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Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 4

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

To: “His Church” People desiring to be atOne with God. Israelites Abroad. (1/26/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 20, until sunset.

Truth Gem

Many who might otherwise seek God’s truth are led to a religious comfort zones by clergy people with agendas, some deceived by denominations who make merchandise of people, some inherit positions, for others it’s a chosen feel good vocation. Generally these have two or more things in common. (1) They aren’t aware “we can’t keep pagan times and serve God” “we can’t serve two masters.” (2) They teach “folks can be saved by choice. through a methodology of steps and exercises. (3) They lean heavy toward changing popular tradition, “rather than seek the unchanging ways of God.” (4) Generally they see nothing wrong with practices what’s abominable to God, “that in part is because they don’t know, “Father and Son are as one” and in part “not knowing the Father has allocated all things to the Son.) Once led to a religious comfort zone and socializing with like minded; “ a miraculous calling is the only way out.

Six seals represent hardships caused by Satan. The fifth is the dead in Christ asking “how long? The sixth is about end age difficult times “the tribulation.” It’s time we pray for “shortening of time for the Elect’s sake.”

(Rev 7:1-8; “After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so no wind could blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, who had the seal of the living God. He shouted out with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given permission to damage the earth and the sea: (3) “Do not damage the earth or the sea or the trees until we have put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Now I heard the number of those who were marked with the seal, one hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed from all the tribes of the people of Israel: (5) From the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Gad, twelve thousand, (6) from the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Manasseh, twelve thousand, (7) from the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand, from the tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed.”)

God’s promises to Abraham, Moses and prophets are many and perpetual. Physical Israelites will yet inhabit the territory allotted to Abraham’s descendents. Many are called to become spiritual Israelites, gifted with a circumcision of the heart. Kingdom of God established on earth with “His followers” serving with Jesus. People judged by Jesus’ word. New Jerusalem’s coming down with its twelve gates named for the twelve tribes of Israel and its twelve foundations named for Jesus’ twelve apostles. All people belonging to Jesus are spiritual Israelites and Abraham’s heirs.” (See Gal 3:29) The 144,000 are Israelites and Saints prayers remembered.

Resurrected to a spiritual life. (Rev 7:9-12; “After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches in their hands. They were shouting out in a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God, to the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (11) And all the angels stood there in a circle around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they threw themselves down with their faces to the ground before the throne and worshiped God, saying, (“Amen! Praise and glory, and wisdom and thanksgiving, and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”)

Our Creator’s Way, characteristics, planning, righteousness, holiness and merciful, “reveals His identify in part.” God the Father and God the Son, “Jesus” are atOne. From our perspective we may say, they‘re “as One,” as a husband - wife relationship should be. (AtOne as Jesus’ relationship to His church mimics His relationship with the Father.) Thus, “Father and Son are One” “Jesus and His church are One” “Members of His church are One.” (Now we’ll see the example of His last being first as revealed to John. (Overcoming people during the turbulent tribulation are special because of their perseverance.)

Saints. (Rev 7:13-16; “Then one of the elders asked me, “These dressed in long white robes – who are they and where have they come from?” So I said to him, “My lord, you know the answer.” Then He said to me, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb! (15) For this reason they are before the throne of God, and they serve Him day and night in His temple, and the One seated on the throne will shelter them. They will never go hungry or be thirsty again, and the sun will not beat down on them, nor any burning heat, because the Lamb in the middle of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”)

Except there be repentance “likened to Nineveh’s after Jonah’s message was preached to them” a Great Tribulation period is coming on this demonically led world. We aren’t setting dates, “even if it’s two hundred plus years, that’s soon on God’s time table.” Jesus revealed to His prophets and they to us, “this world’s populous will mirror Sodom and Gomorrah’s way” before Jesus’ return. Jesus’ prophesied Great Tribulation time is punishment for disobedience to His Way and a testing time for many.

