by Shepherds Chapel
LORD of Righteousness. That is the title of this lecture. You all will remember that not too long ago we did the 4th vial. We found out that didn't happen coming out of Egypt. That is one of the only vials that didn't have a match up coming out of Egypt. Why? Well it is not coming out of Egypt it is us coming out of this situation. But we learn from that. What did it have to do with? The sun, it had a lot to do with the sun. And I hope you have been noticing a couple of months ago we had some sun flares, fantastic explosions
As a matter of fact Shepherds Chapel lost a satellite out of the deal. And it is so bad right now that we are kind of limping along. Because if we lose one more you see you cant get a guarantee from a company to have 24 hours a day. If we lose one more, we all must go back to 12 hours a day or something
I am just letting you know that not to worry about it because we will move somewhere else and get by. But it is a serious situation. So if the 4th is different and what brings us out of it then you need to go back to the 3rd vial and look it over and maybe get a little fix on where we are right now. This is from the Holy Spirit so pay close attention.
Now seals-- what are they, trumps what are they, and vials what are they? Seals are knowledge OK. Trumps are action and vials are simply the wrath of God. They happen bang, bang, bang, bang. They dont run along for hundreds of years like some of the others do. So we are in them so you want to take a real close look at the third seal. So open your Bibles if you would to Revelation chapter16. Revelation chapter 16 pick it up with verse four and what does it say?
Rev 16:4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.
Rev 16:5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord which art, and wast, and shalt be, (there is a time sequence there listen to it) because thou hast judged thus.
Now what does Revelation chapter 17:15 say? It says the waters are the people. Now if this is poured out on the people then who is this angel of the waters? It is important and you all know who the angel of the people is. It is Michael you can just mark it down the angel of the people is Michael (who is like God?). And dont forget what he said there, it is important. Verse six
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous (same song) are thy judgments.
But now wait a minute. What is this ? What does it mean, another? Well whats the subject? Michael the archangel. So what is the other? Its another angel. Well who is the angel of the altar? It is important, you need to know. Lets document it, Luke chapter one verse nineteen. Luke chapter 1:19 any time you see these angels, something big is afoot OK. Something wonderful is happening.
Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, (Gabriel being translated means man of God. I am Gabriel) that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
Who stands before God at the altar? Who is the angel of the altar? Gabriel, so what you have in this third vial is both Michael and Gabriel. And what is this they keep repeating the same thing? Well back up to chapter 15 verse three.
Rev 15:3 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, (the song of the Lamb is very important to you at this time) saying, (what are the words of the song of the Lamb? Well let us read them) Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
This word just here is dikaios which is the same word translated as righteous.
NT:1342 dikaios (dik'-ah-yos) ; from NT:1349; equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively): just, meet, right (-eous).
LORD of Righteousness. That is the song of the Lamb and that is the same song that both Michael and Gabriel repeated in that third vial. And so it is And you see ---what were they doing when they were singing---they had already overcome the beast. And you know something, those that have the seal of God in their foreheads that know that the false Christ is coming, they have overcome him also because we have power over him and so it is.
You must remember also what does Michael do in chapter 12 verses six and seven, he and his angels, Gabriel and the others. They kick Satan out right down to this earth and that is going to happen but what this is saying. You want to get ready and you want to learn what he has to say here concerning this third vial. It is extremely important. Now, I had mentioned the fact that the seals and the trumps and the vials, it becomes very important that you need to know in as much as the seals are educational, what did that third seal say? That is important now that you know this. So let us go back to Revelation chapter six verse five and find out.
