Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 30 (Revelation 9, Part 3: The Three Woes!)

By admin On September 19th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – AUGUST 30

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Revelation 9, Part 3: The Three Woes!

To read Part 1, click here… October 6th (Revelation 9: Locusts)

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What most Christians are not aware of, is that the Book of Revelation is all abhttp://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_315362/(after)-Jan-Soens/Saint-John-the-Evangelist-on-the-island-of-Patmos-writing-the-book-of-Revelationout the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s why it is titled, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”. Revelation 1:1

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And why is there so much confusion about Revelation? The problem is, like so much of the Bible, Revelation is written in types and symbols. And since the earthy and sensual churches have been given a false, unbiblical hermeneutic which forbids a spiritual interpretation of those types and symbols, the greater portion of the Church has been locked out of most all the Book of Revelation! Satan has successfully locked them out!

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THE GOSPEL IN TYPES & SYMBOLS

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And so, because of this devilish hermeneutic which prevents them from spiritualizing away all the types and symbols found in Revelation, to discover the true meaning, leaves the vast majority of church-goers helpless and unable to discover that Revelation is merely the Gospel of Jesus Christ, howbeit veiled in Old Testament types and symbols.

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Whore – Babylon – Burgkmair – 1523 AD – Wikimedia – US Public Domain

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THREE WOES

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alquezar_angel_m%C3%BAsic2.jpgNow let’s explore another aspect of Revelation 9, concerning the three woes…

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Listen… “And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of Heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” Revelation 8:13

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Now here in Chapter 8, the last verse, God speaks of three woes that come upon the inhabiters of the earth. And two of those woes are found in Revelation 9 and the third is unveiled in the chapters which follow Revelation 9.

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Angel with trumpet – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST

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Now it is impossible to go in to any detail about these things in a short devotional. But hopefully, this devotional will attempt to point the Reader in the right direction.

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And one very important truth to always bear in mind is found in the last chapter of Revelation…

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Listen…“I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.” Revelation 22:16

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We must keep in mind that Revelation is primarily for the Church, more specifically for the churches.

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Evangelist Preaching – Church – Audience hands – Wikimedia – Public Domain

 

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FLESHLY & EARTHY CHRISTIANS

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And so, when we come to a verse that says… “Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth”, we immediately assume that this is speaking about the unsaved masses around the globe. But this is primarily speaking about the inhabiters of the earth in a spiritual sense: earthly and sensual Christians who have not yet fully crucified the “Old Man” within!

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Yes it is first speaking about world-loving Christians…“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1st Peter 4:17

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Oh yes, judgment will eventually come upon all mankind. But God’s judgment will first come upon His Elect and chosen ones, who have been sleeping the sleep of the drunken. And so these two woes found in Revelation 9 are primarily for God’s own people.

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A WORLD-WIDE APPLICATION

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Certainly, the Christian persecution happening around the world, and the persecution of the Christian community which is beginning right here affects the world at large.

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And so, there is a world-wide application to this verse which bleeds through in the description of these woes…”Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!” Revelation 8:13

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ISIL – Execution of man – September 2014 – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE 1ST WOE OF REVELATION 9

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The first woe produces a composite beast which comes out of the smokey abyss, and torments men five months. This composite beast are the various plagues that befall God’s unprepared servants: locusts, scorpions, women’s hair (the covering for Christ’s bride, the Church), horses (congregations), men’s faces (the unconverted who http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnat02.jpghave not the face of Christ) and etc..

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This plague is designed to torment all those in God’s house who have yet to become purified from their worldly dross. That is why it is the fifth trumpet woe, “five” symbolizing the family, in this case, the family of God (the 5th Commandment).

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Likewise being tormented for five months also speaks of God’s family in the sense of, as Job puts it, “So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.” Job 7:3.

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Job’s suffering were spoken of as months, because a month here symbolizes a long period of time to be afflicted. And “five” months symbolizes the “family” of God being afflicted. 

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Job (oil on canvas) by Bonnat, Leon Joseph Florentin (1833-1922) – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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REVELATION ABOUT THE CHURCH GLORIFIED

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To say it concisely, this first composite beast of Revelation 9 deals with the tribulation and torment upon Christians throughout the history of the Church, but more specifically in these last days. God has always allowed Satan to sift Christians as wheat, for the ultimate purpose of purifying His people even as gold and silver are purified by fire…

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Listen… “And I will bring the third part (of My professed people) through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” Zechariah 13:9

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This above verse (and many similar passages) lays out the fundamental purpose for sending us through the fires of tribulation. And even though many teachers today only see Revelation’s great tribulation as judgment upon the world, by careful and prayerful comparing of spiritual things with spiritual, the Book of Revelation is discovered to be about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how He brings His people through great tribulation for the purpose of glorifying His Church who will in turn glorify His holy name!

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To read Part 4, click here…AUGUST 31 (Revelation 9, Part 4: The Three Woes! Continued).

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a repentant heart that seeks Thy grace. Help me to see the spiritual message of the Bible…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”? or you can also read…January 24th (The True Message of Revelation!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE HOLY GHOST RIDER CONSTELLATION

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This newest Signs Of Heaven Constellation (Fall, 2013) is by far the faintest of constellations, but is a very incredible and awesome one in a number of ways (which this article will explain).

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It is primarily comprised of the Camelopardalis Constellation (head and upper back), plus about 5 stars from the Cassiopeia Constellation (his leg), plus some random stars. It appears as an outline of a rider. Only the back of his head is detailed. And his back and the back of his legs are also detailed. Both sides of his arm are visible, and his hand is gripping the horses mane, and that is detailed by three stars (which are also part of the horse’s mane). The rider is in a position vaguely similar to a race-horse jockey. The two brightest stars in this constellation, are from the Cassiopeia Constellation, and are part of his leg. All the rest of the stars are very faint, and must be viewed on a very starry night.

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Since this constellation has just been revealed, there may be more to this constellation in the coming months. But if you can locate the Goodly Horse in Battle Constellation, then you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating this Rider Constellation, provided you have excellent star-watching conditions. 

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BIBLE VERSES PICTURED IN THE HEAVENS

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“With the hoofs of his horses shall he tread down all thy streets: he shall slay thy people by the sword, and thy strong garrisons shall go down to the ground.” Ezekiel 26:12

Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation

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THIS STAR-CHART: This is a Wikipedia star-chart, in which this site’s editor has sketched in these three constellation (without the Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation). Notice how the right front hoof is trampling on the tail of the Dragon. Also notice his eye is a star.It’s best seen when in the western half of the sky. It is found in mid-sky traveling from east to west. In January, it is in the west after midnight. As winter progresses, it can be seen earlier and earlier in the evening. a dark sky with good star-visibility is best, but not absolutely necessary to see this constellation. It is found on the opposite side of the Dragon Constellation from Orion. And as already stated, this Goodly Horse Constellation can be seen best in mid-winter when it is in the western side of the sky, and you are looking at it while you are facing west. The nose and head of this horse is partly made from the Perseus Constellation. The tail and rear end is partly of the Cassiopeia ConstellationThe hind-leg is made partly of stars from the Andromeda Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Holy-Ghost-Rider Constellation”

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TOMORROW:

AUGUST 31 (Revelation 9, Part 4: The Three Woes! Continued)

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