Gospel 11B – Good News of the Epistle to the Hebrews Part 3
Many self-made leaders use their talent to deceive and control the minds of their listeners, who would eventually become faithful followers. This is how the notion of false interpretation spreads out, such as the notion about the Antichrist and the Rapture, Hell and Purgatory, and the truth about the Seventh-Day rest, which has not been proven nor confirmed if it is either Sabbath or Sunday rest. Which one? The Old Testament believers had no issue with it, which leaves the New Testament believers to adopt Sunday worship. Is it acceptable for God to divide the word of truth? This topic will be discussed in the Religion-Sabbath or Sunday worship series.
Did we stop calling God the Almighty Father? Do we still have to call the Name of the LORD? Or do we remain under the shadow of the cross of the Mighty Son and call the Name of Jesus every time we open our mouths? Is calling the Name a part of worship or praise? Who is coming at the end time? Is it God Almighty or the Mighty Son? Jesus said that we only have one judge, the Father Almighty. Why is there a notion that Jesus, the Son of God, will judge the living and the dead? Are other Christians who are in disobedience of the Sabbath Day rest commanded by God subject to judgment?
Many popular interpretations of Revelation are focused on the destruction of the wicked and eternal life for the righteous. Some said that Revelation should not be included in the New Testament, while others claim that the book of Revelation should only contain the judgment of the seven churches. It is also being claimed that others such as the Battle of Armageddon, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Beast with the number 666 on the forehead, the Seven Kings, the sounding of the seven trumpets, the opening of the seven seals, and seven bowls had been fulfilled and happened in the Old and the New Testament. What remains unforetold is the terrifying future and unsettling circumstances of the human race. So many remain confused about who, what, and where these seven churches are that this Revelation is more likely initially and originally addressed to these seven churches only. The focus was distracted by things to come—the judgment.
Although it seems the judgment of the seven churches is being forgotten, we must not stop calling the Name of the One true God and refocusing to please Him by presenting ourselves as approved workers who do not need to be ashamed and rightly dividing the word of truth. Are we wrongfully dividing the word of truth by acknowledging the Son more than Him? Why are some Christians focused on Christ-centered worship instead of the Father? Why is the Father almost non-existence on our 7th day of rest? Isn’t it that the Father is a jealous God and will not share His glory with anyone else?
Are we lost in translation when Jesus declared that the Father is mightier than Him, the only judge and that he is only a faithful witness? In Revelation 1:5, Jesus is referred to as the faithful witness. So, then, expanded this description too, “the Amen, the faithful and true witness”—Rev 3:14. The LORD, our God, says he will raise a chief witness, or servant, out of Israel, who will be the light to the nations and bring salvation (Isaiah 42:19-20; 43:10; 49:6).
We did not turn our back on Jesus. We know that he loves us and even gave up his life so we can have a new life with the Father, that without reconciliation with the Father, we are still doomed to the old sin brought by Adam, the Father of humanity. Through Jesus, we are born again, and our love and respect for him will never depart from our hearts. He is our living legend. The ruler of the kings of the earth, and when God gives him the rulership, we can say hallelujah and praise the King of kings. To him, that loved us and washed us from our sins in his blood, now is the time to do good things in reverence of the Father by sending us our brother, the would-be King of the earth, the Kings of kings, and Lord of lords.
Revelation 1:5-6 “and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood,’ ‘who has made us be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and power forever and ever! Amen.…” Revelation 19:16 made it clear that Jesus is the “King of kings, and Lord of lords”—and will rule over the whole earth and every earthly ruler, and even the heavenly places before it extinguish— Revelation 19:15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
God is all in all.