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    THE WAR OF ARMAGEDDON – PART 5

    Rev.16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

    14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty…

    16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon” (Rev 16:12-16)

    THE EUPHRATES RIVER

    I want to take a look at the crossing of the River Euphrates by the kings of the East and close this discussion after two other parts, observing that, what you really needed to know about Armageddon has been fully dealt with.

    In vese 12 of Revelation 16, we are told “ And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared”

    Just for a reminder, to the fact that ‘when we look at the battle of Armageddon as described in Rev. 16:12-16, we are not, and should not be expecting any gathering of the nations literally to the hill of Megiddo.

    Rather we are talking of that which is symbolized by the mountain of Megiddo.

    And to keep in mind that even as we speak, this great battle is now taking shape in the political, economic and ecclesiastical realms, but we must not lose sight of the fact that the term Armageddon is used primarily in a spiritual sense, as this great battle rages in a dual realms of both the earthlies and heavenlies.

    Dealing with the heavenly realms, it is first and foremost a battle involving the great Dragon and the Man-child as seen in Rev 12:3-10; but once we realized that, as it is in the heavens so also is on the earth, then we must observe that there is replication of that which happens in the heveavlies on the Earh as its shadow.

    This is why, when the Sons of God have cast the Dragon out of the heavenlies, the cry goes out,

    “Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth he hath but a short time” (Rev 12:12).

    It is therefore easy to see how this battle plays out in both realms, and how this warfare reflects both on individuals and corporately.

    And so, in reference to this antitypical Babylon we are told…

    “and the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the waters thereof were dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared” (Rev 16:12).

    Now get this, the literal Euphrates River’s waters were dried up, or turned out of their course, to allow the armies of the Medes to enter into the literal Babylon of old that led to her overthrow in history.

    But don’t forget that, just as there was a literal Babylon, there is also a mystical Babylon the great, with her mystical waters.

    Rev.17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters…

    5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH… 15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues… 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth”

    So here we are talking of the religious/political system controlling humanity, to which all have made their allegiance.

    Evidently then, when the moment comes for her overthrow, this great city, the mystical Babylon, with her mystical waters, or whatever spiritual life and anointing she have so depended on, seemingly staying back the hands of God from judging her, up until this hour that we are in, shall be dried up, “so that might be prepared the way of the kings, those who are of the rising of a sun” (Literal Greek).

    Not “kings of the East” as seen in the kjv version which makes preachers to think it has to do with the Nations from the East as Moscow, Russia or otherwise.

    So who are the kings of the rising sun, of course, it is the church. See it here;

    “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

    For, behold, the darkness (of the day of the Lord) shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but THE LORD SHALL ARISE UPON THEE, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. And Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

    Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day or night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted” (Isa 60:1-3, 11-12).

    So then, we are not dealing with the physical River Euphrates or physical Babylon as a nation, neither are the kings of the East to be seen in a literal sense, which informs the prophecies by many of the war of Armageddon that never will happen physically.

    Can you see why their predictions are failing daily?

    Because they have a wrong view of spiritual matters as they read the Book of Revelation.

    So how is ‘Babylon’s water going to be dried up’?

    Next…To be continued…

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    THE WAR OF ARMAGEDDON – PART 4

    THE BATTLE OF THE DAY OF GOD

    Rev.16:12….

    14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

    16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon”…

    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” (Rev 16:12-16, 19:19)

    Just as we have seen, the prophecies of the scriptures clearly show that the “Day of the Lord” is the same thing as the “Battle of Armageddon”.

    That time and period associated with the dealings of God, in which God’s kingdom, under Christ and through the Sons of God, is to be gradually established in the earth. It is the time when the kingdoms of this world are passing away and Satan’s power and influence over the hearts of men (Eph.2:1-2) are being bound.

    The “Battle of the Great day of God”, or, the “Battle of Armageddon”, therefore it is a picture of that time of struggle and fierce conflict, which God’s elect and the whole world must pass through. It is that moment by which, this present evil world system (Gal.1:4) is actually brought to an end and the new day is inaugurated in righteousness and glory.

    Don’t miss this fact; “Armageddon” is a Hebrew word that signifies the “mount of Megiddo” or “the mount of Destruction”.

    As mentioned in part 1 of these series.

    The physical town of Megiddo in Bible days occupied a very marked position on the southern edge of the Plain of Esdraelon, and commanded an important pass into the hill country.

    And this area was the great battleground of Palestine, where so many famous battles of Old Testament history were fought.

    Gideon and his little band of armies fought here and defeated the Medianites , as they destroyed one another in their flight (Judges 7:19-23).

    Judges 4 and 5, Deborah, fought here and God sent deliverance to Israel…

    1Sam, 31:22-25, this is where King Saul was defeated by the Philistines.

    There also king Josiah was slain by Pharaoh-Necho in one of the most disastrous conflicts in the history of Israel (II Chron 35:22-25).

    This is where King Ahab and Jezebel died (II Kings 9:30-37).

    It is said that because of its strategic position, many other nations, according to secular history, warred around Megiddo – like the Jews, Gentiles, Saracens, Crusaders, Egyptians, Persians, Druses, Turks and Arabs have all pitched their tents on the Plain of Esdraelon one time or the other.

    Dealing with Symbols

    It should be noted that the Bible uses symbolisms that are very similar in nature to those that the world is familiar with.

    Take for instance, the Bible makes use of beasts to represent kingdoms, or governments; and so does the world.

    Have you notice that always nations uses one animal or the other in their flags or National emblems?

