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Dec 8, 2008

Do You Believe in Angels?

You do not believe in miracles, neither in Angels, and call those who can see Angels insane or deceivers - and just because you cannot see them...

Well, let me tell you a secret... it is for you and to encourage others to give witness...

I have never seen an Angel knowingly, but I am sure there were some who looked like common people and helped me. I also know that I was in situations where they must have helped me without being seen or heard. As I said, I have not seen any, but I have heard them when they visited me. I do not care if you call me insane at all, or a deceiver.

Angels are messengers of God, that is true, and I can confirm that. I know that from the message they had for me. It is a message that is probably the most important message you can ever get, so listen carefully...

A few years ago I woke up in my bed in my apartment in the middle of the night. There was a beautiful light everywhere, glittering golden and a little light red. It was so beautiful and I felt joy and love. I heard men, two at least or more, talking about me in the room next to my bedroom. I was not afraid at all, but I knew that something wonderful would happen. One said, "The time is not ripe yet. We have to come back." -- I was sorry to hear that, and would have loved to go with them. Their presence filled me up with an never felt joy, peace, love and the knowledge that they would come back. At no time I had the idea I would die or was in danger - this was not what it was about at all, and it was all very real and no dream. I have never had hallucinations, nor had I taken anything that could have evoked any. I thought about this event for several weeks before I understood: those men were --- Angels. It seems that the Lord gave me this understanding at a later time. I had not expected men as Angels at all, so I first did not understand what had happened. The message was that they would come back during my life time to take me with them, also alive, which would be indescribably wonderful. Whoever has read Mathew 24 in the Bible will know what this means.

So everybody should be prepared that the Lord is coming soon, very soon. Faith is the key.

If you meet people who have seen Angels again, better listen to what they have to tell you.

Do you really want to meet God one day and tell Him you did not really believe in the miracles He can work? Why is it that you doubt that people have community with the Spiritual world? You think it cannot be that people can see Angels, probably because you never saw any, and because you do not trust the Lord much enough. Of course there are deceivers, and I would be the last not to fight them. But if Christians see Angels, there is no doubt for me about the truth of their statements.

You should start to believe in miracles, in Angels of the Lord and God's Spirit acting on earth, and EXPECT miracles to happen.

Another thing... Whenever I see what the people make of Angels, it is really a shame. They present them as little fat children with trumpets and the like. I wonder what grown up men would think of it if they were presented like that... But people use these pictures of Angels because they do not believe or know what Angels are. My view about Angels has changed since that night in the glittering light...

I do believe in Angels, because I have heard them and seen this light.


Dec 3, 2008

End Times ...

I do not know if I got that all right, because it is a difficult matter and I must admit that I have not been enough into the matter of Revelation, though I love this book. It is just that it takes much time to understand it. Maybe the experts here can tell me what is wrong with my understanding if necessary?

I think we are at the beginning of the Tribulation period, and I understand this from the situation around the state of Israel. Yes, we may have to go through all these hard times of tribulation if we live long enough, but the Lord will shorten these days so that His elect can stand all the suffering.

Then on that day the Arch Angel will shout, and God's trumpet, too. Jesus will come back in the clouds, which can be seen by everybody. The dead Saints will arise then, and Jesus will collect all His Saints - the dead and the living ones - in the air, and all of them will get a perfect indestructible body from Him immediately. Then the end comes, and there will be a new earth:

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore since all these things are thus to be destroyed, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy living and godliness, looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire will be dissolved, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? But, according to his promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwells righteousness. (2 Peter 3:10-13)

Jesus and His Saints will reign for 1000 years together with Him: I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived, and reigned with Christ for the thousand years. The rest of the dead didn't live until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over these, the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with him one thousand years. (Revelation 20:4-6)

Then Satan will try to deceive the Saints:

And after the thousand years, Satan will be released from his prison, and he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war; the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. They went up over the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints, and the beloved city. (Revelation 20:7-9)

But God will stop Satan. He and his minions will not be destroyed, but will have to suffer forever:

Fire came down out of heaven from God, and devoured them. The devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are also. They will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Revelation 20:9-10)

Then the dead (all those who did not have a part in the first resurrection before the 1000 years of peace) will be judged according to their works:

I saw a great white throne, and him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. There was found no place for them. I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and they opened books. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works. The sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them. They were judged, each one according to his works. Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-14)

It is important to have one's name written in the book of life, because there is no chance to escape hell otherwise:

If anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15)

Is your name written in the book of life already? Go for it as long as there is still time, it is easy! Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Call upon His name.

Dec 2, 2008

Who was Nicodemus?

by Vera Six

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God
sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

(John 3:1-21 KJV)

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What do we learn about Nicodemus?

He was a "master of Israel, a ruler of the Jews, which means he was a member of the grand Sanhedrin, a healthy Pharisee. He came to Jesus with his questions by night. Why was this at night? Did he fear daylight, being seen by others who would not have understood it that a man like he came to Jesus? We usually do not visit people at night when they might want to sleep. But Jesus let him in anyway. There is also the possibility that Nicodemus came by night, because he could not wait any longer for answers to come at daylight, but we will never really know. What do we do when we have questions that we would like to be answered?

He addresses Jesus as "Rabbi", so he accepted him as a teacher, even a teacher "come from God". He said they *knew*. Yet he did not dare to come by daylight. Nicodemus recognised that Jesus came from God by the miracles he was doing. Obviously they could not be done by others, sorcerers and the like.

One thing is striking me - Nicodemus was a man who had questions. Who can say how long he had been wrestling until he dared to go to Jesus and ask them all?

But what were the answers he received? Could they satisfy his longing to know of the kingdom of God? Jesus answered him before he had even asked his question. But Jesus' answers left him with more questions. Yet Jesus told him not to marvel...

Jesus was talking of the things to come... of the crucifixion, and that people could be saved by God's grace through faith in Him. Nicodemus could not understand Jesus at that time, but in the end he did when he went to Jesus' body on the cross...

And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. (John 19:38-40 KJV)

This Pharisee had seen the King and honored Him at daylight - Jesus had said, "But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God", and also, "He that believeth on him is not condemned." Varily, Nicodemus was born again.



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