Friday, October 31, 2014

Revelation 10:11


11 Then they said to me, You are to make a fresh prophecy concerning many peoples and races and nations and languages and kings.
  • The fresh prophecy is Jesus. The message of Jesus is simple. It is small, but yet it is very powerful.
  • The Word of God is sweet in John’s mouth, yet His stomach is sickened by it. How many times have you read the Word and when you read it is refreshing and sweet, and you love it? But then the reality of what it means to the lost sinks in and it makes you sick to think of what is going to happen to those whose hearts are not right. We see that our sins, sicknesses, and diseases have been born by Jesus and how sweet that Truth is, yet we see people who reject it and whose hearts are wrong with God, and we see them sick and dying and it makes us upset. This is how I see this chapter regarding John receiving a new prophecy, because it will involve his beloved Jerusalem. Ezekiel was given a scroll, a prophesy, about Israel and told to eat it, and it made his stomach bitter as well, even though it was sweet as honey at first, Ezekiel 3:1-3. The scroll given to Ezekiel was filled with woes, lamentations, and mourning for Israel.  
  • Yet what we are to take from Chapter 10 is just how powerful the message of the Kingdom will be during this time in history. Our Father is going to anoint us with power like we never have had before. Miracles will abound during this time. We will have no fear, our faith will be as our Father’s is, absolute and eternal. We will be glorious, without spot, wrinkle, or blemish and our service to the Kingdom and the world will show this plainly and openly. Our Father will use us to do the works that He did through Jesus and He will use us to do even greater works. The entire world will see this power at one time. For those who have been called and chosen it will be glorious and for those who have not been chosen, it will be clouded over. The lost will see, yet they will not believe. They will hear and yet they will deny. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Revelation 10:7-10


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).
  • The last days will be a time of great messages and great power.
  • The end times will be a time of great salvation.
  • Every nation, tongue and tribe will be affected by the Truth during the end times, even Israel
  • We are shown here just how powerful the message of the Gospel will be during the end times. I was always taught that we want to be out of here, or ruptured, from all of this, but the Truth is that it is the time in this earth’s history when the body of Christ will be used the greatest by our Father. Have you ever asked God why there is so little power in the body today? Most of my life I was told that we don’t possess great power because we weren’t doing something right. But the Truth is our sanctification is up to Jesus and not us, Hebrews 2:11. The body can only do what the Head empowers and directs it to do. So the reason that there is so little power in the body of Christ is because there is an appointed time for such great power and that time is for the last three and a half years of this earth before Jesus personally returns to rule it. This is why it is such a great sin to follow the anti-christ and not Christ, because it will be so plain to see. The end time message is glorious and powerful and it covers the entire world.
Then the voice that I heard from heaven spoke again to me, saying, Go and take the little book (scroll) which is open on the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.
So I went up to the angel and asked him to give me the little book. And he said to me, Take it and eat it. It will embitter your stomach, though in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.
  • John eats the message, He understands it.
10 So I took the little book from the angel’s hand and ate and swallowed it; it was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but once I had swallowed it, my stomach was embittered.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Revelation 10:3-6


And he shouted with a loud voice like the roaring of a lion; and when he had shouted, the seven thunders gave voice and uttered their message in distinct words.
  • The message of the end times is loud and clear. Our main message roars with the power of Jesus, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
  • In 1 John we are told that when Jesus appears we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is, 1 John 3:2. So there is coming a change for us, we will be anointed with a greater power and ability. We will be shown more things and things will be clear to us just as they are to Jesus. There is season for this power and it is the last 3 1/2 years of this period in earths history.
  • The seven thunders message is loud and clear, it is distinct, clear and easily understood. It is clear because the Holy Spirit is the power that teaches us all things and He makes things clear to each of us. 
And when the seven thunders had spoken (sounded), I was going to write [it down], but I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up what the seven thunders have said! Do not write it down!
  • The distinct message of the last days is for the last days. It will be known when it is time for it to be known.
  • John is shown great and terrible things all throughout Revelation. He is shown things here as well, he is just not allowed to tell us about it. So these 7 Thunders must be specifics that will show us the time is at hand. There is a season to be shown the exacts of the end.
  • What is said here has to just be more detailed information, because Jesus said that we are being shown everything that will come to pass in its entirety,  
Then the [mighty] angel whom I had seen stationed on sea and land raised his right hand to heaven (the sky),
And swore in the name of (by) Him Who lives forever and ever, Who created the heavens (sky) and all they contain, and the earth and all that it contains, and the sea and all that it contains. [He swore] that no more time should intervene and there should be no more waiting or delay,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Revelation 10:1-2


Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, robed in a cloud, with a [halo like a] rainbow over his head; his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire.
  • Angel represents a mighty message.
  • We see again here that the message comes from Heaven.
  • John Baptist said a man can claim nothing coming first from himself.
  • John answered, A man can receive nothing [he can claim nothing, he can take unto himself nothing] except as it has been granted to him from heaven. [A man must be content to receive the gift which is given him from heaven; there is no other source.] John 3:27
  • All God’s Truth is first inspired by the Holy Spirit, 2 Timothy 3:16.
  • The message is clothed in God’s glory, thus the cloud.
  • Rainbow in prophecy represents a covenant, Genesis 9:13. 
  • The Sun is Light, Truth, powerful, Jesus.
  • The legs are fire, the Holy Spirit. Our message of Truth and our testimony of our Covenant is founded on the power of the Holy Spirit. The Rock Jesus.
  • John is shown once again the mighty message of salvation.
He had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
  • Scroll is a message.
  • This message is small.
  • The message is for everyone, see and land.
  • The message is open, not hidden, During the last days our Father will pour out His Spirit on all men.
  • John is taken back here to the beginning of the prophecy, the beginning of the end times. Remember that the Book of Revelation is not written chronologically. John is shown the events of the end times in their entirety and so he is repeatedly taken back to be shown another aspect of the events of the last three and a half years of this earth’s history. Once again John is shown by Jesus that this angel, or powerful message, comes from Heaven. John is repeatedly shown that every aspect of the Great Tribulation is being orchestrated by our Father. This Truth should bring us great peace, because we are not appointed to our Father’s wrath, but to His righteousness. We have been sealed and empowered for this time with all of the faith, hope, love, wisdom, and power of our Lord, Jesus Christ! 
  • Notice here too, that the angel has a halo, which appears to be like a rainbow over his head. This is a sign to the saved, that we are not under any condemnation from our Father. A roman 8:1 is eternal, there is now therefore no condemnation, and there never will be any condemnation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus. So there is no condemnation for us during the Great Tribulation. Just as the rainbow was a sign to the world after the flood, this is a sign to the Bride of Christ who will be here during this time in History.
  • The scroll, or the great and powerful message, that the angel has affects the entire earth, this is why his right foot is on the sea, the populated regions of the world, and his left foot is on the land, the wildernesses of the world. The angel is clothed in a cloud, because His message is glorious, it is from our Father. 
  • The message that the scroll contains is also powerful, it’s filled with the power of our Father. This is why the angels face shines like the sun, just as Stephen’s face shined as the suns. The angel’s leg’s are like a column of fire, the power of the Holy Spirit is what this angel stands on. 
  • This message is glorious and it is powerful and it will fill the entire earth. Jesus told the disciples that the one sign of His return was going to be that the Gospel of the Kingdom was going to be preached to every nation, tongue, and tribe, Matthew 24:14. John is being shown this Truth here in his vision, the message is powerful and full of glory and it covers the entire world. This part of John’s vision ties right in with Revelation 8:2-4, when the angel of our Father pours fire, which is the power of the Holy Spirit, out upon the believers in the world. Repeatedly John is shown how powerfully the body of Christ will be used by our Father to preach the Gospel during these three and a half years.   
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached during this time with power and demonstration of the Spirit and our Father will preach it through His children as it has never been preached before. The entire world will hear and see the power of our Father flowing through His chosen ones. There will be no denying that the glory and power is from the Holy Spirit operating in the children of God. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Revelation 9:20-21


20 And the rest of humanity who were not killed by these plagues even then did not repent of [the worship of] the works of their [own] hands, so as to cease paying homage to the demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor move.
  • The rest of the world, the unsaved pay homage to worldliness. Either through false Christianity, other religions, their own efforts, or capitalism. The hot are hot and the cold are cold, there is no longer any lukewarm. 
  • Notice that John sees that they worship the works of their own hands. This ties right in with during the last days men will be greedy, lovers of self, prideful, and arrogant, 2 Timothy 3:2.
  • People will have an inordinate love of gold, silver, and other worldly things during the Great Tribulation. There is a huge push for people today to buy gold and silver to protect themselves from the possibility of a collapse of the worlds economy. These people are not greedy, they are being supposedly prudent, but they are trusting in the world and not God. They are not changing their way of thinking, they trust in the world.
  • Jesus told us to think like the birds who neither gather or store and yet are taking care of by our Father, the Sermon on the Mount. 
  • If the world had actually lost all of the green grass, a 1/3rd of the trees , and every living thing in the sea people would care less about gold, silver, and worldly things. They would need food and water. 
  • They would also be flooding to God as people always have during times of trouble. But in times of prosperity, people run away from God. They turn to profane desires, lust, and self.  
21 And they did not repent of their murders or their practice of magic (sorceries) or their sexual vice or their thefts.
  • So basically we are shown that people need the Truth.
  • Remember too that people can only repent because our Father enlightens them with the Truth so that they can. There is a time when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess the Truth and be set free. Many will during the Great Tribulation, but some will have to wait until the last day. But amen, Jesus was very successful at the Cross and He will give eternal life to all that He has been given and He has been given all, John 17:2.
  • And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. John 17:3

