Hope To The End ......Worship, part 1
n Part 1, we ended with Rev.11, and we will pick up now with Rev. 12.
to GOD in the HIGHEST ! ..... Part TWO
The Theme of Worship in the Book of Revelation,
In this section we will look at what not to worship : the Antichrist Beast, the False Prophet, the 666 system,
Mystery Babylon, false gods etc.
And we will conclude with praise and worship of the Living God (Who is interactive in our lives).
HIGHEST PRAISE, MARTYRDOM ... Revelation 12
Sometimes praise is given to God other than by our tongue. We worship God in the beauty of holiness and by our obedience to Him in our lives.
Psalm 29:2; Psalm 96:9.
Sometimes that obedience leads us down a road otherwise not taken.
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:
but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell" Matthew 10:28
"And I say unto you My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
"But I will forewarn you Whom ye shall fear. Fear Him which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him." Luke 12: 4, 5
The sacrificial worship of dying for our Lord is seen in Rev. 12:11
"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.
And 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."
Therefore rejoice ye heavens and ye that dwell in them. "
Yes, just as there was a multitude no man could number who died in the wilderness experience, there will also be many who will die a martyr's death during the time of the Great Tribulation.
"Greater love than this no man hath than to lay down his life for his Friend (Jesus).
These martyred saints will have died because they refused to be a part of the System, They refused the 666 mark of the beast ; for in Rev. 20:4 it says,
"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement 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 (the Bible) 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."...
"Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection
( 4 parts which include the first resurrection : "evening, midnight, cockcrowing and morning") :
on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ,
and shall reign with Him 1,000 years."
To surrender our lives to God in martyrdom, is the highest praise.
WORSHIPPING the BEAST
So far we have looked at various passages of worship contained the Book of Revelation. But in order to fully understand the concept of worship, we must also understand what NOT to worship. We are told in Romans not to worship the created, but to worship the Creator. (Romans 1:25). In Exodus 20 :1-6 we are told to have no other gods before the living God, the great I AM. And we are also told not to worship any IMAGE......
"And God spake all these words saying,
"I AM the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above,
or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
(why do Christians have doves and fishes ?)
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
(Song of Songs 7:6b)
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep My commandments" (obey).
In Revelation 13, a man comes along in the position of a world leader, and the world follows him (worships him). They also worship his image. Thus the great number One commandment is broken, as well as what we are warned about in Romans. Not only Romans warns us against this time, but especially John 5:43:
"I AM come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not;
if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive."
Who will they receive ? They will accept both the antichrist-Beast and the false prophet Beast. They will listen to their voices and to their dictates. In particularly, they will worship the antichrist Beast at the insistence of the false prophet Beast. They are a team. One is the promotional manager, causing all the world to honor the antichrist Beast. We worship someone's image by checking-in religiously around the clock to hear his latest dictates on TV, the radio or internet or any other such media and then following those dictates.
Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. 1 Samuel 15:23
Since we have been both commanded and warned not to follow these men and their System, then there is no excuse for taking the Mark of the Beast (666) in order to buy or sell (eat). The consequences for DISOBEDIENCE to this command is an eternity in the Lake of Fire (Rev. 14:9-11), which is secondary to an eternity separated from the beautiful and compelling Jesus Christ (2 Thess. 1:9) . Once having seen Him--- when thrust into eternity--- the soul is in utter agony to live apart from Him, since He is the soul's absolute desire.
Worshipping a leader
In Revelation Chapter 14, we have the song of the 144,000 that no one else could learn. It is a song of Redemption, for these Messianic Jews who evangelized the whole entire globe are now redeemed from the earth (verses 3,4). They gave out the Good News of forgiveness for our sins in Yeshua's atoning blood without any other additions. They were without guile. They did not have any errors or falsehoods in their messages. They gave out the Gospel, straight, pure and simple. What a worshipful song they must sing to the Lamb as they follow Him wherever He goes.
Does this group come from the Philadelphian Church which receive the Father's Name on their forehead ?
(Rev. 3:12 and Rev. 14:1). If so, perhaps they remained--like Elisha--after the Midnight Rapture in order to spread the Gospel to those left behind. Scripture does not reveal here how they got to heaven--whether raptured later, or by natural death such as Elisha. The focus here in Chapter 14 is the fact that no matter what hardships they endured as world-wide Jonahs, they have a song in their heart for their Lord.
THE GREAT COMMAND TO WORSHIP our CREATOR
We now arrive at the proclamation of this article, commanding us to WORSHIP.
It is in Rev. 14:7 that the angel flies through the midst of heaven proclaiming in a LOUD voice:
"Fear God and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgement is come; and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters."
