Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – PART 6 – 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 6 – 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. 

 

 

 

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Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – PART 6:

7 b. VISION: Revelation 20,7 – 15

 

Satan´s Doom, Revelation 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, Revelation 20, 11-15.

 

 

 

The Transfiguration, Matthew 17,1-13 and Luke 9,28-36:

Painting in Frederiksborg Castle Church, Hillerød, North Sealand, Denmark.

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Transfiguration, Matthew 17,1-13 and Luke 9,28-36. Painting in Frederiksborg Castle Church, Hillerød, North Sealand, Denmark. Frederiksborg Castle built 1602-25 by King Christian 4 (1588-1648), king of Denmark and Norway. Photo 2014 by 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).

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.

 

Jesus teach:

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

 

 

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 Rapture of the bride of Jesus Christ

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.

 

Apocalypse of Jesus Christ – PART 6:

7 b. VISION: Revelation 20,7 – 15

 

Satan´s Doom, Revelation 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, Revelation 20,11-15.

 

Satan´s Doom, Revelation 20,7-10:

-“When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four s´corners of the earth – Gog and Magog – to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God´s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever”, Revelation 20,7-10.

 

Who is Satan?

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The Devil – Satan (greek diábolos, hebrew Satan) is:

Satan is a murderer and a lier:

-“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father´s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies“, John 8,44.

-” The thief comes only to steel and kill and destroy”, John,10,10a.

Satan is a thief:

“- 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”, Mark 4,15.

Satan is a deceiver:

-“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the lightt of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”, 2. Corinthians 4,4. See Note The NIV Study Bible, (quote): –god of this age. The devil, who is the arch-enemy of God and the unseen power behind all unbelief and ungodliness. Those who follow him have in effect made him their god,(unquote).

Satan is a tempter:

-” Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil: After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tells these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “Man does not live of bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (…) Jesus said to him,”Away from me, Satan! For it is written: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him alone.” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him”, Matthew 4,1-11.

Satan is a accuser:

-“Does Job fear God for nothing!” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has. You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face”, Job 1,9-11.

 

God´s judgment of The Devil – Satan (greek diábolos, hebrew Satan) – Satan´s Doom:

-“Then he will say to those on his left, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels”, Matthew 25,41.

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-” And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever”, Revelation 20,10.

-“Then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone´s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire”, Revelation 20,14-15.

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Revelation 20,8a:

-“When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four s´corners of the earth – Gog and Magog – to gather them for battle”, Revelation 20,8a. Note The NIV Study Bible Revelation 20,8a Gog and Magog. Symbolise the nations of the world as they band together for a final assault on God. The OT background is Eze 38-39.

 

Ezekiel visions of National Restoration, Resurrection and Reunification (Chapter 37) and The Final Battle (Chapters 38-39):

 

Ezekiel 37,1-28 The Valley of Dry Bones:

-“Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, “Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off”. Therefore prophesy and say to them: “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am goring to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD”, Ezekiel 37,11-14.

 -“”My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children´s children will live there forever and Davis my servant will be their prince for ever. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them for ever. My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. Then the nations will know that the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever”, Ezekiel, 37,24-28.
Zechariah 2,1-13 A Man With a Measuring Line:

_”Then I looked up- and there before me was a man with a measuring line in his hand! I asked, “Where are you going?” He answered me, “To measure Jerusalem, to find out how wide and how long it is”. Then the angel who was speaking to me left, and another angel came to meet him and said to him: “Run, tell that young man, “Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of man and livestock in it. And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,” declares the LORD, “and I will be its glory within”, Zechariah 2,1-5.

-“Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion. For I am coming and I will live among you”, declares the LORD. “Many nations will be joined with the LORD in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the LORD Almighty has sent me to you. The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem. Be still before the LORD, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling”, Zechariah, 2,10-13.

 

 

Ezekiel 38,1-23 and 39,1-29  A Prophecy Against Gog:

-“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Are you not the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel? At they time they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them.  This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign LORD. In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be  overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground. I will summon a sward against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign LORD. Every man´s sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulphur on him and on his troops and on many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I  will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD”. Ezekiel 38,17-23.

