King Jesus Rules This Earth

The Millennial Kingdom

Book of Revelation Chapter 20

In Chapter 19 we saw the Lord Jesus Christ bring the “Judgment” of God upon all those who had the “mark of the beast” and all those who fell down to worship the image of the beast.

The Earth is almost completely destroyed!

The Lord Jesus will now set the captives free, but King Jesus will also rule for one thousand years and He will rule those who remain with a “rod of iron” which means He will make the laws, which we know will the same Word of God we have today and He will not tolerate any deviation from His law.

Jer 30:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Jer 30:2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Jer 30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
Jer 30:4 And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

The Lord Jesus will not rule a destroyed earth because He will remake the earth, as it was in the days of Adam “before sin entered into the world”.

Jesus will reclaim what Adam lost!

*Rev 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

Who is the identity of this angel?

We know that Satan was just an angel. He was not the greatest of angels, nor is it ever said that he was a strong angel.

He was just an angel who was to lead the worship of the other angels in Heaven!

Eze 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Because Satan was just an angel, even though an Archangel (Lucifer), it will only take another angel to subdue him.

Personally, I hope the Lord just allows the smallest angel in Heaven to do this thing.

Before the Lord will begin to rule for one thousand years, there are some things that need to be taken care of.

The first being Satan needs to be bound and out of the picture.

He is just a tool in the Lord’s hand, and he will not be needed for those one thousand years!

*Rev 20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Notice, he is named the Devil, Satan, the dragon, and that old serpent, just so we will know he is the same one who deceived Eve, who caused Adam to sin, and who we have found throughout the Scriptures and now here in the Book of Revelation.

Satan has never been bound during the Church Age, but he is under the complete control of Jehovah God, the Lord Jesus Christ!

He must have the permission of the Lord before he can plague a child of God.

He is allowed a lot of freedom with those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ.

What do we know about the Devil? He was an original angel named Lucifer and dwelt in Heaven.
He is one of the main reasons there will be a New Heaven, a New Jerusalem, and a New Earth.
God only lives in places that are pure!

He rebelled against Jehovah and was cast out of Heaven onto the earth where he became prince of the power of the air and the (little g) god of this age, he is still allowed to accuse God’s children.

During the Great Tribulation, he will be limited to the earth, and have no more contact with the Lord.

At the end of the Great Tribulation, he will be bound, chained, in the bottomless pit for one thousand years, where he will just be one of the others who are already there. He has no importance in the bottomless pit!

Lucifer’s only significance is that he is just a tool in the hands of God!

This is the subject of our lesson today.

Just so we know, spirit beings can be chained with a heavenly chain!

2Pe 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Jud 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

Those heavenly chains are chains of darkness. They are everlasting chains that only God can remove!

For one thousand years, the mouth of that old accuser will be taped shut and closed.
For one thousand years, old Satan will be amongst the other angels that rebelled.
For one thousand years, people can live without temptation.
For one thousand years, the Devil cannot lead anyone into sin.

For those who live today, we see that only Heaven has the power to overcome the evil wickedness of that old Serpent who first brought sin into this world!

For those who live today, we can see that there is coming a day when doors will not have to be locked and people can walk the streets without fear of being robbed or molested in any way.

The Lord Jesus when He came from Heaven, He did not come alone!

*Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Just who will sit upon these thrones?

Dan 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

If there are to be “judges” then obviously there will be people to judge, and the only ones who remain alive are those who refused the “Mark of the Beast”.

They rejected the Mark of the Beast, but they have not yet accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

The Millennial reign of Christ will be a time that is far different from any other period of history, but there will still be only one salvation plan!

There will still be only one Word of God! The exact same book we call today, the Bible, and there will be no perverted versions of the Bible.

Those that sit to “judge” will have these same Scriptures as the guide to Judgment!

1Co_6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

I personally believe that the Saints of God will judge the Gentiles that remain.

I personally believe it will be the Apostles who will judge the Hebrew children who have survived.

Mat 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Mat 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Mat 19:30 But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

These are the words of Jesus, so they must be taken just as they are written.

There are many who survived the Great Tribulation or there would be no need of judges.

These judges will be somewhat as described in the Old Testament to defend the truth of God!

No one will be allowed to go by their own thoughts, nor live according to their own ways!

It may also be true that the “martyrs” will remain closest to the Lord.

We have the Church (the Bride of Christ) who will be on a one thousand-year honeymoon.

We have the resurrected saints, the 144,000 Hebrew evangelist, and martyrs from the Great Tribulation.

There will be at the last, a resurrection of the dead who will all go to the White Throne of Judgment where they will be judged.

This will not take place until the end of the one thousand years!

*Rev 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

It could be said that the Rapture of the Saints of God does not reach its climax until the Bride of Christ returns with the Lord to this earth for the Lord to rule for one thousand years.

Luk 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
Luk 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

It could also be said that this is the first resurrection outside the “Church Age”. The period of time called the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”.

Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

What do we already know?

Mat 27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Mat 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Mat 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
Mat 27:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Mat 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

At the resurrection of the Lord, many Old Testament Saints also arose from their graves and we hear no more about them.

Who is to say that some similar thing did not occur as the Lord Jesus sat down upon His earthly throne?

In reality there are but two resurrections!

Joh 5:28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
Joh 5:29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

1) There is the resurrection to life. Which may take place on more than one occasion.

2) There is the resurrection to damnation, that will take place only once!

This is exactly what we understand from verse 6.

All those who serve with the Lord when He sits as King of kings and Lord of lords, are all part of that group who are those who have been resurrected to life and the second death holds no power over them.

We should understand that there will be many alive that are not in glorified bodies at this time, but have lived through the Great Tribulation or there would be no need for judges nor priests.

All these will live for one thousand years under King Jesus as He rules with a rod of iron.

There will be many births but there may be no death or limited death.

The earth will be restored to be like it was in the first days of Adam before sin entered in this world.

There will be no temptation!

No one can be in the family of God who has not been tempted to do evil.

We must all have a testimony!

To accomplish this, The Lord will release Satan for “a very” short season.

*Rev 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

What has happened during those one thousand years?

1) To begin with:

Amo 9:13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
Amo 9:14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
Amo 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

Eze 36:33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
Eze 36:34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
Eze 36:35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.

Isa 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
Isa 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.

Isa 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Isa 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Isa 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Joe 3:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

But the Lord will rule with a rod of iron:

The population will have grown tremendously.

God has one rule!

All those who will live throughout eternity with Him will choose to do so. Jehovah, the Lord Jesus Christ does not force Himself upon anyone!

What we see in our nation and in this world, there are those who always try to force themselves upon people. Today intimidation is the tool most used.

Even these who have been raised in perfection must get the opportunity to hear the lies of Satan and then make their choice.

The end is always the same! To be on the side of the Lord is to be on the winning side!

The One who turned Satan loose is the same one who bound him.

He is just a tool in the hands of the Lord who has a purpose just as we all do.

One thousand years locked up in Hell’s prison will have no effect in rehabilitation for Satan. He is the same evil and wicked person he has always been, and he will immediately seek an army to battle again with the Lord.

He does not seek angels.
He is still limited to the earth.
He will again try to bring chaos to this earth.

We should understand that most of Israel, and after the one thousand years, many have been born and the population of earth is tremendous.

They have lived one thousand years under the hand of King Jesus and the Saints of God.

The Lord has met all the needs of the people all these years.

The one thing missing has been “temptation” and we will see how easily it is for humans to be deceived.

We see this every day in America where Satan’s tempters are working so hard to destroy America and then Israel.

*Rev 20:9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

Again a mighty army has been put in place to march on Jerusalem.

Notice the Lord allows these things to take place up to the point that Jerusalem is again cut off.

God does what God does! He will put an end to this rebellion for ever!

God will eliminate the last army to come against Him.

He will not use other humans for they have proved to be loyal and faithful.

The Antichrist and the False Prophet are still in the Lake of Fire and Satan takes on whatever shape he needs, to deceive, and he is good at it!

When God sends fire down from Heaven, every sinner of those one thousand years will be destroyed instantly and the only one standing will be Satan and he will be totally humiliated, before the Lord confines him to the Burning Lake of Fire for eternity.

Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
Isa 14:17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?

Satan will join those who he had enlisted to help him.

*Rev 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

There will no great reunion when these three are in the same place. We could say that misery loves company, but they will not ever see each other again.

Satan will live forever knowing that he had been to Heaven and he knew how wonderful Heaven was and he will now be where all those who rebel against our Heavenly Father and His Son and His Spirit and he will feel that misery forever.

Remember this place was specifically designed just for Him.

This is his “final judgment”!

He will never be loosed again!

Satan and all his demons knew this day was in their future!

Mat 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

Their freedom to torment humans was finally over!

There was but one thing that remained for all those who had rebelled against the Messiah.

Judgment Day

*Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

We can be sure that God promises a “final judgment”!

A “judgment” when all those who have rejected the truth of the Scriptures will be resurrected to face the Lord Jesus Christ as he will judge them.

Act 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Act 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Act 17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

The righteousness is “being right morally” according the truth of the Scriptures and the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead to be King of kings and Lord of lords, but also Judge of judges!

We already know that God does exactly what He says He will do, and this fixed day is according what we see written in our Scripture in Revelation 20 verses 11-15.

2Ti 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

This would be at the end of His Millennial Kingdom.

There is every reason to believe that we will all face “judgment” at one time or another!

Rom 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God;
Rom 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
Rom 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
Rom 2:9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Rom 2:10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

The theme of our passage in verse 11 is that this will be the “final Judgment” of all those whose names are not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Even all secrets will be revealed!

Luk 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Luk 12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Luk 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Luk 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

The bottom line is, that it is far better to confess your sins, which God will immediately forget, and repent to live a life according to the Scriptures, and confess the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

Psa 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
Psa 103:9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
Psa 103:10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Psa 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Psa 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Mic 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
Mic 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

No matter who we are or what we have done in our life, if we are serious with Jesus Christ and confess our sins, they will not be remembered in Heaven!

God has the records of our guiltiness and it would be far better for us if our life of sin would be blotted out of those books and our name found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life!

You see it is also at this time that death will be cast into the Lake of Fire and there will be no more death only life eternal.

This is also the time that Hell will be cast into the Lake of Fire which is the new home of all those whose names cannot be found in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

We must have faith in the truth of God and the truth of our Savior.

I cannot imagine anyone who would want to spend eternity in misery in the Burning Lake of Fire.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, sweetest name I know.

Amen

The Lord of Glory, The Second Coming of Christ Jesus

The Coming of Christ in Glory

Book of Revelation Chapter 19 Verse 11 through 21

The one event that much of the world has been talking about and waiting on from the beginning is the “Coming of the Messiah”.

Most every religion has some sort of a messiah!

For the Church we know that the Messiah has already come to this earth and He first came to die to bring a means of salvation to everyone if they would just believe Him before they died.

For the Church we know that the Messiah would return!

His return is in two stages!

1) He will first come to take His Church away because of the promise that His Church would not see His wrath poured out upon those who rejected Him. He would come as a thief, in a cloud, unseen to the human eye.

2) He would then return in full view with the armies of Heaven and rid this earth of sin, and to fulfill certain promises He made to the Hebrew children, the Jews.

This time had come!

We know the Messiah is the Lord Jesus Christ and to us, He is the Lamb of God, the Husband of the Bride.

The Church is the Bride and since the Church was caught out from this earth, the Judgment Seat of Christ has taken place, the wedding of the Church, the Bride of Christ, has taken place, and the Church has accompanied the Lord to begin a one thousand year honey moon upon this earth that will be remade after the wars of Armageddon.

How had the Lord first come?

Mat 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
Mat 21:6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
Mat 21:7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
Mat 21:8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
Mat 21:9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
Mat 21:10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
Mat 21:11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

In our lesson today we will witness the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He will be coming as a victorious King!

Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

King of Israel as told to King David, and as King of His creation exposing the lies of Satan!

Why are so many things happening upon this earth that seem to cause harm? All His creation is right now groaning in anticipation of His Second Coming.

Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

*Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

How do we know this is the Messiah?

He is called “Faithful”. The Lord Jesus Christ is “Faithful”! He will do exactly what He says He will do, every time.

The only thing that moves the hand of God away from His wrath, is repentance!

We can rely on the Lord to do as He says!

He is called “True”. There is no one and nothing that are more true, than the Word of God and our Lord and Savior!

Truth is the complete opposite of false!

Rom 3:3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
Rom_3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

There is nothing in the hands or the heart of man that can overcome the truth of God!

Every evil and wicked person can count on the Lord to be true whether they believe or not!

He will be true in His “judgment” and He will be “faithful” to His Word!

He is returning to this earth to “judge” all those who have rejected Him and to make war with Satan and those with Him who want a war!

It should be obvious that the liberals including the liberal media want a war and a war they will have, but they are on the losing side!

Why will the Lord make war? Because it is the right thing to do to appease Himself for the mistreatment of His followers and because He said He would.

He will be fulfilling all remaining prophesy when He returns this Second Time!

*Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

We should clearly understand that when we see Jesus, we will not be confused about who He is!

It will be obvious that we are in the presence of the Almighty God!

His eyes speak of His omniscience.

He wears many crowns, but these are not the garland crown of the rider in Chapter 6.

These are the true crowns of power as the Lord Jesus is the ruler of all nations and He comes as the Supreme King of this earth.

And He had a name written that no one upon the earth knew.

As Christians we know Him as “Faithful” and “True”.

He comes as King of this world and the true King of Israel!

He comes in “righteousness” because this is His unchanging character!

Before He sits as King, He must first be Judge and Executioner!

The Apostle Paul wrote by the Holy Spirit:

Act 17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Act 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Act 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Because He is the Almighty God, He is beyond the reach of human intellect.

It is inconceivable that such a God as He can truly exist, until you have known Him!

None of us truly know just how “Great Is Our God” nor can we know!

Our greatest treasure of the description of our God is the “Written Word of God” that He has given to us!

*Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

The war the Lord Jesus has caused to happen is like no other war that has ever taken place!

His vesture is dipped in blood because it is He who fought the battle.

We will notice in the next passages that the clothing of the armies of Heaven are still wearing their white fine linen.

Rev 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Psa 58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
Psa 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.

Isa 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Isa 63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

The Lord does not need an army to fight the Battle of Armageddon!

He alone will fight this battle.

He will bring us along as Judges and to be kings and Priests in the nations that remain.

The angels come because they will be needed.

The Hebrew children will take care of the rebuilt Temple and serve the Lord.

He is called the Word of God because every bit of the information in the Bible has proven to be true and our Savior, King Jesus is the truth.

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Jesus is the only one wearing bloody garments!

*Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

Does anyone want to know what our clothing requirements will be in Heaven.

Fine linen, white and clean.

Rev 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

The Bride of Christ is on a honeymoon all our battle garments left behind when the Lord took us home to be with Him forever.

Wherever He goes we go!

Jud 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Jud 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

I believe these horses to be literal as animals that exist in Heaven.

The Lord on the other hand has some special things that go with Him in the times of His wrath.

*Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Back in Chapter 16 we read about the seven last plagues. This sharp sword is the tool used by the Lord and it means that when the Lord speaks things happen.

In has been that way since the beginning of time!

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

God spoke His creation into existence and when He speaks things just take place just as He directs them to take place!

We know that there will be those who refused to take the “Mark of the Beast”.

We know that many of them became martyrs but not all.

We know the Lord has protected the Hebrew children throughout the Great Tribulation.

The Bible mentions some who helped these Hebrews some say Jews.

There will be many alive when the Battle of Armageddon is over, though many multitudes will die.

All those who took the Mark of the Beast, and all those who worshipped his image will all have been slaughtered.

These that are left will live and multiply during the one thousand years that King Jesus will rule this earth.

We see that King Jesus will rule with a “rod of iron” which means those who are alive will follow the written Word of God exactly as God intended.

There will be no deviation.
There will be no other laws of man.

But there will be no Satan to cause problems.
There will be no temptation to sin.

There will be a remade earth where there will be all things supplied that are needed.

There will still be work to do because the Lord will still hate laziness!

The Lord will rule all nations.

The Saints will sit in places to judge, places to guide, and places to worship to assist all people.

By the way there will be no discrimination!

Once the wrath of God subsides, we will all see our loving Savior!

Isa 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Isa 11:5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Isa 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Isa 11:7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
Isa 11:8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
Isa 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

*Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

As long as Jesus has been in Heaven, He has been our Advocate and he still wore the garments of as the Highest of High Priest.

As He returns to earth, He will wear the garments of a King, in fact King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

There is no higher authority than the Lord Jesus Christ.

We see the King of Kings and Lord of Lords as He has completed His battle.

The blood showing that the war of Armageddon is over, and the victorious King of the Jews is returning but also the High Priest who has made the sacrifice for sin.

Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

The feast prepared for the beast and the fowl of the earth has been made ready!

*Rev 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
Rev 19:18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

This day was foretold by most all the prophets:

Eze 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Eze 39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Eze 39:19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.

We might ask, How could we see an angel standing in the sun?

I believe this is the Lord for there is none more glorious than the Lord. The Sun is dim when compared to the glory of the Lord!

Isa 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

Remember the blood will flow as deep as the bridle of the war horse, so many of the armies of the Beast have been slaughtered.

The appointed kings of the Beast will be with their armies.

The Lord has controlled the air and all air power was His own!

The Lord has stopped all sea power as the blood of the waters had caused all in the seas to perish including the ships and submarines.

It is only the land-based militaries that could come to Armageddon for destruction.

Remember the Lord has told us of these things for more than 2000 years.

These armies were mere puppets led to their death by the Antichrist.

Remember the False Church had been crushed by the Beast and he assumed the power of the false church.
The political system has failed, and some kings had left, and the Antichrist had placed new kings in their place.

The Apostle Peter said because we know all these things it should affect the way we live today.

2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2Pe 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

We must reject any and all sin in our lives!

