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March 19, 2022 2:00 pm
As we continue in Revelation, we are reminded in Matthew 24:21: For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. We have already seen the seven seal and seven trumpet judgments, now we are introduced to the seven bowl judgments.
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Welcome to God, committed to encouraging you to put God first won't even like the window in the Bible. Now, in honor of the one and only true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob left doing fine. See Thomas for today's message I was talking to a man just yesterday that my whole and we got into a conversation about the things that are taking place in the world be the condition of society and we were pointing out things like the racial tension then the pestilence with Kovic, 19 the wars and rumors of wars and injustice.
So many things that just seems like the world is in this this upheaval over everything and he said God is trying to get peoples attention God is trying to get people to focus back on him and the reason that God is doing. That is because he's worn us through his love and compassion of what is yet to come. Things that the Bible foretells us of the day of judgment things that the Bible tells us there will be precursors of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ coming back to the earth, and I certainly agree with with a man in his his take on things but you know an interesting thing he said is that it just seems like steel.
Most people are not waking up most most people really don't seem to to understand that that God is warning us and I again I totally agree with him, and I even think about not only people who are out there in the world. But even people who sit on church pews Sunday after Sunday and it just seems to be a disconnect between events that are taking place right in front of us and what the Bible said would be the condition of society. Jesus said it would be as it was in the days of Noah and we see things again going on in the world that lets us know that the fulfillment of prophecy is upon us.
So we are looking today as we continue our series in the book of Revelation.
Looking at this time to the Bible says will be a time of our Lord's wrath in which you would pour out his judgment upon the earth. For those who have rejected him as Lord and Savior. We want to see things that you just goes beyond human comprehension as to how bad the judgments will be that are going to come upon the earth. So today were looking at Revelation chapter 16 were going to pick up where we left off with verse four. Heavenly father, we thank you Lord for this time together. We think you Lord for your great word. It is my prayer, Lord, that all things that are spoken there to be nothing but sound doctrine, and may you be honored in all things in your name Lord Jesus we pray. Amen. Revelation chapter 16 verse four. Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water and they became blood. The third bowl judgment is a sequel to the second if you remember in our last message we looked at the second bowl judgment in which the waters of the oceans throughout the entire earth were turned to blood and so we see here today that now the freshwater's are being turned to blood this this judgment involves the freshwater is becoming contaminated as blood. This includes the creeks and rivers.
The fountains the Springs Palms Lakes underground reservoirs. This judgment will mirror Egyptian plague number one, which is from Exodus chapter 7 verses 14 through 21, and I don't need to tell you that water is a basic human need.
So this judgment will certainly lead to disease and pestilence. And unless God provides another water source or may and figures out a way to purify you that will be certain chaos that will ensue.
You know, due to the present day supply chain disruptions that we talked about in weeks past that have been triggered by this this Kovic 19 pandemic. I have found little to no jugs of water for the majority of my trips to the grocery store. Over the past several months and ended in this when I when I see this you know the disappointment and sometimes the frustration though it it pales in comparison to what life will be like during the tribulation when all the freshwater becomes blood now.
That begs the question, how long can humans survive without water. What is going to be the full scope of this judgment, you may ask why can I say with 100% certainty, but water stored in city towers may be available for use. But if so it will be a gradually diminishing resource which will definitely lead to rioting to get it but the fact of the Bible states the water in pictures and buckets returned to blood in the Egyptian plague in Exodus chapter 7 verse 19 I think it may debunks that theory and another theory is that most fruits and vegetables have a a very high water content. Maybe the water within that which is been stored in freezers and refrigerators will remain pure, allowing man to avoid immediate dehydration water in prepackaged sodas and beers and wine may also be available, but again, even if so, they will be diminishing resources. Now, as we look at the plague of the scorpion light locus from Revelation chapter 9 verse five, which was limited to 25 months. This plague of the war is being turned to blood may have a shelf life will know for certain. But however long they last meeting will die as the world spews into a survival of the fittest and God will see to it that rejected Christ feel the parts of his wrath. But the question is, why roll the dice to wonder how bad this judgment will be because there is a way to make sure you know that the face it, all you have to do is receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
That is the only way by which you can be saved and if you have not already received him as Lord and Savior.
