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Prophecy Devotional: "A Throne Set in Heaven” -Joseph Chambers

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A Throne Set in Heaven


The fourth chapter of Revelation has got to be the most triumphant chapter in the Holy Bible. The First Testament saints and the Second Testament saints are finally, after thousands of years, directly around the majestic throne of the Heavenly Father. The veil of His glory has been removed for them. For the first time since Adam sinned, men and women can sit or stand in His unclouded presence without a redemptive covering. They are glorified Saints in the presence of the eternal throne with the archangels and the Heavenly Host. It is glory indescribable and eternal. This is the triumphant moment of His redeemed, as the beginning of the end is unfurled. This is the final process of the reclaiming of all things that God Almighty might finally be “All in All” in all of His universe.

This chapter begins with Heaven opening like a door and the Son of God Himself speaking with a voice like a trumpet. He calls to John, the writer of His words of Revelation, “Come up hither” and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. Jesus Christ is clearly the Narrator and Host to John as he reveals to him the triumph of this future moment. I have often wondered why Jesus Christ chose not to be in sight during all of chapter four. Finally it dawned on me that His presence is there alright, but as John’s Host to unravel the grandeur of this hour.

This moment in prophecy is the mountain peak. The saints of God have thirsted and longed for His presence. The passion of every Blood-washed soul is to know and see God in His glory and to awake to His visible sight and Divine Person. Being a Christian is more, much more than being delivered from eternal hell. It is the hope of spending eternity in the fellowship of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. This scene in Revelation chapter four is just the beginning, but what a beginning.

John the Apostle has just finished penning the seven letters to the seven churches. This concluded the church age because this book never speaks of the church again until He reminds John in chapter twenty-two that this entire book is a testimony to be given to the churches. He says, “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” (Revelation 22:16) Beginning in this fourth chapter, the overcoming saints have been promoted to being “elders in the presence of God” conducting Heavenly business with the Father and His Son. The scene in this chapter is Heavenly. Earthly places and events have suddenly faded into the background. Instead of talking about earthly cities, the talk is of angels, heavenly seraphims, cheribums, and the seven-fold offices of His Holy Spirit.

For the first time since Adam hid himself in the Garden of Eden because of sin, man can behold God in His glory without a covering of redemptive blood. No event or idea is more positive in proof of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture than this fact. Search the Scripture for man’s approach to God and you will find every approach awesome in redemption requirement. In the Garden the Father slew the first animal to make coats from a blood sacrifice before Adam and Eve came out of hiding. The family of Rahab escaped the dreadful destruction of Jericho by a scarlet thread hanging from her window in the wall. A scarlet cord traced its way from the garden to the Book of Revelation without a break. But now, the Saints are sitting upon thrones in the uncovered presence of Divine Revelation. The Sovereign God is in full view by the redeemed saints of both Testaments. It is a breathtaking picture of our future.

The Open Door in Heaven
We must not bypass the powerful significance of this open door. Heaven is closed at the present. No man or woman can ascend into His glory, because we are flesh and blood, until we are transformed at the Resurrection. Yes, the spirit of the saints goes to His presence to await that event, but our flesh goes back to dust. To see that the saints have passed through this door into Heaven settles the fact that before the seven dark years of the Great Tribulation, the overcoming saints will escape to His wonderful nearness and presence. The chapter begins as following, “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” (Revelation 4:1)

Jesus Christ said to John that what he was about to see was all in the context of “hereafter.” That statement settled the fact that nothing beyond this moment in this revelation is historic or past. It does not relate to the existing church as far as time or fulfillment but to the future of the saints after this transfer from earth to heaven. Absolutely nothing in Revelation chapter four to chapter twenty-two can be placed on a timeline before the Rapture. This is a wonderful aid in interpreting this great Revelation of Jesus Christ. In chapter one, He was seen in His post-resurrection glory. In chapter two and three, He was seen in the midst of His church, directing the life and ministry of His ecclesia or body of the church. From chapter four on, He must be seen revealing the future beyond the time of the saints’ earthly pilgrimage.

 


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Prophecy Devotional: "Simplicity of the Gospel” -Joseph Chambers

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Simplicity of the Gospel


The Gospel is so simple that according to Isaiah, the “wayfaring man, though a fool” can stop his descent into the abyss, change his mind (repent), receive Christ, and become a saint of God. Yes, He invites us to “reason together” with Him, to use our minds, discover His secrets, and to grow into maturity of truth. However, He warns us to never leave the “simplicity that is in Christ.” The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a simple gospel. Here is Apostle Paul’s warning to every believer, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (II Corinthians 11:3)

This word simplicity means both single and simple. It is so single that to add one ounce of human wisdom is to mar its beauty and reduce its power. Any theology that you must learn by intricate design is a false gospel and we are warned to flee from it. The man or woman who would come to Christ has but to “trust and obey” the literal Word of God. The simplicity that is in Christ is not to suggest a distaste of learning but a commitment to “singleness” and “simpleness” of the Scripture.

