BOOK TWO Prophesy and References

CHAPTER THIRTY TWO

The Monarch in the Bible

You have been reading only a few examples from I hundreds more written in the past two thousand years. Before we go on with proof from the Bible, I would like to offer a few from the Apostles, which I consider helpful in explaining the actual Bible passages.

For those who do not know, the Bible, as we know it today, was compiled by Saint Jerome in 396 AD at the request of the Holy Father in Rome. At that time there were hundreds of Epistles and Gospels floating around. Some of them were false, others were forgeries, others questionable, and some not needed within the guidelines set down by the Holy Father.

St. Augustine, a contemporary of St. Jerome, in defending the methods used by Jerome said of the writings of Enoch, "Certainly we cannot deny that Enoch (the seventh in descent from Adam) wrote a number of things by divine inspiration, since the apostle Jude says as much in a canonical epistle. But there was good reason for the exclusion of these writings from the canon of the Scriptures, which was preserved in the temple of the Hebrew people by the careful custody of the priestly succession. The reason was that these books were judged of doubtful reliability because of their antiquity: and it was impossible to discover whether they were what Enoch had written, since those who put them forward are not found to have preserved them with the due formality, that is  through an appointed succession. That is why responsible judges have decided that we should reject the attribution to Enoch of the documents put forward under his name, containing stories about giants who are said not to have had human fathers. Many other writings are similarly put forward under the names of other prophets, and more recent productions under the names of apostles. All these have been excluded from canonical authority as a result of careful examination and are classed as Apocrypha."

With that warning of Augustine in our minds, I would like to offer some of these Apocrypha books that were not ruled as forgeries, but of questionable origin, and then we will go directly to the Bible.

Apocalypse of Thomas (before 100 AD)

"Hear thou, Thomas, the things which must come to pass in the last times:           After a little space there shall arise a KING OUT OF THE EAST, a lover of the law, who shall cause all good things and necessary to abound in the house of the Lord: he shall show mercy unto the widows and to the needy, and command a royal gift to be given unto the priest. In his day shall be abundance of all things."

Epistle of the Apostles (before IOO AD)

"Take heed that no man deceive you, and that ye be not doubters and serve other gods. Many shall come in My Name, saying; ‘I am the Christ’. Believe them not, neither draw near unto them. Verily I say unto thee, when the twigs of the fig tree have sprouted forth in the last days then shall feigned Christs awake expectations saying, ‘I am the Christ that am now come into the world.”

There are, of course, many of my readers, who believe that nothing other than the Bible should be believed. How the early Christians existed for four hundred years, (twice as long as the United States has been a country), without a Bible has not been explained by those who think the Bible is the only revelation God ever gave. I suppose they believe that even the Bible was wrong when it says in Amos 3:7 "For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets."

Nevertheless, the Bible not only sums up all the laws of God, but also sums up all of history from before the Earth was created until the end of all things. And so, my star character, the Great Monarch, must be in there someplace. Let's take a look.

Ecclesiastics 48: 10

"Who art registered in the judgments of times to appease the wrath of the Lord, to reconcile the heart of the father to the son and to restore the tribes of Jacob?"  

Joel 2:30-3: 10

"And I will show wonders in heaven, and in earth, blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood: BEFORE the great and dreadful day of the Lord doth come. Proclaim ye this among the nations: PREPARE WAR, ROUSE UPTHE STRONG: LET THEM COME. LET ALL THE MEN OF WAR COME UP. CUT YOUR PLOUGHSHARES INTO SWORDS. AND YOUR SPADES INTO SPEARS. LET THE WEAK SAY: ‘I AM STRONG." 

Zach. 6: 12-13

"Behold a MAN, the Orient is his name: and under him shall he spring up and shall build a temple to the Lord. Yea, he shall build a temple to the Lord: and he shall bear the glory and shall sit and rule upon his throne: and he shall be a priest upon his throne and the counsel of peace shall he BETWEEN THEM BOTH." (Peter and Philip?)

Romans 11:25-32

"For I would not have you ignorant, brethren of this MYSTERY, lest you should he wise in YOUR own conceits, that blindness in part has happened in Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles should come in. And so all Israel should be saved as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, HE THAT SHALL DELIVER, AND SHALL TURN AWAY UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB." (Philip?)

Joel 2: 1-11

" ... They shall run like valiant men: like men of war they shall scale the wall: the men shall march every one on his way, and they shall not turn aside from their ranks. No one shall press upon his brother: they shall walk everyone in his path. Yea, and they shall fall through the windows and SHALL TAKE NO HARM. They shall enter into the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up the houses, they shall come in at the windows as a thief. At their presence the earth hath trembled, the heavens are moved: the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars have withdrawn their shining. And the Lord hath uttered his voice before the face of HIS ARMY; FOR HIS ARMIES ARE EXCEEDINGLY GREAT, FOR THEY ARE STRONG AND EXECUTE HIS WORD; for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible: and who can stand it?" (God's army? Templars? People Power?)

