Thursday, July 9, 2020

Who are the Two Witnesses

Who are the Two Witnesses

The Witness of Jesus

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. (Malachi 4:5)

Before Jesus made His official debut, God sent a “witness” to prepare the world. The Israelites were expecting Elijah to come from Heaven and prepare the way. The Encyclopedia Britannica speaks about how Israel looks at this event:

The fifth ceremonial cup of wine poured during the family Seder dinner on Passover (PesaŠł•). It is left untouched in honor of Elijah, who, according to tradition, will arrive one day as an unknown guest to herald the advent of the Messiah. During the Seder dinner, biblical verses are read while the door is briefly opened to welcome Elijah, who, it is further said, will resolve all controversial questions connected with the Law. 

God’s people were so focused on the fact that “Elijah” would be preparing the way for the Messiah’s reign that they forgot one simple, undeniable fact: God is always the same. He never changes.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Babylon, the 1000 Year Reign and New Jerusalem

Babylon, the 1000 Year Reign and New Jerusalem Meeting

So far we have placed the following events in this order according to what the Bible says:

     Breaking of the Seals: Appearing of the Antichrist may happen before the Tribulation
     Signing of a Seven Year Agreement - The predicted Tribulation, also known as Daniel’s Week
     Broken into two parts consisting of 3.5 years

First Half of the Tribulation - 3.5 years

     Six Seals are broken
     Two Witnesses prophecy and declare plagues
     Two Witnesses are killed after 3.5 years in Jerusalem

Second Half of the Daniel’s Week: Great Tribulation

     Antichrist stops sacrifices in the Temple of God and declares himself to be God
     Seventh Seal Broken
     144,000 are sealed for God
     Some are killed for not worshiping the Beast
     Trumpets begin
     Two Witnesses rise at the sixth Trumpet

After the Tribulation

     Rapture: check churches to see if you will be one of them
     (Could happen as the Two Witnesses rise)
     All are killed if they do not accept the mark of the Beast and worship the Beast to buy or sell
     Blessed are those who are beheaded for staying true to Jesus
     Wrath of God is poured out

These are the events we can place around the Tribulation Week. There is a “fall of Babylon” that is spoken of, but it is hard to say when exactly that will take place.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The 144,000 - All Men?

144,000 Live video

Children of Israel

There are three different people groups spoken of in the Book of Revelation:
  • The World - Non-Christians
  • The Church - All Christians also referred to as “Jews”
  • Israel - Children of Israel (Jacob)

Israel does not necessarily mean the same as “Jews.” Children of Abraham, included those adopted in are “Jews.” Jacob was referred to as “Israel” so Children of Israel are those who are biologically related to Jacob and settled the land called Israel.

After the sixth seal, before the trumpets are released, God addresses the “Children of Israel” in Chapter 7 of Revelation.

After this I saw four angels stationed at the four corners of the earth, firmly holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind should blow on the earth or sea or upon any tree. (Revelation 7:1 AMPC)

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Is a Rapture (Catching Away) in the Bible?

Is the Rapture in the Bible Meeting

Whether you have heard it referred to it as the “Rapture” or the “Catching away of the Saints,” there is a belief among many Christians that some or all of the children of God will escape the terrible calamities prophesied in the Book of Revelation. We must look to the scriptures to see the truth of this matter.

It is important to remember that we do not have to agree about this topic. We are saved by our relationship with Jesus as Lord, not by what we believe concerning an impending rapture. Consider this food for thought: May the Holy Spirit bring you wisdom about this topic.

As I meditated and sought the Lord before giving this message, this is what happened in the Secret Place:

Sunday, June 14, 2020

What is the Fate of Your Church?

Live Meeting "What is the Fate of Your Church"

For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. (Psalms 27:5 AMPC)

In this Psalm David refers to the Secret Place as the “tent” of the Lord. Jesus will visit with us there, not as the Lord who reigns over Heaven and Earth, but as our beloved and our brother.

