Hour Has Come

And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. John 12:23

There are many people and groups who identify themselves as Christians, yet they refuse to worship Jesus Christ. They have no problem accepting his atoning blood on the cross for their sins, but when it comes to glorifying and worshiping him, they refuse. Let me tell you, if you refuse to worship Christ you are not a Christian, therefor your not saved or born again

The Greeks have come to Jerusalem to meet Jesus, they came to worship him. Jesus didn’t deny them instead he said “The hour has come to glorify the Son of Man (Christ)” Jesus was prophesying about his own crucifixion , which would be the atoning sacrifice for our sins

“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. John 12:25

But it will cost you a price, you must lose your old life to gain your new eternal life. You must repent and give up your sins, you must give up your love for this world, and become a new creation. You cant be Born Again if your still living in the same old sin. Your life was bought with the blood of Jesus Christ

If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26

If you want to get to God the Father, you must go through God the Son. Often people try to bypass the Son and go straight to the Father, you are not worthy to stand before the Father. Only by the blood of Jesus Christ, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, can you stand in the presence of the Father

Jesus said Nobody comes to the Father except through Me (Christ) The hour has come, worship in Jesus name Amen!

Worm Will Not Die

Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind Isaiah 66:24

The book of Isaiah finishes with a scary revelation…judgement is coming for the wicked! This is the end of the battle of Armageddon, when Christ will reign and reestablish Gods Kingdom here on Earth. There will be many in the world who will wage war with Jesus but ultimately, they will all lose! Because Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, his reign is forever!

On the corpses (bodies) of the men(everyone)who have transgressed (sin)

We are all Sinners and have all fallen short, without Jesus , this is our destiny! When you sin you have transgressed against God. When God comes to restore his Kingdom, there will be no place for lawlessness, so it will all be removed!

where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED. Mark 9:48

Jesus referenced these same words when teaching about Hell (Gehenna) From Jesus use of this expression, we can tell that this is total damnation and annihilation. Many interpretations have been made regarding the “Worm Does Not Die” and “Fire Is Not Quenched”. What we can make of it is its going to be a humiliating and devasting defeat.

Head the warnings from God, from our Lord Jesus Christ! Get right with God, Repent for the Kingdom of God is at Hand Amen

Modern Day Pharisee

“If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” John 11:48

The religious leaders were perplexed with Jesus. If they continue to allow him to teach the truth about God and demonstrate the miracles and powers of God, nobody will follow their religion anymore. If nobody follows their religion anymore, then they will all lose their positions and big salaries.

Think about this, this is exactly why they rejected Christ. It wasn’t about truth or seeking God, it was about money and power. This is exactly what religion is still about today, money and power. “Modern Day Pharisees” are denying the Word of God to please the culture of society today. Its not about serving Jesus its about power and money. Its all about feeding the religious machine of human greed

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. Matthew 16:24

Jesus message is pretty clear “Get over yourself!” The religious leaders greatest failure is they couldn’t get over themselves to believe in Christ. They loved their power, they loved their money, their loved their sin, they loved themselves! Jesus isn’t interested in feeding your ego or wallet, he came to give you salvation. You must deny yourself first, repent, and accept Jesus Christ as Lord.

Don’t be a Modern Day Pharisee who decided it was better to kill the Son of God then repent of their sins. Jesus is offering you salvation, humble yourself and come to Christ Amen!

Revelation Chapter 13

And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore. Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. Revelation 13:1-2

We begin this scene with seeing the “Trinity of Satan” (Satan (Dragon), AntiChrist (Nations), and False Prophet (Beast) We notice throughout the Bible, Satan try’s to copy or mimic God to fool the masses. The Ten Horns are the Ten Nations in unity against God. The Seven Heads are kings/leaders over time who wages war against God. We can speculate who all the nations and leaders are, we have a good idea who most of them are. But the point is to focus on the Anti Christ is a collective force of Evil, the Prophet Daniel had this same vision (Read Daniel Chapter 7)

And four great beasts were coming up from the sea, different from one another. Daniel 7:3

I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed. And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?” Revelation 13:3-4

One of the Evil world leaders will be fatally wounded and then miracously recover. This will fool the masses , and a majority of the world will be misled into worshipping Satan. Notice again, Satan tries to copy God but mimicking the resurrection

‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ Isaiah 14:14

There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Revelation 13:5-6

The Beast will continue to speak Blasphemy against God. And God will allow this to go on for almost 2 years of the Great Tribulation. Notice it says “ The Beast will speak blasphemy against those who dwell in Heaven” so there are already Christians in Heaven with God at this time

He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. Daniel 7:25

It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain. Revelation 13:7-8

Looks like there will be a short time of false hope for Satan and his followers. Any Christian who is left at this time will be killed. Everyone who is left on the Earth at this point is worshipping Satan and condemned!