We have no right to take advantage of the “Grace of God”, knowing the end of all these who reject the Lord.

We must be ever thankful for a Lord Jesus who took such pain just so we could miss out on the wrath of God!

The war of the Antichrist ended before he realized it had started!

*Rev 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

When John saw the army of the Antichrist he would have been astounded. Remember this army is so large that at their death the blood will flow as deep as the bridle of a horse in this valley, where this war will take place.

Rev_14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

A furlong is an eighth of a mile. Six thousand and six hundred furlongs is 825 miles.

We know that just one nation had a 2 million-man army and all the armies of the world are gathered against Israel.

Satan thinks he brought this army but in fact it is the Lord who has gathered this army!

Have you ever heard that saying “too many chiefs and not enough Indians”?

We have the greatest “human” (empowered by Satan) military commander who has ever lived, the Anichrist.

He has brought with him his own spiritual leader (the false prophet).

He has brought with him his (ten) hand-picked kings of the earth and their armies.

There are stories in the Bible of what happens when there are too many leaders.

They have come for one reason. To eliminate Israel and all the Jews from the face of the earth.

The Hebrew children have Jehovah’s promise that He would fulfill the promise made to King David.

2Sa 7:10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
2Sa 7:11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
2Sa 7:12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
2Sa 7:13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
2Sa 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
2Sa 7:15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
2Sa 7:16 And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.

Psa 89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
Psa 89:4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

Psa 89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
Psa 89:28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
Psa 89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psa 89:33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Psa 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Psa 89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
Psa 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
Psa 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

Since this unbreakable Covenant was made by Jehovah, who cannot lie, then the outcome of this war is already known!

The first thing the Lord does is remove the Beast.
The next thing the Lord does is remove the False prophet and both of them are tossed “alive”, into the Burning Lake of Fire.

The next thing the Lord does is to begin the slaughter of these 10’s of millions in these great armies, with most of them killing each other.

Joe 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
Joe 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
Joe 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Joe 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
Joe 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

*Rev 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

It will be a very short war!

We get no written account accept, for the beginning of this battle and the ending of this battle with the Lord having victory.

There is not one word of the fighting or the engagement because there is no power on earth that can compare to the omnipotence of our Lord!

Remember the Lord has “all power”!

In the end we humans are nothing but dust!

Psa_103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Ecc 12:8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.

All that humans can do in the face of the Almighty God, will be in vain!

The remaining chapters deal with the victory of the Lamb.

Amen

The Marriage of the Lamb of God

The Marriage of the Lamb

Book of Revelation Chapter 19 Verses 1 through 10

Some things we should understand. Prior to the return of Jesus Christ to this earth, His marriage to the Church, (the Bride of Christ) will take place in Heaven.

We know that from our last lessons, when the Lord Jesus Christ caused the 144,000 Jews to get to Heaven then, at that time, there will be the Lord and the Bride of Christ finally in the same place (Heaven) together, and this marriage will take place.

When the Lord returns with the armies of Heaven and the Saints, then the marriage of the Lamb of God has already taken place!

The “Judgment Seat” of Christ has also already taken place!

The Lord Jesus will after these things, return to Judge the earth in His wrath.

What did the Prophets teach us?

Zec 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Zec 14:3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
Zec 14:4 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.

Isa 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
Isa 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

It is the marriage supper that will then take place in Israel upon this earth.

It is at this time the Lord will return to save the Jews, according to their works!

And Christ Jesus gave us this parable:

Mat 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Mat 25:22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
Mat 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
Mat 25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
Mat 25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Mat 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Mat 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Mat 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
Mat 25:29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Mat 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

The remainder of the world will be “judged” regarding their treatment of the Jews.

Again the Prophet Joel:

Joe 3:1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
Joe 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

Joe 3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up

Joe 3:11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.
Joe 3:12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

After the marriage of the Lamb to the Bride of Christ, these other things will take place!

Now let us witness the marriage of the Bridegroom in Heaven.

*Rev 19:1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

We may ask after what things.

After the destruction of Babylon, the False Church and Babylon the economic System of the Antichrist from Chapters 17 and 18.

Notice that word “Alleluia” the one word that is universal in its meaning, (Praise God)!

Alleluia has become the cry of victory in Heaven.

This scene takes place in Heaven as the celebration begins as the “Great Whore” of false religion has been destroyed.

All religions that reject the Bible as the truth of God have been destroyed.

All these things happen because our God is all powerful!

The Lord is absolutely true and righteous in Himself!
The Lord is absolutely true and righteous in all His actions!

Heaven will now prepare for the Marriage of the Lamb of God.

*Rev 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
Rev 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

We must remember the souls under the altar.

Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Their rest is now over for their death had been avenged!

They say Alleluia for the Lord doing as He said He would do.

False religion, which has been influenced by Satan all these years, was the tool used to corrupt the people of this earth.

Salvation belongs to God. He sent His Son to die in payment for all our sin!

He has given us His written Word to explain who He is and why He does what He does.

He has given us purpose and He has been open to all peoples since He created Adam and Eve.

Over and over again, we have seen that the plans of God have existed before He created any part of our world, and he has given us line by line of His plan that He has followed without deviating from it at any time.

It is not just the souls under the altar who celebrate. The entire Church joins in for another promise will be fulfilled.

*Rev 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

The four and twenty elders, who represent all the redeemed of the Lord celebrate the victory of the Lamb.

We will all rejoice. The raptured Saints of God. Those souls who have been reunited with their bodies. All those who have been martyrs all these years.

All the 144,000 Jews, and every Saint who has come to Heaven during the Great Tribulation, and I believe all those who have the faith of Abraham before the Lord came to the earth the first time.

Heaven will be a place of celebration!

Heaven will be a place of Alleluia.

Psa 106:48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.

If you do not like joyful loud praise and worship, you will not like Heaven at all.

It becomes the people of God to be full of joy!

To be honest there is not much joy on this earth.

We Christians should always have a certain amount of joy, after all look at our great future!

And we will miss out on the wrath of God. We will miss out on the Great Tribulation!

Jesus said He will never leave us, and Jesus will live forever and ever!

Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Rev 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

The Lord Jesus Christ is God!

*Rev 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
Rev 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

We must cast our bountiful praise to the One who was found worthy to open the Book of Revelation, the “Revealing” of the Lord Jesus Christ!

If we cannot do this while we live, what makes us think we will do this at this time in Heaven?

Every sorrow we have been through and have witnessed, will not be remembered when Jesus has completed His work on this earth.

Every single tear will be wiped away by the loving hands of God!

The Marriage of the Lamb of God is about to take place and all of Heaven takes notice of this most wonderful event.

That word “omnipotent” means the One who possesses unlimited power!

Jesus said:

Mat_28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth”.

Much of that power is used to provide eternal life to all of us who love Him!

Joh_17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, “that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him”.

Nowhere in God’s creation is there One more powerful than the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ!

We should be rejoicing now because we do not have to wait to get to Heaven.

It will just be much sweeter in Heaven.

The wedding of the Lamb of God is about to take place.

The one greatest time we will ever have as Christians.

We will be presented by the Son (the Lord Jesus) to our Heavenly Father as His Bride!

*Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
We immediately see that this time is special to the Lamb. It is the Lamb of God who has been patiently waiting on this day!

Here on earth we focus on the Bride but should truly focus on the Lamb of God!

In Heaven all the focus will be on the Lamb!

The same Lamb that was found to be worthy to open the Book.

Rev 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Rev 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

It is Hallelujah time in Heaven!

It is rejoicing time in Heaven!

The Bride, all the “Redeemed” have made themselves ready by clinging to the faith. That faith in the work the Lord Jesus Christ has done so that we could be “Redeemed” and able now to stand before our Heavenly Father as the Bride of Christ, with the true Messiah.

When will this wedding take place? It will take place just before the Lord returns to this earth as King.

Remember the Lord first destroyed the “false religious system” of the Antichrist.

He next destroyed the “political system” of the Antichrist.

Billions of people had died because they rejected the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Earth was in flames!

When the Lord returns after the Wedding, He will restore the earth as it was in the days of Adam and Eve and reign as King.

The Lord would fulfill the promises He had made to King David and all the things of the prophets.

These things must take place quickly because there will still those living upon the earth who had not taken the “Mark of the Beast”.

The world would be a much better place if we would focus on the Lord Jesus Christ now during the “Church Age”!

Jesus said He would build His Church:

Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

It was true, not even Hell could stand against the Church!

The Church on earth became the “Body of Christ”:

Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

The Jews and the Gentiles have now been reconciled:

1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

The reconciled Body of Christ now becomes the Bride:

Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

As the Bride, we have been waiting until this time that has officially arrived:

Joh 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Joh 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

How has the Bride made herself ready?

By accepting in faith the truth of God!

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Eph 4:13 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 fulness of Christ:
Eph 4:14 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;
Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

How has the Bride made herself lovely?

Joh_3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Joh_3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
1Pe_1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

And it has come time to put on the wedding apparel.

*Rev 19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

As the saints of God we must dress properly for our wedding with the Lamb of God.

How had Jesus found us?

Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

We were terrible sinners!

We might even ask how could a Holy God ever see us as His future Bride?

None of us could claim to be better than others and it be true!

Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

We were sentenced to eternal death and there was no remedy for our situation!

Our choice was to remain the same or accept the free gift of God!

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

There had to be a way!

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

We had to learn about “faith”!

Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

We had to be constant in our faith to grow in Christ!

Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

We had to put on the Lord Jesus Christ!

Rom_13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Gal_3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

We had to dress as Christ!

1Co 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

The Church had finally reached the object of her joy! United forever, never to be separated. All sin and evil wickedness soon to be eternally imprisoned in the Burning Lake of fire.

And the Bridegroom said:

*Rev 19:9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

What do we know about the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb”?

It is a celebration event that takes place on earth because Israel has finally repented in honor of the of the marriage of Jesus Christ to His Church and the beginning of, the 1000-year Millennial Kingdom.

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

The word “blessed” in this Scripture means “happy and contented” are those which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.

All those who are the happiest in this world today are those who know they are going to the “marriage supper” of the Lamb!

Yes, we can know that we will be there!

The Apostle John takes just a moment to tell us that these are the very words of God.

We must realize though there is the Spiritual Babylon and a few places where the Lord uses symbolism but for the most part the Book of Revelation is to be taken literally! Just as it is written, and we would be foolish not to!

It is the Word of God that is the basis of our faith.

Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Let us review:

The false church has been eliminated.
The wedding has taken place in Heaven.
The wedding music has played.
The Bridegroom is the Lord Jesus Christ.
The saints of God are the Bride.
The Bride is wearing the right garments “righteousness”.
We are discussing the wedding reception in this verse. The Marriage Supper.
We will soon begin our 1000 years honeymoon here on the remade earth.
After those 1000 years the Bridegroom will take His bride home to be with Him forever in Heaven.
And then “they will live happily ever after!

It is believed that these guests, who are being called are the Old Testament Saints such as John the Baptist who was a friend of the Groom.

Joh 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

By the statement made by this messenger, he was one of those Old Testament Saints or at least a blood bought child of God.

John was so excited with what these words that he fell down to worship the one who gave him this message, which was not the Lord.

We are to worship no one but the Almighty God, Our Creator, Elohim, The Lord Jesus Christ!

*Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

What do we know? We know that many people even some in the Church laugh and make fun of prophesy, but the truth is, the Lord Jesus loves prophesy.

The Lord Jesus, He is the Spirit of prophecy!

He alone is worthy of our worship!

He alone is worthy of our conversations.

All other conversations are in reality vain!

Being Christian is to be like Christ Jesus and He loved prophecy and we should to!

Next lesson we get to see the true Second Coming of the Lord.

At the “Rapture”, the Lord will come as a thief and stole His Church(Bride) from this earth.

At the true Second Coming, He will return to the Mount of Olives, the same place where He left this earth to go back home for a while.

If you want to know the truth, then you must meet Jesus Christ and it would be best to meet Him during the Church Age!

Amen

The Fall of the Antichrist

The Fall of Babylon

Book of Revelation Chapter 18 Verses 1-13

In Chapter 17 we saw the destruction of the false church. We should understand by the things that have happened to the nation of Israel that Jehovah hates false religion.

Obviously, Jehovah hates all sin and the Lord Jesus Christ died for all sin but one.

Joh 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Joh 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

The only sin that cannot be forgiven is rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ!

There is only one way to get to God’s Heaven and it is by the Lord Jesus Christ!

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

If this goes against your personal beliefs, then so be it. It is just the truth!

Any so-called religion that teaches something or anything different than this is truly a false religion!

Jehovah God hates all false religion.

In chapter 17 we see that Jehovah gave to the Antichrist, who is controlled by Satan the power to “judge” the “false church”, and it no longer exists during this portion of the Great Tribulation.

For Satan himself will now pushed to be recognized as God and he will be the new religion that God will not allow.

He will be the god of power in his own mind, when any power he has comes directly from our Heavenly Father!

If God hates anything the most, it is the false church!

The false church is certainly any religious group that ignores the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ!

What God hates the most, is all those who claim to be Christian, yet they worship something or some other person in reality.

God has two rules that should occupy our minds above all else!

Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mat 22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

There is nothing written in all books that have more importance than these two commandments!

The Antichrist destroyed the false church and now, the Lord Jesus would destroy the false economical system to the Antichrist and chain Satan for 1000 years.

Once the people have left the church and have given their support of the government (the Antichrist), they will no longer need the false church.

We see the beginning of these things in our own nation today.

A great falling away from the Church, and a great clinging to the government, but never in all of history have these things work for the best interest of any people.

*Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

When we read “after these things” those things are, the “judgments” of Chapter 17.

Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee “the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters”:
Rev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

This angel had great power that was delegated to him, so this could be just and angel with great power or in my case I believe this person described as an angel, could be the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mat_28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

He has the authority to deal with the destruction of the evil wicked system of the Antichrist!

I am not sure Christ Jesus would delegate this authority to someone besides Himself.

Notice the earth, (I believe this to mean all the earth) is lighted by His glory, which again to be the “Shekinah Glory of the Lord God”.

Eze 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.

He also had a strong voice.

*Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

This fall was mentioned in an earlier lesson but now has taken place.

Rev 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

It has not only fallen but lies in desolation.

What do we know? We know the Lord Jesus will use fire to destroy this evil world!

Isa 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, “shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah”.

Before the wrath of the Lord is completed the entire world will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah! (Fire and Brimstone)

This phrase is duplicated because Ecclesiastical Babylon fell in Chapter 17.

Political Babylon has now fallen, and we will see the means in the remaining chapters.

The strong hold of devils and demons because they have nowhere else to go and no one alive to infiltrate.

Babylon had become a cesspool of corruption and an abomination in the sight of God!

In this sense America could be a sister to Babylon today. Our government, not our president, is a cesspool of corruption today and voters are so confused that they will not allow the swamp to be drained.

*Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

What are the grounds for God’s Judgment?

1) All nations had drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

As in the time of Noah:

Gen_6:11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
Gen_6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Luk 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
Luk 17:27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.

As in the time of Lot:

Luk_17:28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
Luk_17:29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

2) All the governments of the earth had joined the Antichrist had become corrupt. (Most all of them are corrupt today). The door is wide open for the Antichrist to step in today!

Rev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

3) The merchants of the earth have waxed rich. Economic wealth had intoxicated the rich while the poor were ignored.

Over whelming pride.
Insolence, contempt of those who were not in their class of people.
Wantonness, lewdness, extreme immorality.

Our God just had enough of what was going on under the power of Satan.

And then, one more challenge issued to the Jews.

*Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

What was God’s command to the Church?

2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

What is God’s command to the Jews who have now rejected the Antichrist:

Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

All of the wrath of the Lord was about to be unleashed upon the world of Satan, and it was time for those who had rejected the Antichrist to obey the commands of the Lord.

There would be no more opportunities.

There is no true church during these times but only the false Apostate Church, so we are never to keep attending any place of worship that does not preach and teach the truth.

The Church, those who have the Holy Spirit living within them, are to separate themselves from the world, never to compromise or to tolerate things that go against the Word of God. This is what we need to do today!

*Rev 18:6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

All those who follow the teachings of the Apostate Church will be destroyed and those who have received the truth now have an opportunity to see the wrath of God.

Psa 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

Jer 50:15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.

We should understand that Satan will one day spend eternity in the Burning Lake of Fire, also called perdition the place of the lost soul.

We should also understand that the Apostate Church will be repaid double for the problems it has caused the true Church. After the Rapture of the Church, all those who have been corrupted by the teachings that go against the truth of God will go into perdition.

The Political world that follows Satan will also be paid double for the things done to God’s people!

Why will the Apostate church be destroyed? Because it has caused the human population to be against its Creator.

Why will political Babylon be destroyed because it has profited from the Apostate Church.

Because it has made laws that go against the Word of God.

This “judgment” has been determined from the very beginning!

Both will be destroyed because they persecuted God’s people.

The world has never learned that to go against our Creator is to cause your own destruction!

It is hard to understand a world that totally ignores the signs of our Creator and who believe we are all accidents.

*Rev 18:7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

You see the world has been deceived by corrupt politicians and the world just fell in line behind the Antichrist because he spoke their language!

Isa 47:7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
Isa 47:8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
Isa 47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Isa 47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
Isa 47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

There is nothing that Satan can do to stop the destruction of his wicked world!

The political Babylon has persecuted God’s people since the beginning by Nimrod in his defiance.

She, as the whore on many waters, has felt that they are out of reach of the “judgment” of God!

*Rev 18:8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Though the wars that lead to Armageddon will be many, the destruction of this wicked and evil thing will take just “one” day as no evil can stand before our Righteous Lord Jesus!

We have seen how one plague can cripple most of this world, even our own nation. The things of the seventh seal will cripple this wicked political system in one day.

The seven last plagues, the earthquakes, famines, all the destruction of God’s “judgment” will happen at one time.

Remember Job lost everything he had in one day. It will be the same but only doubled for this system of the Antichrist.

