17 For [hoti] the Lamb [arnion] which [ho] is in the midst [ana][mesos] of the throne [thronos] shall feed [poimaino] them, [autos] and [kai] shall lead [hodegeo] them [autos] unto [epi] living [zao] fountains [pege] of waters: [hudor] and [kai] God [theos] shall wipe away [exaleipho] all [pas] tears [dakru] from [apo] their [autos] eyes. [ophthalmos]KJV-Interlinear
the Lamb in the center of the throne shall be their shepherd, and shall guide
them to springs of the water of life; and God shall wipe every tear from their
We are about to complete
the sixth seal.
Thus far we have seen only
the highlights of the most horrible future period in all of human history.In the last verse, the terror and misery are
summarized with hunger, thirst, and extreme pressures of life which will exist
on a moment by moment basis, for those who will be forced to endure life in the
Remember, in its
beginning, people will be there because they rejected Christ, because they
rejected truth, because they were indifferent and saw no threat, or realness to
the warnings that we have within these pages.
Their awakening moment
will come after the Rapture occurs, and they are still here.When they look around them and begin to
realize that it was they and their negative attitude, which will bring these
events into history.That it was they
who rallied behind evil, and caused all of the bad things that are going to
happen, to actually happen.
And it is their last
opportunity to avoid eternal condemnation, which is certainly coming their way,
if they do not believe in the one, Jesus Christ, who they rejected all of their
It will not be until they
get to heaven and stand before Christ, that they will realize how foolish they
had been, and that it is Jesus Christ, who purchased their freedom, which they
almost threw away.
And above it all, they
had to be pushed to the brink of oblivion, and in many cases, over the edge of
human dignity into utter brutality, before they would humble themselves, set
aside their pride and arrogance, and believe in Jesus Christ.
We live here today in the
midst of a growing apostate world.People make too many excuses as to why they should not, or cannot, or do
not pursue their spiritual life.They
presume that they know enough, or they simply do not believe in all of this
stuff, they call nonsense.Some even
need to be inspired over and over again, yet they still have no interest in
their spiritual life other than pretense and putting on a show for their own
ego and the benefit in others seeing them.
Our dispensation is
called the Church Age.Sometimes it is
called the Age of the Gentiles. Sometimes
it is called the Age of the Royal Family, or the Age of the Bride of Christ.
Our dispensation is
characterized by historical trends, the written word, and no other means of
contact with God, except by means of the Bible.We are royalty for a reason, and that is to show the world, that with
words only on the written page, God is able to raise up a vast family of
believers, over the course of 2000 years and still counting, and still the Word
of God remains as alive and as powerful as it ever was.
But alas, there will come
a time even as we near the end of our dispensation, when the vast majority of
people will fade away from doctrine, as Paul predicted, and when with this
great apostasy, God is forced to shift history into its next gear, the Rapture
and then the Tribulation.
Were it not for that single
event of the Rapture, then many if not most of the people who will be saved in
the Tribulation probably would never have believed, and would have gone to the
Lake of Fire for ever.
Sometimes people need a
push or a shove, or a hit to the head, before they wake up and smell the
truth.Unfortunately that future
generation, who will live during the Tribulation, will need some heavy rattling
of the brains (figure of speech), before they see the light and make the right
Right now, we all have
the opportunity to believe in Christ, and therefore guarantee for ourselves
that we will not live through the horrors that are to come.God has given us a promise, Rev. 3, that the
Royal Family (that is us), will not go through that future suffering.
And right now, we all
have an opportunity to grow in our spiritual life, to maturity, and be prepared
for a phenomenal reward and eternal life.Right now, life is relatively peaceful, if you compare it to what is coming.And even though we all have issues and
troubles in our daily lives, if you are on the internet, then you are not
totally destitute of resources. And you have an opportunity to grow up to spiritual
maturity and support its teaching for the benefit of others.
I heard on the news recently
that there is an estimated three-billion people who have access to the internet.That number was less than a hundred-million
just a decade ago.The world has come a
long way, and the opportunity for a spiritual life has advanced as well.Unfortunately we see far too many spammers
and scammers, and far too few students of the Word of God.
Whether you live now and
believe, or will be one of those who rejects this, and will suffer in that
future day, for all people, Jesus Christ is the one and only source of relief
and blessing, and happiness and security, forever.
For unto Him is the glory, dominion and power, and through Him is our one
and only hope.
Stop worrying about
anything, but in everything, through prayer and supplication, let your requests
be made known unto Him.Cast all your
cares on Him, for He cares for you.Study to show yourself approved and let the
peace of God garrison your hearts and minds, through Christ.And to Him who is able to keep you from
falling, and to present you without blemish before the presence of His glory
with exceeding joy, to the only wise God, and Savior, even Jesus Christ, to
whom be glory and majesty, dominion and power, before time, now and forever.