by Richard Billingsley
9/11/2015 (Updated: 10/26/2016)
This is the calling God gave me more than 30 years ago and commanded
it be kept a secret until the appointed time.
Jesus taught that before he returned, he would send a restoration of understanding of the scriptures. It was repeated by the Apostles, but forgotten by the Church, which has been lulled into a slumber thinking they understand what is happening. They are unaware that their understanding has been clouded by centuries of the traditions of men and fail to see the very things Jesus warned them to look for in the last days and the book of Revelation. They read scriptures telling them what must happen, but the power of traditions of men are making the word of God ineffective in bringing us a full and clear understanding. In Acts 3:21 Peter gives a simple warning that there must come a final restoration before Jesus can return:
Acts 3:21 NLT
“For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets.”
But what is this restoration that must come before Jesus can return? Ephesians 4:11-15 give us a clue for God has given us the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers to prepare us and make us mature. If you ever come across a church that claims Apostles or Prophets are no longer needed, run! They have rejected this scripture and do not know the word of God and have created a weak and powerless gospel. One can only imagine what other scriptures they have thrown out. As Ephesians 4 says the Church needs the entire five-fold ministry working in our lives until Jesus returns and this passage tells us plainly that He has given us the five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers until we come in the unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God, Jesus Christ. It is clear we have not reached that point and therefore we still need the fullness of the five-fold ministry.
Ephesians 4:11-15 NLT
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ
The church loves to quote: “…till we all come into the unity of the faith…” but they rarely mention the second half of that verse: “…and the knowledge of the Son of God…” Most just pass over it and never teach on that second half because they don’t understand what it means. Because it reveals not only our need of the unity of faith, but also our need for unity in our knowledge of Jesus and it is this unity that reveals the need for and what is “The Final Restoration.” If we are not in unity regarding our “knowledge of the Son of God” then Jesus cannot return for His Bride. Therefore, we must ask ourselves: What is there in the Bible where our unity of the knowledge of Jesus is most in conflict? The Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all talk about Jesus’ life, but there is little conflict regarding what they teach. The Epistles focus on Jesus and how we should live like Him, but there again is little conflict. That leaves us with only one book, the book of Revelation and it is full of conflict, it is called confusing, and debates have existed for centuries over what it is teaching. There is something else about this book that is also uniquely qualified to be the focus of our search. It is the only book in the Bible that expressly tells us that it is “the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
Revelation 1:1-3 NLT
1 This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John, 2 who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
3 God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.
The book of Revelation is Jesus’ own personal testimony given to John to be shared with the body of Christ. But because of the traditions of men we have allowed erroneous doctrines which have darkened our minds and hid our understanding of His testimony in obscurity to the point that we fight over such things as to when the Rapture will happen or even if there is such a thing as the Rapture. We cannot see the truth of His testimony because we have ignored and violated His commandments. But when we obey the commandments that He gave us, the book of Revelation comes into proper alignment and context and we can see and understand that the book of Revelation is not one long story, but a collection of seven stories that all speak to the plan of God and the return of Jesus. When we see the book of Revelation in its proper context we discover what Revelation 19:10 truly means, that Jesus’ testimony is the spirit of prophecy and the key to understanding all prophecy throughout the entire Bible. For when we put His testimony into proper alignment, the context of scriptures becomes clear and then all of our doctrines come into agreement and we receive the light of understanding of the Son of God and then prophecy throughout the Bible suddenly is clear and easy to understand. (These things are revealed in the teaching “The Final Restoration.”)
