WGOD Radio: All Truth, All the Time.
WGOD Radio, with Dr. Paul W. Esposito is produced by Stauros Ministries of Merritt Island, Fl. We teach the New Testament verse by verse through a daily, 15 minute radio broadcast and podcast.
 

"Blessed are they whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered; (Rom 4:7)
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall by no means impute sin." (Rom 4:8)

Direct download: Rom_49_4_7-8_podcast.mp3
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Romans 4:1-3
(1)  What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?
(2)  For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
(3)  For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."

Direct download: Rom_48_4_1-8_podcast.mp3
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Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith.

Also, verse 30:

30  since there is one God who will justify the circumcision by faith, and the uncircumcised through faith.

What did paul mean by that?

Direct download: Rom_47_3_27-31_podcast.mp3
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Glory to God in the highest,

(and on earth):

Peace

Goodwill towards men.

Direct download: Putting_Christ_back.mp3
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"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation."

I love the way the King James Version reads here in Hebrews 9:28. But is it accurate?

Here's a few definitions of the Greek word apekdechomai:

"To expect, to look for, to wait for with patience and confident expectancy."

What the text is saying, is that those who are looking for Him won't miss His return; because the person who misses His return, and is not ready for it, will suffer the same fate as the 5 virgins in Matthew 25, which also were not prepared.

Are you looking for His return?

"Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:36)

Gaining entrance into the Kingdom of God requires a vigilant perseverance, and abiding in Christ. (Luke 13:24--STRIVE to enter into the narrow gate.) 


 

 

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Notice please this fascinating coincidence (if you believe in them--I don't)
1Kings 17:1 "And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word."

Also, Revelation 11:6

(6)  These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.
(7)  When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them, and kill them.

Also, James 5:17


(17)  Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

Interesting, isn't it? The thing to remember the most, is that once these 2 men appear, it will NOT rain on the earth for 3 1/2 years!

And I also believe that Elijah is going to be one of these mysterious "witnesses"

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"Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God."  (1Sam 30:6)

Direct download: Where_do_you_go_RADIO_part_3.mp3
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It's written of David, that he "encouraged himself in the Lord his God."

How do we do that? Part 2 of 3.

Preached at Trinity Bible Church.

Direct download: Where_do_you_go_RADIO_part_2.mp3
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Preached at our home church, Trinity Bible Church, in Merritt Island, Florida.

Taken from 1 Samuel 30:1-6

Direct download: Where_do_you_go_RADIO_part_1.mp3
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God: Just, and the Justifier.

Direct download: Rom_46_3_26_podcast.mp3
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Today we look at this word propitiation, and its underlying Greek word, Hilasterion.

Direct download: Rom_45_3_25_podcast.mp3
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Today we look at God, who is both "Just," and the "Justifier" of those who put their faith in Jesus Christ. It's a great word picture--"just" being the adjective, describing the attribute, and "justifier" being the action verb.

"...Whom God set forth as a propitiation through faith in His blood, for a demonstration of His righteousness through the passing over of the sins having previously committed, in the forbearance of God, (Rom 3:25)
for a demonstration of His righteousness in the present time, that He might be just and the justifier of he who has faith in Jesus. (Rom 3:26)

Direct download: Rom_44_3_25-26_podcast.mp3
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"Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." (Rom 3:24)

Direct download: Rom_43_3_23-24_podcast.mp3
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"...For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God..." (Rom 3:23)

Direct download: Rom_42_3_23-24_podcast.mp3
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Preached at Trinity Bible Church by Michael Poupard, of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, (Eph 3:20)

Direct download: Now_to_Him_who_is_able.mp3
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"Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference."

So, the question is, "What saves us, His faith...or ours??"

Find out today on Gospelstudy!

Direct download: Rom_41_3_22_podcast.mp3
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"Being witnessed to by the Law and the Prophets."

The Old Testament spoke of the coming of God's Savior.

