Letter To The Hebrews

Good News of the Epistle to the Hebrews Series Part 4

Gospel 11C – Good News of the Epistle to the Hebrews Part 4

It is made pure and clear that the future of God’s people to be with him in the new earth is through the rulership of Christ. However,  our big preparation for this event as a church was not done many centuries ago because of people’s lack of understanding and focus to believe to the one true God.  Humans are blinded with many false teachings that clouded their minds and lead to concentrate on pointing fingers to the Antichrist, 666, The Mark of the Beast, Women and the Dragon, Woman clothed with the Sun and all the Seven things.  Trumpets, seals, bowls, kings, the kingdoms and so forth are things that can not be controlled by human efforts as we are just spectators of the coming event if it happens during our own time.

It is more spiritual than natural, that our physical involvement is to keep in unity with the Spirit and encourage everyone to call on the name of the LORD now, before this warning comes to hit us. The Revelation of God encourages its original recipients to persevere and be resilient as they waited for God to put the earth in its original existence before the world becomes under attack and overthrow the righteous work of the true church. We have a different situation than the generation before us because we are more knowledgeable and united in acknowledging that God exists and His love and mercy and grace gave us hope. We will then endure the attack until the apportioned time comes and the wickedness of the devil will be eradicated, there will be no more corruptions and injustices; everything will be restored as it was from the beginning of time.

When God created us in His image and likeness, we were ignorant of Him and lacked knowledge of God as well as the Son. Now we are more aware that the Revelation of things to come is not from John neither of Jesus but God Himself the Almighty, the I AM, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 speaks the past, present, and future of the 7 Churches, which is us, with the assurance of Christ’s rulership who has made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father with the promise that the faithful will be richly rewarded with own domain to the manage-A Kingdom.  

It helps to read and meditate on Revelation 1:1-8— World English Bible (WEB). As provided below the word of God that will help you to be enlightened the true seeker of the word of God and wants to get closer to Him: as you read it feel His presence and hear the word of God from your heart.

Seven Churches of Revelation:

1 This is the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things which must happen soon, which he sent and made known by his angel[a] to his servant, John,

2 Who testified to God’s word and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, about everything that he saw.

3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand.

4 John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from God, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne;

5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood—

6 And he made us be a Kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him. All the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Even so, Amen.

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,[c] ” says the Lord God,[d] “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Footnotes:

1:1 or, messenger (here and wherever angel is mentioned)

1:7 “Behold”, from “ἰδοὺ”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

1:8 TR adds “the Beginning and the End”

1:8 TR omits “God”

Source: World English Bible (WEB)

Other versions of the Bible omit the name God while others add something to fit the narrative. We have to pray for guidance.

This makes it clear that the revelation of things to come, the end time is from the Almighty, revealed to Jesus and instructed the Son to tell his servant John of the things to come. The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end is God. The seven days creation is through His spoken word. He is the word and He owns it.  When God said let there be light and there was light; when He said let us make man in our image and likeness, it came from his spoken word. God doesn’t need a helper to create something from nothing, so there will be no surprises;  God announced to the angels that He is going to make man in their image, and He created them male and female. Also, be mindful that God was only with His angels and no one else.

A revelation like any other book in the Bible is all good news.  It is a guide for us to do good things, like love one another,  enjoy living in peace without envy and jealousy; help the poor in spirit and material things; share the word of truth without waiting for compensation. Live a life without regret since everyone rich or poor is experiencing their own struggle. The best thing to put in mind is that, wherever your treasure is, there your heart will be also. God sees our heart and to keep it pure is to be mindful that God is with you wherever there is light lit in your heart. Stay in the light so darkness cannot overwhelm you. A dot of light is more than enough for bad thoughts to break. Sometimes we get distracted by how the end times are being presented to us,  that there will be a rapture without explanation, no warning, and sometimes we will hear that the tribulation is unbearable.  These things control the mind and traumatize the members of the Body of Christ—The Church.

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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