Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – PART 1 – unveiling The Throne in Heaven, The Lamb Slain, The Bride, The second coming of Jesus Christ, The Final Judgement and The New Heaven and The New Earth

Åbenbaringen af Jesus Kristus – DEL 1 – Guds Trone i Himmelen, Det slagtede Lam, Bruden, Bortrykkelsen, Jesus Kristus 2. Komme (Jesu Kristi Dag), Den sidste Dom (Herrens Dag) og Den ny Himmel og Den ny Jord.

 

 

PART 1

Revelation chapters 1-11: 

1. VISION: 1,12 – 3,22 The Glory of Jesus Christ,

2.VISION:  4,1 – 7,17 God´s Throne in Heaven.

3.VISION: 8,1 -11,19 The slain Lamb

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – Revelation is the last book in the Bible. It is a prophetic book written by Apostel John under his deportation to the island Patmos. John in in prison on Patmos under the roman emperor Domitian (81-96).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moses Mountain – Mount Sinai, Sinai Desert, Egypt with Saint Catherine Monastery built 3-400 A.C.:

 

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Moses Mountain (Mount Sinai) at right on photo with Saint Cathrine Monastery at the foot of the mountain. Sunset about 4.30 P.M. the 25. january 1995. The monastery was founded by Helena, mother to the roman emperor Konstantin the Great around 3-400 A.C.  The monastery was expanded by the roman emperor Justian the first with the 12-15 meter high walls around the 6000 m2 monastery ground. The original handwriting “Codex Sinaiticus” keeps in the monastery. Photo 25. january 1995 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Apostel John has in decades been principal elder of the christian church i Efesus, Asia Minor. After the destruction of Jerusalem and its third temple in 70 A.C. the christian churches in Antioch and in the cities of Asia Minor and in Greece are under severe persecutions from the roman authorities. The emperors of the Roman Empire living in Rome demands, that all inhabitants of The Roman Empire must worship the Roman Emperor as God. The christians refuge to do that, and openly preach and teach in public, that there is only One Almighty God –  God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob revealed through The Holy Bible and the testimony of life and teaching of the Son of God and the Son of Man JESUS CHRIST, his sacrificing death on Calvary Cross, his resurrection of the grave, his ascension and through the out pouring of The Holy Spirit upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost – ONE TRUE ALMIGHTY GOD: GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT, Acts 2,1-47.

 

Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ is a prophetic book, which reveals what HAS happen, what happen JUST NOW and what WILL happen in the FUTURE.

 

Revelation is a book, which reveals Jesus Christ as the Lamb Slain sitting on God the Father´s right hand on the Throne of God in Heaven, Revelation 7,9-17.

Revelation is a book, which reveals the church of Jesus Christ – the Bride of Jesus Christ with its sufferings through all END TIME from the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Day of Pentecost to the Ascension of believers – The Rapture, 1. Thessalonians 4,13-18 and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as  “-The Rider on the White Horse”, Revelation 19,11-21.

Revelation is a book, which reveals Jesus Christ´s victory over God´s opponent Satan, the Devil and the fallen angels (Revelation 12,7-12;)  and God´s FINAL JUDGMENT, Revelation 20, 7-15).

Revelation is a book, which reveals The NEW HEAVEN, THE NEW EARTH, THE NEW JERUSALEM and the WATER of LIFE and the free ADMISSION to the TREE of LIFE, Revelation 21,1-8 and 22,1-21) as promised by GOD  in Genesis 2,16-17 and 3,22-24.

 

Revelation is the final book in The Bible and is a prophetic book which complete the Bible with:

THE FOUNDATION: Genesis chapters 1-11,

SUPERSTRUCTURE: Genesis chapter 12 – Deuteronomy chapter 34: THE LAW (Torah) and all historical-, prophetic- and poets books from book of Joshua to book of Malachi, included all books on New Testament of the Bible from book of Matthew until the book of Jude,

COMPLETENESS: Revelation chapters 1-22.

 

 

To understand and interpret Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ needs knowledge, absorption, prayer and revelation by The Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of Jesu Christ – The Spirit of God.

Hermeneutic is the teaching of the true interpretation of the Bible. Through the history of the church there are 3 most general used methods:

The literal, the historic and the metaphorical method.

In the following I will interpret the text in the Bible in accordance to the literal-historic context, in which the text was written in the original language and from the best translations word to word from the original hebrew and greek text.

Every bible verse must be interpret out from the context and out from other relevant bible verses in Old and New Testament of the Bible. Shortly said: Bible verses interpret other bible verses – all bible verses in Old and New Testament constitute a context, which is the true and whole revelation of The Word of God – THE WORD which became flesh, See John 1,1-3:-“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning”.

 

Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ can only be understood through a knowledge of the prophetic books in Old Testament of the Bible among others: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Daniel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Psalms, Zechariah, Joel and Haggai.

 

Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ stands for COMPLETENESS – THE VICTORY AND TRIUMPH OF THE LAMB.

 

On the Road to Emmaus:

The resurrected Jesus Christ in his glorified body meet two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus, See Luke 24,13-35:

-“Now that same day two of them are going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them, but they were kept from recognizing him. He asked them, ” What are you discussing together as you walk along?” (Luke 24,13-17a),

-“He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all tha the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (Luke, 24,25-27).

 

 

 

The resurrected Jesus and his disciples (Luke 24,33-53):

-“They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread. While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Luke 24,33-37).

-“He said to them,”This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, The Prophets and the Psalms”. Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. I am going to send you what my Father have promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from the high.” (Luke 24,44-49).

 

 

The Ascension (Luke 24,50-53):

-“When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God”. (Luke 24,50-53).

All this events occurs about 30-33 A.C.

 

 

Patmos in the Aegaen Sea.

The good news of the salvation by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross began about 30 A.C. from Jerusalem to Samaria, Galilee, Antioch, Asia Minor, Greece and Rome.

John in prison on Patmos under the roman emperor Domitian (81-96).

 

This is the beginning  of fulfillment of the word of Jesus, (Matthew 28,18-20):

-“The Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

 

Overview of Revelation – Apocalypse of Jesus Christ 1,1 – 22,21:

 

 

Introduction 1,1-1,11: Apocalypse of Jesus Christ

 

 

1. VISION: 1,12 – 3,22 The Glory of Jesus Christ

The Glory of Jesus Christ 1,12 – 20,

Letters to the 7 churches 2,1 – 3,22.

 

 

2.VISION:  4,1 – 7,17 God´s Throne in Heaven

Gods Throne in Heaven 4,1-11,

The Lamb and a scroll sealed with seven seals 5,1-14,

The 4 riders on a white, red, black and pale horse 6,1-8,

The Bride maintaining the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ 6,9-11,

The wrath of the Lamb 6, 12-17,

The servants of God who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb 7,1-17.

 

 

3.VISION: 8,1 -11,19 The slain Lamb

The lamb opened the seventh seal: Silence in heaven 8, 1-6,

The six angels sounded their trumpets: judgment of the world 8,7 – 9,21,

Jesus Christ shout robed in a cloud and with a rainbow above his head: “There will be no more delay!” 10,1-11,

The Two Witnesses: Both Gods people of the Old Covenant and Gods people of the New Covenant of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Calvary Cross 11,1-14,

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet: The time has come for judgement 11,15-19.