Think of Nineveh’s repentance after Jonah preached, “abominable to God and He planned their destruction. God was making the pronouncement through Jonah. (study Jonah) But the people repented and God changed His mind. (Perhaps getting His message out with much prayer, many will turn and God shorten time more than planned.) (Jesus said; “for the Elect’s sake” time will be shortened. see Matthew 24:22) In Jesus’ Revelations to John, He prophesies that worldly minded people would harden their hearts, rather than repent. Rather than turn from their evil ways. May we each turn to God and pray, “for even more shortening of the time, for the Elect‘s sake.”.

Seventh seal, Prayers of the Saints. (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.”) Seventh seal is also judgment, “foreshadowed by the seventh annual Sabbath, ‘The Last Great Day.’ Some think this is God’s releasing the warring demonic nations and John describing modern warfare. Perhaps we don’t need to take a stand on these issues. Perhaps we don’t need to understand it all.

First Angel. (Rev 8:6-7; “Now the seven angels holding the seven trumpets prepared to blow them. The first angel blew his trumpet, and there was hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was thrown at the earth so that a third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.”)

Second Angel (8-9; “Then the second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain of burning fire was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were completely destroyed.”)

Third Angel. (Rev 8:10-11; “Then the third angel blew his trumpet, and a huge star burning like a torch fell from the sky; it landed on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. (Now the name of the star is Wormwood.) So a third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died from these waters because they were poisoned.”)

Fourth Angel. (Rev 8:12- “Then the fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. And there was no light for a third of the day and for a third of the night likewise. Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying directly overhead, proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them!”) Note the division between the first four and the last three. Consider the significance of the number seven, to our Creator. Is God allowing John to visualize the effect of modern warfare?

Fifth Angel. (Rev 9:1-11; “Then the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star “angelic being” that had fallen from the sky to the earth, and he the star was given the key to the shaft of the abyss. He opened the shaft of the abyss and smoke rose out of it like smoke from a giant furnace. The sun and the air were darkened with smoke from the shaft. Then out of the smoke came locusts onto the earth, and they were given power like that of the scorpions of the earth. They were told not to damage the grass of the earth, or any green plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their forehead. The locusts were not given permission to kill them, but only to torture them for five months, and their torture was like that of a scorpion when it stings a person. In those days people will seek death, but will not be able to find it; they will long to die, but death will flee from them. Now the locusts looked like horses equipped for battle. On their heads were something like crowns similar to gold, and their faces looked like men’s faces. They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. They had breastplates like iron breastplates, and the sound of their wings was like the noise of many horse-drawn chariots charging into battle. They have tails and stingers like scorpions, and their ability to injure people for five months is in their tails. They have as king over them the angel of the abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.” (The Hebrew Abaddon and the Greek Apollyon mean “Destroyer.”)

Some think Jesus is allowing John to see, jets, rockets etc. The angel of the abyss is likely Satan, “persons or beings he controls.” These plagues are because the world‘s god is Satan, “all but God’s Elect” are deceived. Divided by Satan and demonically led people thinking as Cain, “who said to himself, surely God will be pleased with this other way.” NOW, what if we aren’t understanding to the degree God would have us to? We have the latitude to speculate “but not to teach our speculation as truth.”

In chapter nine, “Jesus reveals that God’s Elect will be protected while many suffer five months.” The destroyer is released. “Then I looked, and I heard an eagle flying directly overhead, proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them!” Two more are about to sound.

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 3

Friday, January 25th, 2019

To: “His Church” People desiring to be atOne with God. Israelites Abroad. (1/25/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 19, until sunset.

Regardless the country we live, followers of Jesus can say with Jesus and His apostles, “our kingdom isn’t of this world.” Worldly preachers get worked up on everything but, “abominable to God” things, some being, sexual sins, abortion and not remembering His Sabbaths. (Rev 1:7; “John was in the spirit on the Lord’s day.”) Most translators put tradition ahead of fact, lean toward “the Lord’s day being equivalent to the first day of the week.” In part because of the erroneous assumption that Jesus died on the sixth and rose on the first day. In part because of the erroneous assumption that Jesus allowed Paul to change the Sabbath to the first day of the week. Another view is: “the Lord’s Day is the Last Great Day” the seventh annual Sabbath. It’s the “Feast of Tabernacles’ eighth day.” Foreshadows final judgment before New Jerusalem’s coming down. Jesus was celebrating “The Last Great Day” when John recorded the following.

