“Who is that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Wherefore are thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat (winepress)?” Isaiah 63:1.2
We are listening in on this conversation. The first question posed is who is this that cometh in glory, appearing in his own greatness. He answers that he is he who is mighty to save, so know this is the Lord speaking.
The second question is Why is your clothing red? And even more inquisitively and descriptively, Why is your clothing splattered red, as if you have been trampling grapes?
We’ll get to all those answers in a bit, but I want to remind you of a verse from the last post, Revelation 17:16: “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore (harlot)…”
And we know that Mystery Babylon the Great is referred to as a female, so when I use her and she, I am referring to the country that is being referred to as the Great.
We were told that the ten horns are ten kings and they hate Babylon the Great, even though she had made them rich, not only through imports of goods, but through all that they had gained from her and through her policies and financial practices of aid and presumed goodwill.
You know kinda like America dishing out billions of dollars for programs such as gender equality research, world-wide abortion funding, and many other programs that have nothing to do with helping others with food, shelter, and water, you know the things that are truly needful, but why worry about that when they are agendas to be pushed.
Droves of financial aid doled out like candy to those who would just as soon see us destroyed and will use our tax payer’s money to do just that, but in the same breath seek to withhold much needed funding for Israels Iron Dome, and those who do bother to know God’s word, know that God actually said this, Genesis 12:3:“I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee…”
But I am sure they laugh, because they don’t believe and they don’t believe that they will be cursed of God because they haven’t seen it yet, but that my dear friends is why the Bible lists the judgments.
The judgments only come after they refuse the truth, God is very merciful and gives not only people but nations the opportunity to turn to him as we know that the king of Nineveh had the good sense to repent when God sent Jonah with the warning.
Mystery Babylon the Great is considered the wealthiest and greatest and strongest nation on earth, but she is absolutely hated by her enemies but her sin and self-confidence has blinded her to that fact. This is why she has said in her heart that she would see no sorrow, her leaders have become so complacent that they really believe that.
Kinda like those who really believed the Titanic was unsinkable, and ever dared say, that God himself could not sink it, well, we know how tragically that ended, and I can’t help but to think of some of the signs and remarks thrown toward the church concerning abortion and gay rights, I saw a pro-abortion sign the other day, slamming rosaries, I will not even repeat what its aid, for fear, not fear of the pro-abortionists, but fear of offending the Lord, by even repeating it. But these people should be grateful that the church is praying for them, praying that they will see the truth and be saved.
As we read with the destruction of Babylon, there is a day coming that they won’t need their signs and they won’t have to be offended by the audacity that someone would actually try to get them saved from eternal damnation, when Jesus takes his voice, his church and they will hear us no more,
But that is not going to be a wonderful event as they suppose, it’s not going to work out quite like they think, sure, they won’t have to hear us, no one will tell that that anything is wrong, and they will have their rights to do as they wish, well almost as they wish, soon the antichrist will come into power and it will be his way or death.
Once he comes into power, the only way to buy food or survive is to take his mark, meaning giving him your absolute soul and if they refuse, they will be beheaded, but saved eternally.
If they take the mark of the beast they will live for a while on this earth, but God supernaturally removes their ability to die, yes, dig that, they will try to commit suicide but are unable to die, when he sends all of those judgments, not even death can stop it, Lord’s willing, we’ll hit that in a future post.
Nevertheless, bearing all this, we can see where we are and unfortunately where we are headed. The prophet Jeremiah, who actually prophesied the future Babylon’s demise had quite the job, they hated him, they slapped him around, they threw him in a dungeon, he even at one point wished he had never been born because in his world, he had to tell his own people that they were coming under judgment.
God even told Jeremiah that they would not listen, they were too stubborn, too self-righteous, but God will not send judgment without first sending the warning.
And he was obedient, the worst part of having to tell your own people that they are coming under judgment, people you love, they are after all, your people, but the risk ran, just as in Jeremiah’s day, is the rejoicing of the enemies, just as these ten kings from the Book of Revelation seek to destroy the Great.
