“…I will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you…”

At the end of the book of Haggai, after Zerubbabel (and through him, Judah) obey God’s command to recommence building the temple, God provides a prophecy and a promise. Haggai 2:21-23 says,

Tell Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, that I am about to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overthrow royal thrones and destroy the power of foreign kingdoms. I will overturn their chariots and riders. The horses will fall, and their riders will kill each other. But when this happens, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, I will honor you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, my servant. I will make you like a signet ring on my finger, says the Lord, for I have chosen you. I, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!

A signet ring is a small seal, carved into and worn as a ring. Often signet rings contain the owner’s initials, or a symbol unique to the individual. In centuries past, they were worn as a symbol of power, used to certify the authenticity of documents, like a signature. A signet ring is a personal seal, an emblem representing the wearer’s word and agreement.

In my mind the signet ring simile in Haggai encompasses two main realms of meaning. The first is the aspect of power and authority that a signet ring incorporates. In Haggai’s time, kings used signet rings to ratify laws and authenticate contracts and agreements. This promise made to Zerubbabel is therefore in line with his status as governor of Judah. As the leader of God’s people, he was God’s representative; his power was God’s power. God trusted Zerubbabel with enforcing and representing His way and sealing His purpose. As a leader, Zerubbabel was a symbol and a reminder of God’s authority.

The second realm of meaning is the sense of the ring having to do with personal, individual identity. A signet ring is unique to the wearer. God made this promise because Zerubbabel was faithful and obedient. Through such a life, he has the opportunity to authentically represent God and act as a symbol of God’s word, separate from his leadership role. A signet ring also designates ownership, a personal connection between the wearer and the seal. God says in verse 23 “I will take you” and He calls Zerubbabel “my servant,” a term reserved for those closest to God, including David and Moses. In Matthew Henry’s Commentary, he writes, “This intimates the delight the Father has in him. In him he once and again declared himself to be well pleased. He is set as a seal upon his heart, a seal upon his arm, is brought near unto him…”

But the prophecy in Haggai 2 also speaks of a time to come. Verse 23 begins, “In that day” or “when this happens” and Hebrews 12:26 references the Haggai 2 in relation to the end time: “At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised. ‘Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.’” And in Haggai’s time, many thought that these prophecies and the promise of the signet ring meant Zerubbabel would become king. Instead, King Darius regains control and Zerubbabel is not mentioned again. We know that God’s scope is often larger than ours, and we see from our high perch on the top of a few hundred years that the promise and the prophecy include more than just Zerubbabel’s physical life and his role as governor of Judah.

Christ, through being adopted by Joseph, was legally a descendant of Zerubbabel. In this way, God’s promise could be even more thoroughly fulfilled through Christ, the ultimate signet ring of God. Through His life and example, He was a symbol of God’s way and a perfect physical representation of who God is. He is one with God, and acted as a physical emblem of God the Father. And in His second coming He will perfectly fulfill the aspect of power that signet rings signify, proving God’s true authority. And just as Zerubbabel was obedient in working to build the temple for God, Christ’s work was building the true church, by calling and teaching the people of God.

Even more broadly, we are all being called now for the purpose of becoming kings and priests in God’s kingdom. In that day we will be able to represent the power and authority of God. Therefore we all have the opportunity to fit the role a signet ring requires. And just as Zerubbabel will have the opportunity to fully enjoy God’s promise after he is resurrected, we also can become representatives, symbols of God. Even now, we are spiritual descendants of the remnant of Judah, who through Zerubbabel knew God and how to obey Him and become like Him. The United Church of God Bible Commentary writes, “Zerubbabel…can thus be view as typical of all God’s servants…We can function as God’s signet. God may well have intended Zerubbabel to begin functioning in that capacity while still in the flesh—from that 24th day of Kislev. In it’s entry on ‘signet’ in the context of Haggai 2:23, A Dictionary of Bible Types states: ‘This unusual compliment is probably the greatest given to a man by the living God. He informed Zerubbabel that He would touch his life in such a blessed way that he would leave on every other life he touched the imprint of God and the impress of heaven. His conversation with others and his manner of life with them would make an indelible impression on their hearts and they would know he was a man of God’ (1999, p. 371).”