(John 7:37-39; “On the last day of the feast, “the Greatest Day” Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty let him come to Me and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (similar quotes, Isa 44:3, 55:1, 58:11, and Zech 14:8) (He said, “this about the Spirit” those who believed IN Me will receive, “for the Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

As said earlier “we need to be careful of translators” they’re human and sometimes have agendas. Through John, Jesus describes Himself as; “The Son of God” “The Alpha and the Omega” “The One who was, is and is to come” “The All-Powerful” “One holding the keys of death and of Hades!” “One who has a firm grasp on the seven Stars ‘Angels of the churches’ in His right hand” “One who walks among the seven golden lamp stands: ‘Churches.’’ “One who is the first and last” “One who was dead, but came to life” “One who has the sharp double-edged sword” “One knowing where His churches are and where Satan’s throne is” “One whose eyes are like a fiery flame and whose feet are like polished bronze” “The Holy and the True One” “Holds the key of David” “Opens doors no one can shut, shuts doors no one can open” “The Amen faithful and true witness” “The originator of God’s creation” and “The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David.”

Through Paul, at Colossians 1:15-20, Jesus reveals Himself as; “Re-Creator, Creator, Savior, Deliverer, Healer, Sustainer, Mediator and coming King of Kings.” When the world understands who Jesus is, many will turn from assumptions and practices honoring imaginary gods. Many will “believe IN.” Consider, “what if Jesus’ revelation’s to John and Paul were all we have?”

(Rev 4:1-6; “After these things I, “John” looked, and there was a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said: “Come up here so that I can show you what must happen after these things.” (2) Immediately I was in the Spirit, and a throne was standing in heaven with someone seated on it! And the One seated on it was like jasper and carnelian in appearance, and a rainbow looking like it was made of emerald encircled the throne. In a circle around the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on those thrones were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white clothing and had golden crowns on their heads. From the throne came out flashes of lightning and roaring and crashes of thunder. Seven flaming torches, which are the seven spirits of God were burning in front of the throne and in front of the throne was something like a sea of glass, like crystal.”) Jesus’ apostle Paul also wrote, “that he was taken up in the Spirit and seen thing to wonderful to speak of.”

John’s letter to the seven churches include, “from the seven spirits who are before His throne.” Described as, “being before God’s throne and held by Jesus.” Seven flaming torches held by the Lamb. Jesus having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. (Review, Rev 1:4-5; Rev 3:1; Rev 4:5; and Rev 5:6) Symbolisms have meanings that we don’t need to overly speculate about. Obviously God’s spirit is the part of Him, used as He pleases.

(Rev 4:7-11; “In the middle of the throne and around the throne were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second creature like an ox, the third creature had a face like a man’s, and the fourth creature looked like an eagle flying. Each one of the four living creatures had six wings and was full of eyes all around and inside. They never rest day or night, saying: “Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God, the All-Powerful, Who was and who is, and who is still to come!” And whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders throw themselves to the ground before the One who sits on the throne and worship the One who lives forever and ever, and they offer their crowns before His throne, saying: (11) “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, since You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created!”) If Jesus’ Revelations to John were all we had, We’d believe He planned, created and sustains all things. But we also have, “John 1:1-5, Col 1:15-20 & Hebrews 1:, teaching the same things.

(Rev 5:1-8; “Then I saw in the right hand of the One ’God the Father’ who was seated on the throne a scroll written on the front and back and sealed with seven seals. And I saw a powerful angel proclaiming in a loud voice: “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?” But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look into it. So I began weeping bitterly because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, ’Jesus’ has conquered; thus He can open the scroll and its seven seals.” “Then I saw standing in the middle of the throne, of the four living creatures, and in the middle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been killed. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Then He came and took the scroll from the right hand of the One ‘God the Father’ who was seated on the throne, and when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the Saints.”) The Lamb is Jesus, One worthy to open the scroll held by God the Father. Prayers of Saints are remembered.

