You have to humble yourself and come to a place of being called because you want Him, to chosen, because you want Him, and then faithful, because you want Him. That’s it. Without that you can’t enter the kingdom of God.
Revelation is something that is kind of hard to figure out because God protects His word to some degree. Most of the time God has to open our eyes to know and get understanding and even at that it’s sometimes kind of difficult. But we want to go to Revelation and look at some things that I’ve been laboring over for quite a while. I’m not going to get into what nation does this or that; the bottom line is that Babylon is the biggest power and the cruelest power of satan to draw people away from the living God. In Revelation, Jesus gives John warnings about getting out of Babylon. In Revelation 17:5 it pretty well describes what Babylon is: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Then in verse 14, These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. First of all, in the kingdom of God, you don’t get to choose what you want to do. It’s kind of like going to a factory that has an opening for a position. You will either do that particular job or you won’t, and they will find someone that wants to do that job and is fitted for it. So you have a call on your life, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to respond to it. But if you do respond to it, God will choose according to the degree of response. When God began to call me, I became so hungry that I would spend all night studying and then get up the next morning and go to work. I slept it, I ate it, I meditated on it; I did everything to try to understand who God was. I said I know there is more to God than I’ve ever seen in the church. So the second thing, for Him to choose you, you have to have a response to God that you’re going to be faithful by having God be the number one person in your life. Jesus talked about it. He said, unless you love Me more than your parents, your wife, your children, then you’re not worthy of Me. He is looking for someone that when He places His word upon them they will labor to do it; someone willing to let Him be the potter and mold their clay. When He is the potter, a pressure comes on you to mold you into something. Zechariah 3 & 4 describes that molding process. Then those that are faithful: when times get tough, they don’t think about running or going away. Paul even went so far to say he was a prisoner of God. He knew that he couldn’t do anything but what he was called to do. God had a grip on him. I’m not saying that I didn’t want to run a time or two, but when I was thinking of doing that I also had to think, where would I run to? And there is no place you can run to be fulfilled if God has a call on your life, except to run to Him. That’s the only place you can have it fulfilled. So in that way Paul felt a prisoner of Jesus Christ. God is always a progressive God. He doesn’t dump everything onto you at once. If He did, you couldn’t protect it because you don’t know how to fight the enemy that wants to destroy you. And if the enemy has never tried to destroy you, you’re not doing anything against him, which isn’t a good thing. God is the potter and there is a pressure He puts on the flesh to cause it to change.
Take for instance Naomi. God wanted to move Israel into a better and more obedient place, because God had called and chosen Abraham’s descendants to be an expression to the world that He is God. So Naomi had a husband and two sons when there was great famine in the land. God uses a famine as one of the things to try to bring people back. The reason He uses famine is because until your flesh hurts, it doesn’t want to change. It says in Zechariah that the earth was at peace. But the earth was at peace because no one was resisting satan. It’s like the Garden of Eden, but it’s the garden of satan. He has made this world polluted when it was made holy in the beginning. Naomi and her family journeyed to Moab to get away from the famine. After 10 years, Naomi, who escaped because she probably didn’t want to go there to begin with, had her husband and two sons die, and was left with her sons’ two wives. One kissed her and said goodbye but Ruth embraced Naomi. That caused Ruth to cling to Naomi because she wanted the God that Naomi had. She said, your God is my God, your family is my family. So she clung to the one that could lead her to the living God. Because of that, when they went back, God moved upon Naomi through Ruth and Ruth came out of where she was because of Naomi. They had no land and no man to support them, so Ruth went to the fields of Boaz and began to glean there. The first day, she came home with a little bag of grain. God opened Boaz’ eyes, and he saw her working, and that she was a good worker and he liked her. So he told the laborers, throw a few bundles over by her so it’s easier for her. And she began to come out of a poverty state and into the commonwealth of Israel. The commonwealth of Israel should be upon each one of us, as well as what Ruth was doing, in developing a way of life that was bringing her into the commonwealth of Israel. You know the story. It kept going until Boaz was the one next in kin that could redeem Naomi through Ruth. I believe that not only was Naomi praying, but the ancestors of Naomi and her husband that died, were laboring to maintain that heritage. In their belief, because Abraham was looking for a city not built by hands, that there was an inheritance to every family in Israel. So they all got a piece of land to survive and to live on until that New Jerusalem comes down out of heaven. It was extremely important for them to have heritage on the earth that would follow the ways of God to receive the inheritance. But if that was not the case, and we see it a lot in the Bible, they did unusual things so they would not lose the inheritance.
