Audio Length 32:34
What does it mean to perish? We know for absolute fact that all of us will die someday. All of our days are numbered. Death has nearly a perfect record. Death has a 99.9% successful rate. The reason why I say 99.9% is because we must keep in mind of Jesus Christ, The Son of God. He makes up the 1% of deaths unsuccessful rate, for He died on the cross for ours sins; for those who believe in Him, and risen from the dead on the third day. And now sits at the right hand of God Almighty, The Father and Creator. The Sovereign LORD. And Jesus Himself taught to repent or perish. He warned all mankind, and especially those in Christ who knows better, but does not do better. Borderline from denying Christ. Borderline of denying the power of redemption through Jesus Christ, The Son of God.
In the book of: Hebrews 4:12
“For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everyone is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him (,meaning God the Father, and God The Son, Lord Jesus the Christ,) to whom we (,meaning humanity,) must give an account.”
The Word of God itself judges the heart and attitudes of the heart of all mankind, and nothing is hidden from God’s sight. All things; evil deeds; evil speaking; evil thoughts and evil intentions are exposed into the light of Christ. For God Almighty is: Omnipresent, which means: ‘present in all places at the same time.’ and He see’s all things, since He is every where at once. He is The Omnipotent God, which means: ‘having unlimited power and authority. The all-powerful – The Omnipotent God.’ (Both definitions are according to the Webster’s New World Dictionary.) And with this fact in mind, all mankind will die and be judged by God Himself. No one is exempt.
“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.”
When all things are said, done and fulfilled, according to the Holy inspired Word of the Living God, in the end of time as we know it. The book of Revelation 20:11-15 says specifically and clearly:
“Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. The earth and sky fled from His presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books (,notice this, books, plural. More than one book of judgment,) were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life.”
Books! There are a couple of books which God will open to each individual on the face of the earth on judgment day. He keeps track of everything we do every day. He keeps score. He keeps records including, all the sins we have ever committed, great and small. From the littlest White lie and exaggerations to the worst abominable sins on the planet of each individual, except those who excepted Christ Jesus as our Savior and Lord and Son of God, who repented and confessed our sins as it is written:
1 John 1:5&10
“This is the message we have heard from Him and declared to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, (meaning all kinds of filth and sin. Living and thinking like this world of darkness,) we lie and do not live by the truth. (,the Word of God.) But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He IS Faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His Word has no place in our hearts.”
See, God erases the sins of those who are Christ Jesus’. He wipes the slate clean, and remembers there sins no more. As it written:
“I, even I, Am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.”
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,”
Anyways, back to the study of different kinds of book that God Keep’s record of. Book #1 The Lambs Book of Life: In this book keeps the accounts of all who rejected and all who accepted His only Son, the Lord Jesus the Christ.
“Nothing impure will ever enter it, (dealing with, in context, that those who are impure will not enter the kingdom of Heaven nor the new Jerusalem. Remember… those who are justified in God‘s sight are the one‘s who accepted Christ Jesus and confessed their sins to Him, They’re the ones who are purified in the sight of God.) nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
Book #2 The Book of Deeds: In this book, keeps all the accounts of all who done what.
“For the Son of Man is going to come in His Fathers glory with His angels, and then He will reward each person according to what he has done.” (the word “reward” in this passage, has a double sided truth behind it. There is a positive side, but also a negative side as well.)
And Book #3 The Book of Idle Words: This book keeps track and score of all the words, all of us has ever said, from the time we were born, to the time we die.
“I tell you that men (,meaning humanity,) will have to give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Back to: Revelation 20:12-15
“The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. (a more modern and more used word for the, “lake of fire,” is Hell.) If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”
So the word perish was used by Christ Jesus Himself, to explain the death, as in the second death, which is Hell after judgment. Those who do not repent will perish into Hell for all eternity! Lets recap.
” …..Jesus answered, ‘Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, No! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. (Jesus is talking about the second death, who’s names are not found in the Lambs Book of Life found in: Revelation 20:11-15.) Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them-do you think they were more guilty than the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you No! But unless you repent, you too will parish.”