 

4.VISION: 12,1 – 14,20 The Harvest of the Earth

The woman pregnant and an enormous red dragon 12,1 – 12,12,

The Beast out of the Sea and The Beast out of the Earth 13,1 – 13,18,

A new song to the Lamb 14, 1-5,

The three angels. The eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people and a warning not to worship the beast and his image and not to receive the mark of his name. “This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God´s commandments and remain faithful to Jesus”, 14,12,

The Harvest of the Earth 14,14-20.

 

5.VISION: 15,1 – 16,21 Judgments of the Earth

The song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb. The temple in heaven, that is, the tabernacle of the Testimony 15,1-8,

Judgments of the Earth: the seven angels pour out the seven bowls of God´s wrath on the earth 16, 1-21.

 

6.VISION: 17,1 – 18,24 Judgments of the Woman and the Beast

The great prostitute and the Beast 17,1-18,

The Fall of Babylon 18,1-24.

 

7.VISION 19,1 – 20,15  The wedding supper of the Lamb in heaven, the second coming of Jesus Christ and the Final Judgment

The wedding supper of the Lamb in heaven 19,5-10,

The second coming of Jesus Christ: the Rider on the White Horse 19,11-21,

The first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The Thousand Years 20,4-6,

Satan´s Doom 20,7-10,

The book of life and the great white throne in heaven: The Dead are judged. The Final Judgement and the second death 20,11-15.

 

8.VISION: 21,1 – 22,21     The bride, the wife of the Lamb – He who was seated on the throne said ,”I am making everything new!”      

The new heaven and the new earth 21,1-8,

The new Jerusalem 21,8-27,

The River of Life and the Tree of Life 22, 1-5,

“Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus 22,6-21.

 

 

 

1. VISION: 1,12 – 3,22 The Glory of Jesus Christ

 

Revelation 1,9-18:

-“I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord´s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, which said:”Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.

-I turned round to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lamp stand, and among the lamp stands was someone “like a son of man”, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash round his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze blowing in a furnace, and his voice like the sound of rushing waters. In the right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth a sharp double-edge sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

-When I saw him, I felt at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever. And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”

 

 

Jesus reveals, that he is MESSIAH – MESIAH Yahwaeh (in hebrew), ho Christós (in greek).

Jesus teach:

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Jesus teach. Painting in

Jesus teach. Painting in Frederiksborg Castle Church, Hillerød, North Sealand, Denmark.Fredriksborg Casle builded 1602-25 by King Christian 4 (1588-1648), king of Denmark and Norway. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

He – Jesus of Nazareth is Prophet, King and Priest, who – as written in all 39 books in the Old Testament of the Bible has incarnated to the earth as Son of Man and Son of God:

-“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”, John 1,14.

 

Isaiah 9,6-7:

-For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David´s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and for ever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Matthew 16,15-19:

-“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”. Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of he living God”. Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

 

Here on island Patmos the Apostel John meet in a vision Jesus Christ in his Glory on God´s Throne i Heaven. Jesus Christ said to John:

“Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”

 

About 60 years have past since the birth of the CHURCH on the day of PENTACOST  about 33 A.C. and the outpouring of The HOLY SPIRIT upon the disciples.

The DAY of PENTACOST is the beginning of:

the TIME of THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE LAST TIMES, THE TIME OF GRACE and THE BIG TRIBULATION before the second coming of Jesus Christ, See: Daniel 7,13-14, Mark 14,62 and “Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.” Revelation 1,7.

The duration of this period – END TIME, THE TIME OF GRACE – has last about 2000 years and is still going on.

 

It is THE TIME OF GRACE, where THE HOLY SPIRIT call all people all over the world into the SALVATION IN JESUS CHRIST:

 

1. JUSTIFICATION: to stand right in the presence of GOD THE ALMIGHTY by accepting the free gift of forgiveness of SINS by the sacrifice of Jesus on CALVARY CROSS (Your POSITION IN CHRIST) and to be BORN AGAIN and BAPTIZED by THE HOLY SPIRIT with the sign of speaking in other tongues (See Acts 2,4:  “All of the were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” and Acts 10,46; 19,6),

and

2.SANCTIFICATION: to start the SANCTIFICATION PROCESS (your CONDITION) where the Holy Spirit INSIDE your human spirit produces FRUIT in your CHARACTER, Galatians 5,22:

-” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law “.

 

Jesus death on Calvary Cross, his resurrection, the ascension and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost has the prophet DANIEL seen in visions under the jews 70 years exile to Babylon between 607 B.C to 536 B.C. and written under the persian King Dareios (521-486 B.C.), See Daniel Prayer for JERUSALEM in Book of Daniel 9,1-27:

-“Therefore, consider the message and understand the vision.”Seventy sevens” are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to joint the most holy.

-“Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler comes, there will be seven “sevens”, and sixty two “sevens”. It will be rebuilt with streets and a  trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two “sevens”, the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will destroy the city nd the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood. War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one “seven”. In middle of the “seven” he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him. (Daniel 9,23a-27).

 

Cronology based on the prophecies of the prophet Daniel: Daniel´s Prayer and His Vision of the 70 “Sevens” (Daniel chapter 9,20-27) and “Revelation of things to come”, Daniel chapters 10-12:

 

-“Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, The Ruler, comes, there will be seven “sevens”, and sixty-two “sevens”. It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble”, Daniel 7,25.

“From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem”: 7 weeks = seven “sevens”= 49 years (Daniel 9,25a). The Temple (Zerubabbel Temple) was rebuilt 515 B.C.

Jerusalem rebuilt in 62 weeks = 62 “sevens” = 7 x 62 = 434 years (Daniel 9, 25b).

 

-“After the sixty-two “sevens”, the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing”, (Daniel 9,26a): 7 “sevens” + 62 “sevens” = 69 “sevens” = 69 x 7 = 483 years

Jesus Christ is the Anointed One cut off. Jesus Christ shed his blood on Calvary Cross as the ultimate sacrifice for all sins of mankind in all times.

 

The TIME OF GRACE – THE TIME OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: GOD has not told us its duration – ONLY GOD knows when the time of GRACE is finished:

 

The time until THE BIG TRIBULATION WEEK is outside the 70 weeks of years – 70 “sevens” – the time stands “still” between the 69 weeks of years – 69 “sevens” before Jesus death on Calvary Cross and the last week of  70 weeks “sevens”, 7 years (3,4+3,5 years) THE BIG TRIBULATION just before RAPTURE of the TRUE CHURCH (The BRIDE of Jesus Christ) and the SECOND COMING of Jesus Christ in his glory (The Day of Jesus Christ).

 

In the prophecy of Daniel about the 70 weeks of years 70 “sevens” there are still one week of years left = 7 years. This event:-“He will confirm a covenant with many for one “seven””, Daniel 9,27a has not yet been fulfilled – it is an event in the near future.

