“And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:. “And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. (Matthew 22: 11-12) And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. (Luke 12:36). When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; (Luke 14:8)
The discussion is about “When the King came.” The King came to see the guests at the wedding. The King noticed a friend, that came in without the robe given to him to wear to the wedding. “And you, yourself, are like men that wait for the Lord. When He will return from the Wedding of the Lamb to His Bride the Church. When Jesus comes, to knock on the door, they may open the door to Him immediately. And when you come to the wedding reception, do not sit down in the highest room. There may be someone there more honorable, than you are and he will be called to sit in the highest place of honor.
BEFORE THE WEDDING CEREMONY, THE GROOM AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT :
The Marriage unites a male and female to be whole, complete, learning how to agree and disagree in unity, with the help of the mysterious “Chuppa” covering of God, the Holy Spirit to guide each one to their true identity as children of God.
This is why the “marriage” of two children, unknown to each other, in “fathers demanding to choose their daughters bridegroom, creates a model, of a child truly not knowing who they are married to, until its too late, This earthly marriage constitutes a give and take, to make a whole Christ like mature family, that includes the wisdom of the parents, in agreement with God the Father, being over every soul, every son and daughter of God. Under the Chuppa, the Holy Spirit, the Family of God, becomes whole.
Rebelling against God, against His Holy Spirit, is the only sin that keep us out of Heaven. To God, the action of walking away from the protection under the Chuppa, is rebellion and blasphemy against His entire Heavenly Kingdom. Divorce was written by Moses, because of the hardness of a human heart, to bow down to a higher authority, Jesus Our King.
One might think a marriage is made in Heaven or Hell, that is why premarital counseling is so important by parents, ministers, friends and family. We are the Family of God, and with His blessings, or curse, we move on. With or without the blessings of The King. The Crown between the two love birds, is Jesus the Holy Ghost.
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)
“In our work we meet with many discouragements. But we shall not gain a particle of strength by dwelling on the the discouragements. By holding [Jesus] we become changed. As we look in faith to Jesus, His image is engraved on the heart. We are transformed in character.”
“There are many who, in dwelling too largely upon theory, have lost sight of the living power of the Saviour’s example. They have lost sight of Him, [Jesus] as the humble, self-denying worker. What they need is to behold [not our own face in the mirror] Jesus. Daily we need the fresh revealing of His presence.”
“As we discern the perfection of our Saviour’s character, we shall desire to become wholly transformed, and renewed in the image of His purity. The more we know of God, the higher will be our ideal of character, and the more earnest our longing to reflect His likeness. A divine element combines with the human when the soul reaches out after God.”
“As one becomes acquainted with the history of the Redeemer he discovers in himself serious defects. . . .He catches the looks, the spirit, of his beloved Masters. . . . It is not by looking away from Him that we imitate the life of Jesus, but by talking of Him, by dwelling upon His perfections, by seeking to refine the taste and elevate the character, by trying , through faith and love, and by earnest, preserving effort, to approach the perfect Pattern. By having a knowledge of Christ, – His words, His habits, and His lessons of instructions, – we borrow the virtues of the character we have so closely studied, and become imbued with the spirit we have so much admired. Jesus becomes to us “the” chiefest among ten thousand.” the One “altogether lovely.”
“Those who stand in defense of the honor of God and maintain the purity of truth at any cost will have manifold trails, as did our Saioiur in the wilderness of temptation. While those who have yielding temperaments, who have not courage to condemn wrong, but keep silent when their influence is needed to stand in defense of the right against any pressure may void many heartaches and escape many perplexities, they will also lose a very rich reward, if not their own souls. Those who are in harmony with God, and who through faith in Him receive strength to resist wrong and stand in defense of the right, will always have server conflicts and will frequently have to stand almost alone. But precious victories will be their while they make God their dependence. His grace will be their strength. ‘Their moral sensibility will be keen and clear, and their moral powers will be able to to withstand wrong influences. Their integrity, like that of Moses, will be of the purest characters.'” TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH, Vol. 3, p. 302. Ellen White.
