The promise of God
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"And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head, and you will strike him in the heel"
The other sheep
"And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those also I must bring, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd"
As we carefully read John 10: 1-16, we notice that the central theme is the identification of the Messiah as a true shepherd for his disciples, the sheep.
In John 10: 1 and John 10: 16, it is written: "Most truly I say to you, He that does not enter into the sheepfold through the door but climbs up some other place, that one is a thief and a plunderer. (...) And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those also I must bring, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd". This "sheepfold" represents the territory where Jesus Christ preached, the Nation of Israel, in the context of the Mosaic law: "These twelve Jesus sent forth, giving them these orders: “Do not go off into the road of the nations, and do not enter into a Sa·marʹi·tan city; but, instead, go continually to the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 10:5,6). "In answer he said: “I was not sent forth to any but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”" (Matthew 15:24). This sheepfold is also the "house of Israel".
In John 10:1-6, Jesus Christ presented himself before the gate of the sheepfold. This happened at the time of his baptism. The "doorkeeper" was John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13). By baptizing him, he became the Christ. John the Baptist opened the door for him and testified that Jesus is the Christ and the Lamb of God: "See, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29-36).
In John 10:7-15, while remaining on the same Messianic theme, Jesus Christ uses another illustration by designating himself as the "door", the only place of access in the same way as John 14:6: "Jesus said to him: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"". The main theme of the subject is still Jesus Christ as Messiah. From verse 9, in the same passage (he changes the illustration again), he designates himself as the shepherd who grazes his sheep by making them "go in or go out" to feed them. The teaching is both centered on him and on how he cares for his sheep. Jesus Christ designates himself as the excellent shepherd who will give his life for his disciples and who loves his sheep (unlike the hired shepherd who will not risk his life for sheep which do not belong to him). Again, the central point of the teaching of Christ, is Himself as a shepherd who will sacrifice himself for his sheep (Matthew 20:28).
John 10:16-18: "And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; those also I must bring, and they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock, one shepherd. This is why the Father loves me, because I surrender my soul, in order that I may receive it again. No man has taken it away from me, but I surrender it of my own initiative. I have authority to surrender it, and I have authority to receive it again. The commandment on this I received from my Father".
Reading these verses, according to the context, Jesus Christ announces a revolutionary idea at that time: he would sacrifice his life not only for his Jewish disciples (in the sheepfold), but also in favor of other disciples who would not be part of this sheepfold of Israel. The proof is, the last command which he gave to his disciples, regarding the preaching, is this: "You will be witnesses of me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the most distant part of the earth" (Acts 1:8). It is precisely during the baptism of Cornelius that the words of Christ in John 10:16 began to be realized (See the narrative of Acts chapter 10).
Thus, the "other sheep" of John 10:16 apply to non-Jewish Christians in the flesh. In John 10:16-18 it is described the unity in the obedience of the sheep to the Shepherd Jesus Christ. He also spoke of all of his disciples in his day as a "little flock": "Have no fear, little flock, because your Father has approved of giving you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32). By Pentecost in 33 C.E., the disciples of Christ, numbered only 120 (Acts 1:15). In the remainder of the Acts narrative, we read that their number was a few thousand (Acts 2:41 (3,000 souls); Acts 4:4 (5,000)). Be that as it may, the new Christians, whether in the time of Christ, as in that of the apostles, represented a "little flock", comparing with the whole population of the nation of Israel and then to the other nations of that time.
We must be united as Jesus Christ asked his Father
"I make request, not concerning these only, but also concerning those putting faith in me through their word, so that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in union with me and I am in union with you, that they also may be in union with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me" (John 17:20,21).
