Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – PART 3 – unveiling The Throne in Heaven, The Lamb Slain, The Bride, The Rapture, The second coming of Jesus Christ, The Final Judgement and The New Heaven and The New Earth

Åbenbaringen af Jesus Kristus – DEL 3 – 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. 

 

 

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

 

PART 3

5.VISION:  Revelation 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:  Revelation 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.

 

Mount Olive in Jerusalem:

Vue from the wall surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem to Mount Olive with Getsemane Garden on left on photo.

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Vue from the wall surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem to Mount Olive with Getsemane Garden on left on photo. Temple Court of the third Temple “Temple of King Herod  the Great” built 19 B.C. until it was destroyed together with Jerusalem 70 A.C. by The Roman Empire. Photo by Erik K Abrahamsen 21. january 1995.

 

 

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).

 

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, Revelation 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 angles. 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”, Revelation 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.

 

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).

 

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Ascention of jesus Christ. painting in Trinitatais Church, Copenhagen. Photo 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

Ascension of Jesus Christ. Text on the painting: “He lifted up his land and blessed them”, (Luke 24,50). Painting in Trinitatis Church built 1637-56, Copenhagen. Photo 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

 

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

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.

 

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:

 

-” And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and his image and over the number of his name. They held harps given them by God and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed”, Revelation 15,2-4.

BE VICTORIOUS:

A vision into the Throne of God in Heaven standing beside the sea those who have been victorious:

All true believers from Pentecost to The Rapture of The Body of Christ – the tribulation time – the time of grace have ALL had the same struggle against the Dragon – Satan. In the future of The Great Tribulation time of seven years (See Daniel 9,25-27) the true believers will struggle against both Satan, the Beast at the Sea- The False Prophet and The Beast at the Earth – Antichrist AND have/will been VICTORIOUS in the STRUGGLE: They did not take the MARK of Satan on their forehead or on their hand. It is not a physical mark on the body but a spiritual mark inside the human being´s personality, which indicate to whom the person belongs – its either a belonging to Satan or a belonging to Jesus Christ (see Romans 10, 8-13: -“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”, Romans 19,13).

And in the vision all saved through the period of Old Covenant (The Law-Torah) and the period of New Covenant through the sacrifice of The lamb Slain of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross:

Sing the song of Moses: The HEBREWS have come victorious out of Egypt and have passed the Red Sea and sing of the freedom of the slavery – their salvation,

Sing the song of the Lamb: All – saved under the Old Covenant and all saved under the New Covenant – sing together the song to Lord GOD ALMIGHTY – YAHWEH (Kyrios/Theo/Elohim).

-“They held harps given them by God and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages”, Revelation 15,3:

Through the tribulation time from pentecost and the death of Jesus Christ on Calvary cross until The Rapture close to The GREAT Tribulation time of seven years and to The second coming of Jesus Christ in Glory to Mount Olives in Jerusalem all true christians will be victorious only by following the will of God and his instructions as written in Revelation 2,1- 3,22, The seven churches – a metaphor of all christians  through all Time of Grace – the Tribulation Time – the Time of The Holy Spirit:

 

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  GREAT 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 – The Tribulation Time – The Time of The Holy Spirit:

 

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 my 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 and the 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.

 

Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead.

John 11,40-44: – Then Jesus said, ” Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you have sent me.” When he had saids this, Jesus called in a loud voice,

“Lazarus, come out!”

The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, ” Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

 

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Lazarus opvækkes. Painting in Frederiksborg Slotskirke

Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. Painting in Frederiksborg Castlechurch built 1602-25. Photo 2013 by Erik K Abrahamsen.

 

God´s wrath in the near future of The Big Tribulation Time of 7 years just before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in Glory to Mount Olive in Jesusalem:

 

The Temple in Heaven was opened: The Tabernacle of the Testimony, Revelation 15,5-8:

-” After this I looked and in heaven the temple, that is, the tabernacle of the Testimony, was opened. Out of the temple came seven angels with seven plagues. They were dressed in clean shining linen and wore golden sashes round their chests. The one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever and ever”, Revelation 15,5-7.

 

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

 

-” Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God´s wrath on the earth”, Revelation 16,1.

-” The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshipped his image”, Revelation 16,2.

-” The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died”, Revelation 16,3.

-” The third angel poured out his bowl on rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. The I heard the angel in charge of the waters say:  ” You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, The Holy One, because you have so judged, for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve”. And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments”, Revelation 16, 4-6.

-” The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was giver power to scorch people with fire.  They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed over the name of God, who have control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him”, Revelation 16,8-9.

-” The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their scores, but they refused to repent of what they had done”, Revelation 16,10-11.

-” The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. Then I saw three evil spirits, that looks like frogs; They cane out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty”, Revelation16,12-14.

-“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed”, Revelation 16,15.

-“Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in hebrew is called Armageddon”, Revelation 16,16.

-“ The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, ” It is done!” Then there came flashes of lightning, rumbling, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has never occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. An they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible”, Revelation 16,17-21.

