Month: May 2022

Blog for Podcast #103 (We are told not to pray in public)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

Matthew 6:5 – “When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.

Why start today’s podcast with this verse?

The other day I was walking through a campground and a lady was outside praying. As I passed her site, apparently, she saw me and started to pray loader. In my head I praised God and His Son our Savior Jesus Christ, but I didn’t even look in her direction.

I prayed to God if I should say anything to her about this and the Holy Spirit told me not to say anything to her, but instead to do this podcast.  So, here we are.

Now why is it I felt the need to even say anything in the first place?

Partly because of 2 Timothy 4:1-5, but also since this is said in verse six of the sixth chapter of Matthew:

Matthew 6:6 – But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

Jesus Christ instructed all who follow Him to pray in private. Not on public display for all the world to see. He also clearly identifies those that do pray in public:

“Don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them.”

Those who openly pray for all the world to see them are identified as “hypocrites.”

By who?

Jesus Christ

What does Christ say next:

“I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.”

Now this brings up an important element that needs to be looked at. I once again need to quote from 1 John:

1 John 2:15-17 – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17 And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

“a craving for everything we see”

1 John 2:16 – For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

“The lust of the eyes”

Lust – G1939 – epithumia – desire, passionate longing, eagerness for, longing

               a: longing – a feeling of wanting something or someone very much

eyes – G3788 – ophthalmos – the eye, sight

               a: sight – something that is in someone’s view

Simply, it can be said, that it is a great desire to be seen is one of the definitions of this.

Many believe they are right with God if they show all their “great faith.” However, God desire what from us?

Colossians 3:10-17 – Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. 12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

What are the fruit we are to seek to bear?

12 – Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Colossians 3:12 – Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.

Bowels of mercies – G4698, G3628 – tender mercies

Kindness – G5544 – chréstotés – goodness, uprightness, kindness, gentleness

Humbleness of mind – G5012 – tapeinophrosune – humility, lowliness of mind, modesty

               a: humility – the quality of not being proud because you are aware of your bad qualities

Meekness – G4236 – praotés – mildness, gentleness, meekness, kindness

               a: meekness – the quality of being quiet, gentle, and unwilling to argue or express your opinions

Longsuffering – G3115 – makrothumia – patience, forbearance

a: – forbearance – the quality of being patient and being able to forgive someone or control yourself in a difficult situation

When praying in public the person doing so is not displaying humility nor the are they showing a quality of being quiet. So, in essence they are not bearing fruit for the Lord. They are not placing God foremost in their minds.

Instead, they are causing those about them to look at them. To think about them. To center upon them. Simply to glorify themselves and not God. That is why that is all the reward they shall receive, for it is not something stored in heaven but is displayed here in this temporal plain of existence.

This also applies to those that dance about in churches screaming out “halleluiah,” or shouting out in tongues as we are to seek after per 1 Corinthians 14, but in quiet. Those that do any type of ministry that has their name in the title is another example. Because they are seeking the glory, the focus. We are to glorify only one name, only one being, that is Jesus Christ. When this is not done that is all the reward they are going to get, for they are not showing glory to God, but themselves.

For centuries people have behaved in a certain way. They have been taught to seek after things here in this world. As shown in 1 John 2 this is not Biblical. This is the same thing that happened to Israel. Time and again they would drift away from God. Seeking after things of the world, and what happened to them? Time and again they were punished by God for turning away from Him to themselves. Then finally due to their own selfishness and arrogance they crucified the Son of God. Then just over one generation later the nation of Israel was abolished for nearly 1900 years.

More and more of those that profess to being “Christian” behave in a manner that does not truly bear fruit for God. Recently due to the “vid” we witnessed what could be called a great falling away and per many has not rebounded. However, as I have shown in a past podcast (The Biblical teaching of the mask and also what foods to eat) many went about wearing masks, but if they truly put their faith in God, they wouldn’t wear them. The fact that they wear them shows more self-concern and self-glorification then trusting and giving glory to their Creator. Simply those that professed they were “Christian” and wore or keep wearing masks announced to all the world that they are not.

