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Aug-8-15

The Law Is Death, We Are Not Under The Law

posted by PrayerWarrior

As I was hearing from the Lord about doing this article I cannot tell you how many people came after me about this very subject I knew for sure the Lord wanted this done and now! I have not written for my blog for a long time but have found I just must do this now, as it was insane how inundated I have been by attacks for my not doing the law.

We are not under the law, we cannot be saved nor sanctified by the law. As a matter of fact those who have put themselves under the law again, have fallen from grace!! Gal 5:4 Here are some great scriptures to explain this understanding!

Acts 15:10, Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
We only ever knew that we were sinning because of the law, which no one ever was able to live up to the standards of the law. Never was there anyone who could do it wholly and or perfectly thus the animal sacrifices and the times the Lord had set for the people to atone for their sins by the shedding of blood.

Jesus being the pure, sinless, flawless, unblemished, perfect lamb of God, was the one time only needed sacrifice, to free us from the letter of the law which was itself flawed. The law was just a foreshadowing of Our need for the Savior. Jesus work on the cross has set those who have accepted His sacrifice, and have repented of their sin and continually walk in contrition and repentance, free!

Romans 4:14-15 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: 15 because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. See here? If we continue to act out the law and hold ourselves up to the standard of the law, then grace is worthless and Jesus work was not according to you, enough to atone for your sins.
Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. How do people really fool themselves into thinking that this does not mean what it says? Unless the Lord says this is a parable it is meant to be taken literally.

Romans 7:1-12, Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

{I just have to add here, to those who were divorced before they became a Christian, When you repented and were baptized in the water, you died with Christ to your old life, and were born anew into the life of Christ, that life before your true repentant conversion, does not exist further. You are no longer alive to self, but now alive in Christ, as Gal 2:20 says no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me. So the old you with it’s past sins died as surely as if your body were put in the grave!}

4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

It goes on to say that even though men had the law they kept sinning anyway, the law is to show that we need the savior because we cannot live up to the law. Paul was showing us in verses 13 through to the end, that in himself he could not do the law even though he wanted to do the law he could not for the things he did not want to do (not sin) he did anyway, and the things he did want to do he did not do in his own strength. But thank God for Christ who can do it all without sinning.

Romans 8:2-3 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Romans 10:1-4 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

See the above? Christ put an end to the law. His finished work on the cross fulfilled the requirements of the law. It is finished is what He said! Meaning I have done all that needed to be done in order to save my people to bring them back into a close personal relationship with myself, that i may save them. He wrote now the laws on our hearts and without having to outwardly do them, we automatically know without being told how to live up to God’s standards by surrendering our lives to the Lord to be Lord over our lives to reign in every part of our lives.

Paul was hoping and pleading for Israel to become saved, not by doing the law which no man could do but by accepting Christ, that they might be saved not to go back and do the law but to move forward in Christ’s body. Okay the Lord just said to me this very simple thing, if Christ is the head of the body and you are a part of the body why are you contrarily not allowing Christ the head, to lead the body? Why is Christ the head on the body with the brain, not then allowed to control all members of that body?

He is sinless He is righteous, He is perfect and it is no longer you who lives, {an island separate from the rest of the body, which belongs to Christ} but we are all to walk as one in Him. He does not do the Law, He is the law, He is the word. So our freedom from the law comes by walking in Him. He is the Sabbath rest, walking in Him makes us keeping the Sabbath without outwardly observing one day. Besides which, I personally feel every single day that I am worshiping Him and loving Him, no one day is holier than any other!

1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
2 Corinthians 3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraved in stone, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather more glorious?

2 Corinthians 3:9-11, 14,15, For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth. 11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remaineth is glorious.
14 but their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ. 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.
Do you supposed Christian who is under the law by your own choosing, have that veil upon your heart? You do! You are blinding yourself to truth! Repent of your not believing Christ was and is enough!

Galatians 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified., 19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God! Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
Galatians 3:1-4,10-13 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? 3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? 4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Gal 3:16-19, 16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. 17 And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. 18 For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. 19 Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. This shows us and means Abraham was promised all of the land He was promised the earth as His inheritance, not because of the law, but because he believed the Lord when He spoke to him.

Gal 3:21-29 Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. 26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Galatians 5:1-4 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. 3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. 4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
Ephesians 2:15 having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

Philippians 3:4-8, 4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5 circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

1 Timothy 1:8-11 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 for whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

Hebrews 7:16-19 who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. 17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec. 18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. 19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Hebrews 8:7-8 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: He was talking about His death and resurrection!
Heb 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away. Heb 10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

To try and keep the laws is foolishness of the highest order. We are shown repeatedly through Paul the apostle to the gentiles, that the law is not good. James Tells us if you transgress one part of the law, lie steal cheat do the Sabbath wrong, then you are guilty of transgressing the whole of the law, and are then guilty of it all. Look the word tells us over and over again that the law is for those who are not in the Lord they will be held to the standards of the law but not those who are in Christ. Jesus justifies us not the law. Jesus stands before the Father and says can’t hold one sin against this one he/she is mine! I paid the price for them.

All this said friends, that does not however give us the right to go and sin for if we willfully sin that is considered walking all over the son of God and you will be repaid! It remains that those who walk all over the son will burn for eternity. Is eternity worth it to you to be wrong? You might instead of seeking men’s thoughts and ideas about the Lord and all of His teaching in the word, seek the lord in prayer. Always asking for forgiveness of your sins that your prayers may be heard!

