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190 One Half Hour of Silence - 7th Seal

Revelation 20:11-12 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:8-9 ‘And [Satan] shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for battle; In number they are like the sand of the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves…

Revelation 20:9-10 But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.

Shortly after Satan is released at the end of the seventh millennium the great white throne scene appears. The language of the Earth and the sky fleeing from God’s presence is analogous language. This language is used to describe a scene that is so awesome that it goes beyond the ability of human language. The entire judgment scene is a supernatural event that stops Satan and his army in their tracks.  During the half hour God supernaturally talks to every wicked person as though he were the only person in the world. {The judgment of the saints was finished on the 1,260th day of the Great Tribulation; this judgment scene only applies to the wicked}. God explains to each person as though he were the only person on Earth, everything He did to save them. But each person chose, by his own free will, the life of sin and death instead of eternal life. Each wicked person sees all the people God sent to turn them from their evil ways. Each person remembers the voice of the Holy Spirit begging them to give up sin, but each person refused. Every person understands he/she is lost by their own choice.

In summary, at the end of the seventh millennium Satan is released from his prison of the Abyss. He deceives the wicked again because they have always listened to him.  The wicked begin their attack on the New Jerusalem of God, but the Lord stops the attack by the supernatural event of the great white throne scene. Jesus removes the last seal on the Book of Life and the entire universe sees that God saw every detail before creation began. They see that God did not use His power to control the outcome of who would be saved or lost. God is worshipped by the entire universe including Satan, his evil angels, the saints, the angels, and millions of unfallen worlds. Then the devil and the wicked are cast into the lake of fire and burned to ashes. Jesus then creates a new Heaven and a new Earth where the saints will live in peace forever.




191 7th Seal - The One Half Hour Expired

Revelation 20:11-12 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:8-9 ‘And [Satan] shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for battle; In number they are like the sand of the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves…

Revelation 20:9-10 But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.

Shortly after Satan is released at the end of the seventh millennium the great white throne scene appears. The language of the Earth and the sky fleeing from God’s presence is analogous language. This language is used to describe a scene that is so awesome that it goes beyond the ability of human language. The entire judgment scene is a supernatural event that stops Satan and his army in their tracks.  During the half hour God supernaturally talks to every wicked person as though he were the only person in the world. {The judgment of the saints was finished on the 1,260th day of the Great Tribulation; this judgment scene only applies to the wicked}. God explains to each person as though he were the only person on Earth, everything He did to save them. But each person chose, by his own free will, the life of sin and death instead of eternal life. Each wicked person sees all the people God sent to turn them from their evil ways. Each person remembers the voice of the Holy Spirit begging them to give up sin, but each person refused. Every person understands he/she is lost by their own choice.

In summary, at the end of the seventh millennium Satan is released from his prison of the Abyss. He deceives the wicked again because they have always listened to him.  The wicked begin their attack on the New Jerusalem of God, but the Lord stops the attack by the supernatural event of the great white throne scene. Jesus removes the last seal on the Book of Life and the entire universe sees that God saw every detail before creation began. They see that God did not use His power to control the outcome of who would be saved or lost. God is worshipped by the entire universe including Satan, his evil angels, the saints, the angels, and millions of unfallen worlds. Then the devil and the wicked are cast into the lake of fire and burned to ashes. Jesus then creates a new Heaven and a new Earth where the saints will live in peace forever.




192 And fire came down out from God out of heaven, and devoured the wicked with Satan and his angelic hosts

Revelation 20:11-12 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:8-9 ‘And [Satan] shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for battle; In number they are like the sand of the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves…

Revelation 20:9-10 But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown.

Shortly after Satan is released at the end of the seventh millennium the great white throne scene appears. The language of the Earth and the sky fleeing from God’s presence is analogous language. This language is used to describe a scene that is so awesome that it goes beyond the ability of human language. The entire judgment scene is a supernatural event that stops Satan and his army in their tracks.  During the half hour God supernaturally talks to every wicked person as though he were the only person in the world. {The judgment of the saints was finished on the 1,260th day of the Great Tribulation; this judgment scene only applies to the wicked}. God explains to each person as though he were the only person on Earth, everything He did to save them. But each person chose, by his own free will, the life of sin and death instead of eternal life. Each wicked person sees all the people God sent to turn them from their evil ways. Each person remembers the voice of the Holy Spirit begging them to give up sin, but each person refused. Every person understands he/she is lost by their own choice.

