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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 ‚ÄúTherefore when you see the ‚Äėabomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place‚ÄĚ (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 ‚Äúthen 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, ‚ÄúNow 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.‚ÄĚ 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, ‚Äú‚ÄėYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.‚Äô 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‚ÄėYou shall love your neighbor as yourself.‚Äô 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúthe fullness of the Gentiles be come in.‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúAt 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‚ÄĒthings 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

Jul-3-12

Is There Three Times The Lords Wrath Occurs?

posted by PrayerWarrior

I will show you in this post, what the Lord showed me, how He showed me, and share the rejoicing I did, when this all, was made crystal clear to me. I pray that the Lord helps me, to help you to see, as clearly as He showed me. Please do not hesitate to come to me with questions at theraptureforce@gmail.com My site for some reason no longer allows me to have comments, ugh annoying.

So I was doing an in depth deep study of the book of Revelation, because I was very unsatisfied with my understanding at that point, of what timing the rapture would be. Yes I know there is no such thing as the word rapture in the word. But the meaning of rapture is one of delight, or being carried off to another sphere or location. Thus Harpazzo in Greek is translated rapture.

At first I was more than satisfied that at the sixth seal that was the rapture time and that the trumpets and vials would go sequentially after. Then as I went back over in my mind, the rest of the book of Revelation and the trumpets and vials something kept sticking out in my head. At the end of the 6th seal it says: Revelation 6:12 12 And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood;13 and the stars of the heaven fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casteth her unripe figs when she is shaken of a great wind.14 And the heaven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.

15 And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;16 and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:17 for the great day of their wrath is come; and who is able to stand? So I was thinking oh ok this is the rapture, it occurs right here because we are not appointed to the wrath.

But the Lord said wait, no there is more, look two more times the day of the Lord is referenced. At the last trumpet,and at the last vial. He also showed me that there is so much in common, between the trumpets and vials. They all 7 of both, speak of the same exact things as the other, but the trumpets go deeper than the seals and then the vials, a deeper explanation of the judgments still. Also How many times can the sun go dark and the stars fall like a fig tree, as well as the moon go blood red? How can a sun that is black as sackcloth burn men? How can the sky be rolled away like a scroll and how can the stars get back into the sky once they have been tossed down to the earth?

Let us take a look at the other mentions of His wrath coming. Revelation 11:15-19. 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.16 And the four and twenty elders, who sit before God on their thrones, fell upon their faces and worshipped God, 17 saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art and who wast; because thou hast taken thy great power, and didst reign.18 And the nations were wroth, and thy wrath has come,<<< (see this thy wrath has come) and the time of the dead to be judged, and the time to give their reward to thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and to them that fear thy name, the small and the great; and to destroy them that destroy the earth.

19 And there was opened the temple of God that is in heaven; and there was seen in his temple the ark of his covenant; and there followed lightnings, and voices, and thunders, and an earthquake, and great hail.Now let’s take a look at the final judgment the final Vial.Rev 16:14-21. 14 for they are spirits of demons, working signs; which go forth unto the kings of the whole world, to gather them together unto the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. 15 (Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walked naked, and they see his shame.) 16 And they gathered them together into the place which is called in Hebrew Har-magedon.

17 And the seventh poured out his bowl upon the air; and there came forth a great voice out of the temple, from the throne, saying, It is done: 18 and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunders; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since there were men upon the earth, so great an earthquake, so mighty. 19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and Babylon the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.21 And great hail, every stone about the weight of a talent, cometh down out of heaven upon men: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof is exceeding great.

Now go back and see the similarities between the 7th Seal, 7th Trumpet and the 7th Vial? There is no doubting those things occur simultaneously. Look back at what Jesus said in Matthew 24:29-31. 29 But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

This occurs right before Jesus steps down.This also says Immediately after those days of tribulation. The tribulation is the judgments of God,and the time in which we will all be purified. Per Daniel 12:10,10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. Also Zechariah 13:9 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God. How does the silver smith or goldsmith know the silver and or gold are purified? They see their reflection. Likewaise the Lord when He looks upon the earth and sees His reflection looking back at Him, from the peoples faces, He will know the harvest is ripe for reaping.