Blessings in the Lord
Tammy

Jan-20-14

The War In Heaven

posted by PrayerWarrior

Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
I want to address the war that will be taking place in heaven, at the midway mark of the 7 last years. At that time at the 3.5 year time mark, the antichrist will stand in the temple and call himself God. I am quite sure as well that this is when the war in heaven takes place and I plan in this article, and video to show just why I understand it this way.The war in heaven is not a huge amount of information but it has all the points we need to pay attention to, in it. Jesus makes reference to it in Matt 24 and also makes reference to Daniel’s prophecies. I will show how they correlate with one another.For most bible references I use the NKJV, and the KJV. I have used the Amplified bible and the NASB.

 

Matt 24:15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. See Jesus says the same exact thing as Daniel, about this being a time like has never been before.

 

This is all when Michael stands up. I want to look at this from Pauls perspective as well. He was also taken to heaven and shown the end He tells us this in 2 Corinthians 12. 2. But let’s look at  Thess 2:3-7 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. Or till Michael stands up to satan and throws him out of Heaven. Until the time of the war in heaven the antichrist will not be revealed. No one will know for sure who he is. Let’s go on with Rev 12.

 

Revelation 12:7-9 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. So now satan is come to the earth at this time. Will he inhabit his antichrist? I am Not sure really, but we know that there is great power in the antichrist, he deceives many, and we know he comes back to life around this time too. I imagine it is a parody of Christs resurrection as well. Knowing that satan loves making a mockery of all God has done, helps me to believe this is the case.

 

Revelation 13:11-14 let’s look at the deadly wound healed on the beast. 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.<<<(The false Prophet, looks like a lamb the Hadith = book of eschatology of Muslims, calls this person Jesus) 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. This is all at the halfway point of the last 7 years. The oblations or sacrifices are stopped when the armies surround jerusalem, then the antichrist calls himself God in the temple.

 

Let’s go on though as we were, and finish up with Chapter 12 of Revelation. Rev 12:10-12,  Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” In this I see Jesus words to flee from Jerusalem when the a/c stands in the temple calling himself god and demanding worship.

 

The Woman Persecuted Rev 12:13-17
13 Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child (Unbelieving Israel). 14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God (To love Himself and each other) and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.This is also spoken of (the protection of this woman) in verse 6 of chp 12 of Rev. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

 

I also believe that is when the seals begin to be opened. The antichrist will be in power for a short 3.5 years, or 1260 days, the same amount of time that the Jews are nourished and hidden in the wilderness. The antichrist the rider on the white horse, seems to be a man of peace and for non Christians he will be, but for Jews and Christians woe to us woe. The antichrist comes on a white horse with a bow and no arrows in his quiver.  He comes conquering and to conquer, he will have that power only when he is resurrected from the dead by satan. He will have that power only because Michael is no longer holding back satans power. Once the war in heaven happens Michael is no longer restraining evil, or keeping it at bay.

 

Now in that set of verses  Rev 12:6 and 12:14 I see clearly a remnant being hidden and protected in the desert, or wilderness, or wherever it may be that God has in mind to hide the remnant, for the 3.5 years of the great tribulation, as is seen clearly in verse 6, and 14 she is cared for. God has always had a remnant of Jews always has and always will, till there is no need. It all has to do with the promise to Abraham to make more people than the sands of the sea, through him. Then the rest who hold the testimony of Jesus, that is Christians that satan goes to make war with. This is when the mark of the beast will be implemented, and carried out with deadly force. We will look at those other verses that explain all of this a little later. Many say no the Jews cannot be alive and or will have come to Christ. No not those hidden away in the desert my friends. When they see Christ coming on the clouds with power and great glory their eyes will be fully opened.

 

I have a point to make here and it is about the two commandments God has for us in the new covenant.  (Jesus tells us that love covers a multitude of sins in, Matt 22:37-40 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” See just two covers it all. because if you Love God your going to do all you can to please Him and if you love your fellow man, you are doing what you are commanded to do as well. Love will not bring harm of any kind to another.)

 

I have seen that many people cannot make a distinction here in this set of verses, Rev 12:6 and 14, but to me it is very clear and simple to understand. God allows the saints those who accepted Christ, and who follow His commandments to love God and others as we love ourselves, these are they who are Christians, as we began to be called in the book of Acts. What does Christ-ians mean? It means little Christs. We were first called Christians in Acts 11:19-26. We will go through fiery trials to be chastened and purified. Paul tells us this truth, that through much tribulation will we enter the KINGDOM OF GOD. Acts 14:22

 

There are plenty of verses that tell us the Jews will mourn as though over their first born.  Zech 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced , and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. They will repent at that time. Then also we know from many verses that the Jews will be those who mostly repopulate the earth in the millennial kingdom. Look at this set of facts. Jews will not be raptured because they do not believe in Christ. God told Abraham it was his direct seed who will populate the earth to more than the sands of the sea. Someone has to be alive for this, and whom God has blinded on purpose, (which we know till the times of the gentiles be fulfilled they are blinded) He will not hold them as accountable as if they were allowed to see and totally rejected Him anyway.

 

I believe because they repent and mourn to the very core of them, those whom the Lord has hidden away in that time, will be forgiven and taught the ways of the Messiah. God blinded them on purpose until the time of the gentiles be fulfilled. Romans 11:25-27: For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. Paul also warned the Romans against being lifted up in pride because they had been favored by God with salvation. He explained the mystery that the blindness of Israel would not last forever. He told them that this condition would only last until “the fullness of the Gentiles be come in.” Then he explained that all of Israel, that existed when the fullness of the Gentiles was completed, would be saved. He went on in the chapter to explain that God first concluded the Gentiles in unbelief so that He might have mercy on the Gentiles. He then explained that the Jews are now consigned to unbelief, so that He might have mercy on the Jews. He summarizes his discourse in Romans 11:32 – For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. Revelation 1:7 also speaks of they who pierced him mourning.