1 - God concludes a Covenant with Abraham
2 - The Covenant of Circumcision
3 - The Covenant of the Law between God and the people of Israel
4 - The New Covenant between God and the Israel of God
5 - The Covenant for a Kingdom concluded between Jehovah and Jesus Christ and between Jesus Christ and the 144,000
What is the message of this prophetic enigma? Jehovah God informs that his purpose to populate the earth with a righteous humanity will surely be fulfilled (Genesis 1:26-28). God will redeem the humanity through the "offspring of the woman" (Genesis 3:15). This prophecy has been a "sacred secret" for centuries (Mark 4:11, Romans 11:25, 16:25, 1 Corinthians 2:1,7 "sacred secret"). Jehovah God revealed it gradually, over the centuries. Here is the meaning of this prophetic riddle:
- The woman: she represents the heavenly people of God, composed of angels in heaven: "Then a great sign was seen in heaven: A woman was arrayed with the sun, and the moon was beneath her feet, and on her head was a crown of 12 stars" (Revelation 12: 1). This woman is described as the "Jerusalem above": "But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother" (Galatians 4:26). She is described as the "heavenly Jerusalem": "But you have approached a Mount Zion and a city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, and myriads of angels" (Hebrews 12:22). For millennia, in the image of Sarah, Abraham's wife, this heavenly woman was sterile, childless (regarding the mentioned offspring of Genesis 3:15): "Shout joyfully, you barren woman who has not given birth! Become cheerful and cry out for joy, you who never had birth pains, for the sons of the desolate one are more numerous than the sons of the woman with a husband,” says Jehovah" (Isaiah 54: 1). This prophecy announces that this sterile woman will give birth to many children (King Jesus Christ and 144000 kings and priests).
- The offspring of the woman: The book of the Apocalypse reveals who this son: "Then a great sign was seen in heaven: A woman was arrayed with the sun, and the moon was beneath her feet, and on her head was a crown of 12 stars, and she was pregnant. And she was crying out in her pains and in her agony to give birth. (...) And she gave birth to a son, a male, who is to shepherd all the nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away to God and to his throne" (Revelation 12: 1,2,5). This son who will "shepherd all the nations with an iron rod" was designated by the angel Gabriel as Jesus Christ: "This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule as King over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end to his Kingdom" (Luke 1: 32,33). Nevertheless, the child whose heavenly wife gives birth refers to the Kingdom of God, whose Jehovah anointed his Son Jesus Christ as King (Psalms 2).
- The original serpent is Satan the devil: "So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him" (Revelation 12:9).
- The offspring of the original serpent represents the heavenly (demons or angels of the devil) and earthly enemies of the Kingdom of God, those who actively fight against the sovereignty of God and against King Jesus Christ and the holy ones on earth: "Serpents, offspring of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of Gehenna? For this reason, I am sending to you prophets and wise men and public instructors. Some of them you will kill and execute on stakes, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood spilled on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar" (Matthew 23: 33-35).
- The wound of the heel represents the sacrificial death on earth, of the Son of God, Jesus Christ: "More than that, when he came as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, yes, death on a torture stake" (Philippians 2:8). Nevertheless, this wound on the heel has been healed by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: "Whereas you killed the Chief Agent of life. But God raised him up from the dead, of which fact we are witnesses" (Acts 3:15).
- The crushing of the serpent's head means the eternal destruction of Satan the devil and demons and the earthly enemies of the Kingdom of God, at the end of the thousand years of the reign of Jesus Christ: "For his part, the God who gives peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly" (Romans 16:20). "And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulfur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet already were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever" (Revelation 20: 10 ).
1 - God concludes a Covenant with Abraham
"And by means of your offspring all nations of the earth will obtain a blessing for themselves because you have listened to my voice"
The Abrahamic covenant is a promise that all humanity obedient to God, will be blessed through the offspring of Abraham. He had a son, Isaac, with his wife Sarah (for a very long time barren) (Genesis 17:19). Abraham, Sarah and Isaac are the main characters in a prophetic drama that represents, at the same time, the meaning of the sacred secret, and the way by which God will save the obedient humanity (Genesis 3:15).
- Jehovah God is the Great Abraham: "For you are our Father; although Abraham may not know us And Israel may not recognize us, You, O Jehovah, are our Father. Our Repurchaser of long ago is your name" (Isaiah 63:16, Luke 16:22).
- The Heavenly Woman is the Great Sarah, for a long time, barren and childless woman (Regarding Genesis 3:15): "For it is written: “Be glad, you barren woman who does not give birth; break into joyful shouting, you woman who does not have birth pains; for the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than those of her who has the husband.” Now you, brothers, are children of the promise the same as Isaac was. But just as then the one born through natural descent began persecuting the one born through spirit, so also now. Nevertheless, what does the scripture say? “Drive out the servant girl and her son, for the son of the servant girl will by no means be an heir with the son of the free woman.” So, brothers, we are children, not of a servant girl, but of the free woman" (Galatians 4: 27-31).
- Jesus Christ is the Great Isaac: "Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “and to your descendants,” in the sense of many. Rather, it says, “and to your offspring,” in the sense of one, who is Christ" (Galatians 3:16).