I asked the Lord when I was done with the whole 21 day fast, and the whole 21 days of prayer, and the whole 21 days of studying every prophecy about the end times, from old to New Testament, now Father I ask you show me Lord where is the rapture in Revelation? Because I know it has got to be there! He showed me Revelation chapter 14 and look how it matches the 7th Trumpet. Rev 14:12-20. 12 Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13 And I heard the voice from heaven saying, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them. 14 And I saw, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud I saw one sitting like unto a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand sharp sickle.

15 And another angel came out from the temple, crying with a great voice to him that sat on the cloud, Send forth thy sickle, and reap: for the hour to reap is come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16 And he that sat on the cloud cast his sickle upon the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17 Another angel came out from the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, he that hath power over fire; and he called with a great voice to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Send forth thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19 And the angel cast his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vintage of the earth, and cast it into the winepress, the great winepress, of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress are trodden without the city, and there came out blood from the winepress, even unto the bridles of the horses, as far as a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Now let us take a look at something Jesus said in John chapter 6. Four times Jesus said on the last day. John 6:39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up “at the last day”. John 6:40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; “and I will raise him up at the last day”. John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; “and I will raise him up at the last day”. John 6:54 Who ever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, “and I will raise him up at the last day”.
Then look here Martha was speaking to Jesus about her brother Lazarus, but was misunderstanding that Jesus meant to raise her brother that day. John 11:24 Martha said to Him, ‚ÄúI know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.‚ÄĚ Jesus here again says on the last day. John 12:48 He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him‚ÄĒthe word that I have spoken will judge him “in the last day”. We are told to Persevere to the end as well, in Matthew 24:13 Jesus said 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.Then also in Matthew 10:22 same thing,but it says we shall be hated for His names sake as well.Why would Jesus tell us to endure to the end if it is not truly the end? God says what He means and means what He says. To accuse the bible of being strictly symbolic ruins it’s integrity.

The end of a book is the end. The end of a movie is the end there is nothing more after the end. The last day is just that. The Last Day!! One day only. I already did a huge huge study on the day of the Lord and in every single verse that mentions the last day, the day of the Lord, not once are we told anything any different. It is one day and one day only.The double edged sword that comes out of the mouth of Messiah is the word of God and it will, as Jesus speaks it, fillet men where they stand. It will melt their flesh from their bodies, it will consume their eyeballs right out of their heads.Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. And Zechariah 14:1 tells us this is the day of the Lord. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

When I do a study, I do not just do a study of one book! No I did a whole entire end time prophecy study. It took me some days 18 hours of study, and some even 24 hour days of study. I have always been an insomniac, and while I was having difficulties sleeping in that 21 day fast, and study of the end, The Lord gave me strength and stamina to do a few 24 hour a day studies of the end times,through out the word.I was Exhilarated during it too. I was so excited as soon as I would think of something more, the Lord would already give me the verse in my mind and the book of where to go. My joy knew no bounds. I heard the Lord I felt the Lord, and we were intimately working together. I would ask, and He was filling me with the answers. I have never before that, nor after that, felt so close to the Lord. My goal is to always feel that close to Him. Unfortunately I must eat and sleep. I must conduct business, and I must do all those little mundane things of life.

Now then, I did however in that time, and ever since then, study the living stuffing out of the book of Revelation, as well as all the other books with end time prophecy contained in them. It is my most awesome joy, to know and be ready, and able to stand firm till the end,by plenty of preparation. Being forwarned is being forearmed. Nothing will have the ability to shock me into immobility. I mean there are some who say we cannot know we cannot know for sure. I beg to differ. There were people in the old times before Jesus came that knew and recognized the hour of their visitation, when Messiah was born. They knew exactly what to look for and saw it as it happened.Two of those are in Luke chapter 2. Simeon was one. The elderly woman was Anna and she as well recognized that this was the savior promised Israel. Elizabeth Marys cousin also knew of the time. So you see the devout studiers of the word, knew what to look for.

