The Hour of Temptation

by Shepherds Chapel

Part 1 of 2

Alright good day to you welcome to the Shepherdís Chapel, hey welcome to this family bible study hour. There you got it right on the screen ďThe Hour of TemptationĒ. Weíre going to talk on that subject. It is an hour, and you know what temptation is. So, it is, if you would, that time allotted that people will be tempted. That is exactly what it means and thatís exactly what it says. Tempted by whom? Well the false messiah which is quite contrary to what most people teach concerning the very last hour. Weíre going to go into that hour and weíre going to understand, if we may, how you escape that hour. I would like to lay this groundwork if I may; Iím hustling for an analogy that I might use. One can be deceived a little bit and in thinking, ďHey that is a good passtimeĒ, or something like that. Or possible you may like some particular food that you eat and itís really tempting to you and then you realize that it is really bad for you. And if it ever makes you sick just one time, you donít find it tempting any longer. In fact you sort of abhor it and steer away from it. So the true secret to escaping the hour of temptation is naturally, having Christ and our Fatherís blessings. But also, it is knowing who is doing the tempting and then you wonít find him tempting at all. It is that temptation, not a temptation of the world, which is bad in and of itself, but a temptation during that gathering of the end times as Christ would warn in Mark 13. He didnít say maybe that the false messiah would come. He said that he would come. And he would come himself before Christ would return, and before there was any gathering out. And that is simple enough to where a child could understand but it is not taught.

So therefore, letís pick up on the terminology of ďThe HourĒ. Itís used many times in our Fatherís word, The Hour of Temptation. Letís ask a word of wisdom and letís go to our Fatherís word and letís take one or two of these places where it is mentioned and affix the subject matter and the object so that way it isnít just words that I might speak, but it is the word of God that speaks.

You are all familiar with the Book of Revelation in chapters 2 and 3 which address the 7 churches and who those 7 churches are and that they are types of churches you will find even unto this day. And naturally, where the hour of temptation is utilized is in that letter that was written, in the subject matter to the church of Philadelphia, the prophecy. Youíre familiar with that church in that is was one of the churches that Christ found nothing wrong with. As well, He found nothing wrong in the church of Smyrna. If your church does not teach what was taught at the church of Philadelphia or Smyrna then really, your church is not teaching what pleases our Father. In other words because they are the only two churches he found nothing wrong with out of the 7, He insists that anyone with a little bit of intelligence should know and understand and be saying to themselves, ďIíve got to have that information. Iíve got to understand it.Ē So with that thought in mind, letís go to the 3rd chapter in Revelation and letís pick it up with verse 8 concerning Philadelphia which you will find that identified in verse 7. Verse 8, and it reads:

Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door,

In other words with the works of that church and what it teaches you have an open door that allows you to see into the word of God with understanding. Not just to read it and have it confuse you, but to read it and then understand what you have read.

and no man can shut it:

No man can deceive you or shut the door of your mind to what is fact and what is truth.

for thou hast a little strength,

In other words within your own self with Him you have a lot of strength.

and hast kept my word,

What is it that they have kept? They have ďkept my wordĒ being the word of God. Beloved it is the most important thing in your life today for longevity. That is to say for the eternity, quite frankly. And that is, you donít keep manís word or some organizations word with the subject even being two churches, but Godís word; all of His word.

and hast not denied my name.

Now name is important in this and also because it is His name that will be dropped at the Great Apostasy. Oh they will use the name ďYHVHís saviorĒ in as much as thatís what the name Jesus means or Yeshua, but they will affix it to the wrong party because of the deception. Why? Because of the information that follows in the next verse. They donít have it. Listen to it:

Rev 3:9 Behold,

Or ďLook hereĒ, or ďLook very closelyĒ.

I will make them of the synagogue of Satan,

Who are we talking about? Synagogue simply means satanís own church. After antichrist appears on this earth it will be established. Though by this name it is repulsive, but when a person is deceived and they see this one, the most beautiful of all the beings that God created in a sense, other than his own personage, then we see the deception for his coming. Why is he called the false Christ, the spurious messiah? Because he pretends to be Christ. Is that so difficult to understand? Of course it isnít. He pretends to be Christ and he comes and establishes his temple of the end times. Paul puts it very adequately when in chapter 2 of Thessalonians, he calls it the temple of God, he sits in the temple of God claiming to be God. Thatís exactly what he will do. Nothing difficult to understand. Many people wonder, ďWell, who is this one?Ē Well, you just read it, satan. By whatever name you wish to call him. Son of perdition. Thereís only one.

