Revelation 5:1-7


nd I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.  2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?  3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.  4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.  5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.  6 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.  7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.”


   The seven-sealed book is one of the great prophetic mysteries of all the Bible as well as the key to understanding the entire book of Revelation.     


   Revelation 5 begins with a glimpse of One sitting on the throne with a book in His right hand.  The One on the throne is the Fatherand the seven-sealed book is the “title deed” to planet earth.

Title Deed:

A deed or document containing or constituting

evidence of Ownership


   Adam was given dominion of all the earth.  Dominion means ownership, authority and power over property. When Adam sinned, he forfeited the dominion of the earth to Satan, who became the god of this world.  Part of the purpose of the Tribulation period is to redeem the earthfrom the curse of sin.  Back in Genesis 3, we find that because of sin, a curse was placed upon the following three things: the serpent, the ground (earth), and man.  Satan’s destiny is set; he will not be redeemed. Man's soul is redeemed the moment he places his faith in Messiah.The earth is still under the curse and shall be redeemed during the Tribulation, Daniel's 70th week (See Daniel 9:24, 12:4-9, and Isaiah 29:9-16).  Satan will not give up dominion of the earth without a fight.  Jesus will take back possession of the planet after the rapture and during the 70thweek of Daniel with the opening of the seven seals.  The Kingdom is ushered in at the 70thJubilee when Christ comes back to earth on a white horse! It is His “second coming” and Christ will have the title deed in His hand when He comes back to re-claim the planet.  An understanding of this seven-sealed book will give you a deeper understanding of end-time events.


The Battle for Planet Earth


   We learn in the book of Ruth that only a near Kinsman had the right to redeem property in Bible days.  Revelation 5: 2 asks,  "Who is worthy to open the book ...?"  John weeps much because no man is found in Heaven or earth who is worthy to open the book. John is weeping for good reason. He knows that if the book is not opened, the earth will not be redeemed.  If the earth is not redeemed, the church cannot return to the earth for the 1,000-year reign of Christ.  Satan will retain possession of the planet during the Kingdom Ageand Scripture will not be fulfilled.  That is certainly something to weep about!


In Revelation 5:5, one of the twenty-four elders shouts that someone has prevailed and is worthy to open the book.  


   Revelation 5:5 “ And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”


    Of course, this is Jesus Christ who is our Kinsman Redeemer!    

Revelation 5:7 “ And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.”


    Jesus takes the book from the Father because He, and only He, meets the requirements of the Kinsman Redeemer.  To fully understand Revelation 5 and this seven-sealed book, whichI call the “title deed” to the earth, youneed to understand the laws of the Kinsman Redeemer as given to us in the Old Testament.  



Three things that could be redeemedin Bible days:

1. Widow- The brother of a deceased husband was to take his brother's wife as his own, as long as he could support her.  In the book of Ruthwe see that Boaz played the role of a kinsman redeemer, and redeemed Naomi’s land and also took Ruth for his wife.  Didyouknow that the Lord Jesus is in the lineage of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4)?

   Jesus fulfilled his role of Kinsman Redeemer by redeeming us.  The church is the bride of Christ and was redeemedby the blood of the Lamb at Calvary.  



2. Bond Slave - One who could not pay his debts became a bond slave to his creditor for up to six years.  We, too, were slaves to sin, but Romans 6:1-14 tells us we are redeemed and do not have to be a slave to sin!  



3. Land-  Lost due to debt.

In the case of land in Israel, Leviticus gives us the law of redemption concerning property.  Unlike a slave or a widow, when a person lost his property due to debt, a scroll was written up by the judges, and ownership of the land was transferred to the creditor.  It was kind of like a bank repossession or foreclosure in our day.  However, this was not a permanent transfer amongst the Israelites, as all land would go back to the original owner at the year of Jubilee.     A document called a scroll would be written up. Inside that scroll would be the terms of redemption for the property.  In other words, the cost of paying the debt owed on the property in order to get it back.  This scroll would then be sealeduntil a kinsman came in to redeem the land, or the debtor came up with the money owed, or the day of Jubilee, which occurred every forty-nine years.  The seal could only be brokenby a person who met the qualifications.  This document is exactlywhat the scroll in Revelation 5 represents!  It, too, is sealed, and it, too, contains the terms of redemption of property.  I call it the “title deed” of all the earth, whichis right now owned and controlled by Satan.  Adam was given dominion over the earthuntil he sinned and gave up that dominion to the Devil.   

   During the Tribulation, the seven-sealedbook shall be opened.  The terms of redemption of this sin-cursedworldshall be revealed. The price will be paid in full by Christ, the Kinsman Redeemer.  In Leviticus 25:1-55, it gives us three qualifications of the one who could redeem property.  This explainswhy none werefound worthy inHeaven and earth to open the book, except the Lord Jesus.  Let us look at these three requirements that Christ alone fulfilled:


Requirements of the Kinsman Redeemer


1. He must be a near kinsman of the person who lost the inheritance.


   Revelation 5:5“And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”


   Jesus fulfilled this role.  He is of the right tribe and lineage.  He was and is the only one who can!


2 . He must be able to redeem it .  

