Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Revelations 3:9-11: “Take note, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that there are Jews and are not, but lie. I will make them come and bow down at your feet and make them know that I have loved you. Because you have kept the word of my endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial, that hour which is about to come on the whole world, to test those who live on the earth. I am coming quickly. Hold tight what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
We have to catch and understand what the Lord give us without any mix to our convictions or our consciousness. Faith must enter in our body, soul and spirit so that we can receive with certainty the faith for the rupture. We will leave this earth, God will come to take us. The book of revelation was written by John on the island of Patmos. On that island, he could ask the question why he was finding himself there in such circumstances. God always has an objective in all He does. Everything works together for the good of those who love God. God put him there because He had something crucial to reveal to him. This revelation must bring Christians to grow in their faith. We must believe in the word of God according to His coming back. Moreover, He already showed us all the things that should come before. He made us the promise to go and prepare a place for us then He will come to take us. In the book of revelation, He shows us exactly how things will come to pass. Every step must come to pass. Why doubting? How not to believe the promise of God?
To understand the book of revelation, one must really be an elected. God shows us the fulfilment of His word. In 2 Pieter 3: 10-13, He tells us there will be a new sky and a new earth. Here it is about future things. But in revelation 21, the thing is already accomplished. John said “I saw a new sky and a new earth.” Each thing is accomplished as the Lord ordained, His word surely gets accomplished. As the nature changes, nothing stays the same. In the same way, as the Lord is preparing our place, the events that must come to pass are getting accomplished according to what the Bible teaches us. There must come false prophets, people hearts must get harder, the good become evil and evil be considered as good.
In the verses 15 to 17 of revelation 21, we see with exact details the new Jerusalem. Without any doubt, everything is already ready. Nothing can compare to that city; to what awaits us there. We know God prepared a place for us in that marvelous land. If so, why do we still remain tied to the things of this earth? We claim to be passengers, pilgrims on this earth but why do we remain tied to our material belongings on this earth? Verse 23 tells us “And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the glory of God has illuminated it, and the Lamb is its lamp and light. ” What a grace and a marvelous thing to be enlighten by the glory of God. Where can we find it on this earth? Do we really understand what we read?
Revelation 3:5 “He who overcomes will accordingly be dressed in white clothing; and I will never blot out his name from the book of life, and I will confess and openly acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels. ”
Revelation 13:7-8 “He who also permitted to wage war against the saints and to overcome them, and authority and power over every tribe and people and language and nation. ”
Saints in verse 7 do not mean the Bride of Christ because at that precise moment, there were already taken in the rupture. Here it is about Jews people. Those whose name is not written in the book of life may be subject to worship the beast (verse 8). But this is impossible for those whose name is written in the book of life of he Lamb. Judas Iscariot did as the apostles, he preached, casted out demons and followed Jesus Christ everywhere He would go. What was the difference between Judas and the apostles? Judas had his name written in the book of life. When the word came to Peter, it produced something in him, it touched him and he got changed. The word created something in him, it transformed him.
Those whose name is written in the book of life of the Lamb consecrate themselves to the Lord for their desire is to prepare themselves for the coming back of the Lord. They want to please their Master, they seek His face.