Truth Revealed By God
Chapter: Son of Living God (Pages 100-103)
READ Isaiah 9:6-7. For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the govern- ment will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His govern- ment or of peace, on the throne of David and over His kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this (NASB).
READ Matthew 26:63-64. But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, I 100
Truth Revealed By God adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus said to him, “You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN (NASB).
READ Proverbs 1:23-27. Turn to my reproof, Behold I will pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention; and you neglected all my counsel, and did not want my reproof; I will even laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes, when your dread comes like a storm, and your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come on you (NASB).
We look forward to the day of our great Counselor with whom we have shared all of our prayers, great thoughts and secret things. He is the One from whom we gained our insight and wisdom, our Eternal Father. For on His shoulders will rest the government, and there shall be a time of peace like the world has never seen. For He will inherit the kingdom of David, and it will be full of His righteousness and justice. For Jesus will sit next to His Father and accomplish all of what He desires in order to fulfill prophecy. His
appearance will be an entrance from Heaven, coming with absolute authority, and with all the angels of heaven. For God has offered His helping hand to restore what is unfit in the world, but the world rejected what He offered. Therefore, those who refused to accomplish the task that He set before them will be full of dread and anguish. It will be a time of distress that will be compared to that of a great storm, coming from God the Father.
Truth Revealed By God
Chapter: Refiner’s Fire (Pages 104-108)
READ Malachi 4:1-2. “For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall” (NASB).
READ Revelation 14:1-5. And I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. And I heard a loud voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept them- selves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless (NASB).
READ Revelation 15:2-4. And I saw, as it were, a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had come off victorious from the beast and his image and from the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of God. And they sang the song of Moses the bond-servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Thy ways, Thou King of the nations. Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? For thou alone art holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THEE, For Thy righteous acts have been revealed (NASB).
We see once again where God desires Himself and the Day of Atonement to be like a fiery furnace. He warns the evil doers that He will set them ablaze for their continued wickedness. He also makes it clear to the righteous that He will save them because the sun of righteousness will arise with healing in its wings. This is symbolic of Jesus Christ. The one hundred and forty four thousand are those that have been chosen and called according to God’s purpose. They are pure and have no deceit within them. They are sealed by God to accomplish His will and follow Him wherever He goes. We also read again about the four living creatures and the elders who pro- tect the Lamb. I most enjoy the description of those who have conquered the beast and are standing on a sea of glass holding harps of God. These are those who have persevered and fought until the end, in order for God’s eternal salvation. These are those who have awaited their Savior and this is a time when He is recognized as the King of All Nations. (For He and his army are a Wall of Fire…)-Next Chapter…