This is a way of saying:
" Fear eternal consequences more than the temporal plans of man.
Give to God the credit due Him. Speak out your testimony of how He has interacted in your life.
The time for sitting on the fence is over. Be bold in your commitment to God."
God is about to Judge the whole earth. Ultimatums are at the door.
The angel is telling us to worship God in attitude, prayer, praise, obedience, singing, reading and meditating on His Word, alone or in assembly. And we are to separate from those who cause us to stumble.
Let us listen to the voice of God, more than to any person or ministry.
May we have the deep realization that Almighty God is our Maker. Jeremiah 18:6
May we continuously see His signature and purpose in all of creation."
Do we pause to really look at the beauty of the earth and see God as our Creator? When was the last time we were by an ocean, lake or river ? When is the last time we got away from it all and really looked around ...up at the stars, around at the trees and flowers, mountains, hills and grass, birds, butterflies and bees ? etc. Have we seen God in the details ? In a sunset or sunrise ? He is there speaking through beauty, design, symmetry and unfathomable mathematics and wisdom (Proverbs 8 and Romans 1). God is the Ultimate Mathematician, and His algebra, calculus and geometry are seen in all of science and nature. It is resoundingly obvious. The ONLY way you couldn't see it is if you didn't want to see it.
Indigenous tribes in the remotest parts of the earth worship a Supreme Being. They do not know His name, but they know He exists by looking around them. If "pagans" can acknowledge a Power higher than themselves, then why can't intellectuals...... who ignorantly worship evolution (which has been proven false by thermodynamics and entropy .. http://www.aboundingjoy.com/2ndlaw-fs.html
Let us study to show ourselves approved unto God to give to every man an answer. 2 Timothy 2:15;
also 1 Peter 3:15
Babylonian Economic System Falls ("in money we trust")
Rev. 14:8 and Rev. 18:4--24
Babylon-America has worshipped materialism ever since the Industrialized Age began.
Please see Henry Winkler video "An American Christmas Carol".
We have worshipped the created (product) rather than the Creator. For instance, how many of us shop till we drop...have over-extended credit .... eat processed food rather than natural foods ?
Simple things , yet profoundly System.
Excess, greed and monopolies-ending-in-abusive-control have all signaled the end of our once righteous Capitalistic system. We had to break all the anti-trust laws to get there. But we managed.
Now we have no little mom and pop shops. No small farmers. No little entrepreneurs. The big 500 took over.
We have sowed to the wind, and now we must reap the whirlwind: out-of-control deficit; massive unemployment; inflation; lower paying jobs; our dollar has sunk in value on the world market, and our stock market is failing.
So now we see here the Second angel saying that the system of money and commercialism that we have worshipped is being brought down right before our eyes. "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city".
And of course New York City with its stock market , Madison and Park Avenues etc. is the center of world finance. It will fall. Will this be an economic blow only, or will NYC also be bombed ? For sure, it will be an economic blow, and we will have to wait and see if at Mid-Trib NYC is bombed. Time will tell.
If indeed this is the time that NYC gets a nuclear blow, it is described for us in Revelation 18:3-24.
The blow comes in one hour, and affects all the merchants of the world.
At end-trib GREAT Babylon, is judged, and we take that to mean the entire nation is judged, rather than just the commercial center. (Rev. 16:19 and Rev. 18: 1-3). The rest of Rev. 18 concerns the CITY which is judged at mid-trib.
For now, we are to quit our materialistic ways, and " Get out of Babylon" (Rev. 18:4), fleeing the system and possibly New York city itself. We personally would not want to live there especially now that they have "ubiquitous" sensors, cameras and surveillance systems.
Lockheed officials said the system will provide monitoring, surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and response capabilities. The system will feature motion sensors, perimeter sensors, "intelligent video" software and conventional closed-circuit television cameras. The system will use "pixel recognition" technology, which can detect unattended packages by comparing objects in view with reference images.
Surrounded by sensors ...slide show
CONSEQUENCES for worshipping the SYSTEM
The reason we are to fear God rather than man is because the System is planning a 666 Mark of the Beast that will soon be upon us. That will be mankind's final temptation. We will be required to take the Mark of the Beast in order to buy or sell (eat.). We will face hunger for not taking the Mark, and we will face death for believing in Jesus as Lord, and we will also be totally ostracized from society. No one will have anything to do with us in this new politically-correct ( VIP ) world. We won't be able to have a roof over our heads, own a car, have a job, or transact any business of any kind. Friends and family will have nothing to do with us.
Many mainstream "churches" will go along with the System. They have been politically-correct before, so they will be again.
