Alpha & Omega — Session 35 — The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”

[Revelation 19:9]

What is the marriage supper of the Lamb and when does it take place?

To discover more answers to questions like these, be sure to check out the teaching on Revelation 19 and access the digital resources for free. If you find this content helpful, be sure to like, subscribe and share it abroad.

Maranatha!

WATCH THE VIDEO TEACHING FOR SESSION 35 HERE ON YOUTUBE!

Alpha & Omega — Session 34 — Mystery Babylon the Mother of Harlots

And he called out with a mighty voice,

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
She has become a dwelling place for demons,
a haunt for every unclean spirit,
a haunt for every unclean bird,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
3For all nations have drunk
the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality,
and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her,
and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living.”

[Revelation 18:2-3]

Who or what is Mystery Babylon? Is it a city? Is it a system? Is it a satanic spirit? Or is it all of the above?

To discover more about this fascinating topic, check out session 34 of my Revelation series by accessing the digital resources below. Be sure to like, subscribe and share this content with as many people as possible! Thank you.

WATCH THE VIDEO TEACHING OF SESSION 34 HERE ON YOUTUBE!

Maranatha!

CONVERGENCE SERIES — PART 4 — ROBOTICS & NANOTECHNOLOGY

And by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.

[Revelation 13:14-15]

More from my convergence series on Regeneration Radio.

Be sure to like and subscribe the Regeneration Radio YouTube page for my latest content.

WATCH PART 4 IN MY CONVERGENCE SERIES ON YOUTUBE HERE!

Alpha & Omega — Session 33 — The Final 7 Bowls of Judgment

For they are demonic spirits, performing signs, who go abroad to the kings of the whole world, to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the Almighty. 15(“Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!”) 16And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

[Revelation 16:14-16]

What are the 7 Bowl Judgments and how will God bring all things to the appointed time of the end to witness that great and final battle for Jerusalem?

To discover more about this amazing prophecy feel free to access my free digital resources, and for more content like this, be sure to like and subscribe to receive new content. And please share with all so that we can announce the gospel to the ends of the earth til the end of the age.

WATCH THE VIDEO TEACHING OF SESSION 33 HERE ON YOUTUBE!

DOWNLOAD FREE DIGITAL RESOURCES AND POWER POINT BELOW

EVEN SO … COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS!

Alpha & Omega — Session 32 — The Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
4Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.

[Revelation 15:3-4]

Just as the LORD was mighty to save the children of Israel out of Egypt, He will save His people at the end of the age. Just as Moses responded by singing over the congregation of Israel, the Lamb will rejoice over His chosen bride with singing on that Day!

To discover more about this beautiful connection between the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb, be sure to access our digital resources and be sure to like, subscribe and share this content to friends and family!

WATCH THE VIDEO TEACHING OF SESSION 32 ON YOUTUBE HERE!

DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL FILES AND POWER POINT FOR SESSION 32 BELOW

Maranatha!

GOD of ISRAEL of GOD — Part 7 — Israel — God’s Elect Bride

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

[1 Peter 2:9]

As we have already seen through this series, Israel can be traced through a variety of theological threads and seen through a mosaic of different lenses, but none is more powerful as the covenant bond and spiritual union of marriage. The marriage metaphor communicates such vivid imagery and spiritual symmetry that is directly reflected in God’s relationship with His covenant people — Israel — His Elect — God’s chosen bride.

The LORD calls Israel elect — from the Hebrew bachar [בָּחר] — His chosen people — His cherished bride — His own treasured possession.

Of all the nations, tribes, and tongues on the earth, God chose the children of Israel to be His covenant people — and Israel too would have the responsibility to choose the LORD to be their God. After redeeming Israel from Egypt and leading her through the sea … the LORD brought Israel to the foot of God’s holy mountain. For the very first time, Israel was a free nation able to choose which God they would serve.

It was there at Sinai that the Bridegroom God entered spacetime and came down on the mountain as an all-consuming fire — yet coming near in order to offer Israel the chance to start over and have a new life. The LORD formally proposed to the people speaking through Moses with language of betrothal and covenant relationship. The marriage contract was written in stone by the finger of God and cut with blood. Moses was the priest mediator between God and Israel. The people said, “I do,” and the betrothal became forever binding.

God’s betrothal at Sinai was at the complete exclusion of all other gods yet ironically would lead to the full inclusion of the nations under the authority of those gods. In other words, the elect of God are always chosen to be a blessing and a benefit to all people. Israel was always intended to be a light to the nations and to proclaim the good news to the ends of earth [Isaiah 49:6]. Her election was not for the exclusion of the nations but for their blessing.

