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October 22, 2021 6:00 am
Goal should be, Lord, load me up put as many arrows in my quiver as you can see it and I'll bring a couple quivers with me so that you can load me up with what I need to be useful to you. After all, what your life what you here on earth for what is worth living for.
Once you come to Christ, will of God, but the flesh will participate will the flesh really resist you every chance it. This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston. Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville*is currently teaching through the gospel of Mark.
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More information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching. This is part three in the conclusion of master mix message called after that tribulation in Mark chapter 13 lot did not have to get hit the fire and brimstone to get out of Sodom and Gomorrah and my point is we are preaching about things that are coming on the whole earth which we will not be here to feel we are here to preach and you say well, Noah got out with eight souls lot got out with for less than one ends up with three himself, his two daughters who were the product of being raised in school Sodom and Gomorrah the battlefield will be global at this time in history this great tribulation. In that day at the end of it. When Christ comes back.
This is what he's coming back to war will be all over the place. Jeremiah talks about a Jeremiah 2570 prophets withdrawing from Isaiah Genesis Jeremiah Jeremiah Zephaniah Joel it it's all over the Bible because it's too much information to layout in one book. It has to be filtered, filtered Jeremiah 2533 and at that day. The slaying of Yahweh. That's the judgment of the great tribulation. Isaiah's very vocal about this also.
Anyway, go back to Jeremiah as shall be from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth, they shall not be lamented or gathered, or buried. They shall become refuse on the ground the battlefield carnage that will be all over the earth will be too many dead to bury. Revelation talks about the rivers of blood.
Jeremiah is very clear. He says from one end of the earth, even to the other, but most Jews would miss that in those days because again they were so Israel centered in their thinking that everything was was about the Jews and about Jerusalem and you can understand it partly because God poured out so much care on them but it was to a fault and in their understanding of things again, even these apostles when Jesus talking about things that were going on what and they they wrote down the nonetheless what he said even though they had not all developed of our understanding as of yet. Christ will not allow men to incinerate the planet and white men off the face of the earth does he sizzles lasers or shorten so what begins as a confrontation between the forces of the East and antichrist of the West and use as a confrontation between heaven and earth when Christ comes back to the Mount of olives and also at the same time wipes out antichrist and his forces. The climax in the conclusion of the great tribulation comes with unmistakable signs that were warned about so that we can warn in the hundred and 44,000 Jewish witnesses will be all over end time prophecy in their preaching that people will be getting saved because of it. God will crush the devil and he will crush the signs and wonders that Satan was permitted whether they're false or true they going to be stopped. There will be no mistaking who truly is God and as we humanity enters into that thousand year. In the very early stages of their going to be many converts but as they give birth to more people through that thousand year. The going to be many more unbelievers yet again were not yet talking about the millennial age, verse 25 the stars of heaven will fall in the powers in the heavens will be shaken. How you could Al Gore arise that and see the stars of the leaders and things you know the nations and there would be truth to that, but I I think that it is also physical. This climactic end to man rule on the earth and the beginning of Christ rule on the earth these days, when he comes back. Incidentally, when he destroys these armies at Armageddon. He sets up his government and we, his believers from all history past will be here used by him as ministers of his truth and leaders of society humanity and human rule will be hemorrhaging when he arrives there would be bleeding out to be action-packed.
It will be again. The Lord's present audience believed it, though they did not live to see it first Peter chapter 3 Al Peter is talking about what happens after the return of Christ, he says, but the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for the new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells in so Peter is lump it all together himself because that was his understanding, but the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night the rapture comes without us knowing it.
We know it's coming. We just don't know when it's coming and so it will be through the tribulation.
There will be other events that will come, and if unexpectedly and if you are not ready.
You are doomed. Christ will get into that at the end of this message, not this morning's message, but his Olivet discourse at the end of chapter 13 will keep saying watch watch out when he uses the word. He does not confine it to those who will be living through this age, he can he expands it to those living in every age, you cannot listen to Christ say watch for this, take heed and think he's talking about somebody else and not you to on some level.
Verse 26 then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Nice quoting Daniel chapter 7, as I mentioned is just Scripture for everything you saying the scriptural he is. He is taking the Scripture verses and he is amalgamating the meat, putting them together, but to get to be able to do that you have to have an ax pensive understanding of what the Bible says about end times 12 here's Daniel who tells us more about antichrist. In any but that's not what were talking about with talking about the return of Christ.
