Monday, July 23, 2018


BY JO kelly

Rev. 5 : 1: "And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals."
The Lamb was the only one worthy to open the scroll and release one seal after another, revealing the coming judgments.
Rev. 6: 1: "And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, "Come and see."
The tribulation is the dark day of the Lord, as foretold in the Book of Revelation and other prophetic books. It is described by the prophets. Amos pronounced a "woe" unto those who desired this coming dark day of chastisement and judgments. He wrote, "Woe unto you that desire the day of Jehovah! Wherefore would ye have the day of Jehovah? It is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the day of Jehovah be darkness, and not light? Even very dark, and no brightness in it?” ( Amos 5:18-20).
We see in Scripture the coming day of the Lord in judgment is not a glorious day for men on earth, but a dark day of God's vengeance, wrath, and judgments poured out. The only ones exempt are the 144,000 sealed Jews, of the twelve tribes of Israel, and the Revelation 12 woman whose destiny is to flee and be protected near Moab, in the Petra/Jordan wilderness (mountain) stronghold. These shall be nourished and reconciled to the Lord, in that day, when God's purpose is fulfilled on earth resulting in the destruction of the wicked and reconciliation of the elect who will know Jesus as their Savior in that day when he hides his face from them no longer. .
God declares, in His Word, He will chastise and judge Israel, along with all the wicked on the earth. This includes all left on this earth at the time the Lamb of God opens the scroll containing the seven seals we see in Revelation 6: 1. Each seal is broken, then released by the Lord to go forth in succession. God will give many over to a reprobate mind to believe a lie and suffer damnation. These are those received not the love of the truth but walked in the broad path leading to self destruction. This was the way they choose, but we know God said only the straight and narrow way is the way leading to eternal life.
The horses and riders of the Revelation 6 seal judgments are instruments used by the Lamb, as tools in his hands. The riders and horses personified are God's tools and used as his rod of justice and chastisement on an ungodly world. Like the Israelites of old, Israel and the wicked then on earth, have forsaken the one true God to serve other gods, of mammon, pleasure, and even of drugs bringing an altered mind and a life resulting in demonic manifestations as well as addictions leading to crime, evil, and self-destruction. The wages of sin always result in death.
Even though the horse and riders bring forth judgments by the Lord to fulfill contents of the seal judgments of the scroll, we see men still do not repent of their evil sorceries. "Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts."...Revelations 9: 21
In the Old Testament days, King Manasseh was condemned for his evil sorcery, as was Egypt and their magicians; Babylon, and those in the days of King Nebuchadnezzar. The Word sorcery” is "pharmakeia" in Greek. It is is the root word and source of our English word, "pharmacy.". In the NT days, this word meant “dealing in poison” or “drug use. ” It was used in speaking of divination and spell-casting also, as in Ezekiel and other passages.
Paul warned about sorceries in his writings. The sorcerers often used drugs, along with their casting of spells, incantations, and amulets to conjure up demonic, occult, powers. The acts of the flesh are obvious and seen in Galatians as: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and SORCERY; hatred, discord, jealousy,and rage; rivalries, divisions,factions, envy; drunkenness, carousing, and the like. Paul said, "I warn you, as I did before, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
In Malachi 3: 5, God declares that he will be a swift witness against the sorcerers. Spiritual Babylon uses sorceries to deceive all the nations around it in the final days. Many will become intoxicated with the cup of evil deception they choose to partake of and drink. Thus, they will drink of the cup of God's wrath He excutes in His righteous justice.
We read of a world gone mad in the end time days. Every man does what is right in his own eyes, not what is right as seen by God. These will be harshly judged by the Lord, who says He is the swift witness against all sorcery. These using witchcraft, drugs, potions, and working by means of the powers of evil; desire to cast aside God's laws and power and serve the god of this world along with his evil powers. Even when the judgments of God fall upon them, we see they "repent not" of their sorceries! Revelation tells us that all sorcerers “will be in the lake of fire that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8; 22: 15)
The opening of the seventh seal results in total silence in heaven for one-half hour. before further preparation for judgments to come. We then see the preparation of the seven angels, next, given trumpets, and another angel standing at the altar with a golden censer, given much incense that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar before the throne. The prayers are not heard, but are seen in Scripture. Then we see the fire of the altar put in the censer, by the angel, and cast into there earth. Next, we see silence was broken by the sound of voices heard, thunderings, lightenings, and an earthquake. Then, the first angel sounded the first trumpet with hail and fire mingled with blood being cast upon the earth. The third part of trees on earth were burnt up and all green grass was burnt up after the silence in heaven preparing for the coming storm of judgment to proceed. Just as the plagues in Egypt were literal, so will these trumpet judgments be literal upon the earth.
Men will have free will and choose to serve evil instead of good, as we see in this day. The result will be their own destruction and the lake of fire after the seals, trumpets, and bowl/vial judgments on earth..
Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. God's power is greater than all power of the enemy. We were called to come out of the world and be separate, a people dedicated to the Lord and walking in His ways of truth. God never said weapons would not be formed against us. However, he did say no weapon formed would prosper.
The Lord speaks of those who forsake or who do not serve him, saying; I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, that are for destruction, which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread; and I will send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee: I, Jehovah, have spoken it. (Eze. Eze. 5:15-17)
God used the Antichrist and his war against mankind as if arrows or a tool in His hand, when released by the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, in heaven.
Thus says the Lord GOD: “Pound your fists and stamp your feet, and say, ’Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! For they shall fall by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. He who is far off shall die by the pestilence, he who is near shall fall by the sword, and he who remains and is besieged shall die by the famine.” Thus will I spend My FURY upon them. (Eze. Eze. 6:11-12) o
From these Scriptures, we can understand that what may seem like terrible natural disturbances (wars, hunger, starvation, death, attack by vicious beasts) are actually the result and expression of God’s vengeance and judgment to fall on men. Thus God’s wrath is seen in the seals and the fourth seal of wrath is seen, in Revelation, in advance of all the judgments of the sixth and seventh seals.
Ezek. 33: 27-Tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'As surely as I live, those in the ruins will fall by the sword, those in the open field I will give to be devoured by wild animals, and those in the strongholds and caves will die by plague.
"For thus says the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four severe judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the wild beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?" Ezek. 14: 21.
Ezekiel 5: 17 says, "I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will leave you childless. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring a sword against you. I, the LORD, have spoken."
Furthermore, the Lord declared in Ezekiel 12: 16: "But I will spare a few of them from the sword, famine, and plague, so that they can tell of all their abominations among the nations to which they go. Then they will know that I am the LORD.". God has an elect remnant that will be reconciled.
Judgment upon the world is coming and God used the Antichrist and even death and hell in his punishments and chastisements. The question is, will you be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass and to stand before the Son if man? Our Lord told his disciples to pray to be accounted worthy to do so. Many claim the righteous are subject to the wrath and vengeance of God along with the wicked. However, we read it is the wicked that God is angry with, not the righteous. The faithful believers of his body are not appointed to wrath or the time of Jacob's troubles, for Daniel's people, and for those spewed out into tribulation.
Will you be a part of His Church, the body of Christ on earth who will be a counted as worthy? Or, live as the unfaithful who are neither cold or hot, but lukewarm to be spewed or vomited out of mouth into tribulation? The choice is ours. The right choice is to make sure we are walking with the Lord leading us on the straight and narrow path to eternal life. The broad way may look appealing, but it leads to destruction. We must be sure to make our calling and election sure.
Jo Ann Kelly-7/2018

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