” I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.” Hosea 12:10
Christ’s parables do not create false analogies. They are true to such an extent that they can be deeply meditated upon and considered in exact detail and will remain completely authentic.
In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 the Christian church is presented as 7 stars on candlesticks shining from Christ’s right hand. The prophetic vision named real churches in 7 Anatolian cities, but they must be representative of the entire Christian church since they are the only ones in Christ’s right hand.
Hence Church history and the churches match the analogy of a right hand. Therefore by studying the concept of a right hand carefully even the details will match – and so we can appreciate more of the truth of what Jesus was describing.
The fingers of a hand do resemble candlestick holders, but there are not 7 fingers, only 5.
Likewise, in the description of the 7 churches, 2 of them are not on candlesticks – the first one and the last one. First Christ says of Ephesus he “will remove thy candlestick out of his place” (Rev 2.5) and last to Laodicea he says “I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Rev 3.16).
So the location of five of the stars is on fingers, but these two stars have to be put elsewhere: the wrist and palm.
Now consider how features of the locations of the hand will be analogous to the descriptions of the various churches:
- Ephesus – The First Church: It’s moved to the wrist because that is where the hand starts, it is where Christ’s nail-print was, and hence the first early church is here. The witness of the church in Christianity’s home of Palestine and Syria was likewise moved away by Islam. The wrist is very strong, the entire hand relies upon it, just as we all rely upon the real Apostolic church of the first century that gave us the Bible. The wrist is at the base of the hand with no raised finger on it, so Ephesus is described as hating the lying false apostles, which is called the sin of the Nicolaitans, those who exalt themselves as religious lords over the laity.
- Smyrna – The Persecuted Church: matches the Pinky finger. It’s the smallest and weakest part of the hand, adds almost no strength to the grip, and it is most susceptible to injury. Likewise the Persecuted church was weak and crushed by the world. But a pinky-ring is an ostentatious sign of great wealth, and likewise this church is promised riches and a crown. The oil sprinkled in Leviticus 14 is done by the “right finger”- the right-most finger is the pinky.
” And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand, and shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD:” Leviticus 14:16
- Pergamos – Orthodox Church: The church starts to “marry” the world after Constantine makes Christianity the state religion. This finger is the ring finger for wedding rings. Constantinople is the heart of Eastern Orthodoxy that this stage stands for. The finger is much taller than the pinky finger – and so this church is rebuked for having Nicolaitans, the false “apostolic” claimants who raise themselves up as grand religious leaders. As the fingers of a workman or farmer can be expected to get dirty doing the job, so this church is dirty. It’s accused of ensnaring the Christians into condemnation (by asceticism and legalism), sacrificing to idols (by Orthodox icons, Mary-worship, Eucharistic re-sacrifce) and fornication (by forbidding marriage by religious and divorced persons).
- Thyatira – Roman Catholicism: The middle finger is the highest finger, perhaps strongest of the 4 fingers, is in the middle of the hand, but with a tip that extends so far it is subject to injury. Likewise, the Roman church has become the most influential church, sits in the middle between Orthodoxy and the Protestant denominations, and has the highest Nicolaitan, the Pope, who will eventually be the antichrist and get smashed. This finger works hard but shares the dirty deeds of the Orthodox in idols and fornication. It is also the middle-finger for the infamous obscene gesture – and corresponds to the rebuke for Mariolatry, for which it is doomed to get a thrashing.
- Sardis – Lutheran/Reformed/Anglican. The pointing or index finger represents Protestantism, and likewise we arrive at the Church that points out with intelligence the correct doctrines that the Reformation restored. It’s nearly as strong as the middle finger, and so withstood and thrived despite the ravages of Rome’s persecutions. Yet it likewise is dirty in doing the work – and so mainline Protestantism has become today an unrepentant and filthy mess. It’s also raised up in height, but is lower than both the ring and middle fingers, showing that it’s leadership has somewhat less of a Nicolaitan problem. This finger acts together with the thumb in holding the pen for writing, and so it was the joint effort of the Anglicans and the Puritans to produce the King James Bible.
- Philadelphia – Puritans/Bible Churches/Baptists: The thumb is stronger than the fingers, but lower than any of them, and it actually opposes them. So the Bible churches have been in opposition to all the the other churches, rebuking them for their errors. When a man holds a Bible up in his hand before his face, the thumb is the digit he looks and sees holding it. The King James Bible has been held by these churches. As we appreciate our thumb, so this church is the best church, holding God’s word, productive, and without rebuke. It’s positioned away from the fingers so not exposed to the same dangers or dirt – and likewise this church is promised to be saved from the tribulation. “Thumbs up/down” is the rendering of judgment by Caesar – and this church has the victory over the Synagogue of Satan.