-“I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay upon them. From that day forward the house of Israel will know that I am the LORD their God. And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their offences, and hid my face from them”, Ezekiel 39,21-14.

-” Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will bring Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion on all the people of Israel, and I will be zealous for my holy name. They will forget their shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed towards me when they lived in safety in their land with no-one to make them afraid. When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD”, Ezekiel 39,25-29.

 

 

The Final Judgement and the second death, Revelation 20,11-15.

 

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

 

The Dead Are Judged, Revelation 20,11-15:

-” Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the book. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and hades were thrown into lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second  death. If anyone´s name was not fund written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire, Revelation 20,11-15.

God´s judgement of righteousness and unrighteousness through history:

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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,

11. The Final Judgement, John 9,39a: Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see..”

12. 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).

13. 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.

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The End Times, Daniel 12,1-13:

-“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people – everyone whose name is founds written in the book – will be delivered. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge, Daniel 12,1-4.

-“Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt”, (Daniel 12,2), Note The NIV Study Bible Daniel 12,2: The first clear reference to a resurrection of both the righteousness and the wicked. Cf. Jn 5,24-30.

Life through the Son, John 5,1-47:

-“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; He has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself , so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man. Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out – those who have done good will rise to life, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned. By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me, John 5,24-30.

Note The NIV Study Bible John 5,24 Believes him … has eternal life. Faith and life are connected (cf.20,31). has eternal life. A present possession (see note 3,15). has crossed. The decisive action has taken place, and believers no longer belongs to death.

Note The NIV Study Bible John 5,25 is coming and has now come. A reference not only to the future resurrection but also to the fact that Christ gives life now. The spiritually dead who hear him receive life from him.

Note The NIV Study Bible John 5,26 has life in himself. Must be understood against the background of the OT, where life is spoken of as belonging to God and as being his gift (Dt 30,20; Job 10,12; 33,4; Ps 16,11; 27,1; 36,9; etc.) The Son has been given the same kind of life that the Father possesses (cf. also 1. Jn 5,11 for the benefit to man).

Note The NIV Study Bible John 5,27 authority to judge. Granted to the Son by the Father. Son of Man. See note on 1,51.

Note The NIV Study Bible John 5,29 done good …live …done evil … condemned. As always in Scripture, judgment is on the basis of works, though salvation, of cause, is a gift from God in response to faith (cf.v.24).

Note The NIV Study Bible John 5,30 By myself I can do nothing. Jesus stresses his dependence on the father (see note on v. 19). He judges only as he hears from the father, which makes his judgment fair.

 

 

 

The atonement death of Jesus Christ on Calvary Cross:

Hebrews 9,26-29: – But now he (Christ) has appeared once for all at the end of ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

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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.

Jesus died for you personally. Jesus payed the price for your sin, so you can stand righteousness before God in your life here on earth and in your final judgment before God. 

Corinthians 5,21: – God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God, and 1. Corinthians 1,30: – It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom, holiness and redemption.

Romans 3,21-25: – But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and justified by the grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.

 

The book of life and the great white throne in heaven: The Dead are judged. The Final Judgement, The Second Death and The Lake of Fire, Revelation 20,11-15.

 

-“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened”, Revelation 20,12.

All unsaved people through all times of earth history will arise from the death and Hades and will stand in their resurrected body, soul and spirit before the white throne in heaven.

-“Another  book was opened, which is the book of life”, Revelation 20,12.

THE BOOK OF LIFE (Revelation 3,4-6):

-Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 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 ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

See also: In New Testament Revelation 13,8; 17,8; 20,12; 20,15; 21,27 and Philippians 4,3 and

in Old testament Exodus 32,32-23; Psalm 69,28 and Daniel 12,1.

 

DRESSED IN WHITE ROBES (Revelation 7,9-11): – 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 in frot of 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.”

Description of the redeemed: (Revelation 3,18; 6,11; 7,9; 7,13, 4,4 and 19,14).