 

I want to give a little background on who is the antichrist what area he will come from and it is not Rome! First of all the Romans did rule for a long time a very large tract of the middle east, but it was not they who destroyed the temple, it was the Flavians. In Daniel, it speaks of the man who will come and he is a northern middle east personality. So Turkish, Assyrian area is how I see it. The Assyrian from the tribe of Dan is how it is explained by some people, and this just rings true in my spirit. We are told in Genesis that Dan is a snake an adder, and comes from the North. Let’s look at that. “Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. 17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. 18 I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.” (Genesis 49:16-18)

 

Then let’s look at some more verses that explain this a little further. “There is one come out of thee,[Nineveh] that imagineth evil against the Lord, a wicked counsellor.” (Nahum 1:11) Then “And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.” (Micah 5:5) then in Daniel we see he comes from the North.”Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and from it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.” (Daniel 8:8-9)

 

The Prophet Jeremiah also said that the antichrist would invade through the tribe of Dan. “The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.” (Jeremiah 8:16) We know this has not ocurred as of yet, it shows up nowhere in History. Also many people believe that the war in heaven has occurred already, but it has not as satan still goes back and forth accusing the brethren before God. Also the book of Revelation none of it has occurred as of yet with the exception maybe and this is just a maybe, as we do not know for sure as of yet, if the Judgment of the Ekklesia, the house of God, has begun. I personally think that it has been happening over the last year as all of the hard core true Christians I know, have been going through the toughest times of their lives. Physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial woes have plagued those who seek the Lord diligently. Those who study to show themselves approved and who know that there are wolves in sheeps clothing leading the many straight down the path of hell.

 

I am continually astonished at those who refuse to see the word of God just for itself, but instead seek out men and their interpretation of the word. I have had an argument with a man recently on youtube, who just cannot get it through his head, that I refuse to listen to men, and when I gave him the verse in 1 John 2:27 which says that we have no need that men teach us, he wrote a whole entire article on his blog, trying to disabuse people from knowing that they were anointed with the same Holy Spirit as any of the teachers in this modern day so called church. I have disdain for the word church because it is a misinterpreted word. Ekklesia is the word used for church and the word Ekklesia in Greek means called out ones chosen, or the elect.

 

We are all to be anointed and made into disciples as the apostles were doing. They were first discipled by Christ, then they were told to go out and make disciples of the nations, that is our great commission. Each and every person who is in the Lord and believes on the truth, are disciples, and it is all of our job to go out and make disciples of the world. How can we do that if we are not imbued with the power of the Holy Spirit, the power that raised Christ from the dead, ourselves? The dictionaries of today make no distinction between apostle and or disciple. The Greek language however makes a distinction. Strongs Greek for Apostolos #652 a messenger, envoy, delegate, one commissioned by another to represent him in some way, especially a man sent out by Jesus Christ Himself to preach the Gospel; an apostle.

 

Then we have the Greek word for Disciple, Strongs Greek #3101 mathétés a learner, pupil. These in turn go about learning the ways of the Lord and then go out teaching others the same things they learned. Healing casting out demons speaking in other tongues, prophesying, words of knowledge wisdom discerning spirits, and so on and so forth. We have a wonderful brother in Christ named Torben, Torben is taking brand new disciples and making them into disciplers themselves right away. You can find Torbens amazing truth speaking teaching videos on you tube at The Last Reformation channel. In the times coming Daniel tells us 12:3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. Again I have to say that we none of us can be disciples nor make disciples if the Holy Spirit is not here in the end times.

 

Also let’s look at Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. So I want to understand completely and I want all of you who hear to understand as well. Michael is the restrainer, there is no doubt in my mind, because as soon as he stands up, there will be times of trouble the likes of which has never been before. Michael we know from Daniels earlier writings, is a great prince he is the most powerful arch angel, and it is his job to watch over the people of the Lord, that does include Christians people.

 

As soon as we become born again, we are grafted into the olive tree. We know when He stands up when the antichrist shows himself as god and demands worship the mark will be implemented on the earth. There will be no buying or selling without that mark of the beast, we will be hunted down and many killed. We will know that the war in heaven has occurred because satan comes down and takes out his wrath on the inhabitants of the earth. He chases after the Israeli’s first and when that does not work, because they are supernaturally protected, then the saints who hold to the testimony of Jesus Christ will be in the sites of satan. This is very important to us as we will certainly be here for it.

 

Normally I like to find all of the old testament scriptures to go along with the New testament scriptures to my amazement though there really are no Old Testament scriptures to go along with the book of Revelation and the war that takes place in heaven. I know that the war in heaven has not taken place as of yet for a couple of reasons, but the biggest reason is that Jesus told John that these are things which are yet to take place and that was after Jerusalem and the temple were already destroyed. John was given the Revelation sometime after all the other apostles were dead and that has to have been after 86 AD. Some say he died around 100 AD some say he died around 90 AD. We know it was a while after the others. Rev 1:1-3 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

 

See those things to come!!! But notice something else in those verses. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy. The only book in the whole bible that comes with a blessing. It must be awfully important to the Lord that we read and adhere to it. We must know the end from the beginning or we will not be prepared and or ready for what is to come. Prophecy is the most important aspect of the word of God, for it is our hope contained in the prophecies. Not only that but we are told in Revelation also that 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

 

If you take the spirit of prophecy and eat it up as John did literally, it tastes sweet but makes bitter the tummy, but you will not easily forget it! We tend to remember those things that hurt our bellies. Normally though we stay away from those things, let us never stray far from the prophecies contained in the word for there in lies the spirit of Jesus the spirit of prophecy. I have people ask me all the time but how can you just study prophecy so much and only that? But honestly how do you only study prophecy? I mean in order to study the prophecies you must study the entire word! It is impossible to study only prophecy. In order to get to the prophecies you must study from one end of the word to the other! So you get to know everything in between as well.

