those that have life, those that have birthed the Son, that he's going to start to appear in them. Then those that have the Holy Spirit are going to be dealt with. And now, we are -- and then the carnal minds going to be cast down. And now, we're up to the fifth trumpet, and we're told, woe, woe, woe unto the inhabiters of the earth, unto the inhabiters of the earth. And I looked up that word inhabiters, and I declare to you that it means those that have dominion over the earth, the earth of our souls, brethren, the members of the living soul that have power and authority in this world system.
Those of you know here that I worked with them for years and used to be a legal secretary, and I've been around attorneys and paralegals, and the legal secretaries are just as lifted up in pride as the lawyers. And they have power, and sometimes their bosses can fix a parking ticket for them. If you work for a corporate attorney, sometimes they get tips about what stocks to buy. And they walk around, and they're just filled with pride because they have power in this world. They have a decent living. Plus, they usually live well. They can afford vacations. They can afford nice clothes. They're covered with gold jewelry. They know all the right people. Even if they have to pay for it, if they have a problem, they know where to go.
I used to be very blinded. you know, I've been around people like that for so long, God had to show me that there are people that don't know where to go. They have a problem. They don't know how to [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. They don't even know to who to go to to ask for help, [?to repent?] [UNINTELLIGIBLE] to help them. They really don't know. These people have knowledge. They know how to make their way around this world system. They know who the experts are. They know what books to get. They know where to run, where to go, and the money to do it. They are the inhabiters of the earth. They are those that have dominion of the spiritual realm of the soul of this world system. Some of them are very wealthy. Some of them are not very wealthy, but they're very much on top of things.
Some people call them yuppies today. [UNINTELLIGIBLE] that's what they're called, yuppies. Did you ever hear that word? You did? That's what they're called. They're living their whole life on credit. They buy every machine you can imagine. They've got the expensive houses. Their kids all go to [AUDIO CUTS OUT] -- that this world can offer depending on how much money they have. But they're certainly not living out on the streets in a ghetto or in a slum. They've just got control of this world system. And if they get into the trouble, if their sons or daughters get into trouble, they know how to get them out of trouble. They know where to go.
I know. I heard a testimony a couple of years ago. Somebody that's close to me, his nephew got involved in some kind of trouble with the police. To be honest with you, I don't remember what it was, young man. And he was with another young man, and they wound up in jail. And this pers- -- this man that I know, he's a big shot. you know, he's a big shot. I don't want to tell you what he does for a living. OK. He's a big shot, and he knew a big shot criminal attorney, called him up in the middle of the night. The guy came down, got his nephew off. Not only got his nephew off, wiped the slate clean. The boy didn't get a record. The young man that was with him got a record, and I think he got some time, but he definitely got a record. And my friend's nephew didn't even get a record.
Now, we have a sister here that says that happens all the time. Now, this is not right brethren, but there are people in this world that rule this soul realm. And this particular man, he's not -- you know, he's not a millionaire. He's not a millionaire. He's very comfortable, but he's not a millionaire. So it's not only money. Money is involved, but it's not only money. It's who you know, the contacts that you have. And it's -- and he claims -- let me make this clear on the message. I don't believe they did anything illegal when they got this boy's record wiped off. I don't think it was illegal. It was just that he got this really knowledgeable criminal attorney that knew what he was doing.
So my whole point is that there's a lot of people out there -- maybe they even come from the ghetto. In fact, they could get up the money. Let's say this lawyer wanted $500 to get this young man's slate wiped clean so he wouldn't have a record. What I'm suggesting to you is that there are people out there that if they could raise the $500, they wouldn’t know who to go to. That's my whole point. It's more than money. It's knowhow, and it's connections.
So these are the inhabiters of the earth. And I declare to you, I've been saying this for years, they are going to be the hardest people to convert because they don't need God. They don't need God. They've harnessed nature. We don't have any of the problems that men used to have when they were living out on a prairie and a tornado would come and destroy their crops. We're not without food. Now, here in the East [UNINTELLIGIBLE] there's no earthquakes here in the East. There's no tornadoes. But all across -- well, even in San Francisco. Believe me, these inhabiters of the earth, these people that rule the soul realm, they're not destroyed even if there's an earthquake. They always survive. If there's a war, they get out of town. They hear it coming. They just survive in this soul realm.