Just as we can know exactly what time it is prophetically. I do not look to men to help me see,for men are flawed as am I. That is why I look to the Lord and His word, and I wait for the understanding to come, through much prayer and much reading of the word all parallel verses. Daniel also tells us the wise will know. Daniel 12:10 Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but they that are wise shall understand. Oh Praise Him!!

Let’s get back to what I am trying to show here. That is that the day of the Lord, is the only day where the wrath of the Lord will be poured out. Jesus is treading the wine press yes of the wrath of the Lord, by pouring out the plagues and men not repenting, the wrath of the Lord is being increased by Jesus treading the grapes. What does treading mean? Treading = to form by the action of walking or trampling: to tread a path. Jesus is Forming the wrath of God, and it is being increased by men not repenting. This is what the Lord showed me In Revelation 19:15 This is when we have been brought up in our new bodies,those who had died and those who had still lived. That is the rapture had occurred. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.Treadeth in this case means He had already treaded the grapes of wrath. It is during the seals trumpets and vials that the Lord was treading the grapes of the Fathers wrath. His wrath was being formed!

The day of the Lord is that day! Look a couple verses down the angel shouts to the fowl to come and gather themselves for the Lord is providing them with a feast. Rev 19:17-19. 17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; 18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

Now look here is the wrath of the Lord in verses 20 and 21, 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh. This is also Armageddon, as well as Gog Magog! The Gog Magog war in Ezekiel, describes this scene to a tee, how can it be any other?

Now many people believe at the 6th seal that is the beginning of God’s wrath. They have it right but wait, they also have this wrong. They believe that the trumpets and vials are the wrath of God. That is wrong. The trumpets and vials go right along with the fifth sixth, and seventh seal.The seventh seal I personally believe, ¬†the quiet it is because the wrath of God is getting ready to be poured out,( I will show you later on why else i think it is so quiet at the 7th seal) but John wrote it as it was shown him. So after the 7th seal it says about the 7 trumpets. But it does not say that the seven trumpets are contained in the seventh seal. There is a period then John sees the seven angles given the seven trumpets. What I see through out the book of Revelation is John speaking in a circle. He tells of the seals, and then goes onto other explanations, then comes back to the trumpets,and then with the vials the same thing. He goes onto speak of other things and then back to the vials just as he did with the trumpets, from the seals, and the vials from the trumpets.

When you put the 6th seal, and all of the trumpets and vials together you see they are speaking of the same thing. The seals are a little different in their descriptions so you can’t make them all work together unless you switch some around. I do not believe that the judgments happen in consecutive order. Meaning I believe and can see that they go together not the seals then the trumpets then the vials. When you look at them side by side by side you can easily see they are speaking of the same things. Knowing the word and how God works things I know He does not revisit something He already brought judgment on, once is always enough of that particular category of judgment.So to think that He would say bring a comet down to the earth to hit the waters and make them bitter twice or more is the height of foolishness. Our God is super creative,He has to be to have created the complex animals and even insects that He has created. Not to mention an amazing artist!! ¬†:o)

So here we go, I will put them together to show you the similarities. Though personally I think the first four seals are opened in the first 3.5 years of the 7 years. The “great” tribulation starts at the 3.5 year mark when antichrist shows himself to the world, and claims to be God. This is also in my opinion when they shall say peace and safety, and sudden destruction come upon them as a woman travailing in labor, 1Thess 5:3.The 5th 6th and 7th seals go along quite well with the angels sounding the trumpets and dumping the vials out.
A Seal is opened.Rev 6:1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals,(Notice this seal is not numbered this is so significant to me) and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. 2.  And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
1st Trumpet:Rev. 8:7  The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
1st Vial: Rev 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.Not much simliaritiy in these at all but let’s keep going and you will see clearly.