The second coming of Jesus Christ in his glory (The Day of Jesus Christ) will occur in the 70´ weeks of years  – 7 years divided in 2 periods each 3,5 years: -” In the middle of the “seven” he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him”, Daniel 9,27b.

In middle of the “seven” he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him,(Daniel 9.27b).

Revelation 1,5-8: -“and from Jesus Christ, who is faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made  us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him (See: Daniel 7,13-14 and Zechariah 12,10). So shall it be! Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, The Almighty.”

 

 

The Time of Grace – The End Time from the day of Pentecost until he second coming of Jesus Christ in Glory:

In Acts 1,1 – 28,31 we can follow the church from the beginning on Pentecost about 33 A.C until the martyrdom of apostle Paul and apostle Peter  in Rome,Italy about 67 A.C.

Acts Chapters 1-12:

Peter and the beginning of the Church from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, Galilee, Samaria, Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch,

Acts chapters 13-28:

Paul and the expansion of the Church from Antioch to Rome:

Paul´s 1. missionary journey, chapters 13-14,

Paul´s 2. missionary journey, chapters 15,36-18,22,

Paul´s 3. missionary journey, chapters 18,23-21,16,

Paul´s travel to Rome, chapters 21,17-28,31.

Paul´s two years under arrest in Rome, chapters 28,16-31.

 

The roman consul and commander Titus (39-81 A.C.) conqured and plundered Jerusalem and its Temple (The third Temple, of the Jews) in year 70 A.C. and killed one million jews and deported 1,5 million jew as slaves to Rome.

Titus died in year 81 A.C. and a triumphal arch “Titus Arch” was constructed to pay tribute to emperor Titus (79-81 A.C.) and now worshiped as God.

 

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Titusbuen i Rom opført til minde om kejser Titus erobring af jerusalem og ødelæggelsen af jødernes 3. tempel Herode tempel år 70 e. Kr.

Triumphal arch “Titus Arch” in Rome, Italy was constructed to pay tribute to emperor Titus (79-81 A.C.). Photo july 2003 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

The seven churches in Revelation:

Ephesus (Rev. 2,1-7), Smyrna (Rev. 2,8-11), Pergamum (Rev.2,12-17), Thyatira (Rev. 2,18-29), Sardis (Rev. 3,1-6), Philadelphia (Rev. 3,7-13), Laodicea (Rev. 3,14-22),

is a metaphor of  all THE BODY OF CHRIST throughout the entire END TIME, TIME OF GRACE and TIME OF THE HOLY SPIRIT from Pentecost until the RAPTURE (1. Thessalonians 4,13-18), The TRIBULATION TIME of 7 years,3,5+3,5 years (Daniel 9,26-27) and the second coming of JESUS CHRIST in GLORY (Revelation 19,11-21):

The Rider on the white Horse: “- On his robe and on his thigh he has his name written. KINGS OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS“, Revelation 19,16.

Revelation 1,11:-“Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

And Revelation 1,19-20:-“Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of he seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”

 

In summary it is a prophetic message of strengthening, encouragement and comfort to the all CHURCH (All true believers), THE BODY OF CHRIST, The BRIDE OF JESUS CHRIST all over the world in THE TIME OF GRACE:

 

Encouragement –  The HOPE, PERSEVERANCE and FATH in THE TRUE WORD OF GOD and THE TESTIMONY of JESUS CHRIST:

-“Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2,10b). And: -“He who overcomes will, like them be dressed in white. I will never plot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before y Father and his angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. “(Revelation 3,5-6).

 

Comfort – God talks through THE HOLY SPIRIT to the true believer and to the BODY OF CHRIST – THE CHURCH through all time from Pentacost to the RAPTURE andthe second coming of Jesus Christ in his GLORY (The Day of Jesus Christ):

-“These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no-one can shut, and what he shuts no-one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no-one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” (Revelation 3,7-8). And: -“Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no-one will take your crown.” (Revelation 3,10-11).

 

Strengthening – 

-“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Her I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give right to sit with me on my throne,just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”. (Revelation 3,19-22).

 

Number 7 is mentioned 52 times i Revelation- Apocalypse of Jesus Christ:

7 Beautitudes (see: 14,13; 16,15; 19,9; 20:6-7,10,20), 7 churches(1:4,11), 7 spirits (1,4), seven golden lampstands (1,12), seven stars (1,16), seven seals(5,1), syv horns and seven eyes (5,6), seven trumpets (8,2), seven thunders (10,3), seven signs (12:1,3; 13,13-14; 15,1; 16,14; 19.20) seven crowns (12,3), seven plagues (15,6), seven golden bowls (15,7), seven mountains (17,9) go seven kings (17,10) m.m. Number 7 symbolize Completeness.

 

 

 

2. VISION:

God´s Throne in Heaven, The Scroll with seven seals and The Lamb open the first of the seven seals (Revelation chapters 4 – 7):

 

Revelation 1,19: -“Write, therefore what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later”.

Revelation 4,1-11:

-“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said:”Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this”. At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. A rainbow, resembling an emerald encircled the throne. (Revelation 4,1-3).

-“Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the centre, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and behind. The first living creature was like  a lion, the second was life a ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle”. (Revelation 4,4-7).

 

“Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God, (Revelation 4,5b).

Seven is a symbol of completeness and “seven lamps were blazing” and “the seven spirits of God” are metaphor of The Holy Spirit. See also Zechariah 4,2-6: -“I answered, “I see a solid gold lamp stand with a bowl at top and seven lights on it, with seven channels to the lights. Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left. I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my Lord?”. He answered, “Do you not know what these are?”. “No, my lord,” I replied. So he said to me, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD Almighty.”

 

 

-“Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under the wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come”. Whenever the living creatures give glory, honour and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being””. (Revelation 4,8-11)

 

This vision of The Throne og God and the four living creatures with six wings are the same vision, which the prophet EZEKIEL saw of God´s Throne at the river Kebar i Babylon 597 B.C. (See Ezekiel 1,1-28 and Ezekiel chapter 10).

It is the same vision, which the prophet ISAIAH saw, when he was called to be a prophet: See Isaiah 6,1-3, ” In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty, the whole earth is full of his glory.”

“The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, and the fourth was like a flying eagle”, Revelation 4,7. The four living creatures keeps under observation Gods word – The Holy Bible, both Old Testament and New Testament a.o. the four gospels MATTHEW, MARK, LUKE and JOHN.

 

And God Almighty reveals on The Throne in Heaven as God did to Moses at the mountain Horeb: – “When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses, Moses!”, verse 4 of Exodus 3,1-22.

“Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones and seated on them were twenty-four elders”, (Revelation 4,4) symbolize all saved under The LAW (Old Testament) and all saved under the New Covenant (New Testament) through the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross – 12 tribes of Israel and 12 apostles, all in all 24.

The glorious vision of God´s Throne in Heaven in Revelation chapters 4-7 is a total revelation of the prophetic visions, which God gave to ihe prophets ISAIH, EZEKIEL, DANIEL, HAGGAI and ZECHARIAH before, under and after the destruction of Jerusalem and the 3´Temple 586 B.C. and under The BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY 607-537 B.C.

