THE REDEMPTION OF ISRAEL
OUR TEXT FOR TODAY:
We continue this day with the “Prophecy” of Israel just after the Rapture of the Church and the end of the age of “Grace” to the Gentiles. There will be a New Covenant of “Grace” this time it is aimed at Israel.
Eze 11:19 And I will give them one heart, and [I will put a new spirit within you]; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
Eze 11:20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and [a new spirit will I put within you]: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Eze 36:27 And [I will put my spirit within you], and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Eze 36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
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:
If the Holy Spirit of God dwells within you then you are gloriously saved! Zechariah chapter 12 begins with the words “the burden of the word of the Lord”.
Zec 12:1 [The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel];
So what is a “burden”?
The Bible describes a burden in these ways:
1.) A “load” of any kind.
Exo 23:5 If thou see [the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden], and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
2.) A severe “task”.
Exo 2:11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and [looked on their burdens]: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
3.) A difficult duty, requiring effort.
Exo 18:22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, [and they shall bear the burden with thee].
4.) A prophecy of a disastrous nature.
Isa 13:1 [The burden of Babylon], which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
Isa 17:1 [The burden of Damascus]. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Hab 1:1 [The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see].
HOW DID ZECHARIAH SEE THE WORD BURDEN?
I BELIEVE AFTER TODAY WE CAN SEE THAT HE USED THE SAME HEBREW WORD AS ISAIAH DID (massa) AND PROPHESIED DESTRUCTION TO THE ARMIES OF THE ANTICHRIST.
What Zechariah describes is:
1.) A GREAT DAY OF BATTLE
2.) A GREAT DAY OF SALVATION
3.) A GREAT DAY OF SMITING (To kill; to destroy the life of by beating or by weapons of any kind)
4.) AND THE GREAT DAY OF CHRIST
IN OTHER WORDS JUDGEMENT, DELIVERANCE AND BLESSINGS.
The Millennial Kingdom will be a time of “Spiritual” and “Physical” restoring for the children of Israel and for the land surrounding and including Jerusalem.
1.) The Earth will be remade like the old “Garden of Eden” from the book of Genesis:
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].
2.) There will be no death at this time [until the end of this 1000 years]:
Isa 65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
Isa 65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
I BELIEVE THAT SINCE IT IS A MILLENNIUM(1000 years) THEN EVEN THE RECORD OF METHUSALAH MAY FALL. HE LIVED 969 YEARS. I ALSO BELIEVE GOD WAITED TILL THE DEATH OF METHUSALAH BEFORE HE SENT THE FLOOD.
3.) The Lord Jesus Christ will reign Supreme:
Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isa 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4.) The Nation of Israel will be converted and others also will come to the Lord:
Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and [we will walk in his paths]: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isa 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Isa 2:5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and [let us walk in the light of the LORD].
Eze 47:22 And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, [which shall beget children among you]: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
5.) All creation will sigh with relief!:
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
It will be a “glorious” time:
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].
**********Let’s take a quick look at why this is taking place.
Before the fall of man, Adam was just a ball of clay:
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The Bible says man was made in the Image of God:
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Now that probably means more like having a spirit and a soul and being able to think and love rather than physical appearance. “Remember Jesus came to Earth [in the physical image of man] or in the flesh”.
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and [took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men]:
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
God is a spirit and of course you cannot see a spirit:
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
The “soul” of man was separated from God in the fall of Adam, because of “sin”.
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
THEREFORE IT REQUIRES A NEW BIRTH, WHICH COMES BY FAITH IN THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.
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 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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:
GOD GAVE THE BREATH OF LIFE SO HE THEREFORE CLAIMS IT UPON THE DEATH OF THE FLESH!
Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
ALL SOULS BELONG TO GOD!
Eze 18:4 Behold, [all souls are mine]; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Eze 18:21 says But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, [he shall surely live, he shall not die].
This is called “repenting”!
Mat 21:29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
OUR FAITH IN THE WORK OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH! YOU SEE IT IS JESUS CHRIST THAT DID ALL THE WORK AND WE HAVE ONLY HAVE TO BELIEVE, REPENT, AND PRAY TO GOD TO BE BORN AGAIN. IF NOT WE WILL COME UP SHORT!
Heb 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
Heb 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: [although the works were finished from the foundation of the world].
**********OUR TEXT FOR TODAY
Zec 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
Zec 12:2 Behold, [I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about], when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
Zec 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
(a cup of trembling)
Zechariah mentions Jerusalem 52 times. In this battle at the end of the tribulation period there will be three forces brought together.
