Friday, 30 October 2009

Introductory letter

Introduction words

The main purpose of the Bible studies on our website – – as well as the short studies that we monthly hope to pass on, by a (so-called) newsletter on our Blog ‘The Endtime-messenger', can be summarized in the following Scripture from 2 Corinthians 11 verse 2 (a mixed translation from “King James Version” and “Thompson Chain-Reference”):

"For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy: for I have espoused you (especially spiritually) to one husband, to Christ, so that I may present you as a pure virgin (as a Bride) to Him."

Christ is coming very soon, to marry His Bride (the so-called 'wise-virgins', see Matt. 25:1-13 and/or note[1]) – in the spirit – to save her, a bit later in time, for the “great tribulation” (i.e. oppression – see Matt. 24:21) that will come over the whole world. This “be taken care of” concerns only His wife (see Rev. 12:6 and 14). But... are we PERSONALLY – and spiritually seen – ready for His coming as our Bridegroom?

This is the reason why the studies that we offer you, are not 'just' Bible studies in a general sense, no, they contain a Message which is intended for all those Christians that expected Jesus Christ (very) soon as 'their' Bridegroom. Many studies on our website contain 'the Message of the cross': And with this we mean that, what is written in 1 Corinthians 2 verse 2: "...Jesus Christ and Him crucified..."! That is: "Jesus Christ and those that – with Him – are crucified! So we should also – in spiritual terms – (want to) be crucified with Him, namely: die too (i.e. set free from) our old, sinful nature!
Many say that this is NOT possible, but Paul, who did this inspired statement, indeed lived ‘a crucified life’. Read intently about his converted life, about his ‘wheeling and dealing’ and you'll 'taste' what a crucified life really means. (And hopefully realize that it is possible to lead a crucified life, and also that it is necessary – and the only Way – if we want to be used by God.) Paul TRULY could say: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal. 2:20a). This is further clarified in 1 Corinthians 6:19 where it is written: "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (in which He lives and is enthroned – i.e. true which He should have complete control/authority, by His Spirit) Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? You are not (longer the ‘boss’) of your own.” Because those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires." (Gal. 5:24)

The battle against satan[2] and his (power of) sin has been completed/accomplished and conquered by Jesus – on the cross on Calvary – but we, as Christians, must also ‘die on the cross’; must (desire) our old sinful nature to die. This Word of the cross – thus: the (desire) for our old sinful nature to die – is, in the course of time, whisked away/pushed away by satan, but will be preached again with power in the end of times.
The Message of ‘the cross’ is a truth that was rediscovered by Luther (who lived from 1483 till 1546), but – sadly – was lost again later on. This Message WAS and IS not a popular one! Not at all in our present way of thinking/mental world. The ‘flesh’ reigns supreme in our days, in the world, but also in the Church, because also a lot of Christians do still have a lot of desires of the flesh. And thinking in the flesh is the opposite of thinking through the spirit, and also opposite on thinking according to God’s will. Sadly – this has the (logical) result that also the acts and behaviour (the so-called ‘wheeling and dealing’) of many Christians is worldly. But… this Message of ‘dead off the flesh' (i.e. our old sinful nature to die) will be put forward strongly – by Gods Spirit – in the end-times. And, this Message, this ‘Gospel of the cross', is truly: ‘the FULL Gospel’!And this ‘FULL Gospel-message’ is necessary, because… God is going to judge this world, and His judgment starts by “the house of God” (see 1 Peter 4:17). The “house of God” is the image of the (world-wide) Church we belong to, if we believe in Jesus Christ.