Direct download: Rom_40_3_21-23_podcast.mp3
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We continue in these great verses, regarding the unveiling of God's plan on how to get right with Him.

Direct download: Rom_39_3_21-23_podcast.mp3
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Part 2 of 2. Taken from Hebrews 5:13

" For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.  (14)  But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil."

Are you on milk, or solid food? Join us today as we set out to answer that question.

Direct download: Hows_your_diet_part_2_podcast.mp3
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Today we continue our study in the "Gospel of St. Paul," the Book of Romans.

Romans 3:21, "But now..."

Direct download: Rom_38_3_21_podcast.mp3
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"BUT NOW, the righteousness of God has been UNVEILED..."

The first of many, most likely, on salvation, and Romans 3:21.

Today we actually focus on the terrible mistake of "refusing love."

Direct download: Rom_37_3_21_podcast.mp3
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Now we know that as many things as the law says, it speaks to those under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be held accountable to God. (Rom 3:19)
Therefore by works of the law no flesh shall be justified in His sight, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. (Rom 3:20)

Direct download: Rom_36_3_19-20_podcast.mp3
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Today we continue to look at Paul's lengthy OT quote, and we look at its source.

Direct download: Rom_35_3_18_podcast.mp3
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Today we look at Paul's long quotation in Romans 3, from the Old Testament. Theologians have said for years that Paul strung together countless verses in this passage (3:8-18), while in fact, this entire passage comes from just 1 verse!

Direct download: Rom_34_3_4-18_podcast.mp3
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"Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. (Matthew 24:32-33, NASB)

Direct download: The_fig_tree_podcast.mp3
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"Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. (John 14:13-14)

Wow, what a promise! How's that promise working out in YOUR life?

Direct download: Rom_33_3_4_podcast.mp3
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Let God be true and every man a liar.

Direct download: Rom_32_3_4_podcast.mp3
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What then is the superiority of the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? (Rom 3:1)
Much in every way! First of all, that they were entrusted with the very words of God! (Rom 3:2)
For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief nullify the faithfulness of God? (Rom 3:3)
By no means! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar, just as it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, and You may prevail when You are judged." (Rom 3:4)

Direct download: Rom_31_3_1-4_podcast.mp3
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We intended to look at Romans 3:1 today, but the Lord took our study today to John 11:25-26.

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. (John 11:25)
And everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:26)

Direct download: 10-27_podcast.mp3
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The Apostle Paul today makes the astounding statement that a true "Jew" is a heart condition!

For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in flesh; (Rom 2:28)
but he is a Jew that is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit, not in the letter, whose praise is not from men but from God. (Rom 2:29)

Direct download: Rom_30_2_25-29_podcast.mp3
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What is the opposite of the name of the Lord being blasphemed?

The name of the Lord being praised by all that we do!

Direct download: Rom_29_2_24_podcast.mp3
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"For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you."

Direct download: Rom_28_2_19-24_podcast.mp3
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"Behold, you are called a Jew, and rely on the law, and boast in God, (Rom 2:17)
and know His will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law, (Rom 2:18)
and are convinced that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those in darkness..." (Rom 2:19)

Direct download: Rom_27_2_18-19_podcast.mp3
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Today we start God's case against the "religionist."

"Behold, you who are called a Jew, and boast in God..."

Direct download: Rom_26_2_17-18_podcast.mp3
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"To those who by the endurance of good works are seeking glory and honor and incorruption—eternal life. (Rom 2:7)

But to those who are contentious, and who disobey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath..." (Rom 2:8)

Direct download: Rom_25_2_7-8_podcast.mp3
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But according to your hardness and impenitent heart you are storing up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation, and of the righteous judgment of God, (Rom 2:5)

who “will recompense to each one according to his works”: (Rom 2:6)

to those who by the endurance of good works are seeking glory and honor and incorruption—eternal life. (Rom 2:7)

But to those who are contentious, and who disobey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, (Rom 2:8)

tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that works evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; (Rom 2:9)

Direct download: Rom_24_2_5-11_podcast.mp3
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But do you suppose this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things yet doing them, that you will escape the judgment of God? (Rom 2:3)
Or do you despise the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? (Rom 2:4)

Direct download: Rom_23_2_3-4_podcast.mp3
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"Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, everyone who judges, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself, for you who judge are practicing the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth upon those practicing such things." (Rom 2:1-2)

Direct download: Rom_22_2_1-2_podcast.mp3
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What is it about the Rapture that inspires good, godly men to...not divulge the whole truth?