 

Also there is some new false garbage going on by of all people John MacArthur and Brannon Howse, that you can take the mark of the beast and still go to heaven and have eternity with Christ! I beg to differ as does the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation in chapter 14:9-11 clearly states,9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

 

Blessings  to you all in Christ,

Tammy

I cannot fathom how it is that people cannot, through the entire scriptures of the day of the Lord, or the day of Jesus Wrath, or the day of wrath, see what is plainly stated in the word. What it will all look like. My hope in this article is to make it clear to all of you, as it is to myself, what that day will look like. I read the word and see so clearly what the day of the Lord will be, and that it is one day only. It is His wrath that He has stored up since He last destroyed the earth and left a mere eight people to begin it over.

I have seen many claim that the wrath of God is the entire 7 years of tribulation, no sorry it is not. I have seen people state it is the last 3.5 years of the tribulation period, no it is not! People claim it is the trumpets and vials in the book of Revelation, because in Chapter 6 it states the nations were angry and your wrath has come, but it is ignored that in the trumpets and vials at the end of those two sets of “JUDGMENTS” it says it again, your wrath has come. So do they believe that God’s wrath comes three times?

Let’s look at those verses that say this very important set of words. Maybe we can glean together what He means by this all. Rev 6:16-17 They told the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of his wrath has come; and who is able to stand?” So what are the people of earth talking about here? And does Jesus come show His angry face to the inhabitants of the earth only to take his face back up, reclose the sky, and relight the sun and moon? But then come back at the 7th trumpet, then go back and then come back at the 7th vial? Makes no sense right?

Now look at Rev 11:18 but pay very close attention here as it adds something new. The nations were angry, and your wrath came, as did the time for the dead to be judged, and to give your bondservants the prophets, their reward, as well as to the saints, and those who fear your name, to the small and the great; and to destroy those who destroy the earth.” Wow wait a minute here say what? The dead to be judged? But isn’t that the resurrection? But isn’t that when Jesus comes back to rapture us, as people call it? The dead in Christ rise first then we which are alive and remain shall be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye! YES!!

I need also to point out something here. The pre tribulation people as well as the pre wrath crowd ignore the fact that Jesus and Paul said at the last trump he comes. Clearly here at the last trumpet Jesus comes, He raises the dead and judges them. So to say that the trumpets are God’s wrath, is way off base. As well the pre tribbers claim the 7th or last trumpet is going to occur at the feast of trumpets. Hmmmm so I guess God maybe had better go speak to these men and get His story right, they seem to know better than He does, what His word means!

Now look at Revelation 15:1 some say God’s wrath is completed, some say finished King James says it right on this verse. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. So His wrath is not done, not over with, but filled up. The Holy Spirit says to my heart that what this means is His wrath has come to it’s boiling over point. Jesus comes in wrath, not before the wrath of God is filled up, but when it has come to it’s fullness, then it boils over. That my friends is Armageddon, that occurs in the valley of Megidoo. That is where the sword that comes out of the mouth of Jesus is used to fillet men where they stand.

I know this can be quite confusing! As I was writing this I was sitting here going, oh but wait Lord, am I getting this wrong? But He said to my heart read on child, and I will give you understanding. It speaks of the wrath being poured out of the bowls or vials depending on the version you read, but then it says that these are plagues, and as you read other verses in the bible of what the great and terrible day of the Lord will look like, then you can fully appreciate that indeed these are plagues, and or judgment, not His wrath poured out. The judgments are Gods anger for sure, but not the completion of His wrath.

These plagues are meant to make men realize that God is God and to repent, but a couple verses of chptr 16 shows men repented not of their sin. Verses 9 and 11 speak of the men blaspheming God and not repenting of their deeds. After God has the angel pour out the 7th vial He then pours out wrath on Great Babylon who has had the whole earth drink from her cup of fornication. Look at verse 15 of chapter 16 of Revelation. This verse here the Lord pretty nearly smacked me in the face with it LOL. He said now see this here, and realize you are all still there on earth.

15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. So He (Jesus) has not come as of yet. We are told a few times he comes as a thief, and those who think he has come as a thief silently, secretly, are sadly deeply mistaken. Because how many times does He come like a thief only to come as a thief again? It does not mean in secret nor in silence, it means unanounced before hand. A thief does not tell when he will rob a house, or you would be ready for him, and his task would be foiled. Jesus says I come when no man knows the day or the hour. I come without advance warning. I come when you least expect me.

The Lord in Revelation chapter one no less, says every eye shall see His coming. We are going to hear it as well. There is the Angel in the heavens shouting, there is the 7th trumpet, there is the ripping away of the sky or the heavens that rolls up like a scroll. That dear friends, is going to sound like something you never imagined you would ever hear. Then we see Him in His anger for those evil doers who repent not of their deeds. We all of us will not be able to stand under the onslaught of His anger and wrath that He appears with. Only when we have become changed in that blink of an eye will we then be taken up to meet him and those who had been reunited with their bodies in the heavenlies.

As I was praying this morning over this article, that I began a week ago, The Lord hit me with such a revelation as to almost knock me off my feet with it. I actually let out a little scream of wonder at it, and marveled that no one has ever thought of this before. My goodness it is so clear! But I will make you all wait as I show what it will look like, the day of God’s wrath, and then when we ask what it wont look like, is the spot that God slapped this amazing revelation on me. God my friends and family, and strangers alike, is so amazingly awesome. He gives us what we need when we need it and understanding when we seek to know it, flows into us. Sometimes that Revelation is a calmly placed word, sometimes it has the power to knock you off your feet. But always it is a blessing.

