The Mystery of the door
Translation Nuggets 36
In Rev. 4:1-3, after this I looked, and behold a door was opened in heaven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were the voice of a trumpet talking with me; which said, come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Here in this pictorial John was portraying the Translation. The door is open and the bride is in around the throne. One sat on the throne and He had one group (the elect) with him. The rainbow reveals redemption, and that his promise was true. Rev. 8:1 reveals the same thing, or translation is over. John heard a trumpet; verse 7 reveals another trumpet and the tribulation begins with fire out of heaven. Remember the parable of the virgins? The door was shut, so by hindsight we see what really occurred by reading this in Rev. 4.
Remember at Babylon the races were scattered over the earth. But the colors of these (four horses of Rev.6) horses show the anti-Christ will mix the races again under one united Babylon worldwide, (Rev.17). This is in progress now. Within this decade, the pale horse of death will show forth the mistake and fatalism of this world system. Dan. 2:43, spoke of this; this all started with the mark of Cain, and will now finish its course in the mark of the beast. The races have been duped by a false god for rejecting the True Lord Jesus Christ.
Midnight cry in the thunders.
Matt.25:6-10, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all the virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said, unto the wise give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy the bridegroom came and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” We are living in this crying time; forceful urgency. A last warning period – when the wise said, go to them that sell. Of course when they got there the midnight criers were gone, translated with Jesus. And the door was shut.
The Four Watches
The ones who keep his word of patience will not go to sleep. Multitudes of Christians are spiritually asleep. In the parable of Matt 25: 1-10, the foolish and the wise were both asleep. But the bride who is part of the wise company was not asleep. They gave the midnight cry. The bride elect was awake, because they were continually talking about “His soon return,” and pointing out all the signs that prove it. The bride (midnight cry) is a special group within the circle of the wise believers. They have strong faith in His soon appearance. And may all my partners say, “Christ cometh, go ye out to meet Him.
From the Cd ‘The Sudden Change’, #1506