    The Nigerian Coat of arms uses two white horses supporting a black shield.

    The coat of arm of Ghana carries two eagles, South Africa has Elephant tusks in their coat of arms which speaks of wisdom and strength , they also represent for that nation moderation and eternity , they have the Ears of wheat that represent fertility. Germination and growth, which speaks of the development of that nation to achieve an unlimited potential.

    So we found that the Bible uses certain battle fields of the world to convey some basic Biblical truth for use to see.

    Again, in the language of man, when you say that an army meet its “Waterloo”, it simply means that it has been victorious for a while; and all of a sudden it met his defeat.

    And this came about because Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo.

    And this is what made men to attach such great significance to that particular battleground.

    Even so it is with Armageddon. So that when you read of Armageddon in the Book of Revelation, you must begin to see the meaning as used symbolically, taking its root from the battle ground where Israel of old fought her wars.

    Therefore, to understand the full meaning of Armageddon, you have to be acquainted with the features of the wars that Israel fought on this ground, knowing fully well also that they did not have the victory in these battles all the time.

    Now one major characteristic of the wars of Israel was that God was always involved, where he either caused them to be victorious or allowed them to be defeated especially when they have sinned against Him. In either way He was involved and yet keeping with His own great plan of the ages.

    “Battle of the Great day of God”,

    So once you understand these facts, just like the battle of waterloo, then the battle of Armageddon which is the battle of the great Day of the lord begins to take on a great significance.

    Can you see it yet?

    So, you begin to see it’s true as a revelation of a struggle in which God is specifically interested and in which HE will totally and completely direct the issues. This is His battles in which He definitely guarantees the final and glorious victory for the forces of His kingdom.

    This is God’s own battle in which He has vested interest and commitment.

    It is the battle for ages for the permanent defeat of error, unrighteousness, carnality, darkness, antichrist, and all the agencies of Satan. Thereby opening up the full manifestation of God through His Sons (Rom.8:19-23) to bless all the families of the earth.

    This is why it is described as “the battle of THAT GREAT DAY OF GOD ALMIGHTY”. It is Gods own battle and not of natural nations or that which is against natural Israel.

    That’s a wrong focus, hence all those with natural predictions are always failing because It’s a spiritual battle symbolized by that battle ground of Israel of old, ‘Armageddon’ the ‘Mount of Megiddo’.

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    THE WAR OF ARMAGEDDON – PART 3

    “THAT GREAT DAY OF GOD ALMIGHTY”

    Rev.16:12 “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

    13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

    14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

    15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

    16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon”.

    … 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” (Rev 16:12-16, 19:19)

    “…That great day of God Almighty”.(Rev. 16:14)

    In Rev. 16:14 that we quoted, the battle of Armageddon is referred to as “that great Day of God” or “the great day of the Lord”, It’s specific to us as to whose day it is.

    It is not the day of man or some Nations etc. It is of the Lord. This is also very important. And again in verse 15, it “comes as a thief” We know thieves doesn’t come with trumpets and shouting, meaning this is not the coming Christ in what men called second coming that we cause every eye to see Him the way we have preached it, neither it’s the coming as per the Rapture for this coming as a thief is directly connected with the war of Armageddon.

    Let us quickly look at the description of the Day of the Lord as revealed by the prophet Zephaniah…”

    14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

    15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

    16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

    17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung”.(Zeph.1:14-18)

    “The great day of the Lord… the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

    And I will bring distress upon men, and they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath; but the whole land (of Babylon) shall be devoured by the fire of His jealousy” (Zeph 1:14-18).

    Prophet Amos would cry out “Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! To what end is it for you?

    The day of the Lord is darkness and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?” (Amos 5:18-20).

    This day of the Lord is a time as prophesied by Isaiah when “the lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low… and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. And the idols He shall utterly abolish” (Isa 2:12-18).

    It is a moment of turning things around, when those who seems high will be brought low, When the major shall be least, and least foremost; when the mighty shall become weak, and the meek and lowly become mighty. It is the day when the kingdoms of the world crumble and fall, and when God’s kingdom is established never to fall.

    And Armageddon is the beginning of the overturning and the turning around of the global atmosphere, as things begins to shift into alignment with the kingdom of God: it is the battle of the great day of the Lord, when the Lord first comes in judgment upon the entire political, economic and ecclesiastical system of this present evil age… and He comes unexpectedly as a thief. This is when the system of Babylon, the church ridding on the back of political institutions, is destroyed unaware. This then is the day of the Lord.

    So people! What we are seeing here as to the great day of the Lord, is when the Kingdom age is ushered in by the battle of Armageddon.

    It’s a day that is reveled to destroy an unsuspecting world order and a faithless church system.’

    Just as this great day of God brings in the hour of victory, triumph and freedom from bondage and fears for the elects of God, and for all the meek of the earth.

    But for the faithless and unbelieving, who are not kingdom minded and have hope in something else other than the establishment of the kingdom of God on the Erath, the very reverse shall be the case for them. It will come to them as “a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the dawn spread upon the mountains” (Joel 2:2).because they we stand to lose all they have worked and hoped for religiously and politically.

    Let me quickly make this clarification of the difference between “the Day of the Lord” and “the Lord’s Day “as seen in

    Rev. 1:10 “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet”.

    So John was in the Spirit on’ the Lord’s day’ not ‘the Day of the lord’ The day of the lord goes with judgment, but ‘the Lords day’ is when His enthronement is being commemorated. In the then Roman Empire, the Emperor’s Day was set aside to celebrate and commemorate when he ascended the throne. So for the Christian instead, of celebrating the Emperor’s Day, they have to celebrate ‘the Lord’s Day’.

