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The Fall of Babylon

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April 3, 2017 10:47 am

The Fall of Babylon

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April 3, 2017 10:47 am

Dr. John H. Munro April 2, 2017 Revelation 18 As the last bowl of God"s judgment is poured out, we see the complete destruction of Babylon, the global religious, political and economic system that embodies man"s rebellion against God. Now the stage is set for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. As followers of Christ, we are reminded not to compromise with sin.

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What was morning. We continue our study in the book of Revelation on come to Revelation chapter 18, the stages just about site for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ to the as King of Kings and Lord of lords.

The judgment of God has been poured out over and over again as we seen in our study of Revelation. During this period, called the tribulation the written seven seals of judgment. Seven trumpets and seven bowls and read in Revelation 16 19 that with the last bowl.

The cup of the wine of the fury of his drive that is the wrath of God is poured out on babbling and its destruction. Its fall its final fall is described here in Revelation chapter 18, we saw last week that Babylon is more than a city, it's a system of man-made and man centered religion like to put ourselves in the center of a life that only a man does that even in his attempt to worship God or worship his own gods or worship himself so babbling is a collective and open rebellion against God.

It is the false church. It is the counterfeits church which may be externally impressive but internally is hollow indeed is corrupt in the spirit of Babylon is all around us with false religion. The dethroned mint of God and the enthronement of self.

In fact, the defiance of God. The rejection and repudiation and compromise of his clear word babbling is idolatry. It's a worship of false gods. Whether that God is money with her that God is poured with her that God is our self-centered pleasure.

All of that and much more is in babbling. We saw last week.

In Revelation 17 that babbling is pictured as a great prostitute which has, according to verse three of chapter 17 as she has authority over the kings of the earth and sits on the scarlet beast verse three of chapter 17 that was full of blasphemous names, and it had 710, seven heads seven heads and 10 horns, scarlet beast, which Satan is the antichrist, but for the first half of the tribulation. The first 3 1/2 years babbling this global religion controls the world, including the economic and political systems, but the antichrist based the world ruler wants total domination of the world and halfway through the tribulation.

Here in this kings turn on the great prostitute and destroy her. Now he no longer needs global religion is achieved. His end is totally in charge of everything of the economic and political system, a global economy under the anti-Christ has become to Revelation 18 this morning. John writes in verse one after this, making it clear that the events in Revelation 18 are subsequent to what is happened in chapter 17 when we saw the destruction of this worldwide global religion and no we come to chapter 18 the global economy. Chapter 17 global religion. Chapter 18 a global economy now lesser diversity verses of chapter 18 in verses one through eight. That is the announcement of the fall of Babel and praise God is going to fall and the destruction of babbling is announced.

Revelation 18 then verse one after this I this John the apostle. Remember, he's a prisoner in the little island of Patmos. After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority on the art was made bright with his glory. And he called out with a mighty voice following. Following this, Babylon the great, she has become a dwelling place for demons and for every unclean spirit, and for every unclean bird on for every unclean and detestable beast for all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality and the kings of the art have committed immorality with her and the merchants of the art of growing rich from the power of her luxurious living, the destruction of Babylon that would seen previously in Revelation that the fall of Babylon was anticipated. In fact, chapter 17 verse one at this angel.

One of the seven angels shows John he says in chapter 1 verse one of chapter 7, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute was seated on many waters.

It was prophesied no is going to happen. The prostitute was the symbol of the worldwide church. Women will be in control of this worldwide Falls Church for the first half of the seven years of the tribulation and initially as we saw last week.

She controls the antichrist but he then takes advantage of the position of global religion to obtain power than his hearing, his forces turn on babbling turn on the great prostitute and destroy her, and he then is going to be worshiped as God. Let me remind you, in verse 16 of chapter 17 of the 10 horns that you saw.

They and the beast.

