TOPIC: THE POWER OF ASCENSION
Read: Revelation 10:1-11
Revelation 10:1-11 Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, robed in a cloud, with a [halo like a] rainbow over his head; his face was like the sun, and his feet (legs) were like columns of fire.
He had a little book (scroll) open in his hand. He set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
And he shouted with a loud voice like the roaring of a lion; and when he had shouted, the seven thunders gave voice and uttered their message in distinct words.
And when the seven thunders had spoken (sounded), I was going to write [it down], but I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up what the seven thunders have said! Do not write it down!
Then the [mighty] angel whom I had seen stationed on sea and land raised his right hand to heaven (the sky),
And swore in the name of (by) Him Who lives forever and ever, Who created the heavens (sky) and all they contain, and the earth and all that it contains, and the sea and all that it contains. [He swore] that no more time should intervene and there should be no more waiting or delay,
But that when the days come when the trumpet call of the seventh angel is about to be sounded, then God’s mystery (His secret design, His hidden purpose), as He had announced the glad tidings to His servants the prophets, should be fulfilled (accomplished, completed).
Then the voice that I heard from heaven spoke again to me, saying, Go and take the little book (scroll) which is open on the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.
So I went up to the angel and asked him to give me the little book. And he said to me, Take it and eat it. It will embitter your stomach, though in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.
So I took the little book from the angel’s hand and ate and swallowed it; it was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but once I had swallowed it, my stomach was embittered.
Then they said to me, You are to make a fresh prophecy concerning many peoples and races and nations and languages and kings.
And he shouted with a loud voice like the roaring of a lion; and when he had shouted, the seven thunders gave voice and uttered their message in distinct words. (Revelation 10:3)
The effect of Christ’s atoning work on Satan is what the late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke described as “brain damage” in his book, “Evangelism by Fire” This has caused him to misbehave ever since against God and His things (1 Pet.5:8). So, it is foolhardy of anyone to downplay the danger he poses to every heaven-bound pilgrim of our time.
The mastery of the Power of ASCENSION is hidden in the voices of the seven Thunders in Revelation chapter 10.
Late Evangelist Tommy Hicks saw a vision in 1961, titled, “Vision of the Body of Christ and of the End-time Ministries”: At that very moment, there came a great thunder that seemed to roar from the heavens. I saw the Lord Jesus Christ; He stretched forth His hand upon the nation’s.
This liquid light seemed to flow from His hands to people, and those people began to go forth in the name of the Lord. One is seen preaching in a certain place now but suddenly he was transported to another city and country and continent for the same purpose. These were vehemently opposed and attacked with various weapons by satanic agents with no success or harm registered on these end-time sent-one preacher’s! They escaped it all!”
The Power of ASCENSION at work! In summary, this power will help the believer to look and see divinely into the unseen future. It will also help to overcome personal temptations, be on top of, or master any situation, put the Devil to flight, rebuke and control unpleasant circumstances, claim and receive divine provision and be blessed to meet personal and kingdom needs, and escape unhurt, diabolical intentions and all physical harm.
Furthermore, The Power of ASCENSION will help pass through walls of closed opportunities be divinely transported just as Evangelist Philip (Acts 8v39-40), fulfil the great commission as expected with diverse works of healing and miracles, and be ready to fly to heaven when the Lord arrives.
Welcome, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
1. Arise, oh Lord, and baptise us with the power of ASCENSION in Jesus name.
2. O God, arise and let all Your enemies be scattered before You. Let they that hate you, flee before you.
3. Lord, cause Your mighty power to be experienced in full manifestation, again in our generation. Help us to do the right things to see it in action.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezra 4:10, 7, Acts 11:18 – 12:9