    And so John was in that day, the Lord’s Day.. John was made to see the glory that attended the Lord’s Day, His workings and reign .God was to show to John His reign and activities within this period of taking over from the Earthly kings, that the kingdoms of this world will become that of the lord’s and of His Christ.

    He was made to see the activities spanning this period of time in human history.

    Meaning you have to be in Spirit also in the Lord’s Day to be able decipher some of the codes in this Book. You must have to come into His day of enthronement.

    Mind you, Jesus came back to seat on the throne his father David, as people seemingly are waiting for it in that which is called the ‘second coming’.

    He is already seated right from the Day of Pentecost. See it here as declared by Peter.

    Acts.2:29 “ Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

    30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

    31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

    32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

    33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear

    So, the release of the Holy Spirit was a clear indication that He is sitting on the throne of His Father David, equally termed the right hand of God. Now this was the Day John was In. what it means therefore was that, he was in the Spirit, in the Lord’s Day, and the plans and purposes of God in Christ were revealed to him which is this Book of Revelation. The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave to Him to show unto His servants… (Christ).

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    THE WAR OF ARMAGEDDON – PART 2

    Rev. 16:12-16.

    “And the sixth Angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue ARMAGEDDON…

    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” (Rev 16:12-16, 19:19)

    “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John”.. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Rev.1:1,18.)(KJV)

    Like we indicated in part 1 of this series, this Book is about the revelation of a person and not just an event. Not just a historical account of one man that lived and died, but never rose again. But rather it is about the man that lives forever therefore, his words lives forever to all ages past and even future.

    The one thing that I would like you want to take note of here is that, the book of Revelation is entirely a book of symbols

    “Rev.1: 1 ¶ The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John”

    We are told the message was communicated by way of symbols –“Signified”

    So basically what is set forth here in symbolic language is about the ages-long struggle between truth and error, righteousness and unrighteousness, flesh and spirit, light and darkness, the Lamb and the Dragon, Christ and Antichrist, the present evil world system and the kingdom of God.

    Therefore, on the negative side , you have symbols like the “beast”, “dragon”, “false prophet”, “Babylon”, “harlot”, “unclean spirits”, “frogs”, etc.;

    Whereas on the positive side, you have the “Lamb”, “bride”, “holy city”, “overcomers”, “manchild”, “144,000”, and others.

    In the same vein “Armageddon” should be seen as just one of those symbols used in this book.

    And this therefore must be seen to be symbolic of the great and final struggle with which the present age ends, while the kingdom of Christ rises victoriously over all enemies, establishing world-wide righteousness and peace.

    For instance we read about Jesus in

    Rev.19: 11 “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”

    So, are we expecting a physical Jesus cascading from the sky on a literal white horse? .It is funny how men we tell you that they believe this book to be literal. And if that is so, then their Jesus is far behind time. Because while mortal man has gone far ahead using even speed train etc. , and with powerful machines and missiles in the execution of their warfare.

    The Jesus of the church is still using horses and swords.

    But then you say, it’s not literal, so how are you expecting a physical literal Armageddon to be fought with modern weapons.

    That is the problem. Can you see it? Some of us even read the Book as if it runs serially, from chapter to Chapter and so found their fulfillment sequentially in the same way. No sir, it ought not to be so either.

    Therefore, when we consider the battle of Armageddon, we are not to expect any gathering of the nation’s literally to the hill of Megiddo. Rather we are to look for that which is symbolized by that place, with the understanding that the place is representative symbolically of those CONDITIONS and CIRCUMSTANCES, which shall prevail, in the political, economic and spiritual realms to bring this present evil age to a close.

    This is what you must take note of, when reading this Book and considering what the war of Armageddon really is.

    Now reading Rev.16:14-16, 14 “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

    15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame”.

    16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.”

    Here we see that “the Great Day of God Almighty” is the same thing as “Armageddon”?

    Did you notice that?

    So the war is that which is fought against God and not just some Nations or even against Israel fighting themselves in the old spot of Megiddo around the River Euphrates.

    So what is the ‘Great Day of the Lord God Almighty’?

    That will be the next thing…

    To be continued…

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    THE WAR OF ARMAGEDDON – PART 1 (REV. 16:12-16)

    “And the sixth Angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue ARMAGEDDON…

    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” (Rev 16:12-16, 19:19).

    Armageddon. The word “Armageddon” appears but once in the Bible (Rev 16:16).

    The origin of this word has been variously formed, and variously translated. It is Nwdgm rh har-megiddon, “the mount of the assembly;” or Nwhdg hmrx chormah gedehon, “the destruction of their army;” or it is wdgm rh har-megiddo, “Mount Megiddo,” the valley of which was remarkable for two great slaughters: one of the Israelites, 2Kgs 23:29, the other of the Canaanites, Judg 4:16; 5:19, But Mount Megiddo, that is Carmel, is the place, according to some, where these armies should be gathered.

    In Bible day, the town of Megiddo occupied a very marked position on the southern edge of the Plain of Esdraelon, and commanded an important pass into the hill country.

    This locality was the great battle-ground of Palestine, on which were fought many of the famous battles of Old Testament history.

    It was a town belonging to Mannaseh Jos.17:11 And Manasseh … inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries.

    Deborah fought here , Judges 5:7, that I arose a mother in Israel.

    Josiah was killed in this battle, and he was a reformer, (2 kgs.23:29-30.)