It's beyond me--I am left scratching my head. (Also, check out the Scofield 1917 Study Bible, and read his erroneous notes introducing 2 Thessalonians)

Understanding this text is simple--the words have obvious, plain meanings to them.

"Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. "Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming."

My point of contention is this. The teaching that the person taken, is taken in judgment, and the person that is left behind, is left behind in blessing.

Now don't get me wrong. People may interpret this text this way if they choose to, but after looking at what the underlying Greek words mean, it leads me to a solid understanding.

But first, this note from Dr. Charles Ryrie: "The ones taken will be taken to judgment and death. The ones left will be left to enter the blessings of the Millennial kingdom."

Many others interpret this phrase the same way.

I want to look at this text, and see if I can find the "blessings" for those left behind, according to this theologian.

But let's look at these 2 Greek words behind this text, and see what they mean.

The word for taken is the word Paralambano. The word means "to receive near." Same word used by Christ, in John 14:3, "I will come again, and receive you unto Myself."

Paralambano is to receive to one's side.

The other word is Aphiemi. This word means:

1. To disregard

2. To abandon

3. To divorce

4. To leave behind

5. To forsake.

I believe that the word of God is saying, from seeking to understand the original language, that the person that is "taken," is a direct result of John 14:3, and Bible prophecy being fulfilled, as the Lord returns for His saints. Also, the one that is left, as the Greek word suggests, has been "left behind," and abandoned.

This is a great study! I highly recommend it!

God bless

Paul E.

 

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"...who, having known the righteous judgment of God, that those practicing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve of those who practice them. (Rom 1:32)
Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, everyone who judges, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself, for you who judge are practicing the same things. (Rom 2:1)

Direct download: Rom_21_1_32-2_1_podcast.mp3
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"...Who, having known the righteous judgment of God, that those practicing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve of those who practice them." (Rom 1:32)

Direct download: Rom_20_1_32_podcast.mp3
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"And just as they did not approve to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a depraved mind, to do the things which are not fitting;" (Rom 1:28)

Direct download: Rom_19_1_28_podcast.mp3
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Today, Paul aims his cannon of the righteous judgment of God towards homosexuals, and, throwing in 1 Cor 6:9-10, other groups as well.

For this reason God gave them up to shameful lusts; for even their women exchanged the natural use for that which is contrary to nature, (Rom 1:26)
and likewise also the men, having forsaken the natural use of the woman, were inflamed by their lust for one another, men with men, committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was fitting for their error. (Rom 1:27)

By the time he is finished (3:19), no one will be able to stand, apart from a SAVIOR!

Direct download: Rom_18_1_26-32_podcast.mp3
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Today we're looking at the sin of "asserting ourselves to be wise," when in actuality, we are fools.

Because, having known God, they did not glorify Him as God, or give thanks, but became vain in their reasonings, and their foolish heart was darkened. (Rom 1:21)
Asserting themselves to be wise, they became fools, (Rom 1:22)
and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for a likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and reptiles. (Rom 1:23)

Direct download: Rom_17_1_22_podcast.mp3
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Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of the own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves, (Rom 1:24)

who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (Rom 1:25)

Direct download: Rom_16_1_21-25_podcast.mp3
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"Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), (Matt 24:15)

Direct download: Signs_of_the_end_part_5_podcast.mp3
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"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven upon all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. (Rom 1:18)
Because that which is known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. (Rom 1:19)
For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things made, both His eternal power and divinity, so that they are without excuse." (Rom 1:20)

Direct download: Rom_15_1_18-20_podcast.mp3
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"For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith." (Rom 1:17)
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven upon all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness." (Rom 1:18)

Direct download: Rom_14_1_17-18_podcast.mp3
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"For in it, the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith..."

