Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 9:16-19 is about the sound of the sixth trumpet or the sixth judgment of the Son of God, so a third of mankind is killed by the great war.Revelation 9:16-19
9:16. Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.
9:17. And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone.
9:18. By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed--by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths.
9:19. For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm.
It is called the great war because of the following things:
- The number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million.
- A third of mankind was killed.
The weapons are the fire, the smoke, and the brimstone.
We still learn about the smoke. Physically, it is atomic bomb that is used in the second world war. The atomic bomb that explodes will produce the smoke like giant fungus that comes up to the sky. It had happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
But Satan is not satisfied by killing only the body. That is why he uses the spiritual smoke.Revelation 9:2-3,5
9:2. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smokeof a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit.
9:3. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
9:5. And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.
The spiritual smoke refers to the sting of death
.1 Corinthians 15:55-56
15:55 "O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?" 15:56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
The sting of death is the sins of eating-drinking (smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse) and marrying-giving in marriage (sexual sin with all of its kinds and sexual deviation).
If we hide the sin no matter how small it is, moreover it is added or covered by another sin, it will aim at the peak of sins that come up to the presence of God, so it explodes to become God's punishment up to perdition.
It had ever happened in the days of Lot and Noah.Genesis 6:5-8,11-12
6:5. Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6:6. And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
6:7. So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
6:8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
6:11. The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
6:12. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
In the days of Noah, the world was punished by floodwaters.
In the days of Lot, Sodom and Gomorrah were punished by brimstone and fire.Luke 17:26-27
17:26. "And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
17:27. "They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
Approaching the second coming of Jesus, the sins will come up to the presence of God, so the world will be destroyed with three times seven condemnations of the Trinity of God up to the lake of fire and brimstone forever. 2 Peter 3:10
3:10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.Genesis 6:8
6:8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Noah was saved among the people in the world because he found grace in the eyes of the Lord. He could testify about God's mercy to his family, so all of them entered his ark and could be saved. It is the same as the salvation of bride (four couples were saved).
Noah's ark is the same as the Tabernacle.
The proofs are as follows:
- Genesis 6:14
6:14. " Make yourself an ark of gopherwood; make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and outside with pitch.
Noah's ark was made according to the will of God.
25:8. "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
The Tabernacle was made according to the will of God
In the will of God we will surely be saved up to perfection.
- Genesis 6:16
6:16. "You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
Noah's Ark had three levels or rooms.
27:9. " You shall also make the courtof the tabernacle. For the south side there shall be hangings for the court made of fine woven linen, one hundred cubits long for one side.
26:33. "And you shall hang the veil from the clasps. Then you shall bring the ark of the Testimony in there, behind the veil. The veil shall be a divider for you between the holy place and the Most Holy.
The Tabernacle had three rooms.
Now, the physical Tabernacle has been destroyed.
The spiritual Tabernacle refers to the teaching of Tabernacle and the Bride Tidings that guide us to enter spiritual Noah's Ark or Tabernacle, namely the eternal kingdom of heaven, but the world will be destroyed forever.Genesis 7:16
7:16. So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him; and the LORD shuthim in.
Noah's ark had the door which was opened and shut by God Himself.
If God shuts the door of the ark, the punishment and doomsday will not happen to us but we enter the eternal kingdom of heaven.The steps of entering the eternal kingdom of heaven are as follows
- Going through the gate of heaven or Tabernacle.
27:16. " For the gate of the court there shall be a screen twenty cubits long, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen, made by a weaver. It shall have four pillars and four sockets.
The gate of heaven is the same as the one of faith, namely righteousness or salvation.
It means as follows:
- One hears the word in the anointing of Holy Spirit delightfully.
10:17. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
As a result, Holy Spirit helps us to hear the Word solemnly and with a need.
Further, Holy Spirit helps us to understand the Word and believe in it, so it becomes faith in our heart.
- The faith must be with cross or suffering because of Jesus.
1:29. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
The facts found in the suffering because of Jesus are as follows:
- Repenting (The Altar of Burnt Offerings). It means that we willingly suffer in flesh to stop sinning, especially the lie and hatred, and return to God.
- Water baptism (The Brazen Laver).
It means that one who has died to sin or repented must be buried in the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him, and the gate of heaven is opened.
3:16. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.
We receive new life or heavenly one.
6:9. This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
The new life is the one in righteousness. We can minister to God faithfully and correctly.
11:4. Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
10:2. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.
10:3. The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, But He casts away the desire of the wicked.
The righteous will be delivered from death and God takes care of him up to his descendants.
- Going through the door of Tabernacle.
It refers to the fullness of Holy Spirit or Holy Spirit baptism.
2:41. Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.
2:42. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
We must enter into perseverance in committing three kinds of main service (three tools in the Holy Place) or the shepherding after we experience the baptism of water and Holy Spirit. It starts from a shepherd and being followed by the sheep.
In the sheepfold, our body, soul, and spirit attach to the trinity of God, so the trinity of Satan cannot touch us. We can neither fall into sins nor be deceived, but we live in holiness and perseverance.
- The Golden Candlestick refers to perseverance in committing the General Service. We have fellowship with Holy Spirit God in His anointing and gifts. We drink spiritually, so we keep getting fresh, faithful, and fervent in spirit.
- The Table of Showbread refers to perseverance in committing the Bible Study Service with Holy Communion. We have fellowship with the Son of God in the teaching Word and the sacrifice of Christ. We eat spiritually, so we become strong and we do not stumble in sin.
- The Golden Altar of Incense refers to perseverance in committing the Prayer Service. We have fellowship with Father God in His love. We breathe with the love of God up to eternal life.
5:11. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord--that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
If we live in holiness and perseverance, God will stretch out His hands to restore our life in His time. He restores doubly, namely physically and spiritually.
In physical life, He creates something that does not exist yet; the impossible thing becomes possible.
In spiritual life, our marriage is restored and we are restored from self-truth.
32:1. So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
32:2. Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was aroused against Job; his wrath was aroused because he justified himself rather than God.
42:5. "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You.
42:6. Therefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes."
- Going through the Veil.
26:31. " You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim.
27:50. And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
27:51. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in twofrom top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,
2:8. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
5:1. Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
5:2. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
Jesus becomes obedient to the point of death on the cross, so the veil is torn and the sweet-smelling aroma comes before God.
If we become obedient until our flesh does not sound anymore, the veil will be torn. It results in the incense that produces fragrance before God.
The results are as follows:
- The hand of God's great mercy is able to take care of and protect us although we are powerless in the middle of difficulties in the world.
17:7. Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You From those who rise up against them.
17:8. Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
- God's merciful hand makes all things beautiful and successful in His time.
39:21. But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
39:22. And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners who were in the prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing.
39:23. The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph's authority, because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made it prosper.
Our ability is very limited, but God's merciful hand cannot be limited to give us beautiful and successful future.
- God's merciful hand does not change. He is able to give us strength and change our life.
54:10. For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed," Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
If spiritual miracle happens, the physical one will happen too.
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is, so we are worthy to greet His coming.
God blesses us.