Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 9:13-21 tells about the sixth trumpet, namely the sixth punishment of the Son of God to men in the world. A third of mankind were killed or their flesh, soul, and spirit died in hell because of the great war.Revelation 9:16-199:16 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."
The yellow sulfur is one of the weapons which are used by Satan to destroy mankind in the world.
In spiritual meaning, the sulfur refers to the death that works secretly, namely through false teaching that is hard to be detected and very dangerous.Revelation20:10,1420:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.20:14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.Matthew 24:2424:24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Nearing the time when Jesus comes a second time, the false teaching deceives up to the chosen people.Revelation13:11-1513:11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.13:12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.13:13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.13:14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.13:15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
There is a difference between Jesus and antichrist. Jesus who is the Son of God has died and risen, while the antichrist who is the son of Satan does neither die nor rise, but only gets the deadly wound which is healed.
The antichrists and the false prophets are working together to deceive the chosen people through the false teaching that is different from the Bible, and miracles without sanctification, the cross, the death and resurrection, as well as the life renewal.
If the servant or the children of God only see the physical miracle without sanctification or the cross, they will be deceived and let fall into false worship, namely worshipping the antichrist, so they will perish in hell.
The physical things like the matters in school, college, or works must be done as well as we can in order to become the testimony to glorify God. But, we must do the spiritual things seriously, namely the service and ministry to God.John 16:716:7. 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.Matthew 3:113:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Jesus must go away. It means that He must die on the cross, rise, and go to Heaven in order to pour the fire of the Holy Spirit to all of us. So, we are not deceived by the fire of antichrist that comes down from heaven, and we are not burned in the fire of hell.Romans 8:26-288:26. 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.
The worship prayer means to serve to God and work together with Him.
The fire of the Holy Spirit encourages us to serve and minister to God sincerely up to worship Him with a broken heart. It means to humble our life before God, namely confessing that we are not worthy, but have a lot of sins, and we are not capable.
The result of the true worship with the fire of the Holy Spirit is the spiritual or greatest miracle, namely the renewal of life from the fleshy man to the spiritual one like Jesus. This miracle cannot be imitated and fabricated by Satan.Titus 3:53:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
The renewal of life begins from the conscience, as follows:
- The Holy Spirit renews the heart to become strong and courageous. We are not hopeless and disappointed whatever happens. We keep believing and hoping to God. We keep worshiping Him and walking in His path or not taking our own ways.
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
Human's hearts are weak. It means that we are easily disappointed, proud, and hopeless, until leaving God and taking our own ways. The way of our own or the way outside God is only dead-end leading to destruction.
- The Holy Spirit renews the heart to become peaceful. We do not feel the things that the flesh feels. We are not controlled by the desire of the flesh. We do not feel the fear of the flesh or the worries. But, we only feel the great and glorious love of God, namely we love God more than anything.
8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
The fleshy man is filled with desires and always disappointed, so one will never be peaceful.
- The Holy Spirit renews the heart to become faithful.
11:19 Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,
11:20 that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
The fleshy man always defends the desire of the flesh, so he cannot be obedient to the will of God.
When the heart is renewed, we can obey and take the example of Jesus who is obedient to God until he dies on the cross. God's plan is always be the best.
The heart that is steadfast, peaceful, and obedient or the heart that is controlled by the Holy Spirit will be as follows:
- Living in righteousness and purity in the midst of the destructions in the world.
- Becoming the servants of God who are faithful and fervent in spirit up to the end line. It means the time of Jesus' second coming or our bodily death. We love to worship God.
- Having the foundation of the heart that is ready to accept the physical miracles, namely the preservation and protection from God miraculously from now until forever.
2 Kings 6:15-17,21-23
6:15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
6:16 So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, " LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
6:21 Now when the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, "My father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them? "
6:22 But he answered, "You shall not kill them. Would you kill those whom you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? Set food and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."
6:23 Then he prepared a great feast for them; and after they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master. So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel.
All things become good. We can repay evil with kindness. There is peacefulness which is beyond the human mind.
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.
When Jesus comes the second time, the greatest and last miracle will happen. We are renewed to be as glorious as Him and joyful together with Him forever.
God blesses us.