Every person that comes into the family of God is a baby, no matter how old or young you are, and the only way you can advance is for you to be hungry through every one of those stages of change that He does. He’s the potter. There could be 5, 10, 20, as many as it takes to get you to that place. Every time God does something that makes your flesh squirm, you have to realize that He is increasing you by decreasing the desires of your flesh. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Therefore we must cling to that which will bring us into that place of heritage which Jesus talked about. Put your money in heaven where there is no rust, or corruption. Nobody can steal it. It’s yours forever. The disciples also said, how will we get into heaven if we don’t have any wealth? Jesus said, you can’t do anything about it. But if you cling to Me, all things are possible. All things are possible in that the monetary system is only for us to prosper in Him and to help His children. Jesus said if you help one of the least of these, you’re helping Me. The Bible says when those that helped stood before the Lord they said, when did we help You, Lord? He said when you helped one of the least of these little children, you did it unto Me. So called, chosen, and faithful is where we want to be. I’ve had people come and say, I want to be this, I want to be that. How do I get to it? Well you don’t. You can’t. Even if someone would prophesy over you, you can’t get it. You have to humble yourself and come to a place of being called because you want Him, to chosen, because you want Him, and then faithful, because you want Him. That’s it. Without that you can’t enter the kingdom of God. He’s going to marry those that want that. He does a better job of looking for someone to fellowship with than people on the earth do. Verse 15, And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. When it says “seas” in the Bible, a lot of times it is a sea of people. And right here is a verse that identifies that. The swamp isn’t dirty water, its dirty souls. Today we call the corrupt officials that are ruling over this nation a swamp. That’s what they’re talking about. They’re a sea and nation of crooked, stealing, lying people that are trying to rule over God’s people.
Now let’s look in chapter 18. It starts out that Babylon has fallen. Through chapter 18, this is the way that God caused. When it says in here that God caused Babylon to fall, or that He caused something to happen, He did it because you could not do it without Him in you. You are doing it with what He says because you have been created to handle that kind of power and be faithful and not go off the road to Him. So in verse 7, How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. One of the things that has caused me to change is knowing how the earth was created, how the world was created, and how it functions. Verse 8, Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death… When you don’t allow God to change you, you cannot be redeemed. To be in God’s kingdom, you have to be redeemed. You cannot enter the kingdom of God unless you’re redeemed. He died on the cross and He redeemed the earth of its plagues. The earth received the water and the blood that flowed from Jesus’ side. No human being caught the blood and the water. But it went down and the earth was cleansed for those that want it. Therefore no man can say I didn’t have a chance, because God broke the power of death and gave us the power of righteousness to defeat the world that you lived in before you knew God. God is not guilty of being just to some people and not to others because He did a once over redemption policy that if you want Him, He’ll redeem you from the fallen state. In the fallen state, the spirit of God is only in you to keep you alive. Breath is still there, but when that goes you are fully dead in the physical. When you begin to seek God, death begins to lift off of you. When the Holy Spirit comes and wants to see you redeemed, He will convince you that you are walking in sin and as He convinces you, you become broken by weeping and saying, God, I’m sorry for what I did to You. And what You did for me is an incredible thing and I want to be redeemed through You. So I receive You as Lord of lords, King of kings, and the One that is the potter that will change me. And I know that I have said many times to God, if You can’t find someone to do that job, it doesn’t matter what it is, I will do it for You. But in saying that, I know that God is going to come and He’s going to change this vessel to fit that job. So you’ll have to go through a process. If you think that when God gives you another job to do that you can just go do it, no, you can’t. You have to be prepared just like David. When Saul tried to put the armor on David he said, it’s not been proven. And when God puts the armor on you, you have to be proven that you can do it before He releases you with the power. It’s like a small child. You wouldn’t just hand them the keys and tell them to go to the store and buy a couple loaves of bread. No. they haven’t been proven in that area. That’s the way God is with us. We have to grow up in that area. It may take a year or two. But a year or two is just like a minute for God according to what David said. He said God, I only have 70 years to live on the earth but you have forever; give me a break. So we have to understand that even when you go on a job, they will sometimes give you a week’s training for a particular job, or send you to a conference where they will teach you how to run a machine or whatever it is you’re going to be doing. It’s the same way with God. Verse 8, Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; Those three things are all part of the flesh in the fallen state. Our flesh that has been redeemed has life in it. But if we don’t have Christ living in us, God sees us as dead people. He even says let the dead bury the dead; you go do what I say. We have death, mourning, and famine. Have you ever heard a person mourn from the depths of their being in a fleshly way because they’re not getting what they want? It makes your hair stand on end to hear it. They’re calling on the devil and his workers to help them get what they want and it’s a horrible thing. Anyone that seeks to own souls does that. But the mourning that God wants is that we see what we’ve done and begin to repent so that the beginning of restoration can start to take place. And if that doesn’t start to take place we’re not growing, because the kingdom of God is always on the increase. So the world may not be going through stages of recovery, but if you are being redeemed you’re going to go through those stages. You may say, God, I’ve already went through that stage. Well, yes, but that’s just one level. We’re peeling the onion, and you go to the next one and the next one. Just like gold. You heat gold seven times before it is purified. And each time you wipe off the scum from the top. After the 7th time you will be ninety some percent pure. The third thing was famine. Naomi’s husband took them and tried to escape the famine that was meant to bring Israel back to God. Even though they were wrong in what they did, God saw fit to redeem them through Ruth because she wanted Naomi’s God.
