Year’s end Message

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Rev. 12:11

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony

God has established two great projects to rescue man.

THE 1st PROJECT:

The first project established by God to rescue man was presented to a people called ISRAEL, based on alliances and promises that should consolidate the covenant, where God would be the author and provider of all the benefits that would be dispensed to that people, Israel, appointed as children of God, chosen from among all the nations to witness and serve as examples to the peoples and neighboring nations, as object of God’s love and care.

The people’s response to God was recorded by the words of some prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord:

Isaiah 1: 2:

“… I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me.”

Jeremiah 2:13:

“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.”

Jeremiah 3:19:

“But I said: ‘How can I put you among the children and give you a pleasant land, a beautiful heritage of the hosts of nations?’ And I said: ‘You shall call Me, “My Father,” and not turn away from Me.”

Jeremiah 3:20:

“Surely, as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me,

O house of Israel,” says the Lord.

The mystery could not be revealed, and Israel’s relationship with God was interrupted by the religious leaders and the people.

Their love disappeared at once when they cried out: CRUCIFY HIM! CRUCIFY HIM!

THE 2nd PROJECT:

Of the second project we retain the memories recorded in the history of the early church, prophesied in the Old Testament, which serve as a warning to a Christianity that seems to have no direction in our day.

The prophetic lamentations that foretold the life of the Church in its earliest days are described in the sufferings prophesied in the book of Song of Solomon. They were experienced throughout the history of the Church since its inception, and were recorded in the book of Revelation for our time.

In the Old Testament, in the book of Song of Solomon, we find a description of the early days of the Church, when she felt poor, persecuted and afflicted. She complains, feeling abandoned by Israel, in the 1st chapter, in parts of verses 6 (six) and 7 (seven), which say:

“My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept.” (Song of Solomon 1:6)

“Tell me, O you whom I love, where you feed your flock, where you make it rest at noon. For why should I be as one who veils herself by the flocks of your companions?” (Song of Solomon 1:7)

And yet, in verse 13 (thirteen), she makes an abiding statement:

“A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me…” (only suffering) (Song of Solomon 1:13)

Thus the Church would overcome the first obstacles of crosses, fires and arenas, ready to continue her mission, as bearer of the two greatest secrets of God for man. These secrets are the same ones that accompanied the martyrs and so many faithful servants who have kept until now these great mysteries of the salvation: the BLOOD OF THE LAMB and the WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY, which would be fully revealed at certain times in the history of the Faithful Church.

The figure of the lamb, as the basis of God’s plan for salvation, and its blood, represented by the Holy Spirit that gives life to his word, complement each other throughout the history of salvation.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony

As we read the text of the theme for 2018, we rejoice with the story of so many faithful servants who did not deny their faith, so many who are here and others who, on this night of vigil, overcame in the face of struggles and trials, did not deny their faith, and, if called today, would be numbered among those of the great multitude who overcame by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB and by the WORD OF THEIR TESTIMONY.

The despising by man of the blood of the lamb that was shed on the cross of Calvary is one of his wickedness quoted by the prophet Jeremiah:

“… they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters …” Jer. 2:13

They left the spring of living waters, as a source of perennial joy, which is the food that sustains love in the soul.

The blood mentioned in the text refers to the result of the entire project of God and is the basis of our salvation. Its origin is established in the Living Word, beginning in the book of Genesis, in the figure of the scarlet thread, and crosses God’s entire word to bind us to eternity.

The blood speaks of suffering and pain, which was shown to man on Calvary, when the Lord Jesus came down, stripped of his glory, to abide with man, in the description of the prophet Isaiah, chapter 53 (fifty-three), verses 3 (three) to 10 (ten). READ OUT TOGETHER.

Only the Faithful Church will be able to present itself, on account of the great secret that came from eternity, and will access eternity with the victory in her hands, given by the Holy Spirit.

This same blood that gives us life also seals the commitment of the lamb with his faithful servants, those who keep the mysteries of the word wich are hidden in the body of Christ, which is his Church.

The Faithful Church will be before the throne of the lamb, all celestial beings, and the multitude of those who confessed the word revealed in the scriptures and kept their testimony.

As they have overcome, the Faithful Church will also overcome, when clothed with the two greatest gifts from eternity.

The BLOOD that surrounds the WORD with all the attributes that give it life, is a seal offered to those who, tonight, are willing to confess Jesus spontaneously, as we read in the text of Romans chapter 10 (ten), verses 8 (eight), nine (nine) and ten (ten).

No one will be victorious without understanding the mysteries that God has reserved for this time of the end. Now, the Church prepares to present itself as a body, as declared by the voices of the great multitude, and will deliver to the Almighty the legacy entrusted to us. It will express in shouts of victory the testimony of the triumphant Church, which in the midst of struggles and trials, will make the great proclamation which eternity expects from it.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…” Rev 12:11

 

LIFE IS IN THE VERB:

Life is the blood, the verb is the word.

Maranatha! The Lord Jesus is coming!

REVELATION OF THE LORD – ABOUT THE THEME OF THE YEAR 2018:

Those who value this word will have many victories in 2018.

Happy New Year!