Book of Revelation
To begin our study on the Book of Revelation, we will
start with the meaning of the word Revelation. If we go to the Greek dictionary of the
Strong's concordance, we will find that it means "Apocalypse," or the
(#602 apokalupsis from the prime #601 apokalupto) which means, "to take off the
cover." (i.e. disclose or reveal). Many priests, pastors, scholars, and critics will tell you that you cannot understand this book, or that it does not apply to us.
Many people even believe they will not be here during the tribulation; an
integral part of the book that will be discussed in detail. DO NOT BE
DECEIVED! The book of Revelation would not be part of the Bible if was not meant
to be understood. In fact, the third verse of chapter one tells us that
blessed are the ones who read, understand, and teach this prophecy. The Book of
Revelation was written approximately 95 or 96 A.D. in the aisles of Patmos by
the apostle John, better know as "John the revelator," while he was imprisoned.
John was full of zeal and a little quick tempered, which earned him the nickname
"Boanerges," given to him by Christ. The name means "Son of Thunder."
very important as we study this book that you keep in mind (in the tenth
verse of chapter 1), John was taken in the Spirit to the future. He would
see events taken place in the Lord's
day, or the millennium period of time. Throughout the Book we go back and
forth in time from the future millennium age to the beginning of time itself.
Also very important is to keep in mind that 1,000 of our years is one year with
the Lord, as stated in (2 Peter 3:8). There is a lot of controversy
between scholars about certain chapters and verses in the book of Revelation,
but if we carefully follow the book, it
all flows and comes together revealing the finale days of God's glorious plan, as we enter into a new
world and heaven age.
1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his
servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by
his angel unto his servant John: The angel was sent by God to John to
show unto His servants. John was shown these future activities that would occur
in a vision.
2Who bare record of the word of God, and of the
testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. John wrote down
all the words of God, testimony of Jesus Christ, and everything he heard and saw
in his vision.
3Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear
the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for
the time is at hand. If you read this prophecy aloud to the church, you
will receive a special blessing from the Lord. Those who listen to it being read
and do what it says will also be blessed. The time is near when all these things
will come true.
4John to the seven churches which are in Asia:
Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to
come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; To the
seven churches which circled around in Asia Minor. (This is how you will be able
to choose the right church, or see if your church is teaching the full truth).
Grace and peace from the God who is, and was, and is to come. And from the seven
fold Spirits before His throne. (Speaking of the
5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful
witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the
earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
Jesus Christ who faithfully reveals all truth to us. (He was the first to rise
from the dead to die no more). Christ paid the awesome price for us at the
crucifixion; His blood was shed to wash away all our sins.
6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and
his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Today
we are His servants; but in the future those who are faithful, He will make kings and priests in His Kingdom.
7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye
shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth
shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. When Christ returns at the
seventh trump, everyone will know. (We will all be changed to our spirit
bodies). Everyone will see Him come; even those who pierced Him. (All
nations will weep in sorrow and terror when He comes). "And so it will be."
8I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the
ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the
Almighty. From A-Z, the Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end. (This
would be the full Godhead; The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit).
9I John, who also am your brother, and companion
in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle
that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus
Christ. John, our brother in Christ, who has suffered for the Lord's sake for the testimony of Christ.
John received this revelation when he was exiled to the island of Patmos.
(John had been teaching at the church of Ephesus in Asia Minor, where he was
arrested at the orders of Emperor Domitian). After the Emperor died in AD
96, John was released and went back to the city of Ephesus.
10I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard
behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet. As we said in the introduction,
you must understand this verse and keep it in mind throughout our study. John
was in the spirit on the Lord's day, and taken to the future at the beginning of
the millennium. Again as stated in (2 Peter 3:8-10), 1,000 of our years is one
year with the Lord. (The millennium). God is longsuffering that any
should perish, but all would come to repentance in the millennium. (The 1,000
year period when people will learn the truth and all evil will be destroyed).
11Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the
last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches
which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto
Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. God
is the A-Z, the beginning and the end. Paul was to write down all he was about
to see and send it to the seven churches in Asia. These churches represent all churches,
and you can identify your church by these examples and what they would teach.
12And I turned to see the voice that spake with
me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; There is a great deal of
symbology used in the book of revelations. Jesus will tell us what the seven golden candlesticks represent below in verse 20.
13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one
like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt
about the paps with a golden girdle. The "Son of man" is Jesus Christ.
Daniel used this title to describe the coming Messiah.
14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as
white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; The actual
presence of God.
15And his feet like unto fine brass, as
if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Waters utilized here means many peoples. (All
will understand and hear the voice of the Lord).
16And he had in his right hand seven stars: and
out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun
shineth in his strength. We will find out what the seven stars represent
below in verse 20. (The sharp two edged sword represents the Word of God). The Word can cut deep into our soul
revealing our sin, or it can bring out the good and build us up. Can you see
the word of God is quick, and
powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to
the dividing asunder of soul and
spirit, and of the joints and
marrow, and is a discerner of
the thoughts and intents of the
heart. (Hebrews 4:12).
His countenance was like the sun shinning in its strength. (His look, or face
brings forth the light). Peter, James,
and John saw it when they seen Jesus transfigured.
after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth
them up into an high mountain apart,
was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment
was white as the light. (Matthew 17:1-2).
"They seen Jesus shine at the peak of His glory."
17And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead.
And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and
the last: From A-Z, the Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end. (I am
that I am). (John fell to his face in worship).
This is what happens when one gets a glimpse of glory.
Did it happen before?
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was
the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of
the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my
face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. (Ezekiel 1:28).
Ezekiel saw the very likeness of the glory of God; the same that John seen when he was
taken in the spirit?
18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold,
I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Christ lives! Through the Holy Spirit
He will give us the knowledge to open the doors of truth; and the truth shall
set you free. "Jesus Christ holds the key to Heaven and hell."
19Write the things which thou hast seen, and the
things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; These things
were given to the apostle John to write down from the Lord's day.
20The 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. Here is the big mystery of the seven stars
and seven candlesticks. The seven stars
represent the seven angels, or overseers of the church. The seven
represent the churches themselves. No mystery here; you see, symbology helps simplify His teachings.
Chapters 2 & 3 in the book of Revelation
are written to the churches of Asia minor, which made up the group of churches
representing the churches of the world. We will discover in these two chapters
which churches were pleasing to God. Only two of the seven churches were
pleasing to God because of what they taught. The two churches were the church of
Smyrna and the church of Philadelphia. These names have nothing to do with names
of churches today, they just represent a type. They will however tell us what
your church should be teaching. (It would be their righteous deeds that apply to us today).
the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the
seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden
candlesticks; Speaking to the church of Ephesus. Again, the mystery of the
seven stars represent the seven
angels, or overseers of the church, and the seven candlesticks represent the
2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy
patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried
them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
They did not tolerate sin among their members and they carefully examined those
who claimed to apostles but were not. (Always check out your teacher with the
word so you are not deceived).
3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my
name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. They patiently worked
hard at it without quitting.
4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee,
because thou hast left thy first love. But, they wondered away from
Christ, the living Word.
(To many traditions and nonsense teaching).
5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen,
and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and
will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Remember how it was with thy first love (Christ), when you followed the Word. Now
they just play church and follow doctrines of men. (If they do not repent and
change their ways, they will be removed from the place among the churches).
6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of
the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. The good part was that they hated
the immoral deeds of the Nicolaitanes. The Nicolaitanes were Balaamites;
followers of the man who induced the Israelites to fall by lust and attend idol
feasts. (Revelation 2:14, Numbers 31:15-16).
7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree
of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Do you have an ear
to hear? To everyone that overcomes and is victorious, "He will give the tree of
life which is Christ." (Paradise is the Garden of God).
8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write;
These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
This message was from Christ, who died for us and came back to life; defeating
death and the one who had the power of death which is Satan. (Hebrews 2:14).
9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty,
(but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews,
and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. We are not speaking of our
brother Judah, but those who claimed to be Jews and were not. We are speaking of
the Kenites who were the sons of Cain (the first murderer), who are sons of the
devil. (John 8:42-44). A church must know the truth and not be afraid to teach
it. Knowing who the children of Satan are (The Kenites), and teach it. Does your
church teach this?
10Fear none of those things which thou shalt
suffer: behold, the devil shall 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 a crown of life. We should not fear living in the
pre-tribulation, or what lies ahead in the tribulation. The important part for
Christians in the tribulation is taught in (Mark 13:9-11); when we will be
delivered up before Satan in the hour of temptation. We are not to think, or
premeditate what to say at that time, because the Holy Spirit will speak for us
like on Pentecost day. Not an unknown tongue, but a language that everyone
understands. They can't harm us in any way as stated in (Luke 21:18). If we
are faithful till the end, even when facing death, God will give us the Crown of
Life. (An unending glorious future). Tribulation ten
days: Even though the tribulation of antichrist
will last five months, our trials as Christians
will not last more than ten days.
11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the
second death. He who overcomes will not fear the second death. (The
only one who has the power to destroy your soul is Christ).
12And to the angel of the church in Pergamos
write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges.
Out of the mouth of Christ comes the Word that is the two edge sword.
13I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even
where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my
faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain
among you, where Satan dwelleth. They lived in a city where Satan
was at the center of their worship. Antipas was one of the church's first martyrs.
But we must not forget that Antipas also has another meaning we should be aware
of. In the Strong's concordance numbers 493, 473, and 3962 in the Greek
dictionary it means "instead of," or anti-father. As
stated in (2 Thessalonians
2), there will be a falling away first (apostasy), and the man of sin be revealed
(the son of perdition). Who will this be? The antichrist (anti-father), that sits in the temple of God, claiming to be Christ.
14But I have a few things against thee, because
thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast
a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto
idols, and to commit fornication. They tolerated things of Balaam such as
sexual sin and idol worship. (Balaam's main sins was that he was a
preacher for money). Sound familiar?
15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of
the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. "The Nicolaitanes were a Greek form
of Balaamites." Doctrines of false teachings and traditions, as many churches do today.
"We call them hypocrites." (Those who act holier than thou playing
16Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. When Christ
returns, He will fight against such churches, "using the truth of the Word."
17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the
hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name
written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. The manna is
the truth of God's Word. The stone could identify
Christ. (Revelation 3:12, 19:12). But wait, A stone is also used in (Revelation
13:18), to count the number of the beast. Remember their is a true Christ and a
false Christ (antichrist), who will come first. Make sure that your stone
rock), is Jesus Christ, and not the stone used to identify Satan who comes
pretending to be Christ.
18And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira
write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of
fire, and his feet are like fine brass. Eyes that can see right into the
core, and the treading feet of polished brass. (Many scholars compare this
church to the Roman Catholic Church).
19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and
faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Their kindness, gifts, service to the poor, and constant improvement in all
20Notwithstanding I have a few things against
thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a
prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat
things sacrificed unto idols. Jezebel is a type that would teach that
sexual sin is not important, practice immorality, and idolatry. (False religions,
and traditions). It's the church system we are
talking about. (Not the true believers within the church).
Does this fit any church you know?
21And I gave her space to repent of her
fornication; and she repented not. She just kept it up with her pagan
rights, and heathen religions. (No repentance at
22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them
that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of
their deeds. They will be cast into a sickbed of intense affliction, or
in the bed with Satan, unless they repent and change their ways.
23And I will kill her children with death; and all
the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I
will give unto every one of you according to your works. He will make
them spiritually dead according to their evil works.
24But unto you I say, and unto the rest in
Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths
of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. Those who
have not followed these false teachings and tradition of men, He will
ask nothing further of them.
25But that which ye have already hold fast till I
come. Speaking of those holding tightly to the truth until Christ returns.
26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works
unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. Those who
overcome and hang till the end with truth, He will give the strength.
(This applies to all nations of the world).
27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as
the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of
my Father. Jesus Christ will rule with those who overcome; and those who do not,
will be smashed just like a clay pot.
28And I will give him the morning star. The
"Morning Star" is Christ. But, the morning star is also one of Satan's names,
and he is coming first to deceive many. (Strong's Hebrew dictionary #1966 heylel,
"in sense of brightness" the morning star - Lucifer).
But he is the fake that come first. Remember (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4)?
Make sure you follow the true "Morning Star."
29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches. Do you have an ear to hear?