Rev 6:5-6 5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. (Some scales.) 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
This is famine. I mean you work a whole day for one little piece of bread. HE said it is going to be--- If you are a student of Gods word and you have ever read Amos 8 verse 11 what is the famine for in these end days? The word of God, to hear the word of God. You are not hearing it. Dont harm, dont harm what? The oil and the wine, why? The oil is the oil of our people. What does Christ mean? It means the anointed one, the oil OK, and what does wine, HIS blood. See that you ---You can do anything but keep the word of God pure. Teach it and dont let a bunch of quacks, false prophets, run off with deceiving our people without making a stand for that that is true. Now if the third seal has something to do with now, surely the third trump must also. It must be very important for right now. So not to say the seals happen its a thing of learning, but it consummates Gods wrath, thats when it comes to an end. Turn with me if you would to Revelation chapter eight verse ten. What was that third trump? The third trump.
Rev 8:10-11 10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Thats the people. It is going to hit them smacko. How many were deceived in the first earth age and followed Satan? A third. Verse 11.
11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: (that is bitterness) and the third part of the waters became wormwood; (a third part of the people became bitter) and many men died of the waters, (a spiritual death; lied to, deceived, lead astray) because they were made bitter.
And again here you have all three of them lined up. Remember what the song of the Lamb said. The LORD our Righteousness. He is righteous. What does that mean? It means that HE is not going to do anything but what is right, fair, and equitable. If you dont believe that you are in a heap of trouble friend. That means your faith has just about run out the bottom. He will keep HIS word. HE will keep HIS promise and you can count on it. I need to do one thing for you because people are going to say, How do you know Michael is the prince and archangel of the waters? Lets get some documentation; you know I always insist on documentation. Daniel chapter twelve please.
And I must tell you as we come up to find out and document Michael is the angel of the waters or of the people. Gabriel in this Book of Daniel is mentioned in Chapter eight verse sixteen. I want you to know when those two are put together, Gabriel and Michael, something is going to happen. But in eight sixteen Gabriel talks to Daniel and says, Hey, there is one coming that is going to use furious sentences and understanding of dark sayings but he is gong to conquer many by peace and prosperity. You know who that is, you know that it is the Antichrist. Gabriel warning you the Antichrist is coming. And then in chapter nine verse twenty one again Gabriel gives you another warning. Gabriel explains the 70 weeks determined on our people. That comes down to the sixty ninth week if you have understanding of the gap period of when the false Christ stands in Jerusalem claiming to be our heavenly Father and the desolator brings the desolation upon those that are deceived. And so you have it, now document Michael. Michael the angel. What does it say ? Daniel 12 verse 1.
Dan 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:
There is your documentation. And again how do I know people are waters? Have you never read Revelation 17:15,then have you? The people are the waters. Who is the living water? Christ is, Ok. These things are used and you must bring that truth forth in the simplicity in which Christ teaches or you are going to be confused. Now I want to remind you again dont forget, LORD of Righteousness, there is a reason we are using that. I want you to remember the fact that they were singing that song because why, because they really messed up, the prophets they really mislead the people. So there is a place God never gives us anything that HE doesnt give a clear understanding, whenever the Holy Spirit wants to HE is going to take you to it. And you are going to have great understanding. Turn with me this time to Jeremiah 23.
Jer 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
Hey, HE is not happy about it. False teachers and people that teach, and pastors will tell you, I have heard them. I cant teach Gods word chapter by chapter it is boring to the people. Why? Because they have got a boring teacher that is why. Verse two.
2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
Hey, pay day is coming. Dont think anybody is getting away with anything that misleads Gods children. Michael that old angel of the people is watching. Our heavenly Father is watching and time is running out.
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
You can count on it. If you will truly teach Gods word the ministry would be so fruitful that you cant even keep up with it. You could hardly manage it because of Gods blessings of bringing forth truth instead of lies and deception. Feed my people is what HE insists on. Verse four.
4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.
You dont have to worry about anything when you understand Gods Word. Why? HE loves you as we learned in this lecture this morning. HE died for you. And what does HE want from you? Burnt offerings? No! HE wants your love. HE wants you to understand HIS Word, the letter HE has written to you. Verse five.
