Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 11: 15-19
talks about the sound of the seventh or last trumpet.
The seventh trumpet shows the following three things:
- Verse 15-17 = Jesus, who comes a second time on the glorious clouds in the glory as the King of all kings and the heavenly Bridegroom for establishing the heavenly kingdom on earth, namely the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace (the future Paradise) up to the New Jerusalem forever (it has been explained).
- Verse 18 = Jesus as the righteous Judge who gives punishment to the world and the people who deserve to get it as well as the reward to those who deserve to get it (it has been explained).
- Verse 19 = the Ark of the Covenant, the perfect church, or the heavenly Bridegroom.
ad. 3.Revelation 11:1911:19. Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seenin His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
The Ark of the Covenant must be in the temple or Tabernacle to result in the glory of God.
If the place is wrong, there will be the disaster or God's punishment.
For example, it was in the temple of Dagon and then the statue fell down and the people were in plague.There are three right places of the Ark of the Covenant as follows
- In the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle which was built by Moses.
26:34. "You shall put the mercy seat upon the ark of the Testimony in the Most Holy.
If the place is right, there will be the glory.
40:34. Then the cloud covered the tabernacle of meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
The form of the glory of God in the Tabernacle on the days of Moses was God's speaking in the midst of His people. It means the revelation of the Word through a verse that explains other verses in the Bible, the true teaching Word which is sharper than any two-edged sword, or the Bride Tidings.
25:21. "You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you.
25:22 "And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with youfrom above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.
Thus, the Ark of the Covenant is the same as the Bride Tidings.
The revelation from God can only be reached by faith whereas knowledge can only be reached by logic.
Faith is greater than logic. Therefore, our logic will also receive the Bride Tidings if our faith can receive it. Only the hard-hearted men cannot receive the Bride Tidings.
1 Chronicles 28:11,19
28:11. Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the vestibule, its houses, its treasuries, its upper chambers, its inner chambers, and the place of the mercy seat;
28:19 "All this," said David, "the LORD made me understand in writing, by His hand upon me, all the works of these plans."
The Bride Tidings aims at the edification of the spiritual temple, namely the perfect body of Christ or the heavenly bride. It also means that the Bride Tidings prepares us to be the heavenly bride through the sanctification process.
4:12. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
When the Bride Tidings is being preached, the eyes of God are open to see and show our sins, including the hidden ones, and our eyes are also open to see and realize our sins so that we can be sanctified from sins.
Thus, the Bride Tidings is able to sanctify us. It begins from the heart as the source of sins.
15:19. "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts(1), murders(2), adulteries(3), fornications(4), thefts(5), false witness(6), blasphemies(7).
The heart of men is ruled over by the seven wills of uncleanness, evil, and bitterness of heart which cause the lamp to be quenched, so the eyes and heart are dark. The life is without any control like dog and swine. It means going towards the edification of Babylon or the bride of Satan who is perfect in the evil, uncleanness, and bitterness for being destroyed by God.
If the heart is sanctificed by the Bride Tidings, it will be bright and holy, so the words, deeds, sight, and whole life become holy or bright to go towards the edification of the perfect body of Christ. We become the heavenly bride who is as perfect as Jesus is.
Be careful! There is hindrance for the shekinah glory,especially from inside, namely from Hophni and Phinehas or the priests who reject the revelation of the Word or the ones who are never pierced by the sharpness of the Word.
18:1. Now the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of meeting there. And the land was subdued before them.
1 Samuel 2:12-17
2:12. Now the sons of Eli were corrupt; they did not know the LORD.
2:13 And the priests' custom with the people was that when any man offered a sacrifice, the priest's servant would come with a three-pronged fleshhook in his hand while the meat was boiling.
2:14 Then he would thrust it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; and the priest would take for himself all that the fleshhook brought up. So they did in Shilohto all the Israelites who came there.
2:15 Also, before they burned the fat, the priest's servant would come and say to the man who sacrificed, "Give meat for roasting to the priest, for he will not take boiled meat from you, but raw."
