Volume 2003/12

Rounded Rectangle: REVELATION 5:5

Rounded Rectangle: Revelation series 
part-9
 

 

 


The Harvest Is Ripe!

 "He will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner”

                                             (Mat.3: 12)



 

 

 

(From radio broadcast of Bro. Julius Adewumi)

 

Revelation chapter 9

 

 

And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth; and to him was given the key to the bottomless pit.”

V.2-4: And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth  and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.  It was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

v.6:  “In those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”

    Let’s talk about these locusts.  Physical locusts normally eat green trees.  These were given commandment not to hurt green trees but to hurt men.  This must be physical locusts since they were given instruction not to attack plants, but to attack human beings which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.   These are creatures that sting, like mosquitoes that can bite.   Mosquitoes are insects too, and they don’t go after plants.  Mosquitoes go after animals or human beings to suck blood.  Locusts are bigger and plenty.  Suppose locusts were changed from within to go after human, to suck blood just like mosquitoes do?  That is what is stipulated in this plague.  That is exactly what is described here in Revelation chapter 9.  The locusts’ poison will torment men for 5 full months before the poison is dissipated in human blood.  Let’s see how the bible described these locusts, perhaps it was describing war-machines of the end of time as some expositors may point out. 

  V.7:  And the shapes of the locusts were were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. …..And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months ….One woe is past; and there come two more woes hereafter.”

    That was the description of the apocalyptical locusts.  As I have said, whether they are physical locusts or they are describing war-machines of the end time, the scripture very well fits the description of physical locusts (insects) that will be turned to plague the world.  Why this is allowed is because men have not repented to turn to the Lord.  If they refuse to repent, they will have to face this event that is coming at the end of the world.  We are warning everybody right now to come to Jesus because Jesus is the only way out of all these troubles.  

You will see in the next few verses that even after these plagues, men are set in their heart that they will not repent from worshipping their false idols.

   v.13:  And the sixth angel sounded and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.

     The voice told the trumpeter to lose the four angels.  If they were four angels that were bound, it means they are Satanic spirits that were bound in the prison yard in river Euphrates.  We know where Euphrates is, in the middle east.  The bible is saying there are devils bound in that river.  There are devils that are bound in several locations on earth, in hell, in some pits, and some rivers. 

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour , and a day, and a month, and a year,    for to slay the fourth part of men.”

    Four angels to slay the fourth part of men.  Those four angels are not the only ones to do the killing.  They are going to come with another bunch of soldiers. 200 million horsemen.  

From the description, are these physical horsemen?  The angels are spirits, which will not be seen.  But what about these horsemen, are they spirits, or physical?  Are those horsemen human beings or are they demons?

From the description of these horsemen, we can say these are demons.  Demons are dis-embodied spirits.  Demons are causes of diseases on earth now.  Some very wicked demons have been locked up and not allowed to roam the earth lest they cause much affliction.  This is another occasion when God will allow those wicked spirits to attack mankind.  This is specified to destroy one third of mankind.

Many other bible scholars have pointed out that this could be warfare.  The satanic angels may simply influence the army of some countries to start terrorism.  They will be like terrorists if they are physical human beings.  If they are demons they will be causing plagues like the epidemic disease of AID virus and such like.  People may think some DNA is causing the disease, but they are demons causing it.   The only way out is to come to Jesus.  There is a seal upon those that are servants of the Most High God, as we saw in Revelation chapter 7, and you will just see that “a thousand shall fall at our side, and ten thousands at our right hand, but it shall not come near us.”  That is the promise of God in the book of Psalms 91 “They that dwell in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

That is why we are inviting you to come to Jesus, because he has the power over all those plagues.  Whether through some satanic angels, or through terrorist acts of human beings, God is still the only one that is able to deliver. 

  Who knows whether the current terrorism that is going on world-wide is a part of this apocalypse described in the bible?  You can see that the satanic spirits to be loosed are to be from the middle-east right there! Euphrates is where Afghanistan, Iraq, and those terrorist leaders are situated.

Know that every thing that is going on in the world is directed from the spirit world.  You may think those Arabs who claimed to be doing holy-jihad with terrorism upon other countries are fighting for some rights.  I tell you, there are satanic spirits behind every wickedness and violence.  There are satanic spirits instigating all those terrorism. 

When you have God as your refuge, and walk by the faith of God, then you can enjoy the promise of God, which said “only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked”.  All these events are to bring an end to the world as we know it.  After this is over, God will bring his own kingdom, and there shall be a new heaven and a new earth.  The saints will be resurrected to live on this planet again.