“The mild and yielding spirit of Aaron,and his desire to please the people, blinded his eyes to their
sins and to the enormity of the crime that he was sanctioning. His course in giving influence to wrong and sin in Israel cost the lives of three thousand men. In what contrast with this is the course of Moses. After he had evidenced to the people that they could not trifle with God with impunity; after he had shown them the just displeasure of God because of their sins, by giving the terrible decree to slay friends or relatives who persisted in their apostasy; after the work of justice to turn away the wrath of God, irrespective of their feelings of sympathy for loved friends and relatives who continued obstinate in their rebellion – after this, Moses was prepared for another work. He proved who was the true friend of God and friend of the people.”
TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH, Vol. 3, p. 302. Ellen White.
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, [His Character], the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) Created in the image of God, we know what God looks like. We look like Him, who created us!
“The strength of nations and of individuals is not found in the opportunities and facilities that appear to make them invincible; it is not found in their boasted greatness. That which alone can make them great or strong is the power of God. They themselves, by their attitude toward His purpose, decide their own destiny.
“Human histories have their mission. Every moment has its work. Each is passing into eternity with its burden. . . .God is till dealing with earthly kingdoms. He is in the great cities. His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the doing of the children of men. We are not to say, God was, but, God is. He sees the very sparrow’s fall, the leaf that falls from the tree, and the king who is dethroned. All are under the control of the Infinite One. Everything is changing. Cities and nations are being measured by the plummet of the hand of God. He never makes a mistake. He reads correctly. Everything earthly is unsettled, but the truth abides forever.
“In the eyes of the world, are those who serve God may appear weak. They may be apparently sinking beneath the billows, but with the next billow, they are seen rising nearer to their haven. I give unto them eternal life, saith our Lord, and none shall be able to pluck them out of My hands. Though kings shall be cast down, and nations removed, the souls that through faith link themselves with God’s purpose shall abide forever.
“Fasten your eyes upon Jesus, and be beholding you will become assimilated to His image.”
Comments by Connie: GOD IS NOT DEAD! HE’S ALIVE AND WELL! Thank You!
“It is our privilege to reach high and still higher, for clearer revealings of the character of God.
When Moses prayed, “I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.” the Lord did not rebuke him, but granted his prayer.
“It is sin that darkens our minds and dims our perceptions. As sin is purged from our hearts, the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, illuminating His Word, and reflected from the face of nature, more and more fully will declare Him “merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.”
“In His light shall we see light, until mind and heart and soul are transformed into the image of His Holiness.”
“For those who thus lay hold of the divine assurances of God’s Word, there are wonderful possibilities. Before them lie vast fields of truth, vast resources of power. Glorious things are to be revealed. Privileges and duties which they do not even suspect to be in the Bible will be made manifest. All who walk in the path of humble obedience, fulfilling His purpose, will know more and more of the oracles of God. . . .
“The precious faith inspired of God imparts strength and nobility of character. As His goodness, His mercy, and His love are dwelt upon, clearer and still clearer will be the perception of truth; higher, holier, the desire for purity of heart and clearness of thought is transformed by intercourse with God through the study of His Word. Truth is so large, so far-reaching, so deep, so broad, that self is lost sight of. The heart is softened and subdued into humility, kindness, and love. And the natural powers are enlarged because of holy obedience.”
“But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.” (Isaiah 63:10).
Who Gives Counsel “To Think To Change the Times and Laws of God,” When God destroyed Babylon, never to rise again?
King Nebuchadnezzar is likely the most famous King of the World. His Code of Hammurabi chiseled in stone, was the law of Babylon. Everyone could come to the Laws of the Land to read for themselves the decree of the King of Babylon. Influenced by Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the King of Babylon prospered. However, God paints a picture of “The King of Babylon” falling forever, because Lucifer wanted to be superior to God, and set his kingdom, higher upon God’s Sacred Mountain in Heaven.
Don’t build your house upon the sandy land! Don’t build it too near the shore! Well, it might look kinda nice, but you’ll have to build it twice. . .You better build your House upon the Rock. Make a sure foundation on the solid Rock. For storms may come and go, but the Peace of God you will know!
