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The

BOOK OF REVELATION



Volume 3



by

Cecil J. duCille





©1998 Cecil J. duCille



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Cover art is: “Four Horsemen of Apocolypse” by Viktor Vasnetsov 1887







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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Summary of Volume 1

Summary of Volume 2

Preface

Revelation Chapter Nineteen

Revelation Chapter Twenty

Revelation Chapter Twenty-One

Revelation Chapter Twenty-Two

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Foreword

As we have worked on this book about Revelation, we have rejoiced in the word that the Lord has brought to His church at this time. John 8:32 says, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Our desire is that this book and the other two volumes will bring confirmation to your heart and strength for the hour that we live in.

We are so thankful for the dedication that Brother and Sister duCille have shown. They have labored in love to bring this word to us. May the Lord bless them as they continue to serve Him.

May your Kingdom come, Lord God, and may Your will be done! Amen!

God bless you,

Tom and Carol Trotter





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Acknowledgements

We wish to take this opportunity to thank the Lord Jesus Christ in the first place and the body of Christ here and all over the world for their faithfulness and the help and the strength they give us in accomplishing this gargantuan task in writing this book.

The Lord Jesus Christ has been most gracious to us to give us workers in editing, and going through every detail, dotting the i's and crossing the t's with a fine tooth comb, dedicated and faithful brethren. Among those who gave their whole heart to this work for more than two years are Thomas and Carol Trotter, Catherine Trotter, Sidney and Sharon Kamprath, Steve and Fran Goodmon, and David Walter.

We therefore send forth these volumes as a tool into the hands of the body of Christ trusting they might accomplish, in the name of Jesus, the perfect will of God for which they were ordained.



Write the vision, and make it plain upon

tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time

but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:

though it tarry, wait for it; because it will

come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2





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Summary of “The Book of Revelation Volume One”



In volume one of this series of books, the author shares his personal testimony before giving the reader the revelations that he received from Jesus Christ Himself.

The introduction covers the seven mysteries of Christ also called the seven works of grace in every believer's life.

Volume one includes the first ten chapters of the Revelation of John. The author's desire is to explain these chapters scripturally so that the reader can fully understand the prophecy that God gave to Jesus Christ who gave it to brother John. Each chapter is carefully covered, verse by verse, giving the reader the full revelation for himself.

Specifically, chapter one deals with Christ in the midst of the church. Chapters two and three reveal who the seven messengers to the church are and their message. Chapters four and five explain the four beasts and the twenty-four elders. Chapter six deals with the opening of six of the seals and explains the four horses and the four horsemen. Have you ever desired to understand who the 144,000 are? The answer, the revelation, is given in chapter seven. Chapter eight begins with the opening of the seventh seal, the seven angels and the seven trumpets. You will learn what will happen when this seal is opened and you will understand the work of the seven angels in the earth. Chapter nine connects the message of the fifth angel and World War III. Chapter ten ends volume one. This chapter tells of "the eating of the little book and the effect that it has in the human realm."





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Summary of “The Book of Revelation Volume Two”



Volume two of the Revelation series covers chapters eleven through eighteen of the Book of Revelation as given to our brother John.

In these chapters the author diligently, scripturally details the true worshippers of God, the woman clothed with the sun, the red dragon, the two witnesses, the seven-headed, ten-horned beast, the false church, the judgment and wrath of God, the roots of modern Babylon and much much more.

In this age of deception, it is a blessing to have the truth revealed to our hearts.

God has made the doctrine clear.

The Holy Spirit was sent to lead believers into all truth. You will not be disappointed when the whole truth, as much as has been made known to the author, is unveiled to you. You will be made free!





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Preface

We dedicate this book to our three sons Donovan, Lewin and Carl who spent all of their youth, from childhood to their teenage years work¬ing with us, being very involved in the gospel. Many times they would get the service started having everyone in prayer and worship before we arrived and acquired a very broad knowledge of the word. They had their share of suffering and learnt how to abase and abound. This created in them a fortitude and tenacity which has been invaluable in their endeav¬ors.

We commend them into the hand of the Lord and trust that this book will bless them as it blesses others.

The enlightenment of this word first came to my husband approxi¬mately fifty years ago. When we found this treasure, this pearl of great price, we diligently sought the Lord together and sacrificed our careers: mine as an elementary school teacher, and his as an accountant with the Agricultural Department of Jamaica, dedicating our lives to labor in the Kingdom for the glory of God and have proven and are proving that God makes us stronger and more effective in the gospel in which we continue with exceeding delight. Matt. 13:45,46, "Again the Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls; who, when he had found one pearl of great price went and sold all that he had, and bought it."