2nd Seal:Rev. 6:3-43.  And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.4.  And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
2nd Trumpet:Rev 8:8-98.  And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;9.  And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
2nd Vial: (now the simliarities realy come to life)Rev. 16:33.  And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.  This just shows a bit of a deeper look at it from the vials perspective. I believe personally that it is seven angels, the same seven who are given the trumpets and vials they sound the trumpet as a warning and then pour out the fullness of the judgment in the vials.

3rd Seal:Rev 6:5 5And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
3rd Trumpet: Rev. 8:10-1110.  And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;11.  And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
3rd Vial: Rev. 16:4-74.  And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.5.  And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.6.  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.7.  And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

4th seal: Rev. 6:7-87.  And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.8.  And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
4th Trumpet:Rev. 8:12-13 ¬†¬†12. ¬†And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the¬†moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not¬†for a third part of it, and the night likewise.13. ¬†And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice,¬†Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three¬†angels, which are yet to sound!¬†Now I have to say something here. Those who think that the trumpets and vials come after and in consecutive order the trumpets all sound then the vials all poured out only after the trumpets sound, How can the sun be missing a 1/3rd of it’s light and the moon a third of it’s light and the stars a 1/3rd go out and when the sun is supposedly completely dark, and the moon be blood red at this point. How could that be? would the Lord smite them all only to bring them back? That does not sound like the Lord.
4th Vial: Rev. 16:8-98.  And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.9.  And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.Again if the sun was black as sackcloth and the moon blood red how could they scorch men? The Lord would not ever turn the sun black only to bring it back to a 1/3rd light.

5th Seal: Rev. 6:9-119.  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:10.  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?11.  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
5th Trumpet: Rev. 9:1-6    1.  And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.2.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.3.  And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.4.  And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.5.  And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.6.  And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
5th Vial: Rev. 16:10-1110.  And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,11.  And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.These so seriously can go well together. 5th trumpet and 5th vial. The locusts were told only to attack the beasts people or those without the mark of God on their foreheads,and this is showing the pain of the locust stings and their in so much pain they gnaw their tongues.

Now then I am going to put up the 6th trumpet and the 6th vial and then I will show the 6th seal with the 7th trumpet and vial. I honestly believe though that the seventh seal is showing the silence in heaven for us saints being lifted up in the rapture. I believe that the silence is for the absolute magnificence of the moment the absolute awe of the Lord as we see that sign in the heavens of His coming. Remember then shall men see the sign of the son of man coming on the clouds with power and great Glory. Matthew 24:30. Wouldn’t you agree that is going to be so awe inspiring, that silence in the heavens on the earth, from one end of the universe to the heavens, would be present? I believe long before this the angels had been given the vials and trumpets and that John has gone back to show us what happens before the 7th seal in the trumpets and the vials.

Also Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.Now look at that, at the Mystery that is the seventh trumpet starts to sound and the mystery of God is completed let us look in Revelation where it says that and then get back to the 7th trumpet and 7th vial and finally the 6th seal. Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. Check it out huh? How awesome is that? Paul told us what the mystery is in 1 Corinthians 15.When I saw that and realized it, wow how awesome!!

6th Trumpet: Rev. 9:12-1812.  One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.13.  And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,14.  Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.15.  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.16.  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.17.  And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.18.  By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. Now I used to think this was 200,000,000 horsemen from heaven but I see here it says three. So I am now more inclined to believe it is three angels riding horses and smiting the 200 million men from the east.
6th Vial: Rev. 16:12-1612.  And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.13.  And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.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.16.  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. It cannot be a coincedence that both this and the trumpet speak of the great river Euphrates.

Now then let us finish this study up. I am sorry to you on FB, who have been waiting, that this took me nearly a week. I had so much going on, and wanted to get this just right for you all. I prayed and took my time to explain it to you in the best way. The way the Lord showed me, that made it all make so much sense. Remember if the bible is not making sense, the bible is not the problem, it is ourselves. Stop your study, and pray about it. Pray for the Lord to help you to see clearly, what He is showing us. Then be absolutely amazed at His way’s.