The 10 horns are allied with the world ruler member. The mark of the beast. The 10 horns that you saw. They and the beast will hate the prostitute. First she's sitting on the beast, but no they turn on her. They will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flash and burn her up with five world headquarters of religious babbling may well be wrong. The seven heads referred to in verse nine of chapter 17 of the seven mountains on which the woman seated but some commentators believe that in the future. The literal Saturday of the ancient babbling on the river Euphrates will be rebuilt and will be the center of this political and economic global empire ruled by the Antichrist in this is the city as well as the system which is going to be destroyed. Here in Revelation chapter 18 so wrong may be the center of for the first half of the tribulation and then babbling to rebuild the Bible in the center for the second half of the tribulation was interesting that they remember Saddam Hussein he had elaborate plans are quite progressive plans to rebuild babbling. He did not do that because of what happened to them but is possible that this ancient city of Babylon, which was built on the great river Euphrates in present-day Iraq will be rebuilt and will be the center of this great global economy.

I really care in the first three verses that the city has become a place for the demons. The unclean spirits. It is of course demonic. Paul says in first Timothy four verse one that in the latter days there will going to the will be doctrines of demons demonic teaching and as we read verses one, two and three in babbling. We see idolatry. We see sexual immorality.

We see self-indulgence and greed and this corruption and evil. Did you notice in verse three it embraces the whole world. Verse three. All nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality and the kings of the art have committed immorality with her future city future system and then John in verses four and five.

Here's another voice verse or then I heard another voice from heaven saying come out of her my people lays to take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues for her sins are heaped high as heaven and God has remembered her iniquities. There is John here's from heaven. This voice directed to the people of God to flee from the following city judgment is going to come in two reasons are given in verses four and five why they should depart from Bible and first lest you take part in her sins is the true and all of us are very influenced by the people around us is why we must be careful not just as our students as teens but for all of us need to be very very careful about environment. It is very easy to compromise our beliefs to compromise or conduct. If we are in bad company babbling. Of course, is the most evil of all company and the people of God are told to come out of her, lest to take part in her sins. Secondly, lest you share in her plagues. Judgment is coming. The plagues are coming and the people of God are told to get out of babbling remind you that followers of Jesus must have no part of babbling back in your Bibles to second Corinthians chapter 6, I think we need to hear this today.

Second Corinthians chapter 6, to have nothing to do with Madeleine or the spirit of babbling what characterizes babbling idolatry, sexual immorality, self-indulgence, luxurious living.

Second Corinthians 6 verse 14 do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness is often applied to marriage where an unbeliever is not to put a believer is not to be married to an unbeliever and that is certainly true, but it's more than that is what a card because Christ would barely help or what portion does a believer shared with an unbeliever. What agreement has the temple of God with idols, for we are the temple of the living God. As God said, I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people. Therefore, go out from their midst and be separate from them, says the Lord. Very similar is that diverse photo Revelation 18 be separate from them. Says Lord in touch. No unclean thing, then I will welcome you and I will be a father to you and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty have no part with evil have no part with idolatry have no part with sexual immorality. No part with darkness. I've heard some people say that they're going to stay in a so-called church which is not a true church at all. How can you have a true church which denies the authority of Scripture denies the atoning work of Jesus Christ. But I've heard some people say what was going to stay in the church because we can do to help there. We can help that church. What is God saying come out from her, lest you partake in her sins so easy to compromise is businessman is very easy to compromise in your business is intended to make money students is very easy to compromise it with your friends very easy to compromise with error to turn a blind eye at her outer to compromise our principles to say, well, is this really so wrong with so many other people are doing it any idolatry in your life. You see John with Americans.

We don't we don't worship false gods of yes we do is interesting that in their first John, where John is telling us what it means to be a true follower of Christ, as opposed to just say were believers that the last verse of first John chapter 5 verse 21 says little children, keep yourself from idols. Is there anything in your life that keeps you from worshiping God me ask you this. What would keep you on a Sunday morning.