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  1. INTO EGYPT, ISRAEL WENT.
    OUT OF EGYPT, ISRAEL WAS DELIVERED.
    FOR THIS, A CHILD WAS BORN.
    A CHILD BORN IN EGYPT.
    HIS NAME WAS MOSES.

    INTO BABYLON, ZION WENT.
    OUT OF BABYLON, ZION SHALL BE DELIVERED.
    FOR THIS, A CHILD IS BORN.
    A CHILD BORN IN BABYLON.
    HIS NAME IS _______.

    Surely, all of the Word, both Old and New, must be fulfilled and all things restored. See how It ties Zerubbabel, John, Elijah, Michael, and the Two Witnesses together…Old with the New. Let us read and see.

    Now we know that Moses was a great prophet chosen by the LORD to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt.

    Acts 7:35 (NKJV) – “This Moses whom they rejected, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.”

    Notice that Moses was referred to as a “ruler and a deliverer”.

    Did you know there comes one like Moses who shall deliver the children out of Babylon…a Second Exodus? Moses spoke of one to come like him to come.

    Deuteronomy 18:15-16 (NKJV) – “15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ ”

    This deliverer like Moses must come for the Lord Jesus waits for restoration.

    Acts 3:19-22 (NKJV) – “19 Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said to the fathers, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.”

    Notice that verse 21 states “…whom heaven MUST receive UNTIL the times of restoration of all things…” Now we must remember our Lord Jesus spoke of a future prophet coming who “will restore all things.” This is immediately corroborated in verse 22 which speaks of that prophet. Many say that the Lord Jesus is that prophet, but follow the transition of the verses and you will see it is that prophet who comes to “restore all things”. Remember, the Lord is waiting for restoration.

    What does this prophecy have to do with “Zerubbabel”, “Elijah” and “John” and the “two witnesses” you ask? Let’s read.

    In Haggai 2:18-23, Zerubbabel is “chosen” to be like God’s signet “in that day”. This prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. Now we know that the Word does not return void. So, who will fulfill this prophecy? I would like to start by posing some questions.

    1) Why is it that a man named “Zerubbabel” holds the measuring line for the temple in Zechariah 4:9-10, however it is a man named “John” who holds the measuring line for the temple in Revelation 11:1-2?

    2) Why is it that a man named “Zerubbabel” is given authority before kings in Haggai 2:20-23, however it is a man named “John” who is given authority before kings in Revelation 10:11 ?

    3) Why is it that a man named “Zerubbabel” is the person spoken to/of in Zechariah 4 where the two olive trees are mentioned, however it is a man named “John” who is spoken to/of in Revelation 11 where the two olive trees (two witnesses) are mentioned?

    Same prophecy but different names! Why? More questions first.

    4) Why did the angel Gabriel give the name of “Jesus” to Mary’s child when Isaiah gave His name as “Immanuel”, and why did Gabriel give the name “John” to Elizabeth’s child when no one in the family had that name? (NOTE: We know that our Lord Jesus fulfilled the Immanuel (also spelled Emmanuel) prophecy though He wasn’t named “Immanuel”. The name of His flesh was Jesus (Joshua, Yeshua, or Yehoshua in other languages) but His spiritual name was Immanuel which describes who He was/is.)

    5) In the prophecy of “Joshua and Zerubbabel” in Haggai and Zechariah, why is “Joshua” the high priest crowned BEFORE “Zerubbabel” who is to become God’s signet “IN THAT DAY”?

    6) In John 21:20-25, why did the Lord say of “John”, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me.”? Unless a person believes our Lord said things just to be saying something, then there must be a deeper meaning in what He said and wants us to know something.

    7) Why was “John” told to prophesy AGAIN in Revelation 10:11?

    My questions above mentioned two different men with the same name of “John” (the Baptist and the Disciple). Why did the Lord Jesus keep pointing to the name “John”?