He must have the financial ability to redeem it. Praise the Lord,  He owns“…the cattle upon a thousand hills ." Hehas the power and might to wrench it from the hands of Satan!  Yousee, the devil is not going to let it go as easily as the judges would; it must be taken by forceby the Lord.


3 . He must be willing to redeem the property.

The kinsman did not have to redeem the land if he did not choose to (Ruth 4:1-12). Praisethe Lord, Jesus is both willing and able to redeem the land.  For examples of the Kinsman Redeemer, see Jeremiah 32:6-15, and the whole book of Ruth, Chapters 1-4.




   For 6,000 years this old earth has been under the dominion of Satan, groaning and travailing under the curse of sin.  4000 years of the Old Testament ended at the cross.  The whole 2000 year Church Age is revealed prophetically in the 7 churches of Revelation chapters 2 and 3.  The rapture occurs in Revelation Chapter 4:1, and we are shown the scroll in the right hand of the Father that contains the terms of the redemption of this world. Heaven and earth were searchedfor one who was worthy, one who met the three requirements of the kinsman redeemer, and none was found.  Now do youunderstand why John was weeping?  He knew the following:

a.     If the book is not openedand the earth redeemed, all the Old Testament prophecies to be fulfilled in the Millennium will be void.

b.     All creation will remain under the curse. (Romans 8:22)

c.     Israel will never be restored. (Romans 11:1-36)

d.     Many Bible promises will be unfulfilled. (Matthew 5:18)


   Praise the Lord, Jesus, our Kinsman Redeemer, meets the conditions and is both willing and able to open the book and loosethe seals thereof.  There is great rejoicing in Heaven over this event.  In the next chapters, Revelation 6 through 19, we see the awful terms required for the redemption of this earth from the hands of Satan and fromthe curse of sin.  The entire Tribulation takes place from Revelation chapters 6 through 19. According to Daniel 9:24 the Tribulation is not about Christians nor has it anything to do with the church.  The Tribulation is all about the redemption of the earth, to make an end of sin, to make reconciliation, and to anoint the Lord Jesus as King of Kings!  It is also God dealing with Israel.  God has one final week of years to deal with them, and to bring in everlasting righteousness and bring in the Kingdom.


   Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”  


   Dear friends, get ready, the trumpet may be getting ready to sound!  


Evangelist Dan Goodwin





And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”  Revelation 17:5-6


   Much of the confusion about Babylon exists because there is not merely one or two, but three Babylons to contend with in scripture.   A mystery is something that was always there, but was hidden from view.  As we progress toward the final moments of the Church Age, I believe the mystery of Babylon has been unsealed.  



The Three Babylons

1. Literal Babylon:  This Babylon is a desert in Iraq, and would take decades to develop into the Babylon of the end-times mentioned in scripture.  Some prophecy teachers believe that it must be rebuilt before end-time events take place.


2. Figurative Babylon: This Babylon can describe any place that has the attributes that Babylon possessed in ancient times. Babylon goes all the way back to Nimrod in Genesis 11 and existed at the time of the building of the Tower of Babel. Many of the cultic symbols we see in the world as well as some churches today are rooted in ancient Babylon.


3. Prophetic Babylon: To speak of Babylon prophetically, is to be speaking of it as it relates to future end-time events.   Babylon is used figuratively and prophetically at the same time to show the religious and political qualities of the final kingdom.

I believe Prophetic Babylon is actually two separate kingdoms. Revelation 17 is Religious Babylon, andRevelation 18 is Political Babylon.  

   Scripture uses the word "Babylon" to describe the One World Church as well as the One World Political System, which are both rooted in Babylon!

  I propose to you that, Revelation 17 is speaking of Religious Babylon, and Revelation 18 is speaking of Political Babylon.   The One World Kingdom is made up of a political, as well as, a religious realm or system.  The Antichrist is the head of the political kingdom of Babylon.  The false prophet is the head of the religious entity of Babylon that we often call the One World Church.  

 Revelation 17 is the Fall of Religious Babylon.

Revelation 17:1-6 “1And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” 


  Chapter 17  shows  the fall of the One World Religious system which I believe is already in place. Many believe that it is most likely the Catholic Church with the Pope filling the role of the False Prophet. 

Religious Babylon and Rome

1. In verses 1 and 2 of our text, we see that “…the great whore…”is yoked with kings and nations.  She is yoked with politics.  History shows that since 313 A.D. the Catholic Church became the state religion.  By the way, even today the Vatican is considered a state, and has ambassadors in nearly every country, including America. Did you know that America has an ambassador to the Vatican?  

  Constantine was the man who merged the state with the Catholic Church in 313 A.D.  He also brought the pagan doctrines of: worshiping Mary as the queen of Heaven, purgatory, holy water, candles, a celibate priesthood, and many other pagan beliefs into the Catholic Church.  Did you know that the Catholic Church helped Hitler rise to power?  This was made public and the Pope apologized for this just a few years ago. 

2. We see the roots of the Catholic beliefs way back in Genesis 10 and 11, in the story of Nimrod and the tower of Babel, which is Babylon.  You see, Babel, or Babylon, was more than a city, it was a political system of government that has never died.  Babylon is still at the root of this world's system today. 