 

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

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

The Fall of Babylon 18,1-24.

 

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

-” One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries”, Revelation 17,1-2.

-” Then he angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed on purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was write on her forehead:

MYSTERY – BABYLON THE GREAT – THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH

I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus, Revelation 17,3-6.

-” The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction”, Revelation 17,11. See Note The NIV STUDY BIBLE, (quote) eighth king. The antichrist, who plays the role of a king (“belongs to the seven”) but is in reality part of the cosmic struggle between God and Satan. (Unquote).

-” The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast”, Revelation 17,12. See Note The NIV STUDY BIBLE, (quote) one hour. A short time.(Unquote).

-“ They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast. They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and Kings of kings – and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers”, Revelation 17,13-14.

-” The the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to give the beast their power to rule until God´s words are fulfilled. The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth“, Revelation 17,15-18.

 

The Fall of Babylon, Revelation 18,1-24.

– ” After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. Her had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a mighty voice he shouted:

–  Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has come a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird. For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries”, Revelation 18,1-2.

– ” Then I heard another voice from heaven say:

– Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will nor receive any of her plagues; for her sins are pilled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Give back to her as she has given; pay her back  double for what she has done. Mix her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torture and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, “I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn”. Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her”, Revelation 18,4-8.

– “When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: Woe! Woe, O great city, O Babylon, city of power! In one hour your doom has come!“, Revelation 18,9-10.

– “When they see the smoke of the burning, they will exclaim, “Was there ever a city like this great city? They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: (Revelation 18,18. See Note The NIV STUDY BIBLE, quote, throw dust on their heads. An act of sorrow and dismay (see Eze 27,30), Unquote).

-“Woe! Woe. O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth! In one hour she has been brought to ruin! Rejoice over her, O heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets! God has judged her for the way she treated you”, Revelation 18,19b-20.

-” Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said:

– With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.  The music of harpist and musicians, flute players and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again. No workman of any trade will never be found in you again. The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again. The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world´s great men. By your magic spell all nations were led astray. In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and all who have been killed on the earth”, Revelation 18,21-24. See Note The NIV STUDY BIBLE, quote, large millstone. Similar to large millstone of Mk 9,42, which was actually a “donkey millstone”  (one large enough to require a donkey to turn it),Unquote).

 

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.

 

Jesus on Calvary Cross in Jerusalem:

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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.

 

Gods NAMES – God is:

 

God Almighty, El Shaddai, Genesis 17,1-2:  – When Abram was ninety-nine years old, The LORD appeared to him and said, ” I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers”.

The LORD Will Provide,  Jahweh-jireth, Genesis 22,14: – So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide.

God who sees me, El Rai, Genesis, 16,13: – She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her:” You are the God who sees me,”

God is faithful, El Emunah, Deuteronomy 7,9: – Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands”.

God is your shield and helper, Jahweh Magen, Deuteronomy 33,29: – Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword.

The LORD who heals, Jahweh Raphe, Exodus 15,26: – He said:” If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you”.

The living God, El Hay, Joshua 3,10: – Joshua said to the Israelites, “Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God. This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you —“.

The LORD is with you, Jahweh Immeka, Judges 6,12: – When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, ” The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”

The Lord is Peace, Jahweh Shalom, Judges 6,24: – So Gideon built an alter to the LORD there and called it The LORD is Peace.

The God of truth, Jahweh El Emeth, Psalm 31,5: – Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.

The LORD is my shepherd, Jahweh Roi, Psalm 23,1: – The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

The LORD is my rock, Jahweh Sali, Psalm 18,2: – The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

The LORD is my strength,  Jahweh UZZI, Psalm 28,7. -The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

The LORD is my light, Jahweh URI; Psalm 27,1: – The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of  whom shall I be afraid?

God my joy and delight, El Simchath Gili, Psalm 43,4: – Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.

God is our refuge, Elohim Machase Lanu, Psalm 62,8: – Trust in him all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah.

The LORD strong and mighty, Jahweh IZUZ; Psalm 24,8: – Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

The LORD your Saviour and Redeemer, Jahweh Goelekh, Isaiah, 60,16: – You will drink the milk of nations and be nursed at royal breast. Then you will know that I, The LORD, am your Saviour, your Redeemer, The Mighty One of Jacob.

 

I finish my article with all the hopes in Psalm 98,1-9 with the words: -“The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations”, Psalm 98,2.

“-Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things, his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.  He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram´s horn – shout for joy before the LORD, the King. Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; Let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity,”, Psalm 98,1-9.

 

End of article  PART 3:

5.VISION: Revelation 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: Revelation 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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

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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.

 

Her i am standing at “Hyllingebjerg” beach of Kattegat, North Sealand,  Denmark the 18. april 2013:

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Erik K Abrahamsen born 4. august 1945 in Skagen, Denmark.Photo 18. april 2013.

 

Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem – 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 2017

All rights reserved

 

Melby, North Sealand, Denmark the 18. january 2017

 

Best wishes

Erik

 
 

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