And they're surviving -- does anybody know what power they're surviving by? Witchcraft. Amen. They're surviving by witchcraft power, and they don't think they need God. And these people have got to be shown their powerlessness because that's the only time you're going to turn to God is when you're shown your powerlessness. And they have power in this world. They've got it.
I've seen lawyers write letters to Blue Shield Blue Cross, what do you mean you wouldn't pay that bill? Now, some poor little person like my mother, Blue Shield Blue Cross won't pay something she's entitled to, do you know that you can't even talk to anybody of authority. All you get -- all you can get is a customer service representative, and there's no give. This is it, and there's nothing you could do about it. Well, these men, they sit down. They write letters on attorney's letterhead. I have seen it done. And they change the rules for them. They get it done; they get it done. They're ruling the world.
Well, these last three trumpets are judgments that are going to be much stronger because these people that are ruling in the soul realm, they will not repent. They will not receive Christ. They will not, so they're going to have to be shown they're powerlessness. And here comes the Lord. OK.
We are in verse 13 of chapter 8. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven. An angel is a spiritual messenger. He was flying in the midst of heaven, in the soul realm, saying with a loud voice, saying with a voice of authority, woe, woe, woe, to those that have power in the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels which are yet to sound. And I remind you that the Sons of God, the power that is upon the Sons of God, is intensifying. It's intensifying. Christ is appearing in them. Their numbers are increasing. It's over a period of time. And as the power intensifies, they go after the more and more difficult cases. Glory to God.
Chapter 9, firs- -- verse 1. And the fifth angel sounded, that's the -- sounding the fifth trumpet. And I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key to the bottomless pit. Now, we talked about a star. We had that back in chapter 8. It said, in verse 11 -- in verse 10. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven. And we said that it was the corporate first fruits company, a star meaning one that dwells in the heavenlies. Stars meaning the truth of God's word. And we're told in verse 1 of chapter 9 that a star fall from heaven unto the earth.
And I declare to you that those that were ruling in the heavenlies, Christ Jesus, the only mediator between God and man, the Sons of God in the spiritual realm appeared in the earth. They fell to the earth. They came down where these men could see them. They appeared in the earth. And to him was given the key to the bottomless pit.
Now, there's been a lot of fantasy about this chapter of the book of Revelation, brethren. And all of this talk about the bottomless pit, but we discussed in this ministry that the bottomless pit is the living soul, that the natural man is the bottomless pit. He is never satisfied. He is the realm of hell and the realm of death, the realm of the soul, and it has no bottom. There's no depth to which -- there's no bottom to the depths to which you can fall, brethren. There's no bottom to the depravity that a human being can fall into if he's not restrained by the power of almighty God.
So the Sons of God appeared in the earth, and they had the key to the bottomless pit. Now, I want to remind you, back in verse -- in chapter 6 of the book of Revelation, when the first four seals were opened up and the white -- the rider of the white horse appeared, we said that what was happening was that Christ was appearing to release the seals and access the living soul, the living soul that had been bound up by Christ and made inaccessible.
The living soul had been owned -- I'm sorry. Did I say Christ instead of Satan? The living soul had been owned by Satan. The living soul was sold under sin when Adam fell, and he was sold to Satan who had all power and authority in the heavens and the Earth until he was defeated by Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. And when he was defeated by Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago, what happened was that all power and authority was given to Jesus Christ. Now, Jesus Christ has to go to war and free or release the living soul from the power of Satan. And that's just like Satan.
What's happening in Iran right now? The Ayatollah Khomeini has died. Let's say the shah of Iran wanted to take this opportunity to reclaim his throne. Let's say the Lord came from inside of Iran. We want the shah back. Will you come back? You know, that happens in politics. Pardon me? OK, his son then, his son. OK. And the shah said, all right, I'm going to gather up an army, and I'm going to retake Iran because I've heard enough from the people in Iran that you want me back. And I believe that if I win this war, I'm going to be accepted. Well, he's the -- he is the authority of Iran. He has to go and wage war to get that country back and defeat the forces that have unseated him.
