The Seven Seals. (Revelations 6)

As you know, the book of Revelations is about Prophecy : predicting the future which is really a tough job, but I pray the Holy Spirit can help me make this clear.
In Revelation we have 7 seals (Rev6), 7 trumphet judgments (Rev8-10) and 7bowls or vial judgments (Rev16).

Seals are on earth, Trumpets are in the sky /Atmosphere  Bowls or Vials are in the Heaven /outer space
But we concentrate on the 7 seals in our context.

Don’t forget Jesus spoke of the last days also in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21.

The events Jesus spoke about mirrors what is talked about starting from the first seal to the seventh seal.

So we match events of what Jesus spoke about with that of the 7 seals which are pretribulational signs
Take note Most of the events surrounding the Return of Christ and leading up to the RAPTURE and RESURRECTION occur during the TIME PERIOD of the 7 seals. So let’s match them

7 SEALS starting with 4 horsemen

1. False prophets. Matthew 24:4-5, white Horse. 1st SEAL;

People mistake this to be the antichrist because in Rev 19:11 we see Jesus riding on a white horse and antichrist surely would want to mimic and imitate Christ but based on the order of events false prophets arise in great measure before THE ANTICHRIST and THE FALSE PROPHET in Rev 13

2. Wars. Matt 24:6-7a  Red Horse. 2nd SEAL.

3. FAMINE. Matthew 24 :7b Black Horse.  3rd SEAL.

4. DEATH and HELL. Mathew 24:7c Green Horse (pale) I am guessing, I may not be right, that this is Islam, ISIS etc.

In between the fourth and fifth watch out for MARTYRDOM

Horse seal over other seals continue

5. EARTHQUAKES  Mathew 24:7d Earthquakes

6. SIGNS in the SKY Matt 24:29

7.????? Mathew 24:30 Rapture in between the 6 and 7 seals I believe the Rapture takes place hence Silence in heaven???? 

Note am not predicting day or hour of Rapture which no one can know but the season which scriptures says we can know
Rev 7-9 is the time of JACOB TROUBLE GREAT TRIBULATION.

RAPTURE I BELIEVE is INTRA SEAL  between the 6th and 7th seal and is PreWrath before the trumpet and bowl judgment.
As we Christians will pass through tribulation but we won’t see the WRATH of God.

1 Thessalonians  1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the WRATH to COME.

1 Thessalonians  5:9 For God hath not appointed us to WRATH, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

TAKE NOTE : TRIBULATION IS NOT EQUAL TO THE WRATH OF GOD.

Tribulation is from satan. Wrath is from God.

Ephesians  2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the CHILDREN of WRATH , even as others.

Also don’t mistake the last trumpet in the seventh trumpet ~Rev 11:15 to mean the same that occurs at the Rapture {1st Cor. 15 and 1st Thess. 4}, they are not.

~ Akhidime Ehigbai

image

Advertisements

Getting personal with GOD…. (True life story of a Believer)

“A man who asks questions will not miss his way.”
– A Nigerian proverb.

“If you’re a Christian, and you’ve not yet gotten to a place where nothing makes sense anymore and you question what you believe or have been taught to believe, then your journey of faith hasn’t begun.”
-Eketi Ette. 

*
*

I remember the one time I totally stopped believing in God. It was a period that lasted three years.

Because I like tying up loose ends and making things official, I actually went to church,  stood in front of the altar and said,  “God,  if you’re really here,  I came to tell you that we’re done. You cannot exist and the world is the way it is. I’ve got too many unanswered questions that no one’s answering, especially you. So, I’m done. Bye.”

When I walked out of that church building, I was convinced that nothing mattered and life,  should be lived as one pleases, with no boundaries.

But old habits die hard.  All those years of learning didn’t disappear at once. For months, I struggled with disbelief.
When a Christian brother walked up to me and said he’d been praying for me to return to Christ, I was livid. 

“Don’t you ever make me a prayer point,  do you understand? Save I for those who need it- I don’t.”

But Papa God wasn’t going to let me go.
In fact,  I began to hear him like never before. I was angry and confused, but I stuck to my guns. For lack of a better alternative, I went back.

I was happy for a bit, and it seemed like everything was going so well.
Then the restlessness began to set it. This time, I was really tired of it all. The unanswered questions.  The church vocabulary. The pretence. The cover ups. The whitewashing of faith.

I spoke to a couple of Christian elders. They said I should increase my commitment to church; attend more programs,  read more scriptures,  pray more,  and resist the devil who was trying to drag me away.