These compromising assemblies will rationalize and defend and excuse all kinds of reasons why you can and should take the Mark of the Beast.
( For "peace", for "love" for "health", for "protection", for a more organized and networked world of databases, the unity of conformity, and for just being a good citizen of the World-State, etc. etc. )
To use Hillary's overworked phrase, it will become "the right thing to do".
But all of that is lies. (Assemblies do lie when controlled by fear).
You will hear the argument that a just God cannot send people to hell for merely wanting to eat and survive and take care of their families. They are right. God does not send us to hell for those things. We send ourselves to hell
because of DISOBEDIENCE. That is the issue here. The Mark of the Beast comes with strings attached.
It requires one to worship the Beast, and follow his dictates blindly. That is damnable.
You will be "excommunicated", cast out and ostracized from any fellowship of any kind if you do not take the Mark of the Beast.
CONSEQUENCES for Taking the Mark of the Beast
That is why these words from Scripture are so strong in reminding us Who to worship and why:
"If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
The 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:
and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever 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." Rev. 14:9-11
MARTYRED --- FOR REFUSING the MARK
Both Messianic Jews and Christian Believers
Revelation 15 brings us to the Martyred Multitude. These saints had victory over the beast (antichrist or the false prophet), and over his image and mark and the number of his name. How did they get the victory ? By surrendering to martyrdom.
TWO SONGS :
1. They are both Messianic Jews who sing the song of Moses,
2. and they are Gentile Believers who sing the song of the Lamb saying:
"Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty ( El-Shaddai );
just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of Saints." Revelation 15:3
Who 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 judgements are made manifest."
This praise appears to be in opposition to the worship of the beast that is going on down on earth. (Rev. 13) The world-leader beast seeks the title of a king, but our King rules over the kingdom of the heart within. That is why He is here called "King of Saints". The kingdom of God is within.
We are not to believe in the heresy of "dominion theology", which puts God's kingdom ruling on earth without Him and through us. That is heresy. Our kingdom is not of this world.
When Christ returns to earth, THEN let His millennial kingdom begin, and not a minute before.
The idolatrous worship of the Beast down on earth is due to fear. It is not like the worship in heaven that comes from a heart of love and devotion. The masses on earth will fear the Beast because of his temporary power to execute non-conformists. (those who are politically incorrect and who refuse the Mark of the Beast.)
But the martyred multitude remind us here who we are to fear. We are to fear God.
Fear of man is a dangerous trap.
"The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord " Psalm 111:10
HABITAT for SAINTS
1. The Song of Moses Exodus 15:2 .... "The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation :
He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt Him."
"Who is like unto Thee, O LORD, among the gods ? Who is like Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ?
Thou stretchest out Thy right hand, the earth swallowed them
( Antichrist and the False Prophet at Armageddon)
Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed;
Thou hast guided them in Thy strength unto Thy holy habitation." Exodus 15:11-13
A Song of Moses Deuteronomy 31:22... regarding Deuteronomy 32:
"I will publish the Name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
He is the Rock (Psalm 18 and 2 Samuel 22). His work is perfect (complete); for all His ways are judgement: a God of TRUTH and without iniquity, just and right is He."
2. The Song of the Lamb: "Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. And hast made us unto our God kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth."
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom and strength, and honor and glory, and blessing." Rev. 5:12
"Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto our Him that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb, forever and ever." Rev. 5:13
While the illusion on earth is that the Beast is all powerful, the world is about to witness the Almighty power of an avenging God. He is about to loose 7 vials of unutterable destruction upon the earth. A seraph (living creature) approaches the 7 angels and hands them the 7 vials of finality. The showdown has come. It is High Noon.
JUST, TRUE and RIGHTEOUS
Even in judgement, God is to be praised. Listen to the angels acknowledge God's justice when pouring out the seven vials.
The first vial poured out causes sores for those who have taken the 666 mark of the beast.
Then the second vial causes the oceans to become as blood "and every living soul died in the sea"
As this vial is being poured out , the Angel of Waters exclaims:
" Thou art righteous O Lord, which art and wast, and shall be because Thou hast judged thus."
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and Thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy....
"Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgements.
The third vial is poured upon the sun and men are scorched with fire and great heat.
Does man now see the error of his ways ? He does not. He persists in refusing to worship God and instead blasphemes His name. "They repented not to give Him glory". Rev. 16:9
The Fifth vial is poured out and results in darkness, pain, sores and more blasphemies for the Beast's kingdom. And "they repented not of their deeds". Judgement should cause conviction and thus repentance. But the attitude of the heart can be so hardened, and the conscience so seered, that nothing remains for the impenitent, reprobate sinner but eternal judgement.