Verse 10, Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. This is what Babylon had to offer the world. Verse 14, And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. God wipes them out but He does it through His faithful people. Verse 15, The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off. Verse 23, And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. The light shall shine no more in them; that is, how to seduce and to gain wealth. Not the light of God, but the light of satan and his people. When God removes something, you can’t change it. God is trying to build up faith in the church today so they can start to resist. All the nations were deceived because of her sorceries; because of her knowledge of the depths of satan. That’s what a jezebel does. It’s almost impossible to get out from underneath it. The only way to come out of it is that you want God and that’s it; to hate the world of sin and be determined to find God. If you do that, you can come out of it. But it’s a scary thing. The reason you control people is because of your fear. You have to overcome fear, and God has to become such a part of you that you are secure in Him to get rid of that fear and control. That’s the only way it can be done. You’ll always fight it, it will always be there, until that takes place.
Revelation 19:1, And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor and power, unto the Lord our God: When they are singing Alleluia they are singing to what God has given us. He’s given us salvation and because of our redemption we can walk in the glory and honor and power of God. That’s what should be in the church today, because as you are redeemed those four things come on you. If they don’t it’s because you’re not being redeemed. You’re just sitting there not doing anything and you’re not in a good place. Verse 2, For true and righteous are his judgments. His judgments bring truth to you, and righteousness, which is the power to get rid of it. Righteousness is the power to get rid of whatever it is because Christ is now working in you through grace to get rid of the things that caused you to be unholy so that you can begin to walk the ladder of holiness. …for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth… They corrupted the earth and the earth received Jesus blood and water. …with her fornication… Fornication is serving satan’s ways. …and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. That’s a long time. If they don’t get out and become redeemed, those that are attached to Babylon, because they were not made everlasting, will be destroyed. Those that die today that have not been redeemed won’t come out of their torment for another thousand and some years. That’s quite a while to be tormented before the second death comes. Verse 5, And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Six thousand years were given to man to rule and reign on the earth. But the last one, the Sabbath, the day of rest, He’s shutting down the power of the flesh so that it cannot reign upon the earth. As He gets people that walk in holiness, they are going to take over and rule with Christ for the thousand years. Omnipotent means an all-powerful God. No matter what it is, He can cause you to do whatever He wants. As He did to Joseph, bringing him out of prison into a place of authority, He can do in you and me. But Joseph didn’t get it in a day or a week or month or year or two years. He was in Egypt a long time, and got pushed around, even being put in prison, before God elevated him to a place of authority. Verse 7, Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. The brethren of Christ are the brethren that have the testimony of Jesus. The testimony is what Jesus can do for you if you want. So as we walk and are different than the world, darkness is getting darker and light is getting lighter. People notice; your children are the greatest witness that you have something going for you that the rest of the world doesn’t. The words that Jesus says are going to happen will happen. That’s why John writes in here that the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. As you prophesy to somebody, you can’t think of the way you would prophesy, because it comes too fast. So when it comes out its Jesus in you putting those words in there and you have to do it fast to be able to keep up. And you do it fast enough that you know your mind is not thinking like that. So you know it’s coming from somewhere and if it has the testimonies of Jesus you know that Christ is in you speaking to you. It’s up to you what you want to do with it. If you want to just sit on it and think someday; no, now! Now is the day of redemption. Now is the day to be revived and the darkness begin to be pushed out. Verse 11, And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. The first opening of a seal was a man riding on the white horse. That happened in 1992. I saw it. We were with a company of prophets and I saw heaven open and I saw a man on a white horse riding. He was by himself at that time, to judge and make war. That’s prior to the seven thousandth year. Verse 12, His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. Jesus is the Word of God. So when He speaks to you, He is speaking the words that come from the Father. Just like when we prophesy it comes from Jesus. He is the one that releases the words of prophetic utterance. Verse 14, And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: Where does the church get the rod of iron? It’s in the fourth church in Revelation chapter 2. If you are faithful to remove the jezebels from your midst, I will give you a rod that will destroy the nations. And here He’s saying it. So you know God is doing it. He’s giving you the rod to do it, but you’re doing it in His name, therefore it’s Him that’s doing it. You’re just a vessel made to do it. …and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. We see on the church signs, God loves everyone. No, He doesn’t. He doesn’t feel sorry for everyone either. He gives you mercy if you want Him. But that’s all. He gave me mercy because I wanted Him. A lot of times He would cause me to manifest so I personally would see the wickedness in me. And in those days when someone was around me it probably wasn’t very pretty. Verse 16, And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Verse 18, That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. Just prior to the thousand year reign God’s army is destroying the wicked of the earth. I believe that we are in the thousand year reign. Judgment was given to Noah that the flood was coming but it was 100 years before it was completed. We don’t know how long it will take for the church to push out the wicked from the earth and the world. Those that are sitting around waiting for Jesus to come back and do it, no, He isn’t going to do anything. We are preparing just like John the Baptist. He prepared the way for Jesus to come back. We will do the same. If that doesn’t happen He isn’t coming back. What is He coming back for? A bunch of wicked people? No. He’s coming back for a bride that has defeated the world and the wickedness that’s in it. Verse 20, And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
Chapter 20 is the beginning of the thousand year reign. One thing you will see is that there was a war before the thousand year reign. 17, 18 and 19 are showing you babylon and the wickedness of the world and that God has given His army a rod of iron to destroy the wicked. When we say destroy, we mean that all powers are broken and they become nothing. They become the poor. They have to go in the corners of the fields to get anything because they don’t have any land left. That’s what the church is responsible for. Not by themselves but in Christ. He came to redeem. So now I can say that God so loved the world that He came to die for you and me that we might become holy so that He can put a power on us to drive the enemy out. We’re not going anywhere, they’re going somewhere. The wicked shall not inherit the earth. Revelation 20:1, And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. If he was bound on the start of the seventh year, we wouldn’t have any problems on the earth anymore. Satan is still in full bloom. But when we see that the deterioration of satan’s kingdom is scattered throughout the whole earth, we know we are beginning to have great victories upon the earth. We are destroying satan’s kingdom so that we can rejoice with Christ and live upon the earth for the thousand years without any torment or the inner workings of satan upon any person. Those that didn’t have Jesus in their heart are nothing. From kings to the homeless - I don’t care who they are. The reason it has happened is because Christ died for them and they didn’t want Him. So don’t feel sorry for them. Because if you feel sorry for them they will pull you to where they are, their world. I first started out trying to help every person that came along but all they wanted was to get rid of the pain and then they went back to their old lifestyle again. I would get all beat up and they would go away feeling pretty good. But that didn’t last too long. I love the earth. I love the world. He made it beautiful and holy but it is not holy now. There isn’t even any discussion on it. It’s wicked. Babylon and those that are self-centered and doing their own thing will be stripped and they won’t have any ability to fight against God. They can’t turn on Him. They have to go where God says. Why? Because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. That’s the same way with you and me. We must follow Him to the end, looking for that city not built by hands. Verse 3, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. Now we saw earlier that there was a war, that God was going to destroy the wicked and He invited all the birds and the creatures to come and feast upon the horses and the riders and everything that’s there. Then in verse 4, And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them. What happens when you say, I see a throne? You didn’t see it in the physical, you saw it in the spirit. Who are the ones that sit upon the thrones? The ones that are riding horses with God on the white horse. …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. That’s set. That’s the beginning of coming into it and taking over the world that God made. He gave us the world and is causing it to be holy. Verse 5, But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: What? What did I just say? Those that are holy are going to take part in the thousand year reign. The rest of them won’t be alive until the thousand years are over because He’s making the earth and the world holy again and those that are not holy can’t help. So they stay dead for a thousand years and then they’ll be resurrected. But they won’t have the authority of those that are blessed forever. Joel’s army: there’s never been one like it and there will never be one like it again. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power. What’s the second death? The first death is your physical dying. The second death is when He destroys your soul and body in hell. …but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. I’ve been wondering for years how this is going to be, and now I’m beginning to see it. We are seated in heavenly places and we’re going to rule from there and Christ is not going to come back right now. He’s got a thousand years. But He’ll come back with those that have a witness of who Jesus is. Those that have the prophecy, because Jesus is living in you, to be living in the thousand year reign. Those that have redeemed themselves through Christ and walk in the power of God and have been called, chosen, and faithful, they are priests unto God. A priest unto God is laboring for Him, what He wants done on the earth. In Daniel it talks about it in chapter 7:10 where the saints come up and stand before the Lord and get an order and their lightning and fire from the presence of God then they go back down on the earth like lightning and cause it to happen. …but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And when the thousand years are expired, satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. There’s another war. So there’s a war before and there’s a war after and in between that are God’s people who were redeemed that have a throne in heaven that will rule and reign with Christ and be a priest unto God; that is, to do His will to the men that are on the earth. So it’s possible that people will be saved even in the thousand year reign. I don’t know. Verse 9, And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. Satan’s army is devoured after this all takes place in the thousand years. Verse 10, And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. 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. The face of the earth, which is the world, will be wiped away. We’re not going to have the world anymore. The earth will still be here but it will be renewed. According to Peter there is going to be a fire that even the elements will be melted so there will be no wickedness left on the earth. Verse 11, 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. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: There won’t be the judgment of Christ coming back until the thousand years are over. …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. Was it your works, or was it you being a priest to Me and doing My works? Verse 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. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. You will never be mentioned again. The fire is so great that it wipes away all of your labor; everything you ever did, so that you will not torment anybody ever again. Ever. You are gone and you’ll never be mentioned again. And if you think, well that’s not too bad I think I’ll just have a good time. Well you have a thousand years to be in hell. Do you know how long that is? It’s more than a day or two.
Revelation 21:1, And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. There is the promise of Abraham. A new heaven and a new earth. New Jerusalem. Everything that was on the earth was holy. Everything God made was holy. But now again He’s wiped the surface of the earth clean with fire and He’s coming back then with New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven, holy. No satan. Nothing but quietness and peace of God forever. Life without end. No time. You won’t need a watch. You won’t need a calendar. There’s no light and darkness, it’s just all light and that comes from the Father. Can you see this walk through? People don’t know when the war is coming and it’s here and there…but Gog and Magog are gathered up after the thousand years, which is Russia, so they’re going to be here another thousand years. How do I know this is true? Sodom and Gomorrah. Five kings came and hauled off Sodom and Gomorrah two days journey, and they stopped and had a party. They sat there and got happy and drunk, and Lot was carried off. Abraham took off after them with his 318 soldiers and he destroyed all of those kings and brought back the people. The kings of Sodom and Gomorrah stood there when Abraham was being blessed by Melchisedec, who is Jesus, and said you don’t need to give the material things back to me. Just give me the souls. I will get them to work and I’ll have it back. They never repented and they never changed their ways and it wasn’t long after that that God said, I’ve had it. I helped Sodom and Gomorrah and they rejected Me. They never honored Me for My labor. So He destroyed them. He didn’t just destroy them, He annihilated them. When it blew up, they know by the minerals that are in the dead sea, they can tell where the ground was and where the minerals washed in to the dead sea. It was 3.5 miles deep, 12 miles wide, and 42 miles long that blew sky high. Don’t mess with God. He is God. He is Lord of Lords. He’s King of kings. How do you know if you’re holy? You know by how much you love Him. If you love Him, you’re loving holiness. And holiness grows on you slowly but as you grow in God, that holiness comes and it keeps growing and growing because the government of God is always on the increase. Those that don’t believe it, I don’t feel sorry for you. Those that do believe it, God will give you more grace because now you’re hungrier than you were before. He’ll give you more grace. He’ll work with you to get where you need to be. He’s a loving God, but He loves holiness and hates Esau, the rebellious that wanted to do what he wanted to do. God rejected Esau’s generations because it had a bad root. Every generation, God told the children of Israel, smack them. Wipe them out. And once again, God is in the process of redeeming through plagues that are coming upon the earth.