Signs in the End Times

downloadThe Holy Bible speaks of “the last days,” or more precisely, “the end of days.” We are in the end of [the seven] days; in the beginning of the seventh day or seventh-thousandth year (2 Peter 3:8) since the beginning of the spiritual decline of mankind, symbolized by the fall in the garden. The number seven pertains to the spiritual, which coincides with what is the third and final “era of Jacob,” which the world entered with the new millennium. It is important that we understand the message in Jacob’s description of his sons in what is the last, or end of, days.

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.” Genesis 49:1

The Quran refers to it as “The Day of Gathering together.”

This is first and foremost an internal gathering of the 12 sons of Jacob or tribes of Israel, which takes place as we judge (overcome) the negative aspects of these sons or tribes from within our own mind and heart.

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28

Let’s take a look at the first three unholy spirits or energies, born of Leah, symbolizing flesh (1st covenant). Because this spiritual judgment has not been taking place in man, the negative and destructive spirits or energies of what these sons or tribes represent moves out into the physical, where we can see the effects they are having upon mankind.  Leah’s first son is REUBEN. The unholy spirit of REUBEN is FEAR. This spiritual truth is found in the story of Reuben, who lay with his father’s concubine, BILHAH, which means TERROR.

THE SIGN?   SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001.

What follows are two more unholy spirits or negative and destructive energies:

“Simeon and Levi are brethren: instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.” Genesis 49:5,6

SIMEON and LEVI, the unholy spirits of ANGER and CONTROL.  Kindred spirits. Where there is one, you will find the other. They are the source of every physical addiction, driven by the spiritual addiction or bondage (1st covenant).  The soul is not to come unto their “assembly,” referring, outwardly, to the religious assembly, the church filled with false beliefs, as the temple was filled with false images in the days of Josiah, the temple symbolizing the heart of man.  The anger and lust for control that is so prevalent today is a direct result of the false religious and personal images or beliefs that we have all set up in that spiritual temple called the heart.  It was in the temple that Jesus expressed righteous anger in response to the false images set up upon tables— upon  “the fleshy tables of the heart.”  Let us use our anger to do right, directing it toward the false image or belief, which through our sincere desire to overcome will bring us the truth that destroys them. 

Many choose to accept these false religious beliefs because it gives them a feeling of empowerment, and peace, but it is a false empowerment, and it is a false peace. This false peace is symbolized by the wall that should be brought down, and will be brought down when the reality of what is taking place in the world does not match the religious image they bought into (Ezekiel 13:13-15). And if you challenge their beliefs, you will see their anger rise up, although many control it so as to appear righteous. I’ve experienced this anger and control for many years now. They slay you with nasty words if what you teach conflicts with their religious doctrine, just as the religious assembly in Jesus’ time saw to it that he was slain for attempting to bring them a new, yet ancient, spiritual truth— “for in their anger they slew a man.”  Along with their anger is their lust for control, through which “they digged down a wall,” symbolizing the invisible wall of protection they would have entered through spiritual obedience, which is to put action to the spiritual or internal works that Jesus spoke of and illustrated for us while he was on this earth.  A SIGN of this anger?  The anger being unleashed upon our policemen, who serve as our physical wall of protection, a macrocosm of the world-sign revealing the spirit of ANGER and CONTROL within the heart of man, which is giving power to the instruments of cruelty” that are demonstrating this negative and destructive energy from without.

THE SIGN?  ISIS.

What do the two SIGNS have in common?  The nation they are associated with. The nation of Islam. Ishmael, the father of Islam, was the son the bondwoman, symbolizing bondage. The carnal interpretations being assigned to both the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran have kept those of Religion from observing or obeying the spiritual laws or spiritual works through which they would be made spiritually free, which is why the Religion associated with the first covenant (bondage) is being given power, spreading exponentially, the law of which will be oppressive.  Another SIGN.  ” Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondmaid, the other by a freewoman…which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants.” Galatians 4:21, 22, 24.  Islam and Israel. Two great nations, each serving as a SIGN with regard to mankind’s spiritual state.  Ishmael and Isaac, existing without in their descendants— Muslims and Jews. Existing side-by-side in the Holy Land, symbolizing the Heart of man. The on-going battle between Palestinians and Jews is the outward expression of the on-going internal or spiritual battle that has still to be won within the heart of man (James 4:1). The first covenant is bondage. The second covenant is freedom. To enter the second covenant we must fulfil the first covenant by overcoming our false beliefs through truth, as it is written,  “and the truth shall make you free.”