5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Has that happened yet? Of course not. Its going to. You know when? Verse six.
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: (Sharpen up for me, this is why we came here) and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
It is all in uppercase notice for emphasis. Thats what Michael and thats what Gabriel were saying way back in Psalms and Revelation 16. HEs coming and HEs not going to put up with this stuff anymore. HE isnt now if you will take up the plow and plow. If you will take up the planter and plant. Feed Gods children. THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS thats why the name of this lecture is so-- thats what Michael said. Thats what Gabriel said. Thats what you say. Thats what God said. Well what are they going to do? Do you think God left you wanting, Hes going to tell you. Verse seven.
7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Thats why that 4th seal uh 4th vial is so important. It doesnt have anything to do with Egypt it has to do with now.
8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land. (thats what HE is going to be known for, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
The word that should be taught. The word that is Holy and the only word that is Holy. It is not what some preacher might say that is not quoting Gods word but his own feelings.
10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing (thats idolaters, false teaching, for because of swearing) the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.
/ If you dont have Gods blessings in your ministry you are sunk. HE is not going to help you and it will dry up. Dont ever wonder why you hear so many people say, Our group is just drying up, the church is just going to pot, people are turning away from Christianity . You know people are turning to Christianity, true Christianity, the word of God. If they dont teach it naturally the people are going to turn away from it. Verse eleven.
11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.
They even have perverts ordained and supposedly teaching the word of WHAT! I dont know, you guess. Verse twelve.
12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
And it is soon. It is coming. 13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; (that is the ten northern tribes, the house of Israel) they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.
You know what the word Baal being properly translated, husband. They have taught the wrong husband. They are teaching our children to marry out of season and to wed the false Christ instead of the true Christ. Well you might say, Dear God now a Church wouldnt do that. Oh, they wouldnt? How many churches teach people to just jump on the band wagon of the first one that comes along and says, I have come to rapture you out of here. Do you know who that is? It is Satan. So what are they teaching? I do not judge anyone but at least be wise enough to understand why our Father is so upset with them. HE wants to be their husband Ishi HE says in the Hebrew tongue. And here they come along with this, You dont have to study Gods word. You dont have to understand even the Book of Revelation, which we have covered quite well today in part, cause you are going to be gone. Gone to hell if you are not careful. Our Father is not happy. And you cant blame HIM.
14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing : they commit adultery (thats idolatry), and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
Look around you and listen to them OK. And see how their clergy will speak for it self. Listen, sharpen up for me.
15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: (bitterness) for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
And there you have that third seal brought forth right in this chapter. That wormwood, that bitterness. Why? Because the people are bitter. They dont understand when they could have the simplicity in which God teaches for the taking, for their understanding. Our Father is not happy.
16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain:(thats empty) they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
You know many might say, What do you mean pouring blood out on the water. Michael the archangel of the waters. Havent you ever watched the news today? It seems like the more they can blow up innocent kids and mothers with car bombs, it makes the headline. Seventy two murdered in an open market. Another seventy here, south of the border seventy two murdered there blood everywhere. Why? Well it is written. You might as well get set for it You better lock on to the word of our Father and thank Him for the truth that He sent you. That is why the archangel of the waters is unhappy of what is happening to the children.
17 They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you. 18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?
Chapter by chapter and verse by verse. And speaking about blood on the people, twin towers three thousand bang. What does it all mean? Well it is Gods prophesies coming to pass and the enemy is evil and among us.
19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
You dont have anything to worry about. The wicked have got it coming.
20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.
Why perfectly? Because it is coming to pass, because YOU are in the latter days. You are in the generation of the fig tree. Final generation.
21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
Its peace, you dont have to worry, everything is going to be fine. Well how many people died today? How much blood was on the water?
22 But if they had stood in my counsel (they had listened), and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. (23 listen carefully.)
23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
Do you think He is not with us? That Holy Spirit breathes when HIS Word is taught. HE is definitely with us. HE will never leave us. HE will never forsake us. Twenty four.