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Revelation 9:17-19


17 And in [my] vision the horses and their riders appeared to me like this: the riders wore breastplates the color of fiery red and sapphire blue and sulphur (brimstone) yellow. The heads of the horses looked like lions’ heads, and from their mouths there poured fire and smoke and sulphur (brimstone).
  • Red represents sin and death. The love of money is the root of all evil. Men will be extremely boastful, prideful, and self centered during the last days. Money does that. Look at Facebook, Instagram, and selfies. People are becoming all about themselves and if the worlds economy is better then it has ever been, think of how all of this will even expand.  
  • Blue represents law. False religion that glorifies man always has a bunch of rules and laws to follow. Then people brag about how they are keeping them. And they condemn you for not. 
  • Sulphur represents death. To be carnally minded is death, Romans 8:5-6. During the end times people will trust in the efforts of the flesh and it will not bring the peace that they want. Remember how we have been shown that peace is taken from the earth. 
  • For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit. Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
  • Heads like lions represents satan who wants to be Jesus, 1 Peter 5:8.
  • Look at the world and false religions today, death always follows them, they are all about law, and their teachings are false, they are lead by satan the father of lies. People condemn, kill, and try to destroy others for not following what they believe to be the Truth. Jesus just tells us to love our enemies, feed them, cloth them, and to bless them.
18 A third of mankind was killed by these three plagues—by the fire and the smoke and the sulphur (brimstone) that poured from the mouths of the horses.
  • The false teachings of the world will kill a 1/3rd of mankind. 
  • The death of the flesh allows our Father to release people from the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches. Look at the Rich Ruler and the transformation that began for him in Hades, John 11. Then look at what Peter wrote about Jesus going and preaching to the people in Hades, 1 Peter 3:20. Then you can see that even though a person’s rewards may be lost, they still can be saved after passing through the Fire of Hades, 1 Corinthians 3:15.
  • So Jesus, Who Alone judges and Who Alone holds the keys of death, will allow people to die, so that He can set them free. He will remove the flesh to actually save the soul. 
19 For the power of the horses to do harm is in their mouths and also in their tails. Their tails are like serpents, for they have heads, and it is by means of them that they wound people.
  • The mouths are the false leaders, they issue the harmful message that have people trust in themselves and the worlds systems called Babylon.
  • The tails are the followers they, carry out the sulphur or the wounding because they are the ones who will be out and about with their neighbors and coworkers. They will spread the lies of the anti-christ. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Revelation 9:15-16


15 So the four angels who had been in readiness for that hour in the appointed day, month, and year were liberated to destroy a third of mankind.
  • All of the evil messages that are in the middle east will be liberated to destroy a 1/3rd of mankind. Think if the fear of radical Islam is removed and just Islam is allowed to flourish? Being destroyed doesn’t necessarily mean being killed. Following after a lie can lead to destruction as well. 
  • Right now the unrest in the Middle East causes the world to have fear. It hurts economies. It affects fuel prices and that trickles down to harm many.
  • But if the angels actually unify the Middle East along with the anti-christ’s kingdom. Think of the peace that the world would say was happening. Commerce would explode. Prices would skyrocket and people wouldn’t care because money would be available. 
  • Jesus is the only One that brings peace and people will flee from Him to the word and the anti-christ. Without Jesus there is only death. Following Jesus will come at a high cost. Rethink the 4 Horsemen to not mean physical destruction, but spiritual destruction and you can see how people will be saying peace and safety and be acting like they were in the days of Lot.
  • Our Father is in control. These messages have an appointed time, they cannot be released until the church is unified. Or sealed as mentioned earlier in Revelation. So until we will not be deceived and need the world, none of this can happen.
16 The number of their troops of cavalry was twice ten thousand times ten thousand (200,000,000); I heard what their number was.
  • No army can sustain 200,000,000 men. But 200,000,000 people all believing in the antichrist can easily be maintained. 
  • Right now there a billion Muslims and a billion Catholics. So what I think is encouraging is that there is only a fraction of that with the anti-christ’s church. I think while the number is large it shows that salvation will actually outnumber it. The number who come out of the Great Tribulation who are adorned in white cannot be counted, while these guys can.