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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
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Pastor Robert M. Celeste MCAC
Today's Christian thought: Wednesday June 9th, 2004 thru mid July, 2004
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Ladies and Gentleman, I give you The Book of the Revelation of the Lord Jesus, the Christ, and I will be back mid July. May our Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus, bless you all, may He be with you and yours, keeping you safe and tucked under His mighty right arm.The Book of the Revelation of Christ Jesus, with commentary
While one is blessed for sure, when he reads any part of the Bible, the word of God, as dictated to His scribes by the Word, only one book promises specifically, a blessing for reading and doing what is written within it's pages. And that book is the book of Revelation. The book of the revelation of the Lord Jesus, the Christ, as told to His scribe and apostle John via one of the Messiahs angels. While many refer to this book as the Revelation of John, that is absolutely incorrect and is nothing more than a way of making it sound as if the Book of Revelation is a guess and not absolute fact told ahead of time. Prophecy waiting to be fulfilled.
The book of Revelation is the Book of the Revelation of the Lord God Creator of all heaven, earth and all things that were ever or will ever be created, Messiah Yeshua, He whom we call Christ Jesus.
Over the next 24 days, we will be looking at and reading the Book of Christ Revelation to His scribe, His servant, His slave, John the Apostle. Simultaneously, I will be doing and then putting up the Book of Revelation on the Bible pages without commentary of any sort.
Before we start, let us look at two very important facts that you must understand, for to ignore these two facts would be to simply read as if it were nothing more than the Sunday sports page. A dumb and fatal mistake.
Fact one: This book is a look into the future as dictated to John, by an angel of the Lord, who is directly quoting the Lord Jesus Himself at times and at other times helping John to understand just what he is seeing so that he in turn can tell us.
The second fact is this: If you read, study and do abide by what is written in these pages, you will receive a blessing, a special blessing from God Himself. Read this carefully, it is verse three of this first chapter of Christ revelation or prophecy to us. "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." To receive this blessing, you must either read or hear this book. Study and ponder it enough to understand it enough to keep those things which are written within it. And do it now, for the time is at hand.
Ready? Ok, let us start by asking the Lord's help. Lord Jesus, help us understand so that we may keep those things which are written therein and receive Your special blessing upon us. Help us to read this to our families each night and Lord open their eyes so that they too may understand, keep those things which are written therein and receive Your special blessing promised in this book as well. Amen.
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John: 2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne; 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, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. This book is not addressed to all, it is addressed to those who Jesus has cleansed with His blood, and made kings and priest to Him, The Father, and the Holy Ghost, the Holy Blessed Trinity. This prophecy is addressed to Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians and none other. Those who are unsaved will have no idea of what this Book means, nor will they find relief within it's pages, but will instead find it to be more horrible than anything Stephen King ever as written or will write. If as you read this book, you find yourself either scared or totally in the dark, email me immediately, or call me immediately, for you are not saved.
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. 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Note that when the Lord comes back, this is not at the Rapture when only His people will hear His shout, but at the end of the seven years discussed in this Book, all will see Him, even those who pierced him.
9 John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps (chest) with a golden girdle. 14 His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength. Do you see that two-edged sword coming out of the Lord's mouth? Well, for those of you who have taken up the cross of becoming warriors within His ranks, that sword is what you will be learning to wield. By the time you finish boot camp and advanced warrior training, you will be very, very adept at using that sword to cut asunder the Lord's enemies.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.
The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches:
and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches. (Revelation Chapter One 1-20 ACP/KJV)
As we close this first chapter of Revelation, let us review a few things, one, the One doing the revealing here is none other than Jesus. Two, for those who read, hear and study this book, He promises a special blessing. And Three, we are not to fear, for Jesus has the keys to life and death, and as He conquered death for Himself, He has conquered it for us who are His as well.
The Lord be with you all, may He bless you and be with you and may you have the sense to seek Him and beseech His help in understanding that which is written within the pages of His special revelation to us through His servants the angel and John.
Revelation Chapter Two
Tuesday February 5th, 2002
Today we will be reading Revelation Chapter Two. As you read, you will see that Jesus is addressing four of the seven churches. Remember in Chapter one verse twenty, the Lord told us what the seven stars and the seven candlesticks were, He said: "The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."
Today we will Look at what He had to say to the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, and the church at Thyratira.
But, first think back to a time when you were younger, a time when you were to young to drive, but old enough to have a car parked in the yard that you could work on. And then think about your dad, as he looked at the way you had picked up his tools and put them away. He might have said to you, "Son, I notice you picked my tools up and put them in the garage so that they wouldn't get wet and rust. Thank you, BUT, I would rather you not leave them piled up in front of the tool box, but put them inside in their proper places. Now if you apologize and promise to take better care of them, you may use them. Otherwise, you can not."
Well, as you see your dad started off with a compliment of sorts, thanking you for not leaving his tools outside, and then came up with one of those BUTS, that got all of our attention, and then conditions for using the tools again. Well, as you read to days Scripture, look for the Lord to do the same.
1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for My name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the First and the Last, which was dead, and is alive; 9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath His eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass;
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce My servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation,
except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation Chapter Two Verses 1-29 ACP/KJV)
What about you? Are you falling for any of satan's traps that the Lord outlines above? Are you more interested in doing good works than you are serving the Lord? More interested in hearing folks thank you, than thank God for you?
Are you committing adultery, either physically or through lust? Are you eating drinking and making merry with heathens while leaving your Christian brothers and sisters out in the cold? Are you turning a deaf ear to those crying out for salvation for fear of losing their friendship or being branded a radical?
Are you watering down the word of God so as to not hurt someone's feelings? Are you casting stumbling blocks before those who are evangelizing by going along with the crowd and laughing at them, degrading them or paying good money to buy products that advertise on shows that make them out to be other than servants of the Most High God?
Are you one who is willing to overcome, to die for the Lord? To stand fast for Him regardless of what others say or think? Are you one who will not support those who kill babies, those who denigrate the word of God, the Word of God or His servants or His people?
We all belong to one or more of the groups the Lord has mentioned above, which do you belong to?
May the Lord thy God hear your prayers and bless you, may He give you strength to be truthful as you answer those questions and may He give you strength and courage to be one willing to stand up for Him, to abide by His word, to shelter, protect and be willing to die for His Word, our Lord and Saviour Messiah Yeshua.
Revelation Chapter Three
Wednesday February 6th, 2002
Today we look at Revelation chapter three. While I have not done a word count, my guess would be that I have written somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000 words on this chapter of Revelation.
Revelation chapter three covers the last three of the seven churches, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea. It also covers what the Lord refers to a the synagogue of satan. In verse nine, Jesus says: "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee." This third chapter pretty well describes 'religion' in the last days. When all the people of the world will fall into one of three categories. The Church of Philadelphia, the born again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians. The church of Laodicea/Sardis, the liberal not quite sure who Jesus is so called Christians, who claim that they are Christians, but say that they are not Born Again Christians. And the synagogue of satan, those who deny the deity of Jesus.
As you read, look at the similarities between the churches of Sardis " I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead." a church made up of both saved and unsaved, spiritually both alive and dead. And the church of Laodicea, "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth."
Contrast those two with the way the Lord refers to the church of Philadelphia: "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name." Jesus says, I know you're small and weak, but I will hold the door of evangelizing open for you, trust Me, no man can shut the door that I hold open. He goes on and pays us the greatest compliment any of us could ever hope to hear when He says "and (you) hast(have) kept My word, and hast not denied My name". Kind of like His saying: "... Well done, thou good and faithful servant:..." Matthew 25:21
Now, let us read carefully Revelation chapter three, keeping in mind the Lord's promise of a blessing for all who read and or hear this book and keep the teachings of it.
1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;
These things saith He(Jesus) that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent.
If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white: for they are worthy. 5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name. 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation(7 years of tribulation), which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him My new name.
13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of(from) Me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Revelation Chapter Three verses 1-22 ACP/KJV)
So, where are you? Are you church of Sardis/ Laodicea? Church of Philadelphia? Or synagogue of satan? You are one, which? May the Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua, open your eyes to this His telling of the things that will come about. And may He do it before it is to late, for while many will die before the time of the great tribulation, we must remember this: the writer of the book of Hebrews reminds us that: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27 The micro second you die, you will know that Jesus is God, but, for those who have not accepted Him as Lord and Saviour, while they were still alive, it is to late, they are and will be condemned to eternal damnation in the lake of fire. And as we continue in this, the Lords prophecy, we will see that to be God's truth.
