Monday, August 30, 2021

THE FALL OF COMMERCIAL BABYLON

 

The fall of commercial Babylon

Hi good friends out there in internet land. I have reviewed the first eight chapters in the book of Revelation in a very detailed way giving the readers many cross references to each verse but due to time and the fact that I must move on to other writing projects in the Bible the remaining chapters (Revelation chapters 9-22) will be completely quoted with some comments at the end of the chapter. I really do desire to cross reference every verse in these chapters but this would take me way to long thus leaving out other vital biblical studies that are also needed and desired to people that are very hungry for the word of God. There will still be many interesting insights after the chapter is quoted so please enjoy the rest of the study in this fascinating last book of the Bible.

 

(1) "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. (2) And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become a habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (3) For all nations have drunk of the wine of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (4) And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (5) For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. (6) Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (7) How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. (8) Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. (9) And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and loved deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning. (10) Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come. (11) And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: (12) The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass and iron, and marble. (13) And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. (14) And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goody are departed from thee, and thou shalt find then no more at all. (15) The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing. (16) And saying,  Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones and pearls. (17) For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off. (18) And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! (19) And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate. (20) Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you for her. (21) And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (22) And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; (23) And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. (24) And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints. and all that were slain upon the earth." Revelation 18: 1 - 24.

 

These most recent chapters that I have been reviewing are all leading up to the second coming of Jesus Christ. In chapter seventeen religious Babylon will be destroyed. In  chapter eighteen this is a specific land mass. It is a city or a country. The destruction of religious Babylon will be a world religion that is contrary to Jesus Christ across the entire world. When this specific city or country is destroyed in Revelation chapter eighteen the whole world will mourn because the economics of planet earth have depended on this area for their bread and butter. Tremendous commerce, trade and industry have played a vital role for a very long time and the economics of the whole world depend on this commercial area. According to Revelation chapter eighteen this land mass will be destroyed.

 

The Harlot of Revelation chapter seventeen seems to hang around this Babylon in Revelation chapter eighteen. Remember according to the previous chapter (Revelation chapter seventeen) this false religious system is destroyed. Just like a human being knowing he or she is going to get murdered the Harlot gets very nervous being in the general vicinity of the Babylon written in Revelation chapter eighteen. Mystery Babylon (Revelation chapter seventeen) seems to be destroyed by the antichrist Himself. The Babylon in Revelation chapter eighteen seems to be destroyed by God Himself.

 

When the Babylon in chapter eighteen is destroyed people around the world cry because it seems similar to the stock market crash in 1929 but only worse. This Babylon will be located near a large body of water because when the smoke of the burning finally takes place in this destruction it is visibly seen by many kinds of ships.

 

Although this is one of the longer chapters in the book of Revelation I will be writing a very short article on this passage of Scripture. The reason for this is a lack of evidence of who this Babylon is in this world.

 

I have read many commentaries on this chapter and have heard many sermons on this chapter. Believe it or not the two most popular interpretations are Iraq and America. I personally do not believe Revelation chapter eighteen is either one of these countries. Rome is probably the third most popular choice but I am not convinced this is the land mass described in this chapter. I have my opinion on who this description describes but I have very little to go on; therefore, I will not mention the country or share this with an internet audience. What I am trying to say is if I went into a courtroom with such little evidence I would be the laughing stock in the legal community. I am not a lawyer but I get the basic principle. 

 

When the people that do business with this Babylon look at this destruction chapter eighteen uses verbs that are sorrowful. Bewail, lament, cried, weeping and wailing. The reason why this cut right through their souls is because this destruction was also their loss. Commercial Babylon will be their bread and butter. The points that will go straight over their heads will be this city or country is steeped in sorcery and directly against God. They sent many people to hell by their corruption and deception. They even went so far as to be involved in martyring the believers in Christ on earth. The onlookers were looking at their pocket book but God was looking at their evil.

 

Jesus Christ warned us about this scenario. He said, (24) "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: (25) And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. (26) And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: (27) And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell and great was the fall of it." Matthew 7: 24 - 27.