I tell you, that if you boast against our God you are jeopardizing your personal safety!

There will be many weeping, but it will be those who have profited from this system.

You see, we must always follow the money because money is the root of all evil!

*Rev 18:9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
Rev 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

Politicians will weep because this wicked system no longer exist.

Makes me want to tell the politicians of today “your day is coming”.

They have invested all their lives to politics and have become rich by taking advantage of the people they were elected to serve.

They have invested all their lives to government and have corrupted that system to their own advantages.

They will certainly weep and cry because it is destroyed, and it took the Lord only one hour to end this thing!

Businessmen will also weep because they too had taken advantage of a corrupt system.

Business will no longer exist.

Stores will close.

“Business as usual” will be a saying that will no longer be heard!

Go back and read how God punished Israel, and double these things and you will get an idea what God will do to this system of corruptness.

We know this system has given us corruptness and wickedness and base immorality, and in one hour it will not exist.

Extravagance will not be seen anymore.
Wealth will not be heard of anymore.
There will be no more “lifestyle of the rich and famous”!

The system that we have seen that just keeps becoming more sinful will no longer exist.

The Apostate system will no longer exist and now the Political system will no longer exist.

The immoral lifestyle of these people will finally come to an end.

Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

When the Lord comes, He will come quickly!

*Rev 18:11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
Rev 18:12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
Rev 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

Notice the mourning. Not because of some love one, but because of some merchandise.

Remember the silversmiths who came against Paul. Not because He was preaching the truth, but that no one would buy their false idols.

We see this same claim made by many a merchant who cannot sell their wares because the Lord has put an end to their market.

First look at the merchandise:

If we look closely, we will see that these are all things that are offered in sacrifice to the false religion that exists upon the world in that day.

These are the growing markets of today.

During certain times of the day, you cannot miss the ads for gold and silver.

Precious stones for things such as weddings and anniversaries but out of reach and debt makers for most of us.

We can actually see that most of these things are not purchased by the average person in any great quantity today.

Notice also that slaves are still there.

Slavery has continued to exist all these years and will continue right up until the return of Jesus Christ.

The world is not interested in stopping slavery, there is simply too much money involved. It is like drugs, too much money involved!

Notice also “the souls of men”. There is a market for the souls of men today!

We could say that every place of false religion deals in the souls of men, and the Lord Jesus Christ would reclaim every soul, but it is up to each individual.

Again these are all things that merchandise sold to individuals to offer in sacrifice to the false Church Babylon and since the Lord has destroyed Babylon the religious system of Satan and Babylon the political system of Satan, none of these things are needed anymore.

Anything offered to false gods is an abomination to the Lord!

God has always hated slavery that we hear so much of today!

Exo 21:16 And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Deu 24:7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.

What will happen during the time of the Antichrist as he seizes control of the nations?

Neh 5:4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king’s tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
Neh 5:5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.

It does not seem that much is done about slavery and the traffic of human beings today, and it will expand during the Great Tribulation.

Again as we are in these last days the merchandise of the souls of men is the battle we face, and the true Church is neglecting the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The false Church has taken the lead through tolerance and compromise and these are the things the true Church cannot do!

We still in fact still have the work the Lord has given us to do because it is His job to save.

It is not time to quit on God!

*Rev 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

Those that have profited in the days of the Antichrist will see an end to their way of life.

As Oliver Green once wrote:

This is the age of big business, big politics, big religion, big, big, big ,big until soon there will be a world government and a world religion and we the church need to hang our head in shame because we have helped these things to take place because the Church has grown “lukewarm”!

Notice the merchants are still standing though from a distance as they see the world of the Antichrist come to an end.

It is this system that has existed since the failure of Adam and exploited during the Seven Years of tribulation that has cost the lives of so many of God’s people.

*Rev 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

We will see all that blood come back to the surface as the world of the Great Tribulation who ignored the blood of Jesus will soon see nothing but blood.

The “judgment” of God is not yet complete!

Amen

The Victory of the Lamb of God

The Victory of the Lamb

Book of Revelation Chapter 17

We should understand that Jesus is coming back to this earth for three reasons.

1) To get His church and take her home as His bride.

2) To rid this earth of wickedness and sin.

3) He is returning to reclaim this earth and rule for 1000 years from Jerusalem and again Jerusalem will be the center of all His creation.

Eze 5:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.

Jerusalem has been the place the Lord has designed to be a godly influence on all nations and has been a failure to do so until King Jesus sits on His throne in that city.

One man wrote: “Jerusalem was set in the midst of the nations, to be as the heart in the body, to invigorate the dead world with a divine life, as well as to enlighten the dark world with a divine light”.

Jesus Christ is not coming back riding a donkey this time but a white Heavenly Stallion.

Jesus Christ is coming back to bring righteousness to this earth, and we(the Bride, the Church) will be coming back with Him!

Jesus is coming back to fulfill the promise He made to Abraham.

Jesus is coming back to fulfill the promise He made to King David.

First, upon returning Jesus will destroy false religion forever.

It is false religion that has caused most all the problems in our world since the time of Nimrod and the city of Babel!

*Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Rev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

False religion has caused more harm to this world than any other thing including all wars, all diseases, all plagues and all other things.

False religion had its beginning in Babel by Nimrod, and it has flourished ever since.

Gen 10:8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Gen 10:9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
Gen 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

We know that the “Church” is the “Bride of Christ”!

Well the Antichrist has his own bride and it is the false church.

The Bride of Christ.

Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Eph 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

We are now reading about the bride of the Antichrist, this woman who sits upon this Beast who we know by this description.

We know that Satan is a master counterfeiter. Everything that the Lord proclaims to be good, Satan has a duplicate that is wicked and evil!

God has His Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Satan has his false trinity. The Dragon who is the murderer Satan, the Beast (Antichrist) and the false Prophet.

Jehovah calls and ordains His preachers and pastors and other men.

Satan does the same.

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

All these years Satan has had his false church and they are gaining in strength!

Satan not only has his false church, but he sends out many of his followers to infiltrate the true church and many churches have lost their way and have forgotten our Savior.

In a previous lesson, we saw how Israel had brought forth a Son to be the Messiah and Satan immediately tried to murder that Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The church is built upon that Rock. That Rock is the Lord Jesus Christ and His loving bride is the Church that stands upon the Rock of Jesus Christ.

Here we see the false church built upon that evil, vile, Devil.

*Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

This woman is described as a “whore” because of her “Spiritual Adultery”. She is a “prostitute” of evil and wickedness!

She is a harlot and the mother of all harlots, this to referring to “Spiritual Harlotry”.

All those who deal with her, have to sell out their purity to serve the Devil!

Many without even realizing they work for the Devil!

What does God say to the Church?

Isa 42:6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
Isa 42:7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isa 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

We already see that most of the entire world is given over to the false church.

This false church is given over to the Beast!

We know her by the seven heads and the ten horns and how she is arrayed.

You know all those churches that spend all their money on buildings and neglect the mission of the church, are already caught up in this work of false religion!

The Church does not need great ornate buildings!
The Church needs a people who are dedicated to the mission of the Church given by the Lord Jesus Christ

The truth of the church is, we cannot allow the world to get inside the church.

Jas 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Jas 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
Jas 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

We already know that by this time, the True Church will be in Heaven.

The “rapture” of the Church will be explained away by some means, so that it is not a good thing and people will be driven to the false church by the actions of the Antichrist, when both he and the false prophet are energized by Satan.

We can just imagine this false church sitting upon riches galore while the remainder of the world sits in poverty.

We already know that money is the root of “all” evil!

Feeding lines will be enormous but the doctrine of the false church will be all lies!

Just as it is today.

During the time of Nimrod, he had all the world convinced that they did not have to obey Jehovah God.

It is believed by many that he was building the Tower of Babel to be high enough to withstand another flood.

Many foolish people think they can defy God! Many others say there is no God to defy!

This is the same message of the false church today!

The mystery spoken of here is the mystery of iniquity.

2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

It is only those who are lost that are caught up in this mystery!

The Church is aware of the source of sin! (Satan)

Those who are lost will be even more energized once the Church is removed and the Antichrist steps out onto the scene.

He will not make his ways known until the church is gone because the true church will know him and who he is!

Again “Babylon the Great” means the false religion began by Nimrod who was influenced by Satan. She is this false church.

That word Babylon means confusion and Satan instills confusion upon all his followers.

Satan intends to cause confusion and destruction throughout this world!

I think back and I am so glad I am no longer confused about my Creator and my Savior.

Today the National Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches and the Federal Council of Churches, are still trying to build a new Tower of Babel.

What are the goals of the NCC?

  • Ultimately, “a world government of delegated powers.” (One World Government)
  • Complete abandonment of United States. Total Isolationism. (A New World Order)
  • Strong immediate limitations on national sovereignty.
  • International control of all armies and navies.
  • “A universal system of money, so planned as to prevent inflation and deflation.” (Cashless society)
  • Worldwide freedom of immigration.
  • Progressive elimination of all tariff and quota restrictions on world trade.
  • “Autonomy for all subject and colonial peoples” (with much better treatment for Afro-Americans in the US.).
  • “No punitive reparations, no humiliating decrees of war guilt, no arbitrary dismemberment of nations.” (No police force)
  • A “democratically controlled” international bank “to make development capital available in all parts of the world without the predatory and imperialistic after-math so characteristic of large-scale private and governmental loans.”

These goals are reworded but essentially have remained the same since its beginning in 1908.

Nowhere do you read about spreading the “Gospel”!

These are enemies of God’s Church.

It is about man-made religion.
It is about false unity.
It has an earthly city in its center.
It has some man as an earthly representative. (We know this one man is the Antichrist)

She is the Mother of Harlots. In other words there will be one denomination at the forefront of the world church.

Many believe this to be the Roman Catholic Church.

This does not mean the true believers in the Roman Catholic Church but the Doctrine of the Church in general.

There could also be some other group who is this Mother of Harlots.

We should keep in mind that all denominations, but one, had there beginning in the Roman Catholic Church beginning with the Protestants at the time of Luther.

Today Rome looks at the Protestants as brothers and no longer heretics.

There is a great movement to bring all those denominations back under one roof so in this sense back to the Mother Church.

Everyone has feelings about all these things but the true Church, the Christians will all be in Heaven before the Tribulation and all these churches will continue on doing what they do which is not promoting the ”Gospel” of Jesus Christ.

It is this false church that has murdered the Saints and the Prophets of God throughout its beginning.

More Saints have died by the actions of the false church than in any other way!

*Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

A look from the outside at the beautiful buildings and the ornate tapestries, and the regal services and great rituals, would seem to be something to be admired, but on the inside a wickedness that surpasses even the Antichrist.

It is the false church that will assist the Antichrist in causing the holocaust and the slaughter of all those who reject the sign of the Beast, and do their best to wipe out the Jews who will at this time reject the false church.

*Rev 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

What is the mystery of this woman?

We see it today!

If you walk the streets of America about 7 out of 10 will claim to know God and claim to be Christians.

To be Christian now has nothing to do with Jesus Christ.

Most of these people do not even know the “Doctrine of Salvation”!

The mystery is, that these same people will put leaders, and governments, and laws, and doctrines, and rituals in place, that do not honor God but actually go against God in every way.

They reject the authority of the Word of God!

They are hypocrites and counterfeits who hold to a false religion, and it is these that have allowed our nation to get in such bad shape as it is today, and they encourage even more rebellion against the Lord.

How can anyone who claims to be saved by Jesus Christ then go against everything He has taught us?

This is why John marveled at what he saw.

We should all take a step back and look at our church, to see if we are even coming close to serving the Lord the way He commanded us.

People think the Bible is a book of guidelines but in fact the Bible is a Book of Commandments!

Every time we put someone in place that does not honor the truth of the “Gospel”, we jeopardize our children and grandchildren, those who follow after we are gone home to be with the Lord.

We have not left a good legacy for our children and grandchildren!

John marveled that the church no longer existed to serve the Lord, but they served a counterfeit wholeheartedly.

What did Jesus teach?

Joh 5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Joh 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

This describes our world today and it is only going to get worse!

This Beast is the Antichrist.

Verse 8 speaks of a resurrection or at least what will seem to be a resurrection.

This false religion will be resurrected from the bottomless pit.

This again points us back to Babel in the time of Nimrod.

The Greek Word used for “Bottomless Pit” is Abyss, which means without bottom.

In reality because of the rotation of the earth, someone could fall into the center of the earth and never reach the other side. A bottomless pit!

The word “perdition” comes from the Greek word “Apolia” which means a place where the death of the soul occurs as described in this Scripture from the Book of Hebrews.

Heb 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; “but of them that believe to the saving of the soul”.

As Christians, our faith leads to the saving of the soul.

As non-believers, they are those who draw back into the destruction of the soul.

All those who have followed the Antichrist will wonder about their own destination when they see the Antichrist, the Beast tossed into the “Burning Lake of Fire” the place of death to the soul, created specifically for Satan and his angels!

*Rev 17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Rev 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

There may be more than one interpretation for this text.

Literally speaking, Rome is known as the city of seven hills. The Vatican sits on one side of the Tiber River, facing those seven hills.

In ancient times, hills were sacred high places, used to worship and offer sacrifices to deities.

The systems of worship were based on salvation by works, and also included a counterfeit savior or Messiah and mediators of both sexes.

The gods that were worshipped in these places were manifestations of the sun god who was androgenic in that he/she could manifest himself/herself in the male or the female form.

One further reason why the end-time religious confederacy, under the leadership of the Papacy, is called “Babylon”, is that the Babylonian system of worship has been passed down through history.

Its rituals and doctrines are present in Catholicism, as well as religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, earth religions, and even Islam.

So we see that spiritual Babylon is actually Rome. We have the false religious systems of Babylon joined with the revised Roman Empire!

The five great empires were probably Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, and Greece.

The Roman Empire existed in the time of John and it has ceased to exist but will be revived in the later days.

The Roman Empire was never defeated!

The one that is not yet come is the eighth empire of the Antichrist which will last only 7 years, or actually only 3 and a half years.

What is the truth? Here is the mind that hath wisdom – Only those who are wise will understand this. The seven heads are seven hills.

*Rev 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
Rev 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

The Antichrist is the leader of the eighth empire, but he will come from one of these seven empires. Many say he will come from Rome.

I believe we can get a picture of this empire from these Scriptures of Daniel.

Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

The ten horns on this Beast represent ten kingdoms which represent the revived Roman Empire!

These ten kings will be no more than puppets who will follow the lead of the Beast.

*Rev 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

These 10 kings will follow the Beast in everything he does. This Beast, the Antichrist will be the very last world dictator.

You know not one of the followers of Satan believe him to be a dictator, he has so deceived them.

We can just imagine the wickedness of this dictatorship.

Many say this will be the revived Roman Empire and most of those Caesars were cruel and wicked people who thought they were gods, and this kingdom of the Beast will be far worse.

In fact every follower of the Antichrist will be no more than puppets under his direct control, and he will send them all to their death.

How foolish will they be? They will try to attack God.

*Rev 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

They will see Jesus only as their enemy when He has always only been a Savior but even our Savior has had enough of sin.

Why will Jesus win this war? He is God!

He is the greatest King of all kings of the past. He is Lord of all His Creation.

There has never been a lord as our Lord. Lord meaning He has Supreme Authority as He has had since He first made Heaven and Earth!

He has brought someone with Him. Soldiers of the Cross who will not have to draw a sword because our God will fight for us!

He brings with Him those He has called and who answered His call. Not all did answer.
He brings with Him those who have chosen to live for Him after He called them.
He brings with Him those who have been faithful to serve Him after He called.

Psa 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Psa 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
Psa 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Psa 149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
Psa 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Psa 149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

Again one of the angels spoke to John.

*Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

We now see that the Beast did not actually rise up out of the Sea, but in actuality he rose up out of the people. The Antichrist is just a man!

The term “waters” used in many places means multitudes of people.

The Beast is the world of wickedness that has come to power and at its head is the Antichrist.

This is the world that will give their power to the Apostate church, raise by the “false prophet”.

The “rapture” of the true Church will be talked about as fools lost forever, while this false Church will claim all the glories and riches of the world to serve the Antichrist.

She can only lead her followers to death, and that death eternal in the Burning Lake of Fire.

At first the false Church was riding upon the Antichrist, but here we see that the Antichrist is now riding upon the false Church.

All of a sudden, the Antichrist and his ten kings turn upon the false church to destroy her.

This will be the destruction of false religion and the Antichrist will claim to be God, the god of power!

*Rev 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Rev 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

God has put into the heart of these already wicked people to stop what they are doing and destroy false religion from off the face of the earth.

Here we see that Religious Babylon is destroyed by Political Babylon.

False religion was used by the Antichrist to gain control of the political world and no more being needed false religion, it will be destroyed with the Antichrist having total control of all the resources of this earth.

This is the end of all state religions.

We can just imagine the resources that a world church would have at its disposal and the Antichrist will not rest until he has all things under his direct control.

God had said He would put a stop to false religion, and He will use the Antichrist to fulfill this purpose!

It should be obvious that politicians will never allow religion to dictate their actions. Not now and not in the future!

It should also be obvious that the Lord never intended for the Church to accumulate riches!

The riches of the Church are always to be used to promote the Gospel and beautiful ornate buildings are not necessary.

This does not mean we are not to have comfortable places to worship!

We can just imagine what could be done if all the money given to God was used in the work of the Lord in being good stewards of God’s riches.

When a politician sees riches, they immediately have a desire for it as they do today.

The harlot church will be hated and hated by those who at one time worshipped her.
The harlot church will be made desolate. All her riches confiscated.
The harlot will be made naked. Stripped of her rich ornate possessions and abandoned.
The enemies of the harlot church will eat her flesh and all her glory will be gone.
The harlot church will be burned with fire. Ruined, doomed to everlasting destruction.

In truth once the apostate church falls, the other Babylon will also fall!