- The Heel Injury of the Heavenly Woman: Jehovah God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham did not refuse (because he thought God would resurrect Isaac afterwards this sacrifice (Hebrews 11:17-19)). Just before the sacrifice, God prevented Abraham to do it. Isaac has been substituted by a ram sacrificed by Abraham: "Now after this the true God put Abraham to the test, and he said to him: “Abraham!” to which he replied: “Here I am!” 2 Then he said: “Take, please, your son, your only son whom you so love, Isaac, and travel to the land of Moriah and offer him up there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains that I will designate to you. (...) Finally they reached the place that the true God had indicated to him, and Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac hand and foot and put him on the altar on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to kill his son. But Jehovah’s angel called to him from the heavens and said: “Abraham, Abraham!” to which he answered: “Here I am!” Then he said: “Do not harm the boy, and do not do anything at all to him, for now I do know that you are God-fearing because you have not withheld your son, your only one, from me.” At that Abraham looked up, and there just beyond him was a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering in place of his son. And Abraham named that place Jehovah-jireh. This is why it is still said today: “In the mountain of Jehovah it will be provided""(Genesis 22: 1-14). Yes, Jehovah would provide, this time: His Own Beloved Son (Please read again "Take, please, your son, your only son whom you so love). This prophetic representation is the fulfillment of the very painful sacrifice for Jehovah God (and for his Son Jesus Christ), the Great Abraham, who sacrificed His Beloved Son Jesus Christ, the Great Isaac for the salvation of the obedient mankind: "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life. (...) The one who exercises faith in the Son has everlasting life; the one who disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him" (John 3: 16,36). The last fulfillment of the promise of God made to Abraham, will occur by the everlasting blessing of the obedient humanity at the end of Christ's millennial reign: "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away" (Revelation 21: 3,4).
2 - The Covenant of Circumcision
"He also gave him a covenant of circumcision, and he became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day, and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the 12 family heads"
(Acts 7: 8)
This circumcision covenant was to be the distinctive mark of the People of God, in that the earthly Israel. It has a spiritual meaning, which is spelled out in the farewell speech of Moses in the book of Deuteronomy: "You must now cleanse your hearts and stop being so stubborn" (Deuteronomy 10: 16). The circumcision in the flesh means what corresponds to the heart, being itself a source of life, obedience to God: "Above all the things that you guard, safeguard your heart, for out of it are the sources of life" (Proverbs 4:23).
(The obedience to God and to his Son Jesus Christ, through an exact knowledge of their will, written in the Bible (Psalms 1: 2,3))
The disciple Stephen, in his speech that preceded his execution by stoning, had understood this important biblical teaching. He made it clear to his hearers who had no faith in Jesus Christ, though circumcised physically, they were spiritual uncircumcised of the heart: "Obstinate men and uncircumcised in hearts and ears, you are always resisting the holy spirit; as your forefathers did, so you do. Which one of the prophets did your forefathers not persecute? Yes, they killed those who made announcement in advance concerning the coming of the righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become, you who received the Law as transmitted by angels but have not kept it" (Acts 7:51-53). Such brave reproach cost him his life, which was a confirmation that these assassins were spiritual uncircumcised of the heart.
The spiritual heart is the spiritual inner part of a person, made of reasoning, words and actions (good or bad). Without using the expression of spiritual circumcision, Jesus Christ explained what makes a person pure or impure, because of the state of his spiritual heart: "However, whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart, and those things defile a man. For example, out of the heart come wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. These are the things that defile a man; but to take a meal with unwashed hands does not defile a man" (Matthew 15:18-20). In this case, Jesus Christ describes a human being in a condition of spiritual uncircumcision, with his "foreskin of the heart", with his bad reasoning that makes him impure before God and not fit for life (see Proverbs 4:23): "The good man out of his good treasure sends out good things, whereas the wicked man out of his wicked treasure sends out wicked things" (Matthew 12:35). In the first part of Jesus Christ's statement, he describes a human being who has a spiritually circumcised heart.
The Apostle Paul also understood this important biblical teaching explained by Moses, and then by Jesus Christ. The Spiritual Circumcision is obedience to God and then to his Son Jesus Christ: "Circumcision is, in fact, of benefit only if you practice law; but if you are a transgressor of law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision. If, therefore, an uncircumcised person keeps the righteous requirements of the Law, his uncircumcision will be counted as circumcision, will it not? And the physically uncircumcised person will, by carrying out the Law, judge you who are a transgressor of law despite having its written code and circumcision. For he is not a Jew who is one on the outside, nor is circumcision something on the outside, on the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one on the inside, and his circumcision is that of the heart by spirit and not by a written code. That person’s praise comes from God, not from people" (Romans 2: 25-29).