So whether the 200 million horsemen are terrorists or demons causing plagues and diseases, only God can save and only Jesus Christ can deliver.   Only those who have the seal of God in their foreheads shall be protected from those evils.  Won’t you come to be one of them that Jesus Christ will protect?  That is why we are preaching this to you.

    These apocalyptic horsemen are very likely 200 million demons.  Demons are spirits.  In their world they are horsemen, but to this world they may be like viruses causing diseases.  

    The bible calls it plague.  Behind the plague is the world of demons that the medical people cannot see under the microscope.  They may see cells breaking up and call them viruses.  They are demons that are affecting those cells.  There are spirits effecting those cells that can be spoken to in the name of the Lord, and when we speak to them and rebuke them, they will be thrown back to the pit of hell from where they came.  That is why we say only God can save! Only Jesus can deliver.  He has given his Angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways.  That is how we are protected. 

Here is the state of the world when all this things will be taking place. 

   V.20: “The rest of the men who were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood which neither can see nor hear, nor walk:

Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”

   Listener, make up your mind right now.  Whether you like it or not, this will take place.  Run for refuge! Run for protection in Jesus.  The bible said “As many as receive him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe in his name.”  As we have read, only those men who have not the seal of God in their foreheads are being hurt by the locusts, and by the demonic horsemen.   How do you get the seal of God?  Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

    How do you overcome these terrible things that is coming at the end of the world?  Let’s see in Psalm 91.

Pestilences and plagues listed in the bible by those 200 million demonic horsemen are to last for over a year.  The medical world will be searching for vaccine to combat it and will not be able, till one third of the population is wiped out.  Only God can stop it when he blows those demons back to the prison yard where they come from.  Terrible things are listed for the end of the world my friend!   Only Jesus can save. Come to Jesus right now and be sealed for protection.  Population of the earth will be reduced; one third killed, here and there, another one fourth here and there!  Men are trying to control population by aborting their babies, or telling women to have fewer babies in some countries.  When this apocalypse starts, the world population will reduce itself.   The ungodly will destroy itself by war.  Then, plague and pestilences will destroy multitude others.  Because God has said, the soul that sins  shall die.

Let’s see how God will deliver the just in the day of trouble.  Psalm 91 said, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”.    It said “he”, which means, individual.  God is calling you as a person.  He said, “come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”  Christ is inviting you as an individual to come and be saved and protected.

These are all the promises: v.6  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the noisome pestilence”.  Whether pestilence send by God or by the devil, or send by terrorists, or send by natural causes, accidents in the nuclear plants, God can deliver you. 

The bible said, “He shall cover thee with his feathers and under his wings shall you trust.”

v.5   Thou shall not be afraid for the terror by night; “  terror by terrorists, God said you will not be afraid when you dwell in the secret place of the Most High.

 Nor for the arrow that flieth by day”;  What could be the arrow that flieth by day?  Some mass murderers shooting in the streets?  Or a bomb to destroy masses!  God said under his shadow, you will be protected from those bombs.

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in  darkness”;  Be it plague, like the demonic horsemen at the end of the world, 200 million of them, the bible said you will be protected when you are dwelling in the secret place of the Most High.  That is the secret place we are inviting you to dwell  right now, to come and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. 

Nor for the destruction that wasted at noon day.”   You may go into an office and they blow up the building: God says you can be protected, you can be out of that place before the building blows up.  Begin to practice to listen to his voice.  Amen!

The men of the world did not repent after all those pestilences.  What is your own idol today?  Throw it away and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and have the hope of eternal life before it is too late.

 

God bless you.

 

Bro. Julius Adewumi

 

 

Excerpt From Jane Lead’s Signs of the times

(published 1699)     

 

 

(Begin Quote)