*Rev 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

We already know that this political Babylon refers to the city that sits on seven hills which can only be Rome.

The Antichrist will run his course thinking all the time he is in control, when all the time he is fulfilling the will of God.

He may read the Bible, but he does not understand the power of a Holy God!

The ten kings will now have their kingdoms but even they will not be able to please the Antichrist who is now so full of hate that he hates himself!

It can truly be said that God works in mysterious ways!

In reality we will understand all these things once we have the mind of Christ after we reach the “Glory World”!

Amen!

The Book of Revelation the Seven Last Plagues

The Seven Last Plagues

Chapters 15 and 16

Just as most of the people who remain have sworn an oath to the Beast (Antichrist) and received the “Mark of The Beast” believing the Beast, will make things better.

Just when things are so bad that the people are in need of relief and the Antichrist promises that relief, but He is a liar.

Just when the people of earth that remain believe that things just cannot get worse, they get much worse.

The Lord God Jehovah is just getting started.

There are still some who did not take the “Mark of the Beast” and they will also go through these terrible things, but they will be saved out of them.

Many of them already martyrs for refusing the “Mark of the Beast”.

We should clearly understand that nothing is over, till the Lord says they are over.

Just as the Lord was about to take His last breath as He hung on the Cross on Mount Calvary, He said it is finished.

Joh 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
Joh 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
Joh 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

What was accomplished? The plan of salvation for all believers was “finished” on that cross.

There is no other method to appease God beyond accepting the “work” that the Lord Jesus Christ did to provide our salvation, by paying the sin debt that was required for every human being that has lived since the time of Adam.

Even all those that were held in Abraham’s Bosom had to believe the work that the Lord did for the salvation of all those of the world.

Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Eph 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Eph 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Eph 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

There is only one hope for salvation and this hope is even extended into the Great Tribulation!

Jesus Christ did all the work and our only requirement is faith in that work.

In these Scriptures Jesus will say it is over. He will use the words “it is done”.

What will be done? The full wrath of God will have reached its fulfillment!

*Rev 15:1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

Rev 15:5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
Rev 15:6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

The seven last plagues.

In case we miss it, there is a Temple in Heaven and guess what, my home and your home and every believers home are built around the Heavenly Temple.

Joh 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Joh 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Every believer will live in the Father’s House, in His Holy Temple.

But this day our Heavenly Father will show His wrath to those who have taken the “Mark of the Beast” who will live their final days in misery at the wrath of God.

Then in Hell, and then in the Burning Lake of Fire.

They are already in misery. They will see and feel and live in even more misery before they die and be sent to Hell for even more misery and after the “White Throne Judgment” into the Burning Lake of Fire, where they will endure everlasting misery in a place they cannot die to avoid it, just because they rejected their Creator.

This word wrath does not just mean they will endure God’s anger until His anger does not exist.

This word wrath means they will endure God’s never-ending anger upon them!

These angels come out of the Temple because their orders can come only from God Himself.

God’s “Two Witnesses” have finished their work and they are back in Heaven, their work complete.

Remember it takes two witness before God will allow death.

The angels assigned to deliver the Gospel to the entire world have finished their work as Jesus had commanded, and have returned to Heaven and their place.

Mat_24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

With all things accomplished as written then Jehovah would do just as He said He would do!

*Rev 15:7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.

Notice those vials full of the wrath of God were not inside the Temple because anger should never be inside the House of God.

We did not use it, but in verse three in the Song of Moses, we see that all the acts of God are “just and true”!

Verse four says these “judgments” are made manifest.

The “judgments” of God are justified, and they will be according to His written Word!

These things in these vials must be completed before the Millennial Kingdom on earth can begin! All these things that written in the Word of God.

The Antichrist will be put down forever!

The False Prophet will be put down forever!

Satan will be chained up for 1000 years then released, for a very short season, and then sentenced to the Burning Lake of Fire!

To those who have questions, Satan will not be king of the Burning Lake of Fire, it is just his eternal home of misery just as it will be for all those who reject Jesus Christ.

It was in fact designed and created for him and the angels that followed him!

Mat 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

God never intended to have to send humans to this place, but they have chosen this fate themselves!

We must not forget the number seven used here can be said to be the complete nature of the “Wrath of God”!

God has no other alternative left for sin except to completely destroy it!

Once God has commanded this action, Jehovah stood in all His glory and no man was able to enter the Temple of God.

To be sure there are no men in Heaven!

The Lord Jesus will come to this earth in all His glory and just His glory, being so powerful that sin will be eradicated wherever the Lord places His feet upon this earth.

Sin cannot stand before the Glory of God in any form or fashion!

God is long-suffering.
God is patient.
God is good.
God is kind.
God is love.

But God is also a consuming fire!

Deu 4:24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

God deals with sin with blood and fire.

If you are not covered by the blood of Jesus, you will be consumed by His glory!

Isa 28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
Isa 28:22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

This strange thing is about to take place!

*Rev 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
Rev 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

What we need to clearly understand is when Jehovah pours out these vials (bowls), His wrath will flow without mercy.

At no time in the Scriptures has Jehovah showed His wrath without it being tempered with “Mercy”.

God will show no mercy at this time!

He was warned and warned and warned again. There will be no more warnings! There will be no escape!

God takes no pleasure in showing His wrath.

God will eradicate ungodliness and wickedness and immorality from the face of the earth, just as He warned and just as He promised!

We have just been through a time of pestilence (plague) throughout the world so we now realize that a plague can affect the entire world.

Plague number one:

That word “noisome” means terribly destructive.

That word “sore” means boils or ulcers.

It will be similar to leprosy but far worse.

It will be a cancer outside the body that is incurable.

It will be sin exposed to the pure liquids from Heaven that will eat them like an acid.

I cannot imagine someone with running boils and running ulcers, still falling down to worship the Antichrist (the Beast).

I am sure they will also be begging for him to help them, but he cannot, nor will he be able to.

Some of these plagues actually happened on a smaller scale in Egypt in the days of Moses.

Exo 9:8 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
Exo 9:9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
Exo 9:10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
Exo 9:11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
In reality “boils” are caused by “bad blood”!

“Boils” reveal “corruption” in the body!

These things will only happen to those who have the Mark of the Beast!

“Judgment” in all its bitterness had finally began.

The “fury” of the Lord that He would have rather not used, will no less be used on all those have the “Mark of the beast!

Not just in Jerusalem, not just in Israel, but all across the earth where men dwell!

*Rev 16:3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

Remember we are seeing the wrath of God without mercy and its best just to understand this Scripture just as it is written.

We need to go back to the Book of Genesis.

Gen 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

Gen 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Gen 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

What we should understand from our verse three, is that those seas are no longer water but blood not because of the blood of the sea creatures but because it is the blood that killed all the sea creatures because the Seas could no longer sustain life.

This is not just the Mediterranean Sea but just as in Genesis it is all the Seas as they are one Sea.

We should probably also understand that these bowls (vials) were probably poured out in rapid succession.

*Rev 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
Rev 16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.
Rev 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Rev 16:7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

The Seas as we know are Salt Waters, now we see that the fresh waters are also affected because in reality all the waters on our planet are connected.

Job 28:23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
Job 28:24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
Job 28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
Job 28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
Job 28:27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

Job 36:27 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
Job 36:28 Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
Job 36:29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Without water there is no life and drinking blood will only cause death.

All, freshwater species, will die because of the blood.

Again this to has happened on a much smaller scale.

Exo 7:20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
Exo 7:21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

God’s warnings are over, “death” is the key word during this time near the end of the Great Tribulation.

The prophets, the preachers, the saints of God have been murdered for centuries on end, just because of faith and the Word of God.

Even the Lord Jesus Christ shed His blood for all the world if the world would just show a little faith.

That blood that has been in the soil and the seas all these years would now surface in the Seas, and the Lakes and the Streams and the Springs and the waters of the earth would be blood and that blood would no longer sustain life because it is the blood of death.

The Lord God Jehovah is right to do these things, because of the injustice the world has caused to His children.

And Christ Jesus is not yet through.

*Rev 16:8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
Rev 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

I just wonder sometimes if all those who claim “Climate Change” are just afraid that what God says is true, but they still have some notion that they can defeat Jehovah.

They forget that Jesus Christ laid down His life and He then pick His life back up and the truth is He can never die!

I for one do hot handle the hot weather as well as I did when I was young, but this fourth bowl (vial) is pour directly on the Sun.

The Sun will have enough power to scorch the skin of those it reaches, who are unprotected.

Just what will protect you from the Sun that sends our fiery flames? Not much, and fire will break out everywhere with no means to extinguish its flame!

There will be a heat wave around this world, one such that has never been seen!

These people who can stay alive will not feel sorrow for their wickedness, they will only blaspheme and curse the Lord even more.

They still do not realize they are going to die.

How any could survive is only in the hands of the Lord.

We know the true Jews are in a place protected by the Lord, possibly the caves of Edom.

What had the Lord said?

Mal 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Mal 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Mal 4:3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

Over and over the Lord has warned of this day.

Old Testament

Psa 21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Psa 21:10 Their fruit shalt thou destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.

Nah 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
Nah 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
Nah 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Zep 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

New Testament

Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Mat 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

2Th 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2Th 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2Th 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

The world is ready for the coming of the Lord today! For they will not repent!

*Rev 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Rev 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

Some may say “well finally some relief”, but this darkness will not bring relief!

In fact this darkness is just a little taste of Hell.

So dark that you can feel it.

In so much pain but cannot find relief nor even see enough even to move.

Even then those hot flames will still burn but be invisible to the eye, such as the burning of the petrol in a formula one race car.

The pain of God’s Wrath cannot be avoided, and there will be no relief!

They will curse God even more!

Isaiah wrote that this would be a “gross” darkness.

Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

But the Lord is not yet through.

All the world that remains hate the Lord so much, along with the Antichrist it is time for them to be gathered for one final battle, so the Lord makes a way for them to be gathered in the valley of Jehoshaphat.

Nah 1:5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
Nah 1:6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
Nah 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Nah 1:8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
Nah 1:9 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

The Antichrist, The Beast does not even realize what is taking place.

Psa_2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

*Rev 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

At first glance it would seem that this sixth vial (bowl) does not seem to be much.

If we look closely, it not only says the way of the kings of the east is made clear, but the final preparations of the Great War called Armageddon have already been completed.

We know the Euphrates River has existed since the time of Creation and more or less has kept its tract even after the great flood just for the reason we read about in this chapter.

For those who do not know, there is a great dam built on the Euphrates today and it is possible to almost stop the flow of this great river that has supplied water to many people for a long time.

Nearly 2000 years ago Jehovah said He would dry up this river basin to allow a great army to come to Jerusalem from the East.

Say what we will and guess if we must, but the largest army in existence is the Chinese Army and it lies to the East.

In earlier studies we already know that the great armies of the North will also converge on Israel, which the great armies of the North would be the Russian and the Turkish armies.

The armies of the West would be the revived Roman Empire, which by the way I would hope would not include the USA, but there is little doubt that this is true, except the Scripture that mentions “on the wings of a Great Eagle”.

It is a fact that God has cursed every nation that goes against Israel, so they all will serve their purpose in this Great War that can only end one way.

The Antichrist has now the means to march all the armies of the world to Israel in an attempt destroy her, simply because the Lord has said that this is His land.

Hatred, we are fools if we do not see hatred growing today throughout the world.

What are these unclean spirits (like frogs)? The means to instill even more hatred!

Isa_11:15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.

All the world has given in to the Antichrist, (the Beast) and he has total control of all the great armies of this world.

God does not redo things He has not already done!

1Ki 22:20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
1Ki 22:21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
1Ki 22:22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

The Lord used one lying spirit to convince Ahab to go to his death.

Jehovah will use three unclean spirits, to convince the Antichrist to go to his defeat along with all these great armies.

They are “spirits of devils”!

Notice they have the power to perform miracles to show the mighty (perceived) power of the Beast.

It takes a fool to challenge the Almighty God and Satan has been defeated at every turn, and now he will lead most of the remaining people of this earth to their death because of his great hatred for God’s creation.

That war, Armageddon, is used by many men and women, but this is not really a war.

God says it is a slaughter! Armageddon means “slaughter” and it will be a slaughter!

Why would King Jesus speak at this time to John? It is just a reminder!

*Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Jesus will come as a thief to carry the Church away.

In fact the departure of the Church will be explained away by the Antichrist and the only ones who will take notice will be the Hebrew Children.

They will become jealous!

Rom_10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Rom_11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

What will happen to true Israel?

Rev_12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

The Lord has come again as a thief and moved the intended victims of the Antichrist to safety.

Those who die in the war of Armageddon die for nothing and it will be a slaughter!

*Rev 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

Let us review:

The Trumpet Judgments.

  1. Hail, fire, and blood cast upon THE EARTH; one third trees, and one third of all living things burnt.
  2. One third of SEA made blood; one third of creatures therein and of ships destroyed.
  3. One third of the RIVERS made bitter; many men destroyed.
  4. One third of the SUN smitten; one third of the day darkened.
  5. Star from heaven falls into the ABYSS; he sends forth locusts; men seek death; Hebrew name of their king is Abaddon.
  6. Armies from the EUPHRATES destroy one third part of men; men repent not.
    The two witnesses of God WITNESS for him and work MIRACLES; WAR against them by the beast.
  7. VOICES in heaven; the JUDGMENT; earthquake, lightning and HAIL weighing over hundred pounds.

The Vial Judgments.

  1. Vial poured ON THE EARTH; sores upon the followers of the beast.
  2. The SEA made blood as of a dead man; every soul therein destroyed.
  3. RIVERS made blood; declared to be God’s vengeance upon [ALL] men.
  4. SUN smitten; men scorched; men blaspheme, men repent not.
  5. The THRONE and kingdom of the beast smitten; men, in pain, blaspheme God; men repent not.
  6. The way prepared for kings beyond the EUPHRATES. Three unclean spirits of the dragon WITNESS for him and work MIRACLES; WAR by the world at (the Hebrew) Armageddon.
  7. VOICES in heaven; the FALL of Babylon; EARTHQUAKE lightning and HAIL.,

We may from this comparison notice:

(1) The vials form a series of visions announcing God’s judgments against the wicked.
(2) The number seven as well as their character indicates the universal and complete nature of these judgments.
(3) The events portrayed occupy the same period in time as the seals and trumpets; that is to say, the period of the world’s history terminating with the last judgment day.
(4) As in the uses of the seals and trumpets, they are general indications of God’s judgments; and though particular events may be partial fulfillment, the complete fulfillment is in our time.
(5) In comparison with the seals and trumpets, we may observe some points in common and some in which the visions differ.
(a) Like the former visions, these may be divided into two groups of four and three.
(b) The structure of the vial visions is almost exactly parallel to that of the seals.
(c) The visions all terminate with the same events portrayed in similar language, though, as the three sets of visions proceed, more stress is laid upon the judgment of the wicked, and less on the victory of the redeemed.
(d) An episode occurs after the sixth vial of almost identical nature with, though much shorter than that after the sixth trumpet.
(e) The severity of the nature of the vial judgments is conspicuous. Whereas under the seals one fourth was afflicted, and under the trumpets one third, there is nothing to indicate any exemption in the vial visions.
(6) The reason of the employment of the term “vial,” or “bowl,” is most likely to be found in the expression, “cup of God’s anger,” in Rev_14:10.

It indicates the pouring out of God’s wrath in an overwhelming and irresistible flood.

It is, therefore, significant of retribution more dire than that symbolized by the trumpet, just as the trumpet indicated greater severity than the seals.

When we read where so many of this world died during these “vial” judgments what we see is a world under total confusion.

The Antichrist, the beast has proven to be a total lie!

The Lord Jesus Christ has proven to be the truth!

Never has this world seen so much confusion, so much chaos, and so much discord.

All these people are at a loss to explain what is happening to them!

They had rejected the Word of God, but the Word of God had been true all along!

Psa 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Psa 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
Psa 102:27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

The kingdom of Satan is crumbling, and he has no power to stop it!

Only ruin can be seen wherever eyes can see.

Jer 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
Jer 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
Jer 4:25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
Jer 4:26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.

Jehovah in His “great anger” had accomplished what He said He would do!

The remaining chapters give us greater detail of all these things, but the truth is King Jesus has just stepped out upon the world stage.

Amen

Saints and Martyrs During the Great Tribulation

The Saints and Martyrs

Book of Revelation Chapter 14

We have been seeing the time of the Seven Year Tribulation which could begin at any time except for one thing and this is the “Rapture” of the Church which is next on the Lord’s list of things to do.

Remember the Apostle Peter wrote that the Lord is not slack on doing these things that He promised, He is just waiting on that last soul to claim the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, during the Church Age which is about to end.

2Pe_3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

In this Chapter 14, I believe we see a second Rapture. We already know that God will not send His wrath until His Church has been removed.

I believe what we see in this Chapter, how the Lord removes His 144,000 Evangelist and whatever souls that have been won over to the Lord.

I say won because they have become part of the “Winning Side”!

Even these will not see the final wrath of God, because God made promises to the Hebrew children the same as He did to the Church.

We know these 144,000 are all Jews, washed in the “Blood of Jesus”, the difference being they have seen much of the “Great Tribulation”.

In fact there will be others who will experience all of the Great Tribulation.

Our merciful God will give them one more warning.

*Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.

Why were they standing with the Lamb? Their work is finished, and they have come home. Heaven is our home.

You see we all have a purpose and when that purpose is completed, the Lord will call us home.

He loves us much more than this world does!

Heb_11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

1Pe_2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

What did the Apostle Paul write?

Heb 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, “the heavenly Jerusalem”, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Heb 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

For the Hebrew children, the Old Covenant written and given to Moses is abolished and the New Covenant brought together by Jesus Christ is in affect for these Jews who had clung to the Laws of Moses all these years.

There was a new song coming from Heaven that only these could understand.

*Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

Back on earth the Antichrist had claimed to be God. The Jews had rebelled. The nightmare that was already going on became even more terrible.
The Seven Thunders were sounding, and things are so terrible the Lord decided we only need to know the part that He describes for us.

The Church is in Heaven.
The 144,000 Hebrew Evangelist are now in Heaven.
Many souls were saved by the preaching of these men and they to, are in Heaven.

Those that remained upon the earth heard the voice of God and when this happened before, the people were too afraid to even mention His name, but now they were no longer afraid.

When Jehovah speaks His entire creation will stop just to listen to what the Lord has to say!

This time had come!

There will be joy in Heaven as God’s children come home, but there will be no joy on earth!

How does John describe the Saints of God, who have been washed in the Blood of Jesus and who have been Sealed with God the Holy Spirit?

Sanctification had reached its fulfillment and Glorification had become a reality!

*Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Rev 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

No defiled thing can ever get into the New Heaven!

Why is there a New Heaven?

Satan and a third of the angels had brought sin into the old Heaven. They had been tossed out and their final judgment was near, but because sin was in the Old Heaven a New Heaven had to be created.

This is where the Lord is preparing our new home.

The Bride of Christ will never witness any defilement and our new home had to be made perfect to receive the perfect Saints of God!

There are no words in any language that can describe the “Home” the Lord has made for His Bride!

This is why we should not worry about anything that is going on upon this earth!

Joh 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Joh 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

If we cannot trust Jesus, then our home will not be in Heaven!

The Lord Jesus Christ will warn this earth one more time, while things are so bleak you would think they would repent, but not many will. Very few in reality they are so sold out to the Antichrist!

The Lord will not send any Saint of God to proclaim this final warning!

He will send some of His angels, who have no soul, nor do they understand the salvation plan of of the Lord.

They have seen our Lord God suffer for all these humans.

They do not know what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit! What they do know is to give God’s message exactly as He states it.

After all, even the angel’s job on earth is finished, when all the Saints of God have come home.

Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

All the Saints are in Heaven. Certain angels will now just give the Lord’s message to those who are about to receive the full wrath of God.

*Rev 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, 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 waters.

We might ask ourselves, just when will the “Gospel” be preached to everyone who lives upon this earth? It may be when this angel flies around the world with the “Gospel Message” of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We may not understand everything we read in the Book of Revelation, but we should understand at least two things.

1) Jehovah will not send His wrath upon those who repent, and He will give whosoever remains on earth an opportunity right up till the very moment of His wrath.
2) There will be no one, “NO ONE” who stands before the Lord Jesus Christ at the White Throne Judgment who can say, “I never heard of the Lord Jesus Christ and His salvation plan”!

Remember an angel will only deliver God’s message point blank and without feelings, without Spirit, and without emotions!

There will certainly be no more “Good News” after this angel gives this final message and this final call to salvation!

They have the only everlasting words that contain the truth!

There is only one “True Gospel” and it the “Good News” that the Lord Jesus, who is God in the flesh, died to make a way for all humans to be able to return to Heaven.

There is no other way to get to God’s New Heaven except by Jesus Christ! There is no compromising on this truth!

1Co 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
1Co 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
1Co 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1Co 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

It is right after this “Good News” that the “Bad News” will become a reality!

What is the “Bad News”? The Lord Jesus Christ will return as the Jewish Messiah to put an end to sin upon this earth for 1000 years.

He will come in “Judgment” without “Mercy”!

The Antichrist and the False Prophet will be sent to the Burning Lake of Fire and Satan will be bound for 1000 years.

So it is only “Bad News” if you are a follower of Satan and it is only “Good News” if it is received in truth, because it is the truth!

In reality some nations will now separate themselves from the Antichrist.

Israel will now separate from the Antichrist because they know he is not God and they will not worship him as God.

There is another gospel that is being preached today in many places and believed by many false religions, and this gospel tells of a false messiah which is none other than the Antichrist.

2Co_11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Gal_1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Gal_1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

In the end, the message of this angel is “Prepare to meet thy true God”!

*Rev 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, 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 waters.

Our Creator will return to claim His creation and put an end to sin!

Will there be anyone who will not hear the message of this angel? Notice he speaks with a “loud voice”!

Notice also that everyone upon the face of the earth will hear the words, “the hour of His judgment is come”!

There will be no doubt in anyone’s mind about who was coming!

The Jews have felt the wrath of God (with mercy and a promise) for many years and they know why by this time, but in truth Jehovah has never showed His wrath to the Jews without tempering it with mercy.

The message of this angel is there will be no mercy this time!

The liberals scoff at such statements, but the truth is, when the Messiah returns, He will show no mercy until He has completed His mission to rid this earth of sin and temptation for one thousand years.

Mat 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Mat 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Mat 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Mat 25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Mat 25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Mat 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
Mat 25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Mat 25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
Mat 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.
Mat 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Then John sees another angel with a different message.

*Rev 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

What happens immediately after the Lord steps down from heaven to this earth?

1) The political system set up and managed by the Antichrist falls to destruction to exist no more.
2) The religious system set up by the False Prophet falls to destruction to exist no more.

The phrase “is fallen, is fallen” tells us they both no longer exist.

We might say that not much time was given for people to make this decision.

The Lord has given this world nearly 2000 years since the “Gospel” became reality already.

There is not much time left today to seek the face of the Lord!

For the Jews they have been given nearly 6000 years to accept the truth. They are promised that they will see the wrath of God, but they are also promised that they will be saved from God’s greatest wrath!

Also the time when the first angel gave his message and the second angel gave his message need only be for a moment because God sees into the heart. The Lord already knows who will receive Him and who will not. He wants everyone to make their own choice. We have to choose!

If not for that, there would not have been anyone else saved in the “Great Tribulation”!

Some say that the city of Babylon is to be rebuilt but we must also be aware that these systems of the Antichrist are spiritually named Babylon because of wicked systems in place in old Babel that was built by Nimrod.

Much the same way Egypt is used as the Iron Furnace because of the way the children of Israel were treated by a ruthless Pharaoh.

God said Babylon would never be rebuilt, at least in the location of that old wicked city.

Some say Babylon means Rome and this could be true. Many of the things that Rome caused to happen during the years of Crusades were certainly not of God and History remembers those years as the Dark Years, the “Dark Ages”. Darkness itself represents wickedness and evilness. A time of ungodliness.

Isa 13:19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
Isa 13:20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
Isa 13:21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
Isa 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

The old city of Babylon lies as swamp land, but spiritual Babylon still exist and will thrive in the time of the Antichrist and the False Prophet.

There is a godless society that continues to grow and as it grows, the influence of wickedness spreads and consumes like a fire that has an endless supply of fuel. We see these things happening right before our eyes today!

The one thing during this virus that astounds me is, that every nation especially here in America reaches into the endless cycle of debt without realizing that someone or some few will claim that debt and claim for repayment of that debt and it will not be possible to repay and from then on governments will be under the influence of those who own all that debt. This is the place the Antichrist will hold in the near future!

The door is wide open for the Antichrist to step in.

The world is in turmoil.

The door is wide open for the Antichrist to step in.

Science is drained and useless.
Politics and politicians are futile because of corruption.
Climate Change is of God, but mankind gets the blame.
Wars and rumors of war increasing.
Drugs (sorceries)
Pestilences.
Famine.
Locusts.
The Sun, the Moon, the Stars show new signs not understood.

Whoever heard of a Godzilla “dust storm” before this week.

Another warning, we had better wear a mask.

Our world is dying!

Yes, the door is wide open for the Antichrist to step in!

Then the third angel brings his message.

*Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

The final warning.

As we said, God sees into the heart so these things are easily seen by the eyes of God and He just knows who will repent and who will not.

Some will say God has always known. Certainly, this is true, or He could not be God.

The truth is God has given all of us the ability to make a choice and He has made this choice to be easy.

1) Follow the truth of Jesus Christ.
2) Reject the truth of Jesus Christ.

Only you yourself know the truth of your decision.

In the day of the Church, the Scriptures say we can tell by their works.

In other words, we do not have to judge anyone, God judges all who do not follow His Written Word!

In the time of this final warning there will be no time for works! Only time to pray a prayer of repentance that does not even have to be spoken because if it is from the heart God will know!

By not choosing Jesus then you will receive the Mark of the Beast.

It is because there are no other choices that can save!

All these things have taken place over a short period of time.

Jesus says when He comes, He will come quickly. He will have no hesitation!

There is no other place in the Scriptures that are so terrible as these words written here!

God’s wrath without “Mercy”!

He has never done this before, and He will never do it again for it will never be necessary again!

Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

In the end why will there be a new Earth and a New Jerusalem.

There must be a place of complete purity and no one wants to see smoke that rises from the Burning Lake of Fire throughout eternity.

*Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Does anyone really want to know what will happen to those who accept the “Mark of the Beast”?

The smoke of their torment will ascend up for ever and ever! I believe this speaks of the judgment sentence at the White Throne Judgment.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Notice that phrase “the dead” who have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ all these years.

Again the dead, all those who have been buried at sea, or died at sea because they had rejected the Word of God.

Again the dead, all those who have entered into Hell after their physical death because they rejected the Gospel.

During the very last days of the Great Tribulation, they all died at the hands of the Judge, The Lord Jesus Christ!

It is the pure wrath of God, there will be no more “Mercy” in God’s “Judgment”!

God has been holding His anger in check all these years but finally He has seen all those who really want to be with Him in Heaven, and all those who decided themselves they did not want to be with Him in Heaven.

There is only one other place that remains for them and it is the Burning Lake of Fire, that place they said did not exist!

This is a place so designed to be so hot that it is torture and it is a permanent place for them throughout eternity.

All the Saints of God will not see these who are in such misery as they enjoy the benefits of Heaven, but they in turn will be able to see our Heavenly Father as He can see them and I believe they will be able to see what those who have accepted the Gospel are doing throughout eternity.

They will never have rest! There will be no cure! There will be no escape! There will be no relief!

You must see that this is the warning we are to give to our family.
This is the warning we must give to any unchurched friends.
This is the warning we must give to those we are able to talk to.

How did the Lord Jesus teach this?

Mar 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Mar 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Mar 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
Mar 9:44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

It is better to depart from any and every sin, even if it causes us bodily harm than to reject the Lord Jesus Christ!

The Lord knows it has not been easy to be a Christian, not now and especially not during the Great Tribulation!

Keep in mind this is the time of Jacob’s Trouble.

Jehovah will be dealing with the Jews, the Hebrew children.

*Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Those that rejected the “sign of the Beast”, many of them will be murdered instantly. In reality they will be much better off if they die then!

They can rest from their labors. They will be delivered for their trials and sufferings. It will never be as time for suicide because that is a loss of faith and remember it is their faith that has kept them alive so far with the knowledge of the benefits of God and choosing to follow the truth.

Those that remain will not be able to buy and sell. Many may starve to death.

There will be no merciful followers of the Beast!

There will be no Holy Ghost conviction!

There will only be misery here upon this earth.

Then the wonders and glory of Heaven to those to die by the Lamb.

Misery and more misery to those who accept the Mark of the Beast!

What is the reward of those who have survived because of their faith?

They will witness the return of the Messiah!

*Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
Rev 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

What do we know? We know that at least seven years before this time the Lord came in a cloud to receive His Church. These were only those who had accepted the truth of the Gospel and their names were all written down in the Lambs Book of Life.

The Church was raised and given their rewards and by this time they had tossed those rewards unto the feet of Jesus, because we all knew we are unworthy to even be at the feet of Jesus and certainly unworthy to receive any sort of reward.

Now the Lord will return, and the remaining Chapters will go into the details of His return.

We all know what comes next!

The Antichrist has become ruthless in his domination of nations. He has required for all people to make a personal choice to choose him and reject the Lord Jesus Christ.

They must bow down to the “Image of the Beast” or die!

You know as Christians we made a personal choice to choose Jesus because Jehovah likes His relationship closeup and personal.

We are family with our Creator because He wants a family, a loving family.

Ole Satan wants that same relationship with his followers, but evil and wicked people have made themselves to be god for so long, they will rebel with him and they will be forced to take the mark of the Beast.

Even a thief does not like to be forced to do things!

Satan knows that his time is over as the false king of the world and the Lord Jesus has returned to put an end to the misery upon this earth just before the entire world is destroyed. The intent of Satan is to destroy God’s Creation!

Notice the world is ripe.

What had the angels told the Apostles?

Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Act 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Act 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Well, this is the way John saw His return.

Luke wrote the words of Christ Jesus:

Luk 21:27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Every eye that remains will see the Lord and if He is carrying a sickle, He is not coming in peace!

The truth is one day during the Great Tribulation when things are so bad it will seem the earth is about to perish because of the war of the Antichrist, when so many military mistakes have been made, maybe the nuclear arsenal has been fired.

All of a sudden, the skies will suddenly cause everyone on earth to look up. They will not see missiles, or rockets, or spaceships, or any other such thing. They will see King Jesus.

Jesus is not coming to offer peace.
Jesus is not coming to offer a chance to repent.
Jesus is not coming in “Mercy”.
Jesus is coming in “Judgment”!

A sickle is an instrument used to harvest and He will harvest all of the followers of the Antichrist to burn!

The Lord Jesus Christ will come at the end of the Great Tribulation to harvest the earth by the separation the tares from the wheat.

Remember how Jesus taught the Hebrew children this parable.

Mat 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Mat 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mat 13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mat 13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Mat 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Mat 13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

The Lord Jesus will come at the end to the Great Tribulation to gather the tares for destruction and the wheat (mostly Jews) for the New Heaven and the New Jerusalem (the barn).

We must not forget the Church is already in Heaven.

The Tribulation years are the time of Jacob’s Trouble.

Jer 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
Jer 30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
Jer 30:9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

These things will happen right here upon this earth just before the Lord begins His reign for 1000 years.

We already know the, Seven Seals, the Seven Trumpets, the Seven Thunders, the four horsemen, all describe the increasing bad conditions upon this earth until the Lord returns quickly at the end of the Great Tribulation to remove all those who have rejected Him.

He will toss the Antichrist into the Burning Lake of Fire.
He will toss the False Prophet into the Burning Lake of Fire.
He will chain up Satan in Hell for 1000 years because He still has a use for him at that future time.

The misery that has plagued this earth for seven years will come quickly to an end.

As the Lord Jesus separates the tares from the wheat, for only He can do this, some angels come forth to remove the tares while the Lord deals with the wheat.

*Rev 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
Rev 14:18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
Rev 14:19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.

All the souls of the “martyrs” will now be avenged.

Rev 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Remember the souls of those who were slain and their blood under the altar of salvation.

Notice in verse 18 that this angel comes out from under the altar to avenge those souls.

This angel has the power of fire because it is with fire that the earth will be destroyed.

That fire is the power of “Judgment”!

Joe 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
Joe 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Joe 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
Joe 3:16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
Joe 3:17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

This fire comes from the awesome glory of the Lord because sin cannot stand before the glory of God and survive.

Exo 33:18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
Exo 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
Exo 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

When the Lord returns in all His glory those tares will burn because of sin.

The over ripened fruit of false religion will be wiped from the face of the earth.

All unbelievers will be wiped from the face of the earth.

It will be terrible.

*Rev 14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

The valley of decision.
The valley of the threshing.
The valley of Jehoshaphat.

It is the Lord Jesus who came in His wrath, not tempered with “Mercy” who will wear the blood garments of vengeance.

For He said, “Vengeance is Mine”!

Isa 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Isa 63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
Isa 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

Isa 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
Isa 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Eze 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
Eze 39:18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Eze 39:19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
Eze 39:20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
Eze 39:21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.

The Lord is truly serious about doing exactly what He says He will do, and those who continue to be disobedient without repentance, will have the vengeance of the Lord poured out upon them.

Call upon the Lord and be saved!

Do not trust in the things of this world which only lead to eternal death!

Amen

The Beast of the Book of Revelation

The Beasts

Book of Revelation Chapter 13

Remember our last lesson where that old Serpent, the Devil, Satan himself was tossed out of the first and second heaven. The place of our atmosphere and the place of all the heavenly constellations. Well guess where he shows up?

He is mad at Jehovah. His range is limited again. The ears of Heaven are no longer open to his constant accusing.

He will set his sights on the only remaining group of God’s people.

Remember Satan has been to Heaven and he knows somewhat of the things that go on in Heaven, but as far as he is concerned, when he causes the death of any individual, they are just dead and this is what he seeks to do to the rest of the world, murder!

He knows his final outcome and he plans to murder all the remaining people upon this earth, to deny any of them any opportunity to ever see Jehovah God face to face and to destroy all of God’s creation.

You see this is another promise that Satan will try to break, that anyway he can, he will try to make Jehovah out to be a liar!

This is pure hatred, and this is the hatred that we see in many nations, including here in the USA, today.

In fact this is the hatred I see for all God’s people.

Jesus said:

Joh 7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
Joh 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

Joh 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

So let us see these “Beasts”.

*Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

It is in this Chapter 13 that we see just how wicked and evil the Antichrist is!

We will see the Antichrist and his religious leader the False Prophet, as they commence their plan to destroy this earth, we call our temporary home.

Remember the Church is already in Heaven by this time. Those upon the earth that remain are those who have chosen to follow the Antichrist and then the Jews who Jehovah has caused to go through these things to open their blinded eyes.

The 144,000 missionaries are out in the world telling evil and wicked people about the Antichrist and the true Christ and many will begin to see the truth.

The Two Witnesses are in Jerusalem preaching the truth of God and tormenting those who reject the Lord Jesus Christ.

Satan has just been tossed out of the skies and the place of the stars and he has nowhere to run except upon this earth and he is so mad that he can think of nothing but destroying God’s creation and all the people who remain.

The first three and a half years of the Tribulation, the Antichrist won the people over with his deception and flatteries.

These last three and a half years= called the Great Tribulation, the Antichrist will cause fear and destruction and fury to be his tools.

There will be so much difference in what the Antichrist was at first and what he is now, that people will think he is not the same person but remember Satan is the Great Deceiver.