The Faithful Christian is no longer under the application of the Law transmitted to Moses, and therefore he is no longer obliged to practice physical circumcision, according to the apostolic decree which is written in Acts 15: 19,20, 28.29. It became confirmed by what has been written under inspiration by the Apostle Paul: "The Apostle Paul also understood this important biblical teaching explained by Moses, and then by Jesus Christ. The Spiritual Circumcision is obedience to God and then to his Son Jesus Christ: "For Christ is the end of the Law, so that everyone exercising faith may have righteousness" (Romans 10: 4). "Was any man called circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Has any man been called in uncircumcision? Let him not get circumcised. Circumcision does not mean a thing, and uncircumcision means not a thing, but observance of God’s commandments does" (1 Corinthians 7:18,19).
Henceforth, the Faithful Christian must have the spiritual circumcision of the heart, he must obey Jehovah God and have faith in the sacrifice of Christ (John 3:16,36).
Just as the one who wanted to participate in the Passover should be circumcised (in the flesh), so the Faithful Christian (whatever his hope (heavenly or earthly)) must have the spiritual circumcision of the heart before eating the unleavened bread and drink the cup of the commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ: "First let a man approve himself after scrutiny, and only then let him eat of the loaf and drink of the cup" (1 Corinthians 11:28 Compare with Exodus 12:48 (Passover)).
3 - The Covenant of the Law between God and the people of Israel
"Be careful that you do not forget the covenant of Jehovah your God that he made with you"
The mediator of this covenant is Moses: "At that time Jehovah commanded me to teach you regulations and judicial decisions, which you are to observe in the land you will enter to take possession of" (Deuteronomy 4:14). This covenant is closely related to the covenant of circumcision, which is the symbol of obedience to God (Deuteronomy 10:16 compare with Romans 2:25-29). This covenant would be until Messiah coming on earth: "And he will keep the covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease" (Daniel 9:27 ). This covenant would be replaced by a New Covenant, according to prophecy of Jeremiah: "“Look! The days are coming,” declares Jehovah, “when I will make with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant. It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day I took hold of their hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, ‘my covenant that they broke, although I was their true master,’ declares Jehovah" (Jeremiah 31:31,32).
The purpose of the Law given to Israel was to prepare the people for the coming of the Messiah. The Law has taught the need for liberation from the sinful condition of humanity (represented by the people of Israel): "That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned—. For until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not charged against anyone when there is no law" (Romans 5:13). This Law of God uncovered the sinful condition of humanity, represented in that time by the people of Israel: "What, then, are we to say? Is the Law sin? Certainly not! Really, I would not have come to know sin had it not been for the Law. For example, I would not have known covetousness if the Law had not said: “You must not covet.” But sin, finding the opportunity afforded by the commandment, worked out in me covetousness of every sort, for apart from law sin was dead. In fact, I was once alive apart from law. But when the commandment arrived, sin came to life again, but I died. And the commandment that was to lead to life, this I found led to death. For sin, finding the opportunity afforded by the commandment, seduced me and killed me through it. So the Law in itself is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good" (Romans 7: 7-12). Therefore, the Law was a "tutor", "guardian", a teacher or an instructor leading to Christ: "So the Law became our guardian leading to Christ, so that we might be declared righteous through faith. But now that the faith has arrived, we are no longer under a guardian" (Galatians 3: 24,25). The perfect Law of God, having uncovered the sinful condition of humankind through the transgression of man, showed the necessity of a sacrifice. It would lead to the redemption of the transgressing human by his faith in Jesus Christ Ransom because of his faith (and not the works of the Law). This sacrifice would be that of Christ: "Just as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his life as a ransom in exchange for many" (Matthew 20: 28).
Even though Christ is the end of the Law, the fact remains that at present it continues to have a prophetic value that enables us to understand the mind of God (through Jesus Christ) about the future: "Indeed, since the Law possesses a shadow of good things to come, but not the substance of things "(Hebrews 10: 1; 1 Corinthians 2:16). It is Jesus Christ who will make these "good things" come true: "Those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ" (Colossians 2:17).