The Lord be with you all,
Revelation Chapter Four
Thursday February 7th, 2002
Today, in Revelation chapter four, the Lord gives a tiny glimpse of His throne room. Just a glimpse, just enough to let us know that it is He whom we wish to serve. But for those who aren't sure, He also closes by letting us know that it was He who created all things and He didn't create everything for us, but for His own pleasure.
Back in chapter one, the Lord introduced us to seven stars and seven candlesticks, the seven stars, if you remember, are the seven angels of the seven churches. The seven candlesticks are the seven churches. One star or angel per church and one candlestick representing each one of the seven churches. Today the Lord introduces us to seven lamps.
As you study Revelation chapter four today, look carefully at God's throne and hear the words spoken of Him in heaven.
1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3 And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. 4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. 5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were *seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before(infront) and behind. 7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come."
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, 10 the four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." (Revelation Chapter Four verses 1-11 ACP/KJV)
*vs 5 seven lamps of fire burning are the seven Spirits of God. In Revelation 1:20, we read The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.
Now, let us look at three items here in Revelation four. First, we see a little glimpse into the Throne room of the Lord Jesus, next we see Him being worshiped and then in the last sentence of the chapter we read: "for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created."
Guys, I want you to think about that very last sentence for a moment, "for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created." God created all things, not just about everything, but everything. Ponder that for a moment, just stop what you're doing, look around and think about it. While a man made your desk, God made all of the materials used in it, for nothing was made that He didn't make in the first place. Look out the window, see the sky? God made it! See the air? Well if you live in a city you can, cause it is dirty, but in you live in the country, you can't but you know it is there. God made it! Gravity? Again, God made it! Now, look in the mirror, see that reflection? GOD MADE IT! Yes, God made you, He didn't make you just for the sake of having something to do, He made you for His pleasure.
Years back, there was a man, an inventor, who was working to make a car door sensing system that would close the doors of a car automatically after a person was safely inside, with all of his or her extremities inside as well. He worked on this invention for years, when asked , he tod people he was "working on creating an automatic door closing system to make their lives easier." After quite a few years and with no satisfactory results, the system was never quite able to figure out, that at times after climbing into a car, we leave the door open to talk to someone outside and then after what can be several hours, we reach out, shake hands and then close the door and drive away. So, the inventor just scrapped the whole idea and all of the prototypes and working models were destroyed. Not given a second chance, not made into something else, destroyed.
This inventors invention never spit in his face, never intentionally hurt him, nor did it ever leave him, insult him, and turn to another inventor, it simply didn't work, so it got destroyed.
God created you and I for His pleasure, to serve Him, and yet we think that if we turn from Him, ignore Him, blaspheme Him, swear at Him, worship other things He created by Him, that He will forgive and forget. Not hardly. Just as the would be invertor of the car door opening and closing system scrapped his mistakes, you can be rest assured that God will keep His word and scrap any and all that are not Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians. Remember: "for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created."
The Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua, be with you all this day. And may He help you to understand that you judge yourself, you alone decide where you will spend eternity, with Him in heaven and glory or in outer darkness and damnation. May He be so generous as to help you understand that you and you alone are responsible for your own salvation. Not me, not Jim Dobson, not anyone but you. And as George Bush will one day have to deal with the traitors in his own party, and the national traitors of the democratic party, so will God one day deal with those who betray Him. But Bush will only deal with them here on earth, God will deal with those who betray Him, those who are traitors to their Creator for all eternity.
Lord Yeshua, forgive Thy errant people I pray.
Revelation Chapter Five
Friday February 8th. 2002
Today, as we read and study Revelation chapter five, and I do pray you are not just reading the commentary, but the Scripture foremost, for the blessing comes not from reading my words, but the word of God in this His telling us of what is to come. Today, we see another set of sevens, "And I saw in the right hand of Him(Yahweh) that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals." and "... 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. "
Keep in mind those seven seals, for they will come later and are seven good reasons to give your life to Christ today and not wait, for you do not want to be around for those seven seals. And the seven horns and eyes, which we are told are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. But, notice, they are not on earth at the time this is taking place, they are in heaven. To some, including me, this means that during the seven years of tribulation, there is no influence of God, no Spirit of God, no Holy Ghost or His influence on earth. In Paul's writings, we see somewhat the same thing, Paul tells us that He who let's, the Holy Ghost, is taken. So, twice in Scripture, at least, we are warned that during the seven years of tribulation, there will be no presence of God on earth to restrain satan. He will come and dwell within those who become Tribulation Saints, but, unlike now, there will be no Holy Ghost restraining satan. This is going to be one horrible time, a time when satan is going to reap as many souls as he can, by murdering and slaughtering as many as he can before they are Saved. A time when fathers will rape their sons and daughters, where mothers wills sell their children and cook them as well. This is a time when on the best day, it will be worse than anything Stephen King could possible think up now.
In to days' reading, the Lord is giving us a idea of how all powerful He is, here we see two of the three identities of the Trinity, for today we see both the Father, Yahweh and the Son, Yeshua together at the same time. 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. And He(Jesus, God the Son) came and took the book out of the right hand of Him(Yahweh, God the Father) that sat upon the throne.
Before we start reading, let me cover just one more thing, in this chapter, you will see mention of the word beast, this is not 'the beast', satan, but how John refers to what he saw in Chapter four: "And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle." Revelation 4:7 While satan was allowed in heaven before, we see that very clearly in the first chapter of Job, satan has no entry into heaven during this seven years.
Let us read:
1 And I saw in the right hand of Him(Yahweh) that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?" 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much,
because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 And one of the elders saith unto me, "Weep not, behold, the Lion(Yeshua) of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof."
6 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. 7 And He(Yeshua, God the Son) came and took the book out of the right hand of Him(Yahweh, God the Father) that sat upon the throne. 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 odors, which are the prayers of saints. 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; 10 And hast made us unto our God, kings and priests, and we shall reign on the earth."
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing."
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, "Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."
14 And the four beasts said, "Amen". And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped Him that liveth for ever and ever. (Revelation Chapter Five verses 1-14 ACP/KJV)
As we close, let us look at the closing of this chapter, for here we see a wonderful description of our Lord, Yeshua. And if you are Saved, you really should get used to calling Him by His correct name in His language, Yeshua. Let us look at how those in heaven describe Him: "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing." And "Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."
Thank You Yeshua for giving us the time to come to You, thank You for removing the hardness from our hearts, the wax from our ears and the scales from before our eyes that still bind so many and keep them in the camp of the great looser, satan. Thank You Yeshua for caring enough for us to come to earth as a man and allowing Yourself to be offered upon the alter as the perfect, spotless, blameless sacrifice, to atone for our sins giving us, who are Saved, the promise of eternal life.
Thank You Lord,
Revelation Chapter Six
Weekend of February 9th&10th, 2002
1 And I saw when the Lamb(Yeshua) opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, "Come and see." 2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he(satan) that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The rider of the white horse, while I had originally determent that it was Christ, it is not, it is, as the vast majority believe, the devil. Why? Why is it satan and not our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus? Read carefully with me, " and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him:" Notice, the rider of the white horse has a bow, but no arrows. A man with a bow and no arrows is like a man with a gun and no ammunition, a fake, a man with a bluff, a man who has nothing but a fancy club. That would be the devil, not God Almighty.
The devil is a faker, he is a bluffer, he is a demon, while more power than you and I, he is a nothing compared to God.
When Christ returns riding a white horse, He is not unarmed, He is not carrying an empty weapon, a fancy club, He is armed to do battle, armed to do battle and win.
3 And when He (Yeshua) had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, "Come and see." 4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Now, here is the beginning of what happens the instant after the Lord comes and rescues all of His, first the dead and then the living. This rider of the red horse takes peace form the earth and people kill one another. Keep in mind, now is the beginning of satan's unrestricted reign on earth. For other than those very few who will get the Holy Spirit, satan has no restrictions placed on th horror he can rain upon the people of the earth, his.
5 And when He had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, "Come and see". And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, "A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." As if having peace taken from the earth were not enough, here we see that the next rider brings prices of goods that are so unbelievably high that a man will work all day for what will be worth the purchase of a loaf of bread. Things such as wine, steak and other foods we now take for granted will be so expensive that they will be beyond all but the dreams of the average person.