The word came piece by piece, line upon line, through days of prayer and meditation and sacrifice over these many years. We believe, according to the word, that God will reveal to the church all His mystery at this time. It is clearly stated in the Word that the Gospel of the Kingdom must be preached until Jesus comes in His fullness to His temple.

We have come to understand that the full revelation of Christ in His body comes in three levels. The book "The Pattern" was a revelation on the first level. These three books of the Apocalypse are on the second level, with Seven seals (Mysteries), Seven trumpets (Messages), Seven angels (Messengers), Seven vials of the wrath of God. The third level of this revelation will come within the souls of men. If at the sounding of the seventh and final trumpet "all the mystery of God shall be finished, " then I feel this to be very close since the sixth seal which brings wars and rumors of war is already broken and the sixth trumpet is calling us into a place of safety. God is lifting the church, the Bride to a place of making herself ready for the Groom, thus the importance of these volumes.

We commend this book to those who will be like the Berean brethren who diligently searched the Scriptures and made sure of truth, with no other intention but to bless the body of Christ. Pray for us and our family.

Colossians 3:16, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace your hearts to the Lord, and whatever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him."



Mavis M. duCille







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Revelation Chapter Nineteen



Revelation 19 begins with, "And after these things..." After what things? After the destruction of Babylon, we have a chronological reference that things come in order. "...I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God."

The words "in heaven" do not necessarily mean that people are taken out of their bodies into another realm, but that people had ascended or had been lifted up into a higher dimension. Human life, here in verse 1, is in a higher plane than it had been before. It is no longer in the earth plane. Just as when Jesus was walking here on earth, He was also in heaven. The voices in heaven were saying, "Alleluia; Salvation." Why are they saying "Salvation"? At last, salvation has come!

Often we hear a person give a testimony and say, "Thank God! Jesus saved me on the third day of August in such and such a year." However, the person who gives that testimony and says, "I am saved" is still in danger and in a place where he could be destroyed. The salvation in this verse means that the full salvation is come.

In the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6:10, Jesus says to pray "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth (in my earth, in this earth, in the earth realm), as it is in heaven." The will of God being done in heaven is that all angels obey God with great joy. It is not like the child who, when he is told to do something, pouts and goes his way and does it. In heaven there is no such thing. We are writing about "IN HEAVEN" the will of God being done. Beings, men, are happy to be given the privilege of doing what God wants them to do.



THE GLORY OF GOD



Salvation has come, "and GLORY." It is peculiar that it should say "glory." In the prayer in John 17:5, the Lord Jesus thanked the Father for giving Him the glory. Then in verse 22 He said,"And the GLORY which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one." In the Old Testament, Moses came down from the mountain and his face shone with the glory of God. Alleluia! This glory had come in the physical so that when men saw Moses they had to cover their faces so that the shining from his face did not hurt them. What physically happened? I can tell you at least a part of it. As Moses stood in the presence of God (though God had to hide Himself so that Moses could even stand there), the energy, life, power, and radiation from God came upon Moses. Something more than radiation came from God. It was the LIFE and the ENERGY and the POWER of God which came into Moses and shone from him. Notice, it wore off; it shone for a while and then it wore off.

When Jesus rose from the grave, there were two angels in white apparel and their faces were shining. A kind of glow came from them. The sisters saw the angels and the angels gave them the message about Jesus. In Revelation 1:16c John described Jesus Christ "and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." Matthew 13:43,"Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear."

Luke 9:28-31,"And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he (Jesus) took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem." Here heaven and earth met together and there was a great shining, a glory that came out of Jesus Christ, and His countenance was altered. He became glowing and glorious, like an angel of God.

This glory is not just for Moses and those special people mentioned in the Bible, because in Romans 8:17 Paul speaks of this glory. "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also GLORIFIED together." This glory, this power of God, this indwelling of the Almighty in His fullness is that which lifts the human being from the earthly realm into the heavenly realm. We could be on the moon or on the sun and it would not make any difference. Humanity would then be lifted to this heavenly realm. The voices in heaven were saying that the glory has come; that glory which they were seeking, which they were waiting for, HAS COME.



