This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Finger of God! Part 2

I don't pretend to be some great bible scholar, so bear with me. I am just showing you what the LORD has shown me thus far.

In Revelation chapter 5 we see the 24 elders (the 12 disciples and the heads of the 12 tribes of Israel) and all the saints who have died in Faith, and in Christ, through the centuries until now, gathered saying,

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing!”

In Revelation chapter 6 we see the opening of the first 6 of the 7 seals

Seal 1 - A conqueror is sent forth to conquer

Seal 2 - Power is given to one to take peace from the earth

Seal 3 - Famine is loosed in the whole earth

But, this Spirit rider is told not to hurt the oil and the wine!

This could be literal, or it could be referring to those filled with the oil and wine of the Holy Spirit. It could also be referring to the sons of oil/the 2 witnesses, but not to digress.

Seal 4 - Death and Hell are loosed over a 4th part of the earth to kill by sword and starvation and with death and with the beasts of the earth.

Seal 5 - At the opening of this seal the souls of those who had killed for the Word of God and their testimony, to which they held, are witnessed crying out to God asking when He is going to avenge their blood, on those who are still upon the earth. They are told to rest a little while until *their fellow servants/saints also and their brethren/saints that should be killed as they were should be fulfilled.

*So this clearly puts saints with God, and saints still on the earth…both groups worthy of the same exact eventual eternal resurrection.

Seal 6 - A great earthquake takes place, and the sun becomes black and the moon becomes as blood. The stars of heaven fall and the heaven departs as a scroll when it is rolled together. Every mountain and island is moved out of their place.

This is when men try to hide themselves in the dens and rocks of the mountains, and say to the mountains, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of God and the Wrath of the Lamb. For the day of His Wrath is come and who shall be able to stand!”

After these things, 4 angels are seen standing on the four corners of the earth restraining the wind…then another angel is seen ascending from the east having the seal of the living God….and he cries unto the 4 angels who are holding back the wind, to not hurt the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees until *the servants of God/saints- are sealed in their foreheads.

*Incidentally these servants of God/saints are worthy of the same exact eventual eternal resurrection as we are also. They too will be raised from the dead incorruptible!

The number of saints sealed is 144 thousand, out of the 12 tribes of Israel. The Word is very specific and detailed as to who these saints are. Revelation 7

After the sealing of the 144 thousand, who will be redeemed from the earth see Revelation chapter 14, (*and who also are worthy of the eternal resurrection)

We then read that there is seen in Heaven *a great multitude of all nations, kindred’s, people and tongues. They are wearing white robes and have palms in their hands, and are Praising God!
It is said of this great multitude, that they came out of great tribulation, and have been made white in the blood of the Lamb, therefore they serve God day and night in His temple.

*These to are saints and worthy of the eventual eternal resurrection which occurs at the sounding of the last trump,the seventh trumpet,sounded by the seventh angel. Then the *mystery of God will be finished! (we will look at this in part 3)

How does one escape what is to come upon the earth?
By death! To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD!

Of the 12 disciples all but one died a martyr’s death.
Saints down through the ages have given their lives for their Faith, and the word of their testimony. Many today are giving their lives for the Gospel and the word of their testimony. Does this make them second class saints, akin to what are classed by some as the "Left behind" saints? NO!
Many will yet have to give their lives. Some will die a natural death before Christ returns and there by escape the great tribulation and the reign of the anti-Christ. Some will be alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.

If you have read “Foxes Book of Martyrs” then you have read the account of many a precious saint, since Christ and His disciples who also have given their lives. They shall all be a part of the eventual eternal resurrection of the saints. There is only one instance at the second coming of Christ where the dead in Christ will be raised incorruptible and those who are alive and remain will be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye-for it is appointed to all men once to die…and then all saints shall receive immortal bodies for eternity….perfect love casts out all fear of death….these mortal bodies cannot put on immortality that is why our old bodies must see death…flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God….
So all those who think that they are going to get out of this world by escaping physical death are sadly mistaken…but they have nothing to fear!....
To be continued….
End of part 2

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