6th Seal:Rev 6:12-17. 12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
7th Trumpet:Rev. 11:14-1914.  The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.15.  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.16.  And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,17.  Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.18.  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 the earth.19.  And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
7th Vial:Rev. 16:17-2117.  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.18.  And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.19.  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.20.  And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.21.  And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Now to conclude this study I want to point out all the similarities in the 6th seal, the 7th trumpet,and the 7th vial.1.an earthquake.All three speak of the earth quake.2.loud voices in heavens.Thy wrath has come, this is in the 6th seal and the 7th trumpet. And the 7th vial it says in verse 19 wrath has come.3. hail in 7th trumpet and 7th vial.4. 6th seal and 7th vial speak of the mountains and islands being moved.Now look at verse 11:18 again, this is the rapture. It could not happen twice. It will not the bible speaks plainly The Lord and Paul speak that it is at the last trump.So how could it be at the last seal only? That is why I believe it is the last trump vial and 7th seal. I believe that because then Jesus and Paulw ould make no sense,and they make perfect sense otherwise your reading it wrong and or in the wrong spirit.Also think about this. At the 6th seal we read how the heavens roll away like a scroll in the trumpet in chapter 19 we read we can see into the heavens so the heavens have not hidden themselves back up and then become rescrolled. When one looks at the whole picture then one can plainly see these things occur together.
I pray this helps you to see things a little clearer,and that if you do not agree that you go ahead and keep any nasty comments you might have to yourself. Also, rather than get angry, you just pray about it, and allow the Lord to show you the truth.

 

 

Love in Christ, Tammy

Apr-11-12

The Seven Churches Of Revelation

posted by PrayerWarrior

While doing this study and working hard at it, the Lord poured out an understanding on me I had not grasped before. There are seven churches and Jesus is addressing them all, all of these seven churches have different doctrines, He Jesus is calling out their doctrines not the children themselves. Then It came to me that we all have these different doctrines as well as these spiritual churches, further proving to us that we are all of us from one of these churches or another, according to the doctrines we believe. Also The trials and tribulations we will go through in the end times coming soon, will finally Unite us into the one Doctrine that is Christs full gospel. Nothing like people going through hell together to bring them to Unity and to bring them to truth!

Peter says in 1 Pet 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? So we see that judgment begins at the house of God and then we go to Revelation chapter one verse 20, The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Which begins the next chapter of the Lord calling out what He likes about these churches and then telling them what He has against them. But first He says to all who read and keep the prophecies of this book there is a blessing in reading this book. It is the only book of the bible with a promise of Blessings for reading it. So sad that so many do not find it worthy of reading,and worse that it scares them rather than blessing them as it is meant to do.

Church One, is the Church at Ephesus. The Lord begins by telling them what they are doing right. Let’s take a look. 1 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: 2 I know thy works, and thy toil and patience, and that thou canst not bear evil men, and didst try them that call themselves apostles, and they are not, and didst find them false; 3 and thou hast patience and didst bear for my name’s sake, and hast not grown weary. 4 But I have this against thee, that thou didst leave thy first love. 5 Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent. 6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of God.

So what is it that they have against them? They gave up their first love. What does that mean exactly? We know that Jesus commandments, the two of them, were as follows. Matt 22:37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. So Jesus is telling them that they are not loving God as they once did, and to repent of this and to go back to it. Or He will remove their candle stand. This is really huge when you think about it! If your not loving God with all your might it is accounted as a sin that requires repentance.

Then He says That He likes that they hate the doctrines of the Nicolaitans, which He also hates. We will revisit this soon, because there is another Church that the Nicolaitans are mentioned in later too.

The second church is Smyrna. 8 And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things saith the first and the last, who was dead, and lived again: 9 I know thy tribulation, and thy poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy of them that say they are Jews, and they are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

There is nothing He dislikes about the church at Smyrna, He warns them that they will suffer some trials and persecution,and to be faithful even unto death, meaning some will be killed, but not to worry, the second death at the end of all things cannot hurt them. But there is something else I want to take a look at with this church. This tribulation and these trials have not as of yet happened. This is not a church of the past. This church still exists as do all the churches. The church age is not yet done and there were no different eras of the church age. The devil has not yet taken over the earth in it’s entirety. He has not yet been the one shown to have caused the persecution of the redeemed.

