Friday, December 14, 2007

IS THERE A TRIBE OF JOSEPH? (and why does it matter?)

New Revelation Study Posted:
Revelation 7:8 IS THERE A TRIBE OF JOSEPH? (and why does it matter?)
http://the-bookofrevelation.blogspot.com/2007/12/revelation-78-tribe-of-joseph.html

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Allow Yourselves To Be Defrauded

The same generation of church-goers whose clarion call is Don't Judge! is the same generation that will bring lawsuit against fellow-church members in a heartbeat.

I am referencing an article published in the October 10, 2007 Church Report about a pastor who punished church members who questioned his authority and who stole church money in order to give his daughter a lavish wedding reception.

Whether he was guilty or not, taking a sinful, money-embezzling pastor before unbelieving, secular courts is definitely in defiance of scripture which clearly instructs not to—to the point of allowing ourselves to be defrauded instead (1 Corinthians 6:1-8).

Of course this same scripture also instructs Christians and church leadership to deal with such a situation—looking at the facts and rendering a judgment—not to sweep it under the rug and move on without missing a beat.

Bringing a lawsuit into the mix made everyone involved wrong.

The church leadership should have stepped in and followed biblical protocol in the situation, which is laid out for us in very clear step by step detail, and gotten rid of that pastor—if indeed he was on a power trip and guilty of greed and theft.

Everyone involved in that debacle needs to repent--the thieving pastor (who needs to be replaced), the church members who brought the lawsuit, and the church leaders who refused to exercise church discipline in the situation (who need to be replaced as well).

But then, the sinful practice of incorporating churches often ensconces—permanently—ungodly leadership, and renders the possibility of having any sort of truly biblical leadership—which includes church discipline—for all practical purposes, impossible.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hook, Line and Sinker

What if a baby formula company announced they had created a baby formula that smelled better, tasted better, and came in a variety of flavors guaranteed to appeal your baby?

What if it was discovered that, in order to make this formula more palatable, critical, life giving nutrients had been deleted and replaced with useless, even harmful ingredients--yet the formula company continues to claim that the most important thing about the formula is that it tastes good? Don't worry, they say, that your baby will be malnourished and not develop properly on this good-tasting formula. Don't worry that your baby may even die. The most important thing to focus on, they insist, is that your baby will like this formula.

This is the bill of goods being sold to Christians today concerning Bible versions. And it seems they are swallowing it--hook, line and sinker.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Wrath to Come 12:12 Revelation

Revelation 12:12: The Wrath to Come

Woe to the inhabiters of the earth andof the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

The wrath the inhabitants of the earth will be subjected to during The Great Tribulation will come from more than one source.

In Revelation chapter six, we see a reference to the “wrath of the Lamb.”

In Revelation chapter fourteen, we see a reference to the “wrath of God.”

In addition to these things, each of which in and of themselves, are legitimate things to fear and avoid at all costs, in Revelation 12:12, we see the inhabiters of the earth and sea informed that these woes will be compounded by the fact that the wrath of Satan will be added into the mix.

John the Baptist was prophet who had real insight into, and understanding of, the Old Testament prophecies concerning the events of the “wrath to come.” He understood the almost absolute devastation of the earth and human population it would cause. We see that in Matthew chapter 3 verse 7.

Paul understood these things as well and, in 1 Thessalonians 1:10, was praising God that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, not only to saves our souls from hell but also to delivers us from the “wrath to come.”

There is no doubt that Paul and John the Baptist were both referencing the events that are described so vividly in The Revelation.

Jesus confirms this in his statement seen in Luke 21:34-36 where he emphatically gives warning to “…pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Jesus said again, in The Revelation chapter 3 that he would keep those who keep his word from (out of) the hour of temptation (trial) that was coming upon all the world.

Don’t wait, if you know all is not well with your soul, make it right. Turn to Jesus who is reaching out to you. Repent of the unbelief that will steal your soul for eternity. Romans 10:9-10 & 13 promises salvation to all who call upon the name of the Lord believing that Jesus Christ is his risen son.

2 Corinthians 6:2 says now is the accepted time, now is day of salvation.

Acts 2:38 says:.
Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus.

Monday, July 23, 2007

The Wedding Supper of the Lamb - Revelation 19:7-9

Revelation 19:7-9 says, Let us rejoice and be glad and give honor to him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints. And he saith unto me, write, blessed are they which are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, these are the true sayings of God.

The book of Revelation is a future book, and from chapter four on, it is written specifically to those who will be living during the times of The Beginning of Sorrows and The Great Tribulation. At the time of this writing, there is still time to accept the marriage proposal and attend the wedding as the Bride! 

Missing the wedding could prove to be fatal. Missing the reception (marriage supper) will definitely be fatal.

The message in Revelation 19:7-9 is two-fold. We read about the Lamb’s wife, who has already made herself ready. And we see a reference to those who are invited to the Marriage Supper.

The wedding takes place in Heaven. The reception (marriage supper) takes place on earth.

We know this, because we see the Lamb’s wife coming out of Heaven with Jesus at the time of his return. In verse eight, she is arrayed in fine linen. Compare that with verse fourteen, which portrays the armies of Heaven leaving Heaven with Jesus on their way to the battle of Armageddon (see the rest of the chapter). They are arrayed in fine linen. The Lamb’s wife is included in the armies of Heaven, and will participate in the battle of Armageddon.