In chapter 3 we will find the other church that Christ
found favor in, that aligned with the church of Smyrna. It is the church of
Philadelphia, who's meaning is brotherly love. They both taught the truth of
God's Word and are examples of what all churches should be teaching. But
first we start with the church of Sardis.
1And unto 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 art dead. Sardis was a live and
active church, but they were spiritually dead. They looked so holy and alive,
but they were just hypocrites. Sardis was a merchant town and
was the area of what many would call "the low life."
2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which
remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before
God. Not everyone in the church was spiritually dead, but many are
getting close to dying.
Their deeds were far from right in the sight of God.
3Remember therefore how thou hast received and
heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come
on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
He is warning them to repent and turn back to Him again. A warning to wake-up
and watch for the return of Christ. (Matthew
24:42-44). "Be ready for His return."
(Matthew 24:45-51). Are you working on things that
need to change in your life, or are you in party mode all the time?
(Just let the good times roll)!
4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have
not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are
worthy. Some in Sardis have not soiled their garments with the worlds
filth. They stuck with the Word and follow the ways of Christ. They had
righteous acts and were fine examples of believers. And to
her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for
the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
(Revelations 19:8). The white robes
(garments), made of fine linen represents the righteous acts of the saints.
5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in
white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I
will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Everyone
who overcomes with the help of the "Holy Spirit" will be clothed in white robes.
The white linen garments that are woven by your good works here on earth. They will
not be blotted out of the book of life. Does this mean a person has led a
perfect life? Not at all, we are all sinners, and no one is perfect. We are
talking of one who has has repented for their sins, changes their ways, and
tries their best to live a more righteous life in
this corrupt world. (Christ will stand for you
come judgment day).
6He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith unto the churches. Listen up! These are the facts that the spirit is telling
7And 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 no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man
openeth; Philadelphia meaning brotherly love. He finds no fault with this
church because they have the "key of David" that shows you all truth.
of David which is Christ). Read our study topic titled "The Key of David"
for a better understanding.
8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee
an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast
kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Many think God only uses big
fancy churches and famous pastors. No so... The
church of Philadelphia (a type), was not a strong church,
or large popular church, but they kept God's Word and knew the truth.
They kept the words of Christ close, and Christ is the key.
9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of
Satan, which say they are Jews, and 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.
Speaking of those in the synagogues who caused trouble to the early church.
(Again, the Kenites who have caused Judah much dismay over
the years). The church Philadelphia aligns with the teachings of Smyrna, who taught about the Kenites.
Christ taught about this in the "parable of the sower." (Matthew 13 and Mark
4). Read our study topic: "Sons of Cain," if you are
not familiar with the kenites.
10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,
I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the
world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. If you keep His Word He
will keep you from failing in the hour of temptation during the great
tribulation. "i.e. you will be protected during the tribulation." (You are
not going to fly-away like many believe). But, you must first know the truth of His Word before you can keep
it. Have ye not read?
11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which
thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Your crown is coming if you stand
strong and know the truth.
12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the
temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the
name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem,
which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new
name. For those who overcome (totally faithful), we will be pillars of strength to
hold up in the temple of God. (New Jerusalem
coming down from heaven). "Jesus will write God's Holy name upon us."
13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches. Do you have ears to hear and eyes to see
the truth? Church is where the truth of God's Word is being taught, then Christ
is present. It has nothing to do with a big, or fancy building. We
have one more church to cover below, but Smyrna and Philadelphia are the
examples of what churches should be teaching today.
14And unto the angel of the church of the
Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness,
the beginning of the creation of God; Amen meaning "That's That," or it is
complete. One who stands firm, the faithful and true witness, the primary source
of God's creation.
15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor
hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. Just trying to please everyone;
afraid to offend anybody because it may drive them out of the church. It is good
to teach the truth of the Word because it weeds out the non-believers.
(Don't always try to just be a popular church).
16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither
cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. God does not like it when
you are just lukewarm and spiritually dead. You must teach the truth and not be
afraid to do so. "Boldly teach what others will
17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched,
and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Laodicea was a wealthy
city and church that thought they had no needs. They may be
rich, but are spiritually dead and blind to the truth. How
is your church doing?
18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the
fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed,
and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with
eyesalve, that thou mayest see. Speaking of spiritual gold that is
refined truth form
Christ. (This keeps us clothed in white raiment and not ashamed). The eye salve, or
spiritual medicine helps us to see the truth. Even
Solomon would say: How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get
understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. (Proverbs 16:16).
19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be
zealous therefore, and repent. Christ will continually discipline and
punish everyone He loves, till they turn from their indifference, repent, and become
enthusiastic about the things of God. Not the things of the world.
20Behold, 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. Christ will not beg people to be saved and we can't
either. When you hear Him calling you need to answer, and then He will come and
fellowship with you. Conversion comes from within. Read our study topic:
21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with
me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his
throne. To all that conquer, He will let sit beside Him on the throne,
just as He conquered and took His place with the Father on His throne.
22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the
Spirit saith unto the churches. This is what the spirit is saying to
those who have an ear to hear. This completes the letter to the churches.
In the first verse of chapter 4, many
will tell you this is the rapture of the church. The writings to the
church are over in
chapter 3 of revelation. The church has no article in the first verse of chapter
4. Remember in chapter 1 verse 10 of the book of Revelation, that John
was taken in the Spirit to the first day of the millennium, not the church.
1After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the
first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which
said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
It is Christ that is going to show John what is going to happen, not the church. This
has nothing to do with rapture.
2And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold,
a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. Again, it was John
that was in the Spirit. (Here we are talking about the throne of God).
3And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper
and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight
like unto an emerald. In those days, on the breastplate of the priest there were
stones, each representing a tribe of Israel. The jasper and the sardis stone
were the first and the last of the twelve stones. (Exodus 28:17-21). These two
stones were symbolic of the twelve tribes of Israel. (The rainbow being the prism
of all the stones).
4And round about the throne were four and twenty
seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white
raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. These represent the
twelve patriarchs (Fathers of those tribes), and the twelve apostles (Disciples),
5And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and
thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the
throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. The seven spirits of God.
(Represented by the
seven lights of the menorah). The Menorah with
its seven branches is a perfect picture of the Seven Spirits of YHWH, as
shown in (Isaiah 11:2-3). "The Spirit of YHWH shall rest upon him, the Spirit of
Chochmah (Wisdom), and Binah (Understanding), the Spirit of Atzah
(Counsel) and Gevurah (Might), the Spirit of Da'at (Knowledge), and of
the Yirah (Fear), of YHWH."
6And before the throne there was a sea of glass
like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne,
were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. Crystal always represents
purity. The four beasts are the Cherubim's (Zoon or Zoa, living Protectors), to guard the throne of
God. These are living creatures that are all knowing. Keep in mind that we are
seeing what John had seen. (God's
throne at the beginning of the millennium).
7And the first beast was like a lion, and the
second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the
fourth beast was like a flying eagle. Again, these four beasts (living
creatures), with wings are Cherubim; symbolic representation of the Glory of God
in His divine attributes. The face of a lion is the image depicting God's
strength. The face of a calf depicts His sacrifice. The face of a
man is God as He
was manifested in the flesh. The face of the flying Eagle, is His judgment, or
protection over us. These symbols point directly to the Glory of God.
(Whenever Israel camped, it was according to these standards). Dan (The
Eagle), took the north, Judah (The Lion), took the east, Reuben (The Man). took the
south, and Ephraim (The calf, or Ox), took the west. Reference: (Numbers chapter 2).
8And the four beasts had each of them six wings
about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night,
saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
These four beast (living creatures), were created without free will to guard the
throne of God. Believed by most scholars to be the same living creatures
described in Ezekiel chapter one between 550 and 600 B.C., when God's throne was
said to be aboard the vehicle described by Ezekiel.
9And when those beasts give glory and honor and
thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, They
live to give God glory. (That
is what they were created for).
10The four and twenty elders fall down before him
that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast
their crowns before the throne, saying, As in verse four, these are the
twelve twelve patriarchs (Fathers of those tribes), and the twelve apostles
(Disciples), of Christ. They tip their crowns to the "King of King's and Lord of
11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they
are and were created. God created all things for His pleasure, but He has
given us free will. He will not force anyone to love Him, because that would be
fake love. God is long suffering, and is willing that all will come to
repentance. (2 Peter 3:9). Do you wish to be saved and come to repentance?
Remember that we are all sinners in the eyes of God, and we all need to
and come to know Jesus Christ.
Verses 1-4 in chapter 5 talks of one being worthy to
open the book or scroll. In John's time, official messages were often sent
rolled up and then a wax seal was applied to hold it shut. The seal usually
contained an official stamp. (Jesus' tomb itself was sealed in this manner). To
break the seal was not a matter of ability, but of authority. In today's
terms, it's illegal to open someone else's mail. It was apparent that this
particular seal required supreme authority to open. Let us continue to see who
I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and
on the backside, sealed with seven seals. Seven meaning spiritual
completeness. The book, or scroll is the Logos (Written Word), or Jesus Christ who is
the Living Word.
2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud
voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? A
mighty angel was shouting: Who is worthy to break the seals on this
scroll, and unroll it?
3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under
the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. No one in
all heaven and earth, or among the dead was permitted to open the book and read
it. But, don't let anyone tell
you that this means you cannot study the book of Revelation.
"The word revelation means to reveal."
4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy
to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. John was kind of
bummed that no one was worthy to open the book. No
man, or woman was worthy. (All failures).
5And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not:
behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to
open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. The Lion of the
tribe of Judah (Genesis 49:9-10), and the root of David (Isaiah
11:1), is Christ. Jesus paid the price on the cross
at His crucifixion, and was the only one worthy to break the seals and open the
6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne
and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had
been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of
God sent forth into all the earth. The Lamb that was slain was Christ.
(John 1:29). The
seven horns and seven eyes which represent the seven fold Spirit of God.
(Zechariah 3:9, and
4:10). (Those seven eyes patrol the whole earth). Part of the seven fold spirit
of God is "eyes that can see," with understanding. Do you
have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth? Read our study topic titled: "Eyes of the watchman."
7And he came and took the book out of the right
hand of him that sat upon the throne. Speaking of our Heavenly Fathers Throne.
Jesus Christ was the only one qualified to take the book. (The near-kinsman).
He became fully human. (Hebrews 2:14). He paid the price. (Hebrews 9:24-26).
8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts
and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them
harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
They fell down to worship before the Lamb playing harps. (Kithara, meaning harp,
or guitar). In the future they may be playing some awesome licks. The odors, or
incense are the prayers of the saints (God's people).
He always hears our prayers when we need it.
9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy
to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast
redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people,
and nation; A new song everyone will love.
Yes, there is going to be music in heaven; God gave many musicians talent,
and He loves to hear them play. Christ's blood has bought our salvation, if we accept it.
All people, and all nations, can have eternal life.
(1 Peter 1:17-19).
is neither Jew nor
Greek, there is
neither bond nor
free, there is
neither male nor
female: for ye are
all one in Christ
10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:
and we shall reign on the earth. Those who have overcome (the
saints), He will make kings and priests. (Revelation 1:5-6). Gather into His Kingdom
to reign with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation: 20:6).
As "kings," we will rule with Him; as priests, we will teach, and bring the
people to God sharing the truth.
11And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many
angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of
them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
John was overwhelmed by the number of angels; a
countless number singing around the throne of God.
12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb
that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and
honour, and glory, and blessing. They were singing of the lamb slain being
worthy, and the seven things that were received.
Power (dunamis), from the Holy Spirit
to give us the ability to serve Him. Riches (spiritual riches), through
His word to build the soul, not our bank book. Wisdom (sophia), a wise
mind in God's ways, not the ways of the world. (2 Timothy 2:15). Strength (ischus),
physical strength. God is all powerful; we are not.
However, He will give us the strength to stand and carry on His work.
Honor (respect and high value on life), a hard thing to find in today's
world. Glory (doxa, splender, brightness, fame),
giving all the credit to God. (You are nothing
without God). Blessing (eulogia), good
words towards God as well as others. (We can
never give enough gratitude towards God).
13And every creature which is in heaven, and on
the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in
them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him
that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. This
takes place on the Lord's day when every knee will bow.
