Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Second Coming of Christ (Revelation 10, Isaiah 42:13, Jeremiah 25:30, Hosea 11:10-11, Joel 3:16)

This week was my husband's birthday.  We had a lot of fun.  Family came and we had cake.  He opened his presents.  My next door neighbor got mad at me because he thought I was supposed to get a discount for him on his TV.  He's been sick with prostate cancer and I had to remind myself he deserves the grace card because of what he's going through.  We also walked on the shore to raise money for people who have alzheimer's disease.  It felt good to help out in some small way. 

Here's my prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father,
I pray You will bring down Alzheimer's like in Jericho.  They walked around the walls and the city walls toppled to the ground.  Hear our footsteps father, we hope You will stop this disease.  Please bless my neighbor Father, help him to come through the treatments and feel better than ever.  I pray You will bless those fighting to stop terrorists overseas.  Please bless those in Japan who are facing more hurricanes and terrible storms.  I pray You will place an umbrella of protection over them. Direct the storm somewhere out of harms way.   I pray You will bless Ukraine.  Keep them safe from harm.  Help them to live independently and free.  Thank You for all our blessings and love.
In Jesus Name, Amen.  

I tried to illustrate the angel here- but it just didn't look right.  So we'll use imagination on this one : )

The Mighty Angel with the Little Book
1 I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”
Verse 1 describes Jesus.  The rainbow from Noah's Ark is God's covenant with the world that He would never flood the entire earth again.

5 The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven 6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer, 7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets.

These are some of the prophesies that fit in with this part of revelation.
13 The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man;
He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war.
He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud;
He shall prevail against His enemies.
(Isaiah 42:13 NKJV)

30 “Therefore prophesy against them all these words, and say to them:

‘The Lord will roar from on high,
And utter His voice from His holy habitation;
He will roar mightily against His fold.
He will give a shout, as those who tread the grapes,
Against all the inhabitants of the earth.
(Jeremiah 25:30 NKJV)

10 “They shall walk after the Lord.

He will roar like a lion.
When He roars,
Then His sons shall come trembling from the west;
11 They shall come trembling like a bird from Egypt,
Like a dove from the land of Assyria.
And I will let them dwell in their houses,”
Says the Lord.
(Hosea 11:10-11 NKJV)

16 The Lord also will roar from Zion,

And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
But the Lord will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel.
(Joel 3:16 NKJV)
God has always and will always love Israel.  As Christians we have been included in God's plan.  He has opened the door so anyone can come to Him and find forgiveness for sin, everlasting life, peace, and hope.  We are so honored in this.  In the New Jerusalem the names of the twelve tribes of Israel will be written on the gates.

John Eats the Little Book (this might be where the saying, "you're going to eat your words came from... just a thought.)
8 Then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth.”
9 So I went to the angel and said to him, “Give me the little book.”
And he said to me, “Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”
10 Then I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. 11 And he said to me, “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings."
(Revelation 10:1-11 NKJV)

Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
10 Set the world right;
Do what's best––
  as above, so below.
11 Keep us alive with three square meals.
12 Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
13 Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You're in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You're ablaze in beauty!
  Yes. Yes. Yes .
(Matthew 6:9-13 Message)

In Jesus Name, Amen.

This song is from Rush of Fools, "Lay me down (link)"

God bless everyone!

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