THE LORD ASKED US TO START THIS 2017 21 DAYS FAST READING AND PRAYING THE BOOK OF REVELATION
- WHAT DID HE HAVE IN MIND? HE WANTS TO SAVE ,CLEANSE, PURIFY ,SANCTIFY AND PREPARE US FOR HIS COMING
- HE ALSO WANTS TO TRAIN US IN THE ART OF INTERCEDING FOR THE EARTH AT THIS CRUCIAL HOUR IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD
- HE TOLD US THAT THE THEME FOR THIS FAST IS THE END IS NEAR
- IN REV 6 THE LAMB OF GOD STARTED TO OPEN THE 7 SEALS AND TO RELEASE JUDGEMENT ON EARTH
- WAR ,STARVATION, DEATH AND HELL,CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION AND FINALLY THE TERRIBLE DAY OF THE LORD WAS REVEALED:
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, see, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, even as a fig tree casts her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” REV 6:12-17
- THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT TAKES PLACE AT THE END OF THE 6TH SEAL INDICATES THAT THE RAPTURE HAS TAKEN PLACE
- NOW IN REVELATION 7:1THERE WERE FOUR ANGELS STANDING AT THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH
- THEY WERE HOLDING BACK THE WIND FROM BLOWING ON THE EARTH, ON THE SEA,OR ON ANY TREE
And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.REV 7:1
- IN EZEKIEL 37 : 9-10 THE PROPHET WAS TOLD TO PROPHESY AND SAY TO THE WIND THUS SAITH THE LORD “COME FROM FOUR WINDS AND BREATH UPON THESE SLAIN,THAT THEY MAY LIVE
- THE WIND BLEW ON THEM,BREATH CAME INTO THEM,THEY GOT LIFE AND STOOD ON THEIR FEET AND BECAME AN EXCEEDING GREAT ARMY
- IF THE 6TH SEAL REVEALS THAT ANGELS ARE ON ASSIGNMENT TO WITHOLD BREATH OF LIFE FROM THE EARTH,WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
- THIS MEANS THAT RAPTURE HAS TAKEN PLACE AND THE GREAT TRIBULATION HAS STARTED
- THE HOLY SPIRIT ,REPRESENTED BY THE FOUR WINDS IS BEING WITHELD,NO MORE SPIRITUAL LIFE ON EARTH,NO MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR REPENTANCE
- IT WILL NOW BECOME MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO COME TO REPENTANCE AND RECEIVE LIGHT AND LIFE:
“and the Angel which I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,and swore by him that lives for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer “REV 10:5-6
- CONCERNING THE PRESENT AGE ,THE TIME IS UP ,EVEN THOUGH THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST IS YET TO BE RAPTURED
- THE HOLY SPIRIT IS STILL PUTTING THE EARTH IN ORDER TILL THE LORD SHALL APPEAR
- “For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way. 2:7
- EVEN THOUGH THE SIGNS OF THE END ARE BEING FULFILLED QUICKLY.WE STILL HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT REGULATING THINGS ON EARTH
- HE IS STILL KEEPING EVIL AWAY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE,BUT THE TIME IS CLOSING UP FAST
- IF YOU ARE NOT YET SAVED,YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY MAKE UP YOUR MIND TO BE SAVED
- IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALREADY SAVED,YOU MUST NOW JUST JOIN THE ARMY OF THE LORD AND BE SERIOUSLY COMMITTED SO THE LORD CAN PUT HIS SEAL ON THEM
- “And 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 given to hurt the earth and the sea,3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” REV 7:2-3
- IT IS THE GREAT TRIBULATION JEWS WHO WILL FINALLY GIVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST THAT ARE RECEIVING THE SEAL OF THE LORD’S PROTECTION HERE
- HOWEVER AS YOU AND I COMMIT OURSELVES TO THE LORD’S SERVICE HE WILL PUT HIS SEAL ON US AND PROTECT US FROM THE PRESENT DAY EVILS
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things said he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have 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 your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world, to try them that dwell on the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown”.REV 3:7-11
- TWO THINGS ARE NOTABLE HERE, DEDICATION TO HIS WORD AND HIS NAME.
- WHAT DOES THE LORD MEAN BY THE WORD OF HIS PATIENCE?
