Revelation 7 (The Intermission)

4 angels of revelation7-6Between Revelation chapters 6 and 8 there is an intermission, a pause before the judgments of the 7th seal begin. The four angels who are about to harm the earth and the sea are restrained –

“After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” – Rev. 71-3

Before God unleashes these judgments on he earth He seals His servants on earth. There are 144,000 of them from the 12 tribes of Israel. A strange fact is however that Manasseh and Joseph are listed but the tribe of Dan is missing. Joseph had two sons who became tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim so why are the tribes of Dan and Ephraim missing? Continue reading

When does the Rapture Occur?

battle_of_armageddon_lg1In a previous article, The End of the Age, I covered the marriage of the Lamb and His Bride, the battle of Armageddon, and the Thousand Year Reign of Christ on the earth. But, there was a question that arises from the end of the battle of Armageddon and the beginning of the 1000 year reign. I begin with Revelation 20 vs. 4 –

And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.” – Rev. 20:4 NKJV Continue reading

The Last Trump

one-new-manToday there is much confusion about salvation and how to attain it. Some preachers, anxious to please men, say there are many ways to God. Some say we are saved totally by grace and repentance is not required, some say we can be saved and yet accept such abominations as abortion, homosexuality, or idolatry (the act of giving to another what belongs solely to God). Their message seems to be summed up by ‘what you can get from God’ and not ‘what you should give to God’. Jude, a brother of James writes about them –

“These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” – Jude 1:12,13

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