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How Should We Respond to Revelation 19?

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March 13, 2022 6:00 am

How Should We Respond to Revelation 19?

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March 13, 2022 6:00 am

This week, Dr. Cheryl Davis continues her series in Revelation, discussing what our reaction should be to Chapter 19.

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It is matters with Cheryl Davis daily on the station at 8:20 AM and 523 of matters is a ministry project whose mission is to empower men and women in the Christian faith, teach biblical in the culture and marketplace of ideas using the Bible as a sacred trust of truth and sharing the message of Jesus. Learn more about the ministry of the project at Let's enjoy this week's Extended Edition of proof matters. I'm Dr. Cheryl Davis and you're listening to truth matters. I want to talk it how our response should be to chapter 19 I think we should refrain from judging others there some Scripture references to these first Corinthians chapter 4 verse five therefore judge nothing before the time until the Lord comes, will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts in each one's praise will come from God. We need to remember the Lord's table in first Corinthians 11 verse 26 as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he comes. We are to remain steadfast and sometimes they can get weary in well doing, we get exhausted and doing things that are not fulfilling, which gets back to fireworks on company is in heaven. As we talked about before, therefore, be patient Reading until the coming of the Lord see how the farmer waits for the precious root of the earth, waiting patiently for it until he receives that early in the latter rain. You also be patient, establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Neither announced sin in our own lives turn to first John chapter 2 verse 28 to 29 and now, little children, abide in him that when he appears we may have confidence and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If you know that he is righteous that everyone who practice righteousness is born of him and lastly he had. In addition, having compassion for the loss. We are to reach the lost and that is why the church is here. Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life in on some have compassion, making a distinction, but others say that fear, pulling them out of the fire. I hope in reading those verses that you'll get an understanding chapter 19 as being the climax of the revelation of Christ in the book of Revelation that this will move you to answer the question one.

How are my righteous acts to close me at the judgment seat of Christ are my present works that I'm doing in the name of the Lord of that ministry that I'm doing in the name of the Lord to make it to the fire when the heavens and the earth melt with fervent heat and I'm standing before the judgment seat of Christ. Just me and my own righteous acts in alignment and we left with how my going to be close. Secondly, we talked about comparing and contrasting the rapture and the revelation of Christ. Are we really preparing ourselves. Are we guarding ourselves, are we living like the raptors and come as a thief in the night and that it's close on the horizon. I feel impressed by the Lord just to sound the alarm that Howard living and the ways that we living in what we are prioritizing does God prioritize those things the same way are they really affecting the kingdom as recently are the things that were doing just in the last two years of living there pandemic do we have do less because of fear. And lastly we have a true compassion for the lost or are we sitting in our churches looking at ourselves as long as our families are saved saying that were satisfied with that and I'm not worried about anyone outside of my own family.

Knowing that what we have inside of us can reach those that are lost and can help them come into a piece in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I want to get you to thinking about the things that we do today. How are they going to last into heaven, and will they accompany us looking at our works and at the second coming of Christ, in the judgment seat of Christ on how are our works, fair out in the fire. I also talked about our need to have a compassion for the lost. How much are we doing that is really working for Christ living on to chapter 20 we are going to cover two more very significant events with the climax of the revelation of Jesus Christ when he comes the second time in his glory and executes judgment on the ungodly of the earth today in chapter 20. We are going to begin going over the significant events of the millennium and the great white throne judgment and we will discuss these differently as they are very different. But first let's talk about the millennium in Revelation chapter 20 verses one through 10. Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and he cast him into the bottomless pit shut him up and set a seal on him that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while and I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands and they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years, but the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection.

Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ shall reign with him a thousand years now and thousand years had expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth dog and may God to gather them together to battle his number is as of this tendency, they went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and the fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Here we see Satan bound in Revelation chapter 20 contains the only reference to the thousand year reign of Christ found in the New Testament, the millennium verse four says that they that lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

This chapter begins by the Dragon Satan being bound and being cast into the bottomless pit and being sealed that he should deceive the nations no more, for 1000 years after this he will be released so this sets up the millennial kingdom. The first resurrection must read verse four again as I think this is very interesting and I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to that I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God had not worshiped the beast or the image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands.

And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years, but the rest of the dead do not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. John Tsao the first resurrection which occurs just before the millennium begins. This is the raising to life of those martyred for the Lord during the tribulation and who are resurrected and live during the millennium. The unsaved dead are brought back to life in a second resurrection and the end of the millennium when they are judged at the great white throne judgment. So again I like to go to the timeline whenever we add particular events.

The next event on the prophetic timeline is the rapture. It begins a sequence of events that and with the great white nonjudgment, said first is the rapture is the departure of the church along with the Holy Spirit. At that point is the beginning of the tribulation, which last seven years. At the end of the tribulation is the second coming of Christ, where church comes back with Christ and this is the revelation of Jesus Christ. After that is the first resurrection martyred from the tribulation are resurrected as well as Old Testament saints are resurrected at this point after the first resurrection is the timeframe of the millennium, which is 1000 years. Satan is bound and people were asking who is living in the millennium.

It is those that are in resurrected bodies, which is the church. The martyrs on the tribulation as well as the Old Testament saints and also those that made it to the tribulation that got into the millennium and physical bodies after the millennium is over Satan is released for short.

To lead a short rebellion in the end, the second resurrection occurs, which is the center at the great white nonjudgment said let's talk about the millennium as I'm sure a lot of you have heard a lot about it but there's not a lot that we like to talk about as far as the main views of the millennium.

I'm just really not focus on one. I will touch on other views of the millennium, but I'm really gonna talk about one particular said there are three views of millennium that you're going to find out there and just for the sake of time I just got Alyssa's and then summarize them their supposed millennialism millennialism and pre-millennialism post millennialism believes that the church will expand and cover the earth and set up God's kingdom. But the Bible teaches the opposite that the church in the last days of this can be a great falling away so I don't necessarily believe in this viewpoint. The other viewpoint about the millennium is millennialism which they don't necessarily believe in a literal millennium.

They believed that the church is the fulfillment of the millennium right now there are some Christians that are saved that have different viewpoints of the millennium. This is not something to judge others over, but I think there's more biblical evidence for a pre-millennial rapture premillennialism in my opinion is the correct biblical. He teaches that the return of Christ will occur pre-before a literal earthly thousand year period of peace on earth. Christ will reign from the throne of his forefather dated is important to take the Bible literally.

In this case, let's review why the millennium is necessary because I think that's a really good question why the millennium is necessary. Why don't you know what endogenous steps kingdom of heaven. I'll be ever. The Bible says that God intends to reward the faithful for their commitment and the millennium is one of those rewards believers will co-reign with Jesus Christ over all the world in Matthew chapter 5 verse 12 rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 16 in verse 27 for the Son of Man will come in the glory of his father with his angels and he will reward each according to his works. Matthew 25 and 34 then the King will say to those on his right hand, you blessed of my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world cautions three and 24 knowing that from the Lord, you will receive the reward of the inheritance. You serve the Lord Christ in Revelation 22 verse 12 and behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with me to give to each one according to his work. One of the rewards of faithfulness to God during this life is the reward of rulership and authority during the millennial kingdom just to reemphasize that the millennial kingdom is necessary to reward the people of God. Next, the millennial kingdom is to respond to the disciples prayer I talked about this before in Luke 11 as well as Matthew chapter 6.

We have a record of Jesus teaching the soft, to pray that the kingdom would come, as will will be done on earth as it is in heaven and has that prayer been answered yet.

I would say no because Satan is still Prince of the year and overall on the Lord's will is not being done on earth as it is in heaven. This will happen and be fulfilled in the millennium and knit kingdom business. To redeem creation in Genesis 3 God curse creation because of Adam. From that point on earth has ground under the weight of that curse and let's go to Romans 819 to 22 for the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God for the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it in hope because the creation itself will also be delivered from the bondage of corruption under the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now as I would him on it to my Bible. I say that even though creation was subjected to curse it was subjected in hope and that hope is fulfilled in the millennial kingdom. The millennial kingdom is necessary to reemphasize man's depravity all throughout Scripture man has demonstrated that even in the best of circumstances, he cannot keep his depravity under control and I know this is not exciting and it's not lifting you up at his trade. The Bible says there is no one that is good.

No not one. Remember that Romans 310 the fallen nature of man will not be eliminated until the end, the millennial kingdom.

Even though Jesus Christ is ruling and reigning on earth, the depravity man will still manifest itself and you'll see that the rebellion and the spiteful tribulation saints who survived the tradition.

Will be in their natural bodies.

They will be fruitful and multiply over the earth for a thousand years. According to Revelation 2070 10. Satan will lead a rebellion of deceived human beings at the end of the millennium. This final revolt will demonstrate that apart from the intervention of God, man is totally incapable of righteousness on his own. That is a very central tenets of the Christian faith is that apart from the intervention of God, man is totally incapable of righteousness on his own. Let's talk about the characteristics of the millennium. It will be a time of peace and I think all of us look forward to that. But the Old Testament has predicted this. If you get a Micah chapter 4 verses two through three. Mediation shall come and say, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways in which I walk in his paths for out of Zion, the loss of the fourth and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

He will judge between many peoples and repeat strong nations far off, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

I pray today that you are encouraged in your walk with Christ. I'm Dr. Cheryl Davis is made to the Wheaton division of truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis matters is a ministry project North Carolina based ministry sound theology goes inside or outside of the church. If you'd like to listen to these messages on demand to project truth matters and click on the path to Dr. Davis is also available to speak to your ministry or church function. You can be reached by email Cheryl Or if you'd like to send a letter to Everest's project. Truth matters PO Box 159 St. Paul's, NC 28384 truth matters devotionals on weekdays at 8:20 AM and 520 until next was all work together to teach biblical bliss is equipped to encourage one another and bring the gospel to the world because matters this is the Truth Network

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