June 21

How true is the ancient saying, Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat!  “Those whom God is determined to destroy, he first infatuates.”  Webster’s dictionary definition of infatuates is as follows: To weaken the intellectual powers of; to affect with folly; to make a fool of.  God purposefully strikes a person’s mind with idiocy, so that they have the mental acuity of less than a three year old in all their counsels and measures.  

 Abba Father…the leaders of our Nation have rejected Your reproof and have rejected Your counsel continually throughout the years.  They thought their own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding was superior to Yours; they thought they were so wise in their own eyes.  And so now in Your most severe judgment, those whom God is determined to destroy, he first infatuates.  You have stricken the minds of our Nation’s leaders with idiocy, so that professing to be wise, they have become fools…utter morons.  You have caused their thinking to become utterly confused, so that they actually believe they are acting in wisdom while they are in reality literally destroying the Nation.  You have caused the Nation’s leaders to engage in self-destruction; we are destroying our own selves…just as You caused the Midianites to fight against and kill one another before Gideon.  We are now watching it unfold as it plays out day after day before our very eyes!

The Lord will cause you to lose your mind in idiocy, and strike you with wild and helpless fear and panic; He will make you become blind and cause your minds and hearts to be confused.  For My decision and determination and right it is to gather the nations together, to assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them My indignation, even all the heat of My fierce anger; for in that day all the Earth shall be consumed with the fire of My jealous anger! [Deut 28:28; Zeph 3:8] 

Revelation 1:1-20

The revelation of Jesus Christ…the unveiling of the Person of Jesus Christ as He will be seen at that awe-filled time when He shall come down from Heaven, as He was once seen going up into Heaven, this time clothed in all of His Majesty and Glory and Power, to assume His role and to begin His reign on Earth as the King of kings and the Lord of lords…which role and reign God the Father gave Him in covenant as the crowning reward of His mediatorial work, perfected by His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection.  His purpose for unveiling Himself is to show His servants beforehand what must soon take place during the forthcoming administration of His role and reign on Earth, so that they may make proper and diligent preparations for His imminent return and for their invitation to the marriage supper of the Lamb.  He made it known…His role and reign that is to soon begin… by sending His angel to His servant John, who testifies to everything he saw…that is, testified to by that same beloved apostle who had always so powerfully attested the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.  Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near!

4John, to the seven selected churches, which are in the province of Asia:  Grace and peace to you from the Triune God…from Him Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, and from the seven spirits before His Throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the Faithful Witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the Earth.  To Him Who loves us, and has freed us from our sins by His Own blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father…to Him be Glory and Power for ever and ever!  Amen!

7Look!  He is coming with the clouds in all of His Majesty and Glory, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the Earth will mourn because of Him.  So shall it be!  Even so, come, Lord Jesus; come quickly!  Amen!

8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty.”

9I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance in our waiting before the Lord that are ours in Christ Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of my witness to the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.  On the Lord’s Day, I was caught up in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, riveting my attention, which said: “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea.”

12I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.  And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, representing all the individual church congregations in their entirety with each and every one of their members, throughout all ages and in all places, and present among the lampstands was someone “like a Son of Man,”…Christ Himself, arrayed in the character of His human nature…dressed in a royal robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash befitting His celestial majesty around His chest, having come forth as Priest, as Lord, as Judge, to pronounce judgment upon the lampstands (as well as upon each and every one of their members) which He attends.  His head and hair were a crown of glory and sublime beauty…white like wool, as white as snow…and His eyes were like blazing fire, penetrating the very depths, the deepest most hidden secrets, of a persons soul and spirit!  His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, insufferably brilliant with holiness and purity, and His voice was majestic and powerful, like the thunderous sound of rushing waters!  In His right hand He held seven stars, each starry jewel the minister He Himself placed in charge of these seven churches, and out of His mouth came a sharp double-edged sword…quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow!32  His face was as a blazing light…like the sun shining in all its brilliance!

17When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as though dead!  Then He placed His right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid.  I am the ETERNAL ONE, the First and the Last.  I am the Living One, having self-existant Life within Myself, and the fountain and source of life to all others.  I was dead, as a necessary consequence in My mediatorial work on behalf of mankind, and behold I am alive for ever and ever, for I am the Resurrection and the Life!  And I hold the keys of death…Master over its power to hold the body in its unrelenting grip…and I hold the keys of Hades…Master over its power to likewise hold the soul until the Judgment Day.  Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now, and what will take place later.  The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in My right hand and of the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, the pastors whom I have personally chosen as My representatives, guardians and stewards and have placed in charge of these churches, representing each one of My pastors of every individual congregation throughout all ages and in all places.  The seven lampstands are the seven churches, representing all My individual church congregations in their entirety throughout all ages and in all places, each of whose members are ever to be becoming blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which to shine like stars in the universe as they hold out My Word of Life!”33 

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

 If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

He walks with me and He talks with me:

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