I encourage you to do it today because folks there is a time of judgment that is coming for those who have rejected Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. This is not again this is not a fairytale and that is why I always encourage people that when we preach Bible prophecy is not to gain his knowledge, but is to have heart knowledge is to change hearts it is to change minds. It is to convict us to come to our Lord Jesus Christ. If all who have already received him is to encourage you to go out to your fellow brothers and sisters in your your friends and loved ones to coworkers whoever it may be an urge him to come to Jesus Christ because Lewis said that this day that is coming this time. Known as the tribulation will be the worst time that the earth has ever seen or ever will see the time to come to Jesus Christ. He is today. In verse five, Revelation 16 it says and I heard the angel of the water saying you are righteous will Lord the one who is and who was and who is to be because you have judged these things. We see throughout the book of Revelation that angels carry out many important roles, and apparently there will be a special angel during the tribulation with the assignment of overseeing the waters of the earth when the judgment is poured out, that will turn the waters of the earth to blood.
This angel will proclaim that our Lord Jesus is justified for bringing this calamity upon the earth. This will be vindication for those who are persecuted for the sake of Christ. Notice the eternal presence of our Lord referencing the text, the one who is and who was and who is to be no many people view Jesus as coming into existence when he was born to the Virgin Mary, but I will know what has always existed. He is God. If it were possible for us to get into a time capsule and travel back in time and just keep going and going and going. We would find Jesus is always been present, he is alive and well today and he is at the right hand of the father in heaven, and he will continue living forever, but you know when we look at these judgments of Revelation.
Hearing about the judgment of Christ is not popular. That's why you don't hear preach very often this is not a popular thing and that's nothing new. Because God called many prophets in the Old Testament to put forth a warning to repentance or that judgment would come in because the people below their see and they did not want to turn from their wicked ways, and therefore they hated the prophets instead of wanting the truth they would demand the prophets to tell them things that made them feel good.
Tell them lies when the Israelites we refused to heed the commands of God, judgment will come upon them, sometimes through plague, sometimes through enslavement and the fact that it is rare to hear preaching today on the wrath of God is because most do not want to hear it, and most preachers do not want to tell it because they want to be accepted. They want to be loved, so they give cushiony sermons that make people feel good but the day of judgment is coming for all who do not repent, and the angel declares that Jesus is judging the wrongdoing because of his righteousness. He is just in doing so.
What about you are you winking at Simeon, do you feel that a little seeing here in a little scene there is all right because Jesus calls us to be righteous as follow man were not want to move perfectly, but we should be striving to be more like Christ. That means we should hate seeing an intern from it. That is an indication that you are truly born again but if you love seeing and desiring it more than you desire, our Lord, you have not been born again in Jesus Christ. The Bible says that our Lord will pour out his wrath upon all who do not receive him.
So come to Jesus Christ today again fold a time of judgment is coming. This is not a game is not a fairytale at time of judgment is coming. This is real. The Bible declares these things will happen, don't be.
As the people were in the days of Noah with a model know when they laughed at him and they said no were you crazy to build an ark is never rain before then, one day after Noah had been building the ark over hundred years raindrops began to fall. People smiles and their snickering and the laughing stopped and they began to look around to see what is going on because it never rain before then, as the waters began to rise, and they began to realize that they were wrong in their assessment of Noah so they went and tried to get into the yard, but God had locked the door. It was too late. Don't be like the people in Noah's day.
Don't wait until it's too late to be saved come to Jesus Christ today verse six, Revelation 16, for they have shed the blood of saints and prophets have given them blood to drink from it is their just due. The Bible tells us that we reap what we sow. Galatians 67 through eight reads do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
There are many today suffering the consequences of what they sold in times past the promiscuous suffering. The consequence of sexually transmitted diseases. The drunkard suffering from incurable liver damage. The drug addict suffering from irreversible brain damage. The murderer suffering with a life prison sentence.
This principle will come to fruition with the bowl judgment for thousands of years, haters of Jesus Christ have persecuted and murdered, his followers began with the early church being fed to the lions and stadiums and spectators cheered on and it continues even to our present day, but you know most in our nation are faced with death for being a follower of Christ, but many of the world are being slaughtered for refusing to denounce him, and as a result, Jesus will leave the world with nothing but blood to drink. When his judgment strikes all the waters of the earth.
