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Monday, August 14, 2017

Mystery of the Seven Stars and the Seven Golden Candlesticks



“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”  
Revelation 1:20

The mystery of the Seven Stars and the Seven Golden Lampstands is about the seven churches in Asia Minor and their angels. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven golden lampstands are the seven churches which are in Asia: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.

1). The Loveless Church 
“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
Revelation 2:1-7

2). The Persecuted Church
“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, but thou art rich and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.”
Revelation 2:8-11

3). The Compromising Church
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”
 Revelation 2:12-17

4). The Corrupt Church
“And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet [are] like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last [to be] more than the first. Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” 
Revelation 2:18-29

5). The Dead Church
“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” 
Revelation 3:1-6


6). The Faithful Church
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
Revelation 3:7-13


7). The Lukewarm Church
“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
Revelation 3:14-22

We can therefore learn from this Revelation that the Heavens keep the record and performance of the Church of Jesus Christ on earth. Our body is the temple of the living God, and we have to glorify God with it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Mystery of Iniquity



“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
2 Thessalonians 2:7

This is also called the Mystery of Lawlessness. It is the secret about the debut, that is, the first public appearance of the man of sin. It is the secret of the coming of the man of lawlessness to deceive people before the second coming of Christ when Jesus shall appear in the sky. The anarchist, the man of sin, is presently being restrained while Jesus tarries.

Just like concerning Christ, we have the Mystery of Godliness, according to 1 Timothy 3:16, there is also the Mystery of Iniquity about Satan and his works. Satan always tries to create a counterfeit of everything God has in order to deceive people.

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:3, 13-15

Apostle Paul was writing his second epistle to the Thessalonians, and was throwing more light on some things that will happen before the second coming of Jesus Christ. He told them not to be deceived by some rumors that was spreading around then that Jesus had already come a second time, and the day of Christ has gone. The New Living Translation of the Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 2:2-3,

“Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begin. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed - the one who brings destruction.”

Before the day of Christ comes, a couple of things would happen:

1). The Apostasy - The great rebellion against God
2). The debut of the Anarchist

The man of lawlessness, according to the NKJV translation of the Bible, is also called the man of sin, the son of perdition. From Greek, he is called the son of destruction. The Message translation of the Bible calls him the Anarchist, a real dog of Satan. An Anarchist believes that laws, order, and governments are not necessary.

The Anarchist will therefore exalt himself, defy, and then take over every so-called god, object of worship, or altar. He will clear away every opposition, and then set himself up in God’s temple as “God Almighty". The Anarchist will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs, and also with lying wonders.

Today, the spirit of anarchy, the mystery of iniquity, is actually already at work secretly and underground until the appointed time of his revelation to the world. He is being held back. The Anarchist, Satan’s dog, is yet to be let loose by Satan until his time comes because there is a restraint by Jesus. Christ, the Bridegroom of the Church is keeping the Church safe from the reign of the man of perdition and the great tribulation on earth. He will continue to keep the Church until the rapture of the saints.

“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
2 Thessalonians 2:7

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

After the seven years in Heaven with His Bride (The Church), Jesus Christ’s second coming to Earth will take place. He will consume the Anarchist with the breath of His mouth, and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The splendor of the coming of Christ will destroy Satan’s dog. Master Jesus will be right on his heels, and blow him away. The Master appears and -puff!- the Anarchist is out of there.

The end is at hand, and all those who wish to be saved from destruction should ensure that they are enlisted in the Lamb’s Book of Life before the return of Jesus. Master Jesus is coming to harvest the saints from the coming destruction of Planet Earth. Be prepared!

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Invitation to the New Life

If your name is already written in the Book of Life, ensure that you keep clean your white garment at all times. His coming is like a thief in the night.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Invitation to the New Life



 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Revelation 3:20

If you are not yet saved, Jesus is right now standing at the door of your heart. He is knocking. Listen to His voice, and open the door of your heart for Him to come in. He wants to dine with you, so that you can also dine with Him when you get to the secret chambers.

 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17

Get a new lease of life. Be saved from the grip of Satan, and begin to live victoriously above sin. As simple as ABC, start by taking the following steps:

A - Accept the fact that you are a sinner. Everyone that is born of a woman is born with the nature of sin. You are not a sinner just because you sin; you sin because you were born as a sinner.

