The Lion and The Serpent.
I pray we are understanding more of what the earth is. The earth can be symbolic of our flesh, and I pray we realize that what is under our flesh (earth) is what’s important.
Let’s look at Revelation Chapter 5.
Revelation 5:1-3 KJVS
“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?  And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.”
No man is able to open up understanding of Gods Truth, especially the chronological order of events( that are within the Seven Seals) that lead us up to the return (Matthew Chapter 24, Mark Chapter 13, Luke Chapter 21) of our Lord Jesus Christ at the Woe of the Seventh Trumpet which is the second advent. No man is worthy nor is he able.
No man in Heaven, which includes the souls that are under the Altar written about within the Fifth Seal.
Revelation 6:9-11 KJVS
“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.”
These souls under the Altar are those of the 7,000 Elect that have lived and died throughout the centuries, and have returned to our Lord in Heaven. Although slain for the Word of God, and for the Testimony they held, they were not worthy to open up understanding of the second advent, that could only be given to them by the Lamb, after the the Lamb that had been slain ascended back to our Heavenly Father.( Acts Chapter 1 and 2.)
No man in earth, which I believe means no man in the flesh is worthy to open up understanding of the Seals of God’s Truth, because our fleshly wisdom can be earthly, sensual, and devilish.
James 3:13-16 KJVS
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
However, the wisdom that is from above….
James 3:17-18 KJVS
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”
Gods’ wisdom that is pure, peaceable, gentle, easy to be intreated full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and hypocrisy, is sown into the hearts of whom He has chosen, and eventually will be in the hearts of many of those He has called.
Staying with Revelation Chapter 5 verse 3, it also reads, no man under the earth(flesh) is worthy to open the book and loose the Seals thereof.
What is under our flesh?
1 Corinthians 15:1,35-44 KJVS
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;  But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:  And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain :  But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.  All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.  There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.  So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”
Our spiritual bodies that are underneath our flesh are also not worthy to open up the Seals of God’s Truth.
But there is the Lion, the Lamb slain.
Revelation 5:4-5 KJVS
“And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.  And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”
The Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the root of David who is Jesus Christ has prevailed to open the Book and loose the Seven Seals after He died and resurrected, and after He ascended back to our Heavenly Father (Acts Chapter 1 and 2).
Revelation 5:6-9 KJVS
“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.  And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.  And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”
Through the Lamb slain we are redeemed and are made available the understanding of the Seven Seals which are the chronological order events that lead us up to The True Christ Return (the second advent) if it be His will and when it is His will, that we receive them.
Now we go from the Seven Seals to the Seven Thunders.
Revelation 10:1-3 KJVS
“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:  And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,  And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.”
A little book opened for a little season which is the last two and a half months of the Five Month Long Hour of Temptation, the time span of the Woe of the Sixth Trumpet.
It is within the Woe of the Sixth Trumpet the Lion of the tribe of Judah will roar through His Elect using His Holy Spirit to do so, when they are delivered up for a Testimony against Satan who will make his appearance in Jerusalem as the false Christ when the Sixth Angel sounds, and that Woe comes upon the earth.
Mark 13:9-11 KJVS
“But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.  And the gospel must first be published among all nations.  But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.”
Whatever shall they speak when they are delivered up will be given to them by the Holy Spirit, and what the Holy Spirit will say through them is unknown and will remain unknown until that time.
Revelation 10:4 KJVS
“And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.”
Seal up those things which the Seven Thunders uttered and write them not, do not premeditate! Unlike the Seven Seals that have been unsealed and made available for our understanding (If and when it be God’s will) by the Lamb who was slain, the Seven Thunders are and will remain sealed up until the Lion roars.
Revelation 10:5-6 KJVS
“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,  And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:”
Swearing by our Heavenly Father who is the creator of all things such as the Heaven and all the souls who are within it, and the earth which could also mean the flesh and our spiritual bodies that are within it, that there should be no time longer.
Revelation 10:7 KJVS
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”
Now here in verse 7 in Revelation Chapter 10, according to the Companions Bible , the correct translation for “but in the days of voice of the Seventh Angel when he shall BEGIN to sound ” it should say Is ABOUT to sound”
In those days when the Seventh Angel is about to sound which is still within the time frame of the Woe of the Sixth Trumpet, the Seven Thunders will have been issued through our Heavenly Fathers servants.