From worshiping God the opportunity to make some money, your family, your pleasure, a data breach you're too tired what your favorite game. These are all possible idols in our life is in the and they come in so easy. Remember the first commandment is that there is only one God and were to love thy God with all our heart, with all her soul with all her mind and with her strength by the spirit of babbling is suicidal or yes sometimes it comes as we see here at the end of Revelation with his terrible harder and this unbridled lust on the excess and immorality, and drunkenness, but the spirit of babbling can be in writing this and we can be sucked in that our lives become an on easy compromise and this is why isn't it we come back to the word of God. What are the reasons given for the destruction of babbling in verses five through eight first remembrance verse five for our sins. Why is God going to destroy babbling for her sins are heaped high as heaven and God has remembered her iniquities remembrance, the Tower of Babel was built in a vain attempt to reach God. Now, her sin is described as being heaped high as heaven. Verse five the Tower of Babel doesn't reach God. Yes, but the sins that how ironic. And God has remembered her iniquities. God does not forget what a man sows, he reaps how wonderful and the miracle of the gospel of Jesus Christ that God is merciful towards her iniquities and will remember our sins no more. How is it that God is going to remember these iniquities, but elsewhere says I'll remember your sins no more was those sins which are covered by the blood of Jesus Christ.

God will remember no more. Praise God. But these people have lived in defiance of God have cursed God, and God will remember their iniquities and so judgment is coming remembered. Secondly, retribution verse six pay her back as she herself has paid back. Others and repay her double for her deeds makes a double portion for her in the cup she mixed. Here is a double drink because of Babel and his evil rebellion and iniquity. Retribution is double in severity not only you're getting what you deserve. You're getting double the consequences of your sin and then verses seven and eight retaliation as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so didn't give her a like a measure of tormented morning. Since her heart. She says I said there's a clean I am no widow in morning. I shall never see for this reason, our plates will come in a single day that the morning environment and shall be burned up with fire for mighty is the Lord God who has judged her glory was in our self-indulgent laxity one sitting is a queen. Now their sages going to experience that in morning environment and shall be burned up with fire. For four mighty is the Lord God who has judged her notice. It is God who is doing the judge she exalted in a false sense of security and now comes the vengeance of God. He said surely God is conventional gaseous he tells us the new revenge control. Vengeance is mine says the Lord, I will repay, we were told earlier about the fury of the wrath of God that God's wrath.

God's furious come on sin and there is no escape. The speed of the judgment is amazing as well as its severity. Look at verse eight. Again, her plagues will come in a single day.

The end of verse 10 for in a single hour your judgment has come. Verse 17 for in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste and the verse 19 for in a single hour she has been laid waste is going to happen quickly. The sin has accumulated is been building up over and over again.

God has warned his people. He sent judgment. He sent his messengers sent even an angel is preach the eternal gospel so that everyone will hear opportunity after opportunity has been given and still they will not repent.

We saw earlier in the study instead of repenting, they curse God they blaspheme God and now the judgment comes and it comes swiftly that comes severely member the judgment in ancient babbling described in Daniel chapter 5.

Here is this great King Belshazzar and at the pinnacle of his power. He decides to have fun at the party he wants to spice things up a little bit so he gets the holy vessels that they are taken from the temple when Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed the temple and taken a whole and holy vessels back to Babylon in the start of the fund to use them for his face.

This mighty feast, but the middle of his party. Something shakes in twos core member. The story the finger of God writes on the wall many many tickle your Farson with interpretation.

God has numbered your days.Chargers kingdom has come to an end either you have been waived and the balances of God, and you found one thing you have come short of the divine standard you should've known better. Think of what happened to Nebuchadnezzar whatever the prophet Daniel Gifford opportunity to repent and this very night Belshazzar. This mighty kingdom.

The so-called superpower is going to be destroyed and you're going to be destroyed with it and your kingdom is going to be divided and given to the Medes and the Persians, much as it has no excuse judgment is about to fall, and that is going to be no escape. What happened historically, we know what happened. As Belshazzar is having this wonderful party in Babylon the great, the mighty city and Anita was with his tremendous fortification at huge walls of the gates and all of its glory, and all of its splendor, there being besieged by the Medes and the Persians outside the downsizing the Babylon's are not worried at all. They got food within the walls. For years the mighty river Euphrates goes right through the city they got plenty water. There's nothing there that enemies can do that enemies had a great strategy. They divested the river Euphrates and on the riverbed they went right in to the city and slaughtered the Babylonians and what God prophesied came through that very night Belshazzar was killed and his kingdom was given to others. That very night judgment was swift judgment was severe but it was only at the end of plenty of warning and what happened in ancient babbling is going to happen in the much more severe way and a grand great aunt and a much larger scale to this Bible and in the future within a very domesticated God have other very weak gods of the garden. We think we can control a God who is going to act without a terrible compromise.