Well, this is what's happening. And we found out that in those first four seals that when Christ is birthed, he is given the power to release the seals, the sign of ownership of Satan which is upon the living soul. And if you go back, you'll study -- and see what we studied, we said that he's making that living soul accessible. Accessible to what? Accessible to fertilization for the specific purposes of bringing forth Christ because when Christ appears in every man on the face of the Earth, all rebellion and rule shall be put down. Yes, sometimes you have to be judges so that Christ will appear in you, but by and large, Christ is not taking this world from the outside. He's going to wage war with the soul that's defending itself until he fertilizes the human spirit in that vessel. And the true war is coming forth from within the spiritual beings of each and every one of us.
So I'm suggesting to you that this bottomless pit is just another word for the living soul. And if you would review chapter 6 with the first four seals, we found out how the living soul would be made accessible. And the Scripture said, and a key was given to him, the key to the bottomless pit. The bottomless pit was made accessible to the star, the star being Christ in the form of his Sons, and the living soul, the bottomless pit, was made accessible for him because he was given the key, the key that would release the living soul to him so that he could fertilize their human spirit. Glory to God.
Verse 2. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air was darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Now, I remind you we talked about smoke in chapter 8, verse 4. And we decided the smoke was that which was released after something was burnt. And we saw in that verse that the souls of many were being burnt on the sacrifice of the altar of incense. And the result of that burning was the source of substance which is our substance which is tracked in the soul. That source of life that was given to us from the beginning of time, the human spirit, has been married to Satan and produced the carnal mind. And that source of life which belongs to God, which is going to be fertilized and produce Christ, is locked in there with Satan and the demons and the carnal mind.
And Jesus Christ is going to burn it. All souls are going to be burnt so that the human spirit could be released. And when the human spirit is released, Christ shall fertilize it. Now, all this is happening simultaneously, brethren. And he opened the bottomless pit. He opened the soul. He made it accessible. He got past Satan's barriers. And the arose a smoke out of the pit. Well, as soon as Christ got past, what did he do? He burnt the soul, and he released the human spirit from it as the smoke of a great furnace.
And I remind you that we have studied -- and I'll give you more detail on this next -- at the next meeting. But we had a study on the great furnace. I declare to you that the -- that these bodies are furnaces, and the human spirits are in you, and we are being burnt, and we are being purified, and we are being processed. And the Scripture talks about the great furnace of earth, and it's also the great furnace of Egypt. And I declare to you the human spirits, that which is of God, that which is the seed of God, is being processed in these great furnaces of earth underneath the ground, the human soul. Glory to God.
And he opened the soul. He made it accessible. And the human spirit was released out of the pit as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Now, look at how close this is to the other chapters that we studied. The sun was darkened. The human spirit was darkened. The carnal mind was darkened. The realm of the soul was darkened. Why? Because Christ is coming forth in the human spirits of men, and everything of the realm of the soul is going to be covered over. Glory to God. OK.
Verse 3. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and in -- and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Now, listen to this, brethren, and out of the smoke came locusts. Well, if the smoke is the released human spirit, what's coming forth out of the human spirit? Christ. Christ is going to appear in the human spirit. Glory to God. And I suggest to you that these locusts typify Christ coming forth. Now, why the Holy Spirit chose to call them locusts, I really don't know. But we know this is a symbolic book. And there came out of the smoke, there came out of the released human spirit, locusts upon the earth.
Now, locusts fly, so we know that indicates a spiritual man, something spiritual because they're flying. And locusts eat vegetation, and we know that the job of the Sons of God is to consume the souls of men. And the Scripture says, and there came out of the released human spirit locusts upon the earth, the Sons of God, Christ in the earth. And unto them was given power as the scorpions of the earth have power.