 

Every man/woman from all nations all over the world through all earth history, whose names are written in The Book of Life will receive eternal life in a resurrected body, soul and spirit by Jesus Christ and be together with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit for ever and ever:

-“They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years”, Revelation 2o,4b-6.

 

The Final Judgement, The Second Death and The Lake of Fire, Revelation 20,11-15:

 

All those men and woman through all history and whose names are NOT written in THE BOOK OF LIFE will be judged what is written in the books:

-“The dead was judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books”, Revelation 20,12

and

-“and each person was judged according to what he had done”, Revelation 20,13.

 

The Second Death and The Lake of Fire, Revelation 20,14-15:

-” Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone´s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire, Revelation 20,14-15.

 

 

 

May God help you to understand the salvation by Jesus Christ and the wonderful life in close relation to God through his Son Jesus Christ.

I pray for you, that you will give your life to Jesus Christ and learn to know God and experience his forgiveness, love, freedom and holiness.

Ask Jesus Christ to save you and and let Him  fill your heart with the Holy Spirit.

Pray and read in the text of the Bible daily :

Matthew 6,6: (Jesus) – But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Talk to God as to a father, to Jesus Christ as a friend and led the Holy Spirit guide you in your daily life and your service to God.

Ask The Holy Spirit to reveal to you about sin in your daily life – if so then confess this sin to God, repent and ask Jesus Christ to forgive you. Receive His forgiveness and His grace and fill your body, soul and spirit with the Holy Spirit and let the blood of Jesus Christ shed on Calvary cross cleanse you and heal your entire body, soul and spirit. Do it every day – take time for pray  and bible study“go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father”, (Matthew 6,6).

 

Your POSITION IN CHRIST: The moment you have prayed to God to be saved by the blood of Jesus Christ shed on Calvary Cross your position before God the Almighty is that your are RIGHTEOUS – you are justify by the atonement sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary.

See John 15,3-5: – You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.

 

Your CONDITION IN CHRIST the rest of your life here on earth is a PROGRESS – your SANCTIFICATION, where the Holy Spirit in companion with you develop your CHARACTER (it is your intellect, feelings and will) to be Holy. When you are a born again christian the Holy Spirit dwells inside your body, soul and spirit and produces the FRUITS of The Holy Spirit: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS and SELF-CONTROL, see Galatians 5,22.

 

 

The BLESSING of salvation:

PSALM 32 (verses 1-2): – Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.

PSALMS 32 (Verses 8-11): – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse of the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you. Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD´s unfalling love surrounds the man who trusts in him. Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

 

 

 

The DAY of PENTECOST 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 “.

 

Salvation – to be born again:

To receive forgiveness of sins is a free gift, when you ask the Lord Jesus Christ directly.

Talk directly to Jesus and ask forgiveness of all your sins, repent from your sins in past life, ask the Lord Jesus Christ to clean your body, soul and spirit by his blood on Calvary Cross. Ask Jesus to save you and make Him your savior and Lord in your personal life. Ask the Holy Spirit to come into your heart and to make you holy.

-“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: 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. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved”, Romans 10,8-10.

A prayer for your salvation:

Dear God Father in Heaven, Holy is your Name,

I come to you with all my life and all my sins. I am sorry of my sinful life separated from you.

Thank you for your Son Jesus Christ, that he died on Calvary Cross as a perfect sacrifice for all sin of mankind and that Jesus Christ is my redeemer.

I believe that Jesus Christ is Son of Man and Son of God, that Jesus Christ is resurrected from the grave and that He is alive and is now sitting on the throne in Heaven at His Father God´s right hand.

I am sorry of my sins, I repent all my sins and I asked forgiveness of all my sins. I ask you Jesus Christ to come into my heart and be my savior and Lord.

I ask The Holy Spirit to fill my body, soul and spirit and give me power to live a holy life under your guidance and protection.

Thank you for saving me and to be a part of the Bride of Jesus Christ.

