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The Church without a Name and its Founder, William Irvine

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Appendix O (Omega Gospel)

Revised July 28, 2015

The End and Beginning - The New Thing

Starred quotes are ESPECIALLY Noteworthy!

The following are the chief teachings and beliefs of William Irvine and his followers AFTER 1918, compiled to the best of the author’s ability.  This information was collected from discussions with present-day followers of Wm. Irvine, ex-Omega Message followers; from over 300 personal letters written by Wm. Irvine, as well as letters by current and late Omega followers.

Wm. Irvine called his new revelations he received in 1918 the "OMEGA MESSAGE,"  taken from the verse, "I am Alpha and Omega.”  He referred to the workers and friends as "The Testimony" (the 2x2s), and the time he preached with them as the "Alpha Days," and the message he/they preached then as the "Alpha Gospel."  He wrote: "Jacob and his 2 wives are the type of my family; by Leah, The Testimony people; and Rachel, The Woman of Omega Days with her 2 Sons."( Dec. 26, 1936 Letter to Percy Abbott)

THE END AND BEGINNING:  The cut off date was August 4, 1914.  It was the Ending and Beginning of two periods or eras in God’s plan, similar to the Old Covenant or Testament changing over to the New Covenant or Testament.  August 4, 1914 was THE END of  the Testimony Days, the Alpha Gospel Days and the Age of Grace.  August 4, 1914 was THE BEGINNING of  the New Thing, the Judgment Days or Program, the Omega Message and the Last Message of Jesus Christ to the World.

Jesus took the Throne on August 4, 1914, God’s Judgment Program began, and the Heavens were closed.  The Day of Grace and the Alpha Gospel were ended.  The days for spreading the good news (gospel) were over.  Love, mercy and forgiveness by faith were no longer offered to the world.  There was no further need for workers to go out preaching any longer, for the Alpha Days were over.  The Holy Spirit no longer spoke to men individually. Today, the Message is Judgment and Wrath; there is no Good News, unless we are one with Omega Jesus.

    "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;"  (August 7, 1945 Letter to John Laughlin).
    “Revelation is the Programme of Judgment period which began in 1914 and now we are nearing the Day of Vengeance, and the end of wicked men ruling the world.”  (February 27, 1945 Letter to  Petersons)
    “Alpha Gospel finished in 1914 when Judgment began. The Spirit ceased to strive with men…”  (November 30, 1945 Letter to Ben Patton)
    “The whole unanointed world still believes we are yet in the Day of Jesus Christ, while the whole of God recognize that we are in the Day of The Lord, or Judgment Days.  1st Thessalonians. 5:1-4 shows this quite clear…The Days of Jesus Christ finished in 1914.”   (July 22, 1920 Letter to May Carroll)
From 1893 to 1914, William Irvine gave the last of what is called The Alpha Gospel, to the seven (7) churches of Revelation 2, which were the churches in John's day and in ours. Jesus and The Apostles witnessed to the Eastern world.  William Irvine witnessed in the following places in the Western world.  In 1914, Irvine went to Jerusalem, Palestine, and from 1918 to 1947, he gave The Jesus’ Omega Message by letter.  He identified the seven churches in his letters dated September 3, 1930 and January 3, 1944 to Edwards as:
THYATIRA PACIFIC COAST (including California)

Jesus said there would be signs, wars and rumors of war in different places.  So Wm. Irvine took World War I, the first WORLD war, as proof that Jesus had taken the Throne and that the Judgment Program of Revelation had begun, which ended the Day of Grace.
    “And in 1914, the so-called house was broken up and…The war was the proof that Judgment had come. “  (January 8, 1946 Pincetl & Sutter)

    “… 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 ended…"  (August 21, 1945 Letter to Nelsons)

In the days prior to 1914, called the Alpha Days, “many were called,”  but only a few of these accepted Irvine’s Omega Message, therefore “few were chosen.”   After Jesus took the Throne in 1914, He selected His Bride from among those in The Testimony, and the rest of those in The Testimony, Jesus “cut them asunder.  He spued the rest of the 2x2-church group out of his mouth.”  (From Rev.3:16:  “So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” )
    “God made ME the FIRST head of the family. He did the calling by ME, and now these past seven years, he is doing the choosing, for many are called, few chosen. It was so wonderful, both in numbers who heard, the numbers who professed, the numbers of workers, the ground covered with the clearness of the truth as it is in Jesus. But the end of the Jesus Way is to choose his Bride from among those who have had all these privileges...” (August 17, 1921 Letter to Fred Hanowell)
    “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)

    “A Sower went forth to sow, and after much hard work I got a few who were the fruit of my efforts.  And while men slept the Devil sowed tares; all sorts of religious people came in to be preachers and teachers, and people under the name of Jesus being the Way, Truth, and Life, called The Testimony, to end in 1914 in being broken up and cut asunder as in Matt. 24…”  (November 26, 1945 Letter to Dunbars)

THE NEW THING:   In 1914, God began to do “A New Thing,” as in Isaiah 43:19.   Many events happen and will continue to happen during “The New Thing,” a broad term.  The Omega Message is “The New Thing."   The Everlasting Gospel preached by the 144,000 is part of  “The New Thing.”  God selected Wm. Irvine to tell others about “The New Thing.”

FROM:   Isaiah 43:19  “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

    “And now He 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 1000 years on the earth as His divine family. ”  (August 18, 1928 Letter to Mrs. Sheeley & Fay)

    “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.”  (November 11, 1934 Letter to Moores)

Wm. Irvine claimed the title and office of A PROPHET:
  He believed that in every dispensation, God has ONLY spoken to mankind through a Prophet or Apostle; a Man or “Sent One” that God set His Seal upon or Anointed. “God's Way is Theocracy--A Man through whom He speaks and works, producing a people and building a house."  (August 11, 1921 Letter to Nobles)  When the Judgment Program began in August, 1914, the Spirit ceased to strive with men, and God once again selected A Prophet to speak through.  A key passage of scripture used in the Omega Message is:

FROM:   Deuteronomy 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.”  (See also Acts 3:19-26).

FROM:   Acts 3:22 - “And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you; whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.  For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass that every soul, which will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from among the people.”

Wm. Irvine believed Moses was referring, not to Messiah or Jesus, but to a NEW prophet God would raise up specifically for the Judgment Days.  Therefore, Irvine concluded that the prophet Moses was speaking of who was like unto me, (Me = Moses) was a common man, born to two human parents.  Since Jesus was born of woman and God, He was the God-child; and therefore they reason, was not like Moses, and so Moses was not speaking about Jesus in Deut. 18:18-19.

