Jerusalem Leaders will Look to Me 

Chapter 18 of Corrupting The Image 3 : Jerusalem Leaders will Look to Me 

The spirit of grace and supplication will then cause the leadership to realize not all hope is lost; they will look to the only one who can save them.  

“I will pour out on the kingship of David and the population of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication so that they will look to [אל el] me, the one they have pierced” (Zech 12:10 [NET2]).  

The preposition el [אל el] (Greek pros) means “to or toward” and not al which means “upon, over, above.” Translations erroneously view this preposition as “al” which means upon, over, or above. Sadly, based on this unfortunate translation, commentators266 have implied Jesus is returning to destroy the inhabitants of Jerusalem and when they look “upon” him they will cry with fear and terror, “Oh no!! Here comes Jesus, we are in trouble!” This false teaching, which also considers prophecies to be already fulfilled, such as the theory that Jesus already came back, is the essence of Preterism: Jesus came back on the dust clouds of the Roman army to destroy the Jews. That is not what the Bible teaches. Jesus is not coming to destroy Israel, but to save her;267 and his people will call him with hope and expectation of final redemption, not with terror. 

The Septuagint of Zech 12:10 reads epiblepsontai pros me), “they will look to me/toward me,” which is the same preposition we find in “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with [pros] God,” (John 1:1). Pros means “facing” or “toward”; it expresses a relationship. In this beautiful relationship recorded in John’s gospel, the Logos (Jesus) and the Father are looking at each other.  

The meaning of the preposition in Zechariah 12 is that they will look to Him as a little baby looks to his mother or father to give him sustenance and clothing and protection. This will occur when the leadership finally looks to Jesus to save them. Suddenly, many texts will flood into their minds, and they will have their “aha moment.” 

The passage from Numbers Rabbah could come to mind: 

“When King Solomon speaks of his ‘beloved,’ he usually means Israel the nation. In one instance he compares his beloved to a roe, and therein he refers to a feature which marks alike Moses and the Messiah, the Two redeemers of Israel. Just as a roe comes within the range of man’s vision only to disappear from sight and then appear again, so it is with these redeemers. Moses appeared to the Israelites, then disappeared, and eventually appeared once more, and the same peculiarity we have in connection with Messiah; He will appear, disappear, and appear again” (Numb. Rabba 11). 

The meaning will become clear that Jesus the Messiah came then left and will return. Then the Midrash Ruth could come to mind:  

“The fourteenth verse in the second chapter of Ruth is thus explained. ‘Come thou hither’ is the prediction of Messiah’s kingdom. ‘Dip the morsel in the vinegar,’ foretells the agony through which Messiah will pass, as it is written in Isaiah (chpt. 53), ‘He was wounded for our sins, He was bruised for our transgressions.’ ‘And she set herself beside the reapers’ predicts the temporary departure of Messiah’s kingdom. ‘And he reached her a parched corn’ means the restoration of His kingdom” (Midr. Ruth 5). 

God will pour out his spirit of grace and supplication so that they can look to Yeshua for the first time in their collective history. The weight of the moment will be grave. Hours may pass until someone breaks the deafening silence with a verse:  

“My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him’” (Isa 53:2). 

Another may add:  

“He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care” (Isa 53:3). 

With hot tears running down her cheeks, another may interject:  

“Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins!” (Isa 53:4). 

There is silence for some time. Hearts are heavy, and then another with his face to the ground quietly says:  

“But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed!” (Isa 53:5). 

Then they all confess together:  

“All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the LORD laid on him the guilt and sins of us all. He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. From prison and trial they led him away to his death. But who among the people realized that he was dying for their sins—that he was suffering their punishment?” (Isa 53:6–8). 

The painful reality of their rejection of HaMashiach, the only one who can save them, will truly sink in. They will contemplate how the one they had pinned their hopes on for thousands of years was the chief cornerstone that the builders, their leaders, had rejected; and who, though he had done no wrong, was whipped and sent to his death on a cross like a criminal and was put in a rich man’s grave (Isa 53:8, 9). 