2:16 And if the man said to him, "They should really burn the fat first; then you may take as much as your heart desires," he would then answer him, "No, but you must give it now; and if not, I will take it by force."
2:17 Therefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD, for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.
Moreover, they did not want to be rebuked.
1 Samuel 2:22-25
2:22. Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
2:23 So he said to them, "Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people.
2:24 "No, my sons! For it is not a good report that I hear. You make the LORD'S people transgress.
2:25 "If one man sins against another, God will judge him. But if a man sins against the LORD, who will intercede for him?" Nevertheless they did not heed the voice of their father, because the LORD desired to kill them.
Be careful! The sin of a priest will make effect for the congregation.
Consequently, Hophni and Phinehas became the rebellious servant of God. It means abhorring the offering of the Lord.
It means as follows:
Consequently, the Ark of the Covenant was captured. It means that there is no more revelation of the Word. Ichabodhappened. It means the curse and perdition.
- Abhorring the sacrifice of Christ = selling and buying the sheep and dove in the temple.
The facts found in it are as follows:
- The revelation of the Word or Bride Tidings is used for looking for the physical profit, so it is interpreted according to the self interest and truth.
- Serving and ministering to God only for looking for physical profit.
- Keeping on committing the sins of violence, quarrel, dispute, threating and hurting one another, uncleanness, sexual affair, and mix marriage.
Nowadays, the fellow servants of God may commit the sexual affair. Be careful!
- Abhorring the offering of the Lord, ones become stingy and greedy.
Stinginess means not being willing to sacrifice for God and other people.
Greediness means stealing the possession of others, especially God's, namely the tithes and offerings; even the trust of God to a pastor for receiving the tithes is also stolen.
Consequently, God does not entrust the Word to the pastor anymore, so the congregation becomes hungry and does not want to serve and minister to God anymore, but commits the sins.
1 Samuel 4:21-22
4:21. Then she named the child Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel!" because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
4:22 And she said, "The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God has been captured."
- In the Most Holy Place in the temple or Tabernacle of Solomon.
1 Kings 8:6-7,10-11
8:6. Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim.
8:7 For the cherubim spread their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles.
8:10 And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
8:11 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD.
The place was right, so there was the glory of God and all priests could not continue ministering. It means bowing down and worshiping God.
The form of the glory of God in the Tabernacle of Solomon is the worship prayer which is lifted up to God's presence until the heart becomes peaceful.
It refers to the neck or the closest relationship between the Head (Jesus as the Heavenly Bridegrrom or the Mercy Seat) and the body (the congregation as the Heavenly Bride or the ark).
Thus, the Ark of the Covenant refers to the closest relationship between the Heavenly Bridegroom and the heavenly bride or the worship prayer, so we can feel the glory of God.
1 Kings 9:1-3
9:1. And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished building the house of the LORD and the king's house, and all Solomon's desire which he wanted to do,
9:2 that the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
9:3 And the LORD said to him: "I have heard your prayer and your supplication that you have made before Me; I have consecrated this house which you have built to put My namethere forever, and My eyesand My heartwill be there perpetually.
We feel the glory of God in the following forms:
The hindrance of the glory of God in the worship prayer is Solomon himself, who worships the idol.
- His eyes = God always pays attention to, protects, and preserves us who are small and powerless in the midst of the difficulties in the world and the pre-persecution of the Antichrist until the time when the Antichrist reigns ofver the world.
- His heart = His mercy for forgiving our sins and lifting us up from fall.
Therefore, we will be encouraged to confess and forgive sins one another if we feel the grace of God, so the blood of Jesus washes our sins and we are not condemned. We are restored, saved, and blessed.
The mercy of God also lifts us up from failures, so we get the beauty and success.
The grace of God lifts us up from perdition, so we get the eternal life.
- His name = the power of victory over the trinity of Satan.
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.
2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven(Satan), and of those on earth (false prophets), and of those under the earth(the Antichrist),
2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The trinity of Satan is the source of all bad things and destruction in the world.
