On The Trail Of The End Of The Church Age
In two passages of Matthew and Luke, both in chapter 13, presented by Messiah in the form of a parable, He predicted the end of the Church Age due to sin that she does not deal with.
31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”
33 He told them another parable. “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”
20 And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”
Both parables speak to the corruption of the Church, that dominated the spreading of the kingdom of God for the most of 2,000 years. The birds in the first parable stand for demons and devils, that come to find shelter and a footing within the tree. The mustard shrub is only one of the garden plants. It is not supposed to grow into a tree but it did. So the demons and the devils come to hide inside the tree. The following parable also continues with the theme of hiding something in the Church.
Since 313 AD, the Roman empire, the fourth beast in the vision of Daniel (7), Constantine and co. have learned how to mix paganism and the Bible together to create what is to become Mystery Bavel in the end times. Rome began to institutionize religion and the state determined what is legal and what is to be illegal. The Nicean Council decided which book is worthy to enter the Bible canon and which book is to be excluded if it worked against their political interest. Later in the age of the reformation, European states tore away from the Holy Roman empire and they in turn institutionalized religion as a state identity. For instance, if you were born in Germany in 1800 you were automatically a Christian. Droves of Lutherans today are Christians with no faith in the Son of God. But they are very religiously in tune with all the pageantry and liturgy. At their funerals, they are said to have “gone to heaven”. Many Protestants are only daughters of the Roman Catholic Church. If they had continued to complete the protestation, they would have also abandoned the sins of pagan feast days and the greed and the waste.
As such, today pagans and faithful believers mingle in churches across the land and across the world. In churches alone, you will find classes called Yahweh Yoga, or tarot card readings (Bethel Redding), slaying people in the spirit by dumping their personal transgressions by placing both hands upon the heads of the scapegoats (the believer), so on and so forth. This organism has become the “woman” in the parable. She is not to be confused with the Body of Christ. The Body of Christ is more or less the Church minus the corruption and the paganistic, Nicolaitan practices, those for example, who refuse to steep in the occult as in Christmas ornaments in the church and home, and to honor Ishtar the Queen of Heaven, hunting Easter eggs. Paint them eggs to represent the harlot and the prostitutes, who paint their eyelids in the Old Testament (Ezekiel 23). The Body of Christ is one that is dressed in fine linen.
For the fine linen she wears is the righteous acts of the saints. – Revelation 19| 8
At the end of the Church Age, the leverage shall be taken away from the Church organization by God. He gives and He takes. Job 1-
Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will leave this life. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Praise the name of Yahweh.
That leverage by the Church is hidden in the word “the lamp stand” in Revelation 2. To the Church at Ephesus, Christ the Aleph and the Tav (Alpha and Omega in Greek form) says,
4 But I have against thee, that thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works: but if not, I am coming to thee, and I will remove thy lamp out of its place, except thou shalt repent.
If ever we come to the end of the Church Age, we shall look back on earth the future state of the apostate church. In Revelation, the last mention of the Church is in Laodicea, where the Savior will be vomiting out sub standard members out of Himself. The end shall actually more or less come by the end of 2020, and before 1/27/2012, one week after the next Presidential Inauguration scheduled to come on January 20, 2021 at midday. After the various ministers will have said the invocation and benediction for the next term President, the end will drop just a week after. January 27 2021 is the New Year Rosh haShana for the Tree, La Ilanot, on Tu B’Shvat. The eighth (2018) and the tenth (2019) blood moons of the set of ten Blood Moons from 2010 to 2019 fell on this date on the Hebrew calendar. (The ninth blood moon fell on Tu B’Av in 2019.) It is only saying many in the Church have forsaken repentance to God, only according to Revelation 2. That is not on God. It is on the ones who have not got ears to listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. As for ears that do not hear, it is because the hearts of the people have grown dull.
10 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” 11 And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12 For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. 14 Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says:
“‘“You will indeed hear but never understand,
and you will indeed see but never perceive.”
15 For this people’s heart has grown dull,
and with their ears they can barely hear,
and their eyes they have closed,
lest they should see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
and turn, and I would heal them.’
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
It is for the ones who do not repent from their present works to return to their “first works”, beginning with those in leadership at the top. The time limit will have been reached for good. Grace from God is limitless but He has set a portion out for the Church. The Church in turn has mistreated this favor. 2,000 years are longer than the time that Israel has a place to call her own in Israel.
Pastor Stephen H. says last night at mens group that the soonest churches to fold will be the mega churches in this 2020 shelter-in-place policy. The power of a mega church, surprisingly, does not rest in the sermons nor the ministry nor the least the front man. It rests on the attendance and on the numbers, the ground swell, the grass root body. So unfortunately, the church industry today is run like a corporation business, and the comers through the turnstile are their clients. It comes as no surprise how quickly a mega church that is laden in debt and loans for its programs will fold and the elders will lay off staff in no time once the revenue stops coming in. The buck stops here. Make no mistake, the offerings at these churches do not go to God, as they try to rope you in. It goes to pay bills. When the doors close, you know that God has not stopped working. It is just the local and online churches.
Then they will know that I Am YHVH. (Ezekiel)
The consequence of this will fulfill the Messiah’s parable in Matthew 13| 33, the woman hides leaven in a meal that is said to be 3 measures in volume, which is one ephah or three seahs in Hebrew, enough feeds up to 80 people. The usual amount for home baking is 3 cups of flour. 7 quarts of flour are a hyperbole, which the Lord used to call to attention this woman’s practice. It is unnatural and an un-Scriptural way of congregation. Messiah said in prophecy that it shall end by using the word “until….all” — up to the time when the completion is reached. To recap,
33He spoke another parable to them: The kingdom of the heavens is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal until it had been all leavened.
