Summary: This is a verse upon verse teaching/preaching message on Revelation chapter 1 through Chapter 21. John on the island of Patmos gives Revelation even though he's confined. Nothing stops God's powerful word.
Sweet As Honey, But Bitter To The Tummy.
I saw a car tag with the state of Missouri on it. In the bottom of the tag it read, “Show Me state.” The phrase, “Show Me,” was coined in 1899 by then Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver while delivering a speech in Philadelphia. “I come from a state,” he said, “that raises corn and cotton, and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.”
This thought came to mind, Many of us in the body of Christ are waiting for the scriptures to “show us,” to manifest in our lives—before we will be completely convinced that scripture is true. God wants to take that Missouri out of us. Many of us have seen the power of God operating through others and we talk about it like it’s a fond memory. “Do you remember when ...” “I still remember the day that…” “Wasn’t that amazing?”
When we find ourselves thinking fondly of God’s power moving in days gone by, we break our Father’s heart, because we are living far below His life that lives in us. He doesn’t want the power to be a memory.
“He wants the power and authority of Jesus to be an everyday present reality in our lives. He wants it to be a part of who we are. He wants the power to flow so people will be born again. He wants people to know that there is a God in Calhoun Ga. at CECC!"
Sermon central.com ”Fat” Is Where It’s At
Contributed by Barry O Johnson on Aug 19, 2019
Before we get into this evening’s scriptures, The judgment of God seems sweet when we think of the eradication of evil from the world. But how bitter the judgment will be when it comes. God’s job is judgment; Our job is love.
Revelation 10:1TPT Then I saw another extremely powerful messenger coming out of heaven, robed in a cloud. There was a halo over his head like a rainbow; his face shined bright like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.
This mighty messenger is Jesus Christ, whose face shines as bright as the sun.
Matthew 17:1-2TPT Six days later Jesus took Peter and the two brothers, Jacob and John, and hiked up a high mountain to be alone. 2 Then Jesus’ appearance was dramatically altered. A radiant light as bright as the sun poured from his face. And his clothing became luminescent—dazzling like lightning. He was transfigured before their very eyes.
Notice again verse 1b, this halo over Jesus’ head was like a rainbow.
The Aramaic can be translated “a rainbow of heaven was over his head.”
Again, This extremely powerful messenger is Christ.
Listen to, Daniel 10:5-6NLT I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. 6 His body looked like a precious gem. His face flashed like lightning, and his eyes flamed like torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice roared like a vast multitude of people.
In Revelation chapter 5, through chapter 8, we learned that Jesus holds the scroll and is the only one found worthy to open it.
Inside the pages of God’s word we can see vivid pictures of Jesus in all of His glory.
Revelation 1:12-16TPT When I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, I saw seven golden lampstands. 13 And walking among the lampstands, I saw someone like a son of man, wearing a full-length robe with a golden sash over his chest. 14 His head and his hair were white like wool—white as glistening snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire! 15 His feet were gleaming like bright metal, as though they were glowing in a fire, and his voice was like the roar of many rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. And his face was shining like the brightness of the blinding sun!
Again Jesus holds the scroll and now gives it to John. He is like the roaring Lion of Judah.
Listen to, Isaiah 31:4–5TPT This is what Yahweh said to me: “When a lion, the great beast, growls over his prey, and when the shepherds band together against him, the lion is neither terrified by their shouts nor disturbed by all the noise they make. So will Yahweh, the Commander of Angel Armies, come down to fight for you on Mount Zion and on Zion’s hill! 5 Just as a bird hovers over its nest to protect its young, so will Yahweh, Commander of Angel Armies, shield Jerusalem. He will protect her, deliver her, spare her, and rescue her!” Jeremiah 25:29-36, Hosea 11:10-11, Joel 3:16, Amos 3:8.