Some years ago, when my step dad still lived; he went to the nation of Argentina, to visit his Mom. While he was there, he sent back some post cards, of some of the most beautiful places in Argentina.
To yours, truly, he sent back a post card of Iguazu Falls." I understand that the Iguazu falls, are one of the greatest waterfalls in the world.
From what I could see in the postcard, the falls are breathtakingly massive." And he falls themselves, border between the nation of Brazil and Argentina. And both nations, likely claim the falls, as their very own. Anyone who just looks at the falls, must think how small we are, in comparison to them.
With that thought, in mind,
I thought about the apostle John, in Revelation 1:12-19. While on the island of Patmos, he saw a vision of The RISEN CHRIST. The apostle described JESUS in The GLORY of HIS "RESURRECTION," noting both HIS clothing and HIS PHYSICAL appearance, John, said: Then I turned to see The VOICE that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven golden lampstands
One like The Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. HIS HEAD and HAIR were white like wool, as white as snow, and HIS EYES like a flame of fire; HIS FEET were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and HIS VOICE as the sound of many waters; HE had in HIS Right HAND seven stars, out of HIS MOUTH went a sharp Two-edged SWORD, and HIS countenance was like the sun shinning in its strength. And when I saw HIM, I fell at HIS FEET as dead. But HE laid HIS Right HAND on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I AM The FIRST and I AM The LAST.
I AM HE Who LIVES, and was dead, and behold, I AM Alive forevermore. AMEN. And I have the keys of Hades and of death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.
Many things have taken place, since the day, that John saw that vision." And how many more, might, we see, til all things, are fulfilled,
and the Rapture of the Church, takes place?"
Yet, whose expecting, the Rapture of the Church?" I'll tell you, who!"
Everyone who is not ashamed of CHRIST, and of sharing, what HE has accomplished on The Cross, on our behalf." We are expecting, "The Wedding Supper of The LAMB."
We are, to be married, to The GREAT I AM." To The MIGHTY One, Who said: Before Abraham was, I AM."
The One, Who spoke from a "burning bush," and said:
I AM Who I AM.
I'll tell you, Who!"
HE, Who calls us, friends. But only, if we embrace, HIM, as our LORD."
Yes, if we embrace The WORD of The LIVING GOD, as our LORD, to obey."
Consider John 15:14-17
You are MY friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his MASTER is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from MY FATHER I have made known to you. You did not choose ME, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask The FATHER in MY NAME
HE may give you. These things I command you, that you LOVE one another.
John described "The VOICE" of The GLORIFIED CHRIST, “as the sound of many waters.” And I can't say that I fully appreciated what that meant, until I considered the sound of Iguazu falls. Only then, could I imagine what the thundering sound of The "VOICE" of The LORD, actually sounds like.
As the "sound of many waters!"
And I don't know about you, but those "mighty waters" remind me of my own smallness. Right!"
I imagine the immensity of The LORD'S VOICE,
and I better understand, why John fell at The LORD'S FEET, as if dead."
With that said," I remind each of you, of what The LORD spoke to the apostles, when they asked in Mathew 24:3 "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of YOUR coming, and of the end of the age?
[And we, being disciples ourselves. Ought to clearly, remember, that not only one sign, was given. But there were, a few!" Let me share them with you, and get your thoughts on the signs of the end of the age.
Mathew 24: 6-7 reveals them : And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Yes, the beginning of sorrows, for the people of the world, who have no interest in "The WORD of The LIVING GOD." For the wrath of GOD, Is coming upon a world, who knows not GOD."
But because The LORD, our GOD, is not willing that any should perish; HE gives us, this WORD, from Malachi 3:13-18 speaking directly to those, whose words have been harsh against The LORD, because they ignore HIS WORD, that sends us to make disciples of all."
Consider how it reads: "Your words have been harsh against ME," Says The LORD,
"Yet you say,
'What have we spoken against YOU?'
You have said,
'It is useless to serve GOD;
What profit is it that we have kept HIS ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before The LORD of hosts?
So now we call the proud Blessed,
For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt GOD and go free.' "
[But yet, here's where we are spoken of, Beloved.]
Then those who feared The LORD spoke to one another,
And The LORD listened and heard them; [Yes, HE hears us, Beloved Brethren.] So a book of remembrance was written before HIM
For those who fear The LORD
And who meditate on HIS NAME.
"They shall be MINE,"
says The LORD of hosts,
On that Day that I make them MY jewels. And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him." Then you shall again discern
Between the righteous and the wicked,
Between one who serves GOD
And one who does not serve HIM.
[With that said, Brethren,
I rejoice in the fact, that we serve HIM, Who first served us; "When HE suffered for us on The Cross," ✝️
And HE made us, partakers," of HIS GLORY." That we might be honored, 🎖to share HIS story."