They will Mourn  

The gravity of having rejected the Messiah, the one they pierced, will be parallel to that of Joseph’s brothers finally recognizing their brother as a fellow Hebrew and not a pagan Egyptian. When the leadership of Jerusalem sees Jesus as their brother and savior and not as a Christian (or pagan) invention, they will lament and weep bitterly, just as they would mourn at the death of an only child!  

“Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem … all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves” (Zech 12:10, 11–14). 

Parents can imagine the sorrow they would feel at losing a child; their mourning would not last for five minutes but would carry on for days, weeks, even months. That will be the same heartfelt mourning they will feel when they realize they rejected the chief cornerstone. Each person will lament alone in profound sorrow, broken and in agony over the centuries of rejecting their Promised One—the very one who loved them more than any other and had come to His Own. Their hearts will be broken with contrition as they desperately call out to the One they had despised. Their hearts will be vexed realizing all the misery that might have been avoided if they had embraced him sooner.  

They will mourn at how their leadership, two thousand years previously, did not see their true King “due to our sins.” They will consider how the masses said, “Baruch Haba B’shem Adonai,” but their leadership said, “Crucify him.” They will weep, but for the first time ever, the leadership in Jerusalem will acknowledge their offense; and that will be the key to Messiah’s return. 

“I will return again to My place till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; in their affliction [tribulation] they will earnestly seek Me” (Hos 5:15).  

All these things will have led up to this grand-finale climactic moment where all is lost, but then a faint ray of hope begins to shine through. The Jewish people’s history taught them that however deep the mourning and however grave the situation, they always kept a flicker of hope alive within their souls. Just as God had stated, through the tribulation of those days, they will earnestly seek him. It will be then that the “scornful men, who rule this people who are in Jerusalem” (Isa 28:14), who made a covenant with death and Sheol and said, “we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we have hidden ourselves” (Isa 28:15) will seek him. In their affliction—Jacob’s trouble—they will fully understand Jesus to be the chief cornerstone. 

I will praise You, for You have answered me, and have become my salvation (Yeshuah) (Ps 118:21). The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone (Ps 118:22). This was the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes (Ps 118:23). This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it (Ps 118:24).  

In that day, the words of Isaiah the prophet will ring true: 

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone,268 a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily (Isa 28:16).  

They will accept Yeshua as the sure foundation because the tribulation will have swept “away the refuge of lies” (Isa 28:17). It will be like a veil lifted from their eyes. They will see that:  

It pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand (Isa 53:10).  

God’s spirit of grace and supplication will be at work telling them: 

“So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm” (Joel 2:13). 

Thus, with all their heart they will call upon Jesus to save them. At the top of their lungs, they will shout and join the throngs of people who welcomed Jesus at his first coming by saying “Save now [Hoshianna], I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD” “Baruch Haba B’shem Adonai,” (Ps 118:25–26); come Yeshua, “We welcome you in the name of Yehovah.” Just as they anticipated in the Babylonian Talmud, their confession will bring them to say: 

“Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight” (Hos 6:1–2). 

Thomas Constable points out that “Corporate Israel has never prayed like this. The fulfillment must still be future, at the beginning of Christ’s millennial reign.”269 

Remarriage 

God divorced the ten northern tribes of Israel, but He intends to marry his bride upon his return. Judah was not divorced, but was declared an adulterous wife. How can the marriage supper of the Lamb take place under these circumstances? There must be a legal mechanism for the marriage to happen. The beautiful thing is that there is such a mechanism. Briefly stated, the “old covenant” was a marriage contract that God and Israel entered at Sinai.  

  • “I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord GOD (Ezek 16:8). 
  • … the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD (Jer 31:32). 

However shocking it may sound, Scripture tells us clearly: God divorced the northern kingdom of Israel because of their adultery:  

“Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also” (Jer 3:8). 

