Rereading Prophecy

- Removing Seals: Making Known What Has Been Secret

As fish in water, human beings are confined in time.

Rereading Prophecy

Removing Seals:

Making Known What Has Been Secret

Biblical prophecy is about what cannot be known by human observation and reasoning, even in an age of global communication, satellite imagining, and computer analysis. Biblical prophecy is ultimately about what is outside of space-time, outside of scientific discovery, outside of the material world of nations, peoples, and human governance. Prophecy is about what happens to the mental topography from which conscious thought originates, this invisible landscape made visible by the geography of ancient Eden. As such, biblical prophecy is about two governing hierarchies, one presently reigning, one soon to come to power.

As fish in water, human beings are confined in time. However, human thought transcends time, and can go where bodies cannot. And this dichotomy of abilities has given rise to religions seeking immortality for the human psyche.

Biblical prophecy asserts that immortality can be found in only one tiny geographical location that corresponds to one mindset. The hybridization of biblical prophecy with Greek paganism, though, produced a marketable cash crop that gives to human beings immortality either with God or separated from God. This prophetic hybrid, a gospel message akin to the modern “green revolution” in cereal grains, promised life through human manipulation of imbedded codes. But this prophetic hybrid, like its cereal counterparts, produced unsustainable life—breeding a F1 hybrid to another F1 hybrid doesn’t produce a F1 hybrid, but rather, a F2 hybrid. Now, a jubilee of generations later, biblical prophecies sealed and secret when given have been contaminated with the best thinking of paganism for so long that they are trivialized, shrunken heads suspended from the waist of humanism.

The good promises of Hebraic prophecies were to make deserts bloom and wealth increase for a small circumcised nation dwelling in covenant with its God in a Promised Land identified as God’s rest.

Rereading biblical prophecies requires returning to the seed bank of ideas when humanity arrives at a mysterious position in space-time that is euphemistically called the time of the end. As a salmon migrating upstream against the flow of the river, the person who rereads biblical prophecy mentally returns to ancient Judea to see in geography what occurs in the invisible timelessness of thought; for the key that opens long-seal prophecies is in the night/day, darkness/light, physical/spiritual, hand/heart metaphoric structure of Hebraic poetic repetition. The visible reveals the invisible (Rom 1:20), and the physical precedes the spiritual (1 Co 15:46).

The present hierarchy governing the mental topography of human beings reigns through “darkness,” or disobedience: until drawn from the world, every person is a son of disobedience (Eph 2:2-3), for humanity has been consigned to disobedience (Rom 11:32). This hierarchy is euphemistically identified as Babylon, and the representation of this hierarchy is the humanoid image ancient King Nebuchadnezzar saw in vision.

The hierarchy that will replace Babylon when the single kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of the Most High and of His Christ is euphemistically identified as the Son of Man, which presently has an uncovered Head [the glorified Jesus] and a garmented or cloaked Body [the Church]. Much of biblical prophecy is about the revealing of the Body, and about which members will live and why those who will live dwell in the Jerusalem above, a polis not of this world.

Prophecy is about the fall of Babylon, and the creation of the Son of Man, Head and Body, in the supra-dimensional heavenly realm. And rereading prophecy is about the endtime unsealing of prophecy through long-neglected typological exegesis.

The articles on this site, and those for which there are links present the problem of prophecy: most of today’s disciples that remain faithful to God will physically die during the first half of the seven endtime years. But in dying, they will spiritually live forever. However, the majority of today’s disciples will rebel against God, will continue to live physically because of their rebellion, and will die spiritually when their judgments are revealed upon the glorified Jesus’ return. Only a remnant of today’s disciples will cross into the second half of the endtime years of tribulation when the third part of humanity will be born anew by the Holy Spirit being poured upon all flesh, and when the Adversary is cast into time where he knows his days are precisely numbered.

From a wound in the side of the first Adam, God created a help-mate, Eve, the mother of all humankind. From a wound in the side of the last Adam, God created a help-mate, the Church, the last Eve, the spiritual woman who will give birth to two sons at the beginning of the seven endtime years. The firstborn will persecute and slay his righteous brother because his brother’s offering of obedience is acceptable to God. This firstborn son represents those disciples that comprise the great falling away (2 Thess 2:3) foreshadowed by the rebellion of Israel in the wilderness of Paran (Num chap 14). This firstborn son will attempt to enter God’s rest (Ps 95:10-11) on the following day (Heb 4:1-11), but will not be able to do so. Instead, this firstborn son will be marked as Cain was.

A third spiritual son (Zech 13:9) will be born to the last Eve when the Holy Spirit is poured out upon all flesh (Joel 2:28). This son will be accepted by God if the son endures in faith to the end—and the message of this son’s salvation is the good news that must be proclaimed to the world as a witness to all nations before the end comes (Matt 24:13-14). Biblical prophecy is about why this gospel of a spiritual Seth’s birth in the darkness that precedes the coming of Light on the day of the Lord must be preached to those who today don’t want to hear about Christ Jesus. Perhaps this spiritual Seth will be as ancient Nineveh was when that city repented at the preaching of Jonah.

Homer Kizer Ministries