4 - The New Covenant between God and the Israel of God
"As for all those who walk orderly by this rule of conduct, peace and mercy be upon them, yes, upon the Israel of God"
Jesus Christ is the mediator of the New Covenant: "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a man, Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). This New Covenant is the fulfillment of the prophecy of Jeremiah 31: 31,32. According to 1 Timothy 2: 5, all men, all people who have faith in the sacrifice of Christ are under the authority of the New Covenant (John 3:16). The Israel of God represents the whole of the Christian Congregation. Nevertheless, Jesus Christ showed that this Israel of God will have one part in heaven and another on earth, in the future earthly paradise.
The Heavenly Israel of God is constituted by the 144000, the New Jerusalem, the capital from which will flow the authority of God, coming from heaven, on earth (Revelation 7:3-8: the heavenly spiritual Israel composed of the 12 tribes of 12000 (kings and priests) =144000): "I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband" (Revelation 21: 2).
The Earthly Israel of God will be made up of humans who will live in the future earthly paradise, being designated by Jesus Christ as the 12 tribes of Israel to be judged: "Jesus said to them: “Truly I say to you, in the re-creation, when the Son of man sits down on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28). This earthly spiritual Israel is also described in the prophecy of Ezekiel chapters 40-48.
At present, the Israel of God is constituted by faithful Christians who have the heavenly calling and Christians who have a earthly hope of everlasting life by coming out the great tribulation as great crowd (Revelation 7: 9 -17 "the great crowd).
On the night of the last Passover, Jesus Christ concluded the New Covenant with the faithful apostles who were with him: "Also, he took a loaf, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means my body, which is to be given in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of me.” Also, he did the same with the cup after they had the evening meal, saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf"" (Luke 22: 19,20).
This New Covenant concerns all the faithful Christians, whatever their hope (heavenly or earthly). This New Covenant is closely related to the spiritual circumcision of the heart (Romans 2:25-29). Insofar as the faithful Christian has this spiritual circumcision of the heart, he can consume the unleavened bread, and the cup which represents the blood of the New Covenant (whatever his hope (heavenly or earthly)): "First let a man approve himself after scrutiny, and only then let him eat of the loaf and drink of the cup" (1 Corinthians 11:28).
5 - The Covenant for a Kingdom concluded between Jehovah and Jesus Christ and between Jesus Christ and the 144,000
"However, you are the ones who have stuck with me in my trials; and I make a covenant with you, just as my Father has made a covenant with me, for a kingdom, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom, and sit on thrones to judge the 12 tribes of Israel"
(Luke 22: 28-30)
This covenant was made in the same night that Jesus Christ concluded New Covenant. This does not mean that they are the Covenants. The covenant for a kingdom is between Jehovah and Jesus Christ and then between Jesus Christ and the 144,000 who will reign in heaven as kings and priests (Revelation 5:10; 7: 3-8; 14: 1-5).
The covenant for a kingdom concluded between God and Christ is the extension of the covenant concluded by God with King David and his offspring. This Covenant is a promise of God regarding the permanence of David's dynasty on the royal throne. Jesus Christ is both the direct earthly descendant and the heavenly King anointed by Jehovah (in 1914), in fulfillment of this Covenant for the Kingdom (2 Samuel 7: 12-16, Matthew 1: 1-16, Luke 3: 23-38, Psalm 2).
The Covenant for a Kingdom concluded by Jesus Christ with his apostle and by extension with the group of the 144,000 is, in fact, a promise of heavenly marriage, which will take place shortly before the great tribulation: "Let us rejoice and be overjoyed and give him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has arrived and his wife has prepared herself. Yes, it has been granted to her to be clothed with bright, clean, fine linen—for the fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the holy ones" (Revelation 19:7,8).
Psalm 45 describes prophetically this heavenly marriage between King Jesus Christ and his heavenly "royal consort" (queen), the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21: 2). From this heavenly marriage, will be born earthly sons of the kingdom, the princes who will be the earthly representatives of the heavenly royal authority of the Kingdom of God: "Your sons will take the place of your forefathers. You will appoint them as princes in all the earth" (Psalms 45:16, Isaiah 32: 1,2).
The everlasting blessings of the New Covenant and the Covenant for a Kingdom will fulfill the terms of the Abrahamic Covenant which will bless all nations at the end of the thousand years and for all eternity. The promise of God will be fully fulfilled: "A hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago" (Titus 1: 2).
