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Beholding. A podcast simply endeavouring to seek out what God is like.

Johan takes you on a journey through the various descriptions the Bible gives us about what is God like. What are his likes and dislikes? What does he think and feel? What kinds of things does he do, and what does he do them? What’s his personality like?

This is not about opinions or experiences. It is simply about exploring every little attribute of God that we can find in scripture.

Who is this man, this Holy One whom we are following?

Beholding Johan Heinrichs

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Beholding. A podcast simply endeavouring to seek out what God is like.

Johan takes you on a journey through the various descriptions the Bible gives us about what is God like. What are his likes and dislikes? What does he think and feel? What kinds of things does he do, and what does he do them? What’s his personality like?

This is not about opinions or experiences. It is simply about exploring every little attribute of God that we can find in scripture.

Who is this man, this Holy One whom we are following?

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    • 58 sec
    Who Wipes Away Every Tear

    Who Wipes Away Every Tear

    The God of Israel is sometimes a God who hides Himself, but never a God who absents Himself; sometimes in the dark, but never at a distance. -Matthew Henry
    Last week we were in the second session of Revelation 7. We read about the multitude before His throne, the diversity of people worshiping before Him from every nation, tribe, tongue. This week we finish off Revelation 7 with verses 13-17
    The PassageThen one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
    “Therefore they are before the throne of God,
        and serve him day and night in his temple;
        and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
    They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
        the sun shall not strike them,
        nor any scorching heat.
    For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
        and he will guide them to springs of living water,
    and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
    The ListHe allows the elders initiate conversationThe great multitude that is before his throne from every tribe, tongue and nation are the ones that have come out of the great tribulationHe washes those from the tribulation in his bloodThose he washes in blood makes them white and pureThose who come out of the great tribulation have the privilege of being before His throne, serving God day and night in the heavenly templeHe shelters the overcomers with his presenceThose who came out of the tribulation shall no longer hunger thirst or be struck by the scorching sunThe lamb is in the midst of the throneThe lamb will shepard those that came out of the great tribulationThe lamb will guide the overcomers to the springs of living waterGod will wipe away every tear from the eyes of those that came out of the tribulationThe DeclarationsYou allow the elders initiate conversation before your throne
    Those who came out of tribulation are before your throne
    You wash those from the tribulation in your blood
    Your washing blood makes us white and pure
    Those who come out of the great tribulation have the privilege of being before your throne, serving you day and night in the heavenly temple
    You shelter the overcomers with your presence
    Those who came out of the tribulation shall no longer hunger thirst or be struck by the scorching sun
    You are the lamb and you are in the midst of the throne
    You, the lamb will shepard those that came out of the great tribulation
    You, the lamb will guide the overcomers to the springs of living water
    You will wipe away every tear from the eyes of those that came out of the tribulation
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    • 16 min
    Heaven's Diversity

    Heaven's Diversity

    “If grace perfects nature it must expand all our natures into the full richness of the diversity which God intended when He made them, and Heaven will display far more variety than Hell.” ― C.S. Lewis
    Last week we began going through Revelation 7 and how the Lord will seal 144,000 Jewish believers from each tribe and nation. This week we continue in the same passge moving to verse 9-12
    The PassageAfter this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:9-12 (ESV)
    The ListThere is a huge multitude of humans before his throne (he likes humans close to him)Heaven is multicultural He wants people before him that are froml every nation, tribe, people, and languageHe clothes those before him in white robesThose before him have palm branchesThe multitude before him all cry out in a loud voice “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb”Salvation belongs to HimHe sits on the throneHe is the LambThere are angels standing around his throneThere are elders around his throneThere are four living creatures around his throneThe angels, elders and creatures fall on thier faces before HimThe angels, elders and creatures say, ““Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might is attributed to God foreverThe DeclarationsThere is a huge multitude of humans before your throne - You like humans close to you
    Heaven is multicultural. You want people before you that are from every nation, tribe, people, and language
    You clothe those before you in white robes
    Those before you have palm branches (like the great procession)
    The multitude before you all cry out in a loud voice “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb”
    Salvation belongs to you
    You sit on the throne
    You are the Lamb
    There are angels standing around your throne
    There are elders around your throne
    There are four living creatures around your throne
    The angels, elders and creatures fall on their faces before you
    The angels, elders and creatures say to you, ““Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
    Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might is attributed to you forever
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    • 13 min
    The 144,00

    The 144,00

    Revelation 7:1-8The God of Israel is sometimes a God who hides Himself, but never a God who absents Himself; sometimes in the dark, but never at a distance. -Matthew Henry
    Last week we touched on the 5th and 6th seal judgements. We see God’s sovereignty over the sky and it’s hosts. We know there will be a number of martyrs crying out for the Lord to avenge the shedding of their blood. And he responds, he is stirred by this and it is manifested in his end time judgements. This week move along in this great end-time story line as we read about the 144,000 sealed jewish believers. In Revelation 7:1-8
    The PassageAfter this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
    12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
    12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
    12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
    12,000 from the tribe of Asher,
    12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
    12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh, 
    12,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
    12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
    12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
    12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
    12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
    12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
    The List:You assign four angels to hold back the four winds and to harm the earth and sea You dispatch an angel with the seal of the living God from the sun to instruct the four angels holding back the four windsThere is a seal of the living God The angel with the seal has a loud voiceThe angel with the seal instructs the four angels with power to not harm the earth or sea, or trees until God seals 144,000 jewish believersHe will put a seal on foreheadsGod will seal and protect 144,000 jewish believers from each tribe of IsraelThe Declarations:You assign angels for your end time purposes
    You will assign angels to bring harm to the earth and sea as part of your plan
    You will send angels to hold back the wind from blowing on the earth
    You are the living God, and you have a seal with that name on it that you give to jewish believers
    You dispatch an angel from the sun to instruct the four angels
    You make assignments and involve angels in the process
    You give angels loud voices
    You will seal and bring divine protection to 144,000 jewish believers from each historic tribe.


