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1209 Sullivan Road Sumiton, Alabama 35148
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The Message to the Seven Churches. (Jul 17 2014)

We have observed in our former writings that these two chapters record the message of the risen Christ to the seven churches in Asia: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodica I:11) We have seen that the local churches were chose because of the conditions existing within them apply represented the seven periods of church history, From Pentecost to the rapture. So we have in these two chapters which we are to consider today, the history of the church here on earth as our The Lord saw it from the beginning. I believe that we are living near the end of the church age, so most of chapter two and thee, practically all of which were prophecy in the days of John, are now history: for nearly two thousand years have passed since "this prophecy" (!:3) was uttered by Jesus to His exiled apostle on the Isle of Patmos. This is not speculation of fanciful interpretation, for no summary of church history that has ever been written by man can compare with these divinely inspired words in accuracy or comprehensiveness> This is all the more remarkable when we remember that God wrote them before they came to pass. But so also is all prophecy; for "known unto God are all His works form the beginning of the world' (Acts 15:18)
Let us read these two chapters. not so much to note the details, just her to observe the remarkable way in which they outline for us all church history, form the days of the apostles even until the end of this age, as described for us repeatedly in other portions of the Word of God.
!. The Message to Ephesus-The apostolic church-2. The message to Smyrna-The persecuted church-3. The message to Pergamos-The church linked with the world," Where Satan's throne is "2:12-17).4-The message to Thyatira-The church in the Dark Ages. Filled with corruption. (2:18-29)-5. The message to Sardis-The church of the protestant Reformation. (3:7-13). 6. The message to Philadelphia-The missionary church without professing Christendom. 93:7-13). &-The message to Laodicea- The apostate church,with the risen Lord on the outside, entering into the hearts of individuals who will "open the door " to Him." (3:14-22)  Next writing Warning to the Churches

His Name Shall Be Called "Wonderful" (11 July 2011)
When the Revelation of Jesus Christ take place, when this sick-sick, war weary world behold the Prince of Peace. then men and angels will acknowledge Him as the fulness of His person as eternal God and perfect man. The He will be known in His true character set forth for us, a little her and a little there, in the names by which He is called. Let me take a backward glance over the first chapter of Revelation to see a few of the many names ascribed to Jesus Christ. Jesus (verses 1,2,5,9). The beautiful name means "Saviour." To Joseph the angels said :Thou shall call his name  Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins (Matt 1:2) "Christ" (verses 1,2,5,9) This is the Greek word for Hebrew "Messiah," Israel's promised Lord. You will note also that these two names linked together four times in this chapter: For Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah of Israel-eternal God. "The Faithful Witness" (verse 5)-faithful in His earthly ministry as our Prophet from heaven, declaring the will of the Triune God. 'The First Begotten of the dead" (verse 5) none other than the rises Lord, our Great High Priest! "The Prince of the Kings of the Earth" (Verse 5) King of kings and Lord of lords. "The one Who Loved us, and Washed, Us from our Sins in His Own Blood (verse 5) He is the Lamb of Calvary, our Redeemer. The One Who "Cometh with Clouds: (Verse 7) Our coming King.  The one Who was "Pierced" for us on the cross (Verse 7) "Alpha  and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the first and the last' (Verses 8,11.17) These are names that can only be applied to an eternal God 'The  Lord'" (verse 8) Jehovah, "The self-existent One who reveals Himself." Moreover. He is "the Lord which is, which was, and which is to come"-another way of saying that he is  the eternal God. "The Almighty (Verse 8)-ominpotent God. "The Son of God (verse 13 ) -the God man-our perfect Priest. "He that Liveth, and Was Dead" and "Is Alive for evermore" (verse 18) our crucified and risen Lord Jesus.
  As we add to these references to God the Father, and God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, already mentioned in the message, we see a graphic picture of what "the Revelation of Jesus Christ" will be; for "in him dwelleth all the fulness of the God head bodily (Col. 2:9) When we see Him coming in glory, we shall be reminded of Calvary-note how often throughout the book, He is called. "The Lamb", or The lamb that was slain." We shall be reminded of Calvary and the empty tomb. "This same Jesus" who died for us is the eternal God who will be revealed in power and great glory when he comes again to reign. ' Behold he cometh with clouds." My friend, have you by faith, beheld the vision of the son of God, crucified, risen, interceding for His own, and coming again in glory? What will you do with Jesus who is called Christ? Upon your answer to this question rests you destiny-for time and time for eternity