God did not divorce Judah “for the sake of My servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel” (1 Kgs 11:32). Paul explains how the old marriage (old covenant) is annulled by the death of the husband. 

“For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law [of the husband], so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man. Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law [of the husband] through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another–to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God” (Rom 7:2–4). 

The northern tribes of Israel are forever mixed with the nations; but Judah is still under the old marriage covenant with its stains of adultery and infidelity. By welcoming Jesus in the name of the Lord, they recognize him as the husband who died and “the one they pierced” (Zech 12:10). Paul says, because of that “you also have become dead to the law [of the husband] through the body of Christ” (Rom 7:4). Isaiah speaks of this time when Jesus comes (Isa 4:2) and purges the blood of Jerusalem:  

“And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy–everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem. When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning” (Isa 4:3–4). 

Their acceptance of Jesus will bring many verses into focus: 

“And it will be said in that day: ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation [Yeshuah]’” (Isa 25:9). 

Indeed, they will be comforted after the great tribulation of the time of Jacob’s trouble through which they passed: 

“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God (Isa 40:1). “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, That her warfare is ended, That her iniquity is pardoned; For she has received from the LORD’s hand Double for all her sins” (Isa 40:2). 

Furthermore, the words of Joel will take on a greater significance: 

“And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls” (Joel 2:32). 

Ephraim Ransomed 

God also specifically states he will ransom Ephraim (the house of Israel) from Sheol and Death, the curse that has plagued man since the Fall in the Garden of Eden. The leadership of Jerusalem has repented and embraced Yeshua, the One who broke the curse of sin and death. This is the same duo with which the leaders of Jerusalem had made a deal:  

“The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is kept in store (Hos 13:12). Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol [שְׁאוֹל֙]? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death [מָ֗וֶת Mavet], where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes” (Hos 13:14). 

Paul uses this passage to speak about the resurrection and the transformation that will take place at the gathering of the saints. 

“So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Cor 15:54). “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” (1 Cor 15:55). 

The confession of the Jerusalem leadership will bring forgiveness and reconciliation, and will turn the tables. Up until then, “The same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them” (Dan 7:21) “until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints” (Dan 7:21-22). Just as Jesus said that they would not see him “from now until you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’” (Matt 23:39 NET). Nothing will change for the saints “until” then; and then the judgment is made for them because of what they confess.  

For the Love of the Saints 

Jesus alluded to this shift as well when He said:  

“For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be (Matt 24:21). And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake [δια δε τους εκλεκτους dia de tous eklektos] those days will be shortened” (Matt 24:22). 

Why will they be shortened? It took me a long time to put the pieces together and to understand how it works. If we know that the tribulation will be 1,260 days long, how can the days be shortened? 

When the word: sake, Dia is followed by an accusative (objective) case, according to BDAG Lexicon, it means, “the reason why something happens, results, exists: because of, for the sake of.”270 Based on the Greek grammar, the saints are not passive recipients of an act of pity from God. The shortening of the days of Tribulation is not done to them, but is caused by them, based on an action they performed. 

Rather, the time of the affliction gets reduced “as a result of [something] the elect [did], those days will be shortened;” the elect cause the shortening of the days. What will they do? They will finally answer Jesus’ challenge and welcome Him in the name of the LORD, and say “Baruch haba b’shem Adonai” (Matt 23:39). 

Their welcoming Jesus in the name of the Lord will set in motion his return! Immediately prior to this, there seems to be a time of silence, “Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for He is aroused from His holy habitation” (Zech 2:13). It is as if He were drawing a deep breath followed by:  

The LORD also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the LORD will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel (Joel 3:16).  

The Day of the Lord will finally commence when, “the LORD comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity” (Isa 26:21). The world will shudder at his coming.  

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I love this story – the author vividly portrays the events at the end of the 1000 year reign of the Lord Jesus. I like that it’s all based on Scripture and it’s a compelling story – makes me long to be there in the holy city of New Jerusalem – I can hardly wait!!! I appreciate all the research and insights into the Millennium and the love the author has for the Word of God. Well done!

