And I saw as it were a sea of glass MINGLED WITH FIRE: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, STAND ON THE SEA OF GLASS, having the harps of God. Revelation 15:2. (Again, please read this as an illustration ONLY, and not as some new theological doctrine). We'll call the "sea" here as the great "sea of humanity". " And he saith unto me, THE WATERS WHICH THOU SAWEST, where the whore sitteth, ARE PEOPLES, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues". Revelation 17:15. "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, AND CAST IT INTO THE SEA, (of humanity) saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all". Revelation 18:4,21. The "lost" are in the sea of humanity, along with that wicked city Babylon. A great millstone of Judgment is cast into the sea and Babylon is forever destroyed. As people come VICTORIOUSLY out of her, out of Babylon, they now stand ON the sea, ABOVE the waters, with the Fire of the Holy Spirit keeping them Pure ABOVE the sins of humanity, walking with, in, and through, Christ. After a shipwreck, the "saved" passengers are in the "Lifeboat" ABOVE the waters, and those IN the waters, drown. People, come OUT OF the sea of bad theology, religious rituals, and denominationalism, and into the Saving Mercy and Grace of Christ with the Fire of the Holy Spirit KEEPING you in Christ. Live ABOVE the worldliness and sins of the lost and be a Light to those looking for THE Way out, looking for Christ. Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME. John 14:6. Until Christ comes for His Bride, you'll be Safe in Him, and you will GREATLY, Be Blessed.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every SHIPMASTER, AND ALL the company in SHIPS, and SAILORS, and as many as TRADE BY SEA, stood afar off, Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it INTO THE SEA, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 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. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. Revelation 18:4-5,17,20-21, 23-24. And before the throne there was a SEA OF GLASS like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. Revelation 4:6. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up OUT OF THE SEA, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Revelation 13:1. AS AN ILLUSTRATION ONLY, think of the "sea" as the sea of humanity. The man of sin comes out of this sea of humanity and God throws down Judgment on a part of the sea and Babylon is destroyed. (Illustration...) Religions, denominations, all false teachings and deceptions all come out of the "sea of humanity". And God throes down Judgment into this "sea". People, come out of this "sea" of worldliness and perversion, and into Holiness, Righteousness, Purity and Patience, into CHRISTLIKENESS, to FOREVER, Be Blessed.
And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, BABYLON THE GREAT IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For ALL NATIONS HAVE DRUNK of the wine of the wrath OF HER FORNICATION, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, AND GOD HATH REMEMBERED HER INIQUITIES. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. REJOICE OVER HER (destruction), thou heaven, and YE HOLY APOSTLES AND PROPHETS; for God hath avenged you on her. And IN HER WAS FOUND THE BLOOD OF prophets, and of saints, and of ALL THAT WERE SLAIN UPON THE EARTH. Revelation 18:2-5,8,20, 24. To get the whole picture, read all of chapter 18. Yes, this is a specific church, and a specific false religion that will fall under severe Judgment, but it is also a warning TO ALL CHRISTIANS to come out of the worldliness of Religion. Religions start when God calls a people to Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, AND MAN CHANGES IT TO RULES AND REGULATIONS ABOUT HOW TO WORSHIP THE LORD THE WAY MAN WANTS TO WORSHIP THE LORD. ALL religions will come crashing down in Judgment of their idolatry, hence the warning, "Come out of her My People". Save the people but kill the religion. Right now, today, Christ is calling His People to come out of ALL religions because His Judgment is falling on ALL of them. Just be WILLING to Praise the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, and the Holy Spirit will do the rest. Fallen man is falling even lower into Sin and Idol worship. Lift your sights to see the Risen Christ, and, Be Blessed.
As many were astonied (to be desolate, be appalled, stun, stupefy), at thee; his visage (sight, appearance, vision), was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: Isaiah 52:14. The tortured body of Christ hanging on the cross was barely recognizable as a human being. He looked worse than a butchered side of beef hanging up for display. Satan took his "one shot" at Christ to make Him so repulsive to look at that he hoped no one would want Christ for anything. Christ was defeated and dead. Satan had killed the Son of God. Satan was celebrating Hi-fives all around. That ugly death was PAYMENT IN FULL FOR YOUR SINS, AND MY SINS. (The GOoD News). CHRIST AROSE FROM THE GRAVE, VICTORIOUSLY CONQUERING SIN, DEATH, AND THE GRAVE, that all His Followers may Live with Him Eternally in Heaven. Satan, still not willing to accept defeat, commissioned sin-filled lost men to create paintings of Christ on the cross. A little cut here, a drop of blood there, even a nice loin cloth to cover shame. Satan painted pictures that made Christ unrecognizable AS A SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS. Even as a size comparison, paintings show a Big Holy Mamma holding her much smaller, barely wounded, dead son. His, (Satan's) church is filled with these godless pictures and statues TO DECEIVE THOSE NOT ABLE TO READ THE WORD FOR THEMSELVES, OR UNDERSTAND PREACHING IN LATIN. "Come to my house where life is easy and there is no pain and suffering, and getting into heaven is simple", is Satan's message to the uneducated and unknowing masses. The GOoD News? CHRIST WILL NOT LOSE EVEN ONE OF HIS SHEEP, NOT ONE!!! Lies and deception abound all around us and many will "lose" a faith they never had, following a man designed from Hell. NOT ONE CHRISTIAN WILL BE LOST TO SATAN. Follow Christ, read and study His Word for yourself. Listen to the Leading of the Holy Spirit, and obey as He keeps you in Christ. NO MAN CAN SAVE YOU, only Christ. Seek Him, and, Be Blessed.