Revelation 19:10 KJV
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 19:10 AMP
…For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose…
The word “spirit” used here has a root meaning of “essence” or “core.” It is “the key to understanding” not only the book of Revelation, but all Bible prophecy and it reveals to us that until we come into the unity of understanding this “testimony of Jesus” and the book of Revelation, we can’t fully understand any of the other prophecies found within the Bible. It is the book of Revelation that brings the entirety of all Bible Prophecy into perfect harmony with itself and reveals mysteries that have been hidden for centuries because of our disobedience. The Final Restoration brings our understanding of the book of Revelation back into alignment with the word of God.When Jesus put me in the office of a prophet I rebelled. I wanted to serve the Lord, but I did not want to be a prophet. When I ran from that calling God used a pinched nerve to get my attention and turn me around and when I submitted to His calling He began telling me about my future. He told me that He had chosen me to be a “Timepiece” in His kingdom, that I would bring a restoration of understanding of the Bible to prepare the Church for the Rapture. He said, I did not yet understand my calling, but He would teach me and over time I would come to fully understand what my calling was. Then He sternly warned me that I must not tell anyone the things He was going to reveal until the appointed time and He released me to share those things. Everything must be kept secret until the appointed time. It was then that He told me who I was, referring to Matthew 25:6 and said:“You are the voice that cries out at midnight!”
Matthew 25:6-7 NLT
6 “At midnight they were roused by the shout, ‘Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out and meet him! ‘ 7 “All the bridesmaids got up and prepared their lamps.
At that time He commanded me that I must never speak or write those words until the appointed time. Even though God had said these things, I did not understand what He was telling me, but a short time after that there was a third visitation with Jesus who asked if I would allow Him to teach me about the book of Revelation and later told me write the book: Tell Them to Prepare – The Final Restoration. Over the years He not only added to this book, but expanded that calling. Throughout history, kings have always sent messengers ahead of them to prepare the people for the soon coming of the king. Even today when a head of state is going to visit another country, messengers are sent ahead of them to prepare the way. When a king is planning to visit a province or village he would send “The Kings Messenger” who would come with the authority of the king to prepare the people for the day of visitation of the king. These messengers would tell the people and the local court how they should dress, how they should prepare themselves and their village and how to act when the king arrived because those who were not prepare when the king did arrive might do something wrong and experience the wrath of the king. In the same way Jesus is sending His messengers to prepare the people for that day. In this visitation the purpose of the kings messenger is to bring the final restoration according to Ephesians 2:1-22 uniting both the Old and New Testament creating one new man uniting them both and breaking down the wall of separation that has kept the Jew and Gentile at odds against each other and bringing forth a united brotherhood to worship God as one. In spite of what we find in the word of God the Jews and the Christians has been against each other, untrusting and unwilling to join together to gain a fuller understanding of the will and purposes of God in their lives. He is bringing forth not only a restoration of understanding of Bible prophecy, but also a restoration of the unity between the Old and New Testaments and how they both call us to live our lives in harmony with His word, and not throwing off His blessings because we think those things are only for the Jews. I want to show you a secret found in both the Old and New Testament that neither Christians nor Jews are aware of or expecting. Proverbs 25:2 says that it is the glory of God to conceal a matter and honor of kings to search it out.
Proverbs 25:2 KJV
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing:
but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Turn to the story of the Mount of Transfiguration and look at what Jesus said to His disciples when they were coming down the mountain:
Matthew 17:10-13 NLT
10 Then his disciples asked him, “Why do the teachers of religious law insist that Elijah must return before the Messiah comes?” 11 Jesus replied, “Elijah is indeed coming first to get everything ready. 12 But I tell you, Elijah has already come, but he wasn’t recognized, and they chose to abuse him. And in the same way they will also make the Son of Man suffer.” 13 Then the disciples realized he was talking about John the Baptist.
