Hi y’all, how is it going for you today?
today I was just thinking, well I kind of think like this everyday really, I have noticed in all my travels over the internet, which is the only way to fly when you cant afford to physically do so, that people are concerned about so many happenings such as agenda 21, national health care, drug wars, terrorism, privacy invasions both in person and on person if you know what I mean, property rights being violated on a regular basis, a police state being overbearing in their enforcements of thousands and thousands and thousands of rules passing as laws and the like. Not to mention the dealings in foreign nations like syria and eygpt in recent days.
Did you know these things were prophesized by Jesus? did you know aged john was given information about our day? Le me splain, lol, just kidding, if you read revelation 1:3 it says this occurs during the lords day (our day) and in signs (symbolisms and the like). The first occurance to happen at the start of these last days Jesus spoke about in matt 24, luke 21, mark 13 was when jesus was given the kingship over God’s Kingdom in 1914. Will get into 1914 a little later on. maybe another post. But anyway, Jesus opened up the seals containing the four horsement, Jesus was on the first horse by the way, a white horse (representing rightous warfare) the following horses not so much.(red horse warfare, black famine, pale, premature death) So far so good, this is in harmony with matt 24, mark 13 and luke 21. (remember the principle where there are two witnesses to a matter it stands firm) can’t remember where the scripture is, deuteronemy I believe.
This is that start of the pangs of distress jesus spoke about. We surly can relate to pangs of distress can’t we? These problems are just part of the sign jesus gave, revelation goes thorough details about it (and even prophets isaiah and ezekiel and jeremiah give some details on it too, later on them.
it helps immensly to understand the symbols, 7-headed wild beast respresents the world powers in succession, eygpt, assyria (which were really bad creeps by they way they liked to torture their victims to create terror in hearts of their enemies kind of like today don’t you think?)babylon, media and persian dual power, greece, then rome then today the anglo america world power. this corresponds to the image of daniel 2. The bowls of plagues, represents Jehovahs judgement and anger towards aspect of this world, the sun meaning unrightous rulers, the waters of rivers and streams wisdom of this world, the teachings, wormwood means poison in this case poisoning of the mind and heart of the plagued waters of bitter lies that cause man to become polluted by propaganda meant to control them to commit horrendous acts against their fellows.
the bowl into the earth, the anger towards the seemingly stable organizations like government, banking, military industrial complex, etc, who are guilty of atrocities and breaking his laws on justice, just weights and measures, against stealing and defrauding their fellows.
Also the one I like is the one about the bowls into the sun, this results in the oppression of gov over people that you seeing going on, the scorching of mankind, makes me think of the term i got burned, which means you got defrauded or harmed unjustly in some way whether physically, mentally, financially etc. It explains this oppression causing people to form protests and groups to counter them. (another type of warfare here)
Also the sea being no more is sea of rebellious mankind, isaiah explains how the wicked are like the sea that is being tossed that bring up seaweed and mire (unclean things in Gods eyes) isaiah 67:20-21) Genesis 11 shows that sometimes the earth means mankind in bible prophecy. Also the wild beast comes out of the sea (of rebellious mankind) and the four winds that stir up the vast sea (mankind in restless and agitated state) is the dragon, satan. he stirs up people to form governments that he ends up controling.
What is the purpose of understanding revelation? It is to help honest hearted ones to see where we are in the stream of time (the spiritural ark is being built and is almost done as we speak) so as to help awaken to people to the times we live in and make the needed changes to be able to get on this ark. Remember noah didn’t just sit around when told about the flood he had work to do and so do we.
Many scoff at this last days stuff and devine intervention, why do you suppose that is? could it be that wormwood I just mentioned poisoning the waters they drink in deeply (teachings)? Do you suppose most scoffed at noah? Did they not scoff at lot when he told his future sons in laws about God’s judgement against sodom and gomorrah? They looked at him as a man who was joking, I am guessing here that because they were to be his future sons in laws they would of known enough about him to know he probably was not joking, and they lived in a immoral and violent city this should have been enough of a clue that lot maybe on to something better check it out, no they just laughed.
People who just throw off warnings without investigating for themselves if it might be true end up hurting themselves in the long run. How many ignore safty warnings and get lost maimed or killed? For example seen a part about a guy who ignored a warning about a great white shark sighting that day but he went swimming anyway and you can guess what happend a few minutes after you got into the water. Or people who go hiking into wilderness areas alone with minimal supplies, or people who get into trouble because of ignoring warnings?
we sometimes can be our own worst enemy, trouble is we keep sneaking up on ourselves and keep getting pinched, and we don’t see it coming. lol.
So you see what people are seeing are the symptoms of the end times, people get bits and peices of the picture but don’t see the whole picture, you need Jehovah’s help to do so, he gives holy spirit to those who obey him as ruler, this spirit helps us to understand what he wants us to know and to apply it in everyday life even in areas that seem unrelated. He helps us discern from his word why good mans efforts to make things better get sabtoged, why these good intentions always go bad, why governments become more and more tyrannical and lawless and why people cannot rid the earth of poverty, wars, enviromental damage, even tho most people who are asked want these things to be solved, it explains that we have several things working against us, satan for sure, he doens’t love us. ever met a person who will chew you up and spit you out with no qualms about it? or people who are so arrogant that your like WoW! or people who are just so illogical in their thinking that you just cannot believe it, or those who lie to you or people who act as a friend but when a situation arises for advantage they turn on you? (had this happen to me once as a kid) or have you ever known someone who your just so disgusted with because they seem to just not care about anyone but themselves? Then imagine someone like that on some serious steroids, and you get some idea of what satan is like.
This is why satan is pictured as a dragon, dragon means swallower or swallow down, hence the idea of one who preys on others. We have our own imperfections and limitations too getting in the way,and of course we have death, really sucks to have someone die when they are actually making a dent in the problems of today.
So you see the worsing problems is the darkness before the dawn scenario, the worst it gets the closer to better we are, the closer to the judgement that right hearted people long for, relief from sin death and satan and oppressive rulerships. Those who avail themselves of the provisions God has provided which i will post another time can be a part of the new earth (remember earth symbolizes people) under the new heavens (heavens many times represents governments or rulership) where righteousness is to dwell as 2 peter 3:13 shows. for more info you can always visit jw.org.
Thanks all for visiting my neck of the woods, now if I can just figure out which way out of these woods are I am getting hungry, lol.