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Hope When You Are Defeated – Part 2

Living in the Light / Anne Graham Lotz
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October 3, 2021 3:00 pm

Hope When You Are Defeated – Part 2

Living in the Light / Anne Graham Lotz

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That doesn't move. It's absolutely stable. There is no uncertainty, no insecurity.

Absolutely stable in our world for things just change so fast and in heaven there is none of his glorious were so glad you joined us for this week's living in the light with anagram lots in this amazing journey through the book of Revelation and calls the vision is finding hope through the revelation of Jesus Christ. Her message today and reading Revelation chapter 21 verses three and four and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, now the dwelling of God is with man, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain old order of things has passed away. Praise God.

There is coming a day when will be no more pain, no more suffering no more tears. What you shed tears over what makes you cry on your pillow at night and what where you suffering physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally, you have in the be no more suffering. The things that cause our sufferings are again made a list you might make your own list but of course no more death or pain, no more betrayals no more hospitals, no more funerals, no more walkers or wheelchairs. No more grief no more broken homes are broken hearts are broken lives are broken hopes. No more famines and starvation.

No more physical handicaps or muscular dystrophy or blindness or lameness. No more deafness no more diabetes. No more heart disease, no more renal failure, no more paralysis no more cataracts, no more strokes no more cancer.

No more aids. Just fill in the blank.

Nothing ever again. That would cause you to suffer.

It's all going to be wiped away, and I love the tenderness of God the father getting up off of his throne and coming over and wiping the tears from your cheeks and say my child your home. Your safe will be no more suffering here so heaven is a perfect place you can look homeward, knowing that it's prepared for you.

It's perfect in its permanence is built to last verse 15 the angel that was speaking to me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls and I will give you the measurements but I think two things here. I think one.

It's implying that if you could go to heaven right today it somewhere in the universe, and you can walk it off so it's a literal actual physical place. Okay this is a division of fantasy a dream of when this is a real place in this angel was walking it off.

If we take the measurements of the angel gave then it's a city that's 1500 mi., so it would stretch from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rockies from Mexico to Canada and it's as wide and long as it is high, so it's a Q and if there were 20 billion residents of heaven, which is not current because Rob not this point are not that many people live in the history of the human race, and we don't not all going to heaven anyway so but if there were 20 billion residents of heaven. Every resident would have 75 acres there herself or himself, and that still leaves rooms for public parks and buildings and streets and so that's what Jesus said in my father's house are many rooms many mansions. It's a great big plays will never be overpopulated so you can feel free to invite every member of your family and every member in your neighborhood and I remember in your city and you just share the gospel freely because everyone is invited to come live in heaven forever great big plays and as John begins to look at it. The angel takes them in verse nine. One of the seven angels and this is one that had the seven bowls.

Can you imagine what a joy this was an angel.

After pouring out those bowls of wrath. Now look what he gets to do. He came and said to me I'll show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in the spirit to amount great and have any showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, is shown with the glory of God and his brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. In other words, it look like an diamond whole city had a great high wall with 12 gates, and it goes down verse 17. The wall is a great high wall that goes around the city. This 1500 mi. and the wall is 200 feet thick. So the first thing that catches John's attention is this incredible wall made out of something that looks like jasper. It looks like a diamond, but it's huge. It's magnificent. So one of the things is telling us is that heaven is spectacular, but I think that is telling us something else I think is telling us that heaven is a safe place ever been the victim of a violent crime has your home been robbed about 30 years ago. Home was Rob took everything of value in everything.

My grandmother left me, everything never got back.

Remember that feeling of violation. Drive-by shootings. Somebody just walks into a marketplace or walks into a restaurant in a friendly wonderful neighborhood and all of a sudden blow themselves to smothering the be no more suicide bombers, drive-by shootings, guns, bombs and missiles war. Heaven is a safe place and means you and I can now that will be safe forever. But let me give you this cots.