Then the sixth vial is poured out, and the Euphrates river dries up. There is now no impasse between East and West. All the more easier for the Asian nations to follow the roadmap to Armageddon. They will all come to "The Great Day of God Almighty". They will go ahead and make His day.
But prior to that battle, the Cockcrowing Rapture takes place for all those who have refused the 666 mark of the beast, and have their garments of salvation on ( trusting in the atoning Blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins).
The seventh vial is then poured upon the air ( upper atmosphere ) and the end is now in consummation--
a fait accompli--by war (thunders), earthquakes ( Rock on Mount Moriah ? touchstone rock ? affecting all the fault plates around the globe ? ), and an unprecedented meteorite shower of colossal destruction, and probably continent-engulfing tsunamis. etc. Jeremiah 51: 64
"It is done." TAV (Rev. 16:17) These are the same words Christ spoke upon the Cross of Cavalry when the spiritual victory was won...when Christ warranted retributive power over Satan.
At the Cross on Golgotha, everything looked lost. It appeared as if Jesus had been defeated by the adversary.
But just the opposite was true. And Jesus Christ allowed 2000 + years for all of Satan's scheme to finally unravel at Armageddon where Jesus obtains the military victory, as well as His already accomplished spiritual victory.
But more of that later in Revelation Chapter 19.
While Bible-believing Christians worship the one and true living God, false religions unite in an attempt to overthrow the true Church. This all-inclusive unit is outraged at the fact that true Christians proclaim that there is only one way to salvation and that is through Jesus Christ.
" I am the way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father, but by Me." John 14:6
This false assembly--- Mystery Babylon---in wanton in her aligning lovers of deceit. Their leader is Satan , who is a "liar and the father of it" John 8:44 . Satan is a murderer and a thief (John 10:10) and seeks to kill the Believers in Jesus. Rev. 12:17
"Brethren be sober and watch well. Satan, who is your enemy, goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. But you, grounded in the faith, must face him boldly." 1 Peter 5:8,9
This "MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH " becomes drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. Rev. 17: 5. This "religious" assembly is cunning, crafty, cruel and murderous. There isn't enough Christian blood to satiate their jealousy.
This assemblage knows it has no hope, though they pretend to offer hope. They have political power and excess of power makes one mad. Mystery Babylon is inebriated on the executions of Christians.
This all-inclusive unit of "religion" is headquartered in a city which has total political might over the kings of the earth.
For an explanation of the Eight King (world ruler) please see hopetotheend.com/ch2p3.html
Worship involves separation. "Ye are to be separate". "Be ye holy (separated) as I am holy (separate)".
True worship is not inclusiveness, ecumenism, syncretism or universalism. Worship is a narrow road of singling out the only one true God ---- Jehovah-Yeshua----as the only object of adoration and servitude.
Matthew 7:13, 14
"Enter ye in at the straight gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:
"Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
All other paths are Babylonian. They are carnal... coming together for the sake of solidarity only. It is a false "unity". There is no truth in them that separates, and divides the right from the wrong. There are no moral absolutes and doctrines of faith that specify exact interpretation.
We do not believe that Solana is the first or second beast of Rev. 13, but he paves the way for the antichrist, as we see it.
Solana does not believe in things being inherently good or evil.
We are commanded in Rev. 18 to "Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." Rev. 18:4, 5
"Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her."
"Alleluia: Salvation and glory, and honor and power unto the Lord our God.
For true and righteous are His judgements; for He hath judged
the great whore ( political / religious / commercial / judicial System )
which did corrupt the earth with her fornication and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.
And again they said, Alleluia" Rev. 19:1-3
And the 24 elders and 4 living creatures (seraphim) fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen. Alleluia." Rev. 19: 4
And a voice came out of the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.
And I 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 (the all powerful Jehovah-Yeshua).
THE MARRIAGE SUPPER
Let us rejoice and be glad and give honor to Him for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife hath made herself ready." Rev. 19:7
We take this statement to mean that during the three and half years of the Great Tribulation, the church was with Jesus making herself ready to be His wife. Her linen robes were previously made clean and white by their own acts of righteousness while here on earth.
In modern theology the emphasis upon faith-alone has crowded out any reference to our working the works of faith. That is called "OSAS", or "Once saved always saved". It is also called "easy believism". What that means is that once a person accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they sit back and let God do all the work in their life, rather than having the heart of a servant toward God and the work He has for them to do. To cease working out one's salvation with fear and trembling" is to backslide and perhaps fall away entirely
( please see Hebrews 6 and Hebrews 10).