There may not any longer be a physical church at Smyrna, but it is the spirit of the church which still exists. As are all the churches mentioned. There weren’t exactly physical churches in all these places, they were just places, of worship. Not necessarily physical buildings. These places, (I need to point out) of worship were not located in Israel. They were all outside of Israel. Mostly these are areas near Turkey. These areas were all ruled by Rome. Another thing I think people fail to understand, is that Revelation was written (GET THIS) After the temple was destroyed! Therefore there is nothing in here (to the churches) that is speaking to Israel. So those who say that Revelation and the tribulation are for Israel need to take a better look at these prophecies.

The next church our Lord speaks to is the church at Pergamum. 12 and to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These things saith he that hath the sharp two-edged sword: 13 I know where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s throne is; and thou holdest fast my name, and didst not deny my faith, even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there some that hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblin gblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication.15 So hast thou also some that hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans in like manner. 16 Repent therefore; or else I come to thee quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of my mouth.

Yikes scary this one. These are the ones who hold to some of the teachings of the nicolaitans. Those teachings of Balaam and Balak. So they had not denied the teachings of Christ that He died to save them from their sins. So then why is he so angry with their doctrines. Because Balaam taught Balak to make the Israelites to sin against God and to think they were still being faithful to God. Meaning once saved always saved. You can according to them do these things and not lose your place with the Lord,in our day it is said because Jesus did it all. There is nothing for us to do. We can go ahead and commit fornication and acts of immorality because we are safe . As a matter of fact those who believe in once saved always saved, go so far as to say you can even tell God to take a hike and He will still not ever allow you to go to hell. Now that is some messed up teaching.

He tells us to be holy as He is Holy. To endure till the end and then shall we be saved. Ask yourself to the end of what? The end of all things as we know them, the end of the rule of satan, the end of the world as it is. This ends at the day of reckoning. At the day of the Lord all this will cease to be. Then Jesus sets up His kingdom on this earth for a thousand years. The kingdom of peace where He will rule with a rod of iron. Or till the end of your life. Most people I have cared for when doing hospice, did not turn away from God,they came closer to God when they were suffering. They endured and their faith was increased the more they suffered. 1Pet 4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin. Interesting no?

The next church is Thyatira 18 And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like unto burnished brass: 19 I know thy works, and thy love and faith and ministry and patience, and that thy last works are more than the first. 20 But I have this against thee, that thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, who calleth herself a prophetess; and she teacheth and seduceth my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication.22 Behold, I cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of her works.

23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works 24 But to you I say, to the rest that are in Thyatira, as many as have not this teaching, who know not the deep things of Satan, as they are wont to say; I cast upon you none other burden. 25 Nevertheless that which ye have, hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations: 27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my Father: 28 and I will give him the morning star.

David Wilkerson said of this church that was under Jezebels spell, I want to say, in no uncertain terms, that it is dangerous to sit under the wrong teaching. False doctrine can damn you more readily than all the lusts and sins of the flesh. False preachers and teachers are sending more people to hell than all the drug pushers, pimps and prostitutes combined. That is not an overstatement – I believe it. Multitudes of blind, misled Christians are singing and praising the Lord in churches enslaved by false doctrine. Thousands are sitting under teachers who are pouring out the doctrine of demons – and they come away saying, “Wasn’t that wonderful”?

Idolatry as we know makes the Lord call those who practice it whores. They have sold out truth for a lie. They do not endure sound teaching. They go where they will hear what they want to hear. There are so many false teachings out there and people will rip you apart for telling them their belief is wrong. That their pet doctrine is not sound according to the bible. When you show them the verses that prove their belief system is wrong they will fillet you and their favorite thing to say is that is not what it means this preacher or teacher said this is what it means. Then they go and twist the words and add or take away from it,so you cannot even recognize it as the word anymore.