- Laodicea – modernistic apostate mega-churches. Christ says he spews out this church so its location is on the hand where one would spit, which would be in the middle of the hand, in the palm. The palm has no finger, and modern churches have the complete opposite of Nicolatians, they have ultra casual “Pastor Joe” types that look and act almost like bums. The palm is where coins and goods are held, and so this church is very wealthy and hoarding. The palm connects all the fingers, is in the very middle, and doesn’t oppose any of them. So Christ says they are neither hot nor cold, like the apostate ecumenical movement that has infected all the churches today.
The thumb and pinky are on either side of the hand and there are similarities between these churches in that both mention the Synagogue of Satan, both are without rebuke.
The wrist and end of the middle finger are both in the middle position yet opposites – and so the first church had the actual apostles and opposed the Nicolatian false apostles, while the Roman church became the worst example of this sin with the pope. Between them two is the palm – the Laodicean extreme without leadership and everyone doing whatever they feel like.
This study of the right hand shows that there are many fascinating corollaries between the design of the human hand and the history of Christianity as foretold by Jesus Christ in his letters to the 7 churches.
In closing, this study suggests that there are even more insights to be gained by the indication that the phrase “right hand” in the Bible is often code for the Church. The phrase appears in over 160 verses so there is a lot worthy of further consideration.
I previously gave a very good tactic to use when the Jehovah Witnesses come to your door, but here’s another one to use when you see them sitting out in public pamphleteering:
Bible Believer: **Pointing to signboard** What does the Bible Really Teach?!?
Jehovah Witness: Yes, ‘What does the Bible really teach.’
BB: Do you know what is wrong with that question?
JW: **caught off guard** Ahhh … well … this is a very important question.
BB: I asked, do you know what is wrong with the question. Do you?
JW: **brow begins to furrow in thought** Well, no, it is a good question.
BB: No there is something wrong with the question. Do you know what it is?
— Keep this up for a little bit, not to be obnoxious, but just long enough that they are fored to say “No, I don’t know” or “Please tell me” or otherwise make it clear that they’ve given up trying to solve the riddle.
JW: Okay, what do you think is wrong with the question?
BB: It asks what the Bible “TEACHES” not what the Bible “SAYS”.
JW: That’s the same thing, “What does the Bible really teach?”
BB: No, it’s not the same. Many religions claim to “teach” the Bible, but how do I know which one is right?
JW: Look here at this pamphlet … **taking out a pamphlet from the rack** … it says here, “What does the Bible really teach?” and …
BB: I don’t want to look at that. That’s a pamphlet put out by a New York Corporation called the “Watchower Bible and Tract Society Incorporated” – it’s not a King James Bible.
JW: Well, it has many Bible verses in it.
BB: It’s religious “teachings” about the scriptures but it’s not Bible – the Catholics, the Mormons, the Moslems, the cults – they all have the same sorts of pamphlets:with their “teachings” – all claim to be right.
So what is the important question, **holding out the left hand** … “What does the Bible really teach?” or **holding out the right hand** … “What does the Bible SAY?”
JW: Well, Jesus also taught the people – teaching isn’t bad, this is teaching too.
BB: Jesus commanded, “Search the scriptures” [Jn 5:39] and said, “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures” [Mt 22:29], and St Paul asked, “what saith the scripture?” [Rm 4:3] — but as for the religious teachers Jesus said they were “teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
JW: Hmm, well, yes he said that.
BB: St Peter said, “shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies” [2 Pt 2:1] and Paul warned that in the last days, “shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears And they shall turn away their ears from the truth” [2 Tim 4:3-4]. So you see, the important thing is not what some religious outfit claims the Bible “teaches“ – but rather, what does the Bible “say” – that’s what’s important.
JW: **awkward silence**
JW #2: **interrupting** Hey then, why don’t you give some example of what you’re talking about?
BB: **getting ready to leave** Okay I will. Jesus said, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth … But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” [Mt 6:19-20] … but your religion teaches against heaven and wants to spend eternity on planet earth! Something to think about!!
Now leave immediately without saying anything else, or engaging in any useless arguing about their nutty doctrines. You’ve planted a seed – now go with that being the last thing they heard you say.
If they aren’t completely reprobate then the truth of what they heard will keep ringing in their ears under the conviction of the Holy Ghost.