In summary, at the end of the seventh millennium Satan is released from his prison of the Abyss. He deceives the wicked again because they have always listened to him.  The wicked begin their attack on the New Jerusalem of God, but the Lord stops the attack by the supernatural event of the great white throne scene. Jesus removes the last seal on the Book of Life and the entire universe sees that God saw every detail before creation began. They see that God did not use His power to control the outcome of who would be saved or lost. God is worshipped by the entire universe including Satan, his evil angels, the saints, the angels, and millions of unfallen worlds. Then the devil and the wicked are cast into the lake of fire and burned to ashes. Jesus then creates a new Heaven and a new Earth where the saints will live in peace forever.




193 A New Heaven and a New Earth

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea [no more sea of fire]. And I John saw the holy city, the New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Isaiah 66:22-23 As the new heavens and the new earth that I will make endure before me,” declares the Lord, “so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the Lord.

The new Earth will be the everlasting home of the redeemed, fulfilling the prophecy of Jesus that the meek “shall inherit the Earth” (Matthew 5:5).  See psalm 37:11.

Here will be your home through all the ages to come. Consider now the wonderful things the Bible says about it.

1.  It will be a real home. Not some ethereal, vaporous cloud where disembodied spirits roam, but a real home for real people. (Isaiah 65:21)

2.  It will be a beautiful home. There will be no vast badlands, no dreamy deserts, and no great wastes of water. Instead the whole globe will resemble Eden in its primeval loveliness. (Isaiah 35:1, 2)

3.  It will be a peaceful home. It will never know war or strife of any kind. No rival powers will struggle for supremacy. There will be but one nation, one language, one King. All will be at peace with one another and with God. The golden rule will never be forgotten and purest love will motivate every word and deed.  (Zephaniah 3:9; Isaiah 65:25)

4.  It will be a happy home.  Everybody will be satisfied with all that God has so bountifully provided. No word of grumbling or discontent will ever be heard.  There will be no sin or sinners, nor will anyone have a single evil thought. And because there will be no sin, there will be no death. So there will be no more parting, no more saying good-by. Families once broken by death, but reunited at the resurrection, will revel in joyous fellowship forever and ever. (Zephaniah 3:13; Revelation 21:4)

5.  It will be a healthy home. Consequently there will be no hospitals or doctors. All who suffered from sickness or disease in the past will be completely restored.  “the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. (Isaiah 35:5, 6; Revelation 22:2)

6.  It will be a glorious home.  When John saw the New Jerusalem coming down from Heaven he said it looked like a jewel, “having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal” (Revelation 21:11).

7.  It will be God’s home.  “The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it” (Revelation 22:3). Transcending every other joy of the redeemed will be the continual presence of Jesus. And nothing in all the glory land will afford such enduring happiness as this. Golden streets, pearly gates, beautiful homes, exquisite scenery, would indeed afford little lasting satisfaction without this priceless privilege.

And your Bible, your precious Bible, which tells you all these wonderful things, will be our guide and stay each passing day till Jesus comes to take us home.




194 The End Understated

When Jesus stands up, the judgment of the world that began in 1844 has legally ended. Jesus has done everything possible to save every person without violating anyone’s freedom of choice. There is no reason for a single person to be lost because Jesus paid the price for every person’s salvation.

Jesus began the Great Tribulation by shocking the world into the realization that He is shutting the world down by sending the first four trumpets. This act of judgment kills twenty-five percent of the world’s population. The death of nearly two billion people is an act of love – the removal of the bad apples from the bunch is done in order to maximize the number of people He will save. If Jesus had left the bad apples in the bunch to give them more time, they would have destroyed many others by their evil influence and still been lost themselves.

About two and half years into the Great Tribulation most of the people have shrugged off the warning of the first four trumpets, so Jesus sounds the fifth trumpet sending the wicked their god. Jesus unmasks Satan, masquerading as Jesus, as the devil during the fifth and sixth trumpets that lasts a little more than a year. Satan is unmasked by his lies for those that love the truth. Satan is further unmasked by demanding that all the ancient religions of the world be discarded including the seven-day weekly cycle – this eliminates all worship to God further unmasking Satan as the antichrist. During Satan’s reign he tortures, deceives, lies, and kills one-third more of the world’s population and hundreds of millions of saints. Jesus sent Satan to unmask him as a last ditch effort to glean His last few deceived children. But in spite of all Satan’s hideous deeds about two and half billion people accept the tattoo of ‘666,’ making up Satan’s kingdom. Towards the end of the sixth trumpet on the 1,260th day the judgment of the world is finished – everyone has made his/her choice. There is nothing more God can do to save anyone without raping the free will of the wicked. There are two groups in the world: the wicked tattooed with ‘666,’ and the saints sealed with eternal life.

