Tuesday 7 June 2022

Wrath of God (CW80)

  World War 3 is at Hand

Wrath of God
Rev 16:1  Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth."
    The 7 bowls of the wrath of God and the 7 trumpets in Rev 8-9 are parallel representations of the same apocalyptic events. They complement each other for a better understanding of the judgment that will befall those left behind after Rapture.
Rev 8:1-2  When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.

Coming Events
4th Seal - World War 3 and natural disasters (Mat 24:6-8)
5th Seal - Wrath of Satan  with tribulation and martyrdom of saints (Mat 24:9-28)
6th Seal - Great Heavenly Blackout preceding Rapture (Mat 24:29-31)
7th Seal - Wrath of God/Lamb with the 7 bowls/trumpets upon all those left behind having the mark of the beast '666'

Note the Tribulation (Wrath of Satan) is before Rapture but the Wrath of God is after Rapture.

1st Bowl/Trumpet on Earth
Rev 16:2  So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
    Plague of repulsive sores caused by toxic fumes and gas emitted from wildfires that ravage a third of the world's vegetation.
Rev 8:7  The first angel sounded: And hail and fire followed, mingled with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. And a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.

The rest of Bowls/Trumpets

2nd Bowl/Trumpet on Sea
Rev 16:3  Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.
    Plague upon a third of the sea turning it into blood kills everything within the affected area.  (Rev 8:8-9)  

3rd Bowl/Trumpet on Water
Rev 16:4-7  Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood...
    Plague upon a third of fresh water turning it into blood for those who shed the blood of His saints and prophets. (Rev 8:10-11 )

4th Bowl/Trumpet on the Sun
Rev 16:8-9  Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.
    Plague on the sun causes intense heat to scorch men and to darken the celestial bodies.  (Rev 8:12)  

5th Bowl/Trumpet on Throne of the Beast
Rev 16:10-11  Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
    Plague on the throne of Satan will cause men to be tormented from sores, which are as painful as the stings of scorpions. Men choose death but death flees from them.  (Rev 9:1-11)  

6th Bowl/Trumpet on River Euphrates
Rev 16:12-16  Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up... And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
    The four angels with two hundred million horsemen (angels) will kill a third of mankind that bears the mark of the beast. (Rev 9:13-16)

7th Bowl/Trumpet on the Air
Rev 16:17-21  Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
   At the 7th bowl, God has completed His work and has laid the path for Jesus to establish His Millennium Rule on earth.
Rev 11:15-19  Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!".

Rapture (CW79)

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Great Heavenly Blackout
Mat 24:29  "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
    The fifth seal (Mat 24:9-28) is the period of tribulation for Christians where they were persecuted and many martyred.
   Immediately after the great tribulation, there will be a great earthquake worldwide, when everyone will be forced to flee from their buildings into the open.
    Our Lord Jesus will then cover the earth from the solar system and the universe. When the moon cannot receive any light from the sun, it will immediately turn blood red and then black and this will be seen by all.
    As the whole sky becomes completely black, many tiny lights appeared in heaven. As they grow bigger they look like stars, which seem to fall to earth as figs falling from the trees.
Rev 6:12-13  I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind.

Sign of the Son of Man
Mat 24:30  Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
   As the stars become bigger and bigger we can make out that they are actually the heavenly host of angels descending from heaven in glory. At the same time, there will be the sounding of trumpets in the heavens that can be heard everywhere on earth.
    As these stars become bigger and bigger, the trumpets sound gets louder and louder. Then all eyes will see our Lord Jesus Christ coming in the clouds in power and great glory.
    At the sounding of the last trumpet, the dead in Christ will be raised in their new incorruptible  bodies to meet the Lord in the cloud.
I Cor 15:51-53  Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

Rapture of Elects
Mat 24:31  "And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
    At the sounding of the last trumpet (no connection with the seven trumpets in Rev 8) the dead in Christ (including OT saints e.g Abel, Enoch, Noah, Samuel, Daniel, etc.) will rise first follow by His elect (overcomers), to meet the Lord in the cloud and be with Him forever.
1Thess 4:16  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

God's Wrath upon those Left Behind
Rev 6:12,16b-17  I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood...  "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"
   The majority of those left behind at rapture would have taken the mark of the beast 666. They will have to face the 7th Seal - the wrath of God/Lamb with the 7 trumpets/bowls judgments.
Rev 14:9-10a  Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God,

The Wrath of Satan (CW78)

  World War 3 is at Hand

Satan Cast Down to Earth
Rev 12:9,12b  So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him... Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time."
    Finally, Satan will be cast out from heaven and cast down to earth. He will pour out his wrath by intensifying his deception of all mankind including faithful Christians, who, fortunately are led and protected by God.