    It was originally a Caananite cities, it took a long time to take possession of it and it was rebuilt by Solomon

    (1kigs9:15).And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

    But here, in Rev 16:14 -16, we find that the kings of the earth and of the whole world are gathered together unto Armageddon “to the battle of the great day of God, or of the great DAY OF THE LORD.

    THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON

    But what is the battle of Armageddon?

    Up till this moment, it’s been very ridiculous how men have tried to conjecture up the reality of this war.

    In the past years, some eager but obsolete seers and self-inspired prophets have gone on to indicate certain happenings on the earth as the supposed war of Armageddon.

    At one time it was Austerlitz, at another Moscow, at another Leipsic, and then the Waterloo with regards Napoleon Bonaparte.

    The watchtower and tracts society again, interpreted Ps 90.10 as the length of a generation to be 80 years, and since 1914 plus 80 equals 1994, they predicted Armageddon would occur around that year.

    No Armageddon, But again, in 1995 they said, Armageddon is not coming, and that Armageddon has been delayed so the end of the world was no longer near.

    In 2018, John Hagee in His Book, “Earth’s Last Empire”, predicted the soon coming war of Armageddon in the middle East.

    And thus they have gone on, and will go on, confounding and being confounded by the predictors because they are looking at the wrong directions for its fulfillment.

    The Book of Revelation

    What is this Book really all about?

    Is it some dragon and the Antichrist?

    Is it all just about Israel of old?

    Almost all phases of Christianity have one thing or the other to say about this Book.

    There are those who say the Book is already fulfilled in AD 70 because Israel is the Babylon the great mentioned therein, therefore it’s already a fulfilled Book and so we have nothing to do with it.

    Yes! The word says “ the things that shortly come to pass” surely for the seven churches that he was writing to, he sure visited them, but does that exclude the fact that the Book is an ongoing continuous fulfilling Book?

    For the author himself is ever living and knowing that he wrote to his Body the church.

    The promise of giving the tree of life to the overcomer, must it end with those Churches in Asia?

    Is the tree of life an old tree that has passed away or that is Christ himself?

    In fact verse 3 says “3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”

    And we know that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy. So the prophecy here should be about Jesus.

    So does it mean it was only the seven churches that should have been blessed by reading or understanding this prophecy or that it can extent to us today.

    Rev. 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (KJV).

    Is he living today a past event?

    Again, he describes himself as:

    “Rev. 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”

    Is this coming, just to only the seven Churches or just the destruction of Israel in AD 70? Can’t we see that this is an ever-continuous coming to all men that ever lived from Adam that they might be redeemed as well?

    “As in Adam all die even so in Christ shall all be made alive”? (1Cor 15:22 ).

    Why am I bothered about this?

    Simply because the title of this Book revealed something beyond a fulfilled eschatology as we can commonly see.

    “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John”

    …I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Rev.1:1,18.)(KJV)

    So this is a revelation of a person and not just an event. Not just a historical account of one man that lived and died, but never rose again. This man lives forever therefore, his words lives forever to all ages past and even future.

    It’s about a person and not just a Jerusalem event or an Antichrist to be revealed in the future, neither is it about world events.

    If we can’t see anything more revealing and useful to us today, then we should have nothing to do with the four Gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John because they are the historical account of Jesus’ life, therefore they are all fulfilled Books.

    So then, this book is presenting to us the divine truth about the war of all ages.

    Essentially what we are about to get into is what I would called “Kingdom Escathology” which unveils the ultimate dealings of God in Christ in all ages for the goal of redemption of all men and the Christ’s rule amongst the Nations, as ” the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdom of our lord and of His christ , His Body”. (Rev.11:15)

    To be continued…

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    CHRIST COMING IN LIKE MANNER 6 (LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 17)

    THE CLOUDS WITH WATER (RAIN)

    Revelation 1:7, “Behold, He cometh with the clouds and every eye shall see Him…”

    Math.24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the CLOUDS OF HEAVEN with power and great glory”

    This is the fulfillment of the prophecy of Dan..7: 13 “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

    14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed”.

    And these clouds of heaven are a people filled with spirit and life of God.’

    For we know that “Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain, (Prov.25:14).

    And also the Likes of

    “…Cain,.. Balaam and Core, and all false prophets and teachers are brute beasts, who are spots in your feasts of charity (Church services)… CLOUDS THEY ARE WITHOUT WATER that are carried about with tempest…” ( Jude10-13).

    So these CLOUDS WITHOUT (water) RAIN is clear enough that these are a people with false ministries.

    To be carried with tempest means they are easily carried about by “every wind of doctrine” compare( Eph. 4:14).

    How do we then recognize these clouds without water?

    Listen! “… These men blaspheme in Matters (teachings) they do not understand. They are like brute beast, creatures of instinct, (i.e. they act on instinct (impulse) instead of the Holy Ghost, leading them) born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts (in the way they behave) they too will perish …”

    So when we read of

    “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the CLOUDS, 1 Thes 4:17.

    First of all, note that the “Dead in Christ” did not rise into the air-atmosphere, but they simply rose into the place of glory behind the veil (Heb 6:17-20) wherein Christ has entered into, as a forerunner in this race, which speaks of the realm of authority and victory at the right hand of God. (Col 3:1-3, 1 Peter 3:21-22).

    To rise in scripture, speaks of coming into the place of power and authority.

    That’s why you read of the Beast that rose from the sea both in the Book of Daniel and Revelation.

    These were kings that came to power amongst men.

