Summary: Chapter 7 of Revelation speaks of what is happening between the opening of the sixth seal and the seventh seal at the throne of God. There is a sealing or a marking of those who belong to God and there is a Great Multitude which appears before the Lamb –
Opening for Message Rev'd Up pt. 12:
Start with prayer on your knees to the Lord and have a time of silence before giving message.
Then repeat the following prayers and declarations from Revelation:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
“You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”
Lord Jesus have your way in this message today! Give us the spirit of wisdom and Revelation today – change our hearts and implant in us the spirit of revival.
Rev’d Up pt. 12
Thesis for series: We need to receive a fresh revelation of Jesus Christ every single day so we do not fall asleep at our assigned mission. We need to know He is coming back soon! Having a vision of Jesus will also give us the inner strength to stand for the Gospel in a hostile world even to the point of death. But we also need to see God’s Throne in Heaven and see His glory, majesty and power. He holds the throne of absolute power over this world – no demon – no ruler – no Caesar – no person – no angel – He is the one with the authority to determine the future of this church, school and of your life.
Key verse of Revelation: Revelation 12:11: “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”
Introduction to Series:
The book of Revelation—Means to be able to see something clearly which once was hidden from sight. This is what the book of Revelation does for us. It takes off the veil and reveals more than any other book in the Bible - JESUS CHRIST. It reveals to a suffering persecuted church a victorious Jesus Christ. It's the climax to the entire Bible fueling HOPE AND FAITH! It challenges the church to be ready because He is coming back very soon!
Time is spoken of in this book – it references the past – deals with the present and looks into the future. We need to take to heart the message of this apocalyptic book and prophecy because it will give us inner strength, joy, perseverance even in the midst of persecution or hardship.
This revelation wants us to see Jesus – if we see Him – as He is, was and will be in the future - it will change us, encourage us, revive us and it will “Rev us up” to stand up for the Truth! Seeing Jesus will also enable us to smile through the trial as we face the persecution for standing up for truth in a world filled with lies and a battle for the soul of mankind!
In chapter 6 we discover the Lamb is the one who opens the seals to release their wrath on evil in the earth. The wrath from the one who sits on the throne and of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah - the slain Lamb is being unleashed. No one will be able to stand against their power and judgment which is being released to avenge the injustice of evil on the earth from the past-present- future. In the end all will run for cover who do not know the Lamb personally but they will find no protection.
Illustration: James Weldon Johnson, The Judgment Day
In that great day,
People, in that great day,
God's a-going to rain down fire.
God's a-going to sit in the middle of the air
To judge the quick and the dead.
Early one of these mornings,
God's a-going to call for Gabriel,
That tall, bright angel, Gabriel;
And God's a-going to say to him: Gabriel,
Blow your silver trumpet,
And wake the living nations.
And Gabriel's going to ask him: Lord,
How loud must I blow it?
And God's a-going to tell him: Gabriel,
Blow it calm and easy.
Then putting one foot on the mountain top,
And the other in the middle of the sea,