DELIVERED FROM THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION



In Romans 8:19, Paul says that "the creature (we, the creature man) waiteth for the manifestation of THE SONS OF GOD." Verses 19 through 21, "For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered." It is not just that we are going to be saved in our spirits and in our souls, but that the creature, the physical man, "...shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." This "bondage of corruption" binds us to eat breakfast in the morning; binds us to eat lunch; binds us to eat dinner; binds us to sleep all night and to be refreshed. We are always charging our batteries. We are bound to all these earthly things and God is saying that we "shall be delivered."

Verses 22 and 23,"For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY." When we write about salvation and glory, we are not writing about just the soul being saved, but we are writing about the body itself being rescued from the carnality, fleshiness, and earthiness, and blasted off into the heavens (as I wrote before, it does not matter where you are). That means that you can be in heaven and be right here on earth. You can be right in this room and be in heaven. Therefore, this is where God is taking us and this is where we shall be in a very short time.

Revelation 19:1, these "people...(were) saying,...honour, and power, unto the Lord our God." I am somewhat distressed at times about how we dishonor God. Sometimes we pray and our mind is on something else. Sometimes we go to pray and we fall asleep, and it is a dishonor to God. John said, at last, "HONOUR" has come. At last, these people are in a place and in a position where they can honour God in their bodies, and not just honour Him in their minds and in their spirit. John said "honour" has come and then "power, unto the Lord our God." Praise be to God!



Revelation 19:2,"FOR TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ARE HIS JUDGMENTS: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and HATH AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS SERVANTS AT HER HAND."



A judgment has come upon "the great whore." Judgment was pronounced on Babylon ("Babylon...is fallen, is fallen"). Babylon "did corrupt the earth" and "the...whore...did corrupt the earth." The word "whore" here refers to Babylon, and the word "Babylon" refers to whore, meaning it is one and the same thing. Verse 2b, "which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and HATH AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS SERVANTS AT HER HAND."

The slaying of man by man and the destruction of the earth by man is caused by man's own greed (a very, very stupid greed because nobody can take with him from this life anything at all). Cars, houses, property, and a bank account are like a mockery because you cannot take them with you when you die. These things are only for this life, and a man will kill, hurt, destroy, take you to court, and distress you to get a couple thousand dollars out of you. He will do all that, and he will die and leave all that money. He is not going to be able to use all that money before he dies. It is like going to rent a car and the owner says, "All right, now, you bring back the car with an empty gas tank." I do not know anybody who is so adept that he could drive a car with an empty gas tank into a car lot. They are depending upon you to bring the car back with some gas in it. They can afford to sell you the gas inexpensively because they make a good profit off it. Nobody brings back a car with an empty tank.

This "great whore...did corrupt the earth with her fornication." Organizations are committing fornication. It is not natural fornication between man and woman (sexual impropriety), but mixing - sorcery - trying to mix the things of the devil with the things of God. One time I was asked to explain adultery. Of course, adultery is fornication; mixture; unlawful mixture. The picture that came before me was a picture of a man wanting a cup of coffee. He took soup and mixed it into his coffee and said, "They are all going into the same place. Drink up!" He took soup with onion and garlic, and added orange juice, tea, some butter, lime, and sugar. He put everything into the coffee and created a mess. He had neither coffee, nor soup, nor orange juice, nor anything. All he had was an unholy mixture that would be tasteless and would probably upset the stomach. This is what the Word of God speaks of in regards to whoredom and fornication.

Another picture of fornication is a church mixing with politics. I heard a description of a great church leader who was said to be one of the greatest politicians of all times. A church leader who is supposed to be led of God and under God cannot at the same time be a politician. A man who is a great politician deceives us that he is a leader of the church because he is only a politician.

Verse 2c, "and (He) HATH AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS SERVANTS AT HER HAND." All this mixture has caused man to hate the church. Governments will give way to churches because, in this time, governments are afraid of churches because churches have religion. A religious man, if he is not really walking with God, will be the worst man to meet in a fight because he has no human sense. He is being driven by spirits and he will do anything. So the religions that are out of the way are eventually going to end up in the camp of the Antichrist.



Revelation 19:3,"And again they said, ALLELUIA. AND HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOR EVER AND EVER."



While the saints are praising God for the defeat of Babylon,"HER SMOKE ROSE UP FOR EVER AND EVER." No natural thing can burn for ever and ever. The Bible explains itself; therefore, let us see if we can find where this phrase and this thought comes from. Isaiah 34:1 and 2,"Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter." Babylon is no longer just a place or a particular location. Isaiah said "all nations" and the word "NATIONS" here refers to the nations and the people who are against God. The heathen are also referred to as the nations.