3.Rome is known as the City of the Seven Hills (Revelation 17:9).

4. Revelation 17:4, speaks of the woman being clothed with purple and scarlet.  These are the colors of the bishops and cardinals today.

5. In Revelation 17:3, we see that this woman sits upon the beast which is symbolic of religion and politics mixed together.  In 313 A.D., the Catholic Church merged with the state under Constantine and is very political even today. 

6. In Revelation 17:4, we see that this religious system is very wealthy. There is no doubt, the Catholic Church is worth billions of dollars. The Vatican alone is priceless. I walked through it back in the early 80's and saw the golden tapestries. There is not any other religious system on the earth that comes close to the wealth of the Catholic Church. 

7. Maybe the greatest proof of all is Revelation 17:6, where we see “…the great whore…”is drunken with the blood of God's people.  It is a historical fact that the Catholic Church is responsible for the slaughter of countless Christians. 

Some thoughts before moving on:

- Judgment day is coming soon for “…the great whore...”(Revelation 17:1) 

- Politicians court this great whore because of her wealth, power, and influence. (Revelation 17:2) 

- This world's religion looks good on the outside, but it is filthy on the inside. (Revelation 17:4) 

- God makes it clear in bold print “…the great whore…”is the mother of all false religion and wickedness in the earth.  She spawns them. (Revelation 17:5) 

- The beast (Antichrist) shall destroy the One World Religious System once he has used it to achieve his objectives. (Revelation 17:16-17) 

- Notice John's reaction to this One World Church of the tribulation in Revelation 17:6, could it be that he is startled by how something that is called a church could deceive the world into thinking it is something good?

Revelation 18 is the Fall of Political Babylon.

Look at some of the places I highlighted in the passage below.  Does this sound like the description of a desert in Iraq?  Does it sound like London or Paris?  Would you consider with me that this has all the characteristics of America?

Revelation 18: 1-3“And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 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. 3 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.”

5 “For her sinshave reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” 

9” And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10 standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!for in one hour is thy judgment come. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:” 

 15 “The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 and saying, Alas, alas, that great city,that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 and cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!”



Literal Babylon: Desert in Iraq
Religious Babylon: (Rev 17) Roman Catholic Church
Political Babylon: (Rev 18) European System headed up by America and the seat of the United Nations.  In fact, America heads up all the world systems. Political Babylon is the final One World System, it is the Revived Roman Empire made up of the ten toes that I believe has its seat here in America.  The ten toes are the Revived Roman Empire, not literal Babylon. According to Revelation 13, the final kingdom of Antichrist will consist of an empire made up of attributes of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. The Roman Empire is still here and we are a part of it.  It will be revived soon.

   America came from England and is the Lions Cub. We are Europe!  Our financial and judicial systems are all rooted in Europe.  We are the financial heart of the world.  The United Nations is here because we “are” the United nations!

   The "mystery" spoken of in Rev 17-18 has to be something that was hidden, something that was not known before this time.  There are no merchants and shipman doing much business with literal Babylon, and there dead sure is nobody going to weep over her if she falls as seen in Rev 18.

   America is the “milk cow” for the entire economic world!  When she falls, the merchants of the world will weep and wail!  She fits the description in Rev 18 perfectly!

   Babylon is alive and well in the world, it never fully died.  It's religious principles and its tentacles reach into all the world.  The One World System is already here.  The cashless society is already here, though they still allow us to use cash.  For the most part, the world is already being run by the globalist elite right here in the USA.


Babylon is a philosophy, 

“a system,”  

more so than a

physical location.





Palm Sunday A Prophetic Past-Present-Future

 Zechariah 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.  
Daniel 9:25-26 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.      

  Zechariah speaks of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey to present Himself  as the Messiah.  Daniel gave the exact timing of this event which was the 10th of Nisan on the Jewish calendar.   Jesus rode into Jerusalem on that important day we now call Palm Sunday.  This was the exact day the Jews were commanded by Moses to choose a lamb from their flocks to be killed four days later, on Passover.  The blood on the doorpost would bring them deliverance from the bondage of Egypt.  1500 years later, Jesus would become the Passover Lamb and provide the means for deliverance from the bondage of sin and death for every man. 
We call this day Palm Sunday because the people placed palm branches on the ground for Messiah to walk upon. Christ’s birth was a mystery, but Palm Sunday was prophesied  right to the day 600 years earlier. This is a huge historic and prophetic event and it took place just as it was prophesied.   Palm Sunday (And it actually was a Sunday) took place 483 years after the command to rebuild and restore Jerusalem given by the decree of Cyrus.  Daniel specifically stated that 69 weeks of years (483 years) from this decree, Messiah would not only present Himself to Israel, but  He would also be “cut off,” rejected and sacrificed for the people. 
Historical time line of Palm Sunday Near the end of His 1260 day ministry on earth, (3 ½ years) Christ rode a donkey from the Mount of Olives to the Kidron Valley below on the 10th of Nisan.  Multitudes had gathered to meet Him and placed palm branches in His path and sang “Hosanna, blessed is the king of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.”  Jesus then went into the city through the Eastern Gate.   Jesus entered the Temple and turned over the tables of those who sold.  (Matthew 21:12-15)  The High Priest would be in the courtyard choosing a lamb for the nation, not realizing the true Lamb had just entered the Temple.  This all took place on what we now call Palm Sunday.  According to Matthew 21:17, Jesus leaves the city and spends the night in Bethany.  He returns to Jerusalem the next day,  goes to the fig tree but finds no fruit on it.  Jesus rebukes the fig tree.  (Matthew 21:19) 

