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"for with them the wrath of God is finished." Revelation 15:1

Seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. This may not be as exciting as some of my other posts, but I wanted to continue to migrate through Revelation. I am disregarding the admonition I got from Bible Study Fellowship, that “no one really understands the Revelation.” While that may be true, I refuse to accept that statement as truth, for I believe that the Revelation was meant to be understood, even more so today. If I approach the book with the attitude that I can understand it, then I will be ahead of the game based upon attitude alone. I got some good news, and some bad news. Which do you want to hear first? That always cracks me up when my grandson says it. It does not matter what you say, he is going to tell you what he wanted you to hear. seven angels with seven plagues which are the last for with them the wrath of God is finished Revelation 15:1 ESVThen I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven …

The question was asked, is the Holy Spirit still involved in the earth after the rapture.

"Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way." The question was asked, is the Holy Spirit still involved in the earth after the rapture. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8ESV (7) For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. (8) And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. While many translate this passage with the word “he”, that word improperly conveys the sense that we need to understand. Dake's commentary tells us: “The only argument used to prove that Holy Spirit is the hinderer of this passage is the pronoun he. It is believed that the church could not be referred to as he because it is the bride of Christ; that the church is spoken of as a virgin, a woman, and that it is referred to by feminine pronouns. On the Contrary, the Church is: Not referred to by feminine pronouns Never…

To every nation and tribe and language and people. Revelation 14:6-7

English: Illustation to Book of Revelation Русский: Иллюстрация к Книге Откровения Иоанна Богослова (Photo credit: Wikipedia)One of the aspects of chapter 14 is the feeling that we have been thrown back to minutes after the rapture once again. Why would I say that? Because if you walked through chapter 13 with me then you saw the beasts come full force against Israel and the world. The timing of chapter 13 puts us well into the seven year-period, beyond the half way point. The false prophet is causing all to take the mark, worship the beast, and worship the image that talks, refusal to do so means death. Since we all seem to read Revelation with a chronological mindset, we get confused when we hit some of the terminology that chapter 14 gives us. Let me show you what I mean. Revelation 14:3-4 ESV and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the ea…