The Prince of Love in Historical and Prophetic Revelation


By John Thiel

The king of creation the almighty, ponder who He is. The influence He has over great nations that have been and are here today. Daniel chapter 10 touches your heart with a deep sense of this. In this vision, Daniel is given the history of the governments of this world. God knows what takes place in regards to leadership. Through all history, God governs the nations.

As these nations were being moved upon in the time of Daniel, he was praying and an angel came to him and the angel express he was having a difficult time with the kings of Persia and another angel came to help him.

Daniel 10:13    But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

Daniel 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

Michael – your prince. We have been beholding God’s love. We want to gaze upon a revelation of love that is so endearing. The word prince carries all sorts of mind occupations when they deal with the concept of princes. The bible reveals to us a prince who is in a love relationship with a woman – the church.

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

The name Michael is given to the second person of the Godhead. He is also known as the arch angel. Jesus is an icon for every person on earth as He became a man. In heaven, He was an angel for the sake of the angels. Our prince, Messiah and Michael, three names.

In regard to His church on earth, we see Him as a prince:

Song of Solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. 4He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

This out does the fairytale prince. The only reason why fairy tales came into the world was because people in the dark ages were disguising the story of the gospel. The angels were described as fairies. Here is a prince of love we want to meditate about that Gods church is in love with. The world today is worshipping their ‘stars’.

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

He is the one altogether beautiful. Every expression of love can be exercised towards this person. Your star, prince, can fill your heart with total satisfaction. This one who all Christians love, is revealed indeed as a great historic ruler. In prophetic politics, he is the ruler of the nations. As you study this, you will become spellbound that this person is behind the scenes of everything that transpires in politics of this world.

It is something to become enthused about. He loves you and if you want satisfaction of your affections, you don’t need to place them on anything else in this world. This being is over and above all this. He is the beautiful prince behind the veil. The pomp, glory and opulence of the world’s rulers attracts the people. This is all superseded by our prince.

Revelation 17:14. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

What is He called? The lamb that was slain for you and me. Lord of lords and King of kings.

Do you want to be with Him? Your prince? All the glory and pomp of kings and princes falls into nothingness. Over all the Lords, and over and above all that. We want to see how attractive He is to be with. In what unexpected manner do we like the Jews view Him? How shattered was their castle building. The Jews called Him their King and Lord. They were disappointed. Let’s investigate how He is King of kings in an unexpected manner.

After Nimrods kingdom shattered a powerful nation arose – Egypt. You know the story how with the help of Joseph, Egypt became great. However, they forget how God influenced Joseph. How does Jesus through Moses manifest himself to Pharaoh? Who Moses was beforehand he spent 40 years in Midian they did not recognise. He was being trained to be the next Pharaoh. What did Jesus through Moses say to Pharaoh? “Let my people go!” Pharaoh scoffed. He said, “Who is God that I should let his people go? What can God do?” So what did God do to cause Pharaoh to let go?

Watch how Jesus ruled over this nation.

Romans 9:17 For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

God sent ten plagues. After each plague, Pharaoh hardened. Every time he recognised God was great, he hardened even more. Where did he end up? In the bottom of the Red Sea. This goes to show that our prince is King of kings.

The Assyrian empire developed into the great nation – Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar was its King. What did our prince have to do with him? The best chapter ever written is by Nebuchadnezzar. Remember the story of Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar made a image for everyone to worship.

Daniel 3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.

These young men had a prince. They had no fear. How does this prince help them? Notice what this King had to do with Nebuchadnezzar.

Daniel 3:21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

We frequently view as an isolated case the story of Nebuchadnezzar. This is only a tiny revelation of our prince moving upon the rulers of this world. He moves upon the heart of Nebuchadnezzar. He stands there talking with his servants.

Jeremiah 27:4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; 5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. 6 And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. 7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son’s son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.

Jeremiah is speaking to Judah who had become very rebellious. Note, the king of creation speaking – I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground. Nebuchadnezzar was the servant of God, of our prince. What did God tell Judah and the other nations to do through Jeremiah?

Jeremiah 27:8. And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.

Here is a representation of the King of kings. He has development of the world empires at his hand. If Babylon was directed by God himself, then would this not be the case of Persia, Greece, the Roman Empire, the Papacy and America today? He is the King of kings and when he says its going to happen, it is!

The ambassadors were further instructed to declare to their rulers that if they refused to serve the Babylonian king they should be punished “with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence” till they were consumed. Especially were they to turn from the teaching of false prophets who might counsel otherwise. {PK 443.2}

The temple of Solomon would have stood had they obeyed. They were told, go and place yourself in the hands of Nebuchadnezzar. But they did not want to. Note the punishment God can inflict upon the nations who have suffered because they would not submit to empires that God had ordained.