This takes place on the 11th of Nisan, just three days before the cross.  The fig tree represents the nation of Israel and their rejection of Messiah.  Multitudes rejoiced and sang when He rode in on the donkey, but just four days later they would  cry “crucify Him.”  Later would come the Lord’s supper, Gethsemane, His betrayal, a mocked trial, and finally the cross.  Everything just as it was prophesied to happen and all within a four day period often called “Passover Week.” 
 It was prophesied in Daniel 9:24-27 that Messiah would present Himself to Israel at the  69th  week of years, or more simply, 483 years after the command to rebuild and restore Jerusalem given by Cyrus the King of Persia in the book of Ezra.  This prophesy in Daniel 9 was fulfilled from the 10th through Passover the 14th of Nisan. Technically, according to Exodus 12, Passover is a four day event beginning on the 10th of Nisan with the choosing of a Lamb and ending four days later with the killing of the lamb.  Jesus fulfilled it all perfectly and right on time.  The Palm Sunday account is told in all four Gospels.  (Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, John 12) 
A PROPHETIC LESSON FROM PALM SUNDAY There were eight gates that led into the city of Jerusalem.   After the rapture and at the end of the Tribulation, I believe Jesus returns on the Day of Atonement.  I believe it will also be the 70th and final Jubilee.  He will stand upon the Mount of Olives as our Kinsman Redeemer with the seven sealed scroll in His hand, which is the title deed to planet earth.  He will then ride through the Kidron Valley and enter Jerusalem through the Eastern Gate just as He did 2000 years ago.  Praise the Lord, this time he comes riding on a white horse, not a donkey!  He will be crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords and will begin the 1000 year reign! 
ANTICHRIST MUST FIRST COME  Realizing there is a seven year Tribulation and reign of Antichrist that must first come, consider carefully what Jesus reveals concerning Palm Sunday: John 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.      I believe Jesus is speaking of the 10th of Nisan when He rides in to present Himself as the Messiah and King of Israel as was prophesied in Daniel and Zechariah.  In John 5:43,  He is foretelling the rejection He will suffer after presenting Himself to Israel as their Messiah on Palm Sunday.  He says, “if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”  I believe He is foretelling the time when the Jews accept the false Messiah, the Antichrist.  You see, we are all awaiting a deliverer today.  The Catholics do not believe in a rapture.  They are planning to bring in the Kingdom through the influence of the Pope.  Sadly, Scripture indicates he could be the False Prophet who points people to the Antichrist. The Muslims are awaiting the 12th Imam who is suppose to come up out of a well and rule for seven years.  You and I, the saints, are awaiting the rapture where we will meet the Lord in the air and attend a seven-year wedding feast.  The Jews are also awaiting the coming of Messiah but they rejected the true Christ and are going to accept the false Messiah, the Antichrist.  That is what the Lord meant in John 5:43 above,  “if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.”    

  The True Messiah presented Himself to Israel on Palm Sunday by riding into Jerusalem on a donkey.   Jesus was and is the Passover Lamb and as such, He had to be presented and watched for four days before being accepted as the Passover Lamb according to Exodus 12.  The Antichrist will also be required to fulfill Palm Sunday when, as the Antichrist, he presents himself as the Messiah. 
The President and Palm Sunday      In February of 2013, the President (Obama) announced he would make his first trip to Israel.  The following timeline of events is quite stunning, but I want to make it very clear that I am not claiming  President Obama is the Antichrist.  I do not believe any of us can know the identity of the man of sin.  He will not be revealed to the world until the church is gone. However, there are some stunning events that took place back in  March of 2013 that almost everyone missed.  
1.  The President arrived in Israel the afternoon of March 20th which is the afternoon of Nisan 9 on the Jewish calendar. Remember, each day starts at 6:00 P.M. in Israel. Nisan 10 is Palm Sunday and began just a few hours after the arrival of Airforce One.   
2.  Most of  the President’s diplomacy took place on Palm Sunday, the  10th of Nisan. 
3.  The President arrived in Israel supported by the Democratic Party which has a donkey as its symbol. 
4.  Jesus was praised when He presented Himself to Israel.  The President received honor and praise upon his arrival. There was even an ice sculpture, an “image” of the President  made in his honor.  (Revelation 13:14)      5.  Jesus entered Jerusalem as the Prince of Peace.  The President entered as a bearer of what’s called an “unshakable alliance.”  After the rapture the Antichrist will make a seven-year peace treaty with Israel.  This is certainly interesting in light of that. 
6.  There was some confusion about the Lord’s place of birth, just as there is great controversy about President Obama’s place of birth.  You see, prophesies in the Old Testament said Messiah would be from Bethlehem of Judea.  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.  (Micah 5:2)      According to Scripture, the Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Thirty years later, when He began His ministry, he came from Nazareth.  This brought some confusion and doubts to some.  Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.  (John 1:45-46)  
     There are a lot of unanswered questions about the birth of the President.  If there is not anything to hide, you have to wonder why he has spent millions to seal his records.  In fact, what do we really know about this man?  He came out of nowhere and has never been required to show any documentation to anyone.  It is very strange.  His college records are a mystery.  His Hawaiian birth records are a mystery.  His whole life is a mystery.  It is almost like he has no past at all.  There has never been a friend, a classmate, or even an old girlfriend that has come forward to say they knew Mr. Obama from college days.  
PALM SUNDAY, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE Palm Sunday in past history is a huge and important event that took place not only at the precise date, but exact in every detail.  It is not only historical fact, but it is Biblical truth as well.   Palm Sunday present is an event each year that gives us figurative lessons and reminders about Christ our Passover and the great price He paid to redeem us from sin.  Palm Sunday future may in fact be just around the corner!  I personally believe the Antichrist will fulfill  his counterfeit version of the seven feasts, including Palm Sunday.  After all, he is coming to present “himself” as the Christ.   March 20,2013 certainly gives us food for thought concerning the President’s trip to Israel.  Again, I am not saying it makes him the Antichrist, but it sure contains all the stuff of a great conspiracy.  Is it all just coincidence?  Is it showing us that he is a forerunner to the Antichrist?  Or did the Antichrist in fact just fulfill Palm Sunday?  We can not know.  Let’s just be aware and keep our eyes on the Lord and be found faithful when He comes for us.  The truth is, we are not supposed to be looking for the Antichrist.  We are to be looking for Jesus Christ! That is what Palm Sunday is really all about. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;  Titus 2:13 