On the other hand, he reasoned that he, Wm. Irvine, was a man like Moses, since he was a common man born to two human parents.  And his followers believe God chose Wm. Irvine to be the Prophet Moses spoke of, who was given a role similar to John the Baptist who came to warn people to repent and change because the Kingdom was at hand.  Wm. Irvine referred to himself as The Prophet of the Last days; That Prophet; and The Prophet of Restitution of All Things.  He believed that Jesus would remain in Heaven until the restitution of all things, and that Wm. Irvine was chosen to be the Prophet of Restitution and give the Message of Revelation to the world.

    “…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.”  (December 21, 1927 Letter to Laws)

    “Get to know all the Bible says about The Prophet for these days.  It will help you to see how simple it is for all men—Him, the prophet, shall ye hear in all things, and whosoever will not hear That Prophet shall be destroyed from amongst the people- Acts 3 and Deuteronomy 18, which is speaking of The Prophet Revelation shows us, and his message is the pure River of Water of Life—Revelation 19:7&8--Let us be glad and rejoice when Jesus comes to meet those who have heard His Prophet and Message…” (May 6,  1928 Letter to Mrs. Mattes)

Dave Dempster, an Omega Message Follower who corresponded with Wm. Irvine from Australia, explained to the Sydney Morning Herald readers how Irvine was called to preach and was made The Last Prophet.  Keep in mind that Irvine was from originally Scotland, which is in the North:  “…Isaiah 41:10-11. It was on the strength of that chapter that he went out to preach when God called him… verse 25 shows the Last Prophet would come from the North.  ‘I have raised up one from the north and he shall come:  From the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name:  And he shall come upon princes as upon morter and as the potter treadeth clay. Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know?’”

When questioned about his claim to be a Prophet, Irvine gave the following explanations:

    “The way to prove that I am His Prophet is to put my message to the test every chance you get; and make chances for that matter… If you read the Bible where and when it has been opened to you, by MY Reading and His Spirit, then it will help you, otherwise it will hinder you.”    (April 4  1929 Letter to Helen Kellogg)

    “For if we let Him come into us by His Spirit, we will soon find out that the Spirit will give us words, understanding, and wisdom.  This is the only way we can be sure I am the Prophet.”   (October 18, 1931 Letter to Warren Hooper)

    ”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.”  (November 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. ” (September 9, 1932 Letter to Kelly)

    “Your letter to Ollie will do more to convince her that I am The Prophet than anything else could do…When did the Scribes and Pharisees of any age know The Prophet of their day?” (December 20, 1929 Letter to Cummings)

    "Nothing give me greater joy today than to know that Jesus is on His Throne and I as His Angel, Servant and Prophet in Jerusamem to end all the abominations on the earth and give honest people, good or bad, a chance to hear my witness, follow my leadership and obey my commands and so have right to the Tree of Life..."  (May 5, 1928 Letter to Edward Cooney)

    "For if we let him come into us by His Spirit, we will soon find out that the Spirit will give us words, understanding and wisdom. This is the only way we can be sure I am the Prophet." (October 18, 1931 Letter to Warren Hooper)

Wm. Irvine claimed the title and role of ONE of the TWO WITNESSES of Revelation 11:1-11The other is the Apostle John, the Writer of the Book of Revelation.  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 in Rev. 11:1-11.  John is to be co-prophet or co-witness and companion to Irvine (from Rev 1:9:  “I, John who also am your brother and companion in tribulation…”). Wm. Irvine believed that the Apostle John would come from Heaven, and along with Irvine, would be the Two Witnesses (prophets) who will both witness for 1,260 days in preparing the way for the Lord's coming.  At the end of their witness, they would be killed and their dead bodies would lie unburied in the streets of Jerusalem for 3-1/2 days.  Then they will rise again and ascend up into Heaven. He 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)

Confirming this, Jack Carroll wrote:  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."   From his earliest letters of record, Irvine wrote:

    "…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 (Jerusalem), 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 William Carroll)
    “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.”   (January 28, 1946 Letter to Craigs)

    “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.”  (December 4, 1937 Letter to John Hardie)

The Bible does not identify the Two Witnesses of Rev 11, and Bible scholars differ in their opinions.  Some Bible scholars 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.  The founders of the Heaven's Gate cult in San Diego, California, Bonnie Nettles and Marshall (Herff) Applewhite, believed they  had been anointed as the Two Witnesses in the Book of Revelation for the Last Days.  Followers of Omega believe it is John and Wm. Irvine. Dave Dempster, an Omega follower, explained why to the readers of the Sydney Morning Herald:
    “Another seeming peculiar event in John's life marks him out as one of the Two Witnesses; after Jesus had risen from the dead and prior to his ascending up to heaven, the 21st chapter of John informs us that he appeared the third time to His disciples; and (verses 18-23) in giving Peter an inkling of what lay ahead of him regarding his martyrdom, had Peter all at sea as to what it meant at that time.  Not knowing what the Lord was driving at; in his embarrassment Peter turned about and seeing the disciple whom Jesus loved (John) he said to Jesus, 'Lord and what shall this man do?'  Jesus saith unto him, 'If I will that he tarry till I come what is that to thee?  Follow thou me.'  It goes on to say that this saying went abroad among the brethren that that disciple should not die.  What the Lord really meant to convey was that John was to delay his martyrdom till just before Jesus comes, as one of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11.  Further convincing proof can be gleaned from verses 10-11 of Revelation 10:  John took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it up; it was sweet in his mouth, but it made his belly bitter, and the angel said to him, 'Thou must prophecy again before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.'  He hasn't fulfilled that prophecy so far, but will do so from Jerusalem, during the 1,260 days aforesaid mentioned.”

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)

Wm. Irvine personally claimed various Biblical TITLES and ROLES were his, which are in bold type throughout this chapter.  Numerous names and titles are used in the Bible to refer to Jesus.  Since Irvine viewed the whole Bible as prophecy for the Judgment Days of Revelation, he uses Jesus’ titles to refer to himself, which many other Bible students and scholars apply to Messiah or Jesus Christ.  One is better able to read and understand Irvine’s letters if they are aware of the Biblical titles he applies to himself.  Some of the more common titles Irvine claims for himself are:  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, Mouthpiece, Voice; Anointed Servant/One; the Anointed of God; the Ho Man;  The Sealed of God; Sower; King, Sent One, the Servant.  Some of these titles are explained in more detail below.

