Melchizedek the Creator and High Priest of God the Father, gave up his Godhood to be made flesh as Jesus Christ and was sacrificed for the repented sins of humanity (See the Hebrews study).
He was then accepted by God the Father and restored back to his original God-ship, having successfully completed his mission he was exalted above all authorities except God the Father (See the Wave Offering study).
Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which [who] is the head of all principality and power:
\Today, Christ sits at the right hand of God the Father on the heavenly throne waiting until the a[pointed time to come to the earth as King of kings and exercise his power to bring godliness to all the earth.
Psalm 110:1 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Jude declares that when Christ comes to rule over all the earth WITH his resurrected saints he will destroy rebellion and wickedness and rule the earth in righteousness.
Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Today Melchizedek, the God Being who was for a time on the earth in the flesh as Jesus Christ is exalted above all things except God the Father.
There is a difference between qualifying for authority and actually exercising that authority. Therefore this Being the resurrected Messiah the Christ sits at the Father’s throne, waiting for the Appointed Time before coming to this earth to rule all nations.
When he comes he will come with tens of thousands of the resurrected or changed godly. This is a most amazing plan from God. From Adam humanity has rebelled against Gd and refused to live by the Word of god, even tose considering themselves religious live according to their traditions of men and not according to the Word of God.
Yes, many use the Word of God picking and choosing those scriptures which appear to support their own false traditions, or using their own reasoning to depart from God’s Word; because they will not live by God’s Word. It is because we reject the Word of God in our actions that we have violence, decay, suffering and death in this world.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
God has allowed us to live as we decide for the past six thousand years and permitted us to do mostly as we want and we have paid the price in suffering, destruction and blood. Now God the Almighty is about to intervene and send Messiah the Christ to rule all nations in righteousness and bring peace to a savaged land. There is a major problem left; we have become so used to living our own way and so full of pride, that we will not accept Christ when he comes.
Therefore God is allowing a final 42 month “hour of trial” to come upon the earth to humble us and prepare us to accepts God’s deliverance from bondage to Satan, sin and death.
This 42 month time of trouble will begin with the fall of Jerusalem and close behind that, the fall of Judea and the economic collapse of the US dollar and the Anglo American nations. Europe will greatly prosper in alliance with Latin America and the Middle Eastern Islamic states while controlling Egypt and Africa for some two years.
The this New Federal Europe will go to attack Asia and the Asian armies will sweep through the Middle East to gather at Jerusalem.
At that point Messiah the Christ will come with the Holy Angels and the godly dead will be resurrected and the godly living changed to spirit, openly in the sight of all peoples. Those of Judah and the Anglo American nations will see this as will most others and they will rejoice and repent, turning to accept and to seek the coming of the Kingdom of God with all their beings.
Yet, Satan will be very angry and will deceive the armies of Europe and Asia gathered at Jerusalem to resist Christ.
Daniel 12 tells us that from the time that the man is set up doing miracles in the Vatican there will be 1,290 days until the resurrection of the dead as the seventh trump begins to sound.
Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
The resurrection comes at the end of 1,290 days, but these resurrected people do not return to the earth with Christ until the end of 1,335 days.
Daniel 12:2 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 2:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
During the 45 days between the 1,290 and the 1,335 days, the Marriage of the Lamb takes place in heaven and the seven last plagues are poured out on the rebellious.
These viols of plagues are poured out while the wedding feast is taking place in heaven after the resurrection, and before Christ comes with them to rule the earth.
Blessed is the one who is watching and living by every Word of God!
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come [with his resurrected chosen to rule; surprising the wicked] as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments [of godly righteousness], lest he walk naked [naked of righteousness], and they see his shame [shame at not being in the resurrection because of sins].
16:16 And he gathered them [one of the viols is the gathering of armies see the Revelation 16 study] together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Now the seventh angel pours out his viol and Christ comes WITH his saints and a mighty earthquake shakes all the earth!
14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
14:5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
14:6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
The 1,290 days
Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the [spiritual intercession of Jesus Christ for the Laodicean Ekklesia in heaven is stopped (Rev 3:14-22, 2 Thess; see the Sacrificial System article or the Leviticus studies)] daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
Once the miracle working man of sin is set up after Christ’s spiritual daily intervention on behalf of the corporate Ekklesia [which is restraining Satan 2 Thessalonians 2] is stopped with the rejection of today’s corporate Ekklesia [who are overwhelmingly Laodicea], there will be 1,290 days and all who continue and reach the 1,335th day will be greatly blessed. This blessing is not pronounced on any particular people but on all people.
At the end of the 1,290 days the faithful will be blessed because the resurrection to spirit will take place at the the end of the 1290 days.
Then the resurrected chosen will be married to the Lamb before the throne of God in heaven during which they will be organized and receive their offices; and during the marriage feast in heaven (Rev 15) the seven last plagues will be poured out on the earth.