The Jews missed the “Rock” the “rock” that could come in Daniel’s dream, to crush the grapes, that fell on the ground, that became sour, bitter and adulterated with yeast, fermented, and mind intoxicating with her cup. She the false church, the whore, is Babylon. With a king called THE DESTROYER (Revelation 9:11) who promotes numbing the mind, rather than using common sense and self control. This will result in a civil war. However there is Good News!
“And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” (Isaiah 14)
Who is worthy to open the door of History, to see how King Nebuchadnezzar dealt with those who mocked the King of the Jews?
Daniel 3:29 “Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.”
Jesus himself is worthy to open the scroll of how He has led His people in the past. Jesus sends an angel to the Church of Laodicea. Rise up and claim His Promise!
“For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
When people rebel against God, and vex His Holy Spirit, God turns to be their enemy. If you think you have problems with God, just let the four angels, release the demons, in the men who wish TO DESTROY! You wanted FREEDOM, from God, from His laws, do you expect a reward? When Jesus comes with His Farther in the clouds, to beam us up into His Kingdom, Jesus will bring your reward with Him. NOW, is the hour, the time, to not think to change the times and laws of God, by rebellion or vexing His Holy Spirit. There is only one way, to call upon the name of the Lord, because you want to be on His side! lol
“Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” (I Corinthians 6:3) Michael or Lucifer? One lives to love to death, the other lives TO DESTROY!
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord “Luke 13:34-35
What will you do with Jesus and His Disciples? Kill him? Kill His Disciples? What will the Father think about you asking Him to crucify His Son again? When the Jews killed Stephen, the Jews lost their calling to be “The Chosen Priesthood.”
Where are the Priesthood of believers in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, who comes not to destroy, but to save to the utmost?
Where is Lucifer in all this? “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” (James 2:19)
He stood before an unjust judge. He was The Man of Truth. Pilot said, “I find no fault in him.” His Kingdom of Truth, His Government, the freedom He purchased for me and for you, was upon His shoulders, and death was conquered, for all who wish to see, and understand the Kingdom of God requires a man and woman agree – His Law, His Love is perfect for me!
Compassion, David said, the man lacked compassion. And he judged himself, as a man without compassion. David saw his sin was against The Lamb. . . and against the sons and daughters of God. David failed as King. So we must not think ourselves higher than God or sitting on His Throne. No one can be JESUS the JEW, our KING!
“Now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then I shall know even as also I am known.” (I Corinthians 13:12)
Think what it will mean to study through the eternal ages under the personal instruction of Christ! In the present conflicts and temptations, we are to form characters that will prepare us to know right from wrong. A look at Jesus, setting aside his agenda to become our KING, but to die at the hands of a cruel and unjust judgment, leaves us an example of God and heaven giving us perfect FREEDOM.
Freedom purchased by Jesus, defended by unselfishness, is a goal a guide, to take abuse, take suffering, take unkindness, until someone figures out, it is love for God and man, that gives us freedom to decide who we want to follow, God or man.
For Christians it is like walking off the end of a Gang Plank. . .to try and walk on water . . .knowing someone, a supernatural someone, wants to take us away from eternal life with our Saviour. Following Satan and his advice, terminates our agreement to let Jesus be the author and finisher of our faith.
Those souls who are dying at the hands of cruel and ruthless men bent on destroying are martyrs . . . whose lives are now in the hands of Our Mighty God, who sees and knows the truth about the war between good and evil.
Will God continue to watch this war? The answer is NO! He has heard your prayers, and closed the door to Heaven. He cannot bear the sight. Jesus cries, we cry out against the injustice in this world, knowing, someday soon, the hand of injustice will divide us like wheat and chaff. And in spite of the odds, humans do hate injustice. We love God who has gone before us, to purify His Name, before unjust judgment. For this I will suffer, with Him. . . knowing my life or death is in His Hands. Thy will be done in my life, to purify my character to see, I am unworthy to touch the hem of His garment.
Where God’s word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. He truth was proclaimed through out the world. He truth was published. His character exemplified. His patience glorified His Name.
