#9300 There is nothing prophetically nor symbolically new in Revelation. The Book of Vision has been UNSEALED, free and open for the partaking and understanding by God's "servants".
#9301 The reason John writes that these things must "shortly come to pass" is because we will find in verse 10 that John isn't writing from the perspective of 96 A.D. He was taken nearly 2000 years into the future, to our generation, and wrote from there.
The 7 churches our Lord showed to John and told him to write about, when the Lord took him into the future to our 21st century, in the spirit, were our churches were right here on earth, today. John visited the "Day of the Lord", i.e."The day of our lord's return". In chapters 2 and 3, we read what John wrote. Only the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia did our Lord find no fault with. Does your church teach what those two teach, or do you attend one of the other five? If so, why do you still go there? Is eternity not important to you? There are only two options available: You either will be awarded ETERNAL LIFE or YOU WILL RECEIVE ETERNAL DEATH, i.e. To Be No More, the same fate as SATAN'S. Read Ezekiel 28:11-19. Pay real close attention to verse 19! NOT EVEN A MEMORY TO YOUR FORMER LOVED ONES.
Live Links below: To the seven churches in Asia which represent all of our churches in this 21st century world.
Church #1 The Message to Ephesus
Church #2 The Message to Smyrna Only the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia did our Lord find no fault with.
Church #3 The Message to Pergamum
Church #4 The Message to Thyatira
First four churches (chapter 2) on one file #9302
Church #5 The Message to Sardis
Church #6 The Message to Philadelphia Only the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia did our Lord find no fault with.
Church #7 The Message to Laodicea
Last three churches (chapter 3) on one file #9303
What you are about to read is a record given, by Jesus, to John, of events that will happen just before, or following that day, "the Lord's day". Jesus took John, not physically, but "in the spirit" to witness "that day" which was still future. And there is no rapture of the church taking place or going to take place!
Live Link to- #9304 John has already addressed the 21st century churches on the earth while he was '"IN THE SPIRIT ON THE LORD"S DAY" as we were told in Revelation 1:10. "I was in the spirit on the Lord's day:" then while still "IN THE SPIRIT" he looked up, and this door to heaven has opened. Now we can see through John's spiritual eyes and pen, what events are taking place there in heaven, still on the Lord's day, i.e. the day of our Lord's return, "the day of the Lord".
Live Link to- #9305 Now John is still in heaven, in the sprit, and he is shown a book. This book that is written both within and without is plum full of things you and I ought to know. This book fulfills the completeness of the Word; it has all of the information that the children of God must know before we enter into this time of deception, which is well under way today. John learns that no one except Jesus Christ is worthy to open this book. But Jesus has opened it for us 21st century human beings to see and learn from! And John tells us all about what will happen in our lifetime!
In The second and third chapters of Revelation were given a look at the seven types of churches existing on the earth in "the time of the end". Jesus told John to write the report of what each would be like, and exactly what He thought of them. Only two of these churches did well in God's sight; they were the churches in Smyrna, and Philadelphia. These were the churches that knew who the "Kenites" are, and how to identify them.
In chapters four and five, John was taken in the spirit by Jesus into heaven, and given a glimpse at, and around the throne of God. John viewed and wrote as he saw Jesus being crowned on that day and given the seven spirits of authority. Those spirits were power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing.
Upon the search of the realm of the universe, it was found that Jesus Christ is the only one that can break the seals, and reveal what is in the book. This is because Jesus Christ is found worthy. He was qualified because of His sacrifice of His shed blood on the cross. Now starting in chapter six He is going to open the seals for you and me to see. Praise His Holy Name. But, in chapter six we are only going to see the first six seals opened. Then in chapter seven John saw that there is a holding pattern concerning the final events of this earth age which are about to befall us. And I am sure there must be a very good reason why, and I am sure we will find out because Christ has foretold all things, remember?
Then in chapter eight we will see the opening of the seventh and last seal. John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, is still in heaven looking on as the Lamb of God now opens the 7th and final seal, which completes the unsealing of the scroll (remember 7 is the number of spiritual perfection or completeness). Now observe what happens! Rev. 8:1 And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. The 7th Seal is a "silence" and a lapse of time for "half an hour". Why? Something is about to happen. I can't wait until we get to chapter eight. But first here are the seals.