The next church is Sardis. Revelation 3: 1 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars: I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and thou art dead. 2 Be thou watchful, and establish the things that remain, which were ready to die: for I have found no works of thine perfected before my God. 3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and didst hear; and keep it, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4 But thou hast a few names in Sardis that did not defile their garments: and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy. 5 He that overcometh shall thus be arrayed in white garments; and I will in no wise blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

Wow these are dead. These are so spiritually dead as to almost not even be recognizable that they had ever heard the Lord’s call to their hearts. I would imagine, these are they which at one time heard and received with gladness the good news, but somewhere along the way said this is too hard for me, I am done. I have a friend who at one time received the Lord as her savior and then decided that everything that could go wrong in her life went wrong and she was just not into being a Christian due to the hardships she suffered. Personally I think she was being severely tested so that the blessings she would have received would have blown her away. But she gave up and gave in and walked away. This friend is who I think of when I read this.

I notice the theme in all of this, is repent or else you’ll be blotted out, or else you will not eat of the tree of life. Or else you will suffer and I will come and kill you with the sword of my mouth. In this whole thing these people who have made the mistakes of false doctrine of wrong beliefs, are told over and over to repent. How does this work for those out there who say that one can not ever, no matter what they do, lose their salvation? How can anyone read this and not see from our Lord’s mouth Himself, that yes salvation can and will be lost?

The next church is Philadelphia. 7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and none shall shut, and that shutteth and none openeth: 8 I know thy works (behold, I have set before thee a door opened, which none can shut), that thou hast a little power, and didst keep my word, and didst not deny my name. 9 Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of them that say they are Jews, and they are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10 Because thou didst keep the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of trial, that hour which is to come upon the whole world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11 I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown. 12 He that overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and mine own new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. In all of these letters to the churches The Lord has said after each one (though I have not included these in most of the paragraphs) ,He that hath an ear let him hear what the spirit says to the churches. He that hath an ear means those who hear what the spirit says to them. Those who understand when the spirit is speaking to them. The church of Philadelphia holds to the patience of the Lord,there is no rebuke hidden here there is no rebuke to this church. As a matter of fact they are promised protection through the tribulation. He tells them to keep on holding their crown of life. These are they which follow after the Lord and do not deviate from that straight and narrow path. No false doctrines can pull them away. Nothing said to them that is not of the word, can change their mind from the truth that the Spirit leads them in.

The next church the final church is the church at Laodicea. 14 And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art the wretched one and miserable and poor and blind and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich; and white garments, that thou mayest clothe thyself, and that the shame of thy nakedness be not made manifest; and eyesalve to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I reprove and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. The Laodiceans to me sounds like the stupid prosperity preachings. They think that the Lord wants to make them rich. What I have found is that these teachings are so foolish and make those who would otherwise be good Christians to think that there is something wrong with their faith if they are not rich also. The ones who are rich sit there with their money and say I am rich I do not need to ask God for anything and they do not see they are so poor and in filthy worldy rags. They are neither hot nor cold for the Lord because why need they be? They have no needs they say the Lord has supplied all their needs and that is why they are rich.

They then lose their way they have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof. Now do not get me wrong I know some very wealthy Christians who do not act or think this way. They are very giving of their time and their money. But they are very few and very far in between. Friends if you are not rich it is always a good thing. In need we always turn more to the Lord, who supplies abundantly above what we can think to ask for. Money cannot save anyones life. Only God can! Money does not buy happiness. Joy is our strength and comes only from the Lord. He is telling the laodiceans to buy their gold from Him, that has been tried in the fire. For their riches on earth, as He tells us elsewhere in the word, is temporary and it means nothing in eternity. Luke warm is not what we want to be. This also says to me that these whom He speaks of here have that one foot in the world one foot in Him kind of salvation and guess what? That is no salvation at all. With our precious Lord it is an all or nothing venture. Give Him your all, surrender totally, or just do not even bother. Being spit out of His mouth is worse than not ever having had Him.

