Jesus Has A Message For All Believers, To Encourage You Not To Give Up. For The Days Are Evil

 

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Jesus says, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save the lost.”
Everyone the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me: that I should lose none of those He has given Me but should raise them up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
“I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
“Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves.
Look, I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing will ever harm you.
But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are one.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. You know the way to where I am going.”


Luke 19:10, John 6:37-40, John 15:15-16, John 14:12-14, Matthew 10:16, Luke 10:19, Luke 22:32, John 17:11, Matthew 28:19-20, John 14:1-4

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Verse By Verse Through Revelation (10:1-5)

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1 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, surrounded by a cloud, with a rainbow over his head. His face was like the sun, his legs were like fiery pillars,

The Greek word for mighty is a reference to physical strength with great power.

This mighty angel mirrors the appearance of the Lord by having a cloud, rainbow (Ezekiel 1:28), shining like the sun and his legs being fiery pillars.

Scripture reveals that angels can have some of Jesus’ appearances or reflection since they are in God’s presence. An example of an angel that is described pretty close to how Jesus looks like in Revelation is found in Daniel 10:5-6 which says, 5 I looked up, and there was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of gold from Uphaz around his waist. 6 His body was like topaz, his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.

In the same chapter, it reveals that he is not a pre-incarnate Jesus because of verse 13 which says, But the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me after I had been left there with the kings of Persia.

The angel was attacked by a huge and powerful demonic army. Michael the archangel had to come down and help the angel to get out of the battle so he can go to Daniel and give him the message from the Lord. If it was a pre-incarnate Christ, one spoken word the demons would have left immediately. Jesus does not need help because He is all-powerful.

Back to the mighty angel, nowhere in the Book of Revelation is Jesus called an angel but is revealed as the Alpha and Omega, who is God. As we can see in Daniel angels can have a close resemblance to Jesus but the title is what exhibits who it’s talking about.


2 and he had a little scroll opened in his hand. He put his right foot on the sea, his left on the land,

The “little scroll” is the judgments pronounced in the Book of Revelation

The phrase “right foot on the sea, his left on the land” could refer to the judgments that are going to occur on land and sea.


3 and he cried out with a loud voice like a roaring lion. When he cried out, the seven thunders spoke with their voices.

“voice like a roaring lion” shows that the angel’s power could even be heard.

The seven thunders could refer to God speaking since seven is God’s number which means completion in Genesis 1.


4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write. Then I heard a voice from heaven, saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders said, and do not write it down!”

This verse is a mystery because nowhere in Revelation does it explain why John was prohibited in writing what the seven thunders said. One of the reason could be why it is not revealed is because there are some things that are only meant for God to know as seen in Deuteronomy 29:29 which says, The hidden things belong to the LORD our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.”


5 Then the angel that I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven.

Here is another reason why this angel is not Jesus because by raising his right-hand signifies swearing by someone greater than himself.

Can You Include These Folks In Your Prayers List?

 

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I would like to ask my brothers and sisters in Christ to help me pray for these folks.


Nabeel Qureshi who has cancer and is dying. He used to be a Muslim who became a follower of Jesus Christ. He was with Ravi Zacharias ministries until his diagnosis. He is 34 years old with a wife and one child. Ask the Lord on his behalf to heal him, nothing is too hard for Jesus Christ who raised the dead after four days, wiped out diseases by His Word and etc.


Donald Norris who has a wonderful blog called “My Heart is for Israel” asked, “we are going on a road trip in two weeks, I would ask prayers for travel mercies.” Ask the Lord to protect him and those with him that they may get to their destination and back safely.


Joshua Reid a.k.a God’s Warrior who has a great blog called “Taking Up My Cross” asked, “I would like continuing prayer for spiritual strength against the temptation of sexual sin.”


My personal request

My wife needs a car so she can go while I’m at work to take care of certain priorities that need to be done during the day. Also, pray for me and my family that we may continue to be faithful to God’s Word.


If anyone else wants to be included with a prayer request, it’s not too late. Request a prayer and I will update my post by including your request in it. May the Lord bless you all.

James 5:16

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.

Prayer Requests

 

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One of the greatest weapons we can use against the enemy is prayer

 

Sometimes I forget that I’m not the only one going through spiritual battles and difficulties. There are so many Christians who are being tempted to commit a sexual sin, mentally attacked with depression, being attacked with false doctrine, being distracted so as to keep them away from reading the Bible or praying and the list goes on and on.

I would like to ask for all those who are in Christ who are going through a tough time, can you send me your prayer requests?

I would like to pray for all of you and post on my blog your requests so the rest of the believers may see it and also pray on your behalf.

This is a time to come together and pray for those who are hurting and going through difficult circumstances.

Ephesians 6:18

18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.