Now let’s look at these verses, no one ever seems to look at, as to what God’s fury and wrath will look like. “For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” (Rev. 6: 17.) Okay this one the pre wrath rapture team speaks of as God’s wrath coming, and though they are partially right they are also wrong due to the fact that they believe that the trumpets and vials are God’s wrath because of that entire verse. Because it says now His great wrath has come, they say oh okay so the trumpets and vials are the wrath, because they come after this. But truly it is not that, and my hope is to show in another piece to this with this new revelation, how we know that they are not separate, and they do not occur chronologically.

But look who can stand in the day of His wrath is my point here. No one will be able to stand in the day of the onslaught of His anger, His very wrath. “The wicked are overthrown. and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand” (Prov. 12:7) So when we see this particular phrase used in the bible before, he was then he was not for the Lord took him away, Gen 5:24. That was speaking of Enoch. We know when the word speaks of he was not, it means their gone. in this case however God did not take them to be in heaven with Him, He kills them. I will show this clearly as we move along.

Now look here again in Revelation at the last trumpet His wrath is mentioned again. “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants, the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy (corrupt) the earth” (Rev. 11:18).So hmmm now the wrath is coming again? After the supposed wrath of the 7 trumpets His wrath comes again in the form of the vials? Or could it be another description of the judgments of God? Or is it just a deeper description from the seals?

In Revelation 15 we see the 7 angels being handed the 7 last PLAGUES, and it says something here that always caught my attention once I stopped believing the fairy tale of a pre-tribulation rapture. In verse one alone, is where I received a great understanding that the vials are not the wrath of God, as people think they are. But that with the pouring out of these vials, the wrath of God would come to it’s completeness. Like the straw that broke the camels back so to speak. He has poured out judgment after judgment upon the men of earth, and rather than realizing He is there, which they have no way of denying He exists at this point, instead of coming to Him and repenting, they are actually now openly blaspheming Him. Thus Now His wrath, with these last seven plagues comes to it’s fullness He is ready to explode. As with all past prophecies John’s is no different, they move forward and back and then forward and back, to complete a picture.

15:1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. Also the word here for wrath is not Orge but instead Thymos. There is a distinction between the word Thymos and Orge. Orge is wrath fully and completely wrath, but Thymos is anger. The translators played a game with words too often to even count, and therefore have made it hard to make a distinction between words unless you do a Greek study of it. Like the word church was never used, that word is Ekklesia which means chosen or elect of God. It was used to describe the Israelites in the OT, and is supposed to be used in the New Testament, at least this is what a study I did one day has shown me. I love words and word studies is one of the things I do best.

Now I want to go to the old testament and do a nice search there of what God’s wrath looked like to those who were given visions of it. “At his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation” (Jer. 10:10). I am getting a clear picture here myself with also Jesus words in Matthew 24:29-31 He describes everything that is in seal 6 trumpet 7 and vial 7. I personally see, and am quite sure, that the half hour of silence at seal 7, is the rapture, the taking up of the saints. “Who shall stand when he appeareth?” (Mal. 3:2).

“The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies” (Nah. 1:5-8). Now we’re getting somewhere. Hmmm great melting heat I have seen a few people say that God uses a nuke LOL. What need has God of a man made weapon of mass destruction, when a word spoken is enough to destroy everything He ever created? People try so hard to ascribe manly characteristics to God, but God is so much bigger than mankind. He is so much more than we can even come close to understanding.

Job as well knew about the day of wrath coming and this is what he said. “that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!” (Job 14:13). 2 Before the decree is issued, Or the day passes like chaff, Before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon you, Before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you! 3 Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.(Zeph 2:2-3). We can clearly see no one wants to be in the DAY OF THE LORDS WRATH!

Zeph 1:14-15,18 “The great day of the Lord is near–near and coming quickly. Listen! The cry on the day of the Lord will be bitter… That day will be a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish… In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for he will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth.” Isa 66:15-16 “See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his chariots are like a whirlwind; he will bring down his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For with fire and with his sword the Lord will execute judgment upon all men, and many will be those slain by the Lord… Ps 69:24 Pour out your wrath on them, let your fierce anger overtake them. Ps 76:10 Surely your wrath against men brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.

Ah so here we see there will be survivors. Totally different article, but the point needs to be made, there are suvivors the world over after the wrath is poured out. Those who did not take the mark, and those who did not come to the valley of Megiddo to fight against the Lord in the final battle, the one called Armageddon. That is when Jesus comes and executes the wrath of God. It is also called by the apostle Paul the day of Christ. Why would Paul say this? Because Jesus is God was God and is coming to execute the wrath of God. He comes with flames and anger, and with His sword, with which He will fillet men where they stand with just the words out of His mouth. Paul speaks of it being Jesus in many places, I will simply put them down without writing them all out. Please go study them on your own. I may put them in here later we shall see how the Lord takes this and moves it. 1 Corinthians 1.8, 3.13, 5.5; 2 Corinthians 1.14; Philippians 1.6, 10, 2.16; 2 Timothy 1.18, 4.8.

Many people do not understand what the goat and sheep judgement is. It is the survivors, those on earth who for some reason, did not take the mark of the beast and survived all the evil turmoil upon the earth, in those times. All people left alive on the earth who did not come to the battle of Armageddon, will then come to Jerusalem and be judged. Some will be thrown into hell and some will come into the kingdom to live with the Lord, and we who are immortal human beings, who are kings and priests, over some of these very people at this judgment of Christ. For some reason people just cannot wrap their head around there being people alive after the fiery judgment at the battle of Armageddon, or the day of the Lord, or the day of His wrath. But there are!

