Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 13

To: “His Church” People desiring to be atOne with God. Israelites Abroad. (2/5/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 29, 5,779 until sunset.

We considered the problems of constitutional democratic governments last time. We should have learned from it that governments by fleshly minded people can’t stand for long. Jesus’ millennial kingdom will be altruistically administered and stand forever. Let’s pray “His kingdom soon come.” Our prayers are remembered. (Rev 8:1-5; “Now when the Lamb opened the seventh seal there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel holding a golden censer came and was stationed at the altar. A large amount of incense was given to him to offer up, with the prayers of all the Saints, on the golden altar that is before the throne. The smoke coming from the incense, along with the prayers of the Saints, ascended before God from the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth, and there were crashes of thunder, roaring, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.”) These things are mysterious to unbelieving people, but the spirit of truth for us. The timing is after Gog and the plagues on unbelievers.

(Rev 20:11-15; “Then I saw a large white throne and the One who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from His presence, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened – the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds. (13) The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades “grave” gave up the dead that were in them, and each one was judged according to his deeds. (14) Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death the lake of fire. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, that person was thrown into the lake of fire.”) People whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life are spiritually led to believe IN, be in agreement with and atOne with God the Father and God the Son. These are mindful of their unworthiness and have no trust in their own fleshly intellect. They look to God for what’s right, wrong, good and evil.

Hades, “the grave” is descriptive of the place where the dead are held, whether it be an earthen grave, the sea or scattered ashes, God’s in control. At will, He communicates with, resurrects and brings spirits up as He did Elijah and Moses in the presence of James, John and Peter. (6 days after telling His apostles, “some of them would see the kingdom of God” Jesus took three of them up a mountain, where God the Father’s power and Jesus’ glory was revealed.) (Mark 9:2-4; “Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John and led them alone up a high mountain privately. And He was transfigured before them, His clothes became radiantly white, more so than any launderer in the world could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared before them along with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.”) (Matt 17:1-3; “Six days later Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them privately up a high mountain. And He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light. Then Moses and Elijah also appeared before them, talking with Him.”) We need to read Jesus’ Revelations to John out-loud and often to ascertain the overview Jesus is portraying. Moses and Elijah died in THE FAITH “knowing as did David” they would inherit eternal life.

The resurrections and Jesus’ millennial rule on earth is the good news, “gospel planned from the beginning, as was Satan and his followers demise. Knowledge of God’s Way is to cover this earth as water covers the sea. People and lands will be healed. Lets review a portion of chapter 10. (Rev 10:4-7; “When the seven thunders spoke, I was preparing to write, but just then I heard a voice from heaven say, “seal up what the seven thunders spoke and do not write it down.” Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by the One “Jesus” who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, and the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, “There will be no more delay! (“the culmination near”) But in the days when the seventh angel is about to blow his trumpet, the mystery of God is completed, just as He has proclaimed to his servants the prophets.”)

People hearing or reading God’s word forms views that becomes, their own. How and to what degree a person’s schooling is disseminated plays a part. Evolving demonic education is designed to camouflage beliefs IN God and creation. The demonic education system teaches that people “have a right to their own beliefs.” That it’s okay for people to conjured up a faith, “from within their own intellect” a belief that should be respected. Thus many people get upset when they think their faith is questioned. Some even warn, “don’t question MY salvation.” The question every logical minded person should ask is, “what’s the Creator’s opinion of MY faith?” Does nurturing a personal, “belief IN faith become an ideology? It does and from such demonically led denominations are formed. When God the Father and God the Son, “Jesus” is revealed, “His Way faith must be yielded to.” AND if, “Jesus’ Revelations to John” are reliable, “how should we be living and what should our practices be?” In the 21st chapter of Jesus’ Revelations to John” He take John beyond the millennium to the spiritual age where no evil will be tolerated. All will be spirit beings, literal heirs with Jesus.

(Revelations 21:1-7; “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and earth had ceased to exist, and the sea existed no more. And I saw the holy city – the new Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: “Look! The residence of God is among human beings. He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God ’The Father’ Himself will be with them. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.” (5) And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new!” Then He said to me, “Write it down, because these words are reliable and true.” He also said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the one who is thirsty I will give water free of charge from the spring of the water of life. (7) The one who conquers “overcome to the end, KJV”” will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

(Rev 21:8; “But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, idol worshipers, and all those who lie, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. That is the second death.”)

Only the devil and his people believe they have immortality at birth, “that each person is born to live forever someplace!”

(Rev 21:9-14; “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven final plagues came and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb!” So He took me away in the Spirit to a huge, majestic mountain and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. (11) The city possesses the glory of God; its brilliance is like a precious jewel, like a stone of crystal-clear jasper. (12) It has a massive, high wall with twelve gates, with twelve angels at the gates, and the names of the twelve tribes of the nation of Israel are written on the gates. (13) There are three gates on the east side, three gates on the north side, three gates on the south side and three gates on the west side. (14) The wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.”) Planner, Architect, Creator, Re-creator and The Resurrection in whom is life, had it all planned before Satan was kicked out of the heavenly realms. The demise of those who would be enemies to His people was preplanned. (Isaiah 14:24-27; “The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen. I will break Assyria in My land, I will trample them underfoot on My hills. Their yoke will be removed from My people, the burden will be lifted from their shoulders. This is the plan I have devised for the whole earth; My hand is ready to strike all the nations.” Indeed, the Lord who commands armies has a plan, and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it?”

Jesus’ apostle Paul explained. (Ephesians 2:19-22; “So then you, “non-Israelites” are no longer foreigners and non-citizens, but you are fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s household, (WHY) because you have been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the Cornerstone. In Him the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”)

The foundations of God’s planning is shared by Jesus and His apostles, though His weekly and annual Sabbaths’ foreshadowing. God the Father’s coming down with New Jerusalem, it’s twelve gates named for the twelve tribes of Israel and twelve foundations named for the twelve apostles of the Lamb demonstrate God’s long term planning. Israel’s planned miraculous deliverance from Egypt as promised Abraham represents a preview of our spiritual deliverance from sin, “this world’s system of things.” Our individual calling, gifted desire, inherited from Adam nature revealed and gifted repentance is every bit as miraculous as was Israel’s deliverance from sinful Egypt. Both demonstrate God’s timely choosing and His supernatural deliverance of His people from lawlessness.

Consider the following as relating to the whole word of God. Jesus’ death was preplanned before His promising Israel’s deliverance from bondage, “sin” Egypt. Their supernatural deliverance and perpetual covenant promise was from their Creator “Jesus.” That covenant being Jesus’ will and as the Testator, He had to die to make it valid.

(Heb 9:15-23; “And so He “Jesus” is ‘now’ the mediator of a New Covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the First Covenant. (16) For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. (19) For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship he likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (23) So it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these, ‘from animals.’

(Heb 9:24- “For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuary – but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He ‘Jesus’ has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. (27) And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.”) Jesus’ first coming in the flesh was to bear sin, He’s coming a second time in spirit to bring salvation.

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