Brief Overview of Wm. Irvine's Omega Message
A large Collection of Wm Irvine's Letters are posted on the TTT website.
Wm Irvine's Omega Message
Wm. Irvine called the new light he received in 1918 his "Omega Message," taken from verses in Revelation, "I am Alpha and Omega.” In his letters, he referred to the 2x2 Sect of the Workers and Friends as "The Testimony" often shortened to "The Testy;" to the time period he preached with them as the "Alpha Days;" and the message he preached during that time as the "Alpha Gospel." He divided his teachings into two time periods—before and after WWI; before was Alpha and after was Omega.
THE NEW THING: In 1914, God began to do “A New Thing,” a broad term. Foretold in Isaiah 43:19, many events happen and will continue to happen during “The New Thing.” The Omega Message is “The New Thing." The Everlasting Gospel preached by the 144,000 is also part of “The New Thing.” Irvine believed God selected him to tell others about “The New Thing.” He wrote: “It’s all dead; and life comes ONLY by receiving my Reading of Revelation! Hearken diligently unto me, saith the Lord. Hear, and your soul shall live and feast; and the Lord will make a new covenant with you: even the sure mercies of David. It’s a New Thing. The old heaven and old earth is passing, as The New comes into being” (Nov. 11, 1934 letter to Moores).
THE BEGINNING AND END: According to Wm. Irvine, the date that marked the ending and beginning of two periods in God’s plan was August 4, 1914, when Jesus took the Throne. This day was THE END of the Testimony Days, or the Alpha Gospel Days At the same time, it was also THE BEGINNING of the "New Thing," or the Omega Message. The Age of Grace ended and the Judgment Program began.
The time allotted for spreading the good news (gospel) was over. Since that time, the Holy Spirit has not spoken to men individually. Love, mercy and forgiveness by grace through faith were no longer available. This meant there was no need for Workers to continue preaching. After August 4, 1914, the Message was Judgment and Wrath. Jesus said there would be signs, wars and rumors of war in different places, and Wm. Irvine took the first WORLD war as proof that God's Judgment Program had arrived.
"Alpha Gospel finished on 4th August, 1914 and Judgment began...The whole
world has been without the Spirit since 1914, August 4th, when the war came
as proof of Judgment" (Aug.
7, 1945 letter to John Laughlin). “… and so on August 4th, 1914, the war came on proving that
Judgment had begun as you can see in Rev. 8, and that the Day of Grace had
21, 1945 letter to Nelsons).
Since 1914, when Jesus took the Throne, there has been no church, and He broke up the Alpha house and cut it "asunder" (November 26, 1945 letter to Dunbars). Irvine wrote “He (Jesus) never had a throne till before the war began. He had been sitting on the Right Hand of God interceding for His people. Now, He is destroying His enemies… Revelation 4 shows the Lord taking His Throne, after spueing the church out of His mouth” (March 31, 1919 letter to Edwards).PROPHET. Wm. Irvine believed that in every dispensation, God ONLY spoke to mankind through a Prophet or Apostle; a Man or “Sent One” whom God had anointed or set His Seal upon. When the Judgment Program began in August 1914, God once again selected a Prophet to speak through. He wrote "God's Way is Theocracy--A Man through whom He speaks and works, producing a people and building a house" (Aug. 11, 1921 Letter to Nobles).
The Omega Message hangs on a key passage of scripture found in Deut.18:8-19. “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee (Moses), and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” (Also quoted in Acts 3:19-26, referring to Jesus).
Irvine believed Moses was not referring to Messiah or Jesus, but to a NEW prophet God would raise up specifically for the Judgment Program. He concluded that this prophet who was "like unto me," or like Moses, was a common man, born to two human parents. Irvine reasoned that since Jesus was born of a woman and the Holy Spirit, He was the God-child. He was not "like unto Moses," and Moses was not speaking about Jesus in Deut. 18:18-19, but about someone else God would send. Further, he concluded that he was a man "like unto Moses," and that this scripture referred to Wm Irvine, and he was God's latest prophet.
