The holy spirit can searches all things, even the deep things of heaven (1Co 2:10). Our faith must be accompanied by a knowledge of the word. We should speak from the Bible, answering questions using only the Bible.
I would like to ask everyone who reads this article: How many of the New Testament prophecies do you know? Do you merely claim to believe without knowing the word? What are the two nations that battle against each other in Matthew 24 and Revelation? Who are the destroyers that stand on holy place? To which mountain must people flee in the midst of this destruction? What are the sun and moon that go dark? What are the stars that fall? If Jesus comes with his angels with a loud trumpet blast and gathers his elect from the north, south, east, and west (Mt 24:31; Lk 13:29), where is the place to which he gathers them? If the elect are gathered at the wedding banquet of the kingdom of heaven, where is the banquet located? What does it mean for the scriptures to say that the days of the Son of Man will be like the days of Noah (Mt 24:37-39)? What does it mean for Jesus to come like a thief bringing his angels for the harvest (1Th 5:1-3; Mt 13:39)? If the distribution of the food at the proper time coincides with this harvest (Mt 24:45-47), who is the one that gives people their food at the proper time? What does this food represent? If those who prepare the lamp and the oil can receive the Lord, what do the lamp and oil represent? Who is the one that sells the oil (Mt 25:1-13)? What do the wedding clothes represent (Mt 22:1-14)?
When God promised that Elijah would come before the messenger of the covenant, he was talking about John the Baptist (Mt 11:10-14, 17:10-13; Lk 1:13-17). When God promised to come, he fulfilled it by coming to Jesus (Ps 118:26; Jn 5:43). This is why Jesus referred to John the Baptist as Elijah. Jesus also said he had come in the name of God and that seeing him was like seeing the father (Jn 12:44-45). The Spirit of truth (the Counselor or Advocate), whom Jesus sends in his own name, is the spirit who speaks on Jesus’ behalf. If that spirit dwells within a person, how should we address that person (Jn 14)? Isn’t it better to be able to answer these questions than to rashly persecute those who can answer them?
In the book of Revelation, which is a prophecy (i.e. revelation through visions), the revelation is passed down from God to Jesus, from Jesus to his angel, and from the angel to Apostle John. Finally, John testifies to the servants about everything he saw-that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1-3). Since the testimony of John, who speaks on Jesus’ behalf, is the same as the testimony of Jesus, anyone who refuses to accept John’s testimony is refusing Jesus’ testimony. There is the “one who reads” the book of Revelation and there are “those who hear it” (Rev 1:3).
Today, God, Jesus, the angel, and Apostle John are all spirits. Revelation, however, must become a physical reality just as the Old Testament became a physical reality in Jesus. Who, then, is the promised pastor (messenger) that testifies about the revealed word in Rev 10 and the physical fulfillment of all the chapters of Revelation after seeing and hearing them in reality? Is there anyone confident enough to say, “I can believe the physical fulfillment without understanding anything of these things you have mentioned!”?
Who are the seven messengers promised in Revelation 2 and 3? Who are the Nicolaitans (i.e. Satan)? What do the fruit of the tree of life, the hidden manna, the white stone, and the iron scepter that rules over all nations each represent? What does it mean to be written in the book of life? What does it mean for the one who overcomes to have God’s name, the name of the holy city, and Jesus’ new name written on him? Who is the one that defeats the Nicolaitans and is rewarded with right to sit on the throne of Jesus? Are you sure it is acceptable not to know these things?
Who belongs to the kingdom of God and its priests that were purchased by the blood of Jesus in Rev 5? If anyone who has truly witnessed these events were to proclaim what he saw and heard, would he not be persecuted as a heretic? What does it mean when Rev 6 says that the sun and moon become dark and that the stars fall to the earth? How can we understand the disappearance of heaven and earth? Who are the people that hide themselves after being abandoned? In Rev 7, who are the 144,000 of the 12 tribes sealed by God and who are the great multitude dressed in white robes? When and where do these people appear in reality? Can anyone be considered orthodox or be saved without belonging to the 12 tribes? Please answer these questions.