With those visions of “-what is now and what will take place later”, (Revelation 1,19b) God the Almighty unite OLD- and NEW TESTAMENT of THE BIBLE in a UNITY: Saved people under THE LAW (Old Testament, Old Covenant)) together with saved people under the New Testament (New Covenant) united before God´s Throne in Heaven together with THE HOLY SPIRIT and God´s Lamb Slain JESUS CHRIST.

 

Copenhagen Cathedral “Domkirken Vor Frue Kirke”,  Denmark – built 1811-29 by architect C. F. Hansen:

 

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Cathedral VOr Frue Kirke" in Copenhagen. Kristus figur by sculptor Ber

Cathedral “Vor Frue Kirke” in Copenhagen. Christ, Kristusfiguren 1821-24 with text: Matthæus 11,28: “KOMMER TIL MIG”, (“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”, Matthew 11,28 by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Photo by Erik K Abrahamsen 2014.

 

The Scroll and the Lamb:

Revelation 5,1-14:

 

– ” Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 
– And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 
– But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 
 – I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 
– Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” 
– Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 
 – He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 
 – And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. 
– And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. 
 – You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.” 
 – Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 
– In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” 
 – Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” 
 – The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped”.
Ezekiel 2,9-10:

-” Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe”.

Isaiah 29,11-14:

 “For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I can’t; it is sealed. Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I don’t know how to read.”  The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. Therefore once more I will astound these people with wonder upon wonder; the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.”

 

 

-“Then I saw in the right of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals”, Revelation 5,1.

This is a metaphor of THE REDEEMER in Old Testament. The Redeemer buy properties back, which the family have farmed out. According to THE LAW in Torah every 50 years all slaves must be released, remission of debt and all properties bought back to the original family – this is the YEAR OF JUBILII, see: Leviticus 25,10. All properties farmed out are written in a scroll, which is sealed up and kept in The Synagogue. Only the eldest son in the family – The Redeemer – have the right to open the sealed scroll, witch is a “a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed”, see: Revelation 5,1.

 

The seven seals must be open to see, what is written INSIDE the SCROLL = THE BOOK OF LIFE = THE BOOK OF THE LAMB= GOD´s property, which ONLY GOD can open.

 

The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David:

-“Then one of the elders said to me,” Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, The Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals”,(Revelation 5,5). See Note in The NIV Study Bible: “Lion of the tribe of Juda. A Messianic title taken from Ge 49,8-10, where Judah is called a “lion´s cub” and promised the right to rule “until he comes to whom it belongs” (see also Ezekiel 21:27)”.

The Root of David, Revelation 5,5: See Note in the NIV Study Bible: “Root of David. See Isa 11:1,10, which looks forward to the ideal king in the line of David. The title is interpreted Messianically in Ro 15:12”.

 

JESUS is the REDEEMER = the close relative. Only HE can open the Scroll.

In THE SCROLL are written all names of saved under the OLD COVENANT and all saved under the NEW COVENANT:

-“You are all sons of God through faith in Jesus Christ. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is nether Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for your are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham´s seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Galatians 3,26-29.

 

The victorious Church in all times from the day of Pentecost to the Day of Rapture, (Revelation 2,1-3,22; 1. Thessalonians 4,13-18 and Acts 2,1-47):

-“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him, who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God”, Revelation 2,7.

-“Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death”, Revelation 2,10b-11; 20,6 and 20,14).

-“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name on it, known only to him who receives it”, Revelation 2,17.

-“To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations – “He will rule them with an iron scepter, he will dash them to pieces like pottery” – just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give him the morning star. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”, Revelation 2,26-29.

-“He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”, Revelation 3,5-6.

-“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no-one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”, Revelation 3,11-13.

-“Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”, Revelation 3,19-22.

 

 

 

A Lamb, looking as if it had been slain:

-“Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the centre of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth”, Revelation 5,6.

The lamb slain, See John 1,35-35: – “The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.When he saw Jesus passing by, he said,”Look, the Lamb of God”.

-“He had seven horns and seven eyes”, Revelation 5,6:

Seven horns means POWER and STRENGTH:

Seven eyes = The HOLY SPIRIT which are Gods seven spirits = THE ECLESSIA – THE CHURCH (see also the seven spirits of God and “The Gold Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees”, Zechariah 4,1-14).

The LORD Our Righteousness:

-“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the names by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness”, Jeremiah 23,5-6.

-“Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, The Branch. See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it, says the LORD Almighty, and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day. ” In that day each of you will invite his neighbour to sit under his wine and fig tree, declares the LORD Almighty”, Zechariah 3,8-10.

-“Tell him this is what the LORD Almighty says: Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the LORD. It is he who will build the temple of the LORD, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest on the throne. And there will be harmony between the two”, Zechariah 6,12-13.

-“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth, he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth”, Isaiah 53,7.

 

Vision of The Gold Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees, (Zechariah 1,1-14):

-“Then the word of the LORD came to me: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you. “Who despises the day of small things. Men will rejoice when they see the plumb-line in the hand of Zerubbabel. “(These seven are the eyes of the LORD, which range throughout the earth.)”. Then I asked the angel, “What are these two olive trees on the right and the left of the lamp stand?”  Again I asked him, “What are these two olive branches beside the two gold pipes that pour out golden oil?” He replied, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my lord,” I said. So he said, “These are the two who are anointed to serve the Lord of all the earth”, Zechariah 4,8-14.
Daniels Bog 7,9-10: -“Da så jeg dette: Troner blev stillet frem, og en gammel af dage tog sæde; hans klæder var hvide som sne, og håret på hans hoved var rent som uld. Hans trone var flammer af ild, dens hjul var luende ild. En flod af ild strømmede frem og løb ud foran ham. Tusind, ja tusinder tjente ham, ti tusind, ja titusinder stod foran ham.Retten blev sat, bøgerne blev åbnet.”

Psalm 150,1-6:

-“Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD:

 

 

The Lamb opened the first six of the seven seals (Revelation 6,1-17):

 

In this vision is one creation The DEVIL and around this fallen angel LUCIFER there are four riders on four horses under dominion of Satan:

A white horse. Its rider held a bow. He rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest (In greek mytholog: Apollon = idol) and is under dominion of Satan,

A fiery red horse. Its rider was given a large sword.  Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other,

-A black horse. Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand,

-A pale horse. Its rider was named Death and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

 

 

Woodcut by Albrecht Durer, 1498: Die vier Apolyptischen Reiter:

Træsnit af Albrecht Durer, Bild V: Die vier apolyptischen Reiter. 1498. Kap. 6,2-8. Skannet fra bog: Die Offenbarung Sankt Johannis mit den 16 holtzchnitten von Albrecht Durer. Im Furche-Verlag/Berlin (1918/19). Thanks to the publishing firm for using this woodcut.
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Yræsnit af Albrecht Durer. Bild V: Die vier apolyptischen Reiter. 1498. Kap. 6,2-8. Skannet fra bog: Die Offenbarung Sankt Johannis mit den 16 holtzchnitten von Albrecht Durer. Im Furche-Verlag/Berlin (1918/19.

Revelation 6,1-17:

The Seals:

 

-“I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals.
Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!”. I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. 
When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword. 
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” 
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. 
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”  Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.
I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.  The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.  Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.  They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!  For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?” Revelation 6, 1-17.

 

 

The Day of Pentecostal with outpouring of The Holy Ghost upon the disciples around 33 A.C. is the beginning of: The time of the Holy Spirit, The End Time, The Last Days, the Time of Grace and the Big Tribulation just before the second coming of Jesus Christ in glory and power.

All born again christians – justified and received baptizing in the Holy Ghost (See: Acts 2,1-4; 2,14-21 and John 3,1-21) experience time with distress, pain and sufferance through their individual sanctification process. Its God the Almighty through the Holy Spirit, who create fruits in the character (spirit, soul and body, see: 1.Thessalonians 5, 23-24) of all the born again christians (see Galatians 5,22-26) and made them full of persevering and steady in faith, “Be always on the watch and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man”, Luke 21,36.

 

At the same time all born again christians are under attack from three area in life – the World, The Devil and the lust and desire of the Flesh:

1. The Devil, Satan, Lucifer, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen”, 1. Peter 5,8-11,

2. Temptations from lust and desire from the flesh, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak”, Mark 14,38 and

3. From the world around us, “If the world hate you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you”, John 15,18-19.

 

The Parable of the Sower, Mark 4,1-20:

 

-“Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed.  As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root.  Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” 
Then Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”  When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables.  He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, “ ‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!’ Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?  The farmer sows the word. Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.  Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy.  But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.  Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown,” Mark, 4,1-20.
and the apostle Paul wrote from his prison in Rome around 60 A.C. this message of encouragement to all christians of the congregations in Ephesus and surroundings:

 

The Armour of God, Ephesians 6,10-20:

 

-“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should,” Ephesians 6,10-20.

 

And in time with distress, pain and sufferance from attack from non believers God the Almighty gave all born again christians and believers of the Old Covenant this promise in Psalm 91,1-2:

-” He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, to whom I trust” and

-” Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation,” Psalm 91,14-16 and

-” But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who loves your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favour as with a shield”, Psalm 5,11-12.

 

 

The NIV Study Bible: Psalm 5,11-12, “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, and those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O LORD , you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favour as with a shield”. Note: (Quote) your name. The name of the Lord is the manifestation of his character (see notes on Ex3:14-15; 34:6-7). It has no separate existence apart from the Lord, but is synonymous with the Lord himself in his gracious manifestation and accessibility to his people. Hence the Jerusalem temple is the earthly residence of his name among his people (see 74:7; Dt 12:5; 2Sa 7:13), and his people can pray to him by calling on his name (see 79:6; 80:18; 99:6 105:1; 116:4,13,17). The name of the Lord protects (see 20:1; Pr 18:10); the Lord saves by his name (see 54:1); and his saving acts testify that his name is near (see 52:9). Accordingly, the godly “trust in” his name (20:7); 33:21), “hope in” his name (see 52:9), “sing praise” to his name (7:17; 9:2; 18:49) and “rejoice in” his name (89:16). Both the “love” and the “fear” that belongs alone to God are similarly directed towards his name (love:69:36;119:132; fear: 61:15;86:11; 102:15).(Unquote).

 

 

The Big Tribulation:

The big tribulation is the last of seventy “sevens”  – 3,5 years + 3,5 years = seven years (See Daniel 9,26b- 27: – “The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one “seven”. In middle of the “seven” he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing of the temple, he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him”. (See also: Daniel 7,1-28 and Zechariah  6,5).

 

 

 

The BRIDE of Jesus Christ: -“Blessed are this who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb, Revelation 19,9 and 19,6-8):

 

Revelation 7, 1-17:

 

144.000 Sealed, Revelation 7, 1-8:

-“After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben 12,000, from the tribe of Gad 12,000,  from the tribe of Asher 12,000, from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000, from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000, from the tribe of Simeon 12,000, from the tribe of Levi 12,000, from the tribe of Issachar 12,000, from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000, from the tribe of Joseph 12,000, from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000″.

144.000 sealed is 12 (complete number) x 12 (complete number) x 1000: This is a symbolic metaphor of all true believers in all times: saved under the Old Covenant (The Law -Torah) and all saved under the New Covenant by the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross – He is the Lamb Slain. Se also Revelation 14,1: -“Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb standing on mount Zion, and with him 144.000 who had his name and his Father´s name written on theirs foreheads.”

 

Revelation 7,9-17:

 

The Great Multitude in White Robes:

– “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?” I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.  Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes”, Revelation 7,9-17.

 

Jesus reveals that he is MESSIAH – Mesiah Yahwaeh (in hebrew), ho Christòs (in greek):

Jesus Christ is the LAMB SLAIN – HE is the REDEEMER and all saved are written in The Book of the Lamb, which is The Book of LIFE (Revelation 20,12 and 20,15): all saved from all nations, tribes, people and languages in all times – saved before the law of Moses by the true conscience of their hearts, under the Old Covenant (The Law-Torah) and under the New Covenant by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross.

-” After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began”,” John 17,1-5.

-“Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name”, John 20,20-31.

 

Note from NIV Study Bible on John, 20,31: (quote) believe See note 1:7. Jesus is Christ, the Son of man. Faith has content. The Christ. See note on 1:25: The Christ. Means “the Anointed One” ( See NIV text note on v.20). In OT times anointing signified being set apart for service, particularly as king (cf. 1 Sa. 16:1,13; 26,11) or priest (Ex 40:13-15; Lev 4:3). But people were looking for not just an anointing one but The anointed One, the MESSIAH. Note on John 20,31: This whole Gospel is written to show the truth of Jesus´Messiahship and to present him as the Son of God, so that the readers may believe in him. That by believing you may have life. Another expression of purpose – to bring about faith that leads to life (see note on 1:4; 3,15. name. Represents all that he is and stands for (see note on 2:33), (unquote).

Jesus on Calvary Cross:

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Jesus on calvary Cross in Jerusalem. Painting in Phot

Jesus on Calvary Cross in Jerusalem. Painting in Frederiksborg Castle Church, Hillerød, North Sealand, Denmark. Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

3.VISION: 8,1 -11,19 The slain Lamb

The lamb opened the seventh seal: Silence in heaven 8, 1-6,

The six angels sounded their trumpets: judgment of the world 8,7 – 9,21,

Jesus Christ shout robed in a cloud and with a rainbow above his head: “There will be no more delay!” 10,1-11,

The Two Witnesses: Both Gods people of the Old Covenant and Gods people of the New Covenant of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Calvary Cross 11,1-14,

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet: The time has come for judgement 11,15-19.

 

Revelation 8, 1-2: – “When he opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. And I saw seven angels who stand before God, and to them were given seven trumpets.

God the Almighty calls the world to wake up – both the righteousness and unrighteousness. Its a serious WARNING.