which say they are Jews,

His children claim to be of Judah, is what itís saying, called ďIoudaiosĒ in the Greek. And it causes a great deal of consternation for our brother Judah, because they are Kenites, that is to say that bad part of the fig tree.

and are not, but do lie;

They are not of Judah and they do lie. That is to say the Kenites.

behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

Now that is not to say that the Kenite is going to worship you, but as it is written, on the first day of the millennium, and weíre about to go to that last hour here in a moment, you will be at the feet of Christ. Every knee shall bow to Him INCLUDING the Kenite. Why? Well, because they are going to worship Him when they see satan placed in the abyss for a period of 1000 years for the millennium. And they will know that Christ is all-powerful and in awe they will bow to the King of Kings. Yes, even theyÖ Will some of them be saved? I think so. They will have that right. God is fair and He loves every soul that He created and He is long suffering, with the exception of those such as Esau that He would hate. And that is well written of in Romans chapter 9. Now why did we come here? Because here, we see the open door of the truth. And your church either teaches what we just covered in that 9th verse; for also the church of Smyrna in chapter 2 verse 9 makes the same statement. Those 2 churches have that one thing in common and that is that they have the Key of David, which is to say, they had an open door into the scripture and they could understand the migrations of the peoples and understand Godís plan of salvation and the Great Deception of the end times. Now, letís read on, verse 10:

Rev 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,

Not accepted someone elseís but have kept the word of God which is to say this word and His patience. Do you not remember why this is written from 2nd Peter chapter 3 along about verse 7 or 8, that God is long suffering? Meaning He has all kinds of patience and it is His hope that all will repentance. Remember He is patient.

I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon

Upon who?

all

I repeat:

all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Now I realize that many teach, ďWell you donít have to know this book of Revelation cause youíre going to be goneĒ, well youíre just NOT. The absolute subject here is the hour of temptation, which is Christís ďso-calledĒ return to the gathering together with those that He loves. In other words, God has the ability to allow you to escape the hour of temptation. Why? Because it wonít be tempting to you. It will be an abomination. It will be the desolation of that abomination spoken of by Daniel the prophet. Why? Because that book is open to your mind and you can see it and understand the deception that will be prevalent in this earth age at that time. And you donít find it tempting. And more so God will allow those to escape it and will even be utilizing or using the servants that He has called out to see that truth and to bring forth that testimony which weíll be covering in the next segment. The next lecture following this one, weíll go into that a little stronger if we may. Well, how do we know thatís the end times? How do we know thatís the hour of temptation? Because it is referred to over and over with everything in context in subject in order to that end.

Weíre going to go over to 2nd Peter for just a moment as a thought just struck me here. Weíre going thereÖ 2nd PeterÖ and weíre going to talk about the end times just a little bit if we may, and what would be transpiring there at that time. Chapter 2, in 2nd Peter, and verse 1:

2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even

Now you listen to me. Listen to the word

as there shall be false teachers among you,

That means you today.

who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Some might say, ďWell No Christian is going to deny the ChristĒ Well if you put somebody in his placeÖ if you think youíre going to fly away and all of the sudden pretty boy shows up on the scene performing miracles which he is able to do in the sight of men, and he will be saying the very things that you want to hear. And being a supernatural entity, he is able to perform miracles that are so awesome that most people are not mentally or spiritually prepared for it. So they will deny the true Christ simply by accepting that synagogue of satan and believing truly and totally that he is Christ. Verse 2:

2 Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

In other words those that believe that that first messiah that shows soon on the scene is the true Christ and anyone that denies him they will speak evil of that person. You can rest assured they will. As normal as any Christian would if someone talks against Christ, they are going to unknowingly defend him. Thereís just one problem. By not patiently sticking to the word of God and by listening to menís traditions, they will go to the first messiah rather than the 2nd as is so aptly brought forth in the word of God by Christ Himself as we will discover those events that transpire in this hour, this hour of temptation. Verse 3:

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words

Feigned words are fabricated words.

make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

In other words God is aware of whatís happening. Verse 4:

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned,

Thatís to say in the first earth age that third, as it is written in the 12th chapter of that book of Revelation, that followed satan himself. If he didnít spare them:

but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

As it is written in the book of Jude. Verse 5:

2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world,

That is to say the first earth age. Now letís come back to this one and weíll go to Noah.

but saved Noah the eighth [person],

Even in Noahís flood.