Daniel 2:34-35, 44-45

''Thus thou saw, till a STONE was cut out of a mountain without hands; and it struck the statue upon the feet thereof that were of iron and of clay, and broke them in pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of a summers' thrashing floor, and they were carried away by the wind, and there was no place found for them: but the STONE that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth ... But in the days of those kingdoms the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed and his kingdom shall not be delivered up to another people and it shall break in pieces and shall consume all these kingdoms and itself shall stand forever. According as thou saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and broke in pieces the clay, and the iron, and the brass, and the silver, and the gold, the great God hath shown the king what shall come to pass hereafter, and the dream is true and the interpretation thereof is faithful.

Ez.37:21-23

"Behold I will take the children of Israel from the midst of the nations whither they are gone; and I will gather them on every side, and will bring them to their own land. And I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel: and ONE KING SHALL BE KING OVER THEM ALL."

Osee 3:4-5

"For the children of Israel shall sit many days without a king and without prince, and without sacrifice, and without altar, and without ephod, and without theraphim. And after this the children of Israel shall return, and shall seek the Lord their God and DAVID THEIR KING, and they shall fear the Lord, and his goodness in the last days."  

Joel 2:23-26

"And you, O children of Sion, rejoice, and he joyful in the Lord your God because he hath given you a TEACHER OF JUSTICE, and he will make the early and the latter rain to come down to you as in the beginning." 

And now the Bible passage that inspired the Chapter of the story-''The Great Mystery" -  "The Angel of Apocalypse"

Apocalypse 10: I-I0

''Then I saw another mighty Angel descending out of heaven robed in a cloud and the rainbow was upon his head: and his countenance was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire, and he held in his hand a small open hook. And he set his right foot upon the sea and his left upon the land. And he cried with a great voice as a lion roars and when he cried the seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders uttered their voices I was about to write: but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me. "Seal up the things the seven thunders have uttered, and write them not." Then the Angel whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the land lifted up his right hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives in the eternities of the eternities, who created the heaven and the things therein, that there shall be no more delay, but that in the days of the voice of the seventh Angel, when he is about to sound, then shall the MYSTERY of God achieve its full perfection as He declared to his SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.

''Then the voice which I had heard from heaven again spoke to me, saying, 'Go. Take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land’. So I went to the Angel telling him to give me the Little Book. And he said to me. Take it and devour it; and it shall embitter thy stomach but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey: So I took the little book out of the Angel's hand and devoured it; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey but when I had eaten it my stomach was embittered."

Apocalypse 14: 14 (same Angel)

''Then I looked and saw a white cloud; and upon the cloud one like a Son of Man sitting, wearing a golden crown upon His head and holding a sharp sickle in His hand. And another Angel came out of the temple calling with a great voice to the one sitting upon the cloud. Thrust in thy sickle and reap; for the harvest-time to reap is come, for the harvest of the earth is overripe: And the One sitting upon the cloud swung His sickle over the earth; and the earth was reaped."

As you know from the fiction story, I believe that the angel with his feet on the sand and the sea is "The Great Monarch" and the angel who comes out of the temple is the Pope, and that the one on the c1oud is Christ. The idea that an angel is not really an angel but a future man is not new. The Church has always taught that the angels of the seven churches of first three chapters of Apocalypse are really the seven Bishops. But lest you think I'm all alone in this belief. I must let you read what the prophet, Holzhauser, said about the same passage in the seventeenth century      .

Holzhauser ( 165H)

"The Great Monarch will have the special help of God and be unconquerable. The Fifth Epoch of time dates from the reign of Charles V until the reign of the Great Monarch. (Fifth epoch of this generation is part of the sixth generation of the world from Christ until the end of the world.  The seventh being eternity in Heaven.) .

"The Sixth Epoch is from the Great Monarch until the Anti-Christ. This Sixth Epoch of the Church -- 'the time of CONSOLATION'--begins with the Holy Pope and the Powerful Emperor and terminates with the reign of Anti-Christ. This will be an age of SOLACE, wherein God will console His Church after much mortification and afflictions she had endured in the Fifth period, for all nations will be brought to the unity of the True Catholic Faith.

"The 'Angel is the Great Monarch: 'from Heaven' means he will be a Catholic: 'Clothed in clouds' implies he will be humble and modest: 'Rainbow', he will bring peace to the world: 'Sunshine' refers to his wisdom, talents and title: 'Feet' refers to his power and zeal: 'Open Book' he will rule with justice; 'Right and left Foot' he will exercise power over all the world; 'Lion Voice' he will put fear into the wicked.

"Golden Crown' refers to his Holy Roman Empire; 'Cutlass' means his victorious army; the other 'angel' refers to the Pope. 'Other Angels' are the other helpers of the Great Monarch who will help him crush the Turks."