God says that "her smoke rose up for ever and ever." Isaiah 34:10, "It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever." God is using a natural thought of a destruction of a specific place as a type of the spiritual destruction. HELL IS A PERMANENT CONDITION. It cannot change. People cannot go to hell and, like prisoners, serve their time and come out. There is no outlet from hell, and the reason is very, very pertinent. Those who are in hell could not have been in heaven. The reason they cannot come out of hell is because they do not want, nor never will want heaven. They prefer to be in hell rather than to be in the presence of God.



Revelation 19:4,"And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia."



Twenty-four is a type of the priesthood, and God promised that He would bring His church to be kings and priests. "The four beasts" represents the soul of man that has come into His fullness and has become the priest of God. They were saying, "Amen (so let it be); Alleluia" because their work was finished. They had been brought into a place of perfection which God had promised the church. Again we must emphasize that they do not represent the whole church. They represent a part of the church, the wise virgins. The church had split at midnight, and there were foolish virgins and there were wise virgins. These people represent the wise virgins who have come into the fullness of Christ.



WHERE IS THE THRONE OF HIS KINGDOM?



Let us look into the word "THRONE." We have had many pictures of the throne. Psalm 45:6 and 7,"Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." God had promised David that his throne would be for ever. This throne must be in Christ Jesus. IN CHRIST JESUS is not a natural dimension. It is a SPIRITUAL DIMENSION. Therefore, the throne that God is speaking of here is a spiritual throne, yet He said that He would sit on the throne of His kingdom in the earth, and He would reign.

Let us make sure of God's promise to David. 1 Kings 9:5,"Then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel." The same promise is repeated in 2 Chronicles 7:18. God is saying that He would have an everlasting throne on the earth over Israel. The word "ISRAEL" means PRINCE OF GOD or SON OF GOD, not just the Israel (the little country in the Middle East), or the natural seed of Abraham, but the seed of Abraham BY FAITH. All the children of faith have become the children of Abraham. Thus, Jesus Christ must reign over these, and "THE THRONE OF (HIS) KINGDOM" must be in the spiritual realm reigning over these people. Yet, there is something peculiar here, because Jesus Christ promised to come down on the earth and to reign and rule. Let us see where His kingdom is going to be.

Luke 17:20 and 21,"And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU." If "the kingdom of God is within" us, then the King will reign in us. It cannot stop there. We must go further and dig deeper, because King Jesus as a person, as an individual, will be in the earth.

Revelation 5:9 and 10 tell us of the four beasts and the elders singing a new song. "And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast REDEEMED US to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast MADE US unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." What we thought were four beasts were actually human beings. It is the human soul that is speaking to God, because "thou...hast redeemed US" from among men, "and WE shall reign (with you) on the earth."

In 2 Timothy 2:12, Paul writes in the Holy Ghost,"If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us." In Revelation 20:4, the same thought of reigning with God a thousand years is mentioned, but we see a certain trend. Jesus Christ is coming down to reign and to rule, and we will also reign and rule with Him. Where is His throne going to be? Zechariah 8:3,"Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain."



THE "NEW JERUSALEM (IS) THE THRONE" OF GOD!



Jeremiah 3:16 and 17,"And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more. At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart." Here is a new thought that "JERUSALEM (is) the THRONE" OF GOD. All that we have to do is identify what Jesus means by His throne, and then we will see what He means by Jerusalem, and then we will understand the Word written in Revelation 19.

In Ezekiel 1:5, God speaks of the throne of God. "Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man." This extensive teaching of the four beasts (the mind being the eagle, the emotions being the lion, the will being the ox, and the desires being the man) was covered in chapters 4 and 5 of The Revelation. All this we can see through Scripture, that the soul of man suffered a transformation until we came to Revelation 4 and 5.

Revelation 5 showed the throne of God; the 24 elders and the 4 beasts were before the throne of God. In Ezekiel 1 and Isaiah 6 we saw this "living creature;" the "wheel in the middle of a wheel," with eyes all over the wheels which represented the Holy Ghost. In this picture we saw the throne of God ABOVE THEM. Now, between chapters 4 and 5 of The Revelation, we saw where this throne HAD DESCENDED IN "THE MIDST" of the four living creatures. "The midst" of the four living creatures is the HEART of the saints. The heart of the saint is going to be the throne of God from which He will rule the earth. We need to back up this thought with more scriptures.

