|THE GLITTERING SWORD OF EZEKIEL 21
The events of this century on a world stage and the persecution of God's church and His vengeance are
the subject of Ezekiel 21. Further, it sheds light on who Houteff was and what happened to him.
"And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, and drop
thy word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel, and say to the land of Israel,
Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth My sword out of his sheath, and will
cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked." (Ez. 21:1-3).
The prophesy is against Israel, God's chosen people. In our day, the tribes of Israel live all over the
earth, so this is a world wide prophecy. God says He will kill both righteous and wicked among His
people. It is not God's intent to kill the innocent, it will simply be unavoidable in the destruction of His
enemies among His people. "If I whet My glittering sword, and Mine hand take hold on judgment; I will
render vengeance to Mine enemies, and will reward them that hate Me." (Deut. 32:41).
Because God judges His chosen people, He will judge all mankind as well. "Seeing then that I will cut off
from thee (Israel) the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall My sword go forth out of his sheath
against all flesh from the south to the north: that all flesh may know that I the Lord have drawn forth My
sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more." (Ez. 21:4,5). Once God draws His sword to begin
the judgment, there will be a sword on earth against the wicked henceforth and forever.
Even on New Earth, there will be a judge (a sword), with the power of life and death. "There shall be no
more thence an infant of days (on New Earth children shall not die young of disease), nor an old man that
hath not filled his days (men shall live to be as old as Methuselah): for the child shall die an hundred
years old (childhood shall end at one hundred years); but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be
accursed (at the end of childhood, one hundred years, each person appears before the Holy Ghost, who
curses the sinners so that they die quickly and are never resurrected and blesses the righteous so that
they live to be very old and are resurrected again as children." (Is. 65:20). Thus heaven is never without
babies, and the earth is never without a sword, a judge.
"Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their
eyes. And it shall be, when they say unto thee, Wherefore sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, For the
tidings; because it cometh: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit
shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it cometh, and shall be brought to pass, saith
the Lord God." (Ez. 21:6,7).
The judgment has already begun with the Holocaust against the Jews, and WWII against the rest of the
world, and (among the Christians) the warning judgment of David Koresh. Knowing the judgment will
continue is terrifying. It is the frightening time of Jacob's trouble. (See Jer. 30:1-11.)
"Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord;
Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished: it is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is
furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of My son, as every tree."
The sword is a weapon prepared for this slaughter. Here is another prophecy of the same judgment.
"For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by My name (Jerusalem, God's people), and
should ye (the rest of mankind) be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a
sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the Lord of hosts. Therefore prophesy thou against
them all these words, and say unto them, The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His
holy habitation; He shall mightily roar upon His habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the
grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth. A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the
Lord hath a controversy with the nations, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to
the sword, saith the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation,
and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the Lord shall be at
that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented,
neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground." (Jer. 25:29-33).
The example of this sword of judgment is found in WWII, which started with Germany and went "forth
from nation to nation." The sword was Adolf Hitler's Nazis and those who put him in power in Germany.
Hitler's funding has been documented. Wall Street was an early source of funds, particularly German
subsidiaries of American companies. The Vatican supplied both funds and continuing support, even
helping Nazi leaders escape after the German defeat.
The sword that rose up to create WWII, is an foretaste of the sword that rises to slaughter the wicked for
God, He "will give them that are wicked to the sword." As in the time of WWIII, the sword will be a
coalition of evil politicians, apostate Christian churches, and rich men. It short, the One World
Government. This coalition will not plan to destroy the wicked, indeed, that was not Hitler's plan. He
planned to destroy God's people, the Jews. He destroyed six million Jews, but the sword also took the
lives of about another forty-four million people.
As this sword evolves into the time of the plagues, it will plan to destroy God's Christians who keep the
whole Bible Law and the Messianic Jews. It will succeed in destroying the apostate Christians (see
Isaiah 5:13,14), and most of the heathen, and a few of God's people. "And the slain of the Lord shall be at
that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented,
neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground." (Jer. 25:33).
God's people are His earthly habitation. "Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but
fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the
apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly
framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an
habitation of God through the Spirit." (Eph. 2:19-22).
Before the sword begins its final work, God sends a series of messages to His people, His habitation.
"The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He shall mightily roar
upon His habitation; He shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the
earth." (Jer. 25:30).
This is four messages. First, the message of V. T. Houteff, explaining all the prophecies of the Kingdom
of God, over 90 chapters of scripture in all, "the Lord shall roar from on high." The message is from "on
high," it comes from heaven. It is a roar, the voice of a lion, it comes from Christ, the Lion of Judah. It is
from the first of the seven Spirits of God, who Christ sends to mankind with messages. "And I beheld,
and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as
it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into
all the earth." (Rev. 5:6).