Let's read what Jesus is has condensed for us from Daniel chapter 7 verse 13, Daniel and his vision says I was watching in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He came to the ancient of days and they brought him near before him. Then to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom that all peoples, nations and languages should serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed. That's the passage from which Christ is according to his disciples, but is not court laying it all out. He's got so much. The preachers only got so much time for service has to end. He related he could just preach on and on and on vaulted and almost killed the kid is why we don't have a second-story I I had attended the church years ago that was on the meeting on the fifth or sixth floor of the building. Depending what was available and I was very happy there were no windows anyway.
Verse 26 then they will again then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. The climactic end to human rule not the end of the world that comes at the end of the thousand years.
I just quoted from Peter but listen. One of the great verses of first Corinthians chapter 15 verse 24 then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the father because he is God the son when he puts an end to all rule and all authority and power to those two Greek words authority exclusively or in the Greek that is the authority, the right to do it and then power there in the Greek is Dumas the ability to enforce that authority. And so when Christ does come, not only will he come and put down with the enemy is doing. He will stay and preserve what he is doing of the preliminary signs are are done. This is really nothing on the calendar waiting to happen. We can be rapture that any moment and this great tribulation. It begins going to open up a lot more not of this session, but next week because you know then we get into the generation that will see it happen. When did the clock starts ticking Lord. It was at 1948. On May 14 was a June 7, 1967 when the clock starts ticking to say to us, this generation will not pass until they see these things. Okay I'm getting ahead of myself. That comes later he returns to this broken and decimated planet because of men. Those who refuse that he existed those who insisted that man has somehow evolved itself out of slime what ever so incredible and very intelligent people can believe stupid things. It is as it is, like Einstein, insisting that there are fairies not apply to the pillow until the court of the next day I mayonnaise. He fixed it would also put the theories of physics and the other these days, but this is how it is otherwise intelligent people believe lies from hell because they do not want to accept the truth from heaven. This is what we face when you tell them that's what going on as they demonstrate that they can't figure out on their own. This with all the wars and the famines and earthquakes to disasters, the pestilence, the persecutions millions upon millions of people will die in that seven-year. Throughout the earth, unprecedented carnage.
Isaiah chapter 13 behold, the day of Yahweh comes rule with both wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate, and he will destroy its sinners from it. Purging is very serious knowing.
Therefore, the terror of the Lord we persuade men. The apostle Paul said, we do believe in the grace of God. But there is also such thing as the wrath of God and you would have to have a lot of black ink to edit that out of your old and New Testament, is that pronounced Zephaniah chapter 1 that day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness. I think we get the point with it. His readers get the audience get wood Zephaniah was saying to God's got this much power get right with him. Satan cannot do this. Revelation 1110 and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, we set this verse up.
The people that Christ is judging other people are going to read from Revelation 1110 so we don't lose sight of who these people are and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, who is them. That's the two servants of God whom the world killed the whole world could see dead in the street technology.
Of course, not available in the days it was preach, but is now it says they make Mary and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. So when you say transgender is out a hell and human beings, believing it are following a real Satan they hate your guts for saying that thing because just like here in Revelation 1110 you torment them with truths and hell, who is the greater influence in them doesn't want to hear it and will do anything to shut you and I up so now we have a generation that is just right for the end times and they are saying what those June day Judeo-Christian values what are they less mark each one, and let's destroy each one. They love their guns. Let's try to take those away. They love their children. Let's try to pervert their children because Satan is in back of them pulling playing them like a fiddle and they don't believe in the only response heaven has is to send us in which you gotta be ready.
I enjoyed my years working in the world because I had a lot of scripture, God was preparing me for ministry.
I get to work hours now I have two hours before work, and sit my will jalopy car with briefcase full of books and cassettes, and I'd study and study is a new God call me to the measures and have a church in a way like me enough so it took a lot of years and and still I and I'm not the only other pastors out there have the same kind of testimony how God call them in the work and they labored over the word of God long before they could stand in front of the pulpit and teach the word of God.