“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
(Psalm 51:5)

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:”
(Romans 3:10)

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
(Romans 3:23)

B - Believe the truth that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He is the only one who can save you from the power of Satan, sin, self, death, and the world. It is not by power or might, but by His grace, we are saved.
“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they”
(Acts 15:11)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
(Ephesians 2:8-9)

C - Confess and accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”
 (Romans 10:9-11)

Declaration: 
Lord Jesus, I repent and confess all my sins to you. I receive you into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior, in Jesus’ name!
Thank you Jesus for saving me. Thank you for your Holy Spirit. I am now born again. As I surrender my all unto You today, by Your grace, I shall live my life to please you all of my days, in Jesus’ name! Amen.

Congratulations! Your name has just been written into the Lamb’s Book of Life. Alleluia! There is a sound of joy and celebration going on your behalf in the Heavens. You are now a qualified candidate of Heaven. Start feeding on God’s Word in the Bible daily. You need an environment conducive for proper spiritual growth. Therefore, locate a Bible believing gospel church around you to fellowship with other saints.

I would love to hear about your testimony. Also for further prayer or counseling, you may reach me through my email at lanbomoe@gmail.com or call +234 803 383 0101.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Mystery of the Gospel



“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,” 
Ephesians 6:19

The Mystery of the Gospel is the truth that is revealed when we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel from the original translation means “Good News”. The good news is about the salvation that was brought to us when we receive Jesus Christ into our lives as our personal Lord and Saviour. The secret of the Gospel is a revelation of the person of Jesus as the Messiah of mankind. It is revealed to any person who acknowledges the fact that he is a sinner by birth, repents, renounces his sins, believes in Jesus, and receives Him by confession.

Just like Apostle Paul, we need to constantly desire and pray that utterance may be given unto us to open our mouths boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Mystery of Christ


“How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,  Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;  That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:   Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.”
Ephesians 3:3-7

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” 
Ephesians 3:9

“Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
Colossians 1:26-27

“Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:”  
Colossians 4:3

The Mystery of Christ is simply the secret of the fact that the Gentiles would also be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of God’s promise in Christ by the gospel. This was in other ages not made known unto the sons of men, as it is revealed now unto us, to the apostles, and also God’s prophets by inspiration of God’s Spirit.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Mystery of His Will



“Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:” 
Ephesians 1:9

The Mystery of His Will is talking of the secret of God’s Will that is made known unto us. This will is what God has purposed in Himself. The mystery is the knowledge of the dispensation of the fullness of the times that God will gather in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and on earth, in HIMSELF.

Take note of some keywords in Ephesians 1:1-14.

Will
Ephesians 1:1 - Will of God
Ephesians 1:5 - Good pleasure of His Will
*That which He purposed in Himself. Vs 9
Ephesians 1:9 - Mystery of His Will
Ephesians 1:11 - Counsel of His Will
*That we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His Glory

There is a will off God for your life. There is a good pleasure of God’s will for your life. God delights Himself, and is highly excited about bringing His Will to pass in your life. He has purposed in Himself to bring His will for you to pass, and He shall do it.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11

God’s will for you is kept as a secret. It is a mystery. Likewise, God has a counsel for His Will for your life.

The counsel of God is that:
1) You should first of all trust in Christ, and
2) Become a praise of His Glory. He wants to showcase His Glory in your life. He wants His splendor to be seen by all in you. The counsel of God to you is, “Make sure that my glory and beauty truly radiate through your life, family, ministry, business, and in every aspect of your life”.

You are royalty. Think, act, walk, sit, dance, eat, dress, speak, and manifest like a king.

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
Revelation 1:6

God’s highest calling for every Christian is the call to be a king and a priest for Him here on earth. We are chosen and called with a special calling, to show forth His praise before all.

Grace
Ephesians 1:2 - Grace to you
Ephesians 1:6 - Praise of the Glory of His Grace
*To be accepted in the Beloved
Ephesians 1:7 - Riches of His Grace
*Redemption through His blood
*Forgiveness of Sin

Now, to fulfill God’s will for our lives, we need His Grace. Grace is an unmerited favor. It is not by your strength, might or power.