Human wisdom always seeks to integrate the great truths of God with man’s ideas. Psychology and psychiatry has so invaded the church world that the message of the Blood is rendered inadequate to make the believer perfectly whole. Yet, the Bible plainly teaches that sin, human emotion, and all human life is in our blood. Since all our life, including our problems, is in our blood, it also includes diseases and Jesus has shed His Blood to make me perfectly whole. Therefore, all I need is to experience the transforming power of His Blood. “There is power, power, wonder-working power, in the Blood of the Lamb.” That’s the simplicity of the Gospel.

Living the saintly life is the highest level of happiness known to man. How do I live that life? Singleness and simplicity of the literal Word of God. Keep His commandments, do all of the will of God, and the Scripture promises that “everything you do shall prosper.” Listen to the Psalmist David, “ a man after God’s own heart.” “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. “ (Psalms 1:1-3)

We are warned to never trust in our self-righteousness, but to cling to the Power of the Word, the Power of the Blood, and the Power of His Holy Spirit. We are filled with the Holy Ghost and fire (John the Baptist used the words, “and fire”) because His power in us is greater than the powers of the world. I read a saying over 40 years ago, that I shall never forget. “He who is on fire for God is too hot for the devil to handle.” It works in my life.


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VIEWPOINT: "Israel" Tuesday 7 June 2011

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France to Pursue Mideast Peace Conference  

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says Paris will move ahead with efforts to organize a Mideast peace conference in coming weeks despite reservations expressed by the US and Israel. Juppe told reporters at the United Nations ...
Netanyahu's conundrum Washington Times 

Syria warns Israel on Golan  

The Hindu - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Syrian government newspaper says marches to the border will continue and warns Israel the day will come when thousands of Syrians will return to their occupied villages.

Israel's siege mentality grows as refugee threat resurfaces  

Irish Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
A SPECTRE is haunting Israel: the spectre of Palestinian mass civil unrest. Twice in recent weeks troops have opened fire with live rounds in an effort to stop unarmed Palestinian civilians crossing into Israel. The first time coincided with Nakba ...

Israel's new battlefield: Iranian submarines  

Ynetnews - Ron Ben-Yishai - ‎6 hours ago‎
Permanent presence of warships and submarines in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea allows Tehran to keep surveillance of IDF Navy activities, which foreign reports claim Israel is conducting in the Red Sea and the eastern basin of the Mediterranean Sea.

Lessons From Israel's Osirek Raid 30 Years Ago  

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
The United States supported the resolution and suspended delivery of four F-16 aircraft toIsrael. The General Assembly demanded that Israel pay compensation to Iraq. France and Britain said the reactor had no military applications.

Here's How Palestine Can Gain The Upper Hand  

Business Insider - ‎3 hours ago‎
Image: AP A former head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, has publicly criticized the current Israeli government for a lack of flexibility, judgment and foresight, calling it “reckless and irresponsible” in the handling of Israel's foreign and security policies.

The Palestinians' trick answer to Obama 

Washington Post (blog) - Jackson Diehl - ‎4 hours ago‎
The chief Palestinian negotiator with Israel staked out a new position Tuesday in Washington: “We want to resume negotiations,” said Saeb Erekat, on the basis of President Obama's recent Middle East address.

More Than 30000 Marchers Celebrate Israel 

The Jewish Week - Stewart Ain - ‎8 hours ago‎
For the 33 United Synagogue Youth teenagers and their parents from Providence, RI, Sunday's Celebrate Israel Parade was nothing short of a “Jewish identity trip.

Democrats launch major pro-Obama pushback among Jews 

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Ron Kampeas - ‎7 hours ago‎
That's the message some top Democratic Jewish figures are promoting to push back against the notion that Obama is out of step with the pro-Israel and Jewish communities. Within the next two weeks, two figures associated ...

Turkish FM, opposition exchange spats over Israel 

Jerusalem Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and the country's opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Monday exchanged barbs over Turkey's ties with Israel, accusing each other of spoiling ties between the two countries, Hurriyet reported.

The woman who keeps Israel's stock 

Jerusalem Post - Nadav Shemer - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ester Levanon was appointed to head the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) in June 2006, the month before Israel became involved in a two-month war with the country that shares her name.

IDF successfully tests SMS missile alert system [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel] 

TMC Net - ‎5 hours ago‎
Hebrew language website Israel Defense reports that Partner asked the Ministry of Defense to stop the test, because one of the company's mobile phones, the Samsung C5130, crashes when the alert system is activated, with the result that owners of this ...
CEL - PTNR

Tutu is wrong on Israel boycott 

The Australian (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
In praising the Greens-controlled Marrickville Council in Sydney's inner west for its boycotts, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, the Nobel laureate has lent unwarranted credibility to an absurd, unjust policy.
Tutu praises Marrickville mayor J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service

RI governor to lead trade mission to Israel in November 

Providence Journal - Kate Bramson - ‎Jun 6, 2011‎
PROVIDENCE - Governor Chafee will lead an economic trade mission to Israel in November, with the hopes of increasing Rhode Island exports to Israel, bringing more tourists to the Ocean State and spurring local job growth by improving ...