This will be vindication for the saints and prophets from the earliest times up to the present day of judgment is coming you're listening to Brian on God for more wine please visit God not or browse our offensive library materials. There you'll find articles and messages available as MP3 downloads on various topics such as salvation, Bible, marriage, and the significance of lesson is just to name a few. Also, sign up for our monthly newsletter and visit our web store visits God.let's return. Satan has shed the blood of many saints and prophets, and now the world will have nothing but blood to drink.
Imagine going to your kitchen faucet and upon turning it on nothing but blood runs out. Imagine going to take a shower only to be faced with the gush of blood. Again, it sounds like a fictional horror movie, but it will become reality in the future. This makes me think about all the pro-abortion is out there who have contributed to the blood shedding of millions of babies in their mother's womb throughout time. God says we reap what we sow. But you know the great thing about either was that God's principle of reaping and sowing holds true when it comes to blessings as the text says he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. God will honor and reward you when you stay true to his word by abstaining from sex until marriage. When the fornicators are mocking you, God will honor and reward you for faithfully attending church, while others have the church close God will honor and reward you when you forgive your enemies while the world shall get even, you will receive blessings because in doing these things, you are so into the spirit your soul into his kingdom, and the ultimate reward is that he will hand out eternal life for accepting him as Lord and Savior. What a day it will be when we see him face-to-face.
We hear those words will done good and faithful servant who were faithful over a few things. Now I will make you ruler over many things.
Answer into the joy of our Lord, what a great day that will be to enter into the joy of our Lord don't evoke folks don't lose the faith. There are some who are working hard and do not see the fruits of your labor but continue striving because our Lord is watching.
Our Lord is keeping record. He knows your faithfulness so keep working for his kingdom and he says that they will come when he will make you ruler over many things to enter into the joy of the Lord.
Verse seven and I heard another from the altar say and even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments. Another likely an angel declares that with the angel of the waters has stated is true by reiterating that our Lord is true and righteous in his judgment of turning the waters to blood.
Maybe someone has wrong human life. Do not seek revenge. Just wait on the righteous judge, our Lord God Almighty, that is the only way by which you will get true and righteous vindication because we cannot count on judges of our day to bring about true justice, God calls on us to forgive our enemies and leave the judge into him. Do you know that there are cities within our nation, in which the theft of materials.
Their value less than $950 will not be prosecuted. There are actually district attorneys who have decided that thoughts can walk into a shopping center pick up merchandise and walk out without paying and is not a crime. There a video showing this taken place and brought bed with daylight now put yourself in the shoes of the store owner, he or she will likely go out of business if that were to continue so dear folks, we cannot count on man to bring about righteous justice. There are cities in which prostitution is legal. Domestic violence is just a misdemeanor in New York City so their husband can coach his wife between the eyes, knocking her out cold, and he only gets a misdemeanor slap on the wrist and we've all witnessed the damage to innocent business owners when the black lives matter, as protesters decide to unleash their wrath on anyone or anything.
And most of them were not charged for any wrongdoing. It may seem as though people are getting away with crime because of people in authority who lack discernment when handing out proper judgment, but as I said Jesus will make everything right in the EN as he is the true and righteous judge when you are the victim of wickedness. Do not be dismayed, just wait on Jesus Christ.
He says I will make everything right in the EN do you have to be faithful and trusting of our great Lord God.
So as we see continues to pour out his wrath in verse eight we look at the scorching and affordable, then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. You know the consistency of the, the rising and setting of the sun.
It provides security for mankind. I would not know of anyone that worries as to whether the sun will rise on any given day or something bad will happen to the sun, but you will find it interesting that there is an Alaskan town, formerly known as Barrow and it experiences a. Each year, from the third week of November to the third week of January in which the sun does not rise due to the tilt of the earth. In winter, but he to steal the people there do not worry as to whether the sun will resurface in January because they are familiar with the annual cycle. But when this force bowl judgment during the tribulation is carried out, it will calls people to worry about this line because his judgment will bring the worst heat wave that mankind will never know. 1/3 of the sun will be darkened at the fourth trumpet judgment. But what is left of it will bring intense heat to the inhabitants of the earth. And you know what when I teach on the judgments of the tribulation. I am constantly again, urging people to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. If you have not yet already, because otherwise you had to face his great wrath me. It is a sobering message to imagine that the sun will become so intense that his heat will scorch people what we can only imagine now will be reality in the future. In verse nine and me and was scorched with great heat's they blasphemed the name of God, who has power over these plagues and they did not repent and give him glory. So when the fourth angel pours out his bowl of God's wrath. The heat from the sun will become so intense that it was scorched, the people on the earth.