It’s not about a desire to see any nation destroyed, it is about God, his holiness, his word, and his commands, and messengers can refuse to relay the message, just as Jonah tried to do, he tried to run, but we can’t outrun God, and if messengers don’t give the message, they are not only accountable to God for the lives of those, they have also benefitted the enemy by in effect, handing people over to him by not warning them to the snares that await,
They may laugh for a while but God may use one to judge another, as these ten kings plot the destruction of Mystery Babylon, but that does not mean they will go unpunished.
We’ll get into that one a later one also, these subjects are so complex that they truly require an entire post or two dedicated to each one, it would take volumes to even touch all that needs mentioned, so please read the Bible for yourself, read these chapters, do not be caught off guard by any of these things.
God gave us his word so that we would be prepared, that we would know what we are seeing when we see it come to pass.
Now to our original questions at hand, Who?
Well, he gave us his identity, mighty to save, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse: and he taht sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture (robe) dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Revelation 19: 11-13
Now back to Isaiah for the answer to Why? Why is his clothing all red and splattered? Why is his robe literally dipped in blood?
Isaiah 63:3,4: “I have trodden (trampled) the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain my garments.
For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.”
This is one of the many reasons Jesus said this as recorded in Luke 21:36: ” Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man,”
Where is all this blood going to be coming from?
Revelation 14:14-16: “I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud sat one like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time has come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.”
Revelation 14:17-20: “And another angel come out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of teh vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
And the winepress was trodden without (trampled outside) the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horses bridles, by the space (depth) of a thousand and six hundred furlongs (two hundred miles).”
That is horrific. Can you imagine two hundred miles of blood? Not to mention the absolute carnage? This again, is why the church is reaped first, raptured out sotaht we will not witness these things.
Jeremiah 25:33: “And the slain of the Lord shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried, they shall be as dung upon the ground.”
Now to see what becomes of all those bodies, I’ll start by doubling down the first verse,
Revelation 19:13-18: “And he was clothed with a vesture (robe) dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword that with it he should smite (strike) the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture (robe) and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried with a loud voice, saying, to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come, and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God:
That ye may eat the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.”
And one more time, who is the Word of God?
John 1:1-14: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. That same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him: and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended (apprehended) it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of that Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power (the right) to become the sons (children) of God, even to them that believe on his name.
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh (became flesh), and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.”
Pretty much says it all, Jesus Christ is the Word of God and it is he that will judge this earth. notice it is all the earth, bodies from one end of earth to the other end of earth.
That is what always bothers me so about about false doctrine, people swallow it hook, line and sinker, because it appeals to their flesh, that do not want to be saved, they want to be a good morale person but they do not want to have God telling them what to do, but it does not work that way, you can be a great person but without the covering of the blood of Jesus and accepting his salvation, you are not a Christian, we can never be good enough to save ourselves that is why the Bible says our righteousness is as filthy rags, and wanting to lay claim to his name but not commit to his commandments is not salvation.
It would be better not to claim to be anything, such as the surge in “Christian artists” who happen to be gay and write dreadful lyrics doubting his very existence, that just spreads disbelief, and God is not taking it lightly.
I always want to ask, What on earth they are reading, where are they getting this false image of Jesus? He is beautiful, He is merciful, He is graceful and he wants everyone saved, but it is a double edged sword and he is not going to let the world continue in it’s present state while people debate whether or not he exists, and believe me, when you truly get saved, you know how real he is and the argument that if he were real, why would he let things happen is ridiculous, he was crucified, his apostles were murdered, his people are martyred, as he told us, a servant is not above his master, this world is not our hope, our hope is in the next world.
And of course in mentioning any of this, we are “hateful” and intolerant, No, I will stand before a holy God, just as everyone else will and I will give account, and I am not going to stand there and say, “Yes, Lord I understood that but I knew that would hate me for saying it.”
No, I thank God for the people who kept telling me that I needed saved, and I never want to see anyone left on this earth when this comes down, but it will come, and it will come because of all the evil and wickedness and the next time you see someone on the news being dragged down the street by her hair, to be beaten or beheaded and the next reports you hear of all the other atrocities on this earth, ask yourself who is going to ever be able to put a stop to all of it. It will only change when Jesus brings judgment and my, what a judgment it will be.
Lord willing, we will continue to look at the different aspect of the judgments and what will take place, but read this DON”T be left on this earth to be part of it. If you have never accepted Jesus as your Saviour, take his advice from the scripture above, be counted worthy to escape the things to come.
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