14And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and
twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
When they say Amen; It means "That's, That." That is how it is and will be
In the next two chapters we are going to cover six of
the seven seals. Keep in mind that the seals are not in chronological order as
far as time is concerned, but are given in chronological order for a better
understanding of events that will take place. The seals are a teaching tool. The
trumps and the vials are in chronological order as far as time is concerned.
However, the sixth seal, the sixth trump, and the sixth vial, all align in order
and refer to the time of antichrist and his number (666).
I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise
of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. One of the first
living creatures (Angelic beings, the cherubim), will be involved in this
first seal. He tells John to come and see what
2And 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. A white horse is always a symbol of victory.
That is why many believe the one riding the
white horse here is Christ. It is not... The
white horse here represents the antichrist. The bow in his hand described here means
(toxon); Strong's Concordance Greek Dictionary #5115 meaning cheap fabrication, or fake.
(The crown represents exalted rank and prize to victors). Conquering and
to conquer: (He will grow in political power). Keep in mind, the
antichrist come first
before the real Christ, and he is coming in peace, acting like a savior. (Remember
Matthew 24:4-5 and Mark 13:5-6). Christ has foretold us all these things so
that we would not be deceived.
3And when he had opened the second seal, I heard
the second beast say, Come and see. Christ (the lamb), opens the
second seal. One of the second living creatures invites John to come and see.
4And 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.
The red horse represents war.
(Remember the wars and rumors of wars mentioned in Matthew 24:6 and Mark 13:7).
There will probably be signs of a global nuclear war threat. (Man has never
created a weapon that he did not try to use).
Satan will utilize this time to try to bring peace to the earth gaining favor
with those who follow him. Through his peace he will deceive and destroy many.
through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he
shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall
also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without
hand. (Daniel 8:25).
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. Christ opens the
third seal and the angel tells John to come and see.
(Balances stands for
justice, and black represents famine). There will be famines in the land just as
there is today, but the famine in the end time is not for bread or water, but
for hearing the truth of God's Word. (Amos 8:11-12).
6And 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. There will be famines
in the land as stated in (Matthew 24:7 and Mark 13:8). The time is coming when
you will work a full day for a loaf of bread. Were not that far off now with the
rising cost of living. People barely getting by working paycheck to paycheck,
without even a dollar left over at the end of the day.
(Were not that far from an economic crash).
But wait... What about the oil and wine? (Won't affect those). Oil and
whine are considered to be luxuries. For the common
man and poor it will seem like a famine; for the wealthy, there will be no lack.
"Its happening today my friend, be ready."
7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard
the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. The fourth living
creature says to John, come and see with understanding.
8And 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. The pale horse
represents death. The power is given to the "Beast System," that looks so religious, but is controlled by Satan.
(Remember that Satan represents death). Do not be deceived by this false
9And 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: The fifth seal is opened and we go
back to the beginning of time. John had seen all those
souls slain, who stood up for the Word of God.
(Thousands upon thousands put to death for their faith in Jesus Christ).
10And 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? The revenge of the Lord for all those souls that
were persecuted for following God. Vengeance
is for the Lord.
beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath:
for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
11And 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. This refers to the ones who remain on
earth till this day that will also be persecuted for their faith. Many will be
delivered up before Satan at the hour of temptation. (Mark 13:9-12). Again,
Christ has foretold us all things. (Mark 13:13-23). Don't worry; those who remain faithful
till the end, not one hair on our heads will be touched. (Luke 21:18).
Be patient, He is coming soon. The
Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is
longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all
should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9). God wants to give all His souls
a chance at repentance first.
12And 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; We see plenty of earthquakes around
the world today. This one at the sixth seal may
be the big one. (The time of the end). The
sun turns black and the moon blood red. The whole sky turns dark because of all the deception and lies.
(This is how it will look when evil has filled the air).
13And 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. Speaking of the bad figs that are harvested out of season. The time
when Satan is here with his band of angels and is exposed. (666);
The sixth seal, the sixth vial, and the sixth trump. Then after the days of the
tribulation; "Not before," is when the real Christ shall appear. (Mark
13:24-27). This is when our gathering back to Christ will be. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).
14And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is
rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
This is the time when the second Heaven age ends and the third heaven age
begins. (Read our study topic titled "Three
Earth Ages," for a better understanding).
15And 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; Hiding from the return of Christ. All that were deceived
and in shame for what they
believed and taught to others. "False teachers that had
16And 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: They will want to die because they are ashamed. (They let Satan
and false teachings deceive them).
17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who
shall be able to stand? Remember (Revelations Chapter 1 verse 10),
John was taken in the spirit to
the Lord's Day, and the wrath of the Lord has come. Who will survive It?
Keep in mind that there are two tribulations. The tribulation of
antichrist which comes first (you will be here), and then the tribulation
of the real Christ. The first tribulation, God's people stand against the
antichrist. (No need to worry, the "Holy Spirit" is with you). If you are in Christ, you do not need to worry about the second
tribulation, "Christ is not coming to harm you." (You are part of the many member
body of Christ, and will not be harmed by God's wrath).
Again it is very important to remember as stated in the
tenth verse of chapter 1, in the book of Revelation, that John was taken in the Spirit to the future,
Lord's day), or the millennium. So we will continue this study into the future of
the Lord's day.
after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth,
holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth,
nor on the sea, nor on any tree. In biblical numeric,
four means earth. When we mention the holding of the four winds of the earth, it
has to do with the end of this earth age, as mentioned in (Daniel chapter 7),
"Vision of the four beasts," and (Ezekiel Chapter 37), "The valley of dry bones."
The four winds are being held back till this time of the end.
2And I saw another angel ascending from the east,
having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four
angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, This is the
angel that would sound the seventh trump.
He has the job of putting the "seal of the living God" on the faithful
servants of God.
3Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor
the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Ordered not to hurt certain things of nature that are about to be destroyed till
the servants of God have the seal of God in their heads. (i.e. their
seal of God in our "foreheads" is a working knowledge of the truth of God's Word.
The "beast mark" is just the opposite. (False doctrine, false teachings,
and traditions of men, brought forth by Satan to deceive as many as he can). No
one can deceive you when you have the seal of God in your head. "You are a servant of God
4And I heard the number of them which were sealed:
and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes
of the children of Israel. This does not mean that 144,000 are the
only ones that are going to heaven as many want you to believe believe. Their will be many from all
the tribes of Israel. (The subject here is the
sealing of the truth in their foreheads). Many
included here are
those who overcame in the past; even as far back as the first earth age that did not follow Satan.
5Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were
sealed twelve thousand. Juda being the first of the twelve thousand
from the tribes of Israel that were sealed.
6Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses
were sealed twelve thousand.
7Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve
thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of
Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
8Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve
thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of
Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand. Benjamin being the last of the
twelve thousand from the tribes of Israel that were sealed.
(In Biblical numerology, 12 is the number of governmental perfection).
Many scholars believe the 144,000 sealed here could be the teachers in the
millennium. However, they are not the only ones
who will have salvation, standing before the throne of God, as we will see in
the next verse.
9After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude,
which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and
tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes,
and palms in their hands; There will be a number of people so big
standing before God's throne, that no man can count it. Gentiles and Jews alike; all peoples of the
world of every race and kind, clothed in white robes (their righteous
acts), will have part in God's kingdom. The palm branches are ancient
symbols of Israel, and represent victory. Palms were also used
for the feast of tabernacles as stated in (Leviticus 23:39-41).
10And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation
to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. Salvation
belongs to our Heavenly Father.
11And all the angels stood round about the throne,
and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their
faces, and worshipped God, They were giving honor to God.
12Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom,
and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and
ever. Amen. Amen, (Meaning That is That). These (7) things are stated to the
Lamb. In (Revelation 5:12), the same (7) things are stated "worthy" is the Lamb.
(The spirits of God).
13And one of the elders answered, saying unto me,
What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
John is given a little pop quiz here by one of the twenty-four elders. He is
asked; who are these people and where did they come from?
Lets see how John answers.
14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he
said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed
their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. These are the
ones who hung in there through the tribulation and were not deceived by Satan.
(They did not want to fly-away in a false rapture).
They did the work they were supposed to do, and they washed their robes with the
blood of the Lamb, "which is Christ." (Those
righteous acts and waited on the Lord).
15Therefore are they before the throne of God, and
serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall
dwell among them. These are the ones who serve and work for the Lord.
He will be with them forever.
16They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any
more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. They will hunger
for the "Word" no more, for they will have the truth of God's Word sealed
within. Read our study topic: All To Remembrance.
17For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne
shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God
shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Christ will constantly feed
them and be their shepherd, leading them to the fountains of living water. When
the "truth in the word" is opened up to you, it is a wonderful thing.
(You can feel the living water bubble-up in
your spirit). Study His Word and
exercise the spirit.
As we study the eighth chapter of the
book of Revelation, remember that the seals are not in chronological
order in reference to
time, like the trumps and the vials. They simply forewarn us
of what is to come in the future. Most importantly, they let us know for sure that Satan
(antichrist), appears on the scene before the real Christ. Satan will try
to deceive as many as possible, coming in peaceably and prosperously, with all
his deceptions and lies. Do not be deceived!
when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space
of half an hour. This last seal has been opened. Silence in heaven for a
short period of time. (A slight pause because many things are about to take
place concerning the events of the tribulation). Some believe this is speaking
of the first half, of the "hour of temptation." The hour of temptation is
when Gods elect are delivered up before antichrist.
(Matthew 24:9, Mark 13:11). It may also be a short
pause in time when we see the abomination of desolation spoken by Daniel
the prophet, standing in the holy place. (Matthew 24:15, Daniel 9:27, 12:11).
One thing we know for sure; "there will be a period of silence."
(Perhaps God just wants everyone to shut-up for a moment and think about
what is going to happen). There is usually
silence before a great battle.
2And I saw the seven angels which stood before
God; and to them were given seven trumpets. The word trumpets here means
"action," or "charge" just as the seven angels were ready for.
In the ancient book of (Enoch 20:1-7), but not a book of the bible, he
gives the names of the seven angels: (Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Michael, Sariel,
Gabriel and Remiel).
3And another angel came and stood at the altar,
having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he
should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was
before the throne. This is a totally different angel from the ones holding the
seven trumps. The incense represents all the prayers of the saints. When
we pray for things in line with Gods Word, He answers our prayers. (They are
sweet like incense to our Heavenly Father).
When we pray for nonsense (things not in line with His word or will), He
will not answer our prayers. (They stink to Him).
4And the smoke of the incense, which came with the
prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
This angel makes sure that all your prayers are heard.
Not just yours, but the prayers of all the saints.
5And the angel took the censer, and filled it with
fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and
thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. Keep in mind that God is that
fire" of the alter. He can warm the hearts of many with the "Holy Spirit."
(Those who know
the truth of His Word and follow His ways). But, He can also consume those
who follow Satan and scoff at the word.
6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets
prepared themselves to sound. The angels are ready for action, prepared to blow their
mighty blasts. (Silence always comes before the
7The 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. This is
speaking of nature being destroyed on the earth.
(Lightning, hail, and fire mingled with blood). Remember the seventh
plague that Moses brought upon Egypt with Gods power. It was hail mixed with
fire. (Exodus 9:24).
8And 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; This mountain could very well represent a large
meteor, or asteroid being cast down upon the earth and sea. Remember also, that the
"waters" represent multitudes of
people. (Revelation 17:15).
Again, it was the first plague in Egypt that turned the waters into blood.
9And the third part of the creatures which were in
the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
Many of the living things in the sea will die. But
wait... Will it be a physical death?
Again, the waters represent the people. Many will
die a spiritual death because they have been deceived and fallow the false messiah.
Then here we also have "ships" that many scholars say
represent commerce. Well, just take a good look at our economy and see where it is heading
in the future.
10And 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. We are talking of
"Satan" here, pretending to be Christ. Remember that "Lucifer" was the morning
star that fell in the "first earth age." The "lamp or light" here is deception
from Satan. Christ warns us in (Luke 10:18), about Satan falling from heaven.
Remember that Christ is our true morning star, but He does not return till after
the antichrist. (Matthew 24:29-30, Mark 13:24-26).
11And 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. The wormwood here is "Bitterness," or
"Grievous." The star that falls is (Satan), who makes the
waters (the people), become bitter and die a spiritual death,
because of his deception and lies. (Totally
deceived by Satan).
12And 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. The brightness of the sun,
stars, and moon will be decreased by one third. (The sky's darkened after
this catastrophic event). These are the signs in the
sky's given to us as visual warnings of the end times. As stated in (Genesis
1:14), for signs and for years.