Also found in: Mark 9:11-13 NLT
Because of the way this is spoken by Jesus, Christians have read this verse for 2000 years and never really seen what He is saying because it is hidden. Everyone reading this verse thinks Jesus is talking about John the Baptist. I want you to focus your attention on what Jesus says about Elijah coming and pay very close attention to the words that are used, but more than even the words, focus on the verb tense of the words that He uses. The verb tense of the words “coming first” are what is called “present and imperfect tenses.” I was not sure what that meant when Jesus was showing me this and researched it through many resources to make sure I had all possible variations and they all had the same meaning of “current and ongoing.” The Bible is very precise with the words that are used. So, there had to be a reason why Jesus would say it this way. We have to ask ourselves, “Where was John the Baptist when Jesus said this?” If we start skimming backward through the chapters looking for the last event John the Baptist was involved in we are stopped at the execution of John the Baptist several chapters before Jesus made this statement. Now, If Jesus was talking only about John the Baptist He would have used words that were in past tense because John had already been martyred. He would have said ‘Elijah did come and restored all things.’ But Jesus used words that were present tense, current and ongoing meaning they are active until His second coming. Then after Jesus had said it, He hid it from us until the appointed time by making us think He was only talking about John the Baptist.When the kings messenger arrives he comes with very specific and specialized information from the king. When John the Baptist came he brought revelation of restoration knowledge that it was time for the Messiah to come and taught the people how to prepare the people for His coming. He corrected centuries of traditional beliefs and called the people to repent and return to the ways of God. Leaving their man-made traditions which they held as religious. In the same way Jesus is sending the kings messenger today to prepare you for His coming with very special revelation and instructions on how you should prepare for His return. Repenting from following after the traditions of men and pursuing the PASSION of God found in His word.The name Malachi means “My messenger,” and what Jesus said here is referring back to the book of Malachi. When one reads Malachi in light of this, it takes on an entirely new perspective as a book of the last days. Not just select verses, but the entire book of Malachi speaks to being prepared for the coming of the King and how we should prepare ourselves for His coming. The book of Malachi is a call to not only the Jews but the Church as well for restoration of how we should live before God before Jesus comes.Take the time to read through the entire book of Malachi and when it talks about the priests and temple, substitute preachers and church. Do not look at just the words, but the meaning and intent behind the words and for similarities to the church today, contrasting what the book of Malachi says. Many of these scriptures echo back to what Jesus said in the chapter of the Seven Letters in the book: Tell Them to Prepare – The Final Restoration. In Malachi 3 we get our first picture of the king’s messenger.
Malachi 3:1-2 NLT
1 “Look! I am sending my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. Then the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his Temple. The messenger of the covenant, whom you look for so eagerly, is surely coming,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 2 “But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes.
The Lord reveals that before He comes He is going to send His messenger ahead of Him and when He does come, He is going to come suddenly and enter the temple and begin to judge and cleanse His kingdom. At His first coming Jesus did none of these things, but it will happen at His second coming and He is going to send His messenger ahead of Him. We see this repeated in Malachi 4:4-6.
Malachi 4:4-6 NLT
4 “Remember to obey the Law of Moses, my servant—all the decrees and regulations that I gave him on Mount Sinai for all Israel. 5 “Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord arrives. 6 His preaching will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise I will come and strike the land with a curse.”
These verses are attributed to John the Baptist, whom God sent into the wilderness to be taught and prepared by God and remained hidden until it was his appointed time and he did bring a restoration of understanding to the Jews to prepare them for the first coming of the Messiah. But this does not prevent these verses from being used again at His second coming and I am not the only one, for in these days we need many Kings Messengers to get the word out to the entire world and they will all come with the same message to repent and return to the ways of God found in His word. The Angel with the Scroll in Revelation 10 speaks to the king’s messenger and final restoration of not only our understanding of the book of Revelation but all the hidden mysteries of God’s plan to restore us to His ways of living. It reinforces that God does not change will do exactly the same thing at His second coming that was done on the first and everything is established on the testimony of two or three witnesses. When John came he was asked if he was Elijah and he replied no, but other scriptures say that He was. Yet John never did any miracles like Elijah, because John came in the spirit and boldness of Elijah, rebuking the leaders of that time and calling the people to repent and return to the ways of God. The same context is in place today and there are those who are called to speak out in the spirit and boldness of Elijah to repent and return to God’s way of doing things.Notice that Malachi mentions remembering the Law of Moses for all Israel. This is not a call to be under the law as we are under the GRACE of Jesus Christ, but it does mean, if we are under GRACE, it is not an excuse to ignore the ways of God. For when we live under the GRACE of God we are doing so by FAITH and in that FAITH we are empowered through His LOVE to keep the laws of God. Because we are in His LOVE (and in love with Him) our hearts cry out “Abba, Father” and our desires are to do those things that please Him. And Jesus told us in Matthew 5:17-19 that the law would remain until heaven and earth passed away. Paul repeats this in Romans 3:31 that our faith establishes the law in our lives.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 6:33 AMP
But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.
