Date: 03/01/2005 Issue Number: 198
In the last FFI I wrote that Giusseppe Mazzini had written a letter to the Grand Master Albert Pike on January 22, 1870. It has since come to my attention that the letter was actually dated August 15, 1871. (See The Red Fog Over America, Wm. Guy Carr, p. 225.) Carr himself does not reproduce the letter in his book. The last part of the letter is reproduced on page 198 of Architects of Deception, written by Swedish historian, Juri Lina. He informs us of his source on page 197:
“Pike wrote a letter to Guisepp…
Date: 02/01/2005 Issue Number: 197
The last four bowls poured out in Rev. 16 are upon:
The Sun (King Cyrus, or Koresh, “The Sun”)
The Throne of the Beast
The River Euphrates (Diverting the River)
The Air (Conquest of Babylon)
These four are patterned historically after the original history of the Persian conquest of Babylon. First, Cyrus came to power in 550 B.C., as the rising of “The Sun.” Next, he overthrew the thrones of Medea and Lydia (546 B.C.). Next, his army diverted the river…
Date: 01/01/2005 Issue Number: 196
We have now brought you to the place where we are seeing current events fulfilled as described in the book of Revelation. I believe that we are (in 2004-5) looking toward the fulfillment of the sixth vial. Looking at the world scene as it exists today, it is obvious that Iran and China have arisen as the “kings from the east” who will be primarily instrumental in the fall of Babylon during the time of the seventh vial.
Keep in mind, however, that we have now entered into the area of futuristic studie…
Date: 12/01/2004 Issue Number: 195
We described in our last issue the fourth bowl of wine poured out in October 2003 and the subsequent events during this past year. Pouring out a vial on “the sun” signifies judgment upon leadership, whether it is religious, political, financial, etc. So it is not surprising to see news reports in the Los Angeles Times (Sept. 13, 2004) that televangelist Paul Crouch (president of Trinity Broadcasting Network) paid $425,000 in hush money to keep Enoch Lonnie Ford from publishing his book detailing their h…
Date: 11/01/2004 Issue Number: 194
In our last bulletin we outlined briefly the first three vials (bowls) described in Revelation 16. We continue now with the fourth bowl of wine.
The Fourth Bowl: 2003-2004
Rev. 16:8, 9 says,
8 And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun; and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues; and they did not repent, so as to give Him glory.
The sun represents civil and religious leadership in…
Date: 10/01/2004 Issue Number: 193
In Revelation 16 we are told of seven angels who are given seven bowls of wine to pour upon various places in the earth. Tabernacles, or Booths, was a seven-day festival in which the high priest was to offer 70 bullocks over a period of seven days, along with a drink offering of wine each day. But the priests also poured out a pitcher of water along with the wine during this feast. The water was poured into a pipe on the right side of the brazen altar, and the wine was poured into a pipe on the left side.
And so, …
Date: 09/15/2004 Issue Number: 192
For those of you who have studied the series on the Book of Revelation that we did in the past few years, I finally found time to correlate the Seven Thunders (FFI #172) with the Seven Angels who pour out the Seven Bowls (FFI #192). I had wanted to do this earlier, but never found the time to do it. And since both lists came by way of revelation, rather than by Biblical study, I received these revelations separately (at different times) with no thought of correlating them at the time. But finally, on Dec. 21, 2005 …
Date: 09/01/2004 Issue Number: 192
In Revelation 15:6-8 seven angels are given seven bowls of wine to pour out the seven last “plagues” upon the earth. This pictures the last of Israel’s original festivals called the Feast of Tabernacles. Tabernacles, or Booths, was a seven-day festival in which the high priest was to offer 70 bullocks over a period of seven days, along with a drink offering of wine each day.
Revelation 15 and 16 focuses primarily upon the drink offerings, which were seven bowls of wine that were poured out in the…
Date: 08/01/2004 Issue Number: 191
We have now concluded our study of Revelation 14. In that chapter John saw the overcomers emerging with power in the world. It spoke of angels declaring that “the hour of His judgment is come” (14:7) and that “Babylon is fallen” (14:8). The actual judgment of the earth, as we said, is a time of world evangelism, and the sword used is the Sword of the Spirit. The “vines” of the earth are the nations, as we saw in Isaiah 5. This interpretation is confirmed in Psalm 80:8, where it s…
Date: 07/01/2004 Issue Number: 190
To properly understand God’s judgments recorded in Revelation 14, a person must know the purpose of the manifestation of the sons of God and the outpouring of the Spirit in the fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles. We have written much about the Feast of Tabernacles in other writings, and so we will not repeat those studies here.
Revelation 14 is primarily about the manifestation of the sons of God in the first few verses, and the rest of the chapter deals primarily with the succeeding events. The most re…
Date: 06/01/2004 Issue Number: 189
Revelation 14:13 reads,
13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on! Yes, says, the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.
Why are these people “blessed” if they “die in the Lord from now on”? What does “now” mean? To what time frame is this referring?
It is apparent that the time frame has to do with the events of the previous verses forming its context. “Now” has …
Date: 05/01/2004 Issue Number: 188
As we saw in our previous study, the first angel has to do with the message of the overcomers when they are manifested in the earth. The second angel announces the fall of the Babylonian world system that has held the people of the world in bondage since the time of Daniel. Daniel 7:18, 26, 27 says that this world system would take the form of four beasts, plus another form called a “little horn,” until the time came for the saints to possess the Kingdom. Then jurisdiction over the earth will be given t…