Direct download: Rom_13_1_17_podcast.mp3
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This is the third program looking at the power of God, and the message of the Gospel.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, both to the Jew first and to the Greek. (Rom 1:16)

Direct download: Rom_12_1_16_podcast.mp3
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Today we continue looking at the Biblical truth of the power of God residing in the message of the Gospel.

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, both to the Jew first and to the Greek. (Rom 1:16)

Direct download: Rom_11_1_16_podcast.mp3
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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, both to the Jew first and to the Greek." (Rom 1:16)

Direct download: Rom_10_1_16_podcast.mp3
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We continue our verse by verse study in Romans. Today we look at Paul's "obligation" to preach the Gospel.

I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise. (Rom 1:14)
So, as much as is in me, I am eager to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. (Rom 1:15)

Direct download: Rom_9_1_8-15_podcast.mp3
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Today we look at 2 Thess 2:4, and the antichrist sitting "As God," in the temple of God.

Direct download: Signs_of_the_end_part_4_podcast.mp3
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Through whom we have received:

1. Grace

2. Apostleship

"...through whom we received grace and apostleship for the obedience of faith among all the nations for His name, (Rom 1:5)
among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ: (Rom 1:6)
To all those who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Rom 1:7)

Direct download: Rom_8_1_6-7_podcast.mp3
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Good, evangelistic program. Certainly every program should be, amen?

Through whom we received GRACE.

"...Through whom we received grace and apostleship for the obedience of faith among all the nations for His name," (Rom 1:5)

Direct download: Rom_7_1_5_podcast.mp3
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Today we look at the "Spirit of Holiness," and all of verse 4.

"...Who was declared Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, (Rom 1:4)

Direct download: Rom_6_1_4_podcast.mp3
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"...Concerning His Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh, (Rom 1:3)
who was declared Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, (Rom 1:4)

Today we look at 2 statements: BORN and DECLARED.

BORN of the seed of David

DECLARED what He has always been--The Son of God!

Direct download: Rom_5_1_3_podcast.mp3
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"Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, having been separated unto the gospel of God (Rom 1:1)
which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures..." (Rom 1:2)

Direct download: Rom_4_1_2_podcast.mp3
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"Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, having been separated unto the gospel of God." (Rom 1:1)

Direct download: Rom_2__1_1_podcast.mp3
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"Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, having been separated unto the gospel of God." (Rom 1:1)

Direct download: Rom_3__1_1_podcast.mp3
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Today we start a verse by verse study of the Book of Romans.

The theme to Romans is The Righteousness of God.

Key verse 1:16--"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes, both to the Jew first and to the Greek."

Direct download: Intro_podcast.mp3
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Today we look at this highly controversial and often misunderstood doctrine, "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit."

Direct download: baptism_of_the_spirit_podcast.mp3
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Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we beseech you, (2Thess 2:1)
not to be quickly shaken from your mind, nor be disturbed, neither by spirit nor by word nor by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ has come. (2Thess 2:2)
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is unveiled, the son of perdition, (2Thess 2:3)

Direct download: The_great_falling_away_and_the_man_of_sin.mp3
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Today we take an in depth look at the English word "transform," and the various Greek words that have been translated "transform," mainly,

1. Metamorphe

2. Metaschema

God bless!

Paul E.

Direct download: Metamorphe_podcast.mp3
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Today, as promised, we look at the 2 greatest causes of death in the end of the age--I believe in the very near future.

"What will be the signs of Your coming, and of the end of the age? And Jesus answered and said to them, "Take heed that no one deceive you."

Direct download: Signs_of_the_end_part_3_podcast.mp3
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Thank you friends for listening to Gospelstudy! May God continue to richly bless you and yours!!

