Monday, February 13, 2023, 07:46
But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you,
“In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.”
These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
And have mercy on some, who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
[[ rather simple to understand;
Remember what the Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ have said.
In the Bible we find 27 letters from the Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Letter ; written by
Mark; John Mark
Acts; Luke Romans, first and second Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, first and second Thessalonians, first and second Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews; Paul
First and second Peter; Peter First, second and third
Through these letters (books) where we are told who the Lord Jesus Christ is, who we are, who we are in Him, how we are to live, what is going to happen to both those who have their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and those who chose not to.
As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we need to read and follow the instructions, teachings and examples given to us as to how we should live.
As a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, we should be anxiously looking, waiting earnestly for His return (earnestly = with sincere and intense conviction, to seriously follow after)
If we have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior; He will ask His Father (Father God) to send us the Holy Spirit to dwell in us as our teacher to guide us in the word of GOD (the bible) as to how we are to live our lives and how we are to treat others.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
We are to give all glory and authority to Him who was who is and who is to come, the Lord Jesus Christ, And to non-other than Him should hold that place in our lives. ]]
Sunday, February 12, 2023, 08:05
The Book of Jude is a rather short book but at the same time a powerful book.
The Holy Spirit through Jude gives us some warnings.
And that is what we will be looking at and applying to our lives, as everything written in the book of GOD, read it as if it has been written directly to you, and how it describes how we are to live, along with what we are to do, or not do.
The book of Jude is a warning to us all.
Jude 1:1-2 the introduction
Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ: May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
[[ 1. first warnings:
We are to contend earnestly for the faith
“Earnestly contend” to fight with all your being for what you believe, as a Christian this should be the teachings, the commandments found in the words of GOD. And not wonder from them.
2. Second warning: certain people have crept into the church unnoticed. There are those in the church, even pastors / teachers who twist the words of God for their benefit; (for power and money, but ultimately to drift believers from Jesus
These are truly ungodly people, today they are coming more and more out in the open, there are so many pastors and so called leaders of major denominations who are openly denying that Jesus is the son of God, who are drawing many away from the faith of Christ Jesus. (i pray you are not one of them) ]]
Now I desire to remind you, that you should know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a people out of the land of Egypt, subsequently destroyed those who did not believe.
And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day, just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire.
[[ we need to understand that even after the Lord saved a people out of slavery and abuse, He destroyed those of them who did not believe.
Those who live in a life style as Sodom and Gomorrah lived, if you look around and are totally honest you will have to admit we are living aging in a country / world that has chosen to live in the manner of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the movies, music, immoral sex basically immorality is in everything the world is showing you, ( the sad thing is so many have been lulled in to not even noticing it. ) and willingly partake with no hesitation. Being deceived, blinded by one’s own desires, week minded lazy people, being lead astray by the ungodly ]]
Yet in the same way these men, also by dreaming, defile the flesh, and reject authority, and revile angelic majesties.
But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”
But these men revile the things which they do not understand; and the things which they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals, by these things they are destroyed.
Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up their own shame like foam; wandering stars, for whom the black darkness has been reserved forever.
[[ there is so much in Jude 1:8-13 these are the main take away the Holy spirit impressed me with.
We are told Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil he did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” We are not to dispute or speak judgment against the ungodly but rather proclaim
“The Lord rebuke you!”
For we do not have the authority to rebuke the ungodly that authority has never been given to us, Jesus is our defender, our protection, our provider and our provision. He is our Lord
Jude 1:10-13 goes on to show us how the unbelievers live, what their lives are like and how they will end up. ]]
Jude 1:14-16 It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
[[ Jude 1-16 is a Warnings to us from History, simple reminding us our god is a just GOD, and He will judge each one of us and the judgment on those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ He will condemn to the everlasting fire (hell). We are not to take on responsibility’s that are not ours. And if we have a problem we are to take it to GOD, not try and take care of it ourselves. We need to be grateful for what we have been given and not strive after the things we have not.
For GOD will convict all the ungodly
a. Those who grumble: (complain is a sin, it shows an ungrateful heart)
b. Those who find fault: (it is not up to us to find fault, unsatisfactory feature in others)
c. Those who speak arrogantly: (we are not to regarded or make thigs out to be larger, better, or even worse than they are in reality)
d. Those who flatter others to gain an advantage over them: (We are not to flatter others, but rather we should do no more than speak the truth)
Humility takes care of a lot of this if we are but humble.
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.”
Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen. ]]
Thursday, February 9, 2023, 12:20
The River and the Tree of Life
Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.
And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.
“And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.”
“I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.” The Final Message
And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.
I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
[[ Jesus tells us several times
“Behold, I am coming quickly.”
The coming of the Lord Jesus will be quick quicker than the light that aspires when to turn the light switch on.
One moment not there and the next there.
Jesus has told us to be prepared, like the story of the ten virgins
“Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.
For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.
But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.
But the prudent answered, No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.
And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.
But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you. Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.”
We are given warning after warning and example after example to be prepared for the return of Christ. It does not mater when He returns, what maters if we are ready for His return.
The Book of Revelation gives us the strongest warning of what we should be doing or not doing; In Revelation 2 and 3 we are given major warnings of what is and isn’t acceptable to the Lord In the letters to the churches, (remember as a Christian you are the church)
Revelation 4-7 But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place—unless you repent. Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God.”
1. Remember from where Christ has taken you when you excepted His great love and redeemed you, when you first came to Him.
2. Repent and turn back to Him as a child with great excitement of what He has done for you.
3. We are to hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans (on the sight you can go to REVELATION 2 AND 3 and read down and you will fine examples of what the Nicolaitans teaching were and still are today you will also find them for the teachings of Babel.
Revelation 2:9 ‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
1. I know the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
The Lord Jesus knows if you are living the words you are speaking call yourself a Christian then live the life oof a Christian. Put Christ first in everything you do,
Your first responsibility as a Christian is to; Lover the Lord your GOD
And He said to him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. This is the great and foremost commandment.”
Your second responsibility as a Christian; “The second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
If you are calling your self a Christian and are not living your life for Christ, He says you are a synagogue of Satan. The Lord Jesus Christ looks at the inner sole and knows who you are and what your true desires are ( are they for you or the world? Or are the for the Kingdome of GOD? ) ( is your love for yourself or the world and its ways? Or is it set after the Lord and His ways? )
Revelation 2:14-15 ‘But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.”
1. Do you allow or tolerate the teachings of Balak, do you allow those teaching to be taught to you and your family?
2. They are not just taught in some churches but in almost ever movie and in most songs now days (but most are not even aware of what they are seeing or hearing)
3. We allow ourselves to be deceived every day out of convenience, just going with the flow never wanting to be an outcast.
Is Christ first in your life?
If so then stand up for what is right and then do what is right stop trying to fit in to this world and stand for Christ no mater the cost. For He knows who your really are.
“But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.
I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her immorality.
Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds.
And I will kill her children with pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.”
1. Do you tolerate those, who calls themselves prophets, those who do not teach the truth of GOD? Leading the bond-servants of Christ astray?
2. Just like you Christ give those who miss lead the believers with their teachings time to repent He also gives you time to repent, bit what we find in the total of Revelation is the your time is running out, and He will come quickly, and then it will be to late.
“Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come. He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS; AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
1. “Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.” Hold on to the word of GOD, don’t be mislead by the ungodly, don’t be deceived and mislead.
We are told to study to show ourselves approved, we are told we are to be in the world but not of the world. (This is where we are living now but this world is not our home) Don’t follow the teachings of someone just because they are a good speaker, we are to judge every word that comes out of their mouth, (yes tat take some time and means you have to be in the word of GOD allowing the Holy spirit to lead you in the world and to be your teacher.)
‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. ]So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.
Warning are given all throughout the Bible Father God and the Lord Jesus have given us warning after warning through out the word, we are given example after example as to how we should live, where our faith is to be, where our hearts are supposed to be, our loyalty basically how we are to live as one who belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes we have all fallen short, but each day these bodies are alive we have the opportunity to make things right with GOD, but that is each ones choice to do so or to go back to the world and its ways It truly doesn’t mater when Christ is coming back the thing is He will be back for His bride (the church, if you belong to Him you are the church) And all the debating, months or even years of reading the bible studying, or even praying is not going to get you the answer as to when He will return.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah.
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left.”
“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.”
“But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”
Jesus Him self tell us not even He knows the day nor the hour of His return, only the Father knows.
The main takeaway here should be; get ready, be ready, stay ready. If you are not ready for His return right at this moment you are walking a dangers path for He has said He will come quickly.
So come to grips to the fact that all the time wasted searching for the time of His return; is just that a waste of time.
Time that could be spent finding the path the Lord Jesus has for you to go down, read His word, study to show your self-approved.
Become so heavenly minded that your life is saturated with the love and peace of GOD.