Judgment is coming
Not only on this nation called America, but also to all the world, every nation on the face of the whole earth. Judgment is truly coming. The end is very near, approach rapidly!
“You have wearied the Lord with your words. ‘How have we wearied Him?’ you asked. By saying, ‘All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and He is pleased with them’ or ‘where is the God of justice?’ See, I will send My messenger (,referring to John the Baptist who preached on repentance and the first coming of the Lord Jesus the Christ, The Son of God, found in: Mathew 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1:19-34 & John 3:22-36.) who will prepare the way before Me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to His temple; the Messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come, says the LORD Almighty. (Referring to: Mathew 21:12-17; Mark 11:12-19 & John 2:12-25.) But who can endure the day of His coming? (referring to His second coming in Revelation 19:11-21, to bring judgment on earth in the flesh, all those who had rejected Christ Jesus to the biter end.) Who can stand when He appears. For he will be like a refiners fire or a launderer’s soap.
Launderer’s soap had flakes of pumice stone to agitate dirt out of cloths when a shaking of cloth is done. So this is referring to a shaking, will take place in the last day’s according to:
“The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.”
“But in those days, following that distress, ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.” (And the Jewish people will see the truth; repent and the Lord will cleans them.) He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, He will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings will be of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the Lord as in days gone by, as in former years. (referring to the last days when Christ will be revealed to the Jewish people, and be reconciled to Christ and will be saved: Romans 9; 10; 11.)
So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers (,meaning liars as it is also written else where in: Revelation 21:7&8 says, “He who overcomes (,overcomes what? Sin!) will inherit all this (,talking about the kingdom of God, salvation with the new Heaven and the new earth,) and I will be there God and they will be my people. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars there place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”)
Going back to: Malachi 3:5-6
“against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the stranger of justice, but do not fear Me, says the LORD Almighty. I, the LORD do not change.”
He judged mankind by water, globally, and He will destroy the earth By fire!
“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evil doer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire, says (,the word, “says,” is meaning that God had proclaimed and is still proclaiming, meaning it will happen regardless of any persons beliefs. For there is the difference between the word, “said,” and, “says.” Said was for the people of that generation. “Says,” is for the people of the present and future generations, from the time of the proclamation.) says the LORD Almighty. Not a root or branch will be left to them.”
Revelation 8 proclaims the same thing but in further detail:
“Then the angels (,the Holy angels in Heaven,) who had the seven trumpets prepared to sound them. The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood. (Why?) A third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. Then the third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water- the name of the star is Wormwood (,which is a plant used for incense, but has a very bitter oil. The oil itself can be poisonous. So a better translation of Wormwood would be poison. So the third of all the water of the earth will be poisoned,) A third of the waters turned bitter and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.” (or poisoned.)
Revelation 8:6-11 and Revelation 16:8, is one and the same prophesies just continued else where. And an added detail, is that bowls replaced the trumpets.
“The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify Him. (“Him,” meaning Jesus Christ The Son of God, and God the Father.)
And what will be the mark of all this to come? The answer is, the one trumpet blast that all mankind will hear. For God proclaims before He does them. That is why God Almighty has given us His Word. It is up to each individual to read and to believe it. And I also tell you this, that there is no such thing in the eyes of the Lord, ignorance. For no one has any excuse. People had ministered the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, and it doesn’t matter if you didn’t like the message that is from the Lord, not mans delusions and imaginations. Secondly we have churches that Jesus Christ established. There is no perfect church. There will be no perfect church, because as soon as you and I walk in, it becomes an imperfect church. But at least there are a lot of Churches that preaches and teaches the Gospel message of Jesus Christ without compromise, and Teaches how to have a relationship with God. Thirdly we have Bible book store to find out how to have redemption in God, as well as radio ministries, TV ministries, to find out the truth. So with all that, no one has any excuse for ignorance. (I will be doing a more in-depth study on this subject later on down the road, so keep your eyes posted.)