1.) The military forces of the nations of this Earth.
2.) Satan himself.
3.) The “awesome” power of God.
THE TRUTH OF GOD IS AT STAKE, IF SATAN CAN DESTROY THE JEWS IN THE TRIBULATION THEN HE MAKES GOD A LIAR AND THE BIBLE WOULD BE ALL FALSE WRITINGS.
**********BUT I HAVE READ THE END OF THE BOOK AND WE ARE ON THE WINNING SIDE!
Rev 22:6 says And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
WE CAN BE THANKFUL THAT THE CHURCH WILL MISS THE TRIBULATION THAT THESE JEWS MUST GO THROUGH AND “MANY WILL DIE.”
Zec 13:8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, [two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein].
Zec 13:9 And [I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them]: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
**********THAT PHRASE “CUP OF TREMBLING”
cup = In a scriptural sense, are sufferings and afflictions; that which is to be received or endured.
1.) That cup is Jerusalem.
2.) The people to drink of that cup are those armies of the Anti-Christ surrounding Jerusalem to destroy her.
3.) [What’s in that cup is the fury of God].
Psa 75:8 says For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: [but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them].
dregs = The sediment of liquor; lees; grounds; feculence; any foreign matter of liquor that subsides to the bottom of a vessel The Waste or worthless matter; dross; sweepings; refuse. [Hence, the most vile and despicable part of men; as the dregs of society].
trembling = Shaking, as with fear, cold or weakness; quaking; shivering.
Isa 51:22 says Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, [Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury]; (thou shalt no more drink it again):
Isa 51:23 [But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee]; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
Rev 14:10 says [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:
Zec 2:7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
Zec 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: [for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye].
Zec 2:9 For, behold, [I will shake mine hand upon them], and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me.
(Jerusalem a burdensome stone)
Remember the words of Daniel:
Dan 2:45 Forasmuch [as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands], and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
**********GOD SAYS THOUGH ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH BE GATHERED AGAINST JERUSALEM, THAT STONE WILL BREAK THEM IN PIECES!
*****WE MUST REMEMBER THIS IS A LEAGUE OF NATIONS LED BY THE ANTI-CHRIST, BUT THEY CHOSE TO BE USED OF HIM AND ARE IN LEAGUE WITH HIM. THEY ARE IN MUTUAL CONSENT WITH HIM AT THIS TIME.
GOD SAYS HE WILL GIVE THEM A BURDEN THAT THEY CANNOT BEAR.
AGAIN OUR TEXT:
Zec 12:4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
Zec 12:5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.
Zec 12:6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
Zec 12:7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
Zec 12:8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
Zec 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Verse 4) (every horse with astonishment)(rider in madness)(people with blindness)
THE LORD WILL NEUTRALIZE THE ENEMY WAR MACHINE:
WE MUST NOT FORGET AT THE VERY MOMENT THE LORD SETS HIS FOOT BACK ON THIS EARTH, THERE WILL BE A GREAT EARTHQUAKE. THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI WAS IN THE NEWS FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND WE HAVE SEEN THE PANIC THERE. THERE IS NO EARTHQUAKE LIKE THE ONE THAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN KING JESUS ARRIVES.
Isa 29:6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
Isa 29:7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, [shall be as a dream of a night vision].
Rev 16:18 says And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and [there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great].
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.
Dan 7:21 says I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
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.
THAT MIGHTY MILITARY WAR MACHINE WILL JUST ABOUT ANIHILATE ITSELF. THIS EARTHQUAKE IS GREATER THAN ANY THAT HAS EVER BEEN SEEN ON EARTH YET JERUSALEM WILL BE SAVED.
Dan 11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: [but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits].
These people would just have seen the destructive force of the Lord Jesus Christ as He set foot on the Mount of Olives. The armies of the Anti-Christ are in total disarray. The Children of Israel know they are witnessing the hand of God and most important, “THEY NOW BELIEVE”.
THE LEADERS KNOW THAT BEFORE THEM ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD AND THEY DO NOT NEED ANY OUTSIDE HELP, THERE STRENGTH IS IN THE LORD.
They will be like a hearth. When wood is placed in the hearth it will be burned up.
God will save the ones that are least protected first. Not the leaders or those armed for war but the innocent and the ones nearest the battle. The Lord always has his eyes on the meek, the poor, the humble and the innocent!