Wm. Irvine and his followers believed that God chose Wm. Irvine to be a Prophet with a similar role to John the Baptist who came to warn people to repent and change because the Kingdom was at hand. Irvine referred to himself as "The Prophet of the Last days;" "That Prophet;" and "The Prophet of Restitution of All Things" (Acts 3:21). He explained:
“I draw your attention to the fact that there is to be only
ONE Prophet in the Last Days. So I don’t discuss whether I am
a prophet, but tell you frankly, I am The Prophet whom Moses speaks of
in Deut. 18:18-19 and Acts 3:19-26, who is the Prophet of Restitution of
All Things in preparation for Jesus returning to earth, for He has been
received into Heaven till the time comes. A Prophet must be A Man of the
people of the time of his day; raised up by the Lord alone, like unto Moses;
and his words will mean life or death to the whole world according to the way
people receive them; to put them in order and put an end to a world full of
false prophets” (Dec.
21, 1927 letter to Laws).
When questioned for proof of his claim to be a Prophet, Irvine gave the following replies:
”People want to know what authority I have for being the Son
of Man and Prophet, I know, and no other is supposed to know, but
such as hear my words and obey them can know by the results in themselves”
(Nov. 12, 1929
letter to Ritzmans).
“By 40 years experience and 1,000 marks that prove I am the Prophet…If you had asked Noah such a question, he would have left you to find out with the other 80,000,000 who did not believe he was a Prophet; or Abraham; only 3 believed Abraham was a Prophet out of 5 cities, the greatest in the Near East…Those who were drowned in the Red Sea did not believe Moses was a Prophet” (Sept. 9, 1932 letter to Kelly).
THE TWO WITNESSES in Rev. 11:3-11.
From the very start of his
vision of the Omega Message in late 1918, Irvine claimed he was to be one
of the Two Witnesses, and that John was to be
co-witness and companion to Irvine. He wrote
"In chapter 10 you see John the Apostle come down from Heaven to be my companion, and you see the meeting of the Two in Rev. 22” (Jan. 28, 1946 letter to Craigs).
According to Irvine, John and he would both witness for 1,260 days in preparation of the Lord's return (Rev 11). Then they would be killed and their dead bodies would lie unburied in the streets of Jerusalem for 3-1/2 days. They would then rise again and ascend into Heaven. Irvine wrote, "I hope to be with John and occupy one of the seats right and left of Jesus when my work is finished" (Nov. 15, 1930* letter to Skerritts). Irvine explained:
"I won't be counted worthy of burial, and will be left three and a half days lying in the street of the Holy City, and when they have all had their do and say, to stand upon my feet and be caught up into Heaven, in the presence of those who killed me and were my enemies, while the earthquake will kill thousands. This is surely a grand finish to a life of activity such as is not common in the world history” (June 29, 1920 letter to Wm. Carroll).
“God set His Seal on him [John] by giving Him Revelation and the place he is to occupy as my co-witness, as in Revelation 10 and 11…The Helm is in my Hand today more than ever...The end of a Man of God’s life and work is to be martyred, so John will share the honor of being killed in Jerusalem with me, as in Rev. 11; lie 3-½ days, rise and stand on our feet and obey the Voice of God, and go up as He went, with Earthquake to mark the event as happened when He arose” (Dec. 4, 1937 Letter to John Hardie).
Overseer Jack Carroll confirmed that Irvine believed he was one of the two witnesses: "During last few months, William Irvine has written many letter to saints all over U.S. and Canada urging them to sell their homes and farms and invest their money in Railroads, Fisheries, Canneries, Shipping, etc. He is under the awful delusion that he is one of the witnesses of Rev. 11 and prophecies [sic] a world wide drought and famine beginning August 1 of this year. (See Deut 18:21-22, we have only a little time to wait to prove whether this prophecy is correct or not). He is also under the delusion that the 'day of grace ended in August 1914,' and that since that date 'the voice of God has not been heard in any meeting on earth.' This means that, according to him none have been truly born again during the last four and a half years, and that the labors of all the workers in every field has been utterly in vain. We believe on the contrary, that during the last 4-1/2 years, in spite of greater difficulties than ever before, men and women were as truly born of God as in all the years before" (April 16, 1919 letter to my dear Brother or Sister).The Bible does not identify the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11, and Bible scholars differ in their opinions. Some suggest the two witnesses are Elijah and Enoch, because they are the only two human beings who never died and were translated to heaven. Others believe the two will be Elijah and Moses. Wm. Irvine wrote from Jerusalem in 1938: "I have seen scores of people in Jerusalem these 19 years who were the two witnesses - all faded out and gone - and there are thousands in the world who claim similar place. One was sent out 3 weeks ago, who had been here over a year. He was Enoch, and waiting for Elijah and had a wife and relatives in Frisco" (Nov. 18, 1938* Letter to Edwards).
