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He Was God's End-Time Zerubbabel
Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong fulfilled the prophecy of Revelation 11:1-2.
Through the words of Holy Scripture, the work of the end-time Zerubbabel was prophesied. His special mission was to be fulfilled prior to the last days of man's rule. In the days of the Great Depression, when the world was in economic collapse, stress, strife and turmoil, the humble and modest appearance of God's Zerubbabel work would appear.
With the Sardis era of God's Church perishing in the wilderness of a Babylon of confusion, God would now raise up His Zerubbabel work to revive The Church of God with the Plain Truth of the Bible. This work of God would be the only true light that declared the only correct way to measure the words of Holy Scripture.
In 1934 the Plain Truth magazine was founded. In this eye-opening magazine, the real understanding of the Bible was made very plain. It revealed the true light of God's Word, showing that mankind was living in a Babylon of religious confusion.
The Plain Truth magazine removed all this onslaught of false teachings and fables. It revealed all the dogmatism (which means dogmatic assertion of opinion without reference to evidence), that all these hundreds of denominations' decrees were based in human reason, and not in the divine revelation of God's Word.
Now, there was a magazine of understanding that measured the real truth from the Bible and made it plain. The Plain Truth magazine has helped many come out of this modern Babylon of religious confusion into the only true way to understand the Plain Truth of the Holy Scriptures.
In Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong's booklet, "The Plain Truth About Healing", on pages 13 and 14 from the 1979 edition, he states very plainly what God said the end-time Zerubbabel's Work would be. Now I quote: "Subsequent events have shown that I was being called by the living Christ for a very special end-time commission to raise up the Philadelphia era of God's Church (Revelation 3:7-13), to restore much lost knowledge (Daniel 12:4), to restore the great commission (Matthew 24:14) and publish (Mark 13:10) His true gospel of the Kingdom of God 'in all the world for a witness unto all nations' just before the end of this present world."
This great commission of God's end-time Zerubbabel Work is fulfilled. The end-time witness of the true Gospel of the Kingdom of God has gone into all the world.
Remember, gospel means good news. It is the big news that reveals the incredible purpose for the creation of mankind. The true gospel teaches that man can be born again through the Church, and become members of the very divine family of God. As members of the God family, we will live for all eternity learning and living God's wonderful lifestyle.
The Bible clearly shows us God's lifestyle, which is the way He lives, the way of love that develops holy, righteous, spiritual character. Through the Bible, we are given the laws that cause success and enable us to live and to have a truly abundant life.
Jesus Christ demonstrated for us the spiritual way to keep the ten commandments. God's ten commandments are holy, just, and good. It is the way of life that leads to true happiness. It is the way of love - which is outgoing concern away from self. It is the way of giving, not getting.
Understanding this true light of God's law was the full purpose of the end-time Zerubbabel Work of God. "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
He Was God's End-Time Apostle
Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong fulfilled the prophecy of Matthew 24:14 and Mark 13:10.