    Now we know that names have meaning. Just like the name of Immanuel (Emmanuel), so does the name of Zerubbabel. The name Zerubbabel means “the one sown of Babylon” or “seed of Babylon” referring to a child conceived and born in Babylon. Since Zerubbabel did not fulfill all of the prophecy concerning him in Haggai and Zechariah., that means it is yet to be fulfilled. If you accept that the prophecy of “Joshua and Zerubbabel” was a symbolic prophecy in which Joshua and Zerubbabel where SYMBOLIC of two men who would come LATER in the future to fulfill the prophecies spoken of them, then it starts to make sense. Let me explain.

    The meaning of Zerubbabel’s name will help explain this. The one who fulfills the prophecy concerning “Zerubbabel” is a child born in END-TIME Babylon. His name will not be Zerubbabel. The name of the child is _________! Jeremiah and Isaiah will corroborate this. According to Isaiah, his name has been “mentioned” before. Also, he is referred to as the “chosen man” from Babylon of Jeremiah 50.

    Jeremiah 50:44-46 (NKJV) –
    “44 “Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the floodplain of the Jordan
    Against the dwelling place of the strong;
    But I will make them suddenly run away from her.
    And who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her?
    For who is like Me?
    Who will arraign Me?
    And who is that shepherd
    Who will withstand Me?”
    45 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD that He has taken against Babylon,
    And His purposes that He has proposed against the land of the Chaldeans:
    Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out;
    Surely He will make their dwelling place desolate with them.
    46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon
    The earth trembles,
    And the cry is heard among the nations.”

    Some say that the “chosen man” appointed by the LORD refers to the king of Babylon, but I say it refers to a prophet, one that is born in end-time Babylon. One of the questions in verse 44 is “For who is like Me?”. We know that “Me” is referring to God. Therefore, we can rephrase it to say “For who is like God?”.

    How was the prophet Moses referred when he stood before Pharaoh? Exodus 7:1 (NKJV) – “So the LORD said to Moses: “See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.” Now Moses was not God but rather His appointed authority, His signet ring, His rod.

    Also, what does the name of the archangel Michael mean? Michael is a Hebrew male name that is derived from the question “Who is like God?” or “Who is like El?”. And we know the book of Daniel speaks of Michael coming for his people at the end of days. Daniel 12:1 (NKJV) – “At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book.”

    Did you also notice in Revelation how the angel responded to John when he tried to worship him? Revelation 22:8-9 (NKJV) – “Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

    Did you catch that? The angel said he is a prophet!

    Notice in Jeremiah 50:45 that the “chosen man” must “draw them out”. That is to deliver them. Why? Because end-time Babylon is to be utterly destroyed. He is a prophet like Moses who is chosen by our Lord, the Redeemer of Zion, to lead/deliver the remnant of the children of God (Zion) out of end-time Babylon because end-time Babylon is to be destroyed. Where is Zion at the end of the age? She is in Babylon, and it is from there to she is to be delivered!

    Micah 4:10 (NKJV) – “10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, Like a woman in birth pangs. For now you shall go forth from the city, You shall dwell in the field, And to Babylon you shall go. There you shall be delivered; There the LORD will redeem you From the hand of your enemies.”

    Jeremiah 51:33 (NKJV) – “For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor When it is time to thresh her; Yet a little while And the time of her harvest will come.”

    Zechariah 2:7 (NKJV) – “Up, Zion! Escape, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.”

    Now we know that the LORD has always preserved a remnant from past judgments, and that He doesn’t change. This event will be no different. So for this, He sends a prophet…a child born in end-time Babylon.

    Romans 11:25-27 (NKJV) – “25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
    “The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
    And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
    27 For this is My covenant with them,
    When I take away their sins.” ”

    Isaiah 59:20 (NKJV) – “20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion, And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” Says the LORD.”

    Notice that Isaiah 59:20 says “The Redeemer will come to Zion” but Romans 11:26 says “The Deliverer will come out of Zion”.

    Why? The Lord our Redeemer chooses the deliverer. Moses was a deliverer. The child born in end-time Babylon named _________ will be a deliverer!