THE READER: In 1918, four years after World War I started, Wm. Irvine received his vision that he had been appointed by God to be “He that readeth,” shortened to “The Reader,” in Revelation 1:3. “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” He believed God chose the Apostle John to write the Book of Revelation, and he chose Irvine to read the Book. He wrote, "God gave it to Jesus and Jesus sent His Angel to give it to John to write and promised a reader to those who have ears to hear and obey by passing of God’s Message to any and all men” (Nov. 19, 1945 letter to Nelsons). John was the Writer and Irvine the Reader. He wrote:
"Rev. 1:3 shows who are Blessed or given the Spirit to Read Revelation, which was a closed Book till 1914 when the war began. Blessed is he that Readeth and they who hear the words of this prophecy, etc. for the time is at hand" (Nov. 9, 1936 letter to Hills).
“Since I came on to the far country [Jerusalem] to do by my pen what I did for 26 years by my mouth… the Lord came in 1914 and broke up what we thought was of God, and took me out to be the Reader of Revelation to show who had ears to hear me…” (June 6, 1946 letter to Pages).
Some interpret Rev 1:3 to mean: “Blessed is any person who reads the book of Revelation,” but not Irvine. Rather, he believed there would be ONE blessed person, a Prophet, selected by God to read and interpret to others the Book of Revelation and he was that person.
Tim LaHaye, author of many Christian Books, explains “We have already seen that a blessing is offered to those who read, hear and keep the words of this book. The word ‘blessing’ in Scripture is similar in meaning to the word ‘happy.’…The book of Revelation is a source of happiness to anyone who will read it, hear it in the depths of his heart, and obey its instruction“ (Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain by Tim LaHaye).
As “the Reader,” Irvine began sharing his interpretations of what he read. He wrote: “Revelation is the record for the end of Jesus’ work as Judge of all men and nations (Nov. 19, 1945 letter to Nelsons)..
Irvine continued to provide his interpretation of Revelation and other scripture throughout the many letters he wrote and sent all over the world, which he called giving "meat in due season." His interpretation of Revelation is not found in any single letter. His insight did not come all at one time—he continued to receive new progressive insight up until his death in 1947. According to Irvine, in the Judgment Days, unlike in the Dispensation of Grace, the Spirit did not allow man to be saved by reading the scripture. In the Judgment Program, the Spirit guided ONLY the Reader, or interpreter, chosen by God, and those who accepted the Reader’s interpretations. Irvine believed the whole book of Revelation was written specifically for the Reader (Irvine), and no one else could really understand it.
"The whole world is under the delusion of thinking the Spirit is still striving
with man, which ended in 1914, when the Day of the Lord in Judgment began,
and Revelation is the Message from the Throne and our obedience is on the faithful
giving of the words of the prophecy of this Book, and our reward in Rev. 22
will be according to our work in making known to whosoever will what God said
so long ago to Jesus for these days, and which He sent per Angel to John to
Write and gave a Reader to Read it for the guidance of all who have Ears
to Hear" (Sept.
20, 1945 letter to Fountains).
Only those who hear Irvine’s Omega Message and accept it are God's Children. He wrote
“…the Man and Message from the Throne today is the ONLY Message
of Life on the Earth - all else is but delusion. Read Isaiah 55; and Rev. 22” (Dec. 4, 1937 letter to John Hardie).
The test by which those living in the Day of Judgment would be judged was by their attitude toward Irvine and his interpretations. He said: “The Test is not what Jesus was or is, but what do you think of His Son of Man Servant of today?” [meaning Wm. Irvine]. Faith has always been the Biblical requirement for pleasing God (Heb. 11). In the Old Covenant, it was faith in God’s promises. In the New Testament, faith that Jesus, the Messiah, had come was required. And since 1914, in the Revelation Program, Irvine believed the requirement was faith to believe that Wm. Irvine was God's Prophet, one of the two witnesses and that his interpretations were from God. How one treated Wm. Irvine was the test for whether or not one would be blessed or cursed. Irvine wrote “The Reader…is The Test by which all who are His will be known” (Nov. 24, 1927 letter to Hooes). ”And men good, bad or indifferent or perfect are to be Judged by their Attitude to my Reading of Revelation. So they can have the blessings of V. 1-6 of Rev. 22; or the cursing of V. 18-19…” (April. 18, 1928 letter to Baessler).