Passover And The Temple Veil


By Evangelist Daniel Goodwin


“By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;”
Hebrews 10:20


“Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;”

Matthew 27:50-51


“For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:” 

1 Corinthians 5:7


   As we remember Passover this month and give thanks for the Lord Jesus Christ who was and is our Passover, let me unlock for you a mystery that it holds for us about the dividing of time.  You see, most people believe the New Testament began at the birth of Jesus.  Even the Gregorian calendar we use today began counting years at the birth of Christ, but what if this is not accurate?  Is it possible that this has thrown us off for centuries?  What if the New Testament began closer to 30 A.D. and our calculations have been wrong?  What if this is not actually the year 2018?  


Is there a mystery in the Passover that reveals when the Old Testament ended?  What if the New Testament actually began some 33 years later at the death of Christ?  It is my firm belief that the New Testament clock actually began after the cross, not before.   Please allow me to challenge your thinking on this with the following discourse.


   God created everything from nothing in six days.  God rested on the seventh day.  I believe that these seven days of creation in Genesis 1 are prophetic of 7,000 years of human history on the earth.  I believe each of the days of creation represent a thousand years.  I believe 6,000 years will pass and God will rest, and the Millennium will be ushered in.  We are very close to the end of that 6,000th year.  I believe the rapture takes place and Daniel’s 70th week will start when the church reaches the 2000th year. Can you see the importance of starting the New Testament at the right place? 


The following Scriptures support the 7000-year scenario


   2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  


 Hosea 6:1-2 “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.” 


   This is a passage dealing specifically with the nation of Israel.  “After two days” is prophetic of the 2,000 years of the New Testament.  The third day is the 1,000-yearmillennial reign of Christ, where Israel will once again be the center of things on earth. 


   Psalm 90:4 “For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.”


   Psalms 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”


   Did you know that Moses wrote this Psalm, and that he will be one of the two witnesses during the Tribulation?  This adds an interesting light on the context of the passage!




The seven days of creation are not only literal, but also prophetic of 1,000-year periods of time.  Many throughout history believed this and some have even written about it.  Let me give you a few quotes from some men of old concerning a 7,000 year earth.

Quotes from the Past

In 150 A.D., Irenaeus wrote in his book Against Heresies, “For the day of the Lord is as a thousand years; and in six days created things were completed; it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end in the sixth thousand years.”


In 300 A.D., Lactantius wrote this in his book Divine Institutions“Because all the works of God were finished in six days, it is necessary that the world should remain in this state six ages that is 6,000 years. Because having finished the works, He rested on the seventh day and blessed it; it is necessary that at the end of the sixth thousandth year all wickedness should be abolished out of the earth and justice should reign for a thousand years.”


In 1552 A. D., Bishop Latimer wrote, “The world was ordained to endure, as all learned men affirm, 6000 years.  Now of that number, there are passed 5,552 years [as of 1,552], so there is no more left but 448 years.” (Till the year 2000)



The Transfiguration

 7,000-year Prophetic View


Matthew 17:1-3“1And after six daysJesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.”  


   Here we have the story of the transfiguration.  All Scripture has three interpretations: the literal, the figurative, and the prophetic.  This is a literal event that happened, but it also has figurative lessons to apply to our lives as well as a prophetic teaching.  Verse 1 says, “And after six days. . .”  There we have Christ appearing after six prophetic days, which are 6,000 years according to 2 Peter 3:8.  In the prophetic light of this passage, we see Jesus coming in the clouds and showing His glory to the three disciples, a type of the rapture. 