7 And when He had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, "Come and see." 8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. The rider of the fourth horse comes and kills 25% of all air breathing life on earth, man and beast. Now take a moment to think for a minute, to this point in time and it is really just the beginning of the seven years of tribulation, every real Christian has been raptured, graves are open all over the place where those who were dead, but had died as true Christians have risen from their graves. There has been a tremendous amount of deaths and injuries do to the sudden disappearances of those driving cars, busses, planes and trains when the Lord raptured His. Now comes along something, maybe a sudden disease, maybe war, who knows what, but one out of four air breathing creatures, man and beast are dead. Talk about a mess, talk about a stench. And it is just the beginning.
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: 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?" 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. To let us know that God has not turned a deaf ear to the saints who have been slaughtered for His name sake, to the babies who would have accepted Christ as Lord and Saviour, had their mothers not brought them to be ripped apart while they were trapped in the womb, for all those who died, while serving the Lord, here we see the fifth seal, the seal where those who cried are not only heard, but were given white robes, and that soon, the Lord will avenge them.
12 And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; 13 and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. 14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. 15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; 16 and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" The sixth seal, a great earthquake, the sun is blackened, the moon looks like it is made of blood, or perhaps it changed to blood. Stars, meteorites more than likely are raining down on earth in huge numbers, "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places." Picture that in your mind, every mountain is moved as is every island. Things are so bad, so violent, that men hide in caves and beg the caves to fall upon them, to crush them, men are begging to die. And this is on top of the inability to buy food, the huge amount of dead lying around, the stench, the filth, the absolute darkness. (Revelation Chapter Six verses 1-17 ACP/KJV)
And it is only the beginning.
Get ye up this day and do two things: One, decide who you are going to serve, are you to be the bride of the Lord Yeshua? Or are you to be satan's. Two, if you are to belong to the Lord, study His word so that you can "Preach the gospel to every creature!"
Oh Lord God above, hear our prayers, hear our confession of being sinners, give us Thy strength and Thy honor. Help us to do what is right in Thy sight, be with and give strength to our president, George Bush. And help those who are on the fence to decide, to choose whom they will serve, let all understand that they must choose, for the default is everlasting eternal damnation.
Revelation Chapter Seven
Monday February 11th, 2002
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
As you read today's Scripture, I want you to think about those 144,000 evangelical preachers of the Lord.
I would also like you to think about all those preachers today that tell you that you must always obey the laws of man. I want you to take a moment and think about the Christians in the Sudan who are sold into slavery, beat, raped and killed for their being Christians. Think about those Christians in China who are rounded up, forced to build things for the USA market as slave laborers and then have their body parts, kidneys, eyes, lungs and other parts taken from them to be sold to folks right here in the good old USA. Take a moment to focus on the Christians in Egypt that are Crucified for being Christians.
I'd bet you think that what happens to Christians in the Sudan, China and Egypt is really bad. But, according to those liberal preachers who preach against doing anything that violets the laws of the land, those Christians not only are getting what they deserved, but, probably are not even Christians in those preachers eyes. For you see, in the Sudan, in China and in Egypt, it is pretty much against the national or local law to be a Christian. Those crucified in Egypt, those sold into slavery, raped, beat to death in the Sudan, those enslaved, used as body parts machines and worse in China are only getting what they deserve, for are we not taught to obey the laws of government?
During the seven years of tribulation, it is against the law to worship any but the beast, satan. But, look here, look at the 144,000 Christian evangelical preachers the Lord has raised up from the twelve tribes of Israel. Do you think those guys are going to obey the laws of the land and deny Christ?
1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 saying, "Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads." 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed:
an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. 6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nepthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. 7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. Jesus now has 144,000 Christ believing men out preaching His truth. But, does anyone listen, after all, it is against the law to preach any other than satan.
9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb." 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 saying, "Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen."
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, "What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?" 14 And I said unto him, "Sir, thou knowest." And he said to me, "These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple: and He that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Appears in verses 9-17, that a whole bunch of folks done broke the civil law of the anti- Christ and become Born Again Christians. (Revelation Chapter Seven Verses 1-17 ACP/KJV)
In the book of Acts, the Apostles John and Peter are arraigned before the civil authorities, they are told to stop preaching Christ. According to the left wing liberal preachers, Peter and John should have obeyed the law of man, but did they? NO, what Peter said was: " Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye." Acts 4:19
What about you? Are you doing Gods work or are you putting mans law ahead of Gods orders? To be a Christian is to follow the Christ, just before leaving earth to return to His heavenly home, Jesus said these things. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 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. Matthew 28:18-20 and And Jesus said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
Notice, the Lord did not add, "unless the civil authorities pass or imply a law prohibiting it. Jesus said: 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. 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.
Have you ever asked yourself this question, What has Jesus put me on earth to do and why did He place me in this position? Maybe you should.
The Lord be with you all,
Revelation Chapter Eight
Tuesday February 12th, 2002
Over the last days, we have looked at the first seven chapters of the Book of the Christ revelation to us as dictated to His servant John by His angle. Today, we will start looking at the seven trumpet judgements. What you need to keep in mind is that all these things happen in a very short period of time, seven years.
As you look at the judgements today, think this to yourself. How long would it take us today to recover from just one of the judgements? Say: verse seven, the first of the seven trumpet judgements, "The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up." Think about it, one out of three trees throughout the entire world are burnt to tinder. Kind of ironic isn't it, God does to the trees what we have done to the baby in the womb. He destroys one of every three. As we destroy one out of every three babies trapped in the womb, God destroys one out of ever three trees worldwide. "And all of the green grass", man that is going to play havoc with the landscaping business. But, what if, just what if, grass includes wheat, barley, corn and all other crops that look like grass or hay as they are growing. It did back in Exodus, maybe it means it here too. I won't be here to find out, but if it happens tomorrow, will you be here to find out? Not if you are a Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, but if you are not, then, read with great interest, for you aint seen nothing yet.
But, how long would it take for the earth to recover from just that first trumpet judgement? How long does it take for trees to grow? Would the earth even recover in seven years?
Jesus has given us this, His prophetic look into what will happen in the last days, not to scare or amuse us, but to let those who are unsaved get a glimpse of what real hell on earth is. To get some idea of how very serious He was when He said: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God!"
Ok, without further ado or further commentary, let us see what is to come. For while we do not know the when, we do know the what and we know that it is 100% accurate, for they are the words of the Lord Jesus, the Christ, GOD!
1 And when He had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. 2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God;
and to them were given seven trumpets.
3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all (the) saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. 4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. 5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9 and the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11 and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe, to the inhibitors of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!" (Revelation Chapter Eight verses 1-13 ACP/KJV)
Please take a moment to pray for those who read between the lines and or look for loopholes in God's word, for their second guessing of God will cost them eternal salvation and condemn them to eternal damnation.
Pray for our president, continue to ask God to give him strength and to put Him first. Let the Lord help George to focus not on reelection, but instead on doing what is right in the sight of the Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua, Christ Jesus.
May the Father, the Son and His Holy Ghost be with you all, may the Holy Sacred Trinity bless you and may He shine His face upon he whom I think He has called to preach, for I perceive that Steve will make a fine preacher one day. Thy will Lord, not ours but Thine.
In Jesus holy and sacred name,
Revelation Chapter Nine
Wednesday February 13th, 2002
Yesterday we saw God destroy one out of every three trees and all the green grass. Today, He turns His wrath more directly on men, women and children. Today, He does to those who are left behind what they had done to the baby in the womb, He destroys one out of every three of them. And as the abortionist has no compassion on the baby on the womb, not caring how much pain he afflicts, he is nothing compared to God when God measures out His vengeance on those left behind. Many of you have complained because I pray that God do to the abortionist what the abortionist does to the babies. Well, here you'll see that in the seven years of Tribulation, God does that and worse. For after a while, the baby mercifully dies, no such escape will be permitted many left behind. They will wish God would just abort them, or at least let them kill themselves.
Read with me what is going to happen to those who are left behind.
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven(satan) unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Now, satan is cast from heaven, he no longer can leave the earth, he is given the key to hell, opens it up and the stench and smoke are such that it makes the air so filthy that it darkens the sun. Talk about pollution, but many of those environmental wackos that now worship mother earth instead of the Lord God Creator of heaven and earth will be here to see what real pollution is like. It saddens me to think how many American Indians are going to be here for this, because they so resent the white man that they ignore the White Mans's God, Messiah Yeshua.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts(demons) upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power( to be scary and give a painful, but non fatal sting). 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads (see Revelation 7:3). 5 And to them it was given that they(demons) should not kill them(unsealed men and women), but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. Think about what God is telling us here, men shall desire death but they will not die. During this five months, men are going to be in such pain that they will try killing themselves, but God does not allow them to die. They will throw themselves off of buildings, fifty, a hundred and two hundred stories up, they will have every bone broken in the fall, but they will not die. Men will shoot themselves by putting 10gauge shotguns in their mouths and pulling the trigger, but God will not allow them to die. Men will jump out of planes, put their heads in gas ovens, reach inside electrical transformer boxes, tie weights onto themselves and jump into the water, here they will languish while fish, sharks and other creatures lunch on them, but God does not allow them to die. There are going to be some mighty ugly sights in that day.