But make no mistake about it, we are already victorious through Christ! Christians may need to endure suffering, persecution, maybe even death. However we have the final Victory!

May they be blotted out of the book of life And may they not be recorded with the righteous. Psalm 69:28

If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints. Revelation 13:9-10

Here Jesus is giving a final message to the Saints! Persecution on a great scale is coming, most likely death. However whatever happens to us , let it be done, because we are already free and victorious with Christ!

“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. Matthew 24:9

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men. Revelation 13:11-13

Notice this Beast (False Prophet) will look like a Lamb (Christ) This False Prophet will deceive the entire world and get everyone to worship Satan. Notice Satan tries to copy God again by performing miracles to deceive the masses

For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. Matthew 24:5

And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. Revelation 13:14-15

Notice this miracle performed by the False Prophet, a statue of Satan will be made and the False Prophet will make it come to life. The entire world will be deceived and worship Satan.

This is a good reminder that not all spiritual power comes from God, as the Bible tells us “Test all Spirits to see if they are from God”

that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 2 Thessalonians 2:9

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. Revelation 13:16-18

What is the Mark of The Beast? This subject has been highly debated for centuries. Obviously we are living in the technological age, so it could be a microchip implant. However I believe the “Mark” is your alliance in your heart, mind, and soul to Satan.

As Christians we are sealed by the Holy Spirit, covered by the blood of Jesus Christ, those who follow Satan will probably be marked by Satan. I believe its more of a spiritual thing than a physical thing.

Who is 666? Remember the number 6 is symbolic for man, three 6’s is the Trinity of Satan (Satan, Anti-Christ, False Prophet) Its most likely not one individual by the entire evil empire of Satan

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13

And He said to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ Matthew 22:37

Where is Heaven?

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. Isaiah 65:17

Everyone wants to get to “Heaven” but does anyone even know where they are going? Many people have this thought they are going to float around on clouds and play harps….but none of this is in the Bible! In fact the Bible tells us our final destination is Earth, a New Heavens and Earth!

Think about it, in the beginning when everything was perfect, there was no death or sin, where did Adam and Eve live? On Earth, the Earth was made specifically for us, however because of our disobedience and sin, we allowed the curse of death to enter this current Earth, which is why its not currently Paradise anymore

“They will not labor in vain, Or bear children for calamity; For they are the offspring of those blessed by the LORD, And their descendants with them. Isaiah 65:23

God promises we will be reunited with our loved ones (descendants) forever in his Kingdom, right here on Earth! No longer will we struggle and suffer to provide for our family either, just as God provided for Adam and Eve, he will provide for us also

“The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain,” says the LORD. Isaiah 65:25

There will be no more death, no more evil, no more sorrow, and no more SIN. The wolf and lamb will graze together, meaning total peace here on Earth!

And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, Revelation 21:3

Jesus reveals a lot more of the new Heavens and Earth in Revelation 21. God will live among us, Jesus will sit on his throne and rule as King of Kings. Heaven is coming down to Earth! What a wonderful day it will be when Gods Kingdom is restored Amen!

Jesus Wept

Jesus wept. John 11:35

Probably one of the shortest scriptures in the Bible is also one of the most powerful scriptures in the Bible. Just think about it, our Lord and God, feels the same emotions we feel. Jesus experienced the same temptation and suffering we feel. Jesus weeps over You, he’s calling you home back to his flock!

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

Jesus was brought to a town called Bethany, because his friend Lazarus had passed away. The death of his friend made him weep, but as Jesus revealed, Jesus is the Resurrection, he holds the keys to life and death. Even though Lazarus had been dead for 4 days, Jesus has the power to Resurrect Lazarus back to life

Notice Jesus asks Martha, Do you believe this? Do you have faith in Jesus Christ that he is your Lord? Do you believe that Christ can save your soul? Jesus said “Everyone who believes in Him will Never Die” That’s the power of our Lord, The Resurrection!

After Jesus had said this, He called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” John 11:43

Jesus calls out Lazarus name and immediately he comes back to life! Jesus is calling out our names also, are you listening? Can you hear the voice of the Good Shepherd? Jesus is calling all the “Dry Bones” back to life! Amen!