“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy, and say to the shepherds, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who have been feeding themselves! Is it not the flock that the shepherds should feed? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, and you slaughter the fattest animal, but you do not feed the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bandaged the injured or brought back the strays or looked for the lost; rather, you have ruled them with harshness and tyranny. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; they were scattered and became food for every wild beast of the field. My sheep were straying on all the mountains and on every high hill; my sheep were scattered over all the surface of the earth, with no one searching for them or seeking to find them”” (Ezekiel 34:2-6).
As we have seen above, the human body was created by God and given to us as a divine inheritance, to take care of it, like a temple that we inhabit and which should be inhabited by the spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 3:16 "The Spirit of God dwells in you"). This body and the life in it, do not belong to any state or entity that would like to be globalist, nor even to any religious organization. The human body we have and the life in it, belong to God, because He is the Source and Creator of the Life (Revelation 4:11).
Jesus Christ said to pay back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's (Luke 20:25). The Christian who pays back to Caesar what is Caesar's, has a respectful attitude towards the authorities of his country. In 1 Peter 2:17 it is written to fear God and to honor the king. Depending on the context, the king is the repository of the authority of the country over which he reigns. The apostle Paul, in the letter to the Romans (13:1-7), encourages all Christians to respect governments and their representatives, that could be kings, princes, presidents, ministers, deputies… This passage shows that we must respect those who are empowered to enforce the law, namely the police, the military in some countries, judges and various representatives of administrations, such as, for example, teachers, professors, principals, tax inspectors… This being said, Jesus Christ added that we must pay back what belongs to God. Our body and the life in it belong to God. Therefore, if any human government ask us for our life or the life of our children, the answer will be the same as the apostle Peter said in a court: "We must obey God as ruler rather than men" (Acts 5:29).
In what follows, it is not to encourage the disrespect to the governmental authorities in place, but to take note of a situation which seems to be like what it is written in the prophecy of Ezekiel chapter 34, quoted at the beginning of the article, and to take the necessary measures to respect the biblical principles on the sacred value of life and blood. What are the observable facts?
The world is currently living, since November 2019, in fact, a Casus Belli, a CBRN world war (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear), against the integrity of the human body of peoples (the lost and scattered sheep). The human body has been created by God and given to us as a divine inheritance, to take care of it, like a temple that we live in and which should be inhabited by the spirit of God: "Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that the spirit of God dwells in you? " (1 Corinthians 3:16). This human body and his life, do not belong to any state, nor even to any earthly religious entity.
This worldwide Casus Belli against the integrity of the human body, which God has entrusted to us, is not made with tanks, bombs and cannons. It is organized against the backdrop of international trafficking of military viruses (leaving a P4-type laboratory (officially manufacturing military viruses in the context of CBRN-type wars)) and cleverly orchestrated propaganda (social engineering), with the aim of to terrify the people. The basic principle of these death labs is to collect viruses that are normally found in nature, in the animal reign, and which are basically harmless to humans; they are usually not transmissible and if so, they are usually not fatal. These demonic laboratories work to make these viruses transmissible to humans through "sequencing" with an extremely complex manufactoring process that can take several months. The diabolical purpose is to obtain a "gain of function", that is to say, in this case, to make so that this (or these) virus to be fatal for the man, while increasing, of the lethality of this manufactured military virus (references or patents for these military viruses can be found at NIH GenBank or somewhere in the WHO archives (at least from one of these countries). By the way, the NIH has suppressed information from Wuhan labs on the genetic sequencing of the military virus, according to Watchdog's FOIA (March 30, 2022)) (What is Happening in Shanghai?) (Chinese Style Social Credit, Begins in Italy (Bologna)).
(Social Credit with Chinese Style and the 2030 Agenda: This agenda was adopted by the UN in September 2015 after two years of negotiations including governments and civil society. The 2030 Agenda is part of a globalist ideology, particularly in the countries of the NATO zone and its partners (Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand...). It is in these areas of the world that the fundamentalist and sectarian ideology of "Covidism", which undermines the bodily integrity of peoples, has taken root (The situation in Shanghai (China) is an illustration of this taken to its extreme and in many respects, can give us a future glimpse of this kind of dictatorship on the scale of several united states, even world). Situations of a global “pandemic”, or of climate emergency, are ready-made pretexts to establish a dictatorship, in a progressive and hidden way, over all peoples. The “voluntary” establishment of “social credit” in Italy (Bologna and Rome (end of March 2022)), is only the beginning of this process, which is part of the future establishment, latent and perverse, of an obligation"...).
