The Purpose of SIGNIFYING
As per Revelation 1:1, the whole of the book is written in the form of Symbols and Emblems. The Zion Doctrine of TPM stumbles on this stone and has been bruised beyond repair.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants’ things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and –SIGNIFIED– it by his angel unto his servant John:
In this article, we will try to understand the purpose of telling it in such a manner, which makes it difficult for normal people to understand it.
The above verse makes it clear as to whom it is intended(his servants). It also means that there are people whom it is not intended. There is a kind of divine encryption which is put into the message. It can only be understood by the people whom it is intended for and will not be understood for whom it is NOT intended for. As the book is intended for his servants, it is very clear that it will not be understood by the ones which “Camouflage as his servants”.
Modern Day Parlance
In our modern day, we can notice this same phenomenon in many e-commerce sites. When we come to the site, normally we get to browse the site in “HTTP” protocol. However, when the navigation moves to pages which require data inputs, it immediately switches to “HTTPS” protocol. This https protocol is signified by a Lock sign and if you click on the lock, you can see that the communications are secured by a 128 or 256-bit encryption. This encryption is certified by a certifying authority. This is done so that the integrity and security of the data being passed to the server are not compromised or hacked by unwanted intruders. The communication between the server and the client machines are encoded using a private key which, only the concerned machines understand. No others can understand this unlocking mechanism.
By chance, if a hacker is able to hack into the communication, he will just be able to see some junk characters and will not have the original intended message as he does not have the private key.
This is exactly the same purpose as SIGNIFYING.
Jesus Method of communication
When Jesus was in this World physically, he followed this same pattern of signifying. We can see these encoded messages called “Parables”. Let us see what Jesus tells us about the purpose of Parables.
Jesus taught with parables for two main purposes: to explain the truth to some (Luke 10:36-37) and to keep the truth hidden from others (see Mark 4:10-12 below). For those eager to follow God, parables were memorable illustrations of a kingdom principle. For those opposed to God’s plans, the meaning of the parables would be hidden in a form of judgment.
“And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, so that “they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.” Mark 4:10-12
Note the underlined area of the above verse. It is a grave warning for people who are cocksure of their interpretation. TPM has reached a point where it cannot turn away from their insane interpretation. But there is still a chance for its believers to get out of this wrong doctrine. Reader, get off the back of this wrong interpretation.
In the previous article of this series ie. Part 3, we have conclusively proved that the TPM interpretation of Zion is flawed. We also know the fruit of their interpretation. It has led them to be arrogant and proud of some nonsense which they themselves cannot answer questions on.
Do not be led astray by these false teachers who claim to be apostles but are false apostles indeed.
“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false” Revelation 2:2
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.” 2 Peter 2:1-2
“Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “‘ Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins so that you will not receive any of her plagues;” Revelation 18:4