Then another map was shown. “On it light was shining from a few places only. The rest of the world was in darkness, without a glimmer of light here and there. Our Instructor said: “This darkness is the result of men’s following their own course. They have cherished hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil. They have made questioning and faultfinding and accusing the chief business of their lives. Their hearts are not right with God. They have hidden their light under a bushel.” Ellen White Quote p. 28, TESTIMONIES TO THE CHURCH Volume 9.
I met a young man, a minister, who had the power to heal, but given the opportunity to heal a little girl named Magdalena he refused to heal her. He knew his life would be turned around, his fame would spread, his life would not be his own. When people know you can heal, they wish for your touch, kind prayer, and they tend to overwhelm the healer, Jesus knew full well, they could come to eat, be healed, but few would truly wish to see His Father’s Government, that required unselfish love, to be this kind of God. Unconditional love, sets no boundaries, that are not for our own good. When someone challenges “our boundaries” it only means they want to make their own. And when that person calls themselves a “Christian” and they become a hypocrite, it destroys the character of God. The young man hid his light under a bushel. When he tried to heal his daughter, born with three kidneys, he has lost his power. He had withheld the talent, God had given him.
When we know we are “imperfect” in God’s eyes, and we know our character refinement will continue in heaven, we have become “humble.” Humble enough to let God guide us into His perfect love! And Freedom gives us the chance to crucify Jesus again, or bow down to serve Him, under His boundaries of perfect love in His Law. Obedience is better than sacrifice. What people see in me, may it not conflict with His Love and Charity.
“Know ye not that we shall judge angels? . . . ” (I Corinthians 6:3)
The enemy of God wanted the baby Jesus dead! His name is found in Revelation 9:11
Wise men still seek Him. This is the Season for giving the truth about who is behind the willful destruction of the earth. Most know the devil, by his uncanny desire to destroy, families, single people, children, cities, forests, trees, by using the weather, fire, storms, volcanoes, earthquakes and the Sun, Moon and Stars. Satan was there at Creation, stomping his feet, wanting God to create for him the palaces, gardens like he would design for Babylon, The City of Babylon with a river running through it, just as Lucifer had seen and walked through it in heaven.
Babylon the city of Gold, became the symbol of a ruthless King, who stole the children from the City of Jerusalem, then planted his feet on the Temple Mount, to disgrace the God of the Universe, by created beings who challenged the Government of God. Civil war broke out in Heaven as it will on Earth. But this is not the will of God who wrote the Laws of His Government on stone, and paid the Price for Your Freedom in the Blood of His Son.
“And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samariainstead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof. “(II KINGS 17:24) And the King of Babylon is behind the teaching, promoted by Lucifer, “If you can’t have it, than neither can they, so I will destroy it.” Revelation 9:11 “And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.” In English his name is THE DESTROYER!
Michael the Archangel and Great Prince of God, is backed by the two thirds of the Angelic Army who did not defect to bow down to Lucifer once the “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations![ Why do we hear “Babylon has fallen has fallen” again?] Isaiah 14:13 “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit”.
WHAT IS GOD DOING AFTER 9-11-2001? In Revelation 9:11 Lucifer is called the THE DESTROYING ANGEL. In Revelation 9:12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. In Revelation 13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Rev 9:14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. Rev 9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.
HEAVEN HAS CROWNED JESUS KING OF THE JEWS AND GENTILES! KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS! The sixth angel to the seven churches in Revelation has loosed the armies of Lucifer. . . the third, of the heavenly angels who joined Lucifer in this challenge to fight the Ten Commandments of God, have found bodies of men who willingly give their souls to his service. They bowed down to serve a god they did not fear. . .until they became overcome . . .by a desire to murder those who love God and keep His Commandments,The One He Wrote with His Own Finger, on Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments of God, will come out of hiding! The Government of God was challenged in Heaven, now the Government of Man, is challenging the Law of God. A Democracy based on Ten Laws. Those show they who love Him, bow down to worship their Creator and the boundaries He has set up to protect and defend His willing followers, He sends His angels to guard and help them.
TODAY YOUR FREEDOM, was purchased by the Son of God,that Great Prince Michael, we know as Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, taken to Egypt, raised in Nazareth, is the King of the JEWS, who they killed, not knowing He is God in the flesh dwelling among us who walks with us and sends His Angels. He has given every one of us, a Guardian Angel to protect and guide us.
