The End of Age/Signs of the times Internship. March 2018 – May 2018 – Studying the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. To sign up click this link here are at the end of this post
The Message of the book of the Revelation
The message of the book of revelation is the majesty of Jesus. The main theme of the book of revelation is to reveal the personality, power and action plan of Jesus in preparing his church to participate with him in releasing God’s glory in all the nations.
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants… (Rev. 1:1)
The Father commissioned Jesus to reveal more of His majesty to His Church. Jesus revealed Himself as the Bridegroom King who judges all that hinders love as He takes over the earth. Jesus is a passionate Bridegroom who is filled with tender yet jealous love. Jesus will come only in context to a prepared Bride who lives in unity with Him and the Spirit.
7 The marriage of the Lamb has come…His wife has made herself ready. (Rev. 19:7)
Jesus is a King who will intervene to save the earth by taking over the government of every nation for the glory of God and the good of His people forever. Jesus will replace all the unrighteous governments on earth with righteous leaders and laws.
15 The seventh angel sounded…voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord…and He shall reign forever!” (Rev. 11:15)
Jesus is a righteous and wise Judge, who works redemptive-ly to confront hatred of God and truth in order to establish love across the whole earth (Rev. 16:5-7; 19:1-5).
3 Great and marvelous are Your (Jesus) works…just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! 4…For Your judgments have been manifested (Rev. 15:3-4)
The nations will hate Jesus and rage with anger against His love and truth (Ps. 2:1-3).
18 The nations were angry and your wrath has come… (Rev. 11:18)
There is no contradiction between Jesus as Bridegroom and Judge. Jesus has burning love and fierce zeal to remove everything that hinders love. His love is expressed and promoted by His redemptive judgments to remove all that hinders love by confronting those who aggressively oppose and hate His love and leadership. The zealous Jesus of Armageddon who slays the wicked is the same Bridegroom God of love and tenderness.
We marvel and tremble in seeing what His love is capable of and how far it will go. So fierce is His zeal for love that He became human and was crushed by the wrath of God.
This is the same love, zeal and wisdom that He manifests in killing multitudes who hate God at Armageddon. He uses the least severe means to reach the greatest number of people at the deepest level of love.
The theme of this book is Jesus returning to take leadership of the earth in deep partnership with His people
7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him… (Rev. 1:7)
Daniel prophesied that the Messiah as the Son of Man (God-Man) would rule all the nations.
9 The Ancient of Days (the Father)…His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool…13 Behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days…14 To Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples…should serve Him…27 Then the…the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. (Dan. 7:9-14, 27)
As King of Kings, Jesus will strike the nations to remove their unrighteous leaders and laws.
15 He should strike the nations…He Himself treads…the fierceness and wrath of God. 16 He has on His robe…a name written: King of kings and Lord of lords. (Rev. 19:15-16)
Jesus is preparing His Church to operate in authority to bring a great Harvest of souls to God.
9 A great multitude…of all nations…and tongues standing before the Throne… (Rev. 7:9)
14 This gospel…will be preached in all the world…and then the end will come. (Mt. 24:14)
The Biblical View of the Great Tribulation
The primary theme of the Tribulation is God’s judgment against the Antichrist’s empire that is being released by the End-Time Church under Jesus’ leadership. The secondary theme is tribulation against the saints from the Antichrist (Rev. 12:12; 13:4, 8). In the Book of Acts, some were martyred, yet its primary theme was the acts of the Spirit through the praying apostles.
We need not fear the Tribulation as powerless victims seeking to escape it. We stand boldly as Jesus’ Bride who releases its’ judgments under His leadership. Moses did not seek to escape his role in releasing tribulation on Pharaoh nor did the apostles seek to avoid their role in the Book of Acts. The Church is not absent for the Tribulation but under Jesus’ leadership will release the Tribulation by prayer. Jesus will not release it without the partnership of His praying Bride.
The Book of Revelation: End-Time Book of Acts
Book of Revelation is the End-Time Book of Acts given to us in advance so we may walk in a unified prayer focus by knowing the sequences of the Seals and Trumpets. We will engage in the prayer of faith globally to bind and loose according to God’s will (Mt. 16:18-19; 18:18-19).
18 On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Mt. 16:18-19)
18 Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven…19 If two of you agree on earth…it will be done… (Mt. 18:18-19)
The Mt. 16 context focuses on prevailing over the authority of hell. The Mt. 18 context focuses on how the Church will function in unity (with several hundred million intercessors). As Moses released the plagues or tribulation on Egypt and as the first apostles established the Church in the Book of Acts, so the Tribulation will be released by the praying Church. The Book of Revelation is a record of the acts of the Spirit through the End-Time apostles and prophets. The miracles of Exodus and Acts will be combined and multiplied on a global level. This “Jn. 14:12 prayer anointing” will loose revival and the Tribulation and will bind the works of Satan.
12 The works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do… (Jn. 14:12)
The Book of Revelation is a “canonized prayer manual” that equips the Church to partner with Jesus in confronting Satan’s authority. Jesus is coming back only after the Church is prepared in love, wisdom and faith to release the Tribulation through prayer against the Antichrist’s empire. Jesus is waiting on the Church to grow up into agreement with His character and End-Time plan.
Because the Book of Revelation is canonized the entire Body of Christ will eventually use it. As Jesus’ judgments progressively unfold according to their numbered sequence, the Church will become greatly unified and focused in prayer. The momentum will build as the Church sees the Seals and Trumpets unfold in numerical order. Nothing like this has ever happened in history where 100s of millions were unified with an “infallible prayer guide” revealing Jesus’ action plan including the coming glory and pressures. If the early apostles had the Book of Acts written in advance, they would know which cities revival and/or persecution would break out.
Jesus will come ONLY in context to a praying Bride in unity with the Spirit. We cry, “Come Lord Jesus” differently after experiencing His love as the Bridegroom King.
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” (Rev. 22:17)
if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. (Rom. 11:22)
From Matt 16:13-17 this book will explore the Rock that the church was built upon to position her to accomplish her end-time purpose in the earth. From these verses we can see clearly what the rock is. #1 The Church was built upon the Revelation of Jesus Christ – Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God. #2 The Church was built for battle – the gates of hell will not prevail against it. #3 The Church was built upon Prayer, to bind the kingdom of darkness, and to release heaven on earth – and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven… whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. To accomplish her mission the church must understand the person revealed in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Only the church built upon this rock will be able to withstand the gates of Hell at the end of the age, to prepare the earth for the coming kingdom of God.