a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

God didnít spare them. But the fallen angels that inner-mixed with the daughters of Adam as it is written in Genesis 6, and there was only one family that was clear of that in that sense. In other words, what is he saying here? God was able to deliver Noah from that hour of temptation. He was able to deliver him from His own wrath, that is to say Godís wrath. Let me just go one step further on that. How did He do that? Through Noahís obedience to build the ark. Noah was obedient to God. Are you? Verse 6:

2 Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned [them] with an overthrow, making [them] an ensample

Or in other words an example.

unto those that after should live ungodly;

In other words it was an example of what sodomy and the things that were transpiring there in Sodom and Gomorrah and you remember what happened to the two angels that went to the city and approached LotÖ In other words He was able to do what? Verse 7:

2 Peter 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:

In other words what God was able to do with Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone was a prime example of what shall be in this end generation at Hamon-gog and Armageddon. It was a type. It was an example of what God is about to do. Will you be spared? If you follow after the wicked one you will perish with the wicked as far as escaping the first death. In other words let me say the first resurrection. You will not partake in the first resurrection but will have to go through the second because you were deceived. Why? By listening to men rather than understanding the plan of salvation of God by these wonderful examples He sets forth here in this book. He was able to deliver those that trusted in Him. Lot trusted Him. Noah trusted Him. Lot was obedient to Him and Noah was obedient to Him. And God saved them which was an example full of His salvation for you even today. Obedience to His word. Alright? Verse 8:

2 Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them,

Bearing the iniquity of hell, basicallyÖ Sodom and Gomorrah

in seeing and hearing, vexed [his] righteous soul from day to day with [their] unlawful deeds;)

It disturbed him to be around that sort of thing. One more verse, verse 9:

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations,

Weíre talking about the hour of temptation. God knows how to deliver those that are obedient and those that love His word. He is able to deliver the Godly out of temptations:

and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

He can do it. Do you trust Him? Do you believe that? If you had faith to believe that then you wouldnít worry about the end times because itís not going to be tempting to you. Anytime you are well informed and are not biblically illiterate whereby you understand Godís plan, youíre never going to find, regardless of how many miracles he works, satan to be tempting. Quite to the contrary, heís going to be an abomination. Filth! Filth that he is parading on this earth as messiah! And the unlearned shall whore after him thinking it is the true Christ.

Letís return back to that 3rd chapter of Revelation a moment considering the fact that the hour of temptation and that God would deliver you from it at that 10th verse. He would keep you from that hour of temptation, that God is able to deliverÖ itís not the rapture my friend that is commonly taught. I think that anyone would be intelligent enough to see that simply by understanding as we complete theses lectures on this subject, the hour of temptation, how that God intends to use His servants. Thatís what servants are for. That in their love and loyalty to Him, they serve Him. Letís go on to the 11th verse where we left to go to Peter there.

Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

Donít be robbed my friend. There will be people trying to do that. Trying to sway you into the great church of the end times with the false messiah. That is called the first tribulation. There are two. Unfortunately only one is taught. Most speak of the tribulation of God but Godís not angry at you. God doesnít want to destroy you and Heís able to bring you through His wrath even as he did for Noah and Lot. Thatís why the example. Verse 12:

Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh

Well how do you overcome? There were only 2 churches out of the 7 my friend that were overcomers. The others were somewhat off. Those that are those overcomers have that Key of David and know who the Kenites are as it is written.

will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,

Think about that.

and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.

Do you know what that new name is? Itís written. Itís even mentioned already in the 2nd chapter of this book. Maybe ultimately weíll go there but I donít intend to right now. I want to teach you what that name was and yet is and shall always be. Because within the name itself it is a verb to take place and gives you the action that you must perform to put you in that good standing and to escape the hour of temptation. Hey, it is great when itís something you know and whatís desperately bad for you is not tempting; satan the filth and scum of the heavens and the earth. I donít find him tempting at all and I know heís coming first to deceive the poor wretched unlearned. That does not make me happy. And that is one of the reasons I have dedicated my life to teaching the truth of Godís word and receiving His blessings in bringing that word forth so that others could learn and know and could understand that name.

With that thought in mind letís still keep in mind the name, but letís go if we may over to the 17th chapter of this great book of Revelation. I want to show you again about the hour of temptation and what hour Heís talking about. It is a symbolic hour in the sense that a great deal of knowledge hinges on that hour because it even allows you to have the information and knowledge in hand and in mind as to the length of time for the electís sake, as it is written in Mark 13, that God shortened the 7 years of tribulation; both His and the false messiahís, for those that had the knowledge to overcome. Let Him give you that new name and allow yourself to escape that hour of temptation by coming to the full knowledge of God and find the wickedness no longer tempting. Because of the seal of God which will be placed in your forehead which is to say the truth in your brain, your mind.