13And 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! A warning to the people of earth its about to
get worse. This particular angel here is translated
"Eagle" because of
it's cry with a loud voice. The first four trumpets had to do with things of
nature and the earth. (The next three trumpets will be concerning the flesh).
We are coming up to the fifth and sixth
trump, and many get confused about who shows up on the scene first. We will find
that the fifth trump warns us of who is coming at the sixth trump. The
antichrist appears as the sixth trump is sounded, and it is the fifth trump that
gives us the clues. God always gives us warnings, as Christ has foretold us
all things. (Mark 13:23).
1And 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. Star is
translated as angel here. Just as in (Revelation 1:20), "the stars are the
angels." Here it is believed by most scholars to be a satanic person.
"One of the
fallen angels, or Satan himself." Isaiah describes Satan's fall. (Isaiah
14:12-15). Many believe this star is a reference to Christ. The problem with
that is; Christ does not appear until the seventh trump. (Satanic being makes
the most sense).
2And 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. A counterfeit (satanic
appeared. (Followed by smoke and darkness of the sun and air). This is just the opposite of
what happens when Christ comes.
3And there came out
of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the
scorpions of the earth have power. The locust devours everything in it's
path; but these were not like regular locust that feed on vegetation.
"They had the power like the scorpion." A scorpion stings with power in
it's tail and paralyzes it's victim by injecting its body fluid. (This body fluid turns it's victim to mush
before it devours it). Satan does the same to the minds of people that he
deceives. He turns their minds to mush through
false teaching and traditions of men. Remember,
judgment begins at the pulpit. (1 Peter 4:17).
How is your church doing?
4And 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. Again,
these are not ordinary locust that destroy vegetation. The locust
army is commanded to hurt only those without the seal of God in their minds. What is
the seal of God? "The Word of God." A working knowledge of the Word and God's
overall plan, so you cannot be tempted, or deceived by Satan and receive his
mark. This mark is known as "the beast mark." This locust army was
sent by God among His own people, as spoken of in (Joel 2:25-31).
It speaks of the outpouring of God's spirit, just before the great and terrible
day of the Lord. These locust
cannot hurt the ones with the seal of God in their heads; because they have power
over them and over Satan, as stated in the Book of Luke.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all
the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 10:19).
They can only hurt the one's who are deceived and follow Satan.
Read our study topic titled: "The Locust Army," for a better
understanding of the locust army.
5And 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. For five months
this locust army will torment as the scorpion. (Keep in mind the time
of the locust is May through September). Satan will feed you so much deception
during this time; that he will start to control you if you
6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall
not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
They will want to die because they are ashamed for following Satan and his lies.
Death flees them because death is about to be destroyed at the seventh trump.
7And the shapes of the locusts were like unto
horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like
gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. Horses represents power,
and they are ready for battle. They had crowns of gold because they were servants
of the king. (However, their king is not our king). "They are led by
8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their
teeth were as the teeth of lions. The hair of a woman represents
gentleness, and they appeared gentle. "But they have the teeth of a lion, that
rips and tears it's prey."
9And they had breastplates, as it were
breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots
of many horses running to battle. A priest wears the breastplate, but
these are false teachers with breastplates of iron.
10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and
there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.
Remember that they cannot touch those who have the seal of God. (Only
those without Gods seal). They will only have five months of power. Now, when will this five month
period take place? No one knows the exact date, but Christ does tell us the time
period when referring to the locust. (The time of the locust is May through
September as stated before). This is the natural time of the locust, and God always uses nature
in His Word to give us insight and clues in the Word.
11And they had a king over them, which is the
angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in
the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. Satan is their king; Apollyon
means destroyer. Satan is the destroyer and son of perdition, playing his roll
as antichrist. This is spoken of in (2 Corinthians 11:13-15), when false
apostles are transforming themselves into apostles of Christ, and Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of light. In the Strong's, "transformed" is to
"transfigure or disguise." Strong's #3345 in the Greek dictionary. DO NOT BE
12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two
woes more hereafter. One terror now ends, but there are two more coming.
13And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice
from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, These are
the four horns of power that come from the golden altar of God.
14Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet,
Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
Euphrates represents the boundary between Gods children and Babylon. The angels
that are bound are bad angels. These angels are spoken of in (Jude 1:6). "The
fallen angels." Paul would also speak of these angels in (1 Corinthians 11:10).
The woman must have the power of God (the word of God), upon her head to protect
her from the return of the "fallen angels."
Read out study topic titled: "The Fallen Angels."
15And 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. These four angels to be released upon the earth in that moment.
16And the number of the army of the horsemen were
two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. An army of
at least 200 million in Satan's army. This could be a larger number in view of
the world population will be over 6 billion in the near future.
(We are dealing with Satan's little band of angels as we speak).
Can you figure out who they are?
17And 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. They are playing the
roll of priests, and out of their mouths comes lies and deception. (Kind of like
a lot of preachers today).
18By 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. They die a spiritual death, because of the lies and deception.
"False religious teachers." They look and act so holy, but deceive one third of
the people on earth.
19For their power is in their mouth, and in their
tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them
they do hurt. The only power they have is from following the
serpent. Satan; the master of lies! It will hurt when they lie to you. Did you ever have someone lie to you
just to find out later? It hurts, doesn't it?
20And the rest of the men which were not killed by
these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not
worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of
wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: The ones claiming to be
servants of God. "They can't save anyone."
(Hypocrites that worship idols, following false teachings and traditions of
21Neither repented they of their murders, nor of
their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts. Spiritual murders, polluting the minds of others trying to
Kingdom. Do you know what "sorceries" means in the bible? Strong's Greek
dictionary #5331 "Pharmakeia" from #5332 "Pharmakeus" meaning medication, a
spell-giving potion, a druggist, a poisoner! There are a lot of legal and
illegal drug dealers out there in the world today that are poisoning the minds
of adults and children. You know who they are, and God does not like it! "We
call them pushers; and the pusher is a monster."
In chapter 10 of the Book of Revelation
we are going to touch on the seven thunders. In order to understand the
thunders, we need to know that it is lightening that causes thunder. The thunder
always comes after the lightening, or after the action. Keep in mind that Satan
falls like lightening as stated in (Luke 10:18).
1And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a
cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and
his feet as pillars of fire: The mighty angel of God Himself.
Many believe this is Michael the archangel.
Michael has a big part in the last days. And
at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the
children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was
since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people
shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. (Daniel
2And he had in his hand a little book open: and he
set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, He held
open in his hand a small scroll, standing in all powerful.
3And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion
roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. A
great shout as the roar of the lion, as the seven thunders crashed their reply.
4And when the seven thunders had uttered their
voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
The voices of the seven thunders were not to be revealed at this time. Many
teachers will tell you that this sealed the book of revelation and we are not to
understand, or teach it. Wrong! It is the seven thunders that were sealed.
"Not the Book of
Revelation." Blessed is he that readeth, and they
that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written
therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3). "We need to read
and understand this book."
5And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and
upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, The mighty angel of God
lifted his right hand to heaven pointing to the source; the One who makes
these words true.
6And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever,
who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the
things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that
there should be time no longer: The time is up! There is no more delay.
You better believe what this angel is about to say.
7But 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. Through the prophets (Amos
has told us of the "great mystery." Jesus speaks of it in (Matthew 13), the
"parable of the sower," and the "parable of the tares," of the field. It was the
understanding of this "Mystery" that separated the church of "Smyrna and
Philadelphia" from the other five churches. (Revelation 2, 3). It is
important that we understand this "mystery" and the parable.
Read our study topic titled: Mysteries of God for a better understanding.
8And the voice which I heard from heaven spake
unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand
of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. The book
(scroll), is opened and it is being offered to John to take it.
9And I went unto the angel, and said unto him,
Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it
shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
John was given the book to devour it.
(It would first taste sweet as honey, but after he chews on it and swallows
it, it will become bitter). As Christians, we need to ask for the
knowledge of the Word before we receive it. To eat it
means to gain knowledge, or to digest the Word. When you first take the
it is as sweet as honey (feels so good and exciting), but as you digest the truth, and see the things that
will happen in the end times to the unbelievers (those who have been deceived
and follow Satan), it
will sour your stomach. (Not to exciting for the
10And I took the little book out of the angel's
hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had
eaten it, my belly was bitter. The bitterness is what you are going to
see in the near future.
Ezekiel experienced this same thing.
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that
thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. (Ezekiel
Receive My word into your mind and soul. Digest it and let it
be your nourishment. (The meat of the word). "Give this message I have given you
to the house of Israel."
So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat
that roll. (Ezekiel 3:2). Ezekiel obeyed the
Heavenly Father and took in the message of the scroll. (Gods word).
And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly
to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat
it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness. (Ezekiel 3:3).
When you take in the truth of Gods word, it
is as sweet as honey and it nourishes the soul. (Psalm 119:103, Proverbs
2:10-11, Revelation 10:9-10).
And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee
unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
(Ezekiel 3:4). Go to the people of Israel and give them My message.
Ezekiel was to prophecy to the people, just as John will be instructed to do
11And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again
before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. John was
told to prophecy to the people. We are supposed
to prophecy the truth of the Word to the unlearned. Just as they did on
Pentecost day, spoken by the prophet Joel. But
this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in
the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your
sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I
will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will
shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire,
and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into
blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to
pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Acts
2:16-21). "All who call on the name of the Lord will be saved; before the great day of the Lord."
millennium). DO NOT BE DECEIVED!
As we study chapter 11, keep in mind that the book of
Revelation is the fulfillment of the old and the new testament. We will find out
in this chapter about the two witnesses, and how God will work through His
followers. (The many member bodied temple that will take place at the return of
1And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood,
saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that
worship therein. This reed is likened to a rod of correction, or
2But the court which is without the temple leave
out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city
shall they tread under foot forty and two months. Keep in mind that any
prophecy that is given in months, or moons is speaking of the antichrist
(Satan), because he represents the night, or dark side. This forty two months,
or 3-1/2 years is the time of great trials and persecutions as stated in (Daniel
12:5-10). The time will be shortened to five months for the elects sake.
3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and
they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in
sackcloth. These are the two witnesses, the two individuals or prophets
clothed in sackcloth that shall prophecy 1,260 days. Again keep in mind that any
prophecy given in days are solar and of the sun, light, or of God. No one knows
who the two witnesses will be, but most scholars believe they will be Moses and
Elijah. Remember that Moses was buried by God as stated in the last chapter of
Deuteronomy, and Elijah did not die, but was taken by a whirlwind as stated in
(2 Kings 2). Two men with super powers, Moses and Elijah. (Exodus 14:21,
2 Kings 1:10-11). "They will have super powers from God."
4These are the two olive trees, and the two
candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. The two olive trees
are the two witnesses (the anointed ones), that help God as stated in (Zechariah
4:11-14). The two candlesticks I believe could represent the two churches that
God approved of that were the church of Smyrna and Philadelphia. (In Revelations
chapter 1, the seven candle sticks represented the seven churches).
5And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth
out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them,
he must in this manner be killed. God warning not to touch His anointed
6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not
in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood,
and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. The two
witnesses have the power to control nature any way they please. They will also
be able to drive people to the truth. In (Revelations 17:15), it
states that the waters represent peoples of every race and nation.
7And when they shall have finished their
testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war
against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them. In (Revelation 9:4),
it states not to touch anyone with the seal of God in their minds. However, Satan breaks this direct
rule from God. Satan is the tyrant that rises from the bottomless pit and
destroys them (the two witnesses), when they complete their 3-1/2 years of solemn testimony.
8And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of
the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord
was crucified. Their corpse will lie in the city of Jerusalem where
Christ was crucified. (Spiritually dead city
compared to Sodom). Why? Because the people
have gone back to their old ways of bondage and sin. Isaiah compared
Jerusalem and its rulers to Sodom long ago.
Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law
of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. (Isaiah 1:10).
9And they of the people and kindreds and tongues
and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not
suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. For 3-1/2 actual days the
will lie there for people from many nations to gaze at. No one will be allowed
to bury them because Satan does not want to make martyrs of them.
