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The doctrine of the open door; The open doors in heaven. Part 3.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Point 7. The Open Doors in Heaven which are  the Rapture and the Second Advent or the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

REV 4:1 teaches the open door of the Rapture of the Church.

1CO 15:52, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
1TH 4:16, For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of {the} archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

This is the open door of the Rapture or the exit resurrection of the Church.

There is a throne in heaven, and immediately when there is a throne that means that there is a system of authority, there is a hierarchy, an organization.

Heaven is a perfect place and as a perfect place or environment, there is authority in heaven.

The jasper stone is actually a transparent, translucent stone.
From ancient descriptions it only applies to one stone, a diamond.
This was a clear stone which speaks of total victory.

JOH 4:34, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to accomplish His work.”
JOH 17:4, “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.”

JOH 19:30, “It is finished!”

The Sardius was blood-red, speaking of the sacrifice of blood, pointing to the cross and the first advent of our Lord Jesus Christ who shed His blood for the remission of sins, the basis of our Lord’s victory.

The significance of the rainbow which is first mentioned in
GEN 9:12-16, and that has been seen throughout human history and that you and I still see, even in our day and age, is a manifestation of our Lord’s integrity.

The rainbow represents our Lord’s integrity, the guarantee that He will never again destroy all mankind through a flood.

The divine promise to the human race would be perpetuated on planet earth throughout human history is backed by a sign - the rainbow.

This means that neither natural disaster nor man-made disaster, like nuclear weapons, can destroy the earth during human history.

In fact, the next time we have the unbelieving population removed it will be done by divine judgment - the baptism of fire at the end of the Tribulation when all unbelievers will be removed from the earth.

The earth itself will never, never be destroyed again during the course of human history by either natural disaster or man-made disaster.

From time to time God permits man-made disaster or provides some natural disaster to destroy some segments of the human race, a pruning out system which is extremely important to protect and perpetuate the angelic conflict.

The continuation of the angelic conflict demands the existence of the human race on planet earth.

The many colors of the rainbow are analogous to the many attributes of God which combine to form His integrity.

In REV 4:3, one color is emphasized in the rainbow, green, the color of the emerald.

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