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Biblical prophecy begins to make more sense when biblical history is clearly understood. Doug masterfully weaves together narratives from the past with revelation of the future. I often found myself marveling over insights I picked up in every chapter while reading the book. At times, what Doug described was far more reasonable than the traditional explanations I’ve grown up with! For example, I’ve often wondered how – if Lucifer was so smart as God’s highest created being – how could he entertain the notion that he could over-power the God of the universe?! Well, Doug answered that dilemma so smoothly and simply in “The Millennium Chronicles” that I shook my head at how obvious the answer is!If you’re willing to challenge some of your assumptions about both the future and the past, then read this book!

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This book does a great job presenting the struggle the characters face in making the most important decision of their lives. It fills in the story with great detail, based on Scripture, yet allows the reader the flexibility to play it out in their own minds. Much like the “Left Behind” series allowed me to “see” what the tribulation period might be like, this book does the same for the Millennial Reign. For me, that is HUGE in making Scripture a reality, I am able to play it over and over again AND refer to the Bible to understand where and how he was able to present the story as he did. I look forward to any future sequels. “JRR Tolkien + CS Lewis x Correct Bible Eschatology = The Millennium Chronicles,” By Gonz Shimura –

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THE MOST REAL SENSE OF EXCITEMENT YOU’LL GET FROM ANY WORK OF FICTION

Doug Hamp has done the impossible with his book “The Millennium Chronicles”. He was woven an exciting tale of future-history together from Biblical principles; and the most exciting part of all, it’s completely based on the Bible!

Follow our hero Ben and his companion Kristiana as they take on a perilous journey of personal discovery and worldwide revelation. Set in the time of the millennial reign of Christ, Ben and Kristiana have known a life quite different from our present age. All that is about to change and their world is about to be turned upside-down, however, when Lucifer and his minions are set free from their chains of darkness and escape the bottomless pit to deceive the nations once more. Ben and Kristiana must discover the truth, trek along the King’s Highway, and find the Key to enter the City of Adonai before it is too late.

In reading this book, it is obvious Doug spent a vast amount of time in meticulous study of the Bible to put this story together. “The Millennium Chronicles” will give you a look into the often-debated world of Biblical end-times prophecy, focusing on areas that are not commonly taught within the Church today. Doug goes to great lengths to show how he came to his conclusions, interpretation, and translations in this story of the coming reign of Jesus Christ. The Bible truly comes alive in a way never before thought possible within this controversial topic.

 In this book, you will discover the Biblical reason for Lucifer’s fall and how sin truly entered the world. With an ongoing theme of the stronger serving the weaker, you will learn more about Jesus and His sacrifice, as well as gain a deeper understand of God Himself. Ultimately, this entire process will result in a closer walk with God, a very real sense of excitement for what our future as Christians will be as promised by the Bible, and a more accurate and intimate knowledge of Biblical end-time prophecy. If you only read one book this year, make sure it is “The Millennium Chronicles” by Doug Hamp. You will not be disappointed or left wanting! – Josh Peck, founder of Ministudy Ministry and author of Disclosure: Unveiling Our Role in the Secret War of the Ancients

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Lucifer and his minions have regained their freedom after Yeshua’s thousand-year reign and are enticing the Adamites to rebel. Earth dwellers Ben and Kristiana are forced to decide—will they remain loyal to Yeshua and His kingdom or will they believe Lucifer and side with him? Too young to remember the horrific battles of the former age, their quest for information becomes a virtual journey through the Chronicles of the Court,  where they learn the truth about the apex of Lucifer’s former reign, known as the “time of trouble.”  In a race against time before their protective shield is removed and their fate is sealed by default, they urgently seek in the Chronicles the Key they need to enter the New Jerusalem and gain immortality.

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The Millennium Chronicles Chapter 1: The Escape!