They say it makes no sense at all, how can anyone survive fire brought upon the earth. But isn’t the God of the bible, the Only God there is, Isn’t He big enough fortuitous enough, to send that fire where He wills and to protect those whom He wants to protect? People make God so small, they box Him in to their own idea of who He is. God does not fit in your boxes. He is who He is, rather you accept Him for the truth of who He is, or not. God is just huge and who can truly know Him? Through out our studies of His word we get glimpses of who He is and how large He is, but never will we know fully who He is! He is so multifaceted that even a diamond and all it’s facets cannot compare to how magnificent the Lord our God is. The depths and lengths of Him and the Love will never truly be plumbed. That dear friends is exactly as He likes it.

Moving forward! In Isaiah 13:6-13 we see, Wail, for the day of the Lord is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will be limp, every man’s heart will melt, and they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; they will be in pain as a woman in childbirth; they will be amazed at one another; their faces will be like flames. Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate; and He will destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine. “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, a man more than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth will move out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts and in the day of His fierce anger.”

Let’s look together at Zechariah chapter 14. this is such a huge revelation at the plans on that DAY! The whole of this chapter describes this one day event in great detail. So forgive me for the space this will take but it must be written out completely to get this divine revelation of that day. 14 Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, And your spoil will be divided in your midst. 2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem; The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled, And the women ravished. Half of the city shall go into captivity, but the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle.

Look too, the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. So here we see there are a remnant alive, and these will not be cut off from the city. 4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south. 5 Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the Lord my God will come, and all the saints with You.

The saints with Him, so we have been taken up, as He revealed Himself in the heavens the angel shouts, reap for the earth is ripe for reaping, Rev 14 then He sends out, just like he said, in Matthew 24 His angels to gather together from the four corners of the earth and heavens, His own. First the dead in Christ, get reunited with their bodies, then we which are alive and remain, get taken up by the angels, after which we have been changed in the blink of an eye, from mortals to incorruptible immortals. Per 1 Cor 15:51-52. Carrying on in Zechariah, verse 6 It shall come to pass in that day that there will be no light; the lights will diminish. 7 It shall be one day which is known to the Lord—Neither day nor night. But at evening time it shall happen that it will be light. Look at that one day only yet people all the time trick themselves into believing the day of the Lord is a 3.5 year period, and or a 7 year period. It is clear what the Lord is saying here ONE DAY!

The next few verses I will skip over, due to the fact that these are what is going on in the Millennial kingdom. Now onto verses 12 to 15. 12 And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. 13 It shall come to pass in that day that a great panic from the Lord will be among them. Everyone will seize the hand of his neighbor, and raise his hand against his neighbor’s hand; 14 Judah also will fight at Jerusalem. and the wealth of all the surrounding nations Shall be gathered together: Gold, silver, and apparel in great abundance. 15 Such also shall be the plague on the horse and the mule, on the camel and the donkey, and on all the cattle that will be in those camps. So shall this plague be.

This my family in the Lord, is what the Lord’s wrath looks like! This is all consuming fire. This is men being filleted by the double edged sword that proceeds out of the mouth of Jesus. This is the Word of God! This is the Lord executing His own Wrath! Let’s see what it looks like elsewhere in the New testament we see in Revelation chapter 14 again, v20 And the wine press was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the wine press, up to the horses’ bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. this is Jesus treading the wine press. Let’s look also at Isaiah 63 verses 1-6.

Isaiah 63 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. 2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. 4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. 5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

The Lord Himself says He Himself will tread the wine press, no on else He Himself, no angel no Human will help Him He will do this alone. One day and only one day! Isaiah 34 v 8 also says 8 For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion. Isa 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. I am just trying to make clear to you all, that the Lord Himself is the one who pours out wrath. The one who does all of the day of the Lord, alone. Now when doing all of this and praying, I asked the Lord so what does your day of vengeance look like? He said why don’t you ask me what it does not look like.

The tribulation is not God’s wrath! Let me help you to see something that is just so clear to be seen, but so many misunderstand. Angels do not pour out God’s wrath. Jesus does! But in Revelation while we see Jesus opening the seals, The angels are given the trumpets and the vials. While it says in triplicate that your wrath has come, you have to really study to get that understanding The seals are Jesus introduction to the judgment, the trumpets have always been warning, and the vial is the consummation of the judgment, or the completion. Wrath is so much more scary than the judgments, because it is going to be seen across the whole world at one time!

It is time to look at Revelation chapter 16 and see His the great day of the Lord mentioned. Look at 16:1 from the Waymouth bible calls it judgment not wrath. Also other translations say judgments, some say anger. As I said earlier anger is not wrath in Greek they are two different words Thymos and Orge. But I am specifically looking for the wrath coming in these verses of chptr 16. Verse 7 has the angel telling the Lord these judgments are right.7 And I heard another from the altar saying, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.” So the angels who pour out these vials know it is God’s anger. Verse 9 also calls these plagues. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.

Look at verse 14 we need to see something here, it is mentioned the great day of the Lord. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that (great day of God Almighty). 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Again here is Jesus saying He comes as a thief. He says in Rev 3:3 Rev 16:15 and then all over the NT we see Christ saying watch I come quickly and the disciples telling us he comes as a thief. If he came as a thief already then why would He say at the second to the last vial being poured out, I come as a thief? Now at the 7th vial we see the angel saying it is done! The angels job is done. But look here comes the wrath.

In verse 14 of chp 16 we see that the vial is poured out to dry up the river Euphrates so that the way of the kings from the east for the great battle, the day of God Almighty. This is the only mention of the day of the Lord in these sets of verses but read for yourselves and see the angels themselves over and over again call these judgments, not His wrath. They also call them plagues. So honestly it is a case of mistaken words used for anger rather than wrath. In Chapter 15 also it goes back and forth between plagues judgments and wrath.

