REMEMBER THAT CHAPTER 19 REVOLVES AROUND WHAT IS TAKING PLACE MOSTLY IN HEAVEN, AND SO MOSTLY IN THE SPIRITUAL SPHERE. AND WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IS A NOISY AND JOYOUS CELEBRATION OVER THE FINAL DEMISE OF BABYLON THE GREAT. WE DISCUSSED IN PREVIOUS LESSONS THAT BABYLON IS REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL THAT IS EVIL AND OPPOSED TO YAHUAH ON EARTH. AND THAT WHILE BABYLON THE GREAT IS REAL AND PHYSICAL, IT REPRESENTS MULTIPLE ENTITIES THAT TOGETHER FORM A KIND OF SYSTEM, AND IT IS ALSO A SPIRIT THAT HAS BEEN ALIVE AND PASSED DOWN GENERATION TO GENERATION; THUS IT HAS APPEARED IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY SINCE ADAM AND EVE FELL AND SIN ENTERED THE WORLD. THIS MEANS THAT ELEMENTS OF BABYLON EXISTED IN MESSIAH'S DAY (AND BEFORE), IT EXISTS IN OUR DAY, AND IT WILL EXIST AT ITS ULTIMATE INFLUENCE AND WICKEDNESS IN THE END TIMES. THEREFORE THE PROPHETS OF OLD WROTE ABOUT HER LONG BEFORE JOHN WAS GIVEN HIS INCREDIBLE VISIONS OF THE FUTURE.
11And I saw the Heaven opened, and there was a white horse. And the One sitting on it was called Trustworthy and True, and in righteousness He judges and fights.
TO MAKE WAR
THIS WHITE HORSE IS NOT THE SAME AS THE ONE IN THE 4 HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE AND HERE THE WHITE COLOUR INDICATES PURITY AS ITS RIDER IS CALLED TRUSTWORTHY AND TRUE. BUT THIS VERSE SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THE NATURE AND CHARACTER OF MESSIAH YAHUSHA THAT DEFIES THE OVERLY SIMPLISTIC `MANTRA' OF THE MODERN BELIEVER WHO DECLARES THAT "YAHUSHA IS LOVE". WE ARE TOLD HERE THAT YAHUSHA PASSES JUDGMENT (HE MAKES A CONSIDERED DECISION) IN RIGHTEOUS ANGER AND THAT HIS CONSIDERED DECISION (ACCORDING TO YAHUAH'S DIVINE STANDARD) IS TO WAGE WAR AGAINST THE WICKED. SO, HE GOES FORTH AND SLAYS MANY.
12And His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns, having a Name that had been written, which no one had understood except Himself - 13and having been dressed in a robe dipped in blood, His Name is called: the Word of YAHUAH (YAHUSHA).
MANY PEOPLE QUOTE THIS VERSE TO STATE THAT THIS SECRET NAME IS ONLY KNOWN BY MESSIAH HIMSELF THEREFORE THERE'S NO POINT TRYING TO USE THE RIGHT NAME .... WHAT STUPIDITY IS THAT!! .... FOR THE VERY NEXT VERSE GIVES THE RIDDLE .... HIS NAME IS 'THE WORD OF YAHUAH' .... AND WHO IS THE WORD OF YAHUAH? "IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS WITH YAHUAH AND THE WORD WAS YAHUAH ... HE CAME AS THE LIGHT OF THE WORD AND PITCHED HIS TENT AMONG US .... ETC ETC ....THIS NAME IS OBVIOUSLY YAHUSHA ISN'T IT ....