7 And the shapes(size and appearance) of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. 8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. 10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. My brothers and sisters, some would say this is a description of helicopters, that John would have no way of knowing the word helicopter, nor would he be able to described it using terms like missiles, Gatling guns, tail rotor etc. I disagree, I believe that what you read, is what will be. That these are going to be plum ugly demons right out of hell.
11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit(satan), whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, "Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates." 15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them (200,000,000 two hundred million).
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. 18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. The world isn't polluted enough with one third of the trees burnt, the smoke from hell, the fire and brimstone bad breath of these things, but now out of every three men are left dead to further cause the world to stink.
20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: 21 Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. (Revelation Chapter Nine verses 1-21 ACP/KJV)
And still men refuse to repent. Talk about thick headed. Kind of like so many today. So many back when Jesus walked the earth and all they wanted was one more sign, always one more sign. What about you? Are you waiting around for one more sign?
The Lord be with you all,
Revelation Chapter Ten
Thursday February 14th, 2002
Before we start today's chapter of the Prophecy of the Lord Jesus, the Christ, let us look back to the book of Deuteronomy. The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deuteronomy 29:29
There are some things in Scripture that we are simply not to understand at this time, all will be revealed to us who are truly saved in due time, but for this time, some things are kept from us. As we read today's Scripture, we will see one of those perfect examples of Deuteronomy 29:29. For John is told to: "Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not!" I oft times wonder what it is that God showed John that HE doesn't want us to know. Possibly the date, or maybe something so horrible that He knows we couldn't handle it. I don't know. And anything that I or others guessed, would be just that, a guess.
But something we do know is that the little book that John eats, is much like sin, it looks good, taste good, but leaves a horrible after effect in the pit of our stomach. Secular society calls it conscience, we Christians know it to be the Holy Ghost within us.
Today's is a short chapter, so take a few moments to read it and pray, pray for whatever the Lord leads you to pray for while you are contemplating His word in this the tenth chapter of His revelation to us.
1 And I saw another Mighty Angel(Yeshua) come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon His head, and His face was as it were the sun, and His feet as pillars of fire:
2 And He had in His hand a little book open: and He set His right foot upon the sea, and His left foot on the earth, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when He had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, "Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not."
5 And the Angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up His hand to heaven, 6 And sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when He shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He hath declared to His servants the prophets. 8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, "Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the Angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth." 9 And I went unto the Angel, and said unto Him, "Give me the little book." And He said unto me, "Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey."
10 And I took the little book out of the Angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11 And He said unto me, "Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings." (Revelation Chapter Ten verses 1-11 ACP/KJV)
Since verse 10 is so reminiscent of sin and verse 11 a command to go and preach this book to all mankind, why not, as we pray, ask the Lord to first forgive us for all the things we have said, done, thought and even dreamt that have offended Him. Let us go further and acknowledge to Him that we know we are sinners, that we are worse than sinners, we are the pits of the earth, that we do not deserve His grace. Then let us thank Him for His grace and our salvation. Let us thank Him for coming to earth as a man named Yeshua and shedding His blood so that we can escape that which we deserve, everlasting damnation, and instead spend eternity with Him, the Father and the Holy Ghost in heaven. Now let us close by asking Him to give us the strength and courage to preach this, His revelation of what happens in the last seven years, to the whole world and to every creature.
Lord, please hear our prayer. Lord we ask that You would take this, our prayer to the Father as a petition, not only from us, but from You as well, for we know that the Father will never say no to You.
Revelation Chapter Eleven
Friday February 15th, 2002
Don't you just love it when those who refuse to read God's word speculate on where God's ark of the covenant is? All they would have to do is read God's word and they would know exactly where the Ark is. For our Lord, our Saviour, Messiah Yeshua has told us in the plainest of English just where He has His ark for safe keeping. He is keeping it where rust does not corrupt nor does moth eat.
But, in Revelation chapter eleven, we are going to see a lot more than where the Ark is, but for those of us who are saved, the only thing that will be with us, is the ark, for those unsaved, read and see what awaits you.
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel(Not Jesus now, but an angel) stood, saying, "Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without(outside) the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles (gentiles, non believers): and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months (3.5 years). 3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses(most likely either Moses and Elijah or Enoch and Elijah) , and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. The Lord is giving those left behind every chance, He has ordained 144,00 virgin male jews as Christian evangelist, He has put a mark on them that makes them totally immune from the power and or wrath of satan, his minions, his ilk and those who serve him, knowingly or unknowingly.
Here God has sent to earth two witnesses with unbelievable powers, they are, in all probability, either Moses and Elijah or Enoch and Elijah. Moses and Elijah based upon "And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with Him." in Matthew 17:3 and Enoch and Elijah, since both Elijah and Enoch were taken up by God, never having died and been buried. "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." Genesis 5:24 and "And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven" 2 Kings 2:11
These two witnesses, will be on earth for 42 months, in the next verses you will see the immense powers the Lord has given them
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. 6 These( 2 witnesses) 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. 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. 8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt(Jerusalem), where also our Lord was crucified. For four and a half years, the two witnesses will stop it from raining, anyone that crosses them will be turned to ashes, toasted, not by a ray gun, but by a flame coming out of either or both of their mouths. They turn water to blood, and have the power to hit the planet with plagues that will make aids look like a head cold. Satan will fight them for the whole three and a half years, but until the end of those 3.5 years, satan is powerless against them.
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. 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."
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. 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. Now starting with verse 11, the angel has stopped talking and John is once again describing what he is seeing. John sees the two witnesses come back to life and get called back up to heaven by God Himself. But, the heathen, the satan worshipers, those who will take the mark? Well they throw a party, they celebrate what they think is the victory of their god, satan, over the two witnesses of God, they give each other gifts and celebrate, kind of like the way we celebrate CHRISTmas.
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. 14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. As God calls His witnesses back to heaven, He also will cause a great earthquake in Jerusalem, this quake kills 7,000 men. Not 7,001 or 6,9999, but 7,000. This coupled with the bringing back to life of the two witnesses, causes the remnant, those in Jerusalem who were believers, to rejoice and praise God.
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." 16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, 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. 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."
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the *ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
*So answers the great question of the day, wondering and speculating where the Ark of God is. It is in heaven. (Revelation Chapter Eleven verses 1-19 ACP/KJV)
So, tell me, have you read enough to realize the importance of getting out there and spreading God's word? Are you starting to get a picture of what is going to be like for those who are unsaved? Has it occurred to you yet that, one, this is just the beginning and two this is nothing compare to the horrors of hell and then the lake of fire? Are you still afraid you'll hurt someone's feelings? What if God comes tonight, what if the first seal judgement, the Lord coming and taking His bride and the Holy Spirit, happens tonight? Will the guy beside you be left because you were not willing to testify to him? How about the people next door? what about your kin?
Do I understand rejection? Do I know what is like to have people turn from me as I speak? Yesterday, I preached salvation at a nursing home, there were probably 30 folks there, many in wheel chairs, but all seemed awake. I spoke for 45 minutes, I started with John 1, went to John 3, then to Luke 23 then to Acts 10. I told how God so loved the world that He made it so that anyone could be saved, the weight lifter and the cripple, the genius and the guy who has a tough time understanding his abc's. For the entire 45 minutes, or actually for about 40 of those 45 minutes, the last 40, a woman sat there telling me, not quietly, to "shut up". Then there were those who wanted to argue, those who twisted their faces, and those who seemed totally bored. But, there were also one or two that could not stop listening, that took in every word, that by the looks on their faces, the Holy Spirit was now working within them. And it is for those two or three that I go and preach regardless of the shouts, regardless of the looks, regardless of the remarks and accusations.
What about you? Anyone out there that you know whose salvation is more important to you than what they think about you? Anyone the Lord has opened a door for you by causing that person to have something against you unjustly? Anyone who you can go in, sit down with, and say: "look, can we talk for a minute? It seems to me that you think that I may have done something unethical. Can I tell you what it means to be a Born Again Christian, for if you will let me, I think you will understand that I could not have done what you seem to think I have done. For my commitment to Christ is to great for me to risk that relationship by being unethical." Anyone you can do that with? A boss? A neighbor? A teacher? A student? A cop? A judge? One of your kin? Anyone?