 

These people that mourned over their loss of money and possessions will not even realize that the country that will be destroyed in one hour will be meddling with demons as a lifestyle. They will look at the symptom (loss of material possessions) but God will see the root which will be evil to the core.

 

We need to focus on building our house on the rock who is Jesus Christ through obedience to Him. We can build our tower of Babel on earth but in essence we will be rejecting God. He is just going to crush our building which is an idol. Nothing will be left because when we build our house on sand it is fragile at best.

 

One time a Sunday school teacher taught his class. This is a true story. He said this is what God wants to do in our life. He started building a structure higher and higher and then looked at the class and asked, "Are you watching." Then he got a hammer and completely smashed the structure until there was nothing left. Then he said this is what God wants to do in our lives.

 

Wow that is a different message than, "You can have it now" which many preachers teach their congregation. We would be wise to make sure we first accept Jesus Christ in our hearts by repenting of all our sins and then give our life over to Him which is a daily process. This is not an easy thing to do because our selfish nature is constantly tugging on our sleeve. "Go get this," "Go store this up, "Get in line first." I could go on and on but you get the basic idea. We are selfish in our nature so we have to train ourselves to do the will of God. This is not a passive thing but a trained disciplined process to give our life over to God every day. Otherwise we will be just like the onlookers that will see the destruction of commercial Babylon and be devastated because of choosing the foolish road in building our life on sinking sand. This is the result of not obeying Jesus Christ. We as Christians are blessed with all spiritual blessings but according to the New Testament they are in heavenly places in Christ. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:" Ephesians 1:3. 


LOVE BOB D

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

ONE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN AND RULE OF JESUS CHRIST!

 The one thousand year reign and rule of Jesus Christ    Introduction

 

Hi good friends out there in internet land. I have reviewed the first eight chapters in the book of Revelation in a very detailed way giving the readers many cross references to each verse but due to time and the fact that I must move on to other writing projects in the Bible the remaining chapters (Revelation chapters 9-22) will be completely quoted with some comments at the end of the chapter. I really do desire to cross reference every verse in these chapters but this would take me way to long thus leaving out other vital biblical studies that are also needed and desired to people that are very hungry for the word of God. There will still be many interesting insights after the chapter is quoted so please enjoy the rest of the study in this fascinating last book of the Bible.

 

(1) "And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (2) And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. (3) And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. (4) And I saw thrones and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and regained with Christ a thousand years. (5) But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (6) Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. ( 7) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison. (8) And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Ma-gog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. (9) And they went up on the breath of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. (10) And the devil that deceived them was cast into a lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (11) And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it. from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (12) And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened; which is the book of life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (13) And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (14) And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (15) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20: 1 - 15.

 

In Revelation chapter nineteen the antichrist and the false prophet are judged and cast into the Lake of Fire. In this chapter Satan is finally sentenced to his eternal destiny. Initially it is a little different than the antichrist and the false prophet but in the end it will be the same exact punishment.

 

Revelation chapter twenty mentions "Six" times the millennial rule of Jesus Christ representing six thousand years of the world laboring in strife. It is now time for one thousand years of peace. Jesus Christ will rule from the throne of David which is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The only new information in this chapter is the duration of the rule which will be one thousand years. The real truth of the matter is there are many different positions regarding the millennium but if one is to take the Bible literally Jesus Christ will rule for one thousand years. There is no hint in this passage that it is to be read from an allegory interpretation.

 

Some of the Old Testament references are, "And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Isaiah 2:4.

 

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6.

 

"They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." Isaiah 11:9.

