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Rounded Rectangle: REVELATION 5:5Rounded Rectangle: Revelation series 
Chapter-21
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)

 

In chapter 20 we saw what would be the end of Lucifer. Only those names who are in the book of life of the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, will be saved.  Those whose names are not in the book of life would be judged according to the works that they have done which is in the other books. That is why unless you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you cannot be saved. This is a key point in chapter 20.  We saw that all those that didn’t have their names in the book of life will be thrown into the lake of fire. God has an incinerator for this universe: The Lake of Fire. We don’t know where it is. However, think of the sun that gives us light on this planet. There are many other stars that have burnt out their fuel according to scientists. The sun is a star also. It is still burning and according to the calculations of scientists this sun will burn out its fuel also, and when it burns out its fuel it will be like a liquid lake of fire. It may not produce any more light but it will still be heated up inside. We just know that there will be a time when the sun will burn out its fuel.   

    There are so many objects in the universe that are just as hot that could be called lakes of fire. Don’t take what God is saying lightly. You don’t want to go to that lake of fire, so seek Jesus Christ the only hope. Only those names who are in the book of Life will escape the Lake of Fire. In chapter 21 after the sinners and the wicked people have been taken out, we shall have a new heaven and a new earth.

    Let’s take a look at some of the parables in the book of Matthew which have to do with the kingdom of God. We will see what the Lord has already told us concerning the harvesting of the earth.

 Matthew chapter 13: 24-31 says: “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, an enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn”.

This parable shows that there will be a separation of the good from the bad. Here is the interpretation of the parable in verse 36: 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world…”

“The good seed are the children of the kingdom. The tares are the children of the wicked one.”

This means that all these people that refuse to accept Christ as their Lord and savior, believing they have their own religion, and they still do their sins (murder, fornication, etc.) The Bible says they are tares in the field. If they never repent they belong to the wicked one, Satan, that planted them on this planet earth. It goes on to say in verse 39: “The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

   In  Revelations chapter 20  all those that have not their names written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. My friend, don’t take this kingdom of God lightly. Repent today and come to Christ. The lake of fire is a sure thing. It will take place. Where is that lake of fire? There are many objects in this universe, that can qualify as lakes of fire. The sun itself can be a lake of fire which God can use.

   As the parable said, there will be gnashing of teeth when the tares are cast into the lake of fire. Verse 43 of Matthew chapter 13 said: “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.”  How will the righteous shine forth? The book of Revelations chapter 21 tells us.

Revelations 21:1: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea”. The new earth could be this planet that we are standing upon! God can renovate it and there will be no more sea. Or, God can polish a new planet from the solar system, which will have its own new sky. When the Bible mentions a new heaven it is actually talking about the sky. The sky that we see when we look up and see clouds is the heaven we are talking about.  God can take a new planet large enough for all the human race that has ever been. For example, Mars and Jupiter are much bigger than the earth. Science has shown that the planet Jupiter is many times bigger than Earth and could take all human race that has ever been since Adam. They don’t know whether the planet is habitable, but God can renovate any planet and bring it to an orbit of the sun that will make it habitable.   The Bible says there will be no more sea. If it is not this earth that is renovated, it can be a new planet that will have no waters as sea. There may be rivers but no sea. The mass of water we call sea right now, God will do away with, either by producing a new planet or taking the waters out of this earth.

Verse 2: “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband”.

 As we saw in chapter 19, blessed are they who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Who is the bride of the Lamb? The city called new Jerusalem, which will descend from heaven. This means it will be a miniature planet that God is building and he is going to make it come down upon this earth, or upon the new earth or he is going to suspend it like the moon is suspended above the earth. The bible says it is going to descend, either come closer to the earth or land upon the earth itself, and it will be a city. That would be amazing.

      This earth we are standing upon is just a big rock floating in space. The moon that we see shining light to us every night is also a big rock, not as big as the earth, but floating also in space around the earth. Science has been able to find out that not too far from earth in a belt they call asteroids belt, are some smaller rocks that could be several miles wide, floating in space. Some Scientists believe there could have been a planet that was broken to pieces and they are just rocks floating around in the Asteroid Belt. Just think about that! God can take one of those small fragments that are floating in space, which can be as big as 1500 miles wide, and make a city on it and the city would have foundation. God can bring that city down to the earth like an asteroid that would fall on earth, but instead of falling, the asteroid would be guided.

   God is mightier than man, my friend! We are dealing with something  bigger than us. We can’t even get out of this planet but God is everywhere.    

The Bible says the Lord Jesus Christ went up into the sky. This should show to us that the transporting of people is already in the universe which God already ordained. We humans are so primitive that we cannot get to that state yet. 

 America is trying to make space shuttles that will go into space, and it takes them billions of dollars just to make one. We are dealing with something that is much bigger than us, my friend. That is why I want you to fear God. He has made a city that will descend from heaven to the earth.

   Verse 3-5: “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

   God is going to make all things new. This shall take place no matter how long it takes, wait for it. For you to be a member of this kingdom that we are talking about, accept Jesus as your Lord and savior today.

He that overcometh and keepeth my words to the end to him shall I give power over the nations.”  All the promises are for you if you overcome. What are you to overcome? Temptations! Temptations to deny Christ in  time of persecution. Do not try to protect your life by yourself. He that tries to keep his life shall lose it saith the Lord. He that loseth his life shall keep it to life everlasting. We that are following Christ must be ready to lay down our lives for his cause.

 We must resist all temptations! Someone wants you to commit adultery? Resist it! They’re trying to steal your life. Someone is trying to make you commit fornication? Resist it! Someone offers you a bribe? Resist it! They are trying to steal your soul. The Bible says “what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his soul”? There is nothing you can get in this world that can compare to the kingdom of God. Why not resist temptation even unto the shedding of blood. The bible says, “you have not yet resisted unto blood striving against sin.” Don’t take it lightly my friend. The kingdom of God suffereth violence and those who take it take it by force. You’ve got to resist sin, forcefully.

Verse 6- : “And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

 

Now the second death, is when they go to the lake of fire. All those things that God says are  abomination will go there. You must be washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. For you were formerly like this but you have been bought with a price. Do not let those temptations pull you back into sin. The wages of sin is death. Christ has already paid for your sin. Do not go back into sin anymore. All those people that live in sin are going to be in the second death.

 

Verse 9 : “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.”

Verse 10: “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”.

Why did God call it Jerusalem? The city in Israel, Jerusalem, is the city that God chose and that name means a city of peace. Christ is the Prince of peace. The city he is building for us is called Jerusalem. I believe the city will descend to the location God has reserved for himself, in the Palestine. The city is already built and to get to that city you have to fly up in space. And that is what John did. They took him into space to the city.

Verse 11: “Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal” These descriptions of the city show that God made this city with what we human beings value most. What do we value? We value precious stones. We value gold as important. God says if that is what they value, that is what I am going to use to build the city. God himself will dwell in that city. God said that the tabernacle of God will be with men. God is going to make his headquarters on earth where we human beings are. Isn’t that amazing? That is why he is inviting you to come and enjoy this glory with him. He is calling you. Jesus said, Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.

   Verse 12-13: And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates”.

God chose the seed of Abraham, He chose the twelve tribes of Israel, He wanted to keep that record for eternity. That is the record that God chose to use. That is why he chose the names of the 12 tribes that will be written on the gates of the city.

Verse 14: “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb”.

The foundation of the city has 12 layers of rocks. The name of each Apostle is on each foundation. The Lord Jesus Christ built the city.   

    Verse 15-16: “And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. 16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.”

12000 furlongs is approximately 1500 miles. Think of a city that is 1500 miles wide. Even big cities like New York from one end to the other are like 50 miles. Or a very big city may be about 100 miles joining all the suburbs. The city which God is bringing is 1500 miles wide. That is a huge city. It is going to come down on this earth or float above like the moon. God is building something for you. Would you like to be one of us to partake of this kingdom? The bible says without are dogs, anything that is ungodly will not enter that city. 

17 “And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. 19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; 20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. 27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life”.

 

You must repent and accept Jesus as your Lord and savior. This is the glorification of mankind that God has revealed to us. A new heaven and new earth! The new city will be the capital of the universe where God himself will be dwelling. He is waiting for the inhabitants of the city which are you and I who are redeemed. I pray that the Lord will give you the desire to be one of them that enters into that city.   Amen!

 

 

Bro. Julius Adewumi

Gospel Distribution Ministry

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