Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Bright and Morning Star

Scripture: Revelation 22; Genesis 3 v 22 - 24.

This final chapter of The Revelation of John the Divine is also the final chapter of the Holy Bible. It starts with the pure water of life flowing from the Throne of God and the Lamb. In the midst of the river and on either side of it is the Tree of Life which we first read about in the Garden of Eden.
Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden an angel with a flaming sword to prevent them in their sinful state, from eating the fruit of the tree of Life and living forever. Genesis 3 v 22-24. So the fruit of this Tree of Life in the first and last books of the Bible is significant for our eternal salvation and where we spend eternity. 

When we are eating the forbidden fruit that grows on the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" (An early message on the blog if you wish to read more) then it takes us away from the Life of Jesus. Our head knowledge and worldly wisdom leads to tilling the soil by the sweat of our brow. The hardships of life without true fellowship with God.

Jesus speaks of Himself as Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the root and offspring of David, the bright and Morning Star. He is everything to those who believe in Him in His entirety. He says that those who are holy, righteous, will become even more so. But those who are unjust, filthy, will get much worse.

Those who will never know the Bright and Morning Star, He calls dogs (vicious monsters), sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolaters, and whosoever loves lies and tells lies.  So if any of these even remotely resembles areas in your life that needs dealing with then search your heart and get it perfectly in line with the Word of God.

Let His shed Blood cleanse you from all sin. It is the only substance in the Universe that can blot out all and every sin. He bled and died on the Cross to spare you eternity in Hell. Plus He wants you to have a better life here on Earth showing other sinners the truth.

Hell goes way beyond your worst nightmare. Way beyond. Continuous pain and suffering for eternity. The shop window says its just one long party in Hell. Written by the Father of Lies, the Devil or Satan or the Great Red Dragon. Many have bought the lie and will sell it wholesale. Only Jesus can rescue you. Only He was raised from the dead to conquer the power of Hell for mankind.
No prophet, not Mary, no Guru, no Buddha died in your place. No cult, ancestor, philosophy, communist manifesto, politician, king or queen has an answer that will get you to Heaven. Only Jesus Christ the Son of God holds the keys to hell and death.

In the second last verse of the Bible, Jesus says - SURELY I COME QUICKLY!

We who love Him and follow Him shout: AMEN. EVEN SO, COME, LORD JESUS!

Prayer: Heavenly Father Every day the anarchy, storms, evil people, governments, religious people who know not Jesus, get further from you and become worse and more frightening. Your Word says "Fear Not" 365 times to Your true children. One for every day of the year. We pray for Your Son to return to take us out of this world. In Jesus' name. Amen.