Standards God who doesn't have an inflexible standard lot just accommodates our sins and our culture and does nothing about it. That's not the true God. God is not marked with a man sows, he meets this true judgment often doesn't come immediately, but judgment is coming and when it comes as we see here in Revelation 18 of this is part of the inspired Scriptures. I have to preach it when it comes it comes swiftly. It comes severely and it comes certainly know the elements of the fall of Babylon. Verses nine through 19. First of all, babbling's destruction is lamented by the kings of the earth verses nine and 10 the kings of the earth who committed sexual immorality and lived in laxity with her will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning, they will stand far off in fear of her torment and say alas, alas, you great city year mighty city babbling for the single hour your judgment has come. These world leaders who had it so good. Go to the topic again put everything that they wanted, they will weep as they see the judgment of the fire of God and babbling great city the mighty city babbling has followed a single hour your judgment has come, and then Babylon's destruction is lamented by the merchants of the earth. Verse 11 through 17 and the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her since no one buys their cargo anymore cargo of gold, silver, Jules Perls fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented would all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood bronze, iron, and marble cinnamon spice incense Merck, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves. That is human souls is an interesting that in the future people will still be trading and slaves. The fruit for which are so long has gone from your dull your delicacies on your splendors are lost to you never to be found again. The merchants of these wearers begin well from her will stand far off in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning allowed. Alas, alas for the great city that was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet adorned with gold with jewels and with pearls for in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste picture all of the treasures of Babylon, is God.

No one buys their cargo and anymore all of the wealth, all of the laxity is gone. Talk about economic chaos targeted by the collapse of the stock market. The collapse of the commodities market on a worldwide scale. Here is an unprecedented and final economic collapse for which there is no recovery.

The stock market will never go back up. Gone in these evil man. Even traffic.

It enslaves verse 13 human souls, what drove them wealth money didn't care about people they prepared to even trade and slaves in human souls to make a quick buck and they had it so good, but idolatry. The morality the Greeks and the source of that extravagant income has gone and has gone forever. Verse 14 never to be found again what tremendous materialism, what tremendous losses these merchants stand verse 15. Weeping and mourning allowed the great city all of their life is gone and the singular is God and will never come back.

Verses 17 through 19.

The scene then the sea merchants also lament those ship Masters and see fear failure all ship Masters and seafaring man sailors and all his traders on the sea, stood far off and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning what city was like the great city and they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out, alas, alas for the great city would all who had ships at sea grew rich by her wealth for the single hour she has been laid waste all he cared about was wealth ships have gone there markets have gone in a single hour.

Their whole way of life has gone late waste is the final prophecy of the fall of Babylon, the verses 21 through 24 verse 20 rejoice over hurdle. Heaven and you saints and apostles and prophets, for God has given judgment for you against her. Don't the size God. Who are you to question what God has done. No, there is rejoicing in heaven justice is done. God's vengeance is fallen crisis triumphing over our enemy. Verse 21, then the mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the seasoning so will Babylon the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will be fined no more undersigned of harpists and musicians of flute players and trumpeters will be hard and you know more underclassmen of any craft will be finding you know more undersigned of the mail will be held Herod and you know more of the light of a lamp will shine in. You know more and the voice of bride, groom and bride will be hardly new, no more for your servants were the great ones of the art and all nations were deceived by your sorcery and in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all who have been slain on errors babbling is utterly and irretrievably destroyed back in your Bibles to Jeremiah chapter 51. Because this mighty angel verse 21. Taking a stone and throwing it into the sea and prophesying the fall of Babylon is similar to what happens in Jeremiah was in the Old Testament Jeremiah chapter 51 at the end of Jeremiah Jeremiah chapter 50 and 51 describing the fall of ancient Babylon. Here it is. Jeremiah 51 verse 61 what is the connection. Jeremiah said to Soraya when you come to babbling see that you read all these words and say Lord you have said concerning this place that you will cut it off so that nothing will well and that neither man or beast, and it shall be desolate forever. When you finish reading this book Firestone to it and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates. The very similar Revelation 18 verse 21 and say, thus, shall Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster that I'm bringing upon her and they will become exhausted. Also look back at verse 45 of Revelation 51, out of the midst of her, my people let everyone save his life for the fierce anger of the Lord.