But… why should His judgment start by us?Because “the house of God” is not yet ready to receive Jesus Christ as their Heavenly Bridegroom! More than ever before, many Christians (who must be ‘followers’ of Christ) are worldly and do still have (a lot of) desires of the flesh. Read 2 Timothy 3 verse 2-5, where the conclusion is: “For men shall be lovers of their own selves… lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God: having a form of godliness”, because they still like to follow their own desires of the flesh. Read also Revelation 3 verse 15-19, where is written: “because you are (spiritually) lukewarm… I am about to spit you out of My mouth”! A lot of Christians are thinking that ‘believing’ is more than enough. But, to belong (a bit later in time) to the PURE and spotless Bride of Christ (see Eph. 5:27) that is NOT enough. Because, to belong to the Bride (or Bride-church) of Christ we have TRUELY to lead a crucified live, dead to our sinful passions and desires. And if we do not work on that spiritual state, then the judgment of God will come over us, which means that we will come in the “great tribulation” (see Matt. 24:21) because we are (spiritually) not ready as Bride, because to be clear – Christ cannot and will not marry an UNCLEAN Bride. It is not for nothing that Jesus, in Matthew 7 verse 23, says: “…Away from Me, you evildoers”! And there, in the “great tribulation”, they – the ones that are NOT ready to meet Christ as their Bridegroom – shall (literally) pay for their faith in Christ with their own lives (the so-called martyr’s dead). The Antichrist namely will kill all Christians who are left behind, during his 3½ years dominion on this earth. And that will be God’s judgment over “the house of God”, about all Christians who stay disobedient to His Message of ‘the cross’, a Message which will be heard (again) – loud and clearly – in the last days.

But, the above-mentioned will NOT say that these Christians, who will come in the “great tribulation” (i.e. oppression – see Matt. 24:21) and will be killed by the Antichrist, are lost. No, because, if they will stay in (believe in) Jesus Christ (till the end of their earthly life) and if they also will stay strong to refuse the mark of the beast – the main reason why the Antichrist will kill them – they will be saved for eternity.

We can split-up/classify the end-time in so-called ‘phases’, see the scheme underneath, and now (according to us) we are in phase 1, but also in the beginning of phase 2. At almost every phase, one or more studies are mentioned, studies you can find on our website and which you can download for FREE, if you want to.

We hope to put short Bible studies, about 2 times a month, on our Blog (which you can reach through our website ).

We wish you God’s Blessings,

A. Klein


A brief summary of the end-time scenario:
This is only a short explanation, when you want to know more, you can read the recommended studies (see the notes) or you can send us an e-mail.