I did that,  but nothing was working. So I began to reduce my attendance to church,  until I wasn’t going anymore. I questionned everything, let my doubts breath and aired my unbelief.
No longer would I hide behind church lingo to justify what I didn’t understand.
I doubted the existence of God for the second time.
In the meantime, I put up a façade for friends and family. I knew the right words to say,  to make them think all was well. 

It took me two and a half empty years to realise the truth.
God wasn’t the  problem. I, was suffering from church fatigue. I was tired of  their lies, false know-it-all attitude and their lingo.
I was tired of:

It is well –  the go-to answer for all tough situations, when it was obviously not well.

You can’t question God.
This usually means don’t question the pastor or his wife. Else, you’d be reminded of the years they answered the long-distance call from heaven, how long they’ve been Christians and the anointing God has bestowed on them.

You must pay your tithe to the church. If you don’t pay your tithes you’re stealing from God and the devourer (devil) will eat all your blessings. You’ll be broke.

Prophet’s offering.
Harvest offering.
First fruit offering.
Special offering.
Free gift offering.

Your continued sickness means your faith is not enough.

Sow a seed. 
Seed for a job, house, car, life sef.

But most of all,  I was sick of the pretence.

I began to do the opposites of what I’d been taught.
I questioned God,  a lot. I searched the scriptures for answers and incessantly bugged the Holy Spirit.
And in all these, just like before, Father was there, patient, waiting.

I got to know Him for myself, not what I’d been told.

He showed me that questioning Him didn’t mean I was challenging His authority; it meant I wanted to know more,  to learn. He let me know that sometimes, He wasn’t going to give me the answers I expected.

It was okay to not understand everything and to admit it.  “You’re not God,  after all,” He joked.

“So,  if someone asks a question about You and I don’t know,  I don’t need to cover it up with some obscure Bible quote?”

“No, you don’t.”

He told me prosperity is beyond money.
He is teaching me to sift the truth from the false doctrines.
I am learning that he isn’t a magician, waving his wand to end all my troubles,  nor subject to my whims and desires.

I asked why He had refused to heal me from an ailment I’ve had for the last fifteen years. I asked him why he did nothing, even after I’d had several surgeries (story for another day). 

He showed me many scriptures where he’d said I’d go through fire and trials,  but he’d be there beside me. It didn’t mean he wasn’t fair or not here.
I asked him if my faith was the problem, as people had told me. 

He said, “Meme,  do you know how tiny a mustard seed is? That’s how small your faith can be and I’ll answer. So your faith has got to be really minuscule for you to believe faith is the problem.
Just know this; my grace is enough to see you through this.”

I have come to know that I am human, someone who will not see the big picture,  only glimpses of it, as Papa God permits. That many things the Lord requires of me will look foolish,  to the extent of our human logic and understanding. But if I trust and obey, all will eventually work out well. I told him that part’s hard,  but by his grace,  I try.

He said it’s okay to doubt,  but to come to Him in those times,  instead of running away.
He taught me that love trumps everything.
That not everyone will understand why I choose God.
That being like Christ will get me into trouble, especially with other Christians.

But I’m okay with that.
I’m still learning.
The important thing is,  I no longer doubt him.

So,  dear Christian friend,
Don’t be afraid if nothing makes sense anymore. Don’t let anyone tell you your doubt is of the devil; if Jacob could hold God to ransom for a whole night,  why not you?
Feel free to ask your heavenly father anything. Question teachings, doctrines, the scriptures. Find and know God for yourself. 

See, our journeys of faith are different, some longer,  more painful, than others. But whatever you’re going through, don’t forget that God loves you and he’s right there. Even when nothing makes any sense.

~ Eketi Ette.

image

Intricacies of Holiness

“Holiness is not to be without weakness! Otherwise, NO ONE can ever be HOLY!

HOLINESS SIMPLY MEANS TO BE SEPARATED!

In ignorance, teachers over the years, painted HOLINESS to become some “mission impossible” adventure to many of us! – Pastor Afolabi Dollar.

We struggled in ourselves to be perfect, when we couldn’t, we became frustrated.
frustration gave way to anger, anger led to more compromise.
Now Holiness is a byword in several churches today :
Nothing is Separated, Nothing is Consecrated there. And Grace is become a perfect excuse to continue in unrighteousness.

Until you are Holy, you can never continue in righteousness.
Until you stand for GOD alone, you will stand for anything.
Until you are separated, and consecrated for only the Master’s use, you will be more susceptible to the life of sin, that you should be dead to.

“Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”-2 Corinthians 6:17.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what GOD’s will is–HIS good, pleasing and perfect will.”-Romans 12:2.

