When the Lord comes to open up the Scriptures to our hearing ears, there is going to be a major upset among the churches of men who will hear His voice (in the Spirit of Truth) and not believe and agree with what He says as they will seek to defend their denominational interpretations…their own thoughts and ways. They will seek to prevent others in believing the revealed Word of Truth and will persecute those who will receive it in faith.
Some will hear and believe and come out from among the unbelievers (the dead body) who will not believe in the revealed Word of Truth when they hear it. They will not be “unequally yoked” together with the unbelievers in their churches.
As Lot was “taken” out of Sodom before its destruction, we who will believe in Him also are to be “taken” from among the unbelievers.
The believers that are taken are not to “look back” (remember Lot’s wife) to their “churches” but just leave it all behind.
There will be persecutions coming from the group we leave behind as they will think it “strange” that we no longer run with them in their church things. We are not to return evil for their evil that will come out of their mouths as we leave their company.
As the men of Sodom, they will “weary” themselves to find the door in their spiritual blindness brought upon them for their unbelief in the hearing and resistance of Word of Truth. They will want you to return evil for their evil when they speak against you for receiving it. But the “door” of our mouths is to remain shut …. not open the mouth to render evil for their evil. They will "weary" themselves to get you to speak evil back so that they are justified in their own eyes.
But, we must also "Arise up" and get out...just as Lot was commanded to do.
Genesis 19:9-15 KJV (9) And they said, Stand back. And they said
again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a
judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they
pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
(10) But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house
to them, and shut to the door. (11) And they smote the men that were
at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that
they wearied themselves to find the door. (12) And the men said unto
Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy
daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of
this place: (13) For we will destroy this place, because the cry of
them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath
sent us to destroy it. (14) And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons
in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this
place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that
mocked unto his sons in law. (15) And when the morning arose, then
the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two
daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of
We must also leave the churches of the unbelievers in this coming time or be “consumed in the iniquity of the city” as we may render evil for their evil if we stay too long. We who believe must ARISE and go from here and snatch others from the coming fire as well.
(15) And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot,
saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here;
lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.
We are to leave it all behind for His sake and the good news of our salvation that we hear in the Word of Truth spoken to our hearing ears from Heaven above. We are to also not look behind to return evil for their evil that will certainly come out of their mouths as one leaves the churches of the unbelievers.
Luke 17:30-37 KJV (30) Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son
of man is revealed. (31) In that day, he which shall be upon the
housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it
away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
(32) Remember Lot's wife.
We are to leave it all behind (all of their church thoughts and ways) and take nothing of them with us so that we follow the Lord in His footsteps and suffer without the camp by the keeping of His sacrifice as they will persecute us for leaving them.
(33) Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and
whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. (34) I tell you, in
that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,
and the other shall be left. (35) Two women shall be grinding
together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. (36) Two men
shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
The “body” is the dead body of unbelievers we are to leave behind in order to follow Jesus.
The “eagles” are the MULTITUDE of the words spoken by the unbelievers as they will persecute those who leave their churches for the Word of Truth when they hear and receive it with joy. The eagles will be gathered together as they will speak a multitude of words as they will persecute those that leave them. Sin is present in their multitude of words and this shall destroy them in God’s righteous judgment upon them.
(37) And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said
unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be
We must hear the command and “ARISE” (just like Lot was commanded to "ARISE" and go from Sodom) from the “dead” body of unbelievers and “let us go from here”….their “churches”.
The prince of this world….those who love the preeminence (love to be first) among the churches... will have nothing to do with Him as they will come forth to persecute those who will receive His words and exercise their authority over the churches as they will act like Diotrephes did. They will show that they do not know the Lord by their evil words and actions against those who will receive the Word of Truth in faith.
John 14:29-31 KJV (29) And now I have told you before it come to
pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. (30) Hereafter
I will not talk much with you: **for the prince of this world cometh,
and hath nothing in me.*
We must "ARISE" and go away from the company of the "dead"...the unbelievers who will hear the revealed Word of Truth and will not believe in it when they do.
