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Thursday, July 12 2012
Out Of His Mouth Goeth A Sharp Sword
"Mouth" is an English word that originated from an ancient Anglo-Saxon word, pronounced mooth, or moother (the English words mouth and mother have the same root), which was generally used to refer to the mouth as the term is used today, although it could also be used in other ways, as are still common e.g. the "mouth" of a river.
"Mouth" was used to translate the New Testament Greek word, pronounced stoh-mah (from which also the English word stomach originated), which means an opening, specifically the mouth of the face, but also language that comes from the mouth. All of those definitions of "mouth" are found in the Book of Revelation, both literally and figuratively.
The apostle John (see also The Kinsfolk Of Jesus Of Nazareth) was given to see the Messiah (see Who Is The LORD?) as He now appears in heaven. Already in His "mouth" is the "sharp two-edged sword" that will be used at His return.
"1:9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the LORD's day [see Who Is The LORD?, When Is The LORD's Day? and the Fact Finder question below], and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last [see The First Rock Star]: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea [see Where Are The Seven Churches Of Revelation Today?].
With that appearance was the warning of why "the sword of my mouth" exists - in readiness against those who refuse to repent (see Christ Died For Repentant Sinners).
"2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
"Out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations"
The prophesied "mouths" of Revelation will originate from both good and evil, although much of the LORD's wrath at that time will be to simply unleash the evil that humanity has created for itself. The restraints from self-harm (e.g. the reason that humans haven't wiped all life from planet Earth with their nuclear weapons can hardly be attributed to human wisdom and self control) that have existed through all of human history will be removed completely.
"9:15 And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. 9:16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
The last two prophets in the time just prior to Christ's return will be His "two witnesses" who will survive their 42 month ministry (see The Two Signs Of Christ's Return) by means of the miraculous self-defensive power that the LORD will give them. Their "mouths" will not only be preaching the true Gospel: "if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed."
When the assigned task of the two witnesses has been completed, the LORD will permit their martyrdom, in Jerusalem, before their resurrection a little over 3 days later. They will be hated as much by "Christians" (false Christians, who do as they please while having hijacked the Messiah's Name for the religions that they've created to worship themselves; see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy, Antichristians and Why Observe The True Sabbath?) as they will by Muslims (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad), as they will by those of the religion that has become "Judaism" (see How Did The Messiah's Levite Priesthood Change?), because the two witnesses will preach, from the true Gospel, that all of them are antichrist - until such time that they repent of their self-based religions.
"11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Satan has always sought to harm those who obey God. In the end, his wicked "mouth" ("Satan" literally means accuser) will reach its peak of evil against those who "keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
"12:13 And when the dragon [see The Dragons Of The Bible] saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 12:16 And the earth helped the woman [see Brides From Their Sides], and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." (Revelation 12:13-17 KJV)
Revelation chapter 13 describes a worldwide (see What And Where Is Babylon Today?) Satanic political, military and religious power that will be used by the devil (see Who's Hiding On Your Wall?) to commit his final acts of deception upon humanity.
"13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea [see From What Sea Has The Beast Risen?], having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
The "mouth" of Satan will be the commanding force over demons - and of the human political, military and religious powers that are committing his atrocities for him.
"16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty." (Revelation 16:13-14 KJV)
The end of Satan's world will come on the day of Christ's return when "out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."
"19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war [see The Coming World Dictator and the Fact Finder question below]. 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." (Revelation 19:11-16 KJV)
Fact Finder: How will "the Day of the LORD" begin? Will it then continue for 1,000 years? Why?
This Day In History, July 12
100 BC: Julius Caesar (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars) was born (historians differ over whether the date was July 12 or 13).
927: England was unified by Athelstan.
1191: The armies of the Third Crusade (1189-92), led by England's King Richard ("The Lionhearted"), captured the Syrian seaport of Acre (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1290: Jews were expelled from England by order of King Edward I.
1543: England's King Henry VIII married Catherine Parr, his sixth, and last, wife.
1580: The Ostrog Bible, one of the earliest Bibles in a Slavic language, was published (see also The Word Of God In The Tongues Of Man).
1609: Henry Hudson first saw the North American continent.
1690: The Battle of Boyne, the most important date on the Northern Ireland Unionist calendar; on that date, William of Orange vanquished his Catholic rival, King James II, in a victory that established England's Protestant ascendancy. It is celebrated in Northern Ireland by "Orangemen" and resented by Catholics to this day.
1691: William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.
1704: In areas occupied by Sweden, the gentry deposed Augustus, elector of Saxony, as king of Poland and elected Stanislaw Leszczynski, the chief official of Poznan, king of Poland.
1794: British Admiral Lord Nelson lost his right eye at the siege of Calvi, in Corsica.
1806: The Confederation of the Rhine was established in Germany.
1812: During the War of 1812 (1812-1814), the U.S. invaded Canada at Windsor, Ontario.
1918: The Japanese battleship Kawachi blew up at Shunan, Japan; over 600 of its crew were killed.
1941: Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.
1944: Winston Churchill made the decision to allow Jews to form a military unit to fight the Nazis; 2 months later, the Jewish Brigade, 25,000 strong, was formed. Without Churchill, the Jews would never have got it, and the experience of working together at the brigade level was critical to the Jewish military success 4 years later - in the establishment of the modern state of Israel (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate, A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism and A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).
1974: President Richard Nixon's aides G. Gordon Liddy, John Ehrlichman and two others were convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection with the Watergate crimes.
1994: Germany's Constitutional Court lifted the ban on use of German troops for combat missions outside of the country.