After its spread, obviously "fortuitous" (not checked in one, or the other way), of this lethal military virus, follows a world press campaign, which will certify, that it is a question of a "leak" as a type accident in a nuclear power plant. We must know that a P4 laboratory, is one of the most secure places in the world. They will say, for example, that it comes from the animal reign, which is a half-truth, because it is both true and false, therefore false (true + false = false). A second stage follows, essentially based on propagandist social engineering, based on fear with repeated morbid messages and reports, to frighten the people and above all, to insist on the fact that there is no medical remedy, or even any molecule to be able to cure this military virus. The only solution is to wait for the messianic injectable chemical that will save the life of mankind.
This Casus Belli is accompanied by an experimentation of mass gene therapy on healthy human bodies, not sick, on an international scale, on all peoples (scattered sheep), injectable chemicals, more or less coercive (in defiance of the Nuremberg Code - 1947 (see the 10 articles at the end of the page) (The current worldwide gene therapy, is still officially, in the experimentation phase, therefore, it fits perfectly into the legal framework of the Nuremberg Code - 1947)). Those at the head of nations or groups of nations, who order repeated injections of these poisons into healthy human bodies, have links of financial interest known to all, direct or indirect.
This CBRN-type wars Casus Belli uses the media corrupted by money and coordinated with one another as a propaganda tool with the Goebbel 's process of propaganda (spokesman for the Hitler Nazi regime). It is common knowledge that they are in the pay of many corrupt billionaire oligarchs, who also influence many governments (the shepherds who have been feeding themselves). They create a false reality (a surreality), to frighten the people (the scattered sheep), with the purpose to mislead them psychologically and mentally, in the aim to make them adopt irrational behaviors, by successive contradictory decisions and completely assumed lies. By the administration of this social engineering of harassment and long-term mental torture, these shepherds who have been feeding themselves, obtain the consent by nervous and mental exhaustion of the scattered sheep, with a more or less latent coercion (See Ezekiel 34).
In Isaiah 5:20 it is written: "Woe to those who say that good is bad and bad is good, Those who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, Those who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!". This text describes very accurately the perverse and demonic inversions of values of these engineers of lies and murderous manipulation (John 8:44). These shepherds who are feeding themselves, have forbidden doctors to treat the elderly with inexpensive molecules. Then these same shepherds who are feeding themselves, ask the children to risk their own health, until their life, for these same old people whom they put in danger of death by forbidding the doctors to treat them. These same shepherds who are feeding themselves, ask children to risk their own health, until their lives, for adults when it should be the opposite, namely that it is adults who should be willing to risk their lives for children, representing the future of humanity...
Many doctors, nurses, orderlies and housekeepers, working in medical care, were at the front to provide assistance to people affected by this military virus. Many have paid for it with their lives (What is happening in France regarding caregivers, firefighters and other people (in connection with the medical community), suspended and fired without pay, without unemployment, not reinstated, for refusing the experimental injection? (Video only in French language)). Jehovah God and his Son, Jesus Christ, will not forget them at the time of the resurrection (Acts 24:15; Hebrews 6:10). The courageous men and women who have so far denounced this Casus belli, have paid for it with their lives for some, with solitary confinement and imprisonment for others and they are treated as "conspirators", a coined term by the CIA in 1965, following the Warren Commission (official account of the circumstances surrounding the assassination of JFK).
By the way, the current senatorial commissions are, in fact, real morbid plays. We observe a diabolical role-playing games between these commissions of "inquiries", which make a game of finding fault to the people summoned and questioned, and the latter who, in the end, leave as they came in, that is free to continue their sordid works. These senatorial commissions bypass the role of prosecutors, judges and courts, who should imprison and judge these murderers, these sons of Josef Mengele, who carried out these experimental gene injections of masses, which caused the death of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children around the world, and millions of debilitating consequences for those who survived. These murderous liars apply the logic of the collective suicide of peoples, like Jim Jones and David Koresh, gurus who did not want to die alone, but who wanted to be accompanied in their madness by their hundreds of followers who committed "suicide". We also live, in a logic of global, economic, diplomatic massive destruction which causes wars and the destruction of peoples. They are in the same logic of murderous headlong rush, like these two sect leaders.
