Contributed on Jul 22, 2013
Sometimes we think our prayers make no difference, but this is just the deception of the enemy of our souls. God hears and answers our prayers. In fact, our prayers will eventually change the world
The sounding of the first four trumpets can be understood as the destruction of much of the world through a collision with meteors. It is inevitable and will happen at some point in the future. But I’d like to focus on something else this morning. It seems that what precipitates the end of ...read more
Contributed on Jul 27, 2013
This week we’ll discuss exegetical issues and the context of the last sentence (vv. 20-21), then next week we’ll observe this very disturbing response of the world to the suffering torment created as God’s judgment is poured out on the earth-unrepentance.
Revelation 9 The Destroyer, the Army, and the Rebel: (The Bad, the Worse, and the Ugly) This morning I wanted to focus on the last sentence of this chapter: The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping ...read more
Contributed on Aug 10, 2013
We are are in danger of refusing to repent and refusing to soften our hearts, just like the last generation facing the final punishment poured out on the earth.
Revelation 9:20-21 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2013
Jesus comes the second time 1. to Judge the dead 2. to reward his saints, all those who reverence His name, but small and great 3. to destroy those who destroy the earth
11 15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever.” 16 And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2013
Five Indicators we are in the Time of the Signs-the Last Days
October 6 Revelation 13 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 This calls ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2013
Not everyone overcomes. We overcome the Devil, like those in heaven, by the Blood of the Lamb by the Word of our Testimony and by not loving our lives so much as to shrink from death.
Revelation 12 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 11 They overcame him by the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2013
The 144k are 12k from each of the 12 tribes of the children of Israel. They are Jews. There is no we any of us here can become a part of that group. We can all, however, learn from their character and try to emulate their godly behavior in our lives.
Message Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2013
Sin stifles our ability to flourish and grow and become all God has designed us to be. In some cases it destroys the lives He created for good and fulfillment and fruitfulness. But God has designed us to sing to His heavenly music.
Revelation 15 "I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2013
When we have the perspective of heaven we'll see that God's judgment is right.
The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One, because you have so judged; for they have shed the blood of your ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2013
God’s Word is always faithful. And if we are willing to listen, He speaks to us today. His word to previous generations has been completely reliable. His promises to us are completely faithful as well.
MESSAGE God’s work in Men’s hearts-And faithfulness to His Word Revelation 17:12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast. 13 They have one purpose and will give their ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2013
Babylon is an economic system with deep evil spiritual undertones, and the elements of Babylon are all around us in the forms of idolatry and excessive delicacies. We, as God's people, are called to come out of this rebellious system, obeying God.
Read Revelation 18 together Revelation 18 4 Then I heard another voice from heaven say: “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins" I’ve heard the preachers and read the commentaries that say Babylon is New York City, or the United States, or the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2013
Why would the host of heaven rejoice over massive destruction of a city, a system and a multitude of humanity? All of the rebellion, the filth, the hurt, destruction, war, famine, pestilence, suffering, evil and tyranny end forever. Hallelujah!
Revelation 19:1 After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: (Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God) THE BRIDE VS THE HARLOT Why are they saying “Hallelujah!”? 1. Because the Harlot is judged. 2. Because we are ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2013
EVERYONE stands before God to give an account-y But there are two types of judgment a. For those who’s names are written in the Lamb’s book of Life and b. for those who will suffer in the lake of fire for all of their sins
Revelation 20: 11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The ...read more
Contributed on Nov 30, 2013
Heaven need not be an obsession, yet our relationship with God should be. It is this relationship which drives everything good in our lives. It is motivation for love for each other, gives us strength for today, and fills with hope for an eternity with Gd
• The Bible is NOT obsessed with heaven. When Jesus speaks of the Kingdom of Heaven or the Kingdom of God, in general, He is not talking about a future housing for God and His people-He is talking about a way of living here and now. The greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven must be the servant of ...read more