Behold, My Servant (Christ) shall deal prudently, He shall be Exalted and Extolled, and be Very High. As many were astonied at Thee; his visage (the sight of Him, His appearance, the vision of what you would see were you to look at Him as He was nailed to the cross), was so marred (disfigurement) more than any man, and His Form (shape, form, outline, figure, appearance), more than the sons of men: So shall (His Blood) sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at (the sight of) him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider. Isaiah 52:13-15. In short, Christ shall be greatly lifted up and exalted above all men, AFTER He was hung on the cross where He was beaten and tortured beyond human recognition. The Day is coming when all the kings of the earth will see Christ for Who He really Is, and they will shut their mouths in humility. Christ was beaten to a bloody pulp, his beard was ripped out, he had a crown of 2 inch long thorns crammed down onto his head and into his skull. He was whipped 39 times with a cat of 9 trails, a whipping device with multiple leather stands, each with broken glass, sharp metal, and hooks tied onto each stand end. Many people died from the whipping alone. After his scourging, (whipping), he was forced to carry part of his cross part way to the place of crucifixion where he was nailed to the cross, to hang in pure agony. He was nailed through his wrists through the nerve causing great pain. His feet were individually nailed to the cross. And just to add insult to injury, he were naked. Don't be fooled by these godless pictures of Christ with a full beard, a drop of blood on each hand, and ropes around his arms, as he's standing on a footrest. He not only physically suffered, he carried the weight of sin of every person on planet earth in his shoulders. GOD HIMSELF would not let Christ bleed out and die until, "IT IS FINISHED". Now, we can Live and, Be Blessed.
BE YE therefore PERFECT, even as your Father which is in heaven is Perfect. Matthew 5:48. But as He which hath called you is Holy, so BE YE HOLY in all manner of conversation, (all manner of life); Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am Holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME. John 14:6. In the Old Testament they knew Christ as God. In the New Testament we know God as Christ. Either way, both ways, all the Lord is looking for is a People who want Christ ABOVE ALL ELSE. Above family, friends and neighbors. With Christ First, then the Lord can give you everything else He has for you because your Life is now, In Order. To Truly Follow Christ is the hardest, and most rewarding Life you'll EVER know. But man, being man, goes looking for an easier way. Therefore, man comes up with his own ideas of how he wants to "worship" God and on what terms he will do so, and ends up seeking a Denomination as like minded as himself, and following IT, with its rules and regulations instead of just Following Christ. And once you find your denomination and how "like-minded" it is with you, it's hard to tell you otherwise. It is such a trap, and so deceptive, to follow a "God given" denomination, instead of THE God given Christ. (Please read carefully), TO STRICTLY FOLLOW A DENOMINATION ONLY, IS TO START TO FALL AWAY FROM CHRIST, and this can end in not Finishing The Race. Don't go down the "denominational road", it will ultimately end in death and destruction. Again, Christ said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: NO MAN cometh unto the Father, BUT BY ME. John 14:6. Jesus also said, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT". Matthew 7:13-14. Find Christ, The Way, and, Be Blessed.
And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the Lord, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: HE SHALL OFFER IT OF HIS OWN VOLUNTARY WILL at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; AND IT SHALL BE ACCEPTED FOR him to make ATONEMENT for him. Leviticus 1:1-4. BE YE therefore PERFECT, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48. But as he which hath called you is holy, so BE YE HOLY in all manner of conversation, (life); Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16. Again, this goes from the Old Testament "legalism" of impossible, to the New Testament MORE impossible of "Be Perfect, Be Holy, and I'll accept YOU as the Perfect Sacrifice". This is how, today, man TRIES OF HIS OWN ABILITY to earn his way into heaven. Again, this is still impossible as man makes up his own Denominational Rules and Regulations, Bible versions, and "Dreams" to still try to get into heaven. Man makes it complicated, BUT CHRIST MAKES IT SIMPLE. He says, "I am The Way, I will change your Heart, and you can do ALL THINGS through Me". Just Trust Christ, Follow Him and His Leading, He'll help you with EVERYTHING, if you'll but Trust and Obey. He is PERFECT, and through Him, you can be made Perfect and Holy, A Pleasing Sacrifice, A Sweet Smelling Savor to the Father, through The Son. Christ did ALL the work, rest in Him, give up your way and go His. Read His Word, study Him, and He'll make you like Him. As the Father sees you through Christ, He sees Perfection and Holiness. "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the Joy of Thy Lord", and, Be Blessed.
