Revelations A Study. Section 12.

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

Revelations A Study. Section 12. Each part of Revelations leads intorepparttar next section. Prophecy must be utilized to getrepparttar 145058 full meaning. In this section we will be useing many references and compairing scripture with scripture. I want to look atrepparttar 145059 Nations that Revelations speaks of; Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceiverepparttar 145060 nations which are inrepparttar 145061 four quarters ofrepparttar 145062 earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle:repparttar 145063 number of whom is asrepparttar 145064 sand ofrepparttar 145065 sea. Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, whererepparttar 145066 whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceiverepparttar 145067 nations which are inrepparttar 145068 four quarters ofrepparttar 145069 earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle:repparttar 145070 number,(454,900,000 (EU-25)) of whom is asrepparttar 145071 sand ofrepparttar 145072 sea. Revelations speaks of a great number that will gather together asrepparttar 145073 sands ofrepparttar 145074 sea. Today we findrepparttar 145075 European Union trying to ratify a compact with all members and prospective members. This would form a singel Nation larger and stronger thanrepparttar 145076 United States. There are currently 25 member states inrepparttar 145077 European Union. Together with their dates of accession, these are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Solvakia, Solvinia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. Acceding countries Bulgaria, Romania. Candidate nations Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, Ukraine, & Republic of Macedonia. Probabel Members; China 1,306,313,812, Russia 143,420,309 Withholding Nation United States 295,734,134 Total 2,200,368,255. This does not include other non-aligned Nations nor will it ever include Israel There are about 4-6 liters of blood in an average human body Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into a PLACE called inrepparttar 145078 Hebrew tongue Armageddon. Armageddon; "Mount of Megiddo": from a root gadad, "to cut off," i.e. "slaughter" (Rev_16:16)). The plain of Esdraelon, "the valley of Jehoshaphat", “the valley of Megiddo": Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out ofrepparttar 145079 mouth ofrepparttar 145080 dragon, and out ofrepparttar 145081 mouth ofrepparttar 145082 beast, and out ofrepparttar 145083 mouth ofrepparttar 145084 false prophet. Rev 16:14 For they arerepparttar 145085 spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth untorepparttar 145086 kings ofrepparttar 145087 earth and ofrepparttar 145088 whole world, to gather them torepparttar 145089 battle of that great day of God Almighty. Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. Frogs;The word is Egyptian; The three unclean spirits like frogs (Rev_16:13) symbolize (1) "proud infidelity", opposing Christ and God, "out ofrepparttar 145090 dragon's mouth"; (2) "the spirit ofrepparttar 145091 world", whether lawless socialistic democracy or despotism, setting man above God, "out ofrepparttar 145092 beast's mouth"; (3) "lying spiritualism", supersedingrepparttar 145093 harlot and proceeding "out ofrepparttar 145094 false prophet's mouth." Lets compare Joel with Revelations. Joe 2:1 Blow yerepparttar 145095 trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let allrepparttar 145096 inhabitants ofrepparttar 145097 land tremble: forrepparttar 145098 day ofrepparttar 145099 LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; Joe 2:2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, asrepparttar 145100 morning spread uponrepparttar 145101 mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been everrepparttar 145102 like, neither shall be any more after it, even torepparttar 145103 years of many generations. Joe 2:3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth:repparttar 145104 land is asrepparttar 145105 garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. Joe 2:4 The appearance of them is asrepparttar 145106 appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Joe 2:5 Likerepparttar 145107 noise of chariots onrepparttar 145108 tops of mountains shall they leap, likerepparttar 145109 noise of a flame of fire that devourethrepparttar 145110 stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Joe 2:6 Before their facerepparttar 145111 people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. Joe 2:7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climbrepparttar 145112 wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Joe 2:8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall uponrepparttar 145113 sword, they shall not be wounded. Joe 2:9 They shall run to and fro inrepparttar 145114 city; they shall run uponrepparttar 145115 wall, they shall climb up uponrepparttar 145116 houses; they shall enter in atrepparttar 145117 windows like a thief. Joe 2:10 The earth shall quake before them;repparttar 145118 heavens shall tremble:repparttar 145119 sun andrepparttar 145120 moon shall be dark, andrepparttar 145121 stars shall withdraw their shining: Joe 2:11 Andrepparttar 145122 LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: forrepparttar 145123 day ofrepparttar 145124 LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

The Armorbearer Coach: The Character of Christ In You!

Written by Earma Brown

Our Father God is painstakingly involved in working character in us. Read this article and discover how to cooperate with Him through one good choice at a time...

And even though Jesus was God’s Son, He had to learn from experience what it was like to obey, when obeying meant problems and difficulties. –Hebrews 5:8 TLB paraphrased by author

Recently, an actor with a career spanning over half a century told of his humble beginnings and one of his character choices that changed his life forever, “I was newly married and a new father. We were barely making it; living off my waiting tables and doing a few acting jobs here and there.

A man called one day offering an assignment paying a lot of money (back then) to play a young rebellious man spewing out obscenities to his father. After thinking ofrepparttar disrespect it would bring to my father, a good man, I turned it down and declared I would only play roles in which my family could be proud.

Almost a month later,repparttar 145047 man called back with a respectable role and an offer to represent me as my agent. He said he could not stop thinking about me. He said, ‘If a man feeding his family off pennies could turn down an assignment offering this much money, there had to be something to him.’ He represented me as my agent for 30 years until his death.

The role he offered me was Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” That actor was Sidney Poitier, who went on to win for his work inrepparttar 145048 movie, Lilies ofrepparttar 145049 Field, 1963;repparttar 145050 only Oscar for Best Actor awarded to an African-American in a 40 year span of U.S. history. Mr. Poitier’s choice during that difficult time changedrepparttar 145051 course of his life.

Have you noticed that much of how we respond to life’s circumstances has to do with our character? God desires to build character within us. He desires to train (discipline) us as His children.1 Training and disciplining does not always feel good. In fact, it can be downright painful.

Ask any private in a military boot camp or any professional athlete during his training season. The Apostle Paul encouraged us about God’s training, “No discipline seems pleasant atrepparttar 145052 time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” 2

Many times, throughout Scripture we find God saying to man…I wanted to know what was in your heart. I tested you to know if you would keep My commands. After Abraham’s character test, God said, “Now I know that you love Me.” Torepparttar 145053 Israelites He said, “I tested you inrepparttar 145054 wilderness so that I would know what you would do.” 3

As with any test,repparttar 145055 day or season ofrepparttar 145056 test is notrepparttar 145057 time to develop and prepare. Therefore, I believerepparttar 145058 time to cooperate with God to build character isrepparttar 145059 now—everyday. Inrepparttar 145060 everyday processes of life, we have opportunity to develop character (moral strength). Choices create character.

Problems and adversity give us opportunity to develop character. The Apostle Paul (as incredible as it may sound) in one of his letters torepparttar 145061 Roman church, encouraged them to rejoice when facing difficulties, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials for we know that they are good for us—they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally, our hope and faith are strong and steady.” 4

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