The wicked celebrate by killing God’s servant - prophets the 144,000 by throwing a party. Jesus interrupts the party on the 1,264th day by resurrecting His servant – prophets and taking them to Heaven in full view of the wicked and the remaining saints. Jesus punishes the wicked for seventy days with sores, dead oceans, blood for water, scorching heat, painful darkness, the collapse of Satan’s kingdom, and sulfur bombs smashing the cities of Babylon globally or Armageddon. Jesus comes in the clouds of Heaven on the 1,335th day, killing the remaining wicked by the brightness of His coming. He wakes up the sleeping saints, back to the time of Adam, and simultaneously, the resurrected saints and the living saints go to Heaven with Jesus.

During the next thousand years the saints ask Jesus millions of questions. Uriah forgives King David for stealing his wife, and the saints decide on the punishment for their lost relatives according to the laws of Moses. Jesus and all the saints return to Earth at the end of the seventh millennium and God wakes up the wicked. Jesus supernaturally spends a half hour {the seventh seal} explaining to each person everything He did to save them. Satan, his demons, and the wicked acknowledge that God is just. Satan again deceives the wicked - the wicked, as the sands of the sea, attack the Beloved City of the New Jerusalem, and fire comes down out of Heaven and burns them to ashes. Some suffer longer than others according to their sins. The fire burns out and Jesus creates a new Heaven and a new Earth where everyone worships their Creator, the Lord God, and loves each other according to the laws of love that is written on each person’s heart – the Ten Commandments including the seventh day Sabbath.

Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”




195 One thousand Years later

When Jesus stands up, the judgment of the world that began in 1844 has legally ended. Jesus has done everything possible to save every person without violating anyone’s freedom of choice. There is no reason for a single person to be lost because Jesus paid the price for every person’s salvation.

Jesus began the Great Tribulation by shocking the world into the realization that He is shutting the world down by sending the first four trumpets. This act of judgment kills twenty-five percent of the world’s population. The death of nearly two billion people is an act of love – the removal of the bad apples from the bunch is done in order to maximize the number of people He will save. If Jesus had left the bad apples in the bunch to give them more time, they would have destroyed many others by their evil influence and still been lost themselves.

About two and half years into the Great Tribulation most of the people have shrugged off the warning of the first four trumpets, so Jesus sounds the fifth trumpet sending the wicked their god. Jesus unmasks Satan, masquerading as Jesus, as the devil during the fifth and sixth trumpets that lasts a little more than a year. Satan is unmasked by his lies for those that love the truth. Satan is further unmasked by demanding that all the ancient religions of the world be discarded including the seven-day weekly cycle – this eliminates all worship to God further unmasking Satan as the antichrist. During Satan’s reign he tortures, deceives, lies, and kills one-third more of the world’s population and hundreds of millions of saints. Jesus sent Satan to unmask him as a last ditch effort to glean His last few deceived children. But in spite of all Satan’s hideous deeds about two and half billion people accept the tattoo of ‘666,’ making up Satan’s kingdom. Towards the end of the sixth trumpet on the 1,260th day the judgment of the world is finished – everyone has made his/her choice. There is nothing more God can do to save anyone without raping the free will of the wicked. There are two groups in the world: the wicked tattooed with ‘666,’ and the saints sealed with eternal life.

The wicked celebrate by killing God’s servant - prophets the 144,000 by throwing a party. Jesus interrupts the party on the 1,264th day by resurrecting His servant – prophets and taking them to Heaven in full view of the wicked and the remaining saints. Jesus punishes the wicked for seventy days with sores, dead oceans, blood for water, scorching heat, painful darkness, the collapse of Satan’s kingdom, and sulfur bombs smashing the cities of Babylon globally or Armageddon. Jesus comes in the clouds of Heaven on the 1,335th day, killing the remaining wicked by the brightness of His coming. He wakes up the sleeping saints, back to the time of Adam, and simultaneously, the resurrected saints and the living saints go to Heaven with Jesus.