How many of you listening or reading have truly read Matthew chapter 7?

How many truly followed the train of thought Jesus was presenting to us in that chapter?

Let’s look at it:

Matthew 7:12-23 – “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. 13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it. 15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. 21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’

Now as I have established in the past only those that have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior can cast out demons as established in Matthew 12:25-30. Consequently, this entire section is Jesus talking about those that at first said they would follow Jesus and so follow the golden rule. They turned from seeking to glorify God to seeking to line their pockets with money as established in 2 Peter 2:1-3. Thus, turning them into Pharisees.

Luke 16:14-15 – Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Therefore, those that seek after the things of the world like wealth comfort and luxuries, as well as wearing masks are seen by God Himself as an abomination.

Think and ponder, for the hourglass is nearly empty till Christ Jesus’ returns.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #102 (The Seven letters of the book of Revelation for this moment in time)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

This podcast will be long. It is this way since this message must get out there and there are those too afraid to listen to a multiple part message. This is not me a human speaking. I am guided by the Holy Spirit. This is important.

Discussion

When the Glorified Jesus Christ appeared to John and instructed him to write the book of Revelation. He said this about the seven churches:

Revelation 1:20 – This is the meaning of the mystery of the seven stars you saw in my right hand and the seven gold lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

What does this tell us?

Simply that the people in these churches were people that had accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and God had assigned angels to watch over them.

What happens between God and angels is something that is not important to us at this time. What is important to us is the churches themselves, for this is the body of Christ on earth.

As I have discussed in past podcasts the spirit; the essence of these churches is still present today. They are concurrent all seven of them. They are also chronological the first letter representing the early church as a whole and the last letter represents how on whole the church of God is now. This was covered in the podcast “The Chronological order of the letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation.”

This podcast is going to look at those churches that represent those that profess to being followers of the Christ.

However, I must state that this does not necessarily say someone is truly saved or not saved. For if you truly listen to these letters there are those that live in sin in these churches and so they are no longer truly a part of the Body of Christ.

That is why the Glorified Christ said to write these letters to the churches not to those of the Body in these cities. For Christ Himself knew there were those that had turned their backs upon Him.

When these letters were written John was one of the last to have actually walked, talked and ate with the Son of God our Savior Jesus Christ. Most if not all in these churches were what all that now call themselves “Christians” are today. People acting upon faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Messiah.

The First letter:

Revelation 2:1-7 – “To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. 6 But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ‘

What is important to those of today:

This is the message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand, the one who walks among the seven gold lampstands: “I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don’t tolerate evil people. You have examined the claims of those who say they are apostles but are not. You have discovered they are liars. You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first! Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. If you don’t repent, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place among the churches. But this is in your favor: You hate the evil deeds of the Nicolaitans, just as I do. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.”

The one element in this letter that I as a human cannot address is the mention of the “Nicolaitans.” All evidence has been erased from the earth. A testament to the reality of Jesus Christ. For He saw them as a plague upon the Body of Christ and the mere fact they have no further mention of them except once more in the book of Revelation and the fact that they can be found no where in history shows just how thoroughly God acts when removing something from existence.

Many live in belief and in their eyes faith and so act in the positive ways listed as follows:

These people work hard for God and have found those that are false teacher and prophets. They have exposed them to the world and they themselves have turned their backs upon these evil people. These people have been loyal to Jesus Christ and have borne many trials for the sake and glory to and for God through the Holy Spirit. They have not turned their back upon God nor His Son our Savior Jesus Christ.

However, He has something against these people. They no longer place God nor His Son foremost in their thoughts:

Matthew 22:37-38 – Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.

Those that live this way and do not place God first in their lives He makes very clear that they shall be removed for His very presence if they do not repent and place God first through Jesus Christ in ALL that they do.

There is something in our favor too. Who has preplaced the “Nicolaitans?”

That I can answer.