10And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice
over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these
two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth. There will be a
worldwide holiday, and people everywhere will rejoice partying and giving gifts
to one another because of the death of the two witnesses. Why? Because they had tormented them
with the truth of God's Word. (The biblically illiterate and non-believers who have been deceived
11And after three days and an half the spirit of
life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear
fell upon them which saw them. After 3-1/2 days, God brings them back to
life in their spirit bodies, and a paralyzing fear comes upon the people.
12And they heard a great voice from heaven saying
unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their
enemies beheld them. They will rise to Heaven as their enemies watch.
They are the only two that ascend to Heaven, so don't get in a hurry to leave.
(No rapture here).
13And the same hour was there a great earthquake,
and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men
seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of
heaven. The 7,000 who die are believed to be the "fallen angels" who came
to earth to seduce woman. Read our study topic
titled: "The Fallen Angels." (Those who didn't
die from the earthquake were frightened and gave glory to God).
14The second woe is past; and, behold, the third
woe cometh quickly. The first two woe's were the locust from the pit and
the two witnesses, and the third quickly follows.
15And 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.
The seventh and final trump, the return of Christ, and the time we are changed
to spiritual bodies. (The Lord and His anointed shall now rule the world from this
day to eternity).
16And the four and twenty elders, which sat before
God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, These are
said to be by many scholars the 12 Patriarchs and 12 disciples, but we will not
know till that time.
17Saying, 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. From the beginning, till the end
times, and forever.
18And 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. The time has come for Christ to judge the dead and
reward His servants and prophets, and destroy those who destroy and corrupt the
19And 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.
The very temple of God in Heaven is opened to us and the "Ark of the Covenant"
could be seen. "God's contract with us." The thunders, earthquake and
hail is when Armageddon is taking place. The Ark of the Covenant: Many believe
that it still remains here on earth, but it was taken by God and is in Heaven at
this time. That is why they will never find it here on earth. (Sorry Indiana
Keep in mind that chapter 12 of
Revelation covers a very long time span that goes back as far as the first earth
age, as well as far into
1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the
sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: The
woman represents Israel, or a type.
2And she being with child cried, travailing in
birth, and pained to be delivered. Some believe this represents Mary
giving birth to the Messiah, some see it as the nation of Israel giving
birth to the Messiah. Some scholars say her delivery here represents a birth of a
new world age. Read our study topic titled: Three Earth Ages, then you decide
what makes more sense.
3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and
behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns
upon his heads. A sign in heaven... The great red dragon is Satan, and he
utilizes the same government as he did in the first earth age. In the first
earth age he wanted the mercy seat of God. He no longer wanted to serve God, but
wanted to be like God. (Satan will have a lot of authority here on earth for
4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of
heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman
which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
The stars of heaven are the children of heaven. Satan's tail represents his
flood of lies as he drew 1/3 of the angels in the first earth age. Now we switch
to the woman in this earth age who represents the virgin Mary giving birth to
her child. (The Messiah). Satan wanted to destroy Him but failed.
5And she brought forth a man child, who was to
rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and
to his throne. The man child would be Christ who ascended into heaven and
would return in the second advent.
6And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she
hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two
hundred and threescore days. 1,260 days as compared to the days in
from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination
that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety
days. (Daniel 12:11). From the time the daily sacrifice was taken away,
crucifixion was the daily sacrifice), till the abomination of desolation is set
up, is 1,290 days. (A.D. 33 till 1948 = 1,290 of Daniels days). (33 years from
1948 = 1915). (1915 divided by 1,290 = 1.48). There is 1.48 of our years in one
day of Daniel's, making it a common denominator. (Read appendix 89, 90).
7And there was war in heaven: Michael and his
angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels.
The war in heaven against good and evil. And
at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the
children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was
since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people
shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. (Daniel
8And prevailed not; neither was their place found
any more in heaven. The dragon loses the battle and is no longer in
9And the great dragon was cast out, that old
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was
cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. This is
when Satan is cast out of heaven and into the earth. (Up to this period it was
just his spirit roaming the earth). Satan will be cast out to the earth just
before the return of Christ, the 5 months of tribulation when Satan will be here
in the flesh pretending to be Christ. (Mark 13:22-25). Jesus warns us in the
seven seals (Revelation 6:12-13), and also in (Matthew 24:36-38). It will be as in
the days of Noah when they were eating, drinking, and marrying with the fallen
angels. (Genesis 6). Noah's flood also lasted 5 months.
10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now
is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of
his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them
before our God day and night. The accuser is Satan. He is the accuser of
Gods children. It was Satan who accused Job in the old testament. (Job 1:6-11).
It is Satan who accuses us today, every time we sin.
11And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb,
and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the
death. They overcame by the blood of the lamb and the Word of their
testimony which is the Word of God. The truth of God's Word is
what sets you free and brings salvation; not false teachings and traditions of men.
12Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell
in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is
come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a
short time. They rejoice in heaven because Satan is gone. But here comes
that third woe we were waiting on. "Satan is right here on earth."
He will not go quietly and is really ticked off. He wants to bring as many as
possible with him through his deception and lies.
13And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto
the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. He
persecutes the children of God and wants to hurt them.
(Remember verse 1, the woman represents Israel).
14And to the woman were given two wings of a great
eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is
nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
3-1/2 years that is shortened to 5 months Satan persecutes the children of God.
God is the great eagle that protects His children, and the two wings represent
the two witnesses. (Deuteronomy 32:10-12). Moses' Song, God protects as the eagle
and carries the weak.
15And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a
flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
The flood of lies that come from Satan's mouth. The
whole world will be
deceived by Satan, including many deceived Christians.
Remember the man child in (Revelation 12:5), is speaking of Christ. We as
Christians follow Christ, and Satan (who comes first), loves to deceive Christians.
16And the earth helped the woman, and the earth
opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his
mouth. Satan and his flood of lies and deception will be exposed.
Israel being rescued from the antichrist.
17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and
went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of
God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. Now Satan goes after the
remnant of the woman. (Those who keep Gods commandments and have the
testimony of Jesus Christ). Don't worry, these are the ones who remain till
the end and stand for Christ. Satan will have no power over them. They
have a secret weapon for spiritual warfare. "The sword of the Spirit." And
take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
God. (Ephesians 6:17).
In chapter 13 we will find the rise of two beasts. One
will be the rise of a one world political system and the other will be the
of the religious beast which is the antichrist. There are analogies
in this chapter that many find confusing, but if we follow the chapter carefully
by verse), and stay focused on the subject and object in His Word, it all comes
together without confusion.
1And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the
sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon
his heads the name of blasphemy. In (Revelation 17:15), it tells us that the
waters represent the mass of people from every race and nation. Out of the
waters, are the people that the one world political system will rise from. This
same type of beast rose against God in the first earth age as stated in
The ten crowns: These are ten spiritual kings that antichrist brings with him
upon the earth.
(Blasphemy written upon their heads)!
2And the beast which I saw was like unto a
leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of
a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Swift like a leopard, trample like a bear, and the tearing power of the lion.
Satan's spiritual powers will utilize this political system, or one world
order. (This one world order started to take shape around 2005 and continues
to grow stronger).
3And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to
death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the
beast. This one world power will almost come together but it receives a
deadly wound and falls apart. But, Satan will come as antichrist playing the
roll of Jesus to heal the wound, and bring it all together. Much of the world
will marvel at this miracle and follow after Satan.
Remember, the deadly wound will be to a governmental system.
(A one world order).
4And they worshipped the dragon which gave power
unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the
beast? who is able to make war with him? Many will worship Satan and the
political system. This is when the spiritual war will take place against him.
5And there was given unto him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and
two months. Remember that Satan's prophecy is given in months, or moons.
6And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,
to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
He blasphemes Gods temple and all who are in heaven. This is the time when Satan
comes to power and claims to be God. Christ spoke of this blasphemy in (Luke
12:8-12), about the hour of temptation, when some will be delivered up to
antichrist. Paul speaks of this time in (2 Thessalonians 2:2-12), as it is the
time just before the true Christ returns.
7And it was given unto him to make war with the
saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and
tongues, and nations. This is the time when Satan makes war against God's
people (the true believers), and the two witnesses when he kills them.
(This takes place three days before the real
8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship
him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the
foundation of the world. The foundation of the world in the first earth
age when the overthrow of Satan took place.
"Remember that 1/3 of the children followed Satan."
(These were the bad angels). Read out study
topic titled: Three Earth Ages if you are not familiar with the
foundation of the world.
9If any man have an ear, let him hear. Do
you understand about the events that have come to pass, and the ones about to
10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into
captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is
the patience and the faith of the saints. Some of God's people will be
put into prison and some put to death. But, if anyone imprisons you, he will be
imprisoned. If anyone kills you, he will be killed. How much faith do you have?
You will find yourself in bondage (Captivity), with antichrist if you are
not familiar with God's Word. Do Not Be
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the
earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. The
religious beast (antichrist), comes to power on earth and appears to be the lamb
slain; but he speaks as a dragon. Why? "Because he is the dragon." The two horns
representing he has come to maturity. (Horns always
represent power). Maybe that's why you always see pictures of the devil with
two horns and a tail. Just kidding, "He won't look
like that." If he did, he would not fool anyone.
12And he exerciseth all the power of the first
beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship
the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He = Satan, and he utilized the first
beast (the one world political system). Many will fall for this system and worship the
beast. Why? Because the beast system will be offering peace
and prosperity to all who support the system. (Pay your bills and get a free check every month). Look how many people
are using and abusing the system already. (Everyone will want a piece of the
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh
fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, Makes
miracles happen, like lightning coming from the sky at his command.
(Satan's going to hold one big religious revival and it will be quite a show).
Don't fall for this imposter and be deceived!
14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by
the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;
saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the
beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. Many will worship
and use the one world political system to their benefit.
An image: This will be broadcast all over the world. (Televised if you will; and
did you ever hear of holography)? His image will appear everywhere.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of
the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many
as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Satan
brings to life and gives authority to the religious beast, or one world
religious/political system. (Worship the image
of the beast or die). Sound familiar?
Shadrach, Meshack, and Abednego where three young men who refused to bow to the
image. However, nothing happened to them. (They
were protected by God). But here,
to worship or take part
in this one world system would be to die a
spiritual death. You see, Satan wants your soul. (He wants you to surrender and worship
him and he will give you what you want). He tried the same thing with Jesus in
(Matthew 4:1-9), when he offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. Who will
Satan utilize as the one world religious beast/political system? Many scholars
believe he will use the largest and most popular of the Christian organizations.
Who could that be? (As we speak they are trying to unite all religions
together under one system). "Keep your eyes and ears open, and do not be
16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich
and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their
foreheads: Many will receive the beast mark, but it will not be on their
head, it will be in their head through the deception of Satan. The mark in the
hand is a metaphor for doing the work of Satan. (The Greek word for in = en or
in, and that is exactly what it means). Support
a false teaching ministry and your doing the work of Satan.
17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that
had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. They
must receive the mark of the beast, or know the number of his name in order to
benefit from the beast. Look at how everything is leaning to a money free
society. All finance is moving toward the use of credit cards and finger prints.
(They want to keep track of all your finances). "You want the money, you worship Satan
and his system."
18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is
Six hundred threescore and six. Lets take the word count back to the
Greek. (Strong's Concordance #5585 & #5586 Greek Dictionary, to use pebbles in
enumeration, a pebble worn smooth by handling, a verdict or ticket, a vote:
stone, voice). Remember the white stone of (Revelation 2:17), that we could
identify with Christ. Here we identify the number of the beast (Satan), which is
the fake rock, or stone. How can we count the number of the beast? One way is
that at the sixth seal, sixth trump, and sixth vial, Satan appears on the scene.
(The appearance of a man and his number, and his number is 666). This will
identify the antichrist and his angels when he comes to earth to deceive the
world. Don't worry, you will know when this happens. God always keeps His
children informed. "If you study His Word."
Chapter 14 in the book of revelation
will take place right here on earth. The true Christ returns as King of
Kings and Lord of Lord's.
1And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an
hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their
foreheads. The lamb here is Christ when He returns to mount Zion. Revelation
7:3 told us who the 144,000 were. (The servants of God, His disciples).
Those with the
spiritual seal of God in their minds; those who have overcome. Paul
would speak of this end time event in the book of Hebrews. (Hebrews 12:22-29).
2And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of
many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of
harpers harping with their harps: The singing of the choir (many
people), accompanied by harps because the victory is ours.
