The Kingdom Of Christ
The Remnant And His Rest
n the last few years, the LORD has allowed this ministry a glimpse into the sequential historical truth concerning the Kingdom of God – and how Christ’s kingdom can be past, present, and future – all at the same time. Through prophets, historical events, and point blank Scriptural statements, God desires us to learn how His glorious eternity is externalized from within the confines of this temporal existence.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls” (Matthew 11:29).
The “rest” mentioned in the prior verse is associated with the concept of Sabbath – an everlasting metaphor which is fulfilled in the person of Christ – who is revealed as “Messiah the Prince” (Daniel 9:25), the one who sets up the seventh kingdom on the Earth – the Kingdom of God. For many years now, we have shown how the institution of the Sabbath was to point us to the timeline of Jesus Christ, and how the six kingdoms seen in the Old Testament, are categorically stated to precede His coming.
From Genesis to Malachi, we learn of Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome – and how the prophet Daniel was told that in the days of the last four kingdoms (kingdoms 3, 4, 5 and 6), the LORD would set up the Kingdom of God:
“And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed” (Daniel 2:44).
After learning about this seventh kingdom of rest in Christ, the LORD revealed how the eighth kingdom which follows, is that which mingles the Kingdom of God with the earthly kingdoms – fulfilling the “eighth is of the seven “ (Revelation 17:11) prophecy:
“And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they [the seed of God, who are born again in Christ] shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron [the symbol of Rome] is not mixed with clay” (Daniel 2:43).
As the iron is separated from the genuine potter’s clay – the symbol of born again Israel – those who mingle the LORD’s truth with the kingdoms of the age become Revelation’s “eighth, [which] is of the seven, and goeth into perdition” (Revelation 17:11). This is the lukewarm, which is formed from the attempt to combine hot and cold:
“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16).
This is what we call the 6,7,8 Cycle, wherein the six kingdoms of the Beast, collide with the seventh – the Kingdom of God – and the resulting synthesis causes the process to repeat, through the inauguration of the synthesized eight. In Scripture and historical accounts, we learn the pre-Christian kingdom of Rome – once again, kingdom number six – worshipped Saturn, which is obviously a name of blasphemy. When the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST arrived, the effort was made to meld heathen Rome into the Holy Roman Empire, by incorporating elements of the Gospel, and combining it with the authority of the earthly government of the empire. Roman Catholicism was the result.
This abomination, the eighth kingdom, reset the prophetic calendar, as the eighth day after a Sabbath, was also the first day of a new “week.” Thus, the mingled aberration that was the so called “Holy Roman Empire” became the first kingdom of another “Christian” set of six kingdoms – with the entire cycle repeating itself over the last 2,000 years. These are the prophetic parallels, as the Scriptures told us from the earliest time that everything that happened to Israel (including the six kingdoms which oppressed them), occurred as an example for those who live in the Kingdom of God:
“Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come” (I Corinthians 10:11).
Thus, each of the six kingdoms of antiquity anticipated apostate “Christian” parallels over the ensuing two “days” of history.
“…one day is with the Lord as a thousand years….Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected” (II Peter 3:8; Luke 13:32).
The Holy Roman Empire parallels ancient Egypt, and there are widespread (and precise) prophetic parallels between the two. Rome was followed by Imperial Spain – the AD parallel of Assyria – and kingdoms number two in both timelines. The quartet of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and pre-Christian Rome have counterparts in Britain, Russia, Germany, and America– with these kingdoms described as the lion, bear, leopard, and diverse beast kingdoms of Daniel seven:
“And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another” (Daniel 7:3).
These are kingdoms 3, 4, 5 and 6 in the Christian era, and they bring us to our time in America, the final empire in the present world order.
Although we’ve shown this material in significant detail in books, broadcasts, DVD’s and print periodicals for the last 20 years, this wonderful understanding is still widely rejected – because an accurate understanding of these prophecies destroys the false teachings of doctrinal groups across the board. The Rapture Cult, Amillennialsm, 7th Day Adventism, Messianic Judaism, Sacred Namers, and the so called Lost Tribes cult are but a few of the frauds who are all exposed as false prophets through this revelation.
“The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart” (Jeremiah 14:14).
The truth is, the regal British lion kingdom of Daniel 7, is also the white horse kingdom of Revelation 6. The Soviet Russian bear kingdom of Daniel 7, is also theRed Horse kingdom of Revelation. The Nazi leopardkingdom of Daniel 7, is also the black horse power which precedes the last member of the quartet –America, the diverse beast which is also the Pale Horse of Revelation 6 – making America the 6thkingdom in an eerie parallel with ancient Rome.
At this point in the Scriptural narrative, we look at what follows the horsemen of the Apocalypse – which manifests the modern prophetic parallel of Kingdom number Seven – and it is the body of Christ, seen as the martyrs of Jesus:
“I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And white robes were given unto every one of them, that they should REST for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled” (Revelation 6:9, 11).
This is the epic, contemporary version of the seventh kingdom – the martyrs of the LORD – and we note how they were told to rest in the finished work of Christ’s magnificent salvation. As this perception of the prophecies features the Spiritual kingdom of God in the form of His body – the martyrs – in concert with a synchronization of kingdoms in the temporal timeline (signified by the fact the arrival of the martyrs follows the Pale Horse/American Empire), we have now harmonized the Spiritual and the physical with our time.
Just like Simon Peter’s abrupt realization that Jesus is indeed the Christ, we realize that flesh and blood (or political and intellectual acuity) did not reveal this to us, but the Father in heaven. Thus, as we continue to probe the Scriptures for indicators of what is to come, we seek the LORD’s truth in the realm of the Spirit – and that Holy Spirit is manifested within us, in the Kingdom of God in our time.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
----- James Lloyd
The New Testament Gospel “once delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3) teaches us the LORD Jesus Christ “hath visited and redeemed his people” (Luke 1:68), and those false prophets and Bible teachers who fail to grasp how His astonishing salvation was accomplished by “turning the world upside down” (Isaiah 29:16), are as the blind leading the blind. A study focusing on the Gospel of the Kingdom is found in the James Lloyd book THE INVERSION OF ISRAEL.