Then the Lord speaks from His earthly temple, He will "utter his voice from his holy habitation." Ben
Roden founded the earthly temple when He began keeping the feasts and the daily on the church
property. (The church already kept the Sabbath and had a prophetic message.) Ben and his wife Lois
uttered their messages from this holy setting. They were the fourth and fifth angel messengers. (See No.
34, "Seven American Angels, Part 2.")
Then the Lord showed His wrath upon His temple by destroying usurper, David Koresh, on live TV while
people all over the earth watched, fulfilling the prophecy, He "shall mightily roar upon His habitation."
Note that the Lord roars not "from" His habitation, but "upon" it, this is a judgment. Again there is the
roar of a lion, this judgment is associated with the second of Christ's seven Spirits of God, who
proclaims it all over the earth as a warning to Christ's church of the beginning of Ezekiel 9.
Finally, the Lord brings forth the Loud Cry, this message and those that follow, "He shall give a shout, as
they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth." The shout is a warning of impending
judgment, specifically the third judgment from Revelation 14. The first judgment, the Holocaust, fulfilled
Rev. 14:9-11. The second, the destruction of Koresh's flock, fulfilled Rev. 14:15,16. The final judgment of
Rev. 14 is on the vineyard, the Christian church. (For more on this judgment, see No. 42, "Opening The
Second Seal" and No. 37, "The Great Trumpet of Isaiah 27." For more information about these four
messages, see Nos. 33 and 34, "Seven American Angels," Parts 1 and 2.)
"And He hath given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is
furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer." (Ez. 21:11). The sword of God is a prophetic message
explaining the Word of God. "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the
word of God..." (Eph. 6:17). This message calls forth the sword of the wicked, a sword that seeks to
thwart the will of God which He has revealed in the prophetic message.
Here is an example of how it works. "Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the
rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded. Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them
shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them." (Ezekiel
7:10,11). (The Holocaust destroyed the European Jews.)
The time is the beginning of the physical Kingdom of God, the great day of the gathering, "behold the
day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth..." The blossoming rod was V. T. Houteff, who was the
chosen messenger of God, His leadership is confirmed, even as the leadership of Moses and Aaron in
the wilderness was confirmed, "the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth
buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds." (Num. 17:8).
The rod budded, bloomed and yielded almonds all at once. This is impossible in nature, but it perfectly
describes the gathering of Houteff's church. People who barely know the message, buds, will bring forth
other converts, the rod "was budded, and brought forth buds." Sealed servants of God, blossoms, with
full knowledge of the message that calls the Kingdom will yield almonds, saints, the rod "bloomed
blossoms, and yielded almonds."
The pride that budded was that of Judah. Houteff preached the King of God's Kingdom from Jeremiah 23.
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David (the first King from Judah) a righteous
Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his
days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called,
The Lord Our Righteousness." (Jer. 23:5,6). Implicit in Houteff's message was that this King was
Christian, rather than a son of the known Jews, who are mostly from the tribe of Judah. They rejected
Houteff's message. They insisted that the promised King from Judah would be born in one of their
I did not fully understand this next scripture when I wrote about Ezekiel 7, see No. 39, "The Judgments
Of Ezekiel 7." The known Jews may have had a part in Houteff's death, but they had no part in the cabal
that caused the Holocaust, "violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness." The rod of wickedness was a
group of the super-rich, the leaders of apostate churches, and the politicians they financed. Their
purpose was to insure that the Kingdom of God would not take over the whole earth. They planned to
thwart the following prophecy. "And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom,
which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in
pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever." (Dan. 2:44). Basically, the men of
the cabal were profiting greatly from the world just exactly as it was. They liked their supreme wealth,
power and authority, both secular and religious.
Their first solution to thwarting the prophecy of the King from Judah and the Kingdom of God was to kill
every person of the bloodline of Judah on the earth. They financed Adolf Hitler to take over the earth
and kill all the Jews. The sources of Hitler's funding are documented on the Internet. The Catholic
church and wealthy American industrialists were among those who helped Hitler rise to power.
This cabal, this sword, this violent rod of wickedness, eventually took Houteff's life also, "it contemneth
the rod of my son, as every tree." (Ez. 21:10). Houteff was the shepherd rod. He fulfilled the same
scripture as Christ. "The Lord's voice (Houteff) crieth unto the city (the Christian church, Jerusalem), and
the man of wisdom (overcomer) shall see thy name (Christ come as a thief): hear ye the rod (Christ), and
who hath appointed it (God)." (Micah 6:9). This scripture reveals Houteff, the shepherd rod, as the son of
God, "the rod of my son." (For more on Houteff as Christ come as a thief, see No 24, "What if Christ Had
Already Come As A Thief.")
