Faith
Wednesday July 16, 2008
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"Revelation’s “Four Days”"

Revelation’s four days takes place with Satan’s Tribulation ending and God’s beginning; you may have referred to this as the “second advent” or the “Return of Christ”.

Only God knows when Christ will return but your bible does give you enough information to recognize it. Concentrating on the last four days of Satan’s five-month reign gives you valuable input; it paints a picture clear enough to put you in the driver’s seat.

Being aware that Satan ascends from the bottomless pit takes you to where Revelation’s Four Day’s reveals Satan’s role in the end. You begin in Rev. 11:7 KJV where God’s two witnesses have been stirring up a lot of trouble for Satan:

And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Satan’s inability to deal with the two witnesses causes him to kill them. Rev. 11:8 KJV tells you that he will kill them in the same location that Jesus was crucified almost two thousand years ago:

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

In Rev. 11:9 KJV, Satan makes an example of the two witnesses as he sends a message of authority:

And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.

You see similar behavior being exhibited in these end times as morals and spiritual leadership is fast becoming a scarce commodity. Matthew 24:37 KJV makes a connection between the future you now face and the days of Noah:

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

“Noe” in Greek is “Noah” in the Hebrew language. The fallen angels have been here before and this verse assures you that they are returning. As you return to the two witnesses, Rev. 11:10 KJV reveals that the fallen angels like to party:

And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

Their party is ending in Rev. 11:11 KJV as Christ prepares to return:

And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

 


 

Satan’s five-months are ending in Rev. 11:12 KJV as God speaks to the two witnesses:

And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.

Christ is Satan’s enemy but Satan will behold Him; Christ is returning as the two witnesses depart. You see God’s Tribulation beginning in Rev. 11:13 KJV:

And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

You are the remnant and the “Seven thousand” is representative of the fallen angels; they are the rudiments of the world. You may remember that the rudiments are removed the very moment Christ returns. Satan, on the other hand, is cast into the pit for a thousand years because God has a use for him when the thousand years are expired.

With “eyes to see”, scripture reveals more to you. In Matthew 24:38 KJV, God is shining His light on Satan’s fallen angels. Knowing the days of Noah will be repeated sends a clear message to you; He wants you to know precisely where you are in time as this prophecy is being fulfilled:

For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark

The fallen angels will be returning to days very familiar to them…Have you noticed God being removed from religion, your schools, the courts, and your currency, not to mention the waning support being shown for your nation’s flag?

Matthew 24:39 KJV connects the events of Noah’s flood with things taking place when Christ returns:

And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Irreligious laws being drafted and supported by the A.C.L.U. are also paving the way for the arrival of the fallen angels. You may even agree that conditions are ripe enough for the five-month clock to start ticking. This verse illustrates that Noah’s five-month flood did away with the fallen angels and once again, a five-month event will be their downfall…Satan’s five-month Tribulation ending brings their destruction.

Remember…Revelation means to reveal or to make known.

Does Revelation’s Four Days reveal things you need in preparing for the return of Christ?

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com