Verse By Verse Through Revelation (21:6-8)

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6 Then he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life.

Then he said to me, “It is done! God’s judgment on a sinful world has been completed and justice was served.

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. This is a title that only belongs to Yahweh [which means I AM the Eternal One found in Exodus 3] and here in the Book of Revelation it belongs to Jesus Christ [Revelation 1:17-18]

I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life. Salvation is always free by placing one’s faith in the work of Jesus’ death and resurrection for one’s sins.


7 The one who conquers will inherit these things, and I will be his God, and he will be my son.

The one who conquers is in reference to conquering a sinful lifestyle [see the list in verse 8], a life lived without God in their hearts. Without the Holy Spirit in one’s heart, there will be no restraint in curving the sinful craving.

and I will be his God, and he will be my son. Salvation is not only acquiring eternal life but it is also being adopted into God’s family.


8 But the cowards, faithless, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1. Cowards-Those who profess to be Christians but are ashamed of the Word of God by compromising the truth. False converts.

2. Faithless-A person who chooses not to believe in the God who is revealed in Scripture. Instead, they live for the pleasures of this world.

3. Detestable-Living a life of Atheism, Homosexuality, Beastiality, Abortionist, Trans-Gender, and Witchcraft.

3. Murderers-Killing people for hatred of all kinds, money, and revenge.

4. Sexually Immoral-Sexual lust which includes Homosexuality, Adultery, Fornication, and Beastiality.

5. Sorcerers-Those who practice witchcraft of any kind which includes New Age, Satanism, Voodoo, Santeria [a Spanish form of Voodoo], and Catholicism [prayers for the dead].

Deuteronomy 18:9-12

9 “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not imitate the detestable customs of those nations. 10 No one among you is to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery, 11 cast spells, consult a medium or a spiritist, or inquire of the dead. 12 Everyone who does these acts is detestable to the Lord, and the Lord your God is driving out the nations before you because of these detestable acts.

Insight: Idolatry 

Anyone or anything that takes preeminence over Christ. 

6. Idolaters-Any religion that worships statues and prays to them. The worship of money, self, any type of worldly material, leaders, and spiritual leaders can become idolatry. 

7. Liars-Those who always bend the truth to get their way. That type of language is Satanic

John 8:44

44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Everyone who lives a life from the list mentioned above, will at death be thrown into the Lake of Fire for rejecting the only person that can forgive sins, Jesus Christ.

 

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Christians Under Attack: Spiritual Battles Seen Through Spiritual Eyes

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Imagine if you can see the spiritual warfare and battles between demons and Christians through spiritual eyes. This is how I see that war and battles fought in the fields of our minds.

Europe at one time was strong in the Lord, not without faults, but nevertheless, they held to the Word so let’s see that with spiritual eyes.

It was very early in the morning with fog all over the place. The Christian’s camp was behind a wall of long thick trees for protection against the enemy’s arrows. Christian watchmen were in place and you could hear absolutely nothing but the wind. From the distance, a watchman saw a small light heading to his direction. Amazed by this light he stayed still until it was too late. The arrow with fire at the tip struck the man’s neck and bleeding from his mouth he quickly ran to another watchman close by and died in his presence.

The other watchman with his eyes wide open heard the battle cry of demons running toward the camp to slaughter the Christians so this man (the watchman), ran for dear life to the camp to warn the Christians of an impending attack. Immediately a call to arms went throughout the camp and Christians were putting on the full armor of God. All the believers got in battle formation. They were like the sand of the seashore with beautiful silver shiny armor with each name of the armor engraved in each piece of armor. Christian soldiers who were assigned to prayer went ahead of the army of God knelt down in prayer to the Lord of lords and King of kings Jesus Christ, to ask for His protection and strength. The demons got in battle formation and a call went out for the demon archers to get ready. Arrow tips ignited with fire and the command was given to fire. The Lord was there with the Christians fighting their battle and a strong wind blew from the Lord so strong that all of the fiery arrows were blown right back to the demonic army who had to take cover from their own arrows. While they were taking cover, the Lord gave the command to attack and all the Christians ran to meet the dark army in battle. The cry was so loud it made the demonic army go into confusion running in all different directions. There was such a great slaughter that day only a few demons made out of the slaughter. Christians were victorious that day because the Lord fought their battle and won.

We win battles because we keep God’s Word and live according to it but now since the Devil knows he can’t do a frontal attack, he has to do a stealth one to kill us spiritually from within by taking us away from God’s Word and disarming us.

Numbers 25:1-3
While Israel was staying in the Acacia Grove, the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab. 2 The women invited them to the sacrifices for their gods, and the people ate and bowed in worship to their gods. 3 So Israel aligned itself with Baal of Peor, and the Lord’s anger burned against Israel.

Numbers 31:16
Yet they are the ones who, at Balaam’s advice, incited the Israelites to unfaithfulness against the LORD in the Peor incident, so that the plague came against the LORD’s community.

The verses above show how Satan destroys the believer in Jesus by hitting him from the side instead of the front so he won’t suspect it.

Islam is a device from Satan to bring fear and political correctness to shut the mouths of Christians speaking God’s Word which is a Satanic tactic so people won’t hear the truth. Homosexuality is being used by Satan to make Christians abandon God’s moral law in their lives which is found in the Word of God and the Devil is making so-called Christians through pressure from society conform to unbiblical views by accepting homosexuality as not being a sin. Europe is destroyed and Satan’s focus is now America. Whoever abandons God’s Word will get deceived and their soul destroyed.

God’s Patience Is Long Suffering

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Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah He sent them Lot so that they could know Him and repent through witnessing Lot’s life according to 1 Peter 2:12 which says, Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

Genesis 13:10-13

10 Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) 11 So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company: 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, while Lot lived among the cities of the plain and pitched his tents near Sodom. 13 Now the people of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the Lord.


The LORD told Abraham that He was going to give his descendants the land of Canaan but it was going to take 400 years until the fullness of the Canaanites’ wickedness was completed, showing how merciful God really was. God was giving them a chance to repent, sending them a priest (Melchizedek), a prophet (Abraham) and a righteous man (Lot).

  • Melchizedek a Priest: (Genesis 14: 17-20) 17 After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, 19 and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. 20 And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand. ”Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
  • Abraham a Prophet: (Genesis 20:7) Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, you may be sure that you and all who belong to you will die.”

  • Lot a righteous man: (2 Peter 2:7-8) 7 and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless 8 (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)

We will see the Canaanites’ abominable way of living that came before the throne of God and His wrath was set in motion to punish their sins but before He would do this. He gave them 400 years to repent by sending them men of God.

400 years of mercy:

Genesis 15:12-16

12 As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. 13 Then the Lord said to him, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. 14 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. 15 You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age. 16 In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.”

The practices of the Canaanites:

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  • Witchcraft

Deuteronomy 18:9-13
9 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God

  • Bestiality

Deuteronomy 27:21
“Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

  • Child sacrifice

Deuteronomy 12:31
You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.

  • Idolatry

Deuteronomy 7:24-25
24 He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them. 25 The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the Lord your God.

  • Homosexuality

Genesis 19:4
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”


Despite all of their awful sins and killings, God shows them mercy by giving them time to repent. If you have not made Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior, remember He is giving you time to repent. Don’t delay before it’s too late. Jesus loves you and wants a personal relationship with you. Believe that He died for your sins was buried and on the third day rose from the grave in victory. If you place your faith in Him, committing your life to God’s Word and believe what He did for you, He will give you eternal life.