1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
The TRUE Christ who will return as King of kings and Lord of lords at the 7th trumpet which will sound two and a half months after Satan appears as the antichrist at the 6th trumpet.
‘Jesus’ means ‘YHVH’s Saviour’ and this second world age we are now in is the age of salvation because of Satan’s rebellion in ‘the world that was.’
In order to understand ‘the gospel of Jesus Christ’ we have to understand the three world ages written of in our Father’s Word.
‘The gospel of Jesus Christ’ is the good news that whosoever will can be grafted back into God’s family tree all were part of in the first world age if they confess with their mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in their heart God raised Him from the dead as you can see in Romans 10:9.
All who are part of God’s family tree at the end of the thousand years will go into the Eternity which is the third world age.
As we know from II Peter 3:9, it is not God’s will that any should perish ‘but that all should come to repentance’ through Christ Jesus, His only begotten Son.
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.
A composite quotation from Malachi 3:1 and Isaiah 40:3 looking forward to John the Baptist.
4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
Moses and Elijah will be seen on the Mount of Transfiguration in Mark 9 (which parallels Luke 9 and Matthew 17) and, as we know from Luke 1:17, John the Baptist went before Jesus in the spirit and power of Elijah.
‘The forerunner’ as he is called and Elijah himself (along with Moses) is most likely one of the two witnesses who will prophesy for 75 days (shortened from 1,260) up until ‘three days and a half’ before Jesus returns at the 7th trumpet.
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
Looking forward to the living water which is symbolic of the Lord Jesus Christ.
6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins;
Elijah himself ‘was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins’ as we know from II Kings 1:8.
and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
7 And preached, saying, There cometh One mightier than I after me, the latchet of Whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
And so it was 10 days after Christ ascended into heaven as we know from the first 2 chapters of the book of Acts.
The Holy Spirit spake through the apostles and what was said was heard in the language of whoever heard it.
So shall it be again when the Holy Spirit speaks through those who get delivered up during the latter half of the five month long ‘hour of temptation.’
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10 And straightway coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him:
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.
Here we see the full Godhead:
the Father YHVH, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.
13 And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts;
As we know from Matthew 4:8-10, Satan tried to deceive Jesus into falling down and worshipping him as most of the world will do at 666 when Satan appears as the antichrist in Jerusalem.
‘Then Jesus said unto him, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.”‘
‘The mark of the beast’ being the deception that will cause most Christians to worship Satan instead of Christ (which is what ‘antichrist’ means) whenever his image is transmitted throughout the globe in the middle of the five month long ‘hour of temptation’.
This word translated ‘beast’ is therion in the Greek: a venomous beast.
The same word translated as ‘beast’ in the book of Revelation when speaking of Satan’s one world system as well as his role of antichrist: the first ‘beast’ and the second ‘beast’ of Revelation 13.
The ‘hour of temptation’ begins at the woe of the 5th trumpet when the first ‘beast’ (therion in the Greek) rises up out of ‘the sea’ which is symbolic of ‘peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues’, and after the first ‘beast’ (which is a one world political system) gets ‘wounded to death’ so to speak, Satan appears in Jerusalem at the woe of the sixth trumpet with ‘two horns like a lamb and he spake as a dragon’ because he is the dragon: ‘that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan’: the second ‘beast’ of Revelation 13.
In Revelation 17, the word ‘beast’ just means Satan in general from when he first rebelled in the first world age all the way up to when he ‘goeth into perdition’ after the thousand years are finished.
and the angels ministered unto Him.
‘The armies which were in heaven’ that return with Jesus at the woe of the 7th trumpet being made up of the rest of the seven thousand Zadok who, during the thousand years, will be His ministers along with those of the Zadok here during ‘the hour of temptation’ as you can see in Ezekiel 44.
14 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
And, as we know from Matthew 24: ‘this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.’
The twelve apostles the Holy Spirit spoke through beginning in Acts 2 are a type of those of the church in Philadelphia (the Zadok) who will be delivered up to Satan after he appears as the false christ at 6th trumpet at which time the Holy Spirit will speak through them causing many out of the other churches of Revelation 2 and 3 to repent whereby they can take part in the first resurrection and become part of the millennial priesthood also when the TRUE Christ returns at the 7th trumpet.
16 Now as He walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
Again, ‘the sea’ is symbolic of ‘peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues’ and here we see two of the apostles who symbolize the church in Philadelphia in Acts 2.
17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
In the futurist sense, those the Holy Spirit will speak through during the latter half of ‘the hour of temptation’ will be used to remove people from ‘the sea’, placing them into the Ark of the End Times which is the many membered body of the TRUE Christ.
We know those of the church in Philadelphia are not in ‘the sea’ so to speak because at 666, ‘every living soul’ that is in ‘the sea’ will die spiritually as you can see in Revelation 16:3.
666 is when the first six plagues go into their ultimate fulfillment because they are spiritual plagues that kill most Christians spiritually when Satan appears as the antichrist in Jerusalem turning ‘the sea’ into ‘the blood of a dead man’.
18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed Him.
And as you can see in Jeremiah 16:16, “Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after (meaning after the woe of the 6th trumpet ends, the woe of the 7th trumpet begins when the TRUE Christ returns which is when the thousand year long Day of the Lord begins) will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.”
