This is episode 1 of 4 episodes in which we will be reading through the book of Revelation.
The book of Revelation starts by promising great blessings to the person who reads the words of this message from GOD (Yehovah) and also to those who hear this message and DO what is written in it, and warns us there is not much time left!
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Hello. I'm Jeff. My wife and I host Message of Hope. Message of Hope wants to be your weekly inspirational, motivational and non judgmental friends to help you through your week as we share battle truth and life experiences to let you know you're not alone. Let's join Sandra to see what message of hope she has today. Hey, I'm Sondra, your host. And for the next four weeks, we will be reading through the Book of Revelation. The Book of Revelation starts by promising great blessings to the person who reads the words of the message from God and also to those who hear this message and do what is written in it. And it warns us that there is not much time left. I've always wished I had an avenue to read this book aloud, but had never been given the opportunity to do so until now. So it's something that I want to do, and I will not be adding any of my own commentary, as God did not instruct me to. And there is much about the book I've yet to understand. He instructed me that I would be blessed for reading these words and that everyone that hears them and does what is written will also be blessed. So I do this for us both. This is Week One Revelation one John tales about this book. This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must happen soon. And Christ sent his angel to show it to his servant, John, who has told everything he saw. It is the truth that Jesus Christ told him and it is the message from God. Great blessings belong to the person who reads the words of this message from God and to those who hear this message and do what is written in it. There is not much time left. John writes to the churches, from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia, grace and peace to you from the one who is who always was and who is coming and from the seven spirits before his throne and from Jesus Christ. Jesus is the faithful witness. He is first among all who will be raised from death. He is the ruler of the kings of the Earth. Jesus is the one who loves us and has made us free from our sins. With his blood sacrifice, he made us his kingdom and priest who served God, his father to Jesus be glory and power forever and ever. Amen. Look! Jesus is coming with the clouds. Everyone will see him. Even those who pierced him. All peoples of the earth will cry loudly because of him. Yes, this will happen. Amen. The Lord God says I am the Alfa and Omega. I am the one who is who always Waas and who is coming. I am the all powerful I am John, your fellow believer. We're together in Jesus and we share these things Suffering the kingdom. Impatient endurance. I was on the island of Patmos because I was faithful to God's message into the truth of Jesus. On the Lord's Day, the spirit took control of me. I heard a loud voice behind me that sounded like a trumpet. It said right down in a book What you see and send it to the seven churches to emphasise Smyrna per gram Um, Thigh a Tyra Sardis Philadelphia and lay Oh de Sha. Let me apologize now for any words that I say incorrectly. I'm doing my best I turned to see who was talking to me. When I turned, I saw seven golden lamp stands. I saw someone among the lamp stands who looked like the son of man. He was dressed in a long robe with the golden sash tied around his chest. His head and hair were like white wool. Well, that is white as snow. His eyes were like flames of fire. His feet were like brass that glows in Ah, hot furnace, and his voice was like the noise of flooding water. He held seven stars in his right hand. A sharp two edged sword came out of his mouth. It looked like the sun shining at its brightest time. When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. He put his right hand on me and said, Don't be afraid. I am the first and the last. I am the one who lives. I was dead, but look, I am alive forever and ever. And I hold the keys of death and Haiti's So write what you see right. The things that happened now and the things that will happen later. Here is the hidden meaning of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and the seven golden lamp stands that you saw. The seven lamps stands are the seven churches. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches. Revelation to Jesus. Letter to the church in emphasis. Right. This to the angel of the church and emphasis. Here is a message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lamp stands. I know what you do, how hard you work and never give up. I know that you don't accept evil people. And you have tested those who say they are apostles but are not. You found that they're liars. You never stop trying. You have endured troubles for my name and have not given up. But this I have against you. You have left the love you had in the beginning. So remember where you were before you fail. Change your hearts and do what you did it first. If you don't change, I will come to you and remove your lamp. Stand from its place. But there is something you do that is right. You hate the things that the nickel ations. Do I also hate what they do? Everyone who hears this should listen to what the spirit says to the churches. To those who win the victory, I will give the right to eat the fruit from the tree of life which is in God's paradise. Jesus! Letter to the church in Smyrna. Right? This to the angel of the church in Smyrna. Here is a message from the one who is the first and the last. And the one who died and came to life again. I know your troubles and I know that you're poor. But really you're rich. I know the insults you have suffered from people who say that they're Jews. But they're not true Jews. They are a group that belongs to Satan. Don't be afraid of what will happen to you. I tell you. The devil will put some of you in prison. He will do this to test you. You will suffer for 10 days. But be faithful even if you have to die. If you continue to be faithful, I will give you the reward of life. Everyone who hears this should listen to what the spirit says to the churches. Those who win the victory will not be hurt by the second death. Jesus is letter to the church in per gram. Um right. This to the angel of the church in program. Um, here is a message from the one who has the sharp two edged sword. I know where you live. You live where Satan has his throne. But you are true to me. You did not refuse to tell about your faith in me. During the time of Antipas. Antipas was my faithful witness and was killed in your city. The city