Here we complete the book of Proverbs with a reading of chapters 18 through 31 (1:04:47):
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Proverbs 30 has a prophesy about 4 generations.
[1940’s – 1950’s “Baby Boomers“]
11There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
[1960’s – 1970’s “Generation X“] 12
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
[1980’s – 1990’s “Generation Y“]
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
Bible prophecy indicates that “ten kings” shall rule over the earth with the beast (antichrist):
” And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.” Daniel 7:24
” And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.” Revelation 17:12
Democracy has discredited itself badly, so apparently the elites will roll out a bunch of puppet “kings” for their one world government system to prop it up with some royal window-dressing to wow the masses.
From Ezekiel chapter 40 to the end is a description of the millennial temple in Jerusalem and the word “utter” appears several times in describing its architectural layout.
Ezekiel 40:31 And the arches thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof: and the going up to it had eight steps.
Ezekiel 40:37 And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps.
Ezekiel 42:1 Then he brought me forth into the utter court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was before the building toward the north.
Ezekiel 42:3 Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.
Ezekiel 42:7 And the wall that was without over against the chambers, toward the utter court on the forepart of the chambers, the length thereof was fifty cubits.
Ezekiel 42:8 For the length of the chambers that were in the utter court was fifty cubits: and, lo, before the temple were an hundred cubits.
See also, Ezekiel 42:9; Ezekiel 42:14;Ezekiel 44:19; Ezekiel 46:20; Ezekiel 46:21; etc.
Ezekiel 47:2: Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
Modern so-called bibles change always this word from “utter” to “outer” – e.g., Ezekiel 40:31 becomes:
“New International Version: Its portico faced the outer court; palm trees decorated its jambs, and eight steps led up to it.”
English Standard Version: Its vestibule faced the outer court, and palm trees were on its jambs, and its stairway had eight steps.
New American Standard Bible: Its porches were toward the outer court; and palm tree ornaments were on its side pillars, and its stairway had eight steps.
Douay-Rheims Bible: And the porch thereof to the outward court, and the palm trees thereof in the front: and there were eight steps to go up to It.
“New KJV”/Thomas Nelson Version: Its archways faced the outer court, palm trees were on its gateposts, and going up to it were eight steps.
The word they use isn’t necessarily incorrect in general meaning, but it is wrong because it is not the word that the Holy Ghost moved the King James’ translators to use – they chose ‘utter’ – therefore that is the correct word.
A bible-corrector will say, “People today don’t say ‘utter’ when they mean ‘outer’ so the AV is archaic and needs to be replaced.” Of course, this is his lie because when he “updates” the AV he proceeds to make wholesale changes that delete add and alter the meaning of thousands of passages.
Firs, all anybody has to do is read carefully the context and they will quite easily figure out what the word means – it is, after all, a proper English word, and even resembles ‘outer’ in how it sounds and is spelled. Imagine the hypocrisy of a bible-corrector who moans about a difficult English word, yet gets positively giddy telling people about archaic words in ancient Hebrew and ancient Greek? That’s the level of phony we have today criticising the King James Bible.
Next, all a person has to do is think about the related directional words he already knows – such as “utmost” and “uttermost” and the adjective “utter” meaning total or complete, as in “utter annihilation”. With just a little bit of straightforward thinking a person should realize that ‘utter’ means situated at the furthest end.
The word is not a derivative of ‘outer’ but is its own English word from the Saxon word ‘utter.’ Their meanings are obviously similar – but not exactly the same.
So an “outer” means located outside, while an “utter” means away, or remote from the centre.
The implication is important because it changes the entire meaning of the courtyard. Previously the courtyard was “outside” and thus unholy – and in it remained unholy people who were not permitted to come any closer. But in the future Temple this courtyard is no longer an “outer” courtyard, but called an “utter” one – indicating those in it are no longer excluded as profane, but are welcome to be included into the ‘utter’ part of the holy Temple.
The word ‘utter’ is also a verb that means to speak – which is interesting, because of the importance of the Word of God and that the word ‘utter’ should be used in describing the Temple, where the Oracle of God was housed (1 Kings 6:16). This is isn’t coincidental – the same word ‘utter’ becomes a verb because it expresses taking out and bringing forth and making public what is inside – that is, to speak out one’s inner thoughts.
So the word ‘utter’ is not archaic nor a mistake, it is designedly used by God in these passages.
The moral here is simple: Don’t ever change the BOOK … the King James Bible is exactly right in every single particular – humbly learn from it, and don’t ever presume to correct so much as single letter.
(Isaiah 57:15) “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
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