14And the Armies in the Heaven, dressed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, and with it He strikes the nations of the earth and shepherds them with a rod of iron. And He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Al Shaddai. 16And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written:
"KING OF KINGS AND MASTER OF MASTERS"
YAHUSHA'S EYES LOOK LIKE A FIERY FLAME - BURNING WITH THE PASSION TO CARRY OUT THE JUDICIAL ACTION OF DESTRUCTIVE VENGEANCE THAT HAS BEEN ORDERED. THE LAMB HAS JUST TAKEN A BACKSEAT TO THE LION. NO MORE BEING THE SACRIFICE FOR SINS THAT DELIVERS PEOPLE FROM WRATH AND JUDGMENT. NOW YAHUSHA GOES ALL OUT BALLISTIC AS A SAVAGE LION AGAINST ALL SINNERS WHO REFUSED HIS FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE AND SPAT IN HIS FACE. THE MIGHTY WARRIOR KING, AFTER THE NATURE OF KING DAVID (THAT THE JEWS OF YAHUSHA'S DAY HAD INSISTED UPON) WILL FINALLY MAKES HIS APPEARANCE ... BUT WILL HE BE COMING TO DELIVER THEM OR FOR A GLOBAL SLAUGHTERING?
NOW REGARDING HIS GARMENTS DIPPED IN BLOOD (IT AIN'T THE LAMB'S BLOOD!):
Who is this riding from Edom, with garments of glowing colours stained crimson, robed in splendour, striding forward in greatness of His strength?
“It's Me Who speaks in righteousness, mighty to deliver.”
Why are your garments stained red, like someone treading the winepress?
“Because I've trodden the winepress of people alone and no one was with Me. I trod them all down in My displeasure, and I trampled them in My wrath. Their blood is splattered all over My garments, and I've defiled My clothing. For a day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come. And I looked, but there was nonehelping, and I was astonished that there was none upholding. So My own arm delivered for Me, and My wrath upheld Me. And I trod down people in My displeasure, and made them drunk in My wrath, and brought down their strength to earth.”
THE QUESTION IS ASKED 'WHO IS THIS PERSON WHOSE CLOTHING IS STAINED CRIMSON?' AND THE ANSWER IS: YAHUSHA IS THE DIVINE WARRIOR CARRYING OUT DIVINE VENGEANCE. THEN WE ARE TOLD IN REV THAT "HE IS CALLED THE WORD OF YAHUAH". SO BY WHAT STANDARD IS YAHUSHA JUDGING? IT IS BY THE WORD OF YAHUAH, FOR OUT OF HIS MOUTH COMES A SHARP SWORD. THIS IS NOT A MILITARY INSTRUMENT OF WAR; THE SHARP SWORD IS YAHUAH'S WORD THAT INSTRUCTS AND DIVIDES. ITS TRUTH BRINGS ETERNAL LIFE TO THE RIGHTEOUS AND ETERNAL DEATH TO THE WICKED.
And when the Son of Adam comes in His esteem, and all the set-apart Angels with Him, then He'll sit on the Throne of His esteem. And all the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. And He will put the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
REMEMBER JOHN IS USING EARTHLY LANGUAGE TO DESCRIBE HEAVENLY EVENTS. DO YOU THINK WE'LL LOOK UP IN THE SKY AND SEE ANGELS RIDING REAL WHITE HORSES?
THIS CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE YAHUSHA IS TELLING US IN MATTHEW WHAT WE'RE NOW READING IN REV19. I MEAN WHEN ELSE DOES YAHUSHA COME IN ESTEEM TO ASSEMBLE THE NATIONS FOR JUDGMENT AND TO TAKE HIS SEAT ON HIS THRONE?
THIS EVENT (DIVIDING AND SEPARATING SHEEP FROM GOATS AND YAHUSHA'S SO-CALLED 'BATTLE') WILL ALL HAPPEN IN MINUTES (IF NOT SECONDS) AND WILL BE ALL DONE IN ONE SINGLE DAY ... FOR WHEN YAHUSHA ARRIVES, THE SHEER MAGNITUDE OF HIS PERFECT RADIATION WILL FRACKLE UP EVERYTHING NOT PERFECTLY CLEAN AND SET-APART LIKE HE IS.
