B14- Rev.14:12-13[KJV+], “12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.”
B14- Rev.14:12-13[EV], 1“12Here is the value of the saints2 maintaining constancy in their service to Righteousness: they3 who keep4 the commandments of God and their Faith in Christ Jesus5. 13And I heard an other-than-human voice out of the heavens saying unto me, ‘Write: The Spirit of God says, Truly, those who are dead, or die, which die in the Lord [especially from this point forward1] are extremely blessed. Yes, they are blessed because they have the opportunity and privilege to rest securely from the rigors of life2 on Earth; and the record of their beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors in authentic support of Christ3 shall accompany4 them’5.”
Revelation, 14:12(1) response to v.1-11; 14:12(2) those who pursue the Holiness of Christ, and do not receive the mark, or worship, the beast; 14:12(3) each individual; 14:12(4) protect, maintain, preserve, obey, put their life on the line in defense of the rightness of; 14:12(5) especially during the pressures they encounter during life on Earth; 14:13(1) The Greek word used here, ‘aparti’, can mean back and/or forward in time from a particular instant in time, so it means all who ever died/die in the Lord; but, in this particular case, especially those who remain faithful to the Lord during the upcoming temptations and traumas in their life.; 14:13(2) tribulations, sorrows, toils, pains; 14:13(3) the ‘works’ generated out of their spirit’s unity with the Holy Spirit, and willingly participated in by their mind, emotions, and body; 14:13(4) The record and tally of their life on Earth [both good and bad] is attached to them and brought into the next spiritual timeframe and realm with them.; 14:13(5) In this particular case, the Holy Spirit is referring to those who have faithfully followed and served Christ. “them,” is each individual – all the benefits , whether they be few or many, accrued from our beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors which are in alignment with the authentic gospel of Christ during our life on Earth, are carried over into the next dimension of life, and are rewarded – everything else is waste and detriment.
B15- Rev.22:12-15, 17[KJV+], “12And, ‘behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.’
“14Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 15For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.”
“17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
B15- Rev.22:12-15, 17[EV], “12‘Behold, I1 come quickly2; and my reward is with me, to give every person their recompense according to the way their work3 bears up under my judgment4. 13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.’
“14Blessed are they that do His commandments, because they now have right to eat from the tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the city1; 15because outside the gates there are ‘dogs’1, and sorcerers2, and whoremongers3, and murderers, and idolaters4, and all those who love, formulate5, and execute lies6.”
“17The Holy Spirit and the body of Christ1 say, Come. Let them that hear say, Come. Let them that are athirst Come, and whosoever will, let them partake of the water of Life freely2.”
Revelation, 22:12(1) Jesus; 22:12(2) It will have been ‘quickly’, when we consider the fact that with the Lord a thousand years in our way of measuring time is as a day. [2ndPeter 3:8]; 22:12(3) spiritual/mental/physical behavior, lifestyle, effort [good, or bad; carnal, or Holy-Spiritual]; 22:12(4) righteous scrutiny and verdict; 22:14(1) the New Jerusalem, where the tree of Life is located [22:2]; 22:15(1) morally impure, animalistic ‘people’: the anarchical, impudent, disobedient, oblivious masses; 22:15(2) practitioners of magical arts, especially those who use drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, etc.; 22:15(3) fornicating libertines, spiritual anarchists; 22:15(4) those who separate from Christianity: consciously or negligently, openly or secretly; 22:15(5) makes up; 22:15(6) to themselves and others – Those who live in a moral and ethical void – Those who are grubbing for sustenance in a world where they recognized no [spiritual] influence of God. They lost their chance to obtain everlasting blessing in God’s Kingdom of Man, and are stuck in the realm of natural man: much like, but much worse than, the Holy-Spiritless, hedonic heathen population of Earth in the time of Noah: Gen.6:5, 11-12.; 22:17(1) all those who truly believe and follow Christ; 22:17(2) The ‘water’ of Life [the full and free flow of the Holy Spirit] is conditionally available to all. Nothing on God’s part is prejudicially restrictive as to who is allowed to meet the conditions to enter into His Kingdom and freely participate in His eternal Life and Blessing.
The following is a partial list of additional Scripture references pertaining to NOSAS. This is a limited list, because all of Scripture has to do with the necessary application of God’s New Covenant Gospel principles to our life on Earth – and by now you should be able to recognize these things as you read through Scripture. If you would like a full list of the ones I have taken note of, please request it by email.
Ps.84:11; Prov.10:9, 12:24, 15:21, 16:2, 28:18; Isa.33:14-17; Mt.3:9-11, 5:16-17, 6:20-21, 30-33, 8:10-12, 10:22, 38-39, 12:17-21, 13:24, 37-43, 16:24-27, 18:7, 22:14, 37, 23:all (esp. v.3), 24:11-13, 24, 25:30-46, 26:41, 28:18-20; Mk.8:34-38, 12:30-31, 13:5-6, 13; Lk.1:73-75, 6:46-49, 9:23-26, 62, 13:20-21, 14:14, 28-30, 34-35, 20:35-36; Jn.3:7, 16, 4:23-24, 5:21, 28-29, 6:27, 53-58, 8:31-32, 34-36, 11:25-26, 12:26, 14:20-21, 15:1-11, 17:17-23, 20:30-31; Acts 1:8, 3:26, 5:29, 32, 9:16, 11:18, 14:22, 20:21, 27-32, 26:20; Rom.1:16-23, 2:4-13, 3:21-26, 5:1-2, 17-19, 21, 6:5-11, 16, 19, 22-23, 8:1, 4-8, 11, 13-14, 16-19, 28-29, 9:27-29, 10:4, 9-10, 16-18, 11:19-22, 12:1-2, 10-19, 13:12-14, 15:13, 16, 16:17-19, 25-26; Gal.6:7-10; 1stPeter 4:16-19 and many many more.
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