The 3 :P’s: Parables, Plagues and Prophecy

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Jesus certainly desires that His people prosper for it is one of the important reasons for His first coming. He said so Himself. Satan comes to kill, to steal, and to destroy. But the Lord declared that He has come so that His people may have and enjoy life in an abundance.

Even so, the Lord knows who are His. Since He wants His people to prosper, He cried to the Apostle John from the Book of Revelation, “Come Out of Her, My People, less you partake of her sins. Lest you receive of Her plagues.” (Revelations 18:4)

A plague is a curse. A curse is the opposite of a blessing. God’s people are being cursed because “they simply don’t know where Satan’s seat is.” Without a knowledge of church history, Satan’s seat is hidden and the true gospel of Jesus Christ is veiled. For if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them who are lost, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ should shine on them.

The Lord predicted that the wheat and the tare would grow together in each generation. Yet in the last generation, we cannot uproot the tare from the wheat primarily because we simply can’t tell the difference between the two. The time has come in human world history, where the wheat and the tare look like, think alike and live alike.

The clue is how we interpret the Lord’s last word to His followers as recorded in the first 3 chapters of the book of Revelati