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

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.

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