Wm. Irvine claimed the title and role of the READER:  Revelation 1:3 is another key verse in Irvine’s perspective regarding his role in the Revelation Program.  Dave Dempster explained to the readers of the Sydney Morning Herald:   “John, God's choice, was the Writer of Revelation, and The Book was to be sealed until the time of the end; it stands to reason that when the time came to reveal and fulfill it, God would raise up a Prophet as the Reader; so Writer and Reader are very clearly distinguished.  This is where William Irvine comes in as the Reader (of) Verse 3 of Revelation 1…”

FROM:  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.”

Irvine did not interpret this verse to mean: “Blessed is any person who reads the book of Revelation,” as some do.  But rather, he believed that there would be ONE person, A Prophet, who would be selected by God to read and interpret for others the Book of Revelation.  The one who interpreted or Read it for others would be blessed.  He believed Revelation had been a closed book until 1914.  Irvine 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."  (November 9, 1936 Letter to Hills)

Rev. 1:1 begins with “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.”  The word “revelation”  here is a translation of the Greek word apokalypsis, which means “an unveiling.”  The word means to expose or view, as the unveiling of a painting.  Following are some explanations by a couple of 2x2 workers of Rev. 1:3. Wilson Reid said “In the 1st chapter of Revelation, the 3rd verse, we read:  blessed is he that readeth.  That always encourages me to read the book of Revelation.”  (Notes of undated Convention at Ebe, Holland) James McLeod said “It is a three-fold proposition.  If you read these things, the blessing has begun; but if you hear God’s voice in what you read, it will open your heart and your eyes, and change your vision.  But blessing increases as you are willing to add to this the doing.”  (Strathalbyn, S. Australia Convention-no date)

Tim LaHaye, author of many Christian Books, explains it in Revelation Illustrated and Made Plain:  “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.“

Ed Cooney wrote Wm. Irvine:  regarding Rev. 1:3: "Blessed is he who reads." This would be true of each angel or messenger afore-mentioned, and also true of all who can read this revelation in the Spirit, because of being in the right hand of Jesus, and then pass it on to those who had ears to hear, and who through hearing would be blessed." (May 2, 1931 Letter by Ed Cooney to Wm. Irvine)

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” of Revelation 1:3.  The Apostle John was chosen to Write the Book of Revelation, and Irvine was selected to Read the Book.  John was the Writer and Irvine was the Reader.  So in 1918,  after the Book of Revelation was opened up to Wm. Irvine in a new light, he, as “the Reader” began to Read and share his message:

    “Revelation is the record for the End of Jesus’ work as Judge of all men and nations.  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.” (November 19, 1945 Letter to Nelsons)

     “Since I came on to the far country 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)

Irvine’s Reading or interpretation of the Book of Revelation is given throughout his many letters, which he sent all over the world.  He called this giving Meat in Due Season.  A good number of his letters are published on the TTT website.  His insight did not come all at one time, and he continued to receive new insight up until his death in 1947.   In fact, the discovery of a MAJOR role he was to play, that of  King of the Nations, Judge and Rewarder, Separator of the Sheep and Goats, came to him only one year before he died.
    "In 1914, the war came and I found all that finished for me. Then Revelation began to open and I found…Rev 1:3, and I found only few had ears for my Reading of Revelation." (April 11, 1946 Letter to Ida Newby)

     “In 1918, the Reader began to Read to those who had Ears to Hear and to Test those who were the seven churches.  First in Great Britain, and then in Eastern States of USA, then South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Then the Pacific Coast and Canada where many had been gathered, but few gathered into the Kingdom.” (January 3, 1944 Letter to Edwards)

In the Judgment Days, the Spirit does not make the scripture plain to man so that one could be saved by reading the scripture, as was the case in the Dispensation of Grace.  In the Judgment Program, the Spirit guides ONLY the Reader, or interpreter, chosen by God, and those who accept the Reader’s interpretations. Irvine believed the whole book of Revelation was written specifically for the Reader, and no one else could really understand it.  His Reading or interpretation of Revelation isn't found in any single letter, but is spread throughout his letters.
    "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." (September 20, 1945 Letter to Fountains)
Those who heard and accepted his reading or interpretations he labeled: “Those who have Ears to Hear what the Spirit saith.”  “All who hear and obey the Omega Message of Revelation will have right to the Tree of Life which will meet their every need…” (February 22, 1928 Letter to Kerrs).  The parable of the Sower and the seed in Luke 8:8 ended with: “And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath Ears to Hear, let him hear.”  John wrote to the seven churches in Asia in Revelation 2 and 3, and he counseled them: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”  Irvine uses the phrase: “those who have Ears to Hear what the Spirit saith” to refer to those who accept him as The Prophet and Reader of Revelation; he also calls them "Little Ones."

Anyone who added to or took from Reader Irvine’s interpretations would receive plagues or have his name removed from the Book of Life in Rev. 22:18-19.  Only those who hear Irvine’s Omega Message and accept it are God's Children.  “ …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 Revelation 22 makes it very plain.”  (December 4, 1937 Letter to John Hardie).

In 1918, Wm. Irvine began to view the entire Bible as prophecy for the End Times:  “My experience the past 50 years has made it easy to read the Book, and to see how it’s more than history of the past, but prophecy for the future.  Matthew is like an outline of much in the past years, and now giving detail for the present, as well as the future and throwing much light on what’s written in Old Testament as in the latter Epistles…Matt. 13 is just like an outline of much of  MY life and work.”  (January 30, 1943 Letter to Laughlin, Jr.)