Again, God's people are to have nothing to do with Babylon because Judge God's judgment is coming on it and it's illustrated by the angel taking this book, tying a stone to it and casting it into the urethra into the Euphrates as an example is a kind of parable I was going to happen to the fall of Babylon total destruction than Revelation 18 to emphasize the utter destruction of Babylon, the sounds, the lights, the voices will be fined no more will be heard no more. The light will shine no more will be no more vices of the bride and the bridegroom.

The repetition of no more is like a bell sending out the sure and inevitable fall of this great city when all of the nations were deceived. Verse 24 and where was found the blood of prophets and of saints and of all good been slain on the final destruction of the city.

The final judgment of God on the system which is anti-God the sons no light, no joy silent, dark and joyless testimony to the judgment of God with the contrast is going to be as will see as we continue our study in Revelation.

What a contrast between what's going to happen in the new Jerusalem 20 of seven and then in the new Jerusalem. I will see that next week sons of hallelujah plenty of joy plenty of happiness but not in babbling the way it is now ready for the return of our Savior, the King of Kings and Lord of lords, the mighty Bible. And Babylon the great has fallen never to rise again. Those who oppose God. Those who make money either God.

Those who make themselves, their God. Those who make their pleasure, their God. Those who are opposed to the lineman to his followers will surely and certainly be judged now as we concluded when the say for things as we look at this difficult subject and difficult chapter in Revelation chapter 18 the command for your study. First, don't compromise with Babylon and is very very easy to compromise in the don't compromise with sin come out from it have no part of it. Whatever the cost. Don't be surprised if you lose a friendship ritualism promotion.

If you lose some money because your following Jesus Christ don't compromise. You know what is right stand for Christ. We sang the church stand up and up.

Keep away from all error keep away from all false doctrine.

That's why it's so important that we as a church always stand.

I trust strongly and uncompromisingly on this book or theme verse coming from Revelation chapter 1 is for the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. This is to be a theme verse, not just for us collectively as a church, but for us as individuals. Never ever ever do anything which will compromise your commitment to the inerrant word of God. It comes in conflict with society, people will think you strange people will laugh at you but don't compromise with babbling stand firm to be wonderful testimony of all of us here stood uncompromisingly on the word of God. Don't compromise with babbling. Secondly, call upon the name of the Lord is God, because judgment has not yet come. When you say to all of us. Whatever wicked things you've done whatever evil things you've done, however rebellious however blasphemous you have been in your past. Today, if you call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. You will be saved.

God is not going to forgive the sins of Babylon because they will not repent. We read the verse, God has remembered her iniquities, but if you turn from your sin and you turn to Jesus Christ who died for your sins and rose again, if you know Christ as your Savior. The promise of God is this, I will remember your sins no more.

All of your past, however ugly whatever the guilt and disdain of your sin. Whatever it is, if you like the apostle Paul and think of yourself as the cheapest of sinners. If you link to Christ the blood of Christ is sufficient to cleanse you and to make you clean and to address you in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, so that when Christ comes or when you die you will be accepted by God, not in your own righteousness within the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

When you call upon the name of the Lord is and how much time do I have. I don't know. All I know is you have time today. No, now is the day of salvation. Tomorrow you may be dead tomorrow, Christ may come tomorrow. Your heart may be hardened tomorrow.

You may have compromised your position even more. But today if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart.

Some of you know you should get right with God. But such is the love of the pleasure such as a love of the sin that you won't let it go. If you continue that way you will experience the judgment of God. They can come suddenly swiftly and certainly today call upon the name of the Lord. Third, for those of us who have called on the Lord, will you continue to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness was a question asked in Jeremiah you see great things for yourself. Do you Babylon six great things for herself Babylon. Once a name for herself. Babylon is all about self my pleasure what I once putting myself at the center of my universe, Jesus said no. The very opposite of what you to seek first the kingdom of God. I want you to seek first my righteousness then all of these other things money, joy, pleasure, all of these things. I'll take care of, but if you trust me. My dad used to say this to be over and over again. John put Jesus Christ first in your life. Good advice that keep Jesus Christ first, I say to you, seek first the kingdom of God yes is good to have a mission is good to achieve many things with others in your sport or your business on your education or your family. These things are important whether or not the most important thing the most important thing is that you seek Christ with all of your heart that you seek the Lord while he may be fine that that is your priority and Babylon. It's me, it's my money it's my success is my pleasure and I'm going to use other people to achieve this.

