Revelation 8 Study and Scripture Work: Message of Overcoming Adversity/Peace With the Psalms!!!
Welcome Back to JPCE Spiritual Talk just as promised we will continue our studies into the Book of Revelation...I want to take the time and explore different possibilities and theories, because it's imperative we learn exactly what Scripture is telling us...It's important to understand what the Lord is telling us not worry about the opinions of scholars, theologians, and other religious leaders...Earlier Christians were persecuted by the Church itself thousand of years ago because they said it was abomination for people to learn on their own...This is the very reason Churches fear people like me, I serve only the Lord not an institution, Christ wasn't about religion, that's man's crazy ideas...Christ is the heart and uses the Holy Spirit to change us and mold us into the Prophet or messenger He wants us to be...Lastly always trust the Word, and trust the Lord remember teachers are only teachers, Seek Him and only Him and study own your own!!!
Recap Revelation 6-7: The Six Seals haven't opened yet false teachers are arising becoming a new pandemic along with all these weirdos worshipping political leaders our issues have nothing to do with with these silly political ideology more of mankind's failures and division to follow a certain side... Gross I follow Christ only my life is His!!! These Seals are indeed a supernatural event awaiting to take place!!! Seal 7 tells us that it's a judgement on the faithless, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb awaits those who are true believers and who are SEALED!!!
"To understand the Bible we must take off our blinders become enlighten to the Word of God...We must see the Bible from the eyes of the ancient prophets and apostles, we don't understand because we have been programmed against the world view of our ancient prophets and apostles...So moving forward JPCE Spiritual talk wants to adopt the world view of our ancient prophets and apostles, it's time to learn!!!"
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8:1-4: The Complete silence in heaven seems very interesting like a calm before the storm or like I always love to say!!! The sound of the trumpets and the offering of incense just like an Orthodox Church service!!! All of this are features of an ancient Jewish temple liturgy!!!
8:2: Talking about the Seven angels and they receive the Seven Trumpets!!! The bodiless powers represent all the OT Priests, who sounded the trumpets during their temple liturgy, reference (Joshua 6:12; 1 Chronicles 16:6; Psalm 97:6)...
8:3: It's clear Incense is also present in Heaven/ also symbolizes the prayers of all the saints: Incense was commanded by the Lord to Moses for early worship for Israel, reference: (Exodus 25:6; 20:18; 24:16; Luke 1:9-11)...also used throughout the history of Israel, see (1 Chronicles 23:13) was also a prophecy by the Lord Himself- other references used (Mal 1:11, and Matthew 2:11)...
8:5: after looking the translations of Scripture it seems the censer to the earth shows the prayers of the saints for vengeance have been heard by the Lord of the Most High!!! The Thundering's and earthquakes further indicate the return of our Lord and Savior is imminent!!!
8:6: The Seven Angels and Seven Trumpets!!! "Seal of Judgements" (5:1-8:1), "trumpet Judgements" (8:2-11:19), and the Bowl of Judgements (15:1-16:21), and if we look at the entire Book of Revelation these judgements are complex!!! I see repetition and summarizing The trumpets and bowls seem to give increasing knowledge into the Lord's judgements!!! Definitely does not suggest any type of Chronological order but doesn't rule out that theory either!!! These are all final warnings pointing to the end, see (Matthew 24:15-22) is seem to be a prelude of a manifested event of good vs evil that has yet to come!!!
8:7: Interesting only vegetation affected: See the Seventh plague in Egypt, reference (Exodus 9:22-26), also checkout Ezekiel 5:12; and Zechariah 13:8-9): The reference to blood, comes from a reference from the book of Joel 3:3, see also Acts 2:19)...Hail, fire and blood is a typical picture of an Apocalyptical event hitting the entire planet!!!
8:8-9: Reference (Exodus 7:14-25), the sea life, marine life, and maritime commerce are affected!!!
8:10-11: Just like of the First Egyptian plague, this judgement affects the fresh waters...Wormwood, an extremely bitter plant that will and would make the waters undrinkable, could also symbolize bitter fruits of idolatry and sorrow to those who pursue these acts of sinful behaviors, like the ancient heathen Gentiles, reference (Jeremiah 9:12-16; and 23:15)
8:12 This three day period of darkness was one of the ninth Egyptian plague, (Exodus 10:21-29)...Another sign of the end of days is an unnatural darkness maybe a blocking out of the sun for some reason, (Mark 13:24): lastly the darkening of the sun, moon, and also the stars is telling us that extremely terrifying cosmic catastrophes is inevitable, the darkness is to indicate it is a warning!!!
read Peace With the Psalms: Why Biblical Meditation???
Message of Overcoming Adversity:
1 Peter 2:18-24:
Submission to Masters
18 Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for [a]us, leaving [b]us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22 “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose [c]stripes you were healed.
The advice to all servants is applicable to all who are employed by one another: Christ is our example He gave His life at His own free will to save us all: Christ teaches us to do good and love and also forgive even when we being mistreated!!! He (Christ) came to us as suffering servant, and like I just stated offered Himself at His own free will, by whose stripes you were healed (V.24, see also Isaiah 53)...
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