Beck: Lieberman on Restoring Courage 

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
On every single street there were like chokepoints and almost checkpoints so people could come in and support Israel. Then there was also the anti-Israel propaganda. The protests [sic] were anti-Zionists; they were ultra-orthodox Jews who opposed ...
Joe Lieberman to attend Beck rally Jewish Telegraphic Agency

First Large-Scale Solar Field Could be a Model for Israel-Palestinian Partnership 

PRI's The World - Matthew Bell - ‎6 hours ago‎
The inauguration of Israel's first solar field, at a kibbutz in the Negev Desert, on June 5, 2011. (photo: Matthew Bell) As a small Middle Eastern country with no oil of its own, Israel's long-held ...

Milan pro-Israel event to be held despite protests 

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎7 hours ago‎
ROME (JTA) -- A 10-day exhibition celebrating Israel will go ahead as planned in downtown Milan despite protests from pro-Palestinian activists.

Israel: 'Begin An Investigation' of Rep. Weiner 

Patch.com - Amanda Fiscina - ‎9 hours ago‎
Steve Israel, D- Huntington, supports an ethics investigation of Rep. Anthony Weiner, after Weiner confessed to sending sexually suggestive photos to women through social media.

Israel needs entreprenuers like Sammy Ofer 

Ha'aretz - Nehemia Shtrasler - ‎21 hours ago‎
The death of Ofer, one of the richest people in Israel, forces all of us to do some soul-searching. By Nehemia Shtrasler The Israeli suffers from envy that drives him crazy.

Could Obama lose Arab-American voters over Israel? 

Salon - Justin Elliott - ‎11 hours ago‎

Despite the outrage about the Obama administration's policies on Israel-Palestine from the right wing of the Jewish community, there's a strong argument to be made (Rashid Khalidi makes it here) that Obama has not changed the long-standing US policy of

 

Israel Nash Gripka Releases Joplin, MO Tornado Relief Album 

antiMUSIC.com - ‎14 hours ago‎
Ozark native Israel Nash Gripka has announced the release of Missouri, a collection of new and original songs written and inspired by the tragedy of May 22nd when a tornado destroyed 1/3 of Joplin, MO and killed more than 100 people. ...

Goodspeed: Iran may be two months from bomb, two new studies say 

National Post (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
“It is unclear what actions the US or Israel could take (short of militarily occupying Iran) that could now prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons,” Mr. Jones wrote in a study published last week by the Nonproliferation Policy Education Centre. ...
Syria's Nuclear Transgressions Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Barak: Dagan's comments on Iran hurt Israel's ability of deterrence 

Ha'aretz - ‎Jun 6, 2011‎
By Haaretz Service and Reuters Tags: Iran nuclear Defense Minister Ehud Brak criticized on Monday comments made by Israel's ex-Mossad chief, who said a military strike on Iran would be a "stupid thing." Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan's comments "hurt ...

Aoun: The MOU with Hezbollah is against Israel not Sunnis 

Ya Libnan - ‎5 hours ago‎
“ We are targeted by Israel. I do not believe that the US and Israel want democracy in the Middle east.” He said Aoun also said” Lebanon is targeted because of naturalization of Palestinians . They tried to target us in 2006 and when they failed they ...

Israel's Little-Known Ally 

The Jewish Week - ‎5 hours ago‎
While the pro-Israel community continues to deconstruct President Obama's statements about the Mideast in trying to determine whether he is a true friend or not, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Jewish state's most outspoken defender among ...

Jeremy Tyler rising Draft rankings with off-court maneuvers 

NBA.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Only Jeremy Tyler could big foot his way up the draft board specifically by not playing, just as he didn't play his senior season in high school in San Diego and didn't finish his 2009-10 in Israel and couldn't finish his 2010-11 in Japan. ...

What every American needs to know about Israel 

Arab News - ‎5 hours ago‎
In the following years Israel received even more US tax money than before — more than received by all the starving countries of Africa put together. Informed analysts feel that by getting away with an attack on the US Navy — later described by a ...

Israel reportedly eyeing V-22 acquisition 

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Reports out of Israel say the Israeli air force is sending a team to the US soon to evaluate the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for search-and-rescue and covert special operations. The successful March rescue of a downed US Air Force F-15 pilot in ...

AIPAC 2011: America-Israel Relationship “Remains Strong” 

ILLUME - Hamza Khan - ‎2 hours ago‎
If there was ever any doubt about the continuing clout and strength of the pro-Israel movement in American politics, they were put to rest last week. This past May was one of the hottest and muggiest on record here in the nation's capital. ...

Nukes Decline, But Disarmament Still a Distant Horizon 

Inter Press Service - Thalif Deen - ‎6 hours ago‎
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 7, 2011 (IPS) - The world's eight nuclear states - the United States, Britain, Russia, France, China, India, Pakistan and Israel - collectively possess more than 20500 nuclear weapons - a decline of over 2000 since ...

Group Foresees No "Real" Nuke Curbs 

 

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