Chapter 1: The Escape

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On the surface of the earth, two illustrious beings were coming out of the massive, golden, gemstone-covered temple. Their bodies looked like dazzling gems; their faces emitted flashes like lightning, like the rays of the sun.[i] Their arms and feet shone like polished bronze.[ii] Their clothing was shining[iii] whiter than any snow[iv] and they wore belts of pure gold around their waists.

They walked past six guardhouses, each artistically engraved with palm trees, until they passed through one of the eastward, ten-foot-tall gates in the mile-long wall that encircled the temple.[v]

“It is with great satisfaction I tell you that the time of the Covering is over,” Adam said to Michael, his companion as they crossed over a bridge. Michael thought back to the first time when Adonai offered the life-force of an animal as a covering for Adam and Eve, which they needed when they were mortals. Adam glanced over at Michael as they shared the memory of that ancient day of shame and mortality.

They continued walking next to the crystal clear water of the River of Life that proceeded from the very throne of Adonai and of Yeshua at the apex of the mountain.[vi] The water collected in a pool before the throne and looked like a sea of glass as clear as crystal.[vii] Half of it flowed to the Western Sea and the other half flowed to the Eastern Sea, branching off into multiple streams on the way down the mountain, making glad the City of Adonai.[viii] One branch flowed under the Temple and came out of the eastern-facing threshold where it continued toward[ix] the eastern territories and its water flowed toward the Eastern Sea (formerly the Salt Sea). The Living Water had transformed the Sea so that it could support all kinds of living creatures that thrived abundantly. Wherever the river flowed, everything lived!

A pair of fiery horses[x] adorned with bells inscribed with ‘Holiness to Adonai’ galloped by on the ornate gold-covered streets in front of the massive temple structure.

Michael suddenly stopped. “He’s coming,” he said solemnly to Adam, looking to the south, to the gate of the Abyss.

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Under the surface of the earth, deep in the lowest recesses of the Abyss, on a remote slope of that ancient pit void of light,[xi] the unbreakable, everlasting chains[xii] that had fully immobilized Lucifer for the past thousand years began to shake. He knew that the time of his emancipation was at hand.

How he loathed his prison of darkness in the belly of Tartarus, the lowest rung of the Abyss. A foul and putrid stench of sulfur and rotting flesh, like the smell of death, permeated the stale, lifeless cavern of despair while wailing voices and gnashing teeth were faintly heard[xiii] far above them. It was here in this place, thousands of years earlier, in the days of the Great Deluge, that some of Lucifer’s Watchers had been imprisoned until he had acquired the Key and released them,[xiv] before being ingloriously cast into it himself.

Lucifer was still seething with rage over his last debacle. He had been on the verge of victory when Adonai’s mighty Angel swooped down with that unbreakable chain and single-handedly bound and thrust him into the pit, sealing him in and locking the gate with the Key.[xv] This same Key was once his when he had robbed Adam and Eve of the earth and left them in abject slavery binding their entire lives by the fear of death.[xvi] Both this Key of death and the Key of the Abyss[xvii] had been in his possession until Lord Yeshua intervened on behalf of the mortals and repossessed the Keys and the Scroll of Destiny.[xviii]

The unyielding and relentless chains that had shackled his neck, hands, and feet, shook violently and suddenly clicked open. Immediately Lucifer ripped them off, throwing them to his side. Finally free, he stood up from his bed of maggots, shook off the blanket of worms that had smothered him,[xix] and watched as the chains of his entire Watchers army also fell away. At that moment they roared mightily like a horde of lions seizing their helpless prey, shaking the Abyss. The reverberation traveled out of their dungeon and up the jagged sides of the shaft where it crashed against the mighty door, fracturing the great seal which the powerful Angel had placed over it one thousand years[xx] earlier, allowing the din of their voices to escape to the world above, announcing their return.

All eyes were on Lucifer, eagerly awaiting instructions from their leader.