Irvine often assured his readers that whatever they do to Irvine is the same as if they did it it to/for Jesus. This concept also pervades the 2x2 Sect in that most believe whatever one does for the Workers is the same as if they had done it to/for Jesus. Irvine wrote “What a luxury to have the Man, by whom men can be assured that what they do to him is done as unto Jesus. A simple, practical way of Testing the fruit of the trees” (March 5, 1926 letter to Edwards). “Matthew 25 shows that what men are to The Least of These His Brethren, they are to Him…it’s The Man...whom He has chosen as His Angel, or Sent One to the churches” (Nov. 11, 1934 letter to Moores).
BIBLICAL TITLES: Wm. Irvine appropriated various the Biblical titles for himself, including many that most Bible students and scholars apply to Messiah or Jesus Christ. Being aware of this enables readers to better understand his statements. Some of the more common titles Irvine claimed for himself were: the Man Child, the Least One, the Least of These my Brethren, the Last, Son of Man, the Prophet for the Last Days, the Prophet of Restitution; one of the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11, the Witness, Leader and Commander, the Reader, He that Cometh, the Mouthpiece, the Voice, the Anointed Servant; the Anointed of God; the Sealed of God; the Sower; King, Sent One and Servant. Explanations follow.
LORD’S ANOINTED: As Jesus was the promised “Sent One” and “He that Cometh” in the New Covenant, so Wm. Irvine viewed himself as “the Jesus” for the Judgment Days of Revelation. Numerous references in his letters indicate that Wm. Irvine believed that he was Anointed of God," much the same as Jesus was (March 2, 1923 letter to Ed Cooney), (Feb. 12, 1932 letter to Chapmans).
OF MAN: Jesus referred to himself
as the Son of Man.
Irvine redefined this title:
"The Son of Man, Jesus said He was, and when God destroyed, and cut asunder those who did not believe I was the Son of Man chosen" (Jan. 9, 1946 letter to L.Wood). He explained "Son of Man refers to the man who is of the Earth, anointed as one of the 2 Witnesses" (Nov. 4, 1922 letter to Skerritts). He often
referred to himself as "The Man."
SOWER: Jesus, as the Son of Man, was the Sower in the parable of the Sower and the Seed in Matthew 13. Irvine viewed his time spent preaching as a Worker in the Alpha Days as being the Sower, and said the tares sowed by the devil were the Friends and Workers who did not accept his Omega Message (May 18, 1946 letter to Youngs). According to Irvine, Jesus invites everyone to hear the Prophet and Sower of the Omega Message. Those who embrace his Omega Teachings "have ears to hear" and “All who hear and obey the Omega Message of Rev. will have right to the Tree of Life which will meet their every need” (Feb. 22, 1928 letter to Kerrs).
The Revelation Message is Isaiah 55:1 “Ho, every one that thirsteth. Come ye to the waters…” and “Come out of her my people” (Rev. 18:4). According to Irvine, this means people must come out of the churches and religions of the world, which he called "Satan’s synagogues." Leaving and remaining outside of organized churches and religion is viewed as the first step in following the Omega Message (Sept. 25, 1934 letter to Westlunds).
SERVANT, ANGEL and SENT ONE TITLES: “You know how I have claimed the 1st of the Servant’s part in Matt. 24…” (Aug. 9, 1924 letter to Loitz). Irvine viewed his servant's role and work as giving "meat in due season," from Matt. 24:45-47. He wrote: “Revelation 22:6 shows you Him sending me, His Prophet-Angel; Rev. 22:16 shows Jesus sending me to testify these things.…Rev. 22:17 shows The Man to be The Angel" (Sept. 14, 1936 letter to Blackburns). “My 21 years work in the various parts of the world where my feet had trod as His Servant, and so became His Angel or Sent One to them, to testify the Revelation Message, which is program for the Judgment of all nations and every man, separating into sheep and goats the whole world by their attitude to The Man and Message of God” (Sept. 27, 1935 letter to Bakers).
LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN, aka "The Least," was another titles Irvine often used for himself, from Matt 25:40 (Nov. 17, 1927 letter to Nobles). Many interpret that verse as the King rewarding the sheep for their charitable actions to insignificant persons of no account, whom Jesus called “the least of these my brethren” Irvine wrote: " 'Behold, I will send Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord.' This is my job! John [the] Baptist was Elijah in his day, but Jesus refers to me by what He said of John. ‘Among those born of women, there has not risen a greater than John the Baptist; nevertheless he that is Least in the Kingdom is greater than he’" (Nov, 11, 1934 letter to Moores).