Rightio there is a ton load of “leaven” in the church. The elements of this short parable is the woman for the Church and the leaven for the sin. The meal stands for the fellowship of believers coming to gather. The woman, she hides the leaven in 3 measures (Gk. saton) of meal. The Greek word for “hide” which Christ used is enkrupto, from which we get the English word encript. The form is changed from one to another. An example today for this use is, Make sure you encrypt it and/or secure it with a password.
The woman is skilled in “encripting” transgressions and offenses to God by her followers. The woman alternatively calls sin “freedom in Christ”. Since she knows that forgiveness comes readily from the blood of Jesus, she has found a faucet that is opened while the drain is unplugged for more forgiveness to pour on more transgressions.
This passage in Romans 5 has been abused by so many but even that day draws an end.
18 Therefore, as one trespass[f] led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness[g] leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. 20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
If salvation in one is defined to be exhibited in a believer who has crucifed their past, then maybe the Church proper is much, much smaller than we are led to believe. For in Romans 6, Paul points out the right way.
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self[a] was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Yes, Paul, I know. I wish that all in Church may agree too.
The root word for enkrupto is krupto, which means “to cover, to conceal, to keep secret.” The woman is said by the Lord to cover up, by concealing, by making the leaven a secret metaphorically speaking. That is how the Church (woman) gets to make the meal so huge by promoting hot gas inside the bread. Do not expect to be satisfied with the lightest bread on earth. She refuses to deal head on with sin (leaven). She makes so much bread (11 loaves) in a household that cannot be possibly consumed and enjoyed in time, which goes to waste. Christ predicted the wastage that the end times church will throw away. She wastes a lot of resources for a little gain.
Christ mentioned a well known Jewish expression: three measures of meal to a Jewish listening audience in Matthew and Luke 13. All there were familiar with the way Abraham instructed for his wife, Sarah, to prepare hospitality for the three guests that came to Mamre where Abraham settled at the time when his nephew Lot was prospering in Sodom and Gomorrah.
6 And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs[7 quarts, one measure] of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.”
A CONTRAST OF TWO WOMEN
Sarah represents the Torah, all good instructions.
11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. – Hebrews 11
While the woman in the parable represents someone who takes the Covenant and embellishes it for what she regards to be suitable for her purpose, ignoring what God says is good, the matriarch,
Sarah, did not use leaven to bake the cakes. But the woman in the parable went berserk — the Church with leaven. To the Jewish audience this sentence was sure to be shocking that the kingdom is likened to the leaven that the woman would take to incorporate in a concealing way for feeding her guests in breaking bread and in fellowship.
And YHVH appeared to him by the oaks[a terebinths] of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day.
Abraham met YHVH — the three men who came to Mamre — and went above and beyond for showing generous hospitality. Abraham had previously broken bread with Melchizedek in Beresheet 14.
17 After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)
But leaven was not used in the making of the cakes.
Today, the Church will consume leavened bread made with yeast, a symbol of the way she has grown to the size that she is at today. She wants the world to pay attention to her representation rather than exalt the Messiah and teach His message to the nations. She augments and augments. She publishes fiction for sale. She distorts the teaching on baptisms. She brings Christmas and Easter for a church swelling during pagan feast days, for people to come and hear her message. But she did so in a way that is going against the Torah. For that, when grace runs out, as in the end of the Church Age, she will be disbanded and her lamp stand will be removed from her. Not only that she will not have the Light to steer through these dark times coming ahead, she will not be used to witness to the nations. The lamp stand is a holy Jewish symbol, the menorah. It represents the message of life and light as well as the right to stand as a witness for the Almighty God. That commission that was given to her will be withdrawn by Messiah as He takes her lamp stand away from her later this time. In prophecy, she still will not repent and she will turn to the anti-messiah for help and for her to return to her preferred mode of operation.
Most mega churches are shallow in the root system (the soil type in the plot that has rocky texture). Though they are attended by thousands, most of them at this time are not keyed in the Scripture and the message that God has from within. I know this to be true as an editor on social media. Pure Scripture is not much “Liked”. Either that the people have no appetite for Scripture or they don’t understand it or are used to it. The people who are drawn to huge gatherings in religious meetings follow a movement, not the Savior. They prefer a message of encouragement although not always Scriptural. It is common for the speaker to offer fake food to the soul with a mixture of New Age concept and well meaning stories to keep the crowds pepped up. The leader knows what they want, by denying what they need. Their signature is usually racking up a huge balance of debt, the sin of omission, in the Father’s business that each follower of Christ is expected to carry out.
Christ taught His to pray this way: Matthew 6| 12
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Most of these lukewarm believers will fall away thanks to the mega-churches for pursuing the model of a mile wide and an inch deep operation model. They were not made the disciples that Peter, James and John were. Most are satisfied of the pastor’s assurance that God will help them and save them. The second they hear that “they will go to heaven”, it is the sound of jackpot. That part of the prophecy is in Paul’s writings to the community at Thessalonica.
3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion (Apostasia) comes first, and the man of lawlessness[sin, leaven] is revealed, the son of destruction;
Those in these mega churches that are faithful believers amount to less than 1 in 10. They will not be able to carry on with the bill responsibilities of the mega organization, which has typically staff for volunteers (which should be the other way around) and many bills to pay on a monthly basis, including payments toward a few bank loans.
Once after the Apostasia, no doubt many mega churches will remain open in whatever form they will find to survive. But without the lamp stand, they won’t be able to lead anyone to conversion of the soul, as one who is born of water and of the Spirit. The prophecy is she the woman will latch onto the next taker, the anti-messiah, who will be revealed after the step of the Apostasia.
The story is to be continued, but we are very close now.
The end of the story is,
Matthew 3:2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 3:8Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Matthew 11:20 [ Woe to Unrepentant Cities ] Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent.