REVELATION 15:5-6

 REVELATION 15: 5-6  TODAYS KEY WORD > TABERNACLE

TABERNACLE > regarded as representing the presence of God

   In chapter 15 verses 5-6 , we read  that the tabernacle of the testimony of heaven was opened , and out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues ,clothed in pure bright linen and having their chests girded with golden bands

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REVELATION 15:3-4

 REVELATION 15: 3-4  TODAYS KEY WORD > MANIFESTED

 MANIFESTED > obvious: clear to see or understand

   Here we are in chapter 15 verse 3-4 , reading about the song of Moses, the servant of God and the song of the lamb.

3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: 

      “ Great and marvelous are Your works,
      Lord God Almighty!
      Just and true are Your ways,
      O King of the saints!     

  4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
      For You alone are holy.
      For all nations shall come and worship before You,
      For Your judgments have been manifested.” 
 

This is a great song to the Lord , it makes this chapter and the chapters before it so perfectly clear and easy to ‘understand >

REVELATION 15:2

REVELATION 15:2 > TODAYS KEY WORD > VICTORY

1.  defeat of opponent: defeat of an enemy or opponent 
2.  success: success attained over a difficult situation or opponent 

  Here in chapter 15 verse 2 we read that those that resisted the beasts , mark, image and number were rewarded and they have victory . They are standing what looks like a sea of glass mingled with fire ,and are given harps of God >

REVELATION 15:1

 REVELATION 15:1> TODAYS KEY WORD >COMPLETE

COMPLETE>

1.  whole: having every necessary part or everything that is wanted
2.  finished: having reached the normal or expected end 
 
3.  absolute: being the greatest degree of something 

  As we begin chapter 15, verse one we must be prayerful and ask God for wisdom and discernment and knowledge >

It reads that John saw another sign in heaven , great and marvelous , seven angels having the seven last plagues , for in them the wrath of God is complete >

 I like all three meanings of the word complete as shown here, whole , finished , complete. Read these meanings carefully , you know when you have read them and referred back to this verse that the end is near . The last 7 judgements are about to descend on mankind >

REVELATION 14:19-20

REVELATION 14:19-20 > TODAYS KEY WORD > GATHERED

GATHERED>

1.  Form into group: to bring people or things together, or come together, to form a group 
2.  Harvest something: to pick or harvest a crop

  As we finish up chapter 14 , we read that the sickle has been thrust into the earth and gathered up the vine of the earth and it is thrown into the great winepress of the wrath of God < the winepress was trampled outside of the city and blood came out of the winepress up to the horses bridles for one thousand six hundred furlongs( measure of distance: a measure of distance equal to 220 yards (approximately 201 meters),

REVELATION 14: 17-18

 REVELATION 14:17-18> TODAYS KEY WORD > GATHER

 GATHER :

1. Form into group: to bring people or things together, or come together, to form a group 
2.   Harvest something: to pick or harvest a crop 

  There are lots of meanings for todays key word . I think these two are the most appropriate for todays verses>

 Here there are two additional angels , one with a sharp sickle and another who had power over fire . They are preparing to harvest the grapes for they are fully ripe >

 The reference to grapes and the vine here is simply referring to the people left here on earth in this final 7 years of time . The Lord refers to the Vine and the harvest all through the Bible . Symbolically , these terms are used many times in Gods word , both in the old and the new testimont >  

REVELATION 14:16

REVELATION 14:16 > TODAYS KEY WORD > CLOUD 

 CLOUD >mass of water in sky: a visible mass of water or ice particles in the atmosphere from which rain and other forms of precipitation fall

 I LOVE clouds , as I walk out my door each day , I always remember to LOOK UP  , the sky is so very beautiful , and each day brings a new cloud mass and you never know , you may see Jesus coming in the clouds one day . He will return that way we are told and thousands of saints riding behind Him on white horses > Oh what a sight that will be !

 In the picture above you can see how very beautiful our clear skies are here in Leavenworth , Wa. . We have nearly 300 days of sky this blue , bluebird blue some call it . I call it Gods glory ! It is so beautiful as seen here with freshly fallen snow on the trees, rivers and Mountians>

 God has blessed me and my husband Bob with the joy that surrounds us here each season, May you to be truly blessed this day >

 

REVEALTION 14:14-15

 REVELATION 14:14-15 > TODAYS KEY WORD > THRUST

THRUST>push somebody or something forcefully: to push somebody or something with great force

 In these two verses we read that  the harvest of the earth is ripe and it is time for the One like the Son of man to thrust  in  your  sickle and reap>

REVELATION 14:13

 REVELATION 14:13 > TODAYS KEY WORD > BLESSED

 BLESSED>

1.  religion holy: made holy 
2.  christianity beatified

3.  bestowing joy: bringing happiness or good luck 

   As we finish up chapter 14 , we read

 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me,

 “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’”

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

 I take this to mean that those that die from now on during this tribulation period of 7 years and keep Gods commandments and do not follow the beast and his image will die blessed, and that they will rest from their labors and their works will follow them> Thier works are things they have done for God while they were living > their patience and endurance to Honor God during this time will pay off for them in the eternal scope of things . It will be a very hard time for all mankind  at this particular time in History , hardest of all for those who do not take the mark of the beast , but God will reward them when they die and they will be blessed for eternity >

In my studies of  end times , there will be a Great many people who are saved at this time , between the two witness’s of God sent to preach the Gospel for 3 1/2 years to the 144,00 witness’s , may will see the light of Jesus and will be saved from damnation and eternal hell>

REVELATION 14: 11-12

REVELATION 14:11-12 > TODAYS KEY WORD >TORMENT

 TORMENT> .  inflict pain on somebody or something: to inflict torture, pain, or anguish on somebody or something

 Well folks here we have it , in verse 11-12 of chapter 14 in the book of Revelation , the smoke of their torment  ascends forever and ever, and they have no rest day and night , who worship the beast and his image , and whoever receives the mark of his name .

 Here is the patience of the saints , here are those who  keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus .

 This could not be simpler to understand < those who are against God and His Son Jesus will suffer intolerablely forever and ever , never getting any rest , now tell me who in their right mind would ever want that sentence ?

 Bend a knee  right now , ask Jesus the Son Of God into your heart , ask Him to forgive you your sins , live a new life with Jesus living in your heart and directing your life , a life He wants for you to have abundantly . Live forever and ever with Him in eternity >

 The life we live here is but a speck in comparison to life in Eternity with our Lord and Savior and trillions upon trillions of angels surrounding His holy throne in the New Jerusalem He is building for us at this very minute >

 Remember this God created the Universe in 6 days , He rested on day 7.

He is taking over 2,000 years to build our new home , what glory awaits us , have Faith in that which you cannot see , but know is there >