Posted on January 14, 2020 in Daily Devotionals, JANUARY

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 14, 2020 – A voice which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things. – Revelation 4:1 -5 [7]

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 14, 2020. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional    Revelation 4:1 -5  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. 

 

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Beloved, the seven years period of great tribulation immediately after the rapture of saints, shall witness a time in between that is praiseworthy.
This period when the rebellious worldlings shall experience the long awaited fierce and righteous judgement of God shall be broken into two three and half years.
The first part of the  great tribulation shall witness the  gruesome cruelty of satan , Antichrist and the unrepentant sinners on the earth.
However,  the other three and half years shall witness God the Father and the Lamb, themselves unleashing  fiery Judgement on the sinners in the world, the Antichrist, satan and his cohorts.
But then, before the end of the first three and half years, we see our Father in heaven again in His unchanging  nature of compassion and kindness to anyone and everyone at anytime, who sincerely seek for His pardon..
We see  our Father in heaven again in His magnanimity.  He still reveals Himself as a  covenant keeping God , expressing  His unequal and incomparable Providence and compassion..
See again how the scriptures describe our gracious, loving Father in heaven and our pitiful and loving Redeemer in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Exo 34:6 — 7 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Mic 7:18 — 19  Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.  He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

John 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Romans 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Beloved, as you go back to memory lane and meditate on the parable of our Lord Jesus Christ on the ten virgins. Remember,  five are wise just like you are wise and shall do everything to be ready to partake in dawning rapture.
However, you remember that five are foolish. They knew what to do but failed to do them and so were unprepared when the Bridegroom came.  They sought for oil from the wise virgins but were told to go and buy. They did but were shut out when they came back.
I am persuaded of you that you shall never ever fall into the categories of these people.

Mat 25:1 — 13  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Beloved, there shall be believers globally,, that must  exclude you that knows  about the imminent rapture and shall still miss it. You shall not miss it in Jesus name.
These believers shall come to realize that in deed they  have missed  the rapture . In addition, they are quite aware of  the implication of taking the mark of the Antichrist.
These believers shall now determinedly prepare themselves to go through the fierce wrath and persecution of the Antichrist and his agents. They shall be persecuted and ultimately loose their lives.
Both  God the Father in heaven and Jesus our Lord shall respond to the sincere repentance of these people and they shall be saved, killed and buried. While their dead bodies shall remain on earth, God shall receive their souls to heaven and honor them.
Beloved this is what apostle John saw , when our Lord opened the fifth seal. See it yourself.

Rev 6:9 — 11  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Beloved , remember that , the raptured dead saints and the living believers have our bodies, souls and spirits in heaven. But the tribulation saints have only their souls in heaven, their dead  bodies are still on the earth.
Only there souls  are received to heaven. See it yourself again.

Revelation 6:9  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

These saints because they were saved in the period of vengeance and Judgement of God. They are seen  clamouring to God to avenge their blood. The Lord  shall tell them to wait until the great  tribulation shall end and others that shall still be martyred  to join them. And in deed others in their multitude shall join them. See it yourself.

Rev 7:9 — 15  After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

Revelation 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Beloved, you might them be wondering, what made  these believers to be martyred during the great tribulation?  It is the same thing that believers like you that shall partake in the imminent rapture are going through now. See it yourself again.

Revelation 6:9  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:

They were slain because of their resolve to keep the word of God and testimony of Jesus, which is the same reason why believers are presently persecuted. See it.

Revelation 1:2  Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

 See the reason why apostle John was banished to Patmos.

Revelation 1:9  I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

This is the same reason why they shall go through more fierce persecutions during the great tribulation. See it yourself

Revelation 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Beloved, pause here and meditate deeply. If today some so called believers are compromising and committing secret sins to avoid persecution, during the era of grace and the blessed Holy Spirit, the glorious and gracious Comforter is still around to help them.
Why would they not endure now and avoid the fierce and terrific persecution during the great tribulation, when the Comforter is no more there to support them.
But then much more, there is no guarantee that they shall be able to endure to the end.
And once they receive the mark of the Antichrist, they are doomed for all eternity.
See what the Bible says again.

Jeremiah 12:5   If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?

 
Beloved, you are wise , please validate your wiseness by being thoughtful now about your eternal well-being.

Deuteronomy 32:29  O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

Proverbs 19:20  Hear counsel, and receive instruction,that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Now,  because you are wise, make sure you are biblically saved .
Make sure you are free from sin completely  and your name is in the book of Life.

Revelation 3:5  He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

2 Timothy 2:19  Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Make sure you have been sanctified and you are biblically holy. Don’t forget no defiled person shall enter heaven or be raptured.

Eph 5:25 — 27  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

2 Corinthians 7:1  Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 

Revelation 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Beloved, make sure you are not trading your eternal well-being with transient ephemeral.
Don’t gain anything and everything by loosing your precious undying soul.
Don’t give bribe or receive bribe.
Please be reconciled with your lawful spouse and be separated from the second wife or second husband, that makes you to be living in daily adultery.

Matthew 16:26  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Isa 33:15 — 17  He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions,that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.  Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

Mar 10:11 —12  And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

 Beloved, please don’t make yourself the enemy of God, because of worldliness.

James 4:4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

1Jo 2:15 — 17  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Make sure you are not engage in unequal yoke with anyone and everyone in worship, marriage and business,, recreation etc.

2Co 6:14 — 18  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

 Beloved, make sure you cut every hands, eyes or feet that shall hinder you from being part of the imminent rapture.
No matter who the person is, if he or she is not a standing believer, separate yourself from such people.

Mar 9:43 — 48  And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

1Co 5:9 —11  I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

Rom 16:17 — 18  Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

Beloved the grace of God I is available and shall be sufficient for you in particular to do all of these without stress in the mighty name of Jesus.

Tit 2:11 — 13  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

2 Corinthians 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

 
Beloved, I have one passionate ambition. I want to encourage you to join me in this novel and laudable ambition. I earnestly pray for both of us that this scripture below shall be fulfilled in our lives.
And that both of us shall be part of the twenty-four elders apostle John saw in the revelation. It shall be so in Jesus name.

Rev 4:1 — 5  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

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