    Isaiah 49:7 (NKJV) –
    “7 Thus says the LORD,
    The Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One,
    To Him whom man despises,
    To Him whom the nation abhors,
    To the Servant of rulers:
    “Kings shall see and arise,
    Princes also shall worship,
    Because of the LORD who is faithful,
    The Holy One of Israel;
    And He has chosen You.”

    See! Our Lord Jesus (Joshua in English) sits at the right hand of the Father crowned with majesty, glory, and authority as a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek …WAITING FOR RESTORATION AND FOR HIS ENEMIES TO BE MADE INTO HIS FOOTSTOOL!

    Hebrews 7:11-19 (NKJV) –
    11 Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? 12 For the priesthood being changed, of necessity there is also a change of the law. 13 For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar. 14 For it is evident that our Lord arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood.[a] 15 And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest 16 who has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life. 17 For He testifies:
    “You are a priest forever
    According to the order of Melchizedek.”
    18 For on the one hand there is an annulling of the former commandment because of its weakness and unprofitableness, 19 for the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.”

    Hebrews 10:11-18 (NKJV) –
    “11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” 17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.”

    Who will help in “restoration” and making His enemies into His footstool? The child born in end-time Babylon whose name is _________! It will be clear when you hear it.

    Again, our Lord pointed to the name several times. The Lord Jesus spoke of a prophet coming to “restore” all things in the future even though John the Baptist was revealed as coming in the spirit and power of Elijah but was rejected. Furthermore, in Isaiah 49 there is a “hidden” servant prophesied as coming to “restore” and his name has been “mentioned” before.

    Isaiah 49:1-2 (NKJV) –
    “Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
    And take heed, you peoples from afar!
    The LORD has called Me from the womb;
    From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
    And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword;
    In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me,
    And made Me a polished shaft;
    In His quiver He has hidden Me.”

    Isaiah 49:6 (NKJV) –
    “Indeed He says,
    ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
    To raise up the tribes of Jacob,
    And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
    I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
    That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

    Notice the word “restore”. A servant that comes to restore.

    Matthew 11:13-15 (NKJV) – “13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

    For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

    This was true then and it must be true at the end.

    until – up to (a particular time); used to indicate the time when something will happen, become true, etc.

    Since there are two more prophets in Revelation, that means one of them must be named __________.

    Revelation 10:11 (NKJV) – “And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.” “

    That sounds like “John” is given great authority before the world. But wait a minute! The same was said of Zerubbabel. How can we reconcile this? Let’s continue.

    Haggai 2:20-23 (NKJV) –
    “20 And again the word of the LORD came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying, 21 “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying:
    ‘I will shake heaven and earth.
    22 I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms;
    I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms.
    I will overthrow the chariots
    And those who ride in them;
    The horses and their riders shall come down,
    Every one by the sword of his brother.
    23 ‘In that day,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the LORD, ‘and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,’ says the LORD of hosts.” ”

    Great authority is given to Zerubbabel/John…LIKE A ROD OF IRON! Why? He and another (two witnesses) will need it to convince the kings of the earth to submit their kingdoms to the coming Kingdom of God and the return of His Son the Christ, The King of kings and Lord of lords! If the kings of this world refuse, they will be considered the enemies of Christ, and the two will call down plagues on them and turn them into the Lord’s footstool. Haven’t you ever wonder why they are calling down plagues.

    Sounds like Zerubbabel/John was/is destined to be a “ruler and a deliverer”…just like Moses.

    Revelation 11:6 (NKJV) –
    “6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.”

    Now it makes sense. One name will make several prophecies come true. The name of the child born in end-time Babylon is……John!

    Another man named “John” is chosen and comes in the spirit and power of Elijah at the end of the age. “John” will be born in end-time Babylon and will fulfill the unfulfilled prophecy concerning Zerubbabel. Not the same flesh as the John’s (the Baptist, the Disciple) before him but the same Spirit. This “John” will be a physical being filled with the same Spirit, but he will not be a reincarnation of John the Baptist or John the Disciple. Did not Elisha receive a double portion of Elijah’s Spirit even though Elisha himself was a physical being and died? Yes he did!