During the next thousand years the saints ask Jesus millions of questions. Uriah forgives King David for stealing his wife, and the saints decide on the punishment for their lost relatives according to the laws of Moses. Jesus and all the saints return to Earth at the end of the seventh millennium and God wakes up the wicked. Jesus supernaturally spends a half hour {the seventh seal} explaining to each person everything He did to save them. Satan, his demons, and the wicked acknowledge that God is just. Satan again deceives the wicked - the wicked, as the sands of the sea, attack the Beloved City of the New Jerusalem, and fire comes down out of Heaven and burns them to ashes. Some suffer longer than others according to their sins. The fire burns out and Jesus creates a new Heaven and a new Earth where everyone worships their Creator, the Lord God, and loves each other according to the laws of love that is written on each person’s heart – the Ten Commandments including the seventh day Sabbath.

Revelation 22:14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.”




196 Worship of God Eternal Security

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Apocalyptic prophecy reveals God’s foreknowledge of sin into the universe before creation, and God’s plan to save His children from eternal death. It reveals that God foresaw all the days of every person’s life before they were created or born. Prophecy reveals that even though God foresaw the evil acts of Hitler and the good choices of Sister Teresa, He did not interfere with the choices of either person. Prophecy shows the great contrast between the selfless life of Sister Teresa and the evil life of Hitler. One person responded to the voice of the Holy Spirit and the other grieved the voice of the Holy Spirit following their carnal natures. The very fact that Hitler was very evil and Sister Teresa was very good proves that God did not interfere with their free will even though He foresaw every day of their lives before they were born. In other words, God’s foreknowledge is the proof that we have free will. If man had God’s foreknowledge He would have killed Hitler at birth.

Apocalyptic prophecy reveals the all-together lovely character of God and His Son Jesus Christ. It begins counting time from Babylon in 605 B.C. to the end of the seventh millennium plus about a half hour and yet looks backwards before the creation of the world.  Prophecy reveals that Jesus finishes sealing the last person with eternal life by the 1,260th day of the Great Tribulation by writing God’s law of love on each person’s heart that was given so freely to Adam. During the sealing Jesus removes the carnal nature from each person’s heart that was inherited by Adam’s fall. Prophecy reveals the true happiness only exists and continues with the love of Jesus abiding in each person’s heart by the Holy Spirit living in each person’s heart.  The Holy Spirit empowers each person to always make the right choice, leaving each person with the freedom of choice and their own individual personality – this is a miracle of God. Happiness and the freedom of choice is eternally secured by worshiping God, by keeping His Commandments, by continually looking to the crucified and risen Savior.

Prophecy reveals the Eternal God has always existed, and is an unfathomable mystery to created beings forever. It reveals that God loves us beyond our comprehension and will go to great lengths to save us. God knows we are all different, but He knows how to speak to each of us no matter how stubborn and rebellious some of us are. The suffering, sorrow, and death of hundreds of millions of people described in the story causes some people to repent, others to disbelieve, others to ignore, and some to hate God. God has taken a big chance of being easily misunderstood by exercising love. If we could see the future as God does we would be overwhelmed by grief and filled with unspeakable joy at the same time; then we would praise God for the suffering during the Great Tribulation.  The Tribulation is like sending your loved one beautiful roses, knowing all the time that they have thorns. We accept thorns because of the magnificent beauty of the rose, with the full knowledge of the pain the thorns can bring.

The subject of God is so enormous that human beings don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the subject. The story of prophecy reveals that God can only accept love that flows from each heart freely like water running down a hill. It reveals that God desired a very large family that would love Him because of the goodness of life that freely flows from Him to every being in the universe.

God saw the rebellion of Lucifer that became the devil before he was created, and He foresaw that no matter what He did for Lucifer he would never repent from his evil ways. And God created man in His own image knowing that he would sin. He saw the deceitfulness of sin and how attractive sin would be to the human heart; so God sent His Son to condemn sin in the flesh that all of us might be delivered from its power. God knew the universe would never understand that He was not a tyrant unless He allowed Lucifer and those that followed him to rebel, revealing the kingdom of sin and death to the entire universe. Only by looking to the birth, the life, the suffering, the death, and the resurrection of Jesus do we have eternal security.