WITNESS, LEADER and COMMANDER: Irvine believed Isaiah 55:4 was speaking about him: " 'Blessed are they that do His commandments" by John in his day to me in my day as Witness, Leader and Commander, 'that they may have right to the tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.' John in his day and I in mine are the gates into the city" (Dec. 2, 1938 letter to Edwards). Wm. Irvine was the only remaining gate. Similarly, the 2x2 Sect believe the only gate is the Workers, and that one must enter through them and submit without question to their control and leadership in order to receive eternal life.
As Commander, Irvine stressed the need to follow his commandments, using Rev. 22;14. “ ' Blessed are they that do His commandments,’ as we got to know The Message of Revelation Read by the Sent One of Jesus, as in verse 16. ‘Commandments’ there refers to the guidance of the Witness, Leader and Commander the Lord says He has made His Servant. All who obey my guidance have a right to the Tree of Life and may enter in through the Gates into the City, or New Jerusalem” (Sept. 6, 1935 letter to Morgans).
CHILD: Irvine believed he was slated to be the Man Child
born to the Woman in labor in Rev. 12:1-3. According to scripture, the Man Child is the Prophet
God raises up in the Days of Restitution, who will rule the nations with
a rod of iron, or judgment. According to Wm. Irvine, the Man Child
will be comprised of the Two Witnesses, the heavenly Apostle John and
Wm. Irvine. Jesus will remain on the throne till the Man Child overthrows all His enemies (Rev. 12:1-2, 5) (Aug.
11, 1921 letter to Nobles). Most Bible scholars believe the Man Child refers to Jesus Christ.
Irvine explained Rev. 12: “And all who have ears to hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches, by the Overcomer, will be The Woman, who is to be honored and protected in a special way, when the Man Child begins to rule the nations with a rod of iron, or judgment” (Aug. 1, 1924 letter to Fladungs). “The Woman stands for those who are born of God and sealed of His spirit” (June 3, 1924 letter to Edwards). He called the Woman who gave birth in Rev. 12 the “Woman Body,” which consisted of those who faithfully followed the Omega Message. “The Woman Body will be those who have been co-builders and find protection and provision when His wrath is poured out by the Two Witnesses” (Jan. 14, 1946 letter to Loitz). Out of the Woman Body, half are wise, and half are foolish (Matt. 25), and the foolish become the Remnant of Rev. 12.
According to Erdmans Handbook to the Bible, the woman in Rev. 12 stands for God’s chosen people, from whom, first the Messiah (v. 5), and through him the church (v. 17), was born. The NIV Prophecy Study Bible presents several viewpoints. “Some have suggested that this woman is Mary…but Mary never fled into the desert for 1260 days. Other scholars suggest that the woman is the church. This view does not hold up under scrutiny because the woman gives birth to one child–not many believers or multiple churches. The only tenable interpretation is to identify this woman with the nation of Israel. In other passages of Scripture, Israel is referred to as a woman, especially in regard to her relationship with God."
According to Author Hal Lindsey, “In Revelation 12 we’re introduced to four of the main actors involved in the drama of this awful period of Jewish persecution: (1) the woman, representing Israel, (2) the great red dragon, representing Satan and a final world kingdom which he will control, (3) the male child, referring to Christ, and (4) Michael, representing the angels of God. Around these main characters revolves the astounding drama of the Great Tribulation. ..The woman is further identified by the fact that she gave birth to a male child who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. This can only refer to an undisputed prophecy about the Messiah of Israel found in Psalms 2:9 and mentioned again in Rev 19:15. It states of Jesus Christ, “He shall rule them with a rod of iron.” This refers to Christ’s reign on earth over all the nations for 1,000 years. This reign is still in the future… However, since it’s clear that the male child represents the Jewish Messiah (who would of necessity come out of the Hebrew race), the woman who gives birth to this child must symbolically refer to the nation of Israel" (There’s a New World Coming, 1973 Ed.).
KING OF THE KINGDOM, JUDGE AND REWARDER: It was not until 1946, only one year before his death, that it came to Wm. Irvine that he was to be the King and Judge the sheep and goats and hand out the rewards and punishments of Matt 25 (March 28, 1946 letter to Pages), (March 23, 1946 letter to McCaskills). Irvine wrote, "The Goats are those produced by all the many imitators of the Son of Man--The Testimony with all the followers of their hypocrisy (April 22, 1946 letter to Skerritts).
