Jesus Christ Prison Ministry

Revelation 16


Here we begin to see what lies ahead for those who continue to reject the love of God, His “Ten Commandments of Love” and His 7th day Sabbath. The first angel poured out his bowl and ugly, painful sores broke out on the people. These people are those who did not come out of their country-club churches and religions. They worshiped the Sunday sabbath against God’s plain statements. Or, like the Jews, made their Sabbath keeping churches their “god” but continued to sin.

The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea and turned it into blood like a dead man. Everything in the sea died. The wicked have been spilling the blood of God’s children for centuries. Now they must drink it.

The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs and they became blood. All water will be blood. There will be nothing to drink. Egypt is an example of these plagues. If you believe in the Egypt experience, you better get out of your church now.

The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it scorched people with fire. The Bible tells us how hot this will get. Isaiah 30:26 says, “the sunlight will be seven times brighter.” Do you have any idea what a sun seven times brighter will do to you? Talk about a “global warming”. The “greens” could never imagine what is coming. And no, it is not carbon that is causing it but sinful lives.

The fifth angel plunged men into darkness. This will represent the state of their “truths” and “teachings”. They are in the pit of darkness because they have hung on to their sinful, dark ways. By this time there is no food left. No water to water the plants, and the heat has withered anything that was edible. You will gnaw your tongue and eat your children.

The sixth angel poured out his bowl and the great river Euphrates was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.   The “East” has always been a concept to the Jews of idol worship and paganism. They came out of the East when God called Abraham out of Ur. The East was associated with everything anti-God. The great river Euphrates has always been a barrier to the East. Look at any map and you will see how the river Euphrates divides the “East” from the land of Israel. Many of the armies that attacked Israel came from beyond the Euphrates river.

 

But now the symbolic Euphrates river has been dried up. There are no more barriers. The nations of the world can unite against the people of God. How is this to happen? We must go back into our history to see how this will happen in the future. Look at the world today. Everyone wants peace and safety. Look at what has been happening from Bosnia to Israel and the Palestinians, Iraq and Iran, Korea, Africa, Asia and the Americas. All are fighting over nationalism or religion. Almost every war in history has been fought because of nationalistic or religious fanaticism.

 

So what will happen? I believe that the U.N. will carve up the world into 10 regional areas. These areas will be administered by 10 administrators. Why? Look at the mass migration of humanity caused by ISIS, Muslim and socialist governments. The world will no longer be this nationalism or that nationalism, but we will all be citizens of planet earth. All will be “one” under one government. No more wars! Peace and safety.’

 

This one-world government, as depicted in Revelation 13, will rule the world, the economy and religion. I believe the Catholic Church will be the head of all religions. Your church can exist only as long as it abides by the rules of the Catholic Church. That includes Sabbath keeping churches.

 

To help you understand this concept better, I am going to quote to you an editorial by Bill Carlson. He wrote this in the Yucaipa “The View”, August 2000. He is reporting on his attendance of the “California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) Curriculum Institute”. This is what he heard and reported from them on what they are planning to teach the children in California Schools. However, it is not limited to California. All School systems have accepted this concept.

 

“The efficiently presented, high-impact grand finale, ‘Change Drivers of the 21st Century’, took on an intimidating tone. Changes are coming’ Big Changes and resistors who stand in the way, they warned, ‘will be rolled over’. The message; Don’t resist! Well, change is always coming, Carlson, and changes may bring improvement. Is that so bad? What changes are coming? More than you may want to know about! The speakers rarely stopping for questions, briefly explained each change from a series of lists projected to an overhead-viewing screen. The explosion of new information, technology and mutual dependence among nations were reasons used to promote the ‘need’ for globalization. The speakers depicted the ‘new world’ as one that will bring ‘peace’ and ‘repairs’ to the entire planet. With it will come:

 

  • Global governance

  • Spiritualism based on eastern philosophy (will replace all traditional religions)

  • Wellness of mind, body, and spirit

  • Environmental protection (Environmental desecration will be justification for armed conflict)

  • Global citizenship (National Borders will be eliminated)

  • Co-housing of families

  • Local and global affinity groups such as Harley motorcycle clubs, wine sippers, mediators, etc.

  • Creativity, freedom, energetic self-reliance, and patriotism (These always thrive under totalitarian rule, don’t they?!)

