Apostle Duane Swilley preaches about the powerful way the Lord can use your testimony to move forward the Kingdom of God.
|Revelation 1 Amplified Bible|
1 This is the revelation of Jesus Christ [His unveiling of the divine mysteries], which God [the Father] gave to Him to show to His bond-servants (believers) the things which must soon take place [in their entirety]; and He sent and communicated it by His angel (divine messenger) to His bond-servant
1 And a great sign [warning of an ominous and frightening future event] appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
War is coming and actually has already started, but it’s not to cause you fear it’s to cause you to get ready for battle for the greatest victory you’ve ever been a part of.
I think we see the damage the war causes with the carnage of human casualties everywhere. We just can’t forget the origin of the war.
Ephesians 6:12 Amplified Bible
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.
1 Corinthians 9:27 Amplified Bible
27 But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service]. · If you can’t deal with something at its root, it just continues to resurface over and over again.2 She was with child (the Messiah) and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.· Every child you have is meant to save their family and become part of a great nation. The first born among many brethren.
Whenever you’re about to birth something, Satan knows it and he stands ready to devour it before it has a chance to grow.
4 And his tail swept [across the sky] and dragged away a third of the stars of heaven and flung them to the earth. And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth, he might devour her child.
Everybody wants to put revelation in the future but a great deal of it is what has already happened
If there was that kind of deception in heaven, is there any surprise of the deception on earth?
5 And she gave birth to a Son, a male Child, who is destined to rule (shepherd) all the nations with a rod of iron; and her Child was caught up to God and to His throne.
Of course, it’s talking about our Messiah, Jesus Christ. And for all those doom and gloom prophets, the Messiah I serve is destined to rule all the nations with a strong hand.
7 And war broke out in heaven, Michael [the archangel] and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels fought, 8but they were not strong enough and did not prevail, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the age-old serpent who is called the devil and Satan, he who continually deceives and seduces the entire inhabited world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
This has already happened. But you see the pattern that is established. Satan tries to deceive and seduce and those who know God, continually we must cast him down and defeat him.
10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom (dominion, reign) of our God, and the authority of His Christ have come; for the accuser of our [believing] brothers and sisters has been thrown down [at last], he who accuses them and keeps bringing charges [of sinful behavior] against them before our God day and night.
If we are created in His likeness and image, we need to start acting differently.
11 And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them [in the presence of God]. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you in great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time [remaining]!” 13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who had given birth to the male Child.
The persecution is like never before against the church. Because we give birth to the last generation that will never see death and totally conquer the enemy. If I’m wrong, our grandkids will!
15 And the serpent hurled water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon had hurled out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went off to wage war on the rest of her children (seed), those who keep and obey the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus [holding firmly to it and bearing witness to Him].
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