GOD SENDS HIS ANGELS:
“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Exo 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. Exo 23:22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. Exo 23:23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off. Exo 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images. Exo 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
However, Jesus came as the WORD MADE FLESH, it wasn’t until Ron Wyatt stumbled on the area of the FACE OF THE ROCK, they called SKULL ROCK, and began to excavate the GARDEN TOMB, in 1982 that the JEWS found they had evidence of Michael the Archangel, with three other angels, guarding the Ten Commandments, found in the cave, where Jeremiah hid them, when the King of Babylon came to sack the First Temple. Sadly known as Solomon’s Temple, The King wanted by the children of Israel, a man 666, led his kingdom, into a rebellion against God, and vexed his Holy Spirit.
THE KING OF BABYLON HAS RISEN TO LAY CLAM, to earth, and HIS FEET ARE ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN THE CITY KNOWN BY THE NAME OF JERUSALEM, on earth. The real Jerusalem and the Garden of Eden is in heaven, and known as The New Jerusalem.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW THE REAL GOD FROM THE FAKE god? Hear the still small voice that Moses heard on Mount Sinai.
More later on the blood with twenty four chromosomes: found two places in Jerusalem and likely in the cloth, placed over the face of Jesus at his death.
More later on the problem with the Orthodox Jews who claim one must have the blood of Our Messiah with twenty four Chromosomes…to be a true Jew? Can you? Can you be adopted into His Family, by that living blood? SMILE HERE!
More later on that angel named Michael the Archangel, who leads His army against your enemy, and your enemy is Gods enemy too!
More later on the Orthodox Jews and the Rabbi Representative to the Pope.
God has sent His Angel, on His Red Horse, first crowned as Jesus the Jew, then the rider on the Horse, is given permission to take the peace from the earth. Visit DecodingBibleProphecy.com for more to hear the rest of the story. . .
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. (Revlelation 6:1-5)
Voices From Heaven Say, “Come and See!”
A White horse gallops out of Heaven! The beasts of heaven say, “Come and See.” ” And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. ” (Revelation 8:1) “Thus far, the heavenly courts have been portrayed as filled with praise and song. Now all is silent in awesome expectancy of the things that that are about to occur. So understood, this silence of the seventh sal forms a bridge between the opening of the seals and the blowing of the trumpets, for it imiplies that with the 7th Seal, the Revelation is not complete!There is still more to be explained concerning the God’s program of events in the Great Controversy with evil.” Seventh Day Adventist Bible Commentary on Revelation p. 787.
Seven Angels Stood ready to announce forth coming divine judgments by sounding the trumpet, given to them by God.
The Lamb that was slain is worthy to open the Seals. In Revelation 8, “the seven angels in heaven stood before God. In the vision the seven angels blow their trumpets to announce forth coming divine judgments.” SDA Bible Commentary p. 787.
We expect to see Jesus Christ in heaven. Instead we see an Angel: Before Jesus came as man, He was known as Michael the Great Prince of God, Michael the Archangel, in charge of all the angels, along with Lucifer. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” Isaiah 14:12
“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
In one verse, the angel acting as our High Priest, is Michael, but it is Jesus Christ to the Christians, Jesus the King of the Jews, who is Our High Priest, throwing down the coals of fire, to purify the earth, with the Holy Spirit.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
The Day of God’s Wrath is not an idle warning. To fear God is to show Him respect and dignity. When he feels slighted, He becomes our enemy, like he used the King of Babylon to over take Jerusalem, and the “children” went into slavery.
Isa 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
We may fear the “enemy” but I fear God will keep His promise! And I laugh! “All who call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.” Romans 10:13
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. (Romans 10:10,11).
According to the Bible, God’s plan is right on schedule!
SWORD in Bible Language is the SWORD OF TRUTH…AND HOLY SPIRIT.
WARNING: And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. (Revelation 18:24.) She is used for the false church. She sits on her “beast” like a “whore with a golden cup”, tempting men to drink, and become intoxicated with her love.