Jesus said that there is NO SIGN given to “the adulterous generation.”  We are of that generation, committing spiritual adultery daily through our false religious and personal beliefs.  The prophet Jeremiah (3:8) teaches us that it was Israel and Judah committed adultery.  There is an Israel and Judah of Judaism, an Israel and Judah of Christianity, and an Israel and Judah within us, all of which make up “the adulterous generation” unto whom no sign is given but “the SIGN of the prophet Jonah,” which we are able to read through an understanding of the symbolism in the story of Jonah.

FEAR > ANGER > CONTROL > FEAR, the deadly cycle that keeps us in spiritual bondage (1st covenant).  As within, as without, which is why America is about to lose what She stands for, which is freedom (2nd covenant).  What is coming, according to the teachings of the first revelation of 1960 is one world government with one government-sanctioned religion, the spirit of which will be oppressive, an expression of man’s oppressive spiritual state due to the spiritual bondage of his heart.  Israel and America are inherently link, both symbolizing freedom (2nd covenant). America must stand in support of Israel if She is to maintain Her freedom. It is no coincidence that the county retreat for the President of the United States is called “Camp David,”  as David was a man after God’s own heart.  He slayed the LION and the BEAR; the lion symbolizing man’s unholy SPIRIT and the bear symbolizing man’s unrighteous WORD, which the prophet Jeremiah says will be his burden (23:36), which is bondage.  America, “the land of the free,” had to fight against ENGLAND, whose symbol is the LION, in order to preserve that freedom. The recent focus on RUSSIA, whose symbol is the BEAR, is yet another SIGN.  But having entered the spiritual “era of Jacob” it is now about fighting the bear in the spiritual sense by fighting against the unrighteous word of our heart.  If man continues in his spiritual disobedience by refusing to fight this internal bear, the external Land that stands for freedom will become a Land of bondage, which we are already witnessing here in America through the enactment of more and more laws. To stop an oppressive government and religion from ruling us from the outside we must stop the oppressive power that is ruling us from the inside. RUSSIA stands in support of SYRIA.  Another SIGN,  pointing to the direction we are headed as a people and as nations if we do not get on with slaying the beast or bear of false beliefs. We read the SIGN by looking at the government and religion of these two countries; the king [of the government] symbolizing the SPIRIT, the belief [of the religion] symbolizing the WORD, the two symbolized by SYRIA.  The Holy Bible provides the instruction for overcoming this oppressive internal and external power we are facing in the END TIMES.

“Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died.  And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands. And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance from Syria…” 2 Kings 13:14-17.  The sickness and death of Elisha has taken place within us. Elisha, having  received “the double portion,” symbolizing the SPIRIT and WORD of God; the spiritual power through which we will win the battle, overcoming the false beliefs of our heart through the resurrection of truth.   “And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood upon his feet.”  2 Kings 13:21.  Jesus, symbolizing truth, said, I am the resurrection.”  It is through TRUTH, the WORD of God, that we come out from the first covenant (bondage) and enter the second covenant (freedom), as it is written, “the truth shall make you free,” the SPIRIT of God renewed.  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of they salvation; and uphold me with they free spirit.” Psalms 51:10-12.  It is through God’s power that our heart is made clean, through which a right spirit is renewed within us. But it is up to man to do the works of cleaning up his own heart. As Joash called upon Elisha, we must call upon the spiritual power of our heart, activating it from within, according to God’s instruction. 

These are a few of the SIGNS in the END TIMES.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2015

THE TWO COVENANTS

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondmaid, the other by the freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.  Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants: the one from mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Hagar.”  Galatians 4:22-24.

Abraham had two sons.  Ishmael and Isaac.  Ishmael is the father of Islam and Isaac is the father of Israel.  The scripture is allegorical; symbolic, the spiritual language in which the Holy Bible is written, providing us with spiritual or mystical knowledge (gnosis), so that we may understand the two states of the soul symbolized by these two sons.  The mother of Ishmael was Hagar, who was an Egyptian.  Egypt, where the children of Israel spent 390 years in bondage, symbolizing the spiritual bondage we entered into early in life.  Ishmael was born of Hagar the bondwoman, symbolizes bondage.