Prophecy shows us that God is love. And even though He knows everything before it happens, we have freedom of choice. It shows us that the only way we can be happy is to keep the Ten Commandments by the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in our hearts. God wants us to be happy, so the infinite Almighty God became our brother. Yes, the infinite God became a little baby that needed His diaper to be changed – what infinite unspeakable love. He subjected Himself to finite humanity to redeem us. He became our brother forever and then died in our place because He loves us so much. And because He understands us, the Father appointed Jesus to be our Judge. When Jesus comes into the clouds of Heaven He saves the righteous and destroys the wicked by the same Word in which He created all things.




197 Price of Redemption

When we think of the price of redemption, Christ’s sacrifice was altogether voluntary. “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28).

Jesus said, “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.  This command I received from my Father” (John 10:18).

“Our Savior Jesus Christ,” said Paul, “gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity” (Titus 2:13, 14).

“He offered up himself” (Hebrew 7:27).

He “gave himself a ransom for all” (1Timothy 2:6).

“He gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father” (Galatians 1:4).

Here indeed was perfect love, made manifest by an act of utter self-surrender and submission, the willing yielding up of life that others might live.

What the incarnation cost God the Father we shall never know. How much it meant for God the Son to die for the human race must also remain a mystery. Even the angels do not understand it; and it will be the theme of endless discussion and wonderment through all eternity (1 Peter 1:11, 12).  Nevertheless the results are clear. God “hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). 

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us” (Galatians 3:13).

“He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed… The Lord hath laid on him the iniquities of us all” (Isaiah 53:5, 6).

What awfulness of suffering this bearing of sin brought upon the Son of God we shall never know, but it reached the ultimate limit because of the utter perfection of His character.

Upon Him who came from God, with mind attuned to that of His Holy Father, and with all the delicate sensitiveness of a perfect character, fell the terrible impact of the penalty of sin. No wonder we read in the Scriptures that we have been bought “with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:20). What a price!

Only perfect love, in the heart of the Eternal Lover, could have devised a plan of salvation such as this and endured so much to carry it through to its consummation.

Trying to bring home to the people of Philippi the stupendous nature of the divine sacrifice, the apostle Paul wrote this sublimely beautiful description:  “Though he was in the form of God, [Jesus] did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking on the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:6-11).




198 Judgment Seat of Christ

The first phase of judgment of the dead has been going on since 1844; with Jesus has our High Priest in the heavenly sanctuary. The second phase is the judgment of the living and it begins when the censer is cast down and the Great Tribulation begins. The 144,000 will announce the judgment bar of Christ. They will cry out, “… Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” (Revelation 14:7, italics mine)

The judgment of the living is unlike the judgment of the dead in several ways. First, the judgment of the living does not require a complete review of a person’s life. The judgment of the living will be based on our response to the Two Witnesses. Here is how it works: Jesus is going to test the faith of the living. (1 Corinthians 3:13; Revelation 3:10) All that matters to Jesus is our response to His Two Witnesses. At the end of the 1,260 days, the judgments of the living will end because every person will have either the seal of God or the mark of the beast by that time. If a person should die during the Great Tribulation before he receives the seal of God or the mark of the beast, he will be judged just like those who have previously died. Because many people will die before they are sealed or receive the mark of the beast, the judgment of the dead continues uninterrupted after the judgment of the living begins.

The second difference between the judgment of the dead and the living is that the judgment of the living involves a four step process. When the censer is cast down, everyone on Earth will participate in “Step One” even though they may not live long enough to complete all four steps. Some people will go through these four steps faster than others. The first people to be judged and receive the seal of God will be the 144,000. They are sealed just before the Great Tribulation begins. (Revelation 7:1-4) They are the first fruits of the end time harvest. (Revelation 14:4) After the 144,000 are sealed and empowered, the censer will be cast down and the four steps will begin. They are rather easy to understand.

Step One – The Law of God Proclaimed: When the censer is cast down. The 144,000 will go to work. The Holy Spirit will empower them to preach the law of God as a witness to all nations. (Matthew 24:14)

God’s law operates like a plumb line. God’s law defines the truth and in so doing, it destroys lies and deception. Noting is more wonderful than the light of truth to those who love truth.  During the Great Tribulation, God’s Word will be given unusual power to cut people “to the heart.”

Step Two – Holy Spirit Discomfort: God’s law makes no sense without the enlightenment of His Spirit! “The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”(1 Corinthians 2:14)

God’s law will be proclaimed throughout the world with Holy Spirit power.  The distinction between truth and error, good and evil, will be made so plain that young people will even be able to understand the difference.  Conviction will fall upon the honest in heart and painful decisions will be required. The social consequences for following Jesus will be severe. (John 16:1-3) The Holy Spirit will sufficiently “pressure” each person to choose the right and refuse the wrong. (See Joshua 24:15 and Hebrews 3:7-19.) Socially and culturally speaking, the situation will be difficult.