It is easy to say he came from the sea but when we study the Word of God, we know that the sea also represents the multitudes of people.

Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

We know that Satan was actually that rebellious angel named Lucifer!

Does it seem strange that the Luciferians are beginning to make their cause known? They to, can sense the time of their false messiah

Here we see that the Antichrist is a mere man but also Satan in the flesh.

He will get his false power from Satan as will the False Prophet as these Scriptures teach us.

The prophet Daniel also informed the Jews that these things would take place so they would know, but the Jews reject the Book of Daniel.

Dan 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Dan 7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
Dan 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

Dan 7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

We can see the truth when we see these things are for three and a half years.

As we continue, we can keep these things of Daniel in mind.

*Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Daniel saw these same three animals, but the important phrase is that the “Dragon” gave him his power.

That word “seat” means he will get power of Satan and he will rule from Satan’s throne.

Satan’s throne is supported by all the evil wickedness that is in the world!

We know this also includes the entire economy of the world at this time.

1Ti_6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

It is the love of money that has built Satan’s throne!

Satan loves money so much that he will take control of all the economies of the world.

1Jn_2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Satan’s throne is built upon lust and covetousness!

The Church is in Heaven. The “Seat” of government of the Antichrist is based upon these two things and will operate under the character of Satan.

Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

These things are the power and great authority that are given to the human that will be the Antichrist!

*Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

We should clearly understand that the Scriptures use the term Antichrist for a reason and this man, who is human, who is powered by Satan will have the marks of a simulated death and resurrection that will seem as some great miracle just to cause doubt in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Remember he has the name “Blasphemy”.

Blasphemy is speaking evil of Jehovah, the Lord Jesus Christ!

Psa 74:18 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.
Psa 74:19 O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of thy poor for ever.
Psa 74:20 Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.

Since the death, the burial, and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ was under the power of the Holy Spirit, then this Antichrist will also blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

Luk 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Luk 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

Those of the world, will see this human that is revived from a fake death and they will believe another lie, another deception, of the Antichrist.

Remember Satan is the father of all liars, all murderers and all deceivers, but he does have limited power, but even that power is given to him by Jehovah!

These remaining people who have already proved they did not believe the Lord Jesus Christ, will be deceived again into believing the Antichrist!

This will be about the time he gets brave enough to go into the Third Temple and claim himself to be God.

*Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

The Bible says we have a Triune God. The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. Not three gods but One God in three persons!

In this Chapter we see that Satan has his false trinity. Not Triune, not even a true trinity but Satan in three “individual” persons.

We already know of Satan.
We already know of the Antichrist.

We now meet the Beast who will be a false religious leader during the seven years of Tribulation.

His job is to convince the Jews that he is the true messiah, which we know is impossible, but the Jews are looking for a Messiah. The Muslim are looking for a Mahdi and many other false religions are looking for some sort of messiah.

They all reject that the Lord Jesus Christ is the true Messiah!

The Apostle Paul taught the church these things

2Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

It is the Beast who will try to unite all religions into one religious federation, and he will succeed for a while, but only until the Jews realize his deception.

Once the Jews realize the deception of the Antichrist, the Muslim world will do the same and so goes for the other religions except the Luciferians and religious wars will begin!

Already today there are those trying to unite all believers.

There is the World Council of Churches.

World Council of Churches (WCC), Christian ecumenical organization founded in 1948 in Amsterdam as “a fellowship of Churches which accept Jesus Christ our Lord as God and Savior.” The WCC is not a church, nor does it issue orders or directions to the churches. It works for the unity and renewal of the Christian denominations and offers them a forum in which they may work together “in the spirit of tolerance and mutual understanding”.

Notice the phrase the “Spirit of tolerance”

There is the National Council of Churches.

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, usually identified as the National Council of Churches, is the largest ecumenical body in the United States. NCC is an ecumenical partnership of 38 Christian faith groups in the United States. Its member communions include mainline Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, African-American, evangelical, and historic peace churches. Together, they encompass more than 100,000 local congregations and 40 million adherents. It began as the Federal Council of Churches in 1908, and expanded through merger with several other ecumenical organizations to become the National Council of Churches in 1950. “During the late 1950s and early 1960s the National Council of Churches was partially funded by the Foundation for Youth and Student Affairs which was a front funded by the CIA to combat communism”.

Notice the phrase backed by “Backed by the CIA”. This is how this thing begin and for these wrong reasons.

Many of the leaders in this group still lean toward communism which they downgrade to socialism.

We can see this portrayed on the political scene in America every day!

They are tolerant of the slaying of babies still in the womb!

They are tolerant of the sin and immorality, the so-called gay movement.

Have you noticed the word “queer” having a revival in many news reports?

They have no shame at all anymore!

They are also weak on the punishment of evil doers.

Many say they are believers, but they go against everything that Jesus stands for in the name of tolerance.

Both these groups and there are others and it may sound like a good idea, but that one word “tolerance” says it all.

Christianity is the most intolerant organization that exist, and it must remain this way!

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

There is only one truth!
There is only one way to Heaven!
There is only one means of eternal life!
There is only one Messiah.

1Jn_5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

There is only one Savior.

1Jn_4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

2Jn_1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

The Scriptures do not allow any room to tolerate any other beliefs!

We cannot allow ourselves to be persuaded by these people, but in fact the Antichrist will in present this Beast as the answer to solving all disputes in religious circles!

Neither of these groups accept the Bible as the actual Word of God, but only guidelines that can be manipulated by man!

Only those who want to keep their sin agree with these people!

This is not what Jesus says because Jesus is intolerant!

Joh_3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Joh_3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Forgive me, but being “Born Again” is being intolerant to the way the world thinks and the way these councils think!

All so-called Christian denominations except one, came out of the Catholic Church!

Let them answer the question of why they are not still in the Catholic Church as they push to reunite.

They did not agree on what the Bible says including the Catholic Church who used the Jesuites rewrite the Scriptures to cause confusion of the people.

To this day they reject that their people need a copy of the Bible, because it is the Pope who is to interpret Scripture. Ridiculous!

All these councils do nothing, but cause confusion and it is those lost souls who suffer having never heard the truth!

What do we know from our studies in the Book of Revelation?

The Antichrist is:

1) The Devil in a human body.
2) He is now a world dictator.
3) He is the second person in Satan’s trinity.
4) He will be revealed only after the Church is in Heaven, even though he may be on the scene but not yet in position.

He will come in at first peaceful and solving the war and rumors of war issue.

Dan 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

He will enter into a league of federation that will include the Jews and be world renown.

Dan 11:23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

He will want the world to worship him as God and this is when Jehovah will open the eyes of the Spiritually blind Jews!

Dan 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Dan 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

This Beast in reality is Satan’s political leader the Antichrist. This is Satan’s “Super-Human” the answer to all the world’s political problem!

*Rev 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

This man and he is just a man, will pose as the greatest of all humanitarians. A friend to all men and especially to the Jews.

Remember Satan is now limited to just the earth and he is so mad at God he cannot stand himself.

He has two goals before Jehovah sends the tiniest angel in Heaven to bind him. At least this is how I imagine it.

1) He is determined to destroy the Jews the only people on the face of the earth that still call on Jehovah God!
2) He is determined to be worshipped as God by this world!

From what the world saw of him the first three and a half years will be far different from what the world will see the last three and a half years!

He spent his time as a flatterer and deceiver at first, but now he will show his true colors!

Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Notice none of these things can take place without Jehovah God allowing them to take place!

Notice also that he even blasphemes the Saints already in Heaven that missed out on the seven years of Tribulation, and anyone who will badmouth our God will certainly show that same hatred for all the things of God and the world will find out the truth of Satan, he has hidden from them!

We must not forget. The earth has seen earthquake after earthquake, and they will only get worse until the Big One.
The earth has seen the “Climate” change for real and not these imaginary things we see now which are only the beginning real “Climate Change”.
The earth has seen pestilence(plague) after pestilence (virus) till many will not even leave their homes.
There has seen war after war after war even though they are in the name of peace.
The earth will become a miserable place to live and only the Jews seem to bearing up, under the pressure simply, because Jehovah will not forsake them!

There is more hatred than there has ever been now, and none of these things will change until the return of the true Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ!

All of a sudden, the people that remain, even though they are wicked and evil, see a glimmer of hope even though it is a false hope!

*Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

What do we know?

We know the Two Witnesses will preach in Jerusalem with the same Word of God we have today for three and a half years and then they will be murdered by Satan but they will come back to life in three days and ascend to Heaven.

We know that the 144,000 Hebrew evangelists will be working for three and a half years and not one of them will be murdered, but those converts who reject Satan will be murdered because they will reject the sealing of the Antichrist.

It is our Heavenly Father who gave this power to Satan! It sounds terrible and it is, but things are so bad during the Tribulation years especially the last three and a half years that like today, many a Saint of God will welcome death because they know they have a home in Heaven where there is no evil.

The Lord has now given the Antichrist the power to rule over most all nations! He can speak all the languages of every people. He can relate to every race and every kindred.

We must understand he only has God given power at any time and he is a tool in the hand of God for “Judgment” for all those who have rejected the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Lord has given them many, many opportunities to think about what lies ahead, but they are clinging to the power of Satan which he does not even have.

The Antichrist is just what this world is reaching out for today and he will supply a false hope to all those who see this world crumbling and falling apart, when he cannot do anything about it but show a miracle or two that he did not really do.

Most all the world leaders have given him all their resources and only one thing he is lacking, that he wants to be worshipped as God!

Dan 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Dan 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

He just wants to be God!

*Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Rev 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

We should understand that not everyone is happy with the Antichrist, but they were also not willing to accept Jesus Christ and these people are left to the whims of Satan who has the God given power to destroy them.

These are the ones that we need to reach out to today!

Once you name is written down in the Lamb’s Book of Life, you do not have to worry what this world can do to you!

The one thing that the Antichrist lacks the most is love. He does not have the ability to love, except for himself!

If you know anything about the Lord Jesus Christ and if you think of things that are not traits of Jesus, they will be the traits of the Antichrist!

1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pe 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Tit 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Tit 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

When there is no love, then there is no hope! The Antichrist can offer only a false hope!

Listen to the Holy Spirit describe him.

This is the last warning by the Holy Spirit. The very last chance to repent and turn toward the Lord Jesus Christ!

Mat 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Oba 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

Every detail of everything that the world has caused to happen to God’s people, they will receive from a wrathful God.

I know the liberals say that Jehovah has too much love to ever cause such harm, but they do not read the actual Word of God.

They have determined that Hell does not exist, but these lessons of final judgment will be terrible.

What is God waiting on?

Rev 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, “until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled”.

The Lord will repay the death of his children with death!
The Lord will repay the captivity of his children with captivity!

Both of these things have their ending in the Burning Lake of Fire!

But these things will begin with the great slaughter by the Lord.

Rev_14:20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

And then there is another Beast.

*Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

As we know the first Beast, the Antichrist, will be a political dictator with all the militaries of all nations at his command and all the economies of every nation at his disposal!

There have been many types of this man, but there has never been a man as cruel as the first Beast, because the world put an end to them allowed by God.

The world will join with the Antichrist!

This second Beast will be the man who will link all the false religions together. Remember the Church is in Heaven!

Other Saints are leaving that world daily, because of being slaughtered by the followers of Satan.

They could be called Luciferians, which actually exist today and are starting to rattle their swords!

If we remember the temptations of our Lord, Satan offered the Lord Jesus some power which he has, but remember any power he has is given to him by the Lord.

Luk 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luk 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Luk 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

Of course Jesus rejected this thing, because Satan has no real power, but guess what?

This new beast will be offered this same power and he will accept it.

He will worship the Devil!

Notice he speaks as a dragon because his power comes from the dragon, the Devil.

Here we will see a union of the false church and the dictator state of the first beast.

Our forefathers placed in our Constitution rules that would not allow the State to interfere with the Church.

Many on the left have interpreted this in reverse stating the Church is not to interfere with the State which was not the intention of our forefathers.

In the days of the Antichrist the second Beast, the False Prophet will unite all the false church with the Antichrist even to the point that the Antichrist will be worshipped as God.

It will be at this point that the Jews will rebel!

As my Pastor has said many times. The Jews may not know who the true Messiah is, but they certainly know who He is not!

They will never recognize the Antichrist as God!

The second Beast will use the evidence that the first Beast has died and then risen from the grave, but this will be nothing but a deception for Satan does not have this power and Jehovah will not give him this power at any time.

I like this scripture in Isaiah.

Isa_27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

The Antichrist is surrounded by followers.
The second Beast will bring in all religions to this group.

Part of the Antichrist downfall is that he cannot keep that many humans under control so he will revert to complete tyranny and destruction.

At first, the False Prophet with the power of Satan will do miracles, but those miracles will all be allusions.

*Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

We must understand that Satan does have some incredible power, but that power is held in check by the Lord and Satan is no more than a tool.

We must also understand that the Lord will take only those who have accepted Him as the Messiah to present to His Father.

Satan is used to provide temptation and sin, so people will have to make that choice to choose the truth over a lie.

Everyone since the time of Jesus will get an opportunity to make this choice.

Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

No one will be in Hell who did not get an opportunity to choose Jesus, after they have been presented with the truth!

Some will get only one opportunity because during the Tribulation years is not a time of “Mercy” but it is a time of “Judgment”!

Even in “Judgment” the Lord still will show any believer that one moment of “Grace”, at least I believe this!

Many souls will be saved during the “Great Tribulation” as we have already seen.

What does this second Beast do? The power is Satan is deception!

2Jn_1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

If there are many deceivers now just think the whole world will be full of deceivers joined up to the master deceiver Satan.

Just that would make the Tribulation years to be terrible!

This False Prophet who drew his power from Satan, who was allowed this power for “Judgment” could do some things that looked amazing.

They even appeared miraculous.

We might say, why in the world would our true Heavenly Father allow these things to happen.

The Lord still wants them to be convicted by the Word of God!

The only godly people that remain upon the earth at that time are the Hebrew children who preserved the Word of God so we would have a copy of the truth.

Deu 13:1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
Deu 13:3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deu 13:4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

All throughout the Great Tribulation the Jews, the Hebrew children, will have to confront the truth of the Scriptures.

They have already witnessed the rapture of the Church which in my opinion the Lord will keep disguised to most of the world by some pestilence or some other such thing that can easily be dismissed by the Antichrist.

They witnessed the Rapture.
They will have seen more blood than they could have ever thought of.
They will see the Word of God played out before their eyes.
They will have listened to the Two Witnesses.
They will have seen and heard the 144,000 evangelists.
They will soon doubt anything the Antichrist says.

What is the rest of the world going to do?

They will build an idol, a large idol!

*Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

How many have heard of holograms.

There exists today the ability to broadcast three dimensional holograms into midair.

I copied this from the internet:

3D Hologram Display is a cutting-edge visual solution for creating, managing and displaying your unique 3D video content with holographic effect. A hi-tech hardware device generating stunning 3D visuals perceived by viewers as hi-resolution holograms floating in the mid-air. HD FALCON holographic visual solution is a kind of display machine that uses the persistence of vision (POV) technology.

Casting a hologram upon a statue would be nothing unless you get caught up in the religious quackery of the False Prophet, who draws his power from Satan the great deceiver.

We should know by now is that the Lord has put off His return for many reasons, especially His patience for those who are lost, but technology had to in place for all these things in the Book of Revelation to take place. This includes military and worldly things.

Yes, this idol would speak and give the appearance of coming alive. Illusionist have been doing these things for years, yet during the Great Tribulation many will be deceived by these things.

Now if we go back to the time of Nebuchadnezzar, we know that these deceived people will have to worship this thing or die!

Dan 3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
Dan 3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Dan 3:3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Dan 3:4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
Dan 3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
Dan 3:6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

The difference. Three Jewish boys were thrown in the fiery furnace and Jesus came to protect them and walk in the furnace with them and they did not even have the smell of smoke on their clothing.

These that the Antichrist murders will miss out on the fiery furnace, but the Antichrist, the False Prophet, and Satan, the unholy trinity will all go to the Burning Lake of Fire.

None of the true Jews will bow down to this idol because Jehovah broke them from that many times.

They will begin to rebel against the Antichrist.

Those that fell down and worshipped this idol would all be sealed with the mark of the Beast.

*Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

There is a lot of talk about the mark of the beast and I will not venture into what this mark will be.

The first thing we notice is, this looks like things that communism does to keep tabs on its people.

We know a one world government, with one man (the Antichrist) in power, would indeed be run as a communist nation and even more severe as such as North Korea. A dictatorship.

Things are terrible during this time of Tribulation known as the Great Tribulation. People are being murdered for no reason especially any that rebel.

People are starving while the elite are living sumptuously.

No one has an answer to their problems because there is no answer except Christ and that brings instant death.

There is no place to go to complain.

There is no one listening to their problems.

They are hopeless.

The Antichrist offers a solution.

The False Prophet gives them a false hope.

Let us use the examples the Bible gives us to learn from.

What does the Lord say?

Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
Heb 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Heb 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Heb 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

Eph_1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

What we know is, that the Satan will have his own seal and his own method to seal his followers.

All those that deny Jehovah God. All those that deny the Lord Jesus Christ!

They will certainly have a corrupt mind!

What did God see in the time of Noah?

Gen_6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

What did Moses say?

Deu_31:29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.

Notice that phrase (in the work of your hands).

The Psalmist:

Psa_38:5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Psa_53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Psa_73:8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

What do evil men do? King Nebuchadnezzar.

Dan_2:9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.

(Notice they prepare lying and corrupt words to speak to each other)

What do we have to do to be Born Again?

Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Eph 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Eph 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

Who were the men who defied Moses?

2Ti_3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

What is sure is these evil and wicked people who are already this way must at this time dedicate the work of their hands to the Devil, the Antichrist.

Remember they must fall down and worship this idol. This animated structure of the Antichrist.