The First & The Last (July 3 2014

"And when I saw him, " John wrote further, "I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand  upon me, saying unto me, Fear not: I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold; I am alive for every more, Amen:; and have the keys of hell and of death" (Rev 1:17-18) What a wonderful reassurance John got.. Like john if we  in this present body of humiliation were ushered into the shinning presence of the Son of God, we too should fall as dead men. But when remember His assuring words, "Fear not", we take courage. Do you know what takes away fear from our hearts as we think of the day when we shall stand in the presence of that One whose eyes are as a flame of fire? It is not the thought of our own good deeds, for they shall seem as nothing in our sight in the presence of the Holy One of God. It is his own, "fear not" that shall enable us to stand before him. He did not tell John that he had been a good man and had nothing to fear because of what he had done for Him. But he did say "Fear not; I am the first and the last; I am he that liveth and was dead: and behold, I am alive for evermore." Truly, when I think of the flaming throne of God, and the fact that one day I am going to stand in his presence, who is thrice holy, before whom even the sinless angels veil their faces, I should tremble with fear, but for Calvary! When I remember That he who 'was dead" and is "alive for evermore' Died that  my sin, which were unfit me for His presence, might be washed away, then I have no fear; He has the keys to hell and of the grave. And because He lives, I too shall live! He hold the keys of all unknown and I am glad. My friend, if you live a life that is dedicated to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is absolutely impossible for you to go out of this world through death door of death until His hand puts key in the lock, and opens the door. And when the Son of god returns to take His church, the dead in Christ shall rise first. He will take those keys and open every grave in every cemetery that contains the dust of the saints. It matters not to me where I am buried-or what they do with my body, if the lord tarries.  I care not; for He puts in the key and comes for is own. I shall arise! And shall all those who love His appearing, all His redeemed ones.
Next writing"His name shall be call Wonderful

