From Pastor Perry

03/31/2013 Revelation 19:17

HAPPY EASTER!!!

Revelation 19:17–21 (ESV)
The Rider on a White Horse (Part 2)
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, 18 to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave, both small and great.” 19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who was sitting on the horse and against his army. 20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. 21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.

An angel calls to the birds to “come gather for the great supper of God.”  The meal being served is the flesh of the Kings, captains, mighty men, horses and their riders, flesh of all men both free and slave.  All men except that of the believers.  The about to be eaten meal is gathered together and preparing for battle.  The believers are not being judged.  The Trinity is the Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.  The anti-Trinity is Satan, the Beast, and the False Prophet.  The Beast and the False Prophet were captured, which leaves Satan.  What happens to the Beast and the False Prophet?  Scripture says: “were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.”  Some say this is metaphorical and some say it’s literal.  I’m open to either one, however one must acknowledge that fire is used a lot in regards to hell.  I know that it is not a place I want to go.  Christ begins destroying the enemies with His sword, which is the Word of God.  Think of the birds as being like vultures.  In fact, Jesus makes reference to the in Luke 17:37: “37And they said to him, ‘Where, Lord?’ He said to them, ‘Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.’” I remember on the ranch that if I saw vultures flying around, I needed to go and check things out.  Something was dead or near dead.  I pray: Lord, help me to never venture away from you and become as one who is dying or is dead.  Lord, you are not about death, but about life.  It was on Easter Day that you arose from the dead and brought us victory over death.  God raised you up and you will raise us up too.  You are about Life!  Thank you for giving me life... eternal life!  Amen.

Happy Easter!   He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!! Alleluia!

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