“The Adamites have had one thousand years of Lord Yeshua their King ruling with his rod of iron,”[xxi] Lucifer said sarcastically, “while we have been unjustly locked away in the Abyss. Now we shall go and test the hearts of the Adamites to see if they truly desire him as their King.” He paused, then spoke slowly and deliberately, “Or to see if perhaps they missed me. I know their hearts, for they are utterly deceitful and incurably wicked![xxii] They have served him for these past thousand years because they had no choice! We shall go and liberate them from their oppression!””[xxiii] He said, triumphantly holding up the chains that had fallen off him. “I guarantee you; there will be billions of defectors who will march with us to sack Adonai’s City of Light[xxiv] because the Adamites are weak and feeble-minded!”

“My unjust incarceration these past one thousand years has only given me time to calculate every possible combination of scenarios and their potential outcomes. As you know, our battle with Adonai has never been one of strength, for he is stronger and we cannot defeat him that way. Ours has always been a battle of legality, which is his greatest weakness; we shall exploit it to the fullest. Our strategy is simple and our victory is certain because Adonai is obligated to keep his word; he cannot lie.[xxv] He has magnified his word above his name[xxvi] and therefore any contradiction of his word will create an irreparable rift in the cosmos which will force him to abdicate his throne.”

“Each of you must go out to your former regions,” he said to Prince Parás, lord over the land of Persia. Then turning to Prince Yaván, lord over Greece, “You must oh-so-subtly share our plan of attack,” he said with a malicious smile. “Then I will climb up to the peak of Jerusalem, the City of Adonai, and set up my throne.”[xxvii] The legions of the underworld cackled spitefully in the darkness, eager to realize the final fall of the Adamites and even Adonai himself.

“Take courage, my brothers,” Lucifer said, looking around at the countless faces of Watchers who were once luminous Angels resembling Adonai’s image but were now disfigured like him. “Our sacrifice to restore justice in the cosmos is nearly complete. Soon all of the Adamites will learn their true place – at our feet!” he said, reviving the ancient hatred in the hearts of the fallen. “Now, great ones, destined to rule the cosmos with me, let us rise, never to fall again and, henceforth, never to taste defeat! We shall feast on the life-force of the Adamites!”[xxviii] Lucifer bellowed. Immediately, he and countless hordes shot upward as if from cannons to the world above them. In just moments, they reached the massive gate which had shut them in and smashed through it, sending it flying thousands of feet into the air and landing miles away. Hundreds of millions of the rebel Watchers launched through the smoke billowing from the dungeon of deepest darkness and out into the agonizing light of Adonai, exposing their sunken cheeks, and shriveled arms and legs on their colorless grey, disfigured and grotesque bodies.

They hovered for a moment as they transformed themselves into Angels of light, disguising themselves as Angels in Adonai’s service, just as they had done in the previous age, though their light had a bluer hue to it than did their counterparts’.[xxix] Their hideous true-selves could not endure Adonai’s blazing brilliance. They then flew out like balls of lightning in every direction, returning to their former regions.

A strange shadow of darkness began to fall upon the pristine planet for the first time in one thousand years.[xxx] “I feel the same wickedness, greed, and depravity[xxxi] emanating from Lucifer like those of seven millennia ago,” Adam said, surprised by the sensation caused by the release of his ancient nemesis. Adam looked at the lush orchards brimming with vibrant flowers of every color that flanked the street. He inhaled deeply the rich scent of apples, passion fruit, peaches, oranges, and fruit of every kind that permeated the untainted air. The light of the rays of the setting sun poked through the wings of a thousand beautiful blue butterflies clinging to the side of one of the tall, majestic trees, home to animals of every sort. Hummingbirds drank of the nectar from the boundless fruit trees. A warm glow emitted from every leaf, and every blade of grass, every wing, and every creature. A lion gently played with a deer near a tree, and animals were everywhere.[xxxii]

Adam observed one of two wolves that were lying down together with a lamb nestled between them. It warily raised its head, tilting it sideways, and thrust its ears back for the first time in a thousand years. “It is the same bloodthirsty, invincible, and willful arrogance of Lucifer as when he strolled up to the Tree so long ago, covered with his precious gems of brilliant colors that refracted his light in every direction.”

