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)