Houteff was condemned "as every tree." A tree is the symbol of a man. "To appoint unto them that mourn
in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the
spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he
might be glorified." (Is. 61:3). That Houteff, a righteous man, was condemned means that he was
murdered. That he died "as every tree" means that his death appeared to be the natural death that most
Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon My people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors
by reason of the sword shall be upon My people: smite therefore upon thy thigh. Because it is a trial, and
what if the sword contemn even the rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord God." (Ez. 21:12-13).
The Holocaust took the lives of about six million of God's people, from the most powerful, the princes of
the people, to the common men, "terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon My people." God advises
His people to "smite therefore upon thy thigh." This is a reference to Jacob, who wrestled all night with
an angel of God.
"And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he
(the angel) saw that he prevailed not against him (Jacob), he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the
hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he (the angel) said, Let me go, for
the day breaketh. And he (Jacob) said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he (the angel)
said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and
with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to
face, and my life is preserved. And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon
his thigh (limped)." (Gen. 32:24-26,28,30,31). God's people are to have the experience of Jacob,
"because it is a trial..." The survivors will wrestle with God in prayer until they become like Jacob. They
may be marked by the struggle, they may even limp like Jacob, but they will come forth from the
experience as overcomers, having "power with God and with men."
God's people will have to struggle, both physically and in prayer, "because it is a trial, and what if the
sword contemn even the rod? it shall be no more, saith the Lord God." The enemies Satan raises are of
great power, their intent is to kill even Christ's King. God's earthly hosts and His heavenly angels must
do mighty works to bring forth the Kingdom of God in this generation.
"Thou therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite thine hands together, and let the sword be doubled
the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which entereth into
their privy chambers. I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint,
and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter." (Ez. 21:14,15).
The smiting of hands together is a symbol of the warfare between righteous and wicked, which will
continue until God ends it. Implicit in this scripture is the fact that the sword has already been doubled
twice, "let the sword be doubled the third time." This three fold doubling of the sword is the judgment
on the leadership of the cabal that seeks to thwart God's prophecies, that cabal is what we call the One
World Government. The cabal is symbolized by Mystery, Babylon The Great. (See Rev. 17:1-6.) Here is her
judgment. "Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works:
in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double." (Rev. 18:6).
The sword that slays the great men is the sword of their own making, "it is the sword of the great men
that are slain, which entereth into their privy chambers." The great men are betrayed by their own
trusted henchmen. "For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their
servants: and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me." (Zech. 2:9). Their servants shall loot
their wealth and give it to the Kingdom of God. God does this to terrorize the great men who have
fought Him. "I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their
ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter." The thefts will terrorize the
The swords that are doubled are the messages of the seven Spirits of God, the swords of the Spirit
which enrage the wicked and cause them to rise up to fight God as a sword of wickedness.
As a result of these messages, all men must choose to serve God or Satan. "Go thee one way or other,
either on the right hand, or on the left, whithersoever thy face is set. I will also smite Mine hands
together, and I will cause My fury to rest: I the Lord have said it." (Ez. 21:16,17). When all men have
chosen the path best suited to their nature, "whithersoever thy face is set," God will no longer expend
His wrath indiscriminately upon the earth. But He will also clap His hands, "I will also smite Mine hands
together," and the righteous will destroy the wicked, with the power of God behind them. Then the wrath
of God will cease, "I will cause My fury to rest: I the Lord have said it."
The next scriptures explain how the cabal that fought God came to exist. "The word of the Lord came
unto me again, saying, also, thou son of man, appoint thee two ways, that the sword of the king of
Babylon may come: both twain (both of the two ways) shall come forth out of one land: and choose thou a
place, choose it at the head of the way to the city." (Ez. 21:18,19). The land where God's work comes forth
is America. The King of Babylon, the most powerful man on earth, had two ways to proceed. He could
either ignore God's work (trusting that if it was of God it must succeed and if it was not of God it must
fail), or he could try to insure that it failed. God's work, at the time of the King of Babylon's decision, was
being done by V. T. Houteff, who had just moved his tiny sect to the lake shore southwest of Waco,
Texas. This was outside Waco at that time, but within McLennan County. Waco was the county seat. The
plot to overthrow Houteff's church came from the county seat, the King of Babylon chose the courthouse
in Waco to carry his plan out. "Choose thou a place, choose it at the head of the way to the city."
The plot was decided. "Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites, and to
Judah in Jerusalem the defenced." (Ez. 21:20). Rabbath was the capital city of Ammon. (It is now called
Amman and is the capital of Jordan.) Some Bible history is required to understand this reference. The
Ammonites descended from the incestuous son of Lot, Abraham's nephew. (See Gen. 19:29-38). As such,
the Ammonites should have followed the God of Abraham, since Lot followed Abraham from Ur to
Caanan. (See Gen. 12:4,5). However, the Ammonites soon fell into idolatry and became an enemy of
Israel. Ammon is a symbol of the apostate church which fights God's work.
