4/16/2014 | Posted in

I've recently been reading some articles online that I would like to share here.
This will be the first of these articles:

The "wrath of the Lamb" vs. the "wrath of God".

While John 1:1 (among other verses) speaks to the Lord Jesus' deity, the title "God" usually refers to the Father in Scripture:

Titus 1:1- "Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;"

Hebrews 13:20- "Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,"

James 1:1- "James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting."

1 Peter 1:3- "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"

1 Peter 5:10- "But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

2 John 1:3- "Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love."

Jude 1:1- "Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:"

Revelation 1:1- "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:"

Revelation 21:22-23: "And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."

Remember, John was weeping because "no one was found worthy to open and read the book, neither to look thereon" (Revelation 5:4), but then we see that the Lamb "came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne" (Revelation 5:7). Then we see the 4 beasts and 24 elders fall down before the Lamb (Revelation 5:8) singing the "new song", about how the Lamb has redeemed every kindred, tongue, people, and nation "to God" (Revelation 5:9).

So John certainly makes a distinction between "the Lamb" and "God". Again, I'm certainly not saying that the Lamb isn't God the Son, but Scripture refers to the Lord Jesus as the only "mediator between God and men" (1 Timothy 2:5), so again, "God" usually refers to the Father in Scripture.

So if John clearly makes a distinction between "the Lamb" and "God" ("him that sat upon the throne"), Why are many trying to conclude that "the wrath of the Lamb" (Revelation 6:16) and "the wrath of God" (Revelation 15:1, 15:7, and 16:1) are one and the same (even though the trumpet judgments aren't even referred to as "wrath")?

It's one of the strongest arguments as to why the judgments aren't merely simple chronological events (the 7 seals followed by the 7 trumpets followed by the 7 vials). That's overly simplistic.

The men of the Earth are frantic after the heavenly signs (6th seal) not because they see all of the trumpets and vials ahead, but rather because they see the 7th seal, 7th trump, and 7th vial immediately ahead, culminating in the literal return of the Lord ("parousia"), which includes "the wrath of the Lamb" (see 2 Thess 1:7,8; 2 Thess 2:8; and Revelation 19:11-21), and is the same moment that all of the elect are raptured/resurrected.

So the "wrath of the Lamb" IMMEDIATELY follows the 7th seal, 7th trump, and 7th vial (which occur simultaneously with each other). It therefore seems as if the "wrath of the Lamb" is the "Day of the Lord".

11/25/2013 | Posted in

Jeremiah 14:14 - Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

Micah 3:11 - The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, [Is] not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

Ezekiel 34:2-5 - Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe [be] to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: [but] ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up [that which was] broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because [there is] no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

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10/29/2011 | Posted in ,

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Here's one quote from the movie:
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7/16/2011 | Posted in , ,

While reading Straub's new book "Changed", I ran across a concept I found pretty intriguing.

Revelation 11:2 - But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.

Revelation 13:5 - And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.

Revelation 12:14 - And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

All three of these verses mention a 3 1/2 year period of "Great Tribulation".

Then we have this:

Daniel 12:7 - And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished.

The Angel (or Christ), swears by him who lives forever that the time will be 3 1/2 years. If Christ has spoken it, then it cannot change. It must be carried out just as prophecied over and over in scripture.

But we run into a question with this verse:

Mark 13:20 - And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

I have heard many preachers say that the 3 1/2 years will not actually be 3 1/2 years because it will be shortened. But is that what it actually says?
In both Matthew 24 and Mark 13, it says the days will be shortened; Not the length of the time of trial.

Is there scripture that could confirm this?

Revelation 8:12 - And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.

According to Straub, the length of the day will be shortened by a third, and the length of the night by a third. If we are to remove two thirds of our day, it would leave us with an eight hour day.

Amos 8:9 - And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:

Again, confirming a possibility that the actual length of the day will be shortened.

The only way I'm aware of for the day to consist of 8 hours, would be for the rotation of the earth to be affected.

Luke 21:25 - And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

Isaiah 13:13 - Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isaiah 24:1 - Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

Isaiah 24:20 - The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

With only a few hours of sunlight each day, and an extremely short night, it would certainly cause much distress and great perplexity.

If something could cause the rotation of the earth to be sped up, that same something could also cause the earth to move from it's current location.

Revelation 16:8 - And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

Although the total amount of time will still consist of 42 months, they will go by much more quickly if the day itself is only eight hours long.

7/14/2011 | Posted in , ,

I read a new book today and it was magnificent!

I actually read a lot of Christian books, both old and new, and it's rare for me to find one that not only teaches sound doctrine, but does so in an easy to understand fashion and also introduces me to a concept here and there that I'm not familiar with.

This book fits the bill.
The title is "Changed" by Steven Straub.

It is the authors explanation of his Post-Tribulation beliefs, and I not only highly recommend it, but would encourage any believer to give it a chance, regardless of your eschatological views.

You can download a free copy HERE

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