Revelation 17, verse 8. This is not a parable nor put into parable form, necessarily, but for those that have eyes to see it is the explanation of the parable of the 10 world leaders spoken of in the 13th chapter of the book of Revelation. But in as much as the subject is the hour of temptation, we bypass that part and pick it up in the 8th verse, Revelation 17:8 and still with our minds on the hour of temptation, let us begin.

Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest

That is to say what John saw in his vision

was,

In other words he was in the first earth age

and is not;

Christ has ordered him to be behind Himself although his evil spirits can come on this earth. Satan is held by the archangel, Michael as the 12th chapter of this great book reiterated and made very clear and simple, until Michael will cast him out on this earth very soon as false messiah.

and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit,

That is to say his place of holding which is a level of degradation, yes even in paradise. A figure of speech, hang onÖ

and go into perdition:

Now there is only one son of perdition. Let there be no doubt in your mind because that is the chief identifier with the word perdition, which means to perish, because God has not held judgment day for anyone with the exception of satan himself. And he has been judged. He has had his judgment day and his sentence is death or to perish. So let there be no doubt in your mind of whom we are discussing. There is only one. So you canít get too confused. Thereís really not a matter of multiple choice. There is only one and thatís satan and his synagogue.

and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life

That new name if you would, recorded in that bookÖ

from the foundation of the world,

That is to say his election and there is also a book with those that love Christ, even among the ethnos that are also in that book.

when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Why is he ďyet isĒ? Because he is going to be tossed out. Now comes the explanation of how that will come to pass. Verse 9Ö Now do you understand that in as much as he was and yet is not on earth today and this is addressed to earth, but in heaven, and yet shall be, that we have 3 different segments there. And satan carries many names as Lucifer, satan, the devil, the dragon, the serpentÖ All of those are utilized in Revelation chapter 12 verse 7 & 8 as well as chapter 20 verse 1 of the great Book of Revelation; the many names of satan, but there are about 17 of them. So think about it. And in the languages to a linguist, those names are a definition of his morals and his actions. Verse 9:

Rev 17:9 And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom.

How about it? Open yours up. Has God opened that door for you that will allow you to escape the hour of temptation? Then open up and let the wisdom that God has placed in your mind sink in and understand the scriptures.

The seven heads are seven mountains,

That means they are seven nations, being seven dominions that the beast is comprised of which controls the world. Itís called the one world system.

on which the woman sitteth.

Who is the woman? That great Mystery Babylon, the harlot and those that whore after the false christ thinking he is Jesus. Thatís who she is. Verse 10, sharpen up:

Rev 17:10 And there are seven kings:

These are not 7 different kings they are 7 titles of satan in different roles that he has played throughout the first earth age and the 2nd earth age to this date.

five are fallen,

5 of those roles have already come to pass even at the time of this writing.

and one is,

Old satan is always on the job.

[and] the other is not yet come;

But he will. Why? Heís being held by Michael in the heavens as it is written in Revelation 12 verse 7.

and when he cometh, he must continue

How long?

a short space.

A 5-month period as it is defined Revelation chapter 9. But hang on to that thought for a moment. Verse 11:

Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth,

Same old boy playing the same old games. It doesnít take you that long to wise up to him when you relate it to temptation my friend. Deception.

and is of the seven,

Why? Because he is all seven just different titles.

and goeth into perdition.

There again, get acquainted with the word perdition. It is the same prime root as satanís name. So that you know that the son of perdition, the one that goes into perdition is satan, the false messiah. He that was the archangel that protected the mercy seat which has a messiah connotation, meaning he wanted to be the Messiah himself. But he was not, never has been, and never will be, with the exception that he is the spurious messiah, allowed by God to deceive those that have not loved Godís word to the point that they listen to it rather than the traditions of men. How are you fixed for blades friend? Thatís just an old military saying that mean, how you doing, you hanging in there pretty tough yet? Well hang in some more. 12:

Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet;

Listen to me.

but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

One hour? There it is my friend, that hour of temptation. Real quickly, letís go to Isaiah, letís go to the Old Testament for just a moment. Isaiah 65. I want to insert a few thoughts here. Isaiah 65 verse 11, and it reads:

Isaiah 65:11 But ye [are] they that forsake the LORD,

In other words God is putting a curse upon those that will not hold to His word. Listen to it. Iím going to read it rather rapidly here.

that forget my holy mountain,

Thatís Zion.

that prepare a table for that troop,

The wrong troop. The wrong host. Itís gad in the Hebrew.

and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.

