Monday, September 15, 2014

The Day the Clocks Stopped Ticking

Rev 10:5  And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6  And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
Please read Rev. 10

Oh, such an awesome and terrifying scene as it (almost) unfolds in this chapter. The terrible time of Tribulation on the earth takes a turn for the worse. We are spared the horrible details. 

1. The 7th angel clothed with a cloud, rainbow on his head, face as the sun, feet as pillars of fire; with a little open book in his hand, right foot on the sea, left foot on the earth. 7. Thunders proceeded out of his mouth. 1-3

2. The 7 thunders are kept under wraps! The trumpets, vials and seals are disclosed, but not these. These 7 judgments will remain unknown until the earth receives the thunder of God's wrath.  4

3. What we do know: Time will be no longer! Vs 6. Until then, tick-tock. Sinners only have so much time to repent. Tick-tock, God's servants have only so many days to serve him. All our affairs must be put in order. Time must be redeemed. There is a day coming when the clocks will cease to tick.

4. The mystery of God will have been consummated. What might this mystery be?

*The mystery of the kingdom of God? Mark 4:11

*The mystery of the confluence of Jews and Gentiles?  Rom 11:25, Eph 3:3-9

*The mystery of the of the gospel to the nations? Rom 16:25-26, Eph 6:19, Col 1:26-27

*The mystery of the hidden things God has prepared for His people? I Cor 2:6-12

*The mystery of the resurrection of the saints and the change of essence of the same? I Cor 15:51-58

*The mystery of the inheritance of His children according to His pleasure and purpose? Eph 1:9-12

*The mystery of Christ and His bride? Eph 5:29, etc. Rev 1:20, etc.

*The mystery of the incarnation? I Tim 3:16

Or, could all these be part of the same grand, mysterious scheme - the plan of the ages?

This mystery has been revealed to His prophets and servants. Piecing together the writings of Paul, the parables of Jesus and the veiled prophecies of the Old Testament would indicate that this is the case. It can be summed up in simple terms: The Gospel and its implications.

1 comment:

C.AnnGeier fb said...

Even so Lord Jesus come.......
Thanks Bro.