Summary: Every thing that’s found in this book must come to pass exactly as it is written in this book, you might think of each and every happening in the book as being another step toward Him being revealed. I once heard a man make the statement that Jesus m
Rev. #68~19:10-21 ARMAGEDDON 8-28-10
I mentioned awhile back that in this book we find the Revelation of Jesus Christ, every thing that’s found in this book must come to pass exactly as it is written in this book, you might think of each and every happening in the book as being another step toward Him being revealed.
I once heard a man make the statement that Jesus might walk in the door just any time, well we know that that would be impossible because His revealing is not prophesied in such a manner.
That would be contrary to what His written Word says, He has a divine plan and His plan is right on schedule, you or I might change our mind about any number of things but He will go by the book.
Every thing that we have already read about up to this point must come to pass before He will return, the rapture in chapter 4: must happen before He can return to the earth with His Church, the Antichrist must be seen in chapter 6: as he heads up the revived Roman Empire, all the plagues we’ve read about will come to pass before He can return, some one might say thay God is God and He can do what ever He so desires, there’s a couple of things that God can’t do and one is He can’t lie,
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Ø And of coarse God can’t die.
Psalm 90:1-2 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Thousands of years has passed, Gods Prophetic Calendar has turned the pages many times and now at last the event that all creation has been yeaning for has suddenly come to pass.
Romans 8:18-23 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19For the earnest expectation of the creature**(same Greek word for creation) waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
The O.T. was pointing to Him coming to earth and being a Great Conquer and Ruler, the 1st mention of Him was in Gen.3:15** ,it also tells of where He would be born in Micah 5:2, it tells of Him being humiliated and His crucified in PS.22:-Isaiah 53:, but the O.T. writers never knew that there was to be a N.T.Church, although in Hosea we read about the 2000 years the Lord would be gone from them.----we believe that about 2000 years thereabout will be the extent of the church age.
Ø Let me read you that in Hosea;
Hosea 6:1-2 Come, and let us return*** unto the LORD: for he hath torn***, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2After two days**(2 thousand years.) will he revive us:** in the third day***(1 thousand year reign of Christ) he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.*** He will see them and they shall see Him.
Peter said in
2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
In the 4 gospels we read about His birth,(LUKE-MATT.) MUCH ABOUT His life, we’re told of many miracles that He worked although I’m sure there were many- many more.
John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
In the gospels we’re told about His humiliation, rejection, suffering, death, resurrection and His ascension, Paul tells us abut Him coming back to earth again, about the rapture.