 

 


 



Wednesday, August 25, 2021

KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

 

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

 

Hi good friends out there in internet land. I have reviewed the first eight chapters in the book of Revelation in a very detailed way giving the readers many cross references to each verse but due to time and the fact that I must move on to other writing projects in the Bible the remaining chapters (Revelation chapters 9-22) will be completely quoted with some comments at the end of the chapter. I really do desire to cross reference every verse in these chapters but this would take me way to long thus leaving out other vital biblical studies that are also needed and desired to people that are very hungry for the word of God. There will still be many interesting insights after the chapter is quoted so please enjoy the rest of the study in this fascinating last book of the Bible.> 

 

(1) "And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Al - le - lu'ia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God. (2) For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornications, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. (3) And again they said, Al - le - lu'ia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. (4) And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Al - le - lu'ia. (5) And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. (6) And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Al - le - lu'ia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (7) Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (8) And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. (9) And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. (10) And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (11)  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon it was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He doth judge and make war. (12) His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. (13) And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God. (14) And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (15) And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. (16) And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. (17) And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; (18) That ye may eat of the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. (19) And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His army. (20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worship his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. (21) And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth; and all the fowls were filled with their flesh." Revelation 19: 1 - 21.

 

There seems to be three contrasts of righteousness in comparison to evil in this chapter and this should not surprise us because the culmination of Jesus Christ cleansing the earth is coming to a close. All of the manipulations of man will soon be finished as the Son of God takes action against evil.

 

There are two suppers. The first is pure with joy as Jesus Christ takes His precious bride with Him. On the other hand vultures have a feast when they fly down from the sky to eat the dead bodies on planet earth. I had my own experience with vultures. I was working outside in my job and there was some dead animal near my truck. I was extremely busy and did not have the time to pay to much attention to the situation. I had the back of my truck open and was very intent on looking into the contents of the inside of the vehicle so I could start my job. After a couple of minutes I turned around and was facing the reality of being surrounded by vultures in a circle. They were very ugly and I was scared. I had to do something so I walked very slow and quiet to get out of the situation. They let me go with no resistance because all they cared about was the dead animal. The vultures had no interest in the living. Can you imagine the amount of vultures after the battle of Armageddon?

 

The second contrast is there is much praise regarding the righteous judgments of God among the Godly but the response is completely different at the end of the battle of Armageddon when the ungodly actually take out their guns and try to stop the King of kings and Lord of Lords. What a ridiculous plan but if people are not with Jesus Christ they are against Him. They can try and fight The All Powerful God of the universe but then again they never acknowledged Jesus Christ as the All Powerful God of the universe so they will be left to their foolish devices and it will be an exercise in futility.

 

The third contrast is when the righteous enter heaven they receive a robe of white linen but the unbelievers on earth who fight Jesus Christ in defiance and desperation get punished.

 

The earth at this future point is on the verge of self - annihilation from a human point of view but the paradigm of heaven is different because it is the beginning of the end for human suffering. Revelation chapter nineteen takes place after Revelation chapter sixteen is finished. At this point everybody in heaven will be getting very excited because hallelujah songs will be sung by everyone (angels, Old Testament saints, tribulation saints and church age saints). As people on earth call their plight unjust and curse God the redeemed praise the Triune Godhead for their glory and power but specifically for the righteous judgment of God. There will be five praise songs extoling the virtues of Jesus Christ as their Creator and Judge.

 

Jesus Christ purchased the title dead of the earth when He died on the cross but it will not be exercised until He takes rulership of planet earth at His second coming.

 

At the rapture of the church the bridegroom (Jesus Christ) came for His beloved bride (the Christians that went up in the rapture) but at the second coming we go back down to earth with Jesus Christ. I have listened to theologians that were just incredible with the word of God and yet most of them can not figure out this basic principle in the Bible. If we are wise virgins we go up and approximately seven years later we go back down to earth with Jesus Christ. This is not to say that some of us may have assignments in heaven during the 1000 year millennial rule and reign with Jesus Christ but the basic principle has always been in the Bible. If we are assigned to earth we will be immortal beings.

 

Some may ask when will the marriage supper of the Lamb will be and I would respond this is conjecture. Some believe this will happen in heaven during the seven year tribulation period and some believe this will happen in the millennial reign. We will have a wedding garment symbolizing the righteous deeds of the believers while they lived on earth. We are probably preparing our garments now as we live for Jesus Christ while we are on earth before the rapture of the church. Notice the angel refused worship because only the Triune Godhead is worthy of worship.