What about your children. You know when our children were little and some of you still have little children, but were so careful to hold her hand when they cross the street to put our medicines behind the cabinet that they can't reach they put the little medicine With a Stair Childproof Nectar yet That's the Child Open Them Because We Can Know Were Trying to Keep Them Safe from Things and I Hurt Them and Put the Locks on the Cabinet Door so They Can't Get the Chemicals under the Sink and What about Their Eternal Safety. Did You Share the Gospel with Your Children. One of the Things That Referred to Her Several Times and This Is the Thing That Sort of Stunning. And Every Year Shall Share the Gospel with Her Children's Classes. She Has Three Children, and Social Going to Each Their Their Classes and She Shares the Gospel Either at Halloween When She Talks about the Pumpkin You Pull the Junk out. You Put the Light in and That She Just Shares the Gospel.

The Sin That Has To Come out in the Light of Jesus. It Goes in or Christmas Your Share the Gospel or Easter Shall Share the Got Every Time She Shares Their Six or Eight Children That Raise Their Hands and Prayed the Prayer out Loud and Come up after Wednesday I Prayed the Prayer with You and She Let Chappell the Other Day and She Said One of These Children Came up to Her and She Had Been Saved, Share the Gospel. A Couple of Years Ago.

Now the Child Is in Fourth Grade on His Old Fourth-Grader Unit.

She's Been Saved a Couple Years Now and Now She Says God Is Called to the Mission Field. She Knows When She Grows up. She's Going to Be a Missionary to Africa and and Every Time a Little Child Raises Their Hand and Praise Receive Christ As That's Another One That Would like Snatching Them Out Of the Fire, You Know, Think of the Children.

What Can You Do to Make Sure That Children Are Safe Ever and You Can Start with Your Children and Your Grandchildren, Your Neighbors, Children, the Children in Your Church and Children in Your Child's School and and It Can Be Somebody Else.

I Was Given an Interview over the Radio and and It Was in the Studio Only Had One Engineer to Run Its and It Was Quite an Interview. I'll Tell You What's 45 Minutes in and I Shared the Gospel Every Which Way Because It Was for Secular Program and Anyone Afterwards Had Occurred to Me That the Engineer Had Gotten Your Full and so I Just Sat Rob Was Sitting He Came out from behind the Glass Open the Door Let Me out and I Asked Him If He Had Faith, He Said No and I Said Do You Want to. He Said Were Driving to the Studio. He Had No Idea What He Was Going to Be Doing. He Just Knew His the Set up This Interview and Do the to the Connection He Said That He Was Thinking As He Was Driving to the Interview That Something Was Stirring in His Heart He Really Needed to Have a Relationship with God and so Would You like to Have One Today. He Said Yes so I Invited Him to Come over and I Had the Privilege of Just Leading Them to the Gospel and Playing with Them As He Prayed to Receive Christ As I Walked Out Of That Studio Which Actually Happened to Be in the Natural History Museum Is Probably but I Walked Out Of It and You Know What I Was Thinking Snatching Because the World's Going to Blow, and That's One More That Will Be Going to the Tribulation. I Just Felt Overwhelmed with the Fact That Their People around Us.

If Were Living at the End of Time, like I Believe We Are the People around Us Are Going to Be Going to the Tribulation and I Don't Want One Person to Go through the Tribulation.

It Wouldn't of Gone through. If I've Been Faithful to Share the Gospel If I Told Them They Were Invited to Spend Eternity in Heaven and Share Christ with Them and They Would've Received Him, and Escape the All That Wrath Is Coming so Heaven Is a Safe Place and We Think of the Tribulation Going on Earth.

How Precious It Is the Thing That Were Going Home and We Will Never Ever Ever Ever Experience Anything like Is Poured out on Planet Earth Because of Their Rebellion against God Were Going to Be Say, Oh Take As Many People with As You Can. We Want Our Friends and Our Neighbors Are Actually Even Want My Enemies to Be Safe so We Pray for My Enemies. The Next Thing John Noticed Was the Foundation of the City in Verse 14. Underneath These Walls Were 200 Feet Thick. It Says the Wall of the City Had 12 Foundations on the More Names of the 12 Apostles, Not Can You Imagine up and down Further in Verse 19 It Says Each Foundation Was a Different Precious Gem. So John Is Looking at the City 1500 Mi. Is Huge Wall 200 Feet Thick. That Looks like a Diamond underneath That Are 12 Layers of Foundation, Each One a Different Semiprecious Stone on Each Foundation Was a Name of an Apostle and He's Our Basel You Might Him Looking There. His Eyes Bugging out and There's My Name and Remember He's on Patmos.