Do you recall that the scroll that was sealed with the seven seals was complete, i.e. filled on both sides, which means it was the entire Word of God? The removal of the seven seals would therefore unseal the entire scroll or the entire Word. However, Jesus is not going to read the entire scroll to us. He's just going to "take the cover off", unseal it, make is easily accessible for us to "unroll the scroll" and read with understanding. Got it?
There are several other foundational things that we need to look at before we see these seven seals come off. First, "Seals" are not "Trumpets". Trumpets are used to sound the charge of war, i.e. when you hear the trumpets it means the horses are coming and the battle has begun. We will "hear" the trumpets sound when we get to chapter 8. And since they unfold the battle, they are sounded in order. It is at the LAST TRUMP, the 7th trump, that the King of kings and Lord of lords returns on His white horse and every knee shall bow. But before that... watch out for the 6th Trump!
Live Link to- #9306 The first 6 seals of Revelation 6. We notice that the 6th seal in the 6th chapter of the Book of Revelation is 6 verses long. That makes for allot of 6s, don't you see? 666 What does that tell you?
Live Link to- #9307 The seventh chapter of Revelation is an insertion, to identify exactly what you are to be doing just before the end, which is the very time we are living in.
#9308 Revelation 8:1 "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour."
#9309 Revelation 9:8 "And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions." "They", these fallen angels will have "long hair as a woman", meaning they will appear to be gentle as a woman. Yet, they will take their prey ruthlessly. They will rip at your mind until they can destroy your soul. That is what will happen to you when you fall for their deceptions and chase after the Antichrist.
#9310 Woe, Woe! We're in the second woe! The 6th Trumpet has sounded and all hell is breaking loose! The locust army is swarming and Satan's angels as priests of God are leading the charge before old dragon breath himself rides into town (that'd be Jerusalem) on his pale white horse dressed like the King of kings.
This is a vision given by Jesus to John about this mighty angel. The fire did not burn the little book, and in most cases, fire indicates the burning of the Spirit of God. This is a cleansing fire that comes upon the whole earth. For the key to understanding what is burned upon the earth, we go to II Peter 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 [evil rudiments] shall melt with fervent heat,"
Those "elements" are the "rudiments of all evil", for all of Satan's works and evil deeds will be gone. God's children shall not be touched. God's wrath will only directed towards his enemies.
#9311 This chapter will focus on the last three and an half days of this earth age which brings about the last days before our Lord Jesus Christ's return. When these two people are slaughtered in Jerusalem by the one that the world thinks to be God, and the people of the whole earth start their many day celebration because of that murder, know that the time of the murder started the last 84 hours, [three and a half days] before the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and our Lord's return.
John's Note:Please be aware, as you read of this temple in chapter 11, it is not a temple building, made out of bricks and mortar being talked about. It is a religious system that is being discussed, now being built by the Kenites for Satan's use. See Live Link to- "Mystery Babylon".
#9312 War in heaven? "But I thought everything was peaceful and serene there with harps of gold and people sitting on fluffy clouds saying holy, holy, holy! War in heaven?" Welcome to reality. Heaven is where Satan and his angels are right now, and wherever he is there's trouble. Yes, he has been here on earth in person before. He was in the garden and he was here when he tempted Christ. But don't worry, he's no match for Michael and the rest of the Christian Army there in heaven.9313 Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation is to many folks one of the scariest and most misunderstood chapters in all the Bible. Why? Well, the main reason is that people (including preachers and ministers) who are unfamiliar with the Word of God and the plan of God try to interpret what it says. Since they are completely unfamiliar with the symbology used to create a PICTURE to make things clearer and illustrate what's happening, they must make up stories out of their own imaginations to try and explain that which completely baffles them. And that's really scary, for that which one who claims to be a teacher or preacher says to God's children, affects their very lives and even their souls. It is a serious matter.
