THE REIGN OF THE
LORD IN ZION
– The News of Life. Obadiah 21
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“The Great Day Of His Wrath Is Come, Who Shall Be Able To Stand?”
“The Day of the Lord” is a scriptural name for a period of time, during which
the Gospel and Millennial Ages overlap — the one ending, the other commencing.
Concerning it we read — “Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! To what
end is it for you? The day of the LORD
is darkness, and not light. As if a man did
flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his
hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall
not the day of the LORD be darkness, and
not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?”
(Amos 5:18-20) “That day is a day of trouble.” “Woe unto you that desire
the day of the Lord.” It is “The great day of His wrath.” This dark day is at
once the closing scene of the night of weeping, and the dawn of the morning of
joy. We desire your attention not merely to the Scriptural evidence that there
will be such a day or time, but especially to the events that will transpire
during that day and their chronological order.
This time of trouble comes first upon the Church then afterward upon the world.
But in our examination we shall reverse this order, considering
first the trouble of the
during “the day of the Lord.” This is a natural consequence of the transfer of
authority and rulership from the Devil, who is “the prince of this world” (age),
to “Him whose right it is” — Christ — who, in the beginning of the Millennial
Age, “takes to himself His great power and reigns.” “And the nations were angry
and thy wrath is come,” read along connectedly.
Unquestionably the kingdoms of this world are loyal to their prince. They are
mainly controlled by evil, selfish, corrupt men, the agents and representatives
of the “Prince of darkness,” who do his will. When the
takes control, the dominion is to be given into new hands, and the Lord
proclaims: “I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms and I will destroy the
kingdoms of the Gentiles.”
Thus by “breaking in pieces” — throwing down — “the kingdoms of this
world become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ,” who shall reign
Under the new rule there will be new rulers, and we read, “The saints of the
most High shall take the kingdom, [dominion] and possess the kingdom
forever.” Again, “All nations, tongues, people, etc., shall serve and
obey Him.” (Daniel
7:18,27) At present they do not, and they must be brought,
by chastisement, to submission; and this is accomplished in “The day of the
Lord.” The overthrow of nations and society will necessarily involve
trouble. But, “When the judgments of the Lord are in the Earth the
inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
The trouble is graphically described by the Prophet: “That day is a day of
wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wastefulness and desolation, a
day of darkness and gloominess…. I will bring distress upon men, and they shall
walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord…. Neither their
silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them, in the day of the Lord’s
1:15-18) “Therefore wait you upon me, saith the Lord, until
that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that
I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon
indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with
the fire of my
jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that
they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent.” (Zeph.
3:8-9) So extreme is the trouble here described, that the world is said
to be burned up
by the Lord’s anger. Yet it has a good effect because after all the indignation
against and destruction of governments, the people remain (the destruction is
that of government life). Having experienced the misrule of the “Prince of this
world,” the people are prepared to have the Lord take “His great power and
rule,” and to “serve the Lord with one consent.”
We expect that this distress and trouble will all come about in a very natural
way. One prophet gives us a key to its cause by saying: “There shall be no hire
for man nor hire for beast; — but every man’s hand against his neighbor.” (Zech.
8:10) Many Scriptures seem to teach that the kingdoms of earth will be
overthrown by a rising of the people, goaded to desperation from lack of
employment and seeking relief from the oppression of bloodthirsty governments.
Scriptures recognize wrong and oppression as existing in the nations and
foretell this as the way in which they will be overthrown. “Go to now you rich
men weep and howl for the misery that shall come upon you, you have heaped
treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the laborers, which is
of you kept back by fraud, crieth.” (James
5:1) Yet Scriptures do not recognize Capitalism or Democracy
as right but on the contrary, they instruct
“obey the powers that be” as long as they last, saying to us — “Be
therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.” Rom. 13:1; James 5:7.