3And they sung as it were a new song before the
throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that
song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the
earth. The ones who overcame and were redeemed from the earth.
4These are they which were not defiled with women;
for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he
goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to
the Lamb. These are the ones that were converted and not defiled by the
great harlot. (Undefiled and pure as virgins).
5And in their mouth was found no guile: for they
are without fault before the throne of God. Guile used here from the
Strong's Concordance #1388 is (Dolos) meaning a trick, deceit, or
lie. Those with the spiritual seal believed and received the truth of
God's Word. However, as stated in (2 Thessalonians
2:10-12), those who do not receive the truth; God will send them strong delusion
that they should believe a lie. Just as so many do today listening to doctrines
of men and false teachings. Why would God let some believe
a lie? Because if they new the truth, they
would not believe it anyway. (They would not be constructive with Gods
word). How many people have you passed on a truth of God's Word
and they just brushed it off, or said that it was ridiculous.
(If they are comfortable with their ignorance in the word, just let them be).
6And I saw another angel fly in the midst of
heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the
earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Those
deceived will finally here the truth of the Word. (Speaking of the ones who never had the
chance to hear the real truth). Look at all the people out there that don't even
have a clue of what is going down. God loves all His children, and is
longsuffering that they will all come to repentance and hear the truth.
"His truth is marching on."
7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give
glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made
heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Speaking of
our Heavenly Father, as He sits as judge, who made all things.
(This takes place after the millennium).
8And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon
is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the
wine of the wrath of her fornication. Sister Babylon the harlot. Babble
means confusion, and here all confusion will be removed.
(The one world system will collapse and exist no more).
9And 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, Speaking of the one world system, the
false Christ, and his mark
of deception. (Being deceived and following Satan will get you in big trouble).
10The 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: Remember that God is that consuming
fire. This is the cup of wrath that Jesus would say "Let this cup pass from me,"
in (Matthew 26). He didn't want this cup of wrath to be poured out on the world if
possible. But, if the unbelievers, or those deceived
by Satan do not come around to the truth after the millennium, then it will be
11And 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. Speaking of those who are
deceived and follow Satan. Psalm 27 also speaks of the wicked and those who
follow the ways of Satan; the enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of the
lambs; smoke shall consume them away. Psalm 27 also tells us to never worry
about the wicked who seem to always get ahead in this world; for their day is
coming and they will get what is coming to them.
Remember that we are all God's children. (God is fair and concerning).
Don't think that God is happy that
some of His children are ridding the gravy train in life, while others struggle
from day to day.
12Here is the patience of the saints: here are
they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Those who
are steadfast and keep Gods commandments, and faith in the true
Christ, not the fake!
13And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith
the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow
them. Your works are the only things that will go with you to the next
life. The good things that you do in this life. As stated in (Revelation 19:8).
The fine linen that makes up our robes for the wedding feast of the lamb are
(righteous acts of the saints), our righteous acts, or good works in this
14And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon
the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown,
and in his hand a sharp sickle. Harvest time! First He sowed the seed,
which is the Word of God; Now He comes to harvest.
15And another angel came out of the temple, crying
with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap:
for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
The time has come for judgment day that needs to be brought upon the earth.
Only one judge this time, our Heavenly Father.
16And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his
sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. The Reaper has
appeared. "You don't want to be part of this guy."
17And another angel came out of the temple which
is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Stay in Christ and "Don't fear the reaper."
18And another angel came out from the altar, which
had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle,
saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the
earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. Again, God is a consuming fire in
His wrath. (Hebrews 12:29). Now, if you know anything about agriculture; you don't
harvest grapes with a sickle if you plan to use them, because it will smash and
crush them. This is the wrath of judgment upon the earth because the time has
19And the angel thrust in his sickle into the
earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress
of the wrath of God. Crushed by the winepress of Gods wrath.
(This is where we get the phrase, "the grapes of wrath"). Our Heavenly Father is not happy, because of man and
the ways of the world. Don't worry, God is not
unhappy with those who follow Him, only those who do not.
20And the winepress was trodden without the city,
and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space
of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. Blood will flow about 200 miles
long and as high as a horse's bridle. Spoken of in the Old Testament "Song of
Moses" (Deuteronomy 32:32-35). You can't hide from the wrath of God if you are His
enemy. This will all take place at the battle of Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16).
In chapter 15 of revelation we will see
in heaven the preparation for the last blow of Gods wrath, and those who have overcome
the great tribulation.
1And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels
having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
The seven angels bringing the last of Gods wrath for only those He is angry with.
No need to worry, God is not angry with His obedient children.
2And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with
fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image,
and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass,
having the harps of God. The 666 mark (six seal, six trump, six vials),
all describing the time of the antichrist. (Those who hand till the end get
the victory over the beast). The sea of glass represents purity, as it is pure in Heaven.
3And they sing the song of Moses the servant of
God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord
God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. The
complete Song of Moses can be found in (Deuteronomy 32:1-43). The song of the
lamb would be the entire Word of God. "The song of
Joy." Why? Time to get rid of all the evil ones in the world.
Pay close attention to (Deuteronomy 32:15-18), where it says to beware of the
wicked party boys "Jeshurun" (prosperous), "waxed fat" (oily or gross),
kicked" (trample down). Speaking of the "good timers" who gain wealth, women, and power, forgetting about God.
They follow the ways of the world and strange doctrines.
(They don't care, or need God anymore). "At least they think so." Also, pay close
attention to (Deuteronomy 32:31-33), where is says "their rock is not our Rock."
Notice the lower case "rock" representing Satan; and the upper case
representing Christ. (The wicked follow the false rock). Their day of calamity
is at hand. (Deuteronomy 32:35).
4Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy
name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before
thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. Everything is rectified.
Judgment is for the good and evil alike. (God is always fair in His
5And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple
of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. Tabernacle of
the congregation; as it reads in the earlier ancient manuscripts.
6And the seven angels came out of the temple,
having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their
breasts girded with golden girdles. Pure and ready to do the work of the
Lord. Girded up for what is coming. (Remember, white linen also represents the
righteous acts of the saints).
7And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven
angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and
ever. The wrath of God; if He is angry with you. If God is not angry with
you, then you need not worry. God takes care of His own (the righteous), so why
would you be afraid to be here during the tribulation. (Psalm 37), will tell you
that the election (the righteous), will see this come to pass.
"God's wrath is only for the wicked!"
8And the temple was filled with smoke from the
glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple,
till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled. The Temple
filled with with smoke from the Glory of God.
(The "Shekinah" Glory). Heaven is
closed before this time of the correction (testing), taking place from the vials of wrath.
I hope that you are on the good side of God my friend. It is up to you, weather
you want to be protected during the tribulation under the care of the Heavenly
Father. But, you can also follow the ways of the world and Satan, as he comes to
deceive as many as he can. Remember that Satan has already been sentenced to
death; and he wants to take as many with him as he can. DO NOT BE DECEIVED!
Chapter 16 deals with the wrath of God upon the earth
as the vials come forth. This wrath from God is not upon His faithful children, but
rather the enemies of God.
heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways,
and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
The vials that
are filled with the wrath of God will be focused upon the earth.
first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and
gievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which
worshipped his image. Speaking of wicked bad people (Those with no
consideration for God, or fellow man). But
wait... There are many others who already have the beast mark.
(Those being deceived by following traditions of men rather than God's
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. Yes the seas will become
polluted and some will be turned to blood. However,
the sea also represents the
great sea, or multitudes of people. (Revelation 17:15). The two witnesses would also
have power over these natural acts. (Revelation 11:6).
third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and
they became blood. Rivers and streams will be turned to blood.
But again, you have the people who are deceived that receive God's
wrath. (These vials of wrath are very similar to the plagues in Egypt when
Moses the Israelites out of Egypt).
heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and
wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. God's
righteous judgment is accurate, fair, and
just, even to the wicked.
have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to
drink; for they are worthy. The blood is poured out upon those who have
martyred the saints and prophets of the past. (Those who have done this deserve
what they get). Many believe this ties in with Rome because they
persecuted many Christians, and the Romans had their part in the crucifixion of
Christ. (Again, this would be another type in the end times, just as the King of
Babylon, or King of Tyre). But, do not forget the other group that was present
at the crucifixion of Christ. Those who stirred up the crowd to crucify Him. The
"Kenites." Those pretending to be Jews, but
were not of our brother Judah. They are the son's of the devil. (John 8:44,
Matthew 23: 30-35).
heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and
righteous are thy judgments. Every act of God is righteous and an act of love.
(Sometimes it needs to be tough love).
fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to
scorch men with fire. Remember that God is a consuming fire. He can burn
His enemies while He warms the hearts of His servants. The Word of God can also
scorch as a consuming fire to the wicked, while it gives relief and assurance to
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.
truth of God's Word they were scorched, as they did not change their mind and
attitude. (No good would come out of their mouths as they blasphemed the name
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, The day is
coming soon. Darkness will come upon the Creature from the sea, and his kingdom
will perish. (The kingdom of the antichrist). Many scholars believe this
is a Revived Roman Empire of the (European nations). We will need
to wait and see.
blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and
repented not of their deeds. Those who follow false teachings and
God for their own problems which they brought upon themselves. But still refuse
to repent for their evil deeds. (These people do not want to change).
Do you know anyone like that?
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.
This is when the sixth seal, sixth trump, and sixth vial announce the appearance
of antichrist. (666), the beast and his mark. Early manuscripts read "those of
the rising sun," rather than "kings of the east." The river
always been a boundary between Israel and Babylon, both physical and symbolic.
Between truth and confusion, between God and Satan's camp. This boundary will be
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.
The frogs represent unclean spirits which out of their mouth comes deception and
false teachings. (Satan's power structure). (Revelation 9:18-19), they lie to
the people as to deceive them.
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. There will be visible miracles to see by these
demons as they gather for battle against the Lord. (Revelation 19:19).
"The battle of Armageddon." The Apostle Paul warns us of this coming day. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-9). These
kings of the earth are the ones who form the one
I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest
he walk naked, and they see his shame. Now Christ begins to speak to us.
He lets us know that those who await His coming will not need to walk naked and
ashamed. The garments that we will be wearing are the robes woven together by our
righteous acts. (The wicked and unbelievers will not have any righteous acts).
"They will be spiritually naked."
gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
Armageddon (Gathering place of crowds). Gathered with
Satan, his angels, and those deceived; Who
opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that
he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:4). He will defy God and will try to take the place of God,
sitting in the temple of God in Mount Zion. (Isaiah 14:12-16). Keep in mind:
Satan comes in peacefully and prosperously.
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.
The last wrath of God has been poured out. "It is
finished." Christ will return at this time. (Things will all be under control
at His return).
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. When Christ's feet touch the ground, it will be
leveled and cleanse mount Zion. (This will be the biggest earthquake ever
recorded). This is when we are all gathered back to Christ and are changed to our
bodies. (I Corinthians 15:51-53). This seals, trumps, and vials happen
simultaneously. The seals tell you what is therein, the trumps tell you when
that round is executed, and the vials show you the wrath of God and how He
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. Babylon splits into three sections,
and the cities around the world fell in heaps of rubble. God remembers the sins
of Babylon, and punishes her to the last drop of anger in His wrath. (This
is the cup of
wrath Jesus did not want to execute, but was needed).
every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. Mountains
represent the nations that were flattened, because the King of Kings and
of Lords returns with a rod of iron. "It will be like one nation under God." (No
other nations will be needed).
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. An incredible hail storm as never
before fell from the sky. (The weight of a talent is between 110 and 180lbs).
They cursed God for the terrible hail storm, but our Heavenly Father is always
fair. Where will you stand at His return? If you follow Christ; come out of
confusion, and study his word of truth, you don't need to worry. "He is not
out to harm you if your on His side."