The marriage takes place in Heaven. But when did the Lamb’s wife arrive in Heaven? A couple of passages answer this question for us:

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 tells of the dead being raised and the living “caught up.” This depicts what is known as the “Rapture.”
  •  Revelation 4  corresponds to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and shows the church, those who belong to Christ in this present age of grace as being in Heaven prior to the events of both the Beginning of Sorrows and The Great Tribulation.
  •  Revelation 11 tells about the 2 witnesses who will prophesy during the 1260 days of Jacob’s Trouble.
  •  Revelation 14 reveals the 144,000 who are sealed with a mark of God’s protection before The Great Tribulation begins and are caught up at some point before the physical return of Christ.

The marriage supper (the reception) takes place on earth—after both the battle of Armageddon and the Judgment of the Nations is completed. Those invited to the reception are a completely different group than those who came out of Heaven with Christ, and comprise those who did not accept the original marriage proposal but endured to the end of The Great Tribulation. They missed the wedding altogether, but survived The Great Tribulation and survived the Judgment of the Nations (which immediately follows the battle of Armageddon), and are blessed to attend the reception with the Bride and Groom. 

Blessed are they which are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb….


Bible prophecy is all about redemption, and the book, Redemption: Bible Prophecy Simplified, presents us with a panoramic and chronological overview of God's plan of redemption for our souls, bodies, and this earth as revealed in scripture. The day The Towers Fell was prophesied in the Bible. The basket of currency connected with the Euro is found in the Bible. Details concerning the Rapture, The Great Tribulation, and the first 1000 years of Christ’s reign on earth are looked at from the unique perspective of the seven prophetic feasts of the Lord found in the book of Exodus. Bible Prophecy Simplified is simple enough for beginning prophecy students, but there is plenty to intrigue intermediate and advanced students as well. The Bible reveals methods the antichrist will use in his rise to power and the location of his home base.

When God's Great Redemption is Understood
Bible Prophecy is No Longer Complicated or Mysterious



Jocelyn Andersen, is Founder and Pastor of Hungry Hearts Ministries. She ministers in preaching and teaching as well as in writing, and through her 24/7 Bible Talk Radio station, HungryHeartsRadio.com. She is the author of several Christian books, including the short but powerful booklet entitled, Jesus, God of the Burning Bush: Eternal Father & Beloved Son. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn

Four Angels Four Winds - Revelation 7:1-3


In Revelation 7:1-3, we see the earth sitting on the brink of devastating judgment. There are four angels stationed at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth. Currently, as concerning the future of this earth, the angels stationed at the four corners of the earth in Revelation 7:1-3, are given tremendous destructive power that will be violently unleashed as soon as the servants of God, the 144,000 Jews, are sealed in their foreheads.

These angels are instructed, by an angel who has the seal of the Living God, not to hurt the earth, sea, or trees until the servants of God have been sealed in their foreheads.

Are the angels holding the four winds Holy Angels? Or are they fallen angels?

We know from scripture that God is in control of all powers, even Satan’s. And there is scriptural evidence that He does use fallen angels to accomplish His purposes. Also, the scriptures refer to Satan as the prince of the powers of the air. And it is air (wind) that these angels hold in their power.

Think about the consequences of fallen angels that hold power over the wind and the sea: hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, fierce thunder storms, tsunamis….

There is a parallel to Revelation 7:1-3, In Ezekiel 9:1-11. In Ezekiel, we see a city sitting on the brink of judgment. We see angels with slaughter weapons in their hands. We also see an angel, clothed in linen, with an ink-horn in his hand. The angel with the ink-horn, is commanded to set a mark [of protection] in the foreheads of all the servants of God in the city (them that sigh and cry over the sin surrounding them).

Only after the righteous are sealed with that seal of protection, are the destroying angels free to do their devastating work. They acted upon the direct command of God. But were they fallen angels? Or were they Holy angels?




Jocelyn Andersen, is Founder and Pastor of Hungry Hearts Ministries. She ministers in preaching and teaching as well as in writing, and through her 24/7 Bible Talk Radio station, HungryHeartsRadio.com. She is the author of several Christian books, including the short but powerful booklet entitled, Jesus, God of the Burning Bush: Eternal Father & Beloved Son. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn
 





Bible prophecy is all about redemption, and the book, Redemption: Bible Prophecy Simplified, presents us with a panoramic and chronological overview of God's plan of redemption for our souls, bodies, and this earth as revealed in scripture. The day The Towers Fell was prophesied in the Bible. The basket of currency connected with the Euro is found in the Bible. Details concerning the Rapture, The Great Tribulation, and the first 1000 years of Christ’s reign on earth are looked at from the unique perspective of the seven prophetic feasts of the Lord found in the book of Exodus. Bible Prophecy Simplified is simple enough for beginning prophecy students, but there is plenty to intrigue intermediate and advanced students as well. The Bible reveals methods the antichrist will use in his rise to power and the location of his home base.

When God's Great Redemption is Understood
Bible Prophecy is No Longer Complicated or Mysterious