Step Three – Your Final Decision: During the judgment of the living, three forces will be working together. The Word of God will be heard by everyone. Then, the Holy Spirit will apply great pressure within every heart to obey God’s law, and last, persecution will force everyone into making a decision. At first you might think that the Two Witnesses are pulling people toward the shores of salvation and persecution is driving them away, but it is not what you think! Those who love God and His law will receive the testimony of the Holy Spirit. They are willing to accept persecution because they are committed to pleasing God at any cost. On the other hand, those who love their lives and possessions more than God will not be able to take the heat and accept the suffering that comes with their decision.  “The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (John 12:25) “And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.” (Matthew 19:29)

Step Four – the Seal and the Tattoo: Every person who surrenders to the law of God and the Holy Spirit will fall in line with the testimony of Jesus. After choosing to obey Jesus without regard for the consequences, each person will be given the strength and faith to pass any test which persecution might impose. The fires of persecution will refine and purify the faith of the saints. “… I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’” (Zechariah 13:9) It is ironic after losing everything he owns, each faithful person will then lose the carnal nature!

The sealing of the saints requires the testimony of the Two Witnesses. The law of God will serve like a plumb line. It will measure the actions John Doe. Jesus will see what John did , in fact, submit to God’s law. John will demonstrate his love for Jesus and his neighbor. The Holy Spirit will testify that John’s faith was thoroughly tested and he loves God with all his heart, mind and soul, and his neighbor as himself.  The Testimony of these Two Witnesses will establish the fact that loves God and man. Jesus will announce His judgment: “Seal John Doe! Set him free from sin’s curse. Give him a white robe.

Those who reject the law of God and the prompting of the Holy Spirit will become more rebellious and hard hearted as time passes. Eventually, everyone in this crowd will commit the unpardonable sin. God’s plumb line will measure their rebellion and the Holy Spirit will confirm the blasphemy of each person.  To save their possessions and themselves from death, the wicked will eventually submit to wearing the mark of the beast – a tattoo which Lucifer will impose on mankind during the sixth trumpet.  After everyone has been sealed or tattooed, the judgment of the living will come to an end and the influence of the Two Witnesses will disappear. Their work and influence is finished.

“Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss [Lucifer] will attack them, and overpower them and kill them… The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and will celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these tow prophets had tormented those who live on the earth.” (Revelation 11:7, 10, italics and insertion mine)  




199 Second Coming of Jesus

A summary of events culminating up to the Second Coming of Jesus. The seven bowls will begin shortly after God reveals the Ark of the Covenant in the sky and last for about 75 days. The seven bowls will be progressively destructive and will end with Jesus appearing in the clouds of glory. Jesus will kill the wicked by a command that comes out of His mouth. Only the saints who remain will survive that awesome day. The seven last plagues will be a horrible payback for the wicked. The seven last plagues contain God’s wrath without mercy – God’s wrath full strength. God will repay the wicked at the same level of cruelty they demonstrated towards God’s people during the Great Tribulation. Compare the seven trumpets with the seven bowls:

Trumpets                                               Bowls

1. Fiery hail                                   1.Terrible sores

2. Asteroid impact (Sea)                 2. Sea turns to blood

3. Asteroid impact (Continent)         3. Springs of water                                                                    turns blood

4. Darkness (Volcano’s)                  4. Sun scorches people                                                                   w/fire                                       

5. Devil appears                            5. Satan’s kingdom plunged into                                                                   darkness

6. Devil conquers world                   6. Armageddon

7. Close of mercy                          7. Second Coming / Great fiery hail                                                                   stones    

Remember, these seven plagues do not affect God’s people. “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes the punishment of the wicked.” (Psalm 91:7,8)

Three points need to be made:

1.  Some of the seven bowls are somewhat similar to the destruction caused by the seven trumpets. For example, a third of the sea turn to blood during the second trumpet, but all of the sea turns to blood during the second bowl. Perhaps God designed the trumpets as harbingers of things to come. In other words, even though the trumpets are sounded with mercy, God uses the trumpets to warn the human race with seven physical evidence of what He intends to do during the seven bowls, a time when there is no mercy! Remember, God spares two-thirds of Earth during the time period of the seven trumpets, but He annihilates the entire world with burning sulfur at the end of the seven bowls.