This is what the Lord said to me when I was praying, Father show me what your wrath looks like in the word? After pouring out the verses into my heart that I have read over the years, and bringing them to my remembrance, He then spoke to me and said, ask me what my wrath does not look like! I said yeah Lord what doesn’t it look like? He said it does not look like angels pouring it out, which they are doing with the judgments. I the Lord will have My vengeance Myself! I will repay. Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. But the wrath of God is not scary for us who are His own. God’s wrath is a reaction. It is a reaction to everything that contradicts His good, loving and just character.

God’s wrath is an expression of His love. God is love, so when He acts wrathfully, He acts in accordance with His loving nature. The wrath of God is His love in action. This is why you never need fear His wrath. 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. By this time we will be that perfect blemish free, wrinkle free bride, that God will give to His son. We will have been through so much turmoil tribulation and trial that we will have been tried by the fire and not found wanting. In 1 Peter 4:1 For as much then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; We will have suffered enough that we are made perfect by it. Hallelujah!

Also I want to help you see something quite amazing. The Lord sits as a refiner of silver in the OT it says this. The refiner of silver and gold knows his metal is ready because he sees his own reflection looking back at him. The Lord when He looks upon this earth and sees His own reflection looking back at Him then, will end it all. It speaks of this in Zechariah and Malachi. Isaiah and Daniel speak of trying us in the furnace of affliction, we are to be tried by fire people. We need to have the dross and the worthless unfruitful things drawn off the top, that much heat or pressure brings out of us. The tribulation is to try men and see how much they will take in this life, to have eternity with the Lord. He reads hearts and knows us better than we know ourselves. Tribulation shows us who we are and how abiding our love is of the Lord and how enduring it is. He wants bought up sold out people for eternity. Those who love Him above anyone or anything, even their own lives.

whoever loves their life will lose it and whoever loses their life will find it, Matt 10:39. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matt 10:22, Matt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Time and again we see this admonition, that whoever endures till the end, the same shall be saved. He is coming and His reward is with Him and we are truly redeemed when He comes back. He knows who is staying with Him and who is not going to. Are you one who will remain in Him no matter what occurs? No matter how much you must suffer? No people this is not gloom and doom this is hope. What can we not achieve being in Christ? We can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us, Phil 4.

What I find so heartbreaking is that so many cannot fathom suffering for this wonderful eternal bliss that is offered us. They cannot fathom let alone prepare themselves for the hell that is coming upon this earth, from satan and his minions, who will be as in the days of Noah, walking among us. People do not read nor prepare for what is coming. They fool themselves with this fake good news that Christ is coming for them before any of the evil is completely let loose upon this earth. It does not for them, have an ounce of reality in it. When they are standing in it, they’re going to be so frozen with dread and fear they will be immobilized and will be so shocked they will just go with the flow. This is why I say oh yes it is a salvation iussue. Pre tribulation rapture when it does not occur, and have no doubts, it is not happening like that, the word is very clear on this score, people will actually accuse God of lying to them.

There is already a huge apostasy happening, all over the place and it is getting easier and easier to see. But there is an even greater apostasy coming and even the luke warm will completely walk away, as will some of the mediocre crowd, and even some who are quite on fire for the Lord will walk away. Those who do not walk in the Holy Spirit will be walking away. This time is not a time for men alone to stand, it will only be the Lord who holds us up under the onsluaght of satans wrath. The only way that happens is for one to be walking completely in the Lord’s Holy Spirit. We are they who are now preparing in every way. Physically spiritually and mentally to stand up under it. Especially spiritually. We speak truth know truth and diligently seek truth. We accept that we do not have all the answers, and we turn deeper into the Lord, for the truths that even hurt to be spoken to us, and to each other.

Do not be fooled truth most often hurts. Being chastened and pruned, and dead ends cut off always hurts. The Lord warns us of this clearly. He disciplines those He loves. He chastens His own. He builds us and molds us and makes us more and more into the image of His son, and that is not pretty. It is hard and rough and most often we cry out Lord how much more can I take? And He says calmly I am right here as much as I do to you, I do for you. As much as I do for you, I also hold you up and fortify you, all things are possible through Christ! So we stay in Him. We stay connected to the vine and we are not cut off but held up and fortified. In our weakness He is strong. So we can do it we surely can do it, through Him and through Him alone can we live through all that is coming. Believing fables will surely get you killed in the end.

In Closing I want you all to understand what we see when we see God’s wrath being poured out from Christ, it does not look like plagues which seals trumpets and vials are, it is fiery and a blood bath the likes of which no one anywhere can even imagine. Men will be consumed where they stand their bodies will melt they will look at each other and marvel as they watch each other disintegrate. The Lord Himself pours out the wrath. Through out the word we see again and again He says I will repay. I take my vengeance. We are told not to have vengeance that the Lord will more than make up for all our suffering by evil men. I hope this helps people to see the truth of the matter. Wrath is poured out by Christ plagues and judgments are given by the Lord to the angels to pour out.

Oct-26-13

A Thorn In The Flesh

posted by PrayerWarrior

What was Pauls Thorn in the flesh? Well I can tell you even as a child I knew a thorn in ones side was not physical. It was speaking in metaphors. I heard it most often from women saying oh that daughter, or oh that son, that one there is a real thorn in my side. They were not speaking of anything physical their children were doing to them. They were speaking of the troubles that particular child put them through. Worries and fears for their child was what they were speaking of.

Paul was not married and had no children so let’s look at bible verses in other books of the word to find out just what a thorn in the side or the flesh was speaking about elsewhere. We know the Lord is always the same and the Holy Spirit gave utterance to all those who wrote the word. So in that vien let us continue on knowing the Lord does not change now or ever. What He has said and done before He will always say and do again. I can promise you this subject is one of the harder ones to study, there are simply not enough people who know about the bible verses that speak of thorns in the flesh, old or new testament.