where Satan lives. But I have a few things against you. You have people there who followed the teaching of Blam Blam top block. How to make people of Israel's sin. They send by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sins. It is the same in your group. You have people who follow the teaching of the nickel ations. So change your hearts. If you don't change, I will come to you quickly and fight against thes people with the sword that comes out of my mouth. Everyone who hears this should listen to what the spirit says to the churches. I will give the hidden manna to everyone who wins the victory. I will also give each one a white stone that has a new name written on it. And no one will know this name except the one who gets the stone. Jesus letter to the church in Diet era. Right? This to the angel of the church and diet era. Here is a message from the son of God, the one who has eyes that blaze like fire and feet like shining breasts. I know what you do. I know about your love, your faith, your service in your patients. I know that you're doing more now than you did it first. But I have this against you. You let that woman Jezebel do what she wants. She says that she has a profit, but she is leading my people away with her teaching. Jezebel leads my people to commit sexual sins and to eat food that is offered to idols. I have given her time to change her heart and turn away from her sin. But she does not want to change. So I will throw her on a bed of suffering and all those who commit adultery with her will suffer greatly. I will do this now. If they don't turn away from the things she does, I will also kill her followers. Then all the churches will see that I am the one who knows what people feel and think. And I will repay each of you for what you have done. But others of you and diet era have not followed her teaching. You have not learned the things they call Satan's deep secrets. And this is what I say to you. I will not put any other burden on you. Onley, Hold on to the truth you had until I come I will give power over the nation's to all those who win the victory and continue to the end and do what I want. They will rule the nations with an iron rod. They will break them to pieces like clay pots. They will have the same power I received from my father and I will give them the morning star. Everyone who hears this should listen to what the spirit says to the churches. Revelation three Jesus is later to the church in Sardis. Right. This to the Angel of the church in Sardis. Here is a message from the one who has the seven spirits and the seven stars. I know what you do. People say that you are alive. But really you are dead. Wake up. Make yourself stronger before what little strength you have left is completely gone. I find that what you do is not good enough for my God. So don't forget what you have received and heard. Obey it. Change your heart's in lives. You must wake up or I will come to you and surprise you like a thief. You will not know when I will come. But you have a few people in your group. They're in Sardis who have kept themselves clean. They will walk with me. They will wear white clothes because they are worthy. Everyone who wins the victory will be dressed in white clothes like them. I will not remove their names from the Book of Life. I will say that they belong to me before my father and before his angels. Everyone who hears this should listen to what the spirit says to the churches. Jesus! Letter to the church in Philadelphia. Right? This to the Angel of the church in Philadelphia. Here is a message from the one who is holy and true. The one who holds the key of David. When he opens something, it cannot be closed. And when he closes something, it cannot be opened. I know what you do. I have put before you an open door that no one can close. I know you are weak, but you have followed my teaching. You were not afraid to speak my name. Listen, there is a group that belongs to Satan and they say they're Jews. But they're liars. They're not true juice. I will make them come before you and bow at your feet. They will know that you are the people I have loved. You followed my command to endure patiently. So I will keep you from the time of trouble that will come to the world a time that will test everyone living on Earth. I am coming soon. Hold on to the faith you have so that no one can take away your crown. Those who win the victory will be pillars in the temple of my God. I will make that happen for them. They will never again have to leave God's temple. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God. That city is the new Jerusalem. It is coming down out of heaven from my God. I will also write my new name on them. Everyone who hears this should listen. Toe what the spirit says to the churches. Jesus! Letter to the church in Leo Decia. Right? This to the angel of the church in Leo Decia. Here is a message from the Amen. The faithful and true witness the ruler of all that God has made. I know what you do. You are not hot or cold. I wish that you were hot or cold. But you are only warm. Not hot, not cold. So I'm ready to spit you out of my mouth. You say you're rich. You think you have become wealthy and don't need anything. But you don't know that you were really miserable, Pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I advise you to buy gold for me. Gold made pure in fire. Then you will be rich. I tell you this buy clothes that are white. Then you will be able to cover your shameful nakedness. I also tell you to buy medicine to put on your eyes. Then you will be able to see I correct and punished the people I love. So show that nothing is more important to you than living right. Change your hearts and your lives. Here I am. I stand at the door and I knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you and you will eat with me. I will let everyone who wins the victory sit with me on my throne. It was the same with me. I won the victory and sat down with my father on his throne. Everyone who hears this should listen to what the spirit says to the churches. Revelation for Jon sees heaven. Then I looked and there before me was an open door in heaven. And I heard the same voice that spoke to me before. It was the voice that sounded like a trumpet and it said, Come up here and I will show you what must happen after this Immediately. The spirit to control of me and they're in heaven was a throne. Was someone sitting on it. The one sitting there was as beautiful as precious stones like Jasper and Carnelian. All around the throne was a rainbow with clear colors, like an emerald in a circle around the throne. There were 24 other Thrones, with 24 elders sitting on them. The elders were dressed in white, and they have golden crowns on their heads. Lightning flashes and noises of thunder