The Third Proclamation

Revelation 14:9  Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,

10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

The above passage evokes fear in those who do not see that Our Heavenly Father’s Divine Intent is Love.  Instead they see HIM as some vengeful dictator who will wipe out those who fail to follow HIM.  Wrong!  We must set aside this soulish thinking and view this passage from the eyes of Love.

Those with the “mark” of the beast are those who follow and adhere to the worldly, religious system of Mystery Babylon.  They worship the beast system by their thoughts and/or their actions.  Some sit in pews each week thinking that their customs are sufficient to get them to Heaven.  Others write checks to support their local dominations thinking they can buy their way through the pearly gates.  Some believe in other religions and worship manmade idols.

Divine fire and brimstone is for purification and the ego will be tormented has it is being dealt with.  The word “torment’’” means to suffer, or suffering.  Yes, the ego will suffer as it dies.  The mind will suffer as it loses control to your spirit and once again becomes a willing servant.  It was necessary for Jesus to suffer on the Cross as His body was brought into full subjection:

Matthew 16:21   From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

Aren’t you glad and relieved that Jesus was willing to suffer for all of mankind?  Suffering provides for a transition from one state to another and the Divine fire and brimstone are called forth as the purifying agents to catalyze the transition.

Removal of anything that has been embedded can produce some type of suffering.  The child suffers as you extract a thorn underneath the skin.  However, the other side of suffering will bring forth eternal life and purity thus the suffering is necessary for Love to be fully expressed in our lives.

This word “wrath” is also translated as anger in the following passage in Mark chapter 3:

3 And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.”

4 Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent.

5 And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.

6 Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.

When we no longer apply a soulish view to righteous anger and wrath, we can see the result is restoration, not destruction.  The matured Sons are called forth to the healing and restoration of mankind, not death and destruction.  If you really trust Our Heavenly Father to be fully motivated by HIS Love for us, you can see that any action will be for our good.  HIS ways are higher than our ways and HIS Intent is always out of Love for HIS creation.  When pondering the Revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ given to His beloved disciple John, we must always view this book from the eyes of Love and purity.  Any other view will cause you to stumble.  A pure heart will see HIS Love for us and will reveal the mysteries found in this Fifth Gospel.  Any other heart produces blindness and defilement:

Titus 1:15  To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.

16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

Let this third proclamation come forth and in full strength!

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