Even that to the extreme of training and slave so I can make a better life for myself.

That's where compromise ends. It's always done done.

No sense for Christ over the compromise get rid of that sleaziness in your life. Remember, evil and sin will soon be judged.

Soon the Lord will come for us to say John, this is hard. I know it's hard but God will help you and we read in chapter 12 verse 11 that we are conquerors by the blood of the Lamb and by the words of the testimony during the tribulation. During the most awful persecution on the people of God that there is people will stand firm and will seek first the glory of God. Yes, many of them will be martyred, whether prepared to be martyred rather than to compromise is unlikely that any of us here are going to be martyred for their faith, but still we must live for Christ stopping so worried about your contemporaries. Stop trying to be so cruel that you fit in with society. Seek first the kingdom of God. Paul says in Romans eight we are more than conquerors through him who loved us that if God is for us who can be against us.

Take a stand for God at school thing a stand for God in your office take a stand for God in your family as God to help you.

God is for us who can stand against us. And so with all of our heart. I'm going to seek first the kingdom of God. When you do that, that's the very opposite of babbling every day when you get up in the morning and you seek God and seek his glory, you will know what it is when evil comes in temptation comes, it will be very, very clear to your but if you keep looking at other did you keep looking at yourself. If you keep buying into the culture compromise gets easier and easier. In certain you won't be able to discern the light from the dark forces rejoice at the judgment of evil is a John that's going a bit far.

I don't think so.

Did you see verse 20 rejoice over her all heaven energy saints and apostles and prophets, God has given judgment for you against her.

You say rejoicing over the judgment of babbling we say the love of God is not compromised by his judgment of evil and God's justice is not compromised by his love. God is all loving, of course, is we love the truth about God is compassionate is grace is merciful God is loving and just. These are not opposite his love is not compromised by his judgment, his judgment is not compromised by his love is a God who is loving is a God who is just glad you've got a God like that in the Narnia Chronicles as Latin.

You know the lien representing Christ as lien in the red by CS Lewis in the Narnia Chronicles line is very fierce, but is also very loving Mr. beaver asked about Aslan. He is wild. You know, not like a tame lion and CS Lewis. The narrator says people who have not been the Narnia sometimes think things can be good and terrible at the same time God is good. Of course, is good. Also all the time.

It is also a God who can be terrible in his wrath and in his fury. Susan asked about line is he quite safe.

Safe said Mr. beaver, who said anything about safe course he isn't safe but is good is the king, I tell you and I want to tell you that God is good. Of course he's good, but God is the King is the King of Kings and Lord of lords, and one day he's coming and when he comes, he will come and judgment will read about that in in the next couple of weeks from Revelation 19 he'll come in judgments. Meantime, he's the only one who can give you safety the only one who can protect you if you come to Christ and if you live for Christ. You ready to meet him.

You sheltered by the blood of Jesus Christ.

When you put your trust in Christ and I know many of us are trust is in Christ, will you reaffirm but today there is going to be no compromise, nothing of the spirit of babbling in your home and your heart in your business and your relationship certainly not in the church but will stand for Christ, the wonderful promises that he will hold you fast.

The Lord Jesus through his spirit will give you all of the help. All of the strength, all of the wisdom you need as you seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Let's pray together eternal God. As we read of your judgment. We realize it's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God, your God is furious in your life but we thank you that you just we thank you for your brilliant plan of salvation, but for those of us every single one of us here who deserved the judgment of God that you send Christ not to judge us not to condemn us, but to save us. We thank you for the cross.

We thank you that our Savior conquered the devil conquered the forces of darkness and is alive and I pray father that each one of us here will be sheltered in Christ there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. We pray that father we pray that the doors of the sanctuary will be as aware the very doors of eternity that no one will pass through with our trust in Christ and help us help us father each day that we will seek first the kingdom of God and your righteousness.

We ask it in his name. Amen

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