May the Lord our God, the one who shed His blood for you, me and the guy across the street from you, bless you and keep you His.
Chapter Twelve verses 1-17 ACP/KJV
Weekend of February 16th & 17th, 2002
Chapter twelve of the prophecy of the Lord Jesus seems to cover a period of time starting just before the birth of Jesus, through the attempts that satan makes on the lives of the 144,000 Messianic Witnesses of chapter seven. In verse one, the woman would appear to be Mary, the mother of Our Lord. In verses 16&17 it would appear to be that the devil is trying to kill the 144,00 by some supernatural act of causing water to flood where she is or maybe bursting a damn, but God uses the earth to open a huge chasm which swallows up the water. and the earth.
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: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. The woman appears to be Mary, the mother of our Lord Jesus. The twelve crowns would be the twelve tribes of Israel.
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. 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. 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. The red dragon is of course satan, the third part of the stars would be the angels who joined him to rebel against God. The end of verse four would seem to confirm that Herod, who wanted to kill Jesus when he was born, was indeed possessed by satan or one of his demons. And the Child in verse four is of course the Lord. Messiah YESHUA.
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. Having been warned by an angel, Joseph took Mary his wife and the Baby Jesus to Egypt to get away from Herod. Here it tells us that they were gone 42 months, 3 and 1/2 years.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 and(the dragon) prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 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. While Jesus was safely kept in Egypt, satan and his demons fought against the Arch Angel Michael and Michael's angels, satan lost.
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. 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. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters 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." The heavenly host is happy, finally God has struck back a little at satan and his demons. As with the Rapture of the church, which opens the seven years of tribulation, it would appear that no one but God knew when He would go to earth as a baby to fulfill all the prophecies concerning the first coming of the Messiah. And now that the Messiah is on earth, the heavens are shouting in joy.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man Child. 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. 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. 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. Now in these closing verse we seem to jump forward to the last three and a half years of tribulation. Satan knows it is all over, he is well aware that he has very little time left, he is mad and he is after the 144,000 Messianic witnesses. But as God protected Mary from satan back when the Lord was an infant, so does He now for His witnesses. The serpent casting out water from his mouth would seem to imply one of maybe two things. Either by some supernatural power satan causes a huge flood of water or by releasing the waters behind a damn, he tries to drowned the 144,000. So this probably takes place in Jerusalem or immediately outside of it.
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. (Revelation Chapter Twelve verses 1-17 ACP/KJV)
You might ask yourself why Jesus would mix His birth together with the last days. I think the answer is quite clear. He is telling John, so that we would know what it was like under the persecution of Herod, that Herod was in fact one of satan's, that He was gone with Mary and Joseph for three and a half years and that while He was in Egypt Jesus' angels, led by the Arch Angel Michael were fighting to protect Him. Leaving no doubt as to the loyalty of those who were in heaven while God was on earth. Jesus also made it clear to John that when He had told Peter to put up his sword, that if He wanted to be rescued, all He had to do was call for His angels and 12 legions would come instantly, that indeed He could have called and they would have come.
As God knows what things we have need of before we even ask Him so does He know what things we have questions about, so He answers them in His book for us before we even ask Him.
The Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua be with you all, may He bless and protect you and yours.
Revelation Chapter Thirteen ACP/KJV verses 1-18
Monday February 18th, 2002
It never ceases to amaze me, how many so called evangelist, are afraid of offending people. They tell us that they would rather be gentle, that they don't want to scare people away, that they will only love people and hope that the Lord will do the rest. My question to them is two fold, one, if we are going to leave it all up to the Lord, what does He need us for? And two, have they ever read the book of Revelation? For if you think I am pushy, well, in today's reading you are about to find the beginning of what pushy really is. Today we will find that if one does not fall down, worship the beast, satan, and have satan's name or number prominently tattooed or etched upon either his forehead or the back of his or her hand for all to readily and easily see, they can no longer do any business. They can neither buy, nor sell, nor work and get paid of it. And will be killed.
Yet, because so many evangelist and preachers are so concerned about offending, many will suffer at the hands of satan for up to seven long years, because they were left behind when the Lord came for His church and the Holy Spirit riding a white horse back in chapter six. And by His gathering of His, stated this horrible seven years. I can not help but wonder how many of those left behind had said to some evangelist or preacher, "not know" or "don't be pushy" or some other thing that made these evangelist and preachers afraid, not for their safety, but for their reputation.
Well, let's see what is happening in the midst of the seven years, what heralds in the second half, the time we call the great tribulation, a time when hope is the next gulp of air.
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.
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. 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. 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 anti-Christ has had a fatal head wound, he has been pronounced dead, has had a funeral and has laid in his coffin for three days and then, satan himself comes and occupies the body. By taking possession of this body seems to raise it from the dead. This leads the uneducated, the ignorant, those who still refuse to look to the Creator, to believe that satan is God. So, they worship him by saying "Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"
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. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God(Yeshua), to blaspheme His name, and His(Yahweh) tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 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. 8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, (all except those) whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb(Jesus) slain from the foundation of the world. In these verses we see that this is the last half of tribulation, for in verse five we see the number of 42 months, 3.5 years. We see that satan is running amuck, that he is trying to mock and make a mockery of God the Son and God the Father, yet, while he is able to deceive many, God is protecting those whose names are in His book of life from being deceived.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. Back in the first three chapters of Revelation, when Jesus is talking to the churches, He says: "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." But now HE is saying "If any man have an ear, let him hear." Notice the difference?
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. 11 And I beheld another beast(leader of the one world church) coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 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. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 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. 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. In verses 11&12, we see that the one who has taken over the body of the one world leader, the anti-Christ, is now the dragon, satan. We also see the leader of the one world church emerging and taking the place of the anti-Christ in leading the worship and praise of satan. In verse 13 we see an example of some of the power that satan gives to the leader of this one world church as long as he is in the sight of satan. Leading one to realize that it is not this one world religion leader doing these things, but satan. For satan will wield power on earth, and in 14 we see the results of those powers and signs. Not content to just take the body of a stinking three days dead corpse, here satan has a statue made for himself of himself at the direction of the one world religion leader, and satan gives this statue power to speak. And these hollow little signs of power, signs that are nothing compared to the powers of God Almighty, powers and signs that pale in the face of creating the earth in six days, many are deceived and worship satan, the two bit tin horn faker.
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: 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. 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(666). (The beast referred to in chapter thirteen are satan, the political leader and the one world religion leader.) (Revelation Chapter Thirteen ACP/KJV verses 1-18)
I love the ending of chapter thirteen, it reminds me so much of our US congress, our US senate, our US supreme court and the majority of our state and local politicians and judges. The cowards line up to get the mark, to, not sell, but to give their souls to satan. Not for steak and lobster, but for a few grains of bread. Kind of like those who give up their freedoms for a scrap of bread in the form of food stamps, or a bit of heat or shelter in the form of welfare. Yet, like those in verses 16-18, they sell their future of freedom for a few scraps and in return get an eternity of well deserved pain.
May the Lord be with you all.
Revelation Chapter Fourteen ACP/KJV)
Tuesday February 19th, 2002
No commentary today, just a question at the end.
1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb(Yeshua) stood on the mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty and four thousand(144,000 witnesses from chapter 7) , having His Father's(Yahweh) name written in their foreheads.
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: 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. 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. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
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, 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."
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."
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, 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: 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."
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 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.'"
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one(Jesus) sat like unto the Son of man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. 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." 16 And He that sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel(Michael the arch angel) came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 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." 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.
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. (Revelation Chapter Fourteen verses 1-20 ACP/KJV)
Question, are you starting to see how easy it is to read, study and understand the revelation that Jesus gave to John for us via His own testimony and that of one of His trusted angels, probably Gabriel the arch angel?
The Lord tells us how important it is to read this book, His revelation to us of what is to happen, by promising any who read or hear it and do what the book commands, a special blessing. And He makes it easy for us to understand, by our simply asking the Holy Spirt within us to help us and guide us through it. For those who are unsaved, this book is two things, one very scary and two impossible to understand.
The Lord be with you and bless you and as John will say in the end, " Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."
