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Hope in God

Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. John 9:3

The disciples were are under the false impression that if bad things happen to you, you are cursed by God. This is an impression that many people still have today, if your battling an illness or overcoming adversity. Many people blame everything on God, however they fail to understand we live in a fallen world that is plagued with sin and death

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life. Genesis 3:17

God said “Cursed is the ground (Earth) because of You (Adam)

The curse of sin and death are upon us all. Its not Gods fault but our fault because of our sinful and disobedient nature. We also have to factor in “Free Will”, God doesn’t force anyone to worship him, therefor you have “Free Will” to do as you please. Because of this “Free Will” many people commit evil and abominable acts. If God intervenes during everything, will we really have Free Will?

The Good News is we have a Savior! God sent his only Begotten Son to take our Curse for us. Jesus displayed that power when he healed the Blind Man, the Glory of God is revealed. Trust in Jesus, and he will deliver you from this curse of sin and death!

Until God reestablishes his Kingdom with the New Heavens and Earth (Revelation 21) , we can expect pain and suffering in this present world. However  “Hope in God” (Psalm 42:11)because of our Lord Jesus Christ Amen!

Revelation Chapter 6

Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:1-2

The Lamb of God (Jesus Christ) has now broken the 1rst of 7 Seals of Judgment

The Great White Horse is released, who is on the Great White Horse? Many will falsely believe its Jesus himself, but it’s actually the Anti-Christ looking to deceive and destroy the entire world. Notice he has a bow instead of a sword (Word of God) The white horse is symbolic of war, the Anti-Christ is coming to deceive the entire world and destroy them. Notice he’s also wearing a crown which is symbolic of great authority or power

“For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many. You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. Matthew 24:5-6

When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come.” And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him Revelation 6:3-4

The 2nd Seal is broken! The Second Seal is a Red Horse which equals War! Notice it says this Horse has the authority to “Take Peace” from the world. There will be death and war like has never been seen before! A great sword has been given to him meaning “Great power to destroy humanity”

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. Matthew 24:7

When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.” Revelation 6:5-6

The 3rd Seal is now broken, the black horse represents “Famine”. A denarius equals a days wages, so its saying food is going to become very scarce. Its going to be very costly to feed you and your family. The people who are left on the Earth will suffer greatly.

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. Matthew 24:7

When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:7-8

 

Now the 4th Seal is broken, this seal , this horse is described as a pale green is representative of Death! Because of the great wars and famines, many people will die. It says over 25% of the population of the Earth will be immediately wiped out. There is nearly 8 billion people on this Earth, so imagine 2 Billion people immediately wiped out. This is how devastating this judgment will be on the Earth

“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

When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth? And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. Revelation 6:9-11

The 5th Seal is broken, and this is the martyred souls for Christ, the Tribulation Saints! It tells us that many Christians or many who come to Christ during the Tribulation, will be forced to renounce their faith in Christ or be put to death! The blood of the saints and martyrs cries out for Jesus revenge, which will happen soon!

This also applies to all the prophets, apostles, and Christians who have been murdered in the name of Jesus throughout the history of the world. Abel being the first prophet to be killed by his brother Cain

He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground. Genesis 4:10

I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Revelation 6:12-14

The 6th Seal is broken, and a great earthquake as never seen before will happen to the world and will destroy a majority of the planet. Not only that , the moon will turn blood red, meteors striking the Earth. Total chaos and terror happening, such as Sodom and Gomorrah , to those left on the Earth

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. Joel 2:31

 

Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17

No matter who you are, rich or poor, man or woman, black or white, doesn’t matter. If you are still alive on the Earth at this time, you will face the Judgement of God. People will try to escape the presence of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords , Jesus Christ. But its too late, The Lion of Judah has returned for Judgement! Who can stand in the Day of The Lord?

Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the LORD And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble. Isaiah 2:19

  • 1rst Seal – Anti-Christ
  • 2nd Seal – War
  • 3rd Seal- Famine
  • 4th Seal – Death
  • 5th Seal – Tribulation Saints
  • 6th Seal – Natural Disasters

 

 

 

 

Revelation Chapter 5

I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. Revelation 5:1

Revelation 5 is an exciting Chapter as we will see the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all together at the throne together. Anyone who doubts they are three distinct persons needs to read this chapter. God the Father is sitting on the throne, what is in his hand? The book of Life

Notice 7 Seals, again the number 7 which is symbolic for completion. These seals are going to begin the judgement of the world

And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it. Revelation 5:2-3

The time has come to open the “Book of Life” is your name written in it? As we will learn more later, only those whos name has not been removed from the Book of Life will inherit eternal life. Notice nobody’s name is added to the Book of Life only removed. Meaning we are born innocent (children, mentally disabled) until we become corrupted with sin

Nobody is worthy to open this Book of Life or the Seven Seals, in Heaven and on Earth, except One (Jesus Christ)

so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth Philippians 2:10

Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it; and one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:4-5

Apostle John begins to weep because Nobody is worthy to open the Book of Life or the Seven Seals, however an elder in Heaven reminds John, that Jesus Christ is worthy and able!

Notice the titles given to Jesus “Lion of Judah” and “Root of David”

The Lion of Judah was a prophecy fortold by Jacob to his Son Judah. His son Judah would have a tribe and the Scepter (King of Kings) would come from the line. Notable King David was from this line and then the King of Kings Jesus Christ

Jesus first came as the Lamb and now he is coming back as the Lion to restore Gods Kingdom!