The majority of the last church. The “lukewarm.” I know this is my calling. To press home the truth of those that live in comfort and leisure here in this world yet profess to being “Christian.” As long as we strive to awake these before it is too late, even though all evidence shows us that they won’t listen. (Revelation 7:9-14) We showed our faith to God and His Son by preaching the Truth and trying to awaken them to this Truth.

The Second letter:

Revelation 2:8-11 – “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write, ‘These things says the First and the Last, who was dead, and came to life: 9 “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” ‘

What is important now:

This is the message from the one who is the First and the Last, who was dead but is now alive: “I know about your suffering and your poverty—but you are rich! I know the blasphemy of those opposing you. They say they are Jews, but they are not, because their synagogue belongs to Satan. Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. Whoever is victorious will not be harmed by the second death.”

There are many in this world that suffer persecution even now. But the Spirit within me leads to turn this letter towards those that will find themselves still here in this temporal plain of existence, after the last trumpet blast. Taking the few that were wise and watchful for His return into the skies above. It is made clear in Revelation 7 that billions will die during the tribulation, and they will all profess that God is the true God and His Son the Savior, the Messiah. Many if not most of these billions will be the lukewarm of the last letter. This letter is to those that find their true faith and repent. This message is for them.

The Third letter:

Revelation 2:12-17 – “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: 13 “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 16 Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. 17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” ‘

What is important to those churches that now reflect this church:

This is the message from the one with the sharp two-edged sword: “I know that you live in the city where Satan has his throne, yet you have remained loyal to me. You refused to deny me even when Antipas, my faithful witness, was martyred among you there in Satan’s city. But I have a few complaints against you. You tolerate some among you whose teaching is like that of Balaam, who showed Balak how to trip up the people of Israel. He taught them to sin by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sin. In a similar way, you have some Nicolaitans among you who follow the same teaching. Repent of your sin, or I will come to you suddenly and fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give some of the manna that has been hidden away in heaven. And I will give to each one a white stone, and on the stone will be engraved a new name that no one understands except the one who receives it.”

In this I have been led to point to the Church of England. In this case the person martyred is Thomas More who showed loyalty to God not the Catholic Church. The Church of England is this city of Satan though and the very sins mentioned run rampant in this nation.

The Fourth letter:

Revelation 2:18-29 – “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write, ‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: 19 “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first. 20 Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. 22 Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. 23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works. 24 “Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. 25 But hold fast what you have till I come. 26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations— 27 ‘HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON; THEY SHALL BE DASHED TO PIECES LIKE THE POTTER’S VESSELS’—as I also have received from My Father; 28 and I will give him the morning star. 29 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘

What is important to those in today’s churches that follow this model:

This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes are like flames of fire, whose feet are like polished bronze: “I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things. But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray. She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food offered to idols. I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to turn away from her immorality. Therefore, I will throw her on a bed of suffering, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly unless they repent and turn away from her evil deeds. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches out the thoughts and intentions of every person. And I will give to each of you whatever you deserve. But I also have a message for the rest of you who have not followed this false teaching (‘deeper truths,’ as they call them—depths of Satan, actually). I will ask nothing more of you except that you hold tightly to what you have until I come. To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, to them I will give authority over all the nations.  They will rule the nations with an iron rod and smash them like clay pots. They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star! Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”

The first half of this is aimed at the Catholic Church and those that still partake of this religion that has from its very begins have sought to corrupt humanity. The last part of this is addressed to those that followed that which was started by Martin Luther when he posted his 95 theses on the church door. Thus, beginning what was called the Reformation. Within this group are those that have remained true to God through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Fifth letter:

Revelation 3:1-6 – “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘

What is important at this very moment:

This is the message from the one who has the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars: “I know all the things you do, and that you have a reputation for being alive—but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what little remains, for even what is left is almost dead. I find that your actions do not meet the requirements of my God. Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly. Repent and turn to me again. If you don’t wake up, I will come to you suddenly, as unexpected as a thief. Yet there are some in the church in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes with evil. They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy. All who are victorious will be clothed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and his angels that they are mine. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”

This is addressed to those that have embraced the false teaching of “once save always saved.” The very first sentence says volumes “you have a reputation of being alive – but you are dead.”

