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Can we expect Christianity to cry out for God's mercy for the nations/the world, and in His lovingkindness and concern for the nations not bring His fierce wrath against them in the day of Yahweh? No, realistically not. Christianity is a much divided house, a corrupted house, a deceived house, a proud and haughty house, and it is already very much geared toward a world holocaust. Christianity is actually the breach period, the very long and extended period in the kingdom of God that is corrupted by man and Satan (Matthew 13:24-33). It is the breach between two works of God that are accomplished by His promised two outpourings of His Spirit - the former and latter rains - producing two unique Remnants, "two sons of fresh oil" (Zechariah 4:11-14, Lit. translation). Will this breach church period be the needed Abraham or Moses intercessor for the world? Not at all, for it is written in Ezekiel 22:30-31:

"And I searched for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads," declares the Lord Yahweh.

And consider the book of Jonah. If Yahweh gives His mercy to the world as He did for Nineveh, and not carry out the wrath Christianity anticipates for the unbeliever (including Christianity's false idea of an eternal burning hell fire punishment), they too, like Jonah, would be angry. Jonah lamented - "for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and One who relents concerning calamity" (Jonah 4:2). We read in this same verse that it was from his knowledge of this sure fact, even towards the oppressive enemies of the Israelites who threatened their very existence, that he fled to Tarshish, seeking to escape the opportunity of forgiveness for the Ninevites. Jonah was an Israelite, and the Ninevites, appropriately representing the world, were not. They oppressed and were a threat to the Israelites, even as the world has oppressed and persecuted the Christian. As further testimony to Nineveh representing the world/the nations, there is the revealing parallel that from Joppa Jonah embarked on his attempted escape from taking Yahweh's mercy to a nation, and equally from Joppa Peter departed to go to Caesarea to open Yahweh's mercy to the nations (Acts 10). Christianity teaches the wrath of God toward the unbelieving world/the nations via their eternal hell fire and end time holocaust, even as Jonah spoke to the oppressive Ninevites. And even as Jonah fled to Tarshish to avoid mercy on the Ninevites, so Christianity has come to a conclusion of certain end time and even eternal wrath and judgment upon the unbelieving world.

But Yahweh is merciful, to Christianity and to the world. Even as Yahweh provided a plant to grow up and over Jonah to shade him and deliver him from his discomfort, so He provided the kingdom to Christianity to comfort them. But equally, even as Yahweh appointed a worm to attack the plant over Jonah and ruin his comfort, so Satan (a BIG worm - a serpent) has been appointed to ruin the kingdom given to Christianity, to the fate even of death to Christians (as Jonah sought). Why would Yahweh add Satan, the worm, to the church kingdom period? To humble them, to test them, and in the end to bless them. In Deuteronomy we see the purpose of what is actually this wilderness journey or experience (to be discussed later) of Christianity. Included in Christianity’s wilderness is Satan's presence (even as Satan was present in Yahshua's parallel forty day wilderness journey - Matthew 4).

He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents (i.e., Satan, the serpent of old) and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint. In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end. Otherwise, you may say in your heart, "My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth" (Deuteronomy 8:15-17).

This period of the kingdom of God given to man while in a carnal body is a time of humbling and testing, even as it was for Jonah.

Jonah lamented over his misery, and Yahweh rebuked him - "You had compassion on the plant for which you did not work, and which you did not cause to grow (the work of Yahshua provided the kingdom by grace and not by the church's own works), which came up a son of a night and perished a son of a night. And should I not have compassion on Nineveh (the world), the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?" (Jonah 4:10-11). That closing sentence marks the most abrupt and unusual ending of any book in the Bible (other than Mark 16:8, if the remainder of the book was not added). It certainly speaks of the absolute spiritual deficiency of the world - not knowing "between their right and left hand." (Possibly denoting the path of the wayward who do not walk in the straight and narrow path, but turn "to the right or the left.")

The world knows not Yahshua and is spiritually ignorant, off-path, and does not follow in His ways. Is this error a cause for their abandonment to total destruction? Absolutely not! Frankly, Christianity itself is more ignorant of the ways and truths of Yahweh than they even know. (If this is not true, then why does Christianity have so many contradicting ideas, doctrines, and their resulting 22,000 denominations and sects?) They are as much a candidate for the wrath of God as the world, and even more so - Luke 12:48. No, the error and ignorance of the world should be a call for the redeemed to cry out on their behalf - to appeal to Yahweh, to intercede for them, even as Yahshua intercedes for us. Did He not declare as He sat among the tax-gatherers and sinners - "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are ill" (Matthew 9:12)? So, how much more does the entire world need Yahshua sitting among them today? If Yahshua intercedes on our behalf who are supposedly "healthy," then we should intercede on behalf of the world, not condemning them to destruction but praying that Yahshua would dwell among them and heal them. Frankly, where did you come from Christian? From the world. Then why don't you pray for it, rather than curse it with an end time holocaust and eternal hell?