 

Judah is a lion’s whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up? “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Genesis 49:9-10

And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. Revelation 5:6

The Lamb of God who is Jesus Christ. Notice Christ is displayed as being slayed. Jesus Christ is worthy to open the Book of Life and the Seven Seals because he defeated Sin and Death at the Cross

Notice the Holy Spirit (Seven Spirits of God) is also with the Lamb (Jesus Christ) and The Father is at the throne. An amazing scene of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit all together at Once!

The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29

And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. Revelation 5:7-8

Notice in this scene “He (Jesus) came and took the book out of the right hand of Him (Yahweh) who sat on the throne

An amazing scene of all authority and power given to Jesus Christ! Notice everyone bows before The Lamb (Jesus) Anyone who tells you Jesus shouldn’t be worshipped needs to study this Chapter!

Another observation, all the prayers of Saints (Christians) are incense to God. Every time you heartfully pray, you are sending up sweet aroma (incense) to God

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Matthew 28:18

And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10

The worship service for Jesus Christ continues, as all 24 elders and 4 living creatures, all bow down and worship Jesus , while singing a beautiful song! As the blood of Jesus Christ has delivered us all , allowed us to join Gods Kingdom, and become priests for God!

you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” Revelation 5:11-12

The worship service just got larger, as myriads or myriads (countless) number of angels surround Jesus and worship him, and sing the beautiful song “Worthy is the Lamb”!

The Lamb of God , which was prophesied by Isaiah over 700 years before Christ was born!

He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth Isaiah 53:7

And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever. And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped. Revelation 5:13-14

The worship service just continues to grow and grow, as not only is all of Heaven worshipping Jesus Christ, but now everything that was created in heaven, Earth, and even under the earth!

What a powerful scene and Chapter! There are a couple things you can take way from this Chapter.

  • We see the confirmation of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) as three distinct persons all at the throne
  • Jesus Christ redeemed all of humanity who accepts him at the cross and will reestablish Gods Kingdom
  • Jesus is worthy and will be worshiped and praised everywhere!

Anointed

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;  Isaiah 61:1

This is the Scripture Jesus read in the synagogue to announce he is the Messiah, he is the One the entire Old Testament was written about to bring salvation to the entire world. After he read this he said “Today this Scripture is Fulfilled” (Luke 4:21) Jesus himself declared he fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah

The Holy Spirit is Upon Me (Jesus) because Elohim (Yahweh) has anointed Me (Jesus)

In this prophecy you see the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit working in Unity with each other to fulfill the work of Gods Kingdom. To Bring Good News (Gospel) to the Afflicted, Bind up the Brokenhearted, Free the Captives! This sounds a lot like the Sermon on the Mount doesn’t it?

To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, Isaiah 61:2

Favorable Year of God? Day of Vengeance? There must be a mistake, right? Isn’t there still pain and suffering today? Jesus defeated Satan at the Cross! Jesus defeated Sin and Death at the Cross! No longer are we slaves to Sin and Death, but we are Free through Jesus Christ

Even though Satan didn’t think it was Gods favorable year, It Was and IT IS FINISHED Amen!

Great I AM

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” John 8:58

One of the most powerful statements made by Jesus to the religious leaders, and yet many still to this day, misunderstand what Jesus is saying and revealing here. Just like in John 3 , Jesus tried to reveal the concept of being Born Again, and the religious leaders interpreted in the physical realm instead of the spiritual realm, they did the same with this statement

So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” John 8:57

The religious leaders are like “How could you have possibly seen Abraham , since he died thousands of years ago? They were only looking at Jesus from a physical perspective as a 30 year old man. Often times even today many Christians only view Jesus from his human nature and not from his divine nature, which he clearly revealed countless times

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” Exodus 3:14

Jesus reveals himself as the “Great I AM”, the same I AM that spoke to Moses, the same I AM that spoke to Abraham, the same I AM that wrestled with Jacob, the same I AM that led Joshua to victory. Before Abraham was born , Jesus Christ was always eternal

When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. Revelation 1:17-18

Jesus Christ , the First and the Last (Eternal) One who died for our Sins and Now is Alive Forevermore! The One who holds the keys to life and death, Jesus is the same today, yesterday , and forever. Jesus was here before the foundations of The Earth and he will reign in the New Heavens and Earth Amen!

 

Risen

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1

The promise of the Light of The World was given to the Jewish people over 700 years before Christ was born. The Light, which overcomes the darkness, has Risen upon You. A couple take ways from this verse, first Jesus was born Jewish, the Messiah was raised from Gods own people. Second Jesus has literally Risen, as on the 3rd day he defeated sin and death, and rose from the dead forevermore

Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. Isaiah 60:3

But Jesus didn’t come to just save the Jewish people, he came to save the entire world, Jews and Gentiles! One Covenant under God through Jesus Christ!

No longer will you have the sun for light by day, Nor for brightness will the moon give you light; But you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, And your God for your glory. Isaiah 60:19

Just as its prophesied in the book of Revelations, the New Heavens and Earth, where the radiance and holiness of Jesus will be our permanent light. No longer will the Sun be necessary because we will be living in the presence of our Lord, Savior, and God forevermore.

So Arise and Shine, because the Light Jesus Christ has come and he has Risen forevermore so we may be Risen to reign with him Amen!