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Lesson 29 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 5

It is well known that the early New THOUSAND YEARS; and that Christ, with the
Testament Ecclesia expected both the Messiah’s triumphant band of the saints and the elect who
and YEHOVAH’s RETURN TO THIS EARTH had escaped death, or who had been miracu-
at THAT time. To teach them that this would not lously revived, would REIGN UPON EARTH
occur until a GREAT PERVERSION of the till the time appointed for the last and general
truth first set in, Paul was inspired to write that resurrection."
there would be a great “falling away” from the Here is amazing proof even from a
truth before the Messiah returned (II famous secular historian that the Messiah’s
Thessalonians 2:3). It had commenced even as message of YEHOVAH God’s rule here on earth
he wrote these words: “There be some that
trouble you, and would PERVERT THE
GOSPEL of Christ" (Galatians 1:7). The chief
conspirator in that perversion was Simon Magus
who masqueraded as the apostle Peter.
Then in our time -- at the crisis at the
close of this age -- YEHOVAH GOD SHALL
ROD OF IRON (Revelation 19:15). For a
thousand years, or millennium (Revelation
20:4) the saints will rule with the Messiah, under
(Revelation 5:10).
Stop and THINK. Do these scriptures
indicate that the KINGDOM OF YEHOVAH
GOD was to be the church, or that the church --
MEN THEMSELVES -- would improve this
world’s society to the place that IT would be The Messiah, when he appears, will take over the
called the KINGDOM OF YEHOVAH GOD? throne of David. Both history and prophecy prove
Definitely NOT! King David’s throne exists today! Shown is
Even the world-recognized historian, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Gibbon, in his Decline and Fall of the Roman
Empire, shows us that the EARLY CHRISTIAN was TAUGHT and BELIEVED by early
ECCLESIA BELIEVED in the Messiah’s Christians. Those who lived SHORTLY AFTER
LITERAL return to set up YEHOVAH’s THE MESSIAH, had the TRUTH. It had not
Kingdom here on earth. In his well-known 15th been LOST yet!
chapter on the Christian Ecclesia, Gibbon says: The message of the Messiah’s future
“The ancient and popular doctrine of the establishment of YEHOVAH’s rule here on
MILLENNIUM was intimately connected with earth was proclaimed by the Old Testament
the second coming of Christ. As the works of prophets, by the New Testament apostles and
creation had been finished in SIX days, their evangelists, by Yeshua the Messiah himself, and
duration in their present state, according to a is even referred to in numerous secular histories!
tradition attributed to the prophet Elijah, was This message is the very HEART of the
fixed at six thousand years. By the same analogy true gospel of the Messiah! Study the following
it was inferred that this long period of labor and questions IN YOUR OWN BIBLE and PROVE
contention, which was now almost elapsed, this fact with your very own eyes.
would be succeeded by a joyful SABBATH of a

What Do You Mean -- “The Kingdom of YEHOVAH God”?
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