 

The return of Jesus Christ to planet earth is so important that it is mentioned in one out of twenty five verses in the New Testament. When Jesus physically left this earth in His accention in the book of Acts two angels told the onlookers that He would come back the same way the risen Son of God left which was and will be bodily, physically and visibly. When Jesus Christ comes back it will be at the Mount of Olives according to Zecharaiah chapter fourteen and will split it in two at the moment when the foot of Jesus Christ touches the structure by an earthquake.

 

Here are two verses that say the whole world will see the scars from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ when He returns to earth (Zecharaiah 12:10 and Revelation 1:7). At this point Jesus Christ is not portrayed as the Lamb of God. He will be the Righteous Judge. The Son of God will wear the many crowns of His royal and divine titles. His clothing will be stained with the blood of His enemies according to Isaiah 63: 1 - 4.

 

In Revelation 19:13 Jesus Christ is titled as The Word of God because He is the visible expression of the invisible God. At the rapture only believers in Christ will see Him in heaven but at the second coming every eye will see the true Messiah who is Jesus Christ. He destroys all His enemies with a sword in His mouth. He will come as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

 

I suppose the armies of the earth forget they are enemies with each other and join forces to battle Jesus Christ Himself. The antichrist and false prophet are immediately judged and thrown into the Lake of Fire while they are still alive on earth. Jesus Christ then judges those still alive who have rejected Him. This judgment is elaborated in Matthew 25: 31 - 46. Those that are appraised as righteous will go into the millennial reign of Jesus Christ as mortals and repopulate the earth. The ungodly will unfortunately be cast into hell.

 

If you do not know the Lord now would be a good time to accept Jesus Christ into your heart as personal Savior and Lord by repenting of all your sins and inviting the Lord into your life. This is the best decision you will ever make for your life and eternity. As you can see through this commentary on the book of Revelation the disobedient against God do not win. Only the righteous through Jesus Christ spend eternity with Him.                       God bless you -- Bob D.
                          


 


 


 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN AND RULE OF JESUS CHRIST PART ONE

 

 

The one thousand year reign and rule of Jesus Christ Part One

 

Revelation chapter twenty is a very misunderstood chapter. I ended up splitting this subject into four parts and hopefully you will be able to spiritually digest this very important future reality. I quoted fifteen verses in the book of Revelation which is what I called the introduction. Fifteen verses in this book could intimidate some people but I believe this has been broken down very simple. Let me just quote some verses in the Bible from the Old Testament that match Revelation chapter 20: 1 - 15.

 

"There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed." Isaiah 65:20. Wow if someone in this future time period dies at one hundred years old that will be considered very young.

 

"And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name One." Zechariah 14:9. His name is Jesus Christ.   

 

(16) "And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which come against Je - ru'sa - lem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. (17) And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the rain. (18) And if the family of E'gypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. (19) This shall be the punishment of E' - gypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. (20) In that day there shall be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the alter. (21) Yea, every pot in Je - ru'sa - lem and in Ju'dah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more Ca'naan - ite in the house of the LORD of hosts." Zechariah 14: 16 - 21. 

 

Obviously the earth will be in ruins after the seven year tribulation period but it will be restored by Jesus Christ Himself. The quality of life will be better in this future time frame. Satan will be bound for this one thousand year reign so he will not be able to deceive the nations. The devil has promoted any program that left God out but he will not be able to do this during this future time. This is not to say there will not be any sin in this period because people will still have a sin nature; however, there will be universal righteousness and peace.

 

This is the end of Part One so until Part Two know that God never meant for this subject to be complicated. Be blessed and if you can read Part Two and Three.

 

 


 

THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN AND RULE OF JESUS CHRIST PART TWO

 

The One thousand year reign and rule of Jesus Christ  Part TWO

 

 

 

Satan will start war and surround Jerusalem but this time God stops them right in their tracks. At this point Satan is thrown into the Lake of Fire with the antichrist and the false prophet.

 

In verse twelve the books are opened. One is the book of life. The identity of these books are not revealed in this passage of Scripture. Each person has a recording angel. Every good and bad deed is recorded (the what's and the why connected to the what) including our secret sins. Ecclesiastes 12: 14. When individuals tell me that people get away with things I just say you have no idea how many records are kept in heaven. Nobody get away with anything including believers in Christ. Keep short accounts on how you live because we are all going to be judged by Jesus Christ Himself. 