The Glorified Son Of Man
 Now in verse 13-18.  see a marvelous picture of Jesus. on the Mount of transfiguration, Peter, James and John caught a glimpse of His eternal glory. Verse 13-18 His Dress; " I like unto the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle' (Rev.:12-13). When Jesus was on this earth, He served. Before He went to the cross. He took water in a basin and washed the disciples feet. When He came to Peter, Peter objected; but  Jesus told him what he had did this for, he did as Jesus ask.. He told Peter that what he did he knew not, but would know in the hereafter.. John beheld the risen Lord wearing the priestly robe  and the golden girdle-a reminder of His eternal deity, for gold speaks of the deity of His Person. His Hair; His head and hairs were white like wool, as white as snow" (Rev. 1:14) This description of Jesus is like that of Daniel 7'9-13), particularly verse 9: "And the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment were white as snow, and His hair of his head like pure wool." Whose is the ancient of days? He Jehovah of the Old Testament. In other words the became a man thousand years ago..God became manifest in the flesh' ( 1 Tim 3:16). His going forth have been from old to everlasting' (Micah 5:2) The description of  the hair of the glorified Son of Man, is another reminder of His eternal deity. HIS EYES: His eyes were as a flame of fire' (Rev 1:14). When Jesus was her on earth. John saw His yes filled with tears=when he was at the grave of Lazarus, when he cried over Jerusalem. But now John sees as His eyes are as a flame of fire. They penetrate  into the deepest depths of the soul; that see everything in your life and mine.We cannot hide our our hypocrisy  or sins  from him. He knows it when our lamps are burning brightly, and He knows when our love grows cold. HIS FEET; "His feet like unto fine brass, as they burned in a furnace." (Rev.1:15). Brass represents judgement. The altar is connection with the Jewish tabernacle, upon which sacrifices were placed, was made of brass. The feet of Jesus likened unto brass speak of the day when He will put His enemies and very evil power, even death itself, beneath Hid feet. HIS VOICE. "An his voice as the sound of many waters." (Rev.1;15) Maybe you have heard the roar of the sea as, at times,it has been lashed by the winds in their fury, The voice of Jesus is likened unto that. Then again there are times when the waters are not so stormy when the sound of running water is like music to the ears. Today the voice of Jesus is speaking to the world. All the power of How voice is now being exercised in the saving of men and women..At some times in the near future, in response to the voice of Jesus, all that are in the grave will come forth, some to everlasting life, others to everlasting condemnation, (See John 5:35-29) When the Revelation pf Jesus takes place. His Word shall be like a sharp two-edged sword proceeding out of His mouth, which His enemies shall be slain. Have you heeded the voice of Christ, as today He speaks mercy? These are the wonderful words: :He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that send me, hath everlasting life'. (John 5:24). HIS HANDS: "And he had in His right hand seven stars" (Rev.1:16). In Daniel 12;3, we read, "They that be wise shall shine as the brightest of the firmament: and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." Also Jesus said to John that the "seven stars" and the angels (Messengers) of the seven churches." (Rev 1:20) Always remember the saints are kept in the hollow of His hand, this vision John saw becomes very precious to us. On earth Jesus said, "My Father, which gave them to me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand." (John 10:29). HIS COUNTENANCE: "His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength' (Rev. 1:16) Through his prophet God spoke to us many years ago, saying "Unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings' (Mal 4:2) That is the way that Israel is going to see Him when He returns to the earth at the close of the tribulation period. The whole world will then behold His glory. (Next writing "The Frist and The Last"

The Threefold  Vision (29 May 2014)
The risen Lord Himself gave John the correct division of this prophecy when He said in Rev. 1:9, "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter." Without this God given outline of Revelation, we cannot grasp the meaning of the message. Let us look at it briefly just here., then keep in mind throughout he studies to follow. 1. "The things which thou hast seen"-these are things of Rev. 1:12-20. the vision of the risen Lord and His High-Priestly work, which He is doing for us as the right hand of the Father. 2. "The things which are" follow in chapter 2 and 3, and from the second division of the book. Seven is the number that speaks completion, and the message of Jesus to the seven churches in Asia outline the history of the professing church from  The Day that Christ set the Church in order till the  rapture. 3. The things which shall be hereafter" are portrayed in Chapters 4-22, and give us them third and last division of Revelation. They describe the events which will take place after the church has been caught away with Christ; the revelation of the Antichrist, the great tribulation period, the return of Christ in glory. His millennial reign on earth-even unto the eternal state This is the God-given outline of the book of Revelation, and it is fundamental to the understanding of this prophecy. In our next lesson we shall consider the vision of the glorified Son of Man and His present ministry for the Church, symbolized by the seven golden candlesticks. I the following study we shall see how the messages to the seven churches present a comprehensive outline of  all church history. "the things which are" in this age of grace. And beginning with chapter 4 we shall follow details description which the Holy Ghost gives us of "the things which shall be hereafter"-after the Church is caught away, forever to be with the Lord. May the Spir of the the living Christ quicken our hearts and give us "wisdom from above, " that we may read and hear and keep "the words of this prophecy" concerning "the Revelation of Jesus Christ," our glorified and coming King' (Next Writing the seven Candle sticks)

John The Apostle's Divine Commission (23 May 2014)