It is far better to be of the spirit of an Abraham, to intercede for a wicked people, to appeal on the fact of Yahweh’s kindness and forbearance, yet in the end see His judgment anyway as with Sodom, than to be a Jonah and wait for the worst. But every indication now is that Christianity will not respond in the spirit of an Abraham or Moses to intercede for the world, but will indeed respond in the spirit of a Jonah who separated himself, made himself a shelter, and watched to see what would happen.

In like testimony, Christianity has the same attitude seen in the Sons of Thunder - James and John - in the account of Luke 9:51-56. This account is very appropriate for the times and attitude of our day. Like Christianity's teachings on the end time holocaust and eternal hell fire, James and John were equally ready to call down fire on the Samaritans and consume them for not supporting their group's journey to Jerusalem. What was Yahshua's response to their incendiary request? Was He who is the exact representation of the Father as equally eager to incinerate an entire people for their unwillingness to cooperate? Or did He have a different attitude? The Son of God, the exact representation of the Father, was not prone to such wrath, but instead "turned and rebuked them."

Many manuscripts add that Yahshua then responded to the two - "You do not know what kind of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." Church, what spirit are you of when you are so eager to call down fire from heaven with your teachings? Can you not see that with all your teachings of wrath, fire, merciless judgment, and eternal hell, your spirit is not that of Abraham or Moses who equally knew the wrath Yahweh planned, yet asked for mercy? Can you not see that your spirit is not that of Yahshua, of His example and His teachings? Like the Sons of Thunder, Christianity, by their teachings and expectations, seek to call down fire from heaven. Let Christianity be rebuked for their equally willing propensity toward a literal fiery judgment against the world/the unbelieving. Those who do so are not of the spirit of the Father or the Son. They are of the spirit of Molech, the fire god, "For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." If Christianity was of the Spirit of Yahshua in their end time teachings, they would be pursuing both in their teachings and in their prayers a cry for mercy from Yahweh for the world.

Regarding this spirit of wrath, let us note that the writer of the book of Revelation is indeed the same who sought to call down fire from heaven on the Samaritans. Certainly it is no coincidence that the writer of Revelation was rebuked for wanting to call down fire from heaven, that Yahshua Himself named him and his brother "Sons of Thunder" (Mark 3:17), that the "seven peals of thunder " (bearing the writer's name as given by Yahshua) were sealed and by a command from heaven not allowed to be written (10:1-7), and that the angel present when this heavenly command was spoken was clothed with a cloud and had a rainbow upon his head - the very sign of the promise of Yahweh that He would never again curse the ground or destroy every living thing (Genesis 8:21 - discussed later in this writing). It is even written in Revelation 4:3 that the very throne of Yahshua is surrounded by the sign of this promise. No, these are not coincidences, but rather testimonies that Yahweh will indeed repent of the evil He plans as written in Revelation. I used to pray to know what the seven peals of thunder said; but more important than what they said, is what is said by their silence. The information we are given bears the import of the account, not what was not told to us. Yahweh will repent. Twice John was corrected by God - once by Yahshua when he was ready to call down fire from heaven, once by a voice from heaven when he (the Son of Thunder) was forbidden to record the seven peals of thunder. God's wrath can be sealed, even as the seven peals of thunder were sealed. What must be done then to provoke Yahweh to change His mind regarding this holocaust we read of?

If Christianity fails to intercede on behalf of the world, will Yahweh then literally burn the world with His wrath, and bring this promised holocaust in the great and terrible day of Yahweh? No, Yahweh's mercy endures forever, and His lovingkindness is everlasting. Christianity has failed in so many innumerable ways that if Yahweh predicated His actions on the faithfulness of the fleshly church, all of mankind, including Christianity, would be destroyed. Entrusting the ways of God to the care of Christianity is equivalent to Moses entrusting the Israelites to Aaron while he went up on the mountain to be with the Father for forty days (even as Yahshua has equally been up on the "mountain" with the Father for forty Jubilees). In John 3:24 we read concerning Yahshua's trust in man - "but Jesus, on His part, was not entrusting Himself to them, for He knew all men ...." No, Yahweh must perform a work according to His own will and plan on behalf of man. What will He do? Will He listen to the "Sons of Thunder" and their teachings on Revelation? No, He will send His Holy Spirit to raise up the second Remnant that will be as one, will do His will, will speak truth, and will cry out to Yahweh for mercy for the world. The hope of this work of Yahweh is seen in these aforementioned passages in Joel and Malachi. Let us examine them closer to see what Yahweh fully says.

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