    Don’t forget what is spoken to the churches in Revelation! Listen carefully. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

    Numbers 11:17 (NKJV) – “Then I will come down and talk with you there. I will take of the Spirit that is upon you and will put the same upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.”

    1 Corinthians 12:11 (NKJV) – “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”

    Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV) – “6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.”

    Revelation 1:9-10 (NKJV) – “9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,”

    Furthermore, since John the Disciple was one of the three (Peter, James, and John) who saw and recognized Moses and Elijah with our Lord at the transfiguration (see Matthew 17), wouldn’t John have identified the two witnesses in Revelation 11 as being Moses and Elijah if they are indeed to be the two witnesses? After all, John knew what Moses and Elijah looked like.

    Matthew 11:13-15 (NKJV) – “13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

    Therefore, the prophecy concerning Zerubbabel is to be fulfilled by a “chosen man” named “John” born in end-time Babylon who was to come AFTER our Lord Jesus (Joshua) had ascended to His throne in Heaven sitting at the right hand of the Father as a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek crowned with authority, power, and majesty…WAITING FOR RESTORATION AND FOR HIS ENEMIES TO BE MADE INTO HIS FOOTSTOOL!

    Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV) –
    “18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”

    Hebrews 10:10-13 (NKJV) – “10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool.”

    “John” will be the prophet like Moses who comes at the end of the age. “John” and his brother (two witnesses), just like Moses and Aaron, will lead the children back to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and restore Israel and the covenant.

    Moses led the children out of Egypt.

    “John” (in the spirit and power of Elijah) will lead the children out of Babylon.

    Matthew 17:3-4 (NKJV) – ” 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

    Matthew 17:10-13 (NKJV) – “10 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 11 Jesus answered and said to them, “Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. 12 But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” 13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.”

    Everything prophesied of Zerubbabel”, “John”, and “Elijah” must be fulfilled for the Word is faithful and true and will not return void.

    Luke 1:15-17 (NKJV) – “15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

    Malachi 4:4-6 (NKJV) – “4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
    Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
    With the statutes and judgments.
    5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
    Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
    6 And he will turn
    The hearts of the fathers to the children,
    And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
    Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

    Deuteronomy 5:2 (NKJV) – “The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.”

    Micah 7:15 (NKJV) – “15 “As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt, I will show them wonders.”

    Isaiah 11:11 (NKJV) – “11 It shall come to pass in that day That the LORD shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.”

    Jeremiah 16:14-15 (NKJV) – “14 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “that it shall no more be said, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 15 but, ‘The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.”

    And many of the children of Israel will “John” lead back to the Lord their God and the land promised to their fathers – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – in a Second Exodus and many wonders will be seen.

    Here we go…AGAIN! A repeat of history. After all, there is nothing new under the sun.

    Ecclesiastes 1:9-11 (NKJV) –
    “9 That which has been is what will be,
    That which is done is what will be done,
    And there is nothing new under the sun.
    10 Is there anything of which it may be said,
    “See, this is new”?
    It has already been in ancient times before us.
    11 There is no remembrance of former things,
    Nor will there be any remembrance of things that are to come
    By those who will come after.”

    Are you ready to see Horeb, the mountain of God, as did our forefathers? Are you ready to see many wonders?

    Notice the stern warning to listen to the angel in Exodus 23:20-21 and the stern warning to listen to the prophet in Deuteronomy 18:15-19 sound very similar.

    Exodus 23:20-21 (NKJV) – “20 “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him.”

    Deuteronomy 18:15-19 (NKJV) – “15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ 17 “And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.”

    It will be wise to listen to “John” (pronounced j-AH-n meaning “YHWH is gracious”) for this will be the final call for repentance. He is not the Lord, and he cannot forgive sins. He is only the messenger of the Lord.

    When is this to happen? “…in the day when I visit for punishment…” “…the time of the end.”

    Exodus 32:33-34 (NKJV) – “And the LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. 34 Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin.”

    Daniel 12:9 (NKJV) – “9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.”

    Revelation 22:6-7 (NKJV) – “6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. 7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

    Revelation 22:8-11 (NKJV) – “8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

    The angel is a prophet. Another way to say it, the prophet is an angel. Not my word, but the Word. Who is the angel? Read and see.