"But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matthew 8:12
Having the heart of a servant requires true humility, a willingness to correct one's lifestyle when necessary, and repenting of any inconsistencies between the talk and the walk. It means continual obedience...not when it is convenient, but even when it is inconvenient , requiring self-discipline. By ourselves we cannot do that. We cannot "pull ourselves up by the bootstraps" and do things for God. We need the assistance of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost won't do it FOR us, but He will HELP us want to do it. We don't need will power. We need WILLINGNESS to be led and guided by the Holy Spirit.
And so "Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb." Rev. 19:9
"The Spirit and the Bride say "Come" Rev. 22:17
THE POWER of PROPHECY
Next we are told to :
"Worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Rev. 19: 10
Verse ten is highly important. It tells us that Jesus' testimony is the fact that He lived out to exact detail the prophecies of a book written back at the time of Moses and corroborated by 66 authors who kept perfect alignment with the specifics of prophecy... and then Jesus performed and verified all of those foretold words.
He is indeed...the Word of God.
And the fact that Jesus here states that it is PROPHECY that bears witness to His testimony, then that tells us that Christians should regard prophecy as a main study in their life. There should be a relevancy within our conversation and witness in this world that connects with everyday life and everyday people. It is Biblical prophecy--- and the explanation of it --- that makes us REAL.
Church attendance should have been the most exciting event in a person's week. It should have been the "latest news" connecting the Bible to current headlines, with ACCURACY. Too many churches avoided prophecy and became boring and meaningless. People fell away. Too many churches that taught Bible prophecy played "one string"...what the popular viewpoint was, rather than hammering out the details in Church councils that would have defined truths with more verifiable Scripture, rather than popular opinion. They would have been more accurate, being led by the Holy Ghost, instead of by numbers of followers.
But God is coming for His Bride, and she shall be without spot or wrinkle
[ Meaning that the Church will witness some of the controversial events first hand before leaving, and see for themselves what was meant by certain passages]
In other words, time will straighten out these omissions of study and research and singlemindedness, and we will all see one correct version of the outcome of Bible prophecy.
"God is a Spirit and must be worshipped in spirit and in truth ." John 4:24
We take that to mean that God is to be worshipped with a righteous attitude by the power of the Holy Spirit and He is to be worshipped with accuracy. ( found in the Word of God).
PAY BACK TIME (Armageddon)
And I 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." ( Deuteronomy 7:9 and Exodus 15:3 )
The truth has been written, and it is now being accomplished. Jesus Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of every word in the Bible that He is rightly called "The Word of God". His breath is in every page of Scripture.
"And He hath on his vesture and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS , AND LORD OF LORDS."
Then an angel stands in the sun and calls to all the birds and fowls of the air to prepare to dine on demagogues.
The terminology here refers to leaders and militaries and includes "all men, both free and bond, both small and great". This latter part of the phrase echoes Rev. 13:16 and denotes the fact that those who took the 666 mark of the beast are now to receive their fate.
"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, and 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." Rev. 19:20
Hell was originally prepared for the devils and his angels (Matthew 25:41) and was not intended for man originally. Yet because man chose to follow Satan rather than God, then they too share the same destiny as their leader---only with an added horror, these two men--- and the 666 crowd ---arrive in hell 1,000 years before even Satan himself. Matthew 25:41...
"Depart from Me ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels"
If people pondered this fact right now--before this takes place--they might save themselves from such a fate.
"And he shall 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 ascendeth up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night"
Rev. 14:10, 11.
"Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power." 2 Thessalonians 2:9
"into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched.
Where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched." (Mark 9:43-48)
"And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against Me:
for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched;
and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh." Isaiah 66:24
"I am in anguish in this flame " Luke 16:22
Christ has won the victory at Armageddon.
The two beasts, world leaders and main influencers of society, were defeated. Never again will there be a system with an elitist group of men undermining society and governments.
Never again will man be reduced to a number... a cog in the System's wheel.
Not only is the inhumane system and its perpetrators put down, but also Satan, their leader, is bound in chains in the abyss for 1,000 years. You would think that with the system and evil world leaders gone and with Satan out of the way, that then we could all "live happily ever after" in the magic kingdom. Not so. We still have ourselves and our free will. We still love to have our own way. The clay wants to tell the Potter what he shall do with his life. We still have egos and we still relish power. After the 1,000 are over, Satan will again be lose upon the earth and will take advantage of man's self-determination. But that rebellion will be put down before it can do any harm.
What is the message here ? That even without any evil influence in our lives, we still can--- and some do ---choose evil.