Now many of us have experience heat waves here in North Carolina we know how intense the heat can become. And sometimes these heat waves are so severe that the people he actually die from keystrokes and from heart attacks and for those who do survive, it is is a very uncomfortable often times miserable filling we seen on the news where a reporter will cook an egg on the pavement during the summer heat way to demonstrate just how hot it is now considering that this heat of the tribulation will come on top of the file will resources.
Remember, the waters are turned to blood the options of cooling off at the pool or the sprinkler. The beach will not be available so it seems that people will almost get a taste of the torments of hail recorded in Luke chapter 16 verses 23 through 24 and being in torments and Hades he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried as a father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he made. Dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame and one would think the people would beg God for mercy, but instead they were cursed.
The name of God and refuse to repentance. This is the first of three occasions in which this happens the prophet Malachi spoke of the great day of the Lord in chapter 4 of his book verses one into the behold, the day is coming, burning like a loving and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble in the day which is coming shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts that will leave them neither root nor branch but to you who fear my name the Sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in his wings, and you shall go out and grow fat like stall fed calves is astonishing that instead of repenting. There will be people who curse God, the one with power over the plague. It is my desire that we all would be like actor, comedian Chris Tucker.
Chris Tucker has recently expressed his repentance for his past transgressions and he actually turned down $12 million to appear in a Friday movie SQL. They report states quote ice cube who also produced the movies said Tucker did not return to play smoky because of religious reasons we were ready to pay Chris Tucker $10-$12 million to do next Friday but he turned us down for religious reasons he didn't want to cuss, or smoke weed anymore on camera ice cube tweeted" so Chris Sarver stated that he grew up in the church and he knew right from wrong, but he strayed as he got older he went into play in parsing movies that glorify the lifestyle that was not of God. But as you continue to mature his convictions caused them to repentance. He no longer wants to be a part of those type of movies you know I applaud Chris Tucker for choosing God over $12 million. What about you, are you choosing things of the world rather than the straight and narrow path of our Lord. If so, I urge you to repentance because Jesus is waiting with open arms for you to turn back to him. The Dell is going to tell you that you've done too much wrong and that the Lord will no longer accept you but Jesus is waiting just like the prodigal son that the father was waiting for his son to come back home and we did there was a great celebration in our Lord Jesus will hold a great celebration for you if you would return to him.
You may be sitting in a prison cell right now with the murder charge. A drug charge rate charge, whatever it may be an and you may be feeling like all hope is gone but I want to tell you right now that the Holy Spirit is speaking to you to repent, because Jesus Christ is waiting. You may think that life is over. There's no more hope that you have eternal life ahead of you if you would just come to Jesus Christ and receive him as Lord and Savior, because if you do not receive Jesus. Whether you're in prison. Whether your out in the world.
Regardless, you do not receive him as Lord and Savior a day of wrath is coming a day of judgment is coming when you will be separated from God for all of eternity. But you can have a joy even in the midst of your trials, you can have a piece of the Bible says surpasses all understanding.
Succumb to Jesus Christ today that is you want to pray for you right now, your heavenly father. I asked more that for those out there who know you were low they hear this word and they still have not yet receive you as Lord and Savior ISO that you would prick their hearts, Lord, prick their minds Lord allowed them to not have any piece until they realize that they need you as Lord and Savior because it is only through you that we can get to the father.
It is only through you that we can get to heaven. It is only through you, Lord Jesus, that we can have eternal life because you sitting your word that you are the truth. The only way. So, Lord Jesus, we just pray that for all out there who will receive you that this word will lay on their hearts lay on their minds.
Lord, they to come to know you as Lord and Savior. We just thank you Lord for this time.
We just give you the honor Lord we give to the glory we give you the praise Lord Jesus, we just look so forward to that day in which the trumpet will sound, that would be a loud voice from heaven. The shout of the archangel and Lord Jesus will call us up to meet you in the air and will forever be with you for all of eternity. We look forward to that day, Lord Jesus, and as we depart today we remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, bless God's great nation of Israel and unto you, the only wise God be glory through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen. You can think of the Bible by God for Ryan and I first was a right protected under our copyright is email@example.com until next time great nation of Israel first