Now that Nebuchadnezzar had done his dirty work, he crushed Israel, took them prisoner, watch how God deals with Nebuchadnezzar Himself.

Daniel 4:29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. 30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? 31 While the word [was] in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, [saying], O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. 32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. 33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ [feathers], and his nails like birds’ [claws].

We see Him dealing with Nebuchadnezzar in a different way. Nebuchadnezzar was getting very cocky (boastful). The same hour was the thing fulfilled. His hair became like eagles feathers, he had claws.

Daniel 4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: 35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? 36 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. 37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Do you not love these words of somebody who is a ruler of an empire? This is how Jesus works. What you see in the world’s behaviour is orchestrated.

After a time, Belshazzar ruled. How did God reveal himself to him? With the writing on the wall. How Belshazzars knees quaked. We see our great prince, working continually from behind the veil to deliver and to deal with those that are not with him. The nation of Israel time and time again resisted his kinship. We see the fall and rises of empires. Is it any different today? Not at all.

We see another beautiful story of how a great king would capture Elisha. The king of Syria was going mad because Elisha was telling the leaders of Israel his every move. He asked how this could be and the advisers of the king of Syria told him it was because Elisha knew everything that was discussed in his chamber. Go get Elisha the king said!

2 Kings 6:13 And he said, Go and spy where he [is], that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, [he is] in Dothan. 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. 15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that [be] with us [are] more than they that [be] with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain [was] full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. 19 And Elisha said unto them, This [is] not the way, neither [is] this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. 20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these [men], that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, [they were] in the midst of Samaria. 21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite [them]? shall I smite [them]? 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite [them]: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master. 23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

Elisha then led the whole Syrian army into the city walls of Samaria. The prince, our prince, here we see a demonstration, the detail of Gods orchestration. What was the period in which Augustus Caesar ruled called? The golden era. Augustus Caesar was a Caesar who collected taxes. In order to collect taxes, they had to hold a census. Jesus’ birth took place in that time. His parents went to Bethlehem and Jesus was born there. See the orchestration now. The very one behind the veil is now a baby, to do what? To move on hearts of people. Our great prince becomes a little baby! He suffers your experiences from baby to adulthood. What happened next? Augustus Caesar was to die.

Daniel 11:20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.

The glory of the kingdom of the golden age. Next we see Tiberias Caesar. He was a vile man. What happened two to three years before Tiberias Caesars reign ended?

Daniel 11:22. And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

Jesus was broken. He was called the prince of the covenant. What is the covenant? The everlasting covenant.

God knows we can’t achieve the ends of being good, so he says, I’m going to write a new covenant. As we see Jesus broken for us, we ask ourselves, how can I continue to do this wrong thing? I will no longer care about any circumstances from following Jesus. He is your prince if you will believe in him. What happened to Nebuchadnezzar? What happened to the other kings? Empires fell. You and I must make our decision.

What happened next? The prince of the covenant was broken, he died, he went to heaven. See him in the book of Revelation, the book of prophecy, the revelation of Jesus Christ.

The story of history to take place after Jesus left earth. We see the story of the seven churches. He was the 1st begotten of the dead. He unveils himself in Revelation for people to see him.

Revelation 5:1 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. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? 3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 5 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.

As you study the seven seals, you see the history of the world from beginning to end. You see Jesus our prince. You see the persecution from the pagans on the Christian church. You see the whole host of the world against them.

Many Christians thought that Jesus was coming in their generation but this could not happen until sin of the papacy be revealed. In the book of Revelation, Jesus was worthy to open the book and he reveals it all.

2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Let not your mind be troubled until the papacy be revealed. Jesus will not come until this happens. Why did the pope recently apologise to the world? Because of the massacres carried out in the dark ages. From then, people can look forward to Messiah the prince.

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

The time of the end was in 1798. We read that the thrones were cast down which is the judgement beginning in 1844. Can you see the opening up?

Daniel 7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

Our prince finishes the work when he stands up. He stands for his people. What happens in parliament when someone speaks and then stands up? What they have said will now be carried out;

Daniel 12:1. And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Daniel 12:3. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Jesus is finished, he stands up. Now everything has to happen. At that time, they people shall be delivered. Look out nations! It is the close of probation.

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 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. 19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 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.

Jesus is still behind the scenes. There is combat among the nations, they are making fire bombs, apostate Protestantism and the papacy will be bombed we read in the above verse. God’s children living at this time will be thoroughly protected. Jesus is orchestrating but this time there will be no mercy mingled. All these nations will be thoroughly destroyed. Then our prince will come.

Revelation 14:14. And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

If people will not listen to our prince, they will suffer dreadful results. Finally our prince will welcome the redeemed home.

Amen.

Posted on March 2, 2013, in Divine Service Sermons, God's Love Series, Sermons by John Thiel. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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