A blanket statement that their names have been blotted out of the book of Life. A power given to Jesus Christ and a power He does use. Many are those that embrace the lie and with zealousness attack those that have shown patience and love in trying to help them awaken to the truth, by showing them the Truth, who is Jesus Christ our Savior.

The Sixth letter:

Revelation 3:7-13 – “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “HE WHO HAS THE KEY OF DAVID, HE WHO OPENS AND NO ONE SHUTS, AND SHUTS AND NO ONE OPENS”: 8 “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. 13 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘

To those that now live:

This is the message from the one who is holy and true, the one who has the key of David. What he opens, no one can close; and what he closes, no one can open: “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me. Look, I will force those who belong to Satan’s synagogue—those liars who say they are Jews but are not—to come and bow down at your feet. They will acknowledge that you are the ones I love. Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world. I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. All who are victorious will become pillars in the Temple of my God, and they will never have to leave it. And I will write on them the name of my God, and they will be citizens in the city of my God—the new Jerusalem that comes down from heaven from my God. And I will also write on them my new name. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.:

I have been led to say this is for those that are Messianic Jews. Those that are of the Jewish bloodline and have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior.

The seventh and last letter:

Revelation 3:14-22 – “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘ “

To the lukewarm once again the words of the Glorified Jesus Christ:

This is the message from the one who is the Amen—the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation: “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”

Stop seeking after comfort and luxuries. Sell off your earth goods and seek after heavenly treasures. Live only for God and endure suffering for His Glory and His alone or be forever removed from His presences.

God Bless

Blog for Podcast #101 (The Fourth Beast)


Intro

This is Dreamwalker1960. As a reminder you can read the transcripts of all my podcasts at dreamwalker1960.com. You can use most podcast platforms if you wish to listen. All you need do is do a search for Dreamwalker1960.

Discussion

As we come to the end of the age of the Gentiles, we must come to an understanding about the fourth gentile nation. Here is how Daniel described this forth nation, this fourth beast:

Daniel 7:7 – Then in my vision that night, I saw a fourth beast—terrifying, dreadful, and very strong. It devoured and crushed its victims with huge iron teeth and trampled their remains beneath its feet. It was different from any of the other beasts, and it had ten horns.

Many believe that once Rome fell apart that this fourth nation ceased to exist. However, that is the furthest thing from the truth.

Does not the world still work under the calendar established by the Romans?

The answer is: yes, we do.

Then the entire world is still technically within the Roman dynasty. They still reflect the behavior of the fourth beast.

Take the colonization of the America for example. Several cultures were totally destroyed fitting the description of the 4th beast. Consequently, this verifies that the fourth beast, the fourth nation is still active even at this time.

The great compromise otherwise known as the First Council of Nicaea, was when Christianity left the steadfast doctrines of the Bible for the concessions with the world. Thus, again matching the fourth beast. This is given form in the actions displaced by the Catholic Church, which made it illegal to worship God unless it be done per what they governed. While those in power showed great greed and avarice. As shown by the great wealth they gathered unto themselves and did not follow the teaches found within the Bible which compared their actions to the Pharisees.

Luke 16:14-15 – Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

They not only perverted the Body of Christ, but they changed the Bible itself to fit their will and desires. If you question this church, which controlled all, you were excommunicated. Kicked out and exiled so you could not corrupt that which was already corrupted.

It took the fall of the Byzantine empire to the Muslims that returned the truth to the Roman Catholic Empire, which caused Martin Luther to come into contact with the true Gospel that had been stored in Constantinople. Through his studies of the true Word of God he come to post his 95 theses in 1517. Thus, starting the Great Reformation.

For nearly the entire time Christ has been gone from this temporal realm, those that profess to being “Christian” of have sought after that which is called an abomination in the sight of God. Most of it done in His and His Son’s name, but in reality, was totally against the teachings within the true Word of God, and thus against God. However, it did reflect the true nature of the fourth beast. Thus, proclaiming the world that the Catholic Church based in Rome carried on what the pagan Roman Empire had started.