Rev. 6:14-17 figuratively describes that time of falling of
kingdoms as when every mountain (kingdom) and island shall be moved. The kings
and chief ones as well as bondmen will recognize in this trouble that “The great
day of His wrath is come” and will seek to make alliances and to hide themselves
from the sure coming storm. They will seek to be covered and protected by the
great mountains (kingdoms) of earth and to hide in the great rocks of this
world’s societies (Masonic, Clubs, and Saccos). But “they
shall not be able
to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s anger,” for “all the kingdoms of the
world shall be thrown down.” Instead of these mountains (kingdoms) “the kingdom
of the Lord becomes a
great mountain, and fills the whole earth.” (Daniel
Malachi 4:1 describes the coming day of trouble and sees the
anger of the Lord there displayed — “the fire of God’s jealousy.” (Zeph. 1:18)
“Behold the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, and all
that do wickedly shall be stubble, and the day that comes shall burn them up.”
Here the wicked are symbolized by stubble, God’s wrath by fire, and the
righteous by “calves of the stall” (vs. 2).
2 Peter 3:10,12 describes this “Day of the Lord” and under
symbol of “heavens” refers to the governments. (“The heavens do rule.” Dan.
4:26) “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which
the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, [overthrow of governments with
great confusion] and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. The earth also
and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” The elements of the
governments (heavens) as well as of society (earth) in general (political,
economic, religious society), will be dissolved in the great trouble (fire) of
that day. The word here translated “elements”
is the same that Paul uses in speaking of “the beggarly
Scripture teaches that in the Millennial Age, fleshly Israel will be the chief
nation, “The joy of the whole earth.” (Psa. 48:2) We find that while other
nations fall during the day of the Lord,
Israel gradually comes into prominence until, in the latter part of that “day of
wrath,” when “the battle of the great day” is fought, we find “Jerusalem safely
inhabited, her people having much cattle and goods.” While many Jews have
returned to their motherland (Israel), still others must follow to the land and
inhabit it fully, expanding the territory. Yet even there they will not be
secure, for Gog and his bands will say, “Come let us go up, to take a spoil and
prey,” and they will come against Jerusalem with a great company to pillage and
rob the wealthy Jews who have gathered there from all quarters of the globe.
Zech. 14:1,4-5 describes
fought. “Behold the
the Lord cometh and the spoils shall be divided in the midst of
thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city
shall be taken and the houses rifled, … and half of the city shall go forth into
captivity.” Here God interposes and defends Israel. Then the Jews will come to
recognize Jesus as the Son of God, for “The Lord my God shall come and all thy
saints with thee” — and “His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of
Olives [His Kingdom].” In
Zech. 12:3, God declares that He will deliver them, “though
all the people of the earth be gathered against them.”
Verse 10 describes
their recognition of Jesus whom they have pierced, and their sorrow when,
in that day,
God pours upon them “the spirit of grace and supplication.”
Here are a number of events: The “Time of trouble such as was not since there
was a nation.” The return of the Jews to Palestine and the reorganization of the
Jewish nation — now independent. The gathering of great wealth to Jerusalem
which tempts the hordes of Gog, Togarmah and many people to go up “to take a
spoil.” “The battle of the great day of God Almighty” fought at Jerusalem. The
partial success of the invaders and in the hour of darkness to the Jew, the
power of Messiah
manifested in some way effecting their deliverance. Their
recognition of their long waited for Messiah and their cry, “Lo this is our God,
we have waited for Him and He will save us.” (Isa. 25:9) Then their recognition
of him as the one whom they had once rejected, as they look upon Him “whom they
have pierced.” (Zech.
12:10) God will “pour upon them the spirit of grace and
supplication,” and they shall mourn for their sin and be accepted again into
fellowship with God. Thus in its close being “The day of Jacob’s trouble but he
[Israel] shalt be delivered out of it.” (Jer. 30:7) These events
we expect in
about the order mentioned. As most of our readers are aware, we believe that the
word of God furnishes us with indubitable proof that we are
now living in
this “Day of the Lord,” that it began in October, 1874. And it is astonishing
how very rapidly these things once looked at as absurd and impossible are
BUT WHAT OF
DAY TO THE CHURCH ?