At this point we need to jump ahead to Revelation 21:1 and 2. "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." Here we see the "new Jerusalem" will be the throne of God. The "new Jerusalem" is the "bride" "coming down from...heaven." WE ARE THE BRIDE. Therefore, we know WHO the new Jerusalem is, and we know WHERE Jesus' throne will be set up for ruling.

We will write more about these details when we study Revelation chapter 21, but let us look at verses 9 and 10. "And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will SHEW thee THE BRIDE, THE LAMB'S WIFE. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and SHEWED me THAT GREAT CITY, the HOLY JERUSALEM, descending out of heaven from God." "The holy Jerusalem" is "the bride" of Christ! If Jesus Christ is going to reign and rule from a throne on earth, it must be a SPIRITUAL THRONE. If it is going to be in Jerusalem, then it must be in the SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM, and not in the natural Jerusalem.

Revelation 12:5,"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to HIS THRONE." Revelation 5:10,"And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." If the "man child" is going to"rule all nations," and "the four beasts" mentioned in Revelation 5:10 are going to "reign on the earth," it simply means that they are one and the same thing. The "man child" is the same picture as "the four beasts."

Now, if the picture we have seen has been stated to be the "new Jerusalem," then you can understand why Jesus said that He will be reigning in Jerusalem, because He will be reigning in the hearts of His people; and from the hearts of His people, He will rule the rest of the world. If "the kingdom of God is within you," as we have already seen in Luke 17:20 and 21, then it means that the King will be sitting on His throne "WITHIN YOU," reigning and ruling all the nations of the world.



DANIEL REVEALS EVEN GREATER REVELATION



We cannot help but believe that the chronological order of this reigning and ruling is that THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON WILL COME FIRST (just as Revelation 19 began). Notice the same order is stated in Daniel 7:26 and 27. "But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him." Again, we see "the saints" reigning in the kingdom of God and the kingdom of God in them.

To further clarify this matter, let us read a little more in Daniel 7:13 and 14. "I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought HIM near before HIM. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." "They brought HIM near before HIM." "The HIM" that "they brought," was brought "to the Ancient of days." Let us read another verse which tells us who "the Ancient of days" is.

Verse 21,"I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them." Verse 22,"UNTIL the ANCIENT OF DAYS came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom." In other words, it is when Jesus comes; it is when the Messiah comes, that we will have the victory. We see that "the Ancient of days" referred to in verse 22, is the same "Ancient of days" referred to in verse 13. "The HIM" that was brought to "the Ancient of days" must be the man child (or the church), and dominion was given to him, because in verse 27 it says the "dominion...shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High." We see that the one that is going to reign and rule is "the saints of the most High" God with the fullness of Christ.

The Scriptural proof is abundant that the kingdom of God, from which Jesus Christ is going to reign, is "within" the heart of His saints, and that the throne is in His saints. Matthew 16:28,"Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom." Some of those people (the twelve disciples) who were "standing here" (in Matthew 16) with Jesus Christ while He spoke these words, were also at Pentecost. AT PENTECOST, they saw the kingdom of God come for real. In other words, they saw the King "coming in His kingdom," into His saints, and they began to speak with tongues, and they began to manifest in the Spirit of God!



GOD'S FIRE APPROVES THE TEMPLE



When God told Moses to build the Tabernacle he had to build it according to the pattern (exactly as God had shown him in the mountain). When the Tabernacle was finished, and God was pleased, God's approval was shown in that He brought fire down from heaven and lighted the altar. That fire remained in Israel, and the priests would stoke the fire and keep the fire going all night. There was always someone on duty to keep the fire going, and this happened for approximately 490 years, until the time of Solomon.

When Solomon built the temple, God again lighted the fire. Alleluia! God lighted the fire for the SECOND TIME on the SECOND TEMPLE. The fire was lighted by God Himself. God never lighted the fire of any other man-made temple. Even the fire in the temple, that the brethren showed Jesus and that was built by Herod, was not God-lit fire. The true fire from God was reserved for Pentecost. When the TRUE TEMPLE, the third temple, the Body of Christ, the people of God, became filled with the Holy Ghost (with God Himself), God showed "TONGUES LIKE AS OF FIRE...upon each of them," a mysterious fire in Acts 2:3. It was a spiritual Holy Ghost manifestation; God Himself was manifesting there. The sign of "fire...upon...them" was the sign that they were the THIRD TEMPLE, and that this was GOD'S APPROVED TEMPLE.