(31) But that the world may know that I love
the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.
Arise, let us go hence.*
We must follow Jesus in His footsteps and “go away” from the congregations of unbelievers in this coming time. It is “expedient” that we “go away”….following Him out. If we also go away from them, then the Comforter shall come unto us. The Comforter is the Spirit of Truth that shall comfort us as those we leave behind shall persecute us in their unbelief and wrath that we have left their “church”.
John 16:7-13 KJV (7) Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is
expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter
will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
We must leave their "church"...we must depart... in this coming time so that the Wicked shall be revealed and their judgment is executed. The Lord will not destroy the righteous with the wicked....so we must depart and follow Jesus out.
(8) And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment: (9) Of sin, because they believe not
on me; (10) Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see
me no more; (11) Of judgment, because the prince of this world is
judged. (12) I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot
bear them now. (13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he
will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but
whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you
things to come.
A good man will bring good things out of his heart while an evil heart shall speak a multitude of evil words.
Matthew 12:33-37 KJV (33) *Either make the tree good, and his fruit
good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the
tree is known by his fruit. (34) O generation of vipers, how can ye,
being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart
the mouth speaketh. (35) A good man out of the good treasure of the
heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil
treasure bringeth forth evil things. *
Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof in the Day of Judgment.
(36) But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
By our words shall we be justified and by our words shall we be condemned.
(37) For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou
shalt be condemned.
All the “fowls that fly in the midst of heaven” are the multitude of words that will “fly” out of the mouths of all the unbelievers in this coming time….and it is by our words that we are justified and it is by our own words that we are condemned.
Again, these “fowl” in Revelation 19 are the multitude of words of the unbelievers who will not believe in the true sayings of God when the Scriptures are opened up by the Lord to our hearing ears. Their very own words will “eat the flesh” of those who will (in unbelief) resist what the Spirit says in this coming time in the Day of Judgment. Their own words will come back upon them to destroy them.
Revelation 19:17-18 KJV (17) And I saw an angel standing in the sun;
and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in
the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the
supper of the great God; (18) That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and
the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of
horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both
free and bond, both small and great.
If any man hear His Word and believes (rejecting what one hears and does not receive it) not shall be judged by the Word of God that He has spoken. Many will resist what He has to say with a multitude of evil words that will fly out of their mouths into the "air".
John 12:47-49 KJV (47) And if any man hear my words, and believe not,
I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the
world. (48) He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath
one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall
judge him in the last day. (49) For I have not spoken of myself; but
the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say,
and what I should speak.
The Word of God spoken is the “sword of Him”…and all the fowls are the evil multitude of words that the unbelievers will speak in the Day of Judgment and are condemned.
Revelation 19:21 KJV (21) And the remnant were slain with the sword
of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his
mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
When the righteous (think about righteous Lot here) are taken out of the churches of the unbelievers, then the Wicked are revealed as they will speak evil words against the believers who leave.
The Lord shall consume them with the “Spirit of His mouth” as they will gnash their teeth in rage against what they hear Him saying and will speak all kinds of evil in resistance which will destroy themselves.
We are to keep His sacrifice in the presence of their persecutions by not returning evil for their evil. The "brightness of His presence" = the keeping of His sacrifice (the Lamb) in our lives in the persecution by not returning evil for their evil. This will "torment" them.
2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 KJV (6) And now ye know what withholdeth that
he might be revealed in his time. (7) For the mystery of iniquity
doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken
out of the way. (8) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the
Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy
with the brightness of his coming:
The wicked will be tormented in the presence of the Lamb as we keep His sacrifice when the persecute us. They will also be tormented in the presence of the holy angels....the messengers....the words of our Lord which are life and spirit. They will not be able to receive His words and will gnash their teeth in rage towards what they hear.
Revelation 14:10 KJV (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: