By Barbara Aho

Jim Searcy's Great Joy in Tribulation web site announced some time ago that Elijah the prophet has been prophesying to the leaders of Israel since 1996. Although Searcy identifies this prophet as one of the two witnesses of Revelation 11, Al Cupppett, a(nother) military agent and frequent speaker of the Prophecy Club, rejects this theory in favor of pseudo-Elijah being the fulfillment of Malachi 4:4,5. It seems significant that Cuppett, like the promoters of The Call, D.C., believe that Malachi 4:5,6 awaits fulfillment even though Jesus said that John the Baptist fulfilled this prophecy. "For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." [Matt.11:13-15]  Cuppett reads into Jesus' interpretation of Malachi's prophecy that the italicized "it", which was not even in the original Greek text, refers to John's message instead of Jesus' statement. Therefore, John the Baptist is Elijah only on the condition that the Jews receive John's' message!

[Al Cuppett] "I will send you Elijah the prophet. It doesn't say I will send you the prophet, Elijah, which would be the real Elijah. But it says I will send you Elijah the prophet, a prophet named Elijah and he'll turn the hearts of the children to the fathers and the fathers to the children and so forth. John the Baptist stated, I am not Elijah. Jesus said, this is Elijah if you will receive it, his message. . .they didn't, they beheaded him. Elijah and Moses came down on the Mount of Transfiguration. . .they both went back to heaven. . .no one has yet fulfilled the prophecy of turning the hearts of the children to the fathers and so forth. Therefore, this man is the man. . .no doubt in my mind, I spent 20 days with him. . .I've hauled him around the United States. . . he's over in Cyprus now. . ." 1.
Elijah has a low view of the Church and believes "The real people have the name of Jesus, Yeshua ha Mashiach. That's what it's all about." Elijah has also prophesied judgment upon Israel's leaders who arrested him and put him in a mental hospital.
"God is judging you people, you are not worthy to be called Jews because you don't live God's Holy Law. Barak, you are a law breaker and judgment upon this land is because the blood is on your hands and your governments hands for what your doing. You set me, you let them take me to that interior department, torment me every time I come into the country, every time I went out, you allowed those people to torment me and the interior department with the Haredim and then you had the secret police harass me, pick me up, you had the Massad come against me and haul me to a mental hospital. They tried to destroy me with drugs and pills but God raised me up, God kept me alive, God gives me life, you can't kill me. Your evil people can't kill me because I have a God but you will see yourself flee out of Israel for what your seeing. Unless you repent, Now Repent."
Elijah has prophesied that judgment is about to fall on Israel where, ironically, he and Cuppett advise U.S. Jews to flee:
"But, I can assure you this, the record 3 year drought in Israel is FACT. Elijah warned them to do right, in writing, before it ever started. I saw his letters, and I read them. Israel shall heed the warnings soon, otherwise, they shall have to vacate the land for lack of water. But, prophetic scripture never removes them once they return as a nation in 1948. Therefore, they and the Government of Israel, shall heed, and obey his words. The U. S. Jews better escape to Israel soon."
". . .Regarding the time and the seasons, that is numbers of the dates, and times, written and set forth in the word of God, well, they must all be shortened, as the Lord has reserved that right, to save the elect, and almighty God shall have to do so, and is already doing it. That is to save us. As of July, 1999 we are on the very brink of global disaster. Prepare to meet thy God for you shall soon meet Him. And when you meet him you will recognize him as the GREAT I AM, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST." 2.
Ludicrous examples of what passes for new revelation abound at The Great Joy in Tribulation web site.  The following priceless gems from two Messianic Jews, Jerry Golden and Tom Carlson, and Al Cuppett (who seems to contradict his previous statement) are offered as proof that Elijah is one of the two witnesses.
[Jerry Golden] "It was in 1980, I was sitting at a sidewalk cafe on Ben Yehuda Street downtown Jerusalem, Israel, my wife, two daughters and son Joel were with me. When a young man sat beside us on a stone bench. He was an artist with a large drawing pad, with Pastels, in just a few minutes he did a portrait of a man. When I looked at it, the Lord spoke to me, and said that is Elijah. I asked him if it was for sale, and how much. He said yes, ten shekels, (about $6. back then). I bought it and took it straight to a framer, and had it framed. It hung in our home for seventeen years, every time someone looked at it over those years I would tell them, that the Lord told me, that was Elijah. When the Lord told Connie and I to sell our house and He would send us on a new mission. That mission turned out to be disaster preparedness for His people across this land. Then I packed the painting and put it in storage, where it has been for the past three years.
"Needless to say, after all those years I hadn't given it much thought, that is until things began to happen in the spirit. A Pastor friend of mine 'Rev. Tom Carlson' (a Messianic Jew like myself) in Des Moines, Iowa, went to Israel, and while there he met a man of God who he believed to be Elijah. When he told me about it, I tried to be nice, but the truth is, I thought he had lost it, if you know what I mean. He told me that news media people from all over the world where [sic] interviewing him. Pastor Tom himself has a daily radio program and has aired many taped interviewed sessions. Almost as a gesture I told Pastor Tom about the painting I had, and that I felt like God spoke to me and said it was of Elijah. He asked me what the picture looked like, I gave him a description of it and the phone went very still for a few moments. He came back on and said he had gotten such a witness that he could hardly speak. When he got some pictures of Elijah printed to show people I saw one, and it nearly knocked me down. It was the same man in the pastel drawing. I took some friends and went to my storage shed. I wasn't sure where it was, but we found it with a lot of other paintings we have. When I compared the two together it was him, it was Elijah. Or a perfect likeness of him.

"Now the Bible tells us that in the end times there will be two witnesses in the streets of Jerusalem. Every theologian I know, believes it is Moses and Elijah.

"Now if this is the end times, where are the two witnesses? Wouldn't Elijah be in Israel now?

"Now lets look at it from another perspective. It was 20 years ago when I received a Word from God and purchased that painting. Twenty is the number of Redemption, and it cost 10 Shekels, and 10 is the number of Testimony, so in just the cost and time factor, we have a testimony of Redemption. When we add the 20 and 10 we have 30, the Number of Blood, so we are talking about the Testimony of the Redemption of Yeshua, who shed His blood for our sins. Glory to God, you see when God does something it is always perfect, anyway you look at it. I have looked at this event very closely. One thing I am certain of, God is saying something here. We need to listen."

[Al Cuppett] "...Later in May I saw Jerry Golden's painting drawn in Jerusalem in about 1980. By the witness of the Spirit to Jerry then, and through those 20 years, how Elijah would look in 1999. And I also read Jerry's testimony concerning that painting. In Jerusalem, in June, I also met Jerry and his wife, Connie, and his son Joel, as they ate one of two Sabbath dinners with me, which I also had a chance to eat with Elijah. Furthermore, now in July of 1999, I can attest that the 1980 painting, is that of the man I met in February and also in June. In addition to the other traits, there is an unique indentation in his forehead that positively identifies him by Jerry Golden's 1980 portrait."

". . .Now, about one other thought. In numerics 6 means the nature of man. Elijah today lives at #6 on a street over there and that 6 is number of man and/or the nature of man. That's why he lives at house #6. This is the very house that was rented back in July. Since I did not witness any of them first hand I can't address the Elijah related incidence regarding (l.) the demise of the mail tampering of the Bethlehem postmaster (2.) the record drought in Cypress or (3.) the serious heart attack of a Rabbi who was warned to treat black Jews equal or else. But, I can assure you this, I can assure you this is the record 3 year drought in Israel. Elijah warned them to do right in writing before it ever started. I saw his letters and I read them. Israel shall heed the warnings soon, otherwise, they shall have to vacate the land for lack of water. But, prophetic scripture never removes them once they return as a nation in 1948. Therefore, they and the Government of Israel shall heed and obey his words. The U. S. Jews better escape to Israel soon." 3.

As opposed to "denominational ad nausium bible school theology and eschatology," Al Cuppett and Jim Searcy advise "all the daughters and non bible studiers" that we are at the END of the Tribulation rather than its onset.
"Yep, I know the above opens a lot of questions for those who have sucked upon the Church of God, Assemblies of God and the denominational ad nausium bible school theology and eschatology. I know all about that. However for all the daughters and non bible studiers the peace and security covenant was signed on September 13, 1993 and broken on 13 of March, 1997. The antichrist figure himself is already clandestinely calling the shots behind the scene from the Brussels Beast Computer, which has a direct data commanding control circuit to every head of state in the world except Israel. The direct death and destruction by United Nations, apostates and forces can be witnessed by the reason domestic policy death to the USA. As well as the killing field in other places of the world and much more is on the way. This is all being called from Brussels and is being carried out by our puppets here in Washington. Furthermore, since 1973 the Israeli Government has thoroughly and secretly excavated Solomon's Temple, directly under the Temple Mount and right under the Moslems feet, 16 to 20 feet above. They have ferreted out a secret chamber there and need not ever build a final temple as they have the exact paving there where Solomon and the High Priest once walked. Sister Serate [a Messianic prophetess] walked on it herself in 1996, October. Regarding the time and the seasons that is numbers of the dates and times that are set forth in the word of God, well they must all be shortened as the Lord has reserved that right, to save the elect and almighty God shall have to do so and is already doing it. That is to save us. As of July, 1999 we are on the very brink of global disaster. Prepare to meet thy God for you shall soon meet him. And when you meet him you will recognize him as the GREAT I AM, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST." (Ibid.)
At this point it is important to remember that the true Antichrist system of the end time will orchestrate a false fulfillment of Bible prophecy before the true fulfillment of Scripture actually takes place.   The simulation of the events of the Tribulation Period will go far toward misleading even the elect. [Matt. 24:24]  A large report on our web site, Heeding Bible Prophecy: Understanding the Book of Revelation, systematically outlines how the entire book of Revelation will be counterfeited for Christian consumption. There will be a counterfeit Tribulation Period, a counterfeit Antichrist and False Prophet, a counterfeit Abomination of Desolation, etc.  At mid-Trib, the pseudo-Antichrist [eg., Prince Charles/UN] and pseudo-Mystery Babylon [Pope/Roman Catholic Church] will be judged and ostensibly destroyed in a mock trial and execution. The world and undiscerning Christians, believing that the Beast has been vanquished by the Messiah, will receive the heroic conqueror -- a descendant of the Merovingian bloodline -- as "The Christ." At that time, the Bistea Neptunis -- the Beast out of the Sea [Rev.13:1] -- will ascend the throne of a rebuilt temple and the Great Tribulation will ensue.


Teachings out of the Prophecy Club exude British-Israelism, anti-government fear mongering and revolution to further an anti-Christian agenda. They promote militias, patriot groups, guns, Gematria, near death/out of body experiences for obtaining new revelation and interpretation of prophecy. Jews are told to flee America's "coming destruction" and Prophecy Club adherents are urged to move to Belize, Brazil and elsewhere. Many prophecy teachers believe that America is Israel and that American Christians are God's chosen people rather than the Jews. They believe that the impending destruction will be God's wrath and judgment on the true "Israel" for permitting corruption, immorality, greed and materialism to become a way of life.

To incite rebellion against the American government, these prophecy teachers preach that the anti-Christian Illuminati/Council on Foreign Relations, which controls the U.S., must be eliminated and the nation brought under the control of Christians. Hence, the need for a Christian revolution. Young people are especially being conditioned for acceptance of this false teaching through exploitation of the Columbine massacre and other school shootings.  Targeted by the ubiquitous agitation propaganda of intelligence agents posing as Christian leaders, Christians and their children are being used to advance the same New World Order they think they are defeating.

In their patriotic zeal, American Christians have foolishly listened to false prophets who advise rebellion against ruling authorities instead of heeding Scripture, which states that God has appointed all governments.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Romans 13:1,2

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. Titus 3:1,2

Past Prophecy Club speakers have typically included an assortment of prophecy "experts", ex-military and intelligence agents, members of the secretive Council for National Policy and Discernment Ministries.  In the following abbreviated list, note the number of "former" intelligence operatives and high level Satanists:

Jim Ammerman - "Retired Army Colonel, former Green Beret, and CIA official with 26 years in the military with a TOP SECRET security clearance. He discussed military strategies with General Norman Schwartzkopf in Desert Storm. He supervises 171 military chaplains around the world."  Leader of a political intelligence group known as the Mount Rushmore Foundation, which "studies the Patriot movement," and "participates in it." See also: British Subversion of the United States.