And I went into the library yesterday, and I looked up scorpions. And they -- I found it very interesting. They have eight legs. And we've done studies in this ministry how there are four sides or four parts to us and eight legs, two on each side. We know that when we did Ezekiel's man, he had hands and rings coming out of each manifestation, and there were four sides of his spiritual being. And scorpions, they have the power to hurt. They crawl along the ground, and their sting is in their tail. Their power comes from behind them. So why God has chosen to describe this this way, I can't tell you, but this is what he's done.
And I'm suggesting to you that the Sons of God that are coming forth in the human spirit have the power to bring judgments upon men who will not yield to the Christ. And it looks to me -- you know, for a while I was saying that everything was in the spirit, but I'm coming to the conclusion that a lot of this is going to be manifesting in the natural. And there are going -- and I believe the -- that the judgments, basically, are going to be infirmity. I think they're going -- there's going to be a lot of infirmity. And when I give you this in detail in the next meeting, you'll see that the symptoms that a scorpion sting gives men is symptoms in their body. It's destruction to the body. It's destruction to the body.
So however the Lord is bringing this forth, whether it's going to be by disease or we know the whole world is falling apart. The water's bad. The food is bad. Everything's bad. But I have to believe, brethren, that those of us who are standing up in Christ, it's not going to affect us. God's not taking us out of the world. By the power of the indwelling Christ, we shall not be touched by these plagues.
So it really doesn't matter whether it's infirmity, whether it's polluted water or polluted air. Whatever it is, and I've preached this before, the answer to your problem is to seek God as to how rapidly Christ can appear in you because your salvation is in Christ. It's not from the outside. It's from the inside. Jesus said no man could take my life, but I lay it down. So when Christ appears in you, it doesn't matter what condition this world is going to be in or that these plagues are falling. You won't be touched by them. You don't have to be taken out of the world. Your sustenance would be from within. OK. Glory to God.
Verse 3. And there came out of the smoke, out of the released spirit, locusts upon the earth. The Sons of God appeared in the human spirits of men, and they appeared in their souls. And unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They have power to bring judgment on men in the natural.
Verse 4, and it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. And it was commanded the Sons of God that they should not hurt the grass which is green, the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree. And I declare to you that green things and trees, that they have the life of God in them, and it could be at any stage.
So what this is saying, that when the Sons of God manifest in this manifestation, their job is not to judge those people that are already showing signs of life. What are signs of life? It's Christ in you. The only life is Christ in you. So their instructions are not to be sent to the people that are already showing signs of life. Now, we know that it could take a long time to get ourselves delivered from sin. We're still sinning. We're all still sinning, but these workers are not sent to believers that are moving on with God. These locusts are sent to those that have not received the seal of God in their forehead.
Now, we spoke about this at an earlier meeting, that the two ministries are overlapping, the ministry of the bride company that is going out and spreading the word to the world about Christ and delivering them th- -- unto the baptism with the Holy Spirit and those initial stages of Christ, that that's one move of God. And it's being overlapped by the Sons of God who are coming after that and slaughtering the souls of men because the Lord said don't slaughter their souls until they've been sealed with the Holy Spirit because if they're not sealed with the Holy Spirit and you wreak destruction on them, what glory is there to God? They'll be destroyed.
So these judgments are upon the men that have not received the ministry of the bride company. They have not received -- they have not repented, and they have not received the basic impartation of Christ, stubborn, proud men. And I've seen it, brethren. They're dying, and they won't repent. I've seen it. Someone told me [?just?] the other day that he ministered to a couple of derelicts that were destitute and desperate, and they were just filled with pride. OK.
So these last three plagues, this is the kind of people that they're coming for. Glory to God. And I want you to know that a lot of these derelicts are professionals, doctors, lawyers. You go down on the lowly side, you know, where they have alcoholics and drug addicts, a lot of them are educated. We just had a testimony from someone else last week about someone that these people tried to help. The man was educated up to his eyeballs, and he would not repent. He would not repent. He would not give God the glory. He was a derelict and an alcoholic and living on the street. How could this happen? It's a judgment of God, brethren, for pride. That's what it is.
And verse 4. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree: but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. Verse 5. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And it was given to them that they should not kill them. These judgments are not unto death, brethren. God's purpose is not to kill you. It's to show you your powerlessness so that you cry out to God for mercy and receive the seal of the Holy Spirit so that he can go ahead and slaughter your soul without your being utterly destroyed.