So you see. I'm not the only one who believes that the angel of Apocalypse 10 is (Philip). Of course, most Christians today believe that the next thing to happen is the 'Second Coming of Christ', and that before any war comes they will be 'Raptured' up to heaven. They will also believe that "the Great Monarch" is the Anti-Christ, and hence, will not follow him. I will show that the "Second Coming of Christ" and the "Rapture" COULD NOT HAPPEN IN MY LIFETIME NOR IN MY CHILDREN'S LIFETIME because there are too many prophecies that must come to pass first.

Let's take the idea of "Rapture" first. The idea comes from the New Testament passages 1 Cor. 15:23; 1 Thess. 2: 19: 3: 13: 4: 13-16, 5: 1-3: Matt. 24:1-24:31 : Mk. 13: and in Lk.21. In Matt 24:3 the disciples ask Jesus about the signs of his second coming. But Christ warned them that many would come in those days saying that Christ was coming or that he was here but they were not to believe them since some other things had to come first. "And THEY will lead many astray" refers to THOSE who will be saying "CHRIST IS COMING". "Take care that you do not he alarmed for these things must come to pass, but THE END IS  NOT YET." Then He outlines wars, famines, earthquakes, death, etc.   And if good Christians think they will escape these sorrows, what is meant by "they will deliver you up to tribulations"? These sorrows must come first else what is meant in

Ezechiel 39:8-1O

"Behold it cometh and it is done, saith the Lord God: this is the day whereof I have spoken. (Daniel 7) And the inhabitants shall go forth of the cities of Israel and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, the shields, and the spears, the bows and the arrows, and the staves and the pikes: and they shall BURN THEM WITH FIRE FOR SEVEN YEARS."

So you see, the Great War must come first, and after the war, it will take seven years to cleanse the earth, and still you should not expect the Second Coming.

Ezechiel 39: 12-17

"And the house of Israel shall bury them for seven months to cleanse the land, and shall bury them, and it shall be unto them a noted day, wherein I was glorified, saith the Lord God. And they shall appoint men to go continually about the land to bury and to seek out them that were remaining upon the face of the earth that they may cleanse it. And after seven months they shall cleanse the land. And thou, O son, of man, saith the Lord God. Say to every fowl and to all the birds and to all the beasts of the field: 'assemble yourselves, make haste, come together from every side to my victim, which I slay for you, a great victim upon the mountains of Israel .... "

This war, this cleansing of the earth, must come first. But also, and now we go back to Matthew 24:14, "this gospel of the kingdorm shall be preached in the whole world, for a witness to all nations; and then will come the end." So we have to have this great war first, a cleansing, and then the preaching of the gospel to the entire world, which has never happened yet, but that is not all. Next must come the period of The Anti-Christ.  In Matthew 24: 15-28 we have the Anti-Christ and in Matthew 24:29- 31 we have the second coming of Christ.

Matt. 24: 15-2H

"But IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION OF THOSE DAYS. the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. And THEN will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and THEN will all tribes of the earth mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING UPON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH GREAT POWER AND MAJESTY. AND HE WILL SEND FORTH HIS ANGELS WITH A TRUMPET AND A GREAT SOUND. AND THEY WILL GATHER HIS ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS FROM ONE END OF THE HEAVENS TO THE OTHER."

That, my fellow Christians, is the so-called "Rapture". No place in all the Bible does it say that Christ will ever set his foot down upon this earth again. First, everyone will see Him, the good and the bad.  Second, He will gather the bad and cast them into Hell. (See Matt. 13:30). Third, He will Harvest the good. Fourth, He will end the world. All will happen at the same time as described in Matt. 24:29-31.

In fact, all through the New Testament Jesus warns that before that time, when he comes in all glory and majesty for all to see and in the twinkling of an eye he will separate the good from the bad and end the world). If anyone says "Christ is coming" or "Christ is here" do not believe it. And yet, many Christians are saying just that today.

The facts are that first: The great war spoken of in Ezechiel 39: Daniel 2:44: Psalms 15:6-12: and Apocalypse 14: 14-20 must come first. This war will kill 75% of the world's population as stated in Apocalypse 9:4-21. Second: After the war there will be peace for a time -- Osee 3:4-5: Zack. 6: 12-13: Joel2: 1-11: Ezechiel 39:8-10. Third: Ten kings will be set up by the "stone" to rule the world. Daniel 7:24. Fourth: Then will come the Antichrist, who will overthrow the ten kings. Daniel 7:25. Fifth; He will rule the world for three and one half years, Daniel 7:25 and Apocalypse 13:5. Sixth: The Anti-Christ will be combated by Enoch and Elias for those same three und one half years, but in the end they will be killed by the Anti-Christ and will lie dead for three and one half days. Then they, Enoch and Elias, will rise from the dead and ascend to Heaven body and soul. Apocalypse 11:4-12. Seventh: A short period of peace will follow the Anti-Christ. (Matt. 24:29: 24:38)  Some prophets say only for 45 days, and finally, THE COMING OF CHRIST AND THE END OF THE WORLD.