“One Noah for 120 years--now one Son of Man, The Least NEW King. But the sweetest part is in Matt. 25 where you see in Verse 31, John comes from Heaven in all his glory and all the holy angels with him, and the Least of All My Brethren becomes the King to judge sheep and goats who have heard the Son of Man on the earth these 53 years plus 3 months, and the King separates sheep and goats” (April 11, 1946 letter to Ida Newby).
THE DAY OF WRATH in Rev. 6:17: "For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?" According to Irvine, during this period, three wars will take place, with the first one being World War I. The second war will be the future East-West Religious War, which is the beginning of the Day of Wrath when the Two Witnesses arrive on the scene. The third war is Armageddon, when the whole world gathers to "battle on the great Day of God Almighty" in Rev. 16:14. Presently, we are in the time period Irvine calls the Beginning of Sorrows (Feb. 12, 1932 letter to Chapmans).
When John comes from Heaven, an earthquake will split Mt. Olives in half and a waterway to the Dead Sea will be opened and will replenish the land, and cause the desert to bloom as paradise (Zechariah 14:4-5). This will create a great valley where the Omega followers will flee for refuge (Feb. 26, 1929 letter to Edwards), (April 20, 1929 letter to Loitz). Around that time, all those following the Omega teachings worldwide will gather in Jerusalem to fulfill Isaiah 2:3. Omega followers do not have their tickets bought or money set aside to get to Jerusalem for this event. They do not know exactly when or how it will work and are not concerned with details. They have faith and confidence that they will all somehow arrive in Jerusalem.
THE TRIBULATION: The Two Witnesses, John and Wm. Irvine, will witness for 3-1/2 years (1,260 days), during the East-West War when the Heavens are shut up, there is no rain and there is worldwide drought, famine and plagues (Rev. 11:1-6). The world is aware of who the responsible parties are for the drought. This is the seven year Tribulation. Irvine claims the rapture will not come until after the 1000-year reign. Jesus will stay on his Throne in Heaven until the Restitution of All Things and the Two Witnesses put “his enemies under his feet.”
"The rapture comes at the end of the 1000 years, and so shall we be with the Lord, not on the earth, which will be finished so far as His purpose is concerned, & burnt up....There can be no rapture of the church, for there is no church since 1914, and only such as have ears to hear and obey the Reader of Rev. or the Witness, Leader and Commander He has given to people, can have any hope…We are 6 months into Tribulation and no Rapture" (Feb. 12, 1932 letter to Chapmans).
144,000 APOSTLES OF THE NEW EVERLASTING GOSPEL: According to Irvine, 144,000 virgin men (Rev. 7:3-4, 14:1-4) with "his Father's name written in their foreheads" will arrive in Jerusalem, and "144,000 will hear the call and come from the four corners of the earth to be Apostles of the Everlasting Gospel to the whole world. This is the New Thing - the New Heaven and New Earth" (Aug. 14, 1943 letter to Edwards). He further explained "So you see the anointing of the two witnesses is the beginning of the gathering of the 144,000, and perfecting them for the scattering of the angels to gather out those who offend and those who work their iniquity in His name; and to gather the 100 million from the ends of the Earth when the two witnesses are killed" (Jan. 10, 1946 letter to Pages). The Everlasting Gospel is Rev. 14:7: "Fear God and give glory to him. For the hour of his judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of water."
Many people will go to Jerusalem since food and water will be plentiful there during the Tribulation, where they will hear the Two Witnesses speak. After 3-1/2 years (1,260 days), the Beast (Rev. 17) will be loosed. The Two Witnesses, John and Wm. Irvine will be killed and their dead bodies will lie in the streets of Jerusalem, and the world will rejoice that the Two Witnesses are dead (Rev. 11:7-10). Irvine's followers assume their deaths will be publicized worldwide by television. After for 3-1/2 days, the Two Witnesses will rise again and a great voice from heaven will say, “Come up hither,” and they will ascend up to Heaven in a cloud with their enemies watching on (Rev. 11:12).