    The word now says, we shall be caught up, (translated) together with them (in the same position of authority, rest and power from the realm of human struggles) IN THE CLOUDS.

    What clouds?

    The “CLOUDS OF WITNESSES” formed from among those who are ‘asleep in Jesus” (v. 13-14), The Dead in Christ” (v. 16) and “the spirits of just men made perfect” (Heb 12:23 – 24), the heroes of faith (Heb 11).

    In fact, the unity and perfect body of Christ, the church composed of all categories of Christian, both the saints of old.” Constitutes this CLOUDS – it is a people.

    This is the ‘clouds’ we are caught up into. This is talking of the body of Christ, in the state of maturity.

    We are talking of the people of God’s glory with whom He comes.

    What am I saying?

    It is that in these clouds – a people with the anointing, that the Lord shall come, even as the creation is waiting for the unveiling of the sons of God. Rom. 8:19.

    This “clouds” constitutes the body with which Jesus is coming to bless mankind.

    So “if the CLOUDS (God’s people) be full of RAIN (life of God) they empty themselves upon the earth (mankind)…” (Eccl 11:3 KJV).

    What does that mean?

    Simply that, we become a blessing to the rest of mankind who are still lost in Adam.

    But you might say, but I thought they are coming to judge the earth?

    Sure, that is why it’s a blessing because.

    “…when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness”.(Isa.26:9)

    Therefore “Ascribe ye strength unto God; His Excellency is over Israel (the Church) and His STRENGTH IS IN THE CLOUDS” (Ps. 68 :34 KJV).

    Since His strength is in the clouds, it speaks of a people who are full of His life.

    Revealing to us that the cloud is God’s presence and medium of expression.

    It has nothing to do with the atmosphere’ above us, stop ‘gazing’ into the sky, for He can only come in like manner through the overshadowing cloud of glory.

    The coming of the lord with the Clouds is a divine intervention in human history.

    Just like His appearing changed BC to AD, so shall there be a dramatic change in human affairs. Just as Pentecost changed the world scenario, so shall tabernacles influence a new global experience.

    You don’t need a physical Jesus to do that, but rather His abiding presence within His Body. This is what creation is waiting.

    Rom.8:19-21

    Listen again!

    “…Christ is in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. 22 He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything. At the center of all this, Christ rules the church. 23 The church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the church. The church is Christ’s body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.(Eph.1:20-23 MSG)

    So friend, He is not coming from the empty space, you will wait till you get into glory, you are not going to see Him come that way from the sky.

    He wants to come through you period!

    For “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit”( John 12:24), Because Philip said the Greeks wanted to see Him.

    Meaning as He goes to the Cross, He will then release the spirit and reproduce more of (Himself) Christs’ upon the face of the earth so that men will no longer be looking for one Jesus all over the place or in even Jerusalem.

    He comes with the Clouds, a people of Glory.

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    CHRIST COMING IN LIKE MANNER 5 (LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 16)

    “EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM”

    Revelation 1:7, “Behold, He cometh with the clouds and every eye shall see Him, and they also that pierced Him, and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him.”

    Let me tell you a story of a minister of the Gospel in the USA (Name withheld) in the late 70s and early 80s. This guy would leave his wife in bedroom every midnight to stand outside under the moonlight with no clothes on, making sure he is not under any tree in a bid for him not to miss the rapture.

    That’s what religious belief and ignorance can do to anyone no matter your level of education once you build your hope on a wrong doctrine and premise.

    Now looking at the above passage, the common understanding we have is that, Jesus will be coming ‘WITH CLOUDS’ and ‘every eye shall see Him even those that pieced Him’ (Rev 1:7).

    Friend, don’t miss this fact, Jesus left in A CLOUD, so He shouldn’t be coming in CLOUDS, and if so it’s no longer in like manner. Every eye’ did not see Him when He ascended, therefore it cannot be the same manner for every eye to see Him coming back.

    It therefore means that we need to understand what the clouds are, with which He is coming, and the ‘every eye’ that must see Him in the clouds etc, in order to have a clear picture of what the spirit is saying.

    In true Biblical interpretation, you must first look into the OT to see how a term is used and then look into the NT to see how it is unfolding in God’s plan and purposes being the ultimate goal of all scriptures.

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    Zach.12: 10-14 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

    11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

    12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives…”

    So a careful look at scriptures will reveal that John borrowed the language of Prophet Zechariah in Rev.1:7 as an apocalyptic writing.

    For the Jews, they knew that John borrowed his every eye shall see him, and they also they that pierced him,” from, other Jewish Books and especially Prophet Zachariah.

    The Hebrew word for “family” is mishpachah and it means “family; by extension a tribe or people.”

    So, in essence, Zechariah was saying that the “tribes of the land” would mourn for Him whom they had pierced.

    Who were those “tribes?”

    “The inhabitants of Jerusalem.” According to Zechariah, the “earth” is the land of Palestine, specifically, Jerusalem.

    Also, it is those tribes, i.e., the nation of Israel, who would “look on Me whom they had pierced.” And because of that, “the mourning in Jerusalem” would be great.

    And, we see that the “tribes of the earth” in Rev. 1:7 are the nation of Israel.

    The “earth” is Palestine. The land that would mourn is Jerusalem.

    So for John, Zech. 12:10-14 was applicable to Jesus’ crucifixion; and the judgment that came to Jerusalem in AD 70, the Clouds being the Roman soldiers , like the Lord rode into Egypt in a cloud in Isa 19:1 through the Assyrian Armies.