The power of Jesus' name is able to finish all impossible problems, wipe away our tears, weariness, and sorrow, up to the peak, so we keep on living in righteousness and holiness.
The victory over the trinity of Satan also means the victory over the wild tongue (verse 11).
3:7. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.
3:8 But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
The wild tongue refers to the meaningless words, lies, gossips, slanders, and blasphemies.
It is tamed to glorify God and become blessings for other people through testifying until someday we do not stumble in words. We only glorify God. It will invite the presence or power of God in the midst of us.
Being wrong in using the tongue, we will invite the three kinds of beasts which are able to destroy the life, marriage, shepherding, and ministry.
Be careful! We who put the Bride Tidings on our side and worship God may become the hindrance if we worship the idol.
Why did Solomon do the idolatry?
Consequently, the temple falls down or the body of Christ is destroyed and will be destroyed by God.
- Because of hearing the teachings of his wives or the strange voices.
1 Kings 11:1-2,4-5
11:1. But King Solomon loved many foreign women, as well as the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites--
11:2 from the nations of whom the LORD had said to the children of Israel, "You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods." Solomon clung to these in love.
11:4 For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.
11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreththe goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
16:17. Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them.
Hearing the other teachings, one will fall in the idolatry.
- Because of the mistake in the marriage.
- In the temple in heaven, so there is the glory of God in the form of lightnings and thunderings.
11:19. Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
The form of the glory of God in the temple in heaven is as follows:
- There are shakings in all aspects in the world.
God lets is happen so that we truly need Him.
- The heavenly bride or the light of the world.
12:1. Now a great sign appearedin heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars.
11:19. Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seenin His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
The Ark of the Covenant was seen in heaven. A woman with the sun, moon, and stars is also seen in heaven as the fulfillment of Revelation 11:19.
Thus, the Ark of the Covenant is the same as the heavenly bride. This is the true shekinah glory.
12:2. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.
12:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.
The hindrances of the glory of God in the temple in heaven are as follows:
What we can do is crying, groaning to God, or praying with a broken heart for getting the two wings of a great eagle. We need many things, but all of them have been included in the two wings of a great eagle.
- The church is the same as a pregnant woman who will give birth or the weak one.
- The dragon or the Antichrist is ready for destroying us.
12:6. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
12:14 But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent.
We long for His coming and the two wings of a great eagle everyday.
The function of the two wings of a great eagle is for giving us extra power in the midst of our powerlessness, shakings, and destruction that we face, so we can be strong and of good courage.
40:29. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.
40:30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,
40:31 But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
We become the dwelling place of Holy Spirit.
3:16. that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
Being strong and of good courage is the same as being a crying baby. We confess that we are so powerless and can do nothing, facing the impossiblitities.
Being strong and of good courage means that we keep faithful and fervent in spirit until the end line as well as holding fast to the true teaching Word, believing, and hoping God.
We stretch out our hands to God until He stretches out the miraculous hands of Holy Spirit to us. He embraces us. We will not be hopeless and disappointed. We will not leave Him. His hands work for us and nothing may limit it.
The results are as follows:
- Holy Spirit is able to save all of us or set us free from sins, so we can live in righteousness and holiness.
35:3. Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees.
35:4 Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you."
35:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
35:6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert.
35:7 The parched ground shall become a pool, And the thirsty land springs of water; In the habitation of jackals, where each lay, There shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
Holy Spirit saves us from disasters, diseases, and so on, so we keep healthy and strong in the Lord.
- Holy Spirit is able to make the desert become springs of water.
It means that Holy Spirit is able to preserve us in the midst of difficulties and impossibilities, erase all impossibilities, and change the curse into Paradise.
- Holy Spirit makes the deaf and mute become good, namely the ears which hear and become obedient as well as the honest mouth.
Honesty and obedience are the same as the house of prayer. The miracle of God will happen and all things become good and perfect when He comes a second time. We are worthy to welcome His coming and we are on the throne of heaven forever.
God blesses you.