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Zechariah 4:6
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
Titus 3:5

God’s Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Grace. He is no respecter of persons. He gives and shows favor as He freely wills.

“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:”
Acts 10:34

Glory
Ephesians 1:6 - Praise of the Glory
Ephesians 1:12 - Praise of His Glory
*We who first trusted in Christ
should be to the Praise of His
Glory
Ephesians 1:14 - Praise of His Glory
*The redemption of the
purchased possession to the
Praise of His Glory

When we are accepted by God in His Beloved, Jesus Christ, we become a praise of God on earth. Don’t forget that God glorified Jesus before men as His beloved.

“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Matthew 3:16-17

The Glory of God’s Grace released unto us is made evident to all.

“And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”
Isaiah 40:5

Beyond the Glory of God’s Grace, we also have what Apostle Paul called the Riches of His Glory. The riches of God’s glory is brought into our lives when we are redeemed through the Blood of Jesus Christ. Our redemption is appropriated in our lives when we surrender our lives to Jesus on the day of our salvation. This is the day we become born again, and our sins are forgiven.

All the riches of God’s grace are released unto us because we have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places, in Christ Jesus.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”
Ephesians 1:3

When the Bible talks about the praise of His Glory, it is talking about the Praise of the Glory of God’s Grace.
Everybody around us and from afar, even from the ends of the earth shall see the glory of God's grace in us, and praise Him. Isaiah 40:5.

Holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:13-14-Holy Spirit of Promise
*Sealed with the Holy Spirit of
Promise, having believed
*The guarantee of our
inheritance

When we believe in Christ Jesus, we are sealed with God's Holy Spirit. Jesus promised the Church the release of His Holy Spirit.

“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”
John 15:26
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.”
John 16:7
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. [14] He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”
John 16:13,14
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

Thus, God's Holy Spirit was released over His Church since the day of Pentecost. Acts 2:1-4

And the in dwelling of His Holy Spirit in every believer is the guarantee of our inheritance in   Christ. This the assurance of our inheritance in Heaven and the New Jerusalem till eternity.

Now, let us look vividly at the Mystery of His Will, which is the knowledge of the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times.

Dispensation of the Fullness of Times
Dispensation:
- This is a plan, or the carrying out of a plan. God is the author of the Eternal plan. Ephesians 1:1
Therefore, dispensation is God’s plan for the ages, established and settled before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 1:4.

Fullness of Times:
This is when God’s plan will be brought to completion. The fullness of times is expressed in two different contexts: Christ’s first coming, and Christ’s second coming.
1. Christ’s 1st Coming - Galatians 4:4
2. Christ’s 2nd Coming - Ephesians 1:10

The fullness of times in the original language literarily means “At the Decisive Moment”. That is, The Kingdoms, or World Empires, according to the book of Daniel in the Bible.

When Christ returns, He will gather together in one all things in Christ. The word that is translated “gather together” in most English translations of the Bible is actually a compound word in the original Greek that means, “gather together again” or “re-gather together” all things in Christ.

The great plan of God at the fullness of times will be carried out: in Christ, and through Christ. The original condition under the headship of Christ is perfect.

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
Colossians 1:13-20

There was complete harmony in the entire universe. Everything was perfect. God is going to put all things back in the perfect state at the Fullness of Times, in Christ.

God is going to re-gather all things under the leadership of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the Mystery of His Will, according to Ephesians 1:9, 10. This makes us to fully understand Paul’s words to the Corinthians.

“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”
2 Corinthians 5:19

God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself. We also groan in ourselves, “We long for Heaven”. As sojourners, travellers, and aliens in this imperfect world, we look forward to our eternal home, and place of rest.

Summarily, we can say:
* God has an eternal plan - Dispensation
* In the dispensation of the fullness of times, Christ will come again.
* There will be a glorious restoration, the re-gathering of all things in Christ, when Christ returns
* All things; both Christians and the entire universe shall be redeemed in harmony. See Revelation 21 and 22

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.”
2 Peter 3:10-13

“And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:”
Revelation 22:3

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mystery of Christ’s Return




“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,”  
1 Corinthians 15:51 

 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  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.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
1 Thessalonian 4:13-18