2.  Notice the turn of events. The fifth trumpet marks the physical appearance of Satan claiming to be God and the fifth bowl marks the exposure of the devil for who he really is. When Jesus pours out the fifth plague upon the throne of the devil, the world will see that this creature, who claims to be God, is not really God – for God would not destroy His own throne! (See Revelation 16:10, 11.) The light of truth will shine brightly, and the deception of sin will be removed. The religious and political leaders of the world will realize they have been worshiping the ancient enemy of God. This realization starts a domino-like collapse of Babylon. John says, “The beast [Babylon] and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute [the image or the one world church/state]. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire.” (Revelation 17:16)

3.  In a final attempt to control collapsing kingdom, Satan will rally the world one last time and send powerful demons to encourage the ten kings he chose to rule over Earth. These demons will lead the kings of the Earth to do two things. First, to destroy the saints. Second, they will unite to wage war on Jesus when He appears in the clouds. Notice what John says of these demons, “They are the spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty… Then they gathered the kings together to the place in Hebrew is called Armageddon.” (Revelation 16:14, 16)

Here is the scenario: After God unmasks the devil in the fifth bowl, the devil’s empire will begin to disintegrate. The religious and political leaders of Babylon will recognize they have been duped into worshiping the devil. Then, the cloud will appear in the sky – the sign of Christ’s return. “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky and all the nations of the earth will mourn.” (Matthew 24:30, italics mine) When the kings of the Earth see the sign in the sky, they will tremble. The devil preys on their anxiety and will invite them to join him in a two pronged attack. He insists they can kill the remaining saints at an appointed hour and then attack Jesus as He draws near the Earth.  (Once again, truth is stranger than fiction.) To convince the kings of Earth this is their last chance to save themselves from destruction, the devil sends them three powerful demons to help persuade them. “They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.” (Revelation 16:14) When the kings of the Earth see the miracle working powers of these three demons, the leaders will be compelled to trust their power and will agree to join forces with the devil. (What choice do they really have?) They will make plans to destroy the people Jesus is coming to save and ultimately to kill Jesus Himself. If you think that is far-fetched that men would try to kill God, remember the cross. If you think it is far-fetched that angels would war against an omnipotent God, consider Lucifer’s expulsion from Heaven.  When sin is allowed to reach its vilest maturity, it will seek to destroy God. Sinners would attempt to kill God (if they could) if pushed to worship Him! This is why God has to completely eliminate sin from the universe. Sin is a cancer from which there is no recovery – except through the “born again” experience.




200 Jesus Christ - King of Kings & Lord of Lords

When a person tries to explain all about Jesus Christ and His beautiful character, it’s like a diamond with millions of facets, colors with deep fire and total perfection.

The Holy Spirit will give a person a deep understanding about Jesus character by studying the five essential Bible truths (I call them the five S’s):

S alvation through faith in Jesus Christ

God’s seventh day Sabbath rest

Parallel Sanctuaries

The State of man in death

The circumstances and events surrounding the Second Coming

Each of these doctrines centers on the generous ministry of Jesus Christ. As we begin to understand the depth of God’s plans, it leads the sincere in heart toward a greater appreciation for Jesus. First, I want to exalt my Savior, Jesus. Even though I continue to learn more about Him every day, my desire is to share a number of wonderful things I have gleaned from Scripture. No one compares to Jesus. He rightfully deserves to be called, “The Alpha and The Omega.” He is the most awesome being in the whole universe. Second, these prophetic pictures and paragraphs was written and shown to help the Bible students grasp the importance of prophetic Bible study. The prophecies of Daniel and Revelation are an advanced area of study and a harmonious understanding of the prophecies and pictures requires a solid foundation of the five essential truths presented on this site.

For example, Revelation 8:5 mentions the “casting down of the censer” at the golden altar. To understand what this means, we need to understand it within the context of services being conducted in Heaven’s temple at the Altar of Incense. Since information about services conducted at the heavenly Altar of Incense does not exist in the Bible, we must turn to the parallels and patterns between the heavenly and the earthy sanctuaries. As we examine the ministry conducted at the Altar of Incense on Earth, it helps us to understand the significance of casting down the censer at the heavenly altar.

