Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 11:7-1011:7 When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.
11:8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
11:9 Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves.
11:10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
Verse 7-10 tell about the two witnesses who are killed. It refers to the finishing of the flesh or the Christians who become martyrs in the age of Antichrist together with the death with the two witnesses, so they reach the measurement of God, namely the full tearing of the flesh. It means that the Veil is torn and we can enter the Most Holy Place or the perfection. Revelation 11:11-1211:11 Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
11:12 And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended to heavenin a cloud, and their enemies saw them.
The term 'great fear fell on those who saw them
' becomes a warning for us. When men laugh when they do sins; even they blame at the right one, they will have great fear when Jesus comes for the second time because they will cry in hell. Be careful, do not laugh in sins!
Verse 11-12 is the same as Revelation 20:4,6.
20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they livedand reigned with Christ for a thousand years20:6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
Verse 4 tells about the martyrs in the age of the Antichrist who are not ruled by the death, but they live in the glorious body to ascend to heaven and enter the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace. It is the same as Revelation 11:11-12.
Verse 6 tells about the first resurrection which happens when Jesus comes for the second time on the glorious clouds. The martyrs in the age of Antichrist and the people who die in Jesus in the Old Testament up to the time before the age of the Antichrist will be resurrected in the glorious body. The Christians who live until the second coming of Jesus and experience the full tearing of the flesh will be changed in the glorious body.
All of them will ascend to heaven to enter the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace to become the priests and kings.
The priests are the people who serve and minister to Jesus in the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace.
The kings are the people who rule with Jesus in the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace.
After the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace, we will enter the New Jerusalem. Revelation 20:520:5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
We enter the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace first to wait the condemnation over the people who laugh when they do sins.
Therefore, starting from now, we must become the priest and king so that there is hope for us to enter the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace.
The priest means as follows:
- The people who are holy and victorious over sins.
- The people who have the ministry and the gifts of Holy Spirit.
- The people who serve and minister to God faithfully and righteously.
The One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace refers to the Paradise, namely the peace and joy where there are no fear, sorrow, and tear.
- Because Satan has been bound for a thousand years, so he cannot disturb us anymore. It means that there is no more source of sins, tears, fear, and so on. .
Revelation 20: 1-3
20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
20:2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
20:3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
- Because all of us have been in one spiritual or glorious body like Jesus, not the flesh anymore. It means as follows:
- We cannot feel what the flesh feels anymore.
- We cannot do sin anymore; even we do not know it like Jesus. We are holy and perfect like Him.
The thing that makes men cry, do sins, and so on is the fleshly body.
- We are sanctified and changed up to the perfection through the power of resurrection.
Therefore, starting from now, we must experience the sanctification and renewal continually towards the spiritual body, so we experience the atmosphere of paradise in the midst of the cursed, difficult, weary, heavy-laden, broken, and perishing world in the last days.
Where do we experience the sanctification and renewal? We get them on the mountain of worship. Luke 9:28-309:28 Now it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that He took Peter, John, and James and went up on the mountain to pray.
9:29 As He prayed, the appearance of His face was altered, and His robe became white and glistening.
9:30 And behold, two men talked with Him, who were Moses and Elijah.
The term 'After these saying
' means that the true worship is encouraged by the true teaching word. When the teaching is wrong, the worship prayer is false and aims at the worship to the Antichrist.
The true teaching word sanctifies our heart, mind, deeds (to be the right and holy ones; even we can repay good for evil), and the speaking (we do not speak lies anymore). So, we live in holiness and we can see God. It means that we can worship Him and we love to worship Him.
The worship prayer is the process of the full tearing of the flesh, so we experience the life renewal from the fleshly man to the spiritual one like Moses and Elijah; even Jesus.
What must be renewed? We are renewed from the sleeping to arising Revelation 11:1 writes: 'Rise and measure!
The term 'rise' tells about the condition on the mountain that is full of glory, but there were men who slept. It is a dangerous thing.Luke 9:329:32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.
The meanings of sleeping spiritually are as follows:
- Not being faithful in the service and ministry to God, so the spiritual life is lukewarm and poor like the church of the Laodiceans His life is sorrowful and poor until he becomes like vomit.
6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep-
6:11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.
We must also be careful in the physical things, namely sleeping too much or being lazy will cause men to be poor physically and live in lackness.
If we are faithful, we will experience the abundant life.
- Being disappointed and hopeless because of the disobedience.
1:6 So the captain came to him, and said to him, "What do you mean, sleeper?Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish."
How great a man is, when he is not obedient, he will sleep at the last time. It means that he is disappointed and hopeless even though he thinks that he has the success at the first time, but finally, he sleeps.
It is better to return to the will of God.
- Not being watchful and not worshiping God.
1 Thessalonians 5: 6-7
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
5:7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunkare drunk at night.
The consequence is getting drunk. It is the same as the sins of eating-drinking, namely smoking, getting drunk, and drugs abuse and the sins of marrying-being given in marriage, namely the violence in the household, sexual-affairs, mixed-marriage, divorce-remarrying, and marrying-being given in marriage that aim to the perdition.
If we worship God much, we will keep faithful and there is no violence in the household.
Sleeping at midnight is the same as the five foolish virgins who have no oil with them. It means the fleshly body without Holy Spirit and hope until they perish forever.
Luke 9:32b-339:32 But Peter and those with him were heavy with sleep; and when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men who stood with Him.
9:33 Then it happened, as they were parting from Him, that Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah" --not knowing what he said.
Thankfully, the disciples were fully awake, so they experienced the joy and they were in the atmosphere of Paradise.
Let us wake from the sleep and experience the spiritual revival, namely we are full of Holy Spirit, so the lamp keeps burning.
The results are as follows:
- Being strong and courageous. It means that we are obedient, faithful and fervent in spirit in serving and ministering to God.
We will be used by God in the revival of the edification of the perfect body of Christ.
3:7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, 'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens":
3:8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.
The term 'keep My word' refers to the obedience.
The term 'not deny My name' refers to the faithfulness.
If we are obedient and faithful, God will open the doors including the door of ministry, the way to heaven and the ones in the world are opened by Him.
- Holy Spirit helps us to love to worship to God with a broken heart and groanings which cannot be uttered.
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 feel that we are only clay that cannot do anything, is not worthy, has many sins, and is worthless.
Do not feel that we are great! We need Holy Spirit.
Having the broken heart means that we speak with tongues. We cannot speak, but Holy Spirit helps us to speak.
The term 'all things work together for good' means that Holy Spirit is able to make all things good. The broken things become good, the rotten ones become sweet-smelling aromas and the failed ones become successful and beautiful.
When Jesus comes for the second time, we are changed to be as glorious and perfect as Him to be worthy to ascend to the glorious clouds and enter the One-Thousand-Years Kingdom of Peace or the future paradise up to the eternal New Jerusalem forever.
God blesses you.