Jesus Christ spoke in Matthew 16:28. "Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they SEE the Son of man coming in his kingdom." "The Son of man coming in his kingdom" indeed began at Pentecost. The end of the coming, Christ in His fullness within the Body of Christ, will be accomplished here in Revelation 19:4. Jesus will sit on His throne. The words "SAT ON THE THRONE" definitely mean that He will be the only motivator, the only mover, and the only one that will move His people from place to place and will speak through them.



THE POWER OF RESURRECTION LIFE



Now you say, "Ah, so then where will the man Jesus be? Won't He have to have a house to sleep in? Won't He have to have a place to stay, and a place..." No! This Jesus is the Jesus who does not sleep. This Jesus, coming back in power and in glory, will be throughout the whole earth at the same time. He will possess His saints, and He will appear wherever and whenever He wants, in a million places at the same time. This is the POWER OF THE RESURRECTION that we do not really understand. This Jesus will be everywhere at the same time.

This is the reason Jesus said, in John 16:7,"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you." Jesus said, "it is expedient." It is good, it is wise, for Him to "go away." The reason is because He was caged in a physical body, and He could not be everywhere at the same time. He had to get into His spiritual body, wherein He would be able to be everywhere at the same time. As God, He would reclaim His omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. These things which He had to lay aside in taking up a human form, He was now about to pick them up again, to arise out of this human form into a higher dimension. Although He had flesh and bone, He was able to be everywhere at the same time, and this is THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION which Paul speaks about.

We must emphasize at this point, however, that although Jesus will be ruling and reigning through His saints, He will personally, physically be here ruling and reigning. Someone says, "Oh, He will have a home in Jerusalem." Let us look at the Scripture again. When Jesus Christ came back after His resurrection, notice, He never went to the brethren's homes. He never went there to sleep anymore. He did not travel around in the same fashion as He had before. He said to Mary that she should go on to Jerusalem, and then He appeared in the midst. On the road to Emmaus, He walked with them for probably half a day, talked with them, and then He disappeared. He does not need a physical throne to sit on, because He will be a new creation man in His appearance here, and this is what WE ALSO will eventually be.



Before we leave verse 4 of Revelation 19, let us look keenly at another thought that this verse brings to us. "And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia." All of them "fell down (together) and worshipped God (together)... saying (in unison), Amen; Alleluia!" The four beasts are not four separate creatures because they are joined at the wings. This is the soul of man that GOD NOW OCCUPIES. God, in us, will cry, "Amen;Alleluia." I do not know if you have ever involuntarily shouted, Praise God, or Alleluia! This is the power of God within them.

In other words, He is sitting NOW on the throne. He is in total charge of that mind, of that emotion, of that will, and of that desire. The heart of man is completely overcharged with God, and he cries out from the heart, Alleluia! Praise God! This is the picture of God being enthroned in man. Alleluia! We are BEING TAUGHT to make Jesus King, but now we are looking at the OTHER STEP for making Him King - when He takes over and begins to exercise His divine authority from the depths of our beings. He will cry, "Amen; Alleluia." Glory to God!



Revelation 19:5,"And a voice came out of the throne, saying, PRAISE OUR GOD, ALL YE HIS SERVANTS, AND YE THAT FEAR HIM, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT." The voice came out of the soul, out from the throne of God. It was not God crying and saying, "PRAISE OUR GOD," but it was the voice of the man, the voice of the redeemed creature, crying, "PRAISE OUR GOD." God could not say, "PRAISE OUR GOD." It has to be the creature of God crying, "PRAISE OUR GOD, ALL YE HIS SERVANTS, AND YE THAT FEAR HIM, BOTH SMALL AND GREAT."



Revelation 19:6,"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth."



We were taught by Jesus to pray,"For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." This is where the voice is coming from. The many billions and billions of redeemed people will be saved. "...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved..." What is really happening in the heavenlies is that millions and millions of souls are crying from their hearts, from their throne room, "Alleluia! Glory to God! Praise be to God!"



A COVENANT IN HIS BLOOD



When we think of salvation, we generally think of salvation as being a specific possession of the Christians; that is, people are being saved who never discovered Jesus in their lifetime, but only discovered Him in the evening, in the night, when darkness came down upon them; when death and hell seemed to have encompassed them, and there was nowhere to go, no place to turn to. The lonely man, or lonely woman, or lonely child looks around and sees eternity on one side and the gulf on the other side and sees Jesus in the midst, and he or she says, "Jesus, help me! Have mercy upon me, a sinner!"