SO HOW LONG DO YOU THINK THE END OF THE WORLD COULD POSSIBLY TAKE? YAHUSHA CREATED THE HEAVENS AND EARTH AND SUN AND CONSTELLATIONS JUST FROM THE WORD OF HIS MOUTH !!
NOTICE THAT THE EMPHASIS IS ON THE RETURNING MESSIAH BEING THE INSTRUMENT OF THE FURIOUS RAGE OF YAHUAH. AND WHO HE IS WILL NOT BE DISPUTED AMONG HUMANITY BECAUSE ON HIS THIGH IS WRITTEN THE WORDS: KING OF KINGS AND MASTER OF MASTERS. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT SO MANY OF THE UNREPENTANT UNBELIEVERS ON THIS EARTH WILL THINK WHEN THEY SEE HIM IN ALL HIS ESTEEM. THE MYRIADS WHO IN TERROR WILL CRY OUT: "OK, I CAN NO LONGER DENY IT - NOW I BELIEVE!" MOMENTS BEFORE THEIR PHYSICAL DEATHS WHICH WILL ALSO LEAD TO THEIR ETERNAL DEATHS. YAHUSHA'S RULE ON EARTH IS BEING ESTABLISHED.
A ROD IS ANOTHER WORD FOR A SCEPTER. AN IRON ROD IS SYMBOLIC OF THE UNBENDING RULE OF LAW, OVERSEEN BY AN UNBENDING KING. YAHUSHA WILL RULE RIGHTEOUSLY, IN LOVE, BUT STERNLY AND WITHOUT TOLERANCE FOR SIN. AND WHAT SET OF LAWS WILL HE RULE BY? THE ONLY YAHUAH-GIVEN SET THAT HAS EVER EXISTED AND EVER BEEN HANDED DOWN: THE TORAH. THE DIVINE LAWS GIVEN TO MOSES. DON'T AGREE? :
"DON'T THINK THAT I'VE COME TO ABOLISH THE TORAH OR THE PROPHETS. I'VE NOT COME TO ABOLISH THEM BUT TO COMPLETE ANS FULFILL (BREATHE LIFE INTO THEM). YES INDEED! I TELL YOU THAT UNTIL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASSES AWAY, NOT SO MUCH AS A JOT OR A TITTLE WILL PASS FROM THE TORAH - NOT UNTIL EVERYTHING THAT MUST HAPPEN HAS HAPPENED".
WHEN DOES THE TORAH PASS AWAY? ONLY WHEN THE CURRENT HEAVEN AND EARTH PASSES AWAY. AND WE ARE ONLY 2 CHAPTERS FROM BEING TOLD OF THE VERY MOMENT THAT THE CURRENT HEAVEN AND EARTH ACTUALLY DO PASS AWAY, AND THEREFORE OF THE MOMENT WHEN THE TORAH IS RETIRED ... BUT WOULD THE TORAH (THE WITNESS OF WHAT YAHUSHA CONSIDERS RIGHT AND WRONG) REALLY BE RETIRED AND REPLACED WITH SOMETHING ELSE? . . . NO !!!
1Greetings from Jude, a servant of YAHUSHA MESSIAH and a brother of James, to those who have been chosen and are loved by YAHUAH the Father and have been kept safe in YAHUSHA MESSIAH. 2Compassion, peace, and love be yours more and more.
3Dear friends, I wanted very much to write to you about the deliverance we all share together, but felt the need to write to you about something else: I want to encourage you to fight hard for the belief that YAHUSHA gave his chosen people. YAHUSHA gave this belief once, and it is good for all time.
4But some people have secretly entered your fellowship. These people have already been judged as guilty for what they're doing, for long ago the prophets wrote about them. They are against YAHUSHA. They have perverted and used the favour of YAHUSHA to do indecent, sinful behaviours. They refuse to follow YAHUSHA our only Master and deliverer.
