Friday, 20 July 2012

Judgement:7 Last Plagues

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. Revelation 15:1

This is one of the most difficult messages in the Bible; it tells of the judgement of a loving God; which is a strange but necessary act for a loving God. In a time when many ridicule and dismiss the judgements of God as fanatical and irrelevant the Bible is filled with messages of God's intention to create a new earth wherein dwells righteousness. The truth is many do not speak of it because it is not a pleasant truth, therefore many pretend the Bible doesn't speak of the wrath of God. It is not God's intention to hurt his precious children for He has made provisions for them, He has shed His precious blood to save them but sadly many refuse to accept Him and be sheltered from His dreadful judgement that shall fall on this world to destroy the enemy of souls and his angels. 

If the truth was to be told the Bible is filled with God's love and the plan of salvation and equally filled with His judgements as he seeks to make all things new; and bring restoration to a dying world. It was not God's will for any to die, but thanks be to God He is the resurrection and the life, he has power raise the dead. as well as give life.

"None but those who have fortified the mind with the truths of the Bible will stand through the last great conflict. To every soul will come the searching test, Shall I obey God rather than men? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Are our feet planted on the rock of God's immutable Word?"

"To the law and to the testimony. If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." [Isaiah. 8:20.] The people of God are directed to the Scriptures as their safeguard against the influence of false teachers and the delusive power of spirits of darkness. Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions."

"Before his crucifixion, the Savior explained to his disciples that he was to be put to death, and to rise again from the tomb; and angels were present to impress his words on minds and hearts. But the disciples were looking for temporal deliverance from the Roman yoke. The words which they needed to remember were banished from their minds; and when the time of trial came, it found them unprepared. The death of Jesus as fully destroyed their hopes as if he had not forewarned them. So in the prophecies the future is opened before us as plainly as it was opened to the disciples by the words of Christ. But multitudes have no more understanding of these important truths than if they had never been revealed. Satan watches to catch away every impression that would make them wise unto salvation, and the time of trouble will find them unready."  

God will pour out His wrath without mixture (Revelation 14:10) by sending on the disobedient seven terrible plagues just before Christ appears at the last day.

Revelation 16. The first plague will be a terrible sore on all the millions of people who have the mark of the beast on their forehead or in their hand. Under the second plague the sea will be turned to blood. Under the third plague the rivers and fountains, the source of man's drinking water, will be turned to blood, and for a time the disobedient will have nothing but blood to drink. This will be like the plague that came on the Egyptians when their water was turned to blood for seven days. Exodus 7:17-25. Under the fourth plague the sun will scorch men with terrible heat. Under the fifth plague will come darkness. Under the sixth plague, the devil's three generals-the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet-will attempt to marshal the whole world to fight against God in the battle of the great day of God Almighty. Under the seventh plague great hailstones will fall, weighing a talent each, (57 pounds). Nothing like this has ever has happened.

Revelation 18:8. All these thing as spoken above will come in one prophetic day, which represents a year. Ezekiel 4:6.

Revelation 16:17, 20. When the time comes under the seventh plague for the mountains and islands to be moved out of their places by that last mighty earthquake, then Christ will appear through the opening heavens. Revelation 6:14-17.

Revelation 15:5-8. During the time when these plagues are being poured out, Jesus Christ, our High Priest and Mediator, will no longer plead the merits of His shed blood for sinners. During the time of these plagues there will be no forgiveness for sin. We must turn to God now to receive forgiveness and cleansing from every sin. Revelation 22:6 John was told to write these things for they are true and will surely come to pass.

Revelation 22:11, 12. Before the plagues begin to fall every person's case will have been decided forever. Christ will pronounce this decree of Revelation 22:11 at the close of His intercessory and mediatorial work. He will cease to plead for sinners as man's High Priest. Then the first plague of God's unmixed wrath will fall upon the disobedient. 

Psalm 91:7-10. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling." Those who are obedient to God and who trust wholly in Jesus, will be protected during all these plagues. Revelation 3:10; Joel 3:16; Psalm 46:1-3.
what about you? God has made provision for your escape will you embrace it and accept it before it is too late?

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