The Suffering Generation
“Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
There are some groundworks to be laid before we can dig into the Great Tribulation in any meaningful way. The very first thing is to understand what Christ meant in the quote above about “this generation” that will suffer the woes of the Great Tribulation.
A study of the history of the Jews for the past two thousand years opens a door into these prophetic words of Jesus. Excluding the Holocaust deniers, the whole world knows that this terrible “burnt offering” (= Holocaust – H5930) the Jews as a nation suffered, was something that happened concurrently with World War Two. However, the woes of the Jews started much earlier, namely at the crucifixion of Jesus as the fulfilment of a curse they uttered over themselves right there in the face of Pontius Pilate: “His blood be on us, and on our children.” (Mat.27:25)
That means that the people of Jesus’ time, “even those who pierced Him” (Rev.1:7) were in fact involved in Jesus’ “this generation.” Those people all died over time individually, but not so the “Generation!” It works like the Israelite generation of the Exodus about whom God swore: “Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I swore to give unto your fathers…”
Those accursed Israelites that started the Exodus from Egypt after the killing of the Passover lamb on the Day of the Curse lived and died all along the way that stretched over almost the entire forty years of the Migration, but they were regarded as ONE generation.
By the same measure, the Jews who lived and died over the past nearly two thousand years must be regarded as ONE Generation, because the Exodus under the leadership of Moses was merely a prophetical enactment of their “own goal” accursed status in an Exodus that awaited them 1279 years after they left Egypt, a spiritual desert wandering that would take them from the death of Jesus to that of their own in the death camps of the Nazis, about nineteen-hundred years later…
THE SECOND ACCURSED EXODUS
“While the earth remain, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Gen.8:22)
When Jesus, as God’s Passover Lamb, died on the Day of the Curse on April 4 of the year 30AZ, the Jews began with a different type of Exodus. This wandering in a spiritual wilderness would this time not be for 40 years, but for forty “Relentless Jubilees” of 48 years each, which would mean the cancellation of the fiftieth year and turning six of the seven Sabbath years into “seedtime and harvest” years. Apostle Paul confirms this in Rom.11:10 where he writes: “May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever.” Thus a “Relentless Jubilee” would consist of eight sets of “seedtime and harvest” years, with the 49th Sabbath year and the 50th year Jubilee cancelled, and the next Relentless Jubilee following immediately in the wake of the previous one.
Therefore the 40 Relentless Jubilees Exodus that the Jews started on the Day of the Curse (April 4, 30AZ) would take them 1920 accursed years, through the death camps of the Nazis and beyond May 14, 1948AZ, the day when they as a Newborn Nation arrived in their Land of Rest, to the day of July 5, 1950, the day the Israeli Knesset passed the Law of Return.
When we look back at the history of the Jews over the past nearly two thousand years, the suffering they experienced at the hands of their fellow human brothers and sisters JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE JEWS, were too ghastly to contemplate!
The Restoration: “All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have, during the Sabbaths you lived in it.”
During the forty Relentless Jubilees, altogether 80 years of Sabbaths and Jubilees were sacrificed by the Jews (on behalf of the world). God promised to restore the Sabbaths of the land, which means that from 2030AZ the world will again have its system of Jubilees, consisting of seven sets of six “seedtime and harvest” years, with each set followed by one Sabbath year, and after the seventh Sabbath year, the fiftieth Year of the Jubilee.
Their Holocaust they suffered during the Second World War was surely a crescendo when, at last, the curse was lifted from them, and they entered the Land of their Rest, but it was not the end of their woes, and one can see it in the antisemitism that is still part of humanity, still very much alive and kicking. One can also see it in the battle they continuously have on their hands to cling to their sliver of “Land of Rest” they own in the Middle East. However, nobody will be able to deny them the rest, because on May 14, 1948AZ, right there in the Holy Land, the LORD planted historic Israel where “a remnant of the kingdom of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above,” (Isa.37:31) when they became the Firstborn of the eschatological twelve Tribes of Israel. (Rev.7:4-8)
THE CHRISTIAN CURSE
The Jews’ side of the story is just the A side of “the Suffering Generation.” There is also a Flipside. This involves the Christians in particular, and the rest of the world in general. Hos.6:1-2 puts the finger on that pulse: “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.”
For the Jews, the two days are in fact two thousand years, as the Apostle Peter explains in his second letter in Chapter 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.”
For the Christians, the two thousand years were pockmarked with events described by Jesus in Mat.24:7 – “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places…” However, for them 2 days will be 2 days. For them the tribulations of the Jews that stretched out over nearly two thousand years and practically ended in the Holocaust, will be crammed into just two days, although the history of Christianity over the past 2000 years show that life for them was also far removed from being a picnic.