24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him (just try it) saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
I watch both. I watch where Michael and Gabriel are. I watch here. I watch every thing. I am where I wish to be. I AM that I AM. Twenty five.
25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
God repeats it over and over so that it gets your attention. The wormwood which is the bitterness comes upon the people . You have never seen more bitterness then there is in the world today of people. And what are they really bitter over? Lies, deception. Twenty seven.
27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
For that fake husband. The fake wedding. Lies. Satan, thats who it is coming as the false Messiah. Hey he has looked forward to playing this role for a long time and man is he going to play it to the hilt. He is going to really make a splash among the people and it is going to break your heart when you see many of your own relatives worshiping him listening to the lies and thinking he is our true husband when he is a fake. This is why God wants you to take note LORD of Righteousness. Not wrongness. It is important that you are in the right camp, that you know and you understand. Stay away from the wormwood.
28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.
It is nothing. You teach Gods Word as it is written. He will bless you and there is nothing those lies can do to you. They will talk about you, but God will protect you. You will have that protection. Twenty nine.
29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
My Word can take care of itself. It will carry its weight.
30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. 31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues and say, He saith.
And naturally Gods letting you know I didnt say it, they are lying to you.
32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.
And that is the sad part because there are a lot of people that are good loving people. Many of them even on fixed incomes, some of you might wonder why sometimes when I say, Dont let somebody rip you off pay for your medicine and your groceries. Dont do without for some preacher. You know if he cantif he has to go around shaking down old people that dont have money then God didnt send him. He is lying to you. And you know a lot of people cant understand, a preacher said that. Well I am a teacher not a preacher but I have been accused of both. Be that as it may. But it irritates me to see the clergy try to rip off our people falsely. If it is the real thing well fine God bless them but leave senior citizens alone that are really in hard straits.
33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying what is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD.
God doesnt send burdens. Satan does. And it is a dangerous thing when a Christian says, Well I wonder what burden Gods got for me today. Boy are you going to get it. HE doesnt send burdens. People burden themselves through their ignorance. They are not appreciating for one thing what they have got. This great nation, to protect it with all you can stand for. To do everything you can to protect it. Mainly vote and protect and pray for people that have to fight to keep it that way. It is a blessed thing. God does not send burdens.
34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house. 35 Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken? 36 And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.
HEs not happy about it when they do that.
37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken? 38 But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;
Because HE doesnt send them. God loves you. HE doesnt want you harmed. What do you think Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego said in the firey furnace? God sent a burden. No, God protected them and HE will protect you. What is chaff to the true wheat of Gods word. Nothing.
39 Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence:
Not those that believe HIM. But the fakes. Thy are not going to be with us long. Forty to complete the chapter.
40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.
You want me to tell you something that is really ironic about this. Father is pouring HIS heart out to you. Nailing down the third wrath, cup of wrath. Do you know what chapter 24 is about? It is about your generation. It is to jar you into it. To let you know. Read the first verse.
Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths,
One basket very good, let me just tell it to you. One basket very bad. You are talking there about the foundation of the parable of the fig tree. Jeremiah 24 is where it is at. It lets you know that when Jerusalem would become a nation again thats the final generation. Why, isnt it wonderful that HE gave us that 23 chapter with understanding in relation to that third seal. Our LORD of Righteousness.
Stay in HIS camp. It is going to be smooth sailing for those that love HIM. But those that are away from HIM, those that will listen to lies, the rock-- the hammer can break the rock. Gods word is that hammer. You keep it handy. Keep it close to your heart. It is the LIVING WORD. HIS Word.
Gabriel and Michael when they team up you might remember Daniel chapter ten when there was a war in heaven. I feel that that war is very near if it hasnt already begun. We are in a precious wonderful time. And nobody knows the moment or the time but you better remember these things and remember them well.