What do the seven trumpets in Rev 8 indicate? Rev 9 mentions horses with tails that have heads on them. If fire, smoke, and sulfur come out of their mouths to kill a third of humanity, what is the physical reality of this killing? When and where does this disaster occur? Who is the one that eats the revealed scroll from heaven and who are the peoples, nations, languages, and kings that receive the revealed words in Rev 10?
What does the beast of Rev 11 represent? Who are the two witnesses that are killed by the beast? Where and through whom is the seventh trumpet sounded? Can anyone receive salvation without hearing the sound of the seventh trumpet? Anyone who wants to claim to be orthodox or to have already been saved must be able to answer to these questions. Should we believe that members of a denomination that once worshipped the Japanese emperor instead of God are orthodox or that they have already been saved?
Who are the woman, her male child, and the group of the dragon that are mentioned in Rev 12? Where is this heaven where the salvation, power, and kingdom of God (heaven) come after the male child fight and overcome the group of the beast in Rev 12? Who are the people mentioned in Rev 13 that receive the mark of the beast and then worship him? When and where do they appear? Shouldn’t we be aware of all of these things?
What is Mt. Zion in Rev 14? Who are the 144,000 firstfruits that have the name of God and the name of the Lamb written on their foreheads and that sing a new song before the throne at Mt. Zion? What is the new song that they sing before the throne? Where is the sea of glass by which those who have had been victorious over the beast and his image and the number of his name stand (Rev 15)? Where is the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony to which all nations come and worship?
Who are the ones on whom the bowls of God’s wrath are poured because of their betrayal (Rev 16)? Where is the throne of the beast? Rev 16 also mentions evil spirits that come out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. After coming out of their mouths, the spirits gather all the kings of the earth to Armageddon to wage war against God. Who are these kings of the earth? Where do the kings of the earth belong and with whom do they side? The kings of the earth commit sexual immorality with the prostitute who sits on the seven heads and ten horns of the dragon, and all the inhabitants of the earth become drunk with the wine of her adultries (Rev 17). What is the true identity of this wine of adultries? Do you think all the kings and inhabitants of the earth who unite themselves with the prostitute will obtain salvation?
What is the wine of adultries that causes all the nations to fall in Rev 18? Who are the merchants, the captains of every ship, the sailors, and their passengers? Who are the ones that marry the devil? When and where do they appear? After this event, people are invited to the wedding banquet of the Lamb; they come from the north, south, east, and west (Rev 19). Where is this wedding banquet held? From where are the people who are gathered coming?
If Rev 20 testifies that the people whose flesh has united with the spirits will reign as kings with Christ for one thousand years, where does this happen? When do the first heaven and first earth disappear (Rev 21)? Where are the new heaven and new earth? Where does the holy city descend from heaven? Who are the ones that tell lies to confuse others instead of believing in these events when they become physical realities? Have those liars seen and heard the physical fulfillment of Revelation? Who are the ones that have God’s name written on their foreheads and that reign as kings for ever and ever in Rev 22? What is the holy city that has the tree of life bearing 12 kinds of fruit? What is the water in which we must wash our robes to enter the holy city? What does it mean when the scriptures say that names are written in the book of life? Who are the dogs, sorcerers, idolaters, sexually immoral, and liars? What is the idol that these idolaters have worshipped? Furthermore, who are the spirit and bride? Who are the ones that add to or take away from the words of Revelation?
Please judge for yourself the identity of the true heretics. Is it those who understand the answers to all these questions and obey, or is it those who neither know the word nor obey it? Can anyone become orthodox and receive both the spirit and salvation without belonging to the 12 tribes of God or the multitude dressed in the white robes that are promised in Revelation?
Anyone who wants to know the answers to all of these questions should come to learn the new song at Mt. Zion – the place promised in the Bible – so that they might become a good grain (Rev 14:1-3). Today, there is a place where the physical fulfillment of the New Testament has appeared. The testimony about this fulfillment is being proclaimed, just as Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament at the first coming and testified about that fulfillment. Do not allow your ecclesiastical authority make you arrogant. Humble yourself and speak only the truth. Only when you repent, learn, and believe the words with obedience, can there be salvation for you. Again, today is the time of Revelation’s fulfillment.