    Revelation 22:16 (NKJV) – “16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

    Daniel 12:1-3 (NKJV) – “At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever.”

    Revelation 22:18-21 – “18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

    Daniel 12:7 (NKJV) – “7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.”

    Revelation 10:1-7 (NKJV) – “I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.” 5 The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven 6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer, 7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.”

    Michael, the seventh angel, is holding the book. What will be his earthly name? “For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.” “…in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.”

    Let us pray to be counted worthy and to be a part of the remnant.

    INTO EGYPT, ISRAEL WENT.
    OUT OF EGYPT, ISRAEL WAS DELIVERED.
    FOR THIS, A CHILD WAS BORN.
    A CHILD BORN IN EGYPT.
    HIS NAME WAS MOSES.

    INTO BABYLON, ZION WENT.
    OUT OF BABYLON, ZION SHALL BE DELIVERED.
    FOR THIS, A CHILD IS BORN.
    A CHILD BORN IN BABYLON.
    HIS NAME IS JOHN.

    • Do you know how God referred to Moses and Aaron his brother?

      Let us read together.

      Exodus 4:16 (NKJV) – “So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God.”

      Exodus 7:1 (NKJV) – “So the LORD said to Moses: “See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.”

      Moses was NOT God but was like God standing before Pharaoh and Egypt because Moses was His appointed representative (think Zerubbabel and the signet). NOTE: The name of the archangel Michael means “who is like God?”

      HERE IS WISDOM – – – “WHAT HAS BEEN DONE WILL BE DONE AGAIN!”

      The “chosen man” mentioned in Jeremiah 50 will not be alone. His brother will be the second. Just like Moses and Aaron! The “chosen man” will be born in end-time Babylon for he is to fulfill the YET-UNFULFILLED prophecy concerning Zerubbabel (read Haggai and Zechariah) whose name means “seed of Babylon” referring to a child born in Babylon. Since Zerubbabel did not fulfill it in his lifetime, then it will be fulfilled by the “chosen man” born in end-time Babylon who will be a prophet like Moses and his brother will be a prophet to him.

      “WHAT HAS BEEN DONE WILL BE DONE AGAIN!”

      If you don’t recognize them, then you won’t follow them and won’t be a part of the remnant which the two will lead from end-time Babylon for she will be UTTERLY DESTROYED…SOON! Ships will come for the remnant (read the lyrics of “Michael Row the Boat Ashore”). This remnant will be led through the wilderness back to Horeb (read Malachi 4) and then on to Jerusalem where the third temple will be built to fulfill prophecy for the man of sin that son of perdition must be revealed. The two will prophesy to the world concerning the return of our Lord Jesus (Joshua/Yeshua/Yehoshua). If the kings of this earth do not submit their kingdoms to the Kingdom of God and its rightful King, then the two will use the authority given to them to call down plagues on them and turn them into the Lord’s footstool.

      ALL THINGS MUST BE RESTORED!!!

      So the Lord Jesus sends His angel Michael. Michael, an angel and a chief prince, shall “stand up” (read Daniel 12). The sun of righteousness, a prophet, shall “arise” (see Malachi 4). The angel is the prophet. One and the same. He will be born a prophet among the brethren and be named John for this is prophecy—he has a name that has been mentioned before and the Lord wants you to focus on his mother (see below).

      Isaiah 49:1-2 (NKJV) – ““Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
      And take heed, you peoples from afar!
      The LORD has called Me from the womb;
      From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
      2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword;
      In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me,
      And made Me a polished shaft;
      In His quiver He has hidden Me.”

      Revelation 22:8-9 (NKJV) – “8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

      Revelation 22:16 (NKJV) – “16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

      The angel led the children once and shall do it again. Him you MUST listen to for the TIME IS AT HAND!

      Exodus 23:20-22 (NKJV) – “20 Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of Him and obey His voice; do not provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgressions; for My name is in Him. 22 But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.”

      Deuteronomy 18:15-19 (NKJV) – “15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ 17 “And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. 19 And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him.”