God Almighty also declares His coming through a trumpet blast that all will hear. We first find this fact in: Exodus 19 (I will only give the highlights here. And I encourage you to read for it your self, so you will not be ignorant.) The Israelites who came from the bondage and slavery out of Egypt, who was on there way into the promised land, that God has promised to Abraham; Isaac; and Jacob, as an everlasting covenant, led by God’s Spirit Himself and by Moses. On the way, God led them to Mount Sinai, to give them as well as all the world, the Law, also the 10 Commandment was part of the entire law. In fact, the Ten Commandments sums up all the law.
And in: Verse :14-20
“After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their cloths, then he said to the people, ‘Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations.’ On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. Them Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain, Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently, and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. Then Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him. The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up”
Also in: 1 Thessalonians 4:16
“For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the Archangel (,speculated, the Archangel Michael,) and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first, After that, we who (,the believers and followers of Christ Jesus,) are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.”
When all this does come upon the earth, the ultimate judgment will take place at that time. The Lord Jesus the Christ will come and step foot literally on this earth, the second and final time. Not to be beaten and mocked and then crucified, but to judge all men and women who are left, the ones who rejected Christ Jesus the Lord. He will crush them like grapes.
“I saw Heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called ‘Faithful and True.’ With justice He judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God. The armies of Heaven were following Him, (the saints of God; which are the true believers and followers and Jesus the Christ, The Son of God, who did not compromised the Word Of God, nor their convictions of the Word, nor their relationship with God. Nor were they ashamed of Christ Jesus our Lord,) riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of His mouth come a sharp sword (,not literally, but this is figurative speech, a symbolic meaning. Out of His mouth comes sharp judgment, sharp words. Perhaps proclaiming the judgments that are written in the Holy Word of God. Hebrews 4:12 says: “The Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account.”)
let us continue in: Revelation 19:15-21
“With which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has the name written: ‘King of kings and Lord of lords.’ And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, ‘come, and gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all the people, free and slave, small and great. Then I saw the beast (,the Antichrist,) and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and His army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast (,found in: Revelation 13:11-18,) and worshiped his image , The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of His mouth of the rider on the horse (,the Lord Jesus The Christ, The Son of God), and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.” (the flesh of all those who were left, who rejected the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God.)
But those who believe will be saved. This will not be the time where the earth purges humanity off the face of the whole entire earth, and new life begins after all this. No! Instead all that is to come, is the end in judgment. The earth and all the inhabitants of the earth will cease to exist according to:
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
And 2 Peter 3:10-12
“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. The Heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements (,the whole entire earth. The oxygen; the trees; all the vegetation; all peoples, all the animals of sky, earth, and water. In fact even the water will evaporate because of fire. All the elements of earth itself will be destroyed in short,) will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare.”
And just in case you believe that this will not happen, You say in your heart, “that the Word of God is a lie.” This message is for you. It is impossible for God to lie. It’s not in His nature to do evil. Nor can He change according to:
“I the LORD do not change.”
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
“God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie,” (what is the two unchangeable things? His Word, and the New Covenant which another word means: the words of the Old Testament and the words of the New Testament, of the Holy Word of God as a whole.) Nor can He change what He has decreed in His Word!”
“I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappears, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of the pen, will by no means disappear from the law until everything is accomplished.”
“It is easier for Heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the law.”
And again in: John 10:35
“Is it not written in your law, I have said you are God’s? (talking about the trinity, Jesus is proving to the teachers of the law, that He is the Son of God,) If He (,God the Father,) called them God’s to whom the Word of God came- (,here’s the point,) and the scriptures cannot be broken-“.
No one can stop the will of God nor what He decreed. Not even if we, as the world, repented and turned back to God Almighty the Creator. For what has been decreed cannot be reversed. A lot of people in this nation and around the world believes that God and His Word are subject to change, for the approval of their own ungodliness. These are the very people who believes that, they will enter the kingdom of God, and will not.
(To Be Continued…)