Unfortunately the wrong drink and the wrong number. God of faith is who gad is, alright, in the troop. Unfortunately it will be the bad fate of many to walk that path. Therefore in verse 12:

Isaiah 65:12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:

Very religious thing friend. They will be deceived.

because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose [that] wherein I delighted not.

People are always going the wrong direction and listening to the wrong people when they have their Father to listen to. Listen to Him. 13:

Isaiah 65:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants

That is to say, ďthose that I protectĒ.

shall eat, but ye shall be hungry:

Whenever that famine of the end times comes what is it? Amos chapter 8. The famine is not for bread but it is a famine or starving to hear the true word of God because there will not be that many teaching the true word of God at that time.

behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:

Thou preparest a table for me in the face of mine enemies. Has He prepared that table for you in this generation?

Isaiah 65:14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.

Unfortunately, wrong spirit friend. Verse 15:

Isaiah 65:15 And ye shall leave your name

Here comes the name part now.

for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

Do you have that name, as Iíve asked? Yeah, weíre in the Old Testament, but it the same one speaking, your Father. Do you have that name? He calls His servants by another name. Verse 16:

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth;

Have you? Hereís the truth friend.

and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

In other words, ďI will forgive every sin that those that love me commit, those that hold my word precious and I will even give them a new nameĒ.

Weíre going to go to chapter 62 in closing this lecture and weíre going to observe that name. And as we begin, we find that name, in verse 1, and Iím going to read this rather rapidly:

Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp [that] burneth.

Many might think that Godís long suffering and patience goes forever. Well it doesnít. He just gives everyone one a chance.

Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles

That is to say the nations

shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

And I might add, He has. Verse 3:

Isaiah 62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

Do you stick to the real truth? Do you realize that you are royalty? When you absolutely have your eyes open, your ears can hear and youíre a servant of the living God. Verse 4:

Isaiah 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate:

That is to say the desolation or desolator of Daniel the prophet when the false messiah stands in the temple claiming to be God.

but thou shalt be called Hephzibah,

Do you know what that means? It means My delight is in her. Thatís what the name is. Those that God is delighted in. Hephzibah.

and thy land

And even the land itself

Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

Joined. In other words God has returned. That He is here. As it is written in Ezekiel chapter 16. And it was His favorite spot on the earth, even from the heavens. Now listen on. What about the name? Verse 5:

Isaiah 62:5 For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.

Married to God and called the wife and the bride. The reason both terms are utilized in Revelation 19. Verse 6:

Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,

You know what a watchman does? He watches for the true events to come to pass

[which] shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

You keep blowing that trumpet. You stay on guard. You stay on watch. You keep telling the truth. You say it over and over. You wake up those that are asleep. 7:

Isaiah 62:7 And give him no rest,

Thatís silence.

till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

It isnít yet friend but it is going to be some day. Verse 8:

Isaiah 62:8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand,

You can count on it friend. God has sworn by His right hand. This will come to pass but it hasnít yet.

and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn [to be] meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

No more more NAFTA or world banks. No more one worldism whereby goods and monies are regulated by a one world system, but rather by our honest Father. Verse 9:

Isaiah 62:9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.

In other words youíre the one thatís going to enjoy it. Or what have you done for God lately? It is your riches in heaven. Your works do go with you as it is reported in Revelation chapter 14. Isaiah 62 verse 10:

Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates;

You go on in.

prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones;

In other words, kick the rocks out of the road and decipher the truth in such a way that a child can understand it to find his way into the kingdom of God. Make it easy for those to follow.

lift up a standard for the people.

In other words lift up Christ and the standard, the word of God, and Christ the living word, and place it and keep it in sight of the people. Verse 11:

Isaiah 62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world,

Has that happened yet? No. Weíre still in the 2nd earth age.

Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward [is] with him, and his work before him.

His recompense is with Him. What has He said? For the good itís good but for the bad unfortunately itís bad. But you love Him, He forgives your shortcomings and utilizes you in His salvation plan. Verse 12, and the completion:

Isaiah 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called,

Called what? Called what?

Sought out, A city not forsaken.

And also His people called out. Hey friend, is He calling you? Have you always known there was more to Godís word then you had been taught? Do your eyes see into the deeper truths?

Weíre going to pick this up in the next lecture, The Hour of Temptation, and that new name. Donít miss it.

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