The Christians also wandered in a spiritual desert the last nearly two thousand years alongside the Jews. The Curse came to them in a rather unexpected way. The Spirit which guided them from Pentecost of the year 30AZ was a de facto Spirit of division, a Spirit of Collective Truth and the One that effectively became the “enemy that sowed weeds among the wheat,” because He caught the church Fathers “sleeping,” (Mat.13:25) an act which rendered their Holy Communion powerless and their Unity shattered.
That means the Christians, and with them the rest of the world, were also part of “this cursed generation” of Jesus that were destined to suffer tribulation, but their Holocaust will be in the Great Tribulation, apart from the one of the Jews which ended 78 years earlier.
LINES DRAWN IN THE SAND
The Suffering Generation is marked out by two defined moments in history, two lines drawn in the sands of time, which decided its first day and another to show its very last moment. Then, at both ends of this period the LORD put heralds called Elijah, two humans that would signal to the world exactly where those invisible lines are.
ELIJAH NUMBER ONE: JOHN THE BAPTIST
Starter of the Suffering Generation
Matthew and Luke start their Gospel narratives around the birth of Jesus, but Mark and John go straight to the Message about the prophet who was the starter of this suffering marathon over two thousand years: John the Baptist.
When the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “who art thou?” he did not deny but confessed:
Not to be The Christ
Not to be Elijah
Not to be The Prophet
Yes, The Christ he certainly was not and The Prophet of Deu.18:18, the One that would be “like Moses,” he certainly was not. The Jews were expecting either The Christ or the Prophet, but they needed a precursor to confirm that The Christ was on the way: Elijah! This is what they proclaimed and believed, so why did John “not deny but confess” that he was NOT Elijah, if Jesus said he was? (See Mat.17:10-13) Rest assured that John did not lie. Nobody told him that he was Elijah and he certainly did not claim that title for himself. He just “confessed” what God TOLD him to say, laying the groundwork for his “voice crying in the wilderness” assignment as it is captured in Isa.40:3-8 – “prepare ye the way for the Lord.”
This came down to preparing the way to the cross and that is exactly what happened when the Jews in Jerusalem became convinced that, if John was not Elijah, then Jesus was also not The Christ, but an imposter and a perfect fit for the Roman cross.
John, the Elijah to the Suffering Christ, He who was the Eternal Word of God in the mortal cloak of flesh and blood: “The voice said, Cry. And he said, what shall I cry? All flesh is grass… the grass wither, the flower fade: because the spirit of the LORD blow upon it: surely the people is grass… but the word of our God shall stand for ever.” (Isa.40:6-8)
John The Baptist was the starter Elijah of the Suffering Marathon. The day when he baptised Jesus on September 27th of 22AZ, he fired the starter pistol that would set the Suffering Messiah off to His death (see Rom.6:4) on the Day of the Curse on Golgotha, from where the Jews would take up and bear the Curse through the centuries to and through their Holocaust prepared by the Nazis to July5, 1948, from where Barend Ben Joseph (still in the womb) would take up the curse as the Second Eliah, who would lead the Christians and the rest of the world to carry the burden to its demise in the Great Tribulation in 2023.
THE CURSE RELAY MARATHON
Death, “the wages of sin,” (Rom.6:23) became universal, unforgiveable and eternal, and is a Curse that came down on Humanity as a whole when Adam became disobedient in the Garden of Eden, (Rom.5:12) but when Cain Killed his brother Abel, the “wages” became entwined with that of forgivable, personal sin, when this double-barrelled Curse began to rule the world.
However, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens,” (Ecc.3:1) and there is no way that the Curse of Death could escape this divine determination. Right there in the beginning God determined that the Curse would be carried through the Creation in a Relay Marathon from its inception to its demise.
We will now show exactly how the Curse “baton” was transported through the centuries and where the Suffering Generation was born and will eventually expire together with the Curse in the world:
- September 28, C16790: Adam takes up the Curse on behalf of humanity, when he steps out of the Garden of Eden and carries it to the Day of the Curse, a journey of 22 years and 195 days.
- April 10, C16813: On the Day of the Curse (falling every year on the 14th of the 1st lunisolar month) Adam handed the baton directly to his son Cain, who started the seven-thousand-year Curse Relay Marathon, which would eventually take the double-barrelled Curse, “from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berekiah” (Mat.23:35) Cain’s journey took 3728 lunisolar years.