Revelation Chapters Fifteen and Sixteen ACP/KJV
Wednesday February 20th, 2002
Chapter fifteen is short but it and chapter sixteen should be read as one. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, 1900 or so, we have on many occasions heard many, including a lot in the pulpit, tell us that we are seeing God's wrath. The biggies that come to mind are: when Joseph Stalin, always a favorite of the leftist media and politicians, killed 40 million Russians. Some said, "It is God's wrath for Russia's ..." While Hitler, identical to Stalin in his beliefs and behavior, never became the darling of the left as Stalin did. But when Hitler killed 8 million over a five year period, once again we heard "It is God's wrath for Germany's..."
When I and others brought to light the needless deaths of 80 million through the lies of Rachael Carson and her cohorts in the leftist press and politics, many said: "It is God's wrath upon ... for ...". And on and since September 11th, 2001, we have heard over and over again how this foolish little act by twenty deranged worshipers of satan, was a clear example of God's wrath upon the USA. Horse puckey!
Since Revelation chapter six, we have been seeing God's wrath. When God pours out His wrath, it doesn't take Him 30 years to kill 40 million as it did Stalin, it doesn't take Him 5 years to kill 8 million as it did Hitler. God doesn't need a pathological liar like Rachael Carson and her cronies in politics and the media to kill 80 million and He sure doesn't need the likes of twenty deranged satan worshiping freaks to steal 4 planes and kill and wound less people in one day than does this nation's real terrorist, the government sponsored and protected abortionist, in a day.
1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous,
seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. 2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:
"Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear Thee, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? for Thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before Thee; for Thy judgments are made manifest." These with the harps are those who have come to Christ since the beginning of tribulation, they, by coming to Christ had defeated satan and are now standing and worshiping Jesus, protected from satan. And they are singing the song of worship first penned and sung by Moses.
5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: 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. 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. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from His power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. (Revelation Chapter Fifteen verses 1-8 ACP/KJV)
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."
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 worshiped his image. These grievous sores will make the sores associated with aids look mild in comparison.
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. So, you think 4,000 dead and wounded by twenty nuts flying 4 planes was God's wrath? Read verse four again, "...and every living soul died in the sea." Everything in the oceans of the world is dead! The salt waters of the earth are turned to blood and everything in them dies, not some, not most, but everything. From the tiniest plankton to the largest whale, all dead. And guess what, God didn't need a Stalin, a Hitler, a Carson or the left wing media to do it. He did it with one, countem, one angel.
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. 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. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy." All of the drinking water on earth is turned to blood. Not just the Nile and the waters of Egypt, but world wide, all, every last drop of fresh water, every drop of water that is not salted, every drop that wasn't turned to blood by the second angel is now turned to blood by the third angel.
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, "Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments."
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 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. Now, are you starting to see God's wrath? Not only is there no drinking water, nor water to jump into cool off. But now the sun gets hotter. So hot that men are melting, yet, like the leftists today, they still blaspheme instead of turning to God.
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, 11 and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. The earth is now, unbearably hot, pitch dark and no water to drink only blood. Do you think that men are drinking this blood? Could any but God do these things? Yet still men turn to the nightly news and government rather than God.
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. The river Euphrates that separates Asia from the middle east, blood is dried up allowing the armies of China, Japan, Korea, and the rest of Asia to cross to be set up for the largest destruction of heathens to ever take place. While the flood killed everyone on earth save eight, the numbers were nowhere near the numbers this time. Just from Asia, the army totals 200 million men. Add to this the numbers from Europe, Russia, Africa and the rest of the world and even though there have been hundreds of millions already dead, there has to be maybe a half billion about to find out they have worshiped a tin horn fake rather than God the Creator. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27
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. 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. Think about it for a moment, like today, even after all that has happened, men still believe the lies of the satan, his minions and his ilk.
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. 16 And He gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And as the Lord had told us when He walked the earth as a man named Yeshua, He has come as a thief in the night, one who comes without warning. And He has caused all men on earth to come to Israel, to the area known as Armageddon, and here, He will unleash Michael and his army against satan and his army and this time Michael is unrestrained by the Lord and can clean clock.
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! 18 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. 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. 20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. (Revelation Chapter Sixteen verses 1-21 ACP/KJV)
Are you starting to understand God's wrath? Let me give you, not a prophecy, but an idea of what God's wrath would be like today, if He so choose to unleash it on the USA for it's idolatry, it's immorality, and it's slaughter of babies in the womb.
Back in 1998, four years ago, we in Maine had a major ice storm, it killed no one and did practically no property damage other than to Central Maine Power, which lost about 90% of their poles and lines. But what it did do was devastate the forest, knocking down trees and taking the tops off the ones left standing. The birch trees were all bent over towards the ground. It was as if God was making kindling wood. Then since then, we and the entire east coast have been having a drought. But not just any drought, a drought were while the water levels keep going down, every once in a while we would get major rain or snow, not enough to replenish the lost water nor enough to really get down deep causing the tree roots to turn up to get water. Over the last four years tree roots are getting closer and closer to the top soil.
This condition is much the same all the way down the Appalachian trail, a forest that cuts the eastern seaboard off from the rest of the country. And area that the environmental leftists have caused to be an unbroken chain of forest from Canada to Georgia.
Now, let us say that God continues to prepare these forests for burning by causing the drought to deepen over the next 3 years and then in January of 2005, seven years after He made the Maine forest into kindling wood, He starts a fire in northern Maine fanned by our usual hard, fast, cold, dry winds from Canada. This fire would burn down the Appalachian spine of the Northeast at fifty miles an hour with nothing to stop it, catching and killing about 27 million people, or about one out of every three now living on the eastern seaboard inland to the western side of the Appalachians. The eastern seaboard turned to cinders, twenty seven million dead and it happening in one day. Now, that is God's wrath, not 4,000 dead and wounded by twenty nuts in four planes crashing into three buildings and a field.
And you know what? Even after a fire of this magnitude most would turn to Peter Jennings and his cohorts in government and the media to find out what happened and to see what they should do. Most would still go groveling to Washington rather than repenting and turning to God.
And my example of God's wrath above, is nothing compared to what will happen during the seven years of tribulation.
The Lord be with you all, amen.
Revelation Chapter Seventeen ACP/KJV
Thursday February 21st, 2002
I would like you to take serious note of something. Nowhere so far has there been any mention of these United States of America. More important, there has, to this point been no mention of the Americas. While we can see that the US and the Americas are included in the judgement of God, since they are, by their very description, worldwide, there has been no mention of the Americas elsewhere. This, non mention status will continue throughout the entire prophecy of the Lord.
There have been some that claim that the US is the great Babylon, but in today's reading we are going to see that claim for what it is, a lie. For today we will see that the city Babylon sits on seven hills, a description that does not fit any city, state, town, village or hamlet in the USA. But does fit quite well the cities of Rome, Italy and the capital of Jordan. Both cities are religious centers, but Rome has the Vatican. The Vatican, the home of idolatry under the guise of Christianity. Even the Christ they claim to worship, is a statue.
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: 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 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 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. 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. 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, (those)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.
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 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. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
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. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 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."
15 And he saith unto me, "The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 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. 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.
18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." (Revelation Chapter Seventeen verses 1-18 ACP/KJV)
The woman described as the whore is the religious leader of the one world religion, the beast that this religious leader rides are the kings and governments that worship satan, and the waters are the masses of people who still look to government, the media and satan to solve their problems. In verse 8, we see the exception, "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, (those)whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, ..."
So, all but those whose names are in the Lamb's book of life, are those waters upon which the beast carries the whore. Is the whore the Pope? Could be, for the Roman Catholic church is by far the greatest of the false Christian churches. While claiming to worship Christ, they instead pray to a multitude of so called saints, men and women that they, the Roman Catholic church, have elevated to the level of saint, ignoring the teachings of the Bible, and ordering Roman Catholics worldwide to pick a patron saint and pray to him or her instead of praying to God the Father through God the Son. Kind of like the Hindu practice and teachings of picking a god to worship.
There is nothing that God hates more than idolatry, it is the denying of Him in favor of another, and is the unpardonable sin. For it is the one thing that prevents one from going to heaven. It absolutely dooms one to an eternity of everlasting damnation. For one can not both give their life to Christ and worship anything other than Him. One can not be both a Born Again Christian and pray to idols, stones, birds, trees, totem poles, or Roman Catholic saints! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon! Matthew 6:24
So, could the pope be the leader of the one world church? Absolutely and without a doubt he could be. Is he? I don't know, for like the president and congress of the USA, which gives more and more of the US sovereignty to the United Nations, so the pope also seems to be embracing and bringing into his hierarchy those of other religions.