Wm. Irvine claimed the title of the LORD’S ANOINTED:  As Jesus was the promised “Sent One” and “He that Cometh” for the New Covenant or Testament, 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 the Lord’s Anointed, much the same as Jesus was.  For example:

    "…and (I) always knew more of these conditions than anyone else.  And rightly so, for The Testimony was the Seal of God and proof of MY anointingI am the one God used altogether--not most.  No William, no Testimony...The Testimony was the echo and re-echo of the Voice of God through MY lips, though I knew it not then, as I do today.”  (March 2, 1923 Letter to Ed Cooney)

    “The Scripture is of no private interpretation, or can only be understood by A Man anointed of God, as were the men who spoke what is written in the Book.”  (February 12,  1932 Letter to Chapmans)

    “My birthday coming 7 days after New Year, as His (Jesus) comes 7 days before, has been impressed upon my mind these days… that He had chosen ME from the womb, which used to make me wonder in reading Jeremiah…where it says so.”  (January 5, 1930 Letter to Dave Dempster)

An Omega follower explains what the word "anointed" means to them:  "Jesus was anointed to preach the Alpha Gospel to the Eastern World; the Apostles finished the work in Asia.  William was anointed to finish the Alpha Gospel in the Western World, which did not exist at the time Christ and the Apostles were on Earth.  And he was anointed, or given the authority of God, Jesus, and the Disciples (the 12 star crown on the Head of the Woman of Rev. 12) to give the Omega Gospel to the 7 churches he spoke to in Alpha days and to the rest of the world in General (The Laodicea Message in Rev. 3). The word anointed only means by permission of God and Jesus.  Notice how many times Paul says, "I speak by Permission," meaning that he was anointed, therefore, was correct in giving his own opinion, which was not of any private interpretation, but of God.  William Irvine spoke by the same authority and permission."

Wm. Irvine claimed the title of SON OF MAN:   Irvine believed the Lord came in 1914, and chose him to be The Man for the Judgment Days.  As Jesus referred to himself by the title Son of Man, so also Wm. Irvine referred to himself in the same manner: Irvine defined the title:   "Son of Man refers to The Man who is of the Earth, Anointed as one of the Two Witnesses." (November 4, 1922 Letter to Skerritts)
    “…God destroyed, and cut asunder those who did not believe I was the Son of Man chosen to give Meat in Due Season by the Reading of Revelation to those who had Ears to Hear…” (January 9, 1946 Letter to L.Wood)

    “It's some joy to see 9 years ago, how they marked the Son of Man on the Earth by excommunicating him, or cutting Him off from food, water, clothes, home and friends as they did 1,900 years ago to the Son of Man [Jesus] now on the Throne of His Glory, and all nations gathered and separated, one from another, by their attitude to the Son of Man on the Earth” [Wm. Irvine]. (August 11, 1933 Letter to Edwards)

    “I expect all the dates given in Noah’s record to play an important part, as they did in his day.  So now, as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of Man.  Son of Man refers to The Man who is of the Earth, Anointed as one of the Two Witnesses.”  (November 4, 1922 Letter to Skerritts)

Wm. Irvine claimed the title of The SOWER:
  Jesus said 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 Testimony as being the Sower, and felt that the tares the devil sowed were none other than the friends and workers of The Testimony who did not accept his Omega Message.  See Chapter 25 also for additional references to The Sower and cutting asunder The Testimony.
    “54 years I've put in as the Son of Man though I knew it not, but felt how impossible it was to get people to believe that the whole world was under ungodly counsel…I put in 26 years into preaching Matt. 23 and 25 as the Alpha Gospel; which was Tares which the Devil sowed around me when they saw some result of my work.  1914 the Lord came and burst that all up and chose ME to be The Man to give them Meat in Due Season during the Judgment period in Revelation.”  (May 18, 1946 Letter to Youngs)

    “So a Sower went forth to sow and found it very disappointing.  But I got few who bore marks of being honest and true; 30, 50 and 100 fold.  But while men slept the Devil (the deceiver) sowed tares, and many of all sorts came around with all sorts of profession, and so we had great seeming success in numbers and profession, and for 20 years I kept trying to give what I got, with nothing but disappointment so far as spiritual life was concerned.”  (January 8, 1946 Letter to Pincetl & Sutter)

Jesus invites everyone to hear the Prophet and the Omega Message.  Jesus knocks at the door by The Prophet to announce that He is on the Throne, judging the Earth, which is plagued with war, famine, pestilence, drought, disasters, etc.  While Revelation is a warning, it is also intended to show a means of escape from the dreadful events that are coming on the Earth.  Those who embrace his Omega Teachings “open the door,”  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…” (February 22, 1928 Letter to Kerrs)

FROM:  Revelation 3:20: “Behold I stand at the door and knock:  if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

    “Behold, I stand at the door and knock by the hand of The Man in whom He dwells and speaks.  If any man, no matter who, where, how or when, hear my Voice and open the door, I will come into him and sup with him and he with me.”  (December 4, 1938 Letter to Smiths)
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] which means come out of the churches and religions of the world.  They call them "false" churches or Satan’s synagogues.  Leaving and remaining outside of existing churches and organized religion is viewed as the first step in The Message.  “…The Message is ever to gather out of what was church…So 'Come out of her, my people' is the very first step in those who would benefit by The Man and Message." (September 25, 1934 Letter to Westlunds)

Wm. Irvine claimed the title of Faithful and Wise SERVANT:  “You know how I have claimed the 1st of the Servant’s part  in Matt. 24…” (August 9, 1924 Letter to Loitz).  His role and work in giving Meat in Due Season is taken from the following verse pertaining to the Servant:
FROM:  Matt. 24:45-47: "Who then is a faithful and wise Servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them Meat in Due Season? Blessed is that Servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over all his goods."

Wm. Irvine claimed the title of ANGEL and SENT ONE:  Angel means “Messenger.”

FROM:   Rev. 22:6 -  “And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy Prophets sent His Angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.”

    “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;"  (September 14, 1936 Letter to Blackburns)

    The Testimony bears all these marks, and was the 7 churches.  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…”   (September 27, 1935 Letter to Bakers)

Wm. Irvine claimed the title THE LEAST of These my Brethren:   The term “the Least of These my Brethren” was to Irvine a person and was one of the titles he often used for himself.  Many read Matt. 25:40 and interpret it that the King was rewarding the sheep for their charitable actions to insignificant persons of no account or nobodies whom Jesus called “the least of these my brethren.”  However, that is not how Wm. Irvine interpreted the term He that is Least in the Kingdom.