The Apostolic Age begins after the Two Witnesses are killed, and the 144,000 will return to where they came from, and offer salvation to the world. One hundred million will accept their message will be sealed and saved, while the wicked shall be cleared off the earth by atomic power, ending in the earthquake and fire which burns Jerusalem and other cities (March 28, 1946 letter to Pages), (Feb. 27, 1946 letter to Howells). Jesus will return to earth with his Bride, and reign for 1,000 years in peace as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Oct. 29, 1944 letter to Everitts). Irvine wrote: “God...is doing a New Thing - finish off all who will not hear Him, and gather all who will hear Him, that they may reign for a 1,000 years on the earth as His divine family” (Aug. 18, 1928 letter to Mrs. Sheeley and Fay).
COMMENTS BY IRVINE ABOUT HIS CALLING AND ROLES: Through his letters, one gets glimpses of how Irvine felt regarding the role he believed he was divinely appointed to fill.
"If they would not hear me because of my leastness, they would not have heard Him (Jesus)… For I am to Jesus, what Jesus was to His Father" (Dec. 18, 1931 letter to Morgans).
"You can see how much alone I have been in the conflict and how it has all centered around me and my Message. And I’m glad that these things were not made clear to me earlier, for there would have been more temptation to getting puffed up over them…You may almost think me presumptuous in these readings, but I’m sure, else I would not give them to you…” (July 13, 1924 letter to Skerritts).
“Whether The End was delayed till He could get a man or not I can’t tell, but one thing I’m sure of, that not till my Alpha Work was finished did the War begin. That shows how closely the two things came; and from the first, I knew there was a very close connection…and to think that all that has happened is centered in me, rather than all the great men in worlds’ eyes. People may think it vanity and pride of heart that would make me say these things, but it’s the plain reading of the Book, and the key to unlocking all the mysteries of past and present things” (Nov. 17, 1927 letter to Nobles).
“He (John) is very happy and content in sharing the Message of God today, as he once did in Alpha Testimony Days; which was my work then to begin it. And now, The Man and Message of Revelation is my job, and reward for my service for 21 years up to 1914. Testimony finished in 1914, when Revelation became The Message and Test for all men” (Nov. 11, 1934 letter to Moores).
After reading numerous letters written by Wm. Irvine, it seems as if the following paragraph in Irvine’s own words is a good brief summary of what his Omega Message:
“You ask how I can learn the things that should be taught at this time. Read Rev. 1:1-3 and you will find a perfect answer. Revelations which God gave to Jesus and He to John by His Angel, that John should write them. 'Blessed is he that readeth'(that is, the Prophet) 'and they that hear and keep the words, for the time is at hand.' There was no Reader till the time was at hand. When the time of Tribulation comes, then John, the Writer, and the Reader become the Two Witnesses. Rev. 10:11 and in quite a number of other places, Jesus speaks of John coming back and not suffering martyrdom till he is killed as in Rev. 11. John was the First Apostle of Jesus, and I am to be the Last, as there will be no need for such when Jesus comes with the meek to reign for 1,000 years as King of Kings and Lord of Lords...
"Jesus told the Pharisees they searched the Scriptures, for in them they thought they had Eternal Life, while the Book teaches us the need of a Man sent of God, through whom He will speak words of Eternal Life. The Scripture is of no private interpretation, meaning we can only understand the words of inspired sent men, by the same Spirit; and men can pretend anything they want, and use the Scriptures any way they choose, they can never take the Spirit which God always can and will give only to the Man who is willing to fulfill the conditions revealed in all whom He ever sent. If you have ear to hear my Reading, you will soon find that you will have Ears to Hear what the Spirit saith for these days. Matt. 18 deals with The Man who is to be the Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, and is The Test for all who know Jesus, and will become the Little Ones” (Dec. 21, 1927 Letter to Law).
October 11, 1930
PO Box 696
My Dear Friends;
Thanks for yours. The world is full of false prophets and prophecy, and every man seems to walk in his own thoughts and ways, iniquity and hypocrisy, so why not the need for a true Prophet? And don’t think God will ask any man in the matter.
The Book is full of proofs that such a man is to be Prophet or Mouthpiece of God for these days, if people can’t see, then it is proof that they have no light, or worse, the light of them is darkness.
We have had 17 years of the beginning of sorrows according to what Jesus said in Matt. 24, etc. in diverse places and now we are to have world wide war, famine, pestilence and plagues for 7 years to end the whole fabric of religion, racialism and the language babel on the earth. What began at Babel is to end in the destruction of Babylon as you can see from Rev. 17 and 18. The Reader of revelation and those who hear his reading are the New Seed for the Kingdom of God being set up on the earth.