5I want to help you remember some things you already know: Remember that YAHUAH delivered His people by bringing them out of the land of Egypt. But later he destroyed all those who did not believe. 6And remember the Angels who lost their authority to rule because they left their proper dwelling? YAHSHA has kept them in darkness, bound with eternal chains, to be judged on the great day. 7Also, remember the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the other towns around them. Like those Angels they were full of whoring and involved themselves in sexual relations that are an abomination. And they suffered the judicial punishment of eternal fire, as an example for us to see.
8It is the same way with these people who have entered your group! They are guided by dreams, they make themselves dirty with sin. They reject YAHUSHA'S authority and say bad things against the esteemed ones. 9Not even the Archangel Michael did this. Michael argued with the Devil about who would have the body of Moses. But Michael did not dare to condemn even the devil with a blasphemous accusations. Instead, Michael said, “YAHUAH rebuke and punish you!” 10But these people among you criticize things they don’t understand. They do understand some things. But they understand these things not by thinking, but by feeling, the same way dumb animals understand things, without any reasoning ability. And these are the things that destroy them.
11It will be very bad for them. They have followed the way that Cain went. To make money, they have given themselves over to following the wrong way that Balaam went. They have fought against YAHUSHA like Korah did. And just like Korah, they will be destroyed. 12These people are like dirty spots among you—they bring shame to you in the special feasts you share together. They eat with you and have no fear of what they say or do. They only take care of themselves selfishly. They are like clouds without rain. The wind blows them around. They are like trees that have no fruit at harvest time and are pulled out of the ground. So they are twice dead. 13Like the dirty foam on the wild waves in the sea, everyone can see the shameful things they do. They are like stars that wander in the sky. A place in the blackest darkness has been kept for them forever.
14Enoch, the seventh descendant from Adam, said this about these people: “Look, YAHUAH is coming with thousands and thousands of his Divine Angels 15to judge everyone. He will punish all those who are against Him for all the evil they have done in their lack of respect for Him. Yes, YAHUAH will punish all these sinners who don’t honor Him. He will punish them for all the evil things they have said against Him.” 16These people always complain and find wrong in others. They always do the evil things they want to do. They boast about themselves, and the only reason they say good things about others is to get what they want.
17Dear friends, remember what the Followers of our Master YAHUSHA MESSIAH said would happen.18They told you, “In the last times there will be people who laugh and mocked YAHUSHA and do only what they want to do in their own wicked fleshly lusts—things that are against YAHUSHA.”19These are the people who separate you and cause division. They are not spiritual, because they don’t even have the Spirit.
20But you, dear friends, use your most set-apart belief to build yourselves up even stronger. Pray with the help of YAHUSHA'S Spirit. 21Keep yourselves safe in His love, as you wait for the Master YAHUSHA MESSIAH in His mercy to give you eternal life. 22Help those who have doubts. 23Rescue forcefully, others who are living in danger of destruction. There are some you should treat with mercy, but be very careful that their filthy lives don’t rub off on you.
24Always remember that YAHUSHA is strong and can keep you from falling. He can bring you before his mighty esteem, blameless, without any wrong in you and give you great joy. 25He is the only living Alahim, the one who delivers us. To him be esteem, greatness, power, and authority our Master for all time past, now, and forever. Amen!
AS YAHUSHA SHEPHERDS US - WE MUST SHEPHERD OTHERS
HIS BEHAVIOUR MUST BE OUR BEHAVIOUR !
WHAT HE DOES AND DOESN'T TOLERATE - NEITHER DO WE !