ALSO, it is a time much desired, looked for and prayed for earnestly by the
Church since the master’s words “I will come again” and “My Kingdom with me....
to reward every man according to his works [faith].” It starts with the
fulfillment of the Prophecies pointing to the Messiah’s Second Advent (Dan.
12:12, Dan. 2:44) and the subsequent reign of Messiah in his Kingdom. Rev.
“And I heard
another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not
partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.
 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and
God hath remembered her iniquities.” Thus the “Day of the Lord” for the Church
begins with the Judgment of great Babylon (nominal churchianity — various
so-called churches of many denominations void of the pure Truth of God’s word).
Rev. 18:1-3 points to the falsehood of her confessed religion/faith — full of
teachings/doctrines of demons (Purgatory, Baptism of children, Mass Sacraments,
etc.). The True ones are advised not to attempt a reformation, but to FLEE — to
the things provided by our returned and invisible Lord. To this end we hear —
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I
will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me....”
AND again, many ask as the disciples did: “And they answered and said unto him,
Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the
body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.” (Luke 17:37)
So the HARVEST progresses as it was put forth by the Master in his Parable!
The Harvest will culminate into the completion of the body of the Anointed and
the burning of the Tares in their various bundles called denominations! Then
shall the Lord conclude the Gospel Age and take on his power to rule all the
affairs of the earth, starting with resurrection of all Mankind. Whoever lived
in Adam will be made alive again by Jesus Christ. —
“For since by man came death, by man
came also the resurrection of the dead.
 For as in Adam all die, even so in
Christ shall all be made alive.”
LUGANDA TRANSLATION in
OLUNAKU LWA MUKAMA
Kubanga Olunaku Lw'obusungu Bwa Katonda
Ani Aliyimirila Mu Lwo?
Olunaku lwa Mukama — ky'ekiseera ekyo omulemebe gw'enjiri okugwaawo so nga
omulembe gw'obufuzi bwa Kuristo emyaka olukumi ku nsi gutandika. Ekiseera kye
kimu — ogumu gugwako songa omulala gutandika! Omulanzi Amosi alanga ekiseera
kino — “Zibasanze mmwe abeegomba olunaku lwa Mukama! Mwagalira ki olunaku lwa
Mukama? Kizikiza so si musana. Kwenkana omusajja ng'adduka empologoma,
n'asisinkana eddubu, n'esisinkana naye: oba ng'ayingira mu nnyumba ne yeekwata
ku kisenge omukono gwe, omusota ne gumuluma. Olunaku lwa Mukama teruliba
kizikiza so si musana ? Ekizikiza zigizigi so nga temuli katangaala ? Twagala
mulabe si byawandiikibwa byoka wabula n'obubonero obwalangwa obw'olunaku luno
nga butukirira kamu ku kamu, nga buddiringaana!
Akaseera kano akakazigizigi kagya eri Ekkanisa ya Mukama n'eri Ensi yonna. Naye
katusoke tulabe ensi n'ebigituukako! Kino kyangu okulaba nti buli ewali
enkyukakyuka, wabaawo obuzibu oba okulumwa oba akatyabaga — Wano Nabbi
n'ategeeza lwatu nti Obuyinza nga bukyuuka okuva ku mulangira w'ensi eno embi
okudda ku Mulangira era Mukama omupya (Kuristo). Okubik. 11:15-18 — ….. ye
twalidde obuyinza bwe n'amanyi, era afuga. Amawanga n'eganyiga kuba olunaku
lw'obusungu bwe lutuuse ….” Tulaba nga obufuzi oba gavumenti zino enziriwo
zikulemberwa abantu abeyagaliza, obwenkanya tewali so nga obubi bufuga. Bano
abakulembeze bafuga ku bw'oyo omulangira omubi — omukulu w'ensi eno embi era
lusifa. Kale enkyuuka-kyuuka zakkosa bangi era Mukama ategeeza nti wa kumenya
obufuzi n'egavument nyingyi mu mawanga gonna — Kagayi 2:22.