Tom Van Asperen - Sabbatarian Bible teacher and spokesman for Fourth Angel Ministries, Paradise, CA. whose mission is "to share with the world the message of the gospel and the Bible's secret last-day encrypted languages." Mr. Van Asperen told The Journal, publication of the Churches of God [Garner Ted Armstrong], that people cannot understand the Bible unless they know seven specific esoteric languages or codes. Led a group of 100 people, including five families of the COG, to flee the United States to Belize. "The Church of God members said the stay in Belize could last a couple of years. After that, miraculous events will lead the nation of Egypt to send planes to fly the sojourners to that country, where they will reside for perhaps five more years or until the return of Christ." [Bill Stough, The Journal]

Terry L. Cook - Retired Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff and a former State of California fraud investigator who has become a recognized authority in the fast-developing world of hi-tech I.D. technologies and the fiber optic information super-highway of the New World Order.

Al Cuppett - "31 years of service in the U.S. government, 21 in the military, in the army. My last job was as a command and control communications inspector there and then, when I retired, I went to work with the federal government. When I came on board, I went to, among other things, to the Air Staff as an action officer, in the Pentagon. I also was a joint staff action officer and a command and control intelligence communications inspector/evaluator. . .1 years in the Army and won the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He spent nine years with the Dept. of Defense, which included six years on the Joint Chiefs of Staff."

Berit Kjos - Frequent speaker on platforms which include CNP members. The Prophezine Prophecy Alliance profile on Berit Kjos has listed CNP member organizations which have provided speaking/writing platforms for Berit: Constitutional Coalition [Donna Hearne], Concerned Women for America/Beverly LaHaye Live [Beverly and Tim LaHaye], The 700 Club [Pat Robertson], Point of View [Marlin Maddoux], and (Citizens for Excellence in Education/Robert Simonds [Coalition on Revival]). Compass Magazine (as in Square & Compass?) featured Larry Burkett and Berit Kjos on the cover with ads for Dallas Seminary with Chuck Swindoll, Steeling of the Mind Conference with CNP members Alan Sears (Alliance Defense Fund), John Ankerberg (Theological Research Institute), and Chuck Missler.

Stephen Dollins - Ex-satanist High Priest for seven years with Anton LaVey's Church Of Satan.

Dumitru Duduman - Former Soviet agent

Grant Jeffrey - See next section.

Gary Kah - High-ranking government liaison and trade specialist. Speaker at Council for National Policy meetings; scholar on CNP member, John Ankerberg's Harbor Lighthouse Magazine. On a radio talk show in Washington State, Mr. Kah once mentioned giving a presentation to the CNP. When a researcher from that state, Lu Haynes, called in to inquire about his objectionable participation at a CNP function, a break was suddenly announced and Mr. Kah never did respond to her question. Member of Prophezine Prophecy Alliance.

Cliff Kincaid - CNP 1999, President, America's Survival, Inc., Director, American Sovereignty Action Project (ASAP); Director of the Free Congress Foundation's Center for America's Survival. A veteran journalist and commentator, Cliff Kincaid, 46, contributes regularly to The American Legion Magazine and the Accuracy in Media (AIM) Report. Several of AIM's board members have intelligence backgrounds, including president, Reed Irvine.

Col. Stanislav Lunev - Highest ranking military officer ever to come over to the United States. He left Russia in 1992, after having attained the rank of a full colonel in the Soviet Military.

Doc Marquis -  Raised in an Illuminati family, trained as an Illuminist, and attained the rank of Master Witch (3rd degree).

Texe Marrs - Retired U.S. Air Force officer. "As a career USAF officer (now retired), he commanded communications-electronics and engineering units. He holds a number of military decorations, including the Vietnam Service Medal, and served in Germany, Italy, and throughout Asia."

Don McAlvany [CNP] - "Mr. Donald McAlvany is the editor of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, a monthly geopolitical financial intelligence newsletter analyzing global economic, social, political and monetary developments and their affect on our country, free enterprise system, families, and personal finances for today and the future of America. . .Don serves on the board of The Conservative Caucus, is a member of The Council for National Policy, is chairman of the Council on Southern Africa, was founder of the Industry Council on Tangible Assets, and one of the founding directors of the fellowship of Christian Financial Advisors. . .With a background in under-cover intelligence work, Don remains closely connected with the international intelligence community."