(See note: The NIV Study Bible, Revelation 8,2: (quote) seven trumpets. In OT times the trumpets served to announce important events and give signals in time of war. The seven trumpets of Rev 8-9, 11,15-19 announce a serious of plagues more severe than the seals but not as devastating as bowls (ch.16), Unquote.

 

God´s JUDGMENT of righteousness and unrighteousness through history:

 

1. The Fall of Man, judgement of all men, Genesis 3,1-24 and Romans 5,16.18.19,

2. The Flood, Genesis chapters 6-8, 2. Peter 3,5-6,

3. The Tower of Babel, Genesis 11,1-9, Acts 14,16,

4. Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed, Genesis 19,1-29,

5. Israel Exiled because of Sin  721 B.C,  2 Kings 17,7-41,

6. The Fall of Jerusalem (The Fall of Juda) 586 B.C., 2. Kings 25,1-26,

7. Seventy Years of Captivity, Jeremiah 25,1-38 and Daniel chapters 2 and 7,

8. Judgement of man´s sin nature through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross, Romans 8,3-4, and John 3,19; 5,24.

9. Judgement of the prince of this world, Satan, John,12,31,

10. Condemmned or not condemned – a continuing settled attitudes ” in the name of God´s one and only Son Jesus Christ”, John 3, 17-18 and John 9,39a: Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”

11. JUSTIFICATION, reconciliation by FAITH in our Lord Jesus Christ, Romans 5,18-19:-” Consequently, just as result of one trespass was condemnation for all man, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous”. See also: 2 Corinthians 5,19-21 (– be reconciled to God) and Romans 3,21-26 (Righteousness Through Faith).

12. Judgement of Israel and The Temple in Jerusalem (Destroyed by the Romans 70 A.C.), Luke 19,41-44; Matthew 23,37-39.

-“As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said , “If you, even you, had only known of this day what would bring you peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes, The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embarkment against you and encircle you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God´s coming to you, Luke 19,41-44.

-“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”.” Matthew 23,37-39.

13. The Final Judgement, God´s Righteous Judgment:

Romans 2,5: -“But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God´s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God will give to each person according to what he has done”.

See also Romans 2,6-16; Romans 11,33-36; 1 Corinthians 4,5; Revelation 22,12-15 and Ecclesiastes 12,14: – “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil”.

 

 

The lamb opened the seventh seal: Silence in heaven 8, 1-6:

 

-“The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel´s hand”, Revelation 8,4.

God the Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit – The One TRUE GOD hears prayers from all true believers of The Son of God and The Son of Man, Our Lord  messiah Jesus Christ, – MESIAH Yahwaeh (in hebrew), ho Christós (in greek):

: -“Our Farther in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth and as it is in heaven”, Matthew 6,9-14 and Romans 8, 26-27.

Psalm 11: – “The LORD is in his holy temple; The Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of man; his eyes examine them. The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates. On the wicked he will rain fiery coals and burning sulphur; a scorching wind will be their lot. For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face”.

 

God the Almighty´s CALL to the world to repent of sin.

NEAR FUTURE eschatological judgement through cathastrophecal events:

 

Revelation 8,4-5: – ” The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel´s hand. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came pearls of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake”.

 

The six angels sounded their trumpets: judgment of the world 8,7 – 9,21:

– ” The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up”, Revelation 8,7.

– “ The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed”, Revelation 8,8-9.

-” The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water – the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter”, Revelation 8,10-11,

-“The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night, Revelation 8,12.

-“As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in mid-air call out a loud voice: “Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!”, Revelation 8,13.

-“The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss, Revelation 9,1. (—). “-And out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads“, Revelation 9,3-4. (—)

-” The first woe is past, two other woes are yet to come“, Revelation 9,12.

-“ The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God. It said to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates”, Revelation 9,13-14.(—)

-“The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshipping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood – idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts”, Revelation 9,20-21.

 

God Promises Deliverance, Exodus chapters 6-12:

 

Moses – Liberator and Lawgiver.

Plate of Exhibition “The People, the Book and The Land”, arranged by UNESCO and Simon Wiesenthal Centre. Copenhagen Town Hall 7-16 june 2016:

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Plateon Exhebtion

One  of 24 plates on Exhibition “People, Book and the Land”, by UNESCO and Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Copenhagen Town Hall, 7-16 june 2016. Text by Robert Wistrich, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Photo 6. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

-“Then the LORD said to Moses,” Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh; Because of my mighty hand he will let them go, because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country”, Exodus 6,1.

-“Thereforre, say to the Israelites. “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgement. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you up to the land I swore with uplifted hand to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD“, Exodus 6,6-8.

Judgement of Pharaoh and Egypt: Ten Plagues, (Exodus 7,14-11,10) and The Passover and The Exodus (Exodus 12,1-42)

The Plague of Blood (Exodus 7,14-24).

The Plague of Frogs (Exodus 8,1-15),

The plague of Gnats (Exodus 8,16-19),

The Plague of Flies (Exodus 8,20-32),

The Plague on Livestock (Exodus 9,1-7),

The Plague of Bolls, (Exodus 9,8-12).

The Plague of Hail (Exodus 9,13-35),

The Plague of Locusts (Exodus 10, 1-20),

The Plague of Darkness, (Exodus 10,21-29),

The Plague of the Firstborn, (Exodus 12,1-10.

The Passover (Exodus 12,1-30) and The Exodus (Exodus 12, 31-42).

 

Exhibition “The People, the Book and The Land”, arranged by UNESCO and Simon Wiesenthal Centre, Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark 7-16 june 2016:

 

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Exhibition “The people, the Book and the Land” arranged by UNESCO and Simon Wiesenthal Centre. Copenhagen Town Hall, Denmark 7-16 june 2016. Text Robert Wistrich, University of Jerusalem. Photo 6. june 2016 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

The Angel and the Little Scroll, Revelation 10,1-11:

The  mighty angel = Jesus Christ shout robed in a cloud and with a rainbow above his head: “There will be no more delay!” Revelation 10,1-11:

-“Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars. He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left food on the land, and he gave a loud shout like a roar of a lion”, Revelation 10, 1-3.

-“Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven. And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay!” But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets”, Revelation 5-7.

 

“The mystery of God will be accomplished”:

THIS IS THAT  (The mystery of God – The secret of God revealed through Jesus Christ):

-“The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever”, Revelation 11,15.

 

The Little Scroll, Revelation 10,8-11:

-“Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land, Revelation 10,8.

” The scroll lie open in the hand of the angel”.

The scroll mentioned here (Revelation 10,8-10) is THE WORD OF GOD – The BIBLE, an OPEN BOOK of both The Old Covenant and the New Covenant from book of Genesis until the book of Revelation, 66 books all inspired of The Holy Spirit.

“Take the scroll and eat it”, (Revelation 10,9). As believers of The Word of God we shall as christians “eat” the word – let it be a integrated part of our unique personality – soul, body and spirit through our Justification (our POSITION in Christ) and our Sanctification (Our CONDITION in Christ). For all christians this process of sanctification by The Holy Spirit and through the understanding of Jesus Christ sacrifice death on Calvary Cross is painfull (“It will turn your stomach sour”, Revelation,9b), but all in all and over time it will fill your life ( “- but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey”, Revelation 10,9b) with the fruits of the Holy Spirit: -“love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control”, Galatians 5,22.