Rev.1: 9-11  We learn the circumstance under which the book was written, John was exiled to  a lonely isle of Patmos, for the word of God, and for testimony of Jesus Christ Verse 9.  Patmos is a rocky, barren island in the Aegean Sea. John had been banished there by the Roman Emperor. Why?. He gives the reason himself: "For the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ." The Emperor could banish him form the presence of his earthly friends, but he could not separated him form the fellowship of God. There he was a lonely man, far from home and human friends; but while there god gave him the wonderful vision which is out line later as we got through the book. My Christian friend, are you suffering affliction "for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ? If so you are in good company. What fellowship John had with his crucified and risen Lord!c. What fellowship he had with the Trinity. Read Rev 1; 10--11)  "The Communion of the Holy Ghost" was the fellowship that John knew, for he was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day. But what did he mean by 'the Lord's Day"/ Some people thinks it was the firsts day of the week, because that was the day that Christ rose from the grave. Others believe that John is referring to "the day of the Lord," repeatedly mentioned by the Old Testamenet prophets as that day, yet future, which will begin with the great tribulation and culminate in the return of Christ in glory. Three "days" are clearly set forth in Scriptures: "The day of Christ," at which the church will be  caught up (1 Cor 1:8) "the day of the Lord," when He will be  revealed on earth as King of kings and Lord of lords (Acts 2:20): and the "day of God,: which will usher in the new heaven and the new earth (II Peter 3:12). Even if John in verse 10 referred to the first day of the week as well he may have done, yet the fact remains that the vision of God gave him projected him into the future, even unto the "day of the Lord." when He will be revealed form heaven with all his holy angels. That will be a terrible day, a solemn day, a time of terrible judgement. Many times the prophets sounded the alarm concerning it, Malachi wrote saying, "For behold the day cometh, that shall burn as an own: and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly; shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn up, saith the Lord of hosts, that its shall leave them neither root or branch." (Mal. 4:1) Of the Time of Judgement Peter spoke when on the day of Pentecost he quoted the prophet Joel. "And I will shew wonders in heaven above, signs in the earth beneath; blood and fire, and vapour smoke: the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood before the great and notables day of the Lord come; and it shall pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved' (Acts 19:21) God is warning all men to " flee form the wrath to come; and to John. "The Revelation of Jesus Christ,' was given in order to put fear into the hearts of the unsaved. but there is cause for praise for those who are saved as they read of the terrible judgment to come upon this godless world,  and realize that from this they have been saved; for the bride (church will be "carry away" before the great tribulation begins to run its course. Now if John, on Patmos, was projected into the "day of the Lord," how then, could he write of this present church age as he does in chapter 2-3? we will find the answer: I...heard behind me a great voice.. and being turned, I saw...first, he looked forward into the day of the Lord": then he turned back, as it were, and saw the church age in panorama, before looking forward again into the future at things which will surely come to pass. And this brings us to the consideration of the key verse of the book, which plainly declares that the vision of John saw was in the three parts. (Next writing "The Threefold Vision

The Greetings to the Churches  (17 May 2014)