And it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented for five months. And the fi- -- remember five, we know, refers to ministry. Months does not refers to months as man knows months, but five time periods. Glory to God. That they should be tormented for five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And I mentioned this earlier that there are manifestations in the flesh of men, in the bodies of men, when a scorpion strikes you. And I'm suggesting to you that these judgments are going to appear in the human body. And they -- actually, they're appearing now. Many people that get saved, and I'm one of them, have a lot of problems in their body. Either they're drug addicts. Others are alcoholics.
But these particular men, the way that they're going to get smitten is in their bodies because a lot of these people that have power in the earth, they -- you know, they take drugs. They're alcoholics, but it's OK because they can afford it. They can afford it. They don't -- you know, they don't have to go out and steal and get arrested like these other people. They can afford to be drug addicts. I'm told the country's filled with legal drug addicts, professionals, doctors, lawyers, accountants, nurses. So the drug addiction isn't going to pull them down. So it's got to be torment in your body. Glory to God.
Verse 6. And in those days shall men seek death, and not find it; and shall desire to die, but death shall flee to them -- from them. God doesn't want them dead. He wants them to -- OK. Do you know that some men are so proud that they would kill themselves before they would repent? Do you know that? They would kill themselves before they would repent. But the Scripture says, death shall flee from them.
Verse 7. And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And the shapes, or the forms of the locusts. These spiritual beings that the Lord calls locusts, what they looked like were like horses prepared unto battle. And we've had many studies in this ministries, Lord -- the [UNINTELLIGIBLE] -- there are many studies in this ministry that, spiritually, what we're going to look like when we stand up is horses. We start out as beasts. Then we become sheep when we hear Jesus' voice. And when we come into total submission to him, we become the goodly horse of the Lord. Israel is the goodly horse of the Lord, and we serve him in battle. So we're going to become horses. The Sons of God, spiritually, are the horse of the Lord.
And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle. The battle against who? The battle against the living soul, that will not release her members unto the Lord God for fertilization. And on their heads were as it were crowns like gold. And we studied in the seven churches that the crowns mean the weaving together of the mind of Christ with the minds of men. So these men -- that's what they are. They're men. They're spiritually horses because they've come into a mature place where they serve God and they do whatever he tells them. They have crows on their head because their minds have been woven together with Christ, and their faces were as the faces of men. Yet, when you looked at them, they appeared to be men. Spiritually they're horses. Their minds are woven together with Christ, but when you look at them, brethren, they look like men. That's what they look like. Hallelujah.
Verse 8. And they had hair as the hair of women. And I'm going to suggest to you that, I believe, the only reason the Scripture put that it is to indicate that they are in the soul realm. They are in the soul realm. They have this authority because the soul realm is female. They have this authority because their husband dwells within them, but they're still women. They're still women. They have become one with their husband, giving them all this authority, but they have long hair.
And I declare to you they're just going to look like natural men. These other aspects are spiritual descriptions of them, the fact that they're horses, the fact that they have crowns, the fact that they have long hair. You -- they're not -- you're not going to see this. These are spiritual descriptions of their spiritual being. They're going to look like you and me. That's what they're going to look like, OK.
But they had hair of women meaning they were still female. They were still soul men, that they were utterly ruled by Christ. And their teeth was the teeth of lions. And when we’ve done past studies on Ezekiel's new creation man, and we also did it earlier in the book of Revelation -- I think it was in chapter 4. We found out that there are four sides to the spiritual man, and one of those sides it lions. And also, with regard to their teeth, teeth in the Scriptures, it's the same word as ivory. Teeth is the same word as ivory, when you go back into the Hebrew, anyway. I don't think it's so in the Greek. But there's no distinction between the Hebrew word for ivory and the Hebrew word for teeth. And we know that ivory has no color, and that part of the spiritual makeup of man that has no color that is not red with the life of Adam, anybody remember who red is? Satan, amen. Satan.