(Rev 5:9-14; “They were singing a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because You were killed, and at the cost of Your own blood You have purchased for God persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation. You have appointed them as a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” (11) Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels in a circle around the throne, as well as the living creatures and the elders. Their number was ten thousand times ten thousand – thousands times thousands – all of whom were singing in a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was killed to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and praise!” (13) Then I heard every creature – in heaven, on earth, under the earth, in the sea, and all that is in them – singing: “To the One seated on the throne and to the Lamb be praise, honor, glory, and ruling power forever and ever!” And the four living creatures were saying “Amen,” and the elders threw themselves to the ground and worshiped.”) Jesus is all in all; God the Father makes it so. Do we feel like praising Jesus because, “at the cost of His own blood He has purchased for God “the Father” persons from every tribe, language, people, and nation. He has appointed US as a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and WE will reign on the earth.” His goodness, awesomeness, preplanning from the foundation of the world and His love is overwhelming. To know Him is to love Him.

God loves His created people but hates deceptive practices. The world is deceived by Satan and his followers, who loves chaos, division and are jealous of God’s plan for His people. Some revelations to John are for the tribulation, difficult time for Believers IN, punishing time for unbelievers. Believers IN are prophesied to be resurrected first and serve God. Over -comers staying true to God’s Way during the tribulation are special in His view.

Chapter six and the first five seals, seems to be a prophetic overview of Satan‘s controlling influence among people. (He presents himself as an angel of light, is granted permission to deceive and as such, he takes peace from the earth.) Enslavement and freedom are compromised, living and worship revolve around imaginary gods. Teaching about Death and Hades influence the idea that all people are born immortal. God’s Way people persecuted and killed, in the name of demonic religions.

The sixth seal represents God’s intervention, His revenge on a demonic world. Scholarly teachers have assigned each horse to a particular age. Perhaps some of these have been gifted with spiritual revelation on the subject. (All that matters is that we understand; “God’s allowing Satan to be the god of this world, until His set time.”)

(Rev 6:1- 2; “I looked on when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a thunderous voice, “Come!” So I looked, and here came a white horse! The One who rode it had a bow, and He was given a crown, and as a conqueror He rode out to conquer.” Manifesting himself as an angel of light.

(Rev 6:3-4; “Then when the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” And another horse, fiery red, came out, and the one who rode it was granted permission to take peace from the earth, so that people would butcher one another, and he was given a huge sword.” War among people groups.

(Rev 6:5-6; “Then when the Lamb opened the third seal I heard the third living creature saying, “Come!” So I looked, and here came a black horse! The one who rode it had a balance scale in his hand. Then I heard something like a voice from among the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat will cost a day’s pay and three quarts of barley will cost a day’s pay. But do not damage the olive oil and the wine!” Enslavement.

(Rev 6:7-8; “Then when the Lamb opened the fourth seal I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come!” So I looked and here came a pale green horse! The name of the one who rode it was Death, and Hades followed right behind. They were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill its population with the sword, famine, and disease, and by the wild animals of the earth.”

(Rev 6:9-11 ““Now when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been violently killed because of the Word of God and because of the testimony they had given. They cried out with a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Master, holy and true, before You judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?” (11) Each of them was given a long white robe and they were told to rest for a little longer, until the full number was reached of both their fellow servants and their brothers who were going to be killed just as they had been.””

(Rev 6:12-17 “Then I looked when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and a huge earthquake took place; the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon became blood red; and the stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when shaken by a fierce wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. (15) Then the kings of the earth, the very important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”

It seems, “Jesus’ Revelations to John” has brought him to the point of God’s judgment countdown, “the tribulation,” the time Jesus speaks of, “as recorded in Matthew 24:,” when, “except the days be shortened, there would be no flesh saved alive.” Matt 24:22) Jesus’ Revelations to John” include the reminder, that God has not forgotten His promises to Abraham.