    But furthermore, this would receive final fulfillment when “all the tribes of the earth” would mourn when they looked on him whom they had pierced (hard speeches and rejection) when Jesus would returned in the clouds of glory to judge the Earth not to rapture away anybody.

    What then would be this CLOUDS OF GLORY with which He is coming for Judgment?

    We know that clouds speak of people already.

    So we read.

    2 Thes.1: 6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

    7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

    8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

    9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

    10 When he shall come to be GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day”

    We know this Book was written AD 50-51, some 20 years before the fall of Jerusalem in AD70. So Paul was encouraging this church.

    Now you notice this parallel, while the unbelievers are being punished, the Saints are being glorified, not taking away.

    This essentially is what His coming will be.

    “Beloved, now are we the sons of God; and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when he shall appear we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”( 1John 3:2).

    You ‘see’ to become, not to go away. Hence we are told..

    “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2Cor.3:18)

    Where is He coming from?

    “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory”.(Col.3:3-4, see Phil.3:20-21)

    Simply from within like on the mount of transfiguration.

    In Deut .33:2, Moses referred to the COMING OF GOD WITH Israel. And he said,

    “ The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with WITH thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them”

    Now, there was no physical man called God when they came from Mt Sinai, but God was in their misdt.

    Even so, Jude said of the NT saints (Church).

    Jude 14 “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord COMETH WITH ten thousands of his saints,

    15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

    16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage”.

    Amp. Jude 14 It was of these people, moreover, that Enoch in the seventh [generation] from Adam prophesied when he said, Behold, the Lord comes with His myriads of holy ones (ten thousands of His saints).

    Meaning, he has become one with the Saints, so they are the myriads of Himself.

    Jude took His word from Dan.7: 10

    “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened”

    Let us understand this, God Judged sin in Christ, Christ Judged the devil on the cross

    ( John 12: 31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out)

    And the next stage? , the Saints (in and with Christ) shall judge the world.

    “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church) (1Cor.6:2-4)

    Therefore,

    “ …Until the Ancient of days came, and JUDGMENT WAS GIVEN TO THE SAINTS OF THE MOST HIGH; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom…. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him( through the Saints)” (Dan.7:18,22,27)

    If you can understand how Samuel and Deborah were Judges in Israel, then this wouldn’t be difficult for you to understand. And there was no Physical God with them before they do so.

    And so when Israel asked for a king, God told Samuel they have not rejected you but me.

    Conclusively, every eye will see Christ through the Glorified Church, as it’s the man-child (the overcoming Church) that shall rule the nations with a rod of iron. (Rev.12:5)

    The clouds with Rain…

    Next.

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    CHRIST COMING IN LIKE MANNER 4. (LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 15)

    “YE MEN OF GALILEE”, WHO WERE THEY?

    In Acts. 1: 9 we read…

    10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

    11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”.

    What is so important to us in question by the statement of Moses and Elijah, is to whom the statement was addressed,

    “YE MEN OF GALILEE”.

    This address was strictly to the followers (disciples) of Jesus then.

    Firstly, they were called the Nazarene, since Jesus was from Nazareth. Then when He moved His ministry to Galilee, they were called Galileans, and finally in Acts 11, they were now tagged Christians.

    Just like you have the camps of the Pharisees and the Sadducees etc.

    So then, the primary audience of this address was the first century disciples of Jesus and this is very important as it relates to the issue of ‘coming in like manner’.

    Why? Because if He must come in like manner the way we project it, then certainly only His disciples then to whom it was addressed to should see Him for you and I were not there when this promise was made.

    IN LIKE MANNER.

    Now hear this! “— this same Jesus — shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven”. (Acts 1: 11).

    This truly has nothing to do with a human being called Jesus floating back from the empty sky above.

    The Greek word used for MANNER is TROPOS, which means the pattern, mode, style,manner or way, and not the Greek word for “Bodily Form or Shape which is MORPHE.

    Luke, used TROPOS instead of MORPHE.

    So we are looking at the ‘way’, style, mode or pattern Christ departed, as He entered into the cloud. That ought also to be the way or manner with which He must come back.

    Therefore the passage is not talking about His physical (morphe) shape but the way He left.

    “MANNER”

    So what was the manner of Christ ascension? It is that His ascension was not a movement witnessed by many people, but the few chosen apostles, His faithful followers in order that they might bear witness of the ascension (Acts 1:1-3).

    This is why the address is to “ye men of Galilee” (Acts 1:11), because that was how the disciples (followers) of Jesus were called then.

    Therefore on the day of Pentecost, the question was “— are not all these which speak Galileans? (Acts 2:7), for it was in Antioch that His disciples were finally called Christians (Acts 11: 26) like we said earlier on.

    You can observe that, even when He arose from the grave after His crucifixion, He appeared ONLY to His chosen ones, and not to everybody.

    See Acts 10:

    39 “And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

    40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

    41 NOT TO ALL THE PEOPLE, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

    42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead”.Compare Acts. 13:31.

    Again, 1Cor 15: Paul said,

    “ 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve

    6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

    7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

    8 And last of all he was seen of me (Paul) also, as of one born out of due time”

    This then is what is meant by the manner of His ascension, and of course that ought to be the manner of His coming as well even as they saw Him go.

    Consider this also.

    Since the manner of His ascension was that ONLY His disciples witnessed, heard, and saw Him go, therefore “– UNTO THEM (only) THAT LOOK FOR HIM, SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION” (Heb 9:28).

    In summary, the address of Moses and Elijah was to only the disciples of Jesus called Galileans then.