Kale okumenyawo obufuzi buno — kiraga nti ensi ekyuuka, era obuyinza bukyuuka
olwo Gavumenti neba empya! Abafuzi oba ba minista bagya kuba bapya — Abatuukuvu
b'Oyo ali wagulu enyo balitwala obuyinza bwona wasi w'egulu. Buno bwe Obwakabaka
bwa Katonda ku nsi — Danyeri 7:18, 13-14, 27; Danyeri 2:44, Zabbuli 72:8.
Banabbi ba Mukama baayogeera nnyo ku lunaku luno: Zeffaniya 1:15 — Olunaku olwo
lunaku lwa busungu, lunaku lwa buyinike n'okulaba ennaku, lunaku lwa kuziikirako
n'okulekebwawo, lunaku lwa kizikiza ekikutte. Mu Zeffaniya 3:8-9: “Kale
munindirire, bw'ayogera Mukama, okutuusa ku lunaku lwe ndigolokoka okukwata
omuyiggo: kubanga mmaliridde okukunganya amawanga, ndeete obwakabaka/ gavumenti
okubafukako okunyiiga kwange, ekiruyi kyange kyonna; kubanga ensi zonna omuliro
ogw'obuggya bwange gulizirya. Kubanga mu biro ebyo ndikyusiza amawanga olulimi
olulongoofu, bonna bakabire erinnya lya Mukama, okumuweereza n'omwoyo gumu.”
Mukama ky'ategese eri abantu bonna era kirungi. Olwo abantu balyoke bakirize
obufuzi obupya, obw'obutuukirivu, obukulemberwa Kuristo n'abalonde be nga ba
Kabaka era ba kabonna okumala emyaka lukumi — Okubik. 20:6; 5:9-10!
Tulaba nga akatyabaga ka komekereza mu lutalo ddekabusa mu gwanga lya Israel.
Amawanga gonna gajja okulumba abantu abeteredde entende mu Israel, abalinawo
kyebekoledde. Gogo ne Magogo wano we balabikira wamu ne tasiisi, medi(Iran),
ethiopia (Africa) — bonna abanaloza ku busungu bwa Katonda. Mulutalo luno,
ekibuga Yerusalemu kya kutwalibwako ekitundu olwo Mukama n'abavirayo abaana ba
Yakobo, nga Danyeri bwe yali mu tanulu y'omuliro bwe bwatyo bwe bananuliribwa —
olwo ne balyoka bategeera omununuzi wabwe era Masiya (Kuristo) gwe bafumita edda,
ne bakuba ebiwoobe nga omuntu afiridwako omwanawe omu ! Oyo eyakoma ku muliro
obutawunya ku Danyeri, n'agukomako nate omulundi ogw'okubiri — Ensi yonna
n'elyoka ekkakana n'emanya nti eriyo Mukama, Katonda wa Isirayiri era Amawanga
gonna ne gamugondera okuva olwo!
OLUNAKU LUNO ERI EKKANISA !
Kino ky'ekiseera mulindwa, Ekkanisa ky'erudde nga esuubira era ekisabira okuva
Mukama waffe Kuristo bwe yateegeeza nti “ngenda naye ndidda” era “empeera yange
ndinayo okuwa buli muntu nga ebikolwabye eby'okukkirizakwe bwe biri”. Kino
kikwata ku kutukirira obwa nabbi obulanga okujja jwa Kuristo omurundi
ogw'okubiri — Danyeri 12:12; 2:44 era n'obufuzi bw'Omwana w'omuntu ku nsi —
Danyeri 2:44; 7:13-14 wamu ne Zakkaliya 9:9-10.
Kuno kwe kutukirira kwe bigambo binno: Nempulira eddobozi ddene eriva mu ggulu
nga ly'ogeera nti mu kifulumemu (ekibuga Babuloni) mmwe abantu bange, mu leme
okusa ekimu nakyo....... n'okugabana ku bibonyobonyo byakyo. Ennyiriri ezisoka
zitegeeza nti Enjigiriza enkyaamu era ey'obulimba yabunna nnyo mu makkanisa gano
— eno y'engyigiriza za masitani (1 Timusewo 4:1) gamba nga Purigatori, emyoyo
tegiffa, tusabire emyoyo gy'abafu, ebyamagero n'okwogera enimi ezitamanyidwako
gwanga! Bino byona ebiwakanya baibuli — Zabbuli 115:17, Ezekyeri 18:4, Ebikk.