      The stern warning to listen to the angel and to the prophet like Moses are the same for the angel is the prophet! One and same!

      Exodus 32:34 (NKJV) – “Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin.”

      “in the day when I visit for punishment” —This is at the time of the end!

      This is all in the Word. You must read it beginning to end.

      I tell you this dear children for the time is at hand and because I love you! Yes many will not believe this but I must prophesy. Soon the trumpets shall blow!

      My name is Johnny, form of the Hebrew name John. My mother’s name was Betty, form of the Hebrew name Elizabeth. At the time of my birth on 24 December 1967, I lived on Whirlwind Road (Greeneville, TN 37743). Israel captured Jerusalem and the Temple Mount in 1967. (Use mapquest or similar to look up Whirlwind Road to see I am telling the truth.)

      My mother’s maiden name was Malone which is a family name from the Irish “Mael Eòin” which means a servant or a disciple of Saint John. “Mael” is an old Celtic name from Ireland, Wales and Brittany. The French masculine name of Breton origin meaning “chief, prince.” “Eoin” is an Irish name, cognate with John. In the Irish language, it is the name used for all Biblical figures known as John in English, including John the Baptist and John the Apostle. (ref: Wikipedia)

      Why do I tell you this about myself?

      The Lord Jesus appeared to me and said “Arise!”

      RALLY CRY TO THE CHILDREN OF GOD:
      Blow the trumpets across the earth and the nations
      Time to rally to your battle stations
      Awaken one and all from your slumber and Arise!
      Lest you sleep in blindness and meet your demise
      Take the worldly scales from your eyes so you can see
      Behold, He comes quickly!
      Don your helmet, grab your shield, take hold of your sword
      It is time to make way for our Savior, King, and Lord
      Mount up on mighty stallions and steeds
      And for the Lord do great exploits and deeds
      Satan has been cast down by Michael from the heavens on high
      He rages like a dragon who likes to murder and lie
      Now he runs to and fro the earth to destroy you
      O Lucifer knows his time is short! Hallelujah!
      Satan and his army will ride about to devour
      But we dear children of God have the Lord’s great power
      Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might
      Pray without ceasing both day and night
      The angels of high and the shepherds of low rejoiced at His birth
      Soon His footstool will be His enemies and the earth
      Now you know our Lord Jesus Christ and His story
      Soon He returns on clouds with great power and glory
      But certain things must come to pass before His return for us
      Have faith and put on your breastplate of righteousness
      Shine! Shine! Shine! Let your light shine brightly
      A light in the world of darkness for all to see
      Let your faith not be a burning ember but let it be a raging fire
      Peace, strength, and love for all to aspire
      The Lord said, “Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me.”
      I am John, and a messenger of the Lord I shall be
      For the Lord Jesus came to me to and said “Arise!”
      And showed me the scar on His hand before my very eyes
      Then an angel in the night proclaimed His glorious return to me
      So shall I arise for my Lord and thee
      Now raise your voices with heavenly praise for Him to hear
      For the day of His glorious return is near
      I am John, and a messenger of the Lord I shall be.
      Behold, He comes quickly!

      The Seven Thunders spoke, “My patience has died and the children are far away. Time to gather the grapes for the winepress; time is up. I will not tarry much longer!”

      Habakkuk 2:2-4 (NKJV) – “2 Then the LORD answered me and said:
      “Write the vision
      And make it plain on tablets,
      That he may run who reads it.
      3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
      But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
      Though it tarries, wait for it;
      Because it will surely come,
      It will not tarry.
      4 “Behold the proud,
      His soul is not upright in him;
      But the just shall live by his faith.”

      Hebrews 10:36-39 (NKJV) -“36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
      37 “For yet a little while,
      And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
      38 Now the just shall live by faith;
      But if anyone draws back,
      My soul has no pleasure in him.”
      39 But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”

      Revelation 22:10-13 (NKJV) – “10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.” 12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

      Dear children:
      TURN YOUR BACKS TO BABYLON AND YOUR FACES TOWARDS ZION. DELIVERANCE IS COMING. THE SECOND EXODUS IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!

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