Therefore, when we live by the true faith that God has given us through Jesus Christ we are empowered and driven by LOVE to uphold and keep all that God has established in His word. And Malachi is giving us a reminder and directions to remember His law as we approach the return of the King of kings. We should seek first His Kingdom and His way of doing things as God has established in His word, worshiping Him the way He asked us to worship Him and that means turning the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to the fathers. In this context the fathers is the Old Testament and the children are the New Testament, they are the Jews and the Christians, the old ways that God established for the Jews in the Old Testament are still valid because they reveal the nature of God and the LOVE of Jesus in the New Testament they are a shadow of what God has called us to and when we do those things that please Him, not through sacrifices of animals, but through a sacrifice of LOVE. For when the Jews (Fathers) see the Christians (Children) celebrating like the Jews in the freedom of the Grace of God, they will be provoked to jealousy, desiring the same freedom we have in Christ (Romans 10). Because we LOVE Him, He in turn pours out even greater blessings into our lives. The Christians (the children) reveal the GRACE and LOVE that God wants for the Jews (the Fathers) to live under. And the Jews (the Fathers) reveal the holiness of worshiping and celebrating in the presence of our God according to the precepts given by God. Both sides complement and enhance each other and one cannot truly enjoy the fullness of God’s blessings without the other. Our hearts must be turned to seek the fullness of what God wants to give us, not just the limitations of the tradition of men but the fullness of the GRACE of God in both the Fathers and the Children and in doing so we become “One new man!”
Ephesians 2:15-16 AMP
15 By abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the enmity [caused by] the Law with its decrees and ordinances [which He annulled]; that He from the two might create in Himself one new man [one new quality of humanity out of the two], so making peace. 16 And [He designed] to reconcile to God both [Jew and Gentile, united] in a single body by means of His cross, thereby killing the mutual enmity and bringing the feud to an end.
The book: Tell Them to Prepare – The Final Restoration is the calling card and the evidence that God has sent His messenger to bring The Final Restoration and prepare His Bride for the soon coming King. The revelations in this book could never have been dreamed up by any individual and fit together so perfectly. It was revealed by the author, the one true God who designed it in the beginning for this appointed time. This preparation is not only preparing us for the return of our Lord Jesus, but also the call to prepare ourselves to be in perfect alignment with the Kingdom of God, doing things the way God has outlined in His word. This is just the beginning, just the introduction for revelation for the Bride of Christ is so much deeper and richer and amazing than even the Church could imagine and has been entrusted to The King’s Messenger. There is much more that can and will be revealed than simply what is found in this book. Don’t stop here, but continue to study the things that God has revealed for He has given many more revelations and teachings for the Church and the Bride of Christ take hold of, which will be revealed when the Bride is ready. It is time to wake up, for we are now in the midnight hour! For if you are not prepared you will be left behind!Now after more than 30 years of waiting
The Kings Messenger declares:
Behold the Bridegroom is coming!
Prepare yourselves to go out and meet Him! The Time for the Rapture is Here! In “The Final Restoration” there are a series of events that must happen before Jesus takes His Bride in the Rapture, and He wants His Bride awake, aware and prepared for these events.
When He does return, will you be counted among the
5 wise virgins or the 5 foolish virgins?
The choice is yours!How do we prepare? By repenting of our traditions of men and the teachings that do not come from the word of God and those that do not align with the testimony of Jesus in the book of Revelation. Reject those pagan traditions that the world loves to worship, but are not in the Bible. Seek to worship and celebrate God the way He has called us in His word. Study the teachings God has given us on this website. Study those things, prove them and make them a part of your life. Seek first above all else to do those things God has called us to in His Kingdom and the glory of the Lord will be released for the time of refreshing and for the glorification of His Bride without spot or wrinkle, then the Bridegroom will appear.
Live in God’s LOVE!