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The Lord Has Shown You Great Things So That You Will Help Others In The Future
Posted: 2011-11-29 00:45:16 by: David Nelson
The Lord Has Shown You Great Things
So That You Will Help Others In The Future by David Nelson 11-23-11
Isn’t it good that the Lord has shown you precious things in these past years? The Lord has given you insights about what He wants to do in His Church, His Body, His Bride. It is not just chance that you are reading this article. I want to encourage you with some important Scripture verses so that you will realize that you are being prepared to help God’s people in the future!
In Daniel 11:30 and 31 it speaks of daily sacrifices ceasing, of the “sanctuary” being defiled, and of the abomination of desolation being placed there. Jesus says in Matt. 24:15 concerning the great tribulation (Matt. 24:21), “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whosoever reads, let him understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.” (Etc.) Back in Daniel 11:32-35 it says that there will be a people who know their God, who will do great things for His name, and that there will be those among the people who understand and they will instruct many. The passage goes on to explain more but I want you to see something here. Whether you or I will be on the earth at this time is not the key thing. There will be real Christians on the earth during a 3 ½ year period. (1/2 of the 7 year tribulation?) Rev. 12:13-17 proves this. For a time, times, and a half a time (Rev. 12:14) there will be children or offspring of the woman who have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Rev. 12:17) These are real Christians during ½ of the 7 year tribulation for they have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Then the Lord showed me that Daniel chapter 12 Rev. Chapters 10 and 11 have some very interesting parallels. In Daniel 12, the last chapter of his book, the Lord is revealing some very important things, hundreds of years before Christ came. It says in Dan. 12:1 that there shall come a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. Jesus says in Matt. 24:21, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Are Jesus and Daniel talking about the same time of trouble or tribulation? It sounds like they are.
In Dan. 12:3 it says those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. These “wise” described here may be those after Jesus comes back to earth, rules the earth for a thousand years in the millennium, these may be the ones who will shine for God’s glory in the new heavens and the new earth. But could they not also be those who helped people to understand before Jesus returns?
But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end…. (Dan. 12:4) Then it says in Dan. 12:7, Then the man clothed in fine linen held up his right hand to heaven and swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time (3 ½ years), and when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished. Daniel then says, I heard these things, but I did not understand, but God said to Daniel, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” (Dan. 12:9) Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall (keep doing) do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand (even though they are told), but the wise shall understand. From the time that the abomination of desolation is set up there will be 3 ½ years. (Dan. 12:11 and 12) Again, you and I may not be here during the 3 ½ years but some Christians will. (Rev. 12:13-17)
Now, in Rev. Chapters 10 and 11 we see an important parallel. Two witnesses will prophecy for 3 ½ years. (Rev. 3, 6) And they will have power to do miracles, as often as they desire. Remember in Dan. 11:32 and 33 that there will be a people who know there God and that there will be those who understand who will instruct many? God is showing you and I precious things so that we will be able to help others understand. You are coming to understand what God wants and you can help others to see what God wants. Great calamities will come suddenly upon this earth and these will shock and surprise people like the coming of a thief in the night. But we are children of light and we will not be surprised, for God is preparing us! (I Thess. 5:1-5) The freedom of these two witnesses (Rev. 11) who freely prophecy for 3 ½ years, speaking everything God wants to say with power, and those who know their God will do great things too.
When does the rapture come? We are to be ready today, we are to be ready every day, looking up and longing for the day of His return. But if we should go through any part of the tribulation God will always be with us and keep us from His wrath. Come Lord Jesus! I do not want to teach that we will see nothing of the tribulation, for some Christians will, if you or I are spared by rapture now or later, I leave that to God’s plans.
So let me conclude with the statement I started with, the Lord has shown you and I great things so that we will be able to help others in the future. For whatever number of days we are given on this earth let us keep hearing “what saith the Lord!’ Let us learn, for the things He is revealing now are precious and will make many wise, those who have ears to hear will be instructed. Things will be opened up in these last days that have been sealed up. We will receive fresh instructions from the Lord and we must pass on what He shows, to others. In Rev. 10:4 John heard 7 thunders utter their voice and he was about to write down what they said, but he was told, “Seal up the things the 7 thunders said, and do not write them.” But now it is 2,000 years later and the Lord in the last days will prophecy through us. “And I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, young and old, sons and daughters, servants and free, and they will prophecy.” (Acts 2:17 and 18)
Please write and let me know what you have heard from the Lord. If you have questions, comments, let’s talk. The Lord will give us all wisdom and will show us what we need to know to become the pure Bride He is preparing for His Son.