We basically can not blame home, environment, our genes, our government or stronger personalities for our sins.
The final gavel must be pointed at ourselves. We choose to do wrong because it asserts ourselves. It makes us the god of our life instead of another. Obedience is the difference between heaven and hell.
"The heart of man is deceitfully wicked and who can know it ?" Jeremiah 17:9
For those who lived and died by the words of Holy Scripture , and who witnessed for Jesus, and who did not worship the beast nor his image, "neither received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands " there are rewards:
They lived and reigned with Christ (Messiah) 1,000 years....they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him 1,000 years." Rev. 20:6
These had part in the first resurrection. There are , we believe, four parts to the first resurrection. Those who arose at evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing and transformed at morning. These are the four anchors that believers take hold on.
But the rest of the dead do not rise until after the 1,000 years are over and are of the second resurrection, also called the second death.
"And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the heaven and the earth fled away; and there was found no place for them.
They rise only for judgement and pronouncement of sentence to an eternal hell.
12 Stones http://sg.geocities.com/shenlan.geo/Torah/12-stone-chosen.html
see a new heaven and a new earth, and new Jerusalem coming down
out of heaven "prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Obviously this must be where the Bride-Church resides by the side
of her eternal King Jesus. This new Jerusalem has "the glory
of God" with majestic pearl gates and foundations of rare
and precious gems. It is a cube 1500 miles in each dimension. It
glitters with diamonds and gold. This holy city is the heart of
the universe. Nothing is allowed into this holy city that
"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 (Emmanuel), and be their God.
"And 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."
That is so remarkable, one has to read that over and over again. It is so opposite from our travail here on earth in this "vale (valley) of tears "
And 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 (you can count on this outcome).
And He said unto me, "It is done". Tav. This is the second time this sentence is used in Revelation. It was first spoken in judgement after the 7 vials were poured out upon a rebellious Godless world, and it is spoken now at the fulfillment of this age, declaring God's utter mercy and lovingkindness.
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end." This echoes Rev. 1: 8, 11, 17 and is repeated in
Rev. 22:13. It is understood in Rev. 2:8 and in Rev. 3:14. Seven times this is referred to in the Book of Revelation. We have seen for ourselves that God does what He says He will do. We can count on His word 100 %. Truly His end is in His beginning (paraphrasing T.S. Elliot)
From this point there seems to be a mystery of what will take place next in the eternity after the 1,000 years are over. It appears from Scripture that there will be a new populated earth. These people will also need to receive salvation. Will we be messengers telling the Gospel of forgiveness of sin through the shed blood of Christ to the new inhabitants of this new earth? It appears so.
"I will give to him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. " There will be no more selling the Gospel story. It is priceless, and therefore cannot be bought or sold.
"Buy the truth and sell it not"
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be His God and he will be My son."
"But 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. Rev. 21:8
"And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's Book of Life (are the only ones allowed to enter into the New Jerusalem). Rev. 21: 27
" For without (the city of the New Jerusalem) are dogs (unbelievers) and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loveth and maketh a lie." Rev. 22:15
HE is the LIGHT which ENLIGHTENETH John 1:9
"And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. Rev. 21:22
And 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. Rev. 21:23
"And 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 honor into it.
And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it. Rev. 21:26
Chapter 22 http://hopetotheend.com/njerusalem.html
"And He showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
In 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."
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it (the New Jerusalem)
and His servants shall serve Him.
And they shall see His face and His Name shall be in their foreheads.
And 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 (saints) shall reign forever and ever.
John the Revelator is so taken with the message and the courier that he falls on his feet to worship the messenger angel. The angel forbids him and says "Worship God !". This is the whole theme of the Book of Revelation, and of all the 66 books within the Bible.
Do we worship messengers ? Do we take their word over God's word ? Do we take the time to look up Bible verses and research thoroughly the themes of the Bible ? Or do we let someone else do it. Anytime we let someone else do our thinking for us, we are "worshipping" someone other than God. We are surrendering our mental faculties to someone else, and our mental faculties reside in the soul. We cannot turn our souls over to someone else.
"Blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Rev. 22:7
"Blessed 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." Rev. 22:14
BEHOLD I COME QUICKLY
"Behold I come quickly " Rev. 22:7
"Behold I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
"the time is at hand" Rev 22:10
"I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
"And 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 of the water of life freely.
Surely I come quickly. Amen.
Even so, come Lord Jesus."