FROM:  Matt 25:40  “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done IT unto one of The Least of These my Brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

    ”But John (the Baptist) was more than a Prophet; and amongst the Born of Woman (seed of a woman), 'There hath not been a greater than John B.  Nevertheless, He that is Least in the Kingdom (in men’s eyes) or in Scribe and Pharisee eyes is greater than he (John B). So that The Man is greatest of ALL men in ALL history, as well as the greatest of ALL who ever named His Name on the earth.”   (November 17,  1927 Letter to Nobles)

    "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.’"  (November 11, 1934 Letter to Moores)

    “What John the Baptist was to Jesus at the end of the Jewish age, I am today at the end of the Gentile age.  Among those that were born of women there hath not risen a greater than John, nevertheless, he that is Least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he – referring to the Least One of Matt. 18 and Matt. 25.  Inasmuch as ye did it to one (not 2) of the Least of These My Brethren, ye did it or did it not to ME, and there can only be ONE Least.  Your lawyer sense can tell you that, and all men who have any sort of pretence to being Godly will be revealed either as Sheep or Goats.  For or against God and revealed by their attitude to the Least.  (December 20, 1929 Letter to Cummings)

    "…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.(December 18, 1931 Letter To Morgans)

Wm. Irvine claimed that he was THE TEST for Salvation: The Test by which those living in the Day of Judgment would be judged was by their ATTITUDE to 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 (See Hebrews 11). In the Old Testament, one had to have faith in God’s promises of things to come.  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 a Prophet and his Reading was from God. How you treated Wm. Irvine was The Test for whether or not you would be blessed or cursed.  The Reader…is The Test by which all who are His will be known.”  (November 24, 1927 Letter to Hooes) Irvine did not say that a person must believe the Omega Message through one of His Omega followers.  He said that they must "hear" it, or receive it in their ear.  It is up to God to work the change.
    “ ' Inasmuch as ye did or did it not unto one of The Least, ye did or did it not unto me,' leaves little doubt about The Least and Last being His Test and representative on the earth both for Testing and in Blessing and Cursing.”   (August 9, 1924 Letter to Loitz)

    ”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…”  (February 22, 1928 Letter to Kerrs)

    “The very idea of being a Prophet and Test for my time and age is not very attractive, but it may be as stubborn a fact as the Prodigal in his Father’s home, feasting--hard to swallow, but a matter of ‘believe and live; refuse and perish.’” (August 28, 1920 Letter to John  Hardie)

    “Some people have been disappointed in that I see so much more than they do.  But this is a good Test for their attitude to the Little One who is to be the Test for men’s Attitude to Him (Jesus) who sits on the throne in Heaven.”  (August 9, 1924 Letter to Loitz)

In his letters, Irvine often assured his readers that what they do to him is the same as if they did it it to Jesus. This concept is also prevalent in the 2x2s with a different slant; i.e. whatever one does for the workers is as though it was done to Jesus.
    “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 who bears the same reputation He did, and endures the cross and despises the shame whom He has chosen as His Angel, or Sent One to the churches…”  (November 11, 1934 Letter to Moores)

Wm.  Irvine claimed the title WITNESS, LEADER and COMMANDER:  Irvine expected submission to his witnessing, leading and control from his followers.  In return for obedient submission to Irvine’s commandments, his followers have a right to the Tree of Life and may enter into the City or New Jerusalem. Entrance for those living today is only via Wm. Irvine, as he is the only gate. He frequently applies this title to himself.  Similarly, the 2x2s or The Testimony believe the only gate is the workers, and that one must submit to their control and leadership in order to receive eternal life.

FROM:   Isaiah 55:4:  "Behold I have given him for a Witness to the people, a Leader and Commander to the people." Revelation 22:14:  “Blessed are they that do His commandments…”

    “…They can help you understand all that your heart would desire, and shall be pleased to hear you have Ears and purpose to live by MY Witness, Leading and Control, till I see your face glad and happy some day…” (November 1, 1929 Letter to Wm. Potts)
    ”John was the witness chosen from the First of Alpha witness; I was the Last; the beginning in John, and the end in MY Alpha witness. ‘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…”  (December 2, 1938 Letter to Edwards)
    “Revelation 22 Verse 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 thru the Gates into the City, or New Jerusalem.”  (September  6, 1935 Letter to Morgans)

    "Rev 22:14, Blessed are they who keep His Commandments as made known by His Servant sent to Read and make prophecy the words of His Book. Not Moses' Commandments or the Gospel Commandments but what came from the Throne today, ‘that they may have right to the Tree of Life and may enter in through the gates into the city." (September 7, 1935  Letter to John Byers)

Wm. Irvine claimed the title THE MAN CHILD:  Irvine believed he was to be the Man Child born in Rev. 12:1-3 to the Woman in labor.  The Manchild is the prophet God raises up in the Days of Restitution. The Man Child rules the nations with a rod of iron, or judgment.   According to Wm. Irvine, the Man Child is comprised of the earthly body of the Two Witnesses, the Apostle John AND William Irvine. "Revelation 12:1-3 refers to ME and my friends.”  (May  6,  1928 Letter to Mrs. Mattes)  Jesus will remain on the throne till all His enemies are put under His feet by the Man Child who He has chosen to be The Test and Judge of all their wickedness.

FROM:  Rev 12:1, 2 & 5 - "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a Woman…and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered…And she brought forth a Man Child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.”

    “She being with child--bringing forth of The Man Child, (the earthly body of the Two Witnesses of Rev. 11)--the other is John from Heaven… All STAND before The Woman to devour The Man Child, ready to be brought forth.  This is the Attitude of the whole Testimony and explains so much attention given to ME.”  (August 11, 1921 Letter to Nobles)

    “The woman cries travailing in pain…to be delivered. This is the point of the whole conflict. The bringing forth of the Man Child who is to rule all nations with a rod of iron.  As ONE of the Witnesses of Revelation 11, this is not far off…” (August 17, 1921 Letter to Fred Hanowell)

    ”That he (the Man Child) is only human, is seen in the fact that it takes Two, John and I, to be His Servants (Witnesses) supplying both the Heavenly and earthly, (perfect witness) lest men should think or say the Man Child is Jesus, rather than A Man as Moses was with Aaron to speak.”   (June 7, 1931 Letter to Adams)

The Woman who gave birth, called The “Woman Body,” are those who follow the Omega teachings. “The Woman stands for those who are born of God and sealed of His spirit” (June 3, 1924 Letter to Edwards). They will be protected from His wrath. The Woman Body takes the place of the two witnesses after they are killed. (December 21, 1924 Letter to Loitz)  The Woman of Rev. 12 is made up of people who have heard the Alpha and take the Omega Message on faith. Out of the Woman, the Bride will be chosen; half are Wise, and half are Foolish (Matt. 25), and the Foolish become the Remnant of Rev. 12.   No other people are part of the Woman Body or the Omega Bride.
    “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.”   (August 1, 1924 Letter to Fladungs)

    “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. (August 9, 1924 Letter to Loitz)

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 Hal Lindsey, author of  There’s a New World Coming, 1973 Ed:  “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."

