Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 9:13-21 is about the sixth trumpet or the sixth condemnation of Son of God to men in the earth, so a third of mankind die in body, soul, and spirit because of the great war. It is called a great war because the victims are a third of mankind and the soldiers are two hundred million. Revelation 9:16-189:16 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.
There are three weapons which are used in the war as follows:
- The fire.
Physically, the firearms were used in the first world war.
- The smoke.
Physically, the smoke or bomb and nuclear were used in the second world war.
- The brimstone.
Physically, it is a biologic weapon which will be used in the third world war.
The three kinds of weapon only kill the body. But, Satan is not satisfied if he only kills the body of men. He also wants to kill the soul and spirit through the spiritual weapon, so they perish forever in the hell.
We learn about the spiritual firearms.James 3:5-63:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
The spiritual firearms refer to the tongue which is powered by the trinity of Satan to kill the body, soul, and spirit of men. The facts found in the tongue's being powered by the trinity of Satan are as follows:
- The tongue is powered by Satan or the father of liars to make people speak lie as well as the unrighteous and dishonest words.
28:15 Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, It will not come to us, For we have made lies our refuge, And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.","
When one lies, other people cannot touch him, but God cannot do anything because he is in the hand of Satan.
The tongue which is powered by Satan also refers to the words which magnify the problem to cause quarrel.
- The tongue is powered by Antichrist.
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.
It refers to the unruly tongue which cannot be tamed and contains poisons as follows:
- The words which weaken the faith.
- The words which slander, namely the wrong thing is made right and vice versa, and make an action to rebel.
- The blasphemous words or the words which blame the true teaching word and support the wrong one.
13:5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
13:6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven.
- The tongue is powered by the false prophet.
3:9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
3:10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
It means the hypocritical words or the ones which contain blessing and also cursing as well as the false sweet words and the deceptive ones. The aim is the people who do not have spiritual endurance or those who are disappointed and hopeless. When we are blessed, do not be proud, because if there is the false sweet words, we will be broken for sure.
The right attitude is that we must keep on giving thanks to God in all conditions. It is the strongest spiritual endurance.
The consequences of the tongue which is powered by the trinity of Satan are as follows:
- The great war starts from the marriage and shepherding which involve all the world.
- The idle word which causes the condemnation of God.
12:36 "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
12:37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
God does not want if men must be destroyed forever because of the firearms or the tongue which is powered by the trinity of Satan.
The solutions are as follows:
- Jesus must be obedient to the point of death on the cross to get the name which is above every name to defeat 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, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.
- Jesus must willingly be obedient to the point of death on the cross, but He has risen and ascended to heaven to pour out Holy Spirit over all of us.
16:7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
2:1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
2:3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
God poured out Holy Spirit first at the upper room in Jerusalem like the tongues, as of fire, until now. He is the only Baptist of Spirit.
One of the signs of the fullness of Holy Spirit is speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit gave us utterance.
To experience the fullness of Holy Spirit, we need the perseverance, patience, and obedience, so sooner or later the life or fullness by Holy Spirit will happen.
2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The duties of Holy Spirit are as follows:
- Renewing and changing the tongue which has been broken by the trinity of Satan.
The tongue is renewed to glorify God. It means that Holy Spirit helps our tongue to confess sins to God (vertical) and other people (horizontal). After being forgiven, do not do the sins anymore. It is the righteousness and peace, so our life becomes easy and light.
As long as the tongue only points out the sins of other people and judge them, there are no righteousness and peace.
- The tongue can speak the truth and good words or the ones which do not harm the heart of other people.
We can testify to help people whose faith has been weak and also the ones who do not know God so that they can trust Him and be saved (Testifying the gospel word). We can also testify to help the people who have been saved to be shepherded (Testifying the teaching word).
- Holy Spirit helps us to worship God with a broken heart.
8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
We can confess our spiritual and physical weakness that we are unable to do something, worthless, and only like the clay that only relies on His mercy.
So, the hand of Holy Spirit will be stretched out for us to change us from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Jesus, namely we are patient in waiting the time of God.
7:6 Then Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
We can surrender fully to God and do not look for our own way which is outside the Word. So, He will help, finish all problems, and make all things beautiful in due time. If Holy Spirit works, He cannot be hindered and imitated by anyone.
3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end..
3:2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body.
It continuous until we are perfect or we do not stumble in words anymore. The people all over the world only say "Alleluia". The body, soul, and spirit become perfect and worthy to welcome His second coming on the glorious clouds.
God blesses you.