Be firm, be bold and share the miraculous blessings of a relationship with the creator, tell others of His love and what He has done in your life.
Live each day as if it is your last, for it truly could be. Put Christ first in all you do, think and speak. Debating is not the answer, but the problem for most.
Think about it:
Take the time to go back and read Revelation, looking at it from the angle that Christ Himself has written it to you for you.
I will leave you with this:
Go find the narrow Gate.
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
At least think about it!
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 05:28
The new heaven and earth:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.
He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars,
their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
[[ there were two things that really stood out to me;
1. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.
He who overcomes (the ones who hold their faith in the Lord Jesus, and are faithful to Christ and His commandments even unto death),
(we are all human and will mess up but with our lifes dedicated to Christ those times should lessen, and being His we have a Lord who, if we humbel our self and ask for forgivness He is faithful to forgive.)
2. But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars,
Cowardly: those who are more afraid of man then GOD and give in to their fear of man and do not share the truth of GOD with others.
Unbelieving: those who just right out do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ or Father God Abominable, The murderers, The immoral persons, Sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars
Their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
These are the one who would not except the forgiveness of Christ Jesus, and those who even went beyond not believing but were filled with hate and contempt for those who do.
Reading the word of GOD, it says that GOD wishes that none should parish.
if they would have repented of their sins, turned to GOD, excepted the gift of Jesus and turned from their evil ways, they could have been forgiven. ]]
The New Jerusalem
And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west.
And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall.
The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.
And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements.
The material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed; and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
[[ aging the thing in this chapter that seem to be the most prevalent to life are as follows
“He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son."
“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Which group do you alien with?
Where is your loyalty?
With the Lord Jesus Christ? Or with the world?
Where will you spend eternity, with Christ of in Hell?
If any of these things are in your life turn to Christ and ask to be forgiven, turn from the evil and focus on living a life for Christ. ]]
Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 04:59
The braking of the seven seals;
the sounding of the Seven Trumpets the third Woe
And the opening of the Third Book
the seven plagues/seven bowls of the wrath of GOD.
1. The dooming of the beast and the false prophet
2. Satan being bound, freed and then doomed
3. The judgment at the throne of GOD
1. The dooming of the beast and the false prophet
Revelation 19: 20-21
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.
And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh.
The binding of satan
Revelation 20: 1-10
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.
[[ looking at the events now days, seems obvious we haven’t reached this point in time, but looks like the evil one knows he is running out of time, the deception can be seen in almost every aspect of life now days.
Another good resin to be in the word of GOD and to stand strong in your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. For it seems satan is working over time to gather those who doubt GOD, going about looking for those whom he can deceive. ]]
Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.
[[ those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God,
and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand;
and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Those who when in heard times stood in faith, believing, living and sharing the truth of GOD, even on to death. ]]
satan Doomed to the pit for eternity
When the thousand years are completed, satan will be released from his prison, and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.
And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
[[ time line of events:
first satan is allowed to travel the earth to device whom he can, and to kill those who he can’t, those who stand strong in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ those killed for their testimony of Christ, and who have not worshiped the beast or his image and who did not receive his mark, these will come to life and be taken up and live with Christ for a thousand years.
At the end of the thousand years satan will be released, and go back to deceiving the nations and gather them together for war.
They will be defeated by GOD and satan will be thrown in to the lake of fire (hell) where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Seems we are seeing deception every day moment by moment no matter which way you turn unless you turn to the Lord Jesus.
If you have been paying attention over the last few years the number of believers who have been beheaded for their faith in Christ has been increasing around the world, and is coming closer to this country every day. Be faithful even unto death so you can take part in the resurrection.
the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
It is those who stand firm in their faith, those who are killed for their testimony of Christ, and who have not worshiped the beast or his image and who did not receive his mark, These will be the ones who take part in the first resurrection ]]
The judgment at the throne of GOD
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.
And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
[[ read that a few times and grasp what it is saying.
The second death….. not something you want to be a part of.
Everyone at that time will be judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds.
according to their deeds.
Whose ever name is not found written in the book of life, will be thrown into the lake of fire.
Some will say “well that is harsh, God is love so he wouldn’t do that to us”
Remember; God is also just.
Think about it you have had a life time to read and except the Lord Jesus Christ, and it has always been your choice to do so or not.
Christ died on the cross for you, and three days later rose from the dead victories over death hell and the grave, and has freely offer the gift of salvation to you, will you except it or not? Come quickly Lord Jesus come. ]]