Resurrection, Rejoicing, Rewards, Redemption, and Reaping (Revelation 11-14)


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Rev. Clint Smith

Resurrection, Rejoicing, Rewards, Redemption, and Reaping – (Revelation 11:11-19; 12:1-17; 13:1-18: 14:1-20)

The Apostle John uses many literary descriptions to describe what he saw. God revealed all God wanted John to experience and all we need to know. As we study, we study to share, not just be informed.

The Holy Spirit revived the two witnesses. God recalled them home to Heaven.

Just after the seventh trumpet sounded, all of Heaven erupted in praise. Heaven is loud again with worship.

God took the time in the middle of His revelation to give a summary report. He demonstrated His power over Satan and His ability to protect His own.
War broke out in heaven, Michael [the archangel] and his angels waged war with the dragon and his angels. The dragon and his angels fought but they were not strong enough and did not prevail. Heaven was cleared out and they were thrown down to the Earth.

The dragon is Satan. He hates the kingdom of God, the power of Christ, Israel, and the Church.

The Christian’s strength comes through the blood of the Lamb and their testimony faith in Him.

People on earth will worship Satan and his representatives. Their unholy trinity will blaspheme the name of God during their short reign given them by God. Every unbeliever will receive the mark of the beast – 666 in their right hand or on their forehead. There is no chance of salvation after receiving his mark.

Many will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus during the Tribulation. They will be attacked and killed by the satanic ruling government.

Jesus will stand on the Mount of Zion with His sealed Saints. They have His name written on their foreheads. They worship and praise God with a new song- the song of His victory!

God will send His angel to preach the everlasting Gospel to all who dwell on the Earth. He calls on all people to place their faith in Him as their Creator and Savior.

God will send His second angel to declare the defeat of Babylon, the representation of all fallen evil powers.

God will send His third angel to loudly warn those who worship falsely and receive the mark of the beast (666), will experience 100% of God’s wrath. They will experience eternal life in hell.

Saints of God will experience rest from the labors, their works will follow them in Heaven.

Jesus reaps His harvest because time has come. God’s wrath is coming in due time.