When I saw Him there last, He asked me to tell you about this realm, a place that our Heavenly Father set apart, where we can see not only Jesus, but Abba (Papa, Daddy) instead of Almighty God and the Holy Spirit, our dear Friend. In order to visit with Him in the Secret Place on a regular basis, we must “overcome” the enemy as described in Revelation. If we will:

Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Future of God's Church - Part 1 (Churches 1-3 of Revelation)

The Future of the Church

Before I began studying the churches in the Book of Revelation, the Lord revealed something to me in the Secret Place. The visit with Him began like many others, with us dancing in the gazebo of the Secret Place. With great excitement, He took me by the hand and said, “I have something I want to show you!”

We ran into the forest surrounding the meadow where the tiny table for tea sits. Deep into the forest the Lord led me into a cave. It took seconds for my eyes to adjust to the glowing light on the cave walls. Jesus led me deeper and deeper into smaller and smaller jagged-walled caverns until we were stooping over, traveling single-file through a narrow passageway. Despite the soft ambient light, the closing in of the walls had me feeling slightly worried as I thought, “What could possibly be exciting in this place?”

About that time, we emerged into an enormous cavern. Crystals on the ceiling and walls glowed with a brighter light so the entire area was revealed. A waterfall at one end created a small lake in the middle of the room. The water was luminescent; glowing with diffused light from the walls. Without hesitation, the Lord dove into the water and I followed.

The liquid seemed different than the water at the river in the Secret Place: it was colder and seemed lighter, or perhaps we were more buoyant here. I followed Jesus deep into the water, remembering that I could breathe in the water of Heaven.

Deep below the surface at the bottom, in a far corner, the Lord turned and handed me a green gem which resembled an emerald. It was the size of my fist. (Green is healing and provision). I gladly accepted this great treasure. Next He began pointing out other treasures in this corner of the pool: coins (financial provision), rubies (wisdom), sapphires, (communion and revelation from God).

“What is all this?” I thought to Him.

The Lord’s words came clearly through to my mind, “This is the blessing from studying Revelation. At first, it seemed dark when you entered the cave, then there was just enough light to make your way forward. Now you are coming to the place where you must squeeze through, the narrow place before this cavern. Those who choose to look closely at their lives with the information (light) provided, will find their way through where these blessings await.”

It is time to go through the narrow way and see what God is saying about His church. The last scripture given before the churches are addressed reveal what will be spoken about:

The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which you saw are the seven churches. (Revelation 1:20 AMPC)

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Fate of the Word - Vials of Wrath in Revelation

Vials of Wrath Meeting

Many people don’t want to talk about the Book of Revelation. They ask, “How could a loving God pour out wrath upon people?” If you read the Old Testament, you will find out why.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness… (2 Timothy 3:16 AKJV)

Paul is instructing his new young leader about scripture found in the Old Testament. When we follow Paul’s advice, it is easy to see a decided trend in the stories of God’s people. Our Father would let them continue in sin for a certain period of time. Then, consequences would come - sometimes hundreds of years later. Several verses in the New Testament seem to contradict this aspect of God. Let’s look at one of those very closely:

Friday, May 22, 2020

3 Woes of Revelation

Keep reminding God's people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. (2 Timothy 2:14 NIV)

In this scripture Paul is instructing a young leader, Timothy. The items in Revelation that we have no absolute interpretation of should not cause petty disagreements. We should be able to look at the items we can definitely identify and agree to disagree about the rest. The last three trumpets are events we must be willing to disagree about for they most definitely could be metaphorical.

Three Woes

And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the middle of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:13)

The next three trumpets are known as the “three woes” because of the severity of what happens when they are sounded. It is hard to believe that something could be worse than an earthquake that darkens the skies and meteorites hitting the earth, but the final trumpets will be more fierce than what has come before.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Wormwood and Revelation Trumpets 1-4

Wormwood and the Revelation Trumpets 1-4

Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3 AKJV)

The Apostle John was confined to an island by the leaders of his time. He wrote the Book of Revelation during his confinement. It begins with a blessing for those who hear and “keep” the things written within this book. The Greek word tereo  translated “keep” means to “attend to carefully.” That is what we are doing here today.