LET ME SAY THIS IN MODERN, EVERYDAY TERMS. FOR THOSE WHO COME INTO YOUR COMMUNITY OF FELLOWSHIP WHO WANT TO ARGUE AND DISPUTE, TO ENSNARE OTHERS INTO THEIR DECEIVED WAY OF THINKING, AND TO DIVIDE THE FELLOWSHIP FAMILY ... DON'T PUT UP WITH IT !! REBUKE THEM !! PUT THEM ON NOTICE THAT IT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. OF COURSE THE HOPE IS THAT THEY REPENT - BUT IF THEY DON'T, THEN SHOW THEM THE DOOR. BUT AS JAMES, (JUDE'S BROTHER) ALSO SAID, IN MOST CASES TRY TO SAVE THE WRONG-MINDED PERSON AMONG YOU FROM THE STRANGE PATHS THEY ARE HEADING DOWN. JUDE SAYS TO TRY TO SNATCH THEM OUT OF THE FIRE; JAMES SAYS THAT TO TURN A WANDERING BROTHER FROM HIS DESTRUCTIVE PATH WILL DELIVER HIM FROM DEATH AND COVER MANY SINS. AND FINALLY, IN YET OTHER CASES, IT IS RIGHT TO SHOW MERCY TO SOME WHO HAVE GONE 'OFF THE DIVINE RESERVATION' BUT, BE VERY CAREFUL AND DON'T BECOME SO TOLERANT (OR NAIVE) AS TO JOIN THEM THINKING THAT BY GETTING CLOSER TO THEM (BY SHOWING A LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCE OR RATIONALIZATION OF THEIR BEHAVIOR - EXCUSES) THAT THIS WILL WIN THEM BACK. WE ARE TO HATE THEIR BAD HABITS/BEHAVIOUR AND MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE DO. ON THE OTHER HAND, ONE CHAPTER BACK IN REVELATION 18, WE HEAR YAHUSHA TELLING HIS PEOPLE ON EARTH TO "COME OUT FROM AMONG HER!"
SO HERE'S THE POINT: THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON HAS BEEN ALIVE AND INFECTING YAHUSHA'S PEOPLE SINCE THE BEGINNING. IT IS NOT SOMETHING NEW NOR IS IT SOMETHING THAT WE ARE TO PUT UP WITH, TOLERATE, OR BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE IT.IT IS ONE THING TO BELONG TO A FELLOWSHIP WITH A PERSON OR TWO IN IT WHO CARRY THAT SPIRIT OF BABYLON IN THEM BECAUSE THEY CAN BE, AND MUST BE, DEALT WITH TO PURGE THAT FELLOWSHIP OF THE DANGERS THESE FEW SCOFFERS PRESENT. IT IS QUITE ANOTHER WHEN THOSE LEADING THE FELLOWSHIP, AND THE ENTIRE ESSENCE -DIRECTION AND MORALITY OF THE GROUP, REPRESENTS THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON. IN THAT CASE WE ARE TO FLEE THAT ASSEMBLY AND COMPLETELY DETACH OURSELVES FROM IT. THESE ARE NOT INSTRUCTIONS MEANT ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE END TIMES, BECAUSE SUCH PEOPLE AND SUCH GROUPS HAVE ALWAYS EXISTED; THEY SPAN THE AGES.
IN REVELATION YAHUSHA IS JUDGING BABYLON SO HARSHLY, AND THE RESIDENTS OF HEAVEN ARE REJOICING SO EXCITEDLY, BECAUSE BABYLON HAD NOT ONLY MURDERED TRUE FOLLOWERS OF YAHUSHA BUT ALSO CAUSED MANY MORE TO FALL AWAY FROM A TRUE BELIEF AND ACCEPT LIES THAT HAVE LED MILLIONS, IF NOT BILLIONS, INTO ETERNAL DEATH. THE SPIRIT OF BABYLON REMAINS ALIVE WITHIN MOST JEWISH - CHRISTIAN - MESSIANIC - NATSARIM GROUPS, AND WE MUST BE ON THE ALERT TO RECOGNIZE THEM. AND WHEN WE DO, WE MUST TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED IN THE SCRIPTURE - NO MATTER HOW DIFFICULT OR UNCOMFORTABLE THEY MIGHT BE. FOR OUR ETERNAL FUTURES HANG IN THE BALANCE.