So this says, and they had hair as the hair of women, they were female, and their teeth, the satanic realm in them, were as the teeth of lions. And I declare to you that this is the satanic realm that had been pacified by the Lord Jesus Christ. And we did that. We studied that in the study of Ezekiel's creation man, how at the beginning, the satanic realm was a wild, voracious lion, a wild beast. And at the end, that lion was tamed and brought under the dominion of the Christ. Glory to God.
Verse 9. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And breastplates, I declare to you, cover the heart. They cover your heart. They cover your chest. And they're breastplates of iron. Iron comes -- is found very deep in the bowels of the Earth. And I declare to you that their souls were defensed. Their breast -- their hearts were covered. Their breast was covered by a defense of the righteousness in the soul.
And the sound of their wings, that part of them that flew in the heavenlies, was as the sound of chariots. And chariots, we've discussed, typify souls. And that spiritual part of them looked -- sounded like souls, the souls of many horses running to battle. So we find that these Sons of God, they're spiritually horses because they're in submission to Christ, but they're also soul men, but they're soul men that are hooked up to the horses, and they're going exactly where God tells them to go. They're men that have been brought into submission to the indwelling Christ.
And I declare to you, brethren, there are a lot of people in the church today, Christ may not have appeared in them, but he's been birthed in them, and they're going in the exact opposite direction. He's trying to rule their soul, and he's trying to rule their vessel, and they're going the exact opposite way. And you know what happens when Christ is going one way and your soul is going the other, you only have so much wealth, brethren. And all of a sudden, you start to choke. We've got to be brought into submission to the hand of the Christ within us.
Verse 10. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. Now, the tails, if you look that up in the dictionary, a tail is a back part. It's a rear part. And I'm suggesting to you that when these Sons of God are manifested, what's going to be up front is going to be the righteousness of Christ and the power of Christ. And the back part, or the rear part, is that which is not going to be so obvious. It's going to be not so obvious, and that's going to be what's within them. And it's going to be their Adamic man, the Adamic aspect of their beings.
And somehow I don't really have an understanding of this at this moment, but the hurt that they're going to bring forth, the judgment that they're going to bring forth to men, is going to come forth from within their souls. Now, maybe it's the righteous judgment of God being filtered through their souls. I'm not sure. We'll get that when I do a word-by-word on that.
Verse 11. And they had a king over them, which was the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, and in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Now, this is a bake stickler. I had a woman say it to me once, you know, how could the destroyer -- and for those of you who don't know, this name Abaddon and Apollyon, it means destroyer. Well, how could Jesus Christ be the destroyer? Brethren, he is the destroyer. He is the Angel of Death that went through Egypt and slew the firstborn. He is the destroyer of the soul that hath sinneth which must die.
But when Jesus Christ destroys you, brethren, you rise again in a new form of life. God is not a man. When man destroys you, you never rise again, but when God destroys you, you rise again in resurrection, life. Hallelujah.
And they had a king over them. There was a king over the bottomless pit. And I'm declaring to you, that king is the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and his name is the destroyer. He is the destroyer of his enemies, brethren. He is the destroyer of all unrighteousness, and he will consume it with the brightness and the burning and the fire of his coming. Glory to God.
Verse 12. One woe is past. That's the fifth trumpet. And, behold, there come two more woes hereafter. And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God. And I remind you that the golden altar that's before God is where the souls of the Sons of God are burning, yet they're not consumed. They're burning, yet they're not consumed. That's the righteousness of God appearing in them.
Verse 14. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. Now, I remind you, from our study in the creation, the number 18 series, when we did the rivers that came out of Eden, we found out that Euphrates typified the human spirit. It means sweet water. It's that gift of God that's in man. It's our human substance. Glory to God.
And the four -- saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And we've talked about four angels. We've talked about being squared in the spirit. And I declare to you that the four angels are the human spirit, the Holy Spirit, Christ and the Father, and that this concept, four angels, it's referring to the fullness of the Christ that's coming forth from the human spirit.