#9314 Spiritually, these virgins are Christ's church, His elect, with no reference to gender. They were the "watchmen on the wall" who knew when the enemy, Satan, was to come, and went not into the false Christ's chambers [churches]. [They Spiritually remained virgins] They knew their husband to be was, and waited for Him, and His appointed time. There is no secret when this wedding is, for it will be at the sounding of the seventh trumpet. God gave us His Bible, and it is our instructions, to keep us from attending the wrong wedding. However, most Christians simply don't care to read it and know when the wedding date is set for.
#9315 So here is a question of paramount importance. When is the last time you heard the Song of Moses, the 32nd chapter of Deuteronomy, taught in your church, or even read for that matter? Of course many churches teach that you don't need to know the Book of Revelation because you're going to fly on out of here before all those events occur. Therefore they never read the 15th chapter of Revelation and are completely unaware that the overcomers will be singing the Song of Moses. I guess their names won't be printed among the choir members in the program directory. They will be elsewhere getting squeezed in the winepress.
#9316 It is only Jesus Christ that will return to earth, as part of the Godhead, for the Millennium period [age]. The full Godhead will be on earth following the Millennium in person. However, while the heaven is locked, this chapter reveals what will happen on earth during the lock-out time. Revelation 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 [seven bowls] of the wrath of God upon the earth." These are the same vials of God's wrath spoken of in Revelation 15:6-8. You will notice also that though the time of chapter 15 is on the Lord's day, the Millennium age, these seven plagues are actually the seven trumpets. This is not a war, as such, but a revival of religious order. It is going to happen in the church, and religious communities. It is to deceive and draw those out of God's Word, and to Satan as the false-christ or spurious messiah. You will not understand what "the tribulation" is all about, if you do not understand that it is a spiritual warfare. The lies Satan wil use will be distortions right out of the Bible#9317 You will not understand what "the tribulation" is all about, if you do not understand that it is a spiritual warfare. The lies Satan uses will be distortions right out of the Bible. Why is the Christian world the focus of Satan's attacks over all other religions of the world? Christianity is the only religion where it's Messiah and founder claims to be the "Son of the Living God". All other forms of religious practice are created by man for man. Any supernatural action then would automatically draw the other forms to that supernatural entity. Christianity is the only religion that is exact and absolute, Jesus said, you either come to the Father by Me, or you are not saved and don't have eternal life. Jesus said in John 14:6; "I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh to the Father but by Me."
#9318 When you think of those elderly people who sat in their churches all their lives, just wanting to serve and see Jesus; what a heart break it will be for them to wake up and find that they have been deceived all along. They were taught that you don't have to know the whole Bible, just believe. They listened and believed when the pastor told them, Revelation doesn't apply to you, for you will fly out of here. Most of the pastors will lead their flocks right into Satan's camp in ignorance, thinking he is the Messiah, and not knowing the difference between the true Christ and the fake Christ.
#9319 On that "Day of the Lord", Satan and the great whore, which includes all religious forms that bowed to him as the instead-of-christ, will have been destroyed.
#9320 Why would God turn Satan loose again for a short season? Because this will be a time of testing for those claiming to be Christians who were deceived by him in this earth age. After the thousand years of teaching and testing, some will still seek after Satan, and they will be gathered by the angels as tares [see Matthew 13] to be burned with him. (TO BE NO MORE, just as is Satan's fate!).
#9321 The souls of all, good and bad, entered the Millennium age (1,000 year period) in an incorruptible (spirit) body. At that time those saints who did not take the "mark of the beast", either by not following the false-christ as the true Christ, or doing his work to win others over for him, will put on their immortal (never to die) soul bodies. Those who were unfaithful in the tribulation, and in ignorance, followed the false-christ will be in mortal (able to die) soul bodies. However, by overcoming in the Millennium age, they will pass judgment based upon their works, and will be given immortality (never to die) at the great white throne, when the books are opened. This is where we ended in Revelation 20.15.
#9322 Satan shows up here on earth as the spurious messiah, and the seventh trump is only five months away [see Revelation 9:5]. "Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings . . ." of the Bible, for you will be an overcomer. Know the prophecies, and be a watchman. Jesus said in Matthew 24:32-25 to learn these prophecies that you not be deceived, for false prophets and false Christs will arise and show great signs and wanders and tell you Christ is here but believe them not. For in verse 28 He tells us that "wherever the carcass is there will the eagles be gathered together."