46) The Separating Church

Key Precept: The original is still the best. 

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Trust in God’s eternal word.

“John to the seven churches which are in Asia:” (Revelation 1:4)

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Turkey? One looks askance at the idea. Quite like “the Jews?” Why not send the the revelation of the end of the world to Rome, the capitol of the last kingdom?

Because the church at Rome was not a major player in the early Church. 

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48) The Fourth Kingdom

Key Precept: Biblical prophecy is not hard to understand when we believe God says what he means and means what he says.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Stake your life on proof of life.

“There is a God in heaven that…maketh known…what shall be in the latter days…

    1. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory…Thou art this head of gold.
    2. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee
    3. and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
    4. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron…they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men…
    5. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.” (Daniel 2:28-45)

The fourth kingdom isn’t a sole proprietor. All four kingdoms remain in existence and active, from their beginning to the present time until the last day. Each successive kingdom absorbs the previous kingdoms into an ever expanding territorial reach coinciding with an expanding world population.

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50) The Signs of the Times

Key precept: The signs of impending doom are closer to home than you think.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Know the difference between true and false.

Two thousand years ago the Messiah’s / Christ’s disciples thought the end was nigh.

“the disciples came unto him privately, saying…what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matthew 24:3)

The disciples had good reason to believe that this world system was coming to an end. Daniel’s prophecies of the fourth kingdom and the actions by YHVH’s Chosen Savior had been fulfilled.

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51) The Day of the LORD

Key Precept: The end begins with judgment on God’s people.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Get a good lawyer.

The end of the world is called “The Day of the LORD” because this is when YHVH / Creator and his sanctified ones seize control back from the Adversary and his followers.

The God of the Bible is not a wuss.  His war banner reads “Vengeance is mine, I will repay!

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52) Unsealed

Key Precept: Liftng seals releases safeguarded contents.

Stepping Stone on the path to eternal life: Recognize prophecy coming to pass and respond like a follower of YHVH.

“And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.” (John 14:29)

This is standard practice throughout the entire Bible, not just Revelation.

The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of redemption is thine to buy it. So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came…and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth…the redemption is thine…Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.” (Jeremiah 32:6-8)

The reason it was so important for Jeremiah to recognize the word of the LORD was because Jeremiah’s response to this event was absolutely contrary to common sense. In the first place, Jeremiah knew that Judea would shortly be captured by Babylon, so it would seem he was throwing his money away. In the second place, the priests in his home town of Anathoth were conspiring to kill himso even if he could figure he would be one of the people left behind by Babylon to maintain the land, as did indeed happen, Anathoth would be the last place he would want to go.

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53) Trumpets Call To War

Key Precept: Trumpet blasts alert warriors to act according to the pattern of sounds.

Steps to Eternal Life: Respond correctly to the pattern of trumpet blasts.

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Make thee two trumpets of silver…for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the campsthe sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever…

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54) The Beast From The Sea

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Key Precept: The old gods are still active in our world.

Stepping stone on the path to eternal life: Use the ancient, unchanged Bible to recognize and reject lies.

“I [John] was in the spirit: and, behold…every creature which is

    1. in heaven 
    2. and on the earth 
    3. and under the earth where humans’ dead souls’ neuroelectrical force is grounded until resurrection. See the post The Oneness of Being if this is a new concept to you.
    4. and in the sea

heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” (Revelation 4:2, 5:6-13)

I saw the dead [those individuals disconnected from God, the source of life] , small and great, stand before God; delivered up by:

    1. the sea [a location]
    2. and death [the process of rendering inactive]
    3. and hell [located under the earth]

“And I [John] saw a new heaven, and a new earth, for passed away were

    1. the first heaven
    2. and the first earth 
    3. and there was no more sea (Revelation 20-21)

The sea. That’s where people who don’t take the Bible literally get lost at.

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55) The Mark of the Beast

 

  • mirror-manThe true Messiah saves us from our own self-destructive (sin) nature through restoring unity Creator God / Singularity source of all power. 
  • The Antichrist promises to save us from other people’s sins through war by slaughtering “the enemy.”

Whoever accommodates sin while blaming the consequences of our sin on someone else and promises to fix our sin problems by eliminating someone else is an antichrist.

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“And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in YOUR sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in YOUR sins.” (John 8:23-24)

 

 

Key Precept: With any counterfeit you have to know the true in order to recognize the fake.

Stepping Stone on the path to eternal life: Accept only the real deal.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:16-18)

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