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen
HYMN : ABIDE WITH ME
Can your Assembly hear God's still small voice ? Paul Proctor
Brotherly Bribes --- Paul Proctor ...May 3, 2003
The Names and Titles of God
"Here I am to Worship" -- by Tom Hughes (plus other worship songs
I Will Praise Him..... by D.O. Teasley
Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace... Sun Myung Moon
HOME WORSHIP TIME
Our worship time at home consists of singing a few hymns, reading portions of Scripture,
and sharing what God has done in our lives for that day or week. We pray for our needs and the needs of others (healings, employment, etc.)
For in-depth studies, we access the audio-tapes below.
There is no "mentoring", or "shepherding". Each one is taught by the Holy Ghost.
Please see John 14, 15 and 16 on how the Holy Spirit will teach us all things.
1 John 2 : 27 " The anointing which you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you, but the same anointing shall teach you of all things, and is truth and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him."
AUDIO PROGRAMS for home-worship services
The best worship service is a hymn, a Bible reading , meditation, prayers, a testimony and alms.
"Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together" Hebrews 10:25 was written to people worshipping in their homes. Church-buildings didn't exist until centuries later, after Constantine.
"Where two or more are gathered together in My Name, there I AM in the midst of them" Matthew 18:20
Got two people ?? Got worship ??
Bible Study Helps: hopetotheend.com/ntl.html
All Audio-Visual resources subject to Holy Ghost discernment:
In the Last Days there will be a famine for the Hearing of the Word of God. Amos 8:11
BIBLE PROPHECY----AUDIO TAPES etc.
Baxter Prophecy [Endtime]....LIVE 4E / 3C / 2M / 1 Pacific Time M--F
Bates and Bates http://www.soundwaves2000.com/unwo/insert/
South West Radio Church [Noah Hutchings] Relevant issues/ interviews
Prophecy Today Elwood McQuaid and Jimmy DeYoung http://www.gospelcom.net/shofar/pp/html/report.php
Zola Levitt and Hal Lindsey http://www.worshipradio.com/ZolaVideo.htm#Video
Lion and Lamb Radio.... see "Prophecy Updates"
http://lamblion.com/Web14-00.htm Dr. David Reagan
Explaining Book of Revelation / Apocalypse http://lamblion.com/radio/2002/Web14-0402.html
LEFT BEHIND (novel) : Dramatic AUDIO http://www.oneplace.com/special/left_behind/
TURNING POINT...David Jeremiah ...24-7 daily program....archived too
MOMENTO DECISIVO...David Jeremiah ...Turning Point
Love Worth Finding [Adrian Rogers]
EL AMOR QUE VALE...Adrian Rogers...Love Worth Finding
Donald Perkins http://www.according2prophecy.org/atp-radio.html
BIBLICAL TEACHING ...... AUDIO TAPES
Through the Bible Radio JV McGee.....ARCHIVES
Chuck Smith Archives AUDIO Sermons http://www.thewordfortoday.org/cccm_audio.html#2
CALVARY CHAPEL DIRECTORY ......USA and International; Chuck Smith
XLNT Links churches, ministries, outreaches, websites, etc.
Calvary Chapel Live Radio (KWVE) http://www.calvarychapel.com/kwve/index.htm
KWVE LIVE...Chuck Smith 11:45 Pacific Sundays; Wed....7:30 PM....PST
Calvary Chapel Live Radio (KWVE) http://www.calvarychapel.com/kwve/index.htm
KWVE LIVE...Chuck Smith 11:25 Sunday mornings (Pacific Time) and 7:10 p.m. Sundays
Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 PM....PST
Saturday evenings 6:20 p.m. all Pacific Time
WEBCAST www.calvarychapel.com/costamesa Sunday morning / evening ; Wednesday
CC San Bernardino (Red Barn) http://calvarychapel.com/redbarn/
CC Wildwood (Calimesa-Yucaipa) http://www.calvarychapel.com/yucaipa/ and at www.wildwoodcalvary.com
CC Redlands (Packing House) www.calvarychapel.com/redlands
A New Beginning Greg Laurie 10:30 Pacific Time : "ONLINE" (archived too)
Chip Brogden Audio Tapes http://www.watchman.net/listen.html
Internet Christian Radio Programs (many) http://www.oneplace.com/Ministries/
Marlin Maddoux http://www.pointofview.net
Gayle Erwin Servant Quarters 5pm PST Saturday evening
Christian Radio Programs .... http://www2.oneplace.com
Christian Radio www.christ.com/audiolinksmain.html
Christian Radio www.TheGospel.com ....ministries... http://www.thegospel.com/Ministries.asp
Emphasis Israel :AUDIO
MONDAYS : Hear Daniel ben Avraham: the Mid-East at the Crossroads Political Hour LIVE
at 2 pm Eastern, 9 pm Israel. [ 11:00 am Pacific time...an hour before lunch]
Call in on the U.S. toll-free number: 011-888-229-7824-. For Arutz-7 Live:
or email during live talk at firstname.lastname@example.org .... and ........ feedback@IsraelNationalNews.com
can be archived and heard later
Israel Radio http://www.israelnn.com/metafiles/asx/shows/tamar.asx
HEBREW Audio Bible
Larry Bates Unraveling the new world order http://www.inforadionet.com/
AUDIO-Bible for the Visually-Impaired help spread the word
Audio and Webcast http://www.zbh.com/links/audio.htm
American Freedom Network 24/7 LIVE.....Program Schedule
NewsMax Radio Links major voices of today; Marlin Maddoux, Steel on Steel etc.