Like the thief on the cross, Jesus reaches out His hand, alleluia, to the sinner, a wretched sinner, who never knew God, who maybe only heard someone mention Him before. It might be a Muslim, it might be a Hindu. He might have been in some unnamed demonic cult - way down there - never knew God, and Jesus reaches out His hand to him. Heaven will be filled with these. Believe you me, He said that His disciples should go out on the highways and the hedges, and bring in the halt and the maimed people (spiritually halt and spiritually maimed) whom we would classify as hell-bound. God reaches out to them in the darkness of their existence and brings them to light. Alleluia!

I remember the case of people like my mother who used to read her Bible. She was a religious person. She went to church and brought us up with the Bible, but knew nothing of salvation. Then, the promise of the Lord God came to me that He would save my mother, and I exalted in great thankfulness, for I knew how He had saved me, and it was not according to my goodness. When He promised me my mother, I surrendered my whole heart to Him, knowing that He would never fail me! Alleluia! The hour came. I was sitting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and my mother was in Jamaica. The Spirit of the Lord came to me, and said, "Release your mother." I said, "Yes, Lord, I release her." There was nothing but joy in my heart for the release, for I knew she had lived her life, and God was now ready to take her. He said to me, "Release your mother." I said, "Thank you, Jesus! I release her." I did not ask Him if He was going to save her.

We have a covenant. I am a covenant child of God. I am bound to God by a relationship that is covenanted in His blood, and it cannot be broken. Alleluia! It cannot be broken! It cannot be released! I AM WHAT I AM, and I shall be forever. Alleluia! A child of God bound in a covenant relationship, a covenant of blood, and there can be no breaking. Because I knew this, I REJOICED. I never asked any questions. Then one day my sister said, "I forgot to tell you how your mother died." She said they were all there sitting with her, and she seemed to have been going in and out, and then my mother said to them, "Have you seen Him?" They said, "No, who is that?" She said, "Don't you see Jesus standing right here holding my hand? Can you imagine Jesus holding my hand, and I never served Him in my life. He is so wonderful and so gracious to save me at the last minute. Thank you, Jesus!" She praised God and died. Thank you, Jesus!

It taught me a lesson; a lesson that I had known before. I know that God will not allow one human being to go to hell, if that human being could EVER make it to heaven. He would extend his life for a thousand years if a person would make it to heaven, for He will not allow him to go to hell. He will cancel the thousand years in a day and give him salvation. That is why some people get salvation, and some people do not, because there is a line to cross, and a human being can cross a line with God, wherein you have made an eternal choice. Now, do not ask me how that is done, but I know that my God, your God, is a JUST GOD, and He will never, never ever allow injustice to be done in any way.

If a man goes to hell, that man would never make heaven. He does not want heaven. He does not want God. Through time and eternity, God would not be able to convince him to submit to God Almighty, and that is the kind of man that is in hell. The others, I do not care what they believe. Look at the trash that some of our Christian brothers and sisters believe. Do you think that God is going to send them into hell because they believe so much trash? If that was the case, you and I would not have a chance, because sometime in our lives, we must have believed some things that were pretty weird and outside of God's order and truth.

God is in the act of saving men, and He does not discriminate. He saves men anywhere! Everywhere! Any class! Once they call upon His name, and even as I speak, there are thousands calling upon His name in the last hour. He will not let them die! Let the atom bomb drop on top of their heads. He will take two seconds and turn it into eternity. Time does not figure with God. He can run something through you, like the Pentium computer. Zap! It goes! God can run a whole lifetime through you in the fraction of a second. This is the God we serve, and this is why we serve Him, and anyone who does not serve this God is in trouble.

We need to know that God is a God who is in the business of saving His creation from eternal damnation and the degradation of eternal hell, because this is what makes HELL ETERNAL. Somebody does not like that, but this is what makes hell eternal. Hell would not be eternal, if man could change after he has made his eternal choice. If you meet a devil who has been in hell for 1,000 years, 2,000, or 3 to 4,000 years, he will tell you the same thing. He would rather stay in hell, than be in heaven where God is, for he hates God. The POWER OF HATE - we know just a little bit of it down here, and if it is only a little we know, and it is so terrible, you can imagine what the fullness of hate really is like.