“We met his gaze yet suspected nothing,” Adam continued, remembering his first encounter with Lucifer. “Eve and I simply admired his beauty, for none but Adonai himself compared in splendor. His presence was not surprising, for Adonai had stationed him in Eden to keep Adonai’s special places.”[xxxiii]

Michael nodded, remembering the treachery of Lucifer, once a member of the divine council of the Angels[xxxiv] on the Mountain-City of Adonai and Guardian cherub to Adonai himself![xxxv] “There has been no noble thing that the mortal Adamites could not have during the past thousand years,” he said, looking down at the sparkling crystal clear water and the many fishermen who had plenty of room to spread out nets along the banks of the River.

“And yet,” continued Michael, finishing his thought, “many have ungratefully lingered; waiting, imagining, anticipating his ascension,” he said, turning his head back to the place where Lucifer and the Watchers had re-entered earth’s atmosphere. “Now Lucifer has returned, and he and his minions will slowly begin sowing seeds of discord, just as before, so that they may eventually dare to show their faces to the Adamites and encourage them to rise against their Maker.”

Adam walked down to the bank of the river and cupped some of the water and let it pass through his fingers, remembering how Lucifer’s subtle scheme had excited his pride and desire to be wise[xxxvi] and so, being lured and trapped by it, sank his teeth into the deadly fruit,[xxxvii] savoring its flavor while Lucifer looked on, masking his devilish delight.[xxxviii]

“Not only have earth’s inhabitants been abundantly satisfied with the fullness of God’s house, but he has even invited them to drink from the river of his pleasures! Indeed with him is the fountain of life and it is in his light that we see light.[xxxix] How sad to think that,” Adam reflected, “just as the ancient Hebrews previously forsook Adonai, the fountain of living waters, and carved themselves broken cisterns that could hold no water,[xl] so too now some will prefer Lucifer, who is nothing but a broken cistern full of stagnant water.”

Adam stood and turned, looking to where Lucifer had come from the Abyss. “Adonai has placed before them life and death; they must choose their destiny.”

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[i] Mat 13:43

[ii] Dan 10:6-7

[iii] Rev 19:8

[iv] Dan 12:3; Luke 20:35, 36; Phil 3:21; 2Tim 4:8; 2Pet 1:4

[v] Ezek 40:6-16; 42:16-20

[vi] Rev 22: 1, 2, 14; Ezek 47:1

[vii] Rev 4:6

[viii] Ps 46:4

[ix] Zech 14:8, 10; Joel 3:18; Ezek 47:1

[x] 2Kgs 6:17

[xi] Isa 14:15

[xii] Jude 1:6; 2Pet 2:4

[xiii] Rev 16:10

[xiv] Rev 9:1-2

[xv] Rev 20:1-2

[xvi] Heb 2:14, 15

[xvii] Rev 1:18

[xviii] Rev 5:3, 5

[xix] Isa 14:11

[xx] Rev 20:1-3

[xxi] Isa 11: 3-5

[xxii] Jer 17:9

[xxiii] Ps 2:3

[xxiv] Rev 20:7-8

[xxv] Num 23:19

[xxvi] Ps 138:2

[xxvii] Isa 14:13

[xxviii] 1Pet 5:8

[xxix] 2Cor 11:14

[xxx] Rev 9:1-2

[xxxi] Rom 1:29

[xxxii] Isa 11:6-9

[xxxiii] Ezek 28:12-18

[xxxiv] Ps 82:1

[xxxv] Ezek 28:14, 16

[xxxvi] Gen 3:6

[xxxvii] Jas 1:14-15

[xxxviii] Prov 10:18; Rom 1:30; 2Tim 3:3; 1Pet 2:1; Col 3:8

[xxxix] Ps 36:8, 9

[xl] Jer 2:13; Zech 14:8, 10

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