Read (Rev. 1: 4-5) The greeting "Grace be unto you, and peace," is really not for John; he is the only the messenger; it is form the three Persons of the Trinity- Father, Son and Holy Ghost. The words, 'the seven Spirits which are before the throne, " represent the Holy Ghost in His fullness, as presented in Isaiah 11:2. "The spirit of the Lord shall rested upon  Him (the promise of the Redeemer), the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. ' Seven is the number that speaks of completion; and these seven descriptive terms give to our finite minds some conception of the eternal power and deity of the Third Person of the  Holy Trinity. The seven churches which are in Asia are particularly mentioned in John's greeting, and are name in Rev. 1:11. Of course, there were other churches in those days, but we will see later why these seven were mentioned. We will see how it represent the church form the beginning to the end of this age., but how they set forth the seven periods of church history from apostolic time to the rapture of the church. Her  again "seven" speaks of completion.
In verse 5 Jesus is called "the faithful witness" reminding us of His earthly life; "the first begotten of the dead," referring to His resurrection: and " the prince of the kings of the earth," pointing to His coming glory, when all men everywhere shall honor Him as King of kings and Lord of lords. And in these three significant names give to Him, we have outlined His whole Person and work, as our Prophet, Priest, and King. What a world of meaning is bound up in this threefold description of Jesus. When His triumph over the grave and His coming glory are referred to in these names of victory, all heaven bursts forth in a doxology of praise. "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be the glory and dominion for ever. Amen. Behold he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that which pierced him; and all kindreds of the earth shall wail of him. Even so. Amen." Thus you see at the very beginning that God's Spirit gave us a a little picture of "The Revelation of Jesus Christ.". "Behold, he cometh with clouds": that is clouds of saints- the old testament saints,, the Apostles, all New Testament believers on the Lord Jesus, each in hi own order. "And ever eye shall see him. If only the earth's millions would look up and behold with faith! But they are too busy with material things to look at Christ of God.It will not be so when He returns in glory. Every eye shall see Him." All the tribes of the land shall wail because of Him, that is Israel, restores to the land of Palestine, shall recognize the crucified Jesus as the messiah and Deliverer." Jews and Gentiles, those that have accepted him and those that have rejected him, shall behold Him in that coming day. The Jews are going back to their own land by the thousands; the Gentile nations, now torn by war and strife and greed: the Lord's redeemed people- "every eye shall see Him." For the redeem it will be a time of rejoicing. Is this the response of your heart? Will it be a day of joy for you when Jesus comes  for his Bride (Church). You attitude nor toward the Christ of Calvary will determine your fate or destiny throughout the endless ages. "What think ye of Jesus which is called Christ?" He always was and  is and ever shall be the eternal God, who said to John on the Isle of Patmos. " I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending......the Lord, which is, and which was, and which to come, the Almighty" (Rev. 1:8)
(Next writing _Th Exile Apostle's Divine Commission

The Promise Blessings (May 12 2014)

"Blessed is he that readeth, and they that heard the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." (Rev 1:3). Ho such special promise of blessing is attached to any other portion of God's Word. Although of course, blessing does follow the reading of the Bible. But a special promise of blessing is given to those who read the last book of the Bible.. Nor did God say, Blessed is he that." He said "Blessed is he that readeth." I think I know why. Maybe it is because, He foresaw that, at the end of the age drew near, men would neglect this last book of the Bible more than any other, vainly trying to excuse themselves by saying that it is too difficult to understand, that it is to full of symbols. but that is not the real reason why many, even Christian, neglect this book. It is the Devil who has turned thousands of people away from this portion of the Bible. Why? Do you think the desires us to read a book which tells him how he himself is to be  out of heaven, bound in the bottomless pits for a thousand years, and  eventually cast into the lake of fire, to be tormented day and night for ever and ever?. Do you suppose men and women wants to read a book that tells them what their punishment is going to be? I think not. As you read in Revelation of his coming doom, you are not surprised that he has persuaded many people not to read the book at all.. Again there is another reason why Satan has persuaded people not to read Revelation, and the reason is. Revelation tells of the coming glory of that self- humble One, the Son of God. This book tells us that He will return as King of kings and Lord of Lords; and that one day He will take sceptre in His hand, to rule from sea to sea over a purified and Satan- delivered form earth. It is no wonder Satan has tried to persuade people that it is useless to try to understand this book. But God foresaw all this: therefore, He opened its message with a promise of blessing for those who read it. Then read it, my friend: hear it, believe it: and God said your soul will be blessed.. Now it is true that there are a lot of symbols in Revelation. Then someone will ask, "And who will interpret these symbols. My answer is that every symbols used in Revelation is explained by some other portion of the Word of God. Therefore, we are not left to lean upon our own understanding and wisdom in regard to the meaning of these symbols. Other passage for the Holy Scriptures show us that that the Holy Ghost has given us the key that unlocks and make know to us the meaning of the symbols. Which set forth the return of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory. If you neglect it you are without excuse. Next writing The  Greeting to the Seven churches