Back in the book of Daniel is a description of the anti-Christ, in part it mentions that the anti-Christ will have no desire for women, probably a homosexual. 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. Daniel 11:37
The leader of the one world church would have to be one that embraces homosexuality. He could water his endorsement of this heinous life style down by saying something like, "love the sinner, hate the sin". Does the Roman Catholic church fill that bill? Yes, but, so do many other left wing liberal so called Christian churches. But it is the Roman Catholic church that seems to attract overwhelming numbers of homosexual pedophiles into its ranks as priests.
What does this have to do with the Americas? And the US of A in particular? Everything, you see, because the Americas are both Roman Catholic and Idolatrous. Throughout the rest of the Americas, the nations are predominantly Roman Catholic. In these United States, we are predominantly idol worshipers, we worship pornography, money, drugs, cars, trucks, bikinis , sports, politics, politicians, food stamps, welfare, mother earth, running, jogging, snowmobiling, water skiing, taking out the garbage, washing your hair, just about anything and everything other than Jesus. The fact that we are not mentioned in the Prophecy of the Lord clearly indicates that we, as a continent, get our clocks cleaned, big time, before He raptures His church.
We in the US need to get serious about returning to our first love, Yeshua, and we need to do it fast!
The ad asks, "got milk?" I'll ask you this, "Got Christ?"
Revelation chapter eighteen ACP/KJV
Friday February 22nd, 2002
In his letter to the Christians in Rome Paul tells us: Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, VENGEANCE IS MINE; I WILL REPAY, SAITH THE LORD. Romans 12:19
Paul, as an expert on the teachings of the Old Testament, knew this from the writings of Moses: Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:18 and To Me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. Deuteronomy 32:35
How often we ask the Lord, "How much longer Lord, how much longer will You allow the abortionists and the murders of this world to rule?" In yesterday's news was an article about 19 of our service men in the Philippines going down in a helicopter. One could not but focus on the fact that most of the men lost so far in the war against terrorism, have died due to faulty equipment. One could look to heaven and ask "How much longer Lord? How long will You wait before You rain Your judgement down on the Clinton administration for decimating the US Military and their budget? For Lord is it not due to the lack of maintenance that this helicopter went down? How much longer Lord will you suffer, he whom You put in the office of the presidency to walk freely and without recompense for his hatred of Your babies in the womb and his despicable behavior towards those young men You raised to be warriors of this country?"
As we look at the persecution of our brothers and sisters throughout the world for their holding fast to their love for the Lord, do we not cry out to heaven asking "How much longer Lord?" Have you not asked yourself how much longer we have to wait before God will avenge all of the Christian blood shed?
Well, today we will find out just when the Lord's vengeance will rain down upon he who leads the likes of the abortionist, the muslim and the political allies of evil.
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 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, 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."
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. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 (and God will) 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. Not only does God unleash His vengeance against the evil one, He doubles it.
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. 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. And not only does God double the misery His have suffered, He does it all in one day. Think of it like this, over a 300 year period, from the time the Lord was crucified till about 330 AD, about a hundred thousand Christians were beaten to death, destroyed by hungry beasts in coliseums, used as living candles by their being dipped in pitch and then set on fire, crucified, raped to death, and worse. All that persecution suffered by all of those saints, is doubled and measured out to satan and his stronghold in one day. And that is just the beginning of his and those who follow him's pain and suffering. You know, I don't feel bad for those who have knowingly chose to follow satan, I feel bad for those who follow him by default. Those who by doing nothing, will spend all eternity with him in the lake of fire. Just because they didn't do the one thing they needed to do for salvation and eternal bliss with the Lord. They simply were not born again Christians.
But, what about the likes of Clinton, Hitler, Stalin, and Rachael Carson? What about them, some of them are already dead, will they escape this day of pain unbearable?
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. 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. 11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: While it appears that the dead kings of this earth, like Stalin, Hitler, Carson and others, may not be part of the suffering in that one day, they do obviously see it. And in seeing it, they now know what looms ahead for them. For now they know that Jesus wins and they and their guy is toast. And keep in mind, this one day is a walk in the park compared to one day of all eternity in the lake of fire.
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, 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. 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. All the good things they lusted after in life, are gone, and they will never have them again. It is best to let the Lord explain that: There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame."
But Abraham said, "Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence." Luke 16: 19-26 Like the rich man, the Stalins, the Hitlers, the Carsons and the Clintons of this world have had their good things, they like the abortionists, the turn coats in the Congress, the Courts and the Media of our country have had their good things. And like the rich man, they too will one day cry out asking God to send one of us across the gulf with a drop of water for them. And God will say "NO!" Unless the ones who are still alive, repent and convince the Lord that they are both sorry and give their lives to Him.
15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16 and say, 'Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls.' 17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18 cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, 'What city is like unto this great city?'
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, 'Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.'
20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her." There it is, we are told to rejoice, as are all the saints that died before us, for on this day, God has avenged us.
21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, "Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee. 23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.'
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. (Revelation Chapter Eighteen verses 1-24 ACP/KJV)
You know, I don't feel bad for those who have knowingly chose to follow satan, I feel bad for those who follow him by default. Those who by doing nothing, will spend all eternity with him in the lake of fire. Just because they didn't do the one thing they needed to do for salvation and eternal bliss with the Lord. They simply were not born again Christians.
I feel bad for the guys in uniform that died yesterday unsaved, for they, while dying honorably, will share the same fate as he who reused to fund proper maintenance of that helicopter, former president, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton. How many more, otherwise good and decent men are going to be condemned to eternal damnation, just because you didn't want to offend them by preaching the gospel of Christ to them?
How many more will spend eternity in the lake of fire by default because you couldn't be bothered?
No, if you are truly saved, you will not be joining them, and no, you won't spend eternity grieving over them, but they will spend eternity wishing you had taken just a minute to tell them more about Jesus.
The Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua be with you all and may He choose to come soon.
Revelation Chapter Nineteen ACP/KJV
Weekend of February 23rd, 2002
Over the last three weeks we have looked at the Lord's revelation to John, via His own testimony and the narration of a mighty angel, probably Gabriel. We have seen the things that must come, things that will come, we just don't know the hour or the day. But, we can tell the signs that lead up to these things happening. And the signs tell us that the Lord could come and rapture His church at any moment. In today's reading we see the end of those who are left behind and did not become tribulation saints along with the imprisonment of satan the anti-Christ and the false prophet, in the lake of fire. Verse 21 of today's chapter closes the seven years. The seven years were started by the Lord on His white horse (Revelation 6:2) opening it by rapturing His church and is closed by His return on His white horse to destroy the forces of evil and imprison satan, the false prophet and the one world government leader, the anti-Christ.
The Messiah doesn't tell us these things to scare us, although when one who is unsaved reads it, they do have a tendency to shake in their boots. But as for the Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian, the book of Christ Revelation to us is the most reassuring of all books. For you see, it reinforces our knowledge and belief that righteousness does triumph over evil and that we who suffer now will have eternal bliss, while those who persecute us will suffer indescribable horrors. Horrors meted out by our Father upon those who dare to hurt His children.
God wrote this book for two very important reasons, one to reassure His children, us His Born Again children, of His love and His reminder that, yes He will deal with those who hurt and oppress us now. The second reason is to give the unbeliever one last look at what will come upon them for rejecting Him and His offer of salvation.
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: 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."
3 And again they said, "Alleluia." And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, "Amen; Alleluia." 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."
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. 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."
8 And to her (the bride of Yeshua) was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 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." 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."
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He (Jesus) that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. 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. 13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 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. 16 And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
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; 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."
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. 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. 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. (Revelation Chapter Nineteen verses 1-21 ACP/KJV)
But still, those who love sin, reject the Light. Think about it, in verses 20 and 21, we see the end of those who fight for satan. We see that satan, the one world government leader and the one world religious leaders are thrown into the lake of fire. Satan will remain there for just about 1,000 years, he will then be turned out for a week or so, we are not sure how long exactly, for the word of God refers to that time frame as being a "little season" or a "short season". After that little time, he is tossed back into the lake of fire for all eternity, but now the lake is not just for him, his demons, the one world leader and the one world religious leader. Now it will have in it all whose names are not found in the Lamb's Book of Life. Notice that remnant in verse 21? They are called out of hell and condemned to the lake of fire. You know those who now persecute, rape, murder, enslave and harm in any way those who are Saved, they too end up in the lake. The abortionists, the traitors in government who turn their backs on Christ, lake of fire. All those who so try to work their way into heaven, by ignoring the Lord and assure themselves that by their good works they will earn heaven, Lake of Fire!