Matthew 17:1, "And after six days. . ." indicates a 6,000 year time span before the rapture. In Matthew 17:3, Elijah and Moses show up after the 6,000 years, and after Christ shows us His glory at the rapture.  They are the two witnesses who show up in Jerusalem after the rapture, and are responsible for the conversion of the 144,000 Jews at the middle of the Tribulation.            

   When we go up in the rapture, Moses and Elijah come down to Israel.  They will preach and testify to the Jews for 3 ½ years. They will be the only light on the earth.  They will be killed by the Antichrist right at the middle of the Tribulation and their bodies left in the streets for all to see.  All the TV news channels will be talking about them.  The whole world will rejoice that they are dead. 


   Now, why the transfiguration and why did Moses and Elijah meet with Jesus?  Here is what I believe. I believe Moses and Elijah had to see Jesus Christ in His glorified body, because they are coming back to testify and be witnesses of the Messiah.  You have to have seen something if you are a witness, don’t you?  I also believe it is possible that they are the two men in white apparel at the tomb after the resurrection and the two men at the Ascension (Luke 24:4 and Acts 1:10).   Are you aware that there were only three people in the Bible that fasted for forty days: Jesus, Moses, and Elijah; and they are all together at the transfiguration? 


God set the precedent for the Sabbath way back in Genesis 1.  

 “For hespake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.”  Hebrews 4:4


God kept the Sabbath when nobody was even looking!  God rested on the seventh day!  Do you think there is any chance He is going to be late for His Sabbath rest after 6,000 years of history?  Not on your life, God “is” going to have His rest after 6,000 years!  The question is, how close to the 6000th year are we? Do you see the importance of starting the New Testament at the right place?




  Many have bought in to the belief that the New Testament started at the birth of Jesus Christ.  The problem with that is; it is just not Biblical. The New Testament began when Christ died on Calvary,and the veil of the temple was rent in two. We see this clearly in Daniel 9:24-27.


   Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city…”


Daniel’s 69th week didn’t end at the birth of Christ, it ended with Messiah being “cut off” at Calvary.  There is one week (7 years) left to be fulfilled for Israel and it is Old Testament.  It is what we call the Tribulation, Daniel’s 70th week.  The point is, the entire 70 weeks are Old Testament and the 69th week did not end at the birth of Jesus but at Calvary. We have been using the wrong starting point in counting the New Testament years. 


The Death of the Testator


   Hebrews 9:15-17  “15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.”

   When a man records his will, certain conditions are in place. They are considered legal but not binding until the death of the testator.  Christ is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.  This was sealed in the foreknowledge of God. At the cross of Calvary the Testator died for the sins of the world, and the New Testament Age began.  


I believe there are 4,000 years in the Old Testament, and 2,000 years in the New Testament.  The Old Testament ended at Calvary when the veil was rent in two.  It is very possible that Calvary was 3,993 years from Adam and the seven-year Tribulation is the final seven years of the Old Testament yet to be fulfilled after the rapture.  May the Lord find us “watching” when He comes. 



Passover is a four-day event beginning on the 10thof Nisan with the choosing of a lamb, and ending on the 14th  with the killing of the lamb.  The Old Testament is day 1-4 of the creative week in Genesis 1 where the world is looking forward to the lamb of God who arrives on day 5 of the creative week.





The Mystery of the Jubilee


This is by far the most exciting and informative book I have written since the release of my best-selling book God’s Final Jubilee.  In fact, The Mystery of the Jubilee reveals so much more than any of my prior books. This book takes the reader on a journey through many of the great prophetic mysteries of the Bible that have been sealed for generations.  The unveiling of these “mysteries" is the key to understanding God’s divine plan for the end-times.


What is a Mystery?


The Bible is a book of mysteries, of that I am more convinced each day.  A mystery is something that was always there, but hidden from view.


  Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines “mystery” as follows:

A profound secret; something wholly unknown or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; That which is beyond human comprehension until explained.

  C.I Scofield wrote in the introduction to the Revelation in the famous Scofield Reference Bible in 1906:
 “Doubtless much which is designedly obscure to us will be clear to those for whom it was written as the time approaches.”


   Let that profound thought sink in for a minute! Scofield is saying that there are “Mysteries” in the Bible that will not be fully understood until the generation for which they were written. 


There were mysteries from the Old Testament revealed in the New Testament.  There are mysteries we understand today that even Bible scholars from the previous generation did not grasp.  This book unseals some of the mysteries that have been hidden throughout most of church history. 

   The prophet Daniel was told “…seal the book, even to the time of the end…” Daniel 12:4.  We are that final generation!  In this book, we focus on some of these Biblical mysteries that have been unsealed for us in these last days.


 A brief look at some of the mysteries Unsealed in the book:


The mystery of the church:

It is understood by most students of the Bible that “the church” was a mystery to the Old Testament people.  You will not see the church in the time-line of the seventy weeks in Daniel 9, nor will you see any of the other prophets of old mention the church because God had not revealed it to them.  Even though the Church Age was always going to take place, it was a mystery to those before the cross.  In fact, it was still a bit of a mystery to the apostles even after Jesus had risen from the dead.  We read in the book of Acts about the final question the apostles ask before Christ ascends back to Heaven.