Jesus’ Revelations to John, apostles and His church, chapter 2

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

To: The Family of God, “His Church” Israelites Abroad, people being made atOne with Him (1/24/19, God 11th month, Sh’vat 18, until sunset. We don’t know a lot about God’s seven Asian churches, “Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.” We know Jesus’ apostle Paul taught in the city of Ephesus, wrote that church a letter. At Colossians 4:16, Paul is asking them to share his letter with the Laodicea church. Some speculate “these churches represent the Church of God down through this latter days. Laodicea being the end time church. There’s some logic in that assumption. Without revelations, I won’t go there. We teach “God’s Church recognizes His laws, oracles and seasons” as Judaism’s calendar sets forth. Jesus’ apostle Paul was given revelations.

Romans 3:1-4; “Therefore what advantage does the Jew have, or what is the value of circumcision? Actually, there are many advantages. First of all, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. What then? If some did not believe, does their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? Absolutely not! Let God be proven true, and every human being shown up as a liar, just as it is written: “so that you will be justified in your words and will prevail when you are judged.”) “Quote from Psalms 51:4” Remember Jesus gave “understanding scripture” to His apostles

As Jesus points out through John, the Ephesus church lost enthusiasm, “their first love.” Ephesus and Pergamum churches were plagued by the Nicolatiains. Sects holding to paganism to some degree. (Nicolatiains: a sect (sometimes associated with (Nicolas, a Gentile convert to Judaism from Antioch.) one of the seven original deacons in the Jerusalem church. “Acts 6:5” Seemingly he taught Christians could engage in immoral behavior with impunity.) The temple of Diana, “Artimus” was at Ephesus and their worshipers gave Paul problems. See Acts 19:27)

(Rev 2:8-11; “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the One who is the first and the last, the one who was dead, but came to life: ‘I know the distress you are suffering and your poverty (but you are rich). I also know the slander against you by those who call themselves Jews “Christian” and really are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown into prison so you may be tested, “tempted-tried” and you will experience suffering for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will in no way be harmed by the second death.’”) This is the first of four times, “second death” is referred to in “Revelation of Jesus to John.” To this age, “many professing Christians are serving the synagogues of Satan.

Worldly religions, practice various forms of paganism, “Baal and other gods the Roman calendar week days are named for.” Sun worship is very much alive. (Our English dictionary defines worship as; “loving, respecting, greatly and perhaps unquestioningly.”) Christendom in general looks to the winter equinox season with unquestioning celebrations, much as the pagans were doing during the time Jesus gave Moses His calendar for His people. Jesus said; “follower’s of Satan are the many who say He’s is the Christ and deceive the many.” The many aren’t aware that a, “second death” awaits those who refuse to believe IN Jesus when He’s revealed; “particularly in and during His millennial reign.”

(Rev 2:12-17; “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: “this is the solemn pronouncement of the One who has the sharp double-edged sword: ‘I know where you live – where Satan’s throne is. Yet you continue to cling to My name and you have not denied your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness, who was killed in your city where Satan lives. But I have a few things against you: You have some people there who follow the teaching of Balaam, who instructed Balak to put a stumbling block before the people of Israel so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. “See Num 22-24; 31:16.” (15) In the same way, there are also some among you who follow the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore, repent! “turn” If not, I will come against you quickly and make war against those people with the sword of My mouth. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, “overcomes” I will give him some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and on that stone will be written a new name that no one can understand except the one who receives it.’”)

Denominationalists don’t take Satan seriously, not aware that he’s in the business of putting stumbling blocks before those who would follow Jesus. Find Balaam’s cunning ways, led by Satan. (See Num, 22: - 31:.)

(Rev 2:18-29; “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Son of God, the one who has eyes like a fiery flame and whose feet are like polished bronze: ‘I know your deeds: your love, faith, service, and steadfast endurance. In fact, your more recent deeds are greater than your earlier ones. But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and by her teaching deceives My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent, but she is not willing to repent of her sexual immorality. Look! I am throwing her onto a bed of violent illness, and those who commit adultery with her into terrible suffering, unless they repent of her deeds. Furthermore, I will strike her followers with a deadly disease, and then all the churches will know that I am the One who searches minds and hearts. I will repay each one of you what your deeds deserve. But to the rest of you in Thyatira, all who do not hold to this teaching (who have not learned the so-called “deep secrets of Satan”) to you I say: I do not put any additional burden on you. However, hold on to what you have until I come. And to the one who conquers, “overcomes” and who continues in My deeds until the end, I will give him authority over the nations – (27) he will rule them with an iron rod and like clay jars he will break them to pieces, just as I have received the right to rule from My Father – and I will give him the morning star. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Jezebel’s characteristics were that of an adulterous person, physical and spiritually. Allowing herself to be Satan’s tool. The “deep secrets of Satan” have to do with his lie regarding immortality, deceptions about the grave, Hades and Shoel. God is allowing Satan temporary spiritual and physical powers, to do signs and wonders. He has temporary power over the nations as Jesus prophesied. “Revealing that His churches have varying characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. At a point of God’s choosing, every person will witness His return.