Paul Esposito

Direct download: Rev_94_22_14-21_podcast.mp3
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Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he that keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." (Rev 22:7)
And I, John, am the one hearing and seeing these things. And when I heard and when I saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel showing to me these things. (Rev 22:8)
Then he said to me, "See that you do not! For I am your fellow servant, and I am of your brothers the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." (Rev 22:9)
And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. (Rev 22:10)
He who acts unjustly, let him act unjustly still; and the filthy, let him be filthy still; and the righteous, let him be righteousness still; and the holy, let him be sanctified still." (Rev 22:11)
"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to each one according to his work. (Rev 22:12)
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Rev 22:13)

Direct download: Rev_93_22_7-13_podcast.mp3
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And he showed me a pure river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. (Rev 22:1)
In the middle of its street, and on both sides of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, each yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. (Rev 22:2)
And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants will minister to Him. (Rev 22:3)
And they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. (Rev 22:4)
And night shall not exist. And they shall need neither lamp nor light of the sun, because the Lord God shall illuminate them. And they shall reign forever and ever. (Rev 22:5)
Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must come about soon. (Rev 22:6)

Direct download: Rev_92_22_1-6_podcast.mp3
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Today we continue our study in Matthew chapter 24; specifically looking at 2 groups of signs that the Lord has given us that point to His imminent return.

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not disturbed; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (Matt 24:6)
For nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. (Matt 24:7)
But all these things are the beginning of birth pains. (Matt 24:8)
Then they will hand you over to tribulation and they will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations, on account of My name. (Matt 24:9)
And then many will fall away, and they will betray one another, and they will hate one another. (Matt 24:10)

Direct download: Signs_of_the_end_part_2_podcast.mp3
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Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls being full with the seven last plagues and spoke with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the wife, the bride of the Lamb." (Rev 21:9)

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And He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying out; neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things have passed away." (Rev 21:4)

Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." (Rev 21:5)

And He said to me, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give from the spring of the water of life freely to him that is thirsty. (Rev 21:6)

He that overcomes I shall give to him these things, and I shall be God to him, and he shall be to Me a son. (Rev 21:7)

But the cowardly and unbelieving and sinners and abominable and murderers and sexually immoral and drug users and idolaters and all who are false shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." (Rev 21:8)

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And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And there was no more sea. (Rev 21:1)

Then I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, having been prepared like a bride having been adorned for her husband. (Rev 21:2)

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He shall dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them. (Rev 21:3)

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Are believers present at the Great White Throne Judgment?

I won't say that we'll answer that question today, however we will look at it today on Gospelstudy!

And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to their works. (Rev 20:13)

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Rev 20:14)

And if anyone was not found having been written in the Book of Life, he was cast into the lake of fire. (Rev 20:15)

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Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled. And no place was found for them. (Rev 20:11)

And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and the books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged by the things having been written in the books, according to their works. (Rev 20:12)

And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to their works. (Rev 20:13)

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"...And he will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war, whose number is like the sand of the sea. (Rev 20:8)

They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. (Rev 20:9)

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone where also the beast and the false prophet are. And they shall be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Rev 20:10)

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled. And no place was found for them. (Rev 20:11)

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Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (Rev 20:1)

And he seized the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, he who deceives the whole world, and he bound him for a thousand years; (Rev 20:2)

and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and locked and sealed it over him, so that he should deceive the nations no more until the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a short time. (Rev 20:3)

And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them, and the souls of those who had been beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and they did not receive the mark on their forehead or on their hand. And they came to life and reigned with Christ for the thousand years. (Rev 20:4)

But the rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. (Rev 20:5)

Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no authority, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him for a thousand years. (Rev 20:6)

Now after the thousand years, Satan will be released from his prison, (Rev 20:7)

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What one event in the future is going to deceive upwards of 2 Billion people?

Find out today on Gospelstudy!