§XXIII. It remains now to observe what from the Redoubled seven Eyes have been truly discerned: The signs forerunning, and those that follow, as evidences when the Kingdom is truly come. And it will begin, as it was in the First Paradise, in Male and Female, through the restoration of the lost Eternal Virgin-Nature. And as Eve did suck in the Serpently Venom, and introduced it into the First Adam, and thereby corrupted and involved him in the same transgression, whereby there was a going out, and dividing from God the Eternal Root; whence the Banishment out of Paradise was pronounced, and an exclusion and loss of the Kingdom and Dominion: so the Virgin rises in her Room to draw and feed upon that Tree of Life, and having tasted of the Virtue thereof, gives to her chosen and elected Mate, so known and assigned to stand in the Room of him that brought in Sorrow and the Curse. That must Die and be extinguished as this Tree of Life, by this true eternal Marriage of the Male and Female, shall come to spring up in Fruitful Powers. Then comes forth the renewing of that Blessed Word, that God spake in the Beginning. Gen. 1.28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be Fruitful and Multiply and replenish the Earth, and subdue it. And have Dominion over the Fish of the Sea, and over the Fowl of the Air, over every Living thing that moveth upon the Earth. Now this has been obliterated and lost out of Possession in that lapsed Generation, that proceeded from the first Adam, for these many Ages of time that have past over. But the grace and purpose of God cannot be Nullified; but must be made good: The pure Eternal Virgin-Nativity will recover it self, and stand over all this Apostatized State: whereby an end may be put to the Sinful Progeny of the Old World. But this great Renovation and Change, will rise and come on Gradually. So from hence a New Generation shall spread and multiply here upon the Earth, as a deified Leaven, that shall eat out the bitter and sour Leaven, that had got into depraved Nature.

 

§ XXIV. After this manner the Kingdom of God and his Christ, shall come to be made manifest. Blessed are those that shall stand in the Lot of this Age and Time, worthily taking notice how the fore-mentioned Signs do go forward on, as a sure Prelude how near the Kingdom of God is:

§ XXV. I must not omit here, to give the Reader caution to avoid a mistake, concerning the two Representative Figures made mention of. As to the manner of Generation, it is all Purely Spiritual as the Holy Ghost, shall go forth from them, to overshadow and give a conception in such as are Predestinate to bring forth Christ, numerously through corporeal Forms, in his various Spiritual Stature, as from an infant of Days, to the full grown Age. When this Blessed Day shall from on high, spring for the bringing down this Kingdom of Heaven, there will be Marriages of another kind than what has been, all Spiritual, Angelical and Divine: From whence a pure and holy Progeny shall stand in this latter Day upon the Earth; Born as Princely Heirs to Reign with Christ in these lower Regions.

§ XXVI. Further it is also to be taken notice of, that the first Figurative Representatives of this new Modelled Kingdom, in which the Paradisiacal Male and Female, do express Christ and the Virgin, taking up Elementary form, they stand United most intimately, and yet distinct: The Male has his Virgin in himself, and so from thence may multiply a Spiritual Offspring, as was proposed in the first Adam. And on the other Hand, the Female Virgin shall have her Male Power and Spirit in her self, to bring forth in the like manner, according to the excellent Might of the God-Man so incorporating with the Virgin-mind. So that here will be no dependency upon what is without themselves, each one having the Deified Seed, to procreate these Angelical Births from themselves. And though it may be the Wisdom and Counsel of God to take up two Figures, in order to the Matrimonial Tie, yet no bonds will upon them be, as to their outward Persons being confined either to place or time; For when the happy Day for their rising and appearance shall be, it will stand in that Glorious liberty, that they may be either Resident together in one Family, or otherwise in two different Nations, for there shall be no let hereby to their United Spirit and Power, that shall Co-work together for the bringing forth, and spreading the Miraculous Powers of Christ’s Kingdom. For by pure Act of Omnipotent Power, this new Creation State must be maintained and upheld. Which Government and Authority, will be so surely fixed and entailed, as never yet has been known in the World since the Creation. For the Tide must turn, and the Satanical Powers and Kingdom must give way to the Virgin with her Male-Birth, that shall with the Rod of Iron all opposing Nations crush, and bring under. But others shall see and submit to this Day of Christ’s Glorious Sovereignty, offering themselves willingly to be admitted as Subjects of this Kingdom and Dominion, that is given to the Saints of the Most High. The Motives hereunto will be so great and marvelous, as shall invite all from the highest degrees and ranks of Persons, to the lowest of Conditions: there is a Gate of Paradise that shall be opened, to such as can derive their descent and Birth-degree, from the Virgin and the Father of Eternity.

§ XXVII. Now it must be further declared, what was Figuratively represented of a fiery Horn filled with Oil, that was held in the Hand of an Angelical Person, that was sent forth to Sound: and a Voice was heard saying, Cry aloud, and it was answered, what shall I Cry? And it was said again, O Earth, Earth cast forth thy Dead, that have lain buried with Christ their Head. The power of which Sound, did make the Earth to tremble. And by the dropping Oil out of the fiery Horn gave a Resurrection, Mystically, to all that were dead to the Delight, Love, and Resting in this outward Principle. These were those that were Signed and Marked, to be made partakers of the first Resurrection-Life; over whom the second Death had no Power, having received the Royal Stamp and Dignifying Power, to Reign as Kings and Priests and Prophets: having the Ghostly Seal upon them of the Father and of the Son. And these being as the first Fruits of God and the Lamb, shall go forth to awaken those that are after another manner Dead, in a sensual and Earthly Life, by sounding forth the Love-call of God to those that are yet Strangers, to the Knowledge of this blessed Resurrection-State.