Chapter 17 of Revelation is a very
important chapter as it explains symbolism. God interprets the symbolism for you, to clarify the book. Our heavenly Father
teaches by signs and utilizes objects to help us better understand His
interpretation. Never try to change what God has already interpreted. (Forget
what man says, listen to God).
came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me,
saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great
whore that sitteth upon many waters: The seven vials have
been poured out. Now He will explain who the great whore
is and how she came about.
the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the
earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
These are earthly kings we are speaking about. What we are talking about is religious fornication, better know as idolatry.
and worship of things that they should not.
carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a
scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten
horns. She looks so holy and religious, but has blasphemies against God
written all over her. The seven heads and ten horns is a political system which
teams up with the church. But, what church? (Revelation 13:1, Daniel 7:8). I
considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn,
before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and,
behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great
things. (Daniel 7:8). Believed by many to be the rise of the Roman empire that could be
utilized by the beast. (Another type like the king of Babylon). However, here we
are speaking of the little horn being the false
Christ, or antichrist of the end times. (Revelation 13:11-14). Who will the
antichrist utilizes during this period? We will just need to wait and see. (It
will all come together).
woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and
precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations
and filthiness of her fornication: "Her idolatry." The woman is a city, or
group of people. "Babylon, the city, or state of confusion."
Again, many believe this
is connected to a revived Roman empire. (There are many abominations going on
within the Roman Catholic church).
her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF
HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. She is the mother of prostitutes
and of idol worship, the harlot that whores around with Satan. Mystery in the
Strong's #3466 is (Musterion), initiation of religious rights. The religious
rights of Satan. As explained in (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12), the mystery of
iniquity doth already work and will be revealed. But God will send many a strong
delusion that they should believe a lie. (The apostasy). Falling away from the
true religion, or Christ. (Many will not know they have been deceived and follow antichrist when
he returns first).
6And I saw
the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the
martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
Many believers in Christ have been put to death at the order of this woman. Keep
this in mind... Look at the alleged heresy in Europe during the
reformation, where innocent Christians were tortured and put to death.
Millions of believers in Jesus Christ have been put to death at the order of the
Roman Catholic church over the last 1,500 years. "John was totally
amazed when he seen this fake religion."
angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of
the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and
ten horns. God will tell us the secret of who the harlot is and what the
beast she is riding represents.
that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit,
and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose
names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world,
when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
that rises out of the bottomless pit is Satan. Go into perdition: Satan is
already sentenced to death and will be turned to ashes from within. The son of
perdition. (Revelation 9:11).
is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the
woman sitteth. The seven heads represent a certain city. (That city is
Jerusalem). However, The Catholic Encyclopedia states: The city of Rome is
called the "city of seven hills." (Could there be a connection)?
there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet
come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. Seven kings: This interpretation typically identifies the
first five kings
either as being Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Pagan Rome, and Papal Rome; or as
being Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. One is: i.e. at this
stage of the vision. Other: The seventh. (See appendix 124). Not yet come: We
are speaking of an entity here. "Satan!"
beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and
goeth into perdition. The son of perdition which is Satan.
ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as
yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. The ten kings
who have not yet risen to power; but they will be appointed to their kingdoms
for a brief time to reign with the religious beast. (Satan will bring them
have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
They will all sign a treaty giving their power and strength to the
antichrist. (Satan has total
control of them).
shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord
of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen,
and faithful. Together they will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb
will conquer them; for the Lamb is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (The
true Christ). This takes place at the battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19:19).
Don't worry, we are with the one who wins the battle.
saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are
peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. The waters which the
woman is sitting on represent masses of people of every race and nation.
(Billions who are deceived). Those who play church; attending once a week and then
back to their everyday lives, never learning the truth of God's
Word. Don't be deceived; and don't be brainwashed by false doctrines and
ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and
shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with
fire. Remember, the ten horns are the ten kings Satan
brings with him. (Revelation 17:12). Burn with fire: (Revelation 18:8-9).
hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their
kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
will put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out His purpose. "IT
WILL HAPPEN AS IT IS WRITTEN."
woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the
earth. Again that woman represents the "great city" that will rule over
the kings of the earth. "Babylon." Nimrod named it.
Nimrod’s motive was to keep the promised child from
ruling, he used the fear of the wild beasts as a pretense for uniting the
people, and established the kingdom of Babel. Presenting himself as savior,
Nimrod convinced the inhabitants to look to him as the lord of the earth instead
of the true God. Thus, the establishment of the kingdom was the beginning of the
Babylon we read about in the Bible. Historically and symbolically, Babylon is
any organized system that replaces God’s rule with human, or demonic rule.
is not the author of confusion; He
is the God of truth and peace."
In this chapter we will cover the fall of Babylon
harlot religious system), because of her fornications with all nations. She will
be paid for her works and blood of the prophets by The Wrath of God.
these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and
the earth was lightened with his glory. To the earth; prepare to receive
the light or truth.
cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is
fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. Within the
confounds of Babylon, are caged everything that is spiritually unclean and
evil. (It will all be destroyed).
nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of
the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth
are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. The ten kings
(rulers of the earth), and businessmen throughout the world have grown rich from
her luxurious living. "Attraction of a material world." (Jeremiah spoke
about the fall of Babylon in ancient times, but it also refers to what takes
place in the end times).
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment,
and an hissing, without an inhabitant. (Jeremiah 51:37).
A dwelling place for demons and hunting
place for unclean birds.
heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be
not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
to come away from her and not take part in her ways. (We do not need to worry
about any of the plagues when we know the truth of God's Word and follow His
sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
God knows and remembers all that has happened, and is going on in the world
today. He is giving
every soul a chance to make
their own decision (free will), on who they want to follow. God has
"had it up to here," with this world, but He is not going to rush to
Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is
longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all
should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9). God is very patient with us
because He wants us all to turn from our fleshly sin, worldly ways, and repent.
But, soon the day is coming when He is finished with patience.
her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works:
in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. She (the harlot), will get hers
with a double wrath of God.
she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow
give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall
see no sorrow. God doesn't glorify her. She glorifies herself with her
followers (those who live deliciously), the biggest and prettiest church. We
are so wealthy, pious, and smart. Sound familiar? She
identifies herself as a queen, and her king is none other than Satan
shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she
shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
Tested by fire, because God is a consuming fire. (Deuteronomy 4:24,
Hebrews 12:29). He can warm the hearts of His
people while He consumes the rudiments of evil.
kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with
her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her
burning, Kings of the earth: The world leaders have all taken part
in her immoral acts. "They will all see her burn up in smoke with
nothing but charred remains."
afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city
Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
The so called religious will be judged by what they teach. When? In the hour of temptation.
"Satan's hour." (This takes place during the five month period of Satan's reign on earth).
merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their
merchandise any more: "Selling religion!" How many churches and ministries
are all about the money today? Waiting to rip you off using the Word, and their
religious doctrine. (It won't be there anymore).
merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine
linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner
vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass,
and iron, and marble, All which will have no value in the end times. What
type of church would have all these things?
cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and
fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and
slaves, and souls of men. You can't buy religion, and you can't just
put on a show. (But they look so pious and holy)! Now... What about
these souls of men?
"Satan wants your soul." He is already sentenced to death, and He doesn't want
to be alone.
fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which
were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more
at all. All the fancy things are gone. Truth is the only thing of value.
Keep in mind: We are in our spirit bodies at this time and in a different
dimension. (All material things will mean nothing to us).
merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for
the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, All those taking part in
making her rich with these things stand back and watch in fear for their
destruction. The earth will not be destroyed, only the rudiments. Heaven and
God's Kingdom will be right here on earth.
saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple,
and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
false teachers and their false doctrines that support the
harlot will be gone.
one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the
company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
All commerce is done away with. (We don't need the
merchants any longer).
cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto
this great city! Where else in the world is such a great city. (This
harlot, or false religion).
cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas
that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason
of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. She made us all
rich with her great wealth and false teachings, and in one hour it is all gone.
over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged
you on her. She is set for judgment from God. "Payback time!"
mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea,
saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and
shall be found no more at all. The great religious church shall be thrown
down. (Combination of the one world religion). All that are teaching false
religion and doctrines of men. They will be bundled up into one religion in the
voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard
no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be
found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at
all in thee; Entertainment and industry will exist no more, and there
will be no more milling of the grain. The millstone
was used to produce bread. Here it represents the bread of truth. (There is no more truth in them).
"All is lost."
light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the
bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy
merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations
deceived. No light because the prince of darkness is present. The
is blinded by their sorceries. This word sorceries in the Strong's Greek
dictionary is #5331 (Pharmakeia) medication "Pharmacy" from #5332 (Pharmakeus) a
drug, spell giving potion, druggist, or poisoner. We are not talking about legal
Pharmacist here, or are we; We are mainly speaking of drug dealers pedaling
their poison to children and adults. However, today we even find doctors prescribing
drugs that they shouldn't, turning patients into addicts. But, It doesn't
stop there... Thy merchants were the great men of the earth: Those in high places with
money and power; that's who controls the drugs coming into this country. Don't
her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain
upon the earth. She was responsible for the blood of all the martyred
prophets and the saints. The true teachers put down by the false prophets and
false religion. Don't get tangled up in the world, or a worldly
religion my friend. God wants you to become free of bondage to any
religion as well as the world. For
whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that
overcometh the world, even our faith.
is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of
God? (1 John 5:4-5). It is faith in
Jesus Christ that gives you victory over the world.
these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia;
Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
Shouting "Praise Ye The Lord," salvation is from our God. Honor and authority
belongs to Him.
and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did
corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his
servants at her hand. Fornication used symbolically through the prophets
for the worship of false gods. (God always takes care of His own). "Vengeance is
mine says the Lord."
they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
from her burning ascends for ever and ever. Not burning in hell forever; you
will find the likeness in (Psalm 37:7, 37:20 37:34). This is why many would ask; why do
the wicked always prosper? "They don't." They will be corrected at the right time.
Just like what will happen to Satan. (Ezekiel 28:18-19), "turn from ashes within."
(Meaning blotted out forever, never to exist again).
four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat
on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. "That's that." Praise Ye The Lord.
voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and
ye that fear him, both small and great. Alleluia. (Fear means to revere).
to revere God, not some man with a title in a fancy robe.
heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many
waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord
God omnipotent reigneth. Shouting of many waters (many people), for the one and only
7Let us be
glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come,
and his wife hath made herself ready. Time for the wedding banquet of the
Lamb, and His bride has prepared herself. For those He knew before
and justified. (Romans
her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for
the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Meaning
pure because her deeds are pure. "The righteous acts of the saints." (The good deeds done by the
people of God).
saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper
of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
These are the true words of God and you will never find a better truth. "Many are
called but few are chosen." (Matthew 22:11-14).
fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am
thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship
God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
The purpose of
all prophecy is to tell about Jesus. The Spirit of prophecy is the
and "Christ is that living Word."
saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called
Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
He is the real thing, and Jesus is the one who justly punishes and makes war.
were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name
written, that no man knew, but he himself. Remember that God is a
consuming fire. (Deuteronomy 4:24, Hebrews 12:29).
was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of
God. "The Word of God." All of it!
In the beginning
was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1).
armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine
linen, white and clean. Christ's second advent and His return. His army
is coming. The horses here represent the vehicles that the army of Christ will arrive
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. His mouth is a two edge sword.
(Revelation 1:16). Striking down the nations with
power and He will rule them with an iron grip. (This wrath is only against His
enemies, not His people).
hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF
LORDS. The one and only "King of Kings, and Lord of Lord's."
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; A feast for the birds of the earth.
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. Again, this is for the
enemies of God. Zechariah 14 gives a good explanation
of what happens to the flesh at this time.
this shall be the plague
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.
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.
evil creature (antichrist); gathers the governments of the earth (the one world political
system), and their armies to fight against the army of God.
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. The antichrist along with his one world political
and religious system will be destroyed. Those who worship him and had
received his mark of deception. (Revelation 13:11-16). Remember, Satan has
many rolls. He will have another short reign, but his roll as antichrist is over.
(It is sad that some will still follow
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.
Any remaining that have not chosen to follow Jesus Christ will die
by the sword of Christ. "The two edged sword of His mouth." The birds of the air
will feast on the flesh of
In chapter 20 we will be entering the millennium. Keep
in mind that at this
time we are changed into our spirit bodies. (This is after the seventh trump and the return
of the true Christ). Everyone will be taught the truth
of the Word for the 1,000 year period. (The millennium). We will find
that there is a second death
for those not written in the book of life. Death and Satan will be destroyed
forever. (You do not want to be part of the second death).
I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a
great chain in his hand. The angel could very well be Michael the
archangel. He already fought once against Satan and kicked him out of heaven.
(Revelation 12:7-9). This is not a physical chain, but a spiritual
chain that will bind Satan.
he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and
bound him a thousand years. All the roles of Satan shall be bound.
