Peace and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.Revelation 16:17-21
16:17 Then the seventh angelpoured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
16:18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurredsince men were on the earth.
16:19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.
16:20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
16:21 And great hailfrom heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.
The pouring of the seventh bowl of the wrath of God into the air happened as follows:
- A loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" It means that God's punishments have ended.
- There were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth, and the great hail until all things were destroyed in the fire and brimstone.
Because of the great earthquake, Babylon is divided into three parts, every island flees away, and the mountains are not found.
We have heard that we must pay attention to the spiritual lightnings, so we do not experience noises, thundering, lightnings, and great earthquake.
The spiritual lightnings means paying attention to the teaching Word or the Bride Tidings, so we experience the purification. It we live in holiness, we will not experience the earthquake.
Further, we must pay attention to the spiritual earthquake.
It means that we are used in the building of the perfect body of Christ.
Now, we learn that we must experience the spiritual noises and thunderings.
It means worshipping in the world up to the peak on the glorious clouds by saying: 'Alleluia
' to Jesus as the King of kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom.
Revelation 19:6-719:6. And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
19:7. "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready."
We must worship Jesus a lot from now on.
The prayer by saying, 'Alleluia
' is the relationship between the church of God as the perfect body of Christ (the heavenly bride) and Jesus as the Head (the Heavenly Bridegroom) up to being inseparable forever.
Watch the lightnings! If we are holy, we will surely be used in the building of the perfect body of Christ up to the peak, namely we worship Jesus as the King of kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom.The relationships of the prayer to Jesus as the King and the Heavenly Bridegroom are as follows
- Being righteous, just as Jesus is righteous (the Court of the Tabernacle).
1 John 3:7
3:7. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
3:23. for all have sinnedand fall short of the glory of God,
In fact, all have sinned. How can we become righteous as Jesus?
2:36. "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredlythat God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
2:37. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?"
2:38. Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptizedin the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
2:39. "For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
2:40. And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation."
' the gift of the Holy Spirit'means righteousness.
'all who are afar off' refers to the Gentiles.
The facts found in becoming righteous as Jesus are as follows:
- 'know assuredly'. It means believing in Jesus as the only Savior and repenting. We confess our sin to God and others. Do not sin anymore after being forgiven!
- The true water baptism, namely one who has died to sin or repented must be buried in the water with Jesus and come out or rise from water with Him to receive new life or the heavenly one, namely life in righteousness. We live in the anointing of Holy Spirit.
The righteous people do not commit sin, and they are not deceived--'let no one deceive you'.
It means that Holy Spirit makes us hold fast one true teaching Word until we can become righteous, just as Jesus is righteous. It is the same as being saved.
Only the saved people can worship Jesus as the King of kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom by saying, 'Alleluia'.
We keep worshipping no matter whatever condition we have, because we are sure that we are saved.
- Being holy, just as Jesus is holy (the Holy Place).
1 Peter 1:15-16
1:15. but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
1:16. because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
We are purified in the Holy Place, namely the sheepfold or the perseverance in committing the three kinds of main service to God. We are shepherded well and correctly.
Only the shepherded people have a hope to worship. That is why Satan wants to destroy the shepherding.
What can purify us?
15:3. "You are already clean because of the wordwhich I have spoken to you.
Being shepherded well and correctly is the same as branch that abides in the true vine, so the whole life is purified by the word which Jesus speaks to us, namely the true teaching Word or the one whose secret is revealed through one verse that explains the other verses in the Holy Bible.
1 Corinthians 5:11
5:11. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral(1), or covetous(2), or an idolater(3), or a reviler(4), or a drunkard(5), or an extortioner(6)--not even to eat with such a person.
We must be purified from the six ingrained sins that control body, soul, and spirit, so we can enter the perfect body of Christ and worship Jesus by saying, 'Alleluia'.
The results are as follows:
- The sins that control the body are as follows:
- Sexually immoral, namely the sin of marrying-giving in marriage.
- A drunkard, namely the sin of eating-drinking.
- The sins that control the soul are as follows:
- Covetous, namely one cannot give.
- A reviler.
- An extortioner, including lying to God by stealing the possession of God, namely the tithe and special offerings and the one of others. It also lies to oneself.
- The sin that controls the spirit is an idolater.
The idol is the thing that hinders us to love God.
- We are trusted to minister the building of the perfect body of Christ.
52:11. Depart! Depart! Go out from there, Touch no unclean thing; Go out from the midst of her, Be clean, You who bear the vessels of the LORD.
- We can worship God by saying, 'Alleluia'.
29:2. Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORDin the beauty of holiness.
- Being perfect, just as Jesus is perfect (the Most Holy Place).
5:48. "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
In the Old Testament, once a year Aaron as the high priest entered the Holy of Holiest of Tabernacle and brought blood and incense to sprinkle two times seven sprinklings of blood in order to reconcile the sins of Israel and the shekinah glory happened.
In the New Testament, Jesus enters the Most Holy Place forever and brings incense--prayer--and His own blood to reconcile the sins and sprinkle the blood.
We also enter the Most Holy Place to experience the things as follows:
We worship Jesus by saying: 'Alleluia', so the glory of God happens, namely the renewal of life from the fleshly men to the spiritual ones like Jesus.
- The sprinkling of blood, namely the suffering or test or cross because of Jesus.
- Worshipping. We must worship God a lot when we are in the sprinkling of blood. We fall down worshiping God a lot, including fasting prayer and all night prayer.
The example is Daniel.
6:4. So the governors and satraps sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him.
6:5. Then these men said, "We shall not find any charge against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God."
We must be careful in the physical working. Do not step back in the test! We will also face the test in the ministry to God, the teaching Word, and the true worship; even we face the roar of the lions, namely the false teachings. Do not betray God! The roar of lions also refers to the persecution and hatred without a cause until the Antichrist reigns over the world
Daniel kept worshipping God in those things.
6:11. Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
The sprinkling of blood will encourage us to worship God as the King of kings and the Heavenly Bridegroom. We totally hope the eternal New Jerusalem. We will not step back and betray.
The result is the renewal of lie, namely being strong and of good courage.
It means that we do not get disappointed and desperate as well as leave God regardless of anything that happens.
God's merciful hand will be stretched to shut the lions' mouth.
6:22. "My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you."
The lions' mouths are shut. It means as follows:
It continues until Jesus comes a second time that we are changed to become as perfect as He is, so we are worthy to greet His second coming on the glorious clouds. We say, 'Alleluia' on the glorious clouds. It is the voice of the bride--the peak of worship. We enter the One-Thousand-Year Kingdom of Peace (the upcoming Paradise) and the New Jerusalem forever.
- We are not influenced by the false teaching and threat, so we experience peace. All things become easy and light. We totally surrender to God. God bears our heavy burden that we cannot bear.
- The hand of God finishes all of impossible problems. The test will not destroy us but glorify God.
- There is beautiful and successful future; even we become a witness to glorify God's name.
Remember the New Jerusalem when we worship! Do not remember our problem! We will be able to endure and be changed by God.
Let us come to the altar of God no matter the thing that is happening to us.
God blesses us.