(1Cor 15:22-24;“For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ, the first fruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. Then comes the, “millennial” end, when He, “Jesus” hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.”) Jesus was the firstborn from among the dead, the ultimate ruler over the kings of the earth; He is the One who loves us, sets us free from our sins at the cost of His own blood and He has appointed us as a kingdom, as priests, serving His God and Father – to Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. (His church is in fact, a kingdom!)

Jesus reveals “He’s the same, “yesterday, today and forever” as when He gave commandments to Moses, when the frightened people ask that He not speak to them, “but have Moses do the speaking.”

John in the spirit on the Lord’s Day, doesn’t mean “on the first day of the week.” Put to the test, “those who say they’re followers of Jesus, but are not” don’t do the deeds Jesus commands. “He hates the deeds of those who hold to practices designed to honor imaginary gods.” “Followers of Jesus will rule the nations with Him.” People subjecting themselves to Balaam, Jezebel and manufactured gods doctrines are Satan’s tools, “putting stumbling blocks before those who would follow Jesus.” Obey and repent are key words.

(Rev 3:1-6; “To the angel of the church in Sardis write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the one who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: “angels” ‘I know your deeds, that you have a reputation that you are alive, but in reality you are dead. Wake up then, and strengthen what remains that was about to die, because I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of My God. (3) Therefore, remember what you received and heard, obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you. But you have a few individuals in Sardis who have not stained their clothes, and they will walk with Me dressed in white, because they are worthy. The one who conquers will be dressed like them in white clothing, and I will never erase his name from the book of life, but will declare his name before My Father and before His angels. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Know, “God’s Word is true, though every person a liar.” (Review Romans 3:1-4) Popular folks the world looks to aren’t followers of Jesus.

(Rev 3:7-13; “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open: ‘I know your deeds. (Look! I have put in front of you an open door that no one can shut.) I know that you have little strength, but you have obeyed My word and have not denied My name. (9) Listen! I am going to make those people from the synagogue of Satan – who say they are JewsChristian” yet are not, but are lying – Look, I will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Because you have kept My admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown. The one who conquers I will make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never depart from it. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from My God), and My new name as well. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Terminology used to define His Philadelphia church, indicate it’s time is close to the tribulation period. (A time of upheaval when plagues and Satan’s time is about up.) Perhaps the internet is providing the open door for God’s Word to go worldwide. Philadelphia characterized people have promised protection; “Because you’ve kept My admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth.” Indicating “Philadelphian church may be in this near age time period.

(Rev 3:14-22; “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God’s creation: (15) ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot! So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth! Because you say, “I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing,” but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, take my advice and buy gold from Me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from Me white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness will not be exposed, and buy eye salve to put on your eyes so you can see! All those I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent! Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with Me. I will grant the one who conquers permission to sit with Me on My throne, just as I too conquered and sat down with My Father on His throne. The one who has an ear had better hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’”) Jesus’ Laodicea church seems to assumed much, “thinking themselves rich” indicates a yielding to worldly practices. Jesus suggest they get back to The Word, “buy from Me that your nakedness not be exposed.”

Review these churches’ characteristics, strengths and weaknesses and how Jesus reveals Himself: “the Son of God“ “originator of God’s creation” One who searches minds and hearts” “one who was dead but now alive” “One who was, is and is to come.” He’s much more. (“Blessed are the one’s who reads the words of this prophecy aloud and blessed are those who hear “understand” and obey the things written in it, because the time is near.”)