 

There is the Book of Life which is mentioned eight times in the New Testament. There are two positions that I heard which is every name is written in this book and those that do not accept Jesus Christ have their names blotted out of the book. The other position is no names are written in this book and when they accept Jesus Christ into their hearts their name is written in this book. If they stop abiding in Jesus Christ and really do not want anything to do with God their names are blotted out of the Book of Life. If the second is true do we really want to fool around with God.

 

I am trying to imagine what this scene is going to be like in that future day. The sinner facing eternal judgment may get to look at several books but in this passage it seems somewhat clear to me that the book of life is the last book that Jesus Christ will review with the sinner. A search will probably be done by Jesus Christ Himself. This is why Jesus Christ had to die on the cross and raise himself from the dead on the third day. The sinner may be able to look at the Book of Life and have the hard ache of not seeing his or her name written in this eternal book.

 

This is a good time to accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Savior and Lord by repenting of your sins and inviting the Son of God into your life. I can not think of anything more overbearing then being eternally rejected by Jesus Christ only to face everlasting torment. Christians need to be living for God. To do this will not be easy but it is the narrow path of the will of God as opposed to our self will.

 

Giving our life over to Jesus Christ is an everyday process and a conscience decision on our part. I hope I was able to be of some help in reviewing Revelation chapter twenty. This is real but the problem is most people do not take this serious. The book of Revelation is obviously a serious book and God allowed the Apostle John to write this account so we can take heed and do what God requires of us either as unbelievers or believers. We need to give God His will in our life.

 

God bless you,

Bob D.

 


 


 

THE ONE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN AND ROLE OF jESUS CHRIST PART THREE

 

The One thousand year reign and rule of Jesus Christ  Part three

 

 

 

Satan will start war and surround Jerusalem but this time God stops them right in their tracks. At this point Satan is thrown into the Lake of Fire with the antichrist and the false prophet.

 

In verse twelve the books are opened. One is the book of life. The identity of these books are not revealed in this passage of Scripture. Each person has a recording angel. Every good and bad deed is recorded (the what's and the why connected to the what) including our secret sins. Ecclesiastes 12: 14. When individuals tell me that people get away with things I just say you have no idea how many records are kept in heaven. Nobody get away with anything including believers in Christ. Keep short accounts on how you live because we are all going to be judged by Jesus Christ Himself. 

 

There is the Book of Life which is mentioned eight times in the New Testament. There are two positions that I heard which is every name is written in this book and those that do not accept Jesus Christ have their names blotted out of the book. The other position is no names are written in this book and when they accept Jesus Christ into their hearts their name is written in this book. If they stop abiding in Jesus Christ and really do not want anything to do with God their names are blotted out of the Book of Life. If the second is true do we really want to fool around with God.

 

I am trying to imagine what this scene is going to be like in that future day. The sinner facing eternal judgment may get to look at several books but in this passage it seems somewhat clear to me that the book of life is the last book that Jesus Christ will review with the sinner. A search will probably be done by Jesus Christ Himself. This is why Jesus Christ had to die on the cross and raise himself from the dead on the third day. The sinner may be able to look at the Book of Life and have the hard ache of not seeing his or her name written in this eternal book.

 

This is a good time to accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Savior and Lord by repenting of your sins and inviting the Son of God into your life. I can not think of anything more overbearing then being eternally rejected by Jesus Christ only to face everlasting torment. Christians need to be living for God. To do this will not be easy but it is the narrow path of the will of God as opposed to our self will.

 

Giving our life over to Jesus Christ is an everyday process and a conscience decision on our part. I hope I was able to be of some help in reviewing Revelation chapter twenty. This is real but the problem is most people do not take this serious. The book of Revelation is obviously a serious book and God allowed the Apostle John to write this account so we can take heed and do what God requires of us either as unbelievers or believers. We need to give God His will in our life.

 

God bless you,

Bob D.

 


 


 

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