Yet like all of us … Israel did not always live up to her potential or keep her covenant promises.

The sordid past of ancient Israel is no secret. Tragically she has spent many more years estranged from God than in covenant faithfulness to Him — an adulterous wife chasing after other gods. Hers is a story of tragedy but also of triumph, life and loss, heart-ache and healing, exile and redemption. No matter how far God’s covenant people have strayed, two things have remained true.

  • God always preserves for Himself a faithful remnant [see Romans 11:1-5]
  • God will forever remain faithful to keep His covenant promises to His chosen people Israel. [Jeremiah 31:31-37]

The Apostle Paul understood God’s relationship to His covenant people as well as anyone. He knew Israel was God’s elect bride from the very beginning and that God is resolved to keep His promises and remain faithful to the end, even when we are faithless.

Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory11The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us;
13if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.

[2 Timothy 2:10-13]

As we are about to discover, the story of God’s relationship to Israel — His elect bride — is the story of the gospel — how the Bridegroom God was willing to give His very life in order to ransom His wayward wife from her bondage and bring her back to Himself and present her as a pure virgin bride in the end — clothed in the radiant righteousness of Christ! The story of Israel is God’s great love story of redemption and restoration.

Before we can appreciate how the story ends — at a royal wedding by a glassy sea — we first must go back to it’s very beginning — where Israel first found grace in the wilderness.

THE WILDERNESS — WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words that you shall speak to the people of Israel.”.

[Exodus 19:5-6]

It is fascinating to discover how many times God leads us into the wilderness — into the dry and barren lands, the dark and dangerous deserts — only to meet us where we are and remind us that He is all we truly have. He is all we will ever have. That is what we learn in the wilderness.

The Scriptures emphasize the significance of the wilderness in man’s journey from exile to the promised land. How the heroes of the faith often met God in the desert. Whether the patriarchs or prophets like Abraham or Jacob or Moses or David or Elijah, the LORD often uses the wilderness journey to radically reveal Himself in a personal and powerful way.

Of course this was true of that Exodus generation that was first redeemed out of Egypt and brought to the wilderness of Sinai and there entered into a covenant with the Most High — the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. The covenant at Sinai is the prophetic template and sets the pattern for the rest of Scripture.

Consider how John the Baptizer came as a voice of one crying out in the wilderness, preparing the way for the Lord. Remember how our Lord Jesus was willing to face — and pass — His own 40-day testing in the wilderness. How John the beloved disciple spent years in exile on the desolate island of Patmos, only to see the Risen Lord revealed in all His glory!

And the prophets understood that this present age would end as it has already been — in the wilderness, in exile, in a desolate land, in a time of great trouble. And like before, it is in the wilderness that we will meet God face to face and we will know that He is God and that there is no other. What’s been done will be done again.

The Covenant of Betrothal at Sinai

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah32not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

[Jeremiah 31:31-33]

Almost everything about the covenant God made with Israel at Sinai was conveyed in terms of a betrothal — or in Hebrew thought a “Ketubah”. The Ketubah is a legally binding agreement and conditional covenant between a husband and his betrothed wife — who promise to faithfully commit to one another in an exclusively binding relationship. The betrothal is considered a legal marriage only awaiting the official consummation through physical union on the wedding night. To learn more about this amazing connection, feel free to check out Joel Richardson’s book Sinai to Zion.

Just consider the language at Sina that God conveyed through His commandments. They read just like marriage vows.

  1. You shall have no other gods besides Me — the LORD demands an exclusive covenant relationship. No adulterating. Forsaking all others until death do us part. The LORD is Jealous for His people!
  2. You shall not serve or worship anything before Me — the LORD is the supreme priority before all other things. No idolatry. To love and to cherish above all else.
  3. You shall not take the Name of the LORD in vain — the LORD has attached His name to His people and His people now represent His Name and Character. No disgracing His Name. Like a wife takes her husband’s last name and now is directly and intimately connected to him — a reflection and representation of her husband.
  4. Keep the Sabbath holy — the LORD desires regular, intentional, quality time with His people — continue investing in the marriage and keeping it alive in the spirit of a weekly time to reconnect with and reorient toward one another.

It is clear in God’s own testimony that He took on the metaphorical role of a “Husband” to Israel, bound by His promise to care for and nurture and provide for His betrothed. Israel was betrothed to the LORD as His chosen bride, which also bound God to forever remain faithful to Israel — even though she would perpetually break the covenant and likewise break God’s heart.

