The braking of the seven seals; the sounding of the Seven Trumpets the third Woe
The sounding of the seventh Trumpet continued
Recap of Revelation 12
So far after the angel sounds the seventh trumpet we have seen, A sing in heaven of s woman that gives birth to a son who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; who was taken up to GOD and His throne.
Then there was the appearance in heaven of the dragon (satan) tat sweep away a third of the stars and throw them to the earth.
Next, we read that Michael and His angels were waging war with the dragon and his angels. They are defeated and the dragon known as the devil and satan along with his angels were all thrown down to the earth.
In Revelation 12:10
We learned that there will be a loud voice in heaven, that will say, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God, day and night.
Then in Revelation 12:11
We find that because of the blood of the Lamb, the crucifixion of Christ and His word the testimony of the believers, those who love the Lord Jesus Christ and not love their life even when faced with death.
We see that the dragon, (who is the devil – satan) is overcome (defeated)
At that because the dragon knows he has but a short time, he will persecute Israel for it was Israel who gave birth to the Lord Jesus Christ.
“For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she *was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood.
But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth.
So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
The dragon (satan) will wage war against all who have kept the commandments of GOD.
[[ we have not reached this point in time yet. We still have some time, and need to take the time given us to strengthen our fait in Christ Jesus, not leaning on our own understanding but rathe asking the Holy Spirit to teach us and guild us to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
For only by having a personal relationship with Him can we survive the on slot the dragon (satsn) will throw upon the earth and the followers of Christ.
This is the time to find and understand what the Lord had done for you, to grasp the salvation
He is offering, and to grasp hold of the fact that faith in Christ is your only protection from that on slot of wrath.
Several time it is stated “faithful un to death”
Do you think you will be faithful to Christ when threated to be killed?
It is sad to me that so many people who clam to be a Christian, a follower of Christ, that have not grasped hold of what Jesus has said.
The Father knows what you have need of,
I will never leave you nor forsake you.
I will be with you even unto death.
And more statements like these.
If we put our lives in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ, putting ALL our faith in Him, Turning our backs to the world and its ways, constantly facing towards Christ and only depending on Him and His grace, listening closely to the Spirit of GOD; the Holy Spirit who has been given to those who have excepted the forgiveness of Christ.
If so we will understand that the dragon (satan) can do nothing to us except kill the body, he can not send us to hell, only Jesus has the authority.
And as a believer in and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, with our faith firmly planted in Him we have nothing to fear but fear its self.
Christ is our refuge and strength, this world is not our home, so who hold so tightly to it ]]
Then we saw the beast from the sea and the beast from the earth and the image of the beast, and the damage they will inflict on the people of the earth.
And came to the point of believers in Christ will not being able to buy or sell anything without having the number or name of the beast on their right hand or forehead. Better to die of starvation then to cower and give in to satan.
OH but wait in Matthew Jesus stated your heavenly Father knows you have need of food and He will take care of your needs, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”
Why is it so many would rather worry then to put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and Father GOD??????
So many say I know God will provide , but then turn right around and strive to get what they want.
Rather then to set back and wait upon e the Lord?
Ok on to Revelation 14 Revelation 14:1-5
Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads.
And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth.
These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless.
[[ Jesus and the 144,000, Jesus standing on Mount Zion and the 144,000 with Him, the 144,000 are ones who have followed the Lamb of GOD, Jesus, where ever He goes. They are purchased from among men and are considered as first fruit to GOD and the Lamb, the 144,000 have not lied, nor have any lie in them. they are blameless. ]]
And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”
And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.”
[[ the forgiveness of the Lord is so great and vast, even after all that has taken place the Lord GOD sends an angel to give the earth another chance to turn to Him another warning of the coming of His judgment and wrath on those who do not follow the Lord Jesus Christ and His commandments, shows He is a loving caring but yet just GOD. And we are to be like Him. ]]
Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Write, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”
[[ there is so much concern about when the believers will be taken out of this world and to Heaven to be with the Lord, this puts thing in perspective, it really doesn’t matter when, the thing is will you be ready.
“” Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!””
“”so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.””
This says it all:
Being in the Lord is what is important, not your income, your house, your status in your community or the world, not your stuff and things, NO it is bring in s relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ that is the most important thing you can have.
So that you can make it in to heaven to be with Him and rest. ]]
Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and sitting on the cloud was one like a son of man, having a golden crown on His head and a sharp sickle in His hand.
And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe.”
Then He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth, and the earth was reaped.
And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. Then another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, “Put in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe.”
So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God.
And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses’ bridles, for a distance of two hundred miles.
[[ a lot has taken place to this point, Now we see the reaping of the earth but actually two reaping’s take place. The first s simple and quick gathering a bloody one.
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses.
From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
(( From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. ))
[[ aging it doesn’t matter when the Lord returns, what does matter is if you are ready for His return.
Even if it were posable to know the day or even the hour of His return you don’t know the time you will breathe your last breath,
The reality of this life is we do not know either of these and at any moment your last breath could leave your body and this life is over and you will be looking at eternity.
The question is where will you spend eternity heaven or hell?
Next time we will be looking at Revelation 15:1
“Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels who had seven plagues, which are the last, because in them the wrath of God is finished” The seven plagues, the final wrath of GOD.
See you in a few days,
take time to get in to the word ask the Holy Spirit to teach you, invest in your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.