Their corrupted minds will be even more corrupted and everything they do will now be dedicated to the Antichrist, Satan in the flesh.

In reality it may be some mark, some chip, some card, or something else entirely.

They will not be able to buy or sell without this mark!

*Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

We know by numbers that man’s number is six.

Man when born is already evil!

Job_14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

Psa 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psa 39:4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
Psa 39:5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

These wicked and evil, and corrupt men and women who take the mark, the seal of the beast, will be at least three times more evil and wicked, and corrupt than any other corrupt human being!

The wicked have chosen the Antichrist, Satan in the flesh and received his seal of approval.

The Jews have rejected the Antichrist.

Many that have accepted the words of the 144000 evangelists, are in Heaven because they were slain.

Many who also accepted the Word of God are in hiding, trying to protect themselves and their families.

The two witnesses are slain and have risen from that death and back in Heaven.

The Lord Jesus Christ is ready to receive those 144000 evangelists into Heaven not one harmed by Satan.

The Lord Jesus is prepared to return!

Amen

Satan Has No Where Else to Hide

The Great War on Earth

Chapter 11 verse 15 through Chapter 12

Since Chapter 9 we have been learning about three woes mentioned in these Scriptures of destiny from the Book of Revelation. John the Apostle wrote down things that he saw in a vision and he wrote down some things he was just told to write.

We must remember John knew all the things he saw were in the future! He saw things he knew nothing about, and he described them as best he could with the understanding that he had.

John was an Apostle chosen personally by the Lord! Trained for three years! He was from a wealthy family, but before he met Jesus, he was just a fisherman. Nothing wrong with fishermen and praise God for each of them for their place in the food chain of the world.

John had never seen the machines of modern warfare and it would be hard for him to describe them. These machines could be of our day, which is what I believe but they could be further into the future but not much further. We are in those last days!

We should understand that most of the things John describes could not have taken place in the past.

For instance, the rebirth of the Nation of Israel had to take place, but it did not take place until May 14, 1948.

Many of the war machines John describe seem to resemble things used in war today.

We are seeing the perfect evidence of pestilences in this Covid-19 virus that has put a pause in most actions of the world except the militaries and corrupt governments.

Corrupt governments will hide most all the atrocities of pestilences until they are found out!

The technology that is available today with phones, television, satellites, GPS, and some other things, including some military things we do not know about, that are available today, had to be in place for many of the things that John describes to take place.

What do we know from John? Two woes had passed and the most devastating woe this world has ever seen was about to take place.

The two witnesses that had preached the things of Jehovah had completed their work and the Lord had called them back to Heaven and just as soon as they disappeared in the clouds there was a great earthquake.

Rev 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Rev 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

The Antichrist wants a war, a war he would get.

The followers of the Antichrist who were so defiant would now seek shelter from the Lamb, who is a King, who is a Holy and Righteous God.

It is time for the seventh Angel to sound his trumpet.

The Lord will reveal to John, “Judgment” on those who reject the truth.

*Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

The seventh trumpet sounded, and the announcement was made “all the kingdoms of this world would now belong to the Messiah.

The Messiah, the Deliverer of the Hebrew people, and the Anointed One of God, the Deliverer of this World, the Creator will come to show this world the true God.

All those who have challenged our Creator will get to meet Him and it will not be a pleasant meeting.

Isa 44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

We will certainly see a New World Order then and only then.

No nation upon this earth and no conglomeration of nations upon this earth will ever be able to build a workable world government so our Lord Jesus Christ will build a Kingdom and He will sit as King and rule with a “rod of iron” which means the nations will be ruled according to the will of God!

And yes, the Lord Jesus Christ, King Jesus will rule from Jerusalem!

This is just the beginning of the seventh seal.
This is the beginning of the seventh trumpet.
This will include the seven vials and all the other “Judgments”, as we progress through this Book of Destiny.

King Jesus cannot die so His rule will be forevermore!

All of Heaven has taken notice of what is going on.

*Rev 11:16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
Rev 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Why will these things take place? Because of the “Great Power” of our Creator.

You know if more of the world would have accepted that we have a Creator and humanity has never been part of any part of Evolution, much of the suffering of these years would have been avoided.

We are not a bunch of accidents.
We did not come by some single cell of life that survived some catastrophe.
We did not evolve from some apelike creature.
We are handmade by our Creator, each one of us just a little different from each other.

Remember those twenty-four elders, represent the Church that is in Heaven.

They are excited because the Church, the Raptured Saints of God will return with the Lord Jesus and we the Church will reign with Him!

Rev 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Rev 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

The phrase “the day of the Lord” is used thirty-one times, and this day will have officially arrived!

Isa_13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

Zep_1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

The Lord Jesus will appear at a time that no one knew and the first reaction will be, that all those who remain will get angry because all their beliefs and all their false realities are destroyed, because the truth has prevailed as truth always does.

*Rev 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

If we just stop and look at these things that are happening which will be true, why would people remain so rebellious.

To see what they have seen and still deny the Lord makes no sense to me at all, but this also will be true.

These people are angry that they have been wrong all their days!

They are angry the Lord Jesus Christ is the truth just like the Bible says He is.

These people are angry because they have been so deceived by the Antichrist that they still cannot believe they are wrong.

The truth says that when the world sees God working and the results of the truth are evident the world gets mad at God. Who can understand this one?

The truth says that all those that reject the Lord Jesus Christ will be judged and they will be judged at the end of the 1000-year rule, of Christ.

Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

They cannot stand for this passage to be true, in fact they still deny it, but it will be true. Remember, they do not even believe in a place called Hell.

They get mad because the very ones they hate the most besides the Lord, will rule this earth with Him for 1000 years and get rewarded for being faithful.

They get mad because all the things they cherish the most will also be destroyed. The thieves, the gamblers, the bars, the liquor stores, the drugs, including the over the counter and prescription drugs, and the money lenders, the politicians will all be out of work and destroyed and every other evil, wicked, and immoral thing that is upon this earth today, including the slavery and trafficking of human beings that no one will even discuss.

If i was a descendant of some slave, I would do my very best to stop slavery that exist today, no matter where it takes place, but no one really cares about slavery.

You know, not one of these things would make me mad if they were all gone today!

Heaven will be rejoicing!

Jehovah will fulfill His promises to Israel.

The judgments that follow after the sounding of the seventh trumpet will be the most intense of the Tribulation Years!

*Rev 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
Rev 12:2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

There are some great signs mentioned in the Bible. None, much greater than the “Virgin Birth” of our Savior but among the rest this sign will be a great sign.

This sign will take us back to the Book of Genesis. The first eleven chapters deal with creation and all the concepts of the Bible including salvation. After these chapters Jehovah begins to deal with Jacob who will be Israel from which all the Hebrew children are born creating the Nation of Israel that still exist today because of certain promises made to them.

Jehovah God, the Holy Trinity will never break a promise to anyone!

Throughout the Word of God, we see where He tells us signs and parables and we need to study these but the remainder of the Word of God we need to accept just as written only rightly divided.

First the woman clothed with the sun is the nation of Israel.

She is not the virgin Mary!
She is not the Church!

We should remember Joseph’s dream.

Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me. Eleven stars because he was number twelve.

Joseph’s dream was about the beginning of the nation of Israel.

Isa 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

Again we see Israel as a woman.

Israel is seen as a “Widow”.
Israel is seen as “Divorced”.
Israel is seen as an “Adulterous Wife”

In fact most all nations are referred to in the female sense.

The Church is already in Heaven and the Lord will begin dealing with Israel.

This woman clothed with the sun is no doubt a symbol for the nation of Israel.

Only the false church considers the church to be a mother!

The Church is the “Bride of Christ” only Israel can be the Mother of Christ by the virgin mother Mary!

Rom 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
Rom 9:4 Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;
Rom 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

The crown she wore had a star for each of the original twelve sons of Israel.

The child she was in travail with a child that would be the Messiah

There was another sign witnessed by John and all of Heaven.

*Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Now let us meet the Antichrist or Satan in the flesh.

We can be sure it is he because of verse 9!

He is the “red dragon” because he is a murderer!

Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

People wonder where viruses, along with all the things that cause the murder of innocent people come from. They come from this evil wicked murderer Satan!

Jehovah may allow many of these things if it suits His purpose and plan. Jehovah uses Satan to test His people and keep in mind if a Saint of God dies, they just go home to Heaven.

2Co_5:6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
2Co_5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Jehovah, The Lord does test His people for rewards. Satan cannot touch a Saint of God unless the Lord allows it and if the Lord allows it, it is for us to learn some lesson, or to be a bright and shining light in the work of the Lord.

Rom_8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Until he is removed, and he will be removed, he is still the prince of the power of the air, (this also includes air waves, broadcast, etc.).

Notice in this passage, that as soon as this child of this woman is born, this red dragon is in place to murder Him.

We know from the “Gospels” (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) that this is exactly what happened!

From the day the Lord Jesus was born in Bethlehem and every day until Jesus went to the cross, Satan tried his best to kill our Savior which was impossible for him to do.

Jesus Christ came to give His life for all sinners and that is what He did.

He gave His life because, no one could take His life! Since He gave His life then He could take His life back because He is God!

Joh 6:33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

Mat 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Joh 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Joh 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Jesus is God in the flesh who came to this earth to lay claim to His creation and to give His life as a ransom for all who would believe He did these things. He paid for all sin, but this must be acknowledged for you to receive the “pardon” from our righteous God, Jehovah.

This same Red Dragon, Satan will be poised to kill Jesus when He returns, but again it is impossible to kill the One True Living God, or He would not be God!

This dragon had seven heads. The number seven still is a perfect number and Satan is perfect in his wickedness!

He has none of the attributes of Jehovah, but he does have the power of an angel, though that power is limited by Jehovah and is used by Jehovah to accomplish certain task according to His plan.

Satan is never free to do as he pleases.

We know the Church is in Heaven.

Jehovah turns His attention back to the descendants of Abraham but only those who are the descendants of Jacob.

Remember it is the time of “Jacob’s trouble”, not Esau, not Ishmael, nor any other descendant of Abraham.

We know that it is Satan who has brought wickedness to the world.

1Jn 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

We know that the Lord Jesus will return to put an end to the wickedness that Satan has caused in this world.

1Jn 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

We know that those seven crowns signify that Satan has been given earthly power over the governments that remain under his control.

Those ten horns represent those nations who have placed all their resources into the hands of Satan, the true Antichrist.

He is that Beast out of the Sea in our next chapter.

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

And we should notice that the beast does not appear until Satan is cast out of the heavens above us now, for he was cast out of Heaven where the Lord’s domain exists many years ago.

Jesus was the greatest witness of this event.

Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

In this chapter we will see Satan cast down to earth and he will no longer be prince of the power of the air.

These are important things and we should not miss these little events.

When Satan was expelled from Heaven, he took with him one third of the angels.

Though many are chained in darkness we could say that those remained are the demons so often seen in the New Testament and who still exist today also with limited power.

2Pe_2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Mat 8:28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
Mat 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
Mat 8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
Mat 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
Mat 8:32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
Mat 8:33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
Mat 8:34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

We can be sure these demons are still at work today but not for much longer.

Nothing Satan had the power to do could stop the Virgin Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Nothing that Satan had the power to do could stop Jehovah’s plan of Salvation.
Nothing Satan could stop the death, the burial, and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Nothing Satan can do to stop the return of Jesus Christ to take His Church home.
Nothing Satan can do to stop the return of Christ to reclaim this world and remove Satan who has caused enough trouble.

*Rev 12:5 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.
Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Jesus first came to provide a means of salvation for all world, but this salvation is only available to those who trust Him and the work He has already done to save us from the pits of Hell.

This salvation is open to everyone form anywhere in this world. It just takes faith!

When Jesus returns to begin to deal with Israel and after He removes Satan for a period of time (1000 years) He will begin to deal with Israel and He will rule this earth with a “rod of Iron” which means everyone we live according to the same Word of God we have today without exception!

Before this takes place, the Lord will protect Israel.

Many things will happen during the time we call the Great Tribulation but one thing for sure is the God will protect and care for the true Children of Israel.

What do we know is that ever since the Lord Jesus has returned to Heaven, Israel has been scattered throughout this world, but the Lord has not forgotten any of them and has provided a means for them to return to their homeland.

All these things fulfilling prophesy!

God has provided the means for Israel to return to their homeland something that so many in the world would not be possible yet in 1948 it became official when Israel was recognized by the UN. Jehovah has never needed UN approval nor any nations approval for Him to do as He pleases and He has written it all down for us and these things will happen, just as they are written!

This time that Israel will flee into the wilderness has not taken place as of yet, and it will happen almost at the end of the Great Tribulation.

None of us have a clue to just how terrible life will be in those days other than what we read in the Scriptures and remember the Lord would not allow John to write of the “Seven Thunders”.

*Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

We might ask ourselves when will Satan have nowhere to hide except upon this earth. It is after this war in the firmament as described in the Book of Genesis. This is not a war in the third Heaven, where the throne room of God is located.

That would make Jesus a liar when He told His disciples He saw Satan tossed out of Heaven.

Luk_10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Obviously since Jesus always lives in eternity this could meant He saw Satan at any time, but He gave His disciples the impression and myself the impression, that this had already taken place before He came to this earth.

Heaven is not a place for wars. Our family and our friends and our loved ones are not in Heaven worried about some war that will take place.

Satan is right now the prince, (not the king) of the power of the air!

Eph_2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

We must understand that we have a guardian angel and most all the world believes this is true so there is every reason to believe that when the Satan goes to war against those future saints of God who are saved during the Great Tribulation those angels will certainly come to their rescue and Satan and his crowd will never be allowed back into the third Heaven or the Heaven of heavens.

What is happening even today in the Church Age?

Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Besides the “Gospel” what are our men of God to preach and teach?

Eph 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Eph 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Eph 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Eph 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Eph 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Eph 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Eph 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Eph 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Eph 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

Satan knows all about God’s house!

Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Satan will be tossed to the ground and in our next chapter guess what, this is where we will find him.

He is no longer even allowed in to the first and the second heavens. His days are numbered, and his home is in the pit of fire and he knows it.

What has Satan done since he was cast out of Heaven?

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”.

What will happen next? There will be that great war upon this earth which will consume much of the remaining chapters in this Book of the Reveling of Christ Jesus.

This is the Book of the Second Coming of our Lord.

*Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Satan has been nothing but an “accuser” of the saints of God since the Church Age began! Since the Lord Jesus Christ washed us in His blood!

Satan has his demon helpers upon this earth but for the most part Satan spends most of his days accusing God’s children of remaining sinners and unworthy of salvation which is the exact truth.

Notice Satan is not in Heaven doing this. He is not allowed in Heaven. What we forget is that every time God’s children gather to worship, Satan is that old accuser pointing out our sins which makes it more important that we repent of our sin as soon as we realize we have sinned.

Satan and more specifically one or more of his followers are in every church, in fact many have moved into leadership roles!

When Jesus was on the cross, He died for all our sin. All the sin of our past, all the sin as we live day by day, and all our future sin until we go home to be with the Lord.

Jesus died for all sin for every sinner, even those who do not recognize what He has done for them, which is the most important decision we must make while we are alive.

Joh_16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Joh_16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;

When we reject the conviction of the Holy Spirit who only tries to teach us of the work the Jesus has done for us, we doom ourselves to the same place of torment that Satan will find himself one day soon.

Mat 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Mat 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
Mat 12:32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Satan wastes his time accusing the children of God who are pure because they are under the blood of our Savior and their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Rev_20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

In Heaven we will rejoice over every new child of God that is washed in the blood of Jesus.

On earth, the Great Tribulation will be the worst of the seven years of Tribulation, because Satan has nowhere else to go, and he will be very mad and he will take it out on his own followers and those who are left upon this world at that time the Hebrew Children, still the “apple of God’s eyes”.

*Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabited of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

We see that the Lord takes time to warn the earth of why the last half of those seven years of Tribulation will be far worse than the first half.

Satan was tossed out of Heaven some 6000 plus years ago.

Satan has spent those years in the first and second heaven and upon the earth since that time.

At the beginning of the Great Tribulation, Satan is tossed out of the first and second heavens and will have no place to go but upon this earth with those who remain and he is full of wrath and he will go after the children of Israel who he had made friends with but now he will return to be their greatest enemy as he always has been.

He will seek to destroy them from off the face of the earth as so many have tried before him all these years. They were also Antichrist.

Among them Syria, Assyria, Nebuchadnezzar, Hitler and we can also add the Arabian Nations, the Palestinians, and I believe we can add the UN for all the actions they have taken against this tiny nation.

We should understand the UN is a Satan controlled unit, against Christianity, against the Jews, and against freedom!

The rise of the Antichrist is a part of the judgment of God.

After the Church is removed (rapture) the ungodly will run rampant all over this world, having their own way until near the end they would by their arrogance destroy this earth, if it were not for the Lord Jesus Christ.

God will use Satan to bring havoc in the Great Tribulation. He will be even more vicious than he ever was!

Notice he has been described as a roaring lion and wounded lion will be even more vicious.

1Pe 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

This is the Satan that will be guiding the Antichrist during the Great Tribulation!

He is the great dragon and will act like one.
He is that old serpent who ruined the lives of Adam and Eve.
He is the Devil because he acts like a devil.
He is Satan the enemy of the Church and the enemy of the Jews.
He is Satan who has deceived all those who remain as unbelievers in the work the Jesus the Messiah did to save them!

The Church is in Heaven, Satan will now do everything he can to destroy the Hebrew children, but the Lord will stop him from even doing this.

Michael the warrior angel will stand up to deliver these that are still “the apple of God’s eye”.

*Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
Rev 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
Rev 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Everything in the arsenal of the Antichrist will be aimed at Israel who is this woman!

We already know about the 144,000 missionaries sent out from God.
We already know about the Two Witnesses who brought havoc during this same period and all the world hated them and Satan thought he destroyed them, but God raptured them also back to Heaven.