With the Seven Seals having already been opened and the Seven Thunders sent forth through all of Gods servants who are delivered up, the Mystery of God will be finished, just before the Seventh Angel Sounds.
Only the Lamb who has been slain can open our understanding, and He is the Lion that can only roar what we are not to know until the delivering up.
With the understanding that the Lamb has given us through the Seven Seals, we understand that before the Lion roars, the serpent will open his mouth.
Revelation 12:12-13 KJVS
“Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.  And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.”
Having great wrath, Satan will be cast unto the earth with his fallen angles at The Woe of the Fifth Trumpet, after the war he will have with Michael and his Angels in Heaven.
When Satan and his fallen Angles arrive here on earth the Five Month Long Hour of Temptation, which is Daniel’s 70th week, will begin, and he knows his time is short. Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and sea!
Revelation 12:14 KJVS
“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.”
The woman in verse 14, being Christianity at this time will be given two wings of a Great Eagle which represents God’s overall protection, and through His protection she will be nourished for a time, times and a half time from the face of the serpent.
Also, through the understanding of the Seven Seals that our Heavenly Father has given to us through His Son, Jesus Christ (if it be His will) we can see by His Holy Word in Mark Chapter 13 verse 20, and Revelation Chapter 9 verses 1 through 5, that Daniel’s 70th week which was originally Seven years was shortened for the Elects sake to a Five Month Period, which is the Five Month Long Hour of Temptation.
In verse 14 of Revelation Chapter 12, time, times and a half time is three and a half years that has been shortened to the first two and a half months of that shortened Hour of Temptation, which is the time span of the Woe of the Fifth Trumpet. “
He knoweth that he hath a short time”
Revelation 12:15 KJVS
“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.”
It is only after the first Woe (Woe of the Fifth Trumpet) passes when the Sixth Angel sounds (Revelation Chapter 13 verses 12 -21) Satan will make his appearance as the Antichrist in Jerusalem to release his flood of deception that will carry most Christians away from our Heavenly Father. This carrying away of most Christians will cause the Great Wings of our Heavenly Father to be plucked away from them. (Daniel Chapter 7 verse 4).
The majority of Christianity in the middle of the Five Month Long Hour of Temptation at the Woe of the Sixth Trumpet, will cease being Christian’s which is true Israel, and will become a harlot at that time believing that Satan and his appearance as the false Christ is the true Christ return.
Who is her help? (Psalms 124)
Revelation 12:16 KJVS
“And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.”
After the serpent opens his mouth and carries away The Third who are Christians, the Lion of the tribe of Judah will use His Holy Spirit to roar through the open mouths of His servants beginning with the Church of Philadelphia when they are delivered up first to the serpent directly for a Testimony (Mark Chapter 13 verses 9 through 11.)
What the Holy Spirit will say at that time through His earthen vessel’s (Church of Philadelphia) will begin to swallow up Satan’s flood of deception, thus helping many to become a woman again to Christ, rather than remaining a whore(spiritually) to Satan.
They will be helped out of Satan’s deception before the true Christ returns at the Seventh Trumpet.
Those who will be helped are the Church of Smyrna which are the 144,000 (Daniel Chapter 11 verse 33 -34) and many with freewill out of most if not all of the remaining churches written about in Revelation Chapter 2 and 3.
They will be helped by the Lions roar through the Holy Spirit, and will repent, and in return many of them will be used by the Holy Spirit when they are delivered up also for a Testimony.
With the Two Witnesses’ (Moses and Elijah) Testimony already in play as it is written about in Revelation Chapter 11, the Lion of the tribe of Judah will roar, releasing the Seven Thunders eventually through all of His earthly vessel’s mouths, thus cascading the Latter Rain of Gods Truth over the spiritually dry land before the Seventh Angel sounds.
Revelation 12:17 KJVS
“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.”
Being brought out of Satan’s flood of deception, while many will remain a Harlot within it, those who are helped from being a Harlot to being true Israel, which is a woman for the true Christ again, from that point onward will keep the commandments of God and will have the Testimony of Jesus Christ.
Keeping all that is Holy within them, this woman who is helped, will remain in Christ, just like the ones who were used by the Holy Spirit to help her, and that will make Satan very angry.
Before the Seventh Angel sounds, Satan will go forth and make war against the remnant of her Seed, that is to say, all who will remain and all who were helped back to remain in Christ upon the His return.
It’s not so much of what our flesh is made out of (earth), its who is within us spiritually: the Lord Jesus Christ, Abraham’s Seed.