   “When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?”  Acts 1:6


   After spending three and a half years with the Lord and witnessing His death and resurrection, they were still looking for the Kingdom Age to begin.


The mystery of the rapture: 

The “rapture” was a mystery that nobody understood until it was revealed to Paul.  The rapture had shadows and figures in the Old Testament, such as Enoch and Lot, but it was for the most part a mystery until God enlightened the apostle Paul about it.  “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” 1 Corinthians 15:51


The mystery of Paradise:
A question that arises with some frequency is how people in the days of the Old Testament were saved, what did they know about Christ and the resurrection, and why they went to Paradise not Heaven.  Jesus told the thief who died next to Him the following:


   Luke 23:43 “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”  


   We know that Paradise was not in Heaven before the cross, because Jesus went to the heart of the earth for three days when He died.  He took His blood to the mercy seat in Heaven on the third day when He arose from the dead. After the cross, all the saints that die go immediately to Heaven. I address the mystery of Paradise, Old Testament salvation, being born again and much more in the book. I believe you will find it informative, and helpful to your understanding of the Bible. 


The mystery of time:

Time is something that has been a mystery for generations.  Have you ever thought about time?  How do you define this thing we call “time?”  Man has devised various methods for keeping up with “time.”  In ancient days, they had the sun-dial.  On the frontier, they just looked at the position of the sun in the sky.  Later the time-piece was invented and men began to carry a pocket watch.  Today, we all seem to use our phone to tell time, but what exactly is “time?”  Is there a mystery about time that we have all missed?  Look at what the Scripture says below:


   Revelation 10:6 “And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:”


   Is there really going to come a day when time ceases?  How can this be?  There must indeed be a mystery here that we have not discoveredThe Mystery of the Jubilee reveals that time is actually the measurement of decay. Time is the measurement of life, as we read in Scripture.


   James 4:14 “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”


   Our existence is simply a vapor on the time-line of life that is in various stages of maturity and decay.  Look what we do with this time God has given to us: We watch the time, keep time, waste time, meet and work in time, and get completely wrapped up in running to and fro in time.


One of the mysteries the book reveals is that there is no time in Heaven.  God is eternal; He is without beginning or end.  The very first verse in the Bible says, “In the beginning God…” 

God lives outside of the confines of time.  Time is decay, and there is no death or decay in Heaven.  God created man within the confines of time and space.  I believe this length of time will be 7,000 years.  You and I understand “time” as past, present, and future depending on where it occurs in relation to our place on that 7,000-year period of time.  For instance, the crossing of the Red Sea is a past event in time.  Christ coming on the white horse is a future event in time, but with God there is no past or future.  He is “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”  In Heaven there is no time; there is no past.   There is no future, only the now.  I believe this explains the name, “I AM”, the Lord revealed to Moses:

   Exodus 3:14 “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”


There is no time in eternity so there is no past, and there is no future. Since Jesus is God, and in fact created all things including the realm of time that we live in; He must exist outside of time.


   John 1:1-3 “1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”


The mystery of dimensions:

Eternity could be looked at as another dimension like the science fiction guys are always talking about, only from a Biblical point of view.  Do not let the word “dimension” scare you; it is simply a different realm.  There can be no doubt that Heaven is a different dimension or realm, just as Hell is in a different dimension. 

   We often think of Hell as being under the earth, but do you imagine you could drill down into the earth and find it?  No, because it is a different dimension. We think of Heaven as being up in the sky, but do you think it would be possible to fly a rocket into Heaven?  No, because although Heaven is up, it is in another dimension and cannot be entered.   I speak of at least four dimensions in the book. 


These are just a few of the many mysteries unsealed in the new book, The Mystery of the Jubilee.  There are 294 pages uncovering the mysteries of “The Seven-Sealed Book,” “The Two Candlesticks,” “God’s Prophetic Calendar,” “The First Christmas,” “The Temple Veil,” and much more.



Will Jesus Return in 2017?

And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.  Daniel 8:19


It is very clear from the Scriptures that the Lord is coming back “at the day appointed.”  In other words, He is coming back at a day and hour already fore-ordained.  We see this in the prophetic story of the harlot in the book ofProverbs:


For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. Proverbs 7:19-20


 I sincerely believe that day is fast approaching and is preceded by the rapture seven years earlier.   Some of the brethren are looking at a possible date for the rapture in 2017.  The excitement is coming from internet videos promoting what is being called, “The Revelation 12 Sign.” The brethren behind these videos are claiming a computer software program called “Stellarium” reveals the events of Revelation 12:1-5 taking place in the sky on September 23, 2017 in the constellations Leo and Virgo.  They are claiming the moon will be at the feet of Virgo and the sun at her head with a crown of twelve stars in the constellation Leo.  They tell us the planet Jupiter will be in the womb of Virgo for nine months and come out between her legs on September 23rd.  There is more to it, but that is a brief summary. 


Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:

 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.


    I am a student of Bible Prophecy and not an expert on astronomy, but please allow me to very kindly share a few ofmy thoughts.