May 6 2014 The Revelation of Jesus Christ

We must remember the title of this book is not plural. It is "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" The opening words tell us that. This book is telling us what shortly will come to pass. After the crucifixion of Jesus and he had risen from the dead and give the disciples the great commission. He  " led them out as far as Bethany, and lifted his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass while he blessed them. he was departed from them, and carried into heaven" (Luke 24:50-52) "And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold two men in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." Acts 2:10-11). He has never been seen since" as he is" He walked this earth around two thousand years ago as a :man of sorrow and acquainted with grief." He wore the coarset of material for clothing. His seamless garment was the kind worn by the peasants, the humble folks. He was not seen by the world in that glory which is essentially His. But while the World has seen the Son of God in humiliation, this world will see Him once again-and in that day to come He will appear in the blaze of his uncreated glory. That will be "The Revelation of Jesus Christ." Then every eye shall see Him. Then the events which are set before us in the book of Revelation will find their culmination and the Lord Himself will return to  take his Bride to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and then return to earth, actually, personally, visibly, bodily. Let us note again the opening words of this book: " "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him to shew unto his servant things which must shortly come to pass" When Jesus was on this earth,  He said, " Of that day and hour knoweth no man, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only' (Matt 24:36) Jesus as a man, knew not the hour. When the Word of God speaks of  "The Revelation" that gave to His son, of course, it had in view of a Jesus as a man. But let us remember, that  as the Eternal Son of  God his is equal with the Father in wisdom. Here is the Father making known to the Son of Man what he is going to do for him in that day when the prophecy of the second Psalms shall be fulfilled; "Yet Have I set a king upon the holy hill of Zion: (Psa.2:6),  So John  on the the Isle of Patmos writes; "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave  unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass." God gives revelation to His Son. The Son makes it known to John. John pits it into permanent form, in order that we, the servants of God, may read what God is going to do for his Son, Jesus, when all the world shall behold Him in His eternal glory (Next writing (The Promise Blessing)

                                         April 29. 2014
With the end time upon on us. The Lord impressed me to write  "The Revelation of Jesus Christ."  The Word of God closes as it opens, only more gloriously. The Bible forms a complete circle. What begins in Genesis ends in Revelation. Comparing the books, we find opening before us in Genesis a beautiful sinless Paradise:in the book of Revelation, a still more wonderful Paradise. In Genesis we have the account of the tree of life and how man was driven from it. no more is said until Revelation is reached. There man is invited to eat of the tree of life. In Genesis we have the statement." In the beginning God...' In Revelation, 'God...will dwell with His people. Genesis gives the story of the first heaven and the first earth: Revelation, the vision of the new heaven and the new earth. In Genesis the devil first appears on the scene of action: In Revelation he appears for the last time, and meets his final and awful doom. Genesis recounts the story of the entrance into the world of sorrow, and suffering. Revelations picture the end of theses things. In genesis we find the first death; In Revelation , the glorious, "There shall be nor death." In Genesis we read the first account of tears: in Revelation, how all tears shall be wiped away by God Himself. Genesis tell us of the first Adam and his dominion over the living creatures  of the earth; Revelation, of the last Adam a and His sovereign rule over all things. In Genesis we read of the first bride and how she becomes a man's helpmeet; in Revelation we read of the bride of Christ, His church, and how she shall reign with Him. In Genesis we find the story of man's first rebellion, and the beginning of Babel; IN revelation, the account of Babylon, and what is to be the end of that wicked system, which came into being, when men gathered together after the flood and built the tower of Babel. In Genesis we have the account of how the Word of God was interfered with, of how the Devil put doubts into man's mind saying. "Hath God said..?. in the very beginning the Devil attacked the Word of God. Through the ages men have asked the question; and sad to say, even many ministers of our generation are nothing but walking question mark in regard to the Word of God. After asking "Hath God said...?" Satan added to it and took away from the Word  of God. God said..they shall die..! Satan added the word not die..". in revelation we read. "If any man shall take away form the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and form the things written in this book." (Rev. 22:19). In spite of the warning, men have gone blindly on. adding, and taking away form the Word of God. All the turmoil and confusion in the world today have resulted form Satan's attack upon the eternal Word of God. As in the book of Genesis of the beginning of all things, so the book of Revelation is the book of the consummation of all things. (Next writing ("The Revelation of Jesus Christ)

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