 

When you have prayed this prayer you are born again and have now a personal relation with God the Almighty through Jesus Christ.

 

To be baptized in The Holy Spirit:

Ask Jesus Christ to baptize you with 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). Its a gift from God to you, receive in faith and have courage to practice it for the first time by led your tongue flow in an audible voice in your praise and love to God.

The Holy Spirit will give you power and strength to live a holy christian personal life with strength, knowledge and wisdom.

The Holy Spirit within you, upon you and with you will give your christian life guidance and victory.

 

Summary about salvation:

 

Today it is still The Time of Grace, where God calls all mankind to give their life to God the Almighty through Jesus Christ by his sacrifice on Calvary Cross. This time of Grace will continue until The Second Coming of Jesus Christ at the end of THE BIG TRIBULATION TIME of 3,5 + 3,5 years = 7 years: the last “week” of the 70 “weeks” (See Daniel 9,25-27).

The RAPTURE of THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST= THE BRIDE OF JESUS CHRIST will happen BEFORE The Big Tribulation Time of 7 years.  In The Big Tribulation Time people will still be saved, but Antichrist, The False Prophet under influence and dominion of Satan over ALL nations will execute by killing all saved individuals if there do not receives the mark of the beast on there forehead or on their right hand.

All saved – born again by receiving Jesus Christ in their heart will, when they die, wake up in Heaven with their soul and spirit –  at the same moment they die. They will continue their eternal life in the presence of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, because they, when they lived on earth, had made their personal decision to receive Jesus Christ in their heart as their savior and Lord.

All saved will stand before Jesus Christ on his Judgment Seat in Heaven to receive their REWARD of how they have used their talents, gifts and fruits of The Holy Spirit, when serving God and guided by The Holy Spirit in their christian life on earth. All their names are written in THE BOOK OF LIFE. They will all receive their RESURRECTED BODY – THEIR GLORIFICATION and are now and for ever and ever perfect humans in their BODY, SOUL AND SPIRIT – all perfect creations by God The Almighty in his WILL:

-” I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast of his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands”, Revelation 20,4a.

-“They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years”, Revelation 2o,4b-6.

All saved will NOT come before THE FINAL JUDGMENT and will NOT be judged to THE SECOND DEATH, which is the eternal existence of the unsaved persons body, soul and spirit in HELL together with the all the fallen angels, demons, the false prophet, antichrist and Satan.

 

At THE FINAL JUDGMENT by Jesus Christ ALL UNSAVED people will be judged through what is written in THE BOOKS, which is their life stories of all their thoughts, talks and acts, when they lived on earth. This eternal judgment is in the presence of all angels in heaven. Its a FINAL judgement and you cannot and are not allowed to speak. You will receive your eternal judgment, because you know that GOD is LOVE AND HOLY AND JUST. Its a judgement of all unsaved with a concious existence SEPARATED from God for ever and ever in THE LAKE OF FIRE:

-“Then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone´s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire”, Revelation 20,14-15.

 

Judgement by Jesus Christ:

Philippians, 2,5-11:

-“Your attitude should be the same of Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory God the father”, Philippians 2,4-11.

John 5,22 – 23:
-“Moreover, the Father judges no-one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honour the Son just as they honour the Father. He who does not honour the Son does not honour the father, who sent him”, John 5,22-23.

John 3,1-18:

-“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does nor believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God´s one and only Son”, John 3,16-18.

By Faith – its a close relationship with God the Father through the love and grace of Jesus Christ and His perfect sacrifice on Calvary Cross for all sin of mankind in past, present and future:

-” Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11,1.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Photo Kattegat Coast, North Sealand, Denmark spring 2009:

Erik 2009

Erik Kristian Abrahamsen,  born 4. august 1945 in Skagen, Denmark enjoying life at Kattegat Coast, Staengehus Beach, Tisvilde Hegn. Photo in direction north-east to Kattegat Sea spring  2009.

 

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.

 

 

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 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

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Melby, North Sealand, Denmark the 7. february 2017

 

Best wishes

Erik

 
 

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