Phase1:Problems in the world are increasing.[3]
Think of problems in the field of environment and various natural disasters, but also all kinds of (growing) economic, political and problems of spiritual nature.
Phase 2:Mental (and spiritual) preparation of the Bride.[4]
The Bride will be made similar – in the spirit – to her Bridegroom. First hidden. Later revealed and, visible for others (This is the real: Participation at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb[5] – see Revelation 19:9 of the KJV. Meaning: Being prepared to let all the old and sinful ways COMPLETELY die in our hearts and lives!).
Just as we should not take on an unequal yoke in marriage, the same and even more so applies to Christ (read Revelation 19:7b-9 and Ephesians 5:26-27).
Phase 3:War of Gog and Magog.
Read Ezekiel, Chapter 38 and 39. With Gog, Magog, Tubal and Meshech we refer to Russia and China (and presumably North Korea and Iran). With Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish and all their young lions we refer to all ‘Christian’ countries.
Phase 4:A ‘great ‘man’ (or woman) will appear on the world stage posing as a world leader who apparently will solve a lot of problems in the world.
See for further explanation Phase 6 and 7.
Phase 5:The latter-rain revival begins.[6]
The outpouring of the Holy Spirit into the hearts and lives of the Bride will cause a great revival resulting into a bountiful harvest of souls (see Joel 2:23b and 28-29).
Phase 5a:The Wedding of the Lamb.[7]
Just before the great tribulation Jesus will come back (INvisible) for his Bride – in the spirit – to marry her. The marriage of Christ and his Bride (or Bride church) is called “the great Mystery"[8] (see Eph. 5:32)
Phase 6:Start of the 1st period of 3½ years reign of the earlier mentioned world leader, who seemingly seem to bring peace to the world.
This will be the 1st period of 3½ years where the Antichrist is already ruling but where most people see him (falsely) as peace ruler or Messiah, as the world leader who seems to solve a lot of world problems. This will be followed by the 2nd period of 3½ years (see Phase 7) in which the Antichrist will show his true face. Think of the biblical warning: “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them” (see 1 Thess. 5:3).
Phase 7:Start of the great tribulation of 3½ years.
The aforementioned world leader is now FULLY owned by satan, and so transformed into a VERY CRUEL world leader, the Antichrist (the opponent of Christ and Christians). And this will be clearly noticeable to all sincere Christians. They will be persecuted (and many of them will be slain). But... God will come to rescue many of them. See the next stage.
(For the Jews / Israelites God has another plan – see Phase 7c).
Phase 7a:The caught up (unto God) of the 144,000 and the fled of the Bride.Just after the start of the great tribulation, the male son – the 144,000 from the 12 tribes of Israel[9] – will be taken into heaven (see Rev. 12:4b-5).
Soon after that the Bride will be taken away – the so-called removal – to the desert, where she will be kept and fed by God for 1260 days (see Rev. 12:6 and 14).
Phase 7b:Martyrdom of the remaining Christians during 3½ year great tribulation.Christians (the so-called forecourt Christians – see Rev. 11:1-2), the ones who will NOT participate in the fled of the Bride, and due to deficiencies and/or imperfections in their faith[10] NOT belong to the Bride of Christ, will – if they refuse the sign of the beast – die the martyr death during the great tribulation, the 3½ year reign of the Antichrist. The 42 months (or 3½ years or 1278 days) of Revelation 11:2.
Phase 7c:The 2 witnesses of God in Israel (see Rev. 11:3-12).During the great tribulation of 1260 days, 2 special witnesses, personally sent by God (probably Moses and Elijah) will come to Israel. This will convince many Jews / Israelites to a conversion to the true faith in Jesus Christ, THE Messiah.
Phase 7d:The sign of the beast.
All the other people in the great tribulation will adopt the sign of the beast, which will make them possessed (fully taken in possession) by the Antichrist. This is irreversible for them. Those who adopt the sign of the beast can NEVER repent and have a conversion.
Phase 8:Christ is coming back to earth[11] – visible to all people – with His army of 144,000 soldiers.>>>This return signals the end of the great tribulation.
>>>Desiest Christians of all ages (and the Old Testament believers) are raised from the dead.
The Bride – who until that moment has been kept alive on this earth[12] – will now, together with the ones resurrected from the death, in a point of time be changed (see 1 Thess. 4:14-17).
Phase 9:The start of the Millennium (the 1000-year reign of God).[13]
During this Millennium of God’s Peace, ALL Christians will be brought to the same spiritual level: This applies to the ones who barely made it into the Kingdom of God and the so-called saints of all ages, the perfect Bride and everything – in the spiritual sense – in between.
The Bible clearly states that “no flesh and blood” will inherit the Kingdom of God. So there will be no conversions during the Millennium. Besides, all living godless people – those who adopted the sign of the beast – will be slain by Jesus (and the 144,000) at His return (see Rev. 19:11-21).
Phase 10:The new heaven and new earth.[14]
After the Millennium, the Government of God will start on the new earth(s), the (new) habitable planets created by God. In this new world(’s) we will reign with Christ over the then created mankind. He as THE King and we as kings. He as THE Lord, we as lords. See also Luke 19:17b and 19 “you shall have authority over 10 or 5 cities”[15]
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[1] We write the word satan not with a capital, as it is not a name, but a word meaning opponent or adversary, accuser.
[2] See our study: “
The 5 wise and the 5 foolish virgins and their destiny in the end-time”.
[3] See our studies: “God shall shake the Church and the world in the end-time”, “The Day of the Lord (i.e. YaHWeH)”, and “The 7 thunderclaps of Revelation 10:3”.
[4] See our studies: “The 5 wise and the 5 foolish virgins and their destiny in the end-time”, “The victors; over (the power of) sin and satan in the last days”, “The perfection in Christ on earth, in the end-time”, “Soon there will be a Divine Wedding here on earth”, “Sanctification”, “The Divine healing work in the Church of the end-time”, “What God has prepared for those, who love Him”, and “LUKE – The book of the NEW MAN in Christ”.
[5] See our study: “Called by the Spirit of God to take part unto the marriage supper of the Lamb of God…”.
[6] See our study: “The wonderful works of the Holy Spirit in the end-time”.
[7] See our study: “Soon there will be a Divine Wedding here on earth”.
[8] Jesus will come back as BRIDEGROOM for His – already on this earth – cleansed/purifyed Bride. Than the Wedding of the Lamb is a fact and His Wife (called ‘the Bride’ before the Wedding) will become pregnant (thus: AFTER the Wedding) (see Rev. 12:2) of the spiritual sons, the 144,000 (who – in spiritual sense – will “come out of her” by the FULL INDWELLING and WORKING of the Holy Spirit) because of the intercourse/relation (in the spirit) with her Bridegroom.
In natural life – after intercourse, impregnation and birth – a baby becomes visible after it was hidden for 9 months in the womb. Spiritually the male son is at first also present, but still hidden in the Body of the Bride-church (because “the male son” is still among them), but suddenly, just as a natural birth, this son will be VISIBLE (i.e. “the manifestation of the sons of God” – see Ro. 8:18-19). So, it is not “the birth of a son” who – spiritually – still has to grow, but this son will be visible (i.e. manifest) in the stature of “a FULL-GROWN” (i.e. PERFECT) son. This son (the 144.000) has (spiritually) come to “the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (see Eph. 4:3).