When the TRUE Christ returns they will be trying to hide themselves from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb’ (as we know from Revelation 6:15-17) out of shame.
Too ashamed to face the TRUE Christ at that time, having been changed into spiritual bodies realizing they had been deceived into worshipping the devil thinking that he was Jesus.
There is a big difference between a fisher, which is very gentle (you gently plant seeds of truth within the individual and wait for God to grow them in the individual’s mind if He so chooses) whereas a hunter is way more forceful.
During the millennium, way less patience will be involved and way less gentleness because discipline will be taught at that time.
Those who who refuse to hearken to the voice of the TRUE Christ during the thousand years through the ‘hunters’ (the millennial priesthood) will be blotted out in ‘the lake of fire.’
That is the sole purpose of the millennium, because, again, it is not God’s will that any should perish but that all come to repentance and go into the Eternity which is the third world age.
19 And when He had gone a little farther thence, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
20 And straightway He called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after Him.
In Mark 13:3, these same four: ‘Peter and James and John and Andrew’ ask Christ privately the two questions that bring forth the seven seals as they are recorded in Mark 13
Notice there was no free will involved. ‘Jesus said unto them, “Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.” And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed Him.’
They had no free will because they were chosen from before the destruction of the first world age, being predestined to be conformed to the image of the Son of God (as you can see in Romans 8:29) just as those of the Zadok who will stand against Satan during ‘the hour of temptation’ were chosen to live during this final generation (the generation of the fig tree) for having fought against Satan in the first world age as well.
Mark 13:9-13 is where you can read of the Holy Spirit speaking through those who will be delivered up during the last ‘half an hour’ of ‘the hour of temptation’ starting with those of the Zadok (the church in Philadelphia called also Antipas) which the twelve apostles in Acts 2 are symbolic of causing the same sort of chain reaction written of in the book of Acts as many are pulled out of ‘the sea’ when they repent and receive the seal of God in their forehead whereby they can take part in the first resurrection at the 7th trumpet.
21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day He entered into the synagogue, and taught.
22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for He taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
Many of the scribes being Kenites (sons of Cain) as we know from I Chronicles 2:55 as well as Matthew 23: the synagogue of Satan who claimed to be of Judah but do lie.
23 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,
24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee Who thou art, the Holy One of God.
25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
26 And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth He even the unclean spirits, and they do obey Him.
This authority ‘over all the power of the enemy’ is in the spiritual arsenal of every Christian as we know from Luke 10:17-20.
If a Christian crosses paths with an evil spirit, saying “in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command you to go to the abyss” is all it takes.
That is our God-given authority as Christians ‘over all the power of the enemy.’
28 And immediately His fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.
29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
These four being now ‘fishers of men’, with four being the number of earth and ‘the sea’ being symbolic of ‘peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues.’
30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell Him of her.
31 And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
Again, the first six plagues of Revelation 16 only kill ‘the third part of men’ spiritually at 666 when Satan appears as the antichrist which is when the ‘fire and smoke and brimstone’ issues out of the mouths of his fallen angel locust army in the consumer stage thereof.
Simon’s wife’s mother here you could even say is symbolic of those infected with the first four plagues of Revelation 16 (the deception of the four hidden dynasties) who are healed by the truth of God’s Word when they receive the seal of God in their foreheads: those of the Zadok in other words who will have the seal of God throughout the entire five month long ‘hour of temptation.’
32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto Him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.
During the 70 evenings that begin when Satan appears as the antichrist many will be brought out of the confusion (which is what ‘Babylon’ means) because of what the Holy Spirit will say through those delivered up during that time.
Healing those that were diseased by the first six plagues of Revelation 16 that caused them to die spiritually when they worshipped the Devil when his image was transmitted throughout the earth: ‘the image of the beast’ that you can read of in Revelation 16:2.
33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34 And He healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew Him.
35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
36 And Simon and they that were with Him followed after Him.
37 And when they had found Him, they said unto Him, All men seek for Thee.
38 And He said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.
39 And He preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean.
41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
42 And as soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;
As you can see in Revelation 16:2, there will fall ‘a noisesome and grievous sore’ upon those who have ‘the mark of the beast, (which is the deception that Satan is Jesus returned) and upon them which worshipped his image.’
This leper being cleansed being then symbolic of those who repent before the TRUE Christ returns because of what the Holy Spirit will say through those delivered up during the woe of the 6th trumpet.
They will, upon repentance, be cleansed of the first six plagues of Revelation 16 and receive the seal of God in their foreheads which consists of the seven seals Christ teaches us in Mark 13.
44 And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, (as prescribed in Leviticus 14) for a testimony unto them.
Here we see Moses mentioned at the end of this first chapter of the Gospel of Mark; John the Baptist, who came in the spirit and power of Elijah being mentioned at the beginning of this chapter and, again, in Mark 9 we see Moses and Elijah on the Mount of Transfiguration who are most likely the two witnesses who will have power to ‘smite the earth with all plagues as often as they will’ as you can see in Revelation 11:6.
The ‘plagues’ the two witnesses will ‘smite the earth’ with being the opposite of the first six plagues of Revelation 16.
45 But He went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to Him from every quarter.