The sword is to come upon two opposite groups. First mentioned, the great leaders (symbolized by the
capital city Rabbath) of the apostate churches (symbolized by Ammon). Then the sword comes to Judah
in Jerusalem the defended. The men of Judah are Jews, they keep the Law of God as revealed by God in
the Bible. Jerusalem is the capital city of Judah, but it is also a spiritual group, spiritual Jerusalem is the
Christian church. Finally, the combination of the two suggests Messianic Jews and feast keeping
Christians, those who keep the ceremonial Law of God AND have the message of Christ. This group is
called "the defended," because it is doing God's work and under His protection.
In summary, then, we have the church which teaches the Law of God and the Blood of Christ, the one
from which come the harpers of Rev. 15, singing "the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of
the Lamb." (Rev. 15:3). And we have the apostate Christian church which refuses Moses.
The King of Babylon must choose which church to support and which to fight. "For the king of Babylon
stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright,
he consulted with images, he looked in the liver (of slain animals). At his right hand was the divination
for Jerusalem, to appoint captains, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting,
to appoint battering rams against the gates, to cast a mount, and to build a fort." (Ez. 21:21,22).
All of the King's advisors told him to beseige Jerusalem, specifically, Judah (the Messianic Jews) in
Jerusalem (the Christian church), a group which was bringing forth a prophetic message explaining
scripture, and was therefore defended (under God's protection). This message began in Houteff's
Davidian church and continued in the Branch Davidian church.
"And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but He will
call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken." (Ez. 21:23). As in the days when God sought to
defeat Ahab, there was a lying spirit which controlled the wise men who advised the King of Babylon.
Their advice led to his downfall.
"And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said
on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the
Lord, and said, I will persuade him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth,
and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he (God) said, Thou shalt persuade him,
and prevail also: go forth, and do so." (1 Kings 22:20-22).
God has laid a trap for the King of Babylon. "Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have made
your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings
your sins do appear; because, I say, that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand."
(Ez. 21:24). Here is another prophecy of this snare. "I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken,
O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against
the Lord." (Jer. 50:24). The snare has put a curse on the One World Government and all within her
And what did Babylon do to be cursed? They murdered the prophets of the Davidian and Branch
Davidian churches so that uninspired leaders could take their places. They stole the church property
twice and are attempting a third theft. God however remedies the situation. "And thou, profane wicked
prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, thus saith the Lord God; Remove
the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is
high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I
will give it him." (Ez. 21:25-27). The details of the struggle for leadership of the church and its property
are given in the article, No. 68, "Overturn, Overturn, Overturn." (Also see No. 9, "An Honest Church
"And thou, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord God concerning the Ammonites, and
concerning their reproach; even say thou, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is
furbished, to consume because of the glittering: whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine a
lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come,
when their iniquity shall have an end." (Ez. 21:28,29).
Both Jeremiah and Ezekiel have prophesied against the Ammonites. First, here is the prophecy in
Jeremiah. "Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the Lord; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why
then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities? Therefore, behold, the days come,
saith the Lord, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a
desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were
his heirs, saith the Lord." (Jer. 49:1,2). The ancient borders of Israel will be restored.
The prophecy found in Ezekiel is even worse, since there God promises to destroy the Ammonites. "And
say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God; Because thou saidst,
Aha, against My sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate;
and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity; behold, therefore I will deliver thee to the
men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in
thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk. And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and
the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. For thus saith the Lord
God; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all
thy despite against the land of Israel; behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will
deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to
perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord." (Ez. 25:3-7).
This prophecy we are studying, however, deals with the cabal. From Jeremiah's prophecy I believe the
property and tithe stolen from the church will be returned. The cabal also celebrated when their plans to
destroy the church prospered. They also should anticipate a destruction from God.
"Shall I cause it (the sword) to return into his sheath? I will judge thee in the place where thou wast
created, in the land of thy nativity. And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee
in the fire of My wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. Thou shalt
be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I
the Lord have spoken it." (Ez. 21:30-32). The cabal to thwart God may have been created in Europe, they
supported Hitler's rise to power. But a lot of the funding for Hitler came from America, and certainly the
attempts to destroy this message and its predecessors took place here in America.
The only certain way to escape this destruction is to heed the call to come out of Babylon, the dominion
of the One World Government. "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven,
having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice,
saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every
foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the
wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the
merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another
voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye
receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her
iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in
the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived
deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no
widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and
famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her." (Rev. 18:1-
8). As I keep telling you, it is time to leave the centers of Satan's cabal's power, the cities.
Amo Paul Bishop Roden