Thursday, September 24, 2020

How are the Faithful Anointed, Sealed?

Question received:

What does getting "sealed" mean, for God's anointed servants?

My Reply:

The seal is placed upon the forehead (Rev.7:3).

That mark establishes and identifies that person, as an obedient slave to God's Laws, and therefore, a member of Zion

(Jer.31:33; Deut.11:18; Rev.14:1).

The reason for Rev.7:3 and Rev.9:4, is Rev.13:16-17,7.
There we learn that the reason why some are not yet sealed as God's slaves, is because;
instead of having the seal of God, they have the seal of the Beast (and according to the meaning of the seal... they obey the laws of the beast, rather than the laws of God)
(1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-14; Matt.24:24-25). The "kings of the earth" that are drawn into the battle, are anointed kings
(Rev.5:9-10; 1:5-6; 2Cor.10:3-5; Rev.17:14; Eph.2:6; Rev.19:11,14,8; 2:26-27)

The anointed receive their seal, through Jesus Christ (Eph.1:13-14) who is pre-figured by "Zerubbabel" (which means, "Against/Defeater of,  Babylon"), who receives the signet ring/seal, of YHVH.
(Haggai 2:23; Zech.4:9; 1Chron.17:10-14; John2:19; Heb.9:11,24; Zech.4:9; Eph.2:20-21; Rev.21:14; John6:70; Gal.1:1; John15:16; Rev.7:2-3; Eph.1:13; Col.2:11; Rom.2:29).

Monday, September 14, 2020

End Time

       [NOTE: Here is a recording of a meeting during which this post was discussed. 
        The first 15 minutes is my reply to a spontaneous question about Why Jesus cursed the fig tree.
        At the 15:00 mark, the topic of this post, begins (]

A Question I Received:
 Is time compressing a sign this world as we know it is ending and His kingdom is nigh, Pearl? 
 I thought maybe Eph.5:16 may refer to what I noticed. 

  My Reply: 
 As far as where we are concerning the fulfillment of prophecies about the time of the End; the Bible gives us the signs to look or for. (
(Matt.24:15,24-25; Mark13:14) 
Yes, so many of them are now finally, really taking place. Jesus said that when we see them, know that he "is near, even at the door" (Matt.24:3,33). 
He has already been at the door, knocking. The door has already been opened by the doorkeeper (Mark 13:34), 
and he has come in to eat with that one 
(Luke 12:36; Matt.24:33; Rev.3:20; 2:17; Luke 12:37; 17:7-8; 12:35-37,38-40,42-44). 
Recording continues after the Addition.
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         please pause the recording to consider these verses: 
        (Matt.6:19; John10:10; Luke21:24; Eze.13:6,10,22,21; Isa.49:24-25; 
         Mark 3:27; Rev.20:1-2; Ps.18:17; Ex.22:2; Gen.3:3-4,15; Ps.74:13-15; Rev.16:12)
Matt.6:19 -- The thieves are those who steal.
John 10:10 -- Jesus is not the thief.
Luke21:24 -- God is robbed of His own people and Temple by means of Satan's agents and their lies. 
                     (1Pet.2:5; 1Cor.3:16-17) (Rev.13:7,10; Col.2:8; Matt.24:24-25,15; 
                      Dan.11:31; 8:11-13; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13-14; 2Thess.2:3-4,9-10; 2Cor.4:3-4).
Eze.13:6,10,22,21 -- God takes action to remove the leader's veil of deception.
Isa.49:24-25 -- Those captives who were stolen by the thief, will be rescued and released.
                         Included in the liberation will be the children of Jerusalem above.
                         [the "children saved" are those belonging to the faithful remnant of New Jerusalem. 
                                  (Gal.4:26; Isa.49:21)]
Mark 3:27 -- In order to take back those stolen from God, the devil must be restrained.
Rev.20:1-2 -- Jesus binds the thief (again), limiting Satan's ability to deceive those rescued 
                        (Rev.12:9-11; 11:12; Eph.2:6).
Ps.18:17 -- Dan.7:21-22; Matt.16:18; Luke10:17-19; Rev.21:7
Ex.22:2NIV -- If a thief enters a house under cover of darkness and is then killed, 
                        the defender is innocent. Under cover of darkness, proves the thief's intent (Rev.9:11,2-3). 
Gen.3:3-4,15 -- Satan robbed God's creation, of life (John10:10; 8:44; Rom.5:12). God foretells 
                   Satan's "bruising in the head". That blow occurs after Satan robs God of His Holy Place.
Ps.74:13-15 -- When Satan's heads are crushed, God's waters of life will open (John4:10; Rev.22:1). 
                        Satan's river of lies will dry up (Rev.12:15).
Rev.16:12 -- When Satan's river of Babylon dries up; 
                     The 3 anointed kings come forth from the East/rising sun 
                       (Matt.2:1-2,9-11; Rev.2:26,28; 22:16; 14:7-8,9-10).
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Recording continues here:
 To go along with Eph.5:16... 
              ("16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.") 
Ecc.9:12 reads; "Moreover, no one knows when that hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. "
  In the first century; Jesus also said that no one knows that hour (Matt.24:36) of unexpected evil (1Thess.5:3; 2Thess.2:1-3), 
That "hour", is the Great Tribulation (Eph.6:13; Luke 21:31,36; Matt.24:21,36; 1Tim.4:1; Luke22:53; 2Pet.3:3-4; Hab.2:2-3) 

 Ecc.9:12 said that the evil times are like a snare
Note what Jesus said at Luke21:34: "34 But watch yourselves, or your hearts will be weighed down by dissipation, drunkenness, and the worries of life—and that day will spring upon you suddenly, like a snare." 
Since this test will unexpectedly close in upon those alive at that time; we do best to stay alert to our own inspection by Christ, so that whenever that hour arrives, we are ready 
(Luke 12:19; Rev.3:17; Mark 13:36; Matt.25:5; Luke 11:5-8; Rev.3:20) (1Cor.7:31; 2Pet.3:11-12,9-10).

 When Jesus was on earth, he said that no one knows that hour, except the Father (Matt.24:36). 
Does the Father ever tell Jesus, that "hour" of darkness?
 (Luke 22:53; 21:25; Acts 2:19-20; Mark 13:23-25; Rev.9:2-3,7; Joel 2:1-2; Isa.60:2-3) 
Jesus claimed, "Yes"... John16:12-13,16; 5:20; 3:35).

At both Rev.5:5-7,12-13 and Dan.7:13-14 we are shown that the time arrives when Jesus also knows the time of the end. 
He then sends his messenger, to show his followers, "what will soon take place". (Rev.1:1; 22:6,16).
The symbolic description of those imminent events, is unveiled by the scroll of Revelation.

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