So now, ask yourself, are you one of the persecuted, or one of the persecutors? Are you destined for eternal joy or eternal damnation? If you are Saved, what about those you know? Have you shared Christ with them? Are you a light on a hill or a light under a basket? Have you been reassured by these last 19 chapters are you still shaking in your boots or confused?
May our Lord, our Saviour Messiah Yeshua, the Christ be with you, may He open your eyes, your heart and your ears, may His prophecy so convince you that it becomes a blessing to you.
Revelation Chapter Twenty verses 1-15 ACP/KJV
Monday February 25th, 2002
Toast time! In today's reading of Revelation, we are going to see what God says will happen to satan, the beast, the anti-Christ and every last person since 30AD who has died without becoming a Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian. Every liberal Christian, every Jew, every muslim, every atheist, every last person who died without having become Born Again. Every last one of them. No exceptions for your friends and kin who you didn't get around to witnessing to. No exception for those whose feelings you didn't want to hurt. No exceptions period. For look at verse fifteen: And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Who ever's name is not in the book of Life, is cast into the lake of fire! Whose names are in the Lamb's Book of Life? Only those who are Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Born Again Christians, no one else.
No exceptions for anyone you just didn't get around to. No exceptions for those you just didn't want to offend. No exceptions for those you were afraid to approach. No exceptions period. Read it again; "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
1 And I saw an angel (Michael) come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 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.
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.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, for they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 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. 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. 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.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him (Yeshua) that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
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. 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. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation Chapter Twenty verses 1-15 ACP/KJV)
What a surprise, the only ones left after Armageddon, are the Tribulation Saints, those who refused to have the mark of the beast or to worship Him, those who accepted Christ as their Lord and Saviour during that seven years of tribulation. Yet, at the end of the thousand years, satan is let loose from the lake of fire for a brief time, maybe a week, maybe a month, maybe a year, no one really knows, but it is not a very long time. During that time, tons of people, and keep in mind, only the Tribulation Saints and their children are there at that time, tons of folks join forces with satan and make one last attack against God. While the bible doesn't refer to it as such, I call this the war of the stupid. For when you think about it, these people have been living for up to one thousand years with Christ amongst them and yet they still have evil in their hearts.
It is this thousand years that separates the true Christian from the guy who accepted Christ out of convenience or out of dislike for the anti-Christ, or just to get beheaded to end it all. These are cast into the lake of fire along with satan. But also, all those who died between 30AD and the microsecond of Rapture, now stand tall before the Lord, He looks in His Book of Life, and if they are not there, they too join satan and his gang in the lake of fire for all eternity. For there aint no purgatory.
The Lord be with you all, amen.
Revelation Chapter Twenty-one ACP/KJV
Tuesday February 26th, 2002
Today, we read chapter twenty one of the Lord's foretelling of what is to come. And, as it is not possible for the Lord to do anything but tell the truth, we who believe on Him, know this is what is to come. Chapter twenty one takes little or no commentary, for anyone who has been reading or hearing thus far, and is doing what is commanded thus far, has within them the Spirit of God and will have no difficulty seeing and understanding our future home. I have added very little here, a few modern measurement equivalents and a word of understanding in two or three places, other than that though, chapter twenty one is between you and He whose foretelling it is.
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was(is) no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying,
"Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
5 And He(Yeshua) that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, "Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife." 10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs (about 1,400 miles). The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits (216 feet thick), according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. 18 And the building(construction) of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second sapphire; the third a chalcedony; the fourth an emerald; 20 the fifth sardonyx; the sixth sardius; the seventh chrysolite; the eighth beryl; the ninth a topaz; the tenth a chrysoprasus; the eleventh a jacinth; the twelfth an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every(each of the) several gate(s) was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. (Revelation Chapter Twenty-one verses 1-27 ACP/KJV)
Yes, He will wipe away every tear, and yes heaven is as wonderful as hell and the lake of fire are horrible. One is promised to those who are God's and the other is prepared for satan and his. If you have had no trouble following along with the previous twenty chapters, today's is a promise to you. If on the other hand you have had trouble understanding and what you did understand scared you, you need to find salvation this day. For, you are he whom the Lord is speaking of when He says in verse 8: " But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." Which is reiterated by the Angel, in verse 27: "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie:" for this angle goes on to say, " but (only) they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."
May the Lord our God, our Creator be with you all this day, and may He give Sean the strength to deal with his fight.
Revelation Chapter Twenty-two verses 1-21 ACP/KJV
Wednesday February 27th, 2002
Well, today we read the last chapter of the Book of Revelation. The revelation of what is to come, as told to us through the Apostle John, by the Lord God Himself and by His trusted angels.
1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. These are not leaves that heal like today's drugs, prescription and non prescription, where you take two and pray the headache will go away. These are leaves that heal us, heal us completely of anything and everything, including both physically and spiritually ills and weaknesses.
3 And there shall be no more curse: No more sin, no more desire to sin, no more pain, no more corruption, no more IRS and praise God, no more fbi. but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: 4 And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads. We will have written on our hearts and our foreheads the fact that we are His and are not to be bothered by any. We will be under His total and emphatic ownership and protection. 5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. Jesus is the Light, no need for the sun, nor the moon, for the Lord God Himself will be bright enough to light all creation with the notable exception of the lake of fire, where there is no light, only outer dankness, constant suffering, and eternal torment.
6 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. 7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Here Jesus Himself is telling John that everything he has seen and heard is God's own truth and that everything he has seen and heard will come to pass.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, "See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God." Paraphrased: do not worship anything other than God, do not put anything ahead of God, do not spend more time thinking about your job than you do God, do not love your children, your wife or your sins more than you love God. Do not worship anything more than you do God. For to put anything ahead of God is idolatry. Only God is to be worshipped.
10 And He (Jesus) saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. 11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. 12 And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do His (Yahweh's) commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly!. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Revelation Chapter Twenty-two verses 1-21 ACP/KJV)
Those who are Saved are Saved, those who are unsaved, are unsaved. What does that mean, what is the Lord saying in verses 10-19? What Jesus is telling us is this, when He raptures His church and takes the Holy Spirit from earth, Revelation 6, the White Horse, those who are left behind that had before had the opportunity to accept Him as Lord and Saviour, but didn't, are now damned, they do not get a second chance. They are as good as dead, they have had their opportunity, now they will not get a second chance.
One time, I asked a man, "what will it take for you to understand, to believe?" His answer: "If I see a zillion of you guys disappear and graves left open, then I'll know you are telling the truth and I'll repent, big time. But till then, I gotta believe that you're nuts and I need to make a living and enjoy life." I said, "it doesn't work that way."
All you or I can do is witness to a person, his or her salvation is then between the Lord and that person or persons. Here in the USA, everyone has heard of Jesus, therefore not one who is unsaved will be given a second chance during that seven years. But many who have heard of the Lord, do not know that they need to be born again, that is because most churches do not preach the necessity of being born again, they instead preach good works and tithing. The only hope they have is for one who is born again to tell them.
Kind of ironic when you think about it, the guy living in deepest darkest Africa will get a chance to be saved during the seven years of hell on earth, but the intelligent, well read US citizen, Brit, or Canadian, like the Japanese businessman will not. Those who have heard of Jesus, those who have been given the chance to get to know the truth about the Lord and did not take that opportunity, are damned. Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still:
and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still:
and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still:
and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be. The only work that counts is the work of accepting the Lord or rejecting the Lord and that is what every man, woman and child who ever lived on God's creations will be judged upon.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Am I absolutely positive that those who have had the opportunity to accept the Lord and didn't and are left after rapture are damned? No, I am not 100% sure, but, I am 99% convinced that, that is the case. I am sure enough to tell you this, for you to ignore a witnessing opportunity is an affront to God and putting that person at risk of eternal damnation. Will it cost you your salvation? I'm not sure. The reason I'm not sure is simple, if you are truly Born Again, no matter what you do, your salvation is assured. But, are you truly saved if you pass up an opportunity to tell someone about your Lord and Master? As Paul would say "I don't know, God knows."
Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
May the Lord understand the importance of Mac and Cecily to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
I would also like to thank the Lord that Dorothy has a large print Bible, while I am not to happy about the way she got it, I am pleased that she has it. And now my prayer is that she will read it and the Lord will let the Holy Spirit guide her to understanding it. Amen.
The Lord be with you all and please keep me in your prayers. I have some very important decision to make over the next few weeks or months, I need your prayers. Amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for my friend Mac, pray for Rush and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush and Michael have, they, Rush, Michael and their audiences need the Lord.
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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