When David was but a teenager, he loaded his sling and killed the giant Goliath. [God says that the most feeble of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will be such a warrior as David]. Remember Jesus Christ Himself was a descendant of the house of David through Mary His mother and Joseph. These Jews will show the strength of God because their strength comes from God.
2Ki 19:35 says And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
With our Lord leading the assault against these nations what this angel did to these Assyrians will be only a small comparison to what He will do at that time, in that day.
AGAIN OUR TEXT:
Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Zec 12:11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
Zec 12:12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
Zec 12:13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
Zec 12:14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
Joe 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Joe 2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
YOU SEE ONCE THIS PEOPLE OF ISRAEL “BELIEVED” AND TURNED TO THE LORD THEY WERE SAVED. THAT’S WHAT SALVATION IS ALL ABOUT. THE VERY MOMENT YOU BELIEVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND CALL ON THE LORD IN PRAYER, AT THAT VERY MOMENT YOU ARE SAVED.
THE SPIRIT OF “GRACE”, THE SAME GRACE POORED OUT ON THE CHURCH, THEY WERE PRAYING, IN THEIR CLOSETS AND IN MASSIVE GROUP PRAYER. THEY WERE PRAYING TO THE ONE THAT WAS PIERCED. THEY REMEMBERED THE CROSS OF JESUS AND WHY HE HAD FIRST COME.
Mat 27:25 SAYS Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
THEY REMEMBERED THIS DAY AND THEY NOW REPENTED AND THEY WERE GLORIOUSLY SAVED. THEY HAD FELT THE TUG OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
Joh 16:8 SAYS 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;
THEY HAD FINALLY LOOKED TO THE SAVIOUR!
Isa 45:22 SAYS Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
THEY HAD REMEMBERED THE WORDS OF MOSES AND THE PROPHETS AND DAVID!
Luk 24:44 SAYS And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
EVEN THE APOSTLE PAUL HAD WRITTEN:
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.
THEY TRULY MOURNED REALIZING WHAT THEY HAD BEEN DOING WRONG ALL THESE YEARS FOR JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY BEGOTTON SON AND THE FIRSTBORN OF US ALL!
Joh 1:18 SAYS No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Col 1:15 SAYS Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
NOT ONLY WILL THESE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL SEE THE LORD BUT THE WHOLE WORLD WILL SEE HIM!
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.
WE SEE THE HOUSE OF NATHAN MENTIONED:
Jer 22:28 SAYS Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
Jer 22:30 Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.
IT IS PROPHESIED THAT A KING IN THE LINE OF DAVID WOULD SIT ON THE THRONE. WE READ THAT GOD HIMSELF HAD FORBIDDEN THE LINE OF SOLOMON BECAUSE OF CONIAH.
THEN THE LINE TO THE THRONE HAD TO COME FROM THE LINE OF NATHAN. WE KNOW THAT IT WAS MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS WHO COMES FROM THAT LINE OF NATHAN AND JOSEPH WHO HAD COME FROM THE LINE OF SOLOMON.
LUKE 3:23-38 (HELI IS JOSEPH’S FATHER IN LAW).
Rev 5:6 SAYS And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and [in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain], having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Rev 5:9 SAYS 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;
THESE ARE NOT THINGS THAT GOD DOES TO MAKE US FEEL BAD THOUGH IT SHOULD.[EVEN OUR SOLDIERS WEAR THE PURPLE HEART PROUDLY]! OUR LORD, OUR SAVIOUR, SHOWS US THESE THINGS TO SHOW US HOW MUCH HE REALLY LOVES US. HE WANTS US TO KNOW THAT HE WILLINGLY PAID THE DEBT OF ALL OUR SIN, AND [HE PROUDLY WEARS THE STRIPES AND THE SCARS FOR THE BATTLE HE FOUGHT SO THAT WE CAN BE WITH HIM IN HEAVEN AND BE WITH HIM FOREVER, THROUGHOUT ETERNITY].
THE WHOLE WORLD WILL SEE THAT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST CANNOT BE SET ASIDE. THE WORK HE DID ON THE CROSS HAD REAL MEANING.
Act 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Act 4:12 [Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved].
THERE IS NO OTHER NAME UNDER HEAVEN WHEREBY YOU CAN BE SAVED EXCEPT THE NAME OF JESUS.
THE BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT JESUS FROM COVER TO COVER.
2Co 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
THERE IS NO BETTER TIME THAN TODAY TO BE SAVED!