Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 16:10-11
16:10. Then the fifth angelpoured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain.
16:11. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
The fifth bowl of the wrath is poured out on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom becomes full of darkness.
So, the fifth punishment is darkness.
Men who become the throne of Satan will experience the punishment of the darkness with the great pains and deadly sores, but they do not want to repent; even they blaspheme God. Consequently, they enter the outer darkness in the hell forever.
Who is the throne of Satan?Matthew 12:43-45
12:43. "When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
12:44. "Then he says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.' And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
12:45. "Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation."
The throne of Satan is the servant of God who has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, purified from the sins up to the peak, renewed, and filled with God Himself, but then he becomes empty of God because of the worldly company, et cetera
. Consequently, Satan returns to his life with the seven other spirits, so his last state is worse than the first.Ephesians 4: 17-194:17. This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind,
4:18. having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart;
4:19. who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
The fact is walking as the rest of the Gentiles walk as follows:
- Being in futility of mind, namely the dark or fool mind, so one does not want to have fellowship and minister to God.
- The blindness of the heart and being past feeling, so one gives himself to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness up to the peak of sin.
Consequently, he becomes the throne of Satan. He gets pains and sores up to perdition in the hell forever.Ephesians 4:20-244:20. But you have not so learned Christ,
4:21. if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
4:22. that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old manwhich grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
4:23. and be renewedin the spirit of your mind,
4:24. and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
That is why, we must receive God's exhortation for us who have received the true teaching Word, to renew us, so we keep being in the renewing continuously. Do not return to the old man! Do not become the throne of Satan!The facts found in the new man are as follows
The usefulnesses of Holy Spirit are as follows
- Putting away lying, speaking true word, and being honest.
4:25. Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are members of one another.
If we keep lying, we will become the throne of Satan who will be destroyed forever.
8:44. "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
- Not getting angry without love. We are not angry to hate or kill others.
4:26. "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
4:27. nor give place to the devil.
Do not give place to the devil! Lying and hating are the same as giving place to become the throne of Satan.
The true thing is that we get angry with love to help and lift up others who fall.
- Not stealing, but working well, so we are blessed. We love to give and become the blessing for others.
4:28. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
We also do not steal the possession of God, namely the tithe and special offerings, but return it. It is our confession that we live by God.
- Having no corrupt wordsincluding gossip and blasphemy, but speaking good words and becoming the blessing for other by testifying.
4:29. Let no corrupt wordproceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
The corrupt words just weaken the faith, but testifying strengthens it. If we do not want to testify, we will surely gossip.
- Not grieving the Holy Spirit of God.
4:30. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
4:31. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
4:32. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.
If we grieve Holy Spirit, we will be the same as the men in the age of Noah whose hearts tended to do evil continually that resulted in wickedness, uncleanness, and bitterness.
The attitudes to Holy Spirit are as follows:
- Not grieving Holy Spirit. It means that we must be kind or humble, and tenderhearted, as well as confessing, and forgiving one another. As a result, the blood of Jesus will take away our sins, so we experience peace. We become the place of Holy Spirit, and our life becomes easy and light.
- Not quenching the Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 5:19-20
5:19. Do not quench the Spirit.
5:20. Do not despise prophecies.
Quenching the Spirit means that one despises prophecies or the true teaching Word. It is the same as becoming dull of hearing or not willingly hearing the true teaching Word because of the hardness of the heart.
5:11. of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.
5:12. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
'becoming dull' is the wrong attitude in hearing the true teaching Word because of the hardness of the heart, so one gets sleepy or does not hear the Word earnestly, et cetera.
The consequences are as follows:
- Not experiencing the purification, so one quickly blames at others and God. He also quickly gets angry with emotion.
- Having itching ears to the other teachings until he becomes the same as Satan.
2 Timothy 4:2-4
4:2. Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
4:3. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;
4:4. and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
Quenching the Spirit is the same as giving a chance for Satan to reign in our life.
- Not blaspheming the Spirit.
12:31. "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spiritwill not be forgiven men.
12:32. "Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
Blaspheming the Spirit means being against the working of the Spirit.
There are two workings of the Spirit as follows:
- Saving men through Christ's sacrifice on the cross and the remission of sins.
1:20. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1:21. "And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His peoplefrom their sins."
Being against the Spirit means that one does not want to confess his sin, but blames at others.
- Holy Spirit gives the gift that determines the ministry, so we are used in the ministry of the building of the perfect body of Christ.
4:7. But to each one of us gracewas given according to the measure of Christ's gift.
4:11. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,
4:12. for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
Being against the Spirit means that one obstructs and destroys the ministry of the building of the perfect body of Christ.
Not being faithful is the same as destroying.
If one is against the Spirit, he will be used by Satan in the building of Babylon, so he is destroyed forever.
That is why let us be active in the ministry of the building of the perfect body of Christ to place Jesus as the head. We become the throne of God or the place of the Spirit, so He controls and fills us up until He overflows in us. It is the important thing.
- Holy Spirit is like the divided tongues, as of fire to renew us to become the new man like Jesus.
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.
Previously, Thomas did not have faith, but he believed in Jesus after he received the Spirit until he willingly experienced the martyrdom.
John was naked when he was chased. It means that he was not holy, but he truly lived in holiness after he was filled by the Spirit until he sacrificed his life. The other apostles also sacrificed their life for Jesus after they were filled by the Spirit.
Holy Spirit is able to help us no matter our weakness is.
Peter had denied God three times, but he testified about Jesus after he received the Spirit until he sacrificed his life.
- Holy Spirit becomes the fence of fire in our life.
2 Kings 6:15-17
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 fireall around Elisha.
Holy Spirit is able to protect and take care of our life in the midst of the crises of the economy until the Antichrist reigns over the world. If we cannot do anything, Holy Spirit can. We are even evacuated to the wilderness, far away from the eyes of the Antichrist.
Spiritually, we are protected and taken care of from the increasing fire of the sins up to the peak, so we keep living in righteousness and holiness. We keep ministering to God faithfully and fervently. We become the apple of God's eye, His beloved people.
2 Kings 6:21-23
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.
There is victory. Holy Spirit is able to finish all of impossible problems. The Israelites and the Gentiles become one body of Christ when God comes a second time. We become the heavenly bride who is ready to greet His second coming. We enter the marriage supper of the Lamb of God, the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace (the upcoming Paradise), and the New Jerusalem forever. We are cheering, not gnawing tongue because of the great pains.
Keep becoming the throne of God by the power of Holy Spirit! Ask Holy Spirit at this time!
God blesses us.