    He never floated away in the sky above but in A CLOUD, God’s invisible vehicle of expression so you don’t expect him to come from the sky for everybody to see Him.

    That will violate the manner of His ascension, which was supposed to be the manner of His coming.

    In line with His manner of going, which was witnessed by only His disciples who saw Him go, only His disciples saw Him when He rose from the grave and walked the earth for Forty Days.

    It’s important we stick to what the word says instead of reading our preconceived thoughts and belief into the scriptures.

    This therefore has nothing to do with the rapture as we have commonly believed as being caught up in the clouds to whisk us away in the air.

    So how would every eye see Him you may ask as stated in Rev.1:7

    “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen”

    That will be our next discussion, stay with me.

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    CHRIST COMING IN LIKE MANNER 3. (LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 14)

    “TWO MEN”

    In Acts.1: 9 we read. “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and A CLOUD received him out of their sight.

    10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

    Another interesting point I wants to raise in this passage in question is that of the two men. The common understanding is, these were angels that spoke to the disciples not to gaze into the sky, for that same Jesus will come in like manner as they saw him go.

    But the question is, is it really true that these were angels as we know angels to be? The word didn’t say they were two angels but ‘TWO MEN’.

    So who were these two men?

    And why were they observing all that was going on?

    Were they interested in the ministry of Jesus and if so why?

    The key to understanding and to know who these two men were is to look at the author, Luke, who spoke about these two men if he did elsewhere and in what relationship.

    The Transfiguration.

    In Luke account of Jesus transfiguration we are told. Luke 9:

    29 “And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

    30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

    31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

    32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him”.

    Now verse 30-31, is the key,

    “Behold, there talked with him TWO MEN, which were MOSES and ElIAS”: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease (death) which he should accomplish at Jerusalem”.

    There you have it; the two men were Moses and Elijah, the Law and the Prophet.

    Like Paul would say

    Rom.3: 21 “ But now the righteousness of God (Christ) without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah)”.

    Here are the two men, Moses and Elijah, and what were they discussing?

    Jesus Death at Jerusalem.

    Why the need for that?

    Firstly Jesus saw the agony He was going to pass through in Jerusalem, so they came to strengthen Him to be able to go.

    Moses would say ‘Jesus, we the Law wrote about you, that you are the sacrifice (Lamb of God) that takes away the sin of the world, if you fail go to the cross, then our testimony has fallen to the ground’. Elijah would say, ‘we the prophets spoke about your death and your resurrection. If you don’t make it to the cross then we are all liars’.

    This then was the matter at hand for the three of them.

    And so by the time He went to the cross, died and was buried. These two men were there to still protect His body, that being their testimony lying down there.

    And so we read in John 20:11-16

    “11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

    12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

    13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

    14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

    15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

    16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master”

    Vere 12..”(Mary) seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain…

    John called them angels, because of the brightness of the glory they exhited.But these were actually still Moses and Elijah fully positioned like the two cherubim on top of the Ark where the Glory of God was.

    Jesus is the Glory of God. (Heb. 1:3)

    Verse 14 “And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing”

    Instantly Jesus appear in a glorified body behind her…

    The three men are here present just like at the mount of transfiguration.

    Mary could not recognize Jesus, because the word says know we no man after the flesh, even though we have thus known Christ.(2 Cor.5:16)

    Meaning even if Christ should appear to us today, we can’t know Him, because he has changed and can take any form to appear to you depending on what He wants to talk to you about.

    Like “He appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country” (Mark.16:12).

    In other words, should Jesus appear today ,with our expectations of Him, we will not recognize Him, for the only Jesus we know is the one we have seen in films and calendars in our homes.

    But that’s not the resurrected Glorified Jesus.

    The only way we can truly know Jesus is through His voice. Why? Because every of His sheep will “..know his voice …” (John.10:4-5).And only as He is revealed to you by the son. . (Math.11:27).

    God is not known by miracle but through His voice , like Adam in the Garden.

    Miracles are his acts for a purpose.

    And finally we come back to our text…

    Acts.1: 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?”

    So now you see who these two men were? Moses and Elijah!

    They were to give voice to their testimony. Is like saying you people ought to have understood that this Jesus we talked and wrote to you people about has finally vindicated us as the law and the Prophet by his final ascension into glory.

    The major interesting thing about these two men ministry is the fact that, your dropping this flesh is not the end of your ministry.

    Whatever and the level of what you know in this life will determine your placement and the access you can have in the spirit realm to move in and out to still bear witness to those within the body of Christ, the cloud of witnesses. They are now moving on with glorified Bodies.

    For (19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable”(1 Cor.15:19)

    John was to worship the angel that gave him the testimony of the Book of Revelation. Hear what he told him

    “Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God” (Rev.22:9).

    Meaning this person should have been a prophet or in ministry in his life time.

    Jesus moved in and out of the spirit realm that demonstrates the life of the interface that we ought to have, like Adam, the son of God and son of man realm of existence.

    But you can’t say such in Christendom, you will be labeled an occult man, without knowing that we are truly living below the glory that the father has for us as believers.

    Men talk of astral travel, and you say it’s demonic. Tell me if the devil ever has originality. He copies the real thing hence he is deceiver.

    I don’t know what definition we settle for now when we will talk of the supernatural.

    Only miracles right! Some Apostles don’t even believe that, that exist anymore.

    So our Christianity is nothing but a bunch of Christian philosophers like Socrates and co.

    See Jesus having conversation with men from other realms of life, Peter, James and John saw them. Men who were out of this world long before Jesus and the Apostles were born.

