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The Time Is Near

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Our Lord Is Coming Soon

The Time Is Near ` Do Not Doubt it!

The churches are now in heaven as we begin Revelation 4. That is why I believe the Rapture will occur before God's wrath against sinful humankind, all being past Revelation 3.

Angels or Angel are used seventy-one times in the Book of Revelation – more than any other book in the Bible. One out of every four uses in Scripture of those words is in the book of Revelation.

Revelation being an essential source of information on angels, Also on the supernatural delivery of the book. John was God's bond-servant who testified to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. (Revelation 1.1g-2)

John identified as the bond-servant was the apostle, the son of Zebedee, and the brother of James. John wrote this on the island of Patmos (Revelation 1.9). One interesting note, John, never directly refers to himself throughout Revelation.

Yet here he bookends his vision with the statement, "I, John" (Revelation 1.9; 22.8). The promised blessing in Revelation is:

"Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it because the time is near."

He Who Overcomes

The Seven Beatitudes of Revelation

The next significant era of God's redemptive history is near. The imminent return of Jesus Christ has always been the church's hope. Jesus commanded His followers to watch expectantly for His return (Luke 12.35-40)

Jesus Christ apostles Paul, Peter, James, and John all wrote that the day of His return is near. (Romans 13.12, 1 Peter 4.7, James 5.7-9, 1 John 2.18)

The Seven Beatitudes of Revelation

  1. Blessed are the one reads and those that hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things written in it. (Revelation 1.3a)
  2. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on! "Yes," says the Spirit "so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them." (Revelation 14.13)
  3. Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is one who stays awake and keeps his clothes so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame. (Revelation 16.15)
  4. Blessed are those invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. (Revelation 19.9)
  5. Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection. (Revelation 20.6)
  6. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book. (Revelation 22.7)
  7. Blessed are those who wash their robes so that they have the right to the tree of life. (Revelation 22.14)

Despite the skepticism of the many scoffers who demanded, "They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation." (2 Peter 3.4)

Note: The Lord Jesus Christ will return. And His return is near!

In the Name of the Father

The Trinitarian Benediction

John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, (Revelation 1.4-5)

Here is the Trinitarian Benediction - Ancient writers named their writers at the beginning of the letter. John identifies himself as the author and names the seven churches in Revelation 1.1. "Grace and peace to you" is the standard greeting in the New Testament letters, used here by John with an added Trinitarian conclusion.

"Him who is and who was and who is to come" identifies the first Person of the Trinity, God the Father, described in human-like terms. Father God is the source of all the blessings of salvation, all grace, and all peace. (Revelation 1.4)

The Seven Churches Introduction

The Seven Churches of Revelation 2 and 3

The Prophetic aspect of the seven churches was new to me in 2016, and I thank God for Chuck Missler's teaching. It now fits like a new glove. I somehow feel sorry for Thyatira, promised to go through Tribulation or God's wrath against humankind.

I am glad we who believe and live for Him do not have to go through Tribulation. It is now way history, but I can still feel their pain for what they are going to have to go through.

The Seven Kingdom Parables was another excellent teaching that was new to me several years ago. It made great sense to me then, and to many others that I have had the opportunity to share it with as well.

The Home Church concept is growing here in Northern Maine. The Roman Catholic Church dominates here. They have beautiful old buildings and large crowds in attendance that is not very nice if crossed at all.

The Home Church is growing in popularity and safe for everyone involved. Revelation being the only book that promises a special blessing. It is the only book all in "code," but each "code" explained within the Biblical text.

The most relevant portions are those explicitly addressed to us in Chapter 2 & 3 with the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches.

I have a Hubpage called The Doctrine of Imminence, which Chuck taught on In the Jewish Wedding. The Bridegroom departs to Father's House; he prepares a room addition, and his bride prepares for his imminent return.

Let me see if I get it right. Imminent = next expectation: Not be confused with "immanent," that God is not only transcendent, or far above us, but that He is always with us and active on our behalf. Nor should it be confused with "eminent," which is a title of honor reserved for persons of outstanding distinction.

Believers taught to expect the Savior from heaven at any moment (Philippians 3:20; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:18; 5:6; Revelation 22:20). They are to express hope and a warm spirit of expectancy (1 Thessalonians 1:10), which should result in a victorious and purified life (1 John 3:2,3).

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Chuck Missler - The Trinity

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