Saturday, January 22, 2022

The Bride & the 1,000 Year Reign

 

The Bride & the 1,000 Year Reign

After God pours out His wrath upon mankind, our Lord will rule, as it is prophesied:

And He shall judge between the nations and shall decide [disputes] for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:4 AMPC)

We must investigate more of the Book of Revelation to find some clues, though much may remain a mystery unless the Lord gives us a vision of that time. 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Receiving Strength in the Secret Place

Strength in the Secret Place

Even though the week wasn’t over, it had been a hard one. Two days before teaching about discernment, the Lord was kind enough to bring a correction that will help many of us avoid the traps of the enemy when receiving discernment from the Holy Spirit. I had been under attack from the enemy for a while and couldn’t find the cause.  At one point I literally felt blows to my spirit man. When the situation was resolved, I felt lighter, surrounded by a peace that I didn’t know had diminished until the fullness of it returned. When I look back now, I can see the warning and information given by the Lord when applied to this correction… as they say, “Hindsight is 20/20.”

Why Wrath Comes

 God’s Warnings

We began by establishing a timeline using what Jesus said about Daniel’s prophecy that is connected to His second coming. In order to place the seals and trumpets in Revelation within this timeline, it was necessary to begin by looking at these prophecies: 

  • The World - Revelation 11 
  • Israel - Revelation 12 
  • Satan - Revelation 13

Each one of these chapters describes events that will take place in Daniel’s Week. The description is given after the final trumpet, which we now know happens after that week ends and is when the Bride of Christ will be removed from the Earth. 

The Time of the Return

The Time of the Return

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the Earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. (2 Peter 3:10 ESV)

While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:3-6 ESV)

The Fall of Babylon

The Fall of Babylon

 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying to me, Come here; I will show to you the judgment of the great whore that sits on many waters: 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… (Revelation 17:1-2 AKJV)

This is mentioned right after the wrath is poured out. The angels who had the vials of wrath are mentioned, so we know this event happens after God’s wrath. A whore is someone who is unfaithful to God and His ways. A vivid description is given of the “woman.”

Vials of Wrath

 
Vials of Wrath

Vials of Wrath 

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 on the Earth. (Revelation 16:1 AKJV)

The Greek word phialÄ“ (fee-al’-ay) describes a broad shallow cup. Bowl of wrath would probably be a more appropriate word. How long will this wrath last? We know that... 
  • There are twelve years left after the Tribulation.
  • God doesn’t count years when His people are not in their land. 
  • Jesus said the time would be cut short, lest all mankind be wiped out.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Godly Woman

by Denise Little
Godly Woman

As a Christian Believer, one must: 

  • Resist and overcome the pull of the world that rages against the things of Almighty God by living a life contrary to the world’s ways of doing things  (godless society). 
  • View life from a heavenly perspective (the way He sees it). 

Women of God should have a God-centered perspective of the world by viewing everything from this vantage point. Unlearning incorrect information may take some time because of the persistent barrage of misinformation that continues to intertwine itself into the culture of today, but it can be done.