    Yet we say He is the first Born among many brethren.

    You can’t even dream. If you do, then must go for deliverance .I wonder how Joseph knew he was going to be in charge before he ever went to Egypt.

    Let this be known to us that we are yet to scratch the surface of what the father has in mind for His people. Running out of this life because of a suppose antichrist is a clear indication of the level of ignorance that we are into.

    Ask me if Jesus would have asked the Father to take Him away because there was a 666 or a one world government. We just need to wake up and stop embarrassing our Father who runs the universal…

    “Ye men of Galilee”, who were they?

    Why was the address to them?

    That will be next.

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    CHRIST COMING IN LIKE MANNER 2. (LAST DAYS PREDICTIONS PART 13)

    CLOUD AND CLOUDS (2)

    In Acts.1: 9 we read. “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and A CLOUD received him out of their sight.

    10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

    11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”.

    I did mention that cloud and clouds are used in symbolic form in the scriptures. So you don’t read clouds and be looking upwards into the sky depending on the context.

    We have also seen that in Acts 1:9, he left in a cloud (singular) but in 1 Thes.4:17, He comes with Clouds (plural).

    What’s the difference?

    How did the cloud get multiplied into clouds? But let us see what the scripture says on the use of these words ‘cloud’ and ‘clouds’.

    (1) CLOUD as instrument of Judgment.

    “The burden of Egypt, Behold the Lord RIDETH UPON A SWIFT CLOUD, and shall come into Egypt; and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at His (God’s) presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it…Isa.19:1.

    So what was the cloud here, with which God rode into Egypt?

    We are told this was the king of Assyria; when God used him to destroy the power of Egypt especially, partly because Israel was putting their trust in Egypt instead of God.

    While the Egyptians trusted in their idols.

    “In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians”. (v.23)

    Finally, God was establishing His true worship in those nations,

    And so we are told,

    ..In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:

    25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance”.Isa.19:23-24.

    The restoration of all Nations into God’s intents, for every KNEE should bow and all Tongues should confess that Jesus is Lord.Phil.2:10-11.

    This is also the same sense in which it is used in Math. 26:64

    “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven”.

    Referring to the coming Judgment on the Jews in AD70, using the Roman Armies. Which is also what John wrote about in Rev.1: 7.

    “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him”

    Fulfilling the prophecy of

    Zech.12 :10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn”

    Those who pierced Him were the Jews, who finally regretted their actions as the spirit of supplication was poured upon them.

    If every eye must see Him come in the way we preached it, then it’s no longer in like manner, for only His disciples saw Him go, not everybody.

    But we shall know that will come to pass at the end. When all eyes shall see Him.

    (2)CLOUDS’ as witness or ministry –A people.

    Heb12: 1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us”,

    This is referring to all the Saints of Old in Chapter 11, watching us in the spirit as we run this Christian race.

    Right from Abel down through the line, to Abraham, Sarah, Isaac Jacob Gideon, Rahab etc etc. ,…”, The very ones referred to as spirits of just men made perfect..Heb.12:22-24.

    So when read in, 1 Thes.4:17

    “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord”.

    What clouds is this, is it the atmospheric clouds up there in the sky? No!

    This is referring to the saints of old, the clouds of witnesses together with the resurrected saints.

    More on this later.

    Isa 60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

    This is referring to the restoration of the glory of Zion, which is prophetic of the church and all men returning back to God.

    Isa. Chapter 60 is all prophetic of the restoration of the kingdom of God.

    The verse 1, talks about we, getting up from the state of depression as God’s Glory has risen upon us, the Church. So those coming back home are referred to as Cloud.

    (3)”CLOUDS WITHOUT RAIN” A people with false ministry.

    In Prov. 25: 14 we read

    “Whoso boasteth himself of a gift (in a gift of falsehood) is like clouds and wind without RAIN”

    What is this telling us?

    Simply that all those who proud and parade themselves as anointed men of God, but in actuality are operating a false anointing, even in areas wherein they are not actually called into, are clouds WITHOUT RAIN.

    Rain (water) speaks of the Holy Spirit.(John.7:38-39)

    Now, note it very well that these people are called “CLOUDS”.

    The only thing is that they have no Rain. Peter calls them “WELLS WITHOUT WATER, CLOUDS that are carried with tempest” (2 Pet. 2:9-18).

    Jude referred to such ministries such as…

    ..Cain, ..Balaam and Core, as spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, …CLOUDS THEY ARE WITHOUT WATER, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth,..; (Jude 11-12)

    Clouds or well without water speak of false ministries, they are a people.

    So dear ones, if these sets of people are termed clouds without water, then of course, those who are truly yielded to the life of Christ, the dead in Christ can best be described as ‘CLOUDS and WELLS with water!

    We know that ‘Rain’ ‘water’ and ‘River’ are “one in nature”, the same element H2O, ‘River’ is a body of water, and the evaporation of water from the ‘clouds’ that falls back to the earth as ‘Rain’.

    “If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth…” (Ecl 11: 3).

    Meaning genuine ministry shall be a blessing to humanity.

    More on this later.

    So we see that, while Acts 1:9, speaks of God’s invisible glory presence, the CLOUDS of 1Thes.4: 17 is speaking of a people of God’s Glory amongst whom He dwells, the corporate Church of God.

    The point I am raising is that, Jesus didn’t go away in an empty clouds above neither is He coming from the atmosphere.

    Stop looking up for Him.

    How is He coming?

    Follow me…

    To be continued…

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