Smith Wigglesworth himself said many times over, to people who claimed to have a thorn in their flesh, like Pauls, Oh so your so holy and so filled with the power of the Lord that you need something to keep you from being prideful? Oh how I had to chuckle at that. The man was renouned for the ability to reach the hardest hearts for the Lord. He was known for the amazing healing sermons. May I suggest to any who have some serious pain, and or made up ailment that was introduced in the last twenty or so years, go read the complete works of Smith Wigglesworth? The Lord would have you healed of this!

First let’s look at Pauls account of his thorn in the flesh, which he clearly says is spiritual. 2 Cor 12:7-9 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Now do not be fooled by the word infirmities, You can be mentally infirm, and spiritually infirm.

You can have a buffet that is spiritual which causes you much problems by reminding you of past sins, ad nauseum. I have had this on a few occassions and I just keep rebuking, or binding the mouth of the spirit. Satan loves to remind us of our past, keeping us there is a good thing in the mind of a demon, because living in the past does not afford a good look at the present. The Lord wants us living in the present. A good way to get rid of thoughts of the past is to do what Paul says in Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Now then let’s take a look at Old Testament verses containing a thorn in the flesh. Well in this case a thorn in the eyes. Joshua 23:13 “Know for a certainty that the Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you”. Well lookie here this means bothersome anoying problematic. This is not physical maladies, But that they would cause them all kinds of troubles. Read the verses before and after to get the understanding of what the Lord was saying here.

Let’s go on then, in Numbers 33:55 “But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which you let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein you dwell”. Vex means = To annoy, as with petty importunities; to bother. So can you see this was something that bothered Paul vexed him annoyed him. I cannot personally imagine or consider even the possibility that the Lord would have a vessel of healing and all manner of spiritual gifts to be plagued by an illness himself. No Paul was not blind nor did he have a limp or any such thing.

Paul would merely hold a napkin and it be brought to ones bedside and they were instantly healed. Now that is amazingly awesome. People would work to stand in the Apostles (all of them) shadows, and receive healing. To decide your like paul and have to suffer that it is the Lord’s will for you friends is a sad miscalculation. God does not will for His own to suffer but to believe unto healing. Sadly for way too many years it has been taught that the gifts were not present in this life. They are here! It is not even the one who is doing the praying over you whose faith has to be huge, but your own faith will heal you.

Let’s take a look at some of what Jesus Himself said to those whose healing was done due to their own faith. Matt 9:20-22 Matt 9:27-30, according to your faith be it unto you, Mark 5:25-34. Before this in Mark 2:3-5 these friends faith was enough for Jesus to bring a miracle about for the man with the Palsy. I am not writing out all these verses I am told i write entirely too long articles for my site. LOL. I have a lot to say when I write, and I love and live for the word of GOD. Mark 10:52 a blind man heard Jesus was there and was yelling out for His attention. The people told him to quiet down but he yelled all the louder, the Lord restored his site and told him your faith has made you whole.

Matt 15:28 He told the woman her faith had healed her daughter!! Luke 17:19 Your faith has made you whole go thy way. Then in His own home town of Nazareth, Jesus could do no miracles but some petty small oes because they did not believe. They had no faith for healing. Let’s look at that story for a moment. Mark 6:4-6, 4 But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.
No miraculous things for they had no faith.

Now back to the message at hand. The thorn in Pauls flesh. In Judges 2:3 “Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.” See again troublesome, bothersome, annoying but not physical. Let’s look at the word buffet and it’s meaning. To buffet means to strike against repeatedly or to batter, the example best used is the waves buffeted the rocks. We know when one is in the ocean near a rocky outcropping and they are trying to get out of the water the waves crashing into the rocks, and pulling back away, makes it nearly impossible to get out. It would hamper you from achieving your goal of getting out of the water. This spirit that was sent from satan to buffet Paul, was not physical.

One mans report on this says that it was the people the Jews and the gentiles alike, was the problem. I am not sure I agree with that. I think Paul was made of much sterner stuff than that. I know personally with my own son coming against me in every way possible, I have been strengthened by the Lord to guard my heart against the pain of my sons hatred. People who are not my family who come against me, simply do not hold that kind of power to hurt me. I am not after mans approval neither was Paul. Now this is only my opinion and not at all a defining statement, I think Pauls thorn had to do with his past. I can see nothing else that would cause him to ask the Lord to be released from it other than some past sin that the spirits have brought back again and again to the forefront of the mans thoughts.

Now I am not claiming to be wonderful or anything like that, in what I will say next because I know I am nothing at all without the Lord. That all said i have one sin that comes back at me again and again and again. It makes me shake my head and wince every time it comes back to my thoughts. I have begged god over and over to help me get past it, and still it comes again and again. Even though I know I am forgiven it still bites me every so often.

What I do know is what I have prayed many times to the Lord. Lord help me to be humble. Do not allow me to get prideful. I do wonder, if this is the way in which the Lord keeps me from getting all prideful. Don’t get me wrong Ihave pride LOL but my pride is in being used of the Lord. I know I am a tool in His hand, and this gives me pride that He would think to use me. That is the only place I have any kind of pride or also that He shows me truth and no human nor angel can change my mind from what the Lord has shown me! I choose very carefully whom I listen to. I will have to stand before the Lord and explain myself one day. I will have to explain why I believed or did not believe truth or lies.

In weakness we find out how very strong God is and that truly His grace is sufficient to see us through anything we have to go through. I love that saying (no it is not in the bible) if God brought you to it He will bring you through it. It is so true if we but believe. We can do nothing on our but Christ do it through us. It is no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. These verses come to mind every time I think on that saying.

Blessings in Christ Jesus!
Tammy


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