If the computer program is correct about this alignment, and it most likely is, I do find the event quite interesting in light of this Scripture:

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalm 19:1


 Just as with the blood moons, I believe the alignment in the sky on 9-23-17 also has meaning for the saints. I seldom believe in “coincidence.” However, I take issue with the assumptions being made by some of the brethren promoting it.  I believe they are sincere and honest men and I believe this alignment does in fact “declare the glory of God,”  but I question some oftheir conclusions.  For instance, since most stars are not visible when the sun appears on the horizon, “The Revelation 12 Sign” as they call it, will not be visible on earth and will only be “seen” via a computer program. It is a very interesting event but be very careful about making this your main focus of Bible Prophecy.  Another red flag is that it is impossible for a Bible believer to “Prove all things” when it comes to this event in the sky. We are left to trust the accuracy of a computer software program that could be in error.  Again, just advising caution here.  My greatest concern is that they interpret the “man child” as the church in Revelation 12:5.  Because of this, many are claiming that the rapture will take place on 9-23-17.  I believe the interpretation of the “man child” in Revelation 12:5 is the Messiah and was fulfilled at the ascension in Acts 1:9.  Notice in Revelation 12:1-5 above that the Woman is Israel and the Dragon is Satan.  We see in Revelation 12:4 that the Dragon (Satan) is waiting to devour the child as soon as Israel (the woman) delivers it. In verse 5, Israel in fact delivers the man child who “…was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.”  Though the saints are going to rule and reign with Christ, never is it said that we will rule with a rod of iron.  There can be no doubt that the man child is Jesus who was “caught up” to the throne in Acts 1:9.   Revelation 12:6-17 jumps all the way to the second half of the 70th week called “The Great Tribulation.” or “The time of Jacob’s trouble.”   This is where it all begins for Israel as explained in Matthew 24 and Daniel 9.

 This is explained in great detail in my REVELATION STUDY GUIDE that you can order from my website or from the PITN book store.  



Is the Lord coming back in 2017?  Though we should know the return of the Lord is near,  Scripture teaches it is unwise to claim to know the exact time and date. I believe we are in the last days upon the earth and that the coming of the Lord is soon.  I thank the Lord for the men who discovered the “Revelation 12 Sign” in the sky.  I think it is there for a reason.  I believe the Lord has used these men even though I may not agree with some of the conclusions they propose. It certainly appears to be a relevant event in these last days and has got a lot of folks looking up!


 Let me encourage you with several reasons why I believe we are the FINAL GENERATION.



1.  In our generation it is possible for one man to effectively rule the whole world.

     Through the technology of computers, satellites, phones, and speed of travel, one man could actually rule the whole world today.  We know Antichrist will be crowned to rule the world after we are gone.  Never before has a generation been capable of these things like it is in our day.


2.  In our generation man now has the ability to destroy the world.

    Scripture makes it clear that during the seven-year Tribulation, the world has the ability to destroy itself.

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh

should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath

chosen, he hath shortened the days.  Mark 13:20


America has bombs that are so powerful they have not even been tested!   One nuclear submarine today has more fire power than all the bombs dropped in WWII by BOTH sides!  Let that sink in for a minute.  Never before has a generation had such a destructive capability.   


3.  We are the generation of unlimited knowledge and travel. (Daniel 12:4) But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased


     It is frightening when you consider the increase of knowledge since the computer came about.  In addition, every year they are smarter, faster, and easier to use.  And now they are more portable than ever.   Just look around next time you go out in public, everyone is looking down at a hand held device and are connected globally to the world by way of a smart phone.  These are developments that will be necessary for the Antichrist when he takes over the world.  Add to that the ability to travel the world at supersonic speeds.  The truth is, a person no longer has to physically travel any more.  By way of the internet you can travel just about anywhere in the world.


4.  Our generation fit’s the description of the last days. 


(2 Timothy 3:1-5) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 

     Just take a look at that description by Paul of how things will be in the final generation.  Tell me that isn’t the world in 2017? 


5. Our Generation has witnessed the budding of the fig tree, the rebirth of the nation of Israel.

     Israel is the only nation in history that lost its statehood and then gained it back.  Israel had not been a sovereign nation since 605 B.C. when Babylon invaded their land.  The following Scripture is a reference to Israel:


(Matthew 24:32-34) Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.


      Israel resumed statehood in May of 1948.  It is my belief that the “budding of the fig tree” was not complete until Israel got Jerusalem in the Six-Day War in 1967. I believe the fig tree took root in 1948 and budded in 1967.


 Let me give you three things about Israel that need to be in place at the rapture.

1. Israel must be in their land.

2. Israel must be seeking peace.

3. Israel must be ready for the temple.

(2 Thessalonians 2:1-4) (Daniel 9:27) (Revelation 6:1-2)


     Brethren, men of the prior generation saw it and wrote about it, but it was fulfilled in our generation.  Israel is in their land.  They are in desperate need of peace.  They will resume the temple worship either right before or right after the Antichrist comes on the scene. 


     Look up fellow Christian, our “redemption draweth nigh!”  Jesus is coming soon.  We fit the description of that last and final generation upon the earth when Messiah comes for us.  The spiritual and moral conditions are here.  The one-world system is here.  The whole world “groaneth in travail” awaiting the redemption that is to come. 






 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:20

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