Sadly nothing is separated anymore.
Today’s churches thrive on fusing the world with the church, and spiritual wisdom with worldly wisdom.
It is in today’s churches that comedians share the same alter with teachers and prophets.

Yet, the standard of GOD stands sure; without holiness (separation), no one shall see GOD.
To be Holy is to be Separate, to be Separated is to be Consecrated specially for the Master’s use ALONE.

#Until We Come To The Unity Of Faith
READ YOUR BIBLE, MEDITATE, PRAY, AND OBEY GOD…Kuorire

~ Kenny K’ore

image

FAITH AND WORKS.

Thank You HolySpirit!

Matt.10:33- Your works show off either your acceptance or denial of Christ.

John 3:5
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

Luke 18:10-14
I can relate the verse of this scripture to the happenings in our time now, where a man says he is saved by grace and need not work, going on to indulge in his excesses at will; fornicating, stealing, hating, getting drunk, etc. This man believes “grace” has covered all. Meanwhile, the other man struggles with his shortcomings everyday, praying and asking for the help of The HolySpirit to get better. Matt.24:46-51

While the first man in this scenario is busy abusing his right to jointheirship with Christ, the other in humility does not take it for granted (just like Christ who though being a God, did not show off- He studied(even though He knows all), He prayed(even though miracles will still occur if He didn’t), He allowed people persecute and inflict pain on him (note- He “allowed” it. A flick of His finger could have made those soldiers go extinct).

This was also the case of Zebedee’s sons- James and John(Mark 10:35-40) and the thief on the left hand of Christ on the cross(Matt. 23:42-43).
In Luke 6:45, Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. What the thief uttered in Luke 23:40-42; emphasis on vs 42, shows clearly how contrite he was, having accepted his wrongdoings and repented of it. It also showed his utmost belief in who and what Jesus Christ represents.

When we have faith in GOD, it affects our heart desires positively, renewing our minds which in turn birth words and actions. Luke 6:45

The Brothers and the Thief asked for similar things- being with Christ in Heaven (Albeit, the brothers were more specific with theirs- being on the left and right hand of Christ) but Christ at that time only answered one of the request because of the calibre of heart it came from (a contrite heart which really yearns for it, not the one which wanted to use “politics” to get there)

We know we’re saved by grace and are no more under the law of sin (which kills) which the blood of Christ has made of none effect and it is only those with divine understanding that knows that this victory is for our betterment, enabling us stand out as lights in a grossly dark world.
This victory wasn’t meant to make us dim our lights with the darkness or get covered up with the darkness (while believing our lights can never be dimmed because it was put there by “grace”).

We believe by “faith” that we are the lights, its now left for each to add the “works”- recharging so as not to get the light dimmed (via knowing and working with The Holy Spirit) because believe you me, if the devil can work at getting that of Christ in Matt.4:3, he’s still on the rampage for you and I (Rev 12:17)

When the rate at which you have faith by The HolySpirit becomes directly proportional to the works you exhibit, making it to Heaven is sure. Matthew 5:16, Ephesians 2:10.

Shalom!

image

Be like Esther!

I saw a cartoon adaptation of the story of Esther, (the church), where several of the other virgins helped themselves to the choicest of the kings treasure because they’ve been told that whatever they desire, they can keep.

One virgin loaded herself so much, it took several able men to place her on a horse, and the horse collapsed because of the weight.

Meanwhile, Esther had found favour with the Custodian of the virgins (the Holy Spirit), and was prepared SIMPLY to please the king, (Jesus the Christ).

The things the other virgins were lobbying for, she gave it up.
They got money.
Esther got the extra oil; She found mercy and favour with the Holy Spirit.

If you’re enjoying because of a compromise, what you lost is more than what you gained, you just don’t know it yet, and that’s the curse, not knowing.

GOD said, “my people perish for lack of knowledge.”

In the churches today, a lot of Christian leaders are like Queen Vashti, too preoccupied with their own programs to honour the call of the King.
And just like Vashti was replaced, their crown shall be given to another.

Many so called Christians are like the other virgins, who according to the cartoon adaptation, are busy loading themselves up with treasures, distracted from the PURPOSE, which is the King Himself.
He is our exceeding great Reward.

Few are like Esther, who with the help of the Custodian, are being prepared ONLY to please the King.
They shall receive the crown of glory, and reign with the King of kings for all eternity. MARANATHA

#Until We Come To The Unity Of Faith
READ YOUR BIBLE, MEDITATE, PRAY, AND OBEY GOD...Kuorire

~KennyK’ore

image