Imagine tens of thousands of present day church members and ex-members flooding into the Restored Church of God. Dave sees these people also becoming part of the wicked that end up following the two shepherds because the brethren are really, really stupid and think these two men will be the two witless witnesses. These two men will deceive most of the brethren along with the gullible public. These two wicked shepherds are crafty and cunning men. They will make the COG members and thousands of pagans turn over all of their money to the true church for its use. Hundreds of millions of dollars will flow into superfantabulous Dave's empire. The glory days will be here!
Now, how does the trial end? Well, this is the brilliant genius of God…I know I’ve explained these things, but I want it all clear. How does the trial end? The trial ends, not with the righteous leaving the wicked, and there went all the assets…but God has Satan’s agents loot the wicked and then has them all leave. They’re sent an additional delusion in some way, and out go thousands and thousands of the wicked. They just depart, and the righteous are left with everything and then they’re told to go to the mountain—because there’s only one government left. That’s why it says “the mountain” and bring the wood. Bring home the beef bacon…or turkey bacon. So God loots the wicked. And if the righteous leave they are disobeying God’s command to stay and bring the assets, because those assets are going to be used.The wicked are literally going to contribute…and the devil always does. He stumbles into serving God’s purpose. They’re going to gather all…All of this, enormous funds, is going to be used in the Kingdom of God to “juice” us in a way we probably can’t even imagine; but I’m going to tell you, it will involve hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. It has to. It’s the net worth of a large group, plus all the assets they brought going in—just corporately—as well as the individual groups.Now let’s understand a few other things. God has to have a way to test thousands of people before He brings them back to His flock, so He has to…He hands them over to Satan. That’s what this is. For a longtime, I first thought, wow, the Man of Sin is in the Church, but what we never really addressed is why. Why would God raise up two wizards and a false Jesus and jam all of His peopleunder those men? Why would you do that if you’re God? For the same reason the five other cases I cited, scripturally, He turns them over to Satan. It’s to test them—to forge and temper—and toughen—and wizen them. And after suffering, people learn. Suffering kicks the mental learning mechanism into gear. I learned that decades ago. I think the fifth sermon I ever gave was on the subject of suffering.