 

A ‘right balance’ of these and other ‘invigorates’ will give new life to new global world designed by the genius of man. Or will it?… The United Nations General Assembly met in Geneva, Switzerland, to launch a plan to dramatically reduce national sovereignty, limit the ability of nations to govern their own affairs, and impose global taxes on developed countries, costing Americans trillions of dollars’ to finance this madcap global scheme.”

 

When the symbolic Euphrates river is dried up, the Kings of the East, the heads of all the satanic religions, will be gathered together. Who are these Kings? Who do they represent?

But let’s say that you can’t find anyone here on this earth. Does that mean that you won’t ever have the wonderful blessings of a wife and children in heaven? Not at all. But you say, Jesus said, “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage.” Matthew 22:30. That is correct. Everything Jesus says is perfect and correct. However, did you listen carefully to what He said? You see, Jesus was not discussing our marriage situation in the Earth made new, but only at the RESURRECTION. That is very important to keep in mind.

 

To understand, we really need to go back and read what brought all that about. It was the Sadducees who came and asked Jesus, “At the RESURRECTION, whose wife will she be…?”. Matthew 22:28. The Sadducees did not believe in angels, in a resurrection, or eternal life. They believed that this life was all we got. Therefore, get it all now, and they did. No matter how you got it, get it now because this was all you were going to get. That is why they were Sad – U – See (Sadducees). They were very sad since they did not believe in a life after this one.

 

The same could happen to you. You could become very sad and maybe not want to go to heaven if you couldn’t have a wife or the wife and a family you now have. But that is not what Jesus is talking about. He gave the Sadducees only what they asked. They only asked about the “resurrection”, so He gave them only information about the resurrection.

 

The fact is, my dear brothers and sisters, at the resurrection we are going to be very busy and there won’t be much time or interest in marriage. First, we have to get off this planet. After we are resurrected, we will take a seven day trip back to heaven. Then, there is that little matter of judgment.   There will be a thousand years of looking over the books and getting over our sadness for those who aren’t there. A lot will be happening “at the resurrection”.

 

“The resurrection” is a one thousand year process. The first resurrection of the righteous is only the beginning of the process. One thousand years later there will be the second resurrection of the wicked (Revelation 20:5, 6). That whole process is “The Resurrection” time. There will be no marriages taking place during that time.

 

However, after that time, everything will be made new. “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away.” Revelation 21:1.   “The old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4.   Jesus says, “I am making everything new.” Revelation 21:5.

 

But you say, Jesus said we would be like the angels. Yes, but does the Bible say anywhere about the angels being married or single? No! To understand what Jesus meant, read Luke 20:36. Jesus is only talking about living eternally like the angels. Get the point? It will all be made new again, just as it was “new” at the beginning of the world when God created it new to begin with. And what did God create in that new earth? He created marriage and the Sabbath. Both of those were given to us from God. Both were given to last eternally. Both were given when the earth was made new in the beginning. Both were given before sin.   Both will be given again when everything will be made new again. You will live eternally, just like the angels who obey God.

In Isaiah we read, “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” The same God here is speaking to Isaiah just as He was speaking to John in Revelation. And what will happen in this new heavens and new earth? Isaiah 65:17.   “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before Me, so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before Me.” Isaiah 66:22, 23.

 

See, the Sabbath continues. Wow, isn’t that wonderful? God is the same God. The same God who created the Sabbath in the beginning, will continue the 7th day Saturday Sabbath in the “New” beginning. So will marriage.   Heaven would be a very lonely place without children. Listen to Jesus again. “They will not toil in vain or bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them.” Isaiah 65:23.

 

And even in the New Testament Jesus confirmed the eternalness of marriage. Listen to Him as He defends marriage: “Jesus replied, ‘But at the beginning of creation God “made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.’” So why would God separate them in heaven? He won’t.

 

That is good news my brothers and sisters. Do not fear, God has a far better plan for you than you could ever imagine. Do not fret or worry. Just be obedient to Jesus and He will take care of everything you have ever dreamed about. The new world will be just like it was before sin entered. It was before sin entered the world that Jesus told Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.” Genesis 1:28. So it will be after sin. We will be fruitful and increase in number. We will fill the earth. That is what God created us for, to fill it and to have communion with Him. What sweet fellowship. What a wonderful God.