Thousands, ten thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, and billions were calling unto God, and shouting, shouting from the throne room, shouting from the heart. No longer are we singing a song because everybody is singing the song, and we know the words, and we love the tune. That does not matter now. We are in a realm where there is a breakthrough, and only hearts are speaking.



OMNIPOTENT REIGNING



Revelation 19:6a,"And I heard as it were THE VOICE of a great multitude, and as THE VOICE of many waters." Like when the sea begins to roar - that was the voice of the billions of people who were in unison, praising God. Verse 6b,"and as THE VOICE of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth." Thank God! How beautiful! How magnificent! How marvelous it will be when God really reigns in me! When I do not have to worry anymore about my own thoughts; fight with my own thoughts, my emotions, feelings; someone playing on my emotions, trying to get me to do something. I will not have to bother about that anymore. God will be in total charge. He will take over completely - ABSOLUTE REIGN.

We are writing about when God reigns IN ZION. The Scripture says that He "shall roar out of Zion." Joel 3:16,"The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel."

I love the word "OMNIPOTENT." Jesus Christ, who had laid aside His omnipotence, had again taken up His omnipotence, and He was now reigning in me and through me, over me and by me. This is what the church is rejoicing over. Omnipotent God, thou must reign within me! Omnipotent reigning!



"THUNDERS AND LIGHTNINGS" FROM THE THRONE



The Lord is pointing me to the words,"the voice of mighty thunderings." Let us go into the Scriptures to show what the thunder and lightning that comes from the throne really means. The first scripture we will read is from Exodus 19:16. "And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled." We are reading about the presence of God, and the moment the presence of God appears, there is "thunders and lightnings."

Let us read a little more and we will learn something more from these scriptures. Exodus 20:18,"And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off." In 2 Samuel 22:13-15, there is a song of Moses being sung by David, and it speaks of what happened. "Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled. The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice. And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them." David was singing the song of what happened when Moses and the children of Israel were delivered from Egypt.

Ezekiel 1:13,"As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning." This is the first picture that we have of the throne of God. Every time there is a picture of the throne of God, there is a picture of this "lightning." Let us read a little more and find out what this "lightning" really is.

Daniel 10:5 and 6,"Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude." Notice, His voice was not the voice of one man, but it was "THE VOICE OF A MULTITUDE."

Revelation 1:12-15,"And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters." This vision that brother John received is the same picture we just read in Daniel.

Notice, verse 12 says it was the "candlesticks," and He was standing in the middle candlestick. This candlestick represents the church. Christ "in the midst of the seven candlesticks" means that He is enthroned. When Christ is enthroned, out of this candlestick comes forth fire, lightning, and thunderings. We are looking at the throne of God in the church, in the heart of the believer. In Revelation 4:5 we see the same picture of the "lightnings and thunderings" coming out of the throne room.

Revelation 8:5,"And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake." Again we see the throne of God, the censer with fire, being cast from the throne of God. It is from the church, the Body of Christ, that Jesus Christ will be ruling and sending forth His orders.

Revelation 11:19,"And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament; and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail." Remember, we are the temple of the living God. This "temple...was opened in heaven." When God indwells us in His fullness, then we have become a heaven of God, a place of dwelling for Almighty God. From this heaven there is the "ark of his testament," the final Ark, the third Ark, the covenant completed within the throne, the heart of the children of God.



"THE LORD ALSO SHALL ROAR OUT OF ZION"



Revelation 14:2,"And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps." The voice of God will be speaking from the many-membered Body and there will be a thundering, a roar, coming out of the church, the Body of Christ, the heart of the believer completely given to God. God will be sitting and reigning and speaking from His throne room. Joel 3:16,"The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel." We are seeing the whole Bible coming together - Jerusalem, the Body of Christ, the bride of Christ, the seat of God, the throne room of Jesus Christ - and Joel says that He "shall roar out of" His throne room. God's power and orders will come from the hearts of His saints. When Jesus Christ walked the earth in the fullness of God, so likewise shall the sons of God walk the earth in the fullness of God. God shall reign and rule through them. They will be the administrators of the new earth.

Matthew 24:27,"For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." God is equating two things together - "the coming of the Son of man" and "the lightning." He is talking about the coming of Jesus Christ in His people. It will be like lightning that will shine from one end of the heavens to the other, and all the sons of God will know that Jesus has come in His fullness within them. "The lightning" is going to come out of them. The orders, the power, the glory, the energy, and the life of God will pour out from them and it will be like lightning in the world. Men will see and know definitely that this is it!


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