No Rest Day or Night: 2 Companies
10th March 2007
2 companies that do not rest day or night.
2 groups of people in contradistinction to themselves.
Both experiencing similar things but reacting differently.
Both in the presence of the Lamb. One company enjoying it, the other afflicted and tried by it.
Who are these 2 peoples? Who are these ones?
They both experience the joys of the "day" and the stresses of the "night" seasons. But yet they react differently.
Rev 4:6 And
before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in
the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts
full of eyes before and behind.
4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a
calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was
like a flying eagle.
Rev 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Rev 14:10 The
same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out
without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be
tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels,
and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image,
and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
The 1st Company
Who are these that are in the throne, yet round about it? Of the throne, yet also outside it?
These are none other than the saints of the Most High God!
Seated with Him in heavenly places - the 3rd
Heavens. Yet ministering from the Earth realm. Still subject to the
Day/Night cycles. Still enduring the pressures of this life.
Yet see what they do!
Through the times of glory and light, when their understanding is open: they are praising Him.
Through the times of pain and darkness, when things are not clear: they are praising Him.
They do not vacillate with situations. They are Rock-Solid in the King.
4 in number they are (4 separate creatures, no mixture). For 4 is the no. of the earth.
4 faces have they:
A Lion: Bold and Never afraid
A Calf: Young and Hard-working, but still dependant on The Bull which is
Christ. (Calf: young bullock)
A Man: Intimate with the infirmities of the body.
An Eagle: Soaring ones, mounting up with wings as Eagles. They are ministering in the heights of the Heavens.
By their actions, the heavens are directed. Those beyond must wait for them to act. This is the Law of the Heavens. This is the Law of Prayer-Praise. The 24 Elders are their counterparts in the Heavenly Realm. Both act in unison, neither out of step.
Rev 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
4:10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the
throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their
crowns before the throne, saying,
Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
of eyes are they, for they have been given eyes to see in all
situations, the future (eyes infront) and the past (eyes behind). But
also the present (eyes within). For they see through the Eyes of The
6 wings have they, for with their humanity [6: the no. of man] they reach out to the Heavens.
These sing praise and intercede on behalf of their brethren (Rev 5:8).
These ones are also involved in judgement:
For they are the ones that tell John, "Come and see". Rev 6:1
They are the "eye-openers". Making clear that which is hidden to the eyes of flesh.
They are the ones that say, "a measure of wheat for a penny..." Rev 6:6.
Their prayers are affecting the Earth-realm.
Their heavenly ministry goes silent after Chapter 7. For their momentum has reached "Critical Mass" and
now can not be stopped by human hands!
The 2nd Company
But see, another company of beast arises six chapters later from Rev 13. This is a counterfeit company!
first of these rises out of the sea: Out of the mass of the restless,
raging and confused humanity. A popular voice for the masses. Respected
in their ranks.
Rather than 4 beasts, this one is a composite of 3
"like-as" - leopard, bear and lion. An unholy spiritual genetic mixture of pretence!
The second arises out of the earth (13:11):
Appearing to be in touch with fallen mankind. His authority (horn)
appears to be as a lamb, but the voice gives him away! For it is a
Dragon. Hence mankind is deceived.
Both these Beasts are companies of men. Religious men.
beast had arisen from the Bottomless pit -Rev 9:11, Rev 11: 7 -the
demon, Apollyon. He it is that kills the 2 Witnesses. For there will be
deep demonic warfare at that time.]
direction had been towards the heavenly host of the 2nd
Heavens, where satan and his angels dwell. It is from there, these gain
their strength. But now satan is cast down (12:9) - so they can work in
the closest proximity to darkness, that has ever been witnessed, to alter the earth pattern during
their time of ministry!
Ah yes. It is a ministry. But woe unto
them whom they do minister to. For they are the ministers of
unrighteousness. Speaking great swelling words of comfort. Enticing the
people of the Lord to live daintily. Giving heed to the desires of the
flesh and involved in all wantonness.
It is these that will
now not rest day and night. For they had always rested before! Settled
on their lees, always drunk, unstable, uncaring. Committing lewdness with the Kings of the Earth.
It is these that the 2nd death will now have power over.
While for the 1st company the 2nd death has no power - for they have experienced their death! Rev 20:6
we fear, less we become members of this 2nd company. May we wash our
robes white and serve Our King in reverence and true holiness, that we
may ward off the power of the 2nd company at this time of the end.
Because, if it was possible, even the elect will be deceived. Matt24:24.
Take heed and pray!
Addendum 14th March 2007
Relating to satan being forced down to earth, his devices will become more subtle, more "earthy", more apparently "natural", that a lot of people will give heed to the 2 beasts. This is the meaning of "the closest proximity to darkness". It is very, very subtle. There is a spread of "driven-ness" in the Church lately. May we look at it closely, whether it be of Our Father, or of ourselves, or of the one from beneath.
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