And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the Lord, YE SHALL BRING YOUR OFFERING OF THE CATTLE, even of the herd, and of the flock. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. Leviticus 1:1-4. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:15-16. Leviticus 1:1 is the "beginning" of, "Ok, let's sit down and have a talk, I'll talk and you listen. If you want to do a willing sacrifice, this is how I want you to do it. I'll tell you exactly how, what, when and where you are to offer this sacrifice, if you want to offer a Perfect Sacrifice". It can't get any more "legalistic" than this, it had to be willing, and it had to be done perfectly. And as if that wasn't tough enough, man comes along and adds even more impossible rules and regulations going down the road of impossible to REALLY impossible. It didn't matter if you were bored with it all, as long as you were OBEDIENT. Obedience equaled success, God was pleased, let's go home and see what's for supper. And Legalistic didn't work, they died by the millions with Moses in the desert for 40 years. Scene change, New Testament. Christ Fulfilled all the Law and is telling people, "OK guys, forget Law, let's go for Heart Attitude. Just be WILLING to be Perfect, Holy, Love God, and Love your neighbor, AND I'LL HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH THIS". In Christ, ALL things are possible. In Christ, you will, Be Blessed.
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, NEITHER BE YE OF DOUBTFUL MIND. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather SEEK YE THE KINGDOM OF GOD; and all these things shall be added unto you. FEAR NOT, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; PROVIDE YOURSELVES BAGS WHICH WAX NOT OLD, A TREASURE IN THE HEAVENS that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that WAIT FOR THEir LORD, when he will return from the wedding; THAT WHEN HE COMETH AND KNOCKETH, THEY MAY OPEN UNTO HIM IMMEDIATELY. BLESSED ARE those servants, whom THE lord when he cometh shall find WATCHING: verily I say unto you, that He shall gird Himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. BE YE therefore READY also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. Luke 12:29-37,40. The key here is not only to be ready for the time when Christ comes to receive His Bride, ALL HIS BRIDE, ALL AT ONE TIME, but to be ready ANYTIME the Lord shows up. Always looking for the Lord and His Holiness, Righteousness, Purity and Patience. Asking, Seeking and Knocking for all those Things the Lord has for you, FOR TODAY. Are you looking for Christ in His Word, in a radio program, in a GOoD Teaching and Message, in even A Word of Encouragement from some of His??? Here's my point, Christ can show up even in the voice of a donkey, ARE YOU LISTENING? The Bible is The Him Book, it's ALL about Him. The earth is FULL of His Glory and speaks of Christ in EVERYTHING. The Lord will use anything and everything to speak to you of His Everlasting Mercy and Grace. Can you see it? Can you hear it? Listen, watch, Be Ready, and, Be Blessed.
FOR HE THAT WILL LOVE LIFE, AND SEE GOoD DAYS, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: LET HIM ESCHEW (run from) EVIL, AND DO GOOD; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the Eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His Ears are open unto their prayers: but the Face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, (and yes, you probably will be harmed, even killed), if ye be followers of that which is GOoD? But and IF YE SUFFER for righteousness' sake, HAPPY ARE YE: and BE NOT AFRAID OF THEIR TERROR, NEITHER BE TROUBLED; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and BE READY ALWAYS TO GIVE AN ANSWER to every man that asketh you a reason OF THE HOPE THAT IS IN YOU with meekness and fear: Having a GOoD conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. For IT IS BETTER, if the Will of God be so, THAT YE SUFFER FOR WELL DOING, than for evil doing. FOR CHRIST ALSO hath once SUFFERED for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, BEING PUT TO DEATH in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 1 Peter 3:10-18. As a Believer, do you have the Love, Joy, and Peace of the Lord so Full in you, so Saturated through you, that EVERY day is an Absolute GIFT from the Lord??? That you have so much of Christ's Love for your fellow man, that EVERY day is Gloriously FULL of the Glory of the Lord? That nothing can harm you in your Love of and for, Christ and His? Sure, they can kill you, but don't let that ruin your Day. That there is NO FEAR in Following the King of kings and the Lord of lords? Even as your flesh dies, your Spirit soars with Christ? Be Encouraged people, when we see Christ, all memory of pain and suffering will instantly vanish, knowing it was ALL worth it. Let Christ be Magnified and Glorified in and through this Wonderful Gift called LIFE, in you, that you may FOREVER, Be Blessed!!!