You can see in Rev 22 what it will mean for all who either add to or take from the words of this prophecy, by the reading of the Book by the Man. A Prophet is a man on the earth for whom the Spirit of God is to see, hear and witness. People always loved the dead Prophets, but either did not feel the need of, or give ear to a living Prophet.
Jesus is on the Throne in Heaven, and most every form of righteousness on the earth is carried on in His name, and backed by His written record; SO WHY NOT A PROPHET?
Isaiah 55 is a record of this servant, whom Jesus makes Witness, Leader & Commander, for all who will hear Him. People’s attitude toward God, Jesus and the Spirit is known by their attitude to the Servant. All who will hear my reading of Revelation, which is the program of Judgment of all man from 1914 to the end, will find a place of shelter, provision and comfort. All others will perish from the earth. This is the reading of the whole Book, as it was in Noah’s time to now.
My best wishes for you, Hear and your soul shall live, refuse and perish.
IRVINE'S EXPLANATION OF REVELATION
Wm. Irvine's Letter To: Blackburns
September 14, 1936
My dear Blackburns:
Thanks for yours. I expect, by the time this reaches you, the World War will be on and John will not tarry much longer. Then you will see the drought and plagues following, according to Revelation 9:12, and the whole of what I have been showing His servants, who were willing to hear and obey, will shortly be done. Blessed are they who keep the sayings of the prophesy of this book, Revelation.
Revelation 22 is an outline of all that comes from the Throne. The River of Life flowing, and the Tree growing, its Leaves for the healing of the smitten nations, while men fearing, and war nearing, and our greater opportunity for witnessing and seeing the reward for those who hear and obey; and they who oppose and despise, wrath and more wrath to end all their silly cackle and lip service, worship, so-called.
Revelation 22:6, shows you Him sending me, His Prophet-Angel.
Revelation 22:7, shows who are Blessed.
Revelation 22:8 &9, the meeting of the TWO WITNESSES.
Revelation 22:10, Seal not the sayings of THIS BOOK, for they are NOW.
Revelation 22:11, The time at hand for men, unjust, filthy and righteous and holy are all in the same place and plane and will be rewarded according to the use they have made of the witness.
Revelation 22:12, as his work shall be.
Revelation 22:13, Jesus as Alpha, with the keys of Kingdom, and Omega keys of Hell and Death.
Revelation 22:14, shows who are BLESSED and his commandments are not hard to keep which comes from the Throne, not Moses and Jesus, as in low, or Alpha Days, but the Living God and Jesus as He gives us His Servant or Sent One.
Revelation 22:15, shows where the whole religious world now is and what their spiritual marks are. They can never have any part in the Tree of Life or entrance to the City by the Gates. The false preachers cannot climb up some other way this time.
Revelation 22:16, shows Jesus sending me to testify these things. Not in Babylon, but to those whom I got to know in prewar days, called the 7 churches.
Revelation 22:17, shows the Man to be The Angel.
Revelation 22:17, My message was to gather the Woman-Bride, who is to be the channel of the Spirit's Message, or Witness, and all who hear my message will also say come;, for my message is to whosoever will, as the Old Gospel was in prewar days.
Revelation 22:18, shows how foolish any man is who tries to take from or add to the message and my reading of Revelation.
Revelation 22:19, they shall be as sure of death and hell, as we who hear can be of LIFE, if we OBEY and so let the Spirit work in us and by us to all He is preparing through trouble and suffering in the clouds now let loose on earth, which will show who and what is what.
My love and best wishes in Him,
"But don't let even that trouble you, for we are now entering the 17 hour of His sufferings; and so the 18th year of Judgment; and now the 1st year of Tribulation, which is the last 7 years....for this time next year, when John will have come, and the Woman be invited to come to Palestine" (Aug. 2, 1930 letter to Fountains).
"This is my spiritual birthday and I expect we will be having a happy New Year and a real Xmas in John's coming at the end of 24 years from 1914 war coming on when the 7 seals had been opened in heaven. The 24 hours of Jesus' sorrow, death and burial have been well carried through since 1914, and now 6 months ahead the end will come" (Jan. 6, 1938 Letter to Edwards).
"The Wall Street joke of raising a 5-million dollar fund to offer Roosevelt if he retires in 5 months;--all these 5's seem to draw our attention to our being in the last 5 months of the 24 years of Beginning of Sorrows, and helps to place the hour, day, month and year for Tribulation about 6th August"  (March 11, 1938 letter to Edwards). Editor's Note: The Tribulation is seven years before the end of the world.
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