[9] See our study: “Thou, people of Israel, wake up!”.
[10] Those Christians who – spiritually – do not come up to Eph. 5 verse 27: “…a radiant church, (spiritually) without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless” and Revelation 19 verse 7: “…His bride has made herself ready”.· See our study: “The 5 wise and the 5 foolish virgins and their destiny in the end-time”.
[11] See our study: “A closer look at Christ’s Second Coming”.
[12] “…we (i.e. the [members of the] Bride) which are alive and remain (on this earth) unto the (visible) coming of the Lord...” (see 1 Th. 4:15).
[13] During the Millennium there will only live children of God on this earth, and these ALL will have received RESURRECTION-bodies. ALL OTHERS (the unbelievers and godless humans) will be killed by the visible Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ (see Rev. 14:9-11, 19:21). No flesh and blood will inherit the Kingdom of God and, thus, also not enter the Millennium (see 1 Co. 15:50).
In the Millennium there will be a LOVE-DOMINIUM, just as a (good) mother will “RULE”, in love, over here children, but “SERVE” them as well. See Isa. 32:1, Ps. 45:17, Mt. 23:11, Mk. 9:35, Lk. 19:16-19, 1 Pe. 2:9, Rev. 1:6, 5:10, 20:4.
During the Millennium there will be PRIEST-KINGS, who will rule with Christ in LOVE (Christ as the "King of kings" and as the "Lord of lords") over the other children of God. (Because, there are CROWNED and UNCROWNED in this Kingdom of God.)
Christ will be the KING OD THE EARTH (see Ps. 2:6-8, 45:2-9, Isa. 9:5-6, 32:1, Jer. 23:5b-6, Zec. 14:9).
He will share His throne with His QUEEN: with those Christians who, by grace, in the last days, ON EARTH will have achieve the status of the PERFECTION IN CHRIST (see Ps. 45:10-16, Rev. 3:21, 14:1-5).
There are also climatic changes. That’s why this earth, already now – a.o. by cataclysm, who increase – will be prepared for its new task during the Millennium of Christ. Because nature will be changed radically/fundamentally during the Millennium (see Zec. 14:6-7, Isa. 30:26).
JERUSALEM will be the CAPITAL OF THE WORLD (see Isa. 31:38-40, Isa. 62:1-7, Zec. 8:3).
There will be PEACE and JUSTICE on earth, the EARTHLY PARADISE will be RESTORED (see Mal. 4:2, Isa. 61:11).Those who want to know more about the Millennium we can recommend our study: “
What Scripture teaches about the Millennium of King Jesus”.
[14] After the Millennium, God will create the NEW HEAVEN and the NEW EARTH, for His beatify, on which they, with God’s eternal Son, may rule. See Isa. 65:17-25, 11:6-9 and Rev. 21:1-8. The NEW JERUSALEM (i.e. the Bride) will come down, on these NEW EARTH, from the heaven (see Rev. 21:9-27). And the ETERNAL STREAM OF LIVING WATER, namely GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT, will flow through whole this NEW Creation of God and FULFILL her till all eternity (i.e. for ever and ever) (see Rev. 22:1-5).
[15] See our study: “The new Jerusalem, the Bride of God's Lamb, the Body of Christ”.
Introductory letter from the Endtime-messenger