The children of Israel entered Egypt, where they remained free for *40 years, living under the rule of Joseph and the kings that knew Joseph, which is to be subject to truth and to spirits associated with truth. Upon the death of these kings, the children go into bondage for *390 years. We enter Egypt, symbolizing the World, at birth.  As long as truth rules our heart we remain free. But when the lies of our mind are accepted by our heart as truth through the power of painful emotions we go into bondage; into spiritual addiction, which in the process of time moves out into the physical in the form of destructive behaviors…  Most of us will remain in bondage to these beliefs for about *39 years, after which time we begin our journey toward a new way of life, which for many will be ushered in by a mid-life crisis; a time when we seek to recapture our youth. But what we are really seeking to recapture is the freedom we felt as a little child through our holy spirit, which we began extinguishing early on through our many fears and misconceptions…  * Egyptian time differs from our own by a factor of 10 to 1.  – THE LITTLE BOOK for the soul

“For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem, which now is, and is in bondage with her children.”  Galatians 4:25.  It was at mount Sinai that the children of Israel, chosen to represent us the people, went into bondage by worshipping of the gold calf, symbolizing the false image or belief.  Jesus illustrated this for us when he entered the temple, symbolizing the heart, and overturned the tables upon which the images had been erected. These images symbolize our false religious and personal beliefs, set up  upon “the fleshy tables of the heart” (2 Corinthians 3:3), which only truth can overturn. We tear down these false beliefs through a spiritual judgment.  “And Jesus said unto them.  Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”  Matthew 19:28

“We sit upon twelve metaphorical thrones as we judge (overcome) the negative aspects of the twelve tribes of Israel, which is the regeneration; the restoration of truth, the throne symbolizing the heart.  The Son sits in the throne of his glory when truth rules our heart, which is the outcome of this spiritual judgment… ”  – THE BIBLE DECODED

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.”  Genesis 49:1.  The Holy Quran refers to it as “The Day of Gathering Together.”  The “last days” is more accurately called “the end of days.”  There are seven days, and we are in the end of the seven days— in the seventh day; in the beginning of the seventh-thousandth year since the fall in garden, symbolizing man’s spiritual decline.  A day is as thousand years (2 Peter 3:8).  In the year 2000 we entered God’s one-time spiritual Sabbath Day, which we keep holy through the purification of our heart.  Jacob, through his last words to his sons, reveals what we will encounter as we go through this spiritual purification or healing process, through which we become spiritual sons. Our false beliefs, the consequence of the evil seeds that have been sown in our heart, form our word, which the prophet Jeremiah tells us is will be our burden (Jeremiah 23:36), symbolizing bondage.  In this soul-state we fall under the first covenant, Ishmael, son of the bondwoman, the two sons or two covenants symbolizing the two states of the soul: bondage and free.  “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondmaid, the other by the freewoman.” But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.  Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants: “

As God’s word was made flesh (John 1:14), so too has our word been made flesh; an invisible or spiritual flesh that has been formed inside of our physical flesh, which keeps us in spiritual bondage, which the son of Hagar the bondwoman, Ishmael, symbolizes. Hagar was an Egyptian. The word Ishmael means God will hear.  When the children of Israel cried out because of the bondage of Egypt, God heard them. When we cry out because of the burden of our word of false beliefs, as was written by the prophet Jeremiah, “man’s word shall be his burden,” the first covenant is fulfilled within us.  Sarah was a Chaldean, but left this land that worshipped images and went to Shechem, meaning to incline (the shoulder to a burden).  When we are inclined to carry our burden, which Jesus illustrated for us by carrying the cross, we have entered the second covenant. Through our sincere desire to heal spiritually; on a mental and emotional or soul-level, we discover our word of error, which has kept us in spiritual bondage for all these years.  And with the discovery of our false beliefs comes the discovery of the spirits associated with them, revealed to us through the sons of Jacob. It is through our judgment of these false beliefs and unholy spirits, which is the process of overcoming them, that we receive the promise, which Isaac symbolizes; the promise symbolizing the truth through which Jerusalem, symbolizing our Heart, enters a free state, fulfilling the second covenant from within us. ” But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”   Galatians 4:26. 

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2019