§ XXVIII. But here it is to be understood, that these do first rise but in the Child-like State, and so grow up as Christ himself did in Wisdom and Stature. This being as the time of their Minority, they cannot suddenly reach to the full possession of their Inheritance and Kingdom: but as Princely Spirits they will be brought up, and served, according to their high Spiritual Birth-Degree. As Moses was brought up in all the Learning of the Egyptians, as the Son of Pharaoh’s Daughter, so shall these Heaven-born Children be taught, disciplined and instructed in all the divine Arts in the Royal Court of God their Father, and the new Jerusalem their true Native Mother. From which may be expected the great Deeds and Wonders to be acted forth, after the manner of Moses, and of the Prophets and Apostles: and that in a degree more eminent and Glorious than all has been heretofore; because it will be the manifestation of the great Day of Christ’s setting up his Kingdom and Reign here upon Earth, over all Nations and Kingdoms, which yet never has been: but the Prophesies hereof are now at hand to be fulfilled. Therefore it is foreseen and shown, that this fiery Horn does forerun the Seventh Angel’s Sounding; thus to awaken and raise the Dead.

§ XXIX. O ye great and mighty Ones of the Earth, know this Love-Horn has its Commission to you to blow. That so a Resurrection-Life you may advance unto; to put on such Princely Glory, as you need never fear to be Disrobed of. Sure nothing can prevail with such a Love-call as this, for the giving such a full out of the Delights and Pleasures of the Earth. Which will be the most admirable, because hither towards, God has chosen the Poor of this World and the Weaker and Foolish things, to confound the Wise and the Things that are mighty; so that not many wise Men after the Flesh, not many Mighty, not many Noble are called: But now it is understood and perceived, that there is a peculiar purpose and good will of God to these; as many as will incline to obey. Who may account it their more abundant Dignity, Pleasure, and Honor, to serve in the Courts of the mighty God and King; Improving all their Interest and Power from him; and counting it their great happiness that they have any Powers, and opportunity, in their Hands, to promote the Reign of Christ in Spirit, according to all that has been made manifest. Thus ye would be as mighty Presidents to turn the Stream and Tide, that hath run so vehemently downwards for the propping up the Satanical and Earthly Kingdom: and cause it as mighty Torrent to run for the Spiritual and Heavenly Kingdom, which may hereby come to spread as Lightning through all Parts.

§ XXX. The second Cry that sounded out of this fiery Ghostly Horn, is to awaken such Pastors and Watchmen as may go forth in the Power and Spirit of Elijah, to turn the Hearts of the Fathers to the Children, and the Disobedient to the Wisdom of the Just, for which the Age of Time is now ripening, that such Shepherds God will raise up, as shall feed his Flocks, from a lively Ministration of his own Spirit; and no longer from a low Traditionary Form; for taking up a rest therein: but to move and press themselves and excite others, to reach this Resurrection-Mark. When God shall revive this ancient Prophetical, and Apostolical Spirit in a Public Ministry, this will be a great Sign that the Harvest of Christ’s Kingdom is to be gathered in. Therefore a Healing Embassage from Heaven is now sent down, that calleth and urgeth for a Universal Harmony and Unity: Wherefrom may be expected a marvelous and wonderful Change, in bringing out of all Strife, Contention and Division. For the Prince of Love, and Peace, is near to pitch his Throne-Dominion, and Kingdom, first invisibly and Spiritually in the Hearts and Minds; from whence will go forth such mighty influencing Powers, as shall cause all that is destructive to this Love-Kingdom to cease. Highly favored and blessed will those Holy Watchmen be, that in a Reconciling Spirit shall be sent forth, to prepare a People as Subjects to the mighty King: who in Judgment, Truth, and Righteousness must over the whole Earth Rule and Reign.

§ XXXI. So according to these fore-mentioned Signs, and Prophetical Sounds, a lively hope may spring in the Faithful, who do continually intercede; wait, and pray for the Resurrection-flock to be gathered in, to feed under the overshadowing Power of the mighty God and Savior. To whom alone Renown, Praise, and Glory will here-from throughout the Earth spread.

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Bro. Julius Adewumi

Gospel Distribution Ministry

Box 30387, Phoenix

AZ 85046, USA.

 

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