2:1-15. Mukama kyava abayita okuva mu maddini aga n'enzikiriza zago, mugye mu
Mazima, mwetengekere okusinza Mukama mu mwoyo n'amazima — Yokkana 4:23-24.
Mukama waffe Kuristo yakiraga burungi nti … mukiseera ekyo, alilagira abakunguzi
eky'okola era abalondebe baliba nga empugu kuba emmere oba omurambo we guba
ensege we zikunganira. Kino n'ekiba ekiseera eky'AMAKUNGURA !
Awo amakungula ne gatuuka ku nkomerero — Abolondebe nga bali naye, ebisusunku ne
by'okebwa n'omuriro mu biganda byabyo oba amakkanisa agenjawulo! Awo Mukama
nazuukiza bonna, kitukirire ekyawandiikibwa mu 1Abokkolinso 15:21-22 — “Okufa
nga bwekwabaawo olw'omuntu omu, n'okuzzukira kw'abafu kwajja olw'omuntu omu.
Bonna nga bwe bafiira mu Adamu, bwekityo bonna mu Kuristo Yesu mwe balifuukira
THE DIVINE PLAN OF AGES
“A Plan of Ages, which he formed for the
ANOINTED Jesus our Lord”
— Eph. 3:11, Emp. Diag.
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one may read it fluently.”
— Hab. 2:2-3 L.T.
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SOME BIBLE TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
(EGIMU KU MITWE EGIYIGIBWA)
1. Why does God permit Evil/ Satan to do
(Lwaki Katonda owekisa aleka Satan okukola
2. The Most Holy Faith — the Faith which was
delivered to all Saints.
(Okukkiriza okutukuvu enyo - Okwaweebwa
abatukuvu ba Katonda.)
The study of Bible Covenants.
(Okuyiga Endagaano Za Katonda mu baibuli)
Church History— The Seven Churches and
Seven Angels; Rev. 2
(Ekanisa Omusanvu ne
Bamalayika baazo Musanvu
The Armageddon & The End of the World.
(Olutalo ddekabusa era
Tongues, Miracles, Visions and Prophesying.
(Ebyamagero, Okulabikirwa, Okwogera mu nnimi
The TRUE Christian Baptism!
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DESIRING GOD’S GREAT BLESSING!
Desiring to obtain God’s blessing but indifferent in doing His will results in
failure. Serving and improving the life conditions of your fellow men towards
God, is one source of God’s blessing. Therefore, desiring to spread God’s
Message of life but thinking you are too busy with work of whatever sort, poor
to give financial support as you may not have enough for food, or you are not
talented to speak, or feeling bodily imperfection that a person may ask you what
you can not explain; yes in whatever form of constraint: We advise you to
consider the many and varied opportunities the LORD of heaven has placed before
you to serve your fellow men and women; Example, obtain copies of this monthly
Newsletter — look at People interested in God’s word around you; at work place,
home, neighbors, at your church, sending a copy to mother, father, friends &
relatives in different places of the Country. Those who could promote this work
in other right way, the opportunity stands. Yes, how refreshing and motivating
you may contribute to changing Peoples lives, and yourself be God’s righteous
Servant in the belief of Christ and the TRUTH.
GROWING IN FAITH
Growth in faith is
a desired state of Christian for desired fruitage of Christ likeness; But this
must be in line with the will of God as expressed in 1 Thess. 5:21 KJV — “Prove
all things; hold fast that which is good.” In line with this exhortation we
advise all who are earnest students of Scriptures and our Newsletter, to prove
all our studies with the only standard given by God (Isaiah 34:16) and please
communicate to us! It is also, our privilege to share the message of God’s love
with others; hence we advise those who received the first publications to share
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