Why would anyone find these things too difficult for God to do unless their brand of God is man-made and itsy-bitsy because any man-made God is not only itsy-bitsy it's demonic is wrong. I don't find any of these things unbelievable from my God in the beginning God created that's there was nothing till he created. Why would I have a problem if he can keep the sun where it is in the moon where it is and then have them dysfunctional. Later on and still preserve life on earth why what I have a problem with any of this, the great glory of Christ return will include the believers. Now when he said this when he said to them, then the Son of Man return with great power and glory. Those apostles. They did not know that they would be with him at the time when he comes back riding on horses like you were told in Revelation 19 is just too much in relation for Christ to say everything so he gave his time release predictions and through his apostles, and through him his own lips and we have them. To this day, and were not to dismiss them again. Don't be intimidated by end time prophecy not know there a lot of weirdos out there also be very careful, your source material. You have to consider before you start listening to someone preach on in times what do they believe about Christ and who he is, are they loving or they just judgment do they have the illogic complex with his I'm the only one on the only profit all the others are gone or they understand that God has always has a remnant that has not bowed the knee to bow. So if you going to go online you going to buy books.
Be careful what your goal should not be curiosity. Your goal should be, Lord, load me up put as many arrows in my quiver as you can fit and I'll bring a couple quivers with me so that you can load me up with what I need to be useful to you. After all, what your life for you here on earth for what is worth living for. Once you come to Christ the will of God, but the flesh will participate will it flesh root resist you every chance it gets well coming back to this were almost done the disciples not reeling realizing that when he says I'm coming back that they going to be in that number with him did just an amazing amount of information to be given. Hebrews chapter 2 verse eight you have put all things in subjection under his feet.
Of course the pronoun there is Jesus Christ. That's the feet of Christ, for in that he put all in subjection under him. He left nothing that is not put under him, but now we do not see all things put under him. Why did he put all of these things on the crisis.
Christ is God the son. That's why it's not like he earned it or something like that or is somehow lesser than the father. It's is just laying it out for is how it works what he says but we do not yet see all things put under him. Christ is telling us here in verse 26 they will be fully under me and you will see them and you will participate in this and do you believe it or do you think that once you get to heaven. That's the end there's nothing more here to do. That's why I think Christians to have a sign put up on their property. If rapture will be back in seven years leave my stuff up to.
If I catch anybody going through my garage. I'm telling you. Verse 27 I mean is true, but the part about my ride out the body going to be burned up for all the death and destruction going on but will be back in seven years and things are going to be a lot different under new ownership for sure. Verse 27 sounded very Southern California with that for sure. That's not who I am in an old fence to them got in all boundaries anyway and when he verse 27 and then he will send his angels and gather together his elect from the four winds from the father's part of the earth to the father's part of heaven. Nobody that belongs to him will be lost sight of, and they will not be out of his reach.
That is the bottom line of that verse. We get that much that he is in control, that he cares for his people. The elect here are essentially the Jews, but also any other converts to not going to be left out. He's not going to come there is a well he knows all about Israel anyway not you gentleness Satan comes along and says you see how much care, God has in the Old Testament for Israel doesn't care much about the Jeanette Satan talking. We know better. Surviving Jews will be scattered throughout the globe.
When he arrives 144,000 likely still be in operation. Isaiah chapter 11 verse 12 he will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcast of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Primarily it is Israel, but not at the neglect of tribulation converts. They will have their assignments to just not written down for us in Scripture because it would create a whole other world of discussion amongst the rabbis that would not be edifying Philip that they Jews were entrusted with bringing light to the Gentiles, and they never really did it, and will cover that in one of the sessions coming up where health until the New Testament came if you wanted to know about the God of creation. You had to go to what you and out switched so will come to that later. Anyway, almost finished here. Revelation 1915.
This is the judgment coming now out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should strike the nations.
And he himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. That is pretty straightforward that he is God the son, Jews and Gentiles will be the nucleus of the population to launch the millennial age where death will be almost nonexistent. So how many people will be born and populate the planet and and there will be climate change, but it will not be man-made, it will be Christ made the man-made climate change will be through the exchange of nuclear weapons and other such things. Christ will change the landscape of the planet and I did not get picked out where I'm I'm going to live because I will be my choice revenue of Romans 11 and also more party and so all Israel will be saved as it is written, dilute the deliverer will come out of Zion, and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob. See, that's the outcome of this outpouring of wrath and judgment. And anyone who says well you know the dominion theology kingdom theology that the churches become Israel and Israel's God is done with them. How do you account for such a verse, Zion is very geographical very clear that it is the Jewish people. God never stops loving, so long as there is life. If you believe him. Incidentally, one close with this when you study prophecy is emotional. It draws you when you feel good about it because one thing is pronoun is more clear than anything else. God is in control also wants and so much… Hang in there right now. You don't see me in control.
That's what we read from Hebrews, but I am in control move. Thanks for tuning in to cross reference radio for this study in the book of Mark cross reference radio is the teaching ministry of Pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville in Virginia to learn more information about this ministry.
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