Thursday, August 26, 2021

Who are the 144,000 ?

 

Who are 144,000?

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) 

The four winds are usually mentioned as “being released” in connection with a great judgment coming from God (Ezekiel 37:9; Daniel 7:2; Zechariah 2:6). Now the four winds are being firmly “held back.” There is a space of time when God will halt judgment: this is echoed in the beginning of the next chapter:

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

6th and 7th Seals

6th and 7th Seals

The last two seals will bring great distress to the whole world. The full implications of what happens are intertwined with other passages in the Book of Revelation. Let’s continue looking at the seals the Lamb of God will break.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Israel and Daniel's Week

Israel and Daniel's Week

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:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains… (Matthew 24:15-16 AKJV)

When our Lord was asked when He would come to rule and reign, He warned His followers to watch for the Abomination spoken of by Daniel. We have identified this as the AntiChrist appearing in the temple of God halfway through the tribulation. Those in Israel are told to flee to the mountains. This may not literally mean to run into the hills.

What will Heaven be Like for You?

What will Heaven be Like for You?

While writing this article, the Lord led me to 1 Corinthians 15 where Paul speaks about this life and the next, to demonstrate why He was revealing our abilities in Heaven. 

But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?” You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. (1 Corinthians 15:35-38 ESV)

The apostle begins with a metaphor about seeds which must die to receive their full glory. What we sow in this life is only a seed for what will grow to the fullness when we die and receive our eternal body. Paul relates it to our existence in this way:

Friday, August 6, 2021

Removing the Curse of Illegitimacy

 


A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 23:2 AKJV)


The Hebrew word mamzēr (mam-zare’ ) is translated “bastard” in the King James Versions of the Bible, but is sometimes translated to mean “illegitimacy.” It not only means those who are born outside of wedlock or in incest, but the root of the word means to contemn (regard with contempt), to despise, or be ashamed of. If a pregnancy happens outside of marriage and the parents speak words of rejection, shame, or are regarded with contempt because of it, the same curse comes to that family line. 

When a child is born outside of wedlock, there is a curse that goes on to the tenth generation. Ten generations means that it can be passed on from any one of our 1024 ancestors. With so many people able to affect us in this way, this curse applies to most people. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The World During the Tribulation

 

The World During the Tribulation

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)

We obediently study the book of Revelation, even if we may not understand all that is written within. We thank you Lord for blessing us as we do this, granting us wisdom about when it is at hand.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” (Matthew 24:9 ESV)

We have established that the words of our Lord confirm that there will be a seven-year period of time of great tribulation. Jesus referenced the prophecy of Daniel before this statement, which ties these two events together.

Jesus is Worthy

 

Jesus is Worthy

The prior chapters of Revelation showed the churches upon the Earth and what they needed to do to be in right alignment with God. In this chapter, we now see what is happening in Heaven. 

...These things said He that is holy, He that is true, He that has the key of David, He that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens (Revelation 3:7 AKJV)

We have previously stated that Jesus has the key of David and is holding open a door which leads to Heaven and the Secret Place. How do we know this is the door the Lord opens? It is best to let the Bible provide the interpretation when possible.

1st Seal - The AntiChrist

 

1st Seal - The AntiChrist

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 AKJV)

We are told by our Lord what to look for and how to recognize this event as being close to the time of persecution and His return to rule and reign. This also means Christians will be around when it happens. What is the “abomination of desolation?” Discussing the events surrounding the return of our Lord should show us what to look for and help us pinpoint the time of this event and invigorate the body of Christ. After all, we are all expectantly waiting for this time. Unfortunately, instead of uniting us as a body that is working for the Kingdom of Heaven, it often creates division and strife. 

Monday, August 2, 2021

The Ephesus Church

 

The Ephesus Church

When I initially 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!”

Philadelphia & Laodicea Church

Philadelphia & Laodicea Church

Today we will complete the teachings on the Revelation churches. As I spent time with the Lord in the Secret Place, He had a message for all His churches:

I love you, I love you, My beautiful bride.
I came for you, gave all for you, to be by My side.
Look to Me, walk with Me, do not waiver left or right.
The path is narrow, not broad nor wide, be guided by the Light.

I wait for you, long for you, My love, My beautiful bride.
I wait for you, long for you, My love, My beautiful bride.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

2nd Seal - War and the AntiChrist Activities

 

2nd Seal - War and the AntiChrist Activities

The first seals brought about the emergence of the AntiChrist. We discovered that it may take a year before the next seal is broken which should occur after the beginning of Daniel’s Week. If we examine the books of Daniel and Revelation, we will find clues to help us determine the key events to watch for.  Much of the world may be unaffected at first, so knowing what to look for is vital!