Wm. Irvine claimed the title OVERCOMER:  Many times Revelation refers to “Him that Overcomes…”  Irvine interpreted this to be a particular person who was The Overcomer, rather than “all who overcome” as some understand it.  In Irvine’s own explanation:  He that overcometh, (not many, but ONE) shall inherit all things, and I will be (his) God and he shall be my son, (not sons)."  (July 13, 1924 Letter to Skerritts)

    “John, in Patmos, was the Overcomer in the Alpha, or Beginning Days, by whom Jesus spoke to the churches, by what he Wrote to them; and the Man Child as the Overcomer in the Omega Days, or the Days at the End of the Gentile Age, who, as a faithful and wise Servant, gives Meat in Due Season, as John gave in his Day.” (August 1, 1924 Letter to Fladungs)

    “So it’s a New Thing we have no past experience or record of; we have not gone this way before.  So it’s a perfect Test for those who have Ears to Hear what the Spirit saith.  John was the Overcomer in the Alpha Days by whom the Spirit gave the Lord’s Message to the Churches.  But the Message of the Overcomer is quite distinct from that which is given to those who have Ears to Hear, and so it’s very mete that John should come back to be Co-Witness with the Overcomer of the Omega Days…So that their Attitude to Him Who Overcomes reveals their heart Attitude to Him who sits on the Throne, where He will remain till all His enemies are put under His feet by the Man Child whom He has chosen, not only as The Test, but also as the Judge of all their wickedness.”  (July 13, 1924 Letter to Skerritts)

    “This shows what people are up against, not only in ME, but in all who receive ME as The Overcomer, or those who have Ears to Hear what the Spirit saith to the Churches by ME.  It looks egotistical, but is the only reading which explains the Book and guards against confusion, and gives the Spirit a chance to Seal the Truth…”  (August 14, 1924 Letter to Skerritts)

Ed Cooney wrote Wm. Irvine that holding that the title "Overcomer" is only for ONE individual was a perversion of scripture:  "John in writing to the assemblies or churches addressed them as thee and thou. Then in Rev. 2:7: "He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies." "To him that overcometh" is clearly addressed to the assembly telling him that hath an ear to hear, and as a consequence overcome, that the Lord would give to him to eat of the tree of life etc. The same is true of verses 11 and 17 where the promises are prefaced by the same words. Therefore to hold that the promises of a pebble white on which a new name is written, which no one knew but he that received it, is only for one individual and no other, is a perversion of the meaning of the passage which clearly holds out the promise to all overcomers in that assembly, in fact to all who thus overcome in any assembly then and now."

THE DAY OF WRATH:   Begins when John comes and the East-West Religious War begins. Presently, we are in the Days of the Beginning of Sorrows of Divers Places, which leads up to the Day of Wrath when the Two Witnesses come. According to Irvine, three wars take place in Revelation.  The first is World War I; the second he calls the East-West Religious War; and the third is Armageddon, when the whole world gathers to battle on the great Day of God Almighty in Rev. 16:16.

FROM:   Rev. 6:15-17 -  "The Great Day of His Wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

    “There are three wars in Revelation.  (1) Rev. 8 gives you the 1914-1918. (2) Rev. 9:10 to end, the coming war, which is the greatest of all history. (3) Armageddon, the armies are gathered together to battle, but no fight, for the greatest earthquake of all history leaves them standing face to face, poisoned by the gasses from the quake which destroys Jerusalem and the cities of the League of Nations.  You find this at the end of Rev. 16.”  (February 12, 1932 Letter to Chapmans)
When John comes from Heaven, an earthquake will split Mt. Olives in half and open a waterway to the Dead Sea and replenish it, causing the desert to bloom as paradise.  When Mt. Olives splits, it creates a great valley which is a safe refuge place for the Little Ones, or Omega followers.

FROM:   Zechariah 14:4-5 - “And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains”

    “…the waters are literally, to come out of the Mt. of Olives and flow towards the two seas, when the quake splits the mountain.”  (February 26, 1929 Letter to Edwards)

    “But we look for the (water) supply out of the Mt. of Olives, when it’s split from East to West and waters flow”  (April 20, 1929 Letter to Loitz)

    “Zechariah 14 shows you the wilderness becoming a Garden and the Dead Sea a place of fish, by the splitting of Mt. of Olives, and its waters flowing out”   (March 20, 1930 Letter to Richmonds)

    "You can see in Zechariah 14 what changes there will be in Jerusalem, filling up hollows and splitting Mt. of Olives and out of it comes a very liberal flow of water to both the Jordan Valley and the Mediterranean to water the parched country and make it fit to have larger population."  (Oct. 3, 1945 Letter to Pincetl & Sutter)

At that time, those who follow the Omega teachings will begin to gather in Jerusalem to fulfill Isaiah 2.  Omega followers do not have their tickets bought or money set aside to get to Jerusalem. They don’t know exactly how it will work, but they are confident they will all get to Jerusalem, and are not concerned with the financial or particular details.

FROM:  Isaiah 2:3: "And many people shall go and say, Come ye and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem."

Wm. Irvine claimed the titles and offices of KING OF THE KINGDOM, JUDGE and REWARDER:   The knowledge that Wm. Irvine would be The King and Judge the sheep and goats and hand out the rewards and punishments came to him in 1946, only one year before his death.

    “When John comes from Heaven and the Holy Angels with him to do the work, as in Matt. 25:31-46, the Son of Man from Heaven is to bring the Decree from Heaven which reveals His King on Mt. Zion, who will do as in Ps. 2.  And before the King shall be gathered of all the nations who have heard HIS Message these past 54 years, and HE will separate the goats from the sheep as a Shepherd does his flock. Sheep on the right, goats left; according to the way they treated the Shepherd.  So The Least one becomes The King to give them reward…for all who have been for ME and all who have been against ME and MY Message in Alpha Days and Omega Days…So you see what John’s coming, and now near, will mean to friends and foes for 54 years of MY life work.”  (March 23, 1946 Letter to McCaskills)
    “Only a week ago…I got to see The King of Matt. 25 is not Jesus, but the King of the Kingdom, and his first work is to reward the sheep.  ‘Come ye blessed of my Father,’ or those who have got Life and show it by their treatment of The Shepherd, though hid as The Least till the Decree comes by John from Heaven – ‘This is my Son.  Yet have I set my King on my Holy Hill of Zion…”  (March 28, 1946 Letter to Pages)
    “Psalm 1 shows the Man who becomes the Tree of Life in Rev. 22 when you see the Two Witnesses meet; and no man can either add to or take from the words of the prophecy of Revelation and have any hope.  As Noah was the One-Man Prophet of the Flood, so the Son of Man who was the Sower who went forth to Sow, Jesus says is the Son of Man who produces the sheep who are to inherit the Kingdom, and the Son of Man becomes the King who separates the Sheep and Goats and gives them their just reward, for what they were to the Son of Man Shepherd in his days as The Least of His Brethren, who becomes His King set on Mt. Zion…”  (April. 22, 1946 Letter to Skerritt)