As we will see in the next installment, God spent generations calling His chosen bride — Israel — back from her idolatry, but she persisted in her adulteries until finally the LORD reached a breaking point and sent her away into exile with a certificate of divorce.

All hope seemed lost as God gave Israel up to the gods of other nations, and yet in the midst of His judgment — the LORD always reaffirmed His promise never to utterly forsake His people. No! He had another plan in mind. A new and better covenant. It’s just that it would take an extreme sacrifice by the Bridegroom God to make the way to bring Israel back and restore her as a pure and faithful bride in the end.

For your Maker is your Husband,
the LORD of hosts is his name
;
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,
the God of the whole earth he is called.
6For the LORD has called you
like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit,
like a wife of youth when she is cast off,
says your God.
7For a brief moment I deserted you,
but with great compassion I will gather you
.
8In overflowing anger for a moment
I hid my face from you,
but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you
,”
says the LORD, your Redeemer.

[Isaiah 54:5-8]

Alpha & Omega — Session 31 — God’s Divine Appointments

Look upon Zion, the city of our appointed feasts; Your eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet home, A tabernacle that will not be taken down; Not one of its stakes will ever be removed, Nor will any of its cords be broken.

[Isaiah 33:20]

God established the patterns of redemption within the very fabric of time, using the cycles of the seasons — the consistency of the cosmic rhythms in the heavens — the signs in the sun, moon and stars. God ordained divine appointments (moedim) from the very beginning of creation to teach us His schedule, His calendar, and to keep us on His timeline and on His terms.

The appointed Feasts of the LORD are essential to understanding all of redemptive history and all of future prophecy.

Christ has come our Passover Lamb. His body free from decay as the Unleavened Bread of lie. Raised in Power and Glory as the Firstfruits from the dead and Pour out in Spirit on the Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost).

And so Christ once again will come on these fall divine appointments with the trumpet blast on Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets). Opening the books and bringing heaven and earth into judgment on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). And then God will tabernacle with His people in fulfillment of Sukkot — Feast of Booths — dwelling together in the Kingdom for 1,000 years — our 7th Day of Sabbath Rest!

What a day of rejoicing it will be!

To discover more about God’s divine appointments in Revelation 14, be sure to access the digital resources below and help us out by liking subscribing and sharing these resources abroad. Maranatha!

To the Ends of the Earth Til the End of the Age

WATCH THE VIDEO TEACHING OF SESSION 31 RIGHT HERE ON YOUTUBE!

ACCESS THE DIGITAL FILES AND POWER POINT TO SESSION 31 BELOW

Convergence Series — Part 3 — Genetics and the Mark of the Beast

Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. 9No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God’s seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God.

[1 John 3:8-9]

Part 3 of our Convergence Series addresses the integration of genetic engineering, modification and alteration in Satan’s evil scheme to seduce the entire world to take his genetic signature (or name) and the number of his name (digital code) — the unique genetic markers of the Beast.

To discover more about this sobering component of the trans-humanist agenda, be sure to watch my latest teaching on REGENERATION RADIO by clicking the following link.

WATCH PART 3 OF THE CONVERGENCE SERIES ON YOUTUBE HERE!

MARANATHA!

Alpha & Omega — Session 30 — The Mark of the Beast

And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand10he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”12Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus

[Revelation 14:9-12]

Theories abound about the potential identity of the mark of the beast.

Granted … there can be no mark of the beast until the man of sin is revealed, so we must first understand how to identify the Beast himself, before we can expect to see his mark.

Nonetheless, to discover more about this controversial subject, feel free to access the digital resources below, and be sure to subscribe, like and share my page with your friends and family and on your social media pages. Thank you and Maranatha!

WATCH THE VIDEO TEACHING OF SESSION 30 ON YOUTUBE HERE!

DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL FILES AND POWER POINT FOR SESSION 30 BELOW

CONVERGENCE SERIES — PART 2 — TRANS HUMANISM — A PERVERSE PATHWAY TO APOTHEOSIS

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.

[Genesis 3:4-5]

There is a multifaceted convergence taking place in our day that is being fueled by trans-humanistic aspirations, especially the desire to transition humanity into a new age of post-human existence.

For the first time in modern history, the technology is available and the spirit of the age is ripe for the initiation of this ancient alternative path to immortality. The convergence is transpiring right before our eyes.

To discover more about this significant subject, be sure to watch Part 2 of my Convergence Series on the Regeneration Radio YouTube page in the link below.

WATCH PART 2 OF OUR CONVERGENCE SERIES HERE

Please be sure to like and subscribe to our page and share it abroad by helping us spread the good news of the gospel to the ends of the earth.