He's in Exile He's Isolated, Cut off, and Suddenly Sees His Heavenly Home in His Got His Name on It.

You Want to Tell Me You Know He Was Saying It's Worth It It's Worth It It's Worth It to Share the Gospel Wind up on Patmos. A Thousand Times over. It's Worth It Because Heaven Is Not Abraham Left the Chaldees Hebrews That Because He Was Looking for a City with Foundations, Whose Builder and Maker Was God I Hope I Get to See Abraham's Face When He Sees That City and Knows It's Been Prepared for Him, but I Think It Also Means If It's Got 12 Foundation at City Is Stable and Coming Out Of the Tribulation. People Who Go through That the Earthquakes We Read about in the Bombs in the Mountains Falling into the Sea and the City Splitting in Three Parts, and Heaven Doesn't Move. It's Absolutely Stable. There Is No Uncertainty, No Insecurity.

Absolutely Stable and in Our World for Things Just Change so Fast. In Fact, I Think That's Demonic. You Know to Have Things Moving so Fast That You Get Confused and Is a Spirit of Agitation and in Heaven There Is None of That Is a Glorious but You Know There's Going to Be Peace in the Serenity That Comes from Being Absolutely Secure and Stable at 12 Foundations, and Had Streets.

Verse 21 It Says the Streets of the City Were of Pure Gold, like Transparent Glass and There Country-Western Songs That C&R Written about the Streets of Golden Peoples, or Make Jokes about the Streets of Golden. And I Think Will Be Spectacular. They Look like Mirrors Actually Because They like Polished Glass but My Mother Told Me Something She That Made Me Think Because She Said You Know the Streets Are Paved with Gold and Heaven so Maybe It Would Have Us Think about Our Priorities Here on Earth Because down Here Gold Represents One of Our Most Precious Commodities Right and We Work Hard for Money That Is Represented by Gold and We Can Sometimes Even Sacrifice Our Children and Our Families Because We Want That. Take Another Job and Make More Money and We Invested in Week. You Know All the Things We Hoard It Ends. We Want the Money and the Goal That It Represents. And That's a Priority for Us down Here in the Things That We Do to Get It When We Get to Heaven Is Just Asphalt so Maybe It Means That We Have Our Priorities Misplaced That Were Spending Time on Stuff down Here That Will Mean Nothing up There and Spending No Time down Here on Things.

It Will Mean Everything up There so Don't Play up Your Treasures on Earth Were Moth and Rust Corrupt and Thieves Break in and Steal Lamp Your Treasures in Heaven.

People Say You Can't Take Anything to Have an Issue Can You Can Take Your Children, You Can Take Your Neighbor You Can Take Your Friends.

You Can Take Your Christlike Character That You've Made Time to Develop Because You're Walking with God and You're Being Conformed to His Image, and When He Allows the Suffering and the Pain to Come in Your Life You Submit to Say God Have Your Way and Make Conforming to the Image of Jesus I Want to Be like Him As Much Fullness As I Can.

You Can Take Your Character You Can Take People That You Led to Christ Maybe You Have an Extra Prayed with Them When They Received Christ What You Sow a Seed, and in Your Part of the Team That Brings That Person to Christ.

Streets Were Paved Out Of Gold at That Remind You about Your Priorities. What Are Your Priorities. How Do You Spend Your Time and Your Money. What's the Aim and Goal of Your Life You Need to Adjust That Just Check to Make Sure Not Know We Have To Work for a Living. I Know We Have To Put Food on the Table and Close Our Backs on Not You and I Don't Want to Be Impractical, but at the Same Time. I Know Also What It's like to Have a Your Goal in Life.

Your Aim in Life to Be One the Bring People to Jesus and to Glorify God in All of This Other Just Makes That Possible Is Our Number One Priority Is Jesus, and Bringing People to Know Them and Bringing Him Glory the Gates to Mere the Most Meaningful Aspect of the Physical Prominent Part of Heaven.

In Verse 12 It Says This Wall That's 200 Feet Thick Heads 12 Gates and Is down in Verse 21 It Says Each Gate Was Made of a Single Pearl. So Now Think about That If the Gates Hangs on a Wall That's 200 Feet Thick. It's a Pretty Big Gate and Can You Imagine If Each Gate Is a Single Pearl How Gigantic That Pearl Is in You Now. Pearl Is a Form like One of the Grain of Sand. It's inside of an Oyster or Something That Irritates the Oyster and so the Oyster Just Continues to Cover That Grain of Sand or Irritation with a Layer of Mother-Of-Pearl and Ages Layers and Layers and Layers and Layers and Layers of Dilly Can No Longer Feel the Irritation or Other Grain of St. and so Forth Moisture. The Creator Pearl Big Enough to Be a Gate That Hangs on a Wall 200 Feet Thick.

Were Not Talking about Irritation Were Talking about Incredible, Intense Suffering, so Could It Be That the Gates of Heaven Themselves Speak of the Suffering and the Death and the Blood in the Cross of Jesus Christ. And When People Say There Are Other Ways to God besides Jesus and the Other Ways in the Heaven besides the Crop and Sing Every Time You and I Enter into Those Pearly Gates Were Going to Be Reminded. The Only Way We Enter into Heaven Is Because Jesus Died for Us.

The Only Way We Have Entrances through His Blood, in Every Town We Walk through Those Gates Were Going to Say Thank You Thank Thank You for Time to Open the Gate from the so Don't Let Anybody Tell You There Other Ways to Jesus, That's so Tense. Other Ways to God. If There Were Other Ways God Would've Found Is No Other Way.

That's Why He Gave Us Jesus Sent Him to the Cross That Shed His Own Blood to Redeem Us from Our Sin and Praise God God and You Have To Make Away Diddy but He Did Make Away through His Son Jesus and through the Cross. And so We Just Say Thank You and Those Pearls Will Be Constant Reminders of the Preciousness of the Cross and the Fact That Are Privileged to Enter into Heaven Is Only Because of What Jesus Is Done for Us. So Our Heavenly Home Is a Prepared Place Is a Perfect Place. It's a Permanent Place As Physical Components and I Love This Stop. It's a Home Where the Light Has Been Left on for You. Verse 22.

I Did Not See a Temple in the City Because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb Are Its Temple. That's Where God Dwells. The City Does Not Need the Sun or the Moon to Shine on It for the Glory of God Gives It Light, and the Lamb Is Its Lamp. The Nations Will Walk Back Slightly. Kings of the Earth Will Bring Their Splendor into It on No Day Will Gates Ever Be Shut. There Will Be No Night There. When My Mother Was Here and Still to This Day, but I Live about Three and Half Four Hours East When I Would Come Home and My Mother Was Expecting Me. I Would Drive up the Three and after Four Hours Bins on How Fast You Drive, but I Can Make in Lesson Three and Half Hours Actually, but Succumbed to the Mountain Road to Drop Its Hard Drive When It's Just a Curving Mountain Road and Not Come to It If the Weather Is Warm a Roll down the Windows. It's at Night, Love the Hear the Katydids and the Crickets and Frogs and I Love the Smell of the Leaves. I Love to Feel the Warm Air and Is Just Different from What We Have in Raleigh and so I Just Got That Mountain Drop of What I'm Looking for Is a Come around the Last Bend around the Drive in the Front Driveway Mother's Got a Great Big Post on Top of It Is a Birdhouse Covered with a Pink Rose Fun and underneath Is a Lantern That Hang and When She Knows I'm Coming Home to Turn the Light on, As I Would Come up through the Dark.

I Come Round at Last Bend. I'm Looking for the Lantern Hanging under That Birdfeeder and or That Birdhouse and the Lights on, Because I Know When the Lights on My Mother's Expecting Me and When She Was Able until She Was Bedridden, She Was Always at the Front Door, out How She Would Know That's What I Was Going to Be Pulling up the Driveway, but Should Always Be at the Front Door to Greet Me and I Think It Online Reading into This but the End of This Passage Talks about the Lord in the Landing.

The Light Is No Sun or Moon End and Not Just Wonder Is He Saying I Left the Light on for You. I'm Waiting for You Waiting at the Door. I'm Expecting You Are Looking for Your Longing for You. I Can't Wait for You to Come Home and Can't Wait to Show You All the Things I've Prepared for You and He's Left the Light on for You so We Can Look Homeward Focused on Heaven and We Can Look Homeward Faithful on Earth Be Faithful to the Word of God Will Skip the First Part of Chapter 22. Although It's Very Precious.