False Angel of Light
2Cor 11:14  And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 
   As a fake angel of light, he will deceive all mankind by the following actions:-
1. After Satan has been cast down to earth, he will immediately incarnate to become the Iranian new Ayatollah, Mahdi or Saviour (End-time Antichrist) and with his Satanic powers he delivers Iran from the mighty West.
2. Having conquered Israel, he will get the Muslims to remove the Al Aqsa mosque and the Dome on the Rock for the rebuilding of the Temple of God.

After World War 3
3. For the sake of deceiving mankind, the Antichrist will project himself as a good, merciful, loving, caring and godly king with his ministers honest, righteous, approachable, helpful and trustworthy.
4. He will sign the 7 year treaty for all Israelites to migrate back to Israel and Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple for the 'One World Religion'.
5. Introduction of the Mark of the Beast '666' for all mankind as members of the 'One World Order'
6. All mankind will hate and persecute Christians for boycotting the 'One World Religion' which rejects the divinity of Jesus. (Please read Mat 24:9-14)
Mat 24:9   "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."

The Great Tribulation
Mat 24:15, 21   "Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand),.. For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be."  (Please read Mat 24:15-28)
   Abomination is Satan, idolatry and whatever is abominable in the Bible.
   Desolation is complete destruction of Christian's faith in God, Jesus, His words, promises and teachings.
    In the last days, the Abomination of Desolation is the End-time Antichrist (Satan incarnate), instead of any abominable idol.
7. At the dedication of the Temple of God (Holy place) just as in the days of King Solomon (:-
i) all the sacrifices offered by the Antichrist (Abomination of Desolation) will be burnt by the fire from heaven.
2 Chron 7:1   When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.
ii) when the glory, cloud and lightning that entered the Temple begins to clear, the whole world will witness in their handphones of TVs, the Antichrist seated on the mercy seat in the Temple of God proclaiming himself god.
iii) The Priesthood and unlearned Christian leaders will immediately bow down to worship the Antichrist as god
iv) Unlearned Christians who bow down to the Antichrist will lose their salvation condemning themselves to damnation.

Rapture is after the Great Tribulation
Mat 24:29   "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken."
    Brethren, the Wrath of Satan or Period of Tribulation (5th Seal) is allowed by God on Christians to birth overcomers which ends at Rapture (6th Seal).  After Rapture will be the Wrath of God (7th Seal), which is the punishment of all those left behind having the mark of the beast '666'.

Building Up Our Faith (CW77)

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Told you beforehand
Mark 3:23  "But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand."
    Our Lord Jesus told us the end time prophecies so that when we see them being fulfilled one by one, we can then walk by faith in His words or prophecies and not by sight.
John 14:29  "And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe."

Jesus' End-time Signs
 Mat 24:3  Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
    Brethren, our Lord carefully taught His disciples giving great detail in Mat 24, so that we can enjoy His end time teachings. As each sign is being fulfilled, our faith in Him, His words and prophecies will slowly increase till we begin to look forward to the next sign to be fulfilled. By the time the temple of God is completed, we will be ready to face the Great Tribulation.
Prophecies Fulfilled
1993  Plo-Israel Peace Treaty started the Last Generation and also the 1st Seal with the deception of Jews and Christians worldwide.
1994  Rwandan Genocide fulfilled the 2nd Seal with half a million killed within 3 months (did not affect Jerusalem)
1997  Since the Asian Financial Crisis or 3rd Seal, the gap in income has been growing rapidly yearly and the coming food crisis or famines (did not affect Jerusalem).
2000 or Y2K  where many Christians thought that our Lord Jesus had delayed His coming.

Prelude to World War 3
Dan 11:29-30a  "At the appointed time he (Northern king) shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter. For ships from Chittim shall come against him."
    This final End-time War when Iran (the Northern king) attacks Israel and/or its allies (the Southern king), the ships from Chittim (Western Nations) will help Israel.
   On 13th April 2024, when Iran and its allies sent their missiles and drones to attack Israel, ships from US and UK (the West or Chittim) stationed in the Red Sea immediately sent their fighter jets and missiles to destroy almost all of them,

Prophecies to be fulfilled soon
World War 3 - the 4th Seal or 'kingdom against kingdom' with the natural disasters of plagued, earthquakes, etc. killings 1/4 of mankind. During this time of extreme suffering, many will be saved because of the love and care of Christians and the divine provisions and healings. A time when the new converts are properly discipled to face the coming deceptions of the Antichrist or 5th Seal. This will fulfill the period of the beginning of sorrows in Mat 24:4-8.