- April 4, C20541: On the Day of the Curse Historic Israel took up the Curse baton when they killed the animal Passover lamb to carry it to where they killed God’s Divine Passover Lamb. Their journey took exactly 1279 lunisolar years.
- September 27, C21812: The Suffering Generation is spiritually born when John baptise Jesus. This is a second marathon occurring within the Curse Marathon. Jesus begins the Suffering Marathon to the Day of the Curse in 30AZ, a journey of about 7 years and 189 days.
- April 4, C21820: On the Day of the Curse “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law (of temporal death) by becoming a curse for us…” (Gal.3:13) However, a disempowered Death is allowed to continue, but only as a harvesting tool of the natural bodies and emotional scarecrow of humanity. When Christ died as an Atonement Sin Offering for the world it was not yet the end of the road for the eternal Curse, and the historic Jews were commandeered to take up the Curse baton as an Atonement Scapegoat (Lev.16) on behalf of historic Israel and the rest of the world to carry it through their Holocaust to July 5, 1948. Their journey took 1918 years and 92 days. In Chapter Thirteen we have a more in-depth look at how the curse of Eternal as well as Temporal Sin is done away with in three different Holocausts.
- July 5, C23738: The “eternal death” barrel of the Curse was removed in the Jewish Holocaust, but “forgivable sin” lingers on, together with “scarecrow death”. Barend Ben Joseph (Zechariah Ben Berekiah) takes up this Curse baton when he is a ten week old foetus in the womb of his mother, Annie Cornelia, on the way to the Great Tribulation a journey of 75 years and 85 days.
- September 27, C23813: The Suffering Generation spiritually dies in the Holocaust of the Great Tribulation together with the Curse of Death, when its “sting and victory” (1Cor.15:55) is finally removed in the “fire” where Eliah and the Suffering Generation become a “burnt offering.”
- September 28, C23814 – September 27, 24000: The Glorious Generation sets off into the future as the Sixth Generation during the Sixth Creation Day, when humanity are moulded into the true image of the Elohim and Host in the Heavenly Tabernacle. (Gen.1:26-31)
ELIJAH NUMBER TWO: BAREND BEN JOSEPH (ELIAH)
Marking the finish line of the Suffering Marathon
On April 5, 2022, 40 days after Vladimir Putin began his “special operation” of Ukraine, the final lap of one tropical year started for the Suffering Generation, which will take the clock to the 14th day of the first lunisolar month, which is the day of the Curse for 2023. From there the curse is taken to its finale in the fire of the Great Tribulation at the end of the current Creation year.
In the following chapters we discuss exactly who this Barend Ben Joseph alias Eliah is, but just for the sake of a proper ending to this first chapter, he is the first of the two Witnesses of Revelations 11.
He is the Elijah of Mal.4:5 – “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.”
This “dreadful day of the LORD” is the same thing as the day of the Great Tribulation that marks the end of the Suffering Generation. John the Baptist was precursing the way for the Suffering Christ to the agony of Great Tribulation on the cross, while Eliah will be the precursor of the final agony for the Suffering Generation in the Great Tribulation of the Baptismal Fire of the Glorious Generation. Incomprehensible?
Well, the Suffering Generation is like the Phoenix that dies on its funeral pyre, the same pyre from which ashes the Glorious Generation will rise to fly off into the future.
The name Elijah is in fact a job description for both John the Baptist and the Eliah part of the End time Prophet. The assignment of Eliah further distinguishes the final Suffering Generation prophet from the starter prophet: “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”
We discuss this assignment of Eliah in later chapters, but just in closing: He is the Second Jonah that will warn Nineveh (Christianity) about the evil of the division and the false teachings in the Christian Church, urging this Body of Christ in the world to reunite and rid itself of the Lie, so that the Ultimate Truth can at last resurrect in the Church and rededicate the spiritual Christian Temple by ceremonially cleansing the Holy Communion Table with sanctified elements of Bread and Wine, the proof of the budding of the Cross.
Eliah will also ‘turn the heart of the secular fathers to the children, and the heart of the secular children to their fathers’ when he reunites the different political and secular factions in the South African society.
I know that I was running ahead in this Chapter, but unfortunately that’s the way it goes with the unveiling of Bible prophecies. Sometimes one needs to explain a prophecy by explaining a different prophecy, sometimes go to the end to explain something in the beginning, just because the void created by something not properly grasped may jeopardise the understanding of the whole. Sometimes things will just quietly fall into place.
In the next chapter things are starting to come together when the invasion of Ukraine by Putin is the fulfilment of a prophecy enacted by the battle between David and Goliath more than three thousand years ago. If you want to revert to the Index page, click here.