The last thing I want to point out is this. These churches do have a spirit and an angel over them,they are real churches not in physical but in the spirit and most of them will lose their place with Him, for not repenting. These are going to be the apostates in the end time. See they were and are real churches real believers those who at one time or another have been saved and somehow lost their way. Do not be any of these churches except for two of them Smyrna,and Philadelphia. These two churches are His loves. These two churches had no rebuke from Him. The greatest of these is Love. Love the Lord your God with all your heart mind soul and body,and the second is like it,love your neighbor as yourself.

Love in Christ Jesus,Tammy

Feb-9-10

Why I Evangelize The Way I Do

posted by PrayerWarrior

I do not feel the need to ever make someone come to the Lord through fear and burning. I could not would not lead someone to the Lord by telling them they are going straight to hell unless they repent and turn to the Lord. My way of evangelizing is simply through the witness of my life. I want people to be jealous and zealous for the Lord. Meaning I want them to come to the Lord because they are so jealous of what is inside me, and have to have that for themselves.

I want people to come to the Lord and want to serve Him zealously,with fire in their veins and in their heart. If one comes to the Lord only out of fear, without the Love of God, then I fear that they will adhere more to the law, than to have the Holy spirit, leading them teaching them, and bringing them along. We who have been Christians for a while, know that to follow the law in all of its form, is to stumble and fall. Then one feels that there is nothing but condemnation, and We know that there is no condemnation for those who love the Lord. Romans 8:1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. See walking after the spirit brings no condemnation,it does not say following the laws,it says following after the Spirit.

If your telling them that they must turn or they will burn in hell, what good is it doing them, or yourself? Some people think this is the only way to bring folks to the Lord, but I can tell you from experience, you bring more flies with honey, than you do with vinegar. I share how God has changed my life. I share how when I am going through tough times the Lord sees me through it. I share with them the blessings that come from walking after the Holy Spirit. I share uplifting verses that bring great peace to a hurting and or sorrowful heart.

Romans 11:14 if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them. Now Paul was talking to the gentiles about the Jews in this particular verse, but I feel we can use it too, to provoke people to jealousy, to want what we have. Which is peace and joy even in the midst of our hardest most trying times. Our witness should be always present no matter our circumstances. We should be praising God in the midst of our sorrow and tests and trials. Letting the world know that strength comes to us, through our sovereign, reining Lord. That His love is never ending, and even better for those who love Him back. God loves each and every person on this earth. He does not want us tearing people apart, and pointing out all of their wrong doings. No He wants to woo them and pursue them and show them His everlasting love.

Not long ago, during some of the hardest times I have had in my married life,the Lord had me speak to a friend who was broken and hurting to the very depths of her soul. During the times that she and I spoke, not once did the Lord give me one single condemning verse to share with her. He gave me every verse that would build her up, and strengthen her, and show her God’s absolute love for her. I am so happy to say that the Lord used me to bring this friend to him. God said Tammy I want her, the very first time we spoke, after about 25 years of not seeing one another. Then He gave me every word to speak into her life,to show her that yes God is there waiting for you to give it all to Him. Give Him your hurt your pain and sorrow. Show your loved ones, your friends,coworkers God’s love, not His wrath. The truth is God does not want to share His wrath with anyone other than satan.

I praise God for showing me that the world is full of hurting broken people and that He wants to turn broken into beautiful. Let us all bring the hurting aching, sorrow filled people to the Lord, with love and encouragement. No matter how tempting it may sometimes be to say to someone who has hurt us, oh your going to hell you rotten so and so. No instead shock and amaze those who hurt you, with love and understanding, compassion and a smile. Share with them the love of God. Understand that this is a hurting soul who is lashing out at you. If you cannot speak to them, then turn and walk away and pray for them.

Peter says do not pay back evil with evil. In 1st Peter 3:9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it. I don’t know about any of you but I know this, I want, nope, I need to be blessed, I need more to be a blessing to people, but most especially to my precious Lord. It does not say in John 3:16 to hell with you if you don’t believe, it says for God so loved the world (see that loved the world) that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life. Let’s bring everyone we can to the Lord with great Love for that is what He is, Love.
Thanks for reading at my site, I love you all and thank the good Lord for you.
Tammy


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