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    • 12 min
    The Wrath of the Lamb

    The Wrath of the Lamb

    Revelation 6:9-17The fact is you cannot talk about the love of God. The love of God has no meaning whatsoever unless you understand the judgment of God that all of us deserve. -Robert Jeffress
    Last week we began going through the 7 seal judgements of God, the unveiling of God’s battle plan and the riders of the 4 horses. We got through the first four seals which we read were announced by the four living creatures. This week we get the next two seal judgements and then a break in judgments found in Revelation 6:9-17
    The PassageWhen he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. Revelation 6:9-17
    When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”
    The List:There are souls of martyrs under the altar in heavenThe fifth seal releases intercession in heaven crying out for justice through those that have been martyredHe gives white robes to those that have been martyredHe is sovereignHe is holy and trueThe shedding of blood for His sake stirs up his heartGod allows and knows how many are going to be killed for the witness of the gospelThere is a tipping point of the number of saints he will allow to be martyredHe uses earthquakes as a means of judgmentHe will darken the sunHe will cause the moon to be blood redHe will cause stars (also translated asteroids) to fall from the skyHe causes the sky to roll up like a scroll He will cause mountains and Islands to be removed from their placeHis judgements will strike fear into the hearts of leaders and people of influence in all streams of societyHis judgments are so great that unbelievers will cry out for death to come upon themHis judgements seem unbearable to unbelieversThe Declarations:You have a space under your altar where the martyrs dwell in heaven
    Your judgements cause intercession of the martyrs in heaven
    You give those who have been killed for your sake a white robe
    Those that are martyred declare your sovereignty 
    Those that are martyred declare you holy and true (and we agree)
    The shedding of the blood of your saints stirs up your heart, you respond
    You know every person, the perfect amount of those that are to be slain for your sake
    You have a number of martyrs in mind before you avenge their blood
    You bring earthquakes as a form of judgment on the earth
    You have authority over the sun, stars and everything in the sky, you will cause fearful things to happen in the sky in the day of judgement
    You will remove mountains and Islands from their place
    Your judgements will strike fear into the hearts of leaders and people of influence in all streams of society
    Your judgments are so great that unbelievers will cry out for death to come upon them
    Your judgements seem unbearable to unbelievers

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    • 15 min
    He Breaks the Seals

    He Breaks the Seals

    “God's wrath, properly, is an aspect of his love: it is because God loves human beings with a steady, unquenchable passion that he hated Apartheid, that he hates torture and cluster bombs, that he loathes slavery, that his wrath is relentless against the rich who oppress the poor. If God was not wrathful against these and so many other distortions of our human vocation, he is not loving. And it is his love, determining to deal with that nasty, insidious, vicious, soul-destroying evil, that causes him to send his only, special son.” 
    ― N.T. Wright
    Last week we finished up Revelation 5 where all of the created order shouted out the worthiness of Jesus and the slain lamb. This week we move on to Revelation 6, the seven seals. We must remember that the book of Revelation is about revealing Jesus, so hard or easy passages…they should all lead to us knowing the son better than we do. Here in Revelation 6 I like how Mike Bickle describes this as Jesus battle plan. With all the chaos and things that could be deemed scary, we know the end of the story, Jesus wins. And may he do what he needs to do to accomplish that purpose. We will start with Revelation 6:1-8
    The PassageNow I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.
    When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.
    When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard what seemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius,and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not harm the oil and wine!”
    When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.
    The List:The lamb is the one opening the seven seal judgements on the earthHe assigns one of the four living creatures to announce the first judgmentHe gives authority (a crown) to this rider on a white horse with a bow to conquer (Anti-Christ’s Politcal aggression)He assigns another one of the four living creatures to announce the second judgmentHe gives permission to the rider on the red horse to take peace from the earth (war, world war)He assigns another one of the four living creatures to announce the third seal judgmentThe rider on the black horse with scales in his hand brings economic crisis and famineHe assigns the fourth living creature to announce the fourth seal judgmentThe rider on the pale horse whose name Death and Hades followed with him was given power to kill ¼ of the earth’s population with swords, hunger and beasts.The Declarations:Jesus you are the slain lamb that is opening the seals on the scroll and releasing judements
    You assign one of the living creatures to announce the first seal
    You will give authority (a crown) to this rider on a white horse with a bow to conquer
    You assign the second living creature to announce the second judgment
    You will give permission to the rider on the red horse to take peace from the earth (war, world war)
    You assign a third living creature to announce the third seal judgment
    You allow rider on the black horse bring economic crisis and famine
    You assign the fourth living creature to announce the fourth seal judgment
    You permit the rider on the pale horse to kill ¼ of the

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