Now, remember, as time goes by, the living soul -- more and more members of the living soul are -- Christ is appearing in more and more members of the living soul. And the more members in which Christ appears, the stronger he becomes. Can you see this? Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, loose the four angels. Let them appear. Let Christ appear in the human spirit of the entire living soul, those that were bound in the great river Euphrates, those that were potentially ready to be birthed for centuries that didn't come forth. It's time for them to stand up in the human spirits of men and appear. Let Christ appear.
Verse 15. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And I declare to you that if you do that study in the Greek, it's not a general day, month and year, but these angels were prepared for a specific day, hour and year. Is that what it is? Day, month and year. They were prepared for a specific time, and this is the time.
And when they come forth, what they're supposed to do is destroy the third part of men. And we've been studying here that third part of men is the satanic realm. And what this looks like to me, brethren, is that these men that won't repent, they're going to be fertilized whether they like it or not. And we've studied in this ministry. You found the Scripture, in the book of Job, that you're going to be saved whether you choose or whether you refuse. And I declare to you, these men that will not repent, God is entering into their hearts, and he's fertilizing them anyway. And Christ is going to appear in them and wage war with them without their agreement.
And those of us that have been the recipient of deliverance, we know how hard it is to hear the truth about ourselves, to face that sins that we've committed, to repent and receive the deliverance of the Lord. Can you imagine having Christ appearing in you when your soul is not repentant and all this judgment is coming forth from within you? It must be terrifying, must be absolutely terrifying. And when they come forth, they're going to slay the satanic realm in the minds of these men. I can't even imagine it.
Verse 16. And the number of t he army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. Oh, that's just a number.
Verse 17. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire. Now we have breastplates of fire. This is the soul of Christ, that which defends the heart, that which is across the chest. It's fire. That is the soul of Christ. And of jacinth, and of brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions. We know that Jesus is the lion of Judah. It's one of the aspects of the new creation man. He's going to devour his enemies. The fact that they're horses indicates that they're still the spiritual Sons of God in submission to Christ.
And out of their mouth issued fire and smoke and brimstone. These men are being fertilized against their will. And this spiritual experience is coming forth in them without knowledge and without their will. It must be terrifying. I can't even imagine what it's going to be like. I can't even imagine. If anybody can imagine, I'd like to hear your opinions on it. I can't even imagine.
Verse 18. And by these three was the third part of men killed, the third part, the satanic realm. OK. By the fire, the jacinth and the brimstone coming forth within them. That's Christ coming forth within them. It's going to swallow up the carnal mind [?and the?in the?] satanic realm, and it's going to be issuing out of their mouths. It's going to be by the spoken word. It's going to be by the spoken word.
Verse 19. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them do hurt. For their power is in their mouth. We will execute the judgments with our mouth, brethren. And it's their tails. It's going to be in their souls also because the righteous judgment is going to be filtering through the minds of men. For their tails were like unto serpents. And I remind you that man, natural man, is the serpent. We shall be redeemed serpents. We shall be the Seraphim that surround the throne of God as described in the book of Isaiah.
For their tails were like unto serpents. That's the soul realm, the redeemed soul realm of the Sons of God. And those tails had heads, and with them they do hurt. So the redeemed soul is going to be very much involved in executing the judgments. Glory to God.
Verse 20. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues, yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils and idols of gold and silver and brass and stone and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk. See, this judgment is going out on this category of men that won't repent. Some of them are going to be converted but not all of them. Some are more stubborn than others. Some are more resistant than others.
And I declare to you that the attack is coming from two sources. It's coming from within the men that are being -- that are birthing Christ against their will, and it's coming from the outside, from the Sons of God that are speaking salvation upon them. And we've talked about this in a prior meeting. When God raises us up to the point that our words have such authority as to bring forth Christ -- if these people just walked past -- outside of this window and hear this message being preached, if my word is spirit and my word is life and I'm at that point, which I don't think I am now, that word's going to go right into their heart, and Christ is going to take root in their heart against their will. That's how it's coming out of our mouths. Then it's going to rise up within them. And I remind you that when the floods came in Noah's day, it rose up from within them, and it came from on high. It comes from two direction, from within and from on high. Glory to God. Hallelujah.