For the next 1100 plus years this remained unchallenged, but even after the reformation most of the errors established by the Catholic Church carried into the new denominations. This was exemplified by the mentality that caused the creation of the Church of England. A church created out of the lustful desires of the ruler of England: Henry VIII.

Time and again throughout the centuries peoples all through what became the known world were trampled underfoot of the fourth beast. Most in the name of Christendom, but in reality, was done though actions known as an abomination to God Himself.

It is these actions that contributed to the great falling away predicted within the Bible.

1 Timothy 4:1-5 – Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. 2 These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead. 3 They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth. 4 Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. 5 For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.

Matthew 24:10 – And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other.

Opening the door to the greatest turning away that is just now beginning to rear its head:

2 Thessalonians 2:3 – Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed—the one who brings destruction.

Many that wish to deny the existence of God have used the actions of those acts performed by the beast of the fourth gentile nation and not the actions of God. Even though they proclaimed to be doing it in the name of the Creator of all. Yet the mere fact that their actions were done in a way to gain personal wealth and self-glory. Again, totally opposite the teachings of the Bible.

Those that deny God say that those that pursue after wealth and luxuries in the name of Christ are His followers, yet as was witnessed earlier God considers their behaviors an abomination. Yet they insist upon these lies for they wish to live in their sins, they wish to be their own gods. They wish to accept that the blackness that they have been told is truly a nothingness. For this will allow them to perform acts so heinous that they can continue to do it only for their own adrenaline rush. A rush that dissipates quickly and leaves them once again to be in sorrow and displeasure in the world around them. Consequently, making many to repeat their sins to the point of increasing horrors in some cases. However, they revel in it, and because of this revelry they gain swelled heads. Believing themselves greater than others, especially those they victimize. However, this blackness is simply part of the descent into hell itself.

Then there are those that believe they are of the faith. Yet they live their lives as like the Pharisees as referenced earlier.

1 John 2:15-16 – Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

They may profess to being “Christian,” but as long as they seek after the world. Its riches and all the things the world offers they have shown themselves not be a follower of God, but a follower of he who rules the temporal plain.

2 Corinthians 4:4 – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.

So, in fact they follow the behavior of the fourth beast.

Understand this though. There is nothing we can do to change any of this. All we can address is our own salvation. All we can do is to look about us and see the fulfillment of prophecies given in the Bible. However, we still should seek to bring others to the light. Yet most would rather reflect the beast:

2 Timothy 3:1-5 – You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

How many listens to this command? How many leave those buildings called “churches” that shelter and protect those that behave in the manners listed in this prophecy?

Yes, many churches have had a great falling away as of late, but how many still cling to a believe that they are special when they still seek after worldly wealth, comfort and luxuries?

It is time to repent.

It is time to return to the God of the universe and recommit yourself to the one who died in our place upon the cross. The one who suffered for our sins. Sins so great in many cases that being placed upon a cross after having our back scourged to the point that our ribs would be exposed, wouldn’t even be enough. Yet Christ bore this for you anyway.

If you believe in God, if you believe in Christ. End your sins. Repent and begin seeking after the true and eternal treasures. Seek after eternal life. Seek after your eternal rewards which are not of this world.

This is what those with earthly wealth are commanded to do:

1 Timothy 6:17-19 – Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Luke 14:25-33 – A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, 26 “If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. 27 And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. 28 “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? 29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’ 31 “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? 32 And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. 33 So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.

Mark 10:17-30 – As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good. 19 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.’” 20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.” 21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. 23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!” 24 This amazed them. But Jesus said again, “Dear children, it is very hard to enter the Kingdom of God. 25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” 26 The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked. 27 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.” 28 Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said. 29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.

How many right this moment cannot give up their wealth and are right now through their actions of clinging to their earthly wealth are turning their back upon Christ and walking away from their Savior, rejecting their salvation if they had asked for it?

God Bless