All these things just irritated Satan even more till he cannot stand himself and he will attempt to destroy God’s creation.

We must not forget Satan has had over 6000 years to study the Bible and we know he does read the Bible.

Mat 4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
Mat 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

This is Satan quoting Scripture to Jesus.

He thinks he knows the Word of God, but we know without the Holy Spirit all he sees is words. Many are easily understood by all readers, but the important things of God require the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Since the third Temple was built the Jews and maybe a few converts had been trying to obey the commandments of God. Those would be the commandments given to Moses as they worshipped in that rebuilt Temple.

We know that once the Antichrist turned against these Hebrew children then all the Muslim world would also turn against them again for, they had never really liked the fact that they had to allowed this third Temple to be built.

We know this is something the Antichrist accomplished in the first three and a half years of the Tribulation.

Almost the entire world will now be against Israel.

Many of the Prophets have already taught us these things!

Also many who since studying the Scriptures and realizing the Church was in Heaven now knew the truth of Jesus Christ.

Rom 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
Rom 11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Rom 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
Rom 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Rom 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Rom 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Rom 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Rom 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

The eyes of the blind will be made to open and Satan will be in a rage during the Great Tribulation.

Amen

The Two Witnesses

The Two Witnesses

Book of Revelation Chapter 11 Verses 1 through 14

We should understand that we are still in that interval between the sounding of the sixth and seventh trumpet and all these things are part of the seventh seal.

This is a very interesting chapter in the Book of Revelation!

Many people have questions about the Temple whether it will be rebuilt or not a third time and maybe even a fourth time. Part of those questions will be answered here in this chapter.

Much talk has been said about the two witnesses that appear in this chapter and we will learn some more about these things.

Many questions about Jerusalem whether it will be over run again, and we will seek these answers.

The truth remains by the time the Seven Years of Tribulation has reached this point, it will be that time of the Great Tribulation and circumstances will be even more terrible for all people, but the poor and the Jews will suffer the most during this time.

We should understand that the poor are that silent group of forgotten people in all tragedies that occur upon this earth.

The Lord said the poor would always be with us. Why? Because of covetousness of those who already have more than they will ever need!

Most all others will have sided with the Antichrist and they are completely deceived and headed quickly to their eternal destiny in the Burning Lake of Fire.

The Book of Revelation is a Book of Destiny, because it is a Book of Truth, the truth of the Living God who has said many times that “vengeance” belonged to Him.

Deu_32:41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Isa_61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Eze_25:17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

Nah_1:2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

Luk_21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

Rom_12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Jud_1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

2Th 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2Th 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
2Th 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2Th 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

Is there anyone who does not believe that the Lord will repay His enemies for all the things they have done against Him?

Is there anyone else who wants to stand up and call Jehovah God a liar and get on this list?

Is there anyone else who wants to ignore the Blood that Jesus, shed on Mount Calvary, so that each believer could escape this terrible day.

As the Holy Spirit says: One woe has passed, and a second woe is revealed to us.

*Rev 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.

Will there be a third Temple? If there were not a third Temple, then John would not be given a rod to measure it!

The Temple of Solomon was destroyed by King Nebuchadnezzar.

The Temple of Herod was destroyed in 70 A. D. by Titus.

There has been no Jewish Temple since that time.

Again I ask, will there be a third Temple, that answer is yes!

We know from prophesy that in the beginning of the Seven Years of Tribulation, the Antichrist will present a peace deal that will allow a third Temple to be built upon the Temple Mount that exist today.

Will the Muslim Dome of the Rock be removed? It seems that would have to take place, but some believe that there is room for both to exist.

I personally do not believe there would be room for both.

What is another proof?

2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The “man of sin”, the Antichrist, could not sit in a Temple that did not exist!

Still another.(The image of the Beast in the Holy Place)

Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, “stand in the holy place”, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Still, I do not believe this is the Temple as described in the Book of Ezekiel, which I believe to be the Temple of the Millennial Kingdom.

We know that Jesus, John described as a Mighty Angel, who is not an angel, but God in the flesh has proclaimed His ownership of the earth and is about to return to take control of the things upon the earth.

It is believed that in this Chapter 11, we will see the beginning of the last three and a half years of the Tribulation known as the Great Tribulation.

We will see the Gentiles, the Heathen, will make their last attempt to end the plan of God and the purpose of God, and they will fail miserably!

The court, of the Gentiles will be overrun by these “heathen” of the Antichrist!

*Rev 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

The Romans have trodden down this area.
The Persians have trodden down this area.
The Turks have trodden down this area.
The followers of the Antichrist will have also trodden down this area.

These are the “heathen” of the Scriptures. The Gentiles.

It is very possible that everything the Jews have rebuilt during this time will be destroyed again.

This time of the Gentiles will come to the true end when Jesus returns with His Heavenly Hosts and all the Saints that are in Heaven.

We will see these things when we get to Chapter 19.

We should understand that all the prophets of the Old Testament were also preachers of the Word of God that was revealed to them by God the Holy Spirit.

John was told he would prophesy again and we know that after he had written the Book of Revelation, he was released from the Isle of Patmos and went about preaching the Word of God and we know that his main message was about the God of Love.

The greatest message our Heavenly Father still has today, is His message of “Love” through and by the Lord Jesus Christ!

God had set Israel aside for many reasons but especially for what they said to Pilate.

Mat_27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, “His blood be on us, and on our children”.

These words should never have been used and that generation perished, and the Hebrew children suffered through many, many years, and in reality, still suffer for this thing done by their elders.

The truth of our Heavenly Father is that He will never break a promise and it was time to fulfill that promise.

The Jews would be saved out of the Great Tribulation!

These things begin with the promise fulfilled of the two witnesses.

After all, it would take two witnesses of the truth before God would bring vengeance and death to so many.

Deu 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

Because of this, we should pretty much know what the message of these two men is about.

They will do what witnesses do!

God does not ever change the way He operates just because the world does. He will always follow His written Word He has given to us!

*Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Rev 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

We should clearly understand that Jehovah will not ever forsake the Jews!

They will be given another opportunity to accept the Lord Jesus Christ and this they must do.

God will never altar His salvation plan, no matter what liberal preachers preach and what other religions believe!

Remember they have been spiritually blinded, and those blinded eyes will be opened!

2Co 3:12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
2Co 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
2Co 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
2Co 3:15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
2Co 3:16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

These two witnesses will open the blinded eyes of Israel at the beginning of the Great Tribulation which will last for three and a half years. The last part of the seven-year Tribulation Period.

These are two men. They are not two systems. They are not two churches. They prophesy! They Preach!

The Prophet Zechariah has told us some things of these two witnesses.

Zec 4:11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
Zec 4:12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
Zec 4:13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
Zec 4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

Just as Zerubbabel and Joshua held unique and vital positions in the history of the Jewish people, so will these two witnesses of Revelation.

Zerubbabel represented the royal line of Jesus Christ.

Joshua represented the priestly line of Jesus Christ.

These two witnesses will present the reasons for God’s wrath by presenting the evidence of murder and slaughter of God’s people.

So who are these two witnesses in the Book of Revelation?

In all probability one of these two will be Elijah.

Elijah had the power to stop rain for three years and six months as he demonstrated to King Ahab.

1Ki 17:1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

Luk 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

Jas 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
Jas 5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

Notice just as James says, this also shows the awesome power of prayer and the relationship Elijah had with Jehovah.

We also know Elijah did not see death and being true to God’s Word then this must take place as a man.

Heb_9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

It did not matter that Elijah was translated and went up to Heaven in a Chariot of Fire, he had to face death as a man.

Elijah was prophesied to return.

Mal 4:5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
Mal 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

We see Elijah would return before the Great and Dreadful day of the Lord!

John the Baptist was a forerunner of the first coming of the Lord, but not the Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord.

John the Baptist did not fulfill the prophesy of Malachi!

John the Baptist even professed that he was not this Elijah.

Joh_1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

I believe Elijah to be one of those two witnesses.

The second witness is a little tougher.

In reality this other man could be either Moses or Enoch.

We know that Enoch walk with the Lord right up into Heaven without seeing death and we have seen that it is appointed for each of us to see death.

Gen 5:22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Gen 5:23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
Gen 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Heb_11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

So we see Enoch did not see death and Enoch was a great witness for faith!

Other than this we do not know much more about this great man of God.

Moses on the other hand did die and was buried by the Lord with no witnesses to his burial location.

Deu 34:5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
Deu 34:6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
Deu 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

It should be obvious that the Lord took the life of Moses for he could have lived longer which proves the Lord holds the power of life and death and not Satan.

We know that Moses did have the power given to him by the Lord, to turn the waters of Egypt into blood.

Moses did have the power given to him by the Lord, to cause the many plagues of Egypt, which shows his close relationship with the Almighty Living God.

Another text we could look at is about that word witnesses.

Mat 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
Mat 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Mat 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

Luk 9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
Luk 9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.
Luk 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
Luk 9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

Mar 9:2 And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
Mar 9:3 And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them.
Mar 9:4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
.
There was no doubt that it was Elijah and Moses that met with the Lord before His crucifixion.

The most evidence points toward Moses but there are also many reasons this other man could be Enoch.

The fact of the matter is it could be anyone sent down from Heaven, but in reality, it should be two people the Jews would recognize the most.

According to the Book of Malachi I believe I lean toward Elijah and Moses.

The Civil Ruler (Moses) and the Priest (Elijah).

For a period of time they cannot be hurt by the evil of the Great Tribulation.

*Rev 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
Rev 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

Obviously, this fire from their mouth could be real fire, but it can also be the truth of God.

Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

In a world that has only heard watered down preaching and false teaching, the truth of God will burn!

All those who reject the Word of God, that will burn into your heart if you allow the Holy Spirit to do His work, but all those who reject the truth of God will die by fire, the Burning Lake of Fire.

Rev_19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

This is also a specialty of the Prophet Elijah.

2Ki 1:10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

These two witnesses of the Lord may be challenged greatly, but for a set period of time they will just preach the Word of God into the ears of Jews who have been blind to the truth of God.

It will already be terrible upon the earth as we have been learning from the Scriptures, but no matter what good is promised by the Antichrist, these two witnesses can stop the rain.
They can turn the water to blood.
They can send plagues around the world and we have seen what a plague like this virus, Covid 19 can do to the world in a matter of days.

And for a period of time that only the Lord knows maybe three and a half years, they can do this as often as they wish to get the attention of the Jewish people and any others who are listening!

No one can go against the Lord and win, but the Lord’s plan must continue so the Antichrist will be allowed to claim a false victory for a few days.

*Rev 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Notice that very first phrase “and when they have finished their testimony”. Not before, not during, but after they had completed the work God had given them to do.

Do you know that this is the same for every child of God! As Christians, our life is in the hands of the Lord, and no virus, no war, and no Antichrist can change that fact until the Lord is ready for us to come home!

For these two, the “Beast”, the Antichrist has no power over them until God allows it and the Lord has a little surprise even for this occurrence.

These two men of God who had so much supernatural power from God will be overcome by some wicked, evil, man who will also show some supernatural power just as the wicked wise men, and the sorcerers, and magicians, of Pharaoh.

Exo 7:10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
Exo 7:11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
Exo 7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.

Notice these men of Pharaoh had a false power that was overcome by Jehovah and it will be the same for the Antichrist, The Beast.

These two witnesses preached “blood and water” as Jesus shed on Mount Calvary.

Notice they are described as the two Olive Trees. It is from the olive from which the oil for the lamps in the Temple were supplied. To the Church it is the “oil of Grace”.

God’s message never changes! The message of the “Cross” is the message of salvation throughout eternity!

They were dressed in humility, but they still showed the power of God.

To be humble is to have you physical and spiritual power under control, in fact given over to God’s use!

Even with all the bad things going on throughout the world, God’s message of “Grace” was still rejected by most, but that message as we will see later, had a profound message to the Jews.

We must always keep in mind that the Church is in Heaven at this time.

Some souls have been saved, but this is the time of Jacob’s Trouble and Jehovah is dealing with the Hebrew people, the Jews, in the process of fulfilling the promises He made to King David, yet they first had to accept the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is God’s provision for “Grace” and the cause of His great “Mercy”!

Until Satan is totally removed, and he will be totally and eternally removed, he will have what seem to be little victories, which are still fueled by deception.

Satan in reality knows he is a loser and he wants to take as many of God’s creation with him as he can, because of his great hatred for Jehovah the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Lord allowed these two “witnesses to be murdered” and the Beast claimed the victory and what happens next will show the mentality of the people that remained upon the earth.

It will also show that technology had to be progressed at least to the level we have today for all these things to take place.

You would have thought it was our commercialized, celebration for Christmas, happening for the murder of God’s people.

*Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Rev 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
Rev 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

It is this Scripture that tells us exactly where these two “Witnesses of God” were witnessing.

They were in Jerusalem, where Jesus was crucified.

Look at some of the titles.

Spiritually called Sodom. Because of the wicked character of the people of the world at that time. A wicked and immoral people who worship themselves, and power, and riches, among other things.

All the things of Sodom and those surrounding cities were an abomination to Jehovah!

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

These are the people who are left upon the earth, after the “Rapture of the Church”

Spiritually called Egypt. Because of the way they remembered Egypt when the Lord had told them put all that behind them.

Eze 23:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
Eze 23:2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
Eze 23:3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity.
Eze 23:4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.

Eze 23:8 Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.

Eze 23:19 Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.

These are the types of people left upon the earth, after the “Rapture of the Church”.

The bodies of these two men were left lying in the street. No one cared enough to even bury them.

They were left in the middle of Jerusalem as carnage for the vultures and wild animals.

They remained in the street for three and a half days but during this time there were great celebrations.

There was great rejoicing over their death.

I do not know how many of you have noticed, but there are many today just begging for this virus to attack our President Trump and our Vice-president Pence and that they die from it.

They do not hesitate to print and say things when someone of the inner circle of advisors test positive for this virus. They wish for this man to die so that he cannot be president four more years.

This is the hatred that has taken over our nation and the hatred that carries over to the Church and the hatred during the Tribulation Period, when this hatred will be focused upon the Jewish people in the part called the Great Tribulation only it will be even greatly multiplied.

The made merry.
They sent gifts to one another.

They claimed that these two men tormented them, but they only came to send a message.

They only came armed with words until they were threatened. Then they showed supernatural power.

They offered one last opportunity to repent before the Lord Jesus would return in Judgment and “WRATH”.

It was only torment because they rejected the truth!

They had the power to protect themselves from those same people who would have caused them harm before they had finished their message from the Lord!

These things would last only three and a half days.

You see today we have that technology for the world to witness all these things as they take place. With phones and live streaming. With TV powered by satellite broadcast to see the things of the world as they happen.

This time of the Book of Revelation could not have happened earlier than in our day when things that happen around the world are seen live the same day it takes place and the death of these Two Witnesses of Jehovah would be big news.

CNN and their sister fake news sources would have a field day announcing these things live.

But the Lord never ceases to amaze me!

All the merry making, and the great parties, and the big news would all amount to a great awakening for all the world that remained.

Because they two humans who came with the message of God, the God of love who would become the God of “wrath” because He was through repenting!

*Rev 11:11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

You see life and death are in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ!

The Spirit of Life enters back into these two bodies that had laid where they were murdered for preaching the message of God.

Two men who had great power from God who only used that power when they were attacked, which means as Christians we can defend ourselves. We are not here to be floor mats for the world.

1Ti_5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

There was no reason for their death just like there is never a good reason to murder someone for telling others of God’s plan of salvation and judgment, but this was the Great Tribulation.

People do not want the truth when it differs from their own principles!

They were two witnesses because God would not allow judgment to fall on anyone who was innocent. He never will!

They gave the last warning before Jehovah’s judgment on all unbelievers.

And another promise was fulfilled.

Even these two men, sent of God would not be caught up in that “Judgment”!

*Rev 11:12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
Rev 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Again, the Lord never ceases to amaze me.

After these Two Witnesses have proclaimed their message for maybe all of those three and a half years of the Great Tribulation, they will be murdered but the Antichrist had to show his true self to the world before this happens.

Much of the world had been deceived by him and the rest of the world were already his worshipers.

Many things considered to be supernatural will have been witnessed on both sides and it will seem that the Antichrist will have come out on top and all that celebration began like it was the grandest thing to silence the messengers of God.

The Lord after three and a half days just calls His Two Witnesses to come back home.

This is where many believe that one of these men are Elijah and the other Enoch, two men that did not see death in the Bible times.

These things are not worth an argument as they have nothing to do with the Church nor the salvation plan of God.

When the Lord says “Come”, He has already made a way. He has already built the bridge.

All the world will hear this voice, but I believe the Lord will use their names, just as He did Lazarus!

The world comes to a complete standstill because cameras had been watching these two. It was the six oclock object of laughing and ridicule.

All of a sudden, they came alive to live ever more and the entire world watched as they returned to Heaven and all of a sudden, the parties ceased, and joy will become fear.

All of a sudden, the truth will begin to sink in, but it will be too late.

All of a sudden, certain followers of the Antichrist became non-followers.

This was the signal that the Lord was on His way for “Judgment”.

The Lord Jesus has said, when He returns, He would come quickly!

These two witnesses had given the entire world the last warning from a very patient God!

2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

Instantly the first signs of His return will begin to happen.

A great earthquake and a tenth part of the City of Jerusalem falls which included seven thousand men and most likely all their families and possessions.

The remainder of the city turned to Jehovah but only because of true fear!

For the Church we need to understand the Lord could return to get His church at any moment.

Only the Lord has the life and therefore the death of each person in His hands.

No one knows what tomorrow with bring. The proof is this virus that is raging today.

If the Holy Spirit has been working on you, now is the time to give in to Him. Remember what the Lord said:

Gen_6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,

They gave glory to God this did not mean they gave their heart to Jesus!

What did all these things mean?

Everything on earth that was already terrible, was about to get much, much worse!

*Rev 11:14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.

Amen