    “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.  The Sheep are those who have succored and helped ME.”  (April 11, 1946 Letter to Ida Newby)

THE GOATS:  "The Goats are those produced by all the many imitators of the Son of Man--The Testimony with all the followers of their hypocrisy.  You remember how EVERY Worker became the leader of their converts.  There has been only ONE Son of Man on the earth these past 53 years…“Kiss the Son” does not refer to Jesus in Heaven, but to His Son and Servant who is to destroy all His enemies and reward all who are His Sheep, and gather out of the Heathen and ends of the Earth all who will obey the new Atomic Gospel of Rev. 14.  So you see how all our delusions in Testimony Days are being cleared.  Blessed is The Man in Psalm 1, and Blessed are all they who put their trust in The Man of Psalm 2….How clear the vision becomes now, and what a set of fools have been revealed in those we once looked on as His."  (Apr. 22, 1946 Letter to Skerritts)

THE TRIBULATION:  The Two Witnesses, John and Wm. Irvine witness for 3-1/2 years (1,260 days).  When the East-West War starts, they shut up the Heavens so that it doesn't rain, and there is worldwide drought and famine (Rev. 11:6) for 3-1/2 years. The world is aware of the responsible parties for the drought.  This is the Tribulation time.  There is no rapture until AFTER the 1000-year reign.  Jesus will sit on his throne in Heaven where he will stay until the Restitution of All Things and the Two Witnesses put “his enemies under his feet.”
"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 (1938)." (March 11, 1938* letter to Edwards) (Editor's Note: The Tribulation is 7 years before the end of the world, making this an End of World Prophecy of Irvine)
    "Rev. 11 – I will give power to my Two Witnesses and they shall prophecy or be His mouth to put atomic power in action in protecting themselves against their enemies.  They have power to close the Heavens and put on and off the plagues…" (February 27, 1946 Letter to Howells)

    “The plagues will be atomic for they, each one, are beyond mans power to avoid them or resist  them, but are under the power of the Two Witnesses. (January 30, 1946 Letter to Mabel Velk)

    "Then why should people worry about any of their things when they may be raptured any day, according to the delusion God has put on all who try to read the Book, but have not His Spirit.  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.  So they are only 1,007 years out of their reading…. 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, but millions under the delusion, finding starvation and desolation in place of Rapture. (February 12,  1932 Letter to Chapmans)   I'm afraid the Rapture People are in for disillusionment.” (August 1, 1930 Letter to Grims)

Since food and water will be plentiful during the Tribulation in Jerusalem, many people will go there.  Many will recall hearing earlier the Omega Message, when they hear the Two Witnesses speak.  After 3-1/2 years (1,260 days),  the Beast is loosed and overcomes the Two Witnesses.  John and Wm. Irvine will be killed and their dead bodies will lie in the streets of Jerusalem for 3-1/2 days where everyone on earth will see them and know about their deaths (Rev 11:7-8).  His followers assume this will be publicized worldwide by television.  The world will rejoice that the Two Prophets who tormented them are dead (Rev 11:10).  Then the Two Witnesses will rise again and stand on their feet.  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).  Dave Dempster explains to readers of the Sydney Morning Herald:  "The Two Witnesses ascend to heaven to get the place of honor at the right and left hand of Jesus until He comes back to reign.  Matthew 20 tells us that Zebedee's wife requested of Jesus this honor for her two sons James and John, but was told it was not His to give, but it shall be given to them whom it is prepared of my Father.  John will be one of the two thus honored”

After the Two Witnesses ascend, a great earthquake will cause a tenth of Jerusalem to fall and leave 7,000 men dead. Irvine wrote, “The earthquake which destroys Jerusalem in one hour (and burns it), which is atomic, and also destroys the cities of the nations, followed by the great hail, which finishes God’s wrath and comes after the Two Witnesses have gone”  (January 30, 1946 Letter to Mabel Velk)

144,000 APOSTLES OF THE NEW EVERLASTING GOSPEL:  144,000 virgin men (Rev 14:4) will hear the call and come from the four corners of the earth to Mt. Zion in Jerusalem to be taught by the Two Witnesses, John and Wm. Irvine.  The 144,000 will become the Apostles of The New Everlasting Gospel to the whole world.  The 144,000 are those the present-day Omega followers witness to, and are being prepared to be sealed in their forehead.  The 144,000 Apostles and the 100 million Tribulation Saints are neither in the Woman Body or the Bride. That there is no Gospel, until the 144,000 Apostles go out with the Everlasting Gospel.

FROM:  Revelation 7:3-4 -  “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand (144,000) of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”
FROM:  Rev. 14:1 -  "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand (144,000), having his Father's name written in their foreheads."

    “And the joy of Heaven today is to know that 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, and what Revelation given by God to Jesus, and Jesus to John, to be Read to those who will hear for the time is now on since the Harvest Day has come…”   (August 14, 1943 Letter to Edwards)

    "Read Rev. 14 and convince yourselves that the 144,000 apostles are men redeemed from the earth."   (February 7, 1944 Letter to  Edwards)

APOSTOLIC AGE BEGINS:  After the 144,000 hear the Two Witnesses prophecy, and believe and receive the new Everlasting Gospel; and after the Two Witnesses are killed, the 144,000 go out and return to where they came from, and offer salvation to the world; and one hundred million will accept their message and be saved.  This is when The Apostolic Age begins:  “And when the Two are killed, the 144,000 will be scattered to the places where they came from with the Message of Life to all who will hear…“ (December 19, 1930 Letter to Butler).  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."    The men who hear it will be sealed or set apart for God’s use.  The 100 million will be 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.