came from the throne. Before the throne, there were seven lamps burning, which are the seven spirits of God. Also before the throne, there was something that looked like a sea of glass as clear as crystal in front of the throne and on each side of it there were four living beings. They had eyes all over them, in front and in back. The first living being was like a lion. The second was like a bull. The third had a face like a man. The fourth was like a flying who each of these four living beings had six wings. They were covered all over with eyes inside and out, and day and night they never stopped saying Holy holy holy is the Lord God all powerful, he always Waas he is and he is coming. Thes living beings were giving glory and honor. And thanks to the one who sits on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever. And every time they did this, the 24 elders back down before the one who sits on the throne and they worshipped him, who lives forever and ever. They put their crowns down before the throne and said, Our Lord and God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power. You made all things everything existed and was made because you wanted it. Revelations five Who can open the scroll? Then I saw a scroll in the right hand of the one sitting on the throne. The scroll had writing on both sides and was kept closed with seven seals. And I saw a powerful angel who called in a loud voice who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll. But there was no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth, who could open the scroll or look inside it. I cried and I cried because there was no one who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside, but one of the elder said to me, Don't cry. The lion from the tribe of Judah has won the victory. He is David's descendant. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals. Then I saw a lamb standing in the center near the throne with the four living beings around it. The elders were also around the lamb, and the lamb looked as if it had been killed. It had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God that were sent into all the world. And the lamb came and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne. After the lamb took the scroll, the four living beings in the 24 elders bowed down before the lamb, and each one of them had a harp. Also, they were holding golden bows full of incense, which are the prayers of God's holy people, and they all sang a new song to the lamb. You are worthy to take the scroll and to open it seals because you were killed and with your blood sacrifice, you bought people for God from every tribe language race of people and nation. You made them to be a kingdom and to be priest for our God and they will rule on the earth. Then I looked and I heard the voices of many angels. Angels were around the throne, the four living beings, the elders. There were thousands and thousands of angels. 10,000 times 10,000 the angels said in a loud voice. All power, wealth, wisdom and strength belonged to the lamb who was killed. He is worthy to receive honor, glory and praise. Then I heard every created being that is in heaven and on Earth and under the earth and in the sea. Everything in all these places saying all praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever the one who sits on the throne and to the lamb. The four living beings said Amen and the elders about down and worshipped Revelation six. The lamb opens this grow. Then I watched as the lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living beings speak with a voice like thunder. It said, Come, I looked and there before me was a white horse. The rider on the horse, held a bow and was given a crown. He rode out to defeat the enemy and win the victory. The lamb opened the second seal. Then I heard the second living being saying Come then another horse came out a red one. The rider on the horse was given power to take away peace from the Earth so that people would kill each other. He was given a big sword. The lamb opened the third seal. Then I heard the third living being saying Come, I looked in there before me was a black course. The rider on the horse held a pair scales in his hand. Then I heard something that sounded like a voice. The voice came from where the four living beings were. It said. Ah, court of wheat or three quarts of barley will cost a full day's pay, but don't harm the supply of olive oil and wine. The lamb opened the fourth seal. Then I heard the voice of the fourth living being saying Come I looked and there before me was a pale colored horse. The rider on the horse was death and Haiti's was following close behind him. They were given power over 1/4 of the Earth power to kill people with the sword by starving by disease and with the wild animals of the earth. The lamb opened the fifth seal. Then I saw some souls under the altar. They were the souls of those who had been killed because they were faithful to God's message and to the truth they had received. These souls shouted in a loud voice. Holy and true Lord, how long until you judge the people of the Earth and punish them for killing us? Then one of them was given a white robe and they were told to wait a short time longer. There were still some of their brothers and sisters in the service of Christ who must be killed as they were. These souls were told to wait until all the killing was finished. Then I watched the lamb opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake, and the sun became a cz black as sackcloth, the full moon became red like blood. The stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree, dropping its figs When the wind blows, the sky was split in the middle and both sides rolled up like a scroll and every mountain and island was moved from its place. Then all the people, the kings of the world, the rulers, the army commanders, the rich people, the powerful people, every slave in every free person hid themselves in caves and behind the rocks on the mountains. They said to the mountains, Fall on us, hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne. Hide us from the anger of the lamb. The great day, for their anger has come. No one can stand against it. That concludes chapters one through six. Next week we will pick up with Chapter seven, and again, I want to apologize for any words that I mispronounced. As I wrap up here today. I encourage you to go to our website it in mess G o f h o p e dot com, and on the podcast head, you will find Episode 29 where you can re listen to this podcast and find the references for the scriptures that we read together today so you can study them for yourself and make any adjustments according to what God alone plays on your specific cart. 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