Remember that Satan is a actor, imposter, and a fake with many rolls that he
throughout the bible. (Abaddon, Apollyon, The Dragon, King of Babylon, The
Little Horn, Lucifer, Prince of the Air, Son of Perdition, just to name a few).
cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that
he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be
fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
This is a
full proof seal from almighty God. Satan's evil spirit is locked up so that he
cannot fool the nations any more until the thousand years are finished. But,
then he must be loosed for a short period of time. Why? To test those who never
new the truth before. There will be many at this time of the millennium (1,000
years of teaching), who never had a chance to know the truth of God's Word.
have been deceived most of their lives.
I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I
saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the
word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither
had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived
and reigned with Christ a thousand years. These are the souls who had
overcame Satan's lies and deceptions. Many had been tortured
and died for their testimony of
Christ. These are the ones who will teach with Christ in the millennium.
the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.
This is the first resurrection. This first resurrection. (Those who
overcame and were not deceived by Satan; many who were martyrs because of their
faith). There has
been no gathering back to Christ before this time and don't let anyone tell you
different. (The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand
years have ended). We are speaking of the spiritually dead. (Some take part in
the first resurrection, and some don't take part till the second resurrection
after being tested by Satan). Paul gives a good explanation about the return
of Christ, and how we are changed to our spiritual bodies at the seventh trump.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. (1 Corinthians
We would not survive God's presence in these physical
bodies. You can’t enter the Kingdom of God with an earthly body.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall
all be changed,
15:51). The secret Paul is revealing here is that;
may not all die and experience physical death, but we will all be transformed.
(1 Corinthians 15:52).
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. (1 Corinthians 15:52).
trump "the seventh trump." (Revelation 8:2). We will be raised to live forever.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality. (1 Corinthians 15:53).
liable to die; we will be transformed into immortal. However, there is the second death.
(Matthew 10:28, Revelation 20).
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying
that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. (1 Corinthians 15:54).
The flesh body will be transformed into the spirit body. Death is swallowed up
25:8, Hebrews 2:14-15, Revelation 21:4). "This is how it will go down."
and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second
death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall
reign with him a thousand years. Blessed are those who take part in the
first resurrection, because the second death cannot effect them. What is the
second death? "The death of the soul." (Matthew 10:28). Those taking part in the
first resurrection will be priests of God that teach the spiritual dead.
when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Satan will be loosed for a short time to test those who were spiritually dead.
(Better get their act together now).
shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth,
Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the
sand of the sea. Satan will go out to deceive the nations of the world
once again; gathered from the east to the west and the four corners of the
earth. (This takes place at the end of the millennium).
they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints
about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and
devoured them. God fights this battle; "remember that God is a consuming
the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where
the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for
ever and ever. All the roles of Satan are gone. Satan is turned to ashes
forever. Blotted out! (Ezekiel 28:18-19). "That's what the second
death is all about." If you take part in the second death with Satan; you
will be no more. It will be as if you had never existed.
I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth
and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
The white throne judgment. "The presents of the full God head." (Yahveh Shamah),
I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened:
and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged
out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Talking again of the spiritual dead. Those who were never taught the truth. They
will be judged according to their works (good deeds), not just by their faith.
only applies to those in the second resurrection).
the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the
dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their
Again, judged by their works. Note: The sea, or waters represents the people who give up the
spiritually dead. (Those who have been deceived and want to
death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. The second death is the death of the soul. (Matthew 10:28).
Blotted out forever!
whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of
fire. Are you in the book of life? Remember that all who are not in the
book of life will be blotted out for ever. Do not be deceived!
Did you ever wonder what heaven is like?
Chapter 21 of the book of Revelation will tell us. Keep in mind that at this
time; everyone has been changed to their spiritual bodies and all flesh is gone.
(The millennium 1,000 year reign has passed). We are totally spiritual now.
I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth
were passed away; and there was no more sea. We are speaking literally
here of the heavens, earth and sea. The oceans are all dried-up, back to like it
was in the first earth age. (Before Satan's overthrow). Peter tells
us how the heavens and earth pass away. But
the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens
shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent
heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
(2 Peter 3:10). "All the evil rudiments will be
burned up." (The earth is put back into it's original order). Read our bible study
topic titled: "Three Earth Ages."
I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. The new city is the "new
government" of the full God Head. "Yahveh Shamma." (God with us, or God is there).
The last verse in the book of Ezekiel in the English language. "The Lord is there."
I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is
with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God
himself shall be with them, and be their God. He will dwell here with
men. In Hebrew; "The Shekinah Glory." Shekinah meaning "He caused to dwell."
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former
things are passed away. No more pain because all is destroyed including
hell. "GONE," the second death!
he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said
unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. It is going to be
an awesome time. His Word is trustworthy and true, and you can count on
it. We will all be there one day, so forget the earthly things, and lay up your
treasures in heaven. "Study Gods Word."
he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I
will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
"It is finished." Draw from the deep waters; the wells of salvation.
"The Truth of
that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be
my son. Everyone who overcomes will
inherit all the blessings. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works
unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations. (Revelation 2:26).
the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and
whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part
in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
It will be the second death (death of the soul), for those who enter the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14,
there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the
seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee
the bride, the Lamb's wife. Here we have the bride and the wife. We are
to be as the virgin bride (Symbolically speaking), at the return of Christ. The
wife is symbolic of God's people who have overcome since the beginning of time.
he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me
that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
New Jerusalem, "the full Godhead is returning."
the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a
jasper stone, clear as crystal; "The Shekinah Glory." The
very presents of God
so clean and pure.
had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels,
and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the
children of Israel: Each of the names of the tribes of Israel.
the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on
the west three gates. Three gates on each side of the city. (The
pearly gates of the twelve tribes of Israel).
the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve
apostles of the Lamb. The twelve apostles of Christ. (Including Judas),
who had repented. Remember, Judas did not commit suicide, he was killed. Some
believe the twelfth apostle was Matthias, who the other apostles chose to
replace Judas. (Acts 1). Some believe it was Paul. (We will find out in the
he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates
thereof, and the wall thereof. The reed used for measuring, not a reed of
destruction. (A reed to bring peace and justice).
the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he
measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the
breadth and the height of it are equal. A perfect cube that is 1,500
miles each way. (God's heaven if you will).
he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to
the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. A cubic was measured from
the elbow to the tip of the finger. (approx. 1.5 ft.). The thickness of the wall
was 216 feet across.
the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like
unto clear glass. A figure of speech that it was pure, likened to glass.
the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of
precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the
third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald.
fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl;
the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the
twelfth, an amethyst. The same type of stones that the priests wore on
their breastplate to symbolize the twelve tribes of Israel. (Exodus 28:17-21).
the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and
the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
time of purity and beauty that we will be living in.
I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple
of it. Christ is that temple that we look forward to, the "Temple of
God." Emmanuel, "God With Us." (If you see Christ, you see the Father).
the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the
glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. "The
Shekinah Glory." Jesus would say... "I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD." (John 12:46).
the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings
of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. "Nations" plural is
#1484 in the Strong's Concordance. Meaning (Ethnos) which are the (non-Jewish),
or Gentiles. Abraham was to be the father of all nations. All those saved by the
Word of God and His salvation. (Isaiah 60:1-3, 18-22). Spoken of in the prophets
of old, talking about the eternity. The Kings = those nation leaders that come
to bring glory to God. Written long ago in the old testament. (Isaiah 60:11-12,
18-22). "The time of the end when God dwells with us."
the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night
there. The gates will be open all the time, and the sun will shine as a
prism through the firmament.
they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
nations. (The Ethnos).
there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever
worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's
book of life. Nothing evil... Anyone immoral, or dishonest, will not be
permitted in. "Nothing left to defile." Only those written in the
"Lamb's Book of
Life" will be allowed to enter into the city. IS YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK?
At the end of chapter 21 in the book of revelation we
covered that those who are written in the "Lamb's Book of Life," will be the only
ones who enter into the city (New Jerusalem). In chapter 22 we will cover
the "God giving Light," and
that "Water of Life," proceeding out of the throne of God.
he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of
the throne of God and of the Lamb. This is a spiritual water of life that
is pouring fourth in front of the throne. The book of Ezekiel speaks of "Living
Waters," as Ezekiel was shown the vision of the temple. (Chapter 47:1-12).
40 till the end of Ezekiel speaks of the end times millennium and the eternity).
the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the
tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every
month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
The tree of life is Christ that will spiritually heal the nations. Keep in mind
the word nations. (Ethnos, ethnic gentile people). All people will be
included. (A never ending healing and feeding to the people who overcome).
there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in
it; and his servants shall serve him: "Yahveh Shamma." (God
is there). "This is the full Godhead."
they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
seal of God; IN THEIR MINDS!
there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the
sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
The messiah! The "Light of the world."
(Everything will be back in it's original order at this time).
he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the
holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must
shortly be done. The "Holy Spirit" was sent to the prophets.
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto
his servants the prophets.
The Lord never does anything
without revealing it to His servants first. (Revelation 1:1, 1:19, 4:1). God
always warns His people.
I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this
book. Blessed are those who believe what is written and "TEACH THIS
BOOK." The Word of God; all of it! Many will tell you that you do not need to
understand the "Book of Revelation," because it does not pertain to us, or the
church. That is an outright lie! (Don't listen to a fool).
I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell
down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Keep in mind that in chapter 1 verse 10, John was taken to the millennium.
this 8th verse, John is brought back to 96 A.D.).
saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy
brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book. worship
God. Do not worship me the angel tells John, for I am just a servant like you.
he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the
time is at hand. The angel tells John not to hide anything written in the
book of Revelation. This book is to be
understood by all. (Revelation means the unveiling). Again, many believe
Revelation is to hard to understand and we should not teach the book. However,
if you take your time going through the book, it is not that hard to understand,
but rather easy as it all flows together with the other books of the bible.
that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be
filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that
is holy, let him be holy still. When that time comes; all doing wrong
will be doing it more. Those doing God's work will continue on even greater.
other words, let those who choose their way, stay that way). Remember what
Christ said; Cast not your pearls before swine. If someone does not want to hear
the truth of God's Word, don't force it on them, just plant the seed and move
on. God is always fair, and He gives everyone free-will to make their own decision.
behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as
his work shall be. Christ is returning soon to reward everyone according
to the deeds he has done. DO YOU HAVE A REWARD COMING? You may be poor on earth,
but you can be rich in heaven with your righteous acts. (Money won't get you
to heaven, but
good deeds will).
am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
From A to Z, "I AM EVERYTHING." Jesus is the beginning of
everything; and the end of all things.
are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life,
and may enter in through the gates into the city. Those keeping His
commandments and doing His work, will have the right to enter in through the gates of the city.
(Those with the seal of God).
without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters,
and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. Outside the city are all those who
have strayed away from God. (The drug dealers, the immoral, murderers,
idolaters, and those who like to make up lies). Don't be deceived by false
preachers and teachers. Those who are to lazy to dig in and study the
manuscripts to uncover the truth of the Word. Instead, they are worrying about
church attendance and cash flow. Teaching traditions of men and false
doctrine just to please their congregation. You know who you are and so does
God. (Keep in mind what the two churches taught that Christ approved).
Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I
am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Testify to the churches "all these things." Jesus quoting from a familiar
passage. And there shall
come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his
roots: (Isaiah 11:1). Make sure you accept the right morning star
(Jesus Christ). Remember
that Satan was also called "The morning star." He returns first
pretending to be Christ to deceive even Gods elect if possible.
the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let
him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life
freely. Never hold back the truth of God's Word when someone thirsts for
it. But don't waste your time on those who will not listen, and do not accept the
I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If
any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are
written in this book. Do you hear the words of this prophecy with understanding?
(Don't change what is written in the manuscripts). "You may find yourself in
trouble." There was a similar warning in the book of Deuteronomy about
the commandments of God.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD
your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4:2).
if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God
shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and
from the things which are written in this book. Many so called teachers want to take away the whole book.
That isn't what God says;
He wants us to understand what is written, as it is written.
which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come,
Lord Jesus. Christ is coming soon at the seventh trump no matter what you
do. Better be ready!
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Amen meaning:
"That's That." The true church does "God's
Work" on this earth, and it will be here at the return of Christ. DO NOT BE
click here to
return to books
Keep The Faith,