Dr. Stan Monteith [CNP Membership Directory, 1996, 1999] Wrote the book, "AIDS: The Unnecessary Epidemic", the widely circulated pamphlet, "To Deceive a Nation", and more recently, "A Nation Deceived and Betrayed." Host of CIA funded Radio Liberty as a SMOM front for Nazi émigrés. According to The Messianic Legacy written in 1986: "The present head of the Order in the United States is a prominent businessman, J. Peter Grace. Prior to 1971, Grace was associated with Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe, both of which had been established by Reinhard Gehlen and funded by the CIA." 4.   The Covert Action Information Bulletin describes the manner in which Radio Liberty, under the supervision of Grace and other prominent figures, functioned as a front for ex-Nazis: "In 1950, the American Committee for Liberation from Bolshevism was created. The trustees included J. Peter Grace, Charles Edison, William Henry Chamberlain, H.J. Heinz II, Isaac Don Levine, and Eugene Lyons. The Committee (now known as Radio Liberty), under the guiding hand of the CIA's Frank Wisner, funded numerous émigré "research institutes'' which, according to John Loftus [see UNHOLY TRINITY], were "little more than front groups for ex-Nazi intelligence officers.'' 5. [See also: Monteith genealogy.]

General Ben Partin - Board member of Jim Ammerman's political intelligence group known as the Mount Rushmore Foundation, which "studies the Patriot movement," and "'participates in it." According to Anton Chaitkin of EIR, "Less well known is General Partin's sponsorship of an ongoing, catastrophic shooting war in Africa, which lends a more sinister character to his hatred of the United States government. Partin is a founder and board member of the Front Line Fellowship, a group of commando-missionaries taking active part in the war against Sudan and other African states viewed as enemies of the British Crown. The Fellowship members are former 'scouts' of the South African Army. Partin describes his partner, Fellowship leader Peter Hammond, as a 'former South African army and government officer.'  That General Partin's 'Christian' organization is at heart merely the British military irregulars, who are generally incinerating Africa to recolonize it, may be judged from the Fellowship's book, Faith Under Fire in Sudan."

William Still - William Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times syndicate, OMNI Magazine, and has also been a radio producer.

Bill Schnoebelen - "Former Satanic and Voodoo High Priest, 2nd degree Church of Satan, New Age guru, occultist, channeler, 90th degree Mason, Knight Templar, and a member of the Illuminati. He taught astrology, tarot cards, and astral projection."

David J. Smith - Church of God Evangelistic Association. Editor of Newswatch Magazine. Rev. Smith teaches British-Israelism and spreads anti-government secessionist propaganda quoting II Cor. 6:14,15 as Biblical support for  a Christian state of Texas and the right of sovereign states to secede.  See: Project Megiddo & the Next Revolution: The Republic of Texas

Samantha Smith - Roman Catholic, Colorado Eagle Forum [Phyllis Schlafly - CNP]

Dr. James W. Wardner - Roman Catholic

Ron Wyatt - Now deceased Seventh Day Adventist who claimed to have discovered the Noah's Ark, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Red Sea Crossing, Mt. Sinai, the Ark of the Covenant and How the Pyramids were built.  Various  Creation Science research organizations have stated that Wyatt's research was at best based only on circumstantial evidence and at worst outright fraudulent. Ron Wyatt and his organization presented false information about his scientific background and spent tens of thousands of investors' dollars on bogus schemes. 

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1.  Al Cuppet on Jeff Rense Program, Aug. 16, 2000,
2.  Great Joy in Tribulation web site, Al Cuppet, Testimony concerning Elijah: 
3.  Great Joy in Tribulation web site, Recent Photographs of the Prophet Elijah in Israel,  
4.  Michael Biagent, Richard Lincoln & Henry Lincoln, The Messianic Legacy, Dell Publishing, 1986, p. 361.
5.  "Nazis, the Vatican and the CIA," op.cit.; Reference: 14 John Loftus, The Belarus Secret, ed. by Nathan Miller (New York Knopf, 1982), pp. 106-107, 178. [and see UNHOLY TRINITY by Loftus]