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Summary: The world has rejected God, and for a time they soared with the apparent freedom of an eagle. But, God will bring them down. This portion of Revelation also pictures the doom of every individual who is attempting to clutch sin and soar away from God. Let

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Revelation 19:17-20:3

Purpose: To show the awful consequences of rebelling against God.

Aim: I want the listener to love and revere God so much that sin becomes very sinful.

INTRODUCTION: One day a man, out hiking in the country, happened to see a magnificent golden eagle flying upward into the sky. He watched it with delight and admiration as it soared higher and higher. But suddenly, something went wrong! The eagle seemed incapable of going any higher. As a matter of fact, it began to fall, and before too long it lay on the ground, dead. What possibly could have happened? No human hand had touched it. No sportsman gun had reached it. Filled with bewilderment, the man went over and examined the bird only to discover an astounding sight. Still curled up in the talons of that great bird, was a little weasel, no doubt the prey of the bird that had been carried off up into the sky. As that weasel had been drawn in close to the big bird’s body for flight, it had managed to worm itself partly out of that great grip and had bit into the breast of its enemy and proceeded to suck out the lifeblood of that great eagle. [1]

The nations of the earth have rejected God’s right to rule over them. David put it this way: Ps 2:1-3 1 Why are the nations in an uproar, and the peoples devising a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers take counsel together against the LORD and against His Anointed: 3 "Let us tear their fetters apart, and cast away their cords from us!" (NAS)

Last time we learned that Jesus is described eleven different ways. Today we see that same Jesus in action.

The world has rejected God, and for a time they soared with the apparent freedom of an eagle. But, God will bring them down.

This portion of Revelation also pictures the doom of every individual who is attempting to clutch sin and soar away from God. Let’s see how God’s great victory will come about.

REVIEW:

1:1-20 I. John’s Vision of the Past "the things which you have seen"

2:1-5:14 II. Christ’s Vision of the Present "the things which are"

Ch.6-22 III. John’s Vision of the Future "things which will take places"

6-7; 12-14 A. Satan’s war against God’s creation: the first six seals

8-11; 13:11-18; 15-18 B. The wrath of God: the seventh seal

Ch.19-20 C. The worship of God

19:1 1. A description of worship "salvation...glory...power"

19:2-6 2. Four reasons to worship God "true and righteous"

19:7-10 3. The Believer’s eternal union with Christ "marriage of the Lamb"

19:11-16 4. The King appears

Vs.11a a. Jesus is reliable "Faithful"

Vs.11b b. Jesus is real "True"

Vs.11c c. Jesus is right "in righteousness He judges"

Vs.12a d. Jesus reveals all things "eyes are a flame of fire"

Vs.12b e. Jesus is beyond measure "name...which no one knows"

Vs.13a f. Jesus is the conqueror "robe dipped in blood"

Vs.13b g. Jesus is the revealer of God "The Word of God"

Vs.14 h. Jesus is the leader of heaven "armies...following Him"

Vs.15a i. Jesus is the manager of His enemies "He will rule them"

Vs.15b j. Jesus is the executer of God’s wrath "tread the wine press"


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