Genesis Communication Network http://www.gcnlive.com
Genesis Radio www.m2ktalk.com
Watch NOW videos ONLINE http://www.worshipradio.com/ZolaVideo.htm#Video
includes Hal Lindsey's prophecy report: past.,present and to Armageddon
Censored Videos http://www.worshipradio.com/ZolaOnDemand.htm#CENSORED ......
Moslem convert, and other Zola Levitt programs
Listen with Discernment .... not all biblically sound doctrine
TBN LIVE http://www.tbn.org/watch/tbnlive/index.htm
CBN--700 CLUB http://www.cbn.com/700club/
Angel Radio LeSea;"aetos" Rev. 14:6
All have websites that broadcast their programs on the internet also.
Rick Wyles, American Freedom News World Wide Christian Radio (WWCR)
Mon-fri 8pm cst 5.070mhz; 8am cst 5.070 mhz..... website: www.americanfreedomnews.com
Texx Marrs Power of Prophecy Sat 7pm and Sun 9pm cst 5.070 mhz WWCR
Alex Jones 9pm cst @ approx 5.1 mhz Genesis Communications Network GCN WWW.infowars.com
of Him ..... Worship Songs for Home-worship
O Come Let Us Adore Him............."Worship Him" Rev. 14:7
20,000 Hymns http://ingeb.org/spiritua.html
Hymns in many languages http://www.ylw.mmtr.or.jp/~johnkoji/hymn/
Hymns and Lyrics http://free.gentle.org/users/gospelhymns/page5.html
Hymn LINKS http://musicmoz.org/Religious/Christian/Sound_Files/MIDI/Links/Hymns/
"I'd Rather Have Jesus" http://www.ylw.mmtr.or.jp/~johnkoji/hymn/Idrather.html
Jack's Choices http://www.discoverynet.com/~ajsnead/choices.html
Brian's Christmas Hymns http://home.hiwaay.net/~bstevens/xmas.html
Downloadable Only http://members.aol.com/pgnaum
Favorite Hymns http://members.tripod.com/texasmidi/midi.htm
Origin of Early American Hymns
Recommended Videos from Vision Videos www.visionvideos.com 1-800-523-0226
"The Ten Commandments" .... #2107 ...$20.00 ...story of Moses and the Exodus; Charlton Heston
"The Pilgrim's Progress" ...... # 8026 ........ $15.00 ....journey of the soul
Roman Persecution of Christians
"Quo Vadis" ....lions, Coliseum, catacombs ; XLNT portrayal of Nero by Peter Ustinov
Part # 0263 and 0000152 ...Loc # S0215053
"The Robe" ..... XLNT portrayal of Caligua ;
XLNT testimony by Jean Simmons ; Richard Burton; Victor Mature
.Part # 1022 and 0000209 .......Loc # S0507034
Church History :
" Martin Luther, 50th Anniversary Edition" # 4055 ..... ($15)
"God's Outlaw" Wm. Tyndale ......#4010......... $20.00
"John Hus" ..... #4051.... $20.00
"Wycliffe: The Morningstar"..... #4053 ....$20.00
"Jan Amos Comenius" ..... #4011 .... $20.00
"The Scarlet and the Black" W W 2...Italian underground EXCELLENT !..... # 8994 ..... $15.00
Christopher Plummer; Gregory Peck
"The Hiding Place" W W 2 Corrie Ten Boom; Holland underground..... #8024 ....$ 15.00
"The Gathering" .....#99448 .....$20.00 ....57 minutes
"Moment After" ....#51780 ......$20.00.....89 minutes
More Good videos http://www.gocec.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=sam&Category_Code=VID
SHARING TESTIMONIES hopetotheend.com/sujo.html
Worshipping God through numbers
TITHING .... to ministries which are giving out TRUTH, the meat of God's WORD, the light of His Holy Spirit,
the fulfillment of the two commandments. Discernment needed.