-“May God himself, The God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it“, 1. Thessalonians 5,23-24.

Peters Confession of Christ, Luke 9,20-21:

-“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered,”The Christ of God“. Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life”.

-“Then he said to them all:”If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it”, Luke 9, 23-24.

 

The Two Witnesses: Both Gods people of the Old Covenant and Gods people of the New Covenant of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in Calvary Cross, Revelation 11,1-14.

The Two Witnesses: The WORD of GOD and the TESTIMONY of JESUS = THE BIBLE, the Old and the New Covenant, See: Revelation 1,9; 12,17 and 14,12.

-“I was given a reed like a measuring rod and was told, “Go and measure the temple of God and the altar, and count the worshippers there. But exclude the outer court; do not measure it, because it has been given to the Gentiles. They will trample on the holy city for 42 months”, Revelation 11,1-2.

-“Go and measure the temple of God and the altar”, (Revelation 11,1), – this temple is not a earthly temple but a spiritual temple = The Church = The Body of Christ= all true christian believers of all nations of the earth. And this temple is protected and blessed by Christ Jesus of an unseen wall (=”measure the temple”), -“-And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”, Romans 8,28.

-“But exclude the outer court; do not measure it”, Revelation 11,2a,

In the outer court there is no protection – many christians stands in the outer court, where the valuels of Gentiles have invaded their spiritual life and practices. These christians are neither cold or warm, see Revelation 3,14-15: The Church of Laodicea -“So, because you are luke-warm – neither hot not cold – I am about to spit you out of my mouth”.

-“And I will give power to the two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1260 days, clothed in sackcloth”. These are the two olive threes and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth.” (Revelation 11,3-4).

The Body of Jesus Christ – The CHURCH of true believers witness about the WORD of GOD and the Testimony of Jesus Christ, his sacrifice on Calvary Cross for all sins of all mankind, his resurrection and ascension to God the Father on his Throne in Heaven and prophesying in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT´s  SPIRITUAL GIFTS, See 1. Corinthians 12,1-11.

 

ANTICHRIST:

-“Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Their bodies will lie in the streets of the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified”, Revelation 11,7-8.

“The beast that comes up from the Abyss”, Revelation 11,7 and revelation chapters 13 and 17 is ANTICHRIST, who is a person who under the great tribulation will rule over the world through a political, economic and military system. Antichrist and his followers will kille The Body of Christ, The Church of true believers:

-“For three and a half days men from every people, tribe, language and nation will gaze on their bodies and refuse them burial. The inhabitants of the earth will gloat over them and celebrate by sending each other gifts, because these two prophets had tormented those who live on earth, Revelation 11,9-10.

“Come up here”, Revelation 11,12:

-“But after three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while the enemies looked on, Revelation 11,11-12.

 

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet: The time has come for judgement 11,15-19;

 

THE THREE WOES.

ALL the future events (Revelation 8,6 – 11,19) mentioned here in Revelation – THE THREE WOES (Revelation 8,13; 9,12 and 11,14) are extremely serious warnings from God the Almighty  to ALL mankind on earth – both christians (Righteous) and non-christians (Unrighteous).

-“At the very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.”Revelation 11,13.

” The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon”, Revelation 11,14.

 

Rapture of The Body of Christ:

It is events that will occur in this near future close to the period named THE GREAT TRIBULATION – the last of the seventy “weeks” mentioned by Daniel (seven years: 3,5+3,5 years), Daniel 9,20-27.

Rapture of The Body of Christ – all true christians believers, who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savour and Lord, Revelation 11,12 and 1. Thessalonians 4,15-18:

-“Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on”, Revelation 11,12.

-“According to the Lord´s own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord for ever. Thereforre encourage each other with these words”, 1.Thessalonians 4,15-18.

 

and at the end of THE GREAT TRIBULATION:

THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST – THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST on Mount Olives in Jerusalem. See: 2. Thessalonians 2,1-17 and Matthew 24,1-51.

 

The offspring of God the Almighty warnings to all mankind through all history is HIS HOLINESS, LOVE, and RIGHTIOUSNESS – We are still living in THE PERIOD OF GRACE, where all mankind can hear the CALL OF GOD and receive the free gift of SALVATION through the SACRIFICE OF GOD´s SON JESUS CHRIST on CALVARY CROSS.

 

THE PERIOD OF GRACE stops when Jesus Christ shout robed in a cloud and with a rainbow above his head,(Revelation 10,1-11):

“There will be no more delay!” (Revelation 10,6b).

 

For all mankind will The Great Tribulation period be a time a great oppression. There are ONLY PROTECTION under THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST shared on CALVARY CROSS living in close relation to GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT – ONE ETERNAL GOD FOR EVER AND EVER:

Psalm 11,1-7:

-“In The LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

-“The LORD is in his holy temple; The LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them. The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates. On the wicked he will rain fiery coal and burning sulphur; a scorching wind will be their lot. For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.

 

The time of grace since the death and sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross until today up to the great tribulation and under the great tribulation will be a very serious time for all christians all over the world:

The World Hates the Disciples

-“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you:”No servant is greater than his master”. If they persecute me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me”, John 15,18-21.

-“He who hates me hates my Father as well. If I have not done among them what no-one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfil what is written in their Law:”They hated me without reason”, John 15,23-25.

-“When the Counsellor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, The Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning”, John 15,26-27.

 

Persecutions and false religions and false teachings and false doctrines will try to oppress the christians to give up their faith to our savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Its extreme important for ALL christians to personal encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, (Romans 10,9-10):

Be born again by receiving Jesus Christ into their heart as savior and Lord, John 3,1-21, Romans 10,9: -“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” and Romans 6,1-23, Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ: JUSTIFICATION (your POSITION IN CHRIST) – indwelling of The Holy Spirit into mans spirit, soul and body, Romans 10-9-13 and 1.Thessalonians 5,23-24,

be baptized by The Holy Spirit with sign of speaking in other tongue, Acts 2,4, SANCTIFICATION – your CONDITION IN CHRIST,  a PROCES of sanctification the rest of your life on earth (See: Romans 8,1-39) until you, when you die are received on GOD´s THRONE  IN HEAVEN in GLORIFICATION.

 

And to put on The Armour of God daily:

-“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should”, Ephesians 6,10-20.
The Seventh Trumpet:

-“The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our  Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever”,” Revelation 11,15.

God´s temple in heaven and the ark of the covenant:

-” The God´s temple in heaven was opened and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant,

-“And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, pearls of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm”, Revelation 11,19).

“Flaches of lighting, rumblings, pearls of thunder”. See NOTE  The NIV Study Bible, Revelation 4,5: (Quote) – Symbolic of the awesome majesty and power of God (cf. the manifestation of God on Sinai, Ex.19,16-19;cf. also the conventional OT depiction of God´s coming in mighty power to deliver his people, Ps 18,12-15; 77,18. In Revelation, thunder and lightning always mark an important event connected with the heavenly temple (8,5; 11,19; 16,18), Unquote.