But that when the days come when the trumpet call of the seventh angel is about to be sounded, then God’s mystery (His secret design, His hidden purpose), as He had announced the glad tidings to His servants the prophets, should be fulfilled (accomplished, completed). (Revelation 10:7 AMPC)

The Greek word for mystery is mysterion and it means “a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding.” Only in His time, by His spirit can we understand them.  It isn’t necessary or even possible to understand all of what is written in Revelation, until God reveals it or possibly while it is happening.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Revelation: Seals

Revelation Seals Live meeting

When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoever reads, let him understand:) (Matthew 24:15)

We were told by our Lord that we should look for and recognize this event as being close to persecution and His return to rule and reign. Discussing the events surrounding the return of our Lord should invigorate the body of Christ. After all, we are all expectantly waiting for this time. Unfortunately, instead of uniting us as a body working for the Kingdom of Heaven, it often creates division and strife.

As we continue looking into the Book of Revelation, please remember that what we choose to believe concerning the return of the Lord doesn’t affect our salvation. We are all brothers and sisters, adopted into the family of God. If what you believe doesn’t line up with what I believe, that is okay. We can agree to disagree and celebrate the fact that one day, we will all know the truth!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Microsoft Patent, 666, and the Tribulation Timeline

Agape Live Meeting

Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score (60) and six. (Revelation 13:18)
Because God created man on the sixth day, metaphorically speaking, the number six represents man. A score is 20 years. We are told to watch for the number 666 which is a sign of the beast which is described in the rest of the chapter.

Microsoft has received a patent number: WO2020060606. Let’s break down that number:


  • WO - refers to the fact that the patent is  worldwide 
  • 2020 - the year the patent was established
  • 060606 - zero means, literally, nothing. 06 is actually the number six. three of them make the  number 666 which is the number of the beast - the Antichrist according to Revelation 13

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Passover, Jesus and God's Timeline

It is well known that the Jewish feast of Passover is a foreshadow of Jesus and the sacrifice of the cross. It is a feast they were told to celebrate for all time. Here is a quick review of how Passover represents what Jesus would do.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bunnies in Heaven: What is Heaven Like?

At the salon, when the stylist was blow-drying my hair, the Holy Spirit nudged me to practice visiting the Secret Place amid distractions. Closing my eyes, a few lines to a worship song appeared. It was easy to focus on the Lord with love in my heart. Within seconds, I saw us dancing in the gazebo in the Secret Place designed for me by God.

It was challenging to remain focused as my hair was combed and moved about. When I was distracted, the images would become blurry. The Lord led me over to the bench and as we sat together, a dozen or so fuzzy images bounced and gathered around my feet. They reminded me of the little “imp-like” demons I had seen in the past.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Protection from the CoronaVirus (Covid-19)

Protection Video

Recently, the local news announced that although the CoronaVirus (Covid-19) was not yet in my city or even my state, it wasn’t a matter of if, but when this deadly disease would appear. The long incubation period with no symptoms, along with the contagious nature of this flu, enables it to spread despite the in-home quarantine measures imposed.
What would you do to keep from catching this disease? 
There is a way to stop this virus from spreading to you and your loved ones. During a time of worship the Lord brought me into a face-to-face visit with Him. The situation with the virus was heavy upon my heart. I asked Him, “What can we do about the CoronaVirus?”

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Joy and the Secret Place: What Heaven is Like

Live Joy Meeting

On Sunday, I spent some time focusing on the Lord in Worship. This often opens up a visit with Him in the Secret Place. When I closed my eyes, a disturbing vision played out in my mind:

I was standing a few feet away from the Lord, watching an image of myself laughing exuberantly. The scene reminded me of the times I had seen “holy laughter.”

“What is this?” I asked the Lord as the image of me kept laughing, “Why am I laughing? I don’t feel like doing that right now.” Usually what I feel inside plays out in the visions in the Secret Place, but this vision didn’t seem to match what I felt at that moment.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Your Abilities in Heaven

Your Abilities in Heaven

While writing this article centered around a visit to the Secret Place, the Lord led to me 1 Corinthians 15 where Paul speaks about this life and the next to demonstrate why He was revealing our abilities in Heaven. The apostle begins in verses 37-40 with a metaphor about seeds which must die to receive their full glory, relaying it to our existence in this way:
  • It is sown in corruption -  it is raised in incorruption 
  • It is sown in dishonor -  it is raised in glory
  • It is sown in weakness - it is raised in power 
(1 Corinthians 15:42-43)

The definition of the two topics stated as “it”  are seen in verse 44:
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.