Period of Tribulation
Mat 24:9  "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."
   After WW3 - the 5th Seal, a time when the whole world including unlearned Christians, will be deceived by the Antichrist and his false prophets (10 kings).
1. Rapid recovery from wars, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.,
2. One World Religion formed to prevent future religious wars,
3. Dome on the Rock and Mosque removed by Muslims themselves,
4. Temple of God to be built by Jewish leadership so that God can rule this world,
5. Saints martyred resulting in the preaching of the gospel to all.
    As the temple of God is being built, this will be a difficult time for Christians. Unless Christians are properly discipled according to our Lord Jesus teachings, they will not be able to overcome the deceptions of the Antichrist.
    Because of the success of the great deceptions of the Antichrist, watchful and learned disciples will have to go underground to worship the Lord. The world will persecute and execute all Christians going against the doctrines of the 'One World Religion' which denies the divinity of our Lord Jesus and the power in the blood of the Lamb.
Note  This is only the Tribulation (Mat 24:9-14, with the Great Tribulation yet to come.

Walk by Faith (CW76)

    World War 3 is at Hand

While we wait for the fall and destruction of Iran to start World War 3, let's check our own Christian faith, doctrine and knowledge of Him and His words.

Perfection of our faith
James 2:22  Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?

There are three levels of faith, with the lowest being:

1. Seeing is Believing.
Men only believe what they see, including disciples of Jesus.
John 20:29  Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

2. Not seen and yet Believe
1 Pet 1:6-9  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

3. Faith in His words and not sight
2 Cor 5:6-8  So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
    When we walk by faith and not by sight, we are spiritual and are no longer interested in our earthly lives but set our minds on the eternal future with the Lord.
Phi 1:21  For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Perfect Faith of Apostle Paul
Roman 8:37-39  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    With our faith perfected, we can overcome by rejecting the Antichrist on the mercy seat as god and discount all his signs and lying wonders as demonic.

God Gives More Grace (CW75)

     World War 3 is at Hand

While we wait for the fall and destruction of Iran to start World War 3, let's check our own Christian faith, doctrine and knowledge of Him and His words.

Jam 4:6  But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
    What are these more or extra grace that He will give to us on condition that we are humble.

Predestination of Saving Grace
Eph 1:3-4, 7  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will...In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
    God before the foundation of the world had already destined that the Word was to be made flesh (in the Person of Jesus Christ) for the salvation of all men (not angels).
Note -there are two fallen creations - men and the fallen angels.

God's Plan of Salvation
Luke 24:46-47  Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."
    God has given a fair chance to every man who is humble enough to believe the gospel and accept Jesus as the Christ will be saved. When God seals him with the Holy Spirit of redemption, he becomes a born again Christian.
Eph 1:7, 13  In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

More Grace to the humble
John 14:15-17a, 26; 16:13  "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth... But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you... However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
The OT and NT are covenants of God. When we fulfill our part of the covenant, He will fulfill His part, for He is faithful to His words and commitment. He is also a righteous God and He cannot and will not sin.
    So when a Christian keeps His commandments, God will have to admit that he loves God and He will grant him another Helper, the Spirit of truth, who will guide him into all truth so that he is free from the bondages of this wicked world, deceptions, lies, heresies.
(John 8:32  "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.")
The Spirit of truth will also tell (teach) him the end time signs and prophecies.

Grace overcomes the Flesh
2Cor 6:1,4-10  We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain... But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes... by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the power of God... as dying, and behold we live; as chastened, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Jesus Gospel of Grace (CW74)

    World War 3 is at Hand

While we wait for the fall and destruction of Iran to start World War 3, let's check our own Christian faith, doctrine and knowledge of Him and His words.
Are you preaching the Only Gospel of Jesus?

Mat 16:15-16,21  He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.".. From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
    It was only after His disciples were able to believe and accept Him as the Messiah the Son of God that our Lord started to show them the gospel of grace with Him, coming as the sacrificial Lamb of God.

Gospel of Jesus
Luke 24:46-47  Then He (Jesus) said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem."
    The gist of the gospel that our Lord Jesus instructed His disciples to preach:-
1. Jesus was the Christ or Messiah or God was made flesh
2. Jesus suffered
3. He was crucified as the Lamb of God
4. He rose from the dead on the third day, having overcame death, so that Christians can have eternal life with Him.

Gospel of grace to Jews by Peter
Acts 2:22-24,36   "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it... Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
    On Pentecost Peter preached the gospel of Jesus to the Jews and 3,000 devout Jews repented and became Christians. Later on, Peter preached the same gospel to the Gentiles in Act 10.

Gospel to Gentiles by Peter
Act 10:34, 39-40, 42  Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality... And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly... And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.

Gospel of Paul to All
Act 17:2-3  Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ."
    Paul preached the same gospel as Peter to both Jews and Gentiles.

Same Gospel of Grace to All
Eph 3:5-6  which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets; that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,
    God gave to the Apostles the same gospel of grace for both Jews and Gentiles.