Then within 45 days after the resurrection, the changed to spirit chosen will come to the earth with Christ to put down the wicked and to receive their portion and to “stand in their lot,”
The resurrected chosen will return to the earth and receive their responsibilities at the END of the 1,335 days and all people will be blessed by the removal of Satan; then God’s Spirit will be poured out on all flesh establishing the kingdom of God over all the earth on that Feast of Pentecost.
The faithful will be blessed immediately after the end of the 1,290 days when they are changed to spirit, and then the whole earth will be blessed when the resurrected chosen return to the earth to put away all wickedness and establish the Kingdom of God over all peoples: after which God’s Spirit is poured out on all flesh (Joel 2:28) on the Feast of Pentecost.
It is not clear whether this means that all people will be blessed by the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost at the end of the days, or whether the people will be blessed by the coming of Christ with his resurrected saints and the removal of Satan at the end of the days, followed by a few days repentance waiting for Pentecost.
Consider that Israel had arrived at Sinai and then had to wait for a few days before Pentecost came and God appeared on the Mount.
Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
The resurrected bride will be married to the Lamb before the throne of God the Father in heaven (Rev 15) while the seven last plagues are poured out, and would then return to the earth, where on the Feast of Pentecost God will pour out his Spirit on all flesh establishing the kingdom of God over all the earth!
1,290 days after the man of sin is set up doing miracles in the Vatican (See the Dan 12 study), Jesus Christ will come to gather up his elect, resurrecting them or changing them to spirit; and as spirit they will be able to cross the gulf between heaven and earth, ascending to the throne of God the Father in heaven, just like the angels do.
Revelation 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven [The resurrected chosen will go to heaven for a time before coming back to the earth. See the study on The Marriage of the Lamb to find the explanation of the; no man has ascended into heaven issue.], saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
The resurrected chosen will stand in the heavenly temple court before the Throne of God where they will be organized and receive their responsibilities while the seven last plagues are poured out on the wicked, particularly on the Babylonian Empire.
Revelation 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
15:2 And I saw as it were [like a] a sea of glass mingled with fire: [this is the vast court before the throne of God the Father; paved with something that reflects and refracts the light from God into many shimmering colours; either thinly beaten gold or a kind of crystal] and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, [The resurrected chosen, stand in the court of the temple before the throne of God in heaven] stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
The first few lines of this Song of Moses are stated to differentiate it from the other Songs of Moses.
15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
If you have prepared yourself and have been passionately zealous for our Beloved and HIS Word to become LIKE HIM and to overcome all worldliness; then you too shall stand before the throne of God the Father and sing this song of rejoicing at the Marriage of the Lamb!
In the spiritual context of the resurrection to eternal life and the marriage of the Lamb, this song refers to the complete victory over Satan, sin and death by our Mighty God, for those who follow HIM!
Then after the resurrection of the godly faithful, as the collective bride is gathered before God the Father for the marriage of the Lamb; the seven last plague are poured out.
Revelation 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
15:6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the [last] seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
15:7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.
Then AFTER the seven last plagues are poured out and the marriage Feast of the Lamb is completed in heaven and 1,335 days after the abomination has been set up doing miracles in the Vatican (Dan 12): Jesus Christ will come to the earth with an innumerable multitude of resurrected and changed to spirit godly faithful.
144,000 who have been selected as part of the world central government will land with Christ on the Mount of Olives to form the central world government at Jerusalem; and the other resurrected multitudes will go out to their responsibilities around the whole earth. See the 144,000 study.
They will destroy the armies of the New Federal Europe and the Asian nations gathered at Jerusalem, and they will incarcerate Satan and his demons for a thousand years.
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
So much for the mainstream tolerant of sin false Jesus, now being adopted by some in today’s Ekklesia!
19:14 And the armies [Jude 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,] which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God [Zech 14].
19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
Those who resist Christ in the massive armies gathered and fighting at Jerusalem will perish and become carrion for scavenger birds and animals.
19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
When Christ comes, Judah and Israel will rejoice, but both the armies of Asia and the army of the New Europe will turn to fight Messiah the Christ as he sets foot on the Mount of Olives.
19:19 And I saw the beast [the New Europe], and the kings of the earth, and their armies [the Asian armies], gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army [of the resurrected chosen].
19:20 And the beast [the political leader of the New Europe] was taken, and with him the false prophet [the eighth beast] that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
19:21 And the remnant [of the armies gathered at Jerusalem] were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth [the command of Christ destroyed them]: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
When will Christ come?
Daniel eight tells us that Christ will come to cleanse the Temple Mount and build the Ezekiel Temple 2,300 years after the empire of Alexander was divided into four parts (See the Daniel 8 study). If the historical dates are correct the tribulation will begin late in 2019 or 2020 and Messiah the Christ could come in spring 2023 or 2024.