And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" (Matt 24:3)
And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one deceives you. (Matt 24:4)

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And the armies in heaven were following Him on white horses, having been dressed in fine linen, white and clean. (Rev 19:14)

And out of His mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, so that with it He might strike the nations. And He will shepherd them with an iron rod. And He treads the winepress of the wine of the wrath of Almighty God. (Rev 19:15)

And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name having been written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. (Rev 19:16)

Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the great supper of God, (Rev 19:17)

so that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who ride on them, and the flesh of all people, free and bond, both small and great." (Rev 19:18)

And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, having been gathered together to make war against Him who rode on the horse and against His army. (Rev 19:19)

Then the beast was apprehended, and with him the false prophet who had performed the signs before him, by which he had deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. (Rev 19:20)

And the rest were slain with the sword which proceeds from the mouth of Him who rode on the horse. And all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh. (Rev 19:21)

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Then he said to me, "Write: '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." (Rev 19:9)

And I fell before his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "See that you do not! I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Rev 19:10)

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. (Rev 19:11)

His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns, having names written, and a name written that no one knows except Himself. (Rev 19:12)

And He is clothed in a robe having been dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. (Rev 19:13)

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Then a voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!" (Rev 19:5)

And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, and like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of mighty thunders, saying, "Hallelujah! For the Lord God Almighty has begun to reign! (Rev 19:6)

Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad, and let us give Him glory, for the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself." (Rev 19:7)

And to her it was granted that she should be dressed in fine linen, bright and pure, for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. (Rev 19:8)

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Today we wrap up chapter 18 and start chapter 19 of Revelation.

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Today we look at chapter 18 of Revelation.

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Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. (Rev 17:9)

And there are seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And whenever he comes, he must abide for a short time. (Rev 17:10)

And the beast which was, and is not, is also an eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. (Rev 17:11)

And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have not yet have received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings for one hour with the beast. (Rev 17:12)

These have one purpose, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. (Rev 17:13)

These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, and elect, and faithful." (Rev 17:14)

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And he led me away in the Spirit, into a deserted place. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. (Rev 17:3)

And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, gilded with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup being filled with abominations and the filthiness of the fornication of the earth. (Rev 17:4)

And on her forehead a name was written, a mystery: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Rev 17:5)

I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. (Rev 17:6)

But the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast carrying her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns. (Rev 17:7)

The beast which you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth shall marvel, whose name is not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and shall be present. (Rev 17:8)

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Then one of the seven angels having the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters, (Rev 17:1)

with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and those dwelling on the earth became drunk from the wine of her fornication." (Rev 17:2)

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Why trials?

I've heard it said too many times, unfortunately, that God does not cause, or bring, trials into the life of a believer.

However, Psalm 66:9-10 sheds some light on this question:

Psa 66:8-12  Oh, bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard,  (9)  Who keeps our soul among the living, And does not allow our feet to be moved.  (10)  For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.  (11)  You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs.  (12)  You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water; But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.

Notice some of the things that the Psalmist says that God does in the life of a believer:

1. He does not allow our feet to be moved.

2. God tests us.

3. God refines us, by turning up the heat in our lives, to burn away any impurities from us, to make us more like Jesus Christ.

4. He leads us into the net--that is, into the trial of affliction.

5.He causes men to ride over us. Perhaps to totally rid us of ourselves, and any pride.

6. He causes us to go through the fire (Dan 3:21)

7. He delivers us in due time.

This shouldn't surprise us. The Bible said that this was part of the sanctification process:

Romans 8:29 says, "For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren."

Why trials?

To make us more like the Son of God!

"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation, He will also make the way out, so as for you to be able to bear it." (1 Cor 10:13)

God is sovereign. He reserves the right to use any means necessary to bring about His will.

God is the One who refines us. Not Satan.

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After intense study for many years regarding this verse, I have come to the educated conclusion that the Byzantine Majority Text has the correct reading in Revelation 13:14.

Here it is:

"And he deceives my own people who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived."

