S1E28 – Epoch 8 – End of the Age 3

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Epoch 8 - End of The Age - 3

This session will complete our journey through all of the 8 Great Epochs in the Fabric of Time. It is hard to imagine a God who is not impacted by time – because He lives above and beyond it. This means that eternity is truly unbound by time. It is certainly a different reality because of our proximity to God through Jesus. Time will become a non-impactful entity to us – something difficult to grasp.

We now consider the nature and message of the book of Revelation (pages 120-121 in the 8 Great Epochs Book). Because it is the account of Daniel’s 70 week, Jesus’ words integrate with additional data concerning the end of the age. More is made clear because we need more info as we draw closer. Daniel understood this in 12:4: “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” It is time for more knowledge, and the contents of the book of Revelation help fill this need!

We also weigh other major prophecies about the end (pages 122-123). Isaiah 49, Ezekiel 38-39, and Revelation 20 are very helpful pulling things together. We will close our consideration of Epoch 8 with a return to 2 Peter 3, where the apostle is used as a revealing instrument tying the Law, Prophets, Psalms, and the words of Jesus to the message of Revelation. It is a clear, motivating picture preparing is for what is to come. What will be our personal responses to each of these promises and fulfillments?

How will we do anything but respond in honor and gratefulness before the One Who sits upon His throne?

“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder.

And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle. And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and is and is to come.”

And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”    – Revelation 4:1-11

“I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it. Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it; and one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals.”

And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.”

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.”    – Revelation 5:1-14

Selah! We lift this up to the highway of praise which always flows before the throne of the Living God. Thanks for completing this journey with us, friend. There are thousands of people around us who need guidance to unlock the Words of God in order to find true freedom. Let’s give them a hand!

Dave and Burnadette

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