God’s Word is in the end-time sevenfold sealed
It is God’s intention to bring the in sin fallen mankind to consciousness of her sinful state by means of His salvation bringing Word. If she shouldn’t be saved by this Word of God, she should be eternally damned. But satan, as God’s enemy, from the beginning, wants to torpedo anyhow, the Divine, salvation bringing work of God. Therefore satan has sealed this salvation bringing Word of God with seven seals by his slyness and power. This happens through the power of sin, which he has brought in the Church, especially in the end-time.
This sealing of the Gospel, brought by satan, is the reason, why mankind doesn’t understand God’s offer of His salvation bringing grace. This seal of God’s Word, brought in by satan, is sevenfold. In the Bible Book of Revelation this sevenfold seal, brought in by satan, is represented by the seven headed dragon. To attack and overcome this power of sin, which satan has brought in the Church and in mankind, God’s Lamb has to bring seven seal-judgements over mankind and over the Church (Revelation chapters 6-8).
Rev. 12:3, “And there appeared another wonder in (the Kingdom of) heaven (on earth, which is the Church); and behold a great red (sin-)dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.”
The 10 horns tell us about the fullness (the number 10 expresses this) and power of these sins, which dominate in the Kingdom of heaven on earth (this is in the Church). The Bible book of Joel tells us too about this in the end-time-Church operating power of sin, which clear-cuts her inwardly.
Joel 1:1-20, “The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation (this will happen in the end-time). That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten (a total inward corruption of the end-time Church). Awake, ye drunkards (drunken of the earthly, spiritual wine of sin), and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine (the divine life in and through the Holy Spirit); for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation (of devils out of hell) is come up upon My land (picture of the Church), strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. He hath laid My vine (picture of the Church) waste, and barked My fig tree (picture of political Israel): he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white. Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband (picture of the Lord God) of her youth. The meat offering and the drink offering (pictures of the true Word of God and His Holy Spirit) is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD’S ministers, mourn. The field is wasted, the land mourneth (pictures of the Church); for the corn (picture of God’s children) is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil (pictures of the Holy Spirit) languisheth. Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers (pictures of God’s servants), for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field (pictures of the believers) is perished. The vine (the Church) the is dried up, and the fig tree (political Israel) languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field (pictures of the Church), are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of My God: for the meat offering and the drink offering (pictures of God’s Word and His Holy Spirit) is withholden from the house of your God. Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD (the day of judgements over the Church) is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God? The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. How do the beasts (picture of the Church) groan! the herds of cattle (picture of the pastors) are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire (God’s judgements) hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters (picture of the indwelling Spirit) are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.”
The Bible Book Matthew speaks about this power of sin as the multiplied un-righteousness.
Mt. 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
By this multiplied unrighteousness God’s people, (the Church) is blinded for the true Word (will) of God. Many sinful actions are not seen anymore as such, or the believers are not willing to see them as sin. So homosexuality is no longer seen as sinful, and this sin is in the Netherlands even legalized!
Rom. 1:21-22+24-27, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” … “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet (the sickness of aids).”
Lev. 18:22-23+25, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.” … “And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.”
Also abortion and euthanasia are no longer experienced as sinful, and these sins are in the Netherlands legalised too! These sins have brought spiritual blindness, and many of God’s people are got lost by practising these sins.
Hos. 4:6a, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
The apostle John, realising this, wept much.
Rev. 5:1-5, “And I saw in the right hand of Him that sat on the throne a book (the Bible) written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals (it is sealed because of man’s sins, brought in man’s body, soul and spirit by satan, by which man is blinded for God’s Word and will). And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
Because of this dominating spiritual darkness, and powers of sin, nobody out of the Christian Church is able to break the seals of God’s Word, except the Lamb of God alone, for He had overcome the powers of satan and sin at Golgotha.
Rev. 5:6-14, “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts (litt. transl.: living creatures), and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him that sat upon the throne. And when He had taken the book, the four beasts (living creatures, the divine priests around God’s throne) and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the sealsthereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts (living creatures) and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped Him that liveth for ever and ever.”
This spiritual, satanic power has been able to enter the Church in an underhand way, because of the, within the Church dominating, sins and by the spiritual sleep, which satan has brought in her in the end-time.
Mt. 25:5, “While the Bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.”
Mt. 13:25-30, “But while men slept, his enemy (satan and his human workers) came and sowed tares (wrong teachings) among the wheat (God’s true believers), and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 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? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto Him, Wilt Thou then that we go and gather them up? But He said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat (God’s true believers) with them. Let both grow together until the harvest (the end-time): 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 (this points to God’s judgements): but gather the wheat into my barn (picture of God’s Kingdom on earth, the true Church).”
The sevenfold power of sin, which threatens the Church in the end-time
On the bases of the Lord’s measures intended for her healing, at which we will look in the 3rd chapter of this study, we are able to conclude, which spiritual powers of sin are reigning in the last days of the Church.
1. Many misleaders, false christs (anointed ones), and false prophets bring God’s people on wrong ways.
They are anointed by satan, out of hell.
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By E. van den Worm
Translated from Dutch into English
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