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5.15 Supplement 2
If the rapture does not occur until the end of the Millennium.

The Dutch pastor and author, Leenhouts, can represent this theory, since his books have been translated into several languages. In Swedish, they are included in the so-called Shofar series. The first book is titled, "The Man with the jar," and the next is titled, "Competition of the altars".

He received his calling in the fall of 1948 through a revelation of an angel. During this, he was pushed down in his desk chair, and his hand began to write automatically. Clammy perspiration ran down his face, and seeing himself in the mirror, he said that he looked almost like a corpse.
In Rev.10:4, it speaks about 7 thunders. Since their message was to remain secret, John was not allowed to write down what he had seen or heard.

Leenhouts asserted that part of what he received was the secret message of the thunders, and that he had been charged to publish it in his books.

In extremely condensed form, his message has the following implications:
  1. Concerning the pathway of the Jews through history until now, they have themselves unconsciously chosen a 2000 year "Via Dolorosa path", which will end in their own spiritual place of execution. The political state of Israel is thereby at risk for being their collective cross.
  2. It is therefore of utmost importance that the Spirit of God creates a true unity among us Christians.
    The purpose of this unity in the body of Christ is:
  3. Consequently, the Jews would be established as a kingdom of priests, just as God had planned for them during the Millennium. In this way, the Jews would more quickly come into their divine calling to be a blessing to all peoples on earth, and then the Millennium could begin.
  4. As a result of this:
My comments:

It isn't easy to know how to respond to an interpretation model which seems to overturn all other classic interpretations. Therefore, I will concentrate my critique on the following principle assertions:

  1. Right at the beginning of his second book, a warning bell rings, since the manner in which he received the revelation is altogether too similar to an occult phenomenon. According the Bible, the spirit of the prophet is always subject to the prophet. This means that every prophet who communicates a prophetic message from God can also control its delivery, and can stop it if he wants to. I do not imply that everything in his books comes from a false source. Leenhouts himself says that the one who reads and becomes interested must himself test everything, and keep that which is good. My reading and testing showed among other things the following principle faults.
  2. We have repeatedly maintained that a ground rule for every scriptural interpretation is that "scripture should be interpreted with scripture". Correctly interpreted, the various scripture passages on an important question should complement one another, not contradict one another.
  3. Similarly, even our current-day prophecies should explain and complement the biblical prophecies, and not contradict them, if they are from God.
    Here are 2 obvious examples of the opposite case:
Final discernment:
While I read this book, three very strong warnings from the Bible concerning false teachings have rung in my ears:
  1. The first one is given to us by the Apostle Paul, which we have quoted earlier: "But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed!" (Gal. 1:8)
  2. The second warning is given to us by the Apostle John in the closing of his book in the words: "if anyone adds to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book; if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away that person's share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book." (Rev.22:18-19)
  3. Finally I want to remind you, that one of the Devil's basic lies, is to fool us to choose a wrong way by presenting us a "better solution". He did so to Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sara and Jesus, when he was tempted in the wildernes.

Therefore, I choose to stay away from this explanation. Those of us who live, will certainly see and understand the message of the 7 thunders when they appear.

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