 

Warnings and Encouragements:

-“I tell you my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him”, Luke 12,4-5.

-“I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, The Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God”, Luke 12,8-9.

-“And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well”, Luke 12,29-31.

-“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom”, Luke 12,32.

Watchfulness:

“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him”, Luke 12,35-36.

 

 

View from top of Moses Mountain, Mount Sinai in Sinai Desert, Egypt – sunrise at 5 A-M.:

 

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 View from top of Moses Mountain, Mount Sinai in Sinai Desert, Egypt. At right pilgrims at sunrise 5 A.M 26. january 1995. About 1400 B.C. Moses and his brother Aron lead the hebrews population in Egypt out the slavery through Red Sea to Sinai Desert. The hebrews settled at Mount Sinai. On this mountain Moses received the ten commandments and the instructions of building the Tabernacle, See:  “At Mount Sinai”, Exodus 19,1-15 and “The Ten Commandments Exodus”, 20,1-26.  Photo: the 26. january 1995 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

END of PART 1 of this article : Revelation chapters 1-11.

PART 1

Revelation chapters 1-11: 

1. VISION: 1,12 – 3,22 The Glory of Jesus Christ,

2.VISION:  4,1 – 7,17 God´s Throne in Heaven.

3.VISION: 8,1 -11,19 The slain Lamb

Updated 9. january 2017.

 

 

 

Litterature:

The NIV Study Bible, New International Version, Hodder & Stoughton, Copyright 1985 by Zondervan Corporation. Link: biblestudytools.com/books-of-the-bible/

Bibelen, Den hellige Skrifts kanoniske Bøger, Autoriseret af Hendes Majestæt Dronning Margrethe 2, Det Danske Bibelselskab, København 1992.

Bibelen, eller Den hellige Skrift, Det gamle og det nye testamentes kanoniske boker, Oslo, Det Norske Bibelselskabs Forlag, 1952.

Die Heilige Schrift, Aus dem Grundtext übersetz, Verlag R. Brockhaus Wuppertal-Elberfeld, 1952.

The Complete Biblical Library, 1965,1977,1986, by Thoralf Gilbrant og Tor Inge Gilbrant. Norsk udgave: Illustreret Bibelleksikon 1965-69 og 1986, Thoralf Gilbrant og Tor Inge Gilbrant, Leksikon Bind 1-7 og Ordbok 8-10.

Concise guide to today´s religions, Josh Mc Dowell and Don Stewart, Campus Crusade for Christ, Scripture Press Foundation (UK)LTD, England, 1988.

 

In my article:

“How to understand Jesus teaching about being born again and his freely sacrificing death on Calvary Cross” (See my homepage Danculture.dk and click on category “Spiritualitet”) I have written my christian testimony how I got free of occult bondages from the powers of darkness of the false religions Hinduism, Buddhism and New Age. Under my “one year hitchhike around the world” 1965-66 I got involved in foretelling atmy visit and stay in the home of a hill tribe medicine man practicing shamanism in the jungle near Chiang Mai in NorthThailand 18-21. july 1966. In 1968 I became initiated to the false religion Hinduism through The Trancendental Meditation Movement (T.M.).

In may, june and july 1987 God called me to give my life to his son Jesus Christ and with help from 3 charismatic priests and the charisma gifts of The Holy Spirit I was delivered the 8. july 1987 from the powers of darkness and received the salvation (born again) by God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ through his sacrifice on Calvary Cross, and next day 9. july 1987 BAPTISED by THE HOLY SPIRIT with the sign of speaking in other tongues (See Acts 2,4:  “All of the were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them” and Acts 10,46; 19,6) and was filled with his peace, freedom, love and joy in my heart.

On 9. august 1987 I was baptised in water to my saviour and Lord Jesus Christ in the name of the Father, of the the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28,19.

From 1. september 1987 – 1. june 1988 i attended full time pentecostal bible school “Elim” in Copenhagen.

About my visit to Chiang Mai, North Thailand the 18. – 28. july 1966 you can read in my article “Visiting Hill Tribe White Maew Group near Chiang Mai july 1966”. Click on my homepage Danculture.dk in cathagory “Spiritualitet” and then click “Older Entries”.

 

I recommend my article “How God meet you and restore your body,soul and spirit from destructive experiences in your past life”, which you can find on category “Spiritualitet” on this homepage Danculture.dk

How God meet you and restore your body, soul and spirit from destructive experiences in your past life.

Hvordan Gud møder dig og genopretter din krop, sjæl og ånd fra ødelæggende oplevelser i din fortid.

 

Helligåndskirken built 1582-94 – Middelalderbygningen, 1620 våbenhus,1672 Griffenfeld gravkapel, 1878-80 spir.

The church was built as a part of “Hospital of the Holy Spirit” – Helligåndshuset built 1295.

 

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The Church of the Holy Spirit, Helligåndskirken builded

Church of the Holy Spirit – Helligåndskirken built 1582-95, Copenhagen .In front baptismal font (1827) of danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844). Photo 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

And my article on this homepage Danculture.dk in category “Spiritualitet”:

How to understand Jesus teaching about to be born again and his freely sacrificing death on Calvary Cross

Hvordan forstås Jesus undervisning om at blive født på ny og hans frivillige stedfortrædende død på Golgata kors.

 

 

 

 

 

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Here I – Erik Kristian Abrahamsen born 4. august 1945 in Skagen, Denmark am standing on top of Mountain of Moses, a 2100 m high mountain in Sinai desert, Egypt. Photo 26. january 1995.

 

I have visit Israel 2 times:

1. From 1. july to 10. october 1970 working in kibbutz Kfar Blum in Upper Galilee in 8 weeks, then 2 weeks in september on youth hostel in Tiberias at Genereth Sea and 4 weeks travelling to Safed, Haifa, Akko, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Massada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea and Beersheba.

 

 

Erik K Abrahamsen at work in Kibbutz Kfar Blum, Upper Galilee, Israel, august 1970.

 

2.time: From 19.-31. january 1995 to some of the above places on my first trip to Israel in 1970:

 Tiberias, Kibbutz Kfar Blum in Upper Galilee, Haifa, Akko, Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Beersheba and

then to Mitzpa Ramon and Eilat in Negev desert and with local busses to Sinai desert: Nuweiba, Moses Mountain, Saint Catharine Monastery and Sharm El Sheikh at the Red Sea in Egypt.
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At left Erik K Abrahamsen eating lunch on restaurant in a village 5-800 m from Saint Catharine Monastery at Moses Mountain in Sinai, Egypt. Photo 25. january 1995.

 

 

 

Jaffa Gate in Jesusalem – sunset 20. january 1995:

 

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Jaffa Gate and the wall around the entire Jerusalem built 1520-66. Photo 2o. january 1995 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2016

All rights reserved

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark the 10. december 2016.

Best wishes

Erik

 

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