And verse 20. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues. There's still a group that still won't repent. Yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils. This is what they were doing. They're worshiping devils. Where are the devils that they're worshipping in this society, brethren? We don't have statues of Buddha or Krishna. The devils are in your own mind. The true -- the demons are in their own mind.
Brethren, when you produce a false doctrine in your mind, when you birth a demon in your own soul and you obey him, you are worshipping idols. It doesn't matter whether that demons tells you to kill a woman or whether that demon tells you to believe a false doctrine or that demon tells you to commit adultery, it doesn't matter. When you have a demon in your mind and you obey it, you are worshipping idols. You're supposed to resist and cry out to God for deliverance. And when true deliverance comes, you'll no longer have the urge. But because you have the urge, that doesn't mean it's OK to do it. You are to resist until God brings the deliverance.
Did you ever see a war movie where there's a group of soldier on a hill, and they know they can't possibly win this battle, but they fight with everything they got until the enforcements come. That's what we're supposed to be doing. You have to resist and fight and not do with the thought in your mind tells you, until God delivers you from the thought in your mind. Hallelujah.
And they were worshipping devils and idols of gold and silver, things that people buy. It doesn't have to be a statue of Buddha. Gold chains, gold jewelry. This world is very big on things, brethren, very big on things, idols of gold and silver and brass and stone and wood. People want possessions, and they worship those possessions, and they'll sacrifice their position and relationship with God. Sometimes they'll sacrifice their families for it. And of course, on a deeper level, we know that the silver means redemption, and brass Satan. They worship the things of this world whether they be spiritual or whether they be natural.
I was in Macy's the other day. It just amazes me. I was in their house wares department. The sheets of many colors and dishes with -- some people have four sets of dishes, you know, with beautiful. There's nothing wrong with fixing up your house and having nice dishes, but it's just become and idolatry, brethren. I know young people that get married. And I know one particular woman. She wouldn't stay home and take care of her baby until she had her Lenox china and her Waterford crystal, and her whole was fixed up perfectly. This is all idolatry, brethren. It's all idolatry, and it's worship of these things. A lot of people don't repent of it. They don't even admit there's anything wrong with it. Hallelujah.
And verse 21. Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. They wouldn't repent of their murders. How do we murder people, brethren? We murder them through hatred. And I'll tell you, sometimes it's hard not to hate, but you have to resist until God makes it your state of being. And it's a real shock when you're trying the best you can and you find out that you still hate. It's pretty upsetting, but God just wants you to be in submission to him, acknowledging his law and trying. He's the only one that could do the work.
And those of you -- I didn't put it on the message, but I had a testimony earlier. I came under terrible condemnation yesterday because I've been sick for two months, and it was just like a real setup. It just came out of every corner, telling me that the things that brought on the sickness weren't even important but that I've been sick because I have a hole my hedge. Well, we all holes in our hedges. We seek God to plug up your hole. You seek God, and he's glorified in it when you repent and you get deliverance from the hole in your hedge. And then you get healed, but not -- we're not to be condemned.
Nor their sorceries, nor their fornication, nor their thefts. And sorceries, brethren, there's witchcraft being perpetrated everywhere amongst human beings, in the church, out of the church. Every time you try and force your will upon another human being, you are committing sorceries, which is witchcraft. You cannot force your will on somebody else. You cannot do it. The enforcement of the law is the job of the Holy Spirit. Even if you know that someone is doing something to their own detriment, all you can do is pray for them. Glory to God.
There is sorcery throughout the church world. You cannot force people to be on time. You cannot force people to read the Bible. You cannot force people to stop sinning. You cannot do it. It is witchcraft. Nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Brethren, the fornication is not only of the body. Every time that you yield to something a demon in your mind has told you to do, you have fornicated with that demon. You don't even have to act it out and do it. If you agree with it in your mind, you have fornicated.
And neither would they repent -- excuse me, neither would they repent of their thefts. What are they stealing, brethren? They're stealing the members of the living soul. Christ wants his creation. He wants the souls of men so that he can fertilize their human spirit and appear in them and bring them forth in his image. And the living soul will not repent and yield herself up to being impressed with the image of God. And she is therefore a thief of that which belongs to God. Hallelujah. God bless you.
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