 The Majority Text just adds the personal pronoun to this verse, enhancing this verse from "he deceives those" to "he deceives mine." (literally, those belonging to me, or, tous emous in Greek.)

Now humor me for a moment, and agree with me, that this is the correct reading...

In your opinions, what would that mean, the phrase, "My own people"?

1.  Jews

2. Christians

 14 And he deceives my own people who dwell on the earth by the signs which were given to him to do before the beast, saying to those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the woundand came to life! from the sword. 

 Notice this is John speaking, not God.

Please send your thoughts and comments to: paul@gospelstudy.net

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Question: Where do you want to be found?

More than that I also consider all things to be loss, on account of the surpassing worth of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have sustained the loss of all things, and I consider them to be rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ, (Phil 3:8)

and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith; (Phil 3:9)

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A brand new program focusing on Rev 13:13-14, and the theme of "deception" 

"He deceives those who dwell on the earth BY THE SIGNS..."

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And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (Rev 16:13)

For they are demonic spirits performing signs, which go forth to the kings of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (Rev 16:14)

Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and guards his garments, lest he should walk naked and they should see his shame." (Rev 16:15)

And he gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. (Rev 16:16)

Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" (Rev 16:17)

And there were lightnings and thunders, and noises; and there was a great earthquake, such as had not occurred since men were on the earth, so great an earthquake, so great! (Rev 16:18)

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Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to him to burn men with fire. (Rev 16:8)

And men were burned with severe burns, and men blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent to give Him glory. (Rev 16:9)

Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues from the pain. (Rev 16:10)

They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their ulcers, and they did not repent of their works. (Rev 16:11)

Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river Euphrates, and its water dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. (Rev 16:12)

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Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to him to burn men with fire. (Rev 16:8)

And men were burned with severe burns, and men blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent to give Him glory. (Rev 16:9)

Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues from the pain. (Rev 16:10)

They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their ulcers, and they did not repent of their works. (Rev 16:11)

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Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God on the earth." (Rev 16:1)

So the first went off and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a bad and malignant ulcer came upon the men having the mark of the beast, and those who worshiped his image. (Rev 16:2)

Then the second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a dead man; and every living thing in the sea died. (Rev 16:3)

Then the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and into the springs of water, and it became blood. (Rev 16:4)

And I heard the angel of the waters saying: "You are righteous, the One who is, and who was, holy, because You have judged these things; (Rev 16:5)

for they shed the blood of saints and prophets, and You gave them blood to drink; for they are worthy." (Rev 16:6)

And I heard the altar saying, "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments." (Rev 16:7)

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After these things I saw, and the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. (Rev 15:5)

And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, who were dressed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden belts. (Rev 15:6)

Then one of the four living beings gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. (Rev 15:7)

And the temple was filled by the smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter into the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished. (Rev 15:8)

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Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, because in them the wrath of God is finished. (Rev 15:1)

And I saw something like a glassy sea having been mixed with fire, and those who prevailed over the beast, and over his image, and over the number of his name, standing on the glassy sea, having the harps of God. (Rev 15:2)

And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Righteous and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! (Rev 15:3)

Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, because Your righteous judgments have been manifested." (Rev 15:4)

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And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him that sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the hour has come to reap, because the harvest of the earth has withered." (Rev 14:15)

So He that sat on the cloud swung His sickle onto the earth, and the earth was harvested. (Rev 14:16)

Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. (Rev 14:17)

And another angel came out from the altar, having authority over the fire, and he called with a loud cry to the one having the sharp sickle, saying, "Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the grape clusters of the vine of the earth, because the grapes are ripe." (Rev 14:18)

So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and he cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. (Rev 14:19)

And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, about one thousand six hundred stadia. (Rev 14:20)

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"And I saw, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle." (Rev 14:14)

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"And I heard a voice out of heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. “Yes,” says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them." (Rev 14:13)

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"Here is the endurance of the saints; those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus." (Rev 14:12)

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