FROM:   Daniel 7:10 - “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:  thousand thousands ministered unto him and ten thousand times ten thousand (100 million) stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”

    "You can see that these things will make it possible for the 144,000 Apostles to offer salvation to the world, and 100 million will accept their message and be saved.”  (February 27, 1946 Letter to Howells)

    “ Yet have I set my King on my Holy Hill of Zion.  Ask of me and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost ends of the earth for thy possession – by the 144,000 Apostles with The New Everlasting Gospel of Rev. 14, by which 100 million will be saved…” (March 28, 1946 Letter to Pages)

    “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, so it’s been 53 years of work so far, but the Day of Wrath will begin when John comes…”  (January 10, 1946 Letter to Pages)

    "…while the wicked shall be cleared off the earth by atomic power; ending in the earthquake and fire which burns Jerusalem and the Cities of the nations as completely as Sodom and Gomorrah were turned into atomic fire and potash and salted down…to be followed by hail to finish what has been left of those who have no fear of God."  (March 28, 1946 Letter to Pages)

Where are we now in the Revelation Program?   We are at the end of the 6th day creation, ready to begin the 7th day Sabbath of the Lord.  The 7th day is the Millenium, but no man knows the exact day it will begin.  Omega followers look anxiously for John's coming, so any sign of unrest in Israel, especially Jerusalem, and other current world events are significant to them.  However, the following letter set some dates for events which didn't take place:
"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." (August 2, 1930 Letter to Fountains)

REIGNING 1000 YEARS: After the seven-year tribulation, Jesus will return to earth with his Bride, and “He and His to come and reign for 1000 years in peace.”  (October 29, 1944 Letter to Everitts)
    “We are at the end of the old Heaven and Earth, and the beginning [of] the New Heaven and New Earth wherein God can dwell, rule and propagate Himself.”  (December 27, 1944 Letter to Pincetl & Sutter)
    “God made and created all things.  And now He 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 1000 years on the earth as His divine family.”  (August 18, 1928 Letter to Mrs. Sheeley & Fay)
The new heaven and new Earth will be made of His Omega Saints [Rev. 21].

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.
    “Now read Psalm 71 and see where I am now after 26-1/2 years in Jerusalem. Though in all my 53  years 3 months I never had any conceit, but to serve God and man freely and fully to my best, no matter what they thought or said...”  (April 11, 1946 Letter To Ida Newby)

    ”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)

    “By the way, would I not be foolish to fail to see the end of my life? To lie, 3-1/2 days, dead in the streets of Jerusalem and rise and be caught up to Heaven is good enough for any old fool like me, so that I neither feel old, nor look to a cold tomb and a hot hell. And I'm just as serious about this, as anything you ever heard come from my lips and life in the days of yore. Days of yore have no attraction for The Anointed of God.   (March 2, 1923 Letter to Ed Cooney)

    “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.”  (November 17, 1927 Letter to Nobles)

    “Many people who have seen through the Serpent preachers…fail to see the need for The Man of God in helping them to Read and understand, and so are apt to read themselves into what’s spoken for the Prophets and Apostles.”  (November 24, 1927 Letter to Hooes)

    “Rev. 11:1 shows my work with the mesuring reed (my arm, hand and pen) measuring those who are the Temple and Altar and those who worship therein." (June 30, 1937 Letter to Hulls & Youngs)

    “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.”   (November 11, 1934 Letter to Moores)

    “Read Matt. 13:37-43 which shows He was speaking about the time of the End of the World and what the conditions would be, and the results to the seed of the Son of Man as the tares the Devil sowed; which was the so-called Testimony, while there were some with Ears to Hear the Message of Revelation by the Son of Man who becomes the Reader for those who got Ears to Hear by the Alpha Gospel message.  So it’s the Sower becomes the Son of Man.  Then chosen to be Son of Man to give Meat in Due Season to those who feel their need of A Reader.  Then The Reader becomes the Man Child, and finally you see John and the Man Child meet as in Rev. 22.”  (January 10, 1946 Letter to Pages)

    “I enclose a photo which may help to show that the hair of my head is like the pure wool of Dan. 7: 9.”  (June 4, 1937 Letter to Cutler & Stenger).

    “Only when men become like a voluntary vacuum, can He put His thoughts into mind and heart and make them partakers of His Nature”  (November 5, 1937 Letter to Ackersons)

    "Ezekiel 37:5. An outline of ME and MY work.  You saw ME carried out in the Spirit of the Lord by the Lord’s hand upon ME and sat ME down (not up) in the midst of the valley full of dry bones.  (It was rather a trying experience to find no man who had the marks of life by the Spirit of the Lord), and caused ME to pass by them round about, which explains MY experiences up to Armistice...So I prophesied as He commanded and breath came into them and they lived, and stood upon their feet an exceeding few so far, but to become an exceeding great army.  In Ezekiel 37:11, He said to ME: “These bones are the whole house of Israel.” (November 12, 1929 Letter to Ritzmans)  Be sure to read this entire letter!

    William Irvine claimed he was a prophet: "The Least has become the Greatest of all prophets." (August 5, 1925 Letter to Lees)

    His Followers believe he was the greatest prophet who ever lived.



After reading numerous letters written by Wm. Irvine, it seems as if the following short passage in Irvine’s own words is possibly the best summary in a paragraph of what he believed:  “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 1000 years as King of Kings and Lord of Lords to settle all Political and Labor troubles and also the religious, racial and language squabbles which torment the whole earth…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.”  (December 21, 1927 Letter to Law)

An Omega follower explained it this way:   "In Alpha Days (pre-1914) when Jesus was on the Right Hand of the Father and could intercede, anything could be asked in His name and it would be granted, which allowed Workers to convert people. That all ended when Jesus took the Throne and His name became Omega Jesus.  Where once 'two by two' was possible and advisable, after intercession ceased, 'one on one' became the order.  Ultimate salvation became a matter between each person and God alone, because the Jesus of Revelation, Omega Jesus, had begun judging the Earth.  If you read Revelation 1, you can see the difference in His appearance.  He's grown old, and is attired and equipped for battle.  Look at Daniel 7 and see the 'Ancient of Days.'  And Check out Isaiah 34 and 64 and see Him as Omega.  So, when the change in Jesus and his seating arrangement in Heaven came in 1914--WWI being God's seal--and the Omega Message became operational, it was not possible for anyone to come to the Father any other way than by hearing the Revelation Message through the Prophet on the Earth.  Of course, those 'In the Message' are convinced that prophet was William Irvine.  All that is happening on the earth is for one reason: to cause man to Fear God and Give HIM glory, the credit for what He's doing in Wrath, so he can create the New Heaven and New Earth, and give His people the Millennium, which doesn't begin until after Revelation 22 is finished."


October 11, 1930
PO Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

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 Boo 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.

Wm. Irvine

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