“Future telling” is not the primary purpose of Bible prophecy. Bible prophecy does involve a study of future events, but not in the way most people assume. Bible prophecy covers a number of topics that believers should want to understand. Ultimately, Bible prophecy reveals how Jesus will resolve all of the problems cause by sin. He will eventually destroy the wicked, both humans and angels. Earth itself is so contaminated with sin that purification by fire is required! The Godhead has been dealing with the sin problem for a long time and they will bring the drama to a close as planned – and this is where apocalyptic prophecy comes into focus.

Unfortunately, the elimination of sin also involves destroying human beings that Jesus deeply loves. The deliberate and final destruction of fallen angels and fallen human beings must be done within a framework of justice and mercy that every survivor can understand. Throughout eternity, the drama if sin wil be reviewed and discussed by men and angels. Of course, after the drama is over, God’s children will have a host of records to examine which will disclose the whole truth about sin and God’s behavior. (1 Corinthians 6:1-4, Revelation 20:4) But, we are presently living before the drama of sin has been brought to a close. So, God has given us who live before the drama comes to a close, an opportunity to understand the sweeping outline of how the sin problem will be resolved. By giving this information to us in advance, our understanding of what he must do to the human race during the Great Tribulation makes sense.

If the balance between God’s eternal justice and His unlimited love to save man is not the central theme when studying Bible prophecy, then it is robbed of its sanctifying value, because human beings can do nothing to prevent the things God has determined to do. At the present time, one man says this about Revelation and another says that, so no one can determine the truth. This is about to change. When the Great Tribulation begins, God will make sure all people will see and hear His truth. He will empower 144,000 spokespersons all over the world and they will speak with authority, as did Moses and Elijah.

For now, we must accept by faith that God is unbelievably generous in His grace and His government is based on the equitable rule of law based on love. God’s laws are not righteous because He declares them to be righteous. God’s laws are righteous and fair because the evidence will show that sin’s drama has ended, His laws will have been proven to be righteous! The eternal well-being of His creatures is God’s first and highest concern. As I come to understand His profound love for sinners, I conclude that, “Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and Last, the Beginning and End. He is the Engineer of everything and the Creator of all creations. He is the Architect of the universe, the Prince of Kindness and the Prince of Peace. But for a few hours in the tomb, He is eternal. He has no beginning and He is alive forever more. He is unmoved, unchanged, undefeated, and never undone. He was bruised but He brought healing. He was pierced but He eased pain. He was persecuted but He brought freedom. He was put to death but He brought life. He is risen and He brings power to those who believe in Him. The world cannot understand Him, the armies of Earth cannot defeat Him, the schools of men cannot explain Him, and the leaders of nations cannot ignore Him. Herod could not kill Him, the Pharisees could not confuse Him, and crowds could not get enough of Him. Pilate could not hold Him in the tomb. Caesars could not silence His followers, traditions cannot replace Him, and modern science cannot explain Him. He is the way, the truth light, the bread of life, perfect love and Lord of Lords. He is goodness, kindness and gentleness. He is God, He is the angel of the Lord and He is man. He is holy, righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure. His ways are right, His word is eternal, His will is unchanging, and His expansive thoughts include me. He is my Redeemer and Savior. He is my guide and my peace. He is my joy and my comfort, He is my Lord and He rules over my life. I serve Him because His bond of love, His burden is light, and His objective for me is abundant life. I follow Him because He is the source of truth, the owner of wisdom and all knowledge. He is love. He is sovereign over the kings of the Earth, the Ruler of rulers, the Leader of leaders, the Model for overcomers. If His qualifications seem impressive, His demonstration of love is even greater. He desires a wonderful relationship with every human being. If I obediently submit to His call, He will never leave me, forsake me, mislead me, forget me, overlook me, or ignore my prayers.  When I fall, He lifts me up. When I fail, He forgives me. When I am weak, He is strong, when I am lost, He knows the way. When I am afraid, He gives me courage. When I stumble, He steadies me.  When I am hurt, He heals me. When I am broken, He mends me. When I am blind, He leads me. When I am hungry, He feeds me. When I face trials, He assures me. When I face persecution, He sustains me. When I face problems, He comforts me. When I endure loss, He provides for me. When I face the shadow of death, He gives me grace. He is everything for everybody, everywhere, every time, and in every way. He is Almighty God, He is faithful and trustworthy. I am His, and He is mine.”(Variations of this statement have been circulated on the internet.  I have added a number of statements that spring from my discoveries. Originating author is unknown.)




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