Maybe I Just Read It. The Angel Showed Me the River of the Water of Life.

This Is the Living Water Is Clear As Crystal Liquid Comes from It Flows from the Throne of God and the Lamb Listen to Me Mentally. We Talked about When You Get Your Heart Back in the River of the Water of Life, the Fullness of God's Blessings, the Fullness of the Spirit, the Joy of the Peace Everything Represented by Eternal Life. It Comes from the Throne Out Of the Lordship of Jesus When He Is Lord of Your Life.

When He Seated on the Throne. That's When the River Flows Okay so the Rivers Flowing from the Throne on the Side of the River Stood the Tree of Life and There Is the Crops in the Fruit and Whatever in the Throne of God and the Lamb Will Be in the City's Servants Will Serve Him. Verse Four. They Will See His Face and His Name Will Be on Their Foreheads. There Will Be No More Nights They Will Not Need the Light of the Lamp or the Light of the Sun for the Lord God Will Give Them Light and They Will Reign for Ever and Ever. So Stay Faithful to the Word.

The Angel Said to Me, These Words Are Trustworthy and True. You Stage Fright Faithful to the Word Because It's True.

My Mother Wrote in the Flyleaf of My Bible When I Was Baptized at the Age of Nine, and Outputs.

These Words Paraphrase a Little Bit on the Main Banner on Our Website Homepage Because My Mother Said, and This Is Your One Sure God in an Unsure World Read It, Study It, Apply a Bayonet Live by.

Love It and I Thought You Know the Age of Nine. My Mother Could Have Given Me Any Better Advice and and Now She's Gone and I'm Here and I'm the Grandmother and I'm Passing This down to My Children and My Grandchildren and I'm Going to Tell Them the Same Thing. Isn't It Wonderful That We Have a Book Whose Every Word from Genesis to Revelation Is Trustworthy and True. So Be Faithful to the Words Read It Lister Fax Learn the Lessons from the Facts. Ask Yourself Those Questions and Then Once a Week. You Take That List of Facts and You Divide Them in Summarize Them and Come up with Your Payment Applications and Then When God Gives You Time.

You Just Take It over and See What You Can Make of It and Found the Treasure That's underneath. Be Faithful to the Word of God.

The Message Is True in the Messages Timeline and Three Times in These 13 Verses Jesus Says I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm Coming Soon Underline It.

I'm Coming Soon He Says and Remember These Words Are Trustworthy and True.

Do You Believe He's Coming Soon. I Mean Soon.

Matthew 24 Jesus Told His Disciples How to Tell Time Because People Come up to Me Nicely and Hasn't Every Generation Expected Jesus to Come Back in Their Lifetime. And I Say Yeah and They Say so and I Say so You Know What Were the Only Generation As All of the Sign within One Generation, Everything That's Been Done Necessary to All the Prophecy That Needs to Be Fulfilled before Jesus Comes Back in the Rapture Has Been Fulfilled and All the Signs He Gave in Matthew 24 Are Being Fulfilled and Have Been in My Life.

Now Here's a Man with This Final Word.

He Is Coming Soon. Time Is Running out. When You Step into Eternity.

Not Only Will Unbelievers Lose Any Chance to Repent and Be Saved from Judgment, but Believers Will Lose Any Opportunity to Work for the Lord on Earth. Jesus Said As Long As It's Day We Must Do the Work of Him Was Sent Me. Night Is Coming When No One Can Work Five Minutes before You See Jesus Face-To-Face. What Will You Wish You Had Done Differently in Your Life Will You Wish You Taught Sunday School or Opened Your Home for Prayer Group Were Started a Bible Study Will Be Your Lunch Hour with Your Coworker Seemed Interested. Gone That Mission Trip or You Fill in the Blank. What Will You Wish You'd Done at That Too Late. Time Whatever It Is, Just Do It Now. This Has Been Living in the Light Please Take Advantage of All the Free Resources That and Graham Lots.org to Help and Encourage You in Your Walk with God and in Your Study of His Work Joins Here Each Week for Living in the Light

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