As we are very close to the Great Tribulation, a prophecy from Revelation and the book of Daniel is being fulfilled before our eyes: "He also tells me: “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, for the appointed time is near. Let the one who is unrighteous continue in unrighteousness, and let the filthy one continue in his filth; but let the righteous one continue in righteousness, and let the holy one continue in holiness"" (Revelation 22:10,11). "Many will cleanse themselves and whiten themselves and will be refined. And the wicked ones will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand; but those having insight will understand” (Daniel 12:10). Until King Jesus Christ sweeps these scoundrels off the face of the earth during the Great Tribulation (Revelation 19:11-21), those who practice righteousness in their hearts pray this prayer to the Heavenly Father daily, Jehovah God: "Finally, brothers, carry on prayer for us, that the word of Jehovah may keep spreading rapidly and being glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be rescued from harmful and wicked men, for faith is not a possession of all people. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the wicked one" (2 Thessalonians 3:1-3).
In this worldwide diabolical situation, which attacks the bodily integrity of men, women, children and even, unfortunately, that of infants, what must the Christian do, to please Jehovah God and his Son Jesus Christ?
Jehovah asks everyone to take care of the human body as a temple: "Therefore, I appeal to you by the compassion of God, brothers, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, a sacred service with your power of reason" (Romans 12:1). This body has been created for a sacred service to God, that is, to conform to the purpose which he originally made at the time of the creation of Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26-28).
Taking medication is a personal decision, weighing the risks for our life. It must be done in a medical setting, to be treated. This medication should not be done under governmental or moral coercion, for example within the framework of a congregation. If this were the case, these governmental authorities, see spiritual, would go beyond article 1 of the Nuremberg Code - 1947, which forbids medical experiments under harassment (Reminder: the worldwide gene therapy in progress, is still officially, in the experimental process, therefore, it fits perfectly into the legal framework of the Nuremberg Code - 1947): "The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion. (…)" (Extract from article 1, of the Nuremberg Code - 1947).
In the current context, Christians must double their vigilance. He should refrain from bringing in experimental chemicals, especially for reasons unrelated to their health and that of their own children. These experimental injectable products have so far caused the deaths of tens of thousands of people around the world, and made thousands more seriously ill (VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (www.vaers.hhs.gov)). Most of these gene injections are made for reasons that have nothing to do with the health of adults and even less that of children, but rather, under non-medical pretexts of privilege, to be able to go to restaurants, bowling or other places of pleasure, justified by completely fallacious arguments and in the form of blackmail. Others have been forced on pain of losing their jobs and source of income. The fact of requiring that in order to go to a place, to have an object or a product penetrate our body, is in no way a medical act, but an act of marking, as one would do for animals, before d to enter an enclosure ; it is a marked violation of the spiritual and sacred dimension of the integrity of the human body.
Parents should seriously consider this issue, for their children and for them, in prayer to face this strange and sometimes distressing situation. Teachers of the Word of God should think seriously, with much prayer, on this question because this situation is not trivial regarding the biblical spirituality and more generally ethics (Romans 14:12). It is quite normal to feel disoriented, perplexed and surprised when faced with this extremely perverse attack from Satan the devil and his human demons. Let us pray to Jehovah God, let us ask for his help, He is merciful. If we think at first that we have not made the best decision, it can happen to anyone. Jehovah God sees our good intentions. Let us be courageous, let us trust in Jehovah God and his beloved Son Jesus Christ and they will support us (Proverbs 3:5,6). Let us not be afraid and be strong, let us support each other, whether with family, friends, or in congregation, let us love each other (John 13:34,35).
The ten points of the Nuremberg Code - 1947
1 - The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment. The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs, or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.
2 - The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.
3 - The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.
4 - The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.
5 - No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.
6 - The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.
7 - Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.
8 - The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.
9 - During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.
10 - During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him, that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.
24.10 | 07:22
Hi Jane, thank you very much for your encouragement. Thanks to Jehovah God and Jesus Christ who revealed to us the meaning of the Word (1 Corinthians 10:31). Blessings of God to you, Sister in Christ.
23.10 | 22:27
This is the most insightful explanation of scripture o have ever found! God bless you my brothers …. My eyes are devoid of fog!
26.05 | 10:51
12.03 | 10:37
Hi Fatima, as Jesus said to keep on the watch in view of prayers until the end to have the fulfillment of our Christian Hope, to be saved (Mat 24:13,42). Blessings and My Brotherly Greetings in Christ