Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Great White Throne

Scripture:  Revelation 20 v 11 - 15:  "And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 
14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."

This prophecy given to John is packed with information about events still in our future which should be of intense interest to every person on Earth.  In God's timeframe the following have already occurred:

- The Rapture, whether pre-, mid- or post- tribulation, happened.
- The Antichrist has been revealed
- The Beast and the False Prophet and the Antichrist are already in the Lake of Fire
- The Great Tribulation is over, including all the woes and vials of dark days and pestilence.
- Earth and Heaven have disappeared

Where we stand at this future moment in time depends very much on where we are at present in our spiritual lives.  The most vital element is KNOWING that our names are in the Lamb's Book of Life.

If we have never heard of this Book of Life today is the proper day to discover it, submit to it and never lose it.  If our names are in it already then we know that we know that we KNOW that we will spend eternity with Jesus.

That is joy unspeakable and full of glory.  That is the only goal we should have.  All else is vanity and worthless.  This pandemic shows how fast everything can change forever.  We are in the throes of battle between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Satan.

Many new names are being written in The Book this year, many are already "Home", many more will follow.  Satan is trying to destroy Earth and us because he knows his time is up and, like the lying coward he is, he won't go without taking souls with him.  It's our task to try prevent this.  We must have a strategy to outwit this monster, as unseen as a coronavirus without a microscope.

God has given us the scope we need.  His Word, visions, dreams, gifts of discerning spirits, revelation gifts.  To receive them tick the boxes, ......born again; baptism by immersion after repentance; filled with the Holy Spirit baptism;  determination.

Once our eyes are opened we know our enemy and our confidence in our Father and Jesus grows by leaps and bounds.  We can see how our prayer life becomes dynamic and pro-active with Jesus.  We may get a message through tongues and interpretation of tongues which we must comply with.  When we pray it through we see the fruit, the results, either instantly or in God's perfect time.  

When these prayer times increase in number, intensity and guided by God, faith grows tremendously and the things of this world grow strangely dim.  Total focus is on the work in hand and seeing the glory manifest on Earth.  It's available to everyone who really wants it.  It ensures our names are staying in the Book because in Revelation 2 v 4 - 5: "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent."

Removing the candlestick puts us back in darkness, and we lose our companionship with the Holy Spirit.  These are the words of Jesus and He urges repentance.  It's real meaning is change your mind about sin.  And traditions that contradict the Word and will of God.  If we ignore these instructions we get Revelation 3 v 5 - 6: "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.
6  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

We are back to ensuring that Jesus never blots our names out of the Book of Life.  We must overcome this worlds traps that lure us away from God, if we do what He says we will be clothed in garments of righteousness, white raiment, and when judgment day comes Jesus will acknowledge us as His friends.

That is our ultimate victory and it comes when our Father says of us, Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into your rest!  Everything we have suffered, experienced, worried, prayed, cried and hoped is fulfilled in those words.  O death where is your sting?!  We have entered into eternal life and joy.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, please let these words travel far and wide O Lord, to reach those who never knew, those who have been compromised by religion and never known true faith.  My heart goes out, my prayers, my whole life, to touch the lost and bring them home.  For I was lost, Father, and You found me and gave me life, love and hope.  I ask for all the others who were lost like I was, salvation in Jesus' name.  Amen.