- IT MEANS THAT YOU MUST PATIENTLY ENDURE RIDICULE AND PERSECUTION BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE FOR THE WORD OF GOD.
- YOU MUST STAND FIRM IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH
- THE TRUTH IS THAT MANY BELIEVERS ARE NOT REALLY LIVIMG ACCORDING TO GOD’S WORD
- THEY LOVE THE WORLD AND THE PLEASURES AND STANDARD OF THE WORLD MORE THAN THE BIBLE
And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things said he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead.Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God. Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come on you.4 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.REV 3:1-4
- THEY ARE MEN PLEASERS,THEY ALSO LOVE THEMSELVES MORE THAN GOD
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.2 TIM 3:1-5
- IT IS TIME TO REDEDICATE OUR LIVES TO THE LORD ‘S NAME AND TO HIS WORD
“As he spoke these words, many believed on him Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”JOHN 8:30-32
- LET US READ EZEKIEL CHAPTER 9
- .WE SEE THAT IT IS ONLY THE MEN WHO HAVE JOINED THE LORD’S ARMY THAT SURVIVED THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD:
“And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through the middle of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the middle thereof. And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man on whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.”EZEKIEL 7:4-6
- NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JUDGMENT WILL START FROM THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
- IF YOU HAVE NOT YET JOINED THE LORD’S ARMY IN A SERIOUS WAY,NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN THE LORD’S ARMY
- ONLY CHRISTIANS WHO ARE SERIOUS MEMBERS OF THE LORD’S ARMY WILL ESCAPE FROM THE PRESENT DAY WOES ON EARTH
- MULTITUDES HAVE BEEN KILLED AND ARE STILL BEEN KILLED FOR THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IS ALSO A SIGN THAT THE END IS NEAR.
- WE MUST WAKE UP AND BE PRAYERFUL SO WE CAN ESCAPE THE CURRENT EVIL ON EARTH
- WE MUST BE FOUND WORTHY TO STAND BEFORE THE KING AT HIS APPEARANCE
“ So likewise you, when you see these things come to pass, know you that the kingdom of God is near at hand. Truly I say to you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come on you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man..”LUKE 21:31-36
- IN REV CHAPTER 8 AS THE 7TH SEAL WAS OPENED ,SEVEN ANGELS STOOD BEFORE GOD WITH SEVEN TRUMPETS
- BUT BEFORE THE TRUMPETS COULD SOUND,THERE WAS AN ANGELTHAT CAME AND STOOD AT THE ALTAR
- HIS JOB WAS TO ADD INCENSE TO THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS THAT WERE ON THE GOLDEN ALTAR BEFORE THE THRONE:
“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunder, and lightning, and an earthquake.”REV 8:3-5
- THE POWERFUL THING HERE IS THE FACT THAT THE PRAYERS OF THE BELIEVERS BECAME RELEVANT TO THE NEXT EVENT THAT WAS TO HAPPEN
- THIS EVENT WAS THE BLOWING OF THE SEVEN TRUMPETS
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matt 6:10
- AS THE ANGEL ADDED FIRE FROM THE ALTAR TO THE PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS,THERE WERE VOICES,THUNDERINGS,LIGHTNINGS AND EARTHQUAKES
- GOD ANSWERED THOSE PRAYERS BY TERRIBLE THINGS IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
“By terrible things in righteousness will you answer us, O God of our salvation; who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off on the sea”:PSALM 65:2
- WE SEE THE SAME RESPONSE FROM GOD WHEN DAVID CRIED TO HIM IN PSALM 18:1-17
- OUR GOD IS THE GOD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH:
“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe you greatness to our God.
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” DEUT 32:3-4
- AS THE SAINTS ON EARTH PRAYED AND THE FOUR TRUMPETS SOUNDED ,GOD WAS JUDGING THE EARTH THE SAME WAY EGYPT WAS JUDGED:
“And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
“ The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast on the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell on the third part of the rivers, and on the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the middle of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!”8:6-13
- NOW ALL THIS HAPPENED WHEN THE SAINTS PRAYED AND TRUMPETS SOUNDED
- INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT GOD ALSO NEEDED MOSES AND AARON TO COPERATE WITH HIM IN ORDER TO JUDGE EGYPT
- BELIEVE IT OR NOT ,GOD NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS AND MINE TO FULFIL HIS NEXT PLANS FOR THE EARTH AT THIS TIME
- GOD IS ACTUALLY USING THESE 21 DAYS FAST TO RENEW THE STRENGTH OF THOSE OF US WHO ALREADY LOVE TO INTERCEDE AND TO RECRUIT NEW ONES .
- GOD NEEDS END TIME INTERCESSORS 2 CHRON 7:14
- SO HOW SHOULD WE PRAY AT THIS END TIME?
- FIRST WE MUST MEDITATE ON THE LORD’S PRAYER.READ MATT 6:9-13
- IT IS TRUE THAT WE MUST SUBMIT TO GOD’S WILL AT THIS TIME AND KNOW THAT THE KIINGDOM,THE POWER AND THE GLORY BELONG TO HIM
- WE MUST KNOW THAT HE IS SOVEREIGN AND CAN KILL AND MAKE ALIVE
- THEREFORE AS WE SEEK HIM AT THESE END TIMES WE MUST PRAY IN TONGUES
- MANY THINGS HAPPEN WHEN WE PRAY IN TONGUES ACCORDING 1 COR 14:2 AND ROMANS 26-28
- WE SPEAK TO GOD AND NOT TO MEN
- NO MAN UNDERSTANDS US
- WE SPEAK MYSTERIES
- THE HOLY SPIRIT OVERIDES OUR WEAKNESS AND HELPS US TO PRAY
- HE SEARCHES OUR HEARTS AND MIND AND HELP US TO PRAY THE WILL OF GOD
- JUDE :20-21 SAYS WE BUILD A HOLY FAITH AND KEEP OURSELVES SAFELY IN THE LOVE OF GOD PRAYING IN THE HOLY GHOST
- IN LUKE 11:5-13 JESUS TEACHES US TO KEEP ASKING,SEEKING AND KNOCKING IN FAITH WITHOUT GIVING UP
- THIS IS VERY RELEVANT TO OUR SITUATION AT THESE END TIMES.SINCE WE HAVE T FACE GOD’S WRATH AS WE SEEK HIS FACEFOR OUR PRESENT WORLD
- JESUS ALSO TEACHES US NEVER TO GIVE UP :
“And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of my adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth’? LUKE 18:1-8
NOTE THE LAST SENTENCE HERE ; . Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth’?
- THE LORD HAS WARNED THAT MEN’S HEART WOULD FAIL WITH FEAR AT THE APPROACH OF HIS COMING:
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.”LUKE 21:25-28
- WE NEED NOT FEAR .WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE LORD LOVES HIS OWN HENCE HE IS WARNING AND PREPARING US
- WE MUST REPENT FROM ALL SINS.BE PRAYERFUL AND PRAISEFUL. AND BE PREACHING THE GOSPEL
- WE MUST FULLY RE DEDICATE OUR LIVES TO CHRIST AND DECIDE TO ENDURE TO THE END.MATT 24:10-14:
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.
- .A GOD-INSPIRED EXPECTATION, A HOLY PATIENCE, HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE MARK OF A TRUE BELIEVER
- THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL PERIOD IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND OF MANKIND
- WILL YOU ALLOW JESUS TO RECRUIT YOU INTO HIS ENDTIM ARMY ?
- WILL YOU SERVE HIM TO THE END.?GOD SERIOUSLY NEED ENDTIME INTERCESSORS
Son of man, say to her, You are the land that is not cleansed, nor rained on in the day of indignation. There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the middle thereof. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them. Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. And her prophets have daubed them with untempered mortar, seeing vanity, and divining lies to them, saying, Thus said the Lord GOD, when the LORD has not spoken. The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yes, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.EZEKIEL 22:24
- NATIONS NEED PRAYERS,OUR FAMILY MEMBERS NEED PRAYERS,YOU YOURSELF NEED PRAYERS
- JESUS SAYS THE ONLY WAY TO ESCAPE THE PRESENT DAY TROUBLES AND BE RAPTRUED IS FOR YOU TO JOIN